Over the summer of 2017, Sheffield City Council joined Sheffield Digital, the association for the people and businesses of Sheffield’s digital industries as a Regional Partner.
The Council understands the importance of its city leadership role in relation to Sheffield’s digital and smart city agendas and, with city partners, wants to address the question:
How can the individuals and organisations in the city with an interest in maximising the use of digital combine forces to make Sheffield a thriving digital city?
This is across all parts of the digital agenda including skills, health, infrastructure, the economy, local government services, essentially — everywhere that digital technology is or can have a significant impact on the lives, and life chances, of the people and businesses in our city.
Our approach to addressing these areas is built around a domain model which was loosely based on an earlier Sheffield Smart City Strategy, but further developed to describe what the component parts of a digital Sheffield are.
Our ambition is for the city to build on our growing reputation as a digital leader by helping to combine the resources and efforts of those people and organisations who want to make a difference.
You can hear Sheffield Digital’s discussion with dotSHF co-founder Mark Gannon, covering the City’s ambition for a thriving digital Sheffield and the development of the Digital Coalition on episode two of the Sheffield Digital Podcast.