Open data platforms and development in Latin America

There is increasing excitement about the developmental effects that data released in open format could bring to the global south. The so called open data—data released in digital format, publicly available for anyone to use—promise to contribute to key development goals, such as economic growth, job creation, inclusion and access to public services. To illustrate […]

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Audio Commons: Digital transformation in the sound industry

This week in the Business Insights Lab, we’ll be finding out more about CoDE’s ongoing EU funded project on the Audio Commons. Dr David Plans, Dr Milosz Miszczynski and Dr Carla Bonina are hosting a session to discuss the development of business models in this area, with partners from the project and a few MBA […]

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From Insight to Outcome: Hidden opportunities in data analytics

CoDE attended the latest industry-led research colloquium in Business Analytics recently, presented by data analytics expert Dr Aisha Naseer of Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe (FLE) Limited and Sahara Innovations Limited. The ‘data deluge’ is overwhelming organisations’ and institutions’ capacity to tackle, manage and transform the sheer volumes of data at play, without compromising the efficiency […]

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Banking, Medicine, and the Case for Open Data

There’s been lots of interest in Dr Carla Bonina’s recent interview on Open Data in a piece published at the Guardian in December. Below, Carla expands on further points from her field-leading research. Open data continues to be at center of stage in Europe and the countries that support the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Last […]

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‘An In-Depth Study of the Bathroom’: IoT and the reverse supply chain

CoDE has contributed to a significant study on ‘Operationalising IoT for reverse supply: the development of use-visibility measures’ in the international journal Supply Chain Management. Funding was contributed by the Research Council (UK) Digital Economy to the H.A.T project (http://hubofallthings.org), and by the Academy of Finland. The study uses an explorative case approach drawing on […]

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What Happy People Buy: Psychology and Social Media Data

Our joint Psychology, Computer Science and Business workshop on ‘Predicting Psychology from Social Media Data’ in the Business insights Lab joined up digital innovation across sectors and departments. Guest speaker Dr. David Stillwell is a Lecturer in Big Data Analytics and Quantitative Social Science at Judge Business School in the University of Cambridge. He is […]

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‘DEAL’: Digital education for startups

‘A great first day of the DEAL workshops. A very useful and provocative intro from David Plans, some Digital Economy “ducking and diving” from Alan Brown, then a really wonderful seminar and workshop from Annabelle Gawer for the rest of the day, exploring the changing nature of value and ecosystems due to Digital Platforms. A […]

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‘A Business within a Business’: Digital Banking

The CoDE team’s latest exploratory discussion was with a well-known French multinational bank and financial services company, to find out how CoDE’s unique blend of ‘on it’ and ‘in it’ could add value to a financial institution with an eye for digital innovation in banking. As Professor Alan Brown, co-director of CoDE, explained, ‘There’s a […]

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Trust and Vulnerability in a Digital Economy

The CoDE Team is thrilled to report that we have received approval for funding the EPSRC project we submitted at the end of last year to the Trust, Identity, Privacy, and Security (TIPS) call. This was a proposal involving Warwick, Cambridge, West of England, and Surrey to the amount of over £1.2M over 24 months. […]

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The Entrepreneurial Case for Open Data

Here at #ODasOER, @CarlaBonina speaks about #entrepreneurship and #opendata – How can we do this? pic.twitter.com/V98tVOLjKZ — Mor Rubinstein (@Morchickit) March 4, 2016 By Guest Blogger Dr Carla Bonina, CoDE Team member and Lecturer in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Surrey Business School. Very recently, I gave a talk at University College London as part of […]

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GaaP: The realities of Government as a Platform

The panel are off chaired by the prof @alanwbrown #gaapfuture pic.twitter.com/SLftde1Xw3 — Methods Digital (@MethodsDigital) March 17, 2016 By Guest Blogger Alan Brown, Co-Director of CoDE and an expert on the concept of ‘government as a platform’. The phrase ‘government as a platform’ was coined in a Tim O’Reilly paper from 2010. Referencing companies such […]

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‘Ecology of Technology’ or Digital Labyrinth?

In the Business Insights Lab, CoDE team members Alan Brown, Roger Maull, Phil Godsiff, David Plans, Ben Shenoy, and Kris Henley ran a lab-style workshop for a team from Huntswood, the UK’s leading specialist resourcing and consultancy firm in governance, compliance and complaints. In a full day of presentation and discussion, we explored the tricky […]

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Data, Totalitarianism and Anarchy

The CoDE Team’s own Dr Phil Godsiff reports in from Future Agenda’s Future of Data workshop. Future Agenda is the world’s largest open foresight programme that shares insights globally, focusing on a view of the world in 2025, across 20 key areas. The way that the ownership, nature and structure of data develop over the […]

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‘Big Data in Banking’ Round Table

The CoDE team’s Roger Maull, Professor of Management Systems in the Surrey Business School, was a featured panellist at the ‘Big Data in Banking’ Talend-Roundtable Event in London. Under discussion: Are legacy systems holding banks back from innovating? According to a new industry survey by Talend, 48% of banking industry professionals polled cite the limits […]

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Barbed Wire and the IoT

The Internet of Things is coming. But what do we do about issues of identity? The IoT opens many doors. The saying goes that doors are easy – but locks are hard. How do we build a layer of privacy onto the IoT? Consult Hyperion and Surrey’s Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE) recently ran a […]

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#IDIoT: Identity, Security, and the Internet of Things

By guest blogger Dave Birch of Consult Hyperion The Gartner hype cycle is jolly bullish on autonomous vehicles, and even more bullish on what they call autonomous field vehicles (which I think means drones, combine harvesters and such like) and predict that these will be around in 2-5 years time, just like enterprise 3D printing […]

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Cloud and Value in the Digital Economy

Digital is transforming – and in some cases sweeping away – the old ideas, models, and value streams, and revealing them to have been not just set in stone, but possibly fossilized. For example: information about a transaction is now worth more than the transaction itself. How can this be?   Most of us never […]

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CoDE at ‘Researching Digitalisation’ Workshop at the LSE

The ‘Delivering Digital Drugs’ project (mapping the terrain of medicines in the digital world, where the chain of distribution and consumption is now inextricably linked to data) inspired a recent workshop that explored two interconnected issues: the processes of digitalisation, and the doing of digitalisation research. CoDE’s Dr Phil Godsiff was a key contributor, presenting […]

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