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Jun 28, 2019

Heading up one of the country’s newest councils - one that only came into being on April 1 - Matt is also the policy spokesman on digital leadership for the council chiefs’ body Solace.

In this digital age, he says, the speed of change requires leaders be even more curious, willing to learn, and prepared to invest...


Jun 23, 2019

iHub is 80% externally funded, from sources like InnovateUK, Horizon2020 and the European Investment Bank. Only four posts are currently funded by OCC to run council activities like transport modeling, research to support policies, and business case development.

Other-funded work is looking into things like solving...


Jun 23, 2019

Staff picking up enquiries handed off from Monty, the Monmouthshire Council website chatbot, have needed training to ensure they put aside council speak and adopt the simple, text-friendly language these machines have learned to use.

This was one of many interesting nuggets of information to emerge from the discussion...


Jun 18, 2019

Dr David Greenfield asks materials designer Lucy Hughes and Richard MacCowan CEO Biomimicry UK all about design solutions that mimic the natural world.

Nature's solutions often are more elegant and less wasteful of energy and resource than human solutions.   ‘Biomimicry’ can offer a route to developing products,...


Jun 16, 2019

Leatham Green, Executive Director of the Public Services People Manager's Association (PPMA) in conversation with Fiona McAdoo Associate Director of Organisational Development at London Borough of Camden discussing how you find, nurture and keep "talent" in the public sector.

Careers in HR & OD in the public sector can...