Cloud adoption by the public sector – use and aspirations

Aug 6, 2020
The need for the public sector to embrace the cloud and other technologies has long been an issue. The public sector consists of vital organisations that are still hugely reliant on legacy solutions and processes, most of which are aware of the benefits digitisation can bring. In a public sector...

Are Drones in Ports and Shipping: the next big market for the industry?

Jul 30, 2020
An article in dronelife asks whether drones in ports and shipping are the next big market for the drone industry, as the UK’s Associated British Ports (ABP) moves from a drone pilot programme to drone operations. The ABP, PwC, Aerodyne Group project to use drones to bring value to asset and...

Tunga launches new e-learning platform for software developers in Africa

Jul 9, 2020
Social enterprise Tunga is creating more opportunities for African software developers. The Dutch company has launched a new e-learning platform that is freely accessible to all tech talent in Africa. The Tunga Academy offers free online courses for African tech talent and is part of the...

Market Intelligence is your superpower. You can be a superhero, too!

Jun 24, 2020
A hunt for an Indian saree on the streets of Delhi, economics and government procurement intersect to give us the insight we need to improve government procurement    I was rushing out the door, headed to catch a late evening flight to India. My wife would be holding down the fort at home...

Exploring blockchain-based public procurement to reduce corruption

Jun 18, 2020
In partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Office of the Inspector General of Colombia (Procuraduría General de Colombia), the World Economic Forum has led a multi-stakeholder team to investigate, design and trial the use of blockchain technology for corruption-prone...

UK NHS Shared Business Services launches Cyber Security Services Framework

Jun 4, 2020
A new free access cybersecurity framework has been rolled out by the UK’s National Health Service Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) designed to help the health service and the wider public sector with cybersecurity threats, recovery and management. The ‘Cyber Security Services Framework’...

Buying responsible technology in government

May 28, 2020
A new report ‘Buying better technology in government,’ has been produced by think tank Doteveryone – which was founded by Martha Lane Fox, the digital entrepreneur who helped set up the UK Government Digital Service (GDS) in 2011. It argues that civil service organisations should improve...

Covid-19 spearheads digital transformation in the public sector

May 14, 2020
The need for rapid response to the COVID-19 crisis has caused many departments to accelerate changes and deliver them in a matter of hours and days, which might have taken years to deliver in normal circumstances. During lockdown, when we have borne witness to an unprecedented surge in remote...

Tradeshift-enabled government trade finance programme launches

May 6, 2020
European fintech specialising in supply chain payments, Tradeshift, is working with the Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF) to open up much-needed liquidity to businesses in Denmark through a technology-driven supply chain financing model. Under this Danish initiative banks will be encouraged to...

Europe Establishes New Plan for AI and Data Regulation

Mar 26, 2020
European Union lawmakers have suggested that a new bundle of proposals may need to be considered to create a more ethical and well-regulated future for the age of AI. The proposals include implementing new rules for high-risk AI systems that allow for traceable and transparent communication. The...