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UK - Country Digital Acceleration

Driving economic growth and productivity improvement in the UK

Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration programme aligns to the Government’s Digital and Industrial Strategies

It focuses on the following four areas:

1. Innovation & Skills

Digitisation is bringing explosive change but with our track record in innovation, Cisco is assisting the UK with its ambition to become Europe’s leading digital economy.
It is predicted that within 20 years 90% of all jobs will require some element of digital skills. With our CDA skills track we are looking to drive the adoption of digital skills.

3. Public Sector & Regional Growth

These projects look to increase the use of technology by government in the delivery of services to business and citizens from healthcare to education.
Regional disparities are now wider in the UK than in other western European nations. In this track we are aligning to the Government’s Regional Devolution agenda.

2. National Infrastructure & National Security

Connectivity drives productivity and innovation, and is the physical underpinning of a digital nation. One of the areas where significant productivity gains can be realised is transportation.
From the Cyber Security perspective, the program is supporting projects aligned to the three core pillars from the government’s Cyber Strategy.

4. Industrial Strategy & Productivity

Productivity languishes17% behind the pre-2008 trend. Cisco is engaged in the UK Productivity Council. CDA is involved in projects that span the 10 pillars of the Industrial Strategy from developing skills to clean energy and upgrading infrastructure.

Digital Transformation in Action

Two great examples of Digital Acceleration in action:

Smart Mobility Living Lab - the ultimate real-world test environment for self-driving vehicles, giving everyone from car-manufacturers to technologists the opportunity to come to London and test their products to get them ready for public use

Global CDA Corner

A series of IoT sensors and artificial intelligence tools will use data to better manage ships' wait time, cargo and optimal port arrival time

Digital Transformation Spotlight

Working together to install free broadband and connectivity in approximately 200 homes in Suffolk

What is Digital Transformation?

Digital Transformation is disrupting organisations in every industry at a global level. Here in the UK we are committed to harnessing Digital Transformation to break down barriers between people, processes and technology so organisations can create new products and services, and find more efficient ways of running their business.

By bringing together connectivity, IT security, automation, and analytics, organisations of all sizes can:

•    Create new customer & citizen experiences
•    Transform business models
•    Empower workforce innovation
•    Unlock the power of data

  • For an SMB, Digital Transformation means sustaining the flexibility for rapid growth, accelerating competitive advantages, and remaining as agile as when a start-up.
  • For a CIO, Digital Business Transformation means stepping up from the engine room of IT operations to become a business partner and leader of digitalbusiness. By making digital disruption an ally, CIOs can change boardroom perceptions about IT. Instead of being seen as a restrictive and costly overhead, make IT the enabler and differentiator of your organisation’s strategy.
  • For a country, Digital Transformation means improving productivity, innovation and quality of life across the whole country. This is at the heart of our Cisco's UK Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) Strategy. CDA is a pioneering strategy in partnership with government, business and academia to harness digital technologies to help realise the vision of a digital Britain.