Smart Cities and Communities: Connecting Citizens
- 08:30 - 17:00
- America Square Conference Centre, London
As a Winston Churchill Fellow, Calum travelled to meet with governments in Norway, Estonia and Singapore to learn how they're using data, digital and technology to deliver better public services - including leveraging big data, engaging citizens, and building skills and capability in the public sector.
During this time, Calum was also a civil servant back in the UK where he managed primary and secondary legislation (including facilitation of the roll-out of digital infrastructure), worked as a policymaker on UK and EU policy, and in the UK Tax Authority's Behaviour Change Team where he ran one of government's largest Randomised Control Trials. Prior to joining the civil service, Calum worked with the Labour Party and was one of the first accredited NationBuilder Experts using the data and community organising platform that grew out of the Obama 2008 Presidential campaign.
Calum has also focused extensively on the role of ICT in international development, including mobile-phone delivered information services in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia. He is currently exploring potential use-cases for the next-generation of connectivity, 5G.