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/meeting/item/11850-contract-law-update Contract Law Update http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11850-contract-law-update Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:04:33 +0000 Mariana Obetzanova (techUK) mariana.obetzanova@techuk.org Categorising cases from offer and acceptance right the way through to termination, making it easy to follow and understand how the law is developing. <p><a href="http://www.the-lors.co.uk/about/" target="_blank">Richard Stephens</a> has been running his masterclass in contract law developments since 2009 and it has never failed to sell out since then.</p> <p>Much more than just a law lecture, Richard teases out the learning points from the principal cases of the preceding 12 months, giving tips on best practice for lawyers and business professionals alike. If you work in an area where you have anything to do with contracts in the IT sector, this has proved to be indispensable training.</p> <p>Richard will as usual be looking at the whole gamut of recent cases, but he will include the following matters:</p> <ul> <li>how having dinner with a business contact could land you with a bill for €13.5 million</li> <li>the Unfair Contract Terms Act is back on the map - what exactly are "written standard terms of business" and when will UCTA apply to your transaction?</li> <li>the latest word on limits and exclusions of liability - how the law had done a 360 degree turn</li> <li>how you can save an "agreement to agree"</li> <li>what is happening to the "new" law on penalties - and how the law is being applied</li> <li>indemnities - a recent case from the Supreme Court gives guidance on how they are applied in practice</li> </ul> <p>As well as a chance to review latest developments, this is a great chance to brush up on the basics. Richard categorises the cases from offer and acceptance right the way through to termination, making it easy to follow and understand how the law is developing.</p> <p>This event sells out every year, so please do book early.</p> <p>The Contract Law - Understanding and Mastering Contracts course, Richard runs on the following dates:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/training/management-skills-training/item/11173-contract-law-understanding-mastering-contracts" target="_blank">06 February 2018</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/training/management-skills-training/item/11173-contract-law-understanding-mastering-contracts" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://www.techuk.org/training/management-skills-training/item/11195-contract-law-understanding-mastering-contracts" target="_blank">17 May 2018</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/training/management-skills-training/item/11196-contract-law-understanding-mastering-contracts" target="_blank">10 July 2018</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/training/management-skills-training/item/11197-contract-law-understanding-mastering-contracts" target="_blank">28 September 2018</a> and</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/training/management-skills-training/item/11198-contract-law-understanding-mastering-contracts" target="_blank">19 November 2018</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/roundtable/item/12011-dcms-workshop-eu-proposals-for-cyber-security-certification DCMS Workshop: EU proposals for Cyber Security Certification http://www.techuk.org/events/roundtable/item/12011-dcms-workshop-eu-proposals-for-cyber-security-certification Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:02:06 +0000 Dan Patefield(techUK) dan.patefield@techuk.org Workshop with DCMS on Monday 22 January 2018 in order for members to gain a better understand of the proposals and share their views with DCMS. <p><strong>*This event is near full capacity, so please book soon to avoid disappointment*</strong></p> <p>The European Commission is working to reform ENISA, the “EU Cybersecurity Agency” and establish a framework to govern European cyber security certification schemes. The proposal, amongst other things, seeks to:</p> <ul> <li>Provide ENISA with a strengthened and permanent mandate</li> <li>Increase the trust and security of ICT products and services</li> <li>Harmonise the existing certification landscape to reduce costs and administrative burdens for companies</li> <li>Progress the Digital Single Market</li> </ul> <p>These proposals include changes to the way European cyber security certification schemes are developed and implemented and proposes a framework which will ‘govern’ European cyber security certification schemes, in order to increase trust and security of ICT products and services and address the existing fragmentation in the certification landscape to reduce costs and administrative burdens for companies. It does not aim to introduce directly operational schemes but rather to create a system which will allow schemes to be established and recognised across the EU.</p> <p>The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is seeking stakeholder views on the Regulation’s proposals to ensure that this new legislation delivers the best outcomes for all those affected by the measures.</p> <p>We are therefore holding this workshop with DCMS on Monday 22 January 2018&nbsp;in order for members to gain a better understand of the proposals and share their views with DCMS.</p> <p>For any further information please do contact the team.</p> <p>The full proposal can be read <a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1505290611859&amp;uri=COM:2017:477:FIN">here</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12038-the-prince-s-trust-and-dell-emc-leadership-dinner The Prince’s Trust and Dell EMC Leadership Dinner http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12038-the-prince-s-trust-and-dell-emc-leadership-dinner Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:04:25 +0000 Benjamin Manby(techUK) benjamin.manby@techuk.org Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, will be making a rare UK appearance as keynote speaker. <blockquote><strong>Michael Dell</strong>, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, will be making a rare UK appearance as keynote speaker. The event promises to be a unique opportunity to hear from such an inspiring and interesting global business leader.</blockquote> <p><strong>The Prince’s Trust and Dell EMC Leadership Dinner</strong> on <strong>Monday 22 January 2018</strong> at a central London venue.</p> <p>The Leadership Dinner is The Prince’s Trust’s annual, high profile, premier business event and is a key networking opportunity in the London business calendar attracting Chief Executive Officers, Managing Directors and Senior Directors of leading global companies. This is the eighth Leadership Dinner held by The Trust and is set to raise over £450,000. These vital funds will help make a real difference to the lives of thousands of young people across the UK, inspiring and motivating the most marginalised and disengaged to achieve their best in life.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Date:</strong> Monday 22&nbsp;January 2018</p> <p><strong>Venue:</strong> Central London location</p> <p><strong>Timings:</strong>&nbsp;19:00–22:45</p> <p><strong>Cost: </strong>Table of 10 at £7,500 and £5,000</p> <p><strong>Dress code:</strong> Black tie</p> <p><strong>Keynote speaker:&nbsp;</strong> <strong>Michael Dell</strong>, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies</p> <p><strong>To secure your table for this special evening, please contact The Prince's Trust Events team.</strong><br />E <a href="mailto:leadership@princes-trust.org.uk">leadership@princes-trust.org.uk</a>&nbsp;| T 020 7543 1389</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11811-fs-council-october-2018 Financial Services Council http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11811-fs-council-october-2018 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:10:02 +0000 James Lee (techUK) james.lee@techuk.org A meeting to set the agenda for techUK's Financial Services & Payments Programme. <p>The next meeting of the Financial Services Council has been scheduled for Tuesday, 23 January, from 10:00 to 12:00 at techUK.</p> <p>An agenda and papers will be circulated prior to the meeting</p> <p><strong>Membership and attendance is by invitation only.</strong> Please contact <a href="mailto:ruth.milligan@techuk.org?subject=Financial%20Services%20Council" target="_blank">Ruth Milligan</a> if you would like additional information.</p> <p><em>The Financial Services Council exists to provide guidance and direction to the running of the techUK Financial Services &amp; Payments Programme and its constituent groups (Open Banking &amp; Payments, DLT, Insurance), to the benefit of the industry. The Council's membership is made up of individuals with relevant expertise from across techUK member companies; representing the interests of the technology industry as a whole.</em></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/roundtable/item/11869-ofgem-innovation-link-roundtable Ofgem Innovation Link Roundtable http://www.techuk.org/events/roundtable/item/11869-ofgem-innovation-link-roundtable Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:41:54 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org Find out how the Innovation Link has helped tech companies and discuss the future and the role the Programme will play in the smart energy revolution. <p>Join techUK and Ofgem <strong>10:00 – 12:00 23 January 2018</strong>&nbsp;for a roundtable event exploring Innovation Link.</p> <p>The session will be a chance to learn more about the Programme and how activities to date have helped tech companies explore opportunities within energy. It will also look to the future and the role the Programme will play in the smart energy revolution.</p> <p><strong>Ofgem’s Innovation Link</strong></p> <p>The Innovation Link is Ofgem’s new service to unlock the potential benefits of innovation for energy consumers. As we can’t know the future, regulatory arrangements need to rely more on learning, be adaptable and flexible.</p> <p>Ofgem are championing consumers’ interests in innovation by engaging with innovators to:</p> <ul> <li>Help them to understand and navigate the energy sector and regulation.</li> <li>Give them steers on the regulatory implications of their business models.</li> <li>Help them identify options for how their business model could work within today’s regulatory arrangements.</li> <li>Enable them to undertake trials when their business model does not readily fit with existing arrangements.</li> <li>Represent their experiences and the insights we’re gleaning into regulatory policy-making across Ofgem, and with other bodies responsible for making and overseeing the rules that govern the sector.</li> </ul> <p>Since launching Innovation Link in December 2016 Ofgem have supported about 120 innovators to develop their business propositions.</p> <p><strong>The Regulatory Sandbox</strong></p> <p>The Link also launched the world’s first energy regulation sandbox in February 2017. The purpose of the sandbox is to enable innovators to undertake trials without incurring all of the usual regulatory requirements. The latest round for sandbox applications closed on 27 October 2017. More information, please <a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/about-us/how-we-engage/innovation-link">click here</a>.</p> <p><strong>Join us to:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Hear the latest on Innovation Link and learnings from the sandbox</li> <li>Share your views on what would encourage and enable wider engagement from companies not currently working with energy</li> <li>Talk to the team about how your business can benefit from the programme</li> </ul> <p><strong>Who Should Attend?</strong></p> <p><em>We’re looking to hear from companies who have disruptive solutions that could revolutionise the UK energy system. You may already be working in energy in other markets, or may be exploring how your products and services can expand into the sector. If you’ve got an interest in disruption and solving consumer challenges, we want to hear from you.</em></p> <p><strong>Places for this event are extremely limited and we will have to limit it to one person per organisation</strong>, so please email to <a href="mailto:manar.al-muflahi@tachUK.org?subject=Ofgem%20Innovation%20Link%20Roundtable%20-%20Register%20Interest">register your interest</a>. We will be confirming places in the new year.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Aimee.Betts-Charalambous@techUK.org">Aimee.Betts-Charalambous@techUK.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12003-a-webinar-on-the-international-classification-of-diseases-icd-web-services A Webinar on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Web Services http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12003-a-webinar-on-the-international-classification-of-diseases-icd-web-services Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:41:52 +0000 Simona Paliulyte(techUK) simona.paliulyte@techuk.org Time:10:00-12:00 Further details of the webinar will be confirmed later to date <p>A webinar hosted by&nbsp;NHS Digital, the World Health Organization and techUK on the ICD web services. This will be of particular interest to Patient Administration System, Electronic Health Record, data warehousing and other health care suppliers. an</p> <p>We will be covering:</p> <ul> <li>ICD-11 Introduction<br /></li> <li>The introduction of the ICD-API (ICD web services and Uniform Resource Identifier (URIs)<br /></li> <li>Q&amp;A session</li> </ul> <p>Futher details of the webinar will be provided nearer to the date.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11807-techuk-introductory-evening-january-2018 techUK Introductory Evening - January 2018 http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11807-techuk-introductory-evening-january-2018 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:11:48 +0000 Po Chan(techUK) Po.Chan@techuk.org techUK hosts our first introductory evening for 2018, welcoming members and prospects. <blockquote>Whether you are new to techUK, thinking of joining us or would just like a reminder of the many benefits and services that we have to offer, then this is the event for you.</blockquote> <p>We invite you to join us for an introductory evening, where we will tell you more about techUK, how we work and how you, as a member, can access our many member benefits and services.</p> <p>We will explain our vision for the UK tech industry and our priorities for 2018, following the UK's vote to leave the EU. You will also hear from other techUK members, who will give you examples of how they use and get value from their memberships.</p> <p>You will have the opportunity to meet techUK staff working across our various vertical market and cross industry programmes. They will introduce themselves and their work programmes and tell you how you can get engage with them.</p> <p>Our member services team will also be on hand to tell you about some of the wider benefits of techUK membership such as our meeting rooms, member networking area, training programme and software escrow services to name just a few.</p> <p>The event is free to attend and open to all techUK members, prospective members and other interested parties.</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you there!</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12018-how-to-drive-the-uk-cloud-market-forward-in-2018 How to Drive the UK Cloud Market Forward in 2018? http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12018-how-to-drive-the-uk-cloud-market-forward-in-2018 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:26:14 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Join techUK and identify the important issues to increase cloud computing deployment and adoption and move the UK cloud computing market forward in 2018. <p>On <strong>Thursday 25 January,</strong>&nbsp;from<strong> 10:00 - 12:00</strong> (registration from 9.30am), come and help techUK identify the most important issues that need to be addressed in order to increase cloud computing deployment and adoption and move the UK cloud computing market forward in 2018.</p> <p>Today the UK has a vibrant, fast moving, established and maturing cloud computing market with multiple cloud providers offering innovative cloud services at the infrastructure, platform and software level. This combination of cloud service providers means UK businesses and consumers are able to access a range of and technologically advanced, free to use, and paid cloud services.</p> <p>The good news is that there are many organisations and individuals are benefiting from cloud computing services today. However, there are still many more that could be benefiting from cloud deployment, adoption and use but are not. This raises the question of what is holding back cloud adoption in 2018 and are there specific challenges and barriers that need to be addressed to increase the take-up and use of the cloud services being offered today by the UK cloud market.</p> <p>Join us and contribute to this speaker led session that will identify and discuss the key issues and areas that may need to be addressed in order to drive the UK cloud market forward in 2018. Speakers for this session are being confirmed but will include:</p> <ul> <li>Iain Patterson,Chief Digital Officer, UK Cloud</li> <li>Dan Cartter, Head of Product Development, SCC</li> <li>Susan Bowen, VP and General Manager EMEA, Cogeco Peer 1</li> <li>John Coulston, Rackspace</li> </ul> <p>Each speaker will outline the issue they feel is most important to increasing the take up and adoption of cloud and accelerating market development. This interactive event will discuss and debate topical cloud issues with leading figures in the cloud computing industry and offer techUK members a chance to offer views on the future of cloud computing in the UK.</p> <p>The input received from the event will be used to develop techUK’s 2018 cloud computing work programme. This is your opportunity to inform and influence techUK’s cloud activities this year so please do come along and get involved.</p> <p>Following the event there will also be an opportunity to continue the discussion and network with attendees and speakers over a drink.</p> <p>If you would like to attend this session please click the 'Book Now' button.</p> <p>If you would like to discuss the wider work of the techUK <a href="focus/programmes/cloud-data-analytics-and-ai">Cloud, Data, Analytics &amp; AI </a>programme, please contact Sue Daley for more details.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sue.daley@techuk.org">sue.daley@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/9620-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Plenary Meeting http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/9620-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org UK Spectrum Policy Forum meeting on Thursday 25 January 2018. <p><strong>Date:</strong>&nbsp;Thursday 25 January 2018<br /><img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="123" height="105" style="float: right;" /><strong>Time:&nbsp;</strong>14:00 - 16:30 <em>(followed by refreshments)&nbsp;<br /></em>Registration from 13:30<br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><strong>14:00 - 14:05</strong> Welcome and Introductions -&nbsp;<strong>David Meyer</strong>,&nbsp;Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p><strong>14:05 – 14:30</strong> -&nbsp;Updates from the 11 January UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board -&nbsp;<strong>Chris Cheeseman</strong>, Spectrum Strategy Director, BT Group and Steering Board Chairman</p> <p>Update from Cluster 1 -&nbsp;<strong>Janette Stewart</strong>, Principal, Analysys Mason and Chair of UK SPF Cluster 1</p> <p>Update from Cluster 2 -&nbsp;<strong>Peter Curnow-Ford</strong>, CEO, Viatec and Chair of UK SPF Cluster 2</p> <p>Update from Cluster 3 -&nbsp;<strong>Tony Lavender</strong>, CEO, Plum Consulting and Chair of UK SPF Cluster 3</p> <p>Update from Cluster 4 -&nbsp;<strong>Barry Lewis</strong>, Chair of UK SPF Cluster 4</p> <p><strong>14:30 – 15:30</strong> - The Irish 3.6 GHz Spectrum Award -&nbsp;<strong>Dr. Samuel Ritchie</strong>, Radio Spectrum Advisor to the Commission &amp; <strong>George Merrigan</strong>, Director of Market Framework, ComReg</p> <p>Neutral Host and “Carrier of Carriers” small cell networks for both 4G LTE and 5G NR -&nbsp;<strong>Paul Senior</strong>, CEO, Dense Air, Managing Director, Airspan Spectrum Holdings, and Chief Strategy Officer, Airspan Networks</p> <p><strong>15:30 – 16:00</strong> In conversation with Jane Humphreys: Joe Butler -&nbsp;<strong>Jane Humphreys </strong>&amp;<strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Joe Butler</strong>,&nbsp;Chief Scientific Advisor, DCMS</p> <p><strong>16:00 – 16:30</strong> -&nbsp; Our Digital Future: Smart analysis of smart technology -&nbsp;<strong>William Webb</strong>, CEO, Weightless SIG and Director, Webb Search</p> <p><strong>16:30</strong> - AOB and Close -&nbsp;<strong>David Meyer</strong>,&nbsp;Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <hr /> <p>Please remember that the techUK Conference Suite is wireless enabled so you can network, catch-up on emails and do your 'last minute' calls, with full access to printing and refreshments before and after the meeting.</p> <p>Attendance is by invitation only - if necessary, seats are available on a first come first served basis and we reserve the right to limit to <strong>one</strong> delegate per company.</p> <p>For further information please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan">julian.mcgougan</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11961-the-ai-congress The AI Congress http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11961-the-ai-congress Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:22:07 +0000 Claire Leslie (techUK) claire.leslie@techuk.org The AI Congress 2018 is the ideal opportunity for your organisation to hear about all the latest AI developments. <blockquote>Taking place at the iconic O2, the Artificial Intelligence Congress unites international enterprises and business leaders, AI experts, leading tech pioneers and investors, all driving the implementation of AI in global business.</blockquote> <blockquote><img src="images/Event_Banner.jpg" alt="The AI Congress" width="570" height="190" style="margin: 5px; float: left;" /></blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The AI Congress 2018 is the ideal opportunity for your organisation to hear about all the latest AI developments, how to monetise AI and how your competitors are implementing AI in their services. This show remains at the forefront of the industry,&nbsp;showcasing the finest talent in the sector and connecting leading key players with cutting edge solutions. Network and keep up-to-date with the latest projects, news, industry standards and technologies.</p> <p><a href="https://theaicongress.com/" target="_blank">Click here for more information and to buy tickets</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12021-local-public-services-committee-meeting Local Public Services Committee Meeting http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12021-local-public-services-committee-meeting Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:24:48 +0000 Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org TIME: 10:00 - 12:30 PLACE: techUK, 10 St Bride Street London <p>techUK's Local Public Services Committee brings together senior public sector leaders from tech companies from small, medium and large companies. The newly established Committee will drive techUK’s work programme for delivering better local public services.</p> <p>Please note this meeting is for LPSC members only. For more information about the Local Public Services Committee, please contact Georgina Maratheftis.</p> 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/meeting/item/11916-ce-strategy-and-technology-group-meeting CE Strategy and Technology Group meeting http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11916-ce-strategy-and-technology-group-meeting Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:44:15 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org CE Strategy and Technology Group meeting. <p>This Group is concerned with future technology in the CE Sector. Its interests currently include connected Services mainly in the DTT Sector, but have many concerns of the developing DTT Platform with pressures from the potential for reduced Broadcast Spectrum. The group has recently incorporated some of the techUK members from the connected TV Forum.</p> <p><strong>Chair:</strong></p> <p>Mark Vasey, Senior Manager IPTV and DTV Solution Centre, <a href="http://www.panasonic.com/uk/" target="_blank">Panasonic UK Ltd</a></p> <p><strong>If you would like to register to attend this meeting, please contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=CE%20Strat%20&amp;%20Tech%20Group" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a></strong></p> <p><strong>For more information, please contact:</strong></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/roundtable/item/11681-local-government-roundtable-harnessing-digital-to-prevent-homelessness Local Government Roundtable: Harnessing Digital to Prevent Homelessness http://www.techuk.org/events/roundtable/item/11681-local-government-roundtable-harnessing-digital-to-prevent-homelessness Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:16:36 +0000 Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org A joint roundtable with techUK and LGiU on the role of tech and data in helping councils to prevent homelessness <p>The latest official figures show an estimated 4,134 people in England were forced to sleep outside in 2016, up 16% on the previous year. Tackling and preventing homelessness is one of the biggest challenges facing cities and local government. Furthermore, the Government’s new <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/homelessness-reduction-act-new-burdens-funding">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 the Act requiring local authorities to carry out additional duties to relieve homelessness and to intervene earlier to prevent people becoming homeless, a new and innovative approach is urgently needed. Making better use of tech and data must be a crucial element of councils’ strategy for preventing homelessness. By unlocking the potential of their existing data, local authorities can begin working more strategically to predict and prevent homelessness by identifying households at risk of losing their home.</p> <p>This is already being done in many places. New York City government, for example, has pioneered new approaches for preventing homelessness through the use of data and analytics, while councils such as Redditch are using apps to enable the public to alert the local authority about people sleeping rough on the streets. Most recently there was also the #homelesshack hackathon event which took a collaborative approach by bringing together teams of technology developers to solve this important problem facing all of our communities.</p> <p>With a renewed focus on prevention, this timely roundtable, hosted by techUK and <a href="https://www.lgiu.org.uk/">LGiU</a>, will be an opportunity to bring together senior local government officers and members and tech industry specialists to discuss how the sectors can collaborate most effectively across the policy eco-system and within communities to prevent homelessness. It will be 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.</p> <p>Key questions this roundtable will explore include:</p> <ul> <li>How will the new Homelessness Reduction Act impact local government and how are councils planning for the change?</li> <li>How are councils currently using data and technology to tackle homelessness? Is this working?</li> <li>How can we harness the power of data to predict and prevent homelessness going forward? <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>What type of data do we need and how can we ensure the data is timely, reliable and held securely?</li> <li>How can councils overcome data sharing obstacles to collaborate more effectively with key partners across the community?</li> <li>How can we place data at the heart of service design?</li> </ul> </li> <li>What barriers may prevent councils from maximising the value of their data? How might these be overcome? For example, lack of leadership, legal compliance issues, staff skills gaps and ethical considerations.</li> <li>In a more digitised society what should the future of homelessness services look like?</li> </ul> <p><em>Places are limited, if you would like to express an interest in attending please contact Georgina Maratheftis.</em></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11894-growth-in-challenging-times-recruitment-and-retention-after-brexit Growth in challenging times > Recruitment and Retention now and after Brexit http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11894-growth-in-challenging-times-recruitment-and-retention-after-brexit Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:40:25 +0000 Mariana Obetzanova (techUK) mariana.obetzanova@techuk.org Recruitment and retention in the tech sector including a consideration of the post-Brexit landscape <p>HRConnect is the newly re-launched techUK HR Group. The group provides an opportunity to explore and discuss topics around HR, leadership and organisational development as they apply to the tech sector. It’s also an environment where you can share ideas and network with others working in tech.</p> <p>We would like to invite interested individuals to our next free-to-attend event on 30 January, looking at recruitment and retention (details below). More information about HRConnect is available&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/skills-talent-and-diversity/groups/hr-group" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>First Event</strong><br />Join the new HRConnect group at techUK for the first of many knowledge-sharing events charting the lifecycle of a tech company. First up, we look at recruitment and retention in the tech sector including a consideration of the post-Brexit landscape and how to recruit and retain staff in challenging times.</p> <p>The session will be an opportunity to listen to best practice, looking at case studies from both large corporates and SMEs in the tech sector and share experiences.</p> <p><strong>The learning part</strong><br /><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/nevillemerritt/" target="_blank"></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/nevillemerritt/" target="_blank">Neville Merritt</a>, Director of <a href="http://pure-potential.co.uk/" target="_blank">Pure Potential</a>, shares top tips on how to build a great employer brand to compete for the best talent post-Brexit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.kemplittle.com/site/people/profile/kathryn.dooks?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=HRConnect+-+Growth+%3e+from+recruitment+to+retention-+28+September+17&amp;utm_term=HRConnect%20group%20meeting,%2020%20Sep%2017&amp;utm_content=44" target="_blank">Kathryn Dooks</a>, Partner at technology law firm Kemp Little LLP, brings us up to speed with:</p> <p>(a) What the recruitment landscape looks like post-Brexit; and<br />(b) What recruitment and retention data we can collect about employees and how long we can retain it in light of GDPR.</p> <p><strong>Case Studies</strong></p> <p>Rethinking Recruitment – <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauraanncrossley/" target="_blank">Laura Crossley</a> from <a href="http://pure-potential.co.uk/" target="_blank">Surevine </a>explains how an SME reduced their hiring costs from £20,000 to £0, and increased retention from 30% to 80%.</p> <p>Rethinking Retention - <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-baker-55756831/" target="_blank">Sam Baker</a> from<a href="https://www.computacenter.com/uk" target="_blank">Computacenter</a> asks: is it all about the number of continuous years’ service an employee clocks up?</p> <p>This will be followed by group discussion and shared learning.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11898-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11898-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:09:06 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org The Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Working Group provides strategic direction for all techUK activities related to blockchain and DLT. <p>The Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Working Group provides strategic direction for all techUK activities related to blockchain and DLT. It considers what action can be taken in order to industrialise, support blockchain technology readiness, help organisations with adoption and consider use cases not limited to financial services but a wide range of other sectors, including, the Internet of Things, smart energy &amp; utilities, smart contracts and government.</p> <p>For more information relating to the group’s remit and for details on joining the group, please contact <a href="mailto:ruth.milligan@techuk.org">ruth.milligan@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11462-vibrant-digital-future Vibrant Digital Future http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11462-vibrant-digital-future Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:32:23 +0000 Claire Leslie (techUK) claire.leslie@techuk.org The conference for business leaders, innovators and governments developing a brighter digital future in our rapidly changing world. <blockquote>The conference for business leaders, innovators and governments developing a brighter digital future in our rapidly changing world.</blockquote> <p><img src="images/vdf_banner_web.jpg" alt="Vibrant Digital Future" style="margin: 5px; float: left;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>techUK members are eligible for a 25% discount on the current ticket price (early bird rate of £250+ VAT expires 15 December - <a href="mailto:communications@techuk.org">get in touch for the discount code</a>).</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>AI, the Internet of Things, Cyber Security, TV White Space... the ever-increasing pace of technological advancement across these fields and many more will transform societies and industries over the coming years.</p> <p>Nothing will escape the attention of progress. From education to healthcare, from businesses to governments - all will all see drastic changes. <br />If you’re a business leader defining your vision and strategy, an innovator driving tech forwards, or work in government planning a successful future for the society and economy, it’s vital to be on the cutting edge.</p> <p>We’ll cut through the noise, debate strong opinions and make sure you get the deep insights you really need. You’ll also experience the latest tech in the exhibition area and build an invaluable network of the highest tier.</p> <p>Confirmed speakers include:</p> <ul> <li>Sarah Montague, Presenter, BBC Radio 4’s Flagship Today Programme</li> <li>UK CTO, Microsoft</li> <li>CEO, Harvey Nash</li> <li>Jamie Woodruff, Europe’s No. 1 Ethical Hacker</li> <li>VP, IBM</li> <li>President, techUK</li> <li>CEO, Nominet</li> <li>Managing Director, Accenture</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.vibrantdigitalfuture.uk" target="_blank" title="Vibrant Digital Future">Visit the website for all the info on the conference’s format, speakers and prices</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Start preparing for your vibrant digital future now.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11971-datacloud-uk-2018-finance-investment-forum Datacloud UK 2018 | Finance & Investment Forum http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11971-datacloud-uk-2018-finance-investment-forum Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:37:03 +0000 Claire Leslie (techUK) claire.leslie@techuk.org Taking place at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square in London the events will showcase the UK data centre and cloud sector, the largest market in Europe. <blockquote>We are proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Datacloud UK event collocated with the annual premier Finance and Investment Forum.&nbsp;Taking place at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square in London the events will showcase the UK data centre and cloud sector, the largest market in Europe.&nbsp;</blockquote> <h1>Datacloud UK 2018</h1> <p>Datacloud uniquely brings together enterprise customers with the leadership of data centre and cloud players, service providers, hosting, colocation and managed services companies.</p> <p>Attended by senior executives in colocation, cloud, end user organizations, outsourcers and investors the event brings for the first time a unique focus on the UK, the largest data centre market in Europe. As competitor markets vie for post-Brexit opportunities, the event will showcase facilities and services, power availability and growth forecasts.</p> <p>Event highlights include outstanding content, extensive networking and business deal-making opportunities.</p> <h1>Finance &amp; Investment Forum 2018</h1> <p>The first forum took place at the Cass Business School in London in 2007 and since then it has become recognized as the only annual international meeting point for investors, operators, professional intermediaries and legal counsel focused on the datacentre and cloud sectors.<br />The objective of the one-day forum is to bring together stakeholders and players in finance and investment with cloud services, with leading investors, carrier neutral and carrier owned operational companies, government and regional investment authorities, property interests, and law firms to assess the market outlook and identify key opportunities, types of finance available, mergers and acquisitions, REITs and business models.</p> <p>The 2018 event will give increased focus to global opportunities and the impact of cloud and edge.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Both leadership events can be attended with one special networking pass.</span></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12034-how-do-we-encourage-data-driven-change-adoption-of-data-analytics-ai-in-2018 How To Encourage Data Driven Change, Adoption of Data Analytics & AI in 2018? http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12034-how-do-we-encourage-data-driven-change-adoption-of-data-analytics-ai-in-2018 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:42:24 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org How do we encourage data driven change, adoption of data analytics and make the UK AI ready in 2018? <p>Join us on <strong>Wednesday 31 January</strong> from <strong>14:00 - 16:00</strong> (registration from 13:30) and contribute to a speaker led session that will discuss and identify the key issues and areas that need to be addressed in 2018 to encourage greater data driven change, increase the adoption of data analytics and technologies across both the public and private sectors and what needs to happen next to make the UK AI ready.</p> <p>During 2017 more and more organisations have been recognising the value of data and the benefits of using data analytics to unlock the full power of big data. Many have also begun to build on their digital data foundations by adopting and deploying advanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. At the start of 2018 it is clear is that the UK is not at the start of its data driven transformation. There continues to be great interest, enthusiasm and excitement about the opportunities and benefits that data science, data analytics and in particular artificial intelligence technologies can offer organisation as well as the wider UK economy and society.</p> <p>This session will therefore consider how we move forward and encourage more organisations to embrace data driven change and adopt and use data analytics technologies. Also given the interest and excitement around the opportunities presented by Artificial Intelligence, it will discuss how do we prepare and act now to make sure UK organisations across all industries and sectors are prepared and ready to realise the full economic and societal benefits of AI.</p> <p>This is your opportunity to discuss and debate topical data related issues with leading industry figures in data analytics and AI and inform and influence techUK’s Data Analytics and AI activities this year. The input received from the event will be used to develop techUK’s 2018 Data Analytics and AI work programme so please do come along and get involved. Speakers for this session are being confirmed but will include:</p> <ul> <li>Zandra Moore, CEO, Panintelligence</li> <li>James Hodge, Area Vice President Field Technology EMEA, Splunk</li> <li>Rob Bassett Cross, CEO &amp; Founder, Adarga Limited</li> <li>Romain Doutriaux, European Marketing Manager, Dataiku&nbsp;</li> <li>Five AI - speaker TBC&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Following the event there will also be an opportunity to continue the discussion and network with attendees and speakers over a drink. If you would like to attend this session please click the Book Now button to register.</p> <p>If you would like to discuss the wider work of the techUK <a href="focus/programmes/cloud-data-analytics-and-ai" target="_blank">Cloud, Data, Analytics &amp; AI programme</a>, please contact Sue Daley for more details.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sue.daley@techuk.org">sue.daley@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12139-chile-opportunities-webinar Hear about Chile's tech opportunity http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12139-chile-opportunities-webinar Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:19:55 +0000 Simon Spier (techUK) Simon.Spier@techUK.org Join us for a webinar exploring the opportunities that Chile can offer UK digital tech firms. <p>The British Chilean Chamber of Commerce is working with InvestChile (the national FDI bureau) and ChileTec (the Technological Industry Association in Chile) to run a webinar about the opportunities that Chile can offer UK digital tech firms. They will also have a case study from a successful joint venture between a Chilean company and a foreign company which now works across the region.</p> <p>The webinar will discuss the structural factors and digital infrastructure that makes Chile an attractive option for UK tech companies and how the British Chamber of Commerce can support anyone who is interested.</p> <p>Chile itself is an innovation hub – the capital city Santiago has been named as one of the highest ranked ecosystems in the world. The digital infrastructure is regional leading and the open economic structure means that companies can meet and serve clients across Latin America and the world without leaving Santiago.</p> <p>In this webinar you will learn:</p> <p>· why Chile can be your gateway to Latin America;</p> <p>· how its leading digital infrastructure can offer you a huge range of opportunities on a regional level;</p> <p>· the best avenues for collaboration with Chilean companies to export services or enter into projects across Latin America;</p> <p>· case studies of successful joint ventures between Chilean and foreign digital IT services companies which now work throughout the region.</p> <p>Why you should join:</p> <p>Chile is the 7th Digital Nation in the world (Tholons Digital Nations Ranking) and is 1st in connectivity and tech infrastructure in Latin America. Add to this the fact it’s a regional talent magnet, boasts pro-business legislation, and a national priority to leverage Industry 4.0, and Chile should be your next tech partner.</p> <p>To register please sign up here: <a href="https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/990807698733962499">https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/990807698733962499</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</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/partner-event/item/10494-integrated-systems-europe-ise Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/10494-integrated-systems-europe-ise Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:48:14 +0000 Simon Spier (techUK) Simon.Spier@techUK.org Integrated Systems Europe, often referred to as ISE, is the largest AV systems integration show in the world. <p>Integrated Systems Europe, often referred to as ISE, is the largest AV systems integration show in the world. Since the first Integrated Systems Europe in 2004, the event has grown year-on-year.</p> <p>The 14th edition of ISE took place at the RAI Amsterdam on 7-10 February 2017. The show was a resounding success, with more attendees than ever before and the largest floor space to date. Almost 1,200 exhibitors filled the busy exhibition space.</p> <p>For Further Information click <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/469/Amsterdam--Integrated-Systems-Europe-ISE-2017/">here</a>.</p> <p>For other queries please contact <a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11753-software-is-like-a-parachute-if-it-doesn-t-work-you-re-screwed Software is Like a Parachute. If it Doesn’t Work, You’re Screwed http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11753-software-is-like-a-parachute-if-it-doesn-t-work-you-re-screwed Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:22:21 +0000 Mariana Obetzanova (techUK) mariana.obetzanova@techuk.org Partner event with TSG on why you need a software escrow and how validation works. <blockquote>Join techUK and <a href="https://www.tsgconsulting.co.uk/" target="_blank">Testing Solutions Group Ltd</a> on 06 February 2018 for a&nbsp;talk on Software Escrow.</blockquote> <p>Technology has revolutionised the world we live in. Computer software is capable of speeding up processes, improving quality, and enabling products and services to be delivered more quickly and cost-effectively.</p> <p>Because of the pace of change and the cost of advancing and improving computer systems, most businesses now rely on third parties to supply and maintain their software systems. However, this reliance on third parties involves risk that needs careful management, particularly if the third party is responsible for the operation of mission-critical technology.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/escrow/Escrow_drawing_2.jpg" alt="Escrow drawing 2" width="503" height="319" /></p> <p><strong>What will be covered</strong></p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Who we are</li> <li>How we work with techUK</li> <li>Why you need to have your software in escrow / benefits of having your software in escrow</li> <li>The validation procedure</li> <li>Mitigating Risk through testing</li> <li>Q&amp;A</li> </ul> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12053-trackside-connectivity-on-britain-s-railways-challenges-and-next-steps Trackside Connectivity on Britain’s Railways – Challenges and Next Steps http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12053-trackside-connectivity-on-britain-s-railways-challenges-and-next-steps Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:03:38 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Trackside Connectivity on Britain’s Railways – Challenges and Next Steps - Tuesday 6 February at techUK <p><strong>Time:</strong> 10:00 - 12:40<br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD</p> <p>Digital (mobile and internet) connectivity on Britain’s railways is not fit for purpose and the performance is unacceptable given the wider push for ever increasing broadband speeds by consumers and businesses alike. The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) commissioned a research project on behalf of the Future Communication and Positioning Advisory Group (FC&amp;PS AG) to identify potential technical and commercial options for delivering improved internet connectivity for customers on the GB rail corridors within the next 5 years. This event will officially launch the report produced by LS telcom UK as part of this project and discuss the challenges and next steps with key stakeholders from both rail and digital industries and government. Members of the Future Connected Rail Stakeholders Working Group at techUK from both rail and digital industries supported the delivery of this report.</p> <p>The publication of the report coincides with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport, and the Department for Transport’s launch of a call for evidence on ‘Commercial options for delivering mobile connectivity on trains’. The findings from the report could help to provide some information to this call for evidence.</p> <p>This event will bring the rail and digital industries and government together to align ambitions for improving internet connectivity on Britain’s railways and prove to government that there is an appetite to deliver improved internet connectivity on trains, and that there are the right people in the rail and digital industries, with the right means and motivations, to make it happen. This will take momentum and will succeed back into all of those organisations involved.</p> <p>This event is open for all the key stakeholders. If you would like to take part in this event, please register using the Book Now button.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p>09:30 -10:00 -&nbsp;Registration and Coffee</p> <p>10:00 – 10:10 - Welcome, Juilan McGougan, techUK</p> <p>10:10 – 10:40 - Government Position on Digital Connectivity on Trains – What Next for Rail Telecoms Policy</p> <p>10:40 – 11:10 - Launch of Connected Train and Customer Communications: Rail and Digital Industry Roadmap (T1138)</p> <p>11:10 – 11:40 - Train and Freight Operators’ Benefits, Challenges and Next Steps</p> <p>11:40 – 12:00 - Trackside Infrastructure - Experiences of Developing a Neutral Host Facility (South Hampstead) on the Railway</p> <p>12:00 – 12:30 - Trackside Solutions and Options</p> <p>12:30 – 12:40 - Summary and Close Up</p> <p>12:40 – 13:30 - Networking Lunch</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11677-cyber-security-for-critical-manufacturing-summit Cyber Security for Critical Manufacturing Summit http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11677-cyber-security-for-critical-manufacturing-summit Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:47:32 +0000 Claire Leslie (techUK) claire.leslie@techuk.org The summit will bring together a senior delegation of security leaders to discuss industry frameworks and outline new ways of effectively addressing current challenges. <blockquote>The Cyber Security for Critical Manufacturing summit will bridge the gap between process control and corporate IT senior level professionals, allowing them to discuss challenges, critical issues and debate best practice guidelines across the industry.</blockquote> <p><img src="images/ManuSec_Europe.png" alt="ManuSec Europe" width="580" height="230" style="margin: 5px; float: left;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The summit will bring together a senior delegation of security leaders to discuss industry frameworks and outline new ways of effectively addressing current challenges. Ransomware, the human component, the disruptive potential of AI and IoT, GDPR compliance and outdated CISO reporting structures provide a snapshot of the topics that will be discussed. Practical steps and innovative solutions will also be outlined and debated by industry leaders through a wide array of hands-on presentations and case studies as well as opportunities to network and connect with industry peers.</p> <p>For more information on the ManuSec summit please visit: <a href="https://www.manusecevent.com/europe/" target="_blank">www.manusecevent.com/europe/</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>Or register online today for 30% off with discount code: TECH30</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11960-sustainable-supply-chain-group Sustainable Supply Chain Group http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11960-sustainable-supply-chain-group Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:25:34 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Meeting of the Sustainable Supply Chain Group to be held on 7 February. <p>The Group comprises mainly of environmental Compliance Managers from a wide range of manufacturing industry, its focus is on compliance with requirements of the RoHS Directive and the formulation of the Reach directive. The Group meets 4 times per year and discussions are mostly around the interpretation and understanding of current requirements as they evolve and the shaping of the new requirements that are under consideration by UK Government (DEFRA) and the EU.</p> <p><strong>If you are interested in attending, please contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=SSG%202018" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a></strong></p> <p><strong>For more information, please contact:</strong></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11853-the-future-of-the-iot-innovation-security-and-skills The Future of the IoT: Innovation, Security and Skills http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11853-the-future-of-the-iot-innovation-security-and-skills Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:40:59 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org Join the discussion for the future of the IoT and address the concerns. <p><img src="images/assets/SmarterUK/Joint_Logo_2.png" alt="Joint Logo 2" width="927" height="105" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>From smart lightbulbs to driverless cars, the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionising the way we go about our daily lives, and is seen as one of the technologies underpinning the 'fourth industrial revolution.'</p> <p>By connecting previously 'dumb' devices, the IoT looks set to deliver significant benefits to our society and economy. Through the smart use of data, it could drive better health services, cleaner and safer societies, more efficient industries as well as stimulating new business growth. However, as a relatively immature market, there are also big concerns about the security of IoT devices and infrastructure, as well as whether we have the right skills both now and in the future to drive the benefits that it could deliver for the UK.</p> <p>In order for IoT to deliver its full potential we will need to address these concerns. This event aims to explore solutions to the security, skills and privacy challenges facing IoT, as well as discussing the likely opportunities for businesses and individuals.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote>Agenda</blockquote> <table border="0" style="height: 1408px; width: 700px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="9">12.00–12.40</td> <td>&nbsp;<strong>Arrival and lunch</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">12.40– 12.50</td> <td>Introduction, Housekeeping and Scene Setting</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">&nbsp;</td> <td>Experis, <strong>David Hannah</strong>, Operations Efficiency Director<br /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">12.50– 13.00</td> <td><strong>Opening Keynote</strong> – <strong>Tim Bowles</strong>, Mayor of the West of England</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">13.00– 13.15</td> <td style="text-align: left;"><strong>An Introduction to IoT</strong> – Ron Rock, CEO, Microshare<br /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">&nbsp;</td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Session 1: The Evolution of the IoT</strong><br />As the next big thing in tech, to date IoT has underperformed against forecasts. Huge potential growth is still predicted with Gartner predicting that 20.4 billion devices will be in use by 2020, but what can be done to help the sector reach its potential?<br />With lack of investment, leadership and inadequate digital infrastructure systems often cited as the major barriers to progress, our speakers will discuss how the UK can address these issues as well as covering current and future examples of IoT in practice.<br /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">13.15– 13.35</td> <td>Keynote - Dyson, <strong>Graham Smith</strong>, IoT Connectivity Architecture Lead</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">13.35– 14.05&nbsp;</td> <td><em>Panel Session</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">&nbsp;</td> <td>HBB, <strong>John Bradford</strong>, CEO - Moderator<br />QinetiQ,&nbsp;<strong>Bryan Lillie</strong>, CTO: Cyber Security, Network &amp; Communications<br />Dyson, <strong>Graham Smith</strong>, IoT Connectivity Architecture Lead<br /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">&nbsp;</td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Session 2: A Skills Revolution within IoT – How are IoT skills different to IT skills?</strong><br />This session will focus on the different skillsets that IoT will require as the digital landscape evolves at an ever-increasing rate. Our speakers will discuss building a talent pipeline, how to benefit from transferable skills and thinking outside of the box in where businesses look for talent.<br /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">14.05– 14.25</td> <td><em>Keynote</em> – Experis, <strong>Martin Ewings</strong>, Director of Specialist Markets</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">14.25– 14.55</td> <td><em>Panel Session</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">&nbsp;</td> <td>Digital Catapult,&nbsp;<strong>Idris Jahn</strong>, IoTUK Principle Consultant&nbsp; - Moderator<br />Experis, <strong>Martin Ewings</strong>&nbsp;, Director of Specialist Markets<br />Dyson, <strong>Guy Franklin</strong>, Talent Acquisition Lead&nbsp;<br />UWE, <strong>Benedict Gaster</strong>, Senior Lecturer &amp; Researcher&nbsp;<br /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">14.55– 15.25</td> <td><strong>Break</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">&nbsp;</td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Session 3: Securing the IoT by Design: Industry Best Practice</strong><br />This section will cover recent developments in applying Security by Design principles to the devices and services that make up the Internet of Things. It will highlight efforts to drive best practice across industry and potential Government interventions to drive adoption of these.<br /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">15.25– 15.45</td> <td><em>Keynote – </em>IoT Security Foundation,&nbsp;<strong>Roger Shepherd</strong>, IoT Security Foundation Ambassador</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">15.45– 16.05</td> <td><em>Panel Session</em></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">15.25– 15.45</td> <td>techUK, <strong>Matthew Evans</strong>, Executive Director, SmarterUK &amp; IoT - Moderator<br />Gemserv, <strong>Sean Gulliford</strong>, Principal Consultant – Connected Devices<br />IoT Security Foundation, <strong>Roger Shepherd</strong>, IoT Security Foundation Ambassador <br />Hargreaves Landsdown, <strong>Jonathan Kidd</strong>, Chief Information Security Officer<br />DCMS, <strong>Emma Green</strong>, Head of Secure by Default Project Team<br /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">15.25– 15.45</td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Start Up Lounge</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">16.05– 16.25</td> <td>Before we break for networking we’ll hear from 4 companies working on the latest technology solutions, highlighting how their products are helping to break down the barriers holding back IoT.’</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">&nbsp;</td> <td>16.05– 16.10 Iotic Labs,&nbsp;<strong>Robin Brattel</strong>, CEO</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">&nbsp;</td> <td>16.10– 16.15&nbsp;LuJam,&nbsp;<strong style="background-color: transparent;">Tim Moran</strong><span style="background-color: transparent;">, CEO</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">&nbsp;</td> <td>16.15– 16.20&nbsp;Zoetrope,&nbsp;<strong style="background-color: transparent;">Ben Howes</strong><span style="background-color: transparent;">, MD</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">&nbsp;</td> <td>16.20– 16.25&nbsp;Cotham Technologies,&nbsp;<strong style="background-color: transparent;">Raman Mistry</strong><span style="background-color: transparent;">, CEO</span><br /><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">16.25– 16.35</td> <td>Closing remarks, Experis, <strong>David Hannah</strong>, Operations Efficiency Director</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="9">16.35– 17.35</td> <td>Networking &amp; Drinks</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11929-techuk-data-centres-council techUK Data Centres Council *invitation only* http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11929-techuk-data-centres-council Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:16:41 +0000 Alec Broadhurst (techUK) alec.broadhurst@techuk.org The first techUK Data Centres Council meeting of 2018 <blockquote> <p>Data Centres Council Meeting</p> </blockquote> <p>Our Data Centres Council meets five times a year to steer techUK's data centres programme and provide a senior level voice for the sector to government, media and wider stakeholders.</p> <p>Council membership is invitation only from techUK's membership base - contact us for more information on activities, membership and minutes.</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/conference/item/11887-global-trends-in-sustainability-and-issues-for-the-tech-sector Global Trends in Sustainability and Issues for the Tech Sector http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11887-global-trends-in-sustainability-and-issues-for-the-tech-sector Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:02:27 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org This conference focuses on how the tech sector will address the global sustainability challenges. <h3>Join techUK and ERM at techUK to learn about the global trends in sustainabily and what the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean for the tech sector.</h3> <h3>The free conference will look at how business can bring the SDGs into their operations and how the sector can address the major challenges.</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Discussions, presentations and panels on:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Global Megatrends, Sustainability and the Tech Sector -&nbsp;</strong>Hear about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the response by World Business Council on Responsible Business and how some companies have started to develop strategies to internalise SDGs effectively.</p> <p><strong>In conversation with Tech Investors –</strong> find out what environmental and social governance tech investors look for in potential targets and existing portfolios.</p> <p><strong>Climate Action and Resilience</strong> Understand the impact potential of the Task Force for Climate related Disclosures (TCFD) report and developing science-based targets in your organisations</p> <p><strong>Sustainable Suuply Chains</strong> – what are today’s challenges from responsible minerals to slavery in the chain, to the NGO perspective</p> <p><strong>Showcasing Tech innovations that drive sustainability&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>Panelists and Speakers include:</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Gabrielle Giner, BT</li> <li>Pip Squires, ARK</li> <li>Bill Skeates, Sky</li> <li>Stuart Poore, Canon</li> <li>Julian Lageard, Intel</li> <li>Andrew Wallis, Unseen</li> <li>Alison Drury, ERM</li> <li>James Stacey, ERM</li> <li>Charles Allison, ERM</li> <li>Bryan Hartlin, ERM</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Register:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=Reservation%20-%20Global%20Trends%20in%20Sustainability%20and%20Issues%20for%20the%20Tech%20Sector,%208%20February" target="_blank">please click here</a>&nbsp;</strong>to RSVP&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12145-cyber-security-exports-and-the-government-of-victoria Fintech and Cyber Security Export 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/conference/item/11873-vr-and-ar-conference VR and AR: Revolutionising Consumer Tech? http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11873-vr-and-ar-conference Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:16:31 +0000 Craig Melson(techUK) craig.melson@techuk.org With live demos, panels and discussions, this event looks at what 'mixed reality' means for consumers <blockquote>Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are two transformative technologies with applications covering business, education, healthcare and more. With all the talk and new devices coming online, this conference seeks to understand their potential in the consumer electronics market and entertainment sectors.</blockquote> <p><img src="images/ar-vr-resized_for-web.jpg" alt="VR and AR: Revolutionising Consumer Tech?" width="580" height="315" style="margin: 3px; float: left;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This conference brings together broadcasters, device manufacturers, content creators, producers, analysts and media to explore what the potential for these technologies are. As well as discussions and presentations, delegates will be able to see&nbsp;and experience the latest products and innovations first hand in a demo area.</p> <p>Some questions the conference aims to answer are:</p> <ul> <li>What are the barriers to widespread adoption?</li> <li>What new markets are enabled?</li> <li>Is the delivery and connectivity infrastructure ready?</li> <li>Will AR or VR have the biggerst impact?</li> <li>What is the current/future market for these technologies and how should they be sold?</li> </ul> <p><strong>Agenda:</strong></p> <p><strong>09:00-10:00 Registration &amp; product demonstrations</strong></p> <p><strong>10:00-10:05 Welcome and introductions&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>10:05-10:20 The market for VR</strong></p> <p><strong>10:20-11:30 VR/AR Content</strong></p> <p>Gaming is driving the momentum for VR, but what new forms of content can VR create? Could it create new experiences and new forms of entertainment? Could people buy tickets for a virtual ‘experiences’ with others to watch/experience exclusive AR content, whether that is sport, a concert, a horror maze or a film. This panel will hear from broadcasters, production houses and gaming on how they see VR/AR as platforms</p> <p>Discussion points:</p> <ul> <li>What content works best for these platforms? Narrative, events, news, games?&nbsp;</li> <li>Visual arts couldn't be more successful - is there need for new platforms?</li> <li>Challenges of producing and developing this content?</li> <li>Are broadcasters and producers ready?</li> <li>VR beyond gaming.</li> <li>AR as an 'add on' to TV</li> </ul> <p><strong>11:30-11:45 Presentation: Why AR will be more successful than VR</strong></p> <p><strong>11:45-12:00 Break</strong></p> <p><strong>12:00 -13:00 Monetising VR/AR</strong></p> <p>VR/AR has some consumer benefits that device manufacturers and content creaters will want to capitalise on. VR could see premium subscription offerings, new forms of advertising, new metadata types and more. This session looks at how new markets can develop around these technologies and how to link existing business models to new opportunities.</p> <p>Discussion points:</p> <ul> <li>What new devices, accessories and peripherals will be required and by whom?</li> <li>What commercial relationships need to take place?</li> <li>Broadcaster&nbsp; and&nbsp; media organisation attitude to emerging platforms.</li> <li>Could VR/AR mean new advertising revenue? Choosing to look at an advert could be more meaningful than scrolling past on a newsfeed.</li> <li>What new data types will be created?</li> <li>AR has been ‘gimmicky’ so far – how can it be transformative and marketised?</li> </ul> <p><strong>13:00-14:00 Lunch and product demonstrations</strong></p> <p><strong>14:00- 14:15 Presentation: Standardising VR</strong></p> <p><strong>14:15-15:15 The VR/AR ecosystem</strong></p> <p>This discussion will look at the tech, media and production ecosystem that needs to spring up to support VR/AR content. Will it be delivered by IP, and if so what cloud and connectivity is required? Are content producers going to need new standards and support (as well as new equipment) to make the leap into VR/AR and what will consumers need.</p> <p>Discussion points:</p> <ul> <li>AR through mobile – how can TVs interact and work seamlessly?</li> <li>Standards - The BSI Standards committee are driving VR standards work.</li> <li>Broadband and cloud – Is the support infrastructure there, especially for VR.</li> <li>Broadcast networks and IP delivery.</li> <li>Distribution technologies and content delivery.</li> <li>Compatibility of devices and broadcasts with AR.</li> </ul> <p><strong>15:15-15:30 Break and product demonstrations</strong></p> <p><strong>15:30-16:30: Overcoming problems and getting people on board</strong></p> <p>New platforms need consumers to realise the benefits it will bring them and people need to see the long term benefits if they are going to buy new devices. This discussion will look at what problems need to be overcome before VR and AR can be accepted as a reality. This panel will hear from market analysts and academics on the problems this new market.</p> <p>Discussion points:</p> <ul> <li>How to drive adption among consumers.</li> <li>Are retailers engaged?</li> <li>Lessons from the gaming industry.</li> <li>Is there inertia from broadcasters and media producers towards new and emerging platforms?</li> <li>Lessons from other formats such as Google Glass and 3DTV.</li> <li>VR is established in B2B - what can we learn from this?</li> <li>Capitalising on AR - the new iPhone for example.</li> <li>Who will create the 'killer' app or the best user case?</li> </ul> <p><strong>16:30 -18:00: Networking drinks and product demonstrations</strong></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11763-techuk-delegation-wcit-india-2018 Delegation - Trade Mission to India (including WCIT 2018) http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11763-techuk-delegation-wcit-india-2018 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:46:39 +0000 Simon Spier (techUK) Simon.Spier@techUK.org techUK is pleased to support the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to India which will take in WCIT India 2018 in Hyderbad, India as part of NASSCOM's ILF 2018 Conference. <h2>techUK is pleased to support the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to India which will take in WCIT India 2018 in Hyderabad, India as part of NASSCOM's ILF 2018 Conference.&nbsp;</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>SME’s can apply for a £1500 ERDF grant towards their costs of participating.</strong></p> <p>India is forecast to further progress to become the second largest market for IT by the end of 2018. The highest spending will be in the Telecommunications Services (37.3%), followed by devices (33.7%), IT services (19.2%), Software (6.7%) and Data Centre Systems (3.1%).</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Why attend?</strong></p> <p>The NPH Department for International Trade-led Mission will provide unprecedented access to strategic partners driving India’s Technology growth. UK companies are invited to promote their capabilities to a growing marketplace and take part in bespoke 5 day business programme offering 1-2-1 meetings with potential partners and market experts.</p> <p>The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) has indicated that the future growth in the ICT sector will be fuelled by growing demand for new services such as digital technology, mobile applications and cloud computing – this would in turn be dependent on solutions like the Internet of Things, augmented reality and smart hardware.</p> <p>The IT spending in India is going to further jump drastically around new opportunities that have been launched by the government of India in 2015-16 Digital India (potential value of £45bn over the 10 years), Smart Cities (£20-24bn over the 10 years); and Make In India £400bn over the years to 2025.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Mission</strong></p> <p>The Technology mission to India aims to increase technology exports to India, for example in the following priority subsectors - Data Analytics and SaaS, Communication and Cloud Technologies and IoT. These sub sectors are particularly related with three key Government of India initiatives/campaigns - Digital India (delivery of public services through digital by default), Smart Cities and Make in India (increasing the capacity and capability of indigenous design and manufacture of components, systems and finished products). DIT in-market team along with the High Value Campaign are identifying key Indian companies/influencers/leaders to identify new opportunities and build on existing opportunities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Outline of Trade Mission</strong></p> <p>NPH mission would start in Hyderabad and undertake activity around the NASSCOM leadership summit to support company objectives. The group will undertake meetings arranged by DIT Tech team in Hyderabad focussing on Data Analytics, AI (machine learning) and XaaS / Cloud Services etc. The group would then travel to Bengaluru (the heart of ICT sector in India and is home to the largest hub of software exporting companies in India and the fourth largest technology cluster In the world), to undertake pitches to the large Systems Integrators such as WIPRO / Infosys / TCS to then complete the mission in the countries powerhouse city of Mumbai for pre-arranged individual one to one sales meetings and networking events.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Outline agenda</strong></p> <p>Depart Saturday 17th arrive Hyderabad Sunday 18th.</p> <p><strong>Monday 19th</strong> Hyderabad - undertake activity around the NASSCOM leadership summit to support NPH</p> <p>Monday PM DIT/MIDAS Trade &amp; Investment reception</p> <p><strong>Tuesday 20th</strong> Hyderabad - undertake activity around the NASSCOM leadership summit to support NPH objectives</p> <p>depart early eve for Bangalore</p> <p><strong>Wednesday 21st</strong> - undertake pitches to the large Systems Integrators such as WIPRO / Infosys / TCS.</p> <p>Wednesday evening Tech sector reception with system integrators and Indian technology companies</p> <p><strong>Thursday 22nd</strong> Bangalore - undertake pitches to the large Systems Integrators such as WIPRO / Infosys / TCS</p> <p>depart early eve for Mumbai</p> <p><strong>Friday 23rd – Sat24th</strong> Mumbai (optional) – DIT Tech team Mumbai to arrange 1-1 meeting programme</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WCIT India 2018 -&nbsp;The Olympics of the Global ICT Industry</strong></p> <p>First held in 1978 by WITSA (World Information Technology &amp; Services Alliance), the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) has become the premier international ICT forum. Bringing together over 2,500 visionaries, captains of industry, government leaders and academics from more than 80 countries.The 22nd edition of WCIT will be staged in India for the first time.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NASSCOM ILF 2018 - The Tech Mecca of the East</strong></p> <p>The India Leadership Forum is NASSCOM's flagship platform which is a melting pot for ideas, innovation, strategy, business and the future. Three days of talks, showcase, networking, connects create an immersive experience for delegate that combines Business + Technology + Leadership. The 26th edition of ILF in 2018 is a limited edition and will host the WCIT 2018, creating an unparalleled experience for the delegates.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To find out more about the mission please visit - <a href="http://bit.ly/NPH-missions2017">http://bit.ly/NPH-missions2017</a>.&nbsp;If you are interested in joining the delegation and for futher information please contact simon.spier@techuk.org</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12141-ai-machine-learning-international-expansion-workshop AI / Machine Learning International Expansion - Workshop http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12141-ai-machine-learning-international-expansion-workshop Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:53:29 +0000 Simon Spier (techUK) Simon.Spier@techUK.org Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning International Expansion – Free Mentoring workshop <h2>Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning International Expansion – Free Mentoring workshop</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Are you a business selling products and services that utilize AI /ML and looking to expand internationally in 2018?</strong></p> <p>Register for a free, two hour, one-to-one mentoring workshop session with international expansion experts from techUK, Department of International Trade, Silicon Valley Bank, Thorelli &amp; Associates law firm, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Understanding Recruitment, OCO Global (international business development), Radium Services (business development &amp; investment for deep-tech companies) and Newable (grants, Innovate Programme, European Enterprise Network).</p> <p><strong>Key topics covered:</strong> compliance / entry requirements, IP, GDPR, grants and aid, investment, resources and funding, UK and overseas accounting &amp; taxation issues, marketing, routes to market, channel partners, logistics and technology providers, advertising and PR, access to governmental and trade bodies, location (virtual or physical) and workforce skills.</p> <p><strong>Timing:</strong> Choice of two workshops, morning or afternoon. Peer to peer networking with lunchtime food and refreshments.</p> <p><strong>Who should attend:</strong> businesses selling or utilising AI technology in their products or services with an active ambition to access US / international markets within a 3-6-month period and with a minimum annual turnover of £2 million.</p> <p><strong>Places are limited</strong>, so early registration is advised. For further information and to register, please click <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/go-to-market-usa-free-mentoring-workshops-tickets-42361996873">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12115-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials UK SPF - Cluster 2: Access to Spectrum for 5G Testbeds & Trials http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12115-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:54:52 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org UK Spectrum Policy Forums Cluster 2 Access to Spectrum for 5G Testbeds & Trials <p><img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="150" style="float: right;" />Date: Monday 19 February 2018<br />Time: 10:00 - 12:00 (registration from 9:30)<br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chair: Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO,&nbsp;Viatec Associates Ltd</p> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/11866-future-power-systems-architecture-tech-opportunities-workshop Future Power Systems Architecture Tech Opportunities Workshop http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/11866-future-power-systems-architecture-tech-opportunities-workshop Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:24:01 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org Join the techUK and FPSA workshop exploring tech opportunities. <p>Join techUK for a focused workshop with the team behind the <a href="http://www.theiet.org/sectors/energy/resources/fpsa/index.cfm?origin=reportdocs">Future Power Systems Architecture (FPSA)</a>. FSPA is a combined&nbsp;effort involving dozens of industry professionals, academics, policymakers and stakeholders, led by the <a href="http://www.theiet.org/">Institution of&nbsp;Engineering and Technology</a>&nbsp;and the <a href="https://es.catapult.org.uk/">Energy Systems Catapult</a>, sponsored by <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk">Innovate UK</a>, to assess the challenges to be faced in the electricity system by 2030 and to identify new functionality required.</p> <p>On the day we will explore a selection of the system functions central to our future energy system, discussing how they might be delivered and what opportunities exist for the tech sector.</p> <p><strong>Registration starts at 14:30, the workshop will begin at 15:00.</strong></p> <blockquote>Agenda</blockquote> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td><strong>&nbsp;1</strong></td> <td><strong>Welcome &amp; Introductions&nbsp;</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>&nbsp;2</strong></td> <td><strong>Update | Future Power Systems Architecture Project</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>o Progress to date<br />o Next phases<br />o Opportunities to get involved</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>&nbsp;3</strong></td> <td><strong>&nbsp;Active Network Management Discussion| Vendors new to the Supply Chain (incl. grid edge products, data and communications systems and service providers, white goods manufacturers)</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>o Drivers<br />o Opportunities &amp; consequences<br />o Key system functions<br />o How can we deliver these functions (incl. discussion around what barriers currently exist and what technology is already in the market delivering services)</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>&nbsp;4</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;<strong>Roundup and Close</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br />There are limited spaces, this workshop is limited to one representative per company, if you would like to register for this <a href="mailto:manar.al-muflahi@techUK.org?subject=FPSA%20Tech%20Opportunities%20Workshop">please get in touch</a>.</p> <p>To find out more, please download the document attached below.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12142-go-to-market-usa-free-mentoring-workshop Go to Market USA – Free Mentoring workshop http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12142-go-to-market-usa-free-mentoring-workshop Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:11:51 +0000 Simon Spier (techUK) Simon.Spier@techUK.org Register for a free, two hour, one-to-one mentoring workshop session with international expansion experts <h2>Are you planning US expansion in 2018?</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Register for a free, two hour, one-to-one mentoring workshop session with international expansion experts from techUK, Department of International Trade, Silicon Valley Bank, Thorelli &amp; Associates law firm, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Understanding Recruitment, OCO Global (international business development), Radium Services (business development &amp; investment for deep-tech companies) and Newable (grants, Innovate Programme, European Enterprise Network).</p> <p><strong>Key topics covered:</strong> compliance / entry requirements, IP, GDPR, grants and aid, investment, resources and funding, UK and overseas accounting &amp; taxation issues, marketing, routes to market, channel partners, logistics and technology providers, advertising and PR, access to governmental and trade bodies, location (virtual or physical) and workforce skills.</p> <p><strong>Timing:</strong> Choice of two workshops, morning or afternoon. Peer to peer networking with lunchtime food and refreshments.</p> <p>Who should attend: businesses selling tech-based solutions or using a technology platform to sell their products or services with an active ambition to access US / international markets within a 3-6-month period and with a minimum annual turnover of £2 million.</p> <p><strong>Places are limited</strong>, so early registration is advised.&nbsp;For further information and to register, please click <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/go-to-market-usa-free-mentoring-workshops-tickets-42361996873">here</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11921-consumer-electronics-service-forum Consumer Electronics Service Forum meeting http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11921-consumer-electronics-service-forum Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:52:37 +0000 Camilla Young (techUK) camilla.young@techuk.org This group assembles the service manager community of the TV manufacturers four times a year to deliver updates on matters of compliance <p><strong>Venue</strong>:&nbsp; techUK, 10 St Bride Street, <a href="http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=531589&amp;y=181266&amp;z=0&amp;sv=EC4A+4AD&amp;st=2&amp;pc=EC4A+4AD&amp;mapp=map.srf&amp;searchp=ids.srf" target="_blank" title="Streetmap showing office location">EC4A 4AD</a></p> <p><strong>Chair:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong> Manoj Aggarwal, <a href="http://vestelinternational.com/en/" target="_blank">Vestel UK Limited</a></p> <p>The calling notice and agenda will be sent to members of this group nearer the time.</p> <hr /> <p>This group assembles the service manager community of the TV manufacturers four times a year to deliver updates on matters of compliance such as environmental regulation (WEEE, Rhos), consumer law revisions, and the introduction of new technology and services.</p> <p>The main purpose of the group is:<br />• To update and keep the consumer facing parts of the TV Manufacturers informed about the regulatory environment to avoid non-compliance<br />• To help develop Industry best practice to aid efficiency and minimise costs</p> <hr /> <p>Please remember that <strong>the techUK Conference Suite is wireless enabled</strong> so you can network, catch-up on emails and do your 'last minute' calls, with full access to printing and refreshments before and after the meeting.</p> <p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Meeting attendance is by invitation only - so please contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=CE%20Service%20Forum" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a>&nbsp;if you would like to participate</p> <p><strong>For&nbsp;more information, please contact:</strong></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/meeting/item/11924-digital-radio-group-meeting Digital Radio Group Meeting http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11924-digital-radio-group-meeting Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:58:03 +0000 Kathleen Reinoga(techUK) Kathleen.Reinoga@techuk.org Meeting for members of the techUK Digital Radio Group. <p>This is a techUK member event, it is invitation only.</p> <p>An agenda will be available for members closer to the meeting date.</p> <p>To register, please contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=Digital%20Radio%20Group" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11769-type-1-diabetes-the-rise-of-the-machines Type 1 Diabetes: The Rise of the Machines http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11769-type-1-diabetes-the-rise-of-the-machines Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:32:57 +0000 Kate Francis(techUK) kate.francis@techuk.org Type 1 Diabetes: The Rise of the Machines 24 Feb 10:00 - 15:00 <p>Technology has huge potential to transform type 1 diabetes and some people with the condition are already showing remarkable results using new digital technologies.</p> <p><a href="https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/managing-your-diabetes/testing/continuous-glucose-monitoring-cgm" target="_blank">Continuous</a> and <a href="https://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/News/Flash-glucose-monitoring-technology-to-be-made-available-through-the-NHS" target="_blank">Flash Glucose Monitors</a> are becoming more widespread; and after decades of algorithm development, <a href="https://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/homehealthandconsumer/consumerproducts/artificialpancreas/default.htm" target="_blank">early iterations of the artificial pancreas</a> are coming of age.</p> <p>Meanwhile, some people who are certainly<a href="https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1GGRV_enGB752GB757&amp;ei=xBkUWsmZI6uBgAa6rKDADg&amp;q=%23wearenotwaiting&amp;oq=we+are+not+waiting&amp;gs_l=psy-ab.3.0.0i71k1l4.0.0.0.10747.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1c..64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.DWMwQDoudFs" target="_blank"> not ‘patient’</a> have chosen to adapt technology themselves.</p> <p>But <a href="http://diabetestimes.co.uk/uk-insulin-pump-use-goes-up/" target="_blank">most people</a> in the UK continue to manage their condition with tools that remain largely unchanged since last century.</p> <p>Can the NHS adapt to meet the challenge of prescribing new technologies?</p> <p>Does the world of the NHS have a place for patient-led innovation?</p> <p>This event, co-hosted by techUK and <a href="https://twitter.com/parthaskar" target="_blank">Partha Kar</a>&nbsp;will showcase what is currently possible with today’s tools and what we need to do to make digital a reality for the many rather than the few.</p> <p>We will also look at what companies, healthcare professionals and people affected by the condition are working to make possible in the near future.</p> <p>-----------------------------</p> <p>The event is free to attend but please recognise that by booking a place you are committing to attend and potentially depriving someone else from a place.</p> <p>We will ask for a £20 donation to a diabetes charity of your choice for anyone that drops out less than two weeks before the conference.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/10496-mobile-world-congress Mobile World Congress http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/10496-mobile-world-congress Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:58:07 +0000 Simon Spier (techUK) Simon.Spier@techUK.org MWC - Representing every facet of the ecosystem, more than 2,200 companies participated in the 2016 exhibition. <h3>Representing every facet of the ecosystem, more than 2,200 companies participated in the 2016 exhibition. Everything from virtual reality, new handsets and ingenious app ideas, to 3D printing, privacy protection and backend solutions were on display.</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Attendees flocked to Mobile World Congress 2017, more than 108,000 to be exact. Professionals from 208 countries and territories were present, and the event was covered by approximately 3,500 members of the international press and media.</p> <p>What can you expect to see in 2018?</p> <p>5G &amp; NFV<br />App Development<br />Connected Living &amp; IoT<br />Media, Entertainment and Broadcast<br />Retail, Digital Commerce and Marketing<br />Security, Identity and Big Data</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For further information please click <a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/444/Barcelona--Mobile-World-Congress-2017/">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>For other queries please contact <a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/10927-embedded-world embedded World http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/10927-embedded-world Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:34:14 +0000 Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org Tradefair are organising the UK Pavilion at embedded world 2018. DIT Grants are to be confirmed and will assist eligible UK companies to exhibit at the show <p style="text-align: left;">The leading international fair for embedded systems. Be it security for electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the Internet of Things or e-mobility and energy efficiency – the embedded world trade fair in Nuremberg enables you to experience the whole world of embedded systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/542/Nuremberg--embedded-world-2017/" target="_blank">Click here for more information</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a> 01622 754200</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12097-open-banking-psd2-and-the-cybe-challenges-facing-the-financial-services-sector Open Banking, PSD2 and the Cyber Challenges Facing the Financial Services Sector http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12097-open-banking-psd2-and-the-cybe-challenges-facing-the-financial-services-sector Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:31:10 +0000 Dan Patefield(techUK) dan.patefield@techuk.org This seminar will explore some of the cyber security related challenges facing the move to Open Banking and assess how we can give customers greater control over their data. <p>Technology continues to be a driving force behind the progression and innovation of the financial services sector. The UK’s Open Banking initiative, coupled with recent legislative changes, will give customers greater clarity, control and ownership of their data, opening the sector to further innovation.</p> <p>Furthermore, the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and the UK’s Open Banking Platform will both go live on 13 January. PSD2 is a fundamental piece of legislation that will make a significant number of changes to payments and retail banking as a whole: it will increase competition, and foster innovation in a retail finance sector dominated by banks.</p> <p>There are concerns, however, with how some of these initiatives will impact the security of consumers’ bank account data. Under PSD2, for example, two new strands of third party providers will have direct access to payment accounts: payment initiation services (PIS)and account information services (AIS). Some within the financial services sector have argued that forcing banks to give fintech companies access to customer account data would put the security of this data at risk. Whilst most major banks have stated that they are planning major investments in open banking over the next few years, there are concerns about the growing risk to consumers personal information amid the growing cyber threat.</p> <p>Building on techUK’s recent whitepaper on Open Banking, From Open Banking to Open Financial Services, published last year, this seminar will explore some of the cyber security related challenges facing the move to Open Banking and assess how we can give customers greater control over their data, whilst giving them greater security.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12121-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-3-receiver-parameters UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 3: Receiver Parameters http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12121-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-3-receiver-parameters Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:59:55 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 3 Meeting on Receiver Parameters <p><img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="150" style="float: right;" />Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018<br />Time: 14:00 - 17:00 (registration from 13:30)<br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chair: Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting LLP</p> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11965-ptps-meeting Product Technical Policy and Standards Group http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11965-ptps-meeting Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:30:12 +0000 Camilla Young (techUK) camilla.young@techuk.org PTPS meeting to be held on Wednesday 28 February 2018. <p>The Product Technical Policy and Standards Group monitors and responds to policy that falls under the EU’s New Approach and the development of harmonised European standards. Current issues include the Radio Equipment Directive, the European Accessibility Act and the impact of exiting the EU.</p> <p>If you would like to register for this meeting, please contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=PTPS%202018" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a>.</p> <p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Please remember that the techUK Conference Suite is wireless enabled so you can network, catch-up on emails and do your 'last minute' calls, with full access to printing and refreshments before the meeting.</p> <p>For more info, please contact:</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12066-building-bristol-s-trust-in-the-security-of-the-cloud Building Bristol’s Trust in the Security of the Cloud http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12066-building-bristol-s-trust-in-the-security-of-the-cloud Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Sue Daley (techUK) sue.daley@techuk.org A joint cloud security workshop being held in Bristol by techUK and the FSB. <table style="height: 176px; width: 497px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="images/assets/FSB_logo_CMYK_002.jpg" alt="FSB logo CMYK 002" width="233" height="104" /></p> </td> <td><img src="images/assets/New-techUK-logo-Blue-white-background-01.jpg" alt="New-techUK-logo-Blue-white-background-01" width="315" height="157" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br />On <strong>Wednesday 28 February</strong> from <strong>10:00 - 12:00</strong>, techUK will holding a workshop at Filwood Green Business Park in Bristol to offer business leaders information and practical advice to better understand the security underpinning cloud computing and the benefits to fully embracing the cloud.</p> <p>This event, held in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), follows the publication of a series of papers, Building Trust in the Security of Cloud, which provide consumers, SMEs and local government leaders with guidance to help leaders feel empowered to ask the right questions and make the right choices when considering a move to the Cloud.</p> <p>At the event delegates will hear from techUK who will present details from the cloud security papers including what cloud computing is, how cloud can be used to deliver real benefits, how to consider what information to share with the cloud and techUK’s ‘Cloud ABC’ guide of questions to ask potential cloud and cyber security providers.</p> <p>In addition leading cloud service and cyber security experts will outline the current benefits of cloud and will be able to answer any cloud security questions you might have. A free copies of techUK’s, Building Trust in the Security of Cloud, will also be available to all attendees.</p> <p>Confirmed speakers at this session include:</p> <ul> <li>John Godwin, Director of Compliance &amp; IA UKCloud</li> <li>Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management, Huntsman</li> <li>Adam Bradley, UK Sales Director, Sophos</li> </ul> <p>Light refreshments will be served to attendees on arrival at <a href="http://filwoodgreen.co.uk/">Filwood Green Business Park Centre, 1 Filwood Park Lane (off Hengrove Way), Bristol, BS4 1ET</a></p> <p>If you would like to attend this event please register here, using the 'Book Now' button, by Friday 23rd February.</p> <p><em>Be aware when driving to the business park that as this is a new building and postcode the address may not be recognised on satnav devices and Google maps directions. It is recommended to use postcode BS14 0HR for the time being, which will direct you to Hengrove Leisure Park located opposite Filwood Green.</em></p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sue.daley@techuk.org">sue.daley@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:talal.rajab@techuk.org">talal.rajab@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12124-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-4-future-wrc-agenda-items UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 4: Future WRC Agenda Items http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12124-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-4-future-wrc-agenda-items Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:11:11 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 4 Meeting on Future WRC Agenda Items <p><img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="150" style="float: right;" />Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018<br />Time: 10:00 - 13:00 (registration from 09:30)<br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chair: Barry Lewis, UK SPF Cluster 4 Chair</p> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11691-joint-techuk-ukspace-satellite-telecommunications-committee Joint techUK/UKspace Satellite Telecommunications Committee http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11691-joint-techuk-ukspace-satellite-telecommunications-committee Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:25:00 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Joint techUK/UKspace Satellite Telecommunications Committee. <p><strong>Time:</strong> 13:00 - 16:30<br /><strong>Venue:</strong> European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT),&nbsp;Fermi Avenue, Harwell Science &amp; Innovation Campus,&nbsp;Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0FD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> Dr Peter Aspden, UK Marketing Manager, Telecommunications Satellites, Airbus Defence and Space Ltd</p> <p><strong>PLEASE NOTE: This event is only open to techUK and UKspace members. If you are a techUK member, please click the 'Book Now' button. If you are a UKspace member, please register through <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a>.</strong></p> <p>The Satellite Committee looks at matters related to Satellite Telecommunications from research and development, including the European ARTES programme, to the provision and marketing of Satellite Broadband and Broadcasting infrastructure and services both in the UK and overseas. The Committee works closely with the UKspace Satellite Telecommunications Committee.</p> <p>The Committees work together with the techUK Communications and Policy Council especially on spectrum issues. techUK members may also like to consider joining the UK Spectrum Policy Forum.</p> <hr /> <p>For further information please contact:</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12113-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-2-demand-for-spectrum-in-26ghz UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1 & 2: Demand For Spectrum in 26GHz http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12113-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-2-demand-for-spectrum-in-26ghz Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:49:00 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org UK Spectrum Policy Forums Cluster 1& 2 Meeting on Demand For Spectrum in 26GHz <p><img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="150" style="float: right;" />Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018<br />Time: 14:00 - 17:00 (registration from 13:30)<br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chair: Janette Stewart, Principal, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair &amp; Peter Curnow Ford,&nbsp;CEO,&nbsp;Viatec Associates Ltd and Cluster 2 Chair</p> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></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/dinner/item/12063-techuk-raf100-dinner techUK RAF100 Dinner http://www.techuk.org/events/dinner/item/12063-techuk-raf100-dinner Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:57:37 +0000 Francesca Whyte (techUK) francesca.whyte@techuk.org techUK host the upcoming RAF100 Dinner on Thursday 1 March at the Imperial War Museum, London. http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12096-cyber-and-the-rail-sector Cyber and the Rail Sector http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12096-cyber-and-the-rail-sector Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:26:07 +0000 Dan Patefield(techUK) dan.patefield@techuk.org Attendees at this techUK briefing will examine next steps for overcoming key cyber challenges in the rail sector. <p>The rail sector is becoming ever more digitally connected. Digital technologies are readily adopted on the railways in order to improve reliability, efficient and consumer experiences whilst high profile projects such as Crossrail and HS2 have relied heavily on digitisation.</p> <p>However, with the growing use of networked control and automation systems that can be remotely accessed via public and private networks, and the move to open-platform, standardised equipment built using commercial off the shelf components, the cyber vulnerabilities for the rail system have increased.</p> <p>These threats are wide ranging, from organisations and people whose intentions are wide and varied, ranging from the desire to cause death, through to the desire to cause minor disruption, inflict reputational damage or steal data. That is why, in January 2017, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) published its first ‘Rail Cyber Security Strategy, highlighting the threats and possible solutions to the growing cyber threat to the rail network.</p> <p>Attendees at this techUK briefing will examine how these shared challenges can be overcome, highlighting best practice in areas including, policy and procedure, architecture, design, skills and awareness. At a time when the implications of the NIS Directive remain unclear, this will also be an opportunity to discuss the regulatory framework and responsibilities of organisations in the space.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12094-cyber-security-and-data-opportunities-in-sub-saharan-africa Cyber Security and Data Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12094-cyber-security-and-data-opportunities-in-sub-saharan-africa Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:11:14 +0000 Dan Patefield(techUK) dan.patefield@techuk.org This evening seminar, with a panel of expert speakers, will aim to increase the knowledge base of UK tech companies on how to expand and do business in sub-Saharan Africa <p>As a number of African countries make the transition to the mainstream of the global economy, it is clear that technology plays an increasingly significant role. Sub-Saharan Africa has recently seen the emergence of an exciting, and growing, IT ecosystem bringing together entrepreneurs, tech ventures and innovation centres spanning multiple countries. From East Africa’s much heralded “M-Pesa” mobile money payment product to Nigeria’s “Jumia” e-commerce platform, sub-Saharan Africa boasts roughly 200 innovation hubs, 3,500 new tech-related ventures, and $1 billion in venture capital to a pan-African movement of start-up entrepreneurs.</p> <p>Underpinning the growth of Africa’s growing digital economy is the need for cyber security expertise. Although most African countries do not record the cost of cyber related incidents to businesses in their countries, recent estimates suggest that they cost Nigeria and Kenya $500m and $250m respectively. Government networks in Africa are also susceptible to the cyber threat, as various departments adopt emerging technologies and automated processes, handling vast amounts of confidential information with limited cyber capabilities.</p> <p>Multiple export opportunities exist for UK cyber security and data protection companies to do business with public, private and third sector organisations across sub-Saharan Africa. This evening seminar, with a panel of expert speakers, will aim to increase the knowledge base of UK tech companies on how to expand and do business in sub-Saharan Africa by exploring key opportunities but also the legal, regulatory and risk challenges facing companies.</p> <p>If you have any queries regarding the event please do get in touch with the team.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12131-great-british-scaleup Great British Scaleup Programme http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12131-great-british-scaleup Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:34:45 +0000 Benjamin Manby(techUK) benjamin.manby@techuk.org The TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme has helped several UK tech SMEs test their readiness to scale up. Are you ready to become the next Great British Scaleup? <blockquote>ARE YOU READY TO BECOME THE NEXT GREAT BRITISH SCALEUP?</blockquote> <p>The TechMarketView&nbsp;Great British Scaleup&nbsp;programme has already helped several UK tech SMEs test their readiness to scale up further and faster using the&nbsp;ScaleUp Growth Index®, a proprietary scorecard which identifies areas of your business that might be an inhibitor to achieving extraordinary growth. Unlike traditional company scorecards which typically measure past financial performance, the <strong>ScaleUp Growth Index®</strong> assesses your company’s future scale-up potential.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">To nominate yourself or a company you know,&nbsp;please fill in the Nomination Form on the <a href="http://techmarketview.com/gbsnomform/" target="_blank" style="font-size: 16px;">TechMarketView website</a></span><span style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;by&nbsp;</span><strong style="font-size: 16px;">Wednesday 31 January 2018</strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.scaleupgroup.co/" target="_blank"><img src="http://techmarketview.com/api/i.aspx?ScaleUp_Logo_large.png;140;32" alt="logo" width="140" height="32" hspace="10" vspace="10" /></a></p> <p>You can find out your potential&nbsp;too by applying to participate in the third Great British Scaleup Event (GBS3), to be held in <strong>London on&nbsp;Tuesday 6 and</strong> <strong>Wednesday 7 March 2018</strong>. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in a CEO-level closed-door 90-minute workshop session with TechMarketView research directors and executive advisors from <a href="http://www.scaleupgroup.co/" target="_blank">ScaleUp Group</a>, the team of successful tech entrepreneurs that have been responsible for accelerating growth and achieving over £4bn in successful exits at many well-known tech companies.</p> <p>Using the ScaleUp Growth Index®, the workshop will measure your company’s scale-up potential in key areas including solution opportunity and competitiveness, business and financial model, and executive leadership to provide you with a baseline to grow from. You can then use the Index to track your progress as you implement your scale-up plans.</p> <p><a href="https://www.cogecopeer1.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://techmarketview.com/api/i.aspx?Cogeco_Peer_1_logo.png;140;54" alt="logo" width="140" height="54" hspace="10" vspace="10" /></a></p> <p>In addition, every applicant, whether selected for GBS3 or not, will be entitled to an optional initial infrastructure assessment at no charge and with no obligation by managed cloud and infrastructure services firm <a href="https://www.cogecopeer1.com/" target="_blank">Cogeco Peer 1</a>,&nbsp;the Enterprise Cloud &amp; Infrastructure Services Technology Partner for the&nbsp;Great British Scaleup&nbsp;programme.</p> <p>There are 4 workshop slots available on each of the two days of the GBS3 event. To nominate yourself or a company you know,&nbsp;please fill in the Nomination Form on the <a href="http://techmarketview.com/gbsnomform/" target="_blank">TechMarketView website</a>&nbsp;by <strong>Wednesday 31 January 2018</strong>.&nbsp;There is no charge to participate, nor any obligation to follow through on the outcomes.</p> <p>Apply now and let us help you get better prepared for the next&nbsp;stage of your scale-up journey</p> <p>If you have any queries about the&nbsp;Great British Scaleup&nbsp;programme, please drop an email to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:gbs@techmarketview.com">gbs@techmarketview.com</a>&nbsp;or call TechMarketView Managing Partner Anthony Miller (020 3002 8463).</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11969-waste-and-resporces-group Waste and Resources Group http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11969-waste-and-resporces-group Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:38:31 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Meeting of Waste and Resources Group to be held on 8 March 2018. <p>This Group comprises mainly of environmental compliance managers from producers of electronic equipment that is used in a domestic environment and would fall under the WEEE Directive. It meets regularly at a minimum of 4 times per year and the main focus is on the requirements of waste both for packaging, product consumables and redundant products.</p> <p><strong>If you are interested in attending, please contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=WRG%202018" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a></strong></p> <p><strong>For more information, please contact</strong>:</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11953-energy-and-eco-design-group Energy and Eco-Design Group http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11953-energy-and-eco-design-group Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:15:44 +0000 Camilla Young (techUK) camilla.young@techuk.org This group is a techUK wide group which convenes quarterly to discuss and ensure compliance with the energy and environmental regulations. <p><strong>Registration:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;from 13:30</strong></p> <p><strong>Chair:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kevin Considine, <a href="http://www.samsung.com/uk/home/" target="_blank">Samsung Electronics UK Ltd</a></p> <p><strong>Venue:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; techUK, 10 St Bride Street, EC4A 4AD</p> <p>The calling notice and agenda will be circulated to members nearer the time.</p> <p>Membership and attendance is by invitation only. Do contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=EEG%202018" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a>&nbsp;if you'd like more information</p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>This group is a techUK wide group which convenes quarterly to discuss and ensure compliance with the energy and environmental regulations.</p> <p>The TV manufacturers participate alongside other sectoral representations to discuss and, wherever possible, influence DECC and Defra on energy regulation such as The Eco design directive, and their supporting regulations.</p> <p>The main purpose of this group is:</p> <ul> <li> <p>To keep the TV Manufacturers informed with the energy and environmental emissions regulations</p> </li> <li> <p>To coordinate UK Industry effort to resist wherever possible unnecessarily unhelpful legislation</p> </li> </ul> <p>--------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>For more information, please contact:</strong></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12007-security-and-defence-2018-new-realities-new-rules Security and Defence 2018 | New Realities, New Rules http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12007-security-and-defence-2018-new-realities-new-rules Tue, 02 Jan 2018 10:59:11 +0000 Claire Leslie (techUK) claire.leslie@techuk.org The 2018 conference will bring together international experts across policy, industry and academia to assess the new reality. <blockquote><a href="http://cht.hm/2BUtVEF" target="_blank">Book now</a> to join international experts across policy, industry and academia discuss the changing security landscape at the annual Chatham House <a href="http://cht.hm/2kA03no" target="_blank">Security and Defence </a>conference.</blockquote> <p>The security implications of last year’s political transitions are becoming apparent, with policy stances and attitudes towards existing relationships adapting to a new and unfamiliar context.</p> <p>The 2018 conference will bring together international experts across policy, industry and academia to assess the new reality, with discussions focusing on:</p> <ul> <li>The changing security landscape and nature of conflict</li> <li>The shifting significance of different actors and institutions</li> <li>New alliances and the future of multilateralism in defence</li> </ul> <p>The early rate booking discount for this conference ends on 12 January. <a href="http://cht.hm/2BUtVEF" target="_blank">Secure your place at the lowest available price.</a><br /><br />For more information or help with your registration, please contact Georgia Dalton on +44 (0)20 7314 2785 or at <a href="mailto:gdalton@chathamhouse.org">gdalton@chathamhouse.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12022-local-public-services-committee-meeting Local Public Services Committee Meeting http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12022-local-public-services-committee-meeting Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:37:46 +0000 Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org TIME: 10:00 - 12:30 PLACE: Venue tbc, hosted by East Hampshire Council <p>techUK's Local Public Services Committee brings together senior public sector leaders from tech companies from small, medium and large companies. The newly established Committee will drive techUK’s work programme for delivering better local public services.</p> <p>Please note this meeting is for LPSC members only. For more information about the Local Public Services Committee, please contact Georgina Maratheftis.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11989-trade-and-customs-compliance-group-meeting Trade and Customs Compliance Group meeting http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11989-trade-and-customs-compliance-group-meeting Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:22:03 +0000 Sureyya Cansoy (techUK) sureyya.cansoy@techuk.org techUK meeting will take place on 13 March <p>Our next&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/environment-compliance/groups/trade-customs-compliance-group" target="_blank">Trade and Customs Compliance Group</a> meeting will take place on on 13 March 2018.</p> <p>At this next quarterly meeting we will continue to focus discussion on concerns related to International Trade, following the decision to exit the EU, as well as updates on licencing and SPIRE/LITE development, including progress reports from the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/electronics/groups/export-controls-reform-group" target="_blank">Export Controls Reform group</a>.</p> <p><strong>If you are interested in attending, please contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=TCCG%202018" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a></strong></p> <p><strong>For more information, please contact:</strong></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11867-digital-id-event Will Blockchain Crack the Digital Identity Puzzle? http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11867-digital-id-event Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:07:34 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org This event event will take place on the 14 March. <p>Quietly and ceaslessly over years, our lives have been shifting online. We shop, book holidays, buy travel and entertainment online. We bank online. We communicate online. We meet potential partners online....the list is endless.</p> <p>Yet our identities are still buried in mountains of paper: passports, birth certificates, marriage certificate driving licence, utility bills, etc etc. And still, we have to dig out these pieces of paper to prove our right to carry out many essential things in life.</p> <p><strong>Surely it is time for a digital identity?</strong></p> <p>The UK has been making efforts towards this goal for some years but we still have not got there. Yet other EU countires are happily using digital IDs to access public services.</p> <p>Distributed Ledger Technologies offer new possibilities in digital identity, as it&nbsp;enables entities, independent of each other, to rely on the same shared, secure and auditable source of information in a way that fits well with a system of widespread digital identity. Banks are looking to DLT to provide a solution to know-your-customer requirements - checks into the status of an individual or company, which are currently inefficient, costly and time-consuming. Likewise, others are looking inot the possibility of&nbsp;creating a blockchain of blockchains, connecting various permissioned and public systems so that a digital identity could be truly universal.</p> <p><strong>So will blockchain bring the long awaited universal digital ID?&nbsp;</strong><strong>Join us at techUK for a lively debate with expert speakers from across the spectrum.</strong></p> <p><strong>Speakers</strong></p> <ul> <li>Kaspar Korjus, Managing Director, e-Residency, Republic of Estonia.</li> </ul> <p><strong>More speakers tbc</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11912-consumer-electronics-council Consumer Electronics Council http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11912-consumer-electronics-council Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:38:07 +0000 Camilla Young (techUK) camilla.young@techuk.org A steering group established to guide sector representation to government, broadcasters, and technical bodies on behalf of UK consumer electronics players. <p><strong>Chair:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Richard Bass, Head of B2C Business Unit, <a href="http://www.hitachidigitalmedia.com/en-gb" target="_blank">Digital Media Group</a>, <a href="http://www.hitachi.eu/en" target="_blank">Hitachi Europe Ltd</a></p> <p><strong>Guest Speakers:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>Information to follow</p> <p>The full agenda and all information will be circulated to members of this council nearer the time.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please remember that <strong>the techUK Conference Suite is wireless enabled</strong> so you can network, catch-up on emails and do your 'last minute' calls, with full access to printing and refreshments before and after the meeting.</p> <p>Attendance is by invitation only - please contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=Consumer%20Electronics%20Council" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a>&nbsp;if you would like to&nbsp;attend this meeting&nbsp;</p> <p><br /><strong>For further information please contact:</strong></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/9944-environmental-strategy-council-meeting Environmental Strategy Council meeting http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/9944-environmental-strategy-council-meeting Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:10:34 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Meeting of the Environmental Strategy Council to be held on 15 March. <p>techUK’s&nbsp;Environmental Strategy Council&nbsp;is open to all interested members of techUK. If you would like to register&nbsp;for this meeting, please&nbsp;contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=ESC%202018" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a>.</p> <p>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Please remember that the techUK Conference Suite is wireless enabled so you can network, catch-up on emails and do your 'last minute' calls, with full access to printing and refreshments before the meeting.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11790-techuk-communications-infrastructure-council techUK Communications Infrastructure Council http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11790-techuk-communications-infrastructure-council Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:32:00 +0000 Camilla Young (techUK) camilla.young@techuk.org Meeting of the Communications Policy Council to be held on Thursday 15 March <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 15 March 2018<br /><strong>Time:</strong> 10:00 - 13:00 <em><br /></em><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD</p> <p>The calling notice, agenda and relevant papers will be sent out to Council members nearer the time.</p> <hr /> <p>Attendance is by invitation only; please contact Skye MacLeod if you'd like to know more about the work of the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/communications-infrastructure/groups/techuk-communications-policy-council" target="_blank">Communications Infrastructure Council</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11899-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11899-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:10:29 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org The Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Working Group provides strategic direction for all techUK activities related to blockchain and DLT. <p>The Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Working Group provides strategic direction for all techUK activities related to blockchain and DLT. It considers what action can be taken in order to industrialise, support blockchain technology readiness, help organisations with adoption and consider use cases not limited to financial services but a wide range of other sectors, including, the Internet of Things, smart energy &amp; utilities, smart contracts and government.</p> <p>For more information relating to the group’s remit and for details on joining the group, please contact <a href="mailto:ruth.milligan@techuk.org">ruth.milligan@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11903-insurance-working-group Insurance Working Group http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11903-insurance-working-group Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:15:57 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org techUK’s Insurance Working Group is open to all interested members of techUK. <p>techUK’s Insurance Working Group is open to all interested members of techUK. The group examines the impact of technologies and big data analytics on the insurance sector, identify requirements and barriers and propose solutions. The group sets its own objectives and work-plan and determines a programme of events to support its work.</p> <p>Specific issues the group will examine include:</p> <p>• Insurance for cyber-security<br />• The impact of the Internet of Things (IoT), telematics and smart devices – tailoring products to clients<br />• Prevention not cure – managing risk through big data<br />• Insurtech and challenger models</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12117-uk-spf-cluster-2-release-mechanisms-flexible-spectrum-access UK SPF - Cluster 2: Release Mechanisms & Flexible Spectrum Access http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12117-uk-spf-cluster-2-release-mechanisms-flexible-spectrum-access Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:05:53 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org UK Spectrum Policy Forums Cluster 2 Release Mechanisms & Flexible Spectrum Access <p><img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="150" style="float: right;" />Date: Tuesday 20 March 2018<br />Time: 14:00 - 17:00 (registration from 13:30)<br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chair: Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO,&nbsp;Viatec Associates Ltd</p> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12076-connecting-the-digital-community-at-techukmeetup-digital-future Connecting the Digital Community at #techUKMeetUp: Digital Future http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12076-connecting-the-digital-community-at-techukmeetup-digital-future Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:46:03 +0000 Simona Paliulyte(techUK) simona.paliulyte@techuk.org Time: 16:00-18:00 Place: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, EC4A 4AD, London <p><strong>What are the Meet-Ups?</strong></p> <p>This is your go-to event for everything related to the Crown Commercial Service Digital Future commercial strategy, and there's lots to discuss!</p> <p>We are bringing together people from across the tech community and public sector to swap stories, experiences and ideas. We will be talking about how digital and cloud services should be enabling public sector digital transformation and public services to deliver world class services to citizens.</p> <p>At each event, we will have experts from industry and Government giving you their top tips. Join us to learn how other companies are winning business through these and other agreements hosted on the Digital Marketplace, and share your thoughts on what does and what doesn't work for you within this category.</p> <p>To top it off, we'll be providing pizza and beer for each meet-up!</p> <p>Please do get in contact with Rob Driver and let us know if you have anything you'd like to raise at this session.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12138-smart-city-summit-expo Smart City Summit & Expo http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12138-smart-city-summit-expo Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:40:11 +0000 Simon Spier (techUK) Simon.Spier@techUK.org The Smart City Summit & Expo is a premier forum & expo in Asia-Pacific with more than 25,000 professional from businesses, academia and government officials <p><a href="http://en.smartcity.org.tw/index.php/en-us/">The Smart City Summit &amp; Expo</a> is a premier forum &amp; expo in Asia-Pacific with more than 25,000 professional from businesses, academia and government officials. During the event, you will be able to meet potential partners and project owners, not only from Taiwan but also from around the Asia.</p> <p>To find out more about the trade mission package and info, please click the below links:</p> <p>· <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/mEeoNu6PFg5xkqec2">Registration Link</a></p> <p>· <a href="https://goo.gl/GHBx7D">Trade Mission Package</a></p> <p>· <a href="https://www.gov.uk/world/taiwan/news">Taiwan and the UK</a></p> <p>The registration deadline is 9th February, 2018.</p> <p>For further questions about the trade mission please contact <a href="mailto:irene.yang@fco.gov.uk">Irene Yang</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12136-lga-and-nhs-clinical-commissioners-conference LGA and NHS Clinical Commissioners Conference http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12136-lga-and-nhs-clinical-commissioners-conference Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:36:27 +0000 Claire Leslie (techUK) claire.leslie@techuk.org This event will bring senior leaders together from across health and care and focus on how system wide challenges are being addressed using digital and data. <blockquote>Delivering Health and Care in a Digital Age</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>Breakout sessions during the day will focus on the following areas:</p> <ul> <li>addressing pressures in urgent and emergency care and delayed transfers of care</li> <li>supporting prevention and early intervention through healthy lifestyles</li> <li>managing demand for services and delivering efficiencies</li> <li>supporting effective commissioning and market shaping</li> </ul> <p>Registration <a href="https://lgaevents.local.gov.uk/lga/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=158977&amp;eventID=479&amp;traceRedir=2&amp;eventID=479" target="_blank">can be found here</a>.</p> <p>This event is aimed at Directors, Assistant Directors and Heads of Service in Health and Social Care including public health.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11297-living-in-the-internet-of-things-cybersecurity-of-the-iot Living in the Internet of Things | Cybersecurity of the IoT http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11297-living-in-the-internet-of-things-cybersecurity-of-the-iot Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:26:42 +0000 Claire Leslie (techUK) claire.leslie@techuk.org This conference scope focuses on cybersecurity of the Internet of Things. <blockquote>The IET are joining forces with the PETRAS Research Hub and IoTUK to hold the inaugural Living in the Internet of Things event at IET London: Savoy Place on 28-29 March 2018. A two day event incorporating call for papers conference, exhibition, workshops, seminars and demonstrations.</blockquote> <div><img src="images/SSD2297-Petras-Event-Graphic-v2-SML.jpg" alt="Living in the Internet of Things" width="570" height="242" style="margin: 5px; float: left;" /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The conference scope focuses on cybersecurity of the Internet of Things and is distinctively concerned with a range of sociotechnical issues across all industry sectors and applications including:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li>Harnessing economic value&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Safety and security</li> <li>Privacy and trust&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Standards, governance and policy</li> <li>Adoption and acceptability</li> </ul> <div><a href="http://events.theiet.org/petras/index.cfm?origin=techUK" target="_blank">Visit the main website</a>&nbsp;and submit your abstract before 10 November 2017.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A PETRAS, IoTUK &amp; IET Event Conference &amp; Exhibition</div> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12126-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-steering-board UK Spectrum Policy Forum – Steering Board http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12126-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-steering-board Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:48:20 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Meeting for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum – Steering Board, ensuring the work of the Forum is properly framed and to monitor progress on the delivery of the agreed work packages. <p><strong>Invitation-only</strong> meeting of the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum/steering_board_" target="_blank">Steering Board</a> of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum.</p> <p>The function of the Steering Board is to ensure that the work of the Forum is properly framed, work items expedited in the correct manner and suitably resourced, and monitor progress on the delivery of the agreed work packages.</p> <hr /> <p>The purpose of the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is to be a pro-active industry-led 'sounding board' to UK Government and Ofcom on future policy and approaches on spectrum and a cross-industry 'agent' for promoting the role of spectrum in society and the maximisation of its economic and social value to the UK.</p> <p>More information about the UK Spectrum Policy Forum is <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">available here</a>.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11907-fs-council-2018 Financial Services Council http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11907-fs-council-2018 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:24:36 +0000 James Lee (techUK) james.lee@techuk.org A meeting to set the agenda for techUK's Financial Services & Payments Programme. <p>The next meeting of the Financial Services Council has been scheduled for Thursday, 5 April, from 15:00 to 17:00 at techUK.</p> <p>An agenda and papers will be circulated prior to the meeting</p> <p><strong>Membership and attendance is by invitation only.</strong> Please contact <a href="mailto:ruth.milligan@techuk.org?subject=Financial%20Services%20Council" target="_blank">Ruth Milligan</a> if you would like additional information.</p> <p><em>The Financial Services Council exists to provide guidance and direction to the running of the techUK Financial Services &amp; Payments Programme and its constituent groups (Open Banking &amp; Payments, DLT, Insurance), to the benefit of the industry. The Council's membership is made up of individuals with relevant expertise from across techUK member companies; representing the interests of the technology industry as a whole.</em></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/10929-nab NAB Show http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/10929-nab Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:10:49 +0000 Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org Tradefair is organising the UK Pavilion at NAB 2018. DIT Grants are to be confirmed and will assist eligible UK companies to exhibit at the show. <p>On air, online, on screen and on the go, today's content is everywhere – and the smartest solutions, from creation to consumption, are all right here.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tradefair.co.uk/trade-shows-and-events/488/Las-Vegas--NAB-2018/" target="_blank">Click here for more information</a>.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk" target="_blank">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</a>&nbsp;01622 754200</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/meeting/item/11949-open-banking-and-payments-working-group Open Banking and Payments Working Group http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11949-open-banking-and-payments-working-group Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:18:13 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org This meeting will take place on Wednesday 11 April. <p>The Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) comes into force on 13 January 2018. This heralds a sea-change in banking, financial services and payments in the UK and across Europe. The UK’s Open Banking initiative has put the UK in a prime position to take advantage of all the possibilities PSD2 will bring. In parallel, the New Payment Systems Operator (NPSO) will start work in 2018 implementing the Payment Forum’s Strategy and setting up the new payments architecture (NPA).</p> <p>The Working Group will focus on 3 major themes:</p> <p>• Putting tech at the heart of new banking ecosystems<br />• A long-term strategy for Open Financial Services<br />• New Payments Infrastructure</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12143-snacks-sips-govtech-networking-event Snacks & Sips: Govtech Networking Event http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12143-snacks-sips-govtech-networking-event Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:27:29 +0000 Simona Paliulyte(techUK) simona.paliulyte@techuk.org Time: 16:00-18:00 Place: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, EC4A 4AD, London <blockquote>Snacks &amp; Sips: Speed Networking Event Connecting SMEs and Large Companies Interested in the Public Sector Tech Market</blockquote> <p>#SnacksSips offers tech companies large and small, from new players to established companies within the public sector tech market, the opportunity to network, share ideas and identify future business partners.</p> <p>It is an opportunity for SMEs to pitch ideas to companies currently providing services to Government, and for large companies to expand the network of SMEs they work with to deliver services in the Public Sector.</p> <p><strong>Who Should Attend:</strong></p> <p>From SMEs: CEOs, Chief Technology Officers, Owners, Managing Directors and those responsible for market development and Public Sector.</p> <p>For this event presentations will be given by SMEs working in the GovTech market, and from large companies with a track record of SME engagement in the Public Sector. Speakers from Public Sector Strategic Suppliers tbc!</p> <p><strong>How it Works:</strong></p> <p>Large Companies: Provide an overview of how you engage with SMEs and why SMEs are important to delivering services to the Public Sector</p> <p>SMEs: Your opportunity to pitch! We suggest you cover who you are, your innovation/service/product and what you're looking for in working with larger companies. Remember, you only have 30 seconds!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/9621-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Plenary Meeting http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/9621-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:09:51 +0000 Skye MacLeod (techUK) skye.macleod@techuk.org UK Spectrum Policy Forum meeting on Thursday 19 April 2018. <p><strong>UK Spectrum Policy Forum<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="123" height="105" style="float: right;" /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Date:</strong>&nbsp;Thursday 19 April 2018<br /><strong>Time:&nbsp;</strong>14:00 - 16:30 <em>(followed by refreshments)&nbsp;<br /></em>Registration from 13:30<br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD</p> <p><em>Speakers to be confirmed</em></p> <p>&nbsp;________________________________________</p> <p>Please remember that the techUK Conference Suite is wireless enabled so you can network, catch-up on emails and do your 'last minute' calls, with full access to printing and refreshments before and after the meeting.</p> <p>Attendance is by invitation only - if necessary, seats are available on a first come first served basis and we reserve the right to limit to <strong>one</strong> delegate per company.</p> <p>For further information please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:raj.sivalingam@techuk.org">raj.sivalingam@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11189-hannover-messe HANNOVER MESSE http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11189-hannover-messe Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:42:43 +0000 Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org Five international leading trade fairs at the same time and the same place: HANNOVER MESSE covers a wider range of themes and exhibits than any other event <p>HANNOVER MESSE is unique! No other event brings together so many different sectors. Only HANNOVER MESSE showcases industrial technology and energy-related solutions along the entire value chain. Thanks to the resultant synergies, HANNOVER MESSE ranks as the global meeting-place for users and decision-makers.</p> <p>Five international leading trade fairs at the same time and the same place: HANNOVER MESSE covers a wider range of themes and exhibits than any other event – Research and Technology, Industrial Automation, Motion and Drives, Industrial Supply, Digital Factory, as well as Energy. The opportunity to develop new sales leads, unique access to new products and technologies and a huge international presence attract exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. Discover a host of product innovations and the latest technology at HANNOVER MESSE in Germany.</p> <p>For further information please visit hannovermesse.de or contact <a href="mailto:hannovermesse@sectorglobal.com" target="_blank">hannovermesse@sectorglobal.com</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11190-cemat CeMAT http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11190-cemat Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:46:16 +0000 Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org Manufacturers, retailers and sales experts come to CeMAT to gain an overview of innovative ways of managing the flow of goods even more intelligently. <p>Digitalisation is changing production processes and at the same time the logistics as value and supply chains becoming increasingly integrated. It is therefore only logical to link the no. 1 intralogistics trade show with the world’s leading industrial technology show. In future, CeMAT and HANNOVER MESSE will take place in tandem. From 2018, Hannover will be the no. 1 global hub for Industrie 4.0 AND Logistics 4.0.</p> <p>Manufacturers, retailers and sales experts come to CeMAT to gain an overview of innovative ways of managing the flow of goods even more intelligently.</p> <p>Visitors of CeMAT focus their visit on costs &amp; efficiency, process optimisation, robotics &amp; automation, IT &amp; technology, data interchange and the entire field of mobile applications. Smart logistics solutions are increasingly becoming a critical success factor in virtually all areas of modern industry.</p> <p>CeMAT is also present internationally to help you expand your business in markets outside of Europe. The CeMAT network of trade shows is a platform to meet new trade partners and buyers in new markets such as Brazil, India, China, Indonesia, Canada and Australia.</p> <p>For further information please visit <a href="http://WWW.cemat.de" target="_blank">cemat.de</a> or contact <a href="mailto:cemat@sectorglobal.com" target="_blank">cemat@sectorglobal.com</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12030-7th-smart-to-future-cities 7th Smart to Future Cities http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12030-7th-smart-to-future-cities Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:29:17 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org Focusing on practical, scalable applications of smart city initiatives to improve infrastructure and quality of life. <blockquote>Europe's only city centric event for citixen centric smart cities.</blockquote> <p><img src="images/assets/SmarterUK/Smart_to_Future_Cities_Banner_2.png" alt="Smart to Future Cities Banner 2" width="640" /></p> <p>techUK once again, are happy to support the Smart to Future Cities 7th edition in April 2018.</p> <p>Focusing on practical, scalable applications of smart city initiatives to improve citizen quality of life and local government efficiency.</p> <p>Smarter Cities, a vast opportunity with expansive ideas and many interpretations. Whether you’re interested in infrastructure, or enabling citizens and communities to act smarter, urban IoT or smart cities will be on your agenda.</p> <p>Pilot projects are plentiful, but scaled-up, long term and commercially sustainable initiatives remain the ultimate goal. As IoT and connecting technologies advance, how are leading cities adopting fit for purpose, citizen centered and efficient smart city strategies?</p> <p>For cities with a smart vision, the need for alternative procurement, effective partnership models and innovative but economical technology solutions is more important than ever. Given the extent of the smart city challenge, opportunities to gain insight, knowledge and experience are essential.</p> <p>For seven years, city leaders from across Europe have trusted the Smart to Future Cities Summit to deliver practical, applicable, citizen centric content. Join us and discover applications that improve wellbeing, find efficiencies and enable new urban services.</p> <p><strong>When and Where</strong></p> <p>Date: 25 - 26 April 2018</p> <p>Venue: <a href="https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Radisson+Blu+Portman+Hotel,+London/@51.5161254,-0.1599076,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48761acc9807dddd:0x805ba25bb51efdef!8m2!3d51.5161254!4d-0.1577189">Radisson Blu Portman Square,&nbsp;London</a></p> <p>For more information and to book your place, please <a href="https://tmt.knect365.com/smart-future-cities/">visit the event site</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11917-ce-strategy-and-technology-group-meeting CE Strategy and Technology Group meeting http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11917-ce-strategy-and-technology-group-meeting Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:48:37 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org CE Strategy and Technology Group meeting. <p>This Group is concerned with future technology in the CE Sector. Its interests currently include connected Services mainly in the DTT Sector, but have many concerns of the developing DTT Platform with pressures from the potential for reduced Broadcast Spectrum. The group has recently incorporated some of the techUK members from the connected TV Forum.</p> <p><strong>Chair:</strong></p> <p>Mark Vasey, Senior Manager IPTV and DTV Solution Centre, <a href="http://www.panasonic.com/uk/" target="_blank">Panasonic UK Ltd</a></p> <p><strong>If you would like to register to attend this meeting, please contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=CE%20Strat%20&amp;%20Tech%20Group" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a></strong></p> <p><strong>For more information, please contact:</strong></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12112-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-future-spectrum-demand UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: Future Spectrum Demand http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12112-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-cluster-1-future-spectrum-demand Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:31:29 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Uk Spectrum Policy Forums Cluster Meeting on Future Spectrum Demand <p><img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="150" style="float: right;" />Date: Thursday 26 April 2018<br />Time: 10:00 - 12:30 (registration from 09:30)<br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chair: Janette Stewart, Principal, Analysys Mason</p> <p>More information about the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> is available here.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11930-techuk-data-centres-council techUK Data Centres Council *invitation only* http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11930-techuk-data-centres-council Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:41:35 +0000 Alec Broadhurst (techUK) alec.broadhurst@techuk.org The second techUK Data Centres Council meeting of 2018 <blockquote> <p>Data Centres Council Meeting</p> </blockquote> <p>Our Data Centres Council meets five times a year to steer techUK's data centres programme and provide a senior level voice for the sector to government, media and wider stakeholders.</p> <p>Council membership is invitation only from techUK's membership base - contact us for more information on activities, membership and minutes.</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/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/meeting/item/11962-sustainable-supply-chain-group Sustainable Supply Chain Group http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11962-sustainable-supply-chain-group Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:27:10 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Meeting of the Sustainable Supply Chain Group to be held on 15 May. <p>The Group comprises mainly of environmental Compliance Managers from a wide range of manufacturing industry, its focus is on compliance with requirements of the RoHS Directive and the formulation of the Reach directive. The Group meets 4 times per year and discussions are mostly around the interpretation and understanding of current requirements as they evolve and the shaping of the new requirements that are under consideration by UK Government (DEFRA) and the EU.</p> <p><strong>If you are interested in attending, please contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=SSG%202018" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a></strong></p> <p><strong>For more information, please contact:</strong></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12023-local-public-services-committee-meeting Local Public Services Committee Meeting http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12023-local-public-services-committee-meeting Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:44:45 +0000 Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org TIME: 10:00 - 12:30 PLACE: techUK, 10 St Bride Street London <p>techUK's Local Public Services Committee brings together senior public sector leaders from tech companies from small, medium and large companies. The newly established Committee will drive techUK’s work programme for delivering better local public services.</p> <p>Please note this meeting is for LPSC members only. For more information about the Local Public Services Committee, please contact Georgina Maratheftis.</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11900-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11900-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:11:23 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org The Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Working Group provides strategic direction for all techUK activities related to blockchain and DLT. <p>The Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Working Group provides strategic direction for all techUK activities related to blockchain and DLT. It considers what action can be taken in order to industrialise, support blockchain technology readiness, help organisations with adoption and consider use cases not limited to financial services but a wide range of other sectors, including, the Internet of Things, smart energy &amp; utilities, smart contracts and government.</p> <p>For more information relating to the group’s remit and for details on joining the group, please contact <a href="mailto:ruth.milligan@techuk.org">ruth.milligan@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11926-digital-radio-group-meeting Digital Radio Group Meeting http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11926-digital-radio-group-meeting Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:01:05 +0000 Kathleen Reinoga(techUK) Kathleen.Reinoga@techuk.org Meeting for members of the techUK Digital Radio Group. <p>This is a techUK member event, it is invitation only.</p> <p>An agenda will be available for members closer to the meeting date.</p> <p>To register, please contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=Digital%20Radio%20Group" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11868-dlt-event-re-initial-coin-offerings DLT event re Initial Coin Offerings http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11868-dlt-event-re-initial-coin-offerings Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:17:40 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org This event will take place on 5 June. <p><strong>**Save the Date**</strong></p> <p>More details to follow shortly.&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11970-waste-and-resporces-group Waste and Resources Group http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11970-waste-and-resporces-group Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:39:59 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Meeting of Waste and Resources Group to be held on 7 June 2018. <p>This Group comprises mainly of environmental compliance managers from producers of electronic equipment that is used in a domestic environment and would fall under the WEEE Directive. It meets regularly at a minimum of 4 times per year and the main focus is on the requirements of waste both for packaging, product consumables and redundant products.</p> <p><strong>If you are interested in attending, please contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=WRG%202018" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a></strong></p> <p><strong>For more information, please contact</strong>:</p> http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11954-energy-and-eco-design-group Energy and Eco-Design Group http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11954-energy-and-eco-design-group Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:17:25 +0000 Camilla Young (techUK) camilla.young@techuk.org This group is a techUK wide group which convenes quarterly to discuss and ensure compliance with the energy and environmental regulations. <p><strong>Registration:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;from 13:30</strong></p> <p><strong>Chair:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kevin Considine, <a href="http://www.samsung.com/uk/home/" target="_blank">Samsung Electronics UK Ltd</a></p> <p><strong>Venue:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; techUK, 10 St Bride Street, EC4A 4AD</p> <p>The calling notice and agenda will be circulated to members nearer the time.</p> <p>Membership and attendance is by invitation only. Do contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=EEG%202018" target="_blank">Lucas Banach</a>&nbsp;if you'd like more information</p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>This group is a techUK wide group which convenes quarterly to discuss and ensure compliance with the energy and environmental regulations.</p> <p>The TV manufacturers participate alongside other sectoral representations to discuss and, wherever possible, influence DECC and Defra on energy regulation such as The Eco design directive, and their supporting regulations.</p> <p>The main purpose of this group is:</p> <ul> <li> <p>To keep the TV Manufacturers informed with the energy and environmental emissions regulations</p> </li> <li> <p>To coordinate UK Industry effort to resist wherever possible unnecessarily unhelpful legislation</p> </li> </ul> <p>--------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p><strong>For more information, please contact:</strong></p>