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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 […]

Mivote – Our message to Scotland

Guest article contribution from Adam Jacoby – Visiting with us on the weekend of 3/4th March to lead a workshop on Digital Democracy. Mivote – Our message to Scotland George Orwell said, “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after […]

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, […]

Scottish Government Digital Strategy – Video Playlist

The Scottish Government has an extensive Youtube library, including a playlist to feature all of their videos defining their Digital Strategy. Scottish Government Digital Strategy 0

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 […]

Participatory Budgeting as foundation for Participatory Democracy

Digital Democracy The transformational potential of new Digital Democracy technologies and models, like those of Mivote, is best conveyed, in practical terms that will be meaningful to most of the public, when exemplified through the field becoming very popular in Scotland: ‘Participatory Budgeting’. This growth follows the government policy that local communities have more say […]

Digital Stories Dundee

Digital Stories Dundee is an SCVO video showing the invaluable role third sector organizations play in key digital activities such as skills training for special needs groups, with great examples of how they also utilize sites like Facebook to organize their activities and also build group community. 0

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 […]

A Digital Democracy Hackathon with Australia’s Mivote

Our core theme of documenting ‘World Class Digital Government’ means both highlighting world class innovations at a local Scottish level, and of course sharing best practices from around the world. This sharing will be achieved through online articles and also face to face meet ups and workshops, the first being a perfect example of this […]