Data

Who’s responsible for building trust with personal data?

5 Jan , 2017  

Building trust with data

As the age-old saying goes, knowledge is power. The continued relevance of this morsel of wisdom seems to underpin at least part of the growing unease at the amount of data that corporate – and especially internet – giants hold about us, their users. It is healthy, many wonder, for so much personal data to […]

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Tech Policy

What does the election result mean for tech policy?

11 May , 2015  

What next for government policy on tech - Eddie Copeland

For months it was expected that the 2015 general election would be followed by days or even weeks of political uncertainty as parties vied to form a new coalition. Instead – and to the surprise of almost everyone – the outcome was clear. What might be the implications for tech policy? Hello and Goodbye First, […]

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Tech Policy

Lessons from a failed entrepreneur: How to build a tech cluster

2 Apr , 2015  

London Digital Economy - Eddie Copeland

The following text is taken from my speech to the Policy Forum for London on 2 April 2015. Hi, my name’s Eddie and I’m a failed entrepreneur. If your business fails in the USA I’m told it’s a badge of honour; it’s that mark of credibility that may even help get you funding for your […]

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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 […]

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Tech Policy

Three reasons to welcome the Sharing Economy Review

27 Nov , 2014  

Sharing Economy Review - Eddie Copeland

This blog first appeared on Policy Exchange’s PolicyBytes and was co-authored by Cameron Scott Just eight weeks after the government announced the launch of a review into the sharing economy, the project’s findings have been published in a report: Unlocking the Sharing Economy. Led by Debbie Wosskow, CEO of Love Home Swap, the review was […]

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Tech Policy

Are elected mayors enough to deliver the Northern Powerhouse?

7 Nov , 2014  

Northern Powerhouse - Eddie Copeland

This blog first appeared on Policy Exchange’s PolicyBytes. Plans to create a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ took a significant step forward this week with the announcement that Greater Manchester will gain its own directly elected mayor from 2017. The government has made the introduction of the position a condition of devolving significant powers and budgetary responsibility to […]

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Tech Policy

Tech Clusters can support the Northern Powerhouse

14 Aug , 2014  

Silicon Cities report - Eddie Copeland

This blog first appeared on Policy Exchange’s PolicyBytes. In recent weeks, political parties have set their sights firmly on measures to boost economic growth in the North of England. In June, George Osborne outlined his wish to see a ‘northern powerhouse’ and last week endorsed a call from five northern cities for a £15billion investment […]

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Tech Policy

Silicon Cities: what do the UK’s tech clusters need from Government?

2 Jun , 2014  

Silicon Cities - Eddie Copeland

This article first appeared on TechCityInsider on 29 May 2014. The British government has not been immune from admiring glances towards Silicon Valley, nor coy about its aspirations to emulate the region’s success. At a speech marking the launch of Google Campus in March 2012, George Osborne unequivocally stated his ambition for the UK technology […]

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Tech Policy

UK tech start-ups are doing well. Now let’s help them become big businesses

13 Nov , 2013  

Growing tech companies - Eddie Copeland

This blog first appeared on Policy Exchange’s PolicyBytes. It was pleasing to hear David Cameron use his Lord Mayor’s Banquet speech to reiterate the need to support UK start-ups. He cited progress in “opening up government procurement to start-ups, spending hundreds of millions to stimulate venture capital investment and getting behind technology clusters wherever they […]

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