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/conference/item/12629-information-overload Information Overload http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12629-information-overload Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:53:42 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org 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>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&nbsp;<strong>Major General Thomas Copinger-Symes CBE</strong>, General Officer Commanding, Force Troops Command, Army and&nbsp;<strong>Gerry Cantwell</strong>, Chief Information Officer, National Crime Agency will be joining us as speakers.</p> <p>We will also be approaching further speakers in the build-up to the event.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12765-securing-our-roads Securing Our Roads http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12765-securing-our-roads Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:51:29 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Examining potential and forecast threats and vulnerabilities for an increasingly connected road network. <p>Increasing reliance upon smart technologies and connectivity between vehicles and the wider road network and ecosystem is transforming our road networks. While this is expected to be largely beneficial, it is important to acknowledge the potential cyber and physical vulnerabilities that accompany these changes, and the threat these may pose to crucial lifelines for the British population and the national economy.</p> <p>This event will examine challenges that increased connectivity on our roads may pose, who will likely be impacted, examples of best practice, as well as provide the industry with an opportunity to offer solutions. It is the third event in techUK's Cyber Security and Critical National Infrastructure Series.</p> <p>Speakers will be representatives from Government and Industry.</p> <p>Please note, if you experience any difficulties registering or do not receive a confirmation email, please <a href="mailto:manar.al-muflahi@techUK.org?subject=Registration%20query">contact us</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12137-delegation-to-japan-ict-week SME Mission to Japan ICT Week http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12137-delegation-to-japan-ict-week Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:17:22 +0000 Simon Spier (techUK) Simon.Spier@techUK.org Join an ICT Cluster SME Mission toExhibit at the Japan IT Week trade fair at Tokyo Big Sight <ul> <li>Exhibit at the Japan IT Week trade fair at Tokyo Big Sight</li> <li>Gain knowledge about the ICT market structure, sector analysis, business policy</li> <li>Identify relevant key contacts (decision makers, R&amp;D centres, business partners)</li> <li>Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology)</li> <li>Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities</li> </ul> <p><strong>About the Mission</strong></p> <p>The 4-day mission will include:</p> <p>- an "ICT partnering event" on Tuesday, 8 May in Tokyo (Kasumigaseki Building, Plaza Hall)</p> <p>- 3-day fair at the "Japan IT Week" (Spring edition) from Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 May. Mission participants will attend B2B meetings and meet with Japanese visitors. In order to maximize their partnering opportuni&shy;ties, they will be able to exhibit in the EU-Japan Centre booth. Professional interpreters will be on hand during the trade fair to help them communicate with potential Japanese business partners. Based on materials they provide, the EU-Japan Centre will arrange Japanese-language posters to promote their product at the EU Delegation booth at the trade fair.</p> <p>A Welcome Get-together for Mission participants will be organized on the evening before the Mission starts. This is an occasion to meet other participants in a casual and friendly atmosphere for those who are already in Tokyo at that time.</p> <p>A month before the mission, an online pre-departure briefing will help you prepare for the mission to ensure you get the most out of it.</p> <p><strong>Objectives</strong></p> <p>Through this mission you have the opportunity to:</p> <p>display your technology at one of Japan’s leading trade showsmeet potential business partnerscreate new business opportunitiesdevelop partnerships and business cooperation on global marketsattend match-making eventsincrease your innovation capacity and become more competitive on a global scale (as an SME)prepare the ground for practical cluster cooperation across borders and make a more strategic use of transnational cluster cooperation on markets outside Europe in areas of strategic interest (as a cluster)</p> <p><strong>Particpant Profile</strong></p> <p>Clusters and SMEs from European Union and COSME partnering countries.<br />Large companies may apply, but priority will be given to applicants from SMEs and from clusters active in sectors covered by the trade fair.</p> <p>Target fields:</p> <p>Artificial Intelligence (AI)Big Data ManagementRobotic process automation (RPA)Fintech / Asset Management SolutionsInternet of Things (IoT)Machine to Machine (M2M) communicationCyber scurityEmbedded Technology</p> <p><strong>Applications from EU companies and clusters covering products/technologies/services relevant to Artificial Intelligence, Fintech,&nbsp;and Internet of things (IoT) will be prioritized.</strong></p> <p><strong>Eligibility</strong></p> <p>The candidate must:</p> <p>be a citizen of an EU Member State or of a COSME partnering countrywork for a company that is &gt; 50% EU (or COSME partnering country) ownedwork for an organisation that is an EU (or COSME partnering country) juridical personbe supported by his/her employerbe able to participate in the entire programmehave a good command of Englishbe a manager with proven experience in industry</p> <p><strong>Selection</strong></p> <p>The main criteria for selection are:</p> <p>the professional &amp; educational background of the candidate;the strategy of the participant's company regarding Japan.</p> <p>In order to ensure a high degree of personal attention, the number of participants in this mission is limited to 20.</p> <p><strong>There are no costs for attending. Applicants will just need to cover flights and accomodation.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For further information on the event please visit:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/ict-cluster-sme-mission">https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/ict-cluster-sme-mission</a>.</p> <p>Should you wish to attend or are already registered to attend, please be in contact with Simon Spier (details below) and <a href="mailto:james.carter@mobile.trade.gov.uk">James Carter</a> - British Embassy Tokyo.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12754-cyber-security-of-the-hybrid-cloud-understanding-the-threat-landscape Cyber Security of the Hybrid Cloud: understanding the threat landscape http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12754-cyber-security-of-the-hybrid-cloud-understanding-the-threat-landscape Wed, 04 Apr 2018 12:04:14 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Digital transformation is allowing many organisations to change their business models, share real-time information, create more direct and personal relationships and improve their operations. <p>Digital transformation is allowing many organisations to change their business models, share real-time information, create more direct and personal relationships and improve their operations. A key driver behind this is hybrid cloud. But whilst the benefits of hybrid cloud are clear, the journey to cloud presents a security challenge.</p> <p><br>Most organisations are already part way along their digital transformation and are already investing in a hybrid cloud. So how can this investment be enabled securely? And how can you do this at an acceptable cost?</p> <p><br>What started as a simple extension of traditional security principles into the cloud has become more complex with new market entrants and incumbent vendors launching competing, siloed cloud security offerings. In addition, the threat facing cloud services has morphed considerably as cyber attackers jump between cloud service providers and their customers using &lsquo;supply chain&rsquo; infiltration techniques. At the same time, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Directive on security of network and information systems (the NIS Directive) set out compliance requirements that public and private sector organisations must meet for the security and resilience of their network and information systems.</p> <p><br>Attendees at this techUK event will examine the changing threat landscape in a hybrid cloud environment and discuss how to bring together the right technologies and controls to create an integrated security posture.</p> <p><br>Panellists confirmed include:</p> <p><br>- Phil Aitchison, Head of Cyber Security and Mission Critical Systems, Atos UK&amp;I</p> <p>- Stuart Taylor, Regional Director, Channel, McAfee UK, Ireland and South Africa</p> <p>- Simon Evans, CTO, Amido&nbsp;</p> <p>-&nbsp;James Akrigg, Technology Strategist, Microsoft</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12545-cyber-threats-and-mitigation-dit-nordic-baltic-visit Cyber Threats and Mitigation – DIT Nordic Baltic Visit http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12545-cyber-threats-and-mitigation-dit-nordic-baltic-visit Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:10:36 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org DIT invites you to a 1-day seminar in London on the 15th May on cyber threats, mitigation and collaboration for Nordic, Baltic and UK organisations. <p>DIT invites you to a 1-day seminar in London on the 15th May on cyber threats, mitigation and collaboration for Nordic, Baltic and UK organisations. The programme includes: a Threat Briefing by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) including a Q&amp;A session, networking opportunities with Nordic-Baltic delegates and 1-2-1 meetings with innovative UK cyber companies. This event targets representatives from the Critical National Infrastructure sector as well as law enforcement.<br><br> Programme, 15th May 2018<br><br> 09:00 Coffee and registration</p> <p>09:30 Welcome and opening remarks</p> <p>09:40 Threat Briefing by National Cyber Security Centre</p> <p>11:00 Coffee break 11:20 Threats and Mitigation, NCSC 12:00 Q&amp;A Session</p> <p>12:30 Networking lunch with UK companies</p> <p>13:15 Opportunities in the Nordic-Baltic region, Janne Haldesten, SIG Security</p> <p>13:45 Team Cyber UK (TBC)</p> <p>14:15 Programme of 1-2-1 meetings</p> <p>16:00 Coffee and Networking</p> <p>16:15 1-2-1 meetings continue</p> <p>17:00 Event closure</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12566-meet-the-partner-event-dognaedis Meet the Partner Event - Dognaedis http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12566-meet-the-partner-event-dognaedis Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:30:34 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org techUK and the Department for International Trade (DIT) in Portugal are looking for companies interested in partnering with the Portuguese company DOGNÆDIS to win business in Portugal, the UK, and elsewhere. <p>techUK and the Department for International Trade (DIT) in Portugal are looking for companies interested in partnering with the Portuguese company DOGN&AElig;DIS to win business in Portugal, the UK, and elsewhere.</p> <p>DOGN&AElig;DIS is a company focused on cyber and information security, founded in 2010 by a team of researchers from CERT-IPN and Coimbra University.</p> <p>Headquartered in Portugal and with offices in the UK and US, DOGN&AElig;DIS develops business in 17 countries.</p> <p>Since March 2016, DOGN&AElig;DIS has been integrated in Prosegur group, a worldwide leader in the security sector with activity in the five continents.</p> <p>DOGN&AElig;DIS is looking for British partners among Managed Service Providers and Systems Integrators, with whom the company can develop projects in different markets.</p> <p>The event</p> <p>The Meet the Partner event will include presentations that will be delivered by:</p> <p>- techUK</p> <p>- DIT Defence &amp; Security Organisation</p> <p>- DOGN&AElig;DIS</p> <p>Subsequently DOGN&AElig;DIS will hold one-to-one meetings with pre-selected British companies.</p> <p>How to register</p> <p>Please fill in the registration form at TechUK link.</p> <p>Admission is free of charge.</p> <p>One-to-one meetings eligibility criteria</p> <p>Only those selected by DOGN&AElig;DIS will be included in the one-to-one meetings programme. Nevertheless, all companies are welcome to attend the presentations&rsquo; session.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12415-cyber-in-the-digital-economy Cyber in the Digital Economy http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12415-cyber-in-the-digital-economy Fri, 09 Mar 2018 10:00:33 +0000 Francesca Whyte (techUK) francesca.whyte@techuk.org ‘Cyber in the Digital Economy’ is a one day conference that will provide attendees with the latest practical guidance and advice on how to stay secure in a connected world. http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12603-cyber-and-the-water-sector Cyber and the Water Sector http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12603-cyber-and-the-water-sector Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:53:24 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Following 2017’s Water Sector Cyber Security Strategy (2017-2021) from the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), this techUK briefing will focus on progress with improving the water sectors’ cyber resilience going forward. <p>Following 2017&rsquo;s Water Sector Cyber Security Strategy (2017-2021) from the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), this techUK briefing will focus on progress with improving the water sectors&rsquo; cyber resilience going forward. The strategy highlights the threats to automated Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and the implications of greater connectivity across the UK&rsquo;s water network, mirroring common challenges across key Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) sectors.</p> <p>Attendees at this techUK briefing will in particular hear from water operators about how the NIS Directive, and its implementation, will affect the water sector. As an identified essential service, water will be regulated by a Competent Authority which will demand sufficient protections are in place. This will therefore be an opportunity to discuss how the new regulatory framework will work in practice, with a focus on timeframes, incident reporting and potential fines.</p> <p>Speakers confirmed at this early stage include:</p> <p>Stuart Peters, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)</p> <p>Jessica Curzon, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)</p> <p>Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI)</p> <p>Stuart Murdoch, Surevine&nbsp;</p> <p>RegencyIT</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12794-enabling-future-fit-communications-infrastructure-for-uk-s-smart-grid Enabling future-fit communications infrastructure for UK’s smart grid http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12794-enabling-future-fit-communications-infrastructure-for-uk-s-smart-grid Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:27:25 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org This meeting brings together senior colleagues from Government, Ofcom, the energy distribution sector and the telecoms industry from the UK and overseas to share perspectives, address challenges and build a joint vision for achieving fit for purpose communications services for emerging energy networks. <p><br>Across the world, companies involved in the generation and distribution of electricity face major transformational challenges due to the combined effect of<br>- stringent carbon emission reduction targets <br>- changing electricity demand landscape due to the electrification of transport, and <br>- the overriding national priorities of ensuring stable and resilient energy supplies</p> <p>This in turn makes the implementation of smart (energy) grids an imperative. This involves a transition from the relatively simple, traditional transmission and distribution model with electricity passing one way from a small number of generators to consumer premises to a more complex &lsquo;mesh-like&rsquo; network with a much greater number and diversity of generation points, including renewable sources which are by nature intermittent and a 2-way flow of energy across the network.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The availability of a fit for purpose communications infrastructure goes hand in hand with the implementation of the smart grid because of the significantly greater need for monitoring, control and automation and the associated increase in data volumes to be transported.</p> <p>Such fit for purpose communications infrastructure entails a mix of technologies &ndash; fixed line (fibre), wireless and satellite provided via public communications services and private (self-provided) ones. However, given the need for emergency battery life, security, flexibility etc. private wireless networks remain an important part of utilities&rsquo; portfolio of communications service provision. The UK faces a unique challenge in terms of available spectrum when it comes to upgrading such private networks to wider channel IP-based systems.</p> <p>This meeting brings together senior colleagues from Government, Ofcom, the energy distribution sector and the telecoms industry from the UK and overseas to <br>- share perspectives on UK and international activities on smart grid implementation and associated fit for purpose communications infrastructure<br>- clarify the (spectrum) challenges and the roles of different actors in resolving these, and<br>- build a joint vision for achieving fit for purpose communications services for emerging energy networks.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12481-three-counties-defence-and-security-expo-3cdse Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12481-three-counties-defence-and-security-expo-3cdse Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:22:42 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org With just 70 days to go until the Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) on 31 May 2018, we are delighted to provide you; members, clients and contacts with a 20% discount on delegate tickets. <p>The Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (#3CDSE) is the region&rsquo;s leading expo for the defence and security industry.</p> <p>Following on from the success of the first Herefordshire showcase for the defence and security industries, the event has grown, but maintains its original premise to provide a forum for military, suppliers and security agencies to identify common interests, solutions and opportunities.</p> <p>With just 70 days to go until the Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) on 31 May 2018,&nbsp;we are&nbsp;delighted to provide you; members, clients and contacts with a 20% discount on delegate tickets. Currently, delegate tickets are available to purchase at the early bird discount rate of &pound;36.00 +VAT - with the discount each ticket will only cost &pound;34.56 all in!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>To book your tickets please click the link below and then enter the password &gt;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.3CDSE.co.uk/discounted-tickets">www.3CDSE.co.uk/discounted-tickets</a></p> <p>Enter password: VIP203CDSE</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12520-three-counties-defence-and-security-expo-3cdse Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12520-three-counties-defence-and-security-expo-3cdse Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:22:42 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org With just 70 days to go until the Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) on 31 May 2018, we are delighted to provide you; members, clients and contacts with a 20% discount on delegate tickets. <p>The Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (#3CDSE) is the region&rsquo;s leading expo for the defence and security industry.</p> <p>Following on from the success of the first Herefordshire showcase for the defence and security industries, the event has grown, but maintains its original premise to provide a forum for military, suppliers and security agencies to identify common interests, solutions and opportunities.</p> <p>With just 70 days to go until the Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) on 31 May 2018,&nbsp;we are&nbsp;delighted to provide you; members, clients and contacts with a 20% discount on delegate tickets. Currently, delegate tickets are available to purchase at the early bird discount rate of &pound;36.00 +VAT - with the discount each ticket will only cost &pound;34.56 all in!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>To book your tickets please click the link below and then enter the password &gt;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.3CDSE.co.uk/discounted-tickets">www.3CDSE.co.uk/discounted-tickets</a></p> <p>Enter password: VIP203CDSE</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12560-mod-approach-to-cema MOD Approach to CEMA http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12560-mod-approach-to-cema Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:55:57 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) are becoming ever more important in the battlespace, as well as becoming more attainable and easily deployable for unconventional enemies. CEMA presents a myriad of opportunities and challenges to information superiority, and now must be considered a primary concern for all branches of the UK’s armed forces. <p>Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) are becoming ever more important in the battlespace, as well as becoming more attainable and easily deployable for unconventional enemies. CEMA presents a myriad of opportunities and challenges to information superiority, and now must be considered a primary concern for all branches of the UK&rsquo;s armed forces.</p> <p>This briefing will focus on the MOD&rsquo;s approach to the development and deployment of CEMA based technologies and will include an analysis of the potential for further investment as part of new procurements and for updating/refitting currently operational fleets. The use of CEMA technologies operationally, whether defensively or offensively, will be examined to see what approaches, hindering or blocking the enemy, are most effective tactically and how technological advances may increase the potency of the effect. Further discussion will include developing the skills base in the user community, including developing basic knowledge and developing training regimes; and CEMA&rsquo;s effects on the modern battlefield, particularly in urban connected environments with dense civilian populations.</p> <p>Confirmed Speakers:</p> <p>&bull; GP Capt Tom Ashbridge, Dep Hd Cyber, JFC <br>&bull; Graham Le Fervre, Campaign Lead, Cyber Security and Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), Qinetiq</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12574-techuk-trusted-agents-forum techUK Trusted Agents Forum http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12574-techuk-trusted-agents-forum Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:57:13 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org techUK’s Trusted Agents Forum (TAF) comprises a group of company experts, operating in a forum to discuss and exchange information about trends they have observed in cyber-attacks, their vectors and attributes, and best practice for defending against them. <p>techUK&rsquo;s Trusted Agents Forum (TAF) comprises a group of company experts, operating in a forum to discuss and exchange information about trends they have observed in cyber-attacks, their vectors and attributes, and best practice for defending against them.</p> <p>In conjunction with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the TAF has its own node on the NCSC&rsquo;s Cyber Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) where members can share outputs either in the run-up to or following a meeting.</p> <p>Members of the TAF should be technically expert practitioners/analysts. Ideally, members should be involved in the management of a company's cyber defences, acting to protect your own, or a client's, enterprise. All members need to be prepared to contribute insight and experience, typically in the form of an analysis of a recent attack.</p> <p>All discussions are covered by a techUK Non-Disclosure Agreement for the TAF, which should be duly authorised by your company before attendance of any meetings.</p> <p>For more information about the TAF please see the attached Terms of Reference and a copy of the NDA below.</p> <p>Also, can you add the same forms as on the last one, which can be found:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11529-trusted-agents-forum-taf">http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11529-trusted-agents-forum-taf</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12822-space-exports-forum Space Exports Forum http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12822-space-exports-forum Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:36:31 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org <p>In partnership with the&nbsp;Space Growth Partnership&nbsp;and&nbsp;UKspace, techUK is pleased to host the 4th meeting of the Space Exports Forum.</p> <p>This is part of a new series of events supporting the UK&rsquo;s Industrial Strategy, specifically helping any companies with an interest in space products and services to improve export performance.</p> <p>Companies from outside the space sector, but who use space and satellite services are especially welcome. The meeting will cover the following:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Current status of the Space Growth Partnership and proposed Sector Deal</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Exports recommendations in the sector deal &amp; discussion around sector export strategy</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; High Value Campaign update &amp; candidates (USA, India, China, Japan &ndash; TBC)</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Future bi-laterals &amp; cooperative missions</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12562-isc-briefing-on-information-capability-across-the-frontline-commands ISC Briefing on Information Capability Across the Frontline Commands http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12562-isc-briefing-on-information-capability-across-the-frontline-commands Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:41:31 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org We are pleased to announce that the techUK Information Superiority Council will host a briefing focusing on information capability across the frontline commands. <p><strong>Confirmed Speakers:</strong></p> <p>Gp Capt Mike Wilson, Gp Capt Mike Wilson Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff A6 Capability, RAF and Colonel Mark Purves, Dep Hd Strategy and Coherence, JFC CAP C4ISR, &nbsp;Joint Forces Command</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>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.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>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> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12746-modernising-justice-through-innovation-technology-and-efficiency Modernising Justice through Innovation, Technology and Efficiency http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12746-modernising-justice-through-innovation-technology-and-efficiency Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:47:52 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Modernising Justice through Innovation, Technology and Efficiency: the event that connects, informs and stimulates thought for senior leaders in courts, prisons, police, central government and probation services. <p>The 14th annual Modernising Justice Conference will analyse and examine the performance of wholesale justice reforms.</p> <p>One year into key transitions, the digital transformation of our justice system is evolving. Join the justice institutions this June to explore the impact of and future role for technology in central government, the police, prisons, courts and probation services.</p> <p>The event will encompass the latest developments in IT architecture, end-to-end data sharing, common platform programmes and innovative biometrics including digital forensics. &nbsp;Featuring senior keynotes, practical case studies and panel discussions - Modernising Justice is the national event for criminal justice professionals.</p> <p><a title="Modernising Justice 2018" href="https://modernising-justice.co.uk/" target="_blank">Visit the event website for full details.</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12745-mission-critical-technologies Mission Critical Technologies http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12745-mission-critical-technologies Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:06:05 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Mission Critical Technologies is the only global platform dedicated to next generation public safety technologies <p>Bringing together a host of forward thinking technology providers, showcasing the most innovative and cutting edge technologies to the International PPDR community.</p> <p>So what can you expect...</p> <p>The Drone Zone</p> <p>Giving attendees another interactive experience, Mission Critical Technologies will be hosting a Drone Zone presenting the latest in unmanned innovation through live demos.</p> <p>Learn and engage with the mission critical technologies industry</p> <p>Pioneers In PPDR - Keynote Sessions</p> <p>Some of the industry's leading pioneers will gather, discuss, debate and interact in our opening keynote panel. A two-hour panel with a mix of audience polling and questioning with presentations and panel discussions.</p> <p>Two focus streams - Front-line Innovation and Back-end innovation</p> <p>After our Pioneers have taken the stage to dissect the industry's macro-topics, Mission Critical Technologies will offer two focus streams: frontline innovation (wearables, drones, apps, surveillance etc) and backend command and control innovation (cloud storage, analytics, network infrastructure, cyber security).</p> <p>Future Leaders Lectures</p> <p>MCT will attract the whole ecosystem, giving academia a platform to engage as well as the vendor and end user communities. Our lectures will be made up from seminar discussions between the industry's current and future experts.</p> <p>The Inaugural MCT Awards Evening</p> <p>Mission Critical Technologies will be providing an annual celebration of the past year's innovators with our inaugural Awards Evening. Look out for more details on how you can be involved.</p> <p>With plenty of networking opportunities...</p> <p>R&amp;D Pavilion</p> <p>A hub of innovation and knowledge sharing, the R&amp;D pavilion will provide vendors, end users and academia a platform to showcase their visions of future disrupting technologies through live demo's, videos and talks.</p> <p>Safe City Interoperability Demo</p> <p>MCT will also give attendees a vision of the near future, building on the hot topic of smart cities, MCT will showcase a Safe City with a number of the leading vendors.</p> <p>Pioneers Networking Evening</p> <p>On the eve of the event, the international PPDR Pioneers will gather to create new relationships as well as build on existing ones through a unique experience.</p> <p>Analyst Breakfast Briefing</p> <p>Analysts play an essential part in forecasting new trends in the PPDR industry. The breakfast briefing will give VIPs and speakers an opportunity to hear from the forecasters, as well as being able to grab an exclusive 'take-away' guide, unique to Mission Critical Technologies.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To read more and register -&nbsp;<a href="https://tmt.knect365.com/mission-critical-technologies/" target="_blank">please click here.</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12793-drone-futures-how-the-uk-can-lead-from-the-front Drone Futures: How the UK Can Lead from the Front http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12793-drone-futures-how-the-uk-can-lead-from-the-front Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:35:44 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width:500px"><tbody><tr><td><img alt="" src="http://portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/techuk%20logo.jpg" style="height:105px; width:307px"></td> <td><img alt="" src="http://portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/djilogo-1-800x445.jpg" style="height:176px; width:319px"></td> </tr></tbody></table><p>This major one-day conference, co-organised by techUK, the UK&rsquo;s foremost trade body for tech companies, and DJI, the world&rsquo;s leading manufacturer of civilian drones, will provide a unique blend of policy and industry expertise from a range of eminent organisations and enterprises to discuss the most pressing and challenging questions surrounding the future of drones in the UK.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p><strong>10.30 </strong><br> Welcome &amp; introduction, techUK</p> <p><strong>10.45</strong><br> Keynote 1: From niche to mainstream to&hellip; what next?</p> <ul><li>The growth and potential of the UK drone sector</li> <li>How drone data will drive strategy</li> <li>Projections, insights and predictions from a senior sector analyst</li> </ul><p><strong>11.10</strong><br> Keynote 2: Innovation versus Regulation?</p> <ul><li>The drivers and pace of drone innovation</li> <li>How industry, operators and policymakers must work together</li> <li>A unique perspective from the leading drone manufacturer, DJI</li> </ul><p><strong>11.30 &ndash; 12.45</strong><br> Session 1: Developments that will define the drone use cases of tomorrow</p> <ul><li>Understanding some of the most exciting projects and advances in the sector that will materialise in the next 5-10 years</li> </ul><p><strong>12.45 &ndash; 13.30</strong><br> Networking Lunch</p> <p><strong>13.30 &ndash; 14.45</strong><br> Session 2: Reconciling the present and the future: how to address concerns about security, safety and privacy</p> <ul><li>Panel discussion with leading experts and practitioners about the kind of policy framework and interventions that can best facilitate the continuous growth of the drone sector while addressing concerns</li> </ul><p><strong>14.45 &ndash; 15.15</strong><br> Session 3: Balancing innovation and regulation: where next for drone policy in the UK?</p> <ul><li>Q&amp;A with a senior Government representative about the Drone Bill and other Government actions</li> </ul><p><strong>15.15 &ndash; 15.45</strong><br> Coffee</p> <p><strong>15.45 &ndash; 17.00</strong><br> Session 4: How to make the positive case for drones</p> <ul><li>Panel exploring how politics, business and operators can increase the social purpose of drones and gain greater public support for the emerging use cases and proliferation of drones</li> </ul><p><strong>17.00 &ndash; 19.00</strong><br> Reception</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12405-save-the-date-building-the-smarter-state-conference Save the date: Building the Smarter State Conference http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12405-save-the-date-building-the-smarter-state-conference Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:58:54 +0000 Francesca Whyte (techUK) francesca.whyte@techuk.org Building the Smarter State is techUK’s flagship conference, bringing together digital leaders from across the public and private sector <blockquote><img src="images/BTSS_2018_final_logo.jpg" alt="Building the Smarter State" width="246" height="321" style="margin: 2px auto; display: block;" /></blockquote> <blockquote>Save the date: techUK's <em><strong>Building the Smarter State</strong></em> Conference will be hosted on 6 September at Etc. Venues County Hall, London</blockquote> <h3><em>Leaders from both the Public Sector and tech industry will meet to discuss and debate the ‘art of the possible’ with regard to public sector transformation through the use of technology</em></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Entering its fourth year<strong>&nbsp;'Building the Smarter State'</strong> (formerly techUK PS2030) is techUK’s flagship Public Services Conference.</p> <p>For the last three years it has successfully attracted digital leaders from across the public and private sector to showcase how technology is shaping the public services of today and tomorrow.</p> <p>The day-long event features keynote speeches from Government, Civil Service and tech industry leaders at the forefront of digital transformation. The event includes workshops where practical advice and information about accessing the public sector market will be presented, and an innovation den and joint Industry-public sector hackathon to identify new ideas and technologies that have the potential to transform public service delivery.</p> <p>Following the success of last year’s event, which brought together over 250 delegates from Permanent Secretaries and CDIOs to CEOs and VPs - this year’s conference at the iconic County Hall on the bank of the River Thames will be bigger, more diverse and more exciting than ever:</p> <ul> <li>Dedicated zones will focus on Central Government, Local Government, Healthcare and Emergency Services&nbsp;</li> <li>Hands-on demonstrations from innovative exhibitors</li> </ul> <p>'Building the Smarter State' will help public servants and businesses alike respond to the emerging trends in public sector technology. Whether you are public or private sector, an SME or an established supplier, this year's event is designed to be the best yet.</p> <p>Agenda and speaker updates will be released in due course. We do hope to see you at <strong>Building the Smarter State Conference 2018!</strong></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Date: </strong>Thursday 6 September 2018</p> <p><strong>Venue: </strong>Etc. Venues County Hall,&nbsp;Belvedere Road,&nbsp;London,&nbsp;SE1 7PB</p> <p><strong>Timings: </strong>10am - 5pm, followed by networking drinks reception</p> <p><strong>Booking tickets: </strong>Tickets will be released in May 2018. If you would like to reserve a ticket please contact <a href="mailto:events@techuk.org">events@techuk.org</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <blockquote>Missed our annual Public Services Conference last year? Check out the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/public-services-conference" target="_blank">conference highlights</a><a href="http://www.techuk.org/public-services-conference" target="_blank"><br /></a></blockquote> <table style="text-align: left; font-family: 'Gotham A', 'Gotham B', Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img src="images/Panel_Image.jpg" alt="Panel Image" width="320" height="214" /></td> <td><img src="images/Clare.jpg" alt="Clare Moriarty: PS2030 17" width="320" height="214" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img src="images/Dylan_Thomas.jpg" alt="Dylan Thomas" width="320" height="214" /></td> <td><img src="images/Mike_Potter.jpg" alt="Mike Potter" width="320" height="214" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <blockquote>Call for sponsors</blockquote> <p>The conference offers great networking and prospecting opportunities for sponsors, including the chance to demo latest technology to potential prospects and partners. If this is of interest to you and your organisation, please do not hesitate to get in touch and download our sponsorship package here:</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12824-space-exports-forum Space Exports Forum http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12824-space-exports-forum Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:10:03 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org <p>In partnership with the&nbsp;<strong>Space Growth Partnership</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>UKspace</strong>, techUK is pleased to host the 5th meeting of the Space Exports Forum.</p> <p>This is part of a new series of events supporting the UK&rsquo;s Industrial Strategy, specifically helping any companies with an interest in space products and services to improve export performance.</p> <p>Companies from outside the space sector, but who use space and satellite services are especially welcome. The meeting will cover the following:</p> <ul><li>Current status of the Space Growth Partnership and proposed Sector Deal</li> <li>Exports recommendations in the sector deal &amp; discussion around sector export strategy</li> <li>High Value Campaign update &amp; candidates (USA, India, China, Japan &ndash; TBC)</li> <li>Future bi-laterals &amp; cooperative missions</li> </ul>