Buying responsible technology in government

28 May 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

14 May 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

6 May 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

26 Mar 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...

Cyber security – growing threats mean growing demand

19 Mar 2020
High-profile data leaks are becoming more common and cybercrime is forecast to inflict damages in the trillions of dollars by 2021. Investments in cybersecurity are anticipated to reach $250 billion by 2023 with spending already rising higher for 2019 than in any other industry sector. The growing...

EU Unveils Roadmap for Single Digital Market for Data and AI

13 Mar 2020
The European Commission has published new white papers on its goals for creating a single market for personal and non-personal data and promoting the development of artificial intelligence in Europe. The aim of the strategy is to create a genuine single market for these data that are secure and...

Cross-sector working to realise the potential of new technologies

5 Mar 2020
In 2017 the UK government launched the Industrial Strategy, setting out its four “grand challenges” and specific objectives to put the UK “at the forefront of the industries of the future” and stimulate innovation. The objectives are: to harness the power of innovation to help meet the...

Cybersecurity rankings by country

5 Mar 2020
The latest Comparitech ranking, which evaluated 76 countries’ susceptibility to security compromises against a number of factors ranked Denmark, Sweden and Germany the highest, and while most countries have improved since last year, with Australia making huge progress, it warns that we are not...

European single data market

27 Feb 2020
The European Commission is planning a single European market for data, in hopes that by pooling talent, the region can compete with Big Tech in Silicon Valley and China, according to PYMNTS.com. Evolving data policies and regulation point towards a single market across Europe. Final proposals and...

How to Find Government Contractors Who Deliver Emerging Technologies

7 Feb 2020
Let’s say you’re a government contracting professional with an opportunity to step outside the ordinary and try one of the innovative acquisition methods to procure emerging technologies.  You and your customer are excited about introducing emerging technologies into your program and there’s...

AI Award for faster tech use in the UK NHS

30 Jan 2020
The UK government has announced a £140m artificial intelligence (AI) award to be supported by the National Health Service (NHS) AI Lab to fast track testing and adoption of the most promising tools by the NHS. “The Department of Health and Social Care is expected to invite applications for the...