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Performing cow care: digital sensing technologies and knowing practices in dairy farming

Monday 15th April 2024, 14:00–15:00pm BST DIGIT Lab / Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ITE) Joint Seminar. Speaker: Dr Camille Bellet (Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester) Abstract This paper explores how knowing practices of cow care unfold within the context of the adoption of digital sensing technologies in […]

Veris smartphone application​

LED BY DR. DAVID PLANS AND DR. JONATHAN BIRD​ Veris emerged from research on measuring well-being telemetrically (remotely, using web or mobile applications), primarily aimed at using physical (biometric) data and questionnaires to assess mental health. Responding to the increasing need to measure and intervene scalably in both healthcare systems such as the NHS and […]

A local government GDS might work – but only on top of standard technology

DIGIT Lab investigator, Mark Thompson, writes an opinion piece for Computer Weekly. “The old debate about an equivalent of the Government Digital Service for local authorities has swung round again – but it will only ever work if it’s founded on common standards and technologies.” Read the full article here. 

Insights from Professor Mark Thompson on the 6th Public Sector AI Conference

DIGIT Lab’s Professor Mark Thompson recently chaired the 6th Public Sector AI Conference, hosted by Digital Leaders on the 19th of March 2024. Writing in the Chair’s Blog for Digital Leader’s website, Professor Thompson offers his insight into the proceedings of the event: “This year’s Public Sector Innovation Conference came at the end of yet […]

Even more thoughts on a new Local Government Digital Service

By Mark Thompson I’ve been reading with interest both James Plunkett’s and Theo Blackwell’s recent blogs advocating the creation of a new L-GDS/Local Digital Alliance (LDA). These are both great pieces, and as Theo says, the debate is timely. In particular, the vision of an empowered coalition of LG DDAT professionals catering to local needs, able to recombine/re-use interoperable […]

DE-Nexus: Digital Economy Next Stage Symposium

This in-person symposium showcases UK research from all six EPSRC funded Next Stage Digital Economy Centres, which DIGITLab is one of. DIGITLab focuses upon the adoption of digital technology for digital innovation, clean growth and resilience. Each of the six centres will present their research outcomes and progress. The opening address will be delivered by Lord Chris Holmes, followed by the […]

DIGIT Lab team member, Professor Mark Thompson, will once again chair this year’s Public Sector Innovation Conference on 13 March.

Hosted at RSA House in London, the conference aims to explore the impact and opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI) in public services. It will focus on innovative AI applications, ethical considerations, and the need for modern, collaborative public sector structures. This event is crucial for business leaders and managers interested in the integration of AI technologies to […]

Strategic Thinking About Business Model Innovation for Large Organisations

Lead DIGIT Lab Academics: Prof. Tim Vorley, Prof. Roger Maull, Dr. Tzameret Rubin. Dr. Jeremy Zwiegelaar and Qinglan Liu This strategic, unbiased, research-based think tank aligning with the of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, is being delivered through Workshops and Interviews with Large Organisation leadership teams and their respective CIOs, CDOs, CISOs, CTOs, CSOs, […]

Data-Driven Design – See.Sense Case Study

Lead DIGIT Lab Academics: Professor Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen and Dr. Boyeun Lee To derive value from data and how to realize it remain a question. This project is developing and testing a data-driven innovation process, in partnership with See.Sense, an IOT (Internet of Things) company, with bike lights.  We have implemented a data-driven innovation process through […]