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Saturday, November 26, 2011
It is great to see initiatives beginning to move towards one another is probably the best description of what will hopefully become a growing momentum to join up ICT strategy across the public sector.The Scottish government partnered with Microsoft to give the national ICT strategy a push.
The aim of this event was to bring together government, business, the third sector and academic institutions to promote collaboration between the different groups in advancing the use of digital technology across Scotland. We had an opportunity to
Explore our vision for Scotland’s Digital Future;
Establish the baseline – where are we now?;
Understand the potential;
Establish a shared set of outcomes; and Seek commitment to work in partnership across the sectors to increase digital uptake and to develop a programme of work, for the life of this parliament, which maximises collaboration to achieve Scotland’s full potential.
The morning largely focused on the benefits of data sharing , of more efficient government procurement and use of our combined computing resource. The afternoon around moving towards signing a Digital Participation Charter. Check out govcamp website for details.
Usefully we have regular meetings with Skills Development Scotland , Scotland's Colleges , JISC Regional Support Centre Scotland , The Scottish Funding Council and Education Scotland all looking at ways we can improve the learner's journey - a lot of this may be one way or another around more effective data and system sharing.