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.

Digital Transformation of the Public Sector

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:

The Lister Alliance work with NHS Trusts, practitioners, industry and academia to reshape the future of healthcare technology. Through our Living Labs, we demonstrate how digital technology meaningfully impacts healthcare outcomes, while supporting a resilient, adaptable, and sustainable NHS.

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

The Future of Mobility

Transport is critical to our economy

Which is why we’re running a range co-innovation projects focused on designing, building and commercialising new technologies to drive the future of mobility.

Global CDA Corner

Port of Rotterdam’s digital transformation

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

Project SWIFT

Transforming train travel with superfast Wi-Fi

With the commuter in mind, Project SWIFT used trackside fibre technology for superfast ubiquitous broadband-level Wi-Fi, creating an innovative, agile travel experience for passengers and staff.