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by Geoff Revill, 25 May 2017

In a world where digital and real-life are every more closely entwined, what is a better Internet? Simply put, it’s a place I can go and trust that I can lead a digital life that is as free as my real life is. However our digital freedoms, and consequentially our real world freedoms, are undermined…

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by Sue Rose, 18 May 2017

Bradford languishes at number 374 – out of 389 – in the UK Prosperity Index. Unemployment is higher than the national average, educational attainment is lower, cultural divisions are rife and an astonishing 25% of the city’s population is under 16. What Bradford does have going for it is a forward-thinking chief executive in Kersten…

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by Sue Rose, 11 May 2017

UK drivers spend nearly four days per year looking for parking spaces, according to a recent survey by the British Parking Association*. Between the time wasted, lack of spaces and badly signed-posted car parks, it’s hardly surprising that 39% of drivers of the UK’s 29 million cars say finding parking is a stressful experience. Motorists…

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by Martin DeHeaver, 01 Dec 2016

Launched this weekend in the town centre, the new Guildford Parking mobile app is now available to download free in the App Store and on Google Play, taking car drivers directly to the best available parking spot. This user-friendly app, which is also available in a UK-wide version, enables drivers to Know where they are…

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by Geoff Revill, 11 Oct 2016

Ethos culture seeks to drive three key values in all it does; Trust, Moderation and Collaboration. We also believe strongly that individuals should be empowered with control over their own data. Almost all our deliverables in projects are digital or substantially so, so how do we map these values into a digital implementation? Particularly in the…

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by Fran Mullins, 20 Jul 2016

A number of the better connected and more technically-savvy of our partners have been throwing about terms like ‘Bitcoin’, ‘Ethereum’ and ‘Blockchain’ with increasing frequency lately, so I volunteered to write a blog post, to help myself, and hopefully others, understand more about what all the noise is about. The beginning Satoshi Nakamoto (whose actual…

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by Robert Pye, 20 May 2016

On Wednesday I attended an all day workshop/game at the Centre for Ageing Better. The event was the brainchild of Paddy Hanrahan and Tris Lumley. The idea? To create a £2m fund and ecosystem to pilot bringing together key stakeholders in this area in order to provide digital interventions that could really improve the lives of the…

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by Robert Pye, 18 May 2016

Last night I went to an event hosted by the Bulldog Trust in partnership with New Philanthropy Capital. Their building is next to Temple Tube opposite the HMS Wellington where we have held numerous Ethos events. The inside of the building is clad with rather splendid hardwood and the stained glass windows are stunning. So…

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by Martin DeHeaver, 11 May 2016

Guildford, in Surrey, UK, the childhood home of computer pioneer Alan Turing, has quietly leapfrogged many larger conurbations to become Europe’s smartest town by piloting the world’s first multi-sensor, multi-asset integrated parking and retail area system, designed to make city centre travel easier, and to help retail businesses thrive. Developed by Ethos Future Cities, using…

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by Martin DeHeaver, 28 Apr 2016

In September 2015 Ethos participated in the excellent Smart Oxford Challenge event, hosted by Adam Leach from Nominet. Ethos showcased our Future Cities Parking platform which uses new and legacy parking sensors, a linked open data system and machine learning to predict where parking spaces will be. This allows drivers to plan the best route…

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