I lead on digital evaluation at BEIS (from the former BIS digital side). We were always ‘alright’ at doing evaluation; we would report back on web analytics or the volume of mentions, number of impressions, number of RTs
This was the third Digital Fortnight that we’ve run within BIS. This year, it was partly shaped by staff – around 300 helped us decide what type of sessions to include via a summer internet poll.
In January 2015 we went to the GDS Content Design Conference. This event showed there’s high demand for getting the government content design community together.
We’ve been reviewing our approach to building capability, reviewing our offering to staff, and aiming to set out a more strategic approach to building capability across the department.
The Public Data Group (PDG) brings together 4 government trading funds - Companies House, Land Registry, Met Office and Ordnance Survey - with significant and nationally important datasets.
I have officially been a civil servant at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for 40 days. I have been working as part of the digital communications team with a particular focus on outreach and engagement.
As part of our response to the 2011 Review of Copyright by Professor Ian Hargreaves, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) decided to create a new, digital-only service.
Digital transformation: 2 words that get cast around like loose change in government circles these days. I know because it’s a phrase that I must use myself at least 30 to 40 times a day in conversation and emails.
The Public Attitudes to Science series of studies is the only evidence of public attitudes and understanding of science in its broadest form across the UK.
Government spends £6 billion a year on science and innovation and a new Science and Innovation strategy was published in December 2014.
In September 2014, BIS commissioned an independent review of the sharing economy - services like Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Zipcar that that help people share their property, assets and skills.