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How we’re helping people to Find a job

April 2019

Our Find a job service was created in just 5 months in partnership with external job search engine specialists Adzuna. The service, which helps people find full-time or part-time jobs, replaced Universal Jobmatch. I worked with our Leeds and Sheffield based digital teams on developing the […]

Hackers from Hack the North 2.0
Hack for health

March 2019

The hack’s back In DWP Digital, we’re continually looking at how we collaborate across government, and beyond, to improve what we do for the benefit of the department, and the citizens who use our services. Later this month, we’re running a two-day hack event to […]

Connectivity and IoT
IoT is transforming the world and creating a connected society

June 2018

Lets look at IoT in the beginning. When modems were modems and GSM was the standard, 9600 baud, with provenance back to Emile Baudot, the inventor of one of the early telegraphic codes, creating a yardstick for data communication. One baud (Bd) is one bit […]

Promoting innovation in primary care

May 2018

Prof. Gary Shuckford has been announced as the Digital Leaders Yorkshire local champion 2018. Gary is passionate about supporting business’s to grow and especially those that focus on improving healthcare outcomes. He is an active angel investor, visiting Professor at Leeds Beckett University, a director of […]

The Internet of Things – innovation versus data privacy

May 2018

In a world where information is everything, where do we draw the line between enabling collaboration and improving quality of life through the collection and sharing of data and actually intruding on peoples’ privacy? I am a strong believer in the power of sharing data […]

Young apprentice
Work to do to meet apprenticeship targets

March 2018

Despite ongoing efforts, many of the UK’s key industries are still in the grip of a skills shortage. This struggle may only get harder as Brexit threatens to turn-off the taps of international talent. The government has set an ambitious target to encourage homegrown young […]

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