Data

Mayor, whatever you want to do, data can help you do it better

8 Mar , 2016  

London Office of Data Analytics

An open letter to the next Mayor of London explaining why they need a London Office of Data Analytics. To the new Mayor of London, Congratulations on your election victory! No doubt you’re impatient to start delivering on your campaign promises. Just before you do, I’d like to highlight one point: no matter what your […]

, , , , , ,

Data

MODA’s 10 step process for improving a service with data analytics

23 Feb , 2016  

10 Steps of Mayor's Office of Data Analytics

I have frequently written and spoken about the amazing work of New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA), originally set up and led by Mike Flowers (read my interview with Mike). A common question I receive is: How does MODA actually apply data analytics to help a service delivery team (SDT) – i.e. […]

, ,

Data

If city devolution is to succeed, cities need to up their game on data

15 Jan , 2016  

Smart Devolution - Eddie Copeland

Today sees the launch of “Smart Devolution”, my final report for Policy Exchange, co-authored with Cameron Scott. Read the full report here. The following article introducing the report first appeared in Computer Weekly. Smart Devolution City devolution is at the very heart of the government’s policy programme for this parliament. The intention is that by […]

,

Data, Tech Policy

10 Recommendations for the UK Digital Strategy

10 Jan , 2016  

UK Digital Strategy - Eddie Copeland

In response to the Government’s request for ideas for the UK’s Digital Strategy, I offer the following recommendations for Section 2 – Transforming Government. Data Public sector digital transformation fundamentally depends on making smarter use of data. Therefore: 1 – Data.gov.uk should be converted into a data marketplace where different creators and consumers of data […]

Data

Mike Flowers Policy Exchange Interview – Full Transcript

27 Oct , 2015  

Eddie Copeland Interview with Mike Flowers - NYC MODA

In June 2015, I published “Big Data In the Big Apple” a report on how London could learn from New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA). MODA’s founding director, Mike Flowers (now based at Enigma Technologies), recently visited Policy Exchange to record an interview about his experiences of applying data analytics to urban […]

Data, Tech Policy

Has technology rendered open standards unnecessary?

3 Sep , 2015  

Has technology rendered open standards unnecessary

Interesting things happen when the price of a technology approaches zero. It makes possible new products and services, changes consumer behaviour and renders old problems and priorities obsolete. Take, for example, the plummeting cost of computer memory, which – combined with the internet and world wide web – has given us things like email, cloud […]

,

Data, Tech Policy

If London wants to be a smart city it must first learn how to use data

12 Jun , 2015  

Eddie Copeland Big Data Big Apple

Here I explain the key messages behind my first report for the Capital City Foundation: Big Data in the Big Apple: The lessons London can learn from New York’s data-driven approach to smart cities. This article first appeared in Computer Weekly on 9 June. One thing baffles me about the UK’s approach to smart cities: […]

, , , ,

Data

Why some local authorities are missing the point of open data

13 May , 2015  

Why some local authorities are missing the point of open data

This article first appeared on Computer Weekly on 12 May 2015. Dan Hubert was driving into London’s West End to see a show. He circled the roads around the theatre trying to find a parking space. The only one available was on a single yellow line. He looked for a sign showing whether the bay […]

,

Data, Tech Policy

The role of Data sharing in Public Sector reform: Speech to Socitm Spring Conference 2015

5 May , 2015   Video

This video shows a speech I gave on 3 April at Dexter House, London, for the Socitm Spring Conference 2015. The theme of the talk was the role of data sharing in public sector reform. Much of the content of this speech was based on a report I wrote for Policy Exchange: Small Pieces Loosely […]

, , , , ,

Data

Not in the data business? Expect to be out of business within a decade

27 Feb , 2015  

All businesses are data businesses - Eddie Copeland

The Economist recently ran an article entitled ‘Upsetting the Apple car‘. It argued that, contrary to common Silicon Valley wisdom, it will be automotive manufacturers, not tech companies like Google and Apple that will build the car of the future. It pointed out that car makers, from Ford to Nissan, are constant innovators themselves, are […]

, ,

Data, Tech Policy

How smarter use of tech & data can reform local government

26 Jan , 2015  

Small Pieces Loosely Joined - Eddie Copeland

This article is an overview of the key recommendations from my report for Policy Exchange: ‘Small Pieces Loosely Joined: How smarter use of technology and data can deliver real reform of local government.’ Read the full report: Web version / PDF version. The era of austerity has had a major impact on the UK’s public […]

,