Call for #techUKSmarterState guest blogs!

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    Wednesday24Jul 2019

    On 2 September, techUK will hold its Building the Smarter State Week looking at everything from people & place to procuring for innovation

In the run-up to our flagship public services conference – Building the Smarter State on 18 September 2019 – we will be holding a campaign week (02 – 06 September) consisting of member and stakeholder blogs unpacking what a smarter state will look like and the technologies that will help make the vision a reality. We would be delighted to have you contribute to the #techUKSmarterState campaign. If you’ve not had a chance to register for this year’s conference which will focus on people and place, you can do that here.  

Each day during the week there will be a different topic with blog posts, tweets (to #techUKSmarterState) and case studies surrounding each of those themes. This could be a thought leadership blog post (max 600 words) which can contain case study material or a video that demonstrates your view on this issue. We’d like to invite you to contribute to one of the topics outlined below.

  • Future gazing: What does the Smarter State look like; the technologies re-imagining public services to solving complex problems; and the future tech trends.
  • People: Future workforce; skills needed; bringing citizens on the journey
  • Smart places: The role of tech in creating places where citizens want to live, work and feel safe; improving outcomes through a place-based approach
  • Procuring for innovation: How can procurement enable innovation; fostering the GovTech eco-system; the role of leadership in creating a digital first-mindset and right culture for innovation to flourish
  • Digital ethics in the public sector: Embedding ethical decision making in business decision making

If you would like to contribute, please contact by Monday 5 August. The deadline for content to be submitted is Monday 26 August. Please email Ellie when submitting your blog. Please can you also include the name, job title of the author as well as a blog title (max 60 characters) and any social media handles you would like us to use when submitting the blog. Contributor guidelines are accessible here.

For reference, here is an example of a previous campaign week techUK has run.

We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Ellie Huckle

    Ellie Huckle

    Programme Manager | Central Government
    T 020 7331 2015

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