Category: Data quality

Government services should share data to stop 9.4m people losing their vote, Electoral Commission warns

The Electoral Commission has publicly advocated the importance of data sharing amongst government departments by calling on ministers to address the 9.4 million people losing their vote due to incorrect contact details. People have a variety of touch points throughout their lives with government services; from applying for national insurance cards; to registering with their […]

Minerva Consultancy announces tender result

The Minerva framework agreement is estimated to be worth £30m and it is designed to support of 23 Police forces using their ‘NicheRMS’ primary records management system.  The objective is for each NicheRMS force to get support and access to the best technology available, via this framework.  Police ICT issued a tender for Minerva Consultancy […]

DataIQ top 100 list announced

DataIQ is a membership based business with a mission of advancing the profession of data and analytics.  They have been following the careers of chief data officers, chief analytics officers, data scientists, data governance experts and the leaders of key vendors and service providers and have put together a highly regarded ‘power list’ of the […]

HALF of UK police officers say they cannot trust their forces data

By Pamela Cook The Annual Police ICT User Survey has highlighted the unacceptable lack of system integration in the police, with roughly half of respondents saying that as a result, they cannot trust the data they rely upon. 82% of the nearly 4,000 officers from 48 forces felt their forces systems were not well integrated, […]

SME champions make headway: government announces it has spent over £1bn working with SMEs

by Pamela Cook   It was in the news this week that the government has spent over £1bn since 2012 working with SMEs to develop and deliver their cloud and digital services. This is nearly half of the total spend: roughly £1.39 in every £3 of the government’s spending in this area has gone to […]

Breaking down barriers to data sharing: the key to unlocking Smart Cities

By Pamela Cook   Earlier this year I spoke on a panel session at a Data Innovation Day in Brussels. The theme for this year’s event was ‘Smart Cities’ and the panel session itself focused on how we can use citizen data to deliver better public services. There were three key takeaways from this panel […]

The England and Wales Cricket Board go live with new system to drive participation in cricket

Infoshare and Mvine partner to enable seamless and cyber-secure access to 60 England and Wales Cricket Board services for over 1.5 million users   LONDON, 19 JUNE 2017: Distributed Digital Identity specialists Mvine Ltd announces today its client The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has gone live with a new online collaboration platform to […]

Councils need to share if we want digital transformation

by Pamela Cook   There was an interesting article published in Public Technology this week that covered a topic most local government authorities, and indeed many private companies, will know something about: internal company issues that halt data projects before they’ve even begun. The author talked about how the daunting prospect of how to understand […]

DECODE project hands the power of data back to the people

by Pamela Cook   I noticed an article on Public Technology last week about the new European DECODE project. This project utilises blockchain tools to give people control and ownership over their own online data. The aim of the project is to get people more involved in the data that is held about them and […]

Data is the new utility

By Pamela Cook   Recently, I spoke on a panel session at Data Innovation Day. The theme for this year’s event was ‘Smart Cities’ and the panel session itself focused on how we can use citizen data to deliver better public services. There were three key takeaways from this panel session; I’ll discuss each in […]