Tech parents' perspective on the future of work: techUK

Tech parents' perspective on the future of work


Published, 26 July 2018

techUK are carrying out a survey of parents working in the tech sector or in a tech role. The survey aims to understand how they speak to their children about the future world of work. It seeks their views on how children are being prepared for the future of work and their perspective on the current education system.

The survey is short and should take less than 10 minutes to fill out.

City Innovation Brief : Future Cities Catapult

City Innovation Brief

Future Cities Catapult

Published, 15 June 2018

Future Cities Catapult publishes its quarterly digest on the developments related to political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental arenas in urban innovation in the UK.

The brief also includes an activity tracker which highlights UK and European funding programmes for work in Advanced Urban Services. The brief includes an article about the ways that digital technologies can help planning authorities in England to be more data-driven, agile, responsive, and reflect citizens’ preferences.

Smarter London Together : The London Assembly

Smarter London Together

The London Assembly

Published, June 2018

The Smarter London Together roadmap is launched by the Mayor of London which outlines how London can be the world’s smartest city.

The road map encompasses 20 initiatives which are divided into five key areas: creating additional user designed services, developing a new deal for city data, increasing digital skills and leadership, improving collaboration within the city and developing smarter streets and world-class connectivity.

How onlookers shape technology use : London School of Economics and Political Science

Through the eyes of others: how onlookers shape the use of technology at wor

London School of Economics and Political Science

Published, 5 June 2018

This research paper explores how human behaviour is affected by technology, specifically how our ability to become distracted by technology so easily.

Particularly, It outlines the onlooker effect which causes us to change our technological behaviour according to the social situation we are in.


People, Power and Technology: Doteveryone

People, Power and Technology: the 2018 Digital Understanding Report


Published, 24 April 2018

This report on digital skills from Doteveryone explores the UK's understanding of technology. Five gaps in the public's understanding were identified, such as not knowing how their personal information is collected, highlighting that technologies are not easily understandable in their current state.

Tackling online disinformation : European Commission

Tackling online disinformation: Commission proposes an EU-wide Code of Practice

European Commission

Published, 26 April 2018

This European Commission press release proposes measures to tackle fake news and disinformation online in light of the recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica revelations.

This press release details measures such as the formation an independent network of fact-checkers, an online platform on disinformation, support for online identification systems, a Coordinated Strategic Communication Policy and more.

Adults’ media use and attitudes : Ofcom

Adults’ media use and attitudes


Published, 30 April 2018

This Ofcom report describes the need for more critical skills in the way that adults engage with online content and other media.

This report details changing online and media usage habits such as the increase in negative experiences online and the amount of time adults spend online, which creates a growing requirement for skills to make critical judgement about media content.