The 'Observatory for a Connected Society', powered by Corsham Institute and RAND Europe, is the first mobile app for policy makers, researchers and innovators to 'connect your thinking'. It focuses on the impact of technology on society and the need to develop a lifelong learning approach, so that people can adapt and thrive.
It brings together curated research, analysis and comment from leading experts on the impact of digital technologies and connected services on society.
As technology-driven change accelerates, it is transforming all parts of our daily life: from how we communicate and receive news and information, to how we shop, bank and access public services. Our connected society brings huge opportunities, but also significant challenges.
The Observatory for a Connected Society enables policymakers, private and public sector leaders, academics and researchers to access everything they need to know about the most important tech and digital issues in society; how people can develop the technical and life skills they need to adapt in our changing world and how businesses can develop a capable and agile workforce to drive growth.
The app will inform your decisions and actions, allow you to share your views in the Community section, as well as connect with other users of the Observatory.
The Monitor feed provides authoritative, curated news and research on issues related to the connected society, for example: data, cyber and resilience, digital living, trust and ethics, skills, lifelong learning and connected communities.
Our Analysis and Comment sections provide unique access to facts, data and topical commentary from prominent thinkers, sector leaders and experts.
Our Calendar provides a regularly updated list of the most important events, publications and consultations.
Download the app now to ‘connect your thinking’.
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