techUK - Representing the tech industry in the UK techUK provides a collective voice for its members and drives connections with government and business to create a commercial environment in which they can thrive. http://www.techuk.org/ 2018-02-23T12:33:01+00:00 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Higher Education Tech Market: Future Trends, Opportunities and Challenges 2018-02-23T11:48:40+00:00 2018-02-23T11:48:40+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12328-higher-education-tech-market-future-trends-opportunities-and-challenges Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The education and learning technology sector contributes more than <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/13/edtech-is-the-next-fintech/">£1 billion to the U.K. economy each year,</a> and in the process has established some of the most innovative startup companies in the world. The EdTech sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK and is <a href="https://edtechnology.co.uk/Article/the-uk-ranks-1-in-edtech-venture-capital-funding-in-europe">expected to reach £3.4bn by 2021.</a></p> <p>techUK was delighted to host a briefing session putting the spotlight on the higher education market and the opportunities for the tech market. We were delighted to welcome to the panel Dale Peters, Principal Analyst, <strong>TechMarketView</strong>; Peter O'Rourke, Director of IT, <strong>University of Suffolk</strong>; and Jude Sheeran, CEO, <strong>Eduserv.</strong></p> <p>It was highlighted that higher education is the bright spot of edtech. With the steady rise of students enrolling, growing fees students are now more like consumers creating a more competitive environment for universities.</p> <p><strong>Student Recruitment, Retention and Experience</strong></p> <p>The increase in tuition fees coupled with fierce global competition has created a competitive environment for universities in attracting and retaining students, placing additional importance on optimizing the student experience.</p> <p>As such we are seeing investment in enrolment software to improve engagement with students, as well as increased use of chatbots to automate the recruitment process. Utilisation of data analytics and machine learning to analyse, measure and report on student experience to prevent student drop-outs.</p> <p>The HESA website was referenced as a useful tool to understand how the sector collects and uses data.</p> <p><strong>Changing Market</strong></p> <p>Most UK universities now use summer clearing and make unconditional offers and this is to help generate financial surplus as universities are dependent on student fees. The key ask to suppliers is how will your solution help increase student recruitment and improve retention rates. As such, IT directors might not necessarily be the best point of contact but those tasked with student recruitment and experience. However, when engaging with IT work with them to help make the business case to others in the institution.</p> <p>Partnering with universities and making them an early adopter was suggested as a potential model.</p> <p><strong>Data</strong></p> <p>Universities also have so much data themselves so suppliers can work with them to make better intelligence/decisions based on existing data.</p> <p><strong>Tech Trends</strong></p> <p>We are also seeing a shift to the cloud and move to Internet of Things on campus which is in itself creating more data. Longer term higher education institutions are looking at blockchain.</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The education and learning technology sector contributes more than <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/13/edtech-is-the-next-fintech/">£1 billion to the U.K. economy each year,</a> and in the process has established some of the most innovative startup companies in the world. The EdTech sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK and is <a href="https://edtechnology.co.uk/Article/the-uk-ranks-1-in-edtech-venture-capital-funding-in-europe">expected to reach £3.4bn by 2021.</a></p> <p>techUK was delighted to host a briefing session putting the spotlight on the higher education market and the opportunities for the tech market. We were delighted to welcome to the panel Dale Peters, Principal Analyst, <strong>TechMarketView</strong>; Peter O'Rourke, Director of IT, <strong>University of Suffolk</strong>; and Jude Sheeran, CEO, <strong>Eduserv.</strong></p> <p>It was highlighted that higher education is the bright spot of edtech. With the steady rise of students enrolling, growing fees students are now more like consumers creating a more competitive environment for universities.</p> <p><strong>Student Recruitment, Retention and Experience</strong></p> <p>The increase in tuition fees coupled with fierce global competition has created a competitive environment for universities in attracting and retaining students, placing additional importance on optimizing the student experience.</p> <p>As such we are seeing investment in enrolment software to improve engagement with students, as well as increased use of chatbots to automate the recruitment process. Utilisation of data analytics and machine learning to analyse, measure and report on student experience to prevent student drop-outs.</p> <p>The HESA website was referenced as a useful tool to understand how the sector collects and uses data.</p> <p><strong>Changing Market</strong></p> <p>Most UK universities now use summer clearing and make unconditional offers and this is to help generate financial surplus as universities are dependent on student fees. The key ask to suppliers is how will your solution help increase student recruitment and improve retention rates. As such, IT directors might not necessarily be the best point of contact but those tasked with student recruitment and experience. However, when engaging with IT work with them to help make the business case to others in the institution.</p> <p>Partnering with universities and making them an early adopter was suggested as a potential model.</p> <p><strong>Data</strong></p> <p>Universities also have so much data themselves so suppliers can work with them to make better intelligence/decisions based on existing data.</p> <p><strong>Tech Trends</strong></p> <p>We are also seeing a shift to the cloud and move to Internet of Things on campus which is in itself creating more data. Longer term higher education institutions are looking at blockchain.</p></div> Future Power Systems Architect Project - tech opportunities 2018-02-22T11:17:57+00:00 2018-02-22T11:17:57+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12318-future-power-systems-architect-project-tech-opportunities Matthew Evans(techUK) Matthew.Evans@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>On Monday techUK hosted the part of the Future Power Systems Architecture (FPSA) team from the Energy Systems Catapult for a <a href="events/workshop/item/11866-future-power-systems-architecture-tech-opportunities-workshop">workshop</a> to discuss the opportunities that exist for tech players in this project.&nbsp;</p> <p>FSPA is a combined effort involving dozens of industry professionals, academics, policymakers and stakeholders, led by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Energy Systems Catapult, sponsored by Innovate UK, to assess the challenges to be faced in the electricity system by 2030 and to identify new functionality required.</p> <p>The project has currently identified 35 functions that will be required in by 2030 with these ranging from those that help manage the interface with connected energy systems to providing capabilities for use in emergencies.&nbsp;Discussions in the workshop focused on some of the connectivity characteristics that will be need to faciliate these functions, the ability to introduce more innovation into the sector - including in market policy, and around data governance and access.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>These are all areas that techUK will be exploring in our Smart Energy work stream. If you would like to find out more on this work then please get in touch.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>On Monday techUK hosted the part of the Future Power Systems Architecture (FPSA) team from the Energy Systems Catapult for a <a href="events/workshop/item/11866-future-power-systems-architecture-tech-opportunities-workshop">workshop</a> to discuss the opportunities that exist for tech players in this project.&nbsp;</p> <p>FSPA is a combined effort involving dozens of industry professionals, academics, policymakers and stakeholders, led by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Energy Systems Catapult, sponsored by Innovate UK, to assess the challenges to be faced in the electricity system by 2030 and to identify new functionality required.</p> <p>The project has currently identified 35 functions that will be required in by 2030 with these ranging from those that help manage the interface with connected energy systems to providing capabilities for use in emergencies.&nbsp;Discussions in the workshop focused on some of the connectivity characteristics that will be need to faciliate these functions, the ability to introduce more innovation into the sector - including in market policy, and around data governance and access.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>These are all areas that techUK will be exploring in our Smart Energy work stream. If you would like to find out more on this work then please get in touch.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p></div> techUK responds to Government proposals on Brexit transition 2018-02-21T14:59:20+00:00 2018-02-21T14:59:20+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12315-techuk-responds-to-government-proposals-on-brexit-transition Giles Derrington(techUK) giles.derrington@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Commenting on the Department for Exiting the European Union’s proposals for the Brexit transition or implementation period, Antony Walker, deputy CEO said:</p> <p>“These proposals would help to provide further clarity to business. The UK Government is right to say that the length of transition should be based on how long it will take to implement new post-Brexit processes, not arbitrary dates. Building processes such as new customs systems will take time and cannot be rushed without creating new risks. The final length of the transition must be based on evidence, not on political expediency. However, we remain sceptical that a period of around two years is long enough to deliver the complex changes needed to properly deliver Brexit.</p> <p>“techUK welcomes the UK Government’s position that UK experts and regulators should be able to continue to engage in EU policy making during the transition process. It is critical that the UK has a proper say in rules that will affect UK businesses. As the biggest tech sector in Europe, UK expertise in issues such as data protection and telecoms regulation are rightly recognised as valuable to the whole of the European tech economy.</p> <p>“The proposals also give further clarification around EU bilateral agreements with third countries. Making absolutely clear that the UK will remain within the EU/ US Privacy Shield and wider EU data protection regime is important to ensure that there is no cliff edge to free flows of data between the UK, EU and the USA in March 2019.</p> <p>“Tech is at the cutting-edge of innovation and cannot wait around for two years of further uncertainty. We hope that the UK and the EU will now quickly agree the terms of the transition period so that businesses can focus on the job of building the economy of tomorrow.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{bio}antony.walker@techuk.org{/bio}</p> <p>{bio}alice.jackson@techuk.org{/bio}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Commenting on the Department for Exiting the European Union’s proposals for the Brexit transition or implementation period, Antony Walker, deputy CEO said:</p> <p>“These proposals would help to provide further clarity to business. The UK Government is right to say that the length of transition should be based on how long it will take to implement new post-Brexit processes, not arbitrary dates. Building processes such as new customs systems will take time and cannot be rushed without creating new risks. The final length of the transition must be based on evidence, not on political expediency. However, we remain sceptical that a period of around two years is long enough to deliver the complex changes needed to properly deliver Brexit.</p> <p>“techUK welcomes the UK Government’s position that UK experts and regulators should be able to continue to engage in EU policy making during the transition process. It is critical that the UK has a proper say in rules that will affect UK businesses. As the biggest tech sector in Europe, UK expertise in issues such as data protection and telecoms regulation are rightly recognised as valuable to the whole of the European tech economy.</p> <p>“The proposals also give further clarification around EU bilateral agreements with third countries. Making absolutely clear that the UK will remain within the EU/ US Privacy Shield and wider EU data protection regime is important to ensure that there is no cliff edge to free flows of data between the UK, EU and the USA in March 2019.</p> <p>“Tech is at the cutting-edge of innovation and cannot wait around for two years of further uncertainty. We hope that the UK and the EU will now quickly agree the terms of the transition period so that businesses can focus on the job of building the economy of tomorrow.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{bio}antony.walker@techuk.org{/bio}</p> <p>{bio}alice.jackson@techuk.org{/bio}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Jacqueline de Rojas Joins Panel for Major Review into Post-18 Education 2018-02-21T09:41:52+00:00 2018-02-21T09:41:52+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12314-jacqueline-de-rojas-joins-panel-for-major-review-into-post-18-education Harri Turnbull(techUK) harri.turnbull@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Theresa May has launched a major new review into post-18 education which will&nbsp;investigate choices between technical, vocational and academic routes for students. The wide-ranging review will be informed by independent advice from an expert panel from across post-18 education, business and academia including techUK’s president, Jacqueline de Rojas. Chaired by Philip Augar, author and former non-executive director of the Department for Education, the panel will focus on choice, value for money, access and skills provision.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="images/assets/Harri_T/JDR_NYHL_2018.jpg" alt="JDR NYHL 2018" width="446" height="317" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>On her appointment to the panel, Jacqueline de Rojas, techUK president said:</h3> <p>“Education is key to ensuring all people are able to thrive in the modern economy and I’m delighted to be part of this important review. It is too early to make any comments on the findings but I look forward to working with the panel on this evidence-based review.”</p> <h3>In the Government’s announcement, Education Secretary Damian Hinds said:</h3> <p>“Our post-18 education system has many strengths. It has a fantastic global reputation, we have record rates of disadvantaged students going to university and we are transforming technical education so employers have access to the skills they need.</p> <p>“However, with a system where almost all institutions are charging the same price for courses – when some clearly cost more than others and some have higher returns to the student than others – it is right that we ask questions about choice and value for money. We also need to look at the balance between academic study and technical education to ensure there is genuine choice for young people and that we are giving employers access to a highly skilled workforce.”</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Theresa May has launched a major new review into post-18 education which will&nbsp;investigate choices between technical, vocational and academic routes for students. The wide-ranging review will be informed by independent advice from an expert panel from across post-18 education, business and academia including techUK’s president, Jacqueline de Rojas. Chaired by Philip Augar, author and former non-executive director of the Department for Education, the panel will focus on choice, value for money, access and skills provision.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="images/assets/Harri_T/JDR_NYHL_2018.jpg" alt="JDR NYHL 2018" width="446" height="317" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>On her appointment to the panel, Jacqueline de Rojas, techUK president said:</h3> <p>“Education is key to ensuring all people are able to thrive in the modern economy and I’m delighted to be part of this important review. It is too early to make any comments on the findings but I look forward to working with the panel on this evidence-based review.”</p> <h3>In the Government’s announcement, Education Secretary Damian Hinds said:</h3> <p>“Our post-18 education system has many strengths. It has a fantastic global reputation, we have record rates of disadvantaged students going to university and we are transforming technical education so employers have access to the skills they need.</p> <p>“However, with a system where almost all institutions are charging the same price for courses – when some clearly cost more than others and some have higher returns to the student than others – it is right that we ask questions about choice and value for money. We also need to look at the balance between academic study and technical education to ensure there is genuine choice for young people and that we are giving employers access to a highly skilled workforce.”</p></div> CABSAT – Dubai, UAE 2018-02-20T16:22:20+00:00 2018-02-20T16:22:20+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12313-cabsat-is-the-no-1-broadcast-satellite-and-digital-media-event-focused-on-the-measa-region Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The event attracts 13,000+ visitors from the Broadcast, Satellite &amp; Content market in the MEASA region. From engineers to marketing directors within broadcast and satellite to content buyers, sellers, producers and distributors including Radio, Audio and Film, the event brings together the entire entertainment media community in Dubai annually. <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/536/Dubai--CABSAT-2019/" target="_blank">More..</a></p> <p><strong>TAP funding: £2,500</strong></p> <p>Contact:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a> 01622 754200</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The event attracts 13,000+ visitors from the Broadcast, Satellite &amp; Content market in the MEASA region. From engineers to marketing directors within broadcast and satellite to content buyers, sellers, producers and distributors including Radio, Audio and Film, the event brings together the entire entertainment media community in Dubai annually. <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/536/Dubai--CABSAT-2019/" target="_blank">More..</a></p> <p><strong>TAP funding: £2,500</strong></p> <p>Contact:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a> 01622 754200</p></div> techUK Holds First Immersive Tech Conference on Consumer VR & AR 2018-02-20T16:06:48+00:00 2018-02-20T16:06:48+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12312-vr-and-ar-conference Craig Melson(techUK) craig.melson@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Last week saw the first techUK conference <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11873-vr-and-ar-conference">looking at the consumer landscape and market for immersive technologies</a>. This is a new area for techUK and we had a great line up of speakers, demonstrations and presentations and we look forward to ding more in this area of technology.</p> <p>The <em>VR &amp; AR: Revolutionising Consumer Tech?</em> conference saw 100 people from across the tech, media, broadcast and creative sectors come together to discuss the consumer propositions for VR and AR, what business models and ecosystem needs to be in place and how to drive adoption among consumers.</p> <p>There were also fantastic presentations looking at the market for VR tech, the vital importance of standards and how it can be featured in the broadcast space. There was also a brilliant presentation of <a href="http://thewaybackvr.com/">The Way Back</a>, a VR experience helping dementia patients and I strongly urge you all to have a look at what they are doing.</p> <p>The presentations can be seen below and a round up of the main points are as follows.</p> <p>The first panel discussed <strong>VR/AR content</strong> and key points were:</p> <ul> <li>Long form narrative storytelling is in a golden period and VR and immersive isn’t good for this type of content.</li> <li>Interaction is the key to content people want, such as games and experiences.</li> <li>AR works best for more passive experiences and is more useful and accessible.</li> <li>Lessons need to be learned from 3D TV – poor quality content killed it off as a consumer proposition.</li> <li>Content creators need to act responsibly and think about the extent people are immersed and what effect it will have on people.</li> <li>On the brand and marketing side, a lot of companies want to do a VR experience, but don’t have a strategic reason why.</li> </ul> <p>On <strong>business models and monetisation </strong>of these new technologies:</p> <ul> <li>Important not to lump AR and VR together as they have different user cases and experiences.</li> <li>A lot of service oriented firms and agencies entering this space don’t appreciate or understand the IP, licensing and rights world that film and TV producers have to deal with.</li> <li>Headset manufacturers and devices are making the most money currently and have become content creators to lure consumers in.</li> <li>A lot of the money for VR/AR content is held by marketing departments so it’s important to make sure you understand those needs.</li> <li>There are significant sums available from Government, InnovateUK, other bodies like Immerse UK as well as from PSBs and brands investing in immersive tech.</li> <li>AR as an accompaniment to physical goods is a great way to differentiate those physical products, so make this proposition to physical gods manufacturers.</li> <li>Whilst this applies to most digital goods, VR/AR apps and experiences can provide accurate digital metrics which help justify business cases to advertisers and commissioners.</li> </ul> <p>The third panel heard from experts on <strong>what ecosystem needs to be created</strong> to develop the UK immersive tech sector into a global leader. Main points from the conversation were:</p> <ul> <li>Standards and interoperability are vital components for tech ecosystems. In VR, this means lens to eye, defined pixels, refresh rates etc.</li> <li>We need ubiquitous cloud and connectivity to be in place as these technologies underpin and enable content delivery over the top.</li> <li>There needs to be a healthy mix of production companies, creatives and post production to be able to work in these formats.</li> <li>SDKs and tools for developers are vital. When the Android developer kit is released, there will be more innovation and apps created.</li> <li>There needs to be an appreciation that an ecosystem for some forms of VR and AR for decades. For example HUDs on aircraft, simulators and many more.</li> <li>Lessons can be learned from how the UK developed other burgeoning tech ecosystems, such as big data and analytics.</li> <li>Challenge is getting the different players in the sector to use common language.</li> </ul> <p>The final panel discussed <strong>how to get consumers on board and drive adoption</strong> of VR and AR and main points were:</p> <ul> <li>The best way to drive adoption is more people trying immersive technologies out and the challenge is to develop a network of cafes, arcades and experiences for people to do so.</li> <li>Gaming is leading the charge in consumer adoption of VR and AR, with more VR devices sold than there are total registered on Steam.</li> <li>There is a chicken and egg situation between hardware and content. Hardware manufacturers can't succeed unless there's rich, high quality experiences and content for people to enjoy.</li> <li>Another challenge is balancing reach of VR content with quality. The best quality immersive experiences require hardware (powerful PCs, high end headsets) most people don't have, so those commissioning often opt for lower quality to maximise reach.</li> <li>Gaming has been the main driver and already more VR devices than registered on Steam</li> <li>New versions of hardware like Oculus, Gear and Vive will drive sales and uptake.</li> <li>We already have AR capable devices in smartphones and 360/VR/AR frequently top app store charts, and is a good gateway to these technologies.</li> </ul> <p>The presentations (with all the speaker information) <a href="images/techUK%20VR%20AR%20SLIDES.pdf">can be seen here</a> or downloaded below and more info can be seen by searching for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=techukvrar&amp;src=typd" title="https://twitter.com/search?q=techukvrar&amp;src=typd">#techUKVRAR</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Last week saw the first techUK conference <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11873-vr-and-ar-conference">looking at the consumer landscape and market for immersive technologies</a>. This is a new area for techUK and we had a great line up of speakers, demonstrations and presentations and we look forward to ding more in this area of technology.</p> <p>The <em>VR &amp; AR: Revolutionising Consumer Tech?</em> conference saw 100 people from across the tech, media, broadcast and creative sectors come together to discuss the consumer propositions for VR and AR, what business models and ecosystem needs to be in place and how to drive adoption among consumers.</p> <p>There were also fantastic presentations looking at the market for VR tech, the vital importance of standards and how it can be featured in the broadcast space. There was also a brilliant presentation of <a href="http://thewaybackvr.com/">The Way Back</a>, a VR experience helping dementia patients and I strongly urge you all to have a look at what they are doing.</p> <p>The presentations can be seen below and a round up of the main points are as follows.</p> <p>The first panel discussed <strong>VR/AR content</strong> and key points were:</p> <ul> <li>Long form narrative storytelling is in a golden period and VR and immersive isn’t good for this type of content.</li> <li>Interaction is the key to content people want, such as games and experiences.</li> <li>AR works best for more passive experiences and is more useful and accessible.</li> <li>Lessons need to be learned from 3D TV – poor quality content killed it off as a consumer proposition.</li> <li>Content creators need to act responsibly and think about the extent people are immersed and what effect it will have on people.</li> <li>On the brand and marketing side, a lot of companies want to do a VR experience, but don’t have a strategic reason why.</li> </ul> <p>On <strong>business models and monetisation </strong>of these new technologies:</p> <ul> <li>Important not to lump AR and VR together as they have different user cases and experiences.</li> <li>A lot of service oriented firms and agencies entering this space don’t appreciate or understand the IP, licensing and rights world that film and TV producers have to deal with.</li> <li>Headset manufacturers and devices are making the most money currently and have become content creators to lure consumers in.</li> <li>A lot of the money for VR/AR content is held by marketing departments so it’s important to make sure you understand those needs.</li> <li>There are significant sums available from Government, InnovateUK, other bodies like Immerse UK as well as from PSBs and brands investing in immersive tech.</li> <li>AR as an accompaniment to physical goods is a great way to differentiate those physical products, so make this proposition to physical gods manufacturers.</li> <li>Whilst this applies to most digital goods, VR/AR apps and experiences can provide accurate digital metrics which help justify business cases to advertisers and commissioners.</li> </ul> <p>The third panel heard from experts on <strong>what ecosystem needs to be created</strong> to develop the UK immersive tech sector into a global leader. Main points from the conversation were:</p> <ul> <li>Standards and interoperability are vital components for tech ecosystems. In VR, this means lens to eye, defined pixels, refresh rates etc.</li> <li>We need ubiquitous cloud and connectivity to be in place as these technologies underpin and enable content delivery over the top.</li> <li>There needs to be a healthy mix of production companies, creatives and post production to be able to work in these formats.</li> <li>SDKs and tools for developers are vital. When the Android developer kit is released, there will be more innovation and apps created.</li> <li>There needs to be an appreciation that an ecosystem for some forms of VR and AR for decades. For example HUDs on aircraft, simulators and many more.</li> <li>Lessons can be learned from how the UK developed other burgeoning tech ecosystems, such as big data and analytics.</li> <li>Challenge is getting the different players in the sector to use common language.</li> </ul> <p>The final panel discussed <strong>how to get consumers on board and drive adoption</strong> of VR and AR and main points were:</p> <ul> <li>The best way to drive adoption is more people trying immersive technologies out and the challenge is to develop a network of cafes, arcades and experiences for people to do so.</li> <li>Gaming is leading the charge in consumer adoption of VR and AR, with more VR devices sold than there are total registered on Steam.</li> <li>There is a chicken and egg situation between hardware and content. Hardware manufacturers can't succeed unless there's rich, high quality experiences and content for people to enjoy.</li> <li>Another challenge is balancing reach of VR content with quality. The best quality immersive experiences require hardware (powerful PCs, high end headsets) most people don't have, so those commissioning often opt for lower quality to maximise reach.</li> <li>Gaming has been the main driver and already more VR devices than registered on Steam</li> <li>New versions of hardware like Oculus, Gear and Vive will drive sales and uptake.</li> <li>We already have AR capable devices in smartphones and 360/VR/AR frequently top app store charts, and is a good gateway to these technologies.</li> </ul> <p>The presentations (with all the speaker information) <a href="images/techUK%20VR%20AR%20SLIDES.pdf">can be seen here</a> or downloaded below and more info can be seen by searching for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=techukvrar&amp;src=typd" title="https://twitter.com/search?q=techukvrar&amp;src=typd">#techUKVRAR</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> CES – Las Vegas, USA 2018-02-20T16:16:05+00:00 2018-02-20T16:16:05+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12311-ces-is-the-world-s-gathering-place-for-all-who-thrive-on-the-business-of-consumer-technologies Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years - the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/419/Las-Vegas--Consumer-Electronics-Show-CES-2019/" target="_blank">More..</a></p> <p><strong>TAP funding: £2,000</strong></p> <p>Contact:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a> 01622 754200</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years - the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/419/Las-Vegas--Consumer-Electronics-Show-CES-2019/" target="_blank">More..</a></p> <p><strong>TAP funding: £2,000</strong></p> <p>Contact:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a> 01622 754200</p></div> GITEX Technology Week – Dubai, UAE 2018-02-20T16:09:51+00:00 2018-02-20T16:09:51+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12309-gitex-technology-week-is-a-game-changing-must-attend-event-located-in-dubai Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The global ICT industry is transforming the way the world does business and GITEX Global will be there to help guide the market with a showcase of the most exciting IT innovations. <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/463/Dubai--GITEX-Technology-Week-2018/" target="_blank">More..</a></p> <p><strong>TAP funding: £2,500</strong></p> <p>Contact:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a> 01622 754200</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The global ICT industry is transforming the way the world does business and GITEX Global will be there to help guide the market with a showcase of the most exciting IT innovations. <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/463/Dubai--GITEX-Technology-Week-2018/" target="_blank">More..</a></p> <p><strong>TAP funding: £2,500</strong></p> <p>Contact:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a> 01622 754200</p></div> IBC – Amsterdam, Netherlands 2018-02-20T16:04:04+00:00 2018-02-20T16:04:04+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12308-ibc-amsterdam-netherlands Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The IBC Exhibition covers fifteen halls across the RAI, hosting over 1,700 exhibitors and a number of specially curated feature areas and events that tie into the IBC Conference to enrich your understanding of technologies and trends that are driving the industry: <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/454/Amsterdam--IBC-2018/" target="_blank">More..</a></p> <p><strong>TAP funding: £1,500</strong></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a> 01622 754200</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The IBC Exhibition covers fifteen halls across the RAI, hosting over 1,700 exhibitors and a number of specially curated feature areas and events that tie into the IBC Conference to enrich your understanding of technologies and trends that are driving the industry: <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/454/Amsterdam--IBC-2018/" target="_blank">More..</a></p> <p><strong>TAP funding: £1,500</strong></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a> 01622 754200</p></div> MWC Americas 2018-02-20T15:54:34+00:00 2018-02-20T15:54:34+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12307-mwc-americas Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>More than 21,000 unique visitors from 110 countries and territories attended the event, held September 12-14 in San Francisco. The three-day conference and exhibition attracted executives from the industry’s largest and most influential mobile operators, software companies, device makers, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as government delegations. <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/549/Los-Angeles--Mobile-World-Congress-2018/" target="_blank">More.. </a></p> <p><strong>TAP funding: £2,000</strong></p> <p>Contact:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:techUK@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techUK@tradefair.co.uk</a>&nbsp;01622 754200</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>More than 21,000 unique visitors from 110 countries and territories attended the event, held September 12-14 in San Francisco. The three-day conference and exhibition attracted executives from the industry’s largest and most influential mobile operators, software companies, device makers, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as government delegations. <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/549/Los-Angeles--Mobile-World-Congress-2018/" target="_blank">More.. </a></p> <p><strong>TAP funding: £2,000</strong></p> <p>Contact:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:techUK@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techUK@tradefair.co.uk</a>&nbsp;01622 754200</p></div> MWC Shanghai 2018-02-20T15:44:47+00:00 2018-02-20T15:44:47+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12306-mobile-world-congress-shanghai Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Mobile World Congress Shanghai featured exciting new additions for 2017; more days, more exhibitions, more innovation, and more attendees! MWC Shanghai welcomed nearly 67,500 of the mobile world’s brightest minds from 104 countries and territories. Attendees explored ‘The Human Element’, addressing the impact of mobile on our daily lives and experiencing the products and services shaping the future of the connected world. <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/543/Shanghai--Mobile-World-Congress-2017/" target="_blank">More..</a></p> <p><strong>TAP funding: £2,500</strong></p> <p>Contact:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a> 01622 754200</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Mobile World Congress Shanghai featured exciting new additions for 2017; more days, more exhibitions, more innovation, and more attendees! MWC Shanghai welcomed nearly 67,500 of the mobile world’s brightest minds from 104 countries and territories. Attendees explored ‘The Human Element’, addressing the impact of mobile on our daily lives and experiencing the products and services shaping the future of the connected world. <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/543/Shanghai--Mobile-World-Congress-2017/" target="_blank">More..</a></p> <p><strong>TAP funding: £2,500</strong></p> <p>Contact:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a> 01622 754200</p></div> GISEC – Dubai, UAE 2018-02-20T14:51:57+00:00 2018-02-20T14:51:57+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12305-gulf-information-security-expo-conference-gisec Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The Gulf Information Security Expo &amp; Conference (GISEC) brings together over 7,000 top security professionals to discover cutting-edge solutions, share insights with industry experts and equip themselves with the right tools to protect their businesses from rapidly-evolving cyber attackers.</p> <p>Pre-show focus days on best practice information security for professionals in oil and gas, and for government entities, delivered by world-renowned infosec leaders <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/523/Dubai--GISEC-2018/" target="_blank">More..</a></p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The Gulf Information Security Expo &amp; Conference (GISEC) brings together over 7,000 top security professionals to discover cutting-edge solutions, share insights with industry experts and equip themselves with the right tools to protect their businesses from rapidly-evolving cyber attackers.</p> <p>Pre-show focus days on best practice information security for professionals in oil and gas, and for government entities, delivered by world-renowned infosec leaders <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/523/Dubai--GISEC-2018/" target="_blank">More..</a></p></div> techUK Responds to Product Safety Inquiry 2018-02-20T12:57:08+00:00 2018-02-20T12:57:08+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12304-product-safety-inquiry-response Craig Melson(techUK) craig.melson@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>techUK responded to the APPG on Home Electrical Safety inquiry into product recall and the impact of Brexit on product safety and <a href="images/techUK%20Submission%20to%20APPG%20on%20Home%20Electrical%20Safety.pdf">you can read the report here</a>.&nbsp;</blockquote> <p>The inquiry has been overtaken by events at BEIS who set up the new Office for Prduct Safety &amp; Standards and we look forward to finding out more detail about this new office.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the report we outline some specific challenges to product safety and key points are:</p> <ul> <li>An increasing level of unsafe, non-compliant or counterfeit electrical goods and accessories (like chargers) are coming into the UK.</li> <li>Unsafe and unauthorised repair operations jepoardise consumer safety and product&nbsp; quality.&nbsp;</li> <li>There are safety impacts caused by cuts to Trading Standards officers and their ability to respond.</li> <li>There needs to be a single, independent portal for product registrations that has consumer trust.&nbsp;</li> <li>Retail is probbaly the most logical place to capture purchase data for registrations and we support the desire for innovation on how this information is captured.</li> <li>The need to understand whether the Data Protection Bill will encourage opting out of data sharing for recall purposes.</li> </ul> <p>The inquiry further asked about the impact of Brexit on product safety and we make the following points:</p> <ul> <li>Leaving the CE marking regime will impact product safety and the ability of Market Surveillance Authorities to act.</li> <li>Leaving the Customs Union means it will be harder to send goods and spare parts around the EU for centralised repair. This could see more unauthorised and unsafe repairs.</li> <li>How will BEIS and others co-operate internationally on portals like RAPEX and international recalls?</li> <li>The UK needs to keep pace with the EU on product legislation so UK consumers aren't exposed to risks EU citizens are not.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>The full report can be read below.</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>techUK responded to the APPG on Home Electrical Safety inquiry into product recall and the impact of Brexit on product safety and <a href="images/techUK%20Submission%20to%20APPG%20on%20Home%20Electrical%20Safety.pdf">you can read the report here</a>.&nbsp;</blockquote> <p>The inquiry has been overtaken by events at BEIS who set up the new Office for Prduct Safety &amp; Standards and we look forward to finding out more detail about this new office.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the report we outline some specific challenges to product safety and key points are:</p> <ul> <li>An increasing level of unsafe, non-compliant or counterfeit electrical goods and accessories (like chargers) are coming into the UK.</li> <li>Unsafe and unauthorised repair operations jepoardise consumer safety and product&nbsp; quality.&nbsp;</li> <li>There are safety impacts caused by cuts to Trading Standards officers and their ability to respond.</li> <li>There needs to be a single, independent portal for product registrations that has consumer trust.&nbsp;</li> <li>Retail is probbaly the most logical place to capture purchase data for registrations and we support the desire for innovation on how this information is captured.</li> <li>The need to understand whether the Data Protection Bill will encourage opting out of data sharing for recall purposes.</li> </ul> <p>The inquiry further asked about the impact of Brexit on product safety and we make the following points:</p> <ul> <li>Leaving the CE marking regime will impact product safety and the ability of Market Surveillance Authorities to act.</li> <li>Leaving the Customs Union means it will be harder to send goods and spare parts around the EU for centralised repair. This could see more unauthorised and unsafe repairs.</li> <li>How will BEIS and others co-operate internationally on portals like RAPEX and international recalls?</li> <li>The UK needs to keep pace with the EU on product legislation so UK consumers aren't exposed to risks EU citizens are not.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>The full report can be read below.</p></div> PredictX on predictive insight in Leicester 2018-02-20T11:48:33+00:00 2018-02-20T11:48:33+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/case-studies/item/12303-predictx-on-predictive-insight-in-leicester Claire Leslie (techUK) claire.leslie@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland use predictive insight to optimise Intensive Community Support service</blockquote> <p><strong>Key learning/Lessons learnt</strong></p> <p>Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland use predictive insight to optimise Intensive Community Support (ICS) service</p> <p><strong>Background</strong></p> <p>Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Health and Social Care’s Better Care Together (BCT) programme has been developed to transform health and care delivery across the region. BCT brings together a number of organisations, including University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL), all three Clinical Commissioning Groups, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LTP), Rutland County Council, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council. Partners across LLR also work closely with patient representatives to ensure that services delivered meet the needs of its 1,000,000 residents and result in increased independence and improved outcomes.</p> <p><strong>What challenge did we seek to solve?</strong></p> <p>Acute hospital activity is higher than ever, yet bed capacity is shrinking. The number of over 85s living in LLR is expected to increase by around 150% between 2014 and 2039. Inevitably, increased life expectancy goes hand in hand with loss of functionality, increased levels of disability, frailty and long term conditions (LTCs) that require regular medical intervention. The intensive community support (ICS) service provided by LPT provides an intensive rehabilitation service with an aim to prevent or reduce the need for permanent or long term care. In order to gauge the impact and effectiveness of the ICS service across the local health and care community, an evaluation was required.</p> <p><strong>What did we do?</strong></p> <p>An impartial and unbiased assessment of the ICS service could only be achieved if the multiple strands of data generated by all care providers - from UHL to social services - were integrated and analysed.</p> <p>A specialist public health intelligence team, led by Gabriele Price, Public Health Business Partner at Leicestershire County Council, was therefore tasked to develop a methodology for capturing data on this specific group of patients.</p> <p>The team worked closely with data analytics experts PredictX, who integrate and aggregate data from East Midlands Ambulance Service, UHL, LPT, Adult Social Care services and NHS 111, creating dynamic dashboards that enables them to monitor the impact of the extended ICS service on patient outcomes and readmissions on an ongoing basis. This data integration also allows them to view these holistic pathways and outcomes across the whole system.</p> <p><strong>Outcomes achieved</strong></p> <p>The dashboards are currently being used to evaluate the impact of ICS on:</p> <ul> <li>Length of stay at UHL</li> <li>Readmission rates</li> <li>A&amp;E attendance rates</li> <li>Before and after activity costs</li> </ul> <p>For patients referred to ICS following a hospital stay the above outcomes are compared to patients who did not receive ICS and who were matched on age, number of LTCs, and reason and period for the hospital admission to the ICS cohort. PredictX for Care and Health allows for matching and a parallel monitoring of both groups to be carried out in an easy, accessible and robust way.</p> <p>Using PredictX for Care and Health however, the partnership can assess the impact and benefits of ICS on a month-by-month basis, while also monitoring any changes to service costs and/or benefits.</p> <p><strong>Future</strong> <strong>plans</strong></p> <p>The dashboards will continue to be used even more extensively, for an in-depth analysis of the impact of ICS on care delivery across the region. This will include the development of a whole system cost evaluation, as well as an analysis of staff costs, to assess the overall value of the service on this set of patients.</p> <p>The ICS evaluation team are also working with PredictX to develop a predictive modelling dashboard, which will help shape future developments and assess which services are likely to be the most beneficial.</p> <p><strong>Contact details</strong></p> <p>E <a href="mailto:info@predictx.com">info@predictx.com</a></p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland use predictive insight to optimise Intensive Community Support service</blockquote> <p><strong>Key learning/Lessons learnt</strong></p> <p>Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland use predictive insight to optimise Intensive Community Support (ICS) service</p> <p><strong>Background</strong></p> <p>Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Health and Social Care’s Better Care Together (BCT) programme has been developed to transform health and care delivery across the region. BCT brings together a number of organisations, including University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL), all three Clinical Commissioning Groups, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LTP), Rutland County Council, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council. Partners across LLR also work closely with patient representatives to ensure that services delivered meet the needs of its 1,000,000 residents and result in increased independence and improved outcomes.</p> <p><strong>What challenge did we seek to solve?</strong></p> <p>Acute hospital activity is higher than ever, yet bed capacity is shrinking. The number of over 85s living in LLR is expected to increase by around 150% between 2014 and 2039. Inevitably, increased life expectancy goes hand in hand with loss of functionality, increased levels of disability, frailty and long term conditions (LTCs) that require regular medical intervention. The intensive community support (ICS) service provided by LPT provides an intensive rehabilitation service with an aim to prevent or reduce the need for permanent or long term care. In order to gauge the impact and effectiveness of the ICS service across the local health and care community, an evaluation was required.</p> <p><strong>What did we do?</strong></p> <p>An impartial and unbiased assessment of the ICS service could only be achieved if the multiple strands of data generated by all care providers - from UHL to social services - were integrated and analysed.</p> <p>A specialist public health intelligence team, led by Gabriele Price, Public Health Business Partner at Leicestershire County Council, was therefore tasked to develop a methodology for capturing data on this specific group of patients.</p> <p>The team worked closely with data analytics experts PredictX, who integrate and aggregate data from East Midlands Ambulance Service, UHL, LPT, Adult Social Care services and NHS 111, creating dynamic dashboards that enables them to monitor the impact of the extended ICS service on patient outcomes and readmissions on an ongoing basis. This data integration also allows them to view these holistic pathways and outcomes across the whole system.</p> <p><strong>Outcomes achieved</strong></p> <p>The dashboards are currently being used to evaluate the impact of ICS on:</p> <ul> <li>Length of stay at UHL</li> <li>Readmission rates</li> <li>A&amp;E attendance rates</li> <li>Before and after activity costs</li> </ul> <p>For patients referred to ICS following a hospital stay the above outcomes are compared to patients who did not receive ICS and who were matched on age, number of LTCs, and reason and period for the hospital admission to the ICS cohort. PredictX for Care and Health allows for matching and a parallel monitoring of both groups to be carried out in an easy, accessible and robust way.</p> <p>Using PredictX for Care and Health however, the partnership can assess the impact and benefits of ICS on a month-by-month basis, while also monitoring any changes to service costs and/or benefits.</p> <p><strong>Future</strong> <strong>plans</strong></p> <p>The dashboards will continue to be used even more extensively, for an in-depth analysis of the impact of ICS on care delivery across the region. This will include the development of a whole system cost evaluation, as well as an analysis of staff costs, to assess the overall value of the service on this set of patients.</p> <p>The ICS evaluation team are also working with PredictX to develop a predictive modelling dashboard, which will help shape future developments and assess which services are likely to be the most beneficial.</p> <p><strong>Contact details</strong></p> <p>E <a href="mailto:info@predictx.com">info@predictx.com</a></p></div> PredictX on risk stratification in Southend 2018-02-20T11:44:30+00:00 2018-02-20T11:44:30+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/case-studies/item/12302-predictx-on-risk-stratification-in-southend Claire Leslie (techUK) claire.leslie@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>PredictX helps Southend CCG and Southend Council reduce emergency admission</blockquote> <p><strong>Key learning/Lessons learnt</strong></p> <p>Integrated intelligence across Health and Social Care can provide system improvement, improving pressure on emergency services and understanding patient flow through the health and social care system</p> <p><strong>Background</strong></p> <p>Southend CCG and Southend Council in the East of England, work closely together to deliver better outcomes for patients and service users. They are jointly national pilots for Year of Care and Pioneer Integration sites. They have a challenging emergency care agenda, within Southend which became a priority as system costs were rising. It was at this stage that under the leadership of the clinical director, and the Corporate Director of Adult and Community Services decided to look for proactive solution to solve this problem</p> <p><strong>What challenge did we seek to solve?</strong></p> <ul> <li>Reduce emergency admissions</li> <li>Target the right patients and service users using risk stratification</li> <li>Continue to build upon and enhance the emerging community model</li> <li>Engage GPs from the outset</li> <li>Create new Multi-Disciplinary Teams and SPORs for integrated working</li> </ul> <p><strong>What did we do?</strong></p> <p>To provide better understanding of the individual patient and service user journey, PredictX was commissioned by the CCG and Southend Borough Council to implement a solution. PredictX provides a dynamic visual overview of the patient and service user journey allowing the new Multi-Disciplinary Teams to review cohorts of older people who in a one year period had attended A&amp;E and had subsequently been admitted eight times to a hospital bed in a one year period.</p> <p>The CCGs support all the local GPs in reviewing this information at practice level. Using Care and Health, the community geriatrician, community matrons, social workers and others, developed a range of criteria to generate reports and dynamic dashboards on identified patients.</p> <p>This approach has the full backing of the CCG Board and Southend Borough Council and community services and there is a shared vision and ambition to improve the services and outcomes.</p> <p>Barriers Sharing data and collaboration across departments could have been an issue but a culture of strong communication helped prevent the project from going off track.</p> <p><strong>Outcomes achieved</strong></p> <p>The area is beginning to see a reduction in short stay admissions, and reduction in admissions from nursing and residential homes as well as an increase in the volume of GP referrals to the range of alternative community schemes, through the single point of referral (SPOR).</p> <p>Each practice now runs a monthly MDT meeting chaired by a GP and case manage a minimum of 15 patients a month, focussing on those identified as high risk of acute admissions, using risk stratification.</p> <p><strong>Future plans</strong></p> <p>As we develop our future roadmap we are collaberation with Southend to develop product focused on DTOC and Childrens Data.</p> <p><strong>Contact details</strong></p> <p>E <a href="mailto:info@predictx.com">info@predictx.com</a></p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>PredictX helps Southend CCG and Southend Council reduce emergency admission</blockquote> <p><strong>Key learning/Lessons learnt</strong></p> <p>Integrated intelligence across Health and Social Care can provide system improvement, improving pressure on emergency services and understanding patient flow through the health and social care system</p> <p><strong>Background</strong></p> <p>Southend CCG and Southend Council in the East of England, work closely together to deliver better outcomes for patients and service users. They are jointly national pilots for Year of Care and Pioneer Integration sites. They have a challenging emergency care agenda, within Southend which became a priority as system costs were rising. It was at this stage that under the leadership of the clinical director, and the Corporate Director of Adult and Community Services decided to look for proactive solution to solve this problem</p> <p><strong>What challenge did we seek to solve?</strong></p> <ul> <li>Reduce emergency admissions</li> <li>Target the right patients and service users using risk stratification</li> <li>Continue to build upon and enhance the emerging community model</li> <li>Engage GPs from the outset</li> <li>Create new Multi-Disciplinary Teams and SPORs for integrated working</li> </ul> <p><strong>What did we do?</strong></p> <p>To provide better understanding of the individual patient and service user journey, PredictX was commissioned by the CCG and Southend Borough Council to implement a solution. PredictX provides a dynamic visual overview of the patient and service user journey allowing the new Multi-Disciplinary Teams to review cohorts of older people who in a one year period had attended A&amp;E and had subsequently been admitted eight times to a hospital bed in a one year period.</p> <p>The CCGs support all the local GPs in reviewing this information at practice level. Using Care and Health, the community geriatrician, community matrons, social workers and others, developed a range of criteria to generate reports and dynamic dashboards on identified patients.</p> <p>This approach has the full backing of the CCG Board and Southend Borough Council and community services and there is a shared vision and ambition to improve the services and outcomes.</p> <p>Barriers Sharing data and collaboration across departments could have been an issue but a culture of strong communication helped prevent the project from going off track.</p> <p><strong>Outcomes achieved</strong></p> <p>The area is beginning to see a reduction in short stay admissions, and reduction in admissions from nursing and residential homes as well as an increase in the volume of GP referrals to the range of alternative community schemes, through the single point of referral (SPOR).</p> <p>Each practice now runs a monthly MDT meeting chaired by a GP and case manage a minimum of 15 patients a month, focussing on those identified as high risk of acute admissions, using risk stratification.</p> <p><strong>Future plans</strong></p> <p>As we develop our future roadmap we are collaberation with Southend to develop product focused on DTOC and Childrens Data.</p> <p><strong>Contact details</strong></p> <p>E <a href="mailto:info@predictx.com">info@predictx.com</a></p></div> PredictX on integrated intelligence in Derbyshire 2018-02-20T11:38:35+00:00 2018-02-20T11:38:35+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/case-studies/item/12301-predictx-on-integrated-intelligence-in-derbyshire Claire Leslie (techUK) claire.leslie@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>PredictX tackles the challenges of urgent pressure on emergency services</blockquote> <p><strong>Key learning</strong></p> <p>Integrated intelligence across Health and Social Care can provide system improvement, improving pressure on emergency services and understanding patient flow through the health and social care system.</p> <p><strong>Background</strong></p> <p>With increased focus on integrated care, whole systems leadership, and the introduction of the Better Care Fund, the need to understand how patients/service users access services is more pressing than ever. In July 2013, the Chief Executives of Derbyshire wide Trusts, the four CCGs and both Directors of Social Services identified two principal integration needs, which are still relevant today</p> <p><strong>What challenge did we seek to solve?</strong></p> <ul> <li>Tackle the urgent pressure on emergency services.</li> <li>To gain a better understanding of patient flow’ through the health and social care system, where and when they touch services, and what it costs.</li> </ul> <p><strong>What did we do?</strong></p> <p>A pilot was commissioned using PredictX to match data across all 12 organisations to better understand the total impact on the health and social care economy. One of the key drivers was a real concern for ensuring better use of the “Derbyshire Pound”. PredictX added value by creating dynamic integrated dashboards allowing all agencies to analyse the patient and service user data in more detail whilst gaining a whole-system view of how health and social care can interrogate the combined data in a readily accessible form. During the project, the datasets grew to include social care, mental health trust, ambulance, out of hours, 111 and local flow data.</p> <p><strong>Outcomes achieved</strong></p> <p>The pilot revealed how Derbyshire can achieve better value in the health economy with the ‘Derbyshire pound’. The CEs group were so impressed with the results that they decided to take immediate action to roll out the pilot even further. The health and social care community can now focus on the Better Care Fund and determine the demand for services, and resource them more effectively for better outcomes and value the growing potential of a whole systems approach. The datasets during the project grew to include SUS, social care, mental health trust, ambulance, out of hours, 111 and local flow data.</p> <p><strong>Future plans</strong></p> <p>As we develop our future roadmap we are collaboration with Southend to develop product focused on DTOC and Children’s Data.</p> <p><strong>Contact details</strong></p> <p>E <a href="mailto:info@predictx.com">info@predictx.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>PredictX tackles the challenges of urgent pressure on emergency services</blockquote> <p><strong>Key learning</strong></p> <p>Integrated intelligence across Health and Social Care can provide system improvement, improving pressure on emergency services and understanding patient flow through the health and social care system.</p> <p><strong>Background</strong></p> <p>With increased focus on integrated care, whole systems leadership, and the introduction of the Better Care Fund, the need to understand how patients/service users access services is more pressing than ever. In July 2013, the Chief Executives of Derbyshire wide Trusts, the four CCGs and both Directors of Social Services identified two principal integration needs, which are still relevant today</p> <p><strong>What challenge did we seek to solve?</strong></p> <ul> <li>Tackle the urgent pressure on emergency services.</li> <li>To gain a better understanding of patient flow’ through the health and social care system, where and when they touch services, and what it costs.</li> </ul> <p><strong>What did we do?</strong></p> <p>A pilot was commissioned using PredictX to match data across all 12 organisations to better understand the total impact on the health and social care economy. One of the key drivers was a real concern for ensuring better use of the “Derbyshire Pound”. PredictX added value by creating dynamic integrated dashboards allowing all agencies to analyse the patient and service user data in more detail whilst gaining a whole-system view of how health and social care can interrogate the combined data in a readily accessible form. During the project, the datasets grew to include social care, mental health trust, ambulance, out of hours, 111 and local flow data.</p> <p><strong>Outcomes achieved</strong></p> <p>The pilot revealed how Derbyshire can achieve better value in the health economy with the ‘Derbyshire pound’. The CEs group were so impressed with the results that they decided to take immediate action to roll out the pilot even further. The health and social care community can now focus on the Better Care Fund and determine the demand for services, and resource them more effectively for better outcomes and value the growing potential of a whole systems approach. The datasets during the project grew to include SUS, social care, mental health trust, ambulance, out of hours, 111 and local flow data.</p> <p><strong>Future plans</strong></p> <p>As we develop our future roadmap we are collaboration with Southend to develop product focused on DTOC and Children’s Data.</p> <p><strong>Contact details</strong></p> <p>E <a href="mailto:info@predictx.com">info@predictx.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Sponsorship Opportunities | National Strategic Summit 2018-02-20T11:18:06+00:00 2018-02-20T11:18:06+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12300-sponsorship-opprtunities-national-strategic-summit Claire Leslie (techUK) claire.leslie@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>Delivering Health and Care in a Digital Age | 27 March 2018</blockquote> <p>In partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioners and with the support of NHS Providers, the LGA is planning a National Summit which will focus on delivering health and care in a digital age. This will bring senior leaders together from across health and care and focus on how system wide challenges are being addressed using digital and data.</p> <p>There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available, download the PDF file for full details or contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Alexander.Saul@local.gov.uk">Alexander.Saul@local.gov.uk</a></p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>Delivering Health and Care in a Digital Age | 27 March 2018</blockquote> <p>In partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioners and with the support of NHS Providers, the LGA is planning a National Summit which will focus on delivering health and care in a digital age. This will bring senior leaders together from across health and care and focus on how system wide challenges are being addressed using digital and data.</p> <p>There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available, download the PDF file for full details or contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Alexander.Saul@local.gov.uk">Alexander.Saul@local.gov.uk</a></p></div> techUK Comments on David Davis' Brexit Speech in Vienna 2018-02-20T10:53:25+00:00 2018-02-20T10:53:25+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12299-techuk-comments-on-david-davis-brexit-speech-in-vienna Harri Turnbull(techUK) harri.turnbull@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><h3>Responding to David Davis’ speech today in Vienna, Antony Walker, techUK deputy CEO, said:</h3> <p>“We welcome David Davis’ commitment to maintaining high regulatory standards after the UK's departure from the EU. Tech businesses have been clear that they want the UK to maintain parity with the EU in key areas like data protection and electronic standards. It is in the interests of both tech businesses and their consumers that the UK maintains high regulatory standards after Brexit. Being aligned with the EU in these key areas will be essential for enabling UK firms to trade and compete fairly for business across Europe."</p> <p>“To influence future rule setting by the EU, the UK is going to have to lead by example. That means demonstrating that we are getting the balance right in terms of regulatory approaches that build trust and support innovation. The creation of the new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation is a good example of where the UK is forward looking and engaging in the global conversation on how the use of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) should be governed.</p> <p>“It is encouraging to see the Secretary of State recognise the benefits of continued cooperation with the EU on regulation and that he will be seeking ongoing involvement for UK regulators based on a strong commitment to maintaining high standards. However, delivery of his agenda will require realism on the practical compromises that will need to be struck with the EU. It remains hard to see how we can maintain full cooperation on regulations and standards without some mechanism to engage with the European Court of Justice. This is a welcome speech, but businesses are eager to see more detail and practical progress.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><h3>Responding to David Davis’ speech today in Vienna, Antony Walker, techUK deputy CEO, said:</h3> <p>“We welcome David Davis’ commitment to maintaining high regulatory standards after the UK's departure from the EU. Tech businesses have been clear that they want the UK to maintain parity with the EU in key areas like data protection and electronic standards. It is in the interests of both tech businesses and their consumers that the UK maintains high regulatory standards after Brexit. Being aligned with the EU in these key areas will be essential for enabling UK firms to trade and compete fairly for business across Europe."</p> <p>“To influence future rule setting by the EU, the UK is going to have to lead by example. That means demonstrating that we are getting the balance right in terms of regulatory approaches that build trust and support innovation. The creation of the new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation is a good example of where the UK is forward looking and engaging in the global conversation on how the use of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) should be governed.</p> <p>“It is encouraging to see the Secretary of State recognise the benefits of continued cooperation with the EU on regulation and that he will be seeking ongoing involvement for UK regulators based on a strong commitment to maintaining high standards. However, delivery of his agenda will require realism on the practical compromises that will need to be struck with the EU. It remains hard to see how we can maintain full cooperation on regulations and standards without some mechanism to engage with the European Court of Justice. This is a welcome speech, but businesses are eager to see more detail and practical progress.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Is staying online costing the earth? 2018-02-20T08:24:47+00:00 2018-02-20T08:24:47+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12298-is-staying-online-costing-the-earth Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Digital technologies offer the UK a remarkable opportunity to decouple economic growth from carbon emissions, but more work needs to be done to ensure that the transition to a digital economy is a sustainable one, <a href="http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/research/staying-online-costing-earth" target="_blank">a new report</a> from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Climate Change, spearheaded by Antoinette Sandbach MP and Danial Zeichner MP, concludes today. techUK staff and members joined academics, NGOs and researchers on the steering group for the report.</p> <p>It is a thoughtful and objective contribution to the debate. Rather than taking a cheapshot aim at data centres or smartphones, as we have seen in the past, the report takes a systems view and identifies areas where significant energy savings could be reaped with the right data, information, incentives and leadership.</p> <p>The report acknowledges the vital role of new digital technologies in helping to combat climate change, as <a href="insights/reports/item/11723-techuk-report-outlines-how-tech-can-enable-carbon-reductions-reduce-uk" target="_blank">indeed techUK did last year</a>, citing opportunities in transport, urban planning, industry and the energy system itself. It has been estimated that ICT solutions have the potential to enable a reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions of up to 15.3% by 2030.</p> <p>But it flags some important issues. While current estimates suggest ICT accounts for 3.6% of global energy use and 1.4% of global carbon emissions. But these are just estimates. And they vary. And actual measurements and data on energy use are limited.</p> <p>Furthermore, there remains a lot of uncertainty about the future, particularly beyond the next five years, specifically regarding which technologies will take off and the extent that industry can continue to balance rising demand with energy efficiency measures.</p> <p>The report recommends that government should commit to collating available data on energy consumption in the sector, identifying gaps and measuring the energy use that is still unknown. Only with the right expertise and correct data can government consider a whole systems approach to identifying the life cycle energy consumption and carbon emissions of the sector, the report says.</p> <p>Furthermore, that emissions related to the sector are not confined to national boundaries. It argues that the UK must continue to work with the International Energy Agency and the G20 to drive a global discussion and action on this issue.</p> <p>In the meantime, government can play a leadership role as it moves to digital by default. The report suggests that the Digital Service Standards for digital public services should include a criterion for energy efficiency by design.</p> <p>At techUK, as well as continuing to work to highlight the carbon abatement and energy efficiency opportunities of digital technologies, we look forward to making a substantive contribution to ongoing work to understand the carbon impact of the internet.</p> <p>At the moment we only have part of the picture: for instance the UK is the first country to collect and publish robust data on the aggregate energy consumption of its commercial data centre sector but there is a lot of work to do before we can confidently provide figures for the activity that remains in-house. The pattern of knowledge is similar across the wider ICT sector, so we will continue to work with other stakeholders to fill in the gaps.</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Digital technologies offer the UK a remarkable opportunity to decouple economic growth from carbon emissions, but more work needs to be done to ensure that the transition to a digital economy is a sustainable one, <a href="http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/research/staying-online-costing-earth" target="_blank">a new report</a> from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Climate Change, spearheaded by Antoinette Sandbach MP and Danial Zeichner MP, concludes today. techUK staff and members joined academics, NGOs and researchers on the steering group for the report.</p> <p>It is a thoughtful and objective contribution to the debate. Rather than taking a cheapshot aim at data centres or smartphones, as we have seen in the past, the report takes a systems view and identifies areas where significant energy savings could be reaped with the right data, information, incentives and leadership.</p> <p>The report acknowledges the vital role of new digital technologies in helping to combat climate change, as <a href="insights/reports/item/11723-techuk-report-outlines-how-tech-can-enable-carbon-reductions-reduce-uk" target="_blank">indeed techUK did last year</a>, citing opportunities in transport, urban planning, industry and the energy system itself. It has been estimated that ICT solutions have the potential to enable a reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions of up to 15.3% by 2030.</p> <p>But it flags some important issues. While current estimates suggest ICT accounts for 3.6% of global energy use and 1.4% of global carbon emissions. But these are just estimates. And they vary. And actual measurements and data on energy use are limited.</p> <p>Furthermore, there remains a lot of uncertainty about the future, particularly beyond the next five years, specifically regarding which technologies will take off and the extent that industry can continue to balance rising demand with energy efficiency measures.</p> <p>The report recommends that government should commit to collating available data on energy consumption in the sector, identifying gaps and measuring the energy use that is still unknown. Only with the right expertise and correct data can government consider a whole systems approach to identifying the life cycle energy consumption and carbon emissions of the sector, the report says.</p> <p>Furthermore, that emissions related to the sector are not confined to national boundaries. It argues that the UK must continue to work with the International Energy Agency and the G20 to drive a global discussion and action on this issue.</p> <p>In the meantime, government can play a leadership role as it moves to digital by default. The report suggests that the Digital Service Standards for digital public services should include a criterion for energy efficiency by design.</p> <p>At techUK, as well as continuing to work to highlight the carbon abatement and energy efficiency opportunities of digital technologies, we look forward to making a substantive contribution to ongoing work to understand the carbon impact of the internet.</p> <p>At the moment we only have part of the picture: for instance the UK is the first country to collect and publish robust data on the aggregate energy consumption of its commercial data centre sector but there is a lot of work to do before we can confidently provide figures for the activity that remains in-house. The pattern of knowledge is similar across the wider ICT sector, so we will continue to work with other stakeholders to fill in the gaps.</p></div> Police Tech: End User Perspectives 2018-02-19T14:10:53+00:00 2018-02-19T14:10:53+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12297-police-tech-end-user-perspectives Henry Rex(techUK) henry.rex@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Earlier this month techUK hosted an event looking at how frontline police officers view their tech. The focal point of the event was&nbsp;CoPaCC's recent <a href="https://policinginsight.com/news/copacc-publishes-unique-insight-police-ict-end-user-perspectives/" target="_blank">Police ICT User Survey</a>, which&nbsp;assessed the views of officers from every UK Police Force on the provision of ICT by their force. This event explored the results of the survey, and discussed what insights for suppliers the findings reveal. The panel consisted of a very strong line up of speakers who gave a 360-degree view of the police ICT market.</p> <p>The session was chaired by <strong>Neil Beet</strong>, Director of Blue Lights Digital and member of techUK's Justice &amp; Emergency Services Committee, who opened proceedings by sharing his reflections, both as a former officer and now an industry supplier, on technology supplied to the frontline.&nbsp;<strong>Bernard Rix</strong>, who as&nbsp;the CEO of CoPaCC, conducted the survey, then presented his key findings and explained a bit about the methodology.</p> <p>The panellists shared their thoughts on what Bernard had presented.&nbsp;<strong>Simon Kempton</strong>, Police Federation lead for ICT, gave an operational front-line perspective, and spoke about the critical importance of end-user engagement in specifying requirements. <strong>Lord Wasserman</strong>, a Government Adviser on Policing and Criminal Justice, provided his view of policing and technology over the past few years, and gave some valuable international comparisons. And&nbsp;<strong>Clare Elford</strong>, the MD of Clue Computing,&nbsp;an established supplier of investigative technology, gave the industry view, highlighting what industry could learn from the survey, and emphasising that there are two sides to the provision of technology, and there are certain things that policing could do to improve the process too.</p> <p>Some interesting points arose from the panel discussion and Q&amp;A. The imperfection of current procurement mechanisms was acknowledged by both industry and police. And it was posited that there seemed to be a gap in chief officers communicating their technology visions to the frontline. The sense in the room was that the survey revealed that the critical importance of technology transformation was not being fully communicated across the entirety of forces.</p> <p>Ultimately, the conclusion was that only by close partnership working between police and industry can the provision of technology be optimised for the safety and security of us all.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12077-police-tech-end-user-perspectives" target="_blank">You can read the Policing Insight report of this event here.</a></p> <p><em>This event is part of a series of activities leading up to the Mission Critical Technologies conference in June. <a href="https://tmt.knect365.com/mission-critical-technologies/" target="_blank">Find out more about this major industry event.</a></em></p> <p>{bio}henry.rex@techuk.org{/bio}</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Earlier this month techUK hosted an event looking at how frontline police officers view their tech. The focal point of the event was&nbsp;CoPaCC's recent <a href="https://policinginsight.com/news/copacc-publishes-unique-insight-police-ict-end-user-perspectives/" target="_blank">Police ICT User Survey</a>, which&nbsp;assessed the views of officers from every UK Police Force on the provision of ICT by their force. This event explored the results of the survey, and discussed what insights for suppliers the findings reveal. The panel consisted of a very strong line up of speakers who gave a 360-degree view of the police ICT market.</p> <p>The session was chaired by <strong>Neil Beet</strong>, Director of Blue Lights Digital and member of techUK's Justice &amp; Emergency Services Committee, who opened proceedings by sharing his reflections, both as a former officer and now an industry supplier, on technology supplied to the frontline.&nbsp;<strong>Bernard Rix</strong>, who as&nbsp;the CEO of CoPaCC, conducted the survey, then presented his key findings and explained a bit about the methodology.</p> <p>The panellists shared their thoughts on what Bernard had presented.&nbsp;<strong>Simon Kempton</strong>, Police Federation lead for ICT, gave an operational front-line perspective, and spoke about the critical importance of end-user engagement in specifying requirements. <strong>Lord Wasserman</strong>, a Government Adviser on Policing and Criminal Justice, provided his view of policing and technology over the past few years, and gave some valuable international comparisons. And&nbsp;<strong>Clare Elford</strong>, the MD of Clue Computing,&nbsp;an established supplier of investigative technology, gave the industry view, highlighting what industry could learn from the survey, and emphasising that there are two sides to the provision of technology, and there are certain things that policing could do to improve the process too.</p> <p>Some interesting points arose from the panel discussion and Q&amp;A. The imperfection of current procurement mechanisms was acknowledged by both industry and police. And it was posited that there seemed to be a gap in chief officers communicating their technology visions to the frontline. The sense in the room was that the survey revealed that the critical importance of technology transformation was not being fully communicated across the entirety of forces.</p> <p>Ultimately, the conclusion was that only by close partnership working between police and industry can the provision of technology be optimised for the safety and security of us all.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12077-police-tech-end-user-perspectives" target="_blank">You can read the Policing Insight report of this event here.</a></p> <p><em>This event is part of a series of activities leading up to the Mission Critical Technologies conference in June. <a href="https://tmt.knect365.com/mission-critical-technologies/" target="_blank">Find out more about this major industry event.</a></em></p> <p>{bio}henry.rex@techuk.org{/bio}</p></div> #DigitalDevolution - West Midlands Mayor to Appoint a Chief Digital Officer 2018-02-19T13:49:38+00:00 2018-02-19T13:49:38+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12296-digitaldevolution-west-midlands-mayor-to-appoint-a-chief-digital-officer Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has put digital at the forefront of his agenda, from having a dedicated digital manifesto during his campaign to securing a second devolution deal committing to a number of key digital initiatives to help transform public services and strengthen the digital eco-system. To deliver his vision of bringing the West Midlands digital revolution to fruition, the Mayor is seeking to appoint a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for the city region.</p> <p>The appointment of a CDO who reports directly to the Mayor is a welcome move and something techUK called for in its ‘<a href="insights/reports/item/10665-digital-devolution">Digital Devolution: A Guide for Mayors.’</a></p> <p>The new role has been created as part of the Mayor’s Digital Strategy. The purpose of this strategy is to deliver prosperity across the West Midlands, by driving and supporting digital innovation and deployment that will impact all sectors and institutions across the region’s 18 local authorities and 4 local enterprise partnerships.</p> <p>The CDO will be tasked with leading digitisation and technology initiatives across four key areas.</p> <p><strong>1. Digital Strategy:</strong> Work with Andy Street and the WMCA Digital Board to create and deliver the digital strategy for the region and act as senior digital advisor to the Mayor.</p> <p><strong>2. Digital Government:</strong> Drive and enable innovation and digital delivery through leveraging data, innovation challenges, and collaboration.</p> <p><strong>3. Digital Infrastructure:</strong> Increase coverage, performance and innovation to build a super connected region.</p> <p><strong>4. Digital Funding:</strong> Secure significant investment from both the private and public sector, including devolved government funds for our region, to enable this digital strategy.</p> <p>The notice states that the successful candidate will keep ahead of technology trends, and clearly demonstrate an ability to develop influential relationships, collaborative partnerships and lead projects to successful completion. More details can be found <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/west-midlands-mayor-seeks-chief-digital-officer-natalie-whittlesey/?utm_source=Twitter&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=SocialSignIn">here.</a></p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has put digital at the forefront of his agenda, from having a dedicated digital manifesto during his campaign to securing a second devolution deal committing to a number of key digital initiatives to help transform public services and strengthen the digital eco-system. To deliver his vision of bringing the West Midlands digital revolution to fruition, the Mayor is seeking to appoint a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for the city region.</p> <p>The appointment of a CDO who reports directly to the Mayor is a welcome move and something techUK called for in its ‘<a href="insights/reports/item/10665-digital-devolution">Digital Devolution: A Guide for Mayors.’</a></p> <p>The new role has been created as part of the Mayor’s Digital Strategy. The purpose of this strategy is to deliver prosperity across the West Midlands, by driving and supporting digital innovation and deployment that will impact all sectors and institutions across the region’s 18 local authorities and 4 local enterprise partnerships.</p> <p>The CDO will be tasked with leading digitisation and technology initiatives across four key areas.</p> <p><strong>1. Digital Strategy:</strong> Work with Andy Street and the WMCA Digital Board to create and deliver the digital strategy for the region and act as senior digital advisor to the Mayor.</p> <p><strong>2. Digital Government:</strong> Drive and enable innovation and digital delivery through leveraging data, innovation challenges, and collaboration.</p> <p><strong>3. Digital Infrastructure:</strong> Increase coverage, performance and innovation to build a super connected region.</p> <p><strong>4. Digital Funding:</strong> Secure significant investment from both the private and public sector, including devolved government funds for our region, to enable this digital strategy.</p> <p>The notice states that the successful candidate will keep ahead of technology trends, and clearly demonstrate an ability to develop influential relationships, collaborative partnerships and lead projects to successful completion. More details can be found <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/west-midlands-mayor-seeks-chief-digital-officer-natalie-whittlesey/?utm_source=Twitter&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=SocialSignIn">here.</a></p></div> Informed Solutions win Global Merit Award for Emerging Digital Solutions 2018-02-19T13:45:18+00:00 2018-02-19T13:45:18+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12295-informed-solutions-win-global-merit-award-for-emerging-digital-solutions Alice Jackson(techUK) alice.jackson@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>techUK congratulates <a href="http://www.informed.com/">Informed Solutions </a>on achieving&nbsp;a Merit Award for Emerging Digital Solutions at the Global IT Excellence Awards at the World IT Congress in Hyderabad, India.The technology consultancy is being recognised for its pioneering approach to building new digital operations across government.&nbsp;</blockquote> <h3>Commenting on being recognised at this year’s global technology awards, Informed Solutions’ UK Chief Executive Officer Seth Finegan said it was an honour:</h3> <p>“To receive global recognition for the work we’ve done in improving government services is a fantastic achievement. This is a phenomenal event that brings together everyone from Prime Ministers to Sophia, the world’s first robot citizen. As the premier international ICT forum, it’s often referred to as the ‘Olympics of the IT industry’ and we’re extremely proud to be on the podium.”</p> <h3>Julian David, the Chief Executive Officer at techUK, added his congratulations:</h3> <p>“techUK is delighted to congratulate Informed Solutions on its Global ICT Excellence Merit Award. Their work on improving the delivery of public services to all citizens is a tremendously important area of digital transformation as budgets are squeezed and demands increase. This is an example of digital technology being a force for good, allowing people to access complex public services more easily and generating measurable improvements in welfare, social and economic outcomes.”</p> <h3>Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry, said:</h3> <p>“Pioneering Northern businesses such as Informed Solutions are receiving the international recognition they deserve at the Global ICT Excellence Awards while showing the UK, and the whole world, why the Northern Powerhouse is at the forefront of digital technology and innovation.”</p> <p><img src="images/assets/WITSA.jpg" alt="WITSA" width="800" height="600" style="vertical-align: middle; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The awards took place at the same time as the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to India. A mission that techUK supports aiming to increase technology exports to India in areas such as data analytics and SaaS, communication, cloud and IoT.&nbsp;India is forecast to progress to become the second largest market for IT by the end of 2018 making it a key market for UK businesses to consider.</p> <h3>Commenting on Informed Solutions being the only British representative at the event, Simon Spier, Head of International Trade, techUK said:</h3> <p>“As we enter a post-Brexit world, companies such as Informed Solutions provide a great example of British innovative companies building on their UK successes with international expansion,” he said. “I congratulate them on the award and look forward to seeing them continue to lead UK tech innovation into new global markets.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>techUK congratulates <a href="http://www.informed.com/">Informed Solutions </a>on achieving&nbsp;a Merit Award for Emerging Digital Solutions at the Global IT Excellence Awards at the World IT Congress in Hyderabad, India.The technology consultancy is being recognised for its pioneering approach to building new digital operations across government.&nbsp;</blockquote> <h3>Commenting on being recognised at this year’s global technology awards, Informed Solutions’ UK Chief Executive Officer Seth Finegan said it was an honour:</h3> <p>“To receive global recognition for the work we’ve done in improving government services is a fantastic achievement. This is a phenomenal event that brings together everyone from Prime Ministers to Sophia, the world’s first robot citizen. As the premier international ICT forum, it’s often referred to as the ‘Olympics of the IT industry’ and we’re extremely proud to be on the podium.”</p> <h3>Julian David, the Chief Executive Officer at techUK, added his congratulations:</h3> <p>“techUK is delighted to congratulate Informed Solutions on its Global ICT Excellence Merit Award. Their work on improving the delivery of public services to all citizens is a tremendously important area of digital transformation as budgets are squeezed and demands increase. This is an example of digital technology being a force for good, allowing people to access complex public services more easily and generating measurable improvements in welfare, social and economic outcomes.”</p> <h3>Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry, said:</h3> <p>“Pioneering Northern businesses such as Informed Solutions are receiving the international recognition they deserve at the Global ICT Excellence Awards while showing the UK, and the whole world, why the Northern Powerhouse is at the forefront of digital technology and innovation.”</p> <p><img src="images/assets/WITSA.jpg" alt="WITSA" width="800" height="600" style="vertical-align: middle; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The awards took place at the same time as the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to India. A mission that techUK supports aiming to increase technology exports to India in areas such as data analytics and SaaS, communication, cloud and IoT.&nbsp;India is forecast to progress to become the second largest market for IT by the end of 2018 making it a key market for UK businesses to consider.</p> <h3>Commenting on Informed Solutions being the only British representative at the event, Simon Spier, Head of International Trade, techUK said:</h3> <p>“As we enter a post-Brexit world, companies such as Informed Solutions provide a great example of British innovative companies building on their UK successes with international expansion,” he said. “I congratulate them on the award and look forward to seeing them continue to lead UK tech innovation into new global markets.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Meetup with Joseph Lubin 2018-02-19T10:33:09+00:00 2018-02-19T10:33:09+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12294-enterprise-ethereum-alliance-meetup-with-joseph-lubin Melanie Worthy(techUK) Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK is hosting an <strong>Enterprise Ethereum Alliance meetup event</strong> with Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin at our offices at 10 Bride Street, EC4A 4AD at 6.30pm on Thursday 22 February.&nbsp;Other speakers to be confirmed shortly.</p> <p>Members may be interested in attending this event and can register via this&nbsp;eventbrite event <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ethereum-co-founder-and-consensys-founder-joseph-lubin-tickets-43291285400">link</a>.</p> <p><strong>The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance</strong></p> <p>The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance connects Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, academics, and technology vendors with Ethereum subject matter experts. This meetup is for anyone interested in or using Ethereum blockchain technology in the enterprise. It doesn't matter if you're a startup, global enterprise, or open source hacker. You do not need to be a member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) to get involved. It will also provide an opportunity to meet with EEA members, and be kept up to date with what's happening in the EEA.</p> <p><strong>Joseph Lubin</strong></p> <p>The special guest of the evening is Joseph Lubin. Joseph co-founded the Ethereum Project, and has been working on Ethereum and more recently ConsenSys since January 2014.</p> <p>ConsenSys began as a blockchain production studio building decentralized applications, mostly on Ethereum, and continues on this track, but has expanded its activities since inception.</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK is hosting an <strong>Enterprise Ethereum Alliance meetup event</strong> with Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin at our offices at 10 Bride Street, EC4A 4AD at 6.30pm on Thursday 22 February.&nbsp;Other speakers to be confirmed shortly.</p> <p>Members may be interested in attending this event and can register via this&nbsp;eventbrite event <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ethereum-co-founder-and-consensys-founder-joseph-lubin-tickets-43291285400">link</a>.</p> <p><strong>The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance</strong></p> <p>The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance connects Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, academics, and technology vendors with Ethereum subject matter experts. This meetup is for anyone interested in or using Ethereum blockchain technology in the enterprise. It doesn't matter if you're a startup, global enterprise, or open source hacker. You do not need to be a member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) to get involved. It will also provide an opportunity to meet with EEA members, and be kept up to date with what's happening in the EEA.</p> <p><strong>Joseph Lubin</strong></p> <p>The special guest of the evening is Joseph Lubin. Joseph co-founded the Ethereum Project, and has been working on Ethereum and more recently ConsenSys since January 2014.</p> <p>ConsenSys began as a blockchain production studio building decentralized applications, mostly on Ethereum, and continues on this track, but has expanded its activities since inception.</p></div> Harnessing Digital to Prevent Homelessness 2018-02-19T11:10:32+00:00 2018-02-19T11:10:32+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12293-harnessing-digital-to-prevent-homelessness Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The latest official figures show an estimated 4,751 people in England were forced to sleep outside in 2016, up 15% on the previous year and on the rise for the seventh year running. Tackling and preventing homelessness is one of the biggest challenges facing cities and local government. Furthermore, the Government’s new <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2017/13/contents/enacted">Homelessness Reduction Act</a>, will place more responsibility on local government to prevent homelessness when it comes into force in April 2018.</p> <p>With a renewed focus on prevention, techUK with the <a href="https://www.lgiu.org.uk/">LGiU</a> hosted a roundtable on 30 January to bring together local government and tech industry to discuss how the sectors can collaborate most effectively across the policy eco-system and within communities to prevent homelessness. It was also a chance to learn and share what colleagues in other councils are already doing, as well as to discuss the potential of digital to transform service outcomes. We were delighted to have Hackney, Devon. Camden, <a href="http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=14488&amp;p=0">Wolverhampton</a>, Sevenoaks Council and <a href="https://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/node/31063">London Ventures</a> attend and share what they’ve been doing on preventing homelessness.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="images/assets/Preventing_Homelessness_Roundtable.jpg" alt="Preventing Homelessness Roundtable" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Shareable Data</strong></p> <p>Before we kicked off the discussion Lucy Knight, Open Data Lead, Devon County Council provided some opening remarks. A key point Lucy raised was that we often talk about data sharing but what we need is <a href="https://innovation.thomsonreuters.com/en/labs/shareable-data.html">shareable data,</a> data that is fit for purpose. Furthermore, how we share data needs a far more coherent approach. It was also stressed that digital is about how it can make things better, in this instance helping the citizen to navigate the system efficiently without having to share their story multiple times to different people.</p> <p><strong>Building Partnerships</strong></p> <p>We then heard from Joanna Huxton, National Liaison Manager, Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing about the cultural barriers to data sharing and the importance of a common purpose when setting-up partnerships with the purpose of doing things differently. This was a point raised in the discussion later, often how to reach out and collaborate on a practical level is a challenge and articulating a common purpose can overcome this.</p> <p><strong>Multi-Agency Working</strong></p> <p>To effectively tackle the issue it was agreed we need to address the whole person needs and engage other services in design, from public health to police to town centres.</p> <p><strong>Use of Apps</strong></p> <p>The councils in the room shared their experiences and projects in using digital to tackle homelessness. Hackney Council are beginning by mapping the customer journey, seeing how data can be used more intelligently to sign-post and intervene. Camden and Wolverhampton council spoke about their respective apps (Safer Streets and Street Link) that enables members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them.</p> <p><strong>Spotting Trends</strong></p> <p>It is much cheaper to do interventions and as such looking at touch points and tackling the causes of homelessness will be far more effective. It is useful to know common trends, common geography to help inform the tech solution also. The focus needs to be on people and outcomes.</p> <p><strong>Getting the Process Right</strong></p> <p>A common theme that was discussed was the importance of getting the process right around the system. This needs to be tackled before we even look at the data to predict and prevent homelessness. This is</p> <p><strong>Creating the space to share best practice</strong></p> <p>A question raised was how do we make sure that the good work happening across councils is shared. Are we not all trying to solve the same issue but yet difficult to find out where the best practice is as there is no physical space to share this information. It was noted to also look internationally for good work in this area. <a href="http://uk.businessinsider.com/housing-the-homeless-in-san-francisco-2016-11">San Francisco</a> and their use of ship containers as alternative accommodation was referenced.</p> <p>In response to this, LGiU mentioned they’re putting together a pack of case studies on the Homelessness Reduction Act.</p> <p>Another suggestion was to work with techUK on a homelessness hackathan, working together to solve various challenges.</p> <p><strong>More than Just a Tick-Box Exercise</strong></p> <p>The general consensus in the room was that the Homelessness Reduction Act should not just be seen as a compliance issue but an opportunity to take a more innovative approach to prevention and ultimately designing out homelessness.</p> <h3>Other Blogs &amp; Further Information:</h3> <p><a href="http://www.capita.com/create-tomorrow/technology-software-digital/2018/can-harnessing-digital-help-prevent-homelessness/">Can harnessing digital help prevent homelessness? </a>by&nbsp;Bobby Chandan,&nbsp;Market director, Capita Transformation, Local Public Services</p> <hr /> <p>We would like to use this roundtable to continue the conversation around homelessness prevention and share best practice. If you are a council or supplier and have a case study to share please do get in touch.</p> <p>This is part of a series of roundtables techUK and LGiU are looking to host. If you have any views or thoughts on further service areas you would like us to focus on please do get in touch.</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The latest official figures show an estimated 4,751 people in England were forced to sleep outside in 2016, up 15% on the previous year and on the rise for the seventh year running. Tackling and preventing homelessness is one of the biggest challenges facing cities and local government. Furthermore, the Government’s new <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2017/13/contents/enacted">Homelessness Reduction Act</a>, will place more responsibility on local government to prevent homelessness when it comes into force in April 2018.</p> <p>With a renewed focus on prevention, techUK with the <a href="https://www.lgiu.org.uk/">LGiU</a> hosted a roundtable on 30 January to bring together local government and tech industry to discuss how the sectors can collaborate most effectively across the policy eco-system and within communities to prevent homelessness. It was also a chance to learn and share what colleagues in other councils are already doing, as well as to discuss the potential of digital to transform service outcomes. We were delighted to have Hackney, Devon. Camden, <a href="http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=14488&amp;p=0">Wolverhampton</a>, Sevenoaks Council and <a href="https://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/node/31063">London Ventures</a> attend and share what they’ve been doing on preventing homelessness.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="images/assets/Preventing_Homelessness_Roundtable.jpg" alt="Preventing Homelessness Roundtable" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Shareable Data</strong></p> <p>Before we kicked off the discussion Lucy Knight, Open Data Lead, Devon County Council provided some opening remarks. A key point Lucy raised was that we often talk about data sharing but what we need is <a href="https://innovation.thomsonreuters.com/en/labs/shareable-data.html">shareable data,</a> data that is fit for purpose. Furthermore, how we share data needs a far more coherent approach. It was also stressed that digital is about how it can make things better, in this instance helping the citizen to navigate the system efficiently without having to share their story multiple times to different people.</p> <p><strong>Building Partnerships</strong></p> <p>We then heard from Joanna Huxton, National Liaison Manager, Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing about the cultural barriers to data sharing and the importance of a common purpose when setting-up partnerships with the purpose of doing things differently. This was a point raised in the discussion later, often how to reach out and collaborate on a practical level is a challenge and articulating a common purpose can overcome this.</p> <p><strong>Multi-Agency Working</strong></p> <p>To effectively tackle the issue it was agreed we need to address the whole person needs and engage other services in design, from public health to police to town centres.</p> <p><strong>Use of Apps</strong></p> <p>The councils in the room shared their experiences and projects in using digital to tackle homelessness. Hackney Council are beginning by mapping the customer journey, seeing how data can be used more intelligently to sign-post and intervene. Camden and Wolverhampton council spoke about their respective apps (Safer Streets and Street Link) that enables members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them.</p> <p><strong>Spotting Trends</strong></p> <p>It is much cheaper to do interventions and as such looking at touch points and tackling the causes of homelessness will be far more effective. It is useful to know common trends, common geography to help inform the tech solution also. The focus needs to be on people and outcomes.</p> <p><strong>Getting the Process Right</strong></p> <p>A common theme that was discussed was the importance of getting the process right around the system. This needs to be tackled before we even look at the data to predict and prevent homelessness. This is</p> <p><strong>Creating the space to share best practice</strong></p> <p>A question raised was how do we make sure that the good work happening across councils is shared. Are we not all trying to solve the same issue but yet difficult to find out where the best practice is as there is no physical space to share this information. It was noted to also look internationally for good work in this area. <a href="http://uk.businessinsider.com/housing-the-homeless-in-san-francisco-2016-11">San Francisco</a> and their use of ship containers as alternative accommodation was referenced.</p> <p>In response to this, LGiU mentioned they’re putting together a pack of case studies on the Homelessness Reduction Act.</p> <p>Another suggestion was to work with techUK on a homelessness hackathan, working together to solve various challenges.</p> <p><strong>More than Just a Tick-Box Exercise</strong></p> <p>The general consensus in the room was that the Homelessness Reduction Act should not just be seen as a compliance issue but an opportunity to take a more innovative approach to prevention and ultimately designing out homelessness.</p> <h3>Other Blogs &amp; Further Information:</h3> <p><a href="http://www.capita.com/create-tomorrow/technology-software-digital/2018/can-harnessing-digital-help-prevent-homelessness/">Can harnessing digital help prevent homelessness? </a>by&nbsp;Bobby Chandan,&nbsp;Market director, Capita Transformation, Local Public Services</p> <hr /> <p>We would like to use this roundtable to continue the conversation around homelessness prevention and share best practice. If you are a council or supplier and have a case study to share please do get in touch.</p> <p>This is part of a series of roundtables techUK and LGiU are looking to host. If you have any views or thoughts on further service areas you would like us to focus on please do get in touch.</p></div> techUK Responds to Prime Minister's Security Speech 2018-02-19T08:59:24+00:00 2018-02-19T08:59:24+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12292-techuk-responds-to-prime-minister-s-security-speech Jeremy Lilley(techUK) jeremy.lilley@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech about the UK's future security relationship with the EU post-Brexit, Julian David, techUK CEO, said:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"The Prime Minister is right that nothing within the complex Brexit negotiations should be allowed to stand in the way of the security cooperation needed to keep people safe. We need a close partnership to tackle the threats we face, from global terror, to drug trafficking to increasing cyber security challenges.</em></p> <p><em>"Critical to delivering this partnership is securing cross border data sharing between law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies. It is very welcome that the Prime Minister was so clear on the importance of data sharing. Many of the threats we face do not recognise national borders, so it is in the manifest interests of both the UK and the rest of the EU that these agencies are able to share information on threats across borders quickly and efficiently but this requires the U.K. and EU to develop a robust legal basis for cross-border data exchange between agencies, to replace current frameworks.</em></p> <p><em>"It was also helpful for the Prime Minister to take this opportunity to reaffirm the Government's committment to seek ongoing cooperation and alignment with the EU on data protection matters, with a continued role for the ICO in the future. We are glad to hear that the Government is ready to begin work on this with the Commission now. This work will be crucial to ensure businesses have clarity and certinaity that the UK's position as a global hub for data flows continues.</em></p> <p><em>"It is also positive that the Prime Minister made reference to the value of future cooperation in EU space programmes. The U.K. has played a leading role in the development of Galileo and Copernicus programmes but current concerns around security are already making it harder for UK space and satellite businesses to participate. This issue urgently needs to be agreed so that UK scientific expertise can continue to engage with European allies."</em></p> <p><em>"With the clock ticking, urgent consideration must now be given to formulating the kind of partnership the Prime Minister has outlined, in particular to ensure that data and information can be shared between agencies with a sound legal underpinning. Information sharing with our European allies increases the safety and security of us all."</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For media enquiries please contact Alice Jackson</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech about the UK's future security relationship with the EU post-Brexit, Julian David, techUK CEO, said:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"The Prime Minister is right that nothing within the complex Brexit negotiations should be allowed to stand in the way of the security cooperation needed to keep people safe. We need a close partnership to tackle the threats we face, from global terror, to drug trafficking to increasing cyber security challenges.</em></p> <p><em>"Critical to delivering this partnership is securing cross border data sharing between law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies. It is very welcome that the Prime Minister was so clear on the importance of data sharing. Many of the threats we face do not recognise national borders, so it is in the manifest interests of both the UK and the rest of the EU that these agencies are able to share information on threats across borders quickly and efficiently but this requires the U.K. and EU to develop a robust legal basis for cross-border data exchange between agencies, to replace current frameworks.</em></p> <p><em>"It was also helpful for the Prime Minister to take this opportunity to reaffirm the Government's committment to seek ongoing cooperation and alignment with the EU on data protection matters, with a continued role for the ICO in the future. We are glad to hear that the Government is ready to begin work on this with the Commission now. This work will be crucial to ensure businesses have clarity and certinaity that the UK's position as a global hub for data flows continues.</em></p> <p><em>"It is also positive that the Prime Minister made reference to the value of future cooperation in EU space programmes. The U.K. has played a leading role in the development of Galileo and Copernicus programmes but current concerns around security are already making it harder for UK space and satellite businesses to participate. This issue urgently needs to be agreed so that UK scientific expertise can continue to engage with European allies."</em></p> <p><em>"With the clock ticking, urgent consideration must now be given to formulating the kind of partnership the Prime Minister has outlined, in particular to ensure that data and information can be shared between agencies with a sound legal underpinning. Information sharing with our European allies increases the safety and security of us all."</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For media enquiries please contact Alice Jackson</p></div> Why Tech Companies Don’t Want the UK to Diverge on Data Protection 2018-02-19T00:01:00+00:00 2018-02-19T00:01:00+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12291-why-tech-companies-don-t-want-the-uk-to-diverge-on-data-protection Jeremy Lilley(techUK) jeremy.lilley@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>There have recently been a number of suggestions floated that the UK might want to consider diverging from the EU on data protection post-Brexit.</p> <p>UK tech companies are clear that this is not a view held by the sector, which sees the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a key pillar to the future success of the digital economy. This is for three key reasons.</p> <p>First, the GDPR, which the UK helped to shape as it was negotiated in the EU institutions, whilst not perfect, will help to strengthen a culture of data trust and confidence in the UK. The GDPR, represents the most significant reform of data protection law in Europe in over twenty years. It significantly increases the rights and controls citizens have over the way their personal data is used. Putting citizens at the heart of data protection, as the GDPR does, is the right approach to ensure people have confidence in and take advantage of the opportunities offered by new technology.</p> <p>Secondly, UK firms, large and small across the entire economy are in the process of implementing these new rules. This is a significant business change project. Businesses have been waiting and expecting GDPR for some time and preparations to become compliant have, and continue to, involve significant effort and resources. There is no appetite among UK businesses to go through that process again. Companies need clarity about the legal framework within which they will be operating. Disrupting GDPR implementation would not be welcomed by businesses. There is no desire for another wholesale revision of data protection rules any time soon.</p> <p>Thirdly, alignment with EU data protection is fundamental to agreeing a mutual adequacy agreement with the EU post-Brexit. This is a top priority for the tech sector and should be a top priority for Government. Data flows between the UK and the EU are critical to underpinning trade in a global digital economy, with the UK accounting for 11.5 per cent of global data flows, the vast majority of which are with the EU. The Government, through the Department of Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport, have done good work in preparing the ground for these all-important adequacy discussions.</p> <p>It has been suggested that GDPR implementation would prevent the UK from pursuing more ambitious trade deals with other countries post-Brexit. The reality however is that GDPR is an asset, not a liability, for future trade agreements. Implementing GDPR and agreeing adequacy agreements with the EU does not preclude countries from seeking other trade agreements. There would be no tangible benefit to any US trade deal, for example, by diverging on data protection given the EU and US have a model for sharing data based on the EU’s data protection requirements. Similarly, Canada and New Zealand both enjoy EU adequacy while being members of TPP and Japan, another member of TPP, is currently seeking an adequacy agreement.</p> <p>The tech sector is clear that diverging from EU data protection post-brexit is neither desirable nor helpful. The GDPR represents a high standard of protection for citizens’ information, which will help build trust in the digital economy. Companies are in the middle of preparations for GDPR and further disruption will not help. GDPR can also act as a facilitator of trade by securing adequacy with the EU and negotiating separate trade agreements, underpinned by strong data protection principles, with other countries.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>There have recently been a number of suggestions floated that the UK might want to consider diverging from the EU on data protection post-Brexit.</p> <p>UK tech companies are clear that this is not a view held by the sector, which sees the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a key pillar to the future success of the digital economy. This is for three key reasons.</p> <p>First, the GDPR, which the UK helped to shape as it was negotiated in the EU institutions, whilst not perfect, will help to strengthen a culture of data trust and confidence in the UK. The GDPR, represents the most significant reform of data protection law in Europe in over twenty years. It significantly increases the rights and controls citizens have over the way their personal data is used. Putting citizens at the heart of data protection, as the GDPR does, is the right approach to ensure people have confidence in and take advantage of the opportunities offered by new technology.</p> <p>Secondly, UK firms, large and small across the entire economy are in the process of implementing these new rules. This is a significant business change project. Businesses have been waiting and expecting GDPR for some time and preparations to become compliant have, and continue to, involve significant effort and resources. There is no appetite among UK businesses to go through that process again. Companies need clarity about the legal framework within which they will be operating. Disrupting GDPR implementation would not be welcomed by businesses. There is no desire for another wholesale revision of data protection rules any time soon.</p> <p>Thirdly, alignment with EU data protection is fundamental to agreeing a mutual adequacy agreement with the EU post-Brexit. This is a top priority for the tech sector and should be a top priority for Government. Data flows between the UK and the EU are critical to underpinning trade in a global digital economy, with the UK accounting for 11.5 per cent of global data flows, the vast majority of which are with the EU. The Government, through the Department of Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport, have done good work in preparing the ground for these all-important adequacy discussions.</p> <p>It has been suggested that GDPR implementation would prevent the UK from pursuing more ambitious trade deals with other countries post-Brexit. The reality however is that GDPR is an asset, not a liability, for future trade agreements. Implementing GDPR and agreeing adequacy agreements with the EU does not preclude countries from seeking other trade agreements. There would be no tangible benefit to any US trade deal, for example, by diverging on data protection given the EU and US have a model for sharing data based on the EU’s data protection requirements. Similarly, Canada and New Zealand both enjoy EU adequacy while being members of TPP and Japan, another member of TPP, is currently seeking an adequacy agreement.</p> <p>The tech sector is clear that diverging from EU data protection post-brexit is neither desirable nor helpful. The GDPR represents a high standard of protection for citizens’ information, which will help build trust in the digital economy. Companies are in the middle of preparations for GDPR and further disruption will not help. GDPR can also act as a facilitator of trade by securing adequacy with the EU and negotiating separate trade agreements, underpinned by strong data protection principles, with other countries.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Digital Evidence Transfer Service Market Engagement Event 2018-02-16T14:53:53+00:00 2018-02-16T14:53:53+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12290-digital-evidence-transfer-service-market-engagement-event Henry Rex(techUK) henry.rex@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The Digital First programme team are looking to engage with the supplier community on the software elements for the Digital Evidence Transfer Service (DETS).&nbsp;</p> <p>DETS is aimed at providing policing with a consistent, adaptable, efficient and effective national capability for sharing multimedia evidence with the criminal justice system. It&nbsp;will provide on demand access to multimedia evidence through provision of:</p> <ul> <li>Cloud based storage;</li> <li>Digital Asset Management Solution (DAMS); (the subject of this procurement)</li> <li>Networks; and</li> <li>Interface specifications and a Code of Connection.</li> </ul> <p>A supplier briefing session will be held on the afternoon of the <strong>7th of March</strong>, in Central London. This briefing session will be specific to a Digital Asset Management Solution (DAMS). <strong>Please see the attached Expression of Interest document for more information.</strong></p> <p>As part of this briefing session the DETS team would like to speak to software providers who have a product that currently fulfils the criteria in the attached document. Interested suppliers who are confident that they meet ALL of these criteria should reply expressing their interest to <a href="mailto:henry.rex@techuk.org" target="_blank">henry.rex@techuk.org</a> by <strong>close of play on Tuesday 27th February. Please include the subject line DAMS Procurement EOI.</strong></p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The Digital First programme team are looking to engage with the supplier community on the software elements for the Digital Evidence Transfer Service (DETS).&nbsp;</p> <p>DETS is aimed at providing policing with a consistent, adaptable, efficient and effective national capability for sharing multimedia evidence with the criminal justice system. It&nbsp;will provide on demand access to multimedia evidence through provision of:</p> <ul> <li>Cloud based storage;</li> <li>Digital Asset Management Solution (DAMS); (the subject of this procurement)</li> <li>Networks; and</li> <li>Interface specifications and a Code of Connection.</li> </ul> <p>A supplier briefing session will be held on the afternoon of the <strong>7th of March</strong>, in Central London. This briefing session will be specific to a Digital Asset Management Solution (DAMS). <strong>Please see the attached Expression of Interest document for more information.</strong></p> <p>As part of this briefing session the DETS team would like to speak to software providers who have a product that currently fulfils the criteria in the attached document. Interested suppliers who are confident that they meet ALL of these criteria should reply expressing their interest to <a href="mailto:henry.rex@techuk.org" target="_blank">henry.rex@techuk.org</a> by <strong>close of play on Tuesday 27th February. Please include the subject line DAMS Procurement EOI.</strong></p></div> 2018 Digital Festival ** Save the date** 2018-02-16T14:19:56+00:00 2018-02-16T14:19:56+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12289-2018-digital-festival-save-the-date Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Keynote speakers have been there, they’ve done it, they’ve won it. Workshops talk sense, pounds and pence, reaching for the stars, driverless cars, holograms, cyber scams, ed tech and high spec. A Showcase Stage where up and comers, future world-changers AND tomorrow’s heroes can tell their tale to investors looking for the next big thing.</p> <p>It’s a get up, stand up, learn to earn, do to drive change vibe.</p> <p>• A two day festival celebrating digital innovation.<br />• An Expo in shipping containers.<br />• Hands-on exhibitions with tomorrow’s tech.<br />• Lively panel and pitching sessions.<br />• Interactive Workshops.<br />• An agenda stuffed with Digital and Tech hot topics.<br />• Smart companies and smarter people.<br />• Revolutionary e-badges bringing event networking into the 21st century!<br />• And Street food.e Big opportunity to network and listen to impressive global speakers who have been there and done</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p><strong>Tony Dowling</strong> on 07812 582213&nbsp;or email <a href="mailto:tony.dowling@innovationpoint.uk">tony.dowling@innovationpoint.uk</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Katrina Cinus</strong>, Events Manager on 07989 742010 or email <a href="mailto:katrina.cinus@innovationpoint.uk">katrina.cinus@innovationpoint.uk</a>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Keynote speakers have been there, they’ve done it, they’ve won it. Workshops talk sense, pounds and pence, reaching for the stars, driverless cars, holograms, cyber scams, ed tech and high spec. A Showcase Stage where up and comers, future world-changers AND tomorrow’s heroes can tell their tale to investors looking for the next big thing.</p> <p>It’s a get up, stand up, learn to earn, do to drive change vibe.</p> <p>• A two day festival celebrating digital innovation.<br />• An Expo in shipping containers.<br />• Hands-on exhibitions with tomorrow’s tech.<br />• Lively panel and pitching sessions.<br />• Interactive Workshops.<br />• An agenda stuffed with Digital and Tech hot topics.<br />• Smart companies and smarter people.<br />• Revolutionary e-badges bringing event networking into the 21st century!<br />• And Street food.e Big opportunity to network and listen to impressive global speakers who have been there and done</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p><strong>Tony Dowling</strong> on 07812 582213&nbsp;or email <a href="mailto:tony.dowling@innovationpoint.uk">tony.dowling@innovationpoint.uk</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Katrina Cinus</strong>, Events Manager on 07989 742010 or email <a href="mailto:katrina.cinus@innovationpoint.uk">katrina.cinus@innovationpoint.uk</a>&nbsp;</p></div> Event Round-up: Future of IoT 2018-02-16T10:33:26+00:00 2018-02-16T10:33:26+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12288-event-round-up-future-of-iot Matthew Evans(techUK) Matthew.Evans@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK partnered with <a href="https://www.experis.co.uk/">Experis</a> and <a href="https://hbb.org.uk/">High-Tech Bristol and Bath</a> to bring the Future of IoT event to Bristol on the 7th February.</p> <p>Held at the Watershed we were delighted to welcome over 170 people to the event, as well as those that joined the conversation online via #IoTBristol.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/IMG_0888.JPG" alt="IMG 0888" width="666" height="499" /></p> <p>The day started off looking at some of the key trends driving the Internet of Things and potential for it to grow and deliver value to consumers, citizens and consumers over the next 10 years. We heard from the West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, about the potential for IoT within the West of England region and the need to focus on the Smart Place concept and take advantage of 5G technology.</p> <p>The day moved on to focus on companies that are driving the implementation of IoT solutions and products. Two areas which were raised were having the right skills and security.</p> <p>In discussing the skills challenge it was apparent that the tech sector itself has real challenges, as well as those felt by other sectors as they increased their own digital maturity. The key messages included focusing on the ‘learnability’ of current and prospective employees as well as helping to develop the talent pipeline directly <a href="https://www.dysoninstitute.com/">as Dyson have done</a>.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/IMG_0895.JPG" alt="IMG 0895" width="658" height="578" /></p> <p>Moving on to security we heard about the work of the IoT Security Foundation in helping to provide best practice as well as from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and what actions Government is taking in this area.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/Security.jpg" alt="Security" width="662" height="467" /></p> <p>We wrapped up the day with a chance to get hands on with a range of technology and networking.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/Networking.jpg" alt="Networking" width="661" height="371" /></p> <p>See here for <a href="http://techcities.experis.co.uk/">Experis' Tech Cities Job Watch</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12066-building-bristol-s-trust-in-the-security-of-the-cloud">See here for techUK’s next event in Bristol on Cloud Security</a></p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK partnered with <a href="https://www.experis.co.uk/">Experis</a> and <a href="https://hbb.org.uk/">High-Tech Bristol and Bath</a> to bring the Future of IoT event to Bristol on the 7th February.</p> <p>Held at the Watershed we were delighted to welcome over 170 people to the event, as well as those that joined the conversation online via #IoTBristol.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/IMG_0888.JPG" alt="IMG 0888" width="666" height="499" /></p> <p>The day started off looking at some of the key trends driving the Internet of Things and potential for it to grow and deliver value to consumers, citizens and consumers over the next 10 years. We heard from the West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, about the potential for IoT within the West of England region and the need to focus on the Smart Place concept and take advantage of 5G technology.</p> <p>The day moved on to focus on companies that are driving the implementation of IoT solutions and products. Two areas which were raised were having the right skills and security.</p> <p>In discussing the skills challenge it was apparent that the tech sector itself has real challenges, as well as those felt by other sectors as they increased their own digital maturity. The key messages included focusing on the ‘learnability’ of current and prospective employees as well as helping to develop the talent pipeline directly <a href="https://www.dysoninstitute.com/">as Dyson have done</a>.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/IMG_0895.JPG" alt="IMG 0895" width="658" height="578" /></p> <p>Moving on to security we heard about the work of the IoT Security Foundation in helping to provide best practice as well as from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and what actions Government is taking in this area.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/Security.jpg" alt="Security" width="662" height="467" /></p> <p>We wrapped up the day with a chance to get hands on with a range of technology and networking.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/Networking.jpg" alt="Networking" width="661" height="371" /></p> <p>See here for <a href="http://techcities.experis.co.uk/">Experis' Tech Cities Job Watch</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12066-building-bristol-s-trust-in-the-security-of-the-cloud">See here for techUK’s next event in Bristol on Cloud Security</a></p></div> JSaRC Update Feb 2018 – Security and Policing 2018-02-16T10:32:29+00:00 2018-02-16T10:32:29+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12287-jsarc-update-feb-2018-security-and-policing Henry Rex(techUK) henry.rex@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The Home Office's Joint Security &amp; Resilience Centre is committed to improving and increasing their communications with industry during 2018. As part of this plan, they intend to send industry regular updates regarding current and pipeline projects at JSaRC. They hope that these will provide a thorough understanding of what they are doing, and more importantly, their expected and realised project outcomes.</p> <p>This week's update focusses on the upcoming Security &amp; Policing&nbsp; expo.</p> <p>Members can download the update below.</p> <p>{bio}henry.rex@techuk.org{/bio}</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The Home Office's Joint Security &amp; Resilience Centre is committed to improving and increasing their communications with industry during 2018. As part of this plan, they intend to send industry regular updates regarding current and pipeline projects at JSaRC. They hope that these will provide a thorough understanding of what they are doing, and more importantly, their expected and realised project outcomes.</p> <p>This week's update focusses on the upcoming Security &amp; Policing&nbsp; expo.</p> <p>Members can download the update below.</p> <p>{bio}henry.rex@techuk.org{/bio}</p></div> Justice & Emergency Services Update 2018-02-15T15:44:26+00:00 2018-02-15T15:44:26+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12286-justice-emergency-services-update Seema Patel(techUK) seema.patel@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>Here is your fortnightly round-up of the news and opportunities from techUK’s Justice &amp; Emergency Services programme.</blockquote> <p>Those of you who were unable to make it to the Police ICT Summit last month can now <a href="RAF%20100%20Dinner%201%20March%20-%20techUK's%20RAF100%20Centenary%20Dinner%20on%20the%201%20March%202018%20at%20the%20Imperial%20War%20Museum%20is%20part%20of%20the%20RAF100%20initiative,%20celebrating%20100%20years%20of%20the%20RAF.%20The%20special%20guest%20speaker%20is%20Air%20Chief%20Marshal%20Sir%20Stephen%20Hillier,%20Chief%20of%20the%20Air%20Staff,%20RAF.%20Book%20your%20place%20now.%20%20Demystifying%20Local%20Government%20–%20Growing%20the%20Tech%20Market%201%20March%20-%20Local%20Government%20can%20often%20be%20seen%20as%20a%20complex%20market%20and%20one%20that%20is%20hard%20to%20navigate.%20As%20such,%20techUK%20is%20delighted%20to%20host%20a%20panel%20discussion%20with%20local%20Government%20and%20industry%20to%20demystify%20local%20Government%20as%20a%20market.%20%20Connect%20with%20the%20Public%20Sector%20Digital%20Community%20at%20#techUKMeetUp%2020%20March%20-%20Join%20techUK%20and%20the%20Crown%20Commercial%20Service%20to%20hear%20about%20how%20GovTech%20companies%20are%20winning%20business%20through%20the%20Digital%20Marketplace.%20Book%20your%20place%20now.%20%20Security%20and%20Defence%202018|%20Chatham%20House%2012-13%20March%20-%20The%20annual%20Chatham%20House%20Security%20and%20Defence%20conference%20will%20this%20year%20explore%20how%20states%20and%20other%20actors%20can%20adapt%20to%20increasingly%20layered%20and%20multidirectional%20conflicts?%20How%20are%20relationships%20evolving,%20and%20where%20is%20there%20potential%20for%20greater%20cooperation?%20Book%20your%20place%20now.">read about it and watch some highlights</a> to fill you in on what you missed.</p> <p>Having hosted a fascinated event with Chief Constable Mike Barton this morning, our next event will be a partnership event for members with innovative solutions who want to drive transformation in policing. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12218-microsoft-public-safety-national-security-partnership-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">If you fit the bill, come along for a chat.</a></p> <p>And in May we have West Yorkshire Police coming to techUK to engage with the industry ahead of undertaking a procurement exercise for an off the shelf ERP solution. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12270-west-yorkshire-police-pre-procurement-supplier-engagement-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <hr /> <blockquote>News, Views and Opportunities</blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12218-microsoft-public-safety-national-security-partnership-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Microsoft Public Safety &amp; National Security Partnership Event</a><br />6 March - The Microsoft Public Safety and National Security (PS&amp;NS) team are looking to expand its partner ecosystem. If you have an innovative solution which would help drive digital transformation in public safety and security, come along for a chat. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12218-microsoft-public-safety-national-security-partnership-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12270-west-yorkshire-police-pre-procurement-supplier-engagement-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">West Yorkshire Police: Pre-Procurement Supplier Engagement Event</a><br />3 May - West Yorkshire Police is looking to engage the supplier community ahead of undertaking a procurement exercise for an off the shelf ERP solution. This event is a chance for them to brief industry on their requirements and the intended procurement approach. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12270-west-yorkshire-police-pre-procurement-supplier-engagement-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Sign up here.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12264-police-ict-summit-2018?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Police ICT Summit 2018</a><br />Addressing the theme 'Delivering the Future', the 2018 Police ICT Summit took place in Hinckley, Leicestershire over the 17 and 18 January. The Police ICT Company teamed up with the National Police Technology Council to bring together hundreds of suppliers and police officers to explore tech in policing. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12264-police-ict-summit-2018?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Read more here.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11895-mission-critical-technologies?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Mission Critical Technologies</a><br />13-14 June - Mission Critical Technologies is a conference <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11895-mission-critical-technologies?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">dedicated to next generation public safety technologies</a>. Bringing together a host of forward thinking technology providers, showcasing the most innovative and cutting edge technologies to the International PPDR community.</p> <hr /> <blockquote>More techUK News &amp; Comment</blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/raf100-dinner/about?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">RAF 100 Dinner</a><br />1 March - techUK's RAF100 Centenary Dinner on the 1 March 2018 at the Imperial War Museum is part of the RAF100 initiative, celebrating 100 years of the RAF. The special guest speaker is Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of the Air Staff, RAF. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/raf100-dinner/about?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Demystifying Local Government – Growing the Tech Market</a><br />1 March - Local Government can often be seen as a complex market and one that is hard to navigate. As such, techUK is delighted to host a panel discussion with local Government and industry to <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">demystify local Government as a market</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12076-connecting-the-digital-community-at-techukmeetup-digital-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Connect with the Public Sector Digital Community at #techUKMeetUp</a><br />20 March - Join techUK and the Crown Commercial Service to hear about how GovTech companies are winning business through the Digital Marketplace. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12076-connecting-the-digital-community-at-techukmeetup-digital-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/conferences/security2018?utm_source=tech-uk&amp;utm_medium=media-partner&amp;utm_campaign=newsletter&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Security and Defence 2018| Chatham House</a><br />12-13 March - The annual Chatham House Security and Defence conference will this year explore how states and other actors can adapt to increasingly layered and multidirectional conflicts? How are relationships evolving, and where is there potential for greater cooperation? <a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/conferences/security2018?utm_source=tech-uk&amp;utm_medium=media-partner&amp;utm_campaign=newsletter&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>Here is your fortnightly round-up of the news and opportunities from techUK’s Justice &amp; Emergency Services programme.</blockquote> <p>Those of you who were unable to make it to the Police ICT Summit last month can now <a href="RAF%20100%20Dinner%201%20March%20-%20techUK's%20RAF100%20Centenary%20Dinner%20on%20the%201%20March%202018%20at%20the%20Imperial%20War%20Museum%20is%20part%20of%20the%20RAF100%20initiative,%20celebrating%20100%20years%20of%20the%20RAF.%20The%20special%20guest%20speaker%20is%20Air%20Chief%20Marshal%20Sir%20Stephen%20Hillier,%20Chief%20of%20the%20Air%20Staff,%20RAF.%20Book%20your%20place%20now.%20%20Demystifying%20Local%20Government%20–%20Growing%20the%20Tech%20Market%201%20March%20-%20Local%20Government%20can%20often%20be%20seen%20as%20a%20complex%20market%20and%20one%20that%20is%20hard%20to%20navigate.%20As%20such,%20techUK%20is%20delighted%20to%20host%20a%20panel%20discussion%20with%20local%20Government%20and%20industry%20to%20demystify%20local%20Government%20as%20a%20market.%20%20Connect%20with%20the%20Public%20Sector%20Digital%20Community%20at%20#techUKMeetUp%2020%20March%20-%20Join%20techUK%20and%20the%20Crown%20Commercial%20Service%20to%20hear%20about%20how%20GovTech%20companies%20are%20winning%20business%20through%20the%20Digital%20Marketplace.%20Book%20your%20place%20now.%20%20Security%20and%20Defence%202018|%20Chatham%20House%2012-13%20March%20-%20The%20annual%20Chatham%20House%20Security%20and%20Defence%20conference%20will%20this%20year%20explore%20how%20states%20and%20other%20actors%20can%20adapt%20to%20increasingly%20layered%20and%20multidirectional%20conflicts?%20How%20are%20relationships%20evolving,%20and%20where%20is%20there%20potential%20for%20greater%20cooperation?%20Book%20your%20place%20now.">read about it and watch some highlights</a> to fill you in on what you missed.</p> <p>Having hosted a fascinated event with Chief Constable Mike Barton this morning, our next event will be a partnership event for members with innovative solutions who want to drive transformation in policing. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12218-microsoft-public-safety-national-security-partnership-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">If you fit the bill, come along for a chat.</a></p> <p>And in May we have West Yorkshire Police coming to techUK to engage with the industry ahead of undertaking a procurement exercise for an off the shelf ERP solution. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12270-west-yorkshire-police-pre-procurement-supplier-engagement-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <hr /> <blockquote>News, Views and Opportunities</blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12218-microsoft-public-safety-national-security-partnership-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Microsoft Public Safety &amp; National Security Partnership Event</a><br />6 March - The Microsoft Public Safety and National Security (PS&amp;NS) team are looking to expand its partner ecosystem. If you have an innovative solution which would help drive digital transformation in public safety and security, come along for a chat. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12218-microsoft-public-safety-national-security-partnership-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12270-west-yorkshire-police-pre-procurement-supplier-engagement-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">West Yorkshire Police: Pre-Procurement Supplier Engagement Event</a><br />3 May - West Yorkshire Police is looking to engage the supplier community ahead of undertaking a procurement exercise for an off the shelf ERP solution. This event is a chance for them to brief industry on their requirements and the intended procurement approach. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12270-west-yorkshire-police-pre-procurement-supplier-engagement-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Sign up here.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12264-police-ict-summit-2018?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Police ICT Summit 2018</a><br />Addressing the theme 'Delivering the Future', the 2018 Police ICT Summit took place in Hinckley, Leicestershire over the 17 and 18 January. The Police ICT Company teamed up with the National Police Technology Council to bring together hundreds of suppliers and police officers to explore tech in policing. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12264-police-ict-summit-2018?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Read more here.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11895-mission-critical-technologies?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Mission Critical Technologies</a><br />13-14 June - Mission Critical Technologies is a conference <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11895-mission-critical-technologies?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">dedicated to next generation public safety technologies</a>. Bringing together a host of forward thinking technology providers, showcasing the most innovative and cutting edge technologies to the International PPDR community.</p> <hr /> <blockquote>More techUK News &amp; Comment</blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/raf100-dinner/about?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">RAF 100 Dinner</a><br />1 March - techUK's RAF100 Centenary Dinner on the 1 March 2018 at the Imperial War Museum is part of the RAF100 initiative, celebrating 100 years of the RAF. The special guest speaker is Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of the Air Staff, RAF. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/raf100-dinner/about?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Demystifying Local Government – Growing the Tech Market</a><br />1 March - Local Government can often be seen as a complex market and one that is hard to navigate. As such, techUK is delighted to host a panel discussion with local Government and industry to <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">demystify local Government as a market</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12076-connecting-the-digital-community-at-techukmeetup-digital-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Connect with the Public Sector Digital Community at #techUKMeetUp</a><br />20 March - Join techUK and the Crown Commercial Service to hear about how GovTech companies are winning business through the Digital Marketplace. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12076-connecting-the-digital-community-at-techukmeetup-digital-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/conferences/security2018?utm_source=tech-uk&amp;utm_medium=media-partner&amp;utm_campaign=newsletter&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Security and Defence 2018| Chatham House</a><br />12-13 March - The annual Chatham House Security and Defence conference will this year explore how states and other actors can adapt to increasingly layered and multidirectional conflicts? How are relationships evolving, and where is there potential for greater cooperation? <a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/conferences/security2018?utm_source=tech-uk&amp;utm_medium=media-partner&amp;utm_campaign=newsletter&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Get Nominating - 2018 Public Sector Paperless Awards 2018-02-15T12:32:20+00:00 2018-02-15T12:32:20+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12285-get-nominating-2018-public-sector-paperless-awards Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK are pleased to announce our partnership with GovNewsDirect for the <a href="http://paperlessawards.co.uk/about">2018 Public Sector Paperless Awards</a> at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on the 19th July 2018.</p> <p>The awards have built on the success of last year and has seen more entries than ever proving that the public sector are making massive strides in digital transformation within the public sector. We will be supporting digital progression and are once again joining this year’s judging panel, to recognise and reward best practice and digital advancement.</p> <p>This year in acknowledgement of the changing technological climate, GovNewsDirect have added five new categories, making the total number of awards up for grabs 15:</p> <ul> <li>Best Use of a Digital Solution – Technology Partner Award (new)</li> <li>Big Data Project of the Year (new)</li> <li>Data and Information Security Project of the Year (new)</li> <li>RPA and AI Project of the Year (new)</li> <li>Best Small-Scale Digital Application / Project (new)</li> <li>Management and Culture Project of the Year</li> <li>Process and Workflow Project of the Year</li> <li>Most Flexible Digital System of the Year</li> <li>Best Customer Experience</li> <li>Best Digital Document Management</li> <li>Best Use of E-Forms</li> <li>Paperlite Project of the Year</li> <li>Efficiency Savings Project of the Year</li> <li>Special Recognition Award</li> <li>Going Paperless Project of the Year</li> </ul> <p>Nominations are due by the 16th February 2018. Shortlisted projects will be announced on the 29th March 2018.</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK are pleased to announce our partnership with GovNewsDirect for the <a href="http://paperlessawards.co.uk/about">2018 Public Sector Paperless Awards</a> at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on the 19th July 2018.</p> <p>The awards have built on the success of last year and has seen more entries than ever proving that the public sector are making massive strides in digital transformation within the public sector. We will be supporting digital progression and are once again joining this year’s judging panel, to recognise and reward best practice and digital advancement.</p> <p>This year in acknowledgement of the changing technological climate, GovNewsDirect have added five new categories, making the total number of awards up for grabs 15:</p> <ul> <li>Best Use of a Digital Solution – Technology Partner Award (new)</li> <li>Big Data Project of the Year (new)</li> <li>Data and Information Security Project of the Year (new)</li> <li>RPA and AI Project of the Year (new)</li> <li>Best Small-Scale Digital Application / Project (new)</li> <li>Management and Culture Project of the Year</li> <li>Process and Workflow Project of the Year</li> <li>Most Flexible Digital System of the Year</li> <li>Best Customer Experience</li> <li>Best Digital Document Management</li> <li>Best Use of E-Forms</li> <li>Paperlite Project of the Year</li> <li>Efficiency Savings Project of the Year</li> <li>Special Recognition Award</li> <li>Going Paperless Project of the Year</li> </ul> <p>Nominations are due by the 16th February 2018. Shortlisted projects will be announced on the 29th March 2018.</p></div> Dstl S&T Supplier Day for Countering Explosive Ordnance 2018-02-15T11:30:06+00:00 2018-02-15T11:30:06+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12284-dstl-s-t-supplier-day-for-countering-explosive-ordnance Henry Rex(techUK) henry.rex@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Dstl are holding a science and technology supplier day on 20th March 2018, which will include demonstrations, an overarching military requirement briefing, parallel topic sessions, and networking. The aim of the day is to share with Industry and Academia previous and current science and technology in order to develop a more informed supplier community which can respond to research requirements with more focussed proposals. <strong>The area of interest to be covered is Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Search</strong>, specifically:</p> <ul> <li>EOD: Remote Controlled Vehicle Strategy 2027; autonomy; EOD in the maritime environment; and disruption of conventional munitions;</li> <li>Search: ground search; infrastructure search; explosives detection and Identification (particle and vapour); and diagnostics.</li> </ul> <p>For further details and how to submit an expression of interest to attend, please see the attached document. If you have any questions please contact <a href="mailto:brian.hampson@adsgroup.org.uk" target="_blank">brian.hampson@adsgroup.org.uk</a>.&nbsp;<strong>The closing date for EoIs and statements is 2nd March 2018.</strong></p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Dstl are holding a science and technology supplier day on 20th March 2018, which will include demonstrations, an overarching military requirement briefing, parallel topic sessions, and networking. The aim of the day is to share with Industry and Academia previous and current science and technology in order to develop a more informed supplier community which can respond to research requirements with more focussed proposals. <strong>The area of interest to be covered is Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Search</strong>, specifically:</p> <ul> <li>EOD: Remote Controlled Vehicle Strategy 2027; autonomy; EOD in the maritime environment; and disruption of conventional munitions;</li> <li>Search: ground search; infrastructure search; explosives detection and Identification (particle and vapour); and diagnostics.</li> </ul> <p>For further details and how to submit an expression of interest to attend, please see the attached document. If you have any questions please contact <a href="mailto:brian.hampson@adsgroup.org.uk" target="_blank">brian.hampson@adsgroup.org.uk</a>.&nbsp;<strong>The closing date for EoIs and statements is 2nd March 2018.</strong></p></div> BBC Consult on Distribution Policy 2018-02-15T11:11:41+00:00 2018-02-15T11:11:41+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12283-bbc-consult-on-distribution-policy Paul Hide (techUK) paul.hide@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The draft policy sets out how the BBC’s services are made available to watch, listen or use and includes a series of proposed conditions for distribution via third parties.</p> <p>Alongside the Distribution Policy, the BBC’s Charter &amp; Framework Agreement also requires the BBC to publish a Distribution Strategy. The Strategy sets out the BBC’s distribution objectives and has also been published today to give context to the draft Policy.</p> <p>Paul Hide, techUK, commented: "We requested an industry consultation as part of our response to Charter renewal in 2016. We welcome this review and will be working with members and the BBC to input industry requirements."</p> <p>The consultation will run for 8 weeks until Monday 9 April 2018.</p> <p>If you wish to get involved in techUK's work with the BBC on behalf of members, please contact:</p> <p><a href="mailto:paul.hide@techuk.org" target="_blank">Paul Hide</a></p> <p>The full documentation can be accessed via the link below:</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/aboutthebbc/insidethebbc/howwework/accountability/consultations/distribution_policy" target="_blank">Consultation Documents</a></p> <p>{bio}paul.hide@techuk.org{/bio}</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The draft policy sets out how the BBC’s services are made available to watch, listen or use and includes a series of proposed conditions for distribution via third parties.</p> <p>Alongside the Distribution Policy, the BBC’s Charter &amp; Framework Agreement also requires the BBC to publish a Distribution Strategy. The Strategy sets out the BBC’s distribution objectives and has also been published today to give context to the draft Policy.</p> <p>Paul Hide, techUK, commented: "We requested an industry consultation as part of our response to Charter renewal in 2016. We welcome this review and will be working with members and the BBC to input industry requirements."</p> <p>The consultation will run for 8 weeks until Monday 9 April 2018.</p> <p>If you wish to get involved in techUK's work with the BBC on behalf of members, please contact:</p> <p><a href="mailto:paul.hide@techuk.org" target="_blank">Paul Hide</a></p> <p>The full documentation can be accessed via the link below:</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/aboutthebbc/insidethebbc/howwework/accountability/consultations/distribution_policy" target="_blank">Consultation Documents</a></p> <p>{bio}paul.hide@techuk.org{/bio}</p></div> Meet the tech-buyers from some of Thailand’s largest companies 2018-02-14T15:52:06+00:00 2018-02-14T15:52:06+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/opportunity/item/12282-meet-the-tech-buyers-from-some-of-thailand-s-largest-companies Simon Spier (techUK) Simon.Spier@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>DIT’s Thailand team will be bringing some of Thailand’s largest companies to the UK in March, to look at innovative UK technologies that would help improve their business operations.</p> <p>This visit forms part of the work being carried out under the Thai-UK Leadership Council, which was set up by the Thai and UK governments to foster bi-lateral commercial partnerships.</p> <p>The tech-buyers include household Thai names, including: Bangkok Bank PLC, Charoen Pokphand Food (CPF), Carabao Group, PTT PLC, Siam Cement Group and Thai Airways International. During the morning sessions of the two-day forum Thai companies will be briefed about the trends and opportunities in a range of technology sectors in the UK and explained how they can get access to the UK technology suppliers. The afternoon 1-2-1 meeting sessions on both days will offer a unique access for the UK suppliers to the tech-buyers with the cheque books from Thailand.</p> <p>Please see the attached document for further information and details on how to register.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>DIT’s Thailand team will be bringing some of Thailand’s largest companies to the UK in March, to look at innovative UK technologies that would help improve their business operations.</p> <p>This visit forms part of the work being carried out under the Thai-UK Leadership Council, which was set up by the Thai and UK governments to foster bi-lateral commercial partnerships.</p> <p>The tech-buyers include household Thai names, including: Bangkok Bank PLC, Charoen Pokphand Food (CPF), Carabao Group, PTT PLC, Siam Cement Group and Thai Airways International. During the morning sessions of the two-day forum Thai companies will be briefed about the trends and opportunities in a range of technology sectors in the UK and explained how they can get access to the UK technology suppliers. The afternoon 1-2-1 meeting sessions on both days will offer a unique access for the UK suppliers to the tech-buyers with the cheque books from Thailand.</p> <p>Please see the attached document for further information and details on how to register.&nbsp;</p></div> Ongoing TAP Support to Exhibit at International Shows 2018-02-14T15:34:42+00:00 2018-02-14T15:34:42+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/opportunity/item/12281-ongoing-tap-support-to-exhibit-at-international-exhibitions Simon Spier (techUK) Simon.Spier@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK together with the Department for International Trade and Tradefair are pleased to support the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP).</p> <p>TAP allows companies exhibiting at certain international exhibitions grants of up to £2500 towards the costs of a show.</p> <p>For further information and the full details on the shows supported<a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/"> please contact Tradefair</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK together with the Department for International Trade and Tradefair are pleased to support the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP).</p> <p>TAP allows companies exhibiting at certain international exhibitions grants of up to £2500 towards the costs of a show.</p> <p>For further information and the full details on the shows supported<a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/"> please contact Tradefair</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Innovation Challenge - Belgium - Electricity forecasting technology 2018-02-14T15:22:52+00:00 2018-02-14T15:22:52+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12280-innovation-challenge-belgium-electricity-forecasting-technology Simon Spier (techUK) Simon.Spier@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>A grid operator is looking for companies that supply technology to improve electricity generation and consumption forecasts.</p> <p>You should be a start-up company that is developing solutions based on:</p> <p>- big data<br />- blockchains<br />- predictive analysis<br />- artificial intelligence</p> <p>Your concept, solution or technology will be evaluated by the company through a competitive challenge.</p> <p>The company has significant expertise in managing electricity grids, both in Belgium and Germany.</p> <p><strong>Proposals can be registered until 25 March 2018.</strong></p> <p>Participation is free of charge and proposals can be delivered in English.</p> <p>Submit your expression of interest to the Department for International Trade team in Belgium.</p> <p>All submissions will be reviewed and you will be notified of any potential next steps.</p> <p>You can only submit a proposal if you are a UK registered company.</p> <p>For further information and to submit your proposal - please click <a href="https://opportunities.export.great.gov.uk/opportunities/belgium-electricity-forecasting-technology">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>A grid operator is looking for companies that supply technology to improve electricity generation and consumption forecasts.</p> <p>You should be a start-up company that is developing solutions based on:</p> <p>- big data<br />- blockchains<br />- predictive analysis<br />- artificial intelligence</p> <p>Your concept, solution or technology will be evaluated by the company through a competitive challenge.</p> <p>The company has significant expertise in managing electricity grids, both in Belgium and Germany.</p> <p><strong>Proposals can be registered until 25 March 2018.</strong></p> <p>Participation is free of charge and proposals can be delivered in English.</p> <p>Submit your expression of interest to the Department for International Trade team in Belgium.</p> <p>All submissions will be reviewed and you will be notified of any potential next steps.</p> <p>You can only submit a proposal if you are a UK registered company.</p> <p>For further information and to submit your proposal - please click <a href="https://opportunities.export.great.gov.uk/opportunities/belgium-electricity-forecasting-technology">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Time to put a cap on it 2018-02-14T12:41:11+00:00 2018-02-14T12:41:11+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12279-time-to-put-a-cap-on-it Matthew Evans(techUK) Matthew.Evans@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee have now published their <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/business-energy-industrial-strategy/news-parliament-2017/energy-price-cap-report-17-19/">report into the Government's proposed price cap</a>&nbsp;proposals currently before Parliament in the shape of the 'Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill'.&nbsp;</p> <p>This legislation proposes an absolute price cap with an aim to reduce the price that customers on standard or default tariffs are charged, with a sunset clause of 2023 at the latest.</p> <p>The BEIS Committee fully supports the Government's proposal and paints a damming view of the energy market, describing it as being two-tiered in nature and one that does not deliver fair or effective competition.&nbsp;</p> <p>In particular the Committee cited the overwhelming evidence that SVTs affect vulnerable customers the most, with over 83% of people in social housing, 75% of those on low incomes, 73% with no qualifications and 74% of disabled customers on such tariffs. The Committee noted that suppliers themselves struggle to identify vulnerable customers and that Government could do more to assist them so that those customers can be directed to support schemes and propose an amendment to the Digital Economy Act to allow for increased data sharing.</p> <p>In backing the Government’s approach, the Committee cite the example of Northern Ireland in which a price cap has protected vulnerable consumers, but still allowed for price differential and meaningful competition. Indeed the Committee believe that the Government should aim to push the Bill through before the summer so that it can come into effect in time for winter.</p> <p>In terms of duration and level of the cap, the Committee approves of the 2023 sunset clause with an annual review from 2020. Setting the level of the cap is to be left to Ofgem with a review every 6 months in order to reflect suppliers costs.</p> <p>In summary the report indicates that if the Government wishes to press ahead with the price cap, there will be little opposition to such an approach. Of course this addresses a key symptom but not the root cause of our energy challenge as we seek to transition to a smarter, more flexible power system. We will be continuing to focus on this transition and how we can introduce more innovation into the energy sector throughout this year.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee have now published their <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/business-energy-industrial-strategy/news-parliament-2017/energy-price-cap-report-17-19/">report into the Government's proposed price cap</a>&nbsp;proposals currently before Parliament in the shape of the 'Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill'.&nbsp;</p> <p>This legislation proposes an absolute price cap with an aim to reduce the price that customers on standard or default tariffs are charged, with a sunset clause of 2023 at the latest.</p> <p>The BEIS Committee fully supports the Government's proposal and paints a damming view of the energy market, describing it as being two-tiered in nature and one that does not deliver fair or effective competition.&nbsp;</p> <p>In particular the Committee cited the overwhelming evidence that SVTs affect vulnerable customers the most, with over 83% of people in social housing, 75% of those on low incomes, 73% with no qualifications and 74% of disabled customers on such tariffs. The Committee noted that suppliers themselves struggle to identify vulnerable customers and that Government could do more to assist them so that those customers can be directed to support schemes and propose an amendment to the Digital Economy Act to allow for increased data sharing.</p> <p>In backing the Government’s approach, the Committee cite the example of Northern Ireland in which a price cap has protected vulnerable consumers, but still allowed for price differential and meaningful competition. Indeed the Committee believe that the Government should aim to push the Bill through before the summer so that it can come into effect in time for winter.</p> <p>In terms of duration and level of the cap, the Committee approves of the 2023 sunset clause with an annual review from 2020. Setting the level of the cap is to be left to Ofgem with a review every 6 months in order to reflect suppliers costs.</p> <p>In summary the report indicates that if the Government wishes to press ahead with the price cap, there will be little opposition to such an approach. Of course this addresses a key symptom but not the root cause of our energy challenge as we seek to transition to a smarter, more flexible power system. We will be continuing to focus on this transition and how we can introduce more innovation into the energy sector throughout this year.&nbsp;</p></div> techUK Responds to Boris Johnson's Brexit Speech 2018-02-14T11:44:20+00:00 2018-02-14T11:44:20+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12278-techuk-responds-to-boris-johnson-s-brexit-speech Jeremy Lilley(techUK) jeremy.lilley@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>Commenting on Boris Johnson’s speech on Brexit, where he said that only by ‘taking back control’ of our laws can UK business have the freedom to innovate, techUK Deputy CEO, Antony Walker, said:</blockquote> <p>“UK tech businesses are at the forefront of global digital innovation. They know that alignment with the EU on key issues such as data protection, electronics standards and research partnerships makes the UK more competitive not less.</p> <p>“Post-Brexit the UK can be a true global hub for tech, acting as a bridge between the EU and other markets like the USA and China. But this opportunity requires us to have easy access to the Single Market. We do not make the UK more attractive to the rest of the world by putting barriers in the way of trade with our biggest market. Whilst there may be areas where the UK wants to diverge from EU rules in the future, these are likely to be limited as the gains from divergence would have to outweigh the very significant benefits of having alignment with our closest trading partner. Regulatory alignment on key issues like data protection does not inhibit the ability of UK firms to innovate or trade with the rest of the word.</p> <p>“The Government is on the right path when it comes to issues such as data protection, where it is pursuing close EU alignment. The UK’s leading innovative tech businesses and our trading allies around the world want us to maintain that course. Alignment will always require trade-offs, but we should treat our regulatory partnership with the EU as an asset, not a liability to our post-Brexit future.”</p> <p>For press enquiries please contact Alice Jackson</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>Commenting on Boris Johnson’s speech on Brexit, where he said that only by ‘taking back control’ of our laws can UK business have the freedom to innovate, techUK Deputy CEO, Antony Walker, said:</blockquote> <p>“UK tech businesses are at the forefront of global digital innovation. They know that alignment with the EU on key issues such as data protection, electronics standards and research partnerships makes the UK more competitive not less.</p> <p>“Post-Brexit the UK can be a true global hub for tech, acting as a bridge between the EU and other markets like the USA and China. But this opportunity requires us to have easy access to the Single Market. We do not make the UK more attractive to the rest of the world by putting barriers in the way of trade with our biggest market. Whilst there may be areas where the UK wants to diverge from EU rules in the future, these are likely to be limited as the gains from divergence would have to outweigh the very significant benefits of having alignment with our closest trading partner. Regulatory alignment on key issues like data protection does not inhibit the ability of UK firms to innovate or trade with the rest of the word.</p> <p>“The Government is on the right path when it comes to issues such as data protection, where it is pursuing close EU alignment. The UK’s leading innovative tech businesses and our trading allies around the world want us to maintain that course. Alignment will always require trade-offs, but we should treat our regulatory partnership with the EU as an asset, not a liability to our post-Brexit future.”</p> <p>For press enquiries please contact Alice Jackson</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> Future Transport Report Launch – London Assembly Transport Committee 2018-02-14T11:03:16+00:00 2018-02-14T11:03:16+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12277-future-transport-report-launch-london-assembly-transport-committee Jessica Russell(techUK) jessica.russell@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>"The opportunity to improve mobility for millions of Londoners is there and we have to take it" - Transport Committee new Future Transport launched.</blockquote> <p>London Assembly’s Transport Committee yesterday launched its <a href="https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/future_transport_report_-_final.pdf">Future Transport report</a>, which aims to understand how technological advances in the sector will affect the travel of Londoners and how the London transport network is responding to technological innovation.</p> <p>The report is expected to assist the Mayor and TfL in planning and monitoring as it <strong>considers challenges that will accompany the increased use of three key technologies</strong>:</p> <ol> <li>Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – impacts on road use, mobility and accessibility, impacts for buses</li> <li>App-based services – opportunities for demand-responsive transport systems (such as dockless bikes and buses) to provide cost effective alternatives to cars, need for a regulatory regime, data sharing potential</li> <li>Drones – understanding the scale of drone use, role in freight, planning thus far is not advanced</li> </ol> <p><strong>Eight recommendations</strong> are provided for the consideration of the Mayor and TfL:</p> <ol> <li>TfL should establish an advisory panel that has input to and oversees the work of the Transport Innovation Directorate.</li> <li>Mayor and TfL should produce an update to their car club strategy regarding how to embed car sharing in the context of CAVs.</li> <li>The Mayor and TfL should consider the potential development and impact of automomous bus technology.</li> <li>TfL and London Boroughs should consider the introduction of a London-wide licensing regime for dockless cycle hire.</li> <li>Discussions between the Mayor, TfL, boroughs, operators and the Government to develop a regulatory regime for demand-responsive bus services.</li> <li>TfL should continue to make its data open for third parties, but seek reciprocal agreements.</li> <li>The Mayor and TfL should seek to understand the likely scale and impact of drone use (airborne and ground-based).</li> <li>TfL and the Mayor should proactively engage with Government, boroughs, drone industry actors, National Air Traffic Services and other relevant stakeholders regarding the future control system for drones in London.</li> </ol> <p>The panellists at the launch included Keith Prince AM, Chairman of the <a href="https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/london-assembly/london-assembly-committees/transport-committee">Transport Committee</a>, Michael Hurwitz from <a href="https://tfl.gov.uk/">TfL</a>, David Wong of <a href="https://www.smmt.co.uk/">SMMT</a>, Lembit Opik from <a href="https://www.starship.xyz/">Starship Technologies</a> and Dr Debbie Hopkins, Lecturer in <a href="http://www.tsu.ox.ac.uk/people/dhopkins.html">Transport Studies at University of Oxford</a>.</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>"The opportunity to improve mobility for millions of Londoners is there and we have to take it" - Transport Committee new Future Transport launched.</blockquote> <p>London Assembly’s Transport Committee yesterday launched its <a href="https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/future_transport_report_-_final.pdf">Future Transport report</a>, which aims to understand how technological advances in the sector will affect the travel of Londoners and how the London transport network is responding to technological innovation.</p> <p>The report is expected to assist the Mayor and TfL in planning and monitoring as it <strong>considers challenges that will accompany the increased use of three key technologies</strong>:</p> <ol> <li>Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – impacts on road use, mobility and accessibility, impacts for buses</li> <li>App-based services – opportunities for demand-responsive transport systems (such as dockless bikes and buses) to provide cost effective alternatives to cars, need for a regulatory regime, data sharing potential</li> <li>Drones – understanding the scale of drone use, role in freight, planning thus far is not advanced</li> </ol> <p><strong>Eight recommendations</strong> are provided for the consideration of the Mayor and TfL:</p> <ol> <li>TfL should establish an advisory panel that has input to and oversees the work of the Transport Innovation Directorate.</li> <li>Mayor and TfL should produce an update to their car club strategy regarding how to embed car sharing in the context of CAVs.</li> <li>The Mayor and TfL should consider the potential development and impact of automomous bus technology.</li> <li>TfL and London Boroughs should consider the introduction of a London-wide licensing regime for dockless cycle hire.</li> <li>Discussions between the Mayor, TfL, boroughs, operators and the Government to develop a regulatory regime for demand-responsive bus services.</li> <li>TfL should continue to make its data open for third parties, but seek reciprocal agreements.</li> <li>The Mayor and TfL should seek to understand the likely scale and impact of drone use (airborne and ground-based).</li> <li>TfL and the Mayor should proactively engage with Government, boroughs, drone industry actors, National Air Traffic Services and other relevant stakeholders regarding the future control system for drones in London.</li> </ol> <p>The panellists at the launch included Keith Prince AM, Chairman of the <a href="https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/london-assembly/london-assembly-committees/transport-committee">Transport Committee</a>, Michael Hurwitz from <a href="https://tfl.gov.uk/">TfL</a>, David Wong of <a href="https://www.smmt.co.uk/">SMMT</a>, Lembit Opik from <a href="https://www.starship.xyz/">Starship Technologies</a> and Dr Debbie Hopkins, Lecturer in <a href="http://www.tsu.ox.ac.uk/people/dhopkins.html">Transport Studies at University of Oxford</a>.</p></div> Dumping Diesel - Johnson calls for end of diesel-only trains 2018-02-13T17:03:01+00:00 2018-02-13T17:03:01+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12276-dumping-diesel-johnson-calls-for-end-of-diesel-only-trains Jessica Russell(techUK) jessica.russell@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>Jo Johnson sets 2040 deadline for diesel-only trains on UK railways.</blockquote> <p>The Clean Growth Strategy tallied another win yesterday as <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/lets-raise-our-ambitions-for-a-cleaner-greener-railway">Jo Johnson made his first speech as Transport Minister at the British Museum</a>,&nbsp;in which he called for diesel-only trains to be phased out under a new vision that aims to decarbonize the nation’s railway.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mr. Johnson said it was time “to end our reliance on fossil fuels” and “clean up transport emissions”.</p> <p>2040 is now set to be the year by which the sale of petrol and diesel cars, and the operation of diesel-only trains, ends. “If that seems like an ambitious goal, it should be and I make no apology for that.” An ambitious goal indeed, but the focus on hydrogen is somewhat unsurprising, given that “total electrification of our tracks is unlikely to be the only or most cost-effective way to secure these environmental benefits”, a concept well demonstrated by the scrapping of the Cardiff to Swansea, Midland Mainline and Lake District line electrification efforts mid-last year.</p> <p>Mr. Johnson asserted that bi-mode trains will work as “bridging technology” until we have other low emission technologies. Rail industry actors have been tasked with developing the vision for how they will support decarbonization efforts, with Mr. Johnson expecting “the industry to report back by the autumn.” The RIA have acknowledged the challenge, but believe it is one that the industry is capable of and willing to accept. Modernising and decarbonising efforts will also be accompanied by environmental performance targets for each rail franchise.</p> <p>Wrapping up his speech, Mr. Johnson expressed his optimism about the opportunity that the rail sector has to create a cleaner, greener transport system for the UK.</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><blockquote>Jo Johnson sets 2040 deadline for diesel-only trains on UK railways.</blockquote> <p>The Clean Growth Strategy tallied another win yesterday as <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/lets-raise-our-ambitions-for-a-cleaner-greener-railway">Jo Johnson made his first speech as Transport Minister at the British Museum</a>,&nbsp;in which he called for diesel-only trains to be phased out under a new vision that aims to decarbonize the nation’s railway.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mr. Johnson said it was time “to end our reliance on fossil fuels” and “clean up transport emissions”.</p> <p>2040 is now set to be the year by which the sale of petrol and diesel cars, and the operation of diesel-only trains, ends. “If that seems like an ambitious goal, it should be and I make no apology for that.” An ambitious goal indeed, but the focus on hydrogen is somewhat unsurprising, given that “total electrification of our tracks is unlikely to be the only or most cost-effective way to secure these environmental benefits”, a concept well demonstrated by the scrapping of the Cardiff to Swansea, Midland Mainline and Lake District line electrification efforts mid-last year.</p> <p>Mr. Johnson asserted that bi-mode trains will work as “bridging technology” until we have other low emission technologies. Rail industry actors have been tasked with developing the vision for how they will support decarbonization efforts, with Mr. Johnson expecting “the industry to report back by the autumn.” The RIA have acknowledged the challenge, but believe it is one that the industry is capable of and willing to accept. Modernising and decarbonising efforts will also be accompanied by environmental performance targets for each rail franchise.</p> <p>Wrapping up his speech, Mr. Johnson expressed his optimism about the opportunity that the rail sector has to create a cleaner, greener transport system for the UK.</p></div> New Central Government Council Members Announced 2018-02-13T17:07:32+00:00 2018-02-13T17:07:32+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12275-new-council-members-that-will-lead-our-central-government-programme Rob Driver(techUK) rob.driver@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK is delighted to announce the new Council members that will lead our Central Government Programme.</p> <p><br />The Central Government Council brings together leaders from across the tech industry and will deliver an ambitious programme of activity between techUK and central government.</p> <p><br />The overall aims of the Central Government Council are to:</p> <p><br />• Promote better engagement between the tech sector and Government to support civil servants deliver the Government Transformation Strategy and Industrial Strategy<br />• Provide leadership and support on techUK’s campaigns and projects to reform public sector procurement<br />• Promote and evangelise the transformative role tech can play in public services</p> <p><br />Tom McCann, Central Government Director, Sopra Steria and Chair of the Central Government Council commented:</p> <p><br /><em>“A huge thank you to all of the techUK members who nominated themselves for the Central Government Council. We have an ambitious programme of activity planned for 2018 to continue to promote better engagement between the tech sector and Government and evangelise the transformative role tech can play in public services. I look forward to working together to support central government departments and agencies as they transform the UK’s public services and also connect tech companies large and small with Government.”</em></p> <p><br />The full Central Government Council members are:</p> <p><br />• Tom McCann, Central Government Director, Sopra Steria (Chair)<br />• Lee Murray, Director, Triangulate Distribution (Vice Chair)<br />• Aingaran Pillai, CEO &amp; Founder, Zaizi<br />• Seth Finegan, UK CEO, Informed Solutions<br />• Mark Hall, Public Sector Director, Redcentric<br />• John Newton, Head of Strategy, Fujitsu<br />• Chris Gledhill, Managing Director, PDMS<br />• Danielle Perfect, Commercial Lead, PWC<br />• Bob Pickles, Head of Corporate &amp; Government Affairs, Canon<br />• Neal Craig, Director- Consulting, Deloitte<br />• Alex Slater, Head of Public Sector, Capgemini<br />• Chris Farthing, Managing Director, Advice Cloud<br />• Stephen Golding, Business Development Director, CenturyLink<br />• Sara Bowden, Public Sector Manager, CDW<br />• Roy Wood, Managing Director, Advanced<br />• Jenny Mulholland, Public Sector Account Manager, Softwire<br />• Andy Tait, Head of Public Sector Strategy, VMware<br />• Nicky Stewart, Commercial Director, UKCloud<br />• Harry Metcalfe, Managing Director, DXW<br />• Vikki Archer, Head of Public Sector, Cyberark</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK is delighted to announce the new Council members that will lead our Central Government Programme.</p> <p><br />The Central Government Council brings together leaders from across the tech industry and will deliver an ambitious programme of activity between techUK and central government.</p> <p><br />The overall aims of the Central Government Council are to:</p> <p><br />• Promote better engagement between the tech sector and Government to support civil servants deliver the Government Transformation Strategy and Industrial Strategy<br />• Provide leadership and support on techUK’s campaigns and projects to reform public sector procurement<br />• Promote and evangelise the transformative role tech can play in public services</p> <p><br />Tom McCann, Central Government Director, Sopra Steria and Chair of the Central Government Council commented:</p> <p><br /><em>“A huge thank you to all of the techUK members who nominated themselves for the Central Government Council. We have an ambitious programme of activity planned for 2018 to continue to promote better engagement between the tech sector and Government and evangelise the transformative role tech can play in public services. I look forward to working together to support central government departments and agencies as they transform the UK’s public services and also connect tech companies large and small with Government.”</em></p> <p><br />The full Central Government Council members are:</p> <p><br />• Tom McCann, Central Government Director, Sopra Steria (Chair)<br />• Lee Murray, Director, Triangulate Distribution (Vice Chair)<br />• Aingaran Pillai, CEO &amp; Founder, Zaizi<br />• Seth Finegan, UK CEO, Informed Solutions<br />• Mark Hall, Public Sector Director, Redcentric<br />• John Newton, Head of Strategy, Fujitsu<br />• Chris Gledhill, Managing Director, PDMS<br />• Danielle Perfect, Commercial Lead, PWC<br />• Bob Pickles, Head of Corporate &amp; Government Affairs, Canon<br />• Neal Craig, Director- Consulting, Deloitte<br />• Alex Slater, Head of Public Sector, Capgemini<br />• Chris Farthing, Managing Director, Advice Cloud<br />• Stephen Golding, Business Development Director, CenturyLink<br />• Sara Bowden, Public Sector Manager, CDW<br />• Roy Wood, Managing Director, Advanced<br />• Jenny Mulholland, Public Sector Account Manager, Softwire<br />• Andy Tait, Head of Public Sector Strategy, VMware<br />• Nicky Stewart, Commercial Director, UKCloud<br />• Harry Metcalfe, Managing Director, DXW<br />• Vikki Archer, Head of Public Sector, Cyberark</p></div> Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy 2018-01-16T09:00:00+00:00 2018-01-16T09:00:00+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12274-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p><br />This week, Brexit is back front and centre of the agenda with a new report commissioned by the Mayor of London outlining the impact of a No-Deal Brexit. Also in this edition:</p> <ul> <li>The EU toughens its stance for Brexit transition talks;</li> <li>Home Affairs Select Committee publishes recommendations<br />to restore public trust in the migration system, and;</li> <li>techUK welcomes focus on connected and autonomous<br />vehicles in automotive sector deal.</li> </ul> <p>All this and more! Get your weekly tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450433018/Hard-Brexit-risks-92000-UK-Stem-jobs?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450433018/Hard-Brexit-risks-92000-UK-Stem-jobs?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">No-Deal Brexit could put 92,000 tech jobs at risk</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)<br /></strong>Analysis by Cambridge Econometrics for the Mayor of London shows continued open access to markets, capital and talent will be crucial components of a successful transition deal. <a href="http://tech.newstatesman.com/news/brexit-tech-sector-job-growth?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">techUK comments on the paper, stating rapid progress on transition deal vital for the sector</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/595c99a4-fa0f-11e7-9b32-d7d59aace167?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Leaked documents suggest EU is tightening negotiation position</a> <strong>(FT £)<br /></strong>Ahead of the second phase of negotiation agreement, the documents reveal plans to require the UK to secure EU permission before replicating existing EU bilateral trade deals and extending free movement rights to the end of 2020 under any transition deal.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/b9b06b6c-f7cd-11e7-88f7-5465a6ce1a00?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Set realistic migration goals, influential commons committee says</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong> <br />The Home Affairs Select Committee publishes report following extensive public and expert consultation, urging Government to restore public trust in migration system. <a href="insights/news/item/10570-uk-faces-tech-talent-cliff-edge-without-urgent-government-action-warns-techuk?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">See techUK’s report on the issue, exploring options to balance trust and business needs.</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/support-for-apprentice-levy-goes-up-in-flames-dv3vcdmrp">Business groups call for wider training levy to replace apprenticeship levy</a> <strong>(Times £)<br /></strong>Research by CIPD finds that only 20% of employers who pay the levy support the system, and appetite is growing to replace the system with a wider training tariff.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12068-techuk-welcomes-appointment-new-minister-for-digital-and-creative?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">ICYMI: techUK CEO welcomes Margot James as Digital Minister </a><strong>(techUK)</strong><br />CEO Julian David congratulates Ms James MP on the appointment, and states she will bring energy and dynamism to the important brief.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12101-open-banking-opening-doors-for-your-finances?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Payments Services Directive 2 heralds major shift in Open Banking</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Ruth Milligan, techUK’s Head of Financial Services, provides a run-down of the landmark legislation, covering what the changes mean for organisations and individuals.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12095-partnership-will-be-pivotal-first-automotive-sector-deal-confirmed?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Automotive sector deal right step towards connected and autonomous vehicles</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>techUK’s Matt Evans welcomes automotive sector deal, but comments meaningful development of key infrastructure capabilities critical to realise full benefits of digital.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12091-techuk-responds-to-hmg-s-25-year-environment-plan?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Tech has huge role to play in achieving Government’s environment plan </a><strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>techUK’s Susanne Baker highlights the important role “Green Tech” will have to play in achieving the Government’s 25 year environment plan.</p> <p><a href="insights/reports/item/12102-ces-blog-day-4-leaving-las-vegas?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">CES 2018: what were the lessons learned?</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>The techUK Pavilion at CES18 was a destination point for media, investors, buyers and businesses as a result of our partnership with the Department for International Trade. techUK’s Paul Hide provides a summary of CES18 and opportunities for next year.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.thememo.com/2018/01/15/diversity-vc-investing-angel-academe-women-investors-baby2body/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Why we need more women investors</a> <strong>(The Memo)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/01/10/skills-shortages-critical-levels-risking-uk-growth-research/?mc_cid=7a85045427&amp;mc_eid=de5a220c0b&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">BCC: Skills shortages at ‘critical levels’</a> <strong>(Telegraph)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://streetbees.formstack.com/forms/tech_city_partners?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Take part in the flagship annual Tech Nation survey</a> <strong>(Tech City UK)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.digileaders100.com/nominate/?utm_source=Digital+Leaders+Main+List&amp;utm_campaign=ec6072393f-Mailer+27+October&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_0205df39fb-ec6072393f-160617629&amp;mc_cid=ec6072393f&amp;mc_eid=2430d4173d&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Nominate a role model for Digital Leaders 100 today </a><strong>(Digileaders)</strong></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Upcoming Events - View full events calendar</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jan 22 - <a href="events/roundtable/item/12011-dcms-workshop-eu-proposals-for-cyber-security-certification?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">DCMS Workshop: EU Proposals for Cyber Security Certification</a></p> <p>Jan 30 - <a href="events/partner-event/item/11961-the-ai-congress?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">The AI Congress</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">please get in touch with the team</a> and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p><br />This week, Brexit is back front and centre of the agenda with a new report commissioned by the Mayor of London outlining the impact of a No-Deal Brexit. Also in this edition:</p> <ul> <li>The EU toughens its stance for Brexit transition talks;</li> <li>Home Affairs Select Committee publishes recommendations<br />to restore public trust in the migration system, and;</li> <li>techUK welcomes focus on connected and autonomous<br />vehicles in automotive sector deal.</li> </ul> <p>All this and more! Get your weekly tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450433018/Hard-Brexit-risks-92000-UK-Stem-jobs?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450433018/Hard-Brexit-risks-92000-UK-Stem-jobs?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">No-Deal Brexit could put 92,000 tech jobs at risk</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)<br /></strong>Analysis by Cambridge Econometrics for the Mayor of London shows continued open access to markets, capital and talent will be crucial components of a successful transition deal. <a href="http://tech.newstatesman.com/news/brexit-tech-sector-job-growth?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">techUK comments on the paper, stating rapid progress on transition deal vital for the sector</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/595c99a4-fa0f-11e7-9b32-d7d59aace167?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Leaked documents suggest EU is tightening negotiation position</a> <strong>(FT £)<br /></strong>Ahead of the second phase of negotiation agreement, the documents reveal plans to require the UK to secure EU permission before replicating existing EU bilateral trade deals and extending free movement rights to the end of 2020 under any transition deal.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/b9b06b6c-f7cd-11e7-88f7-5465a6ce1a00?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Set realistic migration goals, influential commons committee says</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong> <br />The Home Affairs Select Committee publishes report following extensive public and expert consultation, urging Government to restore public trust in migration system. <a href="insights/news/item/10570-uk-faces-tech-talent-cliff-edge-without-urgent-government-action-warns-techuk?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">See techUK’s report on the issue, exploring options to balance trust and business needs.</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/support-for-apprentice-levy-goes-up-in-flames-dv3vcdmrp">Business groups call for wider training levy to replace apprenticeship levy</a> <strong>(Times £)<br /></strong>Research by CIPD finds that only 20% of employers who pay the levy support the system, and appetite is growing to replace the system with a wider training tariff.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12068-techuk-welcomes-appointment-new-minister-for-digital-and-creative?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">ICYMI: techUK CEO welcomes Margot James as Digital Minister </a><strong>(techUK)</strong><br />CEO Julian David congratulates Ms James MP on the appointment, and states she will bring energy and dynamism to the important brief.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12101-open-banking-opening-doors-for-your-finances?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Payments Services Directive 2 heralds major shift in Open Banking</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Ruth Milligan, techUK’s Head of Financial Services, provides a run-down of the landmark legislation, covering what the changes mean for organisations and individuals.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12095-partnership-will-be-pivotal-first-automotive-sector-deal-confirmed?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Automotive sector deal right step towards connected and autonomous vehicles</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>techUK’s Matt Evans welcomes automotive sector deal, but comments meaningful development of key infrastructure capabilities critical to realise full benefits of digital.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12091-techuk-responds-to-hmg-s-25-year-environment-plan?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Tech has huge role to play in achieving Government’s environment plan </a><strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>techUK’s Susanne Baker highlights the important role “Green Tech” will have to play in achieving the Government’s 25 year environment plan.</p> <p><a href="insights/reports/item/12102-ces-blog-day-4-leaving-las-vegas?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">CES 2018: what were the lessons learned?</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>The techUK Pavilion at CES18 was a destination point for media, investors, buyers and businesses as a result of our partnership with the Department for International Trade. techUK’s Paul Hide provides a summary of CES18 and opportunities for next year.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.thememo.com/2018/01/15/diversity-vc-investing-angel-academe-women-investors-baby2body/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Why we need more women investors</a> <strong>(The Memo)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/01/10/skills-shortages-critical-levels-risking-uk-growth-research/?mc_cid=7a85045427&amp;mc_eid=de5a220c0b&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">BCC: Skills shortages at ‘critical levels’</a> <strong>(Telegraph)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://streetbees.formstack.com/forms/tech_city_partners?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Take part in the flagship annual Tech Nation survey</a> <strong>(Tech City UK)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.digileaders100.com/nominate/?utm_source=Digital+Leaders+Main+List&amp;utm_campaign=ec6072393f-Mailer+27+October&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_0205df39fb-ec6072393f-160617629&amp;mc_cid=ec6072393f&amp;mc_eid=2430d4173d&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Nominate a role model for Digital Leaders 100 today </a><strong>(Digileaders)</strong></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Upcoming Events - View full events calendar</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jan 22 - <a href="events/roundtable/item/12011-dcms-workshop-eu-proposals-for-cyber-security-certification?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">DCMS Workshop: EU Proposals for Cyber Security Certification</a></p> <p>Jan 30 - <a href="events/partner-event/item/11961-the-ai-congress?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">The AI Congress</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">please get in touch with the team</a> and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p></div> Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy 2018-01-23T09:00:00+00:00 2018-01-23T09:00:00+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12273-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>This week, Theresa May is set to announce plans to create an AI Ethics body following recommendations made by techUK and partner bodies. Also:</p> <ul> <li>NCSC’s chief warns cyber attack on UK is case of “when, not if”;</li> <li>UK and France announce joint AI conference and initiative</li> <li>Reports from Davos 2018 focus on future of work technological innovation.</li> </ul> <p>All this and more! Get your weekly tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/01/22/exclusive-theresa-may-announce-ethical-oversight-ai-used-drive/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Prime Minister: AI must have ethical oversight</a> <strong>(Telegraph £)</strong><br />Long standing recommendation from techUK to create an AI ethics body will be headline announcement of Theresa May’s Davos 2018 speech.</p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/22/cyber-attack-on-uk-matter-of-when-not-if-says-security-chief-ciaran-martin?CMP=share_btn_tw&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">NCSC chief warns major cyber attack on UK imminent</a> <strong>(Guardian)</strong><br />Head of UK’s National Cyber Security Centre Ciaran Martin states a major cyber attack is a case of “when, not if”, but commends the growing awareness of cyber security across UK.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42781375?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Education Secretary: schools need to teach resilience and digital skills </a><strong>(BBC)<br /></strong>In his first public speech since taking up the post, Damian Hinds focused on how schools need to prepare for a shifting job market, including preparing for a digital future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/01/19/uk-france-agree-artificial-intelligence-tie-up/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">UK and France agree joint AI initiative</a> <strong>(Telegraph)<br /></strong>Closer ties between Britain and France announced as nations look to develop strong positions on artificial intelligence and cyber security to rival US dominance in the field.</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/01/19/uk-france-agree-artificial-intelligence-tie-up/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Rapid technological advancement risks leaving women behind</a><strong> (Guardian)</strong><br />A new WEF report on the future of jobs finds paucity of women in the tech sector risks reversing progress made in gender equality, adding urgency to the calls to diversify the tech talent pipeline.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>techUK Action &amp;</strong> <strong>Reaction</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.itpro.co.uk/business-strategy/30325/how-will-brexit-affect-the-uk-tech-workforce?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Tech sector remains concerned about access to talent post-Brexit</a> <strong>(IT Pro)</strong><br />techUK’s Giles Derrington stresses the importance for the government to secure both a decent transitional deal and a highly flexible system to ensure tech talent remains interested in the UK.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12144-new-uk-france-digital-conference-to-deepen-collaboration-in-digital-economy?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">International platforms for collaboration will provide important perspectives</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />CEO Julian David welcomes the announcement of a new UK &amp; France digital conference, stating sharing valuable cross-border perspectives critical for industry growth.</p> <p><a href="http://ertonline.co.uk/opinion/ces-a-eureka-moment/?hootPostID=072a218e5f48ea9ff98d0b708e113576&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">CES evolving to embrace much more than consumer tech</a> <strong>(ERT)<br /></strong>Paul Hide, techUK’s director of market engagement and membership, reports back from CES – observing the growing presence of non-traditional tech industries.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12153-nhs-digital-and-techuk-to-create-urgent-and-emergency-care-forum?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">techUK creating urgent and emergency care forum</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />NHS Digital and techUK are creating a forum to allow suppliers and NHS digital to exchange expertise and information on the digitisation of the sector. Find out more about how to join.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/how-the-tech-industry-can-restore-trust/">How the tech industry can restore trust</a> <strong>(World Economic Forum)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz/lz.aspx?p1=0529248S7783&amp;CC=&amp;w=34653&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Why automation may be more evolution than revolution</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cityam.com/279277/uk-leading-way-crowdfunding-and-p2p-lending-rest-europe?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">UK leads way in crowdfunding and P2P lending </a><strong>(City AM)</strong></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Upcoming Events - View full events calendar</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jan 30 - <a href="events/meeting/item/11894-growth-in-challenging-times-recruitment-and-retention-after-brexit?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Growth in Challenging Times - Recruitment and Retention Now and After Brexit</a></p> <p>Jan 30 - <a href="events/partner-event/item/11961-the-ai-congress?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">The AI Congress</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">please get in touch with the team </a>and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like<br />feedback!</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>This week, Theresa May is set to announce plans to create an AI Ethics body following recommendations made by techUK and partner bodies. Also:</p> <ul> <li>NCSC’s chief warns cyber attack on UK is case of “when, not if”;</li> <li>UK and France announce joint AI conference and initiative</li> <li>Reports from Davos 2018 focus on future of work technological innovation.</li> </ul> <p>All this and more! Get your weekly tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/01/22/exclusive-theresa-may-announce-ethical-oversight-ai-used-drive/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Prime Minister: AI must have ethical oversight</a> <strong>(Telegraph £)</strong><br />Long standing recommendation from techUK to create an AI ethics body will be headline announcement of Theresa May’s Davos 2018 speech.</p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/22/cyber-attack-on-uk-matter-of-when-not-if-says-security-chief-ciaran-martin?CMP=share_btn_tw&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">NCSC chief warns major cyber attack on UK imminent</a> <strong>(Guardian)</strong><br />Head of UK’s National Cyber Security Centre Ciaran Martin states a major cyber attack is a case of “when, not if”, but commends the growing awareness of cyber security across UK.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42781375?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Education Secretary: schools need to teach resilience and digital skills </a><strong>(BBC)<br /></strong>In his first public speech since taking up the post, Damian Hinds focused on how schools need to prepare for a shifting job market, including preparing for a digital future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/01/19/uk-france-agree-artificial-intelligence-tie-up/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">UK and France agree joint AI initiative</a> <strong>(Telegraph)<br /></strong>Closer ties between Britain and France announced as nations look to develop strong positions on artificial intelligence and cyber security to rival US dominance in the field.</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/01/19/uk-france-agree-artificial-intelligence-tie-up/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Rapid technological advancement risks leaving women behind</a><strong> (Guardian)</strong><br />A new WEF report on the future of jobs finds paucity of women in the tech sector risks reversing progress made in gender equality, adding urgency to the calls to diversify the tech talent pipeline.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>techUK Action &amp;</strong> <strong>Reaction</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.itpro.co.uk/business-strategy/30325/how-will-brexit-affect-the-uk-tech-workforce?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Tech sector remains concerned about access to talent post-Brexit</a> <strong>(IT Pro)</strong><br />techUK’s Giles Derrington stresses the importance for the government to secure both a decent transitional deal and a highly flexible system to ensure tech talent remains interested in the UK.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12144-new-uk-france-digital-conference-to-deepen-collaboration-in-digital-economy?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">International platforms for collaboration will provide important perspectives</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />CEO Julian David welcomes the announcement of a new UK &amp; France digital conference, stating sharing valuable cross-border perspectives critical for industry growth.</p> <p><a href="http://ertonline.co.uk/opinion/ces-a-eureka-moment/?hootPostID=072a218e5f48ea9ff98d0b708e113576&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">CES evolving to embrace much more than consumer tech</a> <strong>(ERT)<br /></strong>Paul Hide, techUK’s director of market engagement and membership, reports back from CES – observing the growing presence of non-traditional tech industries.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12153-nhs-digital-and-techuk-to-create-urgent-and-emergency-care-forum?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">techUK creating urgent and emergency care forum</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />NHS Digital and techUK are creating a forum to allow suppliers and NHS digital to exchange expertise and information on the digitisation of the sector. Find out more about how to join.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/how-the-tech-industry-can-restore-trust/">How the tech industry can restore trust</a> <strong>(World Economic Forum)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz/lz.aspx?p1=0529248S7783&amp;CC=&amp;w=34653&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Why automation may be more evolution than revolution</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cityam.com/279277/uk-leading-way-crowdfunding-and-p2p-lending-rest-europe?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">UK leads way in crowdfunding and P2P lending </a><strong>(City AM)</strong></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Upcoming Events - View full events calendar</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jan 30 - <a href="events/meeting/item/11894-growth-in-challenging-times-recruitment-and-retention-after-brexit?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Growth in Challenging Times - Recruitment and Retention Now and After Brexit</a></p> <p>Jan 30 - <a href="events/partner-event/item/11961-the-ai-congress?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">The AI Congress</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">please get in touch with the team </a>and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like<br />feedback!</p></div> Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy 2018-02-07T09:00:00+00:00 2018-02-07T09:00:00+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12272-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK was delighted to support Safer Internet Day 2018 and you can<br />check out our involvement below. Meanwhile:</p> <ul> <li>The Prime Minister orders Commission to review online law and harassment;</li> <li>Last week the Government set out plans for its Digital Charter;</li> <li>The Government responds to Matthew Taylor’s review into good work.</li> </ul> <p>All this and more, get your weekly tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/5d182b5c-0b59-11e8-8eb7-42f857ea9f09?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">UK Law Commission to review online laws</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong> <br />Theresa May has ordered a review to ensure that what is illegal offline is illegal online, following announcements on the Digital Charter and the Internet Safety Strategy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/252433849/Government-sets-out-further-details-of-Digital-Charter?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Digital Charter plan set out by Government</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)</strong><br />Further details on the Digital Charter have been published, laying out guiding principles for the online world and a programme of work the Government hopes will make the internet a safer and more prosperous place for UK citizens</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/02/04/government-presses-tech-companies-sign-diversity-charter/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Digital Minister encourages tech companies to sign Tech Talent Charter</a> <strong>(Telegraph)</strong><br />Margot James MP is putting pressure on tech companies to make diversity pledges in a Charter, of which techUK is a founding member, to address great gender disparity in tech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42959756?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Government responds to Taylor Review recommendations</a> <strong>(BBC)</strong><br />The Government promises an overhaul of employment rights for workers in the gig economy following last year’s Taylor Review, with the Government claiming to go further than the review’s recommendations. Check out techUK’s response below.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/Safer-Internet-Day-Building-online-safety-practices-with-young-people?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Building online safety practices with young people</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)</strong><br />techUK’s CEO, Julian David writes about the need to make the internet a safer space for all, and why techUK is pleased to actively support Safer Internet Day 2018. <a href="insights/news/item/12242-safer-internet-day-2018-building-online-safety-practices-with-young-people?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Check out our roundup of the day here.</a></p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12240-techuk-welcomes-government-response-to-taylor-review?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Technological innovation will be at forefront of good jobs </a><strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Commenting on the Government’s response to the Taylor Review, Deputy CEO Antony Walker welcomes the commitments made and stresses the importance of tech in the future of work.</p> <p><a href="insights/opinions/item/12185-happy-data-privacy-day?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Data Privacy Day: landscape and changes ahead </a><strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Jeremy Lilley, techUK Data Policy Manager, kicks off Data Privacy Day with a view on the big changes ahead for data protection and Brexit negotiations.</p> <p>Last week at Davos tech was centre of conversation with the Prime Minister’s speech focusing on the opportunities of AI and challenges with online content. Check out our roundup and comments:</p> <ul> <li><a href="insights/news/item/12169-techuk-ceo-comments-on-prime-minister-s-speech-in-davos?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">techUK CEO Comments on Prime Minister's Speech in Davos</a></li> <li><a href="insights/news/item/12174-ethics-governance-are-key-issues-ai-enabled-world-uk-can-take-the-lead?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Ethics &amp; Governance are key in an AI-Enabled World – UK can Take the Lead</a></li> <li><a href="insights/news/item/12181-government-launches-digital-charter-at-world-economic-forum-in-davos?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Government Launches Digital Charter at World Economic Forum</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12180-amending-online-liability-not-the-answer-to-solve-online-content-concerns?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Amending Online Liability Not the Answer to Solve Online Content Concerns</a></li> </ul> <hr /> <h3><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610005/every-study-we-could-find-on-what-automation-will-do-to-jobs-in-one-chart/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Every study we could find on what automation will do to jobs, in one chart</a><strong> (Technology Review)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.politico.eu/article/matthew-hancock-tech-ally-in-brexit-storm-westminster-comeback-kid/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Matthew Hancock: Tech’s ally in Brexit storm</a> <strong>(Politico EU)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.weforum.org/reports/towards-a-reskilling-revolution">Towards a Reskilling Revolution</a> <strong>(World Economic Forum)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/the-tech-uk?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">APPG for Entrepreneurship: 2018 Survey</a></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Upcoming Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events">View full events calendar</a></strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Feb 19 - <a href="events/workshop/item/12141-ai-machine-learning-international-expansion-workshop?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">AI / Machine Learning International Expansion – Workshop</a></p> <p>Feb 27 - <a href="events/briefing/item/12178-a-smarter-london-together-developing-a-new-plan-for-digital-change?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">A Smarter London Together; Developing a New Plan for Digital Change</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">please get in touch with the team</a> and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK was delighted to support Safer Internet Day 2018 and you can<br />check out our involvement below. Meanwhile:</p> <ul> <li>The Prime Minister orders Commission to review online law and harassment;</li> <li>Last week the Government set out plans for its Digital Charter;</li> <li>The Government responds to Matthew Taylor’s review into good work.</li> </ul> <p>All this and more, get your weekly tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/5d182b5c-0b59-11e8-8eb7-42f857ea9f09?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">UK Law Commission to review online laws</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong> <br />Theresa May has ordered a review to ensure that what is illegal offline is illegal online, following announcements on the Digital Charter and the Internet Safety Strategy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/252433849/Government-sets-out-further-details-of-Digital-Charter?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Digital Charter plan set out by Government</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)</strong><br />Further details on the Digital Charter have been published, laying out guiding principles for the online world and a programme of work the Government hopes will make the internet a safer and more prosperous place for UK citizens</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/02/04/government-presses-tech-companies-sign-diversity-charter/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Digital Minister encourages tech companies to sign Tech Talent Charter</a> <strong>(Telegraph)</strong><br />Margot James MP is putting pressure on tech companies to make diversity pledges in a Charter, of which techUK is a founding member, to address great gender disparity in tech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42959756?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Government responds to Taylor Review recommendations</a> <strong>(BBC)</strong><br />The Government promises an overhaul of employment rights for workers in the gig economy following last year’s Taylor Review, with the Government claiming to go further than the review’s recommendations. Check out techUK’s response below.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/Safer-Internet-Day-Building-online-safety-practices-with-young-people?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Building online safety practices with young people</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)</strong><br />techUK’s CEO, Julian David writes about the need to make the internet a safer space for all, and why techUK is pleased to actively support Safer Internet Day 2018. <a href="insights/news/item/12242-safer-internet-day-2018-building-online-safety-practices-with-young-people?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Check out our roundup of the day here.</a></p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12240-techuk-welcomes-government-response-to-taylor-review?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Technological innovation will be at forefront of good jobs </a><strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Commenting on the Government’s response to the Taylor Review, Deputy CEO Antony Walker welcomes the commitments made and stresses the importance of tech in the future of work.</p> <p><a href="insights/opinions/item/12185-happy-data-privacy-day?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Data Privacy Day: landscape and changes ahead </a><strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Jeremy Lilley, techUK Data Policy Manager, kicks off Data Privacy Day with a view on the big changes ahead for data protection and Brexit negotiations.</p> <p>Last week at Davos tech was centre of conversation with the Prime Minister’s speech focusing on the opportunities of AI and challenges with online content. Check out our roundup and comments:</p> <ul> <li><a href="insights/news/item/12169-techuk-ceo-comments-on-prime-minister-s-speech-in-davos?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">techUK CEO Comments on Prime Minister's Speech in Davos</a></li> <li><a href="insights/news/item/12174-ethics-governance-are-key-issues-ai-enabled-world-uk-can-take-the-lead?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Ethics &amp; Governance are key in an AI-Enabled World – UK can Take the Lead</a></li> <li><a href="insights/news/item/12181-government-launches-digital-charter-at-world-economic-forum-in-davos?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Government Launches Digital Charter at World Economic Forum</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12180-amending-online-liability-not-the-answer-to-solve-online-content-concerns?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Amending Online Liability Not the Answer to Solve Online Content Concerns</a></li> </ul> <hr /> <h3><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610005/every-study-we-could-find-on-what-automation-will-do-to-jobs-in-one-chart/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Every study we could find on what automation will do to jobs, in one chart</a><strong> (Technology Review)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.politico.eu/article/matthew-hancock-tech-ally-in-brexit-storm-westminster-comeback-kid/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Matthew Hancock: Tech’s ally in Brexit storm</a> <strong>(Politico EU)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.weforum.org/reports/towards-a-reskilling-revolution">Towards a Reskilling Revolution</a> <strong>(World Economic Forum)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/the-tech-uk?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">APPG for Entrepreneurship: 2018 Survey</a></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Upcoming Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events">View full events calendar</a></strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Feb 19 - <a href="events/workshop/item/12141-ai-machine-learning-international-expansion-workshop?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">AI / Machine Learning International Expansion – Workshop</a></p> <p>Feb 27 - <a href="events/briefing/item/12178-a-smarter-london-together-developing-a-new-plan-for-digital-change?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">A Smarter London Together; Developing a New Plan for Digital Change</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">please get in touch with the team</a> and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p></div> Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy 2018-02-13T14:38:40+00:00 2018-02-13T14:38:40+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12271-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Also this week:</p> <ul> <li>A survey of European business leaders finds many expect soft Brexit;</li> <li>Britain’s venture capital investment is on the rise;</li> <li>DCMS Secretary Matt Hancock appoints his Special Advisers.</li> </ul> <p><strong>All this and more, get your weekly tech policy fix below.</strong></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43037899?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">UK Government reveals new AI tool for blocking extremist content</a> <strong>(BBC)<br /></strong>The Home Office has collaborated with AI organisation ASI Data Science to create a tool primarily for SMEs who struggle to manage extremist and illegal content on their websites, with a view to roll it out more broadly.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/e6fdd2a8-0f10-11e8-8cb6-b9ccc4c4dbbb?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Business leaders display pragmatism about effects of Brexit</a> <strong>(FT £)<br /></strong>A survey of more than 2,500 senior executives in the UK, France, Germany and Spain found a majority believe free movement and ECJ overview will remain, despite indications made by Government.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/75a4425a-0b63-11e8-8eb7-42f857ea9f09?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Britain’s venture capital investment more than doubles</a> <strong>(FT £)<br /></strong>Surge in UK funding contrasted with an 18 per cent drop in global fintech investments, with TransferWise and OakNorth emerging as the biggest winners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/blog/Fintech-makes-the-world-go-around/UK-fintech-faces-biggest-hit-if-Brexit-deal-goes-sour?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">No deal Brexit could pose huge risk to Fintech sector</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly) <br /></strong>techUK and other witnesses expressed concern to the House of Lords EU Committee that loss of passporting rights and access to talent could stifle the continuing growth of the UK fintech sector.</p> <p><a href="https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/london-playbook/politico-london-playbook-boris-love-bombs-oxfam-showdown-may-to-belfast/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">DCMS Secretary of State appoints Special Advisers</a> <strong>(Politico)<br /></strong>Lottie Dominiczak (formerly Dexter) returns from maternity leave to become special adviser to Matt Hancock, joining new hire, Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, who joined DCMS last month.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/london-playbook/politico-london-playbook-boris-love-bombs-oxfam-showdown-may-to-belfast/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">techUK Deputy CEO says no-deal Brexit unthinkable for sector</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)<br /></strong>techUK gave evidence to the Lord’s EU Committee, making the case for a status quo transitional agreement for a minimum of two years, and highlighting the sector’s ongoing concerns around Brexit.</p> <p><a href="https://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/tech-sector-takes-lead-tackling-modern-slavery-2018-02/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">techUK makes recommendations to tackle modern slavery in new report</a> <strong>(Electronics </strong><strong>Weekly)<br /></strong>Our report on modern slavery reporting standards in the tech sector makes recommendations for both businesses and Government to help improve the quality of reporting.</p> <p><a href="insights/opinions/item/12261-takeaways-from-quantum-technologies-for-transport?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Quantum tech can bring innovation and advancement in transport sector</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>techUK Programme Manager Jessica Russell shares her key takeaways from an event exploring the ever closer world between transport and tech, more specifically in quantum research.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12260-winners-announced-at-the-2018-fdm-everywoman-in-technology-awards?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Tech sector celebrates female role models in awards ceremony</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>The FDM everywoman in tech awards, in partnership with techUK, shined a light on top female talent through the pipeline, with a number of techUK members and partners winning awards.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>More News &amp; 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It must not be compromised with ‘backdoors’</a><strong><a href="insights/news/item/12260-winners-announced-at-the-2018-fdm-everywoman-in-technology-awards?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr"> </a>(Guardian)</strong></p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12260-winners-announced-at-the-2018-fdm-everywoman-in-technology-awards?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">How to innovate on the operating model of public services</a> <strong>(Nesta)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/story/the-tale-of-the-painting-robot-that-didnt-steal-anyones-job/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">The tale of the painting robot that didn’t steal anyone’s job</a> <strong>(WIRED)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.bain.com/publications/articles/labor-2030-the-collision-of-demographics-automation-and-inequality.aspx?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Labour 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality</a> <strong>(Bain)</strong></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Upcoming Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events">View full events calendar</a></strong></h3> <p>Feb 19 - <a href="events/workshop/item/12141-ai-machine-learning-international-expansion-workshop?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">AI / Machine Learning International Expansion – Workshop</a></p> <p>Feb 20 - <a href="events/briefing/item/12265-nis-directive-update-briefing?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">DCMS Workshop on Implementing the NIS Directive</a></p> <p>Feb 21 - <a href="events/roundtable/item/12269-techuk-roundtable-with-uk-government-on-uk-eu-data-flows?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">DCMS Data Flows Roundtable</a></p> <p>Feb 27 - <a href="events/briefing/item/12178-a-smarter-london-together-developing-a-new-plan-for-digital-change?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">A Smarter London Together: Developing a New Plan for Digital Change</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">please get in touch with the team</a> and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like<br />feedback!</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>Also this week:</p> <ul> <li>A survey of European business leaders finds many expect soft Brexit;</li> <li>Britain’s venture capital investment is on the rise;</li> <li>DCMS Secretary Matt Hancock appoints his Special Advisers.</li> </ul> <p><strong>All this and more, get your weekly tech policy fix below.</strong></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43037899?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">UK Government reveals new AI tool for blocking extremist content</a> <strong>(BBC)<br /></strong>The Home Office has collaborated with AI organisation ASI Data Science to create a tool primarily for SMEs who struggle to manage extremist and illegal content on their websites, with a view to roll it out more broadly.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/e6fdd2a8-0f10-11e8-8cb6-b9ccc4c4dbbb?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Business leaders display pragmatism about effects of Brexit</a> <strong>(FT £)<br /></strong>A survey of more than 2,500 senior executives in the UK, France, Germany and Spain found a majority believe free movement and ECJ overview will remain, despite indications made by Government.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/75a4425a-0b63-11e8-8eb7-42f857ea9f09?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Britain’s venture capital investment more than doubles</a> <strong>(FT £)<br /></strong>Surge in UK funding contrasted with an 18 per cent drop in global fintech investments, with TransferWise and OakNorth emerging as the biggest winners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/blog/Fintech-makes-the-world-go-around/UK-fintech-faces-biggest-hit-if-Brexit-deal-goes-sour?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">No deal Brexit could pose huge risk to Fintech sector</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly) <br /></strong>techUK and other witnesses expressed concern to the House of Lords EU Committee that loss of passporting rights and access to talent could stifle the continuing growth of the UK fintech sector.</p> <p><a href="https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/london-playbook/politico-london-playbook-boris-love-bombs-oxfam-showdown-may-to-belfast/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">DCMS Secretary of State appoints Special Advisers</a> <strong>(Politico)<br /></strong>Lottie Dominiczak (formerly Dexter) returns from maternity leave to become special adviser to Matt Hancock, joining new hire, Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, who joined DCMS last month.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/london-playbook/politico-london-playbook-boris-love-bombs-oxfam-showdown-may-to-belfast/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">techUK Deputy CEO says no-deal Brexit unthinkable for sector</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)<br /></strong>techUK gave evidence to the Lord’s EU Committee, making the case for a status quo transitional agreement for a minimum of two years, and highlighting the sector’s ongoing concerns around Brexit.</p> <p><a href="https://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/tech-sector-takes-lead-tackling-modern-slavery-2018-02/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">techUK makes recommendations to tackle modern slavery in new report</a> <strong>(Electronics </strong><strong>Weekly)<br /></strong>Our report on modern slavery reporting standards in the tech sector makes recommendations for both businesses and Government to help improve the quality of reporting.</p> <p><a href="insights/opinions/item/12261-takeaways-from-quantum-technologies-for-transport?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Quantum tech can bring innovation and advancement in transport sector</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>techUK Programme Manager Jessica Russell shares her key takeaways from an event exploring the ever closer world between transport and tech, more specifically in quantum research.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12260-winners-announced-at-the-2018-fdm-everywoman-in-technology-awards?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Tech sector celebrates female role models in awards ceremony</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>The FDM everywoman in tech awards, in partnership with techUK, shined a light on top female talent through the pipeline, with a number of techUK members and partners winning awards.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></h3> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12260-winners-announced-at-the-2018-fdm-everywoman-in-technology-awards?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Encryption keeps us safe. It must not be compromised with ‘backdoors’</a><strong><a href="insights/news/item/12260-winners-announced-at-the-2018-fdm-everywoman-in-technology-awards?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr"> </a>(Guardian)</strong></p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12260-winners-announced-at-the-2018-fdm-everywoman-in-technology-awards?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">How to innovate on the operating model of public services</a> <strong>(Nesta)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/story/the-tale-of-the-painting-robot-that-didnt-steal-anyones-job/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">The tale of the painting robot that didn’t steal anyone’s job</a> <strong>(WIRED)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.bain.com/publications/articles/labor-2030-the-collision-of-demographics-automation-and-inequality.aspx?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Labour 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality</a> <strong>(Bain)</strong></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Upcoming Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events">View full events calendar</a></strong></h3> <p>Feb 19 - <a href="events/workshop/item/12141-ai-machine-learning-international-expansion-workshop?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">AI / Machine Learning International Expansion – Workshop</a></p> <p>Feb 20 - <a href="events/briefing/item/12265-nis-directive-update-briefing?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">DCMS Workshop on Implementing the NIS Directive</a></p> <p>Feb 21 - <a href="events/roundtable/item/12269-techuk-roundtable-with-uk-government-on-uk-eu-data-flows?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">DCMS Data Flows Roundtable</a></p> <p>Feb 27 - <a href="events/briefing/item/12178-a-smarter-london-together-developing-a-new-plan-for-digital-change?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">A Smarter London Together: Developing a New Plan for Digital Change</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">please get in touch with the team</a> and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like<br />feedback!</p></div> West Yorkshire Police: Pre-Procurement Supplier Engagement Event 2018-02-13T11:31:20+00:00 2018-02-13T11:31:20+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12270-west-yorkshire-police-pre-procurement-supplier-engagement-event Henry Rex(techUK) henry.rex@techuk.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><h3>The PCC for West Yorkshire is looking to engage the supplier community ahead of undertaking a procurement exercise for an off the shelf ERP solution. This event is a chance for the West Yorkshire team to brief industry on their requirements and the intended procurement approach.</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Date:</strong> 3rd May 2018</p> <p><strong>Time:</strong> 11:00 – 13:00 + Lunch</p> <p><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD</p> <p>The PCC for West Yorkshire intends to undertake a procurement exercise for an off the shelf ERP solution, in the first instance for West Yorkshire Police. The intention is to enter into a procurement process to procure a Framework Agreement with a single supplier for this requirement.</p> <p>Whilst there is no firm commitment at this stage, other national Police Forces or Emergency Services have indicated that they may decide to use this Framework Agreement as the basis for their contract during the term (each police Force/Emergency Service will be named within the Contract Notice).</p> <p>The purpose of this competition is to establish a 4 year Framework Agreement with a single supplier. The call-off contracts under the Framework Agreement will be for a duration up to 10 years, made up of an initial term plus optional extensions. It is envisaged that the tender documentation for the procurement of the ERP solution should be available from April 2018.</p> <p>The purpose of this event is to brief interested suppliers on the details of the tender requirements and the procurement approach. Please note the number of attendees will be <strong>limited to 2 per organisation</strong>, however if numbers exceed capacity there may be a need to reduce this to 1 attendee per organisation.</p> <p>This event is open to <strong>techUK members and non-members alike</strong>. Interested providers who are not members of techUK and wish to attend should email <a href="mailto:henry.rex@techuk.org" target="_blank">henry.rex@techuk.org</a> by <strong>12pm on 30th April 2018</strong> (as places may be limited) to express their interest.</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><h3>The PCC for West Yorkshire is looking to engage the supplier community ahead of undertaking a procurement exercise for an off the shelf ERP solution. This event is a chance for the West Yorkshire team to brief industry on their requirements and the intended procurement approach.</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Date:</strong> 3rd May 2018</p> <p><strong>Time:</strong> 11:00 – 13:00 + Lunch</p> <p><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD</p> <p>The PCC for West Yorkshire intends to undertake a procurement exercise for an off the shelf ERP solution, in the first instance for West Yorkshire Police. The intention is to enter into a procurement process to procure a Framework Agreement with a single supplier for this requirement.</p> <p>Whilst there is no firm commitment at this stage, other national Police Forces or Emergency Services have indicated that they may decide to use this Framework Agreement as the basis for their contract during the term (each police Force/Emergency Service will be named within the Contract Notice).</p> <p>The purpose of this competition is to establish a 4 year Framework Agreement with a single supplier. The call-off contracts under the Framework Agreement will be for a duration up to 10 years, made up of an initial term plus optional extensions. It is envisaged that the tender documentation for the procurement of the ERP solution should be available from April 2018.</p> <p>The purpose of this event is to brief interested suppliers on the details of the tender requirements and the procurement approach. Please note the number of attendees will be <strong>limited to 2 per organisation</strong>, however if numbers exceed capacity there may be a need to reduce this to 1 attendee per organisation.</p> <p>This event is open to <strong>techUK members and non-members alike</strong>. Interested providers who are not members of techUK and wish to attend should email <a href="mailto:henry.rex@techuk.org" target="_blank">henry.rex@techuk.org</a> by <strong>12pm on 30th April 2018</strong> (as places may be limited) to express their interest.</p></div> techUK roundtable with UK Government on UK-EU data flows 2018-02-13T11:06:49+00:00 2018-02-13T11:06:49+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/roundtable/item/12269-techuk-roundtable-with-uk-government-on-uk-eu-data-flows Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK will be holding a roundtable for members on <strong>Wednesday 21 February 10.00 – 11.30</strong> with Government officials from DCMS, DEXEU, DIT and BEIS following the publication of the Government’s future partnership paper on data flows between the UK and EU post-Brexit. <strong>Please note that the roundtable is NOT taking place at techUK’s offices.</strong> The roundtable will take place at Access Partnership, 105 Victoria Street, Westminster, London, SW1E 6QT.</p> <p>If members would like further information or wish to attend this session they should contact <a href="mailto:Jeremy.Lilley@techUK.org">Jeremy Lilley</a>.</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>techUK will be holding a roundtable for members on <strong>Wednesday 21 February 10.00 – 11.30</strong> with Government officials from DCMS, DEXEU, DIT and BEIS following the publication of the Government’s future partnership paper on data flows between the UK and EU post-Brexit. <strong>Please note that the roundtable is NOT taking place at techUK’s offices.</strong> The roundtable will take place at Access Partnership, 105 Victoria Street, Westminster, London, SW1E 6QT.</p> <p>If members would like further information or wish to attend this session they should contact <a href="mailto:Jeremy.Lilley@techUK.org">Jeremy Lilley</a>.</p></div> Investment & Technology Delegation to Israel 2018-02-13T10:47:08+00:00 2018-02-13T10:47:08+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12268-investment-technology-delegation-to-israel Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The March 2018 Investment and Technology Delegation to Israel, run by UK Israel Business, exposes participants to the latest developments in Israeli innovation and investment opportunities</p> <p>The delegations bring together Israel’s most exciting companies and local funds and provide high-level networking opportunities. Attendees typically meet around 40-45 Israeli companies and funds over the 2 1/2 day trip. Companies include start-ups; scale-ups and some of the larger Israeli companies and attendees leave with a detailed overview of the Israeli high-tech eco-system.</p> <p>Our groups are diverse and include UK corporates; family offices, private equity funds; venture capital funds and private investors including a number of repeat attendees.</p> <p>For further information and to attend, please visit <a href="https://ukisrael.biz/event/march_2018_delegation/?utm_source=UK+Israel+Business+mailing+list&amp;utm_campaign=4b41a3d10a-Feb+dinner+delegation+email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_3097b947f9-4b41a3d10a-187409413&amp;mc_cid=4b41a3d10a&amp;mc_eid=d90972692c">here</a>.</p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>The March 2018 Investment and Technology Delegation to Israel, run by UK Israel Business, exposes participants to the latest developments in Israeli innovation and investment opportunities</p> <p>The delegations bring together Israel’s most exciting companies and local funds and provide high-level networking opportunities. Attendees typically meet around 40-45 Israeli companies and funds over the 2 1/2 day trip. Companies include start-ups; scale-ups and some of the larger Israeli companies and attendees leave with a detailed overview of the Israeli high-tech eco-system.</p> <p>Our groups are diverse and include UK corporates; family offices, private equity funds; venture capital funds and private investors including a number of repeat attendees.</p> <p>For further information and to attend, please visit <a href="https://ukisrael.biz/event/march_2018_delegation/?utm_source=UK+Israel+Business+mailing+list&amp;utm_campaign=4b41a3d10a-Feb+dinner+delegation+email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_3097b947f9-4b41a3d10a-187409413&amp;mc_cid=4b41a3d10a&amp;mc_eid=d90972692c">here</a>.</p></div> Energising Tomorrow's World: 2018 everywoman in Tech Forum 2018-02-13T10:18:33+00:00 2018-02-13T10:18:33+00:00 http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12267-energising-tomorrow-s-world-2018-everywoman-in-tech-forum Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>This inspirational all-day event welcomed over 400 delagates including entrepreneurs, innovators and senior figures from international organisations such as SAP, SSE, Lloyds Banking Group, T-Systems, Vocalink, BAE Systems and Accenture, as well as supporting partners techUK and Atos. Through keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive masterclasses, delegates explored pressing topics shaping the current tech landscape, including how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is shaping the future of work, diversity and inclusion in technology, reverse mentoring and women reshaping the IoT World.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/everywoman_in_tech_forum_020.jpg" alt="everywoman in tech forum 020" width="620" height="383" /></p> <p><strong>Key themes that emerged from the event included:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Human skills such as empathy, adaptability and emotional intelligence will be an advantage to women in the workplace as AI and machine learning develops further</li> <li>How there are now more opportunities than ever for women wanting to work in the technology industry - both on the technical side and in creative roles</li> <li>The need for senior women working within the technology industry to act as role models in order to inspire the next generation of female talent</li> <li>How education is crucial to ensuring diversity in the technology industry – from encouraging young girls to study STEM subjects, to ongoing mentoring programmes within businesses</li> <li>How by alleviating mundane and repetitive tasks, AI and automation will actually enable people to become more human, by giving back time for creativity, conversation and human interaction</li> </ul> <p>A further 1500 delegates from across the globe – in countries such as Poland, India, Germany, Austria, Scotland and Northern Ireland – joined the forum through a live stream, supported by streaming partners Alexander Mann Solutions, Women in Business, BP, Fujitsu, FDM and Tesco. These delegates also had access to Sli.do - a web-based platform allowing them to interactively participate in the programme.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/everywoman_in_tech_forum_032.jpg" alt="everywoman in tech forum 032" width="640" height="427" /></p> <p>Opening the Forum were <strong>everywoman Co-Founders Karen Gill MBE and Maxine Benson MBE</strong>, who introduced <strong>Tabitha Goldstaub, Co-Founder of CognitionX</strong> - a market intelligence platform that simplifies complex information surrounding AI, making it accessible and easy to understand.</p> <p>In her keynote speech, Tabitha addressed the opportunities AI presents in the workplace, particularly for women. As machines can’t be programmed to understand essential emotions such as empathy, human skills will become even more important in theworkplace– for understanding customers, developing new products and delivering new services. She also argued that voice activated technology will mean a move away from emails and text, and a return to verbal communication, making this an important skill for those wanting to succeed.</p> <p>Tech industry leader <strong>Melissa Di Donato, Chief Revenue Officer, S/4 HANA Cloud at SAP</strong> gave her insight into what success in the tech industry looks like and how it can be achieved by and for women. Reflecting on her own journey, Melissa championed adaptability as an essential skill as new technology is developed and changes the way we work. She challenged the idea of a linear career ladder, and spoke passionately of how diversity within business is the key to innovation.</p> <p>Melissa advised, “Take risks on people, choose people with different backgrounds – it brings diversity of thought, ideas and viewpoints. We all get the pay back from diversity.”</p> <p>Melissa called for more female role models and mentors to encourage young women to pursue a career in technology, concluding “You can’t be what you can’t see.”</p> <p>In addition to keynote speeches, the event featured a panel discussion on “Women in Tech - Changing the IoT World” featuring <strong>Tania Boler, Founder of Elvie</strong>, and <strong>Elenna Corchero, Founder &amp; Director of Lost Values</strong>, who explored the many opportunities IoT presents. The panel discussed how the spending power of female consumers, which is often overlooked, presents a huge opportunity for women to develop innovative IoT products, spanning wearables, health and virtual assistance.</p> <p>With the rise of AI and automation in the workplace, <strong>Inma Martinez, Venture Partner, Deep Science Ventures &amp; Chief Data Scientist, Right Brain Future</strong> and<strong> Suki Fuller, Founder, Miribure</strong> discussed the human skills that businesses still need from individuals and explored the wide range of roles available to women in the tech industry, outside of core areas of coding and programming - from psychology to anthropology to design.</p> <p>Further sessions around gender dynamics in the workplace were hosted by everywoman experts during a series of breakout Power Hours, which enabled delegates to document eight hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development).</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/everywomanUK">@everywomanUK</a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ewTechForum">#ewTechForum</a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WomenDoTech?src=hash">#WomenDoTech</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.everywoman.com/techforum">www.everywoman.com/techforum</a></p></div> <div class="K2FeedIntroText"><p>This inspirational all-day event welcomed over 400 delagates including entrepreneurs, innovators and senior figures from international organisations such as SAP, SSE, Lloyds Banking Group, T-Systems, Vocalink, BAE Systems and Accenture, as well as supporting partners techUK and Atos. Through keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive masterclasses, delegates explored pressing topics shaping the current tech landscape, including how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is shaping the future of work, diversity and inclusion in technology, reverse mentoring and women reshaping the IoT World.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/everywoman_in_tech_forum_020.jpg" alt="everywoman in tech forum 020" width="620" height="383" /></p> <p><strong>Key themes that emerged from the event included:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Human skills such as empathy, adaptability and emotional intelligence will be an advantage to women in the workplace as AI and machine learning develops further</li> <li>How there are now more opportunities than ever for women wanting to work in the technology industry - both on the technical side and in creative roles</li> <li>The need for senior women working within the technology industry to act as role models in order to inspire the next generation of female talent</li> <li>How education is crucial to ensuring diversity in the technology industry – from encouraging young girls to study STEM subjects, to ongoing mentoring programmes within businesses</li> <li>How by alleviating mundane and repetitive tasks, AI and automation will actually enable people to become more human, by giving back time for creativity, conversation and human interaction</li> </ul> <p>A further 1500 delegates from across the globe – in countries such as Poland, India, Germany, Austria, Scotland and Northern Ireland – joined the forum through a live stream, supported by streaming partners Alexander Mann Solutions, Women in Business, BP, Fujitsu, FDM and Tesco. These delegates also had access to Sli.do - a web-based platform allowing them to interactively participate in the programme.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/everywoman_in_tech_forum_032.jpg" alt="everywoman in tech forum 032" width="640" height="427" /></p> <p>Opening the Forum were <strong>everywoman Co-Founders Karen Gill MBE and Maxine Benson MBE</strong>, who introduced <strong>Tabitha Goldstaub, Co-Founder of CognitionX</strong> - a market intelligence platform that simplifies complex information surrounding AI, making it accessible and easy to understand.</p> <p>In her keynote speech, Tabitha addressed the opportunities AI presents in the workplace, particularly for women. As machines can’t be programmed to understand essential emotions such as empathy, human skills will become even more important in theworkplace– for understanding customers, developing new products and delivering new services. She also argued that voice activated technology will mean a move away from emails and text, and a return to verbal communication, making this an important skill for those wanting to succeed.</p> <p>Tech industry leader <strong>Melissa Di Donato, Chief Revenue Officer, S/4 HANA Cloud at SAP</strong> gave her insight into what success in the tech industry looks like and how it can be achieved by and for women. Reflecting on her own journey, Melissa championed adaptability as an essential skill as new technology is developed and changes the way we work. She challenged the idea of a linear career ladder, and spoke passionately of how diversity within business is the key to innovation.</p> <p>Melissa advised, “Take risks on people, choose people with different backgrounds – it brings diversity of thought, ideas and viewpoints. We all get the pay back from diversity.”</p> <p>Melissa called for more female role models and mentors to encourage young women to pursue a career in technology, concluding “You can’t be what you can’t see.”</p> <p>In addition to keynote speeches, the event featured a panel discussion on “Women in Tech - Changing the IoT World” featuring <strong>Tania Boler, Founder of Elvie</strong>, and <strong>Elenna Corchero, Founder &amp; Director of Lost Values</strong>, who explored the many opportunities IoT presents. The panel discussed how the spending power of female consumers, which is often overlooked, presents a huge opportunity for women to develop innovative IoT products, spanning wearables, health and virtual assistance.</p> <p>With the rise of AI and automation in the workplace, <strong>Inma Martinez, Venture Partner, Deep Science Ventures &amp; Chief Data Scientist, Right Brain Future</strong> and<strong> Suki Fuller, Founder, Miribure</strong> discussed the human skills that businesses still need from individuals and explored the wide range of roles available to women in the tech industry, outside of core areas of coding and programming - from psychology to anthropology to design.</p> <p>Further sessions around gender dynamics in the workplace were hosted by everywoman experts during a series of breakout Power Hours, which enabled delegates to document eight hours of CPD (Continuing Professional Development).</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/everywomanUK">@everywomanUK</a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ewTechForum">#ewTechForum</a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WomenDoTech?src=hash">#WomenDoTech</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.everywoman.com/techforum">www.everywoman.com/techforum</a></p></div>