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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 […]

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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 […]

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What to expect from public sector digital transformation in 2016

11 Dec , 2015  

Eddie Copeland Digital Transformation in 2016

A version of this article first appeared on PublicTechnology.net. The arrival of December inevitably prompts reflections on the past year and predictions for the next. So what can be said of the world of public sector digital transformation? Several key developments that took place in 2015 point to what might be expected in 2016. Death […]

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Socitm Speech: Digital Nudge and the Peak Demand Problem in Public Services

30 Nov , 2015   Video

At the Socitm Annual Conference in November 2015, I presented my ideas on Digital Nudge and the Peak Demand Problem in Public services (read the blog here). Interested in how human behaviour is affected by computer screens? I highly recommend The Smarter Screen by Shlomo Benartzi. Find me on Twitter.

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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 […]

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Mike Flowers on why UK cities should harness their existing data

16 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). On 16 October 2015, MODA’s founding director, Mike Flowers, visited Policy Exchange to record an interview about his experiences of applying data analytics to urban environments. Below […]

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Conservative Conference 2015 | Should cities have to be smart before they are given more powers?

5 Oct , 2015   Video

Video of Policy Exchange Technology Policy event at Conservative Party Conference, Monday 5th October, 11.30am – 12.30pm. Speakers: Lord Holmes of Richmond, Russell Haworth – Chief Executive, Nominet, Gavin Starks – CEO, Open Data Institute, Eddie Copeland – Head of Technology Policy, Policy Exchange, Jonn Elledge – Editor, CityMetric (Chair) Event Theme: The UK’s major […]

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People who liked Nudge also liked Digital Nudge

23 Sep , 2015  

Digital Nudge - Eddie Copeland

Different policy instruments can sometimes achieve more when combined than they can apart. This may be true of behavioural insights (“Nudge”) and digital government. The idea of using behavioural psychology techniques to influence citizens’ decision making is well known in policymaking circles. The concept was outlined by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein in their 2009 […]

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Digital Nudge and the Peak Demand Problem of Public Services

12 Sep , 2015  

Digital Nudge Peak Demand

The Peak Demand Problem What do public services have in common with the world of energy production and smart meters? The answer may be of interest to government departments seeking to identify budget savings of 25-40% in response calls for £20 billion of Whitehall cuts by 2020. Let me explain. One of the major challenges […]

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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 […]

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