Digital Britain report
The UK has a strong tradition in cultural and media content production and is the world’s top exporter of cultural goods, according to the UN. Paradoxically, traditional media mostly resist the innovation processes brought by the new advancement in digital technologies which is supposed to revive them, as the content industry has largely not yet adapted its business models to the new digital realities. In spite of numerous governmental efforts to boost the UK digital leadership, it still is not widely seen as a bespoke global leader. Britain’s true chance for digital innovation should come from self-emerging start-ups and open data initiatives, and not its traditionally strong content industries which try to slow down the innovation and tech adoption process. The government should be more consistent in its efforts to create the environment that would allow new tech businesses to develop in the UK...
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