Issue 1: December 2011
DIGITAL SCOTLAND AND PUBLIC SERVICES
Our first issue examines the opportunity for Digital Scotland to become a reality and to realise the financial, social and economic dividends in prospect. We welcome comment and contributions. Our second issue will feature discussion and analysis across the policy themes of care and health. Please contact us if you would like to discuss the next edition.
The digital challenge is one where we need to imagine how we can grow smart cities that work collaboratively for success as they compete globally. Scotland needs to become a pole of digital expertise to thrive in a planet of cities.
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Like most governments here and elsewhere, the Scottish government has found great value in turning to expert advice on challenges that face Scotland.
Last month's GovCamp Scotland conference concluded with the signing of a charter by the Scottish Government and a number of key public and private sector bodies....
Youngsters know about applications and how to use them, so why not give them the opportunity to work with industry experts to learn how to design and build new apps for the future?
The potential gain from collaboration across sectors far outweighs the commitment required from individual stakeholders in the digital arena.
Bringing alive the Digital Participation Charter for Scotland's citizens, communities and businesses
How do we increase digital participation levels in Scotland and deliver the associated economic, social and environmental benefits?
The key to realising digital ambition is embracing the digital future, deploying infrastructure, engaging citizens, government and industry. Then we must deliver transformative results that position Scotland for prosperity and leadership in decades to come.
Open Data: Can the Scottish Government fire up digital collaboration and harvest early success by obtaining and publishing data sets?.
Social and community developments both help create the digital society and are themselves reinforced by it. The Carnegie Trust sees opportunities for broader community engagment.
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MOST READ ARTICLES
- Bringing alive the Digital Participation Charter for Scotland's citizens, communities and businesses
- Transport for Edinburgh - Integrated Transport for a Smart City
- Worth more than the First Minister? Senior Salaries in Scottish Quangos
- A Planet of Smart Cities: Scotland's digital challenge
- Dundee: From Waterfront redevelopment to city economy regeneration
- Social Business Can Transform Public Services
- Success secrets shared: Learning from the best Mittelstand and British global niche champions
- Public Services Reform and Public Opinion
- Increasing digital participation levels in Scotland - what needs to happen next?
- The Evolving Public Sector Response to Budget Challenges