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 will be as transformational as the industrial age that shaped our past.
Smart Cities / Smart Grids
Cloud computing (& collaboration)
The future is mobile!
Mobile new connections now exceeding PC connections
Digital Opportunities Economy Community Resources (Service Transformation) Carbon
SCR LEP Creative & Digital Sector projects estimate benefits over 10yrs;
- £1,000m+ of private investment
- 10,000+ new jobs
- 2,000+ new businesses
Creating SCR ’ s reputation as one of Europe ’ s leading digital and innovation places
Not just about CDI
21 st Century Market = Online Markets too
Best place to start & grow a business
How do we scale?
What do we need to do to support?
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
Ways of working
Smart grids and cities
Internet of things
A fully interconnected community
Learning and creative individuals and communities
Active civic engagement and good governance
Citizen to citizen interaction (smaller state intervention)
A cleaner, greener, safer environment
Connected communities - transformed lives
Canada’s ‘Digital Nation’
“ We want to make Canada the first digital nation in the world. This involves not just supporting high-tech sectors, but understanding how digital media is changing the way we communicate, do business and access news and entertainment. ”
“ Infrastructure investments should not be directed to 20th Century things like roads and bridges. We’ll be able to fund those things in the future from health cost savings.”
“ We want New York City to be the nation’s premier digital City – in how local government interacts with New Yorkers, in how New Yorkers have access to and capitalize on new technologies, and in how our tech and digital media sectors evolve, grow businesses and create jobs. The Road Map for the Digital City will help us get there.”
Mayor Bloomberg 17 May, 2011
Universal access to the connected world
Everyone in Barnsley online
The business community
Switchover? How do we [you] switch to digital? Analogue Digital F2F Letters 9 to 5 Cash Fixed Parental Dependent Broadcast Block access Online eComms 24/7 Cashless Mobile Social Self organised Engaged Encourage participation
What should we be doing to create ‘ Digital Barnsley ’ ?
How can your services innovate and take advantage of the ‘ Digital Opportunities ’ ?
What are the blocks and what can we do to lift them?