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Computer Weekly: Let’s get digital on the electoral curriculum for all our politicians


We all know that one thing characterises digital business models – be they Rightmove, Airbnb, Uber, Spotify, Tripadvisor, peer-to-peer lending platforms, or banking – they all disintermediate bureaucrats and administrators within old hierarchies, allowing people to innovate, provide, and consume services more directly and cheaply themselves than was the case before.

Dr Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, is asking UK politicians one simple question – can they stick “business and the internet” on the electoral curriculum?

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