The third DCIA dissemination event took place in December and, following September’s virtual event, was back in the real world. GSMA’s London office, with its stunning views over Kings Cross, London, was the venue for the hundred or so attendees from across local government and industry attending the event. There was a great sense of energy and community in the room: with the programme now well underway, colleagues were getting a real and genuine sense of what they were achieving, but also the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.
DCMS’s Nick Wiggin opened the day and set out what the event was to achieve - through a series of presentations and panel discussions ranging from emerging Government policy to the direct user experience of pilots on the ground. Before then, however, Nick invited Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA, to welcome attendees to the event.