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Dundee’s Vision for Digital Scotland

Open Sourcing Best Practices The purpose of this site is to document case studies of digital adoption across the Scottish public sector, to enable others to learn from and potentially repeat those same programs. It’s based around a simple system of ‘Role Models’, ie. those with documented practices to follow, such as Aberdeen City Council […]

Thriving after Brexit: Scotland Should Reboot on the Blockchain

Guest article from Don and Alex Tapscott While the UK and the world grapple with the implications of last week’s vote, a technological revolution is quietly unfolding that offers a glimmer of hope to Scotland, regarding if it votes to stay in the UK or not. We’re not talking about the social web, cloud computing, […]

Digital Identity – Bridging the Digital Divide

‘Bridging the Digital Divide‘ is our headline theme for defining the role technology can play in addressing social needs such as homelessness and poverty. The Digital Participation Charter defines many ways in which increased digital involvement leads to increased social engagement too, and there are a number of key technology innovations that can accelerate this […]

CivTech and Wallet.Services – Driving Blockchain Innovation in Government

CivTech The ScotChain17 presentation from Wallet.Services is introduced by Alexander Holt of the Scottish Government’s CivTech Accelerator. Alexander describes the challenges of slow and bureaucratic government procurement, and how their initiative is intended to speed things through a more innovative approach. Working around a number of shared challenges they then award contracts to for the […]

Blockchain Digital Government – Digital Mortgages

I’ve started an article series ‘Blockchain Digital Government’, to identify the enabling role the Blockchain will play in building new digital government services. Identity-Enabled Digital Services What’s immediately notable is the involvement of Identity technologies too, the two are practically inseparable. For example this enabling role of new digital service innovations is effectively highlighted in […]

Blockchain-Enabled Digital Government: A National Blueprint

Blockchain-Enabled Services Architecture A keystone foundation for modern Digital Government services will be the definition of a Blockchain-based design model for enabling secure data sharing between government agencies, as Professor Bill Buchanan introduces in his guest article. The fabric for integrating multiple legacy systems into a Single Citizen Account will be formed through Identity-centric data […]

A Sovereign Identity for a Sovereign Scotland?

Digital Identity refers to the various usernames and log-on procedures we use to interact with web sites and other digital services. The Scottish Government has defined it to be essential to their goals of building a World Class Digital Government, with key goals including: Develop a common, single sign-in and authentication process for businesses seeking […]