The Digital Office for Scottish Local Government has published its very first Heartbeat Marketing Pack for the Digital Foundations portfolio, to build a cohort of interested individuals from across the Digital Partnership, to deliver on an exciting new project looking at data-driven transformation.
The pack showcases some key work happening across the wider sector, the benefits and outcomes expected from the programme, the resource requirements to enable the programme to be taken forward and also Chief Information Security Officer for Scottish Local Government, Dr Andy Grayland, provides an insight into the cyber-security aspects of data that need to be considered.
Colin Birchenall, Chief Technology Officer for Scottish Local Government explains in the Heartbeat Pack: "I'm passionate about the potential that the innovative use of data can provide for redesigning public services. This programme is key for councils unlocking the potential of the whole of the Digital Office portfolio. It will help Councils to explore and improve capacity and capability for data-driven transformation. It will help to set a vision for the sector and individual councils, provide access to experience and case studies, and help Councils to begin to develop their data capabilities through maturity tools, skills development, guidance, and practical experience gained through collaborative trials and test-beds. Being a Digital Council is about being a data-driven Council."
The forthcoming weeks will be used to promote all aspects of the pack and enable the Office to gather the resources required to take the project forward. The Project Manager for the project, Martin Talbot, alongside Kimberley Hose, Head of Business Intelligence at Glasgow City Council, will analyse the level of interest and be in touch with those colleagues who are interested in participating.