Smart Data: Improving intervention in Health, Education and the Economy

“Data is the new gold!” Following the North East Digital Summit 2016 on Smart Data, this blog attempts to extract the recurring themes and overarching learnings which reflect the overall topic: smart data. Data Disrupts An early message from Keynote speaker Jacqueline de Rojas was the disruptive potential of data in service improvement. Airbnb’s data-driven […]

Spinning out of control: we need a code of campaign ethics – Center for Digital Ethics and Policy | Loyola University Chicago

In June 2016, the result of the U.K.’s referendum on membership of the European Union brings down the Prime Minister, cripples Parliament and divides a nation in acrimonious back-biting. Why did the ‘Brexit’ vote cause such surprise and disruption, and can you be sure this turmoil won’t happen in the upcoming presidential election? On the […]

Safety in digital skepticism

#opParis In the wake of the Paris attacks last week, hacker group Anonymous declared war on the perpetrators – IS, ISIL, ISIS, Daesh, whatever you like to call them. This morning, it was reported that the group have taken down 20,000 Twitter accounts that were spreading propaganda across the ether. The fact that Anonymous have […]

Keeping flexible working real in a virtual world

Today saw an excellent event at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art exploring the ins and outs of flexible working. Some great speakers were brought together by the team at Newcastle’s ForFusion to expose the technical, practical, and personal challenges and opportunities faced by 21st Century businesses and their Millennial employees. Speakers tackled the technical: Paessler’s network […]

From Big Data to Big Insights

Ever had the feeling you’re being swamped with information? Ask a simple question and you get a simple answer. With a spread of a few dozen responses, you can extrapolate and act on the trends you see. However, as your network of contributors grows, you get lots of simple answers. Eventually, you hit a point […]

Navigating the new industrial revolution

We’ve been living in an increasingly digital world for twenty years: it’s almost impossible to live a life anywhere that is not somehow impacted by “digital”. As Bill Gates said :”The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” […]