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Socitm’s ethical, digital, place making model

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. 

Our key policy themes 2021

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

Digital trends in local public services 2021

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.

Digital ethics

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.

Public sector global technology trends 2020

Technology trends for the public sector 2020

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

Our key policy themes 2020

Our key policy themes 2020

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.

Socitm Inform policy briefing: Promoting women in the digital workplace

Promoting women in the digital workplace

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

Socitm technology trends for 2019 poster

Technology trends for public services 2019 – poster

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

Socitm Inform policy briefing: Technology related trends for the public sector in 2019

Technology trends for the public sector 2019

Rather than just reciting the usual catalogue of IT trends seen from many pundits, this year’s public sector technology predictions takes a look at technology opportunities (existing and emerging) set in the context of the business challenges being faced, debunking the myth from the reality.

Digital by choice

Part 1 contains an explanation of the purpose of the series, and looks at ‘why digital participation matters’. Part 2 covers ‘user-pull – embracing users’ needs’ and government responses. Part 3 considers ICT learning support and the key role for local government, and draws out number of policy implications and recommendations.