The development of Digital Jersey is a lot of things. What it is not is a huge, hyped opportunity for us to be the biggest and best ICT centre in the world. Why would we even want that? We aren’t Silicon Valley and we never will be. We simply don’t have enough people with the right skills and no amount of effort, even if we set up a ‘Google-esque’ university campus with primary-colored beanbags, is going to make us a Digital City. Even ignoring the impracticalities of this aim, this is not the right style for Jersey. We are a small, beautifully formed and located, financially and legally expert island with a great tax rate. We don’t need big ideas; we need good ideas. What Digital Jersey could and should be, is a sensible, targeted strategy for us to build a sustainable, economically beneficial industry. To do this, we need money (more than is currently allocated), spent on skills and education, outsourced research and advice, and very targeted marketing that is scaled and focused appropriately. Instead of being the centre that takes high risks to create new digital businesses, we should use our existing skills to be the place that digital businesses move to once they start making money, after they have been incubated. In the same way we have been picky about the banks that we allow to set up in Jersey, we need to be careful to maintain the standards of quality that have held us in good stead. We are an attractive destination and we must continue to attract, choose and develop winners, without high footprints or the requirement for hundreds of graduates. The recession has made everyone nervous, but this is not the time to panic or become uncharacteristically risk taking we don’t need evangelists, we need pragmatists. We need to be innovative and smart, but understand we are never going to be like Silicon Valley or Cambridge, but something different, something new. Mark Loane founded C5 Alliance in 1999, a company that now provides the most experienced, skilled and qualified IT consultants in the Channel Islands, delivering advanced business solutions. As the CEO of C5 Alliance, Mark has overseen the fulfilment of numerous system migration projects which have included the supply of strategic and technological direction, software development and business process re-engineering. He has also provided strategic guidance for the provision of ICT to local government and a range of organisations within the offshore Financial Services and Legal sectors. Born in Jersey, Mark has worked in the IT Industry for over 25 years. He is passionate about the IT Industry and has made a significant impact in attracting, nurturing and retaining emerging technical talent locally, giving C5 and other Island companies a qualified and experienced resource pool to draw from in future.
smart rubbish bins are to allow advanced monitoring
can make a huge difference — but only when it’s used to reshape everyday practice.
640 in Finance and the Law
350 in IT
170 in the public sector (i.e. health, education, etc.)
120 in wholesale and retail
110 in communications
Over 50% have a university level qualification
must be heavily weighted with contractors
more than 10 staff
why go on about the 16% female
have 40% of all IT stuff
jersey should not copy
think and do different
offering cloud based services.
risk management, mentoring & careful guidance.
only 1 in 10 succeed in the startup phase
We need to remember that we are a small island accommodating just 100,000 people, only needing a relatively small proportion of the worldwide e-commerce business (which is expected to equate to $16 Trillion in 2013) to do very well and provide significant jobs.
Pick winners/backing winners
next level coming out of tech hubs, After incubation
focused and specialist in particular sectors
Jersey shouldn"t be trying to compete with, or be a tech hub; it should be partnering with tech hubs and providing a ‘next stop’ for the for smaller companies just at the point when there starting to succeed and are looking for a good place to host their innovations, and when they are looking for finance, legal, IP and Tax support.
In Jersey we are lucky, we are not striving to build an ICT sector from nothing, our Finance Industry has provided an ideal foundation to build on. We already have a high quality work force, good infrastructure, a sound legal system and tax base.
digital innovation in finances
in you own business's
IBM/DELL big data
Case study: Bioco, Spec done in Texas, Hosted in UK, Developed in Jersey, Delivered in West Africa
in the cloud
standards for finance
spot business trends
large data set analysis for regulatory requirements
Legal citation analysis
patents search, FAST, CPA
legal protection for data
aggregate company data
extend the idea beyond jersey telecoms
energy, power/monitors int he home etc
media, Jersey film Festival, connected, social media, Twitter, Digital with the films art work events/initiatives
put it all on the Internet
HD video to doctors
Access to medical records
Health the small islands
Start a list of possible opportunity's in the Digital sector.
DJ in info agg - website
If we combine a fibre network with our existing legal, tax structure and workforce, and add to this an independent ICT representative, strategic promotional body – now we are talking. Combined with some targeted government grants, ICT tax incentives and a clear focus on education and skills and we will have an environment that will literally revolutionise the way we do business forever and benefit our whole community.
A total of 22% of the new customers have upgraded
4% have taken up superfast service so far
too late, U.S. is still only 5.8 megabits per second (Mbps), it's not too late, jersey will be one of the first
high-risk, Brave investments like this are needed. It will be an islandwide USP, Google are doing it, Kansas
Try to get JT to make a clear announcement about off-island connectivity - Philip to pursue
30 x more expensive than Luxembourg
JT/BT problem that contract
At the Microsoft Partner Conference in Washington last year, I saw a number of other jurisdictions already representing themselves as an ICT location, from Singapore to Malta. Interestingly, these were locations that also compete on the basis of tax and financial expertise. It is clear that the combination of our tax regime, expertise, legislation and lifestyle are all part of what will make us attractive.
Clarity, The overarching aim of Digital Jersey Limited is to enable the development of a digital economy in Jersey by:, Supporting local business-existing and start up, Attracting providers of digital products and services to Jersey
Through, Leveraging existing assets, such as our infrastructure, to utilise digital tools, e.g. e-medicine, e-learning, e-gov, Coordinating activity that will improve the eco-system for digital business, including skills development, technical innovation, research and regulatory change.
In order to, Create high value employment opportunities, Contribute significantly to the diversification strategy
Right now, Digital Jersey Limited is recruiting a board (Chair already in place), a CEO, a team, building its membership, undertaking research and developing strategy and marketing tools - things are happening.
Enthusiasm, While there are great efforts being made in terms of promoting finance, tourism, inward investment, boosting construction, ‘Digital’ is the only thing that is actually new and has the potential to truly diversify the economy. This is exciting!
Alignment, For Jersey to become a digitally enabled economy, industry, government and the wider community all need to have common aims and aligned activity, which is why this debate is so important.
good funding models
building good teams
culture and mindset
connect up with local expertise
Networked trade org works well
£300,000, Not enough, Just a token?
£10 million 1998, Why less now?
further funding, with a plan, First step is benchmark where we are, second step is to roadmap the anticipated future, third step is to model all those changes, and then it is down to plain execution (we used to call it old-fashioned hard work).
London Business School, Gartner
External interviews of +50 profesional in compeditive juristictions
Research - like JFL - on tech openings
we are small we should be able to do this
don't waste time reinventing the wheel, bring your own device example
Digital Jersey’s major focus should be on getting some clear, independent research. A similar industry body Jersey Finance Limited , instigated an in-depth strategic review of the Jersey Finance Industry in partnership with the London Business School. Likewise, Digital Jersey should undertake the work necessary to establish what we should be selling, to where, to whom, and what resources we will need to develop to enable us to do this
Where should we market?
What should we sell?
deeper industry expert analysis,
We already have a high quality work force, good infrastructure, sound legal system and tax base, plus a world-class finance sector. It should more be a case of not merely copying other jurisdictions, but understanding the base point from which they grew whilst learning from the mistakes made during their development. Again using Malta as an example, while they have attracted businesses like Microsoft and Oracle, in Jersey we should probably aim for smaller innovative start-up companies, perhaps just at the point when there starting to succeed and are looking for a good place to host there innovations, and when they are looking for finance, legal, IP and Tax support.
no office space
build upon the understanding of the offshore finance business
stay within our domain of knowledge
I don't agree
We cannot afford to have only 1 in 10 digital start-ups succeeding with 9 failing because with the islands limited resources it will not be cheap or quick as we do not have the young people to do that. Let that sort of ground root innovation/R&D be done at one of the many tech hubs somewhere else, let them take the risks, and not delude ourselves with the idea that we could build technology hubs with the likes of Nokia & Google here in Jersey. “Economists refer to the ‘spillovers’ from innovation, a recognition of the fact that many innovators reap no returns at all from the time and money they invest in innovation, and even successful ones often create much more value for their competitors, customers and unrelated businesses than for themselves.” We need to give good strong support to start-up local businesses who are developing spillover digital ideas to into practical value in the world: new products, services, or ways of doing things all connected to skilled we already have on the island Legal, Finance etc. We must be focused and invested our limited resources in strong, well-considered digital business ideas. We also need to encourage second stage digital businesses to the island who are past the start-up stage. Jersey needs to do something different, something new, not try to copy, but learn and connect.
that he will be proposing an IT specific based savings target amendment to the MTFP in order to further the progress of e-government (efficiency through investment in IT) (like building trade)
immigration policies, living lab
every teacher across the city's 25 Secondary schools in developing digital literacy,
getting the school leadership on board
create, adopt new concepts and innovate, also skills like creativity diligence and teamwork are important.
technology in the classroom
motivating and enthusing individuals to go out and do engineering and technology
ICT should be reframed as "Innovation and Creativity Technologies"
general purpose problem solving skills, good team working ability, and ability to understand application areas.
Big blocks, Theory, Innovation, Entrepreneurial skills
Not just programming
Low cost tablets
Bring your Own
Social Network use
Khan Academy content
MITx MIT Classroom
online courses, personalisation, 2019 Harvard business School, 50 percent of all high school courses will be delivered online, 55% higher than normal education, blended learning, interactions in virtual world, face-to-face, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSTrI6nj5xU
raspberry pie, supercomputer's, University of Southampton, Lego
Apps for Good
apps for good
Thimble, HTML, CSS
the access that it opens up to the wealth of free education resources
industry engaging with education
2000 unemployed use their skills in a new digitally focused way
Bringn your own
Policy review (security)
Access to Apple Store & Khan & MIT
We need to spend the money on education to give us innovators and entripiners, research and advise, targeted marketing, the right sort of businesses for the island, scaled and focused approperaly. The pertruy dish intice, them over here, market, focus do not expect to become mini silicon valiers, cambricheds etc, steping up to fail, distracing, and wrong. Google and campus incubators angle investors or government hand-outs.
University of Jersey Idea, to big?, rich kid's place., eLearning, Cousera and Udacity(online learning no need for bricks?), develop highlands instead
hacking sessions, no we are not there yet
Recommendation 1 Adopt a new curriculum for ICT and computing at Key Stages 0 to 3
Recommendation 2 Build on the existing work of IT companies to encourage young people into a career in computing
Recommendation 3 Implement an Information Systems Strategy that can accommodate the current and future range of computers and mobile devices, bring your own
Recommendation 4 Place greater emphasis on the development of the soft skills that will be in demand in the future, innovation skills, collaboration skills, creativity, diligence, teamwork, soft skills, STEM subjects, adopt new concepts, adopt new products and innovations, knowledge-based
Recommendation 5 Promote programmes in productivity improvement to Intensive IT Users and Managers across Jersey, like Malta
Recommendation 6 Review the range of CPD available in Jersey for Digital Professionals, continued professional development, high levels and industry, online learning
Recommendation 7 Create a graduate entrepreneurship programme
Opportunity 1 Encourage new IT start-ups and FDIs by developing a full-blown soft-landing service, comprehensive mentoring and business support services., links to research teams, business mentoring, funding
Opportunity 2 Use major projects in Jersey to catalyse the development of new Digital businesses, community healthcare, energy, JEC, power monitoring home, traffic systems, ID systems, energy usage, analysis of police communications, community health,, Jersey-based businesses
Opportunity 3 Learn from other sector support organisations and researchers
in order to get a better response, face to face, meetings, web site data, phone calls
Jim, Richard and ed...
talk about advance to work
retraining a diver
IT skill low
five jobs for every one tech job
existing skills balance
existing tech infrastructure
talk about the effect of digital businesses giving work to legal and accountancy Finance established jersey businesses
four jobs for every digital job, where is the evidence?
the paper is largely talking about the traded sector generating jobs for higher earners who then need haircuts restaurants doctors etc.
Population issues, filter the people 4 only, looking a the firms, Digital, Adding the digital brain pool, A filter tick box, but they do tick the boxes do everything needed (schools)
fine people who have moved from Finance to Digital (sessions)
lack of management and business start up experience (not in Digital space) (DJ)
pipe line... Legislation like JFL
A social network for ideas
Web developer Boot Camp, no, use Highlands and the school infrastructure, what's the ROI
tech hub, no, bricks and mortar aren't needed
Boot Camp trainers, no, train teachers and Highland staff
cafes, no, better things to spend the money on
digital park (to get big players)
Legislation and e-Inclusion
also, 2.Take advantage of the small size, 3.Aggressive marketing and promotion, 4.Focus on selected E-Commerce areas
Allows applicants to obtain a refund of 80% of the cost of a cost as a tax credit
Personal tax-credit scheme introduced in 2006
Applies to courses from public and private providers
Promotes life-long learning in the ICT sector
Covers vocation education and training as well as academic study
High-speed Copper or Fibre-Optic Broadband is now affordable, reliable, and widely- available
Allow ICT practitioners to keep abreast of developments in ICT
1010 persons benefited in 2008
Provides grants for post-graduate study in Malta and abroad (ICT)
Various Incentive Schemes and Programmes Launched to Help ICT SMEs.
BPA (Business Promotion Act) allowed tax credits, employment grants, and other benefits.
Malta Enterprise offers free consultancy and part-funding for marketing including fair participation.
European development money
e-gov initiatives outsource to local companies managed by the technology agency
Vertical Strategic Alliances with a number of companies including Microsoft
•Data Protection Act (2001)
•Electronic Commerce Act (Chapter 426)
•Electronic Communication Act (Chapter 399)
•Intellectual Property Legislation
•Double Taxation Laws with over 40 countries
tourism, ship-building and manufacturing of textiles 1980
Malta population 420,000
There are now over 250 ICT companies operating in Malta employing over 6000 people.
The total Gross Value Added (GVA) by the ICT Sector in 2010 was around €400m
Behind semiconductors, tourism, and manufacturing, ICT is now the fourth largest contributor to the nation’s GDP (8%). Total GDP is around €6.1 billion.
Gov services, Wifi for visitors
E.g. Malta, Incentives, Paid for degrees
Jersey is currently facing a shortage of digital skills, and urgently needs to develop individuals that are highly digitally literate, innovative and entrepreneurial. The industry needs to seize what is a very exciting opportunity for us all to be a part of right from the start, and the work of Digital Jersey will represent a huge step forward towards this.
Help smart people, Need skills
Use of IT business is currently poor