The latest version of the UK Government’s Digital marketplace has taken the sourcing of digital services in a new and interesting direction. It’s opening the door to greater innovation in the public sector by engaging a more diverse set of suppliers - from tech start-ups to traditional systems integrators.
You may have an idea that data science can bring value to your organization, but do your senior leaders share your excitement? Possibly not. Well not yet anyway. The key is making a persuasive case that gets you the support and resources you need. But building support for a data science initiative requires taking a different approach to the classic business case process many organisations use. And that can make things tricky.
Spoiler alert. All you writers, authors and creative writing types who may be worrying about AI, rest easy, you’re safe. For a while…
You may suspect that there are riches buried in the myriad of text and documents your organisation produces every day. And you’re right. The documents already inside your organisation can provide early warning of risk and compliance issues. They’ll bring you new insights into what your customers really need. They offer a detailed understanding of your business that will drive better decisions.
Trials starting in April will see local authorities increase the share of revenues they retain from business rates. This offers opportunities to better manage, forecast and shape revenues, which will interest anyone involved in planning the future of our communities - from local authority leaders who want to maximise revenues, to property developers who want to show the economic benefits of their plans. But the truth is, it’s not going to be easy.
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This is an exciting role supporting a growing startup, based in central London. This person will be responsible for supporting the sales, business development, and client relationship activities of the company. They will work primarily with the CEO, who is a recognised leader in data science and big data technology, which will provide great opportunities to learn about and become part of the UK technology startup community. This role is fixed term for 1 year, with a possibility of extending if sales go well.
This is an exciting opportunity to change the trajectory of a growing startup, based in central London. This person will be responsible for growing the pipeline and closing sales to support our target of doubling our run rate by the end of 2017, and for bringing our new city data platform, Witan, fully to market. This role is fixed term for 1 year, with a possibility of extending if sales go well.
Mastodon C’s Fran Bennett will be in Jersey next Wednesday 25th January, talking to government representatives and Digital Jersey about data science, big data, and their applications in government, including lessons learned from building our new Witan city data platform.
You can register to join the public session at the Digital Jersey website.
Mastodon C’s Jason Bell will be presenting a workshop session at the Detail Data Conference on Wednesday 11th January. The session will outline the thoughts and processes of designing a realtime application using Met Office Data and the Twitter realtime firehose.
You can register to attend the conference on the NICVA website.
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