techUK recently ran a panel session with IBM, Capita, Anatomap and representatives from the Metropolitan Police, Greater Manchester Police, EDAC, London School of Economics and Refuge to discuss the role of technology in preventing and tackling incidents of domestic abuse.
techUK recently hosted a market engagement webinar with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), in preparation for procurement of technology and digital services in 2022, which included an outline of its 'Evolve' Digital and Technology Strategy. You can view the post-session follow up and some of the slides here.
techUK is calling for an SME Digital Skills Tax Credit to boost productivity after the Prime Minister outlined a vision for a high wage, high skill, high productivity economy in his speech at the Conservative Party Conference.
Over the summer, techUK’s Defence and Security SME Forum asked the SME community within techUK's membership to take part in a survey examining engagement with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). The survey focused on the perceptions and experiences of SMEs working with, or wishing to work with MOD, with 67 companies responding to the survey in total.
A panel discussion round-up provided by Nick Gargan, on behalf of Clue. Dozens of delegates at the Emergency Services Show at Birmingham’s NEC attended a panel discussion to learn more about ongoing work to improve interoperability: the way that police information systems talk to each other. They heard a story of limited progress to date, but a real determination to succeed because the benefits of interoperability are so great.
Without an open regional dialogue on the interconnection of place, technology and investment, there is a real danger that the UK will not be able to keep pace and support innovation to be a global leader, writes Laura Foster, Progamme Manager tech & innovation at techUK
On the 25th May techUK teamed up with TechMarketView, provider of market intelligence data on the public sector to deliver a briefing for suppliers active or looking to break into the policing tech market insight on UK policing contracts and spend.
Tech Partnership Degrees, a techUK company, is today rebranding to TechSkills (www.techskills.org). The organisation brings together employers and educators in partnership to develop the digital talent industry needs.
The Police Digital Service (PDS) has launched a Social Media Management & Engagement Framework for policing, blue light services and local authorities, paving the way for increased consistency in service delivery to the public, with potential for a central triage point for all public interaction.
The Ministry of Justice is calling on all innovators who can support people leaving prison in four key theme areas to apply for Government funding of up to £350,000 to develop and test their solutions.
Laura Foster, Programme Manager of Tech & Innovation and lead of techUK's Intelligent Automation Week, and Nimmi Patel, Policy Manager Skills, Talent & Diversity explore how the tech sector can help the UK workforce prepare for automation. Part of techUK's Intelligent Automation Week #AutomationUK
Guest blog: Ben Packer, Partner, and Jemma Purslow, Managing Associate, both of Linklaters discuss the expanding regulatory landscape aimed at tackling harmful content online, the challenges this presents to tech firms and what they should be doing now to ensure they are prepared for compliance.
Working with our member Advanced-UK, techUK recently commissioned some market research looking at how small to medium-sized companies (SMEs) within the UK’s tech sector are dealing with the challenges of the current climate.
Today is the day – today, 1 April 2021, the Police ICT Company becomes the Police Digital Service (PDS). Not only this, but techUK launches its strategic partnership agreement with the Police Digital Service.
Digitisation will transform the UK’s justice system and put the service users at the core. With the impact of COVID-19, we saw digital working and adoption accelerated across areas of the criminal justice system (CJS), but we still have a long way to go.
On 9 March techUK’s Justice and Emergency Services Programme teamed up with the Tech and Innovation programme to deliver a webinar focusing on adoption of intelligent automation (IA), cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) in policing.
The main purpose of the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) is to ensure Police Scotland’s use of emerging technologies - in relation to operational policing - is compatible with human rights and other applicable legislation and best practice. The group will look to produce findings, recommendations and, an ethical framework document to assist Police Scotland with its consideration of deployment of any future new or emerging technology.
Local Digital Capital describes the building blocks of strong technology ecosystems. High levels of local digital capital allow for the development of strong clusters that deliver growth and better digital services to communities across the UK.
The Kickstart Scheme was introduced by the government to boost employment prospects for young people aged between 16 and 24 years old who are currently on Universal Credit. The aim of the Scheme is to create high quality job placements and provide employability support for young people to reduce unemployment as a result of the pandemic and help them to ‘kickstart’ their careers.
Guest Blog: Digital transformation within policing and the criminal justice system has gathered pace in recent years, and the pandemic in particular has been a key driver; but Raj Singh, CEO, Innotatio, warns that successive waves of future transformation will bring with them fresh challenges.