Distinctive in its focus on ‘place-shaping’ – meaningful outcomes for people, communities, and their environments enabled by effective public services delivered locally – our digital trends policy briefing takes a slightly different slant this year. Our briefing is heavily influenced by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. But it goes further, identifying key trends that … Read more
This infographic gives an overview of our predictions for digital trends in 2022, as outlined in our public sector digital trends 2022 policy briefing. Distinctive in its focus on ‘place-shaping’ – meaningful outcomes for people, communities, and their environments enabled by effective public services delivered locally – our digital trends policy briefing takes a slightly … Read more
Socitm is developing an ethical, digital place-making model that encompasses a number of key policy themes. Founded on the principles of ‘doughnut economics’, which focuses on social and ecological outcomes, the aim is to equip members with the relevant tools to apply ethical principles in their practice.
Socitm is a key influence in shaping and defining the policy underpinning public service delivery. Our voice speaks for members in the digital technology, data and information realm. Our five key policy areas are critical to delivering better outcomes for people in the places that they live and work. Our policy themes are kept up … Read more
2020 has been a pivotal point in digital development and cultures in the public sector, including a more open attitude towards risk, sharing and collaboration. It has also created a truly exciting possibility – a genuine digital culture in organisations as the basis for purposeful IT investment from 2021 onwards.
This Socitm Policy briefing offers insights into understanding the digital ethics agenda, principles, standards, tools and guidance. All of which inform the five-core attributes of ethical practice – Beneficence, Non-Maleficence, Autonomy, Justice and Explicability which the guide outlines in more detail.
Underpinned by an international survey, undertaken in collaboration with ALGIM, LOLA and MCE, this exclusive report reveals Socitm’s top technology trends for 2020. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Computing are the key areas where participating countries identified huge growth. These are evaluated alongside cyber protection, citizen-centred design and affordable and flexible … Read more
Leadership, diversity and skills is one of Socitm’s five key policy areas. Championed by President Sandra Taylor, this theme is critical to delivering better outcomes for residents and businesses in the places they live and work. Our belief is that public sector leaders risk missing promising solutions and failing to transform services when they lack … Read more
The intellectual and philosophical battle between the romantic poets and the church is well documented. The fundaments remain almost unchanged. Technology is not popularly renowned for its beauty but, if beauty is truth, then there is much merit in taking a second glance. Among other things, this is why Socitm has published a new poster. … Read more
During my presidency, I have taken the opportunity to apply my 25 years of experience working in the technology sector to articulate how the society can support its members on one of the most pressing issues generated by the extent and pace of technological change. I have worked with colleagues to help define the scope … Read more
This policy briefing sets out the opportunities to support and enable public sector leaders to realise promising solutions, to transform services and to achieve better outcomes through seeking voices from diverse backgrounds and upskilling public sector employees at all levels to be up to the task.