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#dbicc09

Carter Keynote

Trying to put digital and knowledge economy on map at centre of things

diversification of industries is talked about a lot

5-7 year period ask: where do we want to have industrial capability and what are the implications (social & economic) of that, Where should gov't have a role in this and where should it not?

Some of the headlines not useful in understanding the report

Infrastructure

Competition

Vibrant industry

Infrastucture

Cable - Not London centric, different needs outside of London in rest of the country

1 - 1.5 million homes that can't connect to network at minimum level

A pump primer for next generation connectivity

Next gen fixed network infrastructure, We could debate loop unbundling and sub-loop but there is virtue and value in seeing deployment of new network, fibre to kerb / fibre to home, If you leave the market to do it it's not enough and it won't happen, At a policy level we need to ask if we're happy to leave a large chunk (30%???) of people without access or if we're not, social issue here, Some of the ideas of getting BT to open up etc would have problems down the line, therefore going for a taxation based approach, cf Aus spent ?? billions dollars to build infrastructure (spent from central gov't and not from private investment), And that's why it's 50p per month per phone line to pay for this

BBC and funding

Imapartiality critical

Need for decent regional news, NOT TV news but NEWS, Private news companies (ie papers) are not guaranteed - investors could pull out, so we reccommend that we share the license fee to secure regional news services, Clear rec's for using the bit of the license fee that the BBC doesn't use / need

What does this mean for gov't

procurement

delivery

driving public services online, targets for departments to deliver online not multiplatform

International

A lot of the rules are set at EU level

IP is an international debate

Q & A

Q: something vague about the money and how to spend it, Those with zero connectivity now - let's spend more money and get them connected to the best thing we can, rather than hooking them to today's tech, Find out what the market might invest in and infill the gaps

Q: (John Kirk) didn;t get the Q but something to do with BT, The market will do a lot, Last time with cable things rolled out quickly based on an initial stimulus, So gov't will provide support to the market to do things then

Q: something about games - Lord Carter got it but all I heard was the lady advertising herself, Games are important, We recognise it's a great industry, "you have to put in a govt document what the facts tell you, not what your hopes tell you"

Q: (aston FM): we find it hard to compete with commercial radio stations as we don't have the (band)width are you going to give is more (spectrum) for commercial radio, Lots in the report, DAB = more spectrum for community radio (I personally see some problems with the DAB stuff, but like this in principal)

Q: Will Perrin - grass roots is covering things like Digital Britain better than mainstream and commercial discuss, Very emotional from Lord Carter on the need for vibrant community and public service media. Fab

Q: from Digital Media Prof from ???: competition and same old media orgs getting the most out of this, Small guys need a fair chance, but also we need that to be fair both ways (OK I get this point about not giving them too much but let's face it they need more opportunities and they do need more support... it's a pretty unfair playing field)

Q: I missed it in the LOl's about Lord Carter's mum, "thats why we wrote what we wrote the way we wrote it", Pump priming

TSB

Lots of how we used to live stuff to demo how far we have come and how hard it is to predict

"How can business develop the right products and services for the future?"

We can't predict but we can invent (the future)

TSB set out stall re developing markets and a "climate of innovation"

e.g. Knowledge Exchange

TSB has a book

investing £1bn over a 3 year period. Fits with New Industry New Jobs agenda

Cross disciplinary

Pipes

Poems

People

One streategy for business innovation in creative (& cultural?) industries

from Twitter #dbicc09 time to rework those 4iP applications into TSB bids perhaps? (via @daveharte)

"Digital Testbed"

Test new technologies with real people

Digital Testbed Project will provide controlled enviromnment for business & tech experimentation (via Citizensheep)

Content is King

Andy Tait (Pembridge)

"You wouldn't let someone's tyres down for speeding so why throttle their broadband for illegal downloading

What are spotify giving back to music (er... cash)?

Jonnie Turpie, Maverick

Content is Queen not King

You need more than content: that part of a system of things

Will Perrin, Talk about Local

The case for alternatives

Independent and community media: a threat to Wapping? A threat to Murdoch

News Corp has people working on making news more like community work

digbeth.org as example of community based hyperlocal media

Jason Hall, Screen WM

The balance isn't quite right, Three tier approach, legislation, innovation, education, Legislation has more of a place in the report than education and innovation

Toby Barnes

Sorry had a web fail during his bit, will try to type this up later

Q: If we're better at content than engineering, should we be investing in that instead? (John Kirk)

Struggle to find skills and capability (oh rly?)

Twitter is blah blah what?

Q: (lady from Warwick Uni) Why are we separating content and infrastructure - tech is creative too

Will talks about things in Brum: Multipack, BSMC, BiNS

Birmingham is ideally placed to open up its public data for repurposing by local data mashers. (via @simonwhitehouse)

from the floor: Brum is well placed to make and use (suck was the actual word!) content

Q from Marc Reeves "West Midlands has worst record of entreprenerialism in the Uk: can social media reverse that?" (paraphrased) - @marcreeves

no real answer from that, where's that fact come from?, http://bit.ly/17mK2M, More from WM regional observatory http://bit.ly/rJCBr & presentation: http://bit.ly/whTyP

John Kirk explains what HE education means: not skills training, but capability building so people can develop their industry

discussion of what we mean by entrepreneuer - TV is to blame cf The Apprentice, and Dragons Den

Helen Milner: entrepreneurialism isn't about uni's, what about business start ups from other backgrounds?

Empowering People in the Digital Age (Chair: Stephen Dobson)

Mustafa Shevket (Matthew Bolton College)

MBC has great kit and industry contacts to train people for digital britain including Sky's staff

Helen Milner (UK online centres)

Gordon Brown said it can't be a two tier digital britain (so we need to have universal access)

Some weird stats to do with the Internet: people stay in homes longer. Internet users are 25% more confident about retaining their jobs

Media got digital britain wrong and talk all about phone taxes

Could have avoided this by talking about social policies

Michael Ryan

Diplomas are great for teaching media technology from the age of 14

They can then create their own path: things will change and they are empowered to change and make their own path

People see the need to get a qualification now - they don't just want to go to factories, this is good for digital britain as they need these skills for digital media jobs

Make shiny spaces, and people will want to learn about digital media (paraphrased)

Stephen Dobson

Pages 27 - 28 they have the stuff that's relevant to the people on the street

Missed a Keynsian opportunity here (ie we could have spent money we spent on banks on digital skills)

Q: Si Whitehouse: offered case studies from Digital Birmingham regarding community engagement

Helen Milner: survey of C2, D, E households internet usage, Use net to speak to friends and family, save money, hobbies, These are the things that people will do online

Guy from the floor, You have to include this empowerment of society as part of digital inclusion

"If there was one thing to take back to the minister what would it be?"

"It's a tool to get from A-B" (Mustafa Shekvit)

"by getting people online we create an opporunity, a market for these digital companies - people not pipes" (Helen Milner)

"It's about enriching everyone's life, not a tax on phones." (Michael Ryan)