The Power of Data
If the decisions and policies that shaped our societies were cakes, data would be the eggs, flour, sugar and butter. Without data, we’d do everything on a whim.
Civic Tech: Direct democracy made possible
Any excitement over developments in technology is usually reserved for labour-saving gadgets, automatism, and future utopias. Often overlooked is civic technology, which has the potential to have an overwhelmingly positive impact on our lives through expanding democracy and increasing citizen engagement.
The Paperclip with Personality – the First Virtual Assistant
The year is 2003. In a glass fronted office in Redmond, ‘Windows Vista’ is added to the action items for an internal Microsoft development meeting.
Reopening the High Street Safely
Transform your community engagement by gathering insights from your citizens and share information which aligns to your local recovery plan, using Hello Lamp Post's digital tool.
Goodbye 2020, Hello New Year
Marking the beginning of a brand-new decade, 2020 had all the right intentions of being a year to positively remember. And, although it’s been full of surprises (that no one asked for), it’s the year that changed everything.
A very digital Christmas
Have you ever had a conversation with a talking Christmas tree? Hello Lamp Post is making it possible this festive season, by bringing towns and cities to life.
The Reality of our Climate
Climate change is one of the defining crises of our time and it is happening even more quickly than we feared - if we don't make drastic changes now, collectively, then the consequences could be fatal and irreversible.
How is Tech used for Good?
On Tuesday 29th September, Hello Lamp Post hosted its very first webinar 'Tech for Good', from the series 'Digitally Transforming the High Street'. We were also fortunate enough to have guest speakers from Microsoft, E.C.F and Southwark Council join the webinar, where they individually discussed their experiences in the tech industry and how their businesses were pushing the 'Tech for Good' movement forward.
A New Normal
How will the tech sector continue to support public services in a post-covid world?
Planning For The Future
On the 6th August 2020, the UK Government published its White Paper which included proposals on how to reform England’s planning system. With its purpose to simplify, accelerate and modernise planning, three pillars of change were outlined: Planning for Development, Planning for Beautiful and Sustainable Places and Planning for Instructure, with the end goal to get Britain to “build, build, build”.
How the Pandemic could actually Save our Cities
The third in a series of four blogs on digitally transforming the high street by Kathy Bonomini, Co-Founder of Amplia Group and one of Hello Lamp Post’s newest advisors and investors.
Safer High Streets are just around the Corner
The last in a series of four blogs on digitally transforming the high street by David Worsell, Founder of Ineo Digital and one of Hello Lamp Post’s newest advisors and investors.