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Leeds City Council – Success in 2019

December 2019

As we near the year end, it’s always a good time to reflect on how things have gone over the past 12 months.  On the whole, I’d say it’s been a pretty successful one, both for me personally and for us all here at Leeds […]

Location Data
Making location data work for cities, and citizens

December 2019

Location data is one of the key resources driving digital transformation right now. Today, more data about location – from more sources and in more detail – is being created and used than ever before. That data makes possible great advances in existing services, and […]

Transport Smart Classes, North of England 2019

June 2019

During Digital Leaders Week 2019, TRANSPORT Smart Classes held an event in Leeds to teach attendees how their organisations can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to tackle transport sector challenges and deliver a transport system that will allow passengers […]

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 […]

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