Data don’t be evil

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I was inspired when I recently read how a Google employee had secured the Google.com domain for his own company after it accidentally lapsed..and how Google had paid him $6006.13 (aka “Google”) in reward.  Even more inspired when they doubled this after he decided …

Five years in five minutes

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Government is now looking at its digital strategy for the next five years which will set the agenda for the UK and Parliament in that period.  It has revealed four headline themes:- Unlocking digital growth; Transforming government; Transforming day to day life; Building the …

Humber fumbler

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Sometimes you come across something which is so bad that you just have to expose it. As the Government Digital Service has done such a great job improving the quality of online transactions over the last couple of years, I was horrified to come across …

Better online consultation

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It was refreshing to see the range of online consultation attempts by DoH in this video.  As much as I like the folks at Delib, online survey as an input method is just too limited and (let’s be honest) a bit old fashioned.  It’s …

Quantum leap is coming

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A branch of Physics under the name of Quantum is starting to pay dividends. This mysterious science has often been declared as spooky; the truth is that there are unconventional, abstract applications but the only spooks in the system are likely to be the …

Future Responsibilities

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This week I attended an evening session a UCL on Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI). The terminology is current but essentially this is the topic of ethical research – although there was some debate about the origins of the word ‘Responsible’ versus ‘Continual Response’. It …

Closed loop consultation

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There is a new consultation craze gripping the private sector.  Tired, survey-centric online panels are being replaced by online customer communities.  In the last month, I’ve been invited to join two:- M&S Bank > https://www.mysay.yourpointofview.co.uk/ Eurostar Passenger Panel > http://www.eurostarrendezvous.co.uk Obviously the technology is …

UK China Interface

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Xi Jinping is in town, so where do I stand on the UK China relationship? Well, I’ve been fascinated by Chinese government for a little while now –  mainly after my escapade in Beijing last year.  As an advocate for eDemocracy, it’s exciting to think …

Gov.Fail

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Once in a while I see a great civil service job which I think I should go for.  It’s not an easy decision – most jobs are based in London and my consulting life hasn’t been too shabby.  Nevertheless, picking up digital work is …