Public Technology

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Summary
Our underlying assumption is that technology can be powerful tool to improving private and product sector productivity.  Whilst in the private realm technology is widespread and new innovations are changing the ways we live and work all the time, public services are far behind in the UK.  This research project considers why this is the case and seeks to make a series of policy recommendations to improve this situation.  Our primary and secondary research will consider both the opportunities technology can create for public service reform and its associated risks (including data sharing, privacy, institutional risk aversion, the role of government/private sector and digital inclusion).

Funders
Supported by Dr. Foster Intelligence, Microsoft
Dr Foster Intelligence
Microsoft

Commissioner Leads
Tim Kelsey

Advisory Group
Ben Lucas (Commissioner), Louise Casey (Home Office), John Coulthard (Microsoft), James Crabtree (Prospect Magazine), Joanne Shaw (NHS Direct), Matthew Swindells (Tribal Consulting), Luke Taylor (LBi).

Wider Workshop Advisors
Carrie Bishop (FutureGov), Dominic Campbell (FutureGov), Jonathon Carr-Brown (NHS Choices), Tony Collins (Computer Weekly), Claire Fox (Institute for Ideas), Pam Garside (Judge Business School), Chris Heffer (Department of Health), Paul Hodgkins (Patient Opinion), Mike Jaxa-Chamiec (FreshMinds), Jimmy Leach (The Independent), Sally Meecham (DirectGov), Neil Morris (Digital Public), Jonathan Peachey (Digital Public), Hilary Rowell (Rowell Consulting).

In the news...
High Level Roundtable on Public Sector IT in 2020, Computer Weekly 29 May 09
Surveillance State ‘A Good Thing'
, The Guardian 30 Sept 09

Publication
Full report to be published Friday 19th March 2010.
2020 PST Attitudes to Public Technology (Ipsos MORI)

Contact
For more information please contact project director: Charlotte Alldritt