‘Mind the gap’. That’s a mantra familiar to many Londoners as they negotiate the capital’s tube system in order to get to work. The link with data may not be apparent immediately.
But it is also highly applicable to Government as it seeks to bridge the gap between how services should – and do work. Although Government departments might use data every day, this doesn’t mean they always use it effectively.
Technology companies and channel firms have welcomed the prime minister's plans to invest £2bn per year into technology and science research and development, but said that the skills gap needs to be addressed at the highest level before the money can be put to good use.