We need to give innovators space to succeed (and fail), citizens more power online and off, and keep our country competitive.
Posts by Alan Mak MP
Alan Mak is MP for Havant and Founding Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.Follow @
Alan Mak: Conservatism 4.0 – We must ensure that no-one is left behind by the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The second article in a three-part series explaining why adapting to a society and economy shaped by technology is key.
Alan Mak: Conservatism 4.0 – Adapting our Party for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is our greatest challenge
The battlegrounds of the next election, as well as the wider economy, are being shaped by new technology.
These archaic machines cause NHS patients to miss appointments, hospitals to lose records, and cost millions of pounds in paper storage each year.
As I set out in my report, my challenge to the NHS is to move all GP surgeries and hospitals from being paper-first to digital-first organisations over the next 10 years.
Alan Mak: The Industrial Strategy is a bold vision for economic renewal. But we need to invest more in R&D.
If the Conservative Party is to remain successful, we must solve Britain’s productivity puzzle and deliver a tangible financial boost for voters.
No matter the size of the economy, or the early advantages a country might enjoy, the consequences of inaction or an anti-innovation policy platform are disastrous.
Alan Mak: The Fourth Industrial Revolution 4) The case for embracing technological advances must be made now
That means explaining the benefits in day to day life, and preparing an appropriate regulatory structure to deliver them.
Alan Mak: The Fourth Industrial Revolution 3) We must prepare workers for the changes that are coming
The 4IR should not be framed as people versus machines. It can – and should be – people empowered by machines.
The second piece in the author’s series on the coming economic revolution proposes a series of policies to turbo-charge the post-Brexit economy.
Alan Mak: The Fourth Industrial Revolution 1) Conservatives must champion and harness new technologies
The first piece of our series on the coming economic revolution urges the Government to challenge Corbyn’s Luddite approach.