techUK Insights RSS Feed - http://www.techuk.org techUK RSS feed for insights content. en Copyright (C) 2015 techUK.org http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12132-webinar-q-a-on-nhs-digital-gp-payments-calculation-futures Webinar Q&A on NHS Digital GP Payments Calculation Futures http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12132-webinar-q-a-on-nhs-digital-gp-payments-calculation-futures Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:26:48 +0000 Simona Paliulyte(techUK) simona.paliulyte@techuk.org Time: 10:00-12:00 Further details of the webinar will be provided later to date <p>The webinar will be hosted by NHS Digital and will be of interest to those looking to take part in the GP Payments Calculation Futures request for information.</p> <p>The GP Payments Calculation Futures (GPPCF) Programme within NHS Digital, has been commissioned by NHS England to provide a future service from April 2020. NHS Digital wants to actively engage with potential and suitably experienced solution providers and suppliers to understand what solutions could be delivered and how.</p> <p>The webinar will cover:</p> <p>• The background and vision of the programme</p> <p>• The objectives of the request for information (RFI)</p> <p>• High-level requirements overview</p> <p>• Next steps with the programme following the RFI<br /><br />• Q&amp;A session on the RFI</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11878-information-superiority-council-briefing-on-information-capability-across-the-frontline-commands ISC Briefing on Information Capability Across the Frontline Commands http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11878-information-superiority-council-briefing-on-information-capability-across-the-frontline-commands Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:52:48 +0000 Dan Patefield(techUK) dan.patefield@techuk.org techUK Information Superiority Council will host a briefing focusing on information capability across the frontline commands. <blockquote>We are pleased to announce that the techUK Information Superiority Council will host a briefing focusing on information capability across the frontline commands. This is one of a series of briefings we are hosting with the FLCs to help our members better understand their requirements and challenges as we enter 2018.</blockquote> <p>Group Captain Mike Wilson, Royal Air Force is confirmed to speak at the event and invitations have been extended across each of the four commands. Speakers will all outline their roles and responsibilities, as well as the current strategic and operational priorities, and the current information and technological challenges facing the respective commands. This will be followed by an open discussion and Q&amp;A focusing on the shared challenges and how best to overcome them, sharing experience with a view to identifying and developing best practice.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11546-higher-education-tech-market-future-trends-opportunities-and-challenges Higher Education Tech Market: Future Trends, Opportunities and Challenges http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11546-higher-education-tech-market-future-trends-opportunities-and-challenges Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:43:05 +0000 Simona Paliulyte(techUK) simona.paliulyte@techuk.org Time: 15:00-17:00 Place: 10 St Bride Street, EC4A 4AD, London <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="http://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>With academies able to design their own curriculum, introduction of the computing curriculum in schools, and the rise of massive open online courses (MOOCS) the opportunities are vast for the EdTech market, in particular Higher Education. This event will put the spotlight on higher education technology market, looking at how technology is changing the learning environment to how students access services remotely.<br />Attend to hear from leading experts from the EdTech world on what they see as the future trends and opportunities facing higher education and the role tech will play.</p> <p><strong>Who and why?</strong></p> <p>Whether you’re an established player or challenger new entrant, this event will give you a comprehensive understanding of the latest trends in the higher education tech market.</p> <p>Confirmed Speakers:</p> <p>Rob Driver, Head of Public Sector, techUK<br />Dale Peters, Principal Analyst, TechMarketView<br />Peter O'Rourke, Director of IT, University of Suffolk<br />Jude Sheeran, CEO, Eduserv</p> <p><strong>Further notes:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2017/jun/29/how-do-you-create-a-digital-university">How do you create a digital university?</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11896-briefing-with-action-fraud-and-the-national-crime-agency Briefing with Action Fraud and the National Crime Agency http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11896-briefing-with-action-fraud-and-the-national-crime-agency Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:35:02 +0000 Seema Patel(techUK) seema.patel@techuk.org Action Fraud and the NCCU within the NCA, will highlight the partnerships that Action Fraud and the NCCU have developed to help companies report cyber crime incidents. <p>The volume of cyber crime incidents affecting UK businesses has steadily increased year on year. According to the latest Cyber Breaches Survey, 2/3 of large businesses identified at least one cyber breach or attack over the last 12 months, costing a large business (on average) around £20k.</p> <p>Despite these headline statements, the under-reporting of cyber attacks remains a critical problem for law enforcement. According to recent reports, only under a third of cyber attacks affecting businesses are reported to the police, despite the fact that many forces now have dedicated cyber-crime units.</p> <p>This briefing, jointly delivered by Action Fraud and the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) within the National Crime Agency (NCA), will highlight the partnerships that Action Fraud and the NCCU have developed to help companies report cyber crime incidents.</p> <p>Speakers include:</p> <p>Rebecca Bennett, National Crime Agency</p> <p>Martina Mcgrillen, Action Fraud</p> <p>James Carder, CSO, LogRhythm&nbsp;</p> <p>Gordon Morrison, Splunk</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11560-digital-health-opportunities-in-the-uk Digital Health Opportunities in the UK http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11560-digital-health-opportunities-in-the-uk Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:27:18 +0000 Simona Paliulyte(techUK) simona.paliulyte@techuk.org Time: 13:30-15:30 Place: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, EC4A 4AD, London <table border="0" style="width: 640px; height: 28px;" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" valign="middle"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="images/assets/Great.png" alt="Great" style="vertical-align: middle; float: left;" /></p> </td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td align="right" valign="middle"><img src="images/assets/techUK.jpg" alt="techUK" style="vertical-align: middle; align-content: center;" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The UK’s Department for International Trade and techUK cordially invite you to learn first-hand from the experts about digital health opportunities in the United Kingdom. Find out how to navigate the NHS and meet with international partners.</p> <p>Attend our event in London or join us online via live-stream.</p> <p>We will hear:</p> <ul> <li>An overview of the UK healthcare market</li> <li>Latest developments from NHS Digital</li> <li>Advice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on their Health App Briefings Programme</li> <li>An intro to market access, the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator and NHS Navigator initiatives</li> </ul> <p>Digital health suppliers will also be presenting their experiences, challenges and success stories from working with the NHS and in the UK healthcare market. This will be followed by a networking opportunity for companies looking to collaborate with international partners.</p> <p><strong>Confirmed speakers:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bernice Dillon, Technical Adviser (Evaluations) at The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)</li> <li>Tracey Watson, Director of Innovation and Partnerships at NHS Digital</li> <li>Yinka Makinde, Programme Director, DigitalHealth.London speaking about their consulting offer which includes bespoke expertise to companies around value proposition development, health economic evaluation &amp; market access for innovations to map to the UK healthcare market.</li> <li>James Somauroo, Interim Programme Director, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator speaking about their Accelerator programme</li> <li>Jonathan Knight, Founder &amp; CEO of Perfect Ward</li> <li>Asif Qasim, Founder &amp; CEO of MedShr, and Consultant Cardiologist</li> <li>Chair: Chris Howie, European Life Sciences Specialist, Department for International Trade</li> </ul> <p>Register to access the live streaming of the event&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11577-digital-health-opportunities-in-the-uk-livestreaming">here</a>.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>About techUK</strong></p> <p>techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. Over 900 companies are members of techUK, collectively they employ more than 700,000 people. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium sized businesses.</p> <p><strong>About the Department for International Trade</strong></p> <p>The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is a specialised government body responsible for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting high-quality foreign investment to the UK economy. DIT offers businesses expertise and contacts through its extensive network of sector and market specialists both in the UK and in British embassies and diplomatic offices around the world.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11577-digital-health-opportunities-in-the-uk-livestreaming Digital Health Opportunities in the UK: Live-streaming http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11577-digital-health-opportunities-in-the-uk-livestreaming Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:18:14 +0000 Simona Paliulyte(techUK) simona.paliulyte@techuk.org Time: 13:30-15:30 Further details for the live-streaming will be provided nearer to date <table border="0" style="width: 640px; height: 28px;" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" valign="middle"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="images/assets/Great.png" alt="Great" style="vertical-align: middle; float: left;" /></p> </td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td align="right" valign="middle"><img src="images/assets/techUK.jpg" alt="techUK" style="vertical-align: middle; align-content: center;" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: left;">The UK’s Department for International Trade and techUK cordially invite you to learn first-hand from the experts about digital health opportunities in the United Kingdom. Find out how to navigate the NHS and meet with international partners.</p> <p>Attend our event in London or join us online via live-stream.</p> <p>We will hear:</p> <ul> <li>An overview of the UK healthcare market</li> <li>Latest developments from NHS Digital</li> <li>Advice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on their Health App Briefings Programme</li> <li>An intro to market access, the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator and NHS Navigator initiatives</li> </ul> <p>Digital health suppliers will also be presenting their experiences, challenges and success stories from working with the NHS and in the UK healthcare market. This will be followed by a networking opportunity for companies looking to collaborate with international partners.</p> <p>Confirmed speakers:</p> <ul> <li>Bernice Dillon, Technical Adviser (Evaluations) at The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)</li> <li>Tracey Watson, Director of Innovation and Partnerships at NHS Digital</li> <li>Yinka Makinde, Programme Director, DigitalHealth.London speaking about their consulting offer which includes bespoke expertise to companies around value proposition development, health economic evaluation &amp; market access for innovations to map to the UK healthcare market.</li> <li>James Somauroo, Interim Programme Director, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator speaking about their Accelerator programme</li> <li>Jonathan Knight, Founder &amp; CEO of Perfect Ward</li> <li>Asif Qasim, Founder &amp; CEO of MedShr, and Consultant Cardiologist</li> <li>Chair: Chris Howie, European Life Sciences Specialist, Department for International Trade</li> </ul> <p>Register <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11560-digital-health-opportunities-in-the-uk">here</a> to attend the briefing in person.</p> <p><strong>Details for live-streaming will be provided nearer to date</strong></p> <hr /> <p>About techUK</p> <p>techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. Over 900 companies are members of techUK, collectively they employ more than 700,000 people. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium sized businesses.</p> <p>About the Department for International Trade</p> <p>The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is a specialised government body responsible for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting high-quality foreign investment to the UK economy. DIT offers businesses expertise and contacts through its extensive network of sector and market specialists both in the UK and in British embassies and diplomatic offices around the world.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12077-police-tech-end-user-perspectives Police Tech: End User Perspectives http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12077-police-tech-end-user-perspectives Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:01:06 +0000 Henry Rex(techUK) henry.rex@techuk.org Policing Insight has recently conducted a survey of police officers , assessing their views on the provision of ICT. This panel shall explore the results of the survey. <h3>Policing Insight has recently conducted a survey of police officers from all UK forces, assessing their views on the provision of ICT to the police. This event shall explore the results of the survey, and discuss what insights for suppliers the findings reveal. The panel consists of a very strong line up of speakers who can between them give a 360-degree view of the police ICT market.</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Date:</strong> 7 February 2018<br /><strong>Time:</strong> 15:00 – 16:30 + Drinks<br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD</p> <p>Over the past few years police forces across the country have been making advances in their use of technology in order to better serve the public. <a href="https://policinginsight.com" target="_blank">Policing Insight</a> have conducted a survey of police officers from 44 police forces across England, Scotland and Wales, and the subsequent report provides a unique insight into the views of the front-line on the provision of ICT in their force.</p> <p>This is the first survey of its kind, and the granular detail of the findings makes it a rich resource for those interested in the police ICT market. The results and feedback from end users are almost required reading for police managers, buyers and suppliers. The survey was made possible by the active participation of the Police Federation of England and Wales, along with the Superintendents’ Associations of England &amp; Wales and Scotland. Policing Insight is now working with techUK and the Police Federation to explore how the voice of the front line can be heard more audibly in the police technology community.</p> <p><strong>Bernard Rix</strong>, who conducted the survey and composed the report, will present the findings and key insights to the tech community, and then a panel of experts will discuss what implications and opportunities these results present for suppliers. There will also be an opportunity for suppliers to help inform what additional areas could be explored in next year’s survey.</p> <p><strong>Simon Kempton</strong>, Police Federation lead for ICT will also speak at the event, giving an operational front-line perspective. Delegates will also hear from <strong>Clare Elford</strong>, MD of Clue Computing, an established supplier of investigative technology that has built a strong relationship with its user community, leading to significant product innovation.</p> <p>Delegates will also hear from<strong> Lord Wasserman</strong>, whose relationship with the police technology market goes back several decades and includes the UK and USA. He has advised the government on policing since 2011.</p> <p>This event is ideal for any companies currently supplying to the police, or looking to enter the market, who want to improve their understanding of how end users view their force’s provision of technology.</p> <p>The aim is to help those who are looking to enter the policing market (or who are supplying to a few Forces but need to know how to expand into the others) get a better understand of the landscape, and how to navigate it.</p> <p><strong>Bernard Rix</strong>, is the CEO of CoPaCC and publisher of Policing Insight. He has worked as an independent police, criminal justice and community safety advisor since 1990, across the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. He has led over fifty significant change assignments in this time, work that has – amongst other benefits – improved police investigation of burglary, cut court delays, given victims a better service, helped community relations, and enhanced police officer safety.</p> <p>The event will be followed by a drinks reception.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11892-data-centre-risk-radar-navigating-the-compliance-minefield Data Centre Risk Radar - Navigating the Compliance Minefield http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11892-data-centre-risk-radar-navigating-the-compliance-minefield Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:46:05 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Our first briefing in the Risk Radar series 2018 will take place on 7 February. <h2>Data Centre Risk Radar</h2> <p><em>Sponsored by</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.future-tech.co.uk/" target="_blank"><img src="images/assets/FinalLogoNEW.jpg" alt="FinalLogoNEW" width="356" height="104" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This session will look at the compliance landscape. Data centre operators struggle to keep abreast of the alphabet soup of regulatory obligations placed upon them. Compliance, however, is not optional and ignorance of the law is not viewed as an acceptable excuse by regulators. So this complexity is worrying, especially where the reputational risk or penalties are severe.</p> <p>This session will provide a whistle-stop tour through the issues of most concern to operators, followed by a more in-depth look at two regulations likely to be causing sleepless nights (probably GDPR and MCPD). There will be plenty of Q&amp;A and a chance to grill speakers and stakeholders afterwards over refreshments.</p> <p><strong>Provisional Agenda (exact details to be confirmed)</strong></p> <p><strong>17.30</strong> Registration</p> <p><strong>18.00</strong> Welcome from Chairman</p> <p><strong>18.05</strong> Homer Simpson’s whistle-stop tour: compliance issues you should be aware of</p> <p><em>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Emma Fryer, Associate Director, techUK</em></p> <p><strong>18.15</strong> Rudyard Kipling’s guide to GDPR: Why, What, When, Where, How and Who?</p> <p><em>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Mark Bailey, Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys</em></p> <p><strong>18.25</strong> Exploring MCPD with Alice in Wonderland</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<em>Julie Gartside, Technical Director, SLR Consulting</em></p> <p><strong>18.35</strong> Q&amp;A</p> <p><strong>19.00</strong> Socialising, kindly sponsored by Future-Tech</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12158-2nd-consultation-event-for-the-open-identity-exchange-oix-project 2nd Consultation Event for the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) Project http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12158-2nd-consultation-event-for-the-open-identity-exchange-oix-project Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:44:48 +0000 Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org Title: 2nd Consultation Event for the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) Project Venue: tbc Time: 13:30 - 16:30 <p>The event will offer public service portal and platform suppliers a chance to learn about and discuss the Information Governance Standards and Technical Design being developed by the project. The 6 month alpha project will run until May 2018 and will examine how GOV.UK Verify could work with a local authority multi-service portal, with special reference to hard to reach customers who may otherwise not be able to achieve a GOV.UK Verify account. It will verify users' identity at the lower level of assurance (LoA0 or LoA1) and then use locally collected social housing data to strengthen this assurance to the higher level of assurance (LOA2), which is recognised in civil courts.</p> <p>Attendees will have the chance to review the emerging information governance protocol and technical design. More details and an agenda will be circulated closer to the event.</p> <p>Places at this event are limited and will target lead technical architects and product development leads.</p> <p>To request a place, please email Georgina Maratheftis.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12145-cyber-security-exports-and-the-government-of-victoria Fintech and Cyber Security Opportunities in Australia http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12145-cyber-security-exports-and-the-government-of-victoria Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:58:35 +0000 Seema Patel(techUK) seema.patel@techuk.org Join the Victorian Minister for Trade & Investment and others to learn about the fintech & cyber sector in Australia & opportunities for UK companies. <p><img src="images/assets/victoria_logo.png" alt="victoria logo" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Melbourne was the top ranked ‘tech city’ in Australia and 14th in the world offering the infrastructure, business environment, talent pool and lifestyle to make it a strong base for tech companies, according to new Savills 2017 Tech City report.</p> <p>Victoria’s capital Melbourne is home to the largest cyber security cluster in Australia, which includes the Oceania Cyber Security Centre; CSIRO's Data61 Cyber Security and Innovation Hub; and Australia’s first cyber security accelerator program – CyRise.</p> <p>Two of Australia’s largest banks are headquartered in Melbourne (ANZ and NAB) and it is the dominate city for Australia’s industry pension funds sector. The state’s large financial sector supports a dynamic and sophisticated fintech ecosystem that includes emerging startup and more stablished successes such as Computershare, Airwallex, Mimecast and Moula.</p> <p>Join the Victorian Minister for Trade and Investment, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business, The Hon. Philip Dalidakis MLC to learn about the fintech and cyber sector in Australia and opportunities for UK companies.</p> <p><strong>About Victoria</strong></p> <p>Victoria has the second largest population in Australia and its capital Melbourne is tipped to be the largest city in Australia by 2030. The Economist Intelligence Unit has consistently ranked Melbourne as the World’s most liveable city for the last seven years.</p> <p>Victoria is proud of being the engine room of the Australian economy, occupying just 3% of land mass, it is nevertheless responsible for a quarter of the nation’s economic activity. With an economy larger than Singapore, Hong Kong or New Zealand, Victoria punches above its weight regionally.</p> <p>Melbourne is Australia's technology hub and is home to more than half of Australia's top 20 technology companies. The State employs almost a third of Australia’s ICT workforce and produces the highest number of ICT graduates in Australia. Melbourne was the top ranked ‘tech city’ in Australia and 14th in the world offering the infrastructure, business environment, talent pool and lifestyle to make it a strong base for tech companies, according to new Savills 2017 Tech City report.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11752-digital-policing-briefing-with-chief-constable-mike-barton Digital Policing Briefing with Chief Constable Mike Barton http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11752-digital-policing-briefing-with-chief-constable-mike-barton Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:03:18 +0000 Henry Rex(techUK) henry.rex@techuk.org This event is a chance for industry members to hear from CC Michael Barton, the Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary and the NPCC Chief Officer Lead for Crime Operations. <h3>This event is a chance for industry members to hear from CC Michael Barton, the Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary and the NPCC Chief Officer Lead for Crime Operations.</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Date:</strong> 14th February 2018<br /><strong>Time:</strong>&nbsp;10:30 - 12:30<br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD</p> <p>Mike Barton and his colleagues are coming to techUK to brief members on Durham Constabulary’s digital transformation programme, the vision and strategic direction of the programme, and the opportunities for supplier engagement. Mr Barton will also speak about his role as NPCC Lead for Crime Operations, his mission to ensure British policing is in the vanguard of tackling crime on the internet, and his overall vision for tech in policing.</p> <p><strong>CC Mike Barton</strong> is the Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary, a position he has held since 2012. As Chief Constable he has introduced new ways of tackling organised criminals, using methods that challenge traditional policing and involve local beat officers and PCSOs, and encourage paradigm shifts. Durham is recognised as a leading force in tackling serious and organised crime as well as managing offenders. It was rated as the top Force in the country by HMIC in 2016’s PEEL Effectiveness report.</p> <p>During his career CC Barton has worked on a variety of National Portfolios including Chair Operational Requirements Board, and lead for the Portfolios of Intelligence and Troubled Families, Police National Database, and HOLMES (Home Office Large Major Enquiry System).</p> <p>After the briefing there will be a Q&amp;A session, and the event will be followed by a light sandwich lunch and networking.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12155-iss-industry-engagement-day-february-2018 ISS Industry Engagement Day - February 2018 http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12155-iss-industry-engagement-day-february-2018 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:34:43 +0000 Seema Patel(techUK) seema.patel@techuk.org ISS Industry Engagement Day will be held on Friday 16 February 2018 at techUK. <p>ISS will be hosted at techUK on Friday 16 February 2018.&nbsp; Please see below for an agenda.</p> <p><strong>Agenda for Friday 16 February 2018</strong></p> <p>09:30 - 10:00, Registration<br />10:00 - 10:30, Welcome and Moving Forward, Gen Ivan Hooper<br />10:30 - 10:45, Welcome and Introduction from new CIO, Charles Forte<br />10:45 - 11:15, Design Strategic Direction, Martin Elliot<br />11:15 - 11:45, Overview of Programme from Develop, David Lynam<br />11:45 - 12:15, Upcoming and Commercial Activites, Richard Jefferys<br />12:15 - 12:45, Strategic Direction of Operational Challenges, Air Commodore Chris Moore<br />12:45 - 13:00, Q &amp; A Session, Martin Elliot<br />13:00 - 13:30, Networking Lunch<br />13:30 - 14:30, Innovation Challenge Launch, Danny Wootton<br />14:30, Close<br /><br /></p> <hr /> <p>Please be aware that techUK reserve the right to reduce attendees to 1 per company if we have a high attendance request.This event will be webcast.&nbsp; If you wish to view the webcast please <strong>do not</strong> register using the link but please contact <a href="mailto:seema.patel@techuk.org">Seema Patel</a>&nbsp;stating your request, name, job title and contact number.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12031-exploring-cyber-security-opportunities-with-indra Exploring Cyber Security Opportunities with INDRA http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12031-exploring-cyber-security-opportunities-with-indra Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:24:06 +0000 Dan Patefield(techUK) dan.patefield@techuk.org Event bringing together DIT, INDRA and techUK as to network with a view to doing business in the UK and beyond. <p><strong>The Department for International Trade (DIT) Spain is recruiting UK cybersecurity companies interested in partnering with the Spanish company INDRA to win business in the UK and beyond.</strong></p> <p>This Meet the Partner event will consist of a series of presentations to set the scene that will be delivered by:</p> <ul> <li>techUK.</li> <li>The Cybersecurity Asistant Director at the Department for International Trade (Defence &amp; Security Organisation).</li> <li>A representative of INDRA.</li> </ul> <p>1-to-1 meetings will be held subsequently with UK companies selected by INDRA.</p> <p><strong>1-to-1 meetings eligibility criteria</strong></p> <p>In order for the candidates’s potential to partner with INDRA to be as high as possible, companies will need to fill out the attached questionnaire for evaluation by the Spanish company.</p> <p>Only those selected by INDRA as potentially interesting will be included in the 1-to-1 meetings programme. Nevertheless, all companies are of course welcome to attend the 1st part of the event.</p> <p><strong>About INDRA</strong></p> <p>With c.40,000 employees across 140 countries and annual revenues of €2.7 billion, of which 57% outside Spain, INDRA is the biggest provider of technological solutions in a range of sectors (transport, energy, healthcare, financial, defence &amp; security), and a strategic supplier to the Spanish government, who owns a 20% stake.</p> <p>INDRA already has a strong operation in the UK, with c.600 employees. However these are largely concentrated on supporting other large Spanish investors (eg. Santander and Telefónica/O2) and the air traffic control sector, in strategic partnership with NATS (air traffic).</p> <p>In the defence sector INDRA supplies simulators to the RN and the RAF, and partners with BAE Systems, Airbus, Leonardo or MBDA in collaborative projects like Typhoon and Meteor. Other INDRA projects in the UK include the Tunnels Control Centre for DfT and a VTS (vessel traffic) for the Southampton Port.</p> <p>INDRA, and its digital solutions division called Minsait, have a strong cybersecurity capability and a significant market share in some of the countries where they operate. They now aim to grow their cyber business in the UK together with one or more local partners.</p> <p>INDRA has expressed interest in the following areas. Any UK companies with these capabilities can potentially explore a partnership with them.</p> <ul> <li>Cybersecurity training platforms (CyberRange being one of Minsait’s key products).</li> <li>Digital identity solutions. Main interest: reliable remote identification through ID or digital signature verification, and facial biometrics.</li> <li>User profiling setting based on mobile usage.</li> <li>Online e-voting system with reliable identity verification and “backend” system.</li> </ul> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12162-mapping-the-defence-innovation-landscape Mapping the Defence Innovation Landscape http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12162-mapping-the-defence-innovation-landscape Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:10:25 +0000 Dan Patefield(techUK) dan.patefield@techuk.org This techUK Defence Programme and SME Council Briefing will be an opportunity to examine the UK Defence Innovation landscape. <p>This techUK Defence Programme and SME Council Briefing will be an opportunity to examine the UK Defence Innovation landscape. Attendees will examine how MOD could best make use of available innovation funds, examining current and upcoming opportunities. How SME companies can engage and join the defence supply chain will be a key area for discussion, both through direct work with MOD, which is committed to awarding 25% of contracted value to SME, and with the defence primes.</p> <p>The UK has a growing community of hubs and accelerators, most notably DASA and JHUB, who will both be speaking to discuss their priorities for 2018, how to engage with SMEs and innovators who haven’t previously been defence focused, making it easy to contract with SMEs and form long term partnerships and ensuring that the best innovations are pulled through into key defence programmes.</p> <p>Confirmed Speakers:</p> <p>Kristina Murrin, Director, Defence Innovation, MOD</p> <p>Jim Pennycook, Innovation Partner, Defence and Security Accelerator</p> <p>Daniel Bird, Innovation Scout, JHUB</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11604-achieving-efficiency-through-innovation-across-defence Achieving Efficiency through Innovation across Defence http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11604-achieving-efficiency-through-innovation-across-defence Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:38:03 +0000 Dan Patefield(techUK) dan.patefield@techuk.org This techUK briefing will examine the opportunities across Defence where emerging technologies could be implemented now offering increased capabilities and efficiency. <p>Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and M2M offer much potential for functions across the defence sector. In the short and medium term it is clear that the most achievable opportunities exist in support functions.</p> <p>This techUK briefing will examine the opportunities across Defence where these emerging technologies could be implemented now (or in the near term), offering increased capabilities, efficiency and the potential for cost savings. These include functions across all frontline commands and in main building, particularly in areas such as HR, people management, logistics and administration. These innovations are not replacements for people but can act as technological tools to increase capacity for time consuming tasks and allow for improved performance. Attendees will include a range of stakeholders including Primes, SMEs and Officials and will have the opportunity to engage with speakers through active discussion and Q&amp;A.</p> <p>Confirmed speakers at this early stage are:</p> <p>Danny Wootton,&nbsp;Head of&nbsp;Innovation Strategy, ISS</p> <p>Mike Feltham, Head of Innovation Realisation, ISS</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:andy.johnston@techuk.org">andy.johnston@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:dan.patefield@techuk.org">dan.patefield@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:seema.patel@techuk.org">seema.patel@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market Demystifying Local Government – Growing the Tech Market http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:43:20 +0000 Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org Demystifying Local Government – Growing the Tech Market Date: Thursday 01 March Time: 15:00 - 17:00 Venue: techUK <p>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 demystify local Government as a market.</p> <p>According to latest figures from the Local Government Association, local Government spends around £2.5 - £3bn per annum on tech. The local Government landscape is changing and so is its approach to digital transformation. This event is an opportunity for new entrants and those looking to enter the local Government tech market to develop a better understanding of the current landscape, latest trends and be more informed in the way councils operate.</p> <p>*Further details with speakers and an agenda will be available in due course*</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12157-what-can-the-uk-learn-from-india-to-bridge-the-it-skills-gap What can the UK learn from India to bridge the IT skills gap? http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12157-what-can-the-uk-learn-from-india-to-bridge-the-it-skills-gap Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:44:46 +0000 Doniya Soni(techUK) doniya.soni@techuk.org This breakfast meetup, will outline lessons the UK can learn from India’s successes in bridging the IT skills gap. <blockquote>Increasing women’s participation in the UK IT industry is seen as one way to reduce UK’s IT skills gap.</blockquote> <p>There have been many attempts to improve women’s participation, but they have had limited and variable success, leaving this as a key area of concern for educators, business and professional bodies, and policy-makers. India’s comparatively high rates of entry and retention to the sector, and in the STEM-subject professions more generally, are a globally-significant exception.</p> <p><strong>This event brings new insights from a research from the Open University on the Indian IT sector that could help address the skills gap in the UK. A free networking breakfast will be held together with the event so please join us for an interactive discussion.</strong></p> <p>Agenda</p> <p>08.00 Networking and Breakfast</p> <p>08.30 Welcome Keynote - Martha Lane Fox, Chancellor, Open University</p> <p>08.40 Keynote - Ashok Pamidi, NASSCOM Head of Diversity and Inclusion</p> <p>08.50 Findings from the Open University Research project Gender Skilled Migration and IT: A comparative study of India and the UK</p> <p>09.20 Q&amp;A</p> <p>09.35 Ambassador Dinesh Patnaik, Deputy High Commissioner, India</p> <p>09.40 Minister for Digital and Culture, UK - TBC</p> <p>09.45 Closing remarks - Peter Horrocks, Vice Chancellor, Open University</p> <p>09.50 Coffee and Networking</p> <p>10.00 End</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-can-the-uk-learn-from-india-to-bridge-the-it-skills-gap-tickets-42422700439">REGISTER HERE&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11888-isc-briefing-on-information-overload ISC Briefing on Information Overload http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11888-isc-briefing-on-information-overload Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:15:14 +0000 Dan Patefield(techUK) dan.patefield@techuk.org techUK briefing will examine how emerging technologies such as data analytics and AI may help MOD and its partner organisations to improve operational capability. <p>The concept of Information Overload can apply to all organisations. With the amount of available data growing exponentially this is a risk to all organisations in all sectors. MOD has access to a vast amount of data in both the business and operational space with the challenge now to utilise this data to improve efficiency and efficacy. This techUK briefing will examine how emerging technologies such as data analytics and AI, along with improved processes and structures, may help MOD and its partner organisations to improve operational capability through better utilisation of data.</p> <p>The security restrictions of Defence means that often data is not always able to be shared, is siloed by command, function or is commercially sensitive. With better understanding there remains potential for greater efficiency and enhanced capability in a wide range of areas. Attendees will examine where this potential can best be liberated using a number of emerging technologies in the AI and analytics sectors. The human element will be discussed in terms of how improved exploitation of data resources can lead to better decision making and can make available resources in traditionally dull but time consuming tasks. How digital technologies can be pulled through from other sectors and applied to Defence will be a key area of discussion, hearing from some exemplars of best practice and discussing shared challenges.</p> <p>We are delighted that <strong>Brigadier Thomas Copinger-Symes</strong>, Information Manoeuvre Project Team Leader, Army will be joining us as a speaker.</p> <p>We will also be approaching further speakers in the build-up to the event.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12093-data-centre-risk-radar-technical-skills-shortage Data Centre Risk Radar - Technical Skills Shortage http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12093-data-centre-risk-radar-technical-skills-shortage Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:09:11 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Our next briefing in the Risk Radar series 2018 will take place on 26 April. <h2>Data Centre Risk Radar</h2> <p><em>Sponsored by</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.future-tech.co.uk/" target="_blank"><img src="images/assets/FinalLogoNEW.jpg" alt="FinalLogoNEW" width="356" height="104" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Like many engineering and technology disciplines, the data centre sector struggles to recruit enough technical staff and Brexit is likely to make this situation worse, not better, at least in the short term. So the industry needs to meet its immediate skills needs but we also need to ensure that we are developing enough domestic talent to keep us going in the long term. Presenting the sector as a career destination of choice, supporting the adoption of STEM skills in schools, smoothing the pathway to professional development and career enhancement, and making the sector appeal to women will all help. This free session will explore the technical skills landscape, provide analysis of the most intractable issues for operators and identify relevant initiatives and potential solutions.</p> <p>A more detailed agenda will be available shortly. In the meantime, you can register by clicking on 'book now' button.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12000-data-centres-risk-radar Data Centres Risk Radar **Save the Date** http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12000-data-centres-risk-radar Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:39:12 +0000 Alec Broadhurst (techUK) alec.broadhurst@techuk.org Our second briefing in the Risk Radar series will take place on 27 June. <blockquote>Data Centres Risk Radar</blockquote> <p>Registration from 5pm. Briefing from 5.30-6.30pm, networking drinks and eats from 6.30pm.</p> <p><strong>More info to follow shortly.</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Our Risk Radar Series aims to give members a granular understanding of the emerging risks in the Data Centre &amp; Cloud Services Sector. Each session consists of a briefing from a subject matter expert/s followed by a networking reception</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>If you wish to have any more information please get in touch.</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>***This is a techUK member event. If you are not a member of techUK but would like to attend please get in contact***</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12001-data-centres-risk-radar Data Centres Risk Radar **Save the Date** http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12001-data-centres-risk-radar Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:40:35 +0000 Alec Broadhurst (techUK) alec.broadhurst@techuk.org Our second briefing in the Risk Radar series will take place on 19 September. <blockquote>Data Centres Risk Radar</blockquote> <p>Registration from 5pm. Briefing from 5.30-6.30pm, networking drinks and eats from 6.30pm.</p> <p><strong>More info to follow shortly.</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Our Risk Radar Series aims to give members a granular understanding of the emerging risks in the Data Centre &amp; Cloud Services Sector. Each session consists of a briefing from a subject matter expert/s followed by a networking reception</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>If you wish to have any more information please get in touch.</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>***This is a techUK member event. If you are not a member of techUK but would like to attend please get in contact***</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12002-data-centres-risk-radar Data Centres Risk Radar **Save the Date** http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12002-data-centres-risk-radar Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:41:54 +0000 Alec Broadhurst (techUK) alec.broadhurst@techuk.org Our second briefing in the Risk Radar series will take place on 21 November. <blockquote>Data Centres Risk Radar</blockquote> <p>Registration from 5pm. Briefing from 5.30-6.30pm, networking drinks and eats from 6.30pm.</p> <p><strong>More info to follow shortly.</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Our Risk Radar Series aims to give members a granular understanding of the emerging risks in the Data Centre &amp; Cloud Services Sector. Each session consists of a briefing from a subject matter expert/s followed by a networking reception</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>If you wish to have any more information please get in touch.</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>***This is a techUK member event. If you are not a member of techUK but would like to attend please get in contact***</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>