A barometer of London Government’s digital and data capacity?
[bs_col class=”col-xs-8″]Response to our recent call for London Boroughs to get involved in a London Office of Data Analytics (LODA) pilot have been very positive, with over half of the 33 Boroughs expressing an interest. This in itself demonstrates a real willingness and appetite to try and do things differently. Next step will be a series of workshops to dig into what data projects – as Eddie Copeland puts it – hit “the sweet spot” (i.e. have accessible data, impactful questions and can provide actionable insights).
To coincide with this, the GLA and London Councils are trying to understand London Government’s existing capacity for digital technology and data analytics. There is no doubt sophisticated data analytics can help us understand public sector service challenges better but what is already being done in this area across London? The survey has gone to all borough Chief Executives and we’ll share some of our findings on these pages in future. If you are reading this, work for a London Borough and have not received this survey, please do get in touch.[/bs_col]