BLT Digital Workstream “Digital Barnsley”Ken Eastwood & Martin Cantor 26 May, 2011
It’s an ‘age’ thing!We’re entering a new information age that willbe as transformational as the industrial agethat shaped our past.
Some examples› Telehealth› Mobile working› Smart Cities / Smart Grids› Cashless Payments› Teleconferencing› Cloud computing (& collaboration)
› The future is mobile!› Smartphone revolution› Mobile new connections now exceeding PC connections› APPS
Digital Opportunities EconomyResources Community(Service Transformation) Carbon
EconomySCR LEP Creative & Digital Sector projectsestimate benefits over 10yrs;- £1,000m+ of private investment- 10,000+ new jobs- 2,000+ new businessesCreating SCR’s reputation as one of Europe’sleading digital and innovation places
Economy› Not just about CDI› 21st Century Market = Online Markets too› Best place to start & grow a business› How do we scale?› What do we need to do to support?
Resources (Services)› NOW: Paper + Phone + F2F + Digital› FUTURE: Digital First + other routes [if necessary]› Community leadership e.g. cashless council› This IS relevant to all of us! Digital by Default
Carbon› Ways of working› Travel› Smart grids and cities› Internet of things› Data
Connected communities - transformed lives • A fully interconnected community • Learning and creative individuals and communities • Active civic engagement and good governance • Citizen to citizen interaction (smaller state intervention) • Less isolation • A cleaner, greener, safer environment
Canada’s ‘Digital Nation’“We want to make Canada the first digital nationin the world. This involves not just supportinghigh-tech sectors, but understanding how digitalmedia is changing the way we communicate, dobusiness and access news and entertainment.”“Infrastructure investments should not bedirected to 20th Century things like roads andbridges. We’ll be able to fund those things in thefuture from health cost savings.”
We want New York City to be the nation spremier digital City – in how local governmentinteracts with New Yorkers, in how New Yorkershave access to and capitalize on newtechnologies, and in how our tech and digitalmedia sectors evolve, grow businesses and createjobs. The Road Map for the Digital City will help usget there. Mayor Bloomberg 17 May, 2011
Our Strategy1. Universal access to the connected world2. Everyone in Barnsley online3. The business community4. Connected Communities5. Transformed services
Switchover?Analogue DigitalF2F OnlineLetters eComms9 to 5 24/7Cash CashlessFixed MobileParental SocialDependent Self organisedBroadcast EngagedBlock access Encourage participation How do we [you] switch to digital?
Questions1. What should we be doing to create ‘Digital Barnsley’ ?2. How can your services innovate and take advantage of the ‘Digital Opportunities’ ?3. What are the blocks and what can we do to lift them?4. How will we become ‘Digital by Default’ ?