techUK Insights RSS Feed - http://www.techuk.org techUK RSS feed for insights content. en Copyright (C) 2015 techUK.org http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/14102-towards-tomorrow-s-5g-converged-networks Towards tomorrow’s 5G converged networks http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/14102-towards-tomorrow-s-5g-converged-networks Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:59:06 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Presentations from the Horizon's 5G 'Towards tomorrow’s 5G converged networks' event on Thursday 4th October. <p>Compelling use-cases, and the possibilities offered by converged networks, have been identified and are outlined in a recently conducted industry study led by the University of Surrey on behalf of Horizons 5G.</p> <p>The results of this study would be the subject of an event held on 4th October 2018, which also identified&nbsp;additional input and participation needed to take this work to the next phase, and experimentation to explain how the technology could work as a converged solution. This needed&nbsp;to be undertaken in step with business so that commercially viable opportunities can be explored and new business models created.</p> <p>The purpose of the event was to:</p> <ul><li>Highlight the key findings from the Study</li> <li>Demonstrate the potential new sources of value to industry</li> <li>Influence government thinking on its UK Digital strategy</li> <li>Define and gain public funding for experimentation</li> </ul><p>Key outputs&nbsp;included:</p> <ul><li>Secure investments into Horizons 5G to create an influential business hub</li> <li>Identify a programme of activity to plan, fund and commence the next phase.</li> <li>Collaboratively, draft up pre-application strawman to fund experimentation</li> </ul><p>The aim of the event was to inform&nbsp;of the overall mission of a recently formed partnership called Horizons 5G. The event was to&nbsp;focus on the outcomes of a use case study performed by the University of Surrey on behalf of the Horizons 5G partnership.</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/pXMBNkh0P5XObp" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p>13.00 - Chair Introductions: Dave Griffin, University of Surrey<br><br> 13.30 -&nbsp;Opening Introduction: Dr. Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of International Trade<br><br> 13.35&nbsp;- Setting the Context: Prof. William Webb, CEO of the Weightless SIG &amp; Fellow of the IET<br><br> 14.00 -&nbsp;Interactive Session 1 &ndash; Q&amp;A<br><br> 14.10 - Horizons 5G: Chris Ward, Head of Space R&amp;D, Airbus Defence and Space<br><br> 14.30 -&nbsp;Partnership: Dr. David Hutchinson, University of Portsmouth<br><br> 14.35&nbsp;&nbsp;- Report Briefing &ndash; Prof. Alan Brown and Roger Camrass, Visiting Professor, University of &nbsp;Surrey<br><br> 15.00 - Use-case Panel &ndash; Selected verticals discussing the opportunity<br><br> 15.30 -&nbsp; Interactive Session 2 &ndash; Extended Q&amp;A<br><br> 16.00 - UK and International Collaboration: Dr. Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of International Trade<br><br> 16.30 -&nbsp;Audience Advice: Dave Griffin, University of Surrey</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13988-spf-cluster-1-future-spectrum-demand-3 SPF - Cluster 1: Future Spectrum Demand (3) http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13988-spf-cluster-1-future-spectrum-demand-3 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:54:09 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org The third in a series of SPF workshops focusing on Future Spectrum Demand. This meeting will cover the topics of emergency services, fixed links, satellite, business radio and other remaining sectors. <p><!-- <script src="/templates/t3_blank/js/all.min.js"></script>-->SPF - Cluster 1: Future Spectrum Demand (3)<!-- META FOR IOS & HANDHELD --><!-- Social Meta --><!-- KKK --><!-- Le HTML5 shim, for IE6-8 support of HTML5 elements --><!--[if lt IE 9]> <script src="//html5shim.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/ltie9.css" /> <![endif]--><!--[if !IE]><!--><!-- Added for issue with wk-slidshow for IE9 and IE8 --><!--[if lte IE 9]> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/lteie9.css" /> <![endif]--><iframe frameborder="0" height="0px" id="stSegmentFrame" name="stSegmentFrame" scrolling="no" width="0px"></iframe><!--StartFragment--></p> <p><u>Agenda</u></p> <p><strong>Introductions and aim of workshop</strong><br> Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/1Q96FHoBBozA5q" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sector presentations:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Fixed wireless services&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul><li>Presentation from Alex Dixon, Ofcom<br><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/wdnTL9fjRlMTDf" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/wdnTL9fjRlMTDf" target="_blank" title="Review of spectrum used by Fixed Wireless Services">Review of spectrum used by Fixed Wireless Services</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> &nbsp;</li> </ul><p><strong>Emergency services&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul><li>Presentation from Cate Walton, Home Office</li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&#8203;</strong><strong>Mobile </strong></p> <ul><li>Presentation from Stuart Cooke, representing GSA<br><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/KKJ0hjhObLiJg2" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/KKJ0hjhObLiJg2" target="_blank" title="GSA View on Global Spectrum for 5G">GSA View on Global Spectrum for 5G</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> </li> </ul><p><strong>Space</strong></p> <ul><li>Presentation from Steve Jones, Avanti</li> </ul><p>&nbsp;<iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/625NfMu1Qw1m1r" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <ul><li> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/625NfMu1Qw1m1r" target="_blank" title="Avanti Presentation on Spectrum Demand for Satellite ">Avanti Presentation on Spectrum Demand for Satellite </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </li> </ul><div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>5G/IOT</strong></p> <ul><li>Presentation from Arqiva</li> </ul><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/qwmxVr4AryFD6D" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/qwmxVr4AryFD6D" target="_blank" title="Future Spectrum Demand - John ">Future Spectrum Demand - John </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Wrap up</strong><br> Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair</p> <hr><p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.&nbsp;SPF workshops are&nbsp;held under Chatham House Rule to enable cross-industry collaborative discussion.</p> <p>"When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/chatham-house-rule">Chatham House Rule</a>, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed."</p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13932-uk-spf-cluster-2-innovation-licensing-rural-enterprise UK SPF Cluster 2: Innovation Licensing: Rural/Enterprise http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13932-uk-spf-cluster-2-innovation-licensing-rural-enterprise Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:55:56 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org UK SPF Cluster 2 workshop on spectrum licensing for Rural, Enterprise Access including Neutral Host <p><!-- <script src="/templates/t3_blank/js/all.min.js"></script>-->UK SPF Cluster 2: Innovation Licensing: Rural/Enterprise<!-- META FOR IOS & HANDHELD --><!-- Social Meta --><!-- KKK --><!-- Le HTML5 shim, for IE6-8 support of HTML5 elements --><!--[if lt IE 9]> <script src="//html5shim.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/ltie9.css" /> <![endif]--><!--[if !IE]><!--><!-- Added for issue with wk-slidshow for IE9 and IE8 --><!--[if lte IE 9]> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/lteie9.css" /> <![endif]--><iframe frameborder="0" height="0px" id="stSegmentFrame" name="stSegmentFrame" scrolling="no" width="0px"></iframe><!--StartFragment--></p> <p><u>Agenda</u></p> <p><strong>Tiered Sharing Models</strong> <strong>- Who is/are the incumbents and differing strategies</strong><br> Peter Curnow-Ford, UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 2 Chair</p> <iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/9PHX1H3PVhxgeI" width="595" height="485" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" allowfullscreen> </iframe> <div style="margin-bottom:5px"> <strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/9PHX1H3PVhxgeI" title="Peter curnow ford" target="_blank">Peter curnow ford</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong> </div> <ul><li><strong>Review of CBRS (and the most recent developments in the US e.g. region sizes, and possibilities in 3.7-4.2GHz) US perspectives:</strong></li> </ul><div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/vyuW3UjEn5OjhU" target="_blank" title="Kurt Schaubach">Kurt Schaubach</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/vyuW3UjEn5OjhU" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Dave Wright, Director, Regulatory Affairs &amp; Network Standards, Ruckus Wireless &#8203;(President of OnGo, CBRS Alliance)</li> </ul><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/toCae8TW3xEmtH" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/toCae8TW3xEmtH" target="_blank" title="Dave Wright">Dave Wright</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li><strong>Future enterprise networking requirements &amp; the implications for spectrum policy</strong></li> </ul><p>Dean Bubley, Disruptive Analysis</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/6zZW7ihiHk93wI" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/6zZW7ihiHk93wI" target="_blank" title="Dean Bubley ">Dean Bubley </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li><strong>Spectrum sharing models for 5G, and implications for rural coverage</strong></li> </ul><p>Adam Leach, Nominet</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/oKjgub4xeBGlHd" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/oKjgub4xeBGlHd" target="_blank" title="Adam Leach">Adam Leach</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li><strong>5G, what's in it for rural Britain?&#8203;</strong></li> </ul><p>David Happy, Independent</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/oL6HeMNwcZ6b59" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/oL6HeMNwcZ6b59" target="_blank" title="Dave Happy">Dave Happy</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li><strong>Licensing in the 3400-4200 MHz&nbsp;and&nbsp;mmwave bands in Europe</strong></li> </ul><p>Reza Karimi, Huawei (representing the GSA)&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/txqTtQXjwMb2Ul" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/txqTtQXjwMb2Ul" target="_blank" title="Reza Karimi">Reza Karimi</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.&nbsp;SPF workshops are&nbsp;held under Chatham House Rule to enable cross-industry collaborative discussion.</p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13629-uk-spf-cluster-3-social-and-economic-value-2 UK SPF - Cluster 3: Social and Economic Value (2) http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13629-uk-spf-cluster-3-social-and-economic-value-2 Fri, 03 Aug 2018 10:53:17 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes: UK SPF - Cluster 3: Social and Economic Value (2) <p><!-- <script src="/templates/t3_blank/js/all.min.js"></script>-->UK SPF - Cluster 3: Social and Economic Value (2)<!-- META FOR IOS & HANDHELD --><!-- Social Meta --><!-- KKK --><!-- Le HTML5 shim, for IE6-8 support of HTML5 elements --><!--[if lt IE 9]> <script src="//html5shim.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/ltie9.css" /> <![endif]--><!--[if !IE]><!--><!-- Added for issue with wk-slidshow for IE9 and IE8 --><!--[if lte IE 9]> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/lteie9.css" /> <![endif]--><iframe frameborder="0" height="0px" id="stSegmentFrame" name="stSegmentFrame" scrolling="no" width="0px"></iframe><!--StartFragment--></p> <p><strong>Date:</strong>&nbsp;Tuesday 31 July&nbsp;2018<br><strong>Time:</strong>&nbsp;15:00 - 17:00 (registration from 14:30)<br><strong>Venue:</strong>&nbsp;techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting LLP</p> <p>In 2012 DCMS published a report on the Impact of radio spectrum on the UK economy and factors influencing future spectrum demand. In 2014 the government published the UK spectrum strategy, which set a vision for use of spectrum to double its annual contribution to the economy by 2025 through offering business the access it needs to innovate and grow, and everyone in the UK the services they need to live their lives to the full. In 2015 the government commissioned an expert report on incorporating social value into spectrum allocation decisions. Against this backdrop Cluster 3 held a workshop on 29th March 2018 on economic and social value of spectrum. The workshop had two broad aims: to review developments since publication of the 2012 report; and to gather inputs from the spectrum using community on factors the government should consider when carrying out future studies on the social and economic impact of spectrum on the UK. Cluster 3 believes it is important to consider these issues now and is supportive of government carrying out a new study to assess progress to the vision set for 2025.</p> <p>In the March workshop, Philip Bates from Analysys Mason, an author of the 2012 report, presented on its findings and provided reflections on them in the light of developments since publication. William Webb provided inputs on the development of spectrum using services and in particular use of licence exempt spectrum, including sharing and white space technologies. Steve Jones from Avanti set out views from the satellite community on value of spectrum. Lastly, Mike Wilkinson, who is an independent consultant from New Zealand provided some international input and lessons. This next workshop continues the development of sector inputs with contributions on broadcasting, defence and amateur radio. Presenters will provide a view on the contribution of their sectors, likely developments and methodological aspects they believe should be taken into account in any future work.</p> <p>The output of the workshops will be summarised in a short report, which will draw attention to issues Cluster 3 believes government should consider when undertaking a future study.</p> <p><strong>Agenda:</strong></p> <p>Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting and Clsuter 3 Chair</p> <ul></ul><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/mp2K0iOH8N6exK" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><div> <p>Spectrum user perspectives on value</p> <ul><li>Broadcasting &ndash; Helen Charles, BBC</li> </ul></div> <p>&#8203;<iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/GnNWaySgiTn0q2" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <ul><li>Defence &ndash; Lisa Roper, MOD</li> </ul></div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/pyPhlWeffkCMt" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Panel discussion (All)</li> <li>Next steps&nbsp;</li> </ul><hr><p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.&nbsp;SPF workshops are&nbsp;held under Chatham House Rule to enable cross-industry collaborative discussion.</p> <p>"When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the <a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/chatham-house-rule#">Chatham House Rule</a>, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed."</p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13623-cyber-growth-partnership-board-meeting-9-7-18-minutes Cyber Growth Partnership Board Meeting 9/7/18 - Minutes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13623-cyber-growth-partnership-board-meeting-9-7-18-minutes Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:58:50 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org On 9 July, the Cyber Growth Partnership (CGP) held its first meeting of the year. <p>On 9 July, the Cyber Growth Partnership (CGP) held its first meeting of the year.&nbsp; Chaired for the first time by Digital Minister, Margot James MP, the CGP looked at a range of issues designed to help grow the UK cyber security ecosystem.&nbsp;</p> <p>The minutes from the meeting can be found below:</p> <p>Attendees:</p> <p>Minister for Digital and Creative Industries; Mark Hughes, BT; techUK; Digital Shadows; Centre for Secure Information Technology; Garrison Technology; Becrypt; Cisco; BAE AI; AstraZeneca; SNC-Lavalin Atkins</p> <p>DCMS; NCSC; DIT</p> <p>Guest: Crown Commercial Services</p> <p>Apologies:</p> <p>KPMG; Amadeus Capital Partners; Passion Capital</p> <p><strong>AGENDA ITEM 2 - GROWTH &amp; INNOVATION PROGRAMME</strong></p> <p>An update paper was issued to the Board prior to the meeting.&nbsp;</p> <p>It was noted that good progress has been made on the government&rsquo;s cyber growth and innovation programme.&nbsp;</p> <p>The CGP were asked for any comments on the programme and whether there are other areas for interventions that should be considered.</p> <p>There was a consensus that the main area that requires attention is at the scaleup stage.&nbsp; It was noted that there is amazing talent in the the UK cyber security sector at this stage and that a scaleup initiative could significantly help these firms grow.</p> <p>It was noted that a new government scaleup initiative for the cyber security sector will be progressed within the next few weeks.</p> <p>Another area of importance to the sector is the development of the Professional body.&nbsp; It was noted that the government intends to consult soon on proposals to help further develop the cyber security profession in the UK. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>There were no further comments on the agenda item.</p> <p><strong>AGENDA ITEM 3 - BREXIT</strong></p> <p>Brexit is a standing item on the agenda.&nbsp; The CGP were asked if they wished to raise any new issues.</p> <p>The CGP were waiting for sight of the White Paper to further assess the Common Rule-Book for Goods proposal.&nbsp; It was noted that the sector will have more of an interest in Services due to the makeup of the UK cyber security sector. More detail is needed on the handling of digital services and following this the CGP can assess the future impact on cyber firms.</p> <p>The main points of concern for the sector are:</p> <ul><li>Regulation</li> <li>Alignment - important that no divergence away from existing arrangements.</li> <li>People - access to talent throughout Europe as this is required to manage the current skills gap, and the unrestricted movement of the workforce across the EU.</li> <li>Security co-operation</li> </ul><p><strong>AGENDA ITEM 4 - EXPORT STRATEGY</strong></p> <p>The Singapore Cyber Representative has been in place for 4 months.&nbsp; This person is an industry secondee, with some members of the CGP reporting good early signs of impact for the sector through engagement.&nbsp; He is covering 6 counties in the region.</p> <p>DIT have not yet advertised the other 3 Cyber Representative posts (New Delhi, Dubai &amp; Washington).&nbsp; DIT have a stated desire to cover more of the costs of the Cyber Representatives and are currently reviewing allowances and diplomatic status.&nbsp; As the Cyber Representatives are industry secondees they currently have no diplomatic status.</p> <p>The CGP noted that the programme of Embassy events organised by DIT has been exceptionally useful for companies.&nbsp;</p> <p>The CGP suggested the Tech Hub programme could be expanded for wider benefit to the sector.&nbsp; The Tech Hubs provide a useful soft landing zone for companies exploring key markets and provides a focal point for overseas firms with an interest in accessing UK capability.</p> <p>ACTION:</p> <p>4.1&nbsp; DIT to provide out of session updates on the progress of the Cyber Representative programme.</p> <p>4.2&nbsp; DIT to provide out of session updates on the expansion of the Tech Hubs programme.</p> <p><strong>AGENDA ITEM 5 - INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY SECTOR DEAL</strong></p> <p>A paper was circulated&nbsp; to the Board prior to the meeting which covered the latest draft proposal for a Sector Deal. The CGP was asked for any comments on the proposal and whether it targeted the right area for a cyber security Sector Deal.</p> <p>The draft proposed Sector Deal is focussed on making the UK a world leader in cyber security for IoT in Industrial Control Systems, with the Energy sector as the initial focus. It was the main candidate proposed by industry.</p> <p>The CGP had doubts about the ownership within government for this Sector Deal and felt it lay more with the government department that had responsibility for CNI and, in this particular case, the Energy sector. CGP industry members asked for advice from the government team responsible for the Energy sector.</p> <p>There were concerns raised previously by government in respect to the benefit of the Sector Deal for the UK cyber security sector and, in particular, for cyber SMEs. This was still not clear from the revised proposal. &nbsp;</p> <p>ACTIONS:</p> <p>5.1&nbsp;&nbsp; DCMS to investigate BEIS ownership and lead of the current Sector Deal.</p> <p>5.2&nbsp; techUK to explore with their cyber committee on how the current Sector Deal proposal could be improved to benefit cyber security businesses.</p> <p>5.3 Options for a cyber security Sector Deal to be considered by the new CGP Working Group, which is looking at the future of the CGP.</p> <p><strong>AGENDA ITEM 6 - CYBER SECURITY ECOSYSTEM ANALYSIS</strong></p> <p>A paper was issued which covered the analysis of the sector by government.&nbsp;</p> <p>The CGP considered the clusters of cyber security activity identified in the paper and agreed that more could be done to strengthen the sector's 'place' narrative.</p> <p><strong>AGENDA ITEM 7 - CYBER EXCHANGE</strong></p> <p>The Cyber Exchange has developed a rich dataset of UK cyber capability and is establishing itself as the &ldquo;go-to&rdquo; destination for UK cyber information, opportunities and partnerships across UK Government, Industry and Academia. It is creating value for the sector and now has around 700 organisations listed. However,&nbsp; The Cyber Exchange is struggling to gain the financial and people resource it needs to continue.&nbsp;</p> <p>The growth initiative map is about to launch in beta and this will provide further benefit to users of the Cyber Exchange.&nbsp;</p> <p>There was consensus of the value of the Cyber Exchange as a critical component in supporting the growth of the sector.&nbsp;&nbsp; The CGP considered that the Cyber Exchange should be funded and were keen to see its services evolve further.</p> <p>ACTION:</p> <p>7.1&nbsp; techUK and DCMS to follow up to review the Cyber Exchange.&nbsp;</p> <p>7.2 All members to consider how they could support the Cyber Exchange (sponsorship/people) with offers to techUK.</p> <p>7.3 DIT to review its online channels and to consider if there is anything it can do to fold some of its work into the Exchange.</p> <p>7.3 Digital Shadows to follow up with techUK re launch event for the mapping initiative.</p> <p><strong>AGENDA ITEM 8 - SELLING TO GOVERNMENT</strong></p> <p>It is difficult for cyber security firms to sell to government and it is challenging for some areas of government when looking to acquire new cyber solutions through the current frameworks. There is a need for a dynamic framework that best supports the needs of government and is agile for the sector.</p> <p>BT, with the support of techUK, have led a sub-group that is scoping a cyber security procurement solution for government to consider.&nbsp; The group have provided a draft paper.</p> <p>Crown Commercial Services provided an update, with the main headlines:</p> <ul><li>Cyber Security Services 2 had not been effective and is being scrapped. It has, however,&nbsp; been extended to end February 2019.</li> <li>Cyber Services is moving fully back into G-Cloud 10 as a temporary fix.</li> <li>CCS committed to working with the cyber sector through the CGP to identify a more appropriate route to market.&nbsp; This engagement will start in September.</li> <li>The intention is for a cyber solution to be in place by March 2019 at the earliest.&nbsp; This will depend on the complexities of any proposed cyber solution.</li> </ul><p>This timing provides a window of opportunity for the sub-group to further build its evidence base, to refine the proposed solution and to test this through the broader engagement of the sector.&nbsp; This should include SMEs, government buyers and NCSC.</p> <p>ACTION:</p> <p>8.1&nbsp; CGP sub-group to further develop their proposed solution and broaden engagement.&nbsp;&nbsp; This work should be completed by September.</p> <p>8.2 CCS to nominate a point of contact to work with the sub-group from September.</p> <p><strong>AGENDA ITEM 9 - FUTURE OF THE CGP</strong></p> <p>A discussion paper was issued looking at the future of the CGP.&nbsp; There is an opportunity to pause and to consider how the CGP can become more effective in support of the sector.</p> <p>The CGP were asked 3 main questions:</p> <ol><li>What do you see as the primary role for the CGP?</li> <li>What topics should the CGP prioritise?</li> <li>Are any structural adjustments needed to better enable the CGP to fulfil the purpose you foresee?</li> </ol><p>It was agreed that that the CGP would be more productive if frequent meetings were held and they were not reliant on the attendance of a Minister and a senior industry figure.</p> <p>It was agreed that the primary focus of the CGP should remain as the growth of the sector.&nbsp; Industry members indicated that they would also welcome the addition of cyber skills to the remit.</p> <p>It was agreed that a Working Group meeting should be established to progress.&nbsp; This meeting would include a sub-set of the CGP membership.</p> <p>ACTION:</p> <p>9.1 DCMS and techUK to coordinate a Working Group meeting and agenda by end of September to consider the next steps.</p> <p>9.2&nbsp; A small industry led sub-group is to be established to further consider the primary role and main topics for the CGP and any adjustments to the Terms of Reference.&nbsp; The work of this group should inform the agenda for the September meeting.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:talal.rajab@techuk.org">talal.rajab@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:dan.patefield@techuk.org">dan.patefield@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13586-smmt-cav-forum-meeting-notes-available-for-members SMMT CAV Forum Meeting Notes available for Members http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13586-smmt-cav-forum-meeting-notes-available-for-members Mon, 30 Jul 2018 08:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes and slides from SMMT CAV Forum in July <p>techUK is pleased to be a member of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) CAV Forum. The group provides an opportunity to engage with Government, gain a stronger understanding of the international regulatory landscape, and hear updates on technological developments in the CAV.</p> <p>The most recent CAV Forum took place on 03 July with the following topics:</p> <ul><li>Update on UK Government Policy, Initiatives and Regulatory Reform</li> <li>Tata Motors' level 4 trials on public roads</li> <li>Towards solving the 'millions-of-miles' conundrum - validating automated driving systems</li> <li>Salient findings from CAV projects: VENTURER, FLOURISH and HumanDrive</li> <li>SOTA, FOTA and beyond: connected vehicles use cases enabled by satellite technology</li> <li>Intelligent Mobility &amp; Insurance - Future Landscape, Ecosystem and Partnerships&nbsp;</li> </ul><p>Minutes and slides are available for techUK members to download.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you have any further questions regarding the CAV Forum, or techUK's participation in it, please get in touch with Jessica Russell.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Jessica.Russell@techuk.org">Jessica.Russell@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13554-briefing-with-ncsc-on-cyberfirst Briefing With NCSC on CyberFirst http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13554-briefing-with-ncsc-on-cyberfirst Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:02:11 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from the NCSC's briefing with techUK on their CyberFirst programme <p><span style="font-size:10pt">On Wednesday 11 July, techUK held a briefing session with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on their CyberFirst programme.&nbsp; CyberFirst is a pivotal part of the UK government&rsquo;s National Cyber Security Programme, covering a broad range of activities; a comprehensive bursary scheme, a girls only competition and development courses at UK universities and colleges. Each activity is designed to give talented young people the support, skills, experience and exposure they need to become cyberists of the future.&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10pt">CyberFirst has 3 key objectives:</span></p> <ul><li><span style="font-size:10pt">To provide <strong>opportunities</strong> for 11-17yr olds to explore and build their cyber security skills whilst in secondary education.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10pt">To change the <strong>perception</strong> of cyber security and present it as an aspirational, main stream career option for young people.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10pt">To <strong>support </strong>undergraduates through their STEM degree and into a career in cyber security.</span></li> </ul><p><strong><span style="font-size:10pt">What&rsquo;s the offer?</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size:10pt">The NCSC will recruit circa 250 high calibre students with a proven aptitude for cyber security each year until 2020. The NCSC will pay the &pound;4,000/ annum student bursary and pay the students &pound;250/ week for 8 weeks of summer training or work placement &ndash; in addition, the NCSC will make a sizeable contribution to student accommodation costs throughout the summer placement.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10pt">Upon successfully graduating with a minimum of 2:1, government departments and industry will have the opportunity to offer students a full-time role in cyber security.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:10pt">How may Industry help support and benefit from CyberFirst Bursary Students?</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size:10pt">Companies may offer an 8-week summer work experience package. The package must be in a cyber security related role, challenging (these students are very able) and with the support of a mentor.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10pt">Companies may commit to employing CyberFirst students upon graduation. The first 100+ students from the 2016 pilot will be looking for employment from Aug/Sept 2019.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10pt">Slides from the event can be downloaded below</span></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:talal.rajab@techuk.org">talal.rajab@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:dan.patefield@techuk.org">dan.patefield@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13551-suffolk-county-council-share-their-transformation-vision Suffolk county council share their transformation vision http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13551-suffolk-county-council-share-their-transformation-vision Wed, 25 Jul 2018 13:16:27 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Chris Bally, Deputy CEO of Suffolk Council hosted techUK’s Local Public Services Committee and shared what their digital plans are <p><a href="https://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/local-government/groups/local-public-service-committee">techUK's Local Public Services Committee</a> are visiting a number of councils across the UK to learn more about their vision for transformation and any key asks to industry. In March we visited East Hampshire Council and next on our regional tour was Suffolk. Chris Bally, Deputy CEO of Suffolk County Council kindly hosted us and it was great to learn more about the councils digital vision and how digital has been incorporate across the organisation.</p> <p>Please find below Chris Bally&rsquo;s presentation from the session.</p> <p>Next on our roadshow is Aberdeenshire Council.</p> <p>If you would like to get involved or host any future committee meetings in your region please get in contact with <a href="mailto:georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org">Georgina Maratheftis.</a></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org">georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13614-ce-strategy-and-technology-group CE Strategy and Technology Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13614-ce-strategy-and-technology-group Wed, 25 Jul 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from July's meeting of techUK's CE Strategy and Technology Group meeting available for member download. <p>This group brings techUK TV manufacturer community members together with a forward looking strategic perspective. It addresses the longer term topics that shape the TV manufacturing space, including the platform developments, (international) standards, digital broadcasting developments etc.</p> <p>The group meets when developments demand the longer term perspective from the relevant company participants</p> <p>The main purpose of the group is:</p> <ul><li>to develop common manufacturers' positions on strategic issues in discussion with stakeholders such as the broadcaster community, regulators, government and EU.</li> </ul><p><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Mark Vasey, Panasonic Manufacturing UK<br><strong>Vice-Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Brian Edwards, Sony UK &amp; Ireland<br><strong>Secretary:</strong>&nbsp;Paul Hide, techUK</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13546-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Plenary Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13546-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes Tue, 24 Jul 2018 15:29:31 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary on Thuesday 19 July 2018. <p><u><strong>Agenda</strong></u></p> <p><strong>Welcome and Introductions</strong><br> David Meyer,&nbsp;Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p><strong>Updates from the 28 June UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board</strong><br> Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting and Steering Board Chairman</p> <p><strong>The approach to neutral hosts and &ldquo;Carrier of Carriers&rdquo; small cell networks for both 4G LTE and 5G NR</strong><br> Graham Currier, Chief Operating Officer, Dense Air Limited</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/CAJ50rEB5tDPko" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align:center">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Update on commissioned report on UHF band (694 - 960 MHz) by LS Telcom</strong><br> Saul Friedner, Associate Director Spectrum Services, LS Telcom</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/Na7QuTDE51wM4Q" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align:center">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>In conversation with Jane Humphreys: Melissa Giordano, Deputy Director Mobile Infrastructure and Spectrum, DCMS</strong><br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Update from Cluster Chairs</strong></p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>Janette Stewart, Principal, Analysys Mason and Chair of UK SPF Cluster 1</strong></p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/IeCA2G5mkAwzFp" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec and Chair of UK SPF Cluster 2</strong></p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/7TnNo435iPJyxC" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe><br> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting and Chair of UK SPF Cluster 3</strong><br><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/mcHYDqaDheNhGk" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>Barry Lewis, Chair of UK SPF Cluster 4</strong></p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/1iQdfDbAHoZdbz" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13545-idate-digiworld-executive-club-connectivity-on-trains IDATE DigiWorld Executive Club - Connectivity on Trains http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13545-idate-digiworld-executive-club-connectivity-on-trains Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:25:32 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Presentations from the IDATE Digiworld Executive Breakfast Club on Monday 16 July 2018 <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width:500px"><tbody><tr><td><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/IDATE_digiworld.jpg" style="height:145px; width:650px"></td> </tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong>Agenda</strong></u></p> <ul><li><strong>Soichi Nakajima</strong>, Digital Telcos practice leader,<strong> IDATE DigiWorld</strong> who will present <strong><em>Changes in LTE pricing strategies</em></strong></li> </ul><p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/tIjBnLUON6baOk" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div style="text-align:center"><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/tIjBnLUON6baOk" target="_blank" title="Supply-side strategies: from LTE to 5G - IDATE">Supply-side strategies: from LTE to 5G - IDATE</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <ul><li><strong>Saul Friedner, </strong>Associate Director Spectrum Services<strong>, LS Telcom </strong>who will present<strong> <em>How to address the challenges of providing connectivity on trains</em></strong></li> </ul><p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/qEfrr9DWxG0Tyx" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div style="text-align:center"><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/qEfrr9DWxG0Tyx" target="_blank" title="The Challenge of Rail Connectivity - LS Telcom">The Challenge of Rail Connectivity - LS Telcom</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13542-meeting-note-of-the-all-electric-home-workshop Meeting note of the "All-Electric Home" workshop http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13542-meeting-note-of-the-all-electric-home-workshop Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:50:23 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Write-up of the joint techUK-geo workshop on 'The All-Electric Hybrid Home; how do we get tomorrow's home today?' <p>techUK hosted a workshop in partnership with geo on the concept of an <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12547-the-all-electric-hybrid-home-how-do-we-get-tomorrow-s-home-today">all-electric hybrid home in May</a>. The event brought together stakeholders from across a variety of sectors, including Government. The event focused on the benefits of the all-electric home as well as the potential barriers to greater adoption of a mix of solar, battery and electric vehicle combination in households.&nbsp;</p> <p>A full write-up of the key outcomes is available below but given that the key barriers focused on industry, techUK have committed to establishing a working group to bring together a variety of players in order to help spur this market. Keep an eye out for the kick off of this group in the Autumn!</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Matthew.Evans@techUK.org">Matthew.Evans@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13532-uk-space-agency-govsatcom-industry-briefing UK Space Agency GovSatCom Industry Briefing http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13532-uk-space-agency-govsatcom-industry-briefing Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:16:04 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Presentation from the 19th July UK Space Agency Industry Briefing on GOVSATCOM following the launch of the new EU Space Regulation. <p>The European Commission recently published its draft EU Space Regulation, an overarching regulation for all EU space programmes in which GOVSATCOM has its own chapter. They further published a GOVSATCOM impact assessment that draws on the findings of an earlier European Defence Agency study and a PwC impact assessment. The UK Space Agency have been analyzing these documents internally and externally and are looking to brief industry on what the new Regulation may mean for GOVSATCOM.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please find below the presentation from the&nbsp;UK Space Agency Industry Briefing on GOVSATCOM following the launch of the new EU Space Regulation, held on Thursday 19 July.</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/niaazLaUZQE1Fv" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div style="text-align:center"><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/niaazLaUZQE1Fv" target="_blank" title="GovSatCom Industry Briefing 19th July 2018">GovSatCom Industry Briefing 19th July 2018</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>The links to the documents published by the Commission on the 7th June 2018 are below:&nbsp;</p> <ul><li><strong><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/budget-june2018-space-programme-regulation_en.pdf">The Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/publications/connecting-europe-facility-digital-europe-and-space-programmes_en">The General Impact Assessment&nbsp;for the Regulation</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/budget-june2018-space-programme-impact-assessment2_en.pdf">The&nbsp;GOVSATCOM Impact Assessment</a></strong></li> </ul>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13528-enabling-future-fit-communications-infrastructure-for-uk-s-smart-grid Enabling future-fit communications infrastructure for UK’s smart grid http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13528-enabling-future-fit-communications-infrastructure-for-uk-s-smart-grid Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:40:16 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Enabling future-fit communications infrastructure for UK’s smart grid event notes <p>Ensuring fit for purpose comms infrastructure / connectivity is an essential feature of establishing smart grids which is itself crucial in order to meet increasing demands for electricity and Govt targets on carbon emissions. This connectivity will entail a mix of technologies (wireless, wireline, satellite) and service provision (public, private networks). Govt and regulators are vital players in terms of ensuring suitable policy environment and availability of necessary spectrum. Yet there is insufficient understanding and collaboration between the various players in this ecosystem.</p> <p>The meeting brought together electricity distribution network operators (DNOs), telecoms companies (equipment vendors, infrastructure service companies and operators), Government and Ofcom to discuss: &nbsp;</p> <ul><li>The drivers and demands impacting on the connectivity requirements for electricity distribution companies and their resultant considerations, strategies and initiatives on communications infrastructure provision (Panel 1)</li> <li>Survey of international developments: what are utilities in other countries doing and what are the lessons for UK? (Panel 2)</li> <li>What are the relevant (available and emerging) communications technology and network solutions that address the above challenges facing utilities? (Panel 3)</li> <li>What are the policy and spectrum challenges in achieving fit for purpose communications infrastructure or connectivity for energy networks and how are Government and Ofcom addressing these? (Panel 4)</li> </ul><p>A particularly productive discussion resulted in 2 significant &lsquo;take aways&rsquo; from the meeting:</p> <ul><li>a renewed impetus among the DNOs to come together to develop common understanding on the shaping of the communications infrastructure needed to tackle future operational demand including the resultant spectrum requirement</li> <li>a commitment from Ofcom to actively engage with DNOs to understand these challenges and identify how best to satisfy the requirement for spectrum.&nbsp;</li> </ul> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13521-nhs-app-consultation-event NHS App Consultation Event http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13521-nhs-app-consultation-event Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:28:20 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Industry engagement to influence NHS Digital plans for the future development of the NHS App <p>Dedicated NHS colleagues and innovative players from industry took a break in the run up to the Football World Cup England v Croatia semi-final for an interactive day of industry engagement on the NHS App. The event was repeated in Leeds a couple of days later. The purpose of the events was for the NHS to engage with industry to shape the role that the NHS App can play in opening up the market and creating opportunities for suppliers to surface their digital solutions.</p> <p>Juliet Bauer, Chief Digital Officer at NHS England opened the event with a strategic overview of the Empower the Person programme.</p> <p><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/public-sector/NHS%20App%20Consultation%20Events.jpg" style="height:340px; width:600px"></p> <p>Colleagues from NHS Digital followed with presentations on the NHS App and related enabling programmes. The main focus of the day was a series of interactive roundtable sessions where industry and NHS colleagues workshopped&nbsp;topics from market opportunities in the NHS, to Citizen ID and many more</p> <p>We look forward to continuing to work with the NHS on this initiative. The presentation from the event can be downloaded from the <a href="https://industrybriefings.co.uk/EVENTS/NHS_App_and_other_enabling_programmes/home" target="_blank">Industry Briefings Platform</a>. If you attended the events, please do leave us your feedback using the available form on the platform.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">kate.francis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13677-financial-services-council Financial Services Council http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13677-financial-services-council Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from July's meeting of techUK's Financial Services Council <p>Meeting notes available for member download.&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org">Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13417-uk-spf-cluster-1-future-spectrum-demand-meeting-notes UK SPF - Cluster 1: Future Spectrum Demand - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13417-uk-spf-cluster-1-future-spectrum-demand-meeting-notes Tue, 03 Jul 2018 09:26:48 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org The second in a series of SPF workshops focusing on Future Spectrum Demand. This meeting covered the topics of digital TV, PMSE and business radio. <p><!-- <script src="/templates/t3_blank/js/all.min.js"></script>-->UK SPF - Cluster 1: Future Spectrum Demand (2/3)<!-- META FOR IOS & HANDHELD --><!-- Social Meta --><!-- KKK --><!-- Le HTML5 shim, for IE6-8 support of HTML5 elements --><!--[if lt IE 9]> <script src="//html5shim.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/ltie9.css" /> <![endif]--><!--[if !IE]><!--><!-- Added for issue with wk-slidshow for IE9 and IE8 --><!--[if lte IE 9]> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/templates/t3_blank/css/lteie9.css" /> <![endif]--><iframe frameborder="0" height="0px" id="stSegmentFrame" name="stSegmentFrame" scrolling="no" width="0px"></iframe>&nbsp;- meeting notes<!--StartFragment--></p> <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 28 June 2018<br><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br><strong>Chair:</strong> Janette Stewart, Principal, Analysys Mason</p> <p>These presentations are from the second in a series of SPF workshops focusing on Future Spectrum Demand. This meeting covered the topics of digital TV, PMSE and business radio and the presentations are available embedded and&nbsp;PDF.</p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p> <p><strong>Introductions and aim of workshop</strong><br> Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/8H4rzsMOkZ2A1Y" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> <p><strong>PMSE in UHF</strong><br> Presentation from Mark Waddell, Chair of the DTG PMSE Group</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/FtSt096vJ7K2Qw" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Future spectrum needs for DTT</strong><br> Presentation from Jon Steel, Digital UK</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/iFX2AmUE29LH3w" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Business radio spectrum needs</strong><br> Presentation from Tim Cull,&nbsp;FCS</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/hKq2UKoEPprhS5" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Emerging technology developments in the UHF band users and the impact on the future spectrum demand</strong><br> Presentation from Dr Abhaya Sumanasena, Real Wireless&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/9W0PMUxX0ruCjd" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Wrap up</strong><br> Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.&nbsp;SPF workshops are&nbsp;held under Chatham House Rule to enable cross-industry collaborative discussion.</p> <p>"When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/chatham-house-rule">Chatham House Rule</a>, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed."</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13393-nhs-interoperability-klas-report-findings-briefing NHS Interoperability: KLAS Report Findings Briefing http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13393-nhs-interoperability-klas-report-findings-briefing Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:07:41 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it” <p>We were delighted to host Jeremy Goff and Jason Hess from KLAS who&nbsp;presented the findings of their recently released report on <a href="https://klasresearch.com/report/nhs-interoperability/1239">NHS Interoperability</a> at an event jointly held by techUK, NHS Digital and INTEROPen.</p> <p><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/KLAS%20Report%20Findings%20Image%201.JPG" style="height:263px; width:350px"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><iframe frameborder="1" height="300" scrolling="no" src="https://techuk.zoom.us/recording/play/NVU5XF17O0ldyfOgpa45RdjBh-mIO1EVLFmjSQmH9M4CXYHOOMQ7w7nf4vJMWBQH" width="600"></iframe></strong></p> <p>techUK, together with KLAS, NHS England, NHS Digital and INTEROPen will continue the conversation culminating in a summit in November 2018 following on from last year&rsquo;s FHIR Works Event. Watch this space for more information.</p> <p><em>Many thanks to the afternoon&rsquo;s presenters: Tracey Watson, Director for Innovation and Partnerships, NHS Digital, Jason Hess, Executive Vice President, Sales &amp; Strategy, KLAS, Jeremy Goff, VP International Research, KLAS, Keith Naylor, Operations Manager, INTEROPen.</em></p> <p><strong>Here is the link to a blog by Jeremy Goff on <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/13369-digital-health-interoperability-in-the-uk">Digital Health Interoperability in the UK</a>.</strong></p> <p><strong>The slides from the event can be downloaded below.</strong></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">kate.francis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13492-trade-and-customs-compliance-group Trade and Customs Compliance Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13492-trade-and-customs-compliance-group Tue, 26 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from June's meeting of techUK's Trade and Customs Compliance Group available for member download. <p>The Trade and Customs Compliance Group is the forum for discussing issues around export controls, customs and international trade.</p> <p>The group leads on all techUK&rsquo;s policy work including OGELs, dual-use legislation, Wassenaar and defence exports, to customs, sanctions, international trade rules and more. The group aims to be the leading discussion forum for dual-use tech and formed from the merger of JETSECC (which focused on export controls) and ITAC (which covered trade and customs) and is chaired by David Macready of Fujitsu. The group also works in partnership with the ECJU, DIT, BEIS and the NSCS as well as other trade associations, law firms and consultants to develop industry positions.</p> <p>There are three current subgroups (to be reconstituted in December 2017), covering:</p> <ul><li><strong>Brexit.</strong>&nbsp;This sub-group is looking at what the export community wants from Brexit and how the UK should manage sanctions and how to develop legislation for effective dual-use controls</li> <li><strong>Customs.</strong>&nbsp;The customs sub-group will lead on engagement with Government on a new customs system post-Brexit, specifically examining the Customs Bill and the transition from CHIEF to CDS</li> <li><strong>Communications.</strong>&nbsp;This group will look at how the group communicates and manages external relations and raise the profile of the TCCG.</li> </ul>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13491-consumer-electronics-council Consumer Electronics Council http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13491-consumer-electronics-council Tue, 26 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from June's meeting of techUK's Consumer Electronics Council available for member download. <p>A steering group established to guide sector representation to government, broadcasters, and technical bodies on behalf of UK consumer electronics players.</p> <p>As the boundaries between hardware, delivery and content merge in the connected world, the council works to help members navigate disruption and develop new strategies which continue to deliver valued customer experiences and secure future revenue streams.</p> <p>The council is a must for those interested in policy, regulatory, technical and market issues within the consumer electronics environment.</p> <p>The council aims to:</p> <ul><li>Create the best possible commercial environment for device manufacturers and key third party players to operate</li> <li>Direct sector representation on the future of free to air television platforms and the role of sector broadcasters</li> <li>Influence and raise profile of the CE industry within government and to media and other key stakeholders.</li> </ul><p><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Richard Bass, Head of B2C Business Unit, Hitachi Digital Media Group, Hitachi Europe Ltd</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13376-techuk-nhs-digital-academy-on-next-generation-digital-health-leaders techUK & NHS Digital Academy on next generation digital health leaders http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13376-techuk-nhs-digital-academy-on-next-generation-digital-health-leaders Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:55:30 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org How can we work together to reduce friction in the health and care system to increase the pace of digital transformation? <p>Rachel Dunscombe, CEO of the NHS Digital Academy, and Simon Eccles, CCIO for Health and Care, and an esteemed line up of panellists, joined techUK members to explore how industry can work together with the NHS Digital Academy to support the development of the next generation of digital leaders in the health and care system.</p> <p><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/NHS%20Digital%20Academy%20insight.jpg" style="height:362px; width:500px"></p> <p>We have a race on our hands to meet the demands of the health and care system in the UK. Digitisation has a large role to play in leading the system to better outputs and improved productivity resulting in better health outcomes. But is the NHS ready to facilitate the change required for digital transformation? It is hoped that that equipping leaders with the right digital skills will help enable this much needed transformation. Panelists agreed this requires all parties: industry, academia, and NHS and care providers to work together address the challenges in the system.</p> <p>Historically, the record of the NHS working with industry has been mixed and the Academy is likely to be a big factor in leading to positive change. The Academy, working together with industry and the life sciences can help to build trust and create a common understanding that we are all after the same outcomes.</p> <p>techUK and the NHS Digital Academy will work together to formalise their relationship to help with the journey to achieve a world class programme of digital leaders. Watch this space for updates.</p> <p><em>Many thanks to our panellists for these insights and their energy: <strong>Rachel Dunscombe</strong>, CEO, NHS Digital Academy; <strong>Alexander Carter</strong>, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London; <strong>Tom Slater</strong>, Strategic Commercial Lead, NHS Digital; <strong>Dr Junaid Bajwa</strong>, Global Lead for Strategic Alliances, Digital Centre of Excellence, MSD; <strong>James Norman</strong>, Vice Chair, techUK Health and Social Care Council; <strong>Simon Eccles</strong>, Chief Clinical Information Officer for Health and Care, DHSC, NHSE, NHSI; <strong>Rob Blay,</strong> Chair, techUK Health and Social Care Council</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">kate.francis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13373-govtech-smes-building-the-smarter-state GovTech SMEs Building the Smarter State  http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13373-govtech-smes-building-the-smarter-state Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:01:13 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org GovTech and public sector leaders discuss procuring the smarter state  <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/abstract_network_design%202.jpg" style="height:350px; width:500px"></p> <p>Earlier this week techUK hosted a roundtable with GovTech SME leaders and public sector SME champions. This was an opportunity to hear the views of small tech businesses operating in the public sector, and to discuss the findings from <a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12009-making-the-case-for-govtech-smes">techUK&rsquo;s GovTech SME survey</a>.</p> <p>techUK undertakes an annual survey to capture the experiences of GovTech SMEs, and the findings highlighted the urgent need to improve engagement between the industry and government earlier in the commissioning process to expose civil servants to innovative technology.</p> <p>The key findings of the survey of nearly 140 GovTech SMEs include:</p> <ul><li>95% supported the government&rsquo;s 33% target of awarding central government procurement spend to SMEs and a majority of respondents viewed the G- cloud framework as being useful for SMEs to access the public sector market</li> <li>A majority of GovTech SMEs stated that civil servant buyers do not have a good understanding of how SMEs can meet their needs</li> </ul><p><strong>Procuring the Smarter State&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Earlier this year techUK launched the report <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12186-procuring-the-smarter-state">Procuring the Smarter State</a> that set out how procurement can act as a tool for Government to deliver its ambitious vision for the future of public services and use public sector procurement to help foster innovation in the supplier community. The report drew on the findings from techUK&rsquo;s Civil Servants Survey 2017, and GovTech SME Survey 2017, and identified the key challenges and opportunities for Government as it seeks to build the &lsquo;Smarter State&rsquo;. Feedback from this week&rsquo;s roundtable highlighted that, although much has been announced throughout 2018, the key to having real impact on public serviced will be to focus on harnessing the innovation and potential of the UK&rsquo;s burgeoning GovTech sector.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Emma Jones, SME Crown Rep, and founder of Enterprise Nation commented:</strong></p> <p><em>&ldquo;The government has set a challenging aspiration that 33% of procurement spend should be with small businesses by 2022 - and there have been some clear successes in the GovTech space &ndash; particularly through the Digital Marketplace. Securing a government contract is a great way for SMEs to bring in a steady income stream that can really help their business to grow and enables innovative companies and services to supply in to the public sector.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><strong>Rob Driver Head of Public Sector, techUK commented:</strong></p> <p><em>"<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-changes-to-encourage-small-businesses-to-apply-for-government-contracts">The recent announcements made by the Cabinet Office</a> contain many welcome actions to help break down barriers for SMEs supplying to the public sector. It is particularly encouraging that the Prime Minister has also written to members of her Cabinet to nominate a ministerial small business champion in each department to ensure that SMEs are given a fair opportunity in supplying to the public sector.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><em>&ldquo;The UK has a phenomenal opportunity to lead the world in the next wave of digital government transformation and it is encouraging to see that the Government is willing to experiment with new transformational approaches to work with GovTech SMEs through the GovTech Fund. As ever, the challenge will be in the execution and the Government must prioritise market engagement to help it embrace the full diversity and strengths of UK tech suppliers.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><strong>Further Information&nbsp; </strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12186-procuring-the-smarter-state">Procuring the Smarter State&nbsp; </a></p> <p><a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12009-making-the-case-for-govtech-smes">techUK GovTech SME Survey&nbsp;</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-changes-to-encourage-small-businesses-to-apply-for-government-contracts">Government encourages SMEs to apply for government contracts</a></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:rob.driver@techuk.org">rob.driver@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13490-consumer-electronics-service-forum Consumer Electronics Service Forum http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13490-consumer-electronics-service-forum Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from June's meeting of techUK's Consumer Electronics Service Forum available for member download. <p>This group assembles the service manager community of consumer electronics manufacturers to discuss the latest service compliance issues, consumer law revisions, and the introduction of new technology and services. The group also supports the HEEST Apprenticeship for service engineers and is a forum for discussing product recall, electrical safety and supports customer facing staff by considering the likely future areas of customer interest.</p> <p>The main purpose of the group is:</p> <ul><li>To update consumer electronics manufacturers about the current and future regulatory environment to avoid non-compliance and support their customer service functions.</li> <li>To help develop industry best practice to aid efficiency and minimise costs.</li> </ul><p><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Manoj Aggarwal, Vestel UK Limited</p> <p><strong>Secretary:</strong>&nbsp;Jo Fialho, Teac UK</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13331-meeting-notes-space-export-forum Meeting notes - Space Export Forum http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13331-meeting-notes-space-export-forum Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:29:13 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from the Space Exports Forum on 8 June <p>In partnership with the&nbsp;<strong>Space Growth Partnership</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>UKspace,</strong>&nbsp;techUK hosted the 4th meeting of the Space Exports Forum.</p> <p>This is part of a new series of events supporting the UK&rsquo;s Industrial Strategy, specifically helping any companies with an interest in space products and services to improve export performance.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13288-harnessing-digital-to-improve-children-s-services-outcomes Harnessing Digital To Improve Children’s Services Outcomes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13288-harnessing-digital-to-improve-children-s-services-outcomes Thu, 07 Jun 2018 14:06:48 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Key learnings and insights from the techUK-LGiU roundtable on how data and tech can reimagine children services <p>techUK were delighted to partner with <a href="http://www.lgiu.org.uk">LGiU</a> on another <a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/roundtable/item/12792-techuk-lgiu-roundtable-harnessing-digital-to-improve-children-s-services-outcomes">local government roundtable</a>, this time focusing on how digital can be better harnessed to improved children services outcomes. We were joined by local, central government and the tech industry.</p> <p><a href="https://www.lgiu.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/LGiU-MJ-State-of-Local-Government-Finance-Survey-2018-Full-Report.pdf">The&nbsp;LGiU&rsquo;s Annual State of Local Government Finance Survey</a> alarmingly highlights that Children&rsquo;s Services is now the top immediate pressure for councils. This is above Adult Social Care for the first time in at least three years, suggesting that councils are no longer able to shield these services from the worst of the ongoing budget cuts in local government. Figures from London Councils also show that in 2015/16, three quarters of English councils surpassed their Children&rsquo;s Social Care budgets by a combined &pound;605m &ndash; over a 7% overspend. A &pound;2 billion funding gap in children&rsquo;s services is projected by 2020 and as of 31 March 2017, 90 children are coming into care every day.</p> <p>These stark figures show that many councils will not be able to continue to deliver Children&rsquo;s Services as they currently are. The roundtable was an opportunity to bring together senior local government representatives and tech industry specialists to discuss how a digital approach can support service redesign; better manage demand and what can both sectors facilitate in this space to continue the conversation.</p> <p>Key points raised during the roundtable include:</p> <p><strong>What data do we mean?</strong></p> <p>The initial discussion focused on determining what do we mean by children services as it is such a broad area, and should it also be integrated with adult social care. Just as children service is a big area it was agreed that when we talk about data in helping with prevention strategies it often isn&rsquo;t clear what data we are referring to and what exactly we want the data to do. Other challenges include using the data in an all-encompassing way; and also ensuring it is of quality. Data quality requires people and resource and such roles are often hard to fill. Discussion then moved on to whether councils have a single view of the data; how feasible that is and if bringing the data together in one place can help with the design of more predictive and user-centric services. The technology makes a single view of data possible, but the challenge of what data can be shared and what should be stored, especially if deemed sensitive remain. There is also the cultural and leadership challenges. Though there were some great examples of senior leadership championing digital internally to do things differently.</p> <p>On the other hand, it was raised how can we use data empower families to self-serve and make informed decisions.</p> <p><strong>Emerging Technologies</strong></p> <p>There was lots of discussion on utilisng data to manage demand, but the question put to the group was how do we use it to transform, not just continue to do what we do but better and what is the role of emerging technology? Artificial Intelligence (AI) was referenced as a tool that could be used to predict support needs for children and families. <a href="http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2018/03/01/artificial-intelligence-council-seeks-predict-support-needs-children-families/">Hackney Council for example developed an AI computer programme </a>they believe could help them support families with multiple needs earlier, in some cases even before they meet any statutory agency.</p> <p>Another suggestion was an augmented social worker. However, with the greater use of AI it is important we have transparency around ethics.</p> <p><strong>A New Marketplace</strong></p> <p>With the growing narrative to interventions and predictive services it was felt that this would also create a new marketplace and an opportunity to bring in more SME&rsquo;s into the eco-system. However, the issue of procurement remains as it still very siloed within and across local government, often making it difficult to scale up.</p> <p><strong>Funding v Vision</strong></p> <p>It was noted that councils tend to focus just on funding pots but what is needed is an overarching vision of the organisation wide transformation, and how digital can enable improved outcomes. On a more positive note it appears that some councils are making the shift to digital thinking and seeing digital not just as ICT but as a way to do things differently. Digital teams are working collaboratively with service areas on service redesign.</p> <p>It was recognized that tech enables councils to do things differently, mobilise resource across community but the challenge is showing the return of investment and making the business case to elected members.</p> <p><strong>Art of the Possible</strong></p> <p>An ask from the councils in the room to industry was to help understand what the &lsquo;art of the possible&rsquo; is and how to access the latest innovations. It was agreed that as a next step, techUK and LGiU will look to hold a workshop looking at specific problems statements, bringing together councils and tech industry to workshop through solutions well as demo the various innovations available.</p> <p>If you would like to learn more about techUK&rsquo;s Local Government Programme and the event outlined above please contact<a href="mailto:georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org"> Georgina Maratheftis.</a></p> <hr><p><strong>Useful reading</strong></p> <p>A key reason holding the roundtable was to share best practice and learning and the below have been identified as useful reading. If there is anything you&rsquo;d like to share please get in touch!</p> <p><a href="https://troubledfamilies.blog.gov.uk/2018/05/14/predictive-analytics/">Predictive Analytics, on the Troubled Families blog</a></p> <p><a href="https://doteveryone.org.uk/our-work/digital-attitudes-survey/">Doteveryone report &lsquo;People, Power and Technology: the 2018 Digital Attitudes Report&rsquo;</a></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org">georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13469-waste-and-resources-group Waste and Resources Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13469-waste-and-resources-group Thu, 07 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from June's meeting of techUK's Waste and Resources Group. <p>The Waste and Resource Group (WRG) is the forum for the techUK members placing goods on the market and responsible for the recycling and disposal at end of life.</p> <p>Currently the WRG is looking at the future of Extended Producer Responsibility schemes in the UK, helping Defra with the upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, implementation of the EU Circular Economy Package and helping members comply with the WEEE, Packaging and Batteries Directives. The group helps Defra set targets for collections and advocates measures that support an effective UK WEEE System.</p> <p>The group also hears from the recycling, waste management and Producer Compliance Scheme communities and feeds into the techUK chaired Joint Trade Association for producers of electrical and electronic equipment.</p> <p><strong>The group is open to any member placing physical goods on the market. If you are a member of this group, please contact <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=WRG%20-%20June%20-%20meeting%20notes">Lucas Banach</a>&nbsp;</strong><strong>to obtain the meeting notes.&nbsp;</strong></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13470-energy-and-eco-design-group Energy and Eco-Design Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13470-energy-and-eco-design-group Thu, 07 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from June's meeting of techUK's Energy and Eco-Design Group available for member download. <p>The Energy and Eco-design Group (EEG) is for techUK members to explore UK and European regulatory developments relating to energy use, carbon reporting, energy labelling and eco-design of products as well as the underpinning standards and market surveillance.</p> <p>The group is currently focused on monitoring and influencing policy development within BEIS and Defra in the EU's circular economy package, eco-design measures for energy and material efficiency as well as looking at energy compliance issues faced by members in their business operations including ESOS, energy auditing and carbon reporting. It considers more broadly future energy risks associated with the growth of digital technologies.</p> <p>The group is open to all members.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13474-product-technical-policy-and-standards-group Product Technical Policy and Standards Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13474-product-technical-policy-and-standards-group Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from June's meeting of techUK's Product Technical Policy and Standards Group available for member download. <p>The Product Technical Policy and Standards Group (PTPS) covers electro-technical policies affecting products as well as the standards manufacturers must comply with before tech goods can be sold in the UK.</p> <p>Currently the PTPS is focused on understanding what Brexit means for physical goods, conformity assessments and its impact on design requirements. It is campaigning to keep the UK within CE marking and membership of the European Standardization organisations. The group also lobbies on the details of specific legislation such as the Radio Equipment, Low Voltage and Electromagnetic Compatibility Directives.</p> <p>The PTPS also works with the BSI and sits on numerous UK and international CEN, CENELEC, IEC, ISO and IEEE standards committees and updates members on standards in development. The PTPS engages with BEIS, other industry fora (including Digital Europe) and Market Surveillance Authorities on product compliance.</p> <p>The PTPS is open to all members, but is mainly for those manufacturing physical goods.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13680-digital-identity-working-group Digital Identity Working Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13680-digital-identity-working-group Tue, 05 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from June's meeting of techUK's Digital Identity Working Group <p>Meeting notes available for member download.&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org">Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13245-fostering-innovation-in-policing-public-safety-snacks-sips-event Fostering innovation in policing & public safety: Snacks & Sips Event http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13245-fostering-innovation-in-policing-public-safety-snacks-sips-event Thu, 31 May 2018 13:41:22 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Pitching, partnering, and networking were top of the menu for this event, followed by pizza and beer… <p>Last week we hosted our Policing and Public Safety partnership event. techUK Snacks &amp; Sips events are designed to offer tech companies large and small operating within the public sector tech market, the opportunity to network, share ideas and forge fruitful business partnerships</p> <p>This session brought together dozens of SMEs who have tech solutions to drive transformation in Policing and Public Safety with larger, established suppliers. The SMEs get the chance to learn about partnership opportunities and potentially expand their customer base, and the larger companies can hear about the innovation in the wider community and can expand their partnership ecosystems.</p> <p>The event started with presentations from three of the larger companies: AWS, IBM, and Ajilon outlined where they sit in this market, how they partner with other companies, current opportunities, and the key areas and technologies of interest to them at the moment.</p> <p>These presentations were then followed by a series of one minute &lsquo;elevator pitches&rsquo; from each member of the audience &ndash; their chance to explain their company&rsquo;s USP and the sort of partnerships they&rsquo;re interested in. Standing up in front of a room full of strangers and describing your company&rsquo;s purpose in just one minute can be a pretty daunting task, but every delegate performed admirably.</p> <p>Once all attendees were equipped with sufficient information about one another, the formal portion of the evening ended, and the networking began. Over something to eat and drink attendees were able to have a chat, make connections, and hopefully start to forge fruitful partnerships.</p> <p>We received overwhelmingly positive feedback and the networking continued well into the evening. The event made clear that no one company can solve all of policing&rsquo;s needs, so partnerships between companies with different and complementary offerings are of crucial importance to the sector. In light of the feedback we intend to run another of these sessions later in the year. So watch this space, and if you&rsquo;re interested in taking part (either as a large company or an SME), please contact <a href="mailto:henry.rex@techuk.org?subject=Snacks%20%26%20Sips">Henry Rex</a>.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:henry.rex@techuk.org">henry.rex@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13231-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-resilience-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Resilience meeting notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13231-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-resilience-meeting-notes Tue, 29 May 2018 10:55:24 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Presentations from recent SPF meeting on spectrum resilience. This meeting focused on developing a resilience framework document <p>A key recommendation of the recent&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12165-report-what-does-the-uk-need-to-do-to-pursue-its-spectrum-resilience-objectives">spectrum resilience white paper&nbsp;</a>(developed by QinetiQ for the SPF) is the development of a Spectrum resilience framework document. Ultimately the aim of the document is to guide spectrum users on what should be done to achieve a level of spectrum resilience.</p> <p>With&nbsp;guest presentations from&nbsp;<strong>Paul Howland,</strong><strong>&nbsp;Principal Scientist, DSTL</strong>, and&nbsp;<strong>Stephen Straughan,&nbsp;Critical National Infrastructure Team Leader,&nbsp;UK Space Agency,&nbsp;</strong>the&nbsp;workshop&nbsp;reviewed what is&nbsp;meant by resilience and what threats can be expected.&nbsp;The workshop will then address question that could form a Framework document such as:</p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Governance</strong>&nbsp;- Who owns the problem &ndash; what&rsquo;s the governance required?</p> <p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Assessment</strong>&nbsp;- How do you find out what business functions/assets use spectrum &ndash; where are the risk/threat areas? what are the attributes?</p> <p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Requirement</strong>&nbsp;- How do you assess what level of resilience is needed (Gold, Silver, Bronze)?</p> <p>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Non-Spectrum Controls</strong>&nbsp;- What non-spectrum mitigation can be used (physical, procedural and technical controls)?</p> <p>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Spectrum Controls</strong>&nbsp;- What spectrum mitigations can be used?</p> <p>6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Paper Compliance</strong>&nbsp;- What could a spectrum resilience compliance regime look like?</p> <p>7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Spectrum compliance</strong>&nbsp;- How do you conduct a spectrum stress test?</p> <p><strong>Anil Shukla, QinetiQ</strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/tMN8Hk9X0eTj0F" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Paul Howland,</strong><strong>&nbsp;Principal Scientist, DSTL</strong><br><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/GQr5s8c0a3d2jh" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stephen Straughan,&nbsp;Critical National Infrastructure Team Leader,&nbsp;UK Space Agency </strong>(presentation available to download in PDF format below)<br><a href="https://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/13231?file=Stephen_Straughan_-%20CNI_Overview_-_UK_Space_Agency_13231.pdf&amp;Itemid=182&amp;return=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudGVjaHVrLm9yZy9pbnNpZ2h0cy9tZWV0aW5nLW5vdGVzL2l0ZW0vMTMyMzEtdWstc3BlY3RydW0tcG9saWN5LWZvcnVtLXJlc2lsaWVuY2UtbWVldGluZy1ub3Rlcw=="><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Stephen%20Straughan%20-%c2%a0Critical%20National%20Infrastructure%20Overview%20-%20UK%20Space%20Agency%20-%20Front%20Page.JPG" style="height:451px; width:599px"></a></p> <hr><p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available. SPF workshop discussions&nbsp;are&nbsp;held under Chatham House Rule to enable cross-industry collaborative discussion.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13489-digital-radio-group Digital Radio Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13489-digital-radio-group Fri, 25 May 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from May's meeting of techUK's Digital Radio Group available for member download. <p>This group meets on an ad hoc basis to discuss issues that relate to the promotion of Digital Radio in the lead up to a digital switchover.</p> <p>Topics addressed include endorsement of compliant products with standards set by DCMS and agreed by industry. Guest speakers are regularly invited</p> <p>The main purpose of this group is:</p> <ul><li>To coordinate a consensus view from the manufacturers' perspective and promote that view</li> </ul><ul><li>To update the group on the progress of take up by the UK public towards switchover</li> </ul><p><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Owen Watters, CEO, Roberts Radio</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13155-spf-c2-3-release-mechanisms-flexible-spectrum-access-meeting-note SPF C2&3: Release Mechanisms & Flexible Spectrum Access - Meeting Note http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13155-spf-c2-3-release-mechanisms-flexible-spectrum-access-meeting-note Tue, 22 May 2018 09:53:21 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Presentations from the SPF Cluster 2 & 3: Release Mechanisms & Flexible Spectrum Access workshop on 21 May 2018 <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum 2 &amp; 3: Release Mechanisms &amp; Flexible Spectrum Access workshop on 21 May 2018.<br><strong>Chairs:</strong>&nbsp;Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO,&nbsp;Viatec Associates Ltd &amp; Tony Lavender, CEO,&nbsp;Plum Consulting London LLP</p> <p><em>These presentations are embedded for ease of access, they are available in PDF format at the end of the page.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><u>Agenda</u></p> <p><strong>Introduction<br> Louise Lancaster</strong>, Regulatory and Policy Lead, 5G Team, DCMS</p> <p><strong>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><strong>Flexible Spectrum Access</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Update on Report</em></strong><br> Tony Lavender, Chair of Cluster 3, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/JVckFCH4WF338C" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Flexible Spectrum Access and 6GHz WiFi</em></strong><br> Cliff Mason, Spectrum Policy Manager, Ofcom</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/5Hg60oV3dT98i" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Nigel King,</strong>&nbsp;Director of Regulatory Affairs, UKWISPA</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/LSTEBRRpn5v4Kk" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Panel discussion</em><br> &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><strong>Release Mechanisms &amp; Licensing</strong></p> <p><strong><em>Intro and Scene setting</em></strong><br> Peter Curnow Ford, Chair of Cluster 2, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/cQWcfuzhojBTvU" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Abhaya Sumanasena</strong>, Managing Consultant, Real Wireless</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/1gC9vTiGSQcd9C" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Making a success of 5G for the 9 million people who live in Rural Britain with the aid of dynamic spectrum access</em></strong><br> Professor Stephen Temple, 5G IC, University of Surrey</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/qBAlOqZ1Lr2ebH" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Panel discussion</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.&nbsp;SPF workshop discussions&nbsp;are&nbsp;held under Chatham House Rule to enable cross-industry collaborative discussion.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13681-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13681-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from May's meeting of techUK's Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group <p>Meeting notes available for member download.&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org">Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13150-round-up-of-techuk-hact-innovation-showcase Round-up of techUK-HACT Innovation Showcase http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13150-round-up-of-techuk-hact-innovation-showcase Mon, 21 May 2018 13:33:52 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Read a round-up and see the slides from our recent techUK-HACT Innovation Launchpad Showcase! <p>Earlier this month techUK partnered with <a href="https://www.hact.org.uk/">HACT</a>&nbsp;to host a <a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12777-technology-in-social-housing-2018-innovation-launchpad-showcase">Innovation Launchpad Showcase</a> to demonstrate the potential for technologies to assist Housing Associations in a range of problem and challenge areas. We heard from 9 technology providers and got hands on with some of their technology too which ranged from integrated platforms to smart key and lock solutions to smart thermostats and energy control.&nbsp;</p> <p>The day saw mini-pitches from a range of companies on some technology which is either pre-market or currently in a different market with the afternoon focused on commons barriers to entry into the market with case studies from where innovation is in action. With several housing associations in attendance there was an informed conversation about the need for digital leadership and a more uniform approach from housing associations whilst there are still clearly lessons to be learned in industry about how to approach housing associations with innovative and tailored solutions.&nbsp;</p> <p>The slides from the day are below and contain contact details for the companies who demonstrated.&nbsp;</p> <p>techUK will continue to work with HACT and housing associations on how to ensure that the two sectors can better understand each other and explore the opportunity that exists for techUK members.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can read more about techUK's relationship with HACT and the <a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12928-housing-sector-call-for-proposals-on-assisted-living-technology">social care challenge that is made to the tech sector here</a>.&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Matthew.Evans@techUK.org">Matthew.Evans@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13122-meeting-notes-future-spectrum-demand Meeting Notes: Future Spectrum Demand http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13122-meeting-notes-future-spectrum-demand Fri, 18 May 2018 10:39:48 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org The first in a series of SPF workshops focusing on Future Spectrum Demand. This meeting will have an overview from Analysys Mason, an update from Ofcom and presentations on spectrum demand in the Utility sector and in agriculture. <p><!--StartFragment--><!--StartFragment-->The presentations for the UK Spectrum Policy Forum - Cluster 1: Future Spectrum Demand (1)<!--EndFragment-->&nbsp;The first in a series of SPF workshops focusing on Future Spectrum Demand. This meeting had an overview from Analysys Mason, an update from Ofcom and presentations on spectrum demand in the Utility sector and in agriculture.<!--StartFragment--></p> <p><em>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 1&nbsp;meeting on Future Spectrum Demand.</em></p> <p><strong>1. Introductions and aim of workshop</strong><br> Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair</p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/AkB7hhX9WyBa5V" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/AkB7hhX9WyBa5V" target="_blank" title="Janette Stewart - Introductions and aims of workshop">Janette Stewart - Introductions and aims of workshop</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <p><strong>2. Ofcom&rsquo;s international engagement &ndash; 470-960MHz</strong><br> Presentation from Stephen Talbot, Ofcom</p> <p><a href="https://www.techuk.org/component/techuksecurity/security/download/13122?file=Stephen_Talbot.Ofcom_-_Ofcom%E2%80%99s_international_engagement_%E2%80%93_470-960MHz_13122.pdf&amp;Itemid=182&amp;return=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudGVjaHVrLm9yZy9pbnNpZ2h0cy9tZWV0aW5nLW5vdGVzL2l0ZW0vMTMxMjItbWVldGluZy1ub3Rlcy1mdXR1cmUtc3BlY3RydW0tZGVtYW5k"><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Stephen%20Talbot.Ofcom%20-%20Ofcom%e2%80%99s%20international%20engagement%20%e2%80%93%20470-960MHz.JPG" style="height:337px; width:599px"></a></p> <p><strong>3. Utility spectrum demand</strong><br> Presentation from Adrian Grilli, JRC</p> </div> <p><!--EndFragment--><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/7pZPubTZsuN4lS" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/7pZPubTZsuN4lS" target="_blank" title="Adrian Grilli - Utility Spectrum Requirements">Adrian Grilli - Utility Spectrum Requirements</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>4. Wireless Technology in Industrial Automation&#8203;</strong><br> Presentation from Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting</div> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/b6NsnwfWt66trH" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/b6NsnwfWt66trH" target="_blank" title="Tony lavender Tony Lavender - Plum Consulting - Wireless Technology Industrial auto">Tony lavender Tony Lavender - Plum Consulting - Wireless Technology Industrial auto</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div> <hr><p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.</p> </div>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13086-nhs-digital-industry-briefings-in-partnership-with-techuk NHS Digital Industry Briefings in partnership with techUK http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13086-nhs-digital-industry-briefings-in-partnership-with-techuk Tue, 15 May 2018 12:54:33 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org NHS Digital, in partnership with techUK hosted the first Industry Briefings for this year in London and Leeds in May. <p>NHS Digital, in partnership with techUK hosted the first Industry Briefings for this year in London and Leeds in May.</p> <p>NHS Digital Programme Directors, Managers and Leads, and the Chairs and Vice Chairs of techUK&rsquo;s Health and Social Care Council presented updates and insights to packed venues in both London and Leeds.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Leeds%20Industry%20Briefing.jpg_large" style="height:450px; width:550px"></p> <p><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/London%20Industry%20Briefings.jpg_large" style="float:left; height:413px; width:550px"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center">&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>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Topics up for discussion included Citizen ID, Electronic Referral Service (eRS) and NHS.UK, and each event concluded with an interactive panel discussion hosted by members of INTEROpen. techUK is in discussions about launching a vendor sub-group for INTEROPen. If you are interested in getting involved, do get in touch.</p> <p>Our interactive voting app heralded a record number of questions. If your question wasn&rsquo;t answered on the day, keep an eye on the <a href="https://www.industrybriefings.co.uk/SSO/login/?status=7&amp;ref=http://www.industrybriefings.co.uk/EVENTS/Industry_Briefings_May_2018/home">Industry Briefings Platform</a> for a list of questions and answers.&nbsp; View the agenda, download the presentations on the Industry Briefings Platform. You may need to register the first time you use the site.</p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">kate.francis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13129-sustainable-supply-chain-group Sustainable Supply Chain Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13129-sustainable-supply-chain-group Tue, 15 May 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from May's meeting of techUK's Sustainable Supply Chain Group available for member download. <p>The Sustainable Supply Chain Group (SSG) brings together sustainability, materials and environmental experts from across the wide techUK membership and focuses on issues affecting the wider supply chain, both up and down stream.</p> <p>This includes the requirements of the RoHS Directive, REACH (the EU flagship chemicals legislation), modern slavery and human rights, sustainable development and responsible mineral sourcing. Meetings also hear from leading NGOs, government and international officials.</p> <p>The SSG discussions focus on the interpretation and understanding of current requirements as they evolve and shaping new policy under consideration by the UK Government, the EU, UN, OECD as well as participating in international pan industry efforts.</p> <p>The SSG is open to all members.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13077-techuk-fosters-the-health-and-social-care-ecosystem techUK fosters the health and social care ecosystem http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13077-techuk-fosters-the-health-and-social-care-ecosystem Mon, 14 May 2018 13:06:48 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Pitching, partnering, and networking were the order of the day at the Health and Social Care Programme’s inaugural Fostering the Ecosystem event.  <p>Pitching, partnering and networking were&nbsp;the order of the day at the Health and Social Care Programme&rsquo;s inaugural <a href="https://portal.techuk.org/my-events/event/?id=4c9f4746-862e-e811-8116-5065f38b5621">Fostering the Health and Social Care Ecosystem event</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Standing up in front of an audience of potential partners or collaborators can be a dauting experience, but techUK members overcame their nerves to take advantage of this opportunity to pitch their ideas to each other and to companies currently providing services to the NHS.&nbsp;</p> <p>This event offered tech companies large and small, from new players to established companies within the health and social care tech market, the opportunity to network, share ideas and identify future business partners. It also provided an excellent opportunity for the large companies involved to expand the network of SMEs they work with to deliver services in the NHS.</p> <p><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Fostering%20the%20ecosystem%20photo.jpg_large" style="height:300px; width:500px"></p> <p>Tracey Watson, Director for Innovation and Partnerships at NHS Digital, showcased the work NHS Digital is doing to help SMEs navigate the NHS. She explained how NHS Digital is working on developing a more transparent way of navigating the health and care system to help SMEs. NHS Digital is aware that transparency within the supply chain would help SMEs, as would guides to evidence gathering and requirements throughout the process. techUK and NHS Digital are working on an SME Charter as part of their strategic partnership priorities for 2018.</p> <p><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Tracey%20Watson%20NHS%20Digital.jpg" style="height:375px; width:500px"></p> <p>Before the general pitches kicked off, Cerner, IBM, Dell-EMC and Oracle presented how they partner with SMEs when supplying to the NHS. From SME developer programmes, incubators, accelerators, and opportunities to work as consortiums, the presenters highlighted many prospects for SMEs, and showcased how large companies can support SMEs selling into the NHS. With innovation often happening in smaller companies, the benefits to the large companies of partnering with SMEs was also apparent.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>This event fits into a whole programme of work by the Health and Social Care Programme on the theme of fostering the health and social care ecosystem: helping SME&rsquo;s to gain better traction in the NHS is one of our priorities for the techUK &ndash; NHS Digital strategic partnership. We are also jointly working on an SME Charter and all our joint working groups will all have an SME champion. If you&rsquo;re interested in getting more involved in this work, <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">do get in touch</a>.</p> <p>We received overwhelmingly positive feedback and the networking continued well into the evening. Given the reaction, we are likely to repeat this event later in the year, so do watch this space.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">kate.francis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13076-the-future-of-digital-health-in-the-nhs The future of digital health in the NHS http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13076-the-future-of-digital-health-in-the-nhs Mon, 14 May 2018 11:16:25 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org techUK and Portland brought together panelists from NHS England and Industry to discuss how best to drive the uptake of technological innovation in the NHS <p>How can the NHS make better use of its data by turning data into insights and insights into population health management? How can Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) encourage innovation in a practical manner? What is the potential for ICSs and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) to drive transformation and innovation at scale?</p> <p>techUK and Portland brought together a <a href="https://portal.techuk.org/SignIn?ReturnUrl=%2fmy-events%2fevent%2f%3fid%3d8c700eca-b043-e811-811a-5065f38b4641">panel to discuss</a> these themes and more. The event was chaired by <strong>Mike Bewick</strong>, former Deputy Medical Director at NHS England. He asked invited panellists to offer their perspective on the impact of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships on driving the uptake of technological innovation in the NHS.</p> <p>The panel included <strong>Bob Rickets</strong>, Director of Commissioning Support Services &amp; Market Development,&nbsp;<strong>NHS England</strong>, Portland advisor <strong>Will Tanner,</strong> formerly deputy head of Theresa May&rsquo;s Policy Unit and co-founder of a mental health start up app, <strong>Bolster</strong>. They were joined by speakers from innovative health service companies, David Orbuch, UK Chief Executive of <strong>Optum, Julia Ross</strong>, Chief Strategist Care and Health, <strong>Predict X</strong>, and <strong>Steve Tope</strong>, Business Development Director, <strong>Tunstall</strong>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Portland%20-%20techUK%20photo.jpg_large" style="height:281px; width:500px"></p> <p><a href="https://portland-communications.com/2018/04/26/the-digital-future-of-healthcare-in-the-uk/">Read Will Tanner&rsquo;s blog for more information. </a></p> <p><a href="https://soundcloud.com/portlandcomms/the-digital-future-of-healthcare-in-the-uk/s-PoxGf">Listen to the full podcast of the event here.&nbsp;</a></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">kate.francis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13007-techuk-defence-security-sme-council-mod-briefing-summary techUK Defence & Security SME Council - MOD Briefing Summary http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13007-techuk-defence-security-sme-council-mod-briefing-summary Fri, 04 May 2018 14:46:41 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org A summary of the techUK Defence & Security SME Council briefing with MOD's Supply Chain Development Team <p>On 2 May 2018, techUK hosted a Defence &amp; Security SME Council briefing for members with Caroline Hose, who works in the MOD&rsquo;s Supply Chain Development Team. The team is responsible for leading work on the department&rsquo;s SME agenda, and also for it's&nbsp;&lsquo;doing business in defence&rsquo; outreach activity. Caroline was invited to update members on MOD&rsquo;s ongoing work to help improve the business environment for SME suppliers. Members were also given the opportunity to raise any issues or concerns with Caroline, enabling her to follow up on these internally within the department.</p> <p>A summary of the MOD briefing is as follows:</p> <ul><li>The MOD has appointed a new Chief Commercial Officer &amp; Supply Chain Director to oversee improved engagement with SMEs</li> <li>To improve data quality and visibility of SME spending, the department has written out to key suppliers requesting information on supply chain spending</li> <li>The Defence Contracts Online (DCO) portal is now connected to Contracts Finder, which is used by all other government departments. The portal also now contains subcontracting opportunities and has links to innovation funding</li> <li>The government has recently launched a prompt-payment public consultation to gather views on whether it would be appropriate to exclude suppliers from major government procurements if they cannot demonstrate a fair, effective and responsible approach to payment in their supply chain management.</li> <li>The MOD is trying to better utilise communication tools like Twitter to improve its outreach activity, and has established a new account: <a href="https://twitter.com/defenceproc?lang=en">@defenceproc</a></li> </ul><p>If you would like to know more about the issues and concerns raised with Caroline during the briefing, please contact Fred Sugden for more information.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:fred.sugden@techuk.org">fred.sugden@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13084-ce-strategy-and-technology-group CE Strategy and Technology Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13084-ce-strategy-and-technology-group Thu, 03 May 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from May's meeting of techUK's CE Strategy and Technology Group meeting available for member download. <p>This group brings techUK TV manufacturer community members together with a forward looking strategic perspective. It addresses the longer term topics that shape the TV manufacturing space, including the platform developments, (international) standards, digital broadcasting developments etc.</p> <p>The group meets when developments demand the longer term perspective from the relevant company participants</p> <p>The main purpose of the group is:</p> <ul><li>to develop common manufacturers' positions on strategic issues in discussion with stakeholders such as the broadcaster community, regulators, government and EU.</li> </ul><p><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Mark Vasey, Panasonic Manufacturing UK<br><strong>Vice-Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Brian Edwards, Sony UK &amp; Ireland<br><strong>Secretary:</strong>&nbsp;Paul Hide, techUK</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12925-techuk-hosts-us-fintech-sandbox-delegation techUK hosts US fintech sandbox delegation http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12925-techuk-hosts-us-fintech-sandbox-delegation Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:16:14 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Legislators from Phoenix Arizona visited techUK to announce a new fintech sandbox <p>On 19 April techUK welcomed a delegation of visitors from Phoenix Arizona, here to tell UK fintech companies of opportunities for expansion into the US. The Phoenix legislature is going ahead with a plan to follow the lead of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority and allow fintech companies to develop thier solutions in a regulatory 'safe-space'.&nbsp;The State of Arizona&rsquo;s new&nbsp;<a href="https://gtmglobal.apms5.com/anywhere/m?s=gtmglobal&amp;m=s_e6643d73-fb36-4018-9596-5caf0e905ec2&amp;u=e1jq4wvfdtfkggtj6rtmagj15n1kjha25mu4cgtq5mwkedtr5n0mcg9m61338gtg69142&amp;r2=d1u78w3k78qjyxvqewq62yk1cwq6evvp5xr74tbkecpq4tbccngq6t9fc5t6jykfdtgjurk5cdqputbk5nk6jwkkegpq6x31ehjjuxbk5nqpctk5e8ppcubeehjp6u1de9jpexbcc5u6ywkt5ntp2vk4c9qqg&amp;n=2">Regulatory Sandbox Programme</a>&nbsp;will provide&nbsp; the parameters and opportunities for companies to test their&nbsp;FS platform in the US for up to 24 months without obtaining a US licence or any other statutory authorisations.&nbsp;</p> <p>Throughout the day companies came for one-to-one session with&nbsp;&nbsp;in-country specialist teams from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gpec.org/">Greater Phoenix Economic Council</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/">techUK</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-trade">Department for International Trade</a>&nbsp;to map out a soft landing into the US West Coast market.&nbsp;</p> <p>Key areas that were covered included:</p> <ul><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Financial Services / Cyber Security</strong>&nbsp;around the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.azag.gov/press-release/arizona-becomes-first-state-us-offer-fintech-regulatory-sandbox">new Arizona FinTech sandbox</a></li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Access to GPEC&rsquo;s Accelerator programme</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; in terms of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gpec.org/services/global-gpec-initiative/gpec-global-growth-accelerator/">grants, in-country support and location planning</a></li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Access to US West Coast markets</strong>&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gpec.org/industries-operations/operations/logistics-and-distribution/">how GPEC can support expansion into the lucrative Californian marketplace</a></li> </ul><p>In the evening, a special event was held with the chief council at the Arizona Attorney General&rsquo;s Office, <a href="https://gtmglobal.apms5.com/anywhere/m?s=gtmglobal&amp;m=s_e6643d73-fb36-4018-9596-5caf0e905ec2&amp;u=e1jq4wvfdtfkggtj6rtmagj15n1kjha25mu4cgtq5mwkedtr5n0mcg9m61338gtg69142&amp;r2=d1u78w3k78qjyxvqewq6rubeddjp8ube5thpyv9fd5q2yw31enp2uxv1ehnpjvkk5mu3cdht6nh3cbr&amp;n=3">Paul Watkins</a>,&nbsp;who described how exactly the sandbox would operate and how&nbsp;the legislative provisions would enable fintech companies to establish their offering in the state.</p> <p>The audience then heard from the&nbsp;Greater Phoenix Economic Council on the provision available to help companies set up in the city in terms of grants and support and the advantages of being located in a state that, while next door to Silicon Valley, beneifits from far lower costs in terms of office space, housing for staff and access to highly-skilled workforce.&nbsp;</p> <p>Further information on this initiative can be found <a href="http://www.gotomarket.global/GTM-Sandbox">here.</a></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:ruth.milligan@techuk.org">ruth.milligan@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12900-open-banking-working-group Open Banking Working Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12900-open-banking-working-group Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:08:09 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from April's meeting of techUK's Open Banking Working Group <p>Meeting notes available for member download.&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org">Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12898-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12898-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:37:55 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary held on Thursday 19 April 2018 <p><strong>Welcome and Introductions</strong><br> Tony Lavender CEO, Plum Consulting and Steering Board Chairman &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Updates from the 5 April UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board &amp; Updates from Cluster Chairs&nbsp;</strong><br> Tony Lavender, UK SPF Steering Board Chairman</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/1w0QmKVvRXahN" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/1w0QmKVvRXahN" target="_blank" title="Steering Board and Cluster Chairs Update">Steering Board and Cluster Chairs Update</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>&nbsp; </p><p><strong>Making more spectrum available (and avoiding fragmentation) </strong><br><strong>Modernizing rules to incentivise and facilitate the deployment of telecoms infrastructure (including low-latency (dark) fibre) </strong><br> George Grayland, Senior Solutions Manager, Nokia</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/lGg0dKBuyXZAkv" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div style="text-align:center"><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/lGg0dKBuyXZAkv" target="_blank" title="George Grayland - Nokia - 5G for People and Things">George Grayland - Nokia - 5G for People and Things</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong><br> &nbsp;</div> <p><strong>In conversation with Jane Humphreys: Mike Short, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for International Trade&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><br> Jane Humphreys, Senior Spectrum Advisor, techUK and Mike Short, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for International Trade</p> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width:500px"><tbody><tr><td><img alt="" src="http://portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/IMG_4941.JPG" style="height:488px; width:590px"></td> </tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Update on 5G Brighton Testbed Trials</strong><br> Peter Curnow-Ford, Senior Advisor - 5G, Digital Catapult</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/DirV8usGDnvgrx" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div style="text-align:center"><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/DirV8usGDnvgrx" target="_blank" title="Peter Curnow-Ford - Digital Catapult - 5G Brighton">Peter Curnow-Ford - Digital Catapult - 5G Brighton</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong><br> &nbsp;</div> <p><strong>AOB and Close</strong><br> Tony Lavender CEO, Plum Consulting and Steering Board Chairman</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12880-joint-techuk-ukspace-satellite-telecoms-committee-meeting-notes Joint techUK/UKspace Satellite Telecoms Committee Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12880-joint-techuk-ukspace-satellite-telecoms-committee-meeting-notes Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:12:26 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Presentations from the Joint techUK/UKspace Satellite Telecommunications Committee held on Wednesday 28 February <p><strong>Introduction by the Chairman</strong><br> Dr. Peter Aspden, Airbus</p> <p><strong>Minutes &amp; Actions from the last meeting</strong><br> Dr. Peter Aspden, Chairman</p> <p><strong>Updates on UKspace, PSC, the Space Growth Partnership &amp; Sector Deal</strong><br> Paul Flanagan, UKspace</p> <p><strong>Update from UK Space Agency, including GovSatCom</strong><br> Mike Rudd, UK Space Agency</p> <p><strong>ARTES update</strong><br> Dr. Nick Appleyard, European Space Agency</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/IriHtu9Onc1iYw" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div style="text-align:center"><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/IriHtu9Onc1iYw" target="_blank" title="Business and ESA - Nick Appleyard (ESA)">Business and ESA - Nick Appleyard (ESA)</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Zephyr HAPS Presentation</strong><br> Roger Tidswell, Airbus</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/BZZu8euL8RTjmb" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div style="text-align:center"><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/BZZu8euL8RTjmb" target="_blank" title="Airbus HAPS Zephyr - Roger Tidswell (Airbus)">Airbus HAPS Zephyr - Roger Tidswell (Airbus)</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>5G, Regulatory &amp; Spectrum issues</strong><br> Julian McGougan, techUK</p> <p><strong>National Satellite Test Facility</strong><br> Dr. Chris Mutlow, Science &amp; Technology Facilities Council</p> <p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" height="485" scrolling="no" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/o3VNYULatbHSsF" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" width="595"></iframe></p> <div style="text-align:center"><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/o3VNYULatbHSsF" target="_blank" title="National Satellite Test Facility - Dr Chris Mutlow (RAL Space)">National Satellite Test Facility - Dr Chris Mutlow (RAL Space)</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>AOB and close</strong><br> Dr. Peter Aspden, Chairman</p> <p><strong>Confirmed dates for 2018 meetings:</strong></p> <ul><li>Tuesday 1 May, 13:00 &ndash; 16:30 (at techUK)</li> <li>Wednesday 11 July, 13:00 &ndash; 16:30 (at techUK)</li> </ul>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12832-round-up-from-ena-open-networks-advisory-meeting Round-up from ENA Open Networks Advisory Meeting http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12832-round-up-from-ena-open-networks-advisory-meeting Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:45:03 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org techUK sits on the Advisory Group for the ENA's Open Networks Project <p>techUK sits on the Advisory Group to the Energy Networks Association (ENA), Open Networks Project.</p> <p>The aim of the project is to:</p> <ul><li>&nbsp;Give help give households, businesses &amp; networks the ability to take advantage of new energy technologies to take control of their energy and lower their costs</li> <li>&nbsp;Help underpin business growth, attract investment and deliver real economic benefits to the UK</li> <li>&nbsp;Take a whole energy system approach to designing solutions by consulting with a wide range of stakeholders, including the gas networks, through the Advisory Group</li> </ul><p>We provide the slides and associated material to our members so that they are aware of the ongoing work within the Project. The Advisory Group's meeting on the 12th April covered; feedback from the consultation that the project ran on its work programme for 2018 and breakout sessions around best practice for connecting flexibility, whole systems investment planning studies and methodologies, defining commonly used terms, proposed updates to DSO Functions and case studies for SGAM models.&nbsp;</p> <p>Attached below is the slides deck from the workshop and a list of products for 2018.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you have any questions then please get in contact with <a href="mailto:matthew.evans@techuk.org?subject=ENA%20Open%20Networks%20Project%20-%20techUK%20involvement">Matthew Evans</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12787-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12787-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Minutes from March's meeting of techUK's DLT Working Group available for member download. <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>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12476-uk-spf-cluster-4-future-wrc-agenda-items-meeting-notes UK SPF - Cluster 4: Future WRC Agenda Items - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12476-uk-spf-cluster-4-future-wrc-agenda-items-meeting-notes Wed, 04 Apr 2018 09:32:43 +0100 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 4: Future WRC Agenda Items workshop held on Thursday 29 March 2018. <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 29 March 2018<br /><strong>Time:</strong> 10:00 - 13:00 (registration from 09:30)<br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> Barry Lewis, UK SPF Cluster 4 Chair</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 4: Future WRC Agenda Items workshop held on Thursday 29 March 2018.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Introduction and Welcome</strong><br />Barry Lewis, SPF Cluster 4 Chair</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/sU7CK29F51Nm0" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/sU7CK29F51Nm0" target="_blank" title="Cluster 4 - International Spectrum Activities ">Cluster 4 - International Spectrum Activities </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>WRC Situation and progress – UK perspective &amp;&nbsp;WRC-23 Prep. Future Agenda Items</strong><br />Steve Talbot, Head of International Spectrum Policy, Ofcom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/5izJxHR8zM4cfx" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/5izJxHR8zM4cfx" target="_blank" title="Ofcom - WRC Situation and Progress - UK Perspective">Ofcom - WRC Situation and Progress - UK Perspective</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>WRC-19 AI 1.5 ESIMs and 9.1.1 2GHz IMT</strong><br />Paul Deedman, Director, Spectrum Regulation, Inmarsat</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/39uF0knstt9jp2" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/39uF0knstt9jp2" target="_blank" title="Inmarsat - WRC-19 AI 1.5 ESIMs and 9.1.1 2GHz IMT">Inmarsat - WRC-19 AI 1.5 ESIMs and 9.1.1 2GHz IMT</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>WRC-19 AI 1.15 – THz Fixed/Mobile services</strong><br />Debora Gentina, ETSI ISG mWT WI#8 Rapporteur, Huawei Technologies</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/A6az9jX6ok8d1G" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/A6az9jX6ok8d1G" target="_blank" title="Huawei - Towards THz Bands">Huawei - Towards THz Bands</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Discussion and Wrap Up</strong></p> <hr /> <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> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12534-spf-cluster-3-economic-and-social-value-meeting-notes SPF Cluster 3: Economic and Social Value - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12534-spf-cluster-3-economic-and-social-value-meeting-notes Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:09:20 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org This SPF Cluster 3 meeting reviewed the previous reports on economic and social value, and considered the scope for assessment of value between now and 2025. Meeting slides available. <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 3 meeting on Economic and Social Value of Spectrum.&nbsp;<br><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p>The UK Spectrum Strategy (2014) set out a vision of doubling the annual contribution of the use of spectrum to the economy by 2025. The last major study commissioned by government on the impact of spectrum on the UK economy was published in 2012. There was further work on taking social value into account in 2015. This Cluster meeting will review the previous reports and the ambition and consider the scope for assessment of value between now and 2025. In particular, changes that have occurred and possible future changes and their impact on value.</p> <p><strong>Introduction</strong>&nbsp;<br> Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting</p> <p><strong>Overview of Analysys Mason 2012 study on the value of spectrum to the UK economy (</strong><strong>2012 report)</strong><br> Philip Bates, Analysys Mason</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/EqPxsJ4aWT11Gu" width="595" height="485" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a title="Philip bates - Analysys Mason - spectrum policy forum 29 march 2018" href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/philip-bates-analysys-mason-spectrum-policy-forum-29-march-2018" target="_blank">Philip bates - Analysys Mason - spectrum policy forum 29 march 2018</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong><br> &nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Taking account of social value in spectrum allocations</strong>&nbsp;<br> Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;" src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/2ZTP8K6kFwAi1u" width="595" height="485" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <div><strong><a title="Tony lavender - Plum Consulting - incorporating social value into spectrum allocation decisions" href="//www.slideshare.net/TechUK/tony-lavender-plum-consulting-incorporating-social-value-into-spectrum-allocation-decisions" target="_blank">Tony lavender - Plum Consulting - incorporating social value into spectrum allocation decisions</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><br><strong>Panel Discussion&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul><li>Steve Jones, Avanti&nbsp;</li> <li>William Webb, Webb Search</li> <li>Mike Wilkinson, Independent</li> </ul><p><img style="height: 338px; width: 600px;" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/Panel%20Discussion%20C3%2029%20March.jpg" alt=""></p> <p>Concluding Remarks</p> <hr><p>More information about the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum" target="_blank">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a>&nbsp;is available here.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12862-insurance-working-group Insurance Working Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12862-insurance-working-group Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:09:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from March's meeting of techUK's Insurance Working Group <p>Meeting notes available for member download.&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org">Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12433-idate-digiworld-executive-club-africa-going-digital IDATE DigiWorld Executive Club - Africa Going Digital http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12433-idate-digiworld-executive-club-africa-going-digital Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:32:33 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the IDATE DigiWorld Executive Club - Africa Going Digital held at techUK on Tuesday 13 March. <p><img src="images/assets/IDATE_digiworld.jpg" alt="IDATE digiworld" width="756" height="169" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><strong>IDATE DigiWorld vision of Digital Africa<br /></strong>Didier Pouillot, ‎Head of Telecom Economics and Business Modelling Practice, IDATE DigiWorld</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/lZLeLuItUVkYOY" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/lZLeLuItUVkYOY" target="_blank" title="Digital Africa: Building the Internet Ecosystem">Digital Africa: Building the Internet Ecosystem</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK<br /><br /></a></strong></div> <p><strong>Future of Broadband for everyone in Africa</strong><br />Srinath Logasubramanian, Head of Business Development, Avanti</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/E82kInVHZFXTGG" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/E82kInVHZFXTGG" target="_blank" title="The Future of Broadband for Everyone in Africa">The Future of Broadband for Everyone in Africa</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13015-environment-strategy-council Environment Strategy Council http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13015-environment-strategy-council Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from March's meeting of techUK's Environment Strategy Council available for member download. <p>The Environment Strategy Council sets the strategic direction for techUK on environmental, human rights, climate change and wider sustainability issues.</p> <p>The ESC is currently looking at how tech can support the delivery of a sustainable and low carbon economy, make the UN Sustainable Development Goals a reality and how new and innovative tech can deliver the policies of the 25 Year Environment Plan and recent Clean Growth Strategy. It is also responding to the developing UK environmental framework and monitoring risks associated with existing the EU.</p> <p>The ESC helps members understand their legal obligations, flag future risks, looks at future policy initiatives and inputs into parliamentary, Governmental, EU and wider international sustainability efforts. It has excellent relationships with Government officials and the wider academic and NGO community.</p> <p>The Council is open to all members with an interest in environment or sustainability issues.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12497-implementing-transfers-of-care-and-open-apis Implementing Transfers of Care and Open APIs http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12497-implementing-transfers-of-care-and-open-apis Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:29:20 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org NHS England, NHS Digital and techUK hosted an event for vendors to explore implementing transfers of care and open APIs. Notes and slides from the event are now available <p>NHS England, NHS Digital and techUK hosted an event for vendors to explore implementing transfers of care and open APIs on 21 February.</p> <p>By 1 October 2<img alt="" src="http://portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/TOC%20photo.JPG" style="float:left; height:176px; margin:5px; width:300px">018, organisations will be expected to have aligned their acute inpatient discharge, emergency care discharges, mental health discharges and outpatient letters with the nationally published specifications. (NHS Standard Contract)</p> <p>All organisations will be required, by 31 December 2018 to have implemented the generic record API specified by CareConnect at a minimum. (NHS Standard Contract)</p> <p>The purpose of this workshop was to consider the potential barriers to implementing transfers of care and open APIs and to explore how we can overcome those barriers.</p> <p>By working together there is an opportunity for vendors, NHSE and NHSD to understand the challenges, share learning and identify next steps.</p> <p>The event&nbsp;covered:</p> <ul><li>Standard contract update</li> <li>Technical specification and standard development update</li> <li>Vendor update</li> <li>PRSB site visit findings</li> <li>Next steps</li> </ul><p>The event also included a breakout session to explore:</p> <ul><li>The barriers to implementation</li> <li>How we overcome those barriers</li> </ul><p>Slides from the event and a document on useful links for interoperability are available for download below</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">kate.francis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12997-consumer-electronics-council Consumer Electronics Council http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12997-consumer-electronics-council Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from March's meeting of techUK's Consumer Electronics Council available for member download. <p>A steering group established to guide sector representation to government, broadcasters, and technical bodies on behalf of UK consumer electronics players.</p> <p>As the boundaries between hardware, delivery and content merge in the connected world, the council works to help members navigate disruption and develop new strategies which continue to deliver valued customer experiences and secure future revenue streams.</p> <p>The council is a must for those interested in policy, regulatory, technical and market issues within the consumer electronics environment.</p> <p>The council aims to:</p> <ul><li>Create the best possible commercial environment for device manufacturers and key third party players to operate</li> <li>Direct sector representation on the future of free to air television platforms and the role of sector broadcasters</li> <li>Influence and raise profile of the CE industry within government and to media and other key stakeholders.</li> </ul><p><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Richard Bass, Head of B2C Business Unit, Hitachi Digital Media Group, Hitachi Europe Ltd</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13016-trade-and-customs-compliance-group Trade and Customs Compliance Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13016-trade-and-customs-compliance-group Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from March's meeting of techUK's Trade and Customs Compliance Group available for member download. <p>The Trade and Customs Compliance Group is the forum for discussing issues around export controls, customs and international trade.</p> <p>The group leads on all techUK&rsquo;s policy work including OGELs, dual-use legislation, Wassenaar and defence exports, to customs, sanctions, international trade rules and more. The group aims to be the leading discussion forum for dual-use tech and formed from the merger of JETSECC (which focused on export controls) and ITAC (which covered trade and customs) and is chaired by David Macready of Fujitsu. The group also works in partnership with the ECJU, DIT, BEIS and the NSCS as well as other trade associations, law firms and consultants to develop industry positions.</p> <p>There are three current subgroups (to be reconstituted in December 2017), covering:</p> <ul><li><strong>Brexit.</strong> This sub-group is looking at what the export community wants from Brexit and how the UK should manage sanctions and how to develop legislation for effective dual-use controls</li> <li><strong>Customs.</strong> The customs sub-group will lead on engagement with Government on a new customs system post-Brexit, specifically examining the Customs Bill and the transition from CHIEF to CDS</li> <li><strong>Communications.</strong> This group will look at how the group communicates and manages external relations and raise the profile of the TCCG.</li> </ul>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13036-energy-and-eco-design-group Energy and Eco-Design Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13036-energy-and-eco-design-group Thu, 08 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from March's meeting of techUK's Energy and Eco-Design Group available for member download. <p>The Energy and Eco-design Group (EEG) is for techUK members to explore UK and European regulatory developments relating to energy use, carbon reporting, energy labelling and eco-design of products as well as the underpinning standards and market surveillance.</p> <p>The group is currently focused on monitoring and influencing policy development within BEIS and Defra in the EU's circular economy package, eco-design measures for energy and material efficiency as well as looking at energy compliance issues faced by members in their business operations including ESOS, energy auditing and carbon reporting. It considers more broadly future energy risks associated with the growth of digital technologies.</p> <p>The group is open to all members.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13115-waste-and-resources-group Waste and Resources Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13115-waste-and-resources-group Thu, 08 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from March's meeting of techUK's Waste and Resources Group. <p>The Waste and Resource Group (WRG) is the forum for the techUK members placing goods on the market and responsible for the recycling and disposal at end of life.</p> <p>Currently the WRG is looking at the future of Extended Producer Responsibility schemes in the UK, helping Defra with the upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, implementation of the EU Circular Economy Package and helping members comply with the WEEE, Packaging and Batteries Directives. The group helps Defra set targets for collections and advocates measures that support an effective UK WEEE System.</p> <p>The group also hears from the recycling, waste management and Producer Compliance Scheme communities and feeds into the techUK chaired Joint Trade Association for producers of electrical and electronic equipment.</p> <p><strong>The group is open to any member placing physical goods on the market. If you are a member of this group, please contact&nbsp;</strong><a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=Meeting%20notes%20-%20WRG%20March%202018">Lucas Banach</a><strong>&nbsp;to obtain the meeting notes.&nbsp;</strong></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13024-product-technical-policy-and-standards-group Product Technical Policy and Standards Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13024-product-technical-policy-and-standards-group Tue, 06 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from March's meeting of techUK's Product Technical Policy and Standards Group available for member download. <p>The Product Technical Policy and Standards Group (PTPS) covers electro-technical policies affecting products as well as the standards manufacturers must comply with before tech goods can be sold in the UK.</p> <p>Currently the PTPS is focused on understanding what Brexit means for physical goods, conformity assessments and its impact on design requirements. It is campaigning to keep the UK within CE marking and membership of the European Standardization organisations. The group also lobbies on the details of specific legislation such as the Radio Equipment, Low Voltage and Electromagnetic Compatibility Directives.</p> <p>The PTPS also works with the BSI and sits on numerous UK and international CEN, CENELEC, IEC, ISO and IEEE standards committees and updates members on standards in development. The PTPS engages with BEIS, other industry fora (including Digital Europe) and Market Surveillance Authorities on product compliance.</p> <p>The PTPS is open to all members, but is mainly for those manufacturing physical goods.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12365-uk-spf-cluster-1-2-demand-for-spectrum-in-26ghz-meeting-notes UK SPF - Cluster 1 & 2: Demand For Spectrum in 26GHz Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12365-uk-spf-cluster-1-2-demand-for-spectrum-in-26ghz-meeting-notes Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:57:48 +0000 Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org Meeting notes for UK SPF Cluster 1 & 2: Demand For Spectrum in 26GHz <p>Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018<br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chairs: Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason and Cluster 1 Chair &amp; Peter Curnow Ford, Viatec Associates Ltd and Cluster 2 Chair</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Wednesday 28 February 2018.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p><strong>Workshop Introductions</strong><br />Introductions from the Cluster 1 and 2 Chairs</p> <p><strong>Industry Response to Ofcom’s call for input on 5G spectrum access at 26GHz and update on bands above 30GHz</strong><br />Summary of published industry responses to Ofcom’s call for input summary presentation - Janette Stewart, Analysys Mason</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/rtaAHsgzYL4o9" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/rtaAHsgzYL4o9" target="_blank" title="Responses to Ofcom's 26GHz 'Call for Inputs' on 5G mm-wave market demand">Responses to Ofcom's 26GHz 'Call for Inputs' on 5G mm-wave market demand</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Update on the CEPT preparations for WRC-19 agenda item 1.13</strong><br />Robert Cooper (Ofcom – CEPT coordinator for AI1.13)</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/2mS8euJtFJnfKX" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/2mS8euJtFJnfKX" target="_blank" title="CEPT Preparations for WRC-19 agenda item 1.13">CEPT Preparations for WRC-19 agenda item 1.13</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Millimeter-wave market demand from ‘verticals’</strong></p> <p>Future Rail Connectivity – Saul Friedner, LS Telecom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/JIL9H7fZQjajE2" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/JIL9H7fZQjajE2" target="_blank" title="Demand for Spectrum from the Rail Sector">Demand for Spectrum from the Rail Sector</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Connecting Towns and Cities – Istvan Lajtos</p> <p><strong>Industry Viewpoints</strong></p> <p>Role of Satellite in 5G – Kumar Singarajah, Avanti 5G mm-wave Perspective from Equipment Vendors – Luigi Ardito, GSA</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/xzDYr2zs5ctVfF" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/xzDYr2zs5ctVfF" target="_blank" title="Some Perspectives on 5G/Satellites at MM Wave">Some Perspectives on 5G/Satellites at MM Wave</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Discussion and Next Steps - all</strong></p> <hr /> <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> <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>{sophie.weston@techuk.org{/bio}&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12363-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials-meeting-notes UK SPF - Cluster 2: Access to Spectrum for 5G Testbeds & Trials Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12363-uk-spf-cluster-2-access-to-spectrum-for-5g-testbeds-trials-meeting-notes Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:17:44 +0000 Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org Meeting notes and slides for UK SPF - Cluster 2: Access to Spectrum for 5G Testbeds & Trials <p>Date: Monday 19 February 2018<br />Venue: techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br />Chair: Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec Associates Ltd</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Monday 19 February 2018.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><strong>Agenda</strong></p> <p>Introduction and Scene Setting - Peter Curnow-Ford, Cluster 2 Chair, UK SPF</p> <p>5G Testbeds &amp; Trials Competition - Tony Sceales, Sector Coordination Lead, 5G Testbeds and Trials, DCMS</p> <ul> <li>Background to Competition</li> <li>Need for Spectrum</li> </ul> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/HXKJNOP8ljvtLV" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/HXKJNOP8ljvtLV" target="_blank" title="5G Testbuds and Trials: Programme Strategy and Structure">5G Testbuds and Trials: Programme Strategy and Structure</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>5G Spectrum Bands - Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec Associates Ltd</p> <ul> <li>Candidate Bands</li> <li>Other Options</li> </ul> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/jpHWXqjFzASXmE" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/jpHWXqjFzASXmE" target="_blank" title="UK SPF Cluster 2 - Access to Spectrum 5G TestBeds">UK SPF Cluster 2 - Access to Spectrum 5G TestBeds</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Test and Development Licenses - Gordon Drake, Head of Non-Operational Licensing, Ofcom</p> <ul> <li>What are they</li> <li>How to get one</li> <li>Technical Considerations</li> </ul> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/18ldzuRL2P4qVH" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/18ldzuRL2P4qVH" target="_blank" title="Introduction to Non Operational licensing for research, innovation and trials">Introduction to Non Operational licensing for research, innovation and trials</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Discussion - All</p> <div><hr /></div> <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> <p> <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>{sophie.weston@techuk.org{/bio}</p> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12328-higher-education-tech-market-future-trends-opportunities-and-challenges Higher Education Tech Market: Future Trends, Opportunities and Challenges http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12328-higher-education-tech-market-future-trends-opportunities-and-challenges Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:48:40 +0000 Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org Student recruitment, retention and experience should be key areas of consideration for tech providers <p>The education and learning technology sector contributes more than <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/13/edtech-is-the-next-fintech/">£1 billion to the U.K. economy each year,</a> and in the process has established some of the most innovative startup companies in the world. The EdTech sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK and is <a href="https://edtechnology.co.uk/Article/the-uk-ranks-1-in-edtech-venture-capital-funding-in-europe">expected to reach £3.4bn by 2021.</a></p> <p>techUK was delighted to host a briefing session putting the spotlight on the higher education market and the opportunities for the tech market. We were delighted to welcome to the panel Dale Peters, Principal Analyst, <strong>TechMarketView</strong>; Peter O'Rourke, Director of IT, <strong>University of Suffolk</strong>; and Jude Sheeran, CEO, <strong>Eduserv.</strong></p> <p>It was highlighted that higher education is the bright spot of edtech. With the steady rise of students enrolling, growing fees students are now more like consumers creating a more competitive environment for universities.</p> <p><strong>Student Recruitment, Retention and Experience</strong></p> <p>The increase in tuition fees coupled with fierce global competition has created a competitive environment for universities in attracting and retaining students, placing additional importance on optimizing the student experience.</p> <p>As such we are seeing investment in enrolment software to improve engagement with students, as well as increased use of chatbots to automate the recruitment process. Utilisation of data analytics and machine learning to analyse, measure and report on student experience to prevent student drop-outs.</p> <p>The HESA website was referenced as a useful tool to understand how the sector collects and uses data.</p> <p><strong>Changing Market</strong></p> <p>Most UK universities now use summer clearing and make unconditional offers and this is to help generate financial surplus as universities are dependent on student fees. The key ask to suppliers is how will your solution help increase student recruitment and improve retention rates. As such, IT directors might not necessarily be the best point of contact but those tasked with student recruitment and experience. However, when engaging with IT work with them to help make the business case to others in the institution.</p> <p>Partnering with universities and making them an early adopter was suggested as a potential model.</p> <p><strong>Data</strong></p> <p>Universities also have so much data themselves so suppliers can work with them to make better intelligence/decisions based on existing data.</p> <p><strong>Tech Trends</strong></p> <p>We are also seeing a shift to the cloud and move to Internet of Things on campus which is in itself creating more data. Longer term higher education institutions are looking at blockchain.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12318-future-power-systems-architect-project-tech-opportunities Future Power Systems Architect Project - tech opportunities http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12318-future-power-systems-architect-project-tech-opportunities Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:17:57 +0000 Matthew Evans(techUK) Matthew.Evans@techUK.org Meeting notes from a workshop that techUK hosted with the FPSA project team <p>On Monday techUK hosted the part of the Future Power Systems Architecture (FPSA) team from the Energy Systems Catapult for a <a href="events/workshop/item/11866-future-power-systems-architecture-tech-opportunities-workshop">workshop</a> to discuss the opportunities that exist for tech players in this project.&nbsp;</p> <p>FSPA is a combined effort involving dozens of industry professionals, academics, policymakers and stakeholders, led by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Energy Systems Catapult, sponsored by Innovate UK, to assess the challenges to be faced in the electricity system by 2030 and to identify new functionality required.</p> <p>The project has currently identified 35 functions that will be required in by 2030 with these ranging from those that help manage the interface with connected energy systems to providing capabilities for use in emergencies.&nbsp;Discussions in the workshop focused on some of the connectivity characteristics that will be need to faciliate these functions, the ability to introduce more innovation into the sector - including in market policy, and around data governance and access.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>These are all areas that techUK will be exploring in our Smart Energy work stream. If you would like to find out more on this work then please get in touch.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12998-digital-radio-group Digital Radio Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12998-digital-radio-group Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from February's meeting of techUK's Digital Radio Group available for member download. <p>This group meets on an ad hoc basis to discuss issues that relate to the promotion of Digital Radio in the lead up to a digital switchover.</p> <p>Topics addressed include endorsement of compliant products with standards set by DCMS and agreed by industry. Guest speakers are regularly invited</p> <p>The main purpose of this group is:</p> <ul><li>To coordinate a consensus view from the manufacturers' perspective and promote that view</li> </ul><ul><li>To update the group on the progress of take up by the UK public towards switchover</li> </ul><p><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Owen Watters, CEO, Roberts Radio</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13703-bank-of-england-rtgs-renewal-workshop-meeting-notes Bank of England: RTGS Renewal workshop - meeting notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13703-bank-of-england-rtgs-renewal-workshop-meeting-notes Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org On 22 February 2018 the Bank met with a group of techUK members. <p><strong>On 22 February 2018 the Bank met with a group of techUK members. The purpose was to inform proposals on ISO 20022 and synchronisation by gaining insight from technology vendors on how payments software interacts with the Bank&rsquo;s RTGS system.</strong></p> <p>The Bank of England operates the real-time gross settlement (RTGS) service which lies at the heart of UK payments. In total, RTGS settles around &pound;600bn of payments each day which is close to the UK&rsquo;s annual GDP every 3 days. RTGS holds accounts for banks, building societies and other institutions. The balances in these accounts can be used to move money in real time between these account holders. This delivers final and risk-free settlement.</p> <p>The Bank is undertaking a programme to replace the current service. As part of this programme, the Bank has engaged with a wide range of stakeholders to help inform its thinking across a number of topics. In early February 2018, techUK contacted members with an opportunity to participate in a workshop on the ISO 20022 payment messaging standard and synchronisation, both of which are key components of the RTGS Renewal&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/paper/2017/a-blueprint-for-a-new-rtgs-service-for-the-uk">blueprint</a>. Below is a short summary of the meeting.</p> <p><strong>ISO 20022</strong></p> <p>The implementation of ISO 20022 could mean significant changes across the payments industry. Getting the design and approach to implementation right is critical to its success. To date, the Bank has engaged across the domestic and international payments industry to develop interoperable and harmonised standards. As part of this, the Bank has established two ISO 20022 Working Groups, comprised of representatives from across the industry to contribute to designing and implementing the new messaging standard.</p> <p>The Bank introduced the key emerging conclusions from the Industry Working Groups focusing the discussion in particular on extending character sets, remittance information and transitional arrangements.</p> <p>Widespread adoption of ISO 20022 has the potential to bring significant benefits for individual firms, and for the financial system as a whole. It can enrich the data carried in payments messages, improve compatibility across technology platforms and create opportunities for collaboration and innovation. In late spring 2018 the Bank will run an open consultation to inform both the design and timeline for transition to ISO 20022. Further information will be posted on the Bank&rsquo;s website in due course.</p> <p><strong>Synchronisation</strong></p> <p>The Bank introduced the concept of synchronisation - the ability to synchronise cash movements in RTGS with the movement of cash and assets held in other payment systems. Synchronisation in this context is the concept of a payment (or group of payments) settling if and only if another payment (or set) also settles. Attendees discussed use cases and risks as well as the potential benefits of synchronisation.</p> <p><strong>To see the full write-up and for further information on the RTGS Renewal programme please visit the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/payment-and-settlement/rtgs-renewal-programme">Bank&rsquo;s website</a>. If you would like to sign up for the bi-monthly RTGS Renewal newsletter please contact the Bank via&nbsp;<a href="mailto:RTGSEngagement@bankofengland.co.uk">RTGSEngagement@bankofengland.co.uk</a>.</strong></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:ruth.milligan@techuk.org">ruth.milligan@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13002-consumer-electronics-service-forum Consumer Electronics Service Forum http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13002-consumer-electronics-service-forum Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from February's meeting of techUK's Consumer Electronics Service Forum available for member download. <p>This group assembles the service manager community of consumer electronics manufacturers to discuss the latest service compliance issues, consumer law revisions, and the introduction of new technology and services. The group also supports the HEEST Apprenticeship for service engineers and is a forum for discussing product recall, electrical safety and supports customer facing staff by considering the likely future areas of customer interest.</p> <p>The main purpose of the group is:</p> <ul><li>To update consumer electronics manufacturers about the current and future regulatory environment to avoid non-compliance and support their customer service functions.</li> <li>To help develop industry best practice to aid efficiency and minimise costs.</li> </ul><p><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Manoj Aggarwal, Vestel UK Limited</p> <p><strong>Secretary:</strong>&nbsp;Jo Fialho, Teac UK</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12297-police-tech-end-user-perspectives Police Tech: End User Perspectives http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12297-police-tech-end-user-perspectives Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:10:53 +0000 Henry Rex(techUK) henry.rex@techuk.org CoPACC recently conducted a survey of police officers , assessing their views on the provision of ICT. This panel event explored the results of the survey. <p>Earlier this month techUK hosted an event looking at how frontline police officers view their tech. The focal point of the event was&nbsp;CoPaCC's recent <a href="https://policinginsight.com/news/copacc-publishes-unique-insight-police-ict-end-user-perspectives/" target="_blank">Police ICT User Survey</a>, which&nbsp;assessed the views of officers from every UK Police Force on the provision of ICT by their force. This event explored the results of the survey, and discussed what insights for suppliers the findings reveal. The panel consisted of a very strong line up of speakers who gave a 360-degree view of the police ICT market.</p> <p>The session was chaired by <strong>Neil Beet</strong>, Director of Blue Lights Digital and member of techUK's Justice &amp; Emergency Services Committee, who opened proceedings by sharing his reflections, both as a former officer and now an industry supplier, on technology supplied to the frontline.&nbsp;<strong>Bernard Rix</strong>, who as&nbsp;the CEO of CoPaCC, conducted the survey, then presented his key findings and explained a bit about the methodology.</p> <p>The panellists shared their thoughts on what Bernard had presented.&nbsp;<strong>Simon Kempton</strong>, Police Federation lead for ICT, gave an operational front-line perspective, and spoke about the critical importance of end-user engagement in specifying requirements. <strong>Lord Wasserman</strong>, a Government Adviser on Policing and Criminal Justice, provided his view of policing and technology over the past few years, and gave some valuable international comparisons. And&nbsp;<strong>Clare Elford</strong>, the MD of Clue Computing,&nbsp;an established supplier of investigative technology, gave the industry view, highlighting what industry could learn from the survey, and emphasising that there are two sides to the provision of technology, and there are certain things that policing could do to improve the process too.</p> <p>Some interesting points arose from the panel discussion and Q&amp;A. The imperfection of current procurement mechanisms was acknowledged by both industry and police. And it was posited that there seemed to be a gap in chief officers communicating their technology visions to the frontline. The sense in the room was that the survey revealed that the critical importance of technology transformation was not being fully communicated across the entirety of forces.</p> <p>Ultimately, the conclusion was that only by close partnership working between police and industry can the provision of technology be optimised for the safety and security of us all.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12077-police-tech-end-user-perspectives" target="_blank">You can read the Policing Insight report of this event here.</a></p> <p><em>This event is part of a series of activities leading up to the Mission Critical Technologies conference in June. <a href="https://tmt.knect365.com/mission-critical-technologies/" target="_blank">Find out more about this major industry event.</a></em></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:henry.rex@techuk.org">henry.rex@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12293-harnessing-digital-to-prevent-homelessness Harnessing Digital to Prevent Homelessness http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12293-harnessing-digital-to-prevent-homelessness Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:10:32 +0000 Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org Key learnings and insights from the techUK-LGiU roundtable on how data and tech can prevent homelessness <p>The latest official figures show an estimated 4,751 people in England were forced to sleep outside in 2016, up 15% on the previous year and on the rise for the seventh year running. Tackling and preventing homelessness is one of the biggest challenges facing cities and local government. Furthermore, the Government’s new <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2017/13/contents/enacted">Homelessness Reduction Act</a>, will place more responsibility on local government to prevent homelessness when it comes into force in April 2018.</p> <p>With a renewed focus on prevention, techUK with the <a href="https://www.lgiu.org.uk/">LGiU</a> hosted a roundtable on 30 January to bring together local government and tech industry to discuss how the sectors can collaborate most effectively across the policy eco-system and within communities to prevent homelessness. It was also a chance to learn and share what colleagues in other councils are already doing, as well as to discuss the potential of digital to transform service outcomes. We were delighted to have Hackney, Devon. Camden, <a href="http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=14488&amp;p=0">Wolverhampton</a>, Sevenoaks Council and <a href="https://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/node/31063">London Ventures</a> attend and share what they’ve been doing on preventing homelessness.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="images/assets/Preventing_Homelessness_Roundtable.jpg" alt="Preventing Homelessness Roundtable" width="640" height="480" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Shareable Data</strong></p> <p>Before we kicked off the discussion Lucy Knight, Open Data Lead, Devon County Council provided some opening remarks. A key point Lucy raised was that we often talk about data sharing but what we need is <a href="https://innovation.thomsonreuters.com/en/labs/shareable-data.html">shareable data,</a> data that is fit for purpose. Furthermore, how we share data needs a far more coherent approach. It was also stressed that digital is about how it can make things better, in this instance helping the citizen to navigate the system efficiently without having to share their story multiple times to different people.</p> <p><strong>Building Partnerships</strong></p> <p>We then heard from Joanna Huxton, National Liaison Manager, Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing about the cultural barriers to data sharing and the importance of a common purpose when setting-up partnerships with the purpose of doing things differently. This was a point raised in the discussion later, often how to reach out and collaborate on a practical level is a challenge and articulating a common purpose can overcome this.</p> <p><strong>Multi-Agency Working</strong></p> <p>To effectively tackle the issue it was agreed we need to address the whole person needs and engage other services in design, from public health to police to town centres.</p> <p><strong>Use of Apps</strong></p> <p>The councils in the room shared their experiences and projects in using digital to tackle homelessness. Hackney Council are beginning by mapping the customer journey, seeing how data can be used more intelligently to sign-post and intervene. Camden and Wolverhampton council spoke about their respective apps (Safer Streets and Street Link) that enables members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them.</p> <p><strong>Spotting Trends</strong></p> <p>It is much cheaper to do interventions and as such looking at touch points and tackling the causes of homelessness will be far more effective. It is useful to know common trends, common geography to help inform the tech solution also. The focus needs to be on people and outcomes.</p> <p><strong>Getting the Process Right</strong></p> <p>A common theme that was discussed was the importance of getting the process right around the system. This needs to be tackled before we even look at the data to predict and prevent homelessness. This is</p> <p><strong>Creating the space to share best practice</strong></p> <p>A question raised was how do we make sure that the good work happening across councils is shared. Are we not all trying to solve the same issue but yet difficult to find out where the best practice is as there is no physical space to share this information. It was noted to also look internationally for good work in this area. <a href="http://uk.businessinsider.com/housing-the-homeless-in-san-francisco-2016-11">San Francisco</a> and their use of ship containers as alternative accommodation was referenced.</p> <p>In response to this, LGiU mentioned they’re putting together a pack of case studies on the Homelessness Reduction Act.</p> <p>Another suggestion was to work with techUK on a homelessness hackathan, working together to solve various challenges.</p> <p><strong>More than Just a Tick-Box Exercise</strong></p> <p>The general consensus in the room was that the Homelessness Reduction Act should not just be seen as a compliance issue but an opportunity to take a more innovative approach to prevention and ultimately designing out homelessness.</p> <h3>Other Blogs &amp; Further Information:</h3> <p><a href="http://www.capita.com/create-tomorrow/technology-software-digital/2018/can-harnessing-digital-help-prevent-homelessness/">Can harnessing digital help prevent homelessness? </a>by&nbsp;Bobby Chandan,&nbsp;Market director, Capita Transformation, Local Public Services</p> <hr /> <p>We would like to use this roundtable to continue the conversation around homelessness prevention and share best practice. If you are a council or supplier and have a case study to share please do get in touch.</p> <p>This is part of a series of roundtables techUK and LGiU are looking to host. If you have any views or thoughts on further service areas you would like us to focus on please do get in touch.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12288-event-round-up-future-of-iot Event Round-up: Future of IoT http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12288-event-round-up-future-of-iot Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:33:26 +0000 Matthew Evans(techUK) Matthew.Evans@techUK.org techUK partnered with Experis and High-Tech Bristol and Bath to bring the Future of IoT event to Bristol on the 7th February. <p>techUK partnered with <a href="https://www.experis.co.uk/">Experis</a> and <a href="https://hbb.org.uk/">High-Tech Bristol and Bath</a> to bring the Future of IoT event to Bristol on the 7th February.</p> <p>Held at the Watershed we were delighted to welcome over 170 people to the event, as well as those that joined the conversation online via #IoTBristol.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/IMG_0888.JPG" alt="IMG 0888" width="666" height="499" /></p> <p>The day started off looking at some of the key trends driving the Internet of Things and potential for it to grow and deliver value to consumers, citizens and consumers over the next 10 years. We heard from the West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, about the potential for IoT within the West of England region and the need to focus on the Smart Place concept and take advantage of 5G technology.</p> <p>The day moved on to focus on companies that are driving the implementation of IoT solutions and products. Two areas which were raised were having the right skills and security.</p> <p>In discussing the skills challenge it was apparent that the tech sector itself has real challenges, as well as those felt by other sectors as they increased their own digital maturity. The key messages included focusing on the ‘learnability’ of current and prospective employees as well as helping to develop the talent pipeline directly <a href="https://www.dysoninstitute.com/">as Dyson have done</a>.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/IMG_0895.JPG" alt="IMG 0895" width="658" height="578" /></p> <p>Moving on to security we heard about the work of the IoT Security Foundation in helping to provide best practice as well as from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and what actions Government is taking in this area.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/Security.jpg" alt="Security" width="662" height="467" /></p> <p>We wrapped up the day with a chance to get hands on with a range of technology and networking.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/Networking.jpg" alt="Networking" width="661" height="371" /></p> <p>See here for <a href="http://techcities.experis.co.uk/">Experis' Tech Cities Job Watch</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12066-building-bristol-s-trust-in-the-security-of-the-cloud">See here for techUK’s next event in Bristol on Cloud Security</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12263-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12263-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:57:29 +0000 Melanie Worthy(techUK) Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org Minutes from January's meeting of techUK's DLT Working Group available for member download. <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> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12249-minutes-from-january-s-meeting-of-financial-services-meeting Financial Services Council http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12249-minutes-from-january-s-meeting-of-financial-services-meeting Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:29:07 +0000 Melanie Worthy(techUK) Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org Minutes from January's meeting of techUK's Financial Services Council available for member download. <p>techUK's Financial Services Council is the overarching policy body for the programme as a whole, identifying priority areas for further work and steering overall aims and goals.</p> <p>If you have any questions, please contact:</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12252-trackside-connectivity-on-britain-s-railways-challenges-and-next-steps Trackside Connectivity on Britain’s Railways – Challenges and Next Steps http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12252-trackside-connectivity-on-britain-s-railways-challenges-and-next-steps Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:37:04 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the Trackside Connectivity on Britain’s Railways – Challenges and Next Steps event held on Tuesday 6 February <p><strong>Welcome</strong></p> <p>Julian McGougan, techUK</p> <p><strong>Government Position on Digital Connectivity on Trains – What Next for Rail Telecoms Policy</strong></p> <p>Dr. Nick Munn, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/NaRhYth5RvM2fd" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/NaRhYth5RvM2fd" target="_blank" title="Government Position on Digital Connectivity on Trains – What Next for Rail Telecoms Policy">Government Position on Digital Connectivity on Trains – What Next for Rail Telecoms Policy</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Andy Cook, Department for Transport</p> <p><em>Slides currently unavailable</em></p> <p><strong>Launch of Connected Train and Customer Communications: Rail and Digital Industry Roadmap (T1138)</strong></p> <p>Mark Maclean, Telent Techonology Services Ltd</p> <p>Saul Friedner, LS Telcom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/k2JVsYsmggQWLm" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/k2JVsYsmggQWLm" target="_blank" title="Connected Train and Customer Communications: Rail and Digital Industry Roadmap (T1138)">Connected Train and Customer Communications: Rail and Digital Industry Roadmap (T1138)</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Train and Freight Operators’ Benefits, Challenges and Next Steps</strong></p> <p>Nick Wilson &amp; Richard Evans, Rail Delivery Group</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/kFU0GeA5Y21BF4" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/kFU0GeA5Y21BF4" target="_blank" title="Train and Freight Operators - Rail Delivery Group">Train and Freight Operators - Rail Delivery Group</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Trackside Infrastructure - Experiences of Developing a Neutral Host Facility (South Hampstead) on the Railway</strong></p> <p>Kevin Ford, Network Rail</p> <p><em>Slides currently unavailable</em></p> <p><strong>Trackside Solutions and Options</strong></p> <p>Andrew Conway, BAI Communications</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/93vct3Hd9KGCTq" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/93vct3Hd9KGCTq" target="_blank" title="Trackside Solutions and Options - BAI Communications">Trackside Solutions and Options - BAI Communications</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Alastair Davidson, Wireless Infrastructure Group</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/5fmZcgU2B7hQyA" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/5fmZcgU2B7hQyA" target="_blank" title="Trackside Solutions and Options - Wireless Infrastructure Group">Trackside Solutions and Options - Wireless Infrastructure Group</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Nigel Wallbridge, Telerail</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/iKe7aS5kQTJFoB" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/iKe7aS5kQTJFoB" target="_blank" title="Trackside Solutions and Options - Telerail">Trackside Solutions and Options - Telerail</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Summary and Close Up</strong></p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13128-sustainable-supply-chain-group Sustainable Supply Chain Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13128-sustainable-supply-chain-group Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from February's meeting of techUK's Sustainable Supply Chain Group available for member download. <p>The Sustainable Supply Chain Group (SSG) brings together sustainability, materials and environmental experts from across the wide techUK membership and focuses on issues affecting the wider supply chain, both up and down stream.</p> <p>This includes the requirements of the RoHS Directive, REACH (the EU flagship chemicals legislation), modern slavery and human rights, sustainable development and responsible mineral sourcing. Meetings also hear from leading NGOs, government and international officials.</p> <p>The SSG discussions focus on the interpretation and understanding of current requirements as they evolve and shaping new policy under consideration by the UK Government, the EU, UN, OECD as well as participating in international pan industry efforts.</p> <p>The SSG is open to all members.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12234-digital-health-opportunities-in-the-uk Digital Health Opportunities in the UK http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12234-digital-health-opportunities-in-the-uk Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:16:12 +0000 Kate Francis(techUK) kate.francis@techuk.org Our recent panel event with the Department for International Trade explored opportunities, challenges and success stories of digital health suppliers working with the NHS <p>Is the UK one of the best countries in the world to develop, evaluate and commercialise digital health technologies? What are the common issues companies face in working with the NHS? For an early start up with very little funding or resource, who would be the best organisation to help guide the company and make the relevant connections?</p> <p>These are some of the questions our insightful panel addressed to a packed audience of in-person and live-streaming attendees.</p> <p>Chair, <strong>Chris Howie</strong>, European Life Sciences Specialist at the Department for International Trade, was joined by a great line up of panelists: <strong>Tracey Watson</strong>, Director of Innovation and Partnerships at NHS Digital, <strong>Bernice Dillon</strong>, Technical Advisor (Evaluations) at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), <strong>Yinka Makinde</strong>, Programme Director at DigitalHealth.London, <strong>James Somauroo</strong>, Interim Programme Director at DigitalHealth.London, and two IT suppliers <strong>Jonathan Knight</strong>, Founder and CEO of Perfect Ward, and <strong>Asif Qasim</strong>, Founder and CEO of MedShr and Consultant Cardiologist.</p> <p>Topics ranged from how DigitalHealth.London supports digital health suppliers through their services and accelerator programme to enter and thrive in the UK market, and NICE’s Health and Care Apps appraisals and briefings and guidance for evidence gathering, to NHS Digital’s objectives and five focus areas of activity. The panel also had a frank and pragmatic discussion on the opportunities, challenges and success stories of working with the NHS.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/Panelists.jpg" alt="Panelists" /></p> <p><a href="https://zoom.us/recording/play/1MA8cWsQ_PMZNTZ6EsevDL0W1hnCUZ4_VAcB16Vs3q90BTu2uf-qEQ_518bRGu8h" target="_blank">You can view the full recording here</a></p> <p>Download the slides from the panelist presentations below. Additional presentations will be added as the panelists agree to share them</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12992-ce-strategy-and-technology-group CE Strategy and Technology Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12992-ce-strategy-and-technology-group Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from January's meeting of techUK's CE Strategy and Technology Group meeting available for member download. <p>This group brings techUK TV manufacturer community members together with a forward looking strategic perspective. It addresses the longer term topics that shape the TV manufacturing space, including the platform developments, (international) standards, digital broadcasting developments etc.</p> <p>The group meets when developments demand the longer term perspective from the relevant company participants</p> <p>The main purpose of the group is:</p> <ul><li>to develop common manufacturers' positions on strategic issues in discussion with stakeholders such as the broadcaster community, regulators, government and EU.</li> </ul><p><strong>Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Mark Vasey, Panasonic Manufacturing UK<br><strong>Vice-Chair:</strong>&nbsp;Brian Edwards, Sony UK &amp; Ireland<br><strong>Secretary:</strong>&nbsp;Paul Hide, techUK</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13704-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13704-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from January's meeting of techUK's Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group <p>Meeting notes available for member download.&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org">Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12190-open-banking-working-group Open Banking Working Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12190-open-banking-working-group Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:32:18 +0000 Melanie Worthy(techUK) Melanie.Worthy@techUK.org Minutes and Slides from December's meeting of techUK's Open Banking Working Group available for member download. <p>The Open Banking and Payments Working Group provides strategic direction for all techUK activities related to open banking and payments. It is focussing currently on the implementation of the PDS2 and the activities of the New Payment System Operator.&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12189-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary - Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12189-uk-spectrum-policy-forum-plenary-meeting-notes Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:51:00 +0000 Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Thursday 25 January 2018. <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday 25 January 2018<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="127" height="108" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chair:</strong> David Meyer</p> <p>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Plenary meeting held on Thursday 25 January 2018.</p> <p><em>Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be downloaded at the bottom of the page.</em></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Agenda</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Welcome and Introductions<br /></strong>David Meyer, Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <p><strong>Updates from 11 January UK Spectrum Policy Forum Steering Board &amp; Cluster Chairs Update<br /></strong>Chris Cheeseman, Spectrum Strategy Director, BT Group and Steering Board Chairman &amp; Cluster Chairs</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/uGIwSADbwP8uYa" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/uGIwSADbwP8uYa" target="_blank" title="Steering Board Update Jan 2018 and Cluster Updates">Steering Board Update Jan 2018 and Cluster Updates</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>The Irish 3.6 GHz Spectrum Award<br /></strong>Dr. Samuel Ritchie, Radio Spectrum Advisor to the Commission &amp; George Merrigan, Director of Market Framework, ComReg</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/4k3QLDpYpmlDkI" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/4k3QLDpYpmlDkI" target="_blank" title="The Irish 3.6 GHz Spectrum Award - ComReg">The Irish 3.6 GHz Spectrum Award - ComReg</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>In Conversation with Jane Humphreys: Joe Butler<br /></strong>Jane Humphreys, techUK &amp; Joe Butler, Chief Scientific Advisor, DCMS</p> <p><img src="images/assets/UK_SPF_Plenary_-_Jane_Humphreys_and_Joe_Butler.jpg" alt="UK SPF Plenary - Jane Humphreys and Joe Butler" width="556" height="313" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p><strong>Our Digital Future: Smart Analysis of Smart Technology<br /></strong>William Webb, CEO, Weightless SIG and Director, Webb Search</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ur0THlJUI0X6Gi" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/ur0THlJUI0X6Gi" target="_blank" title="Our Digital Future - Webb Search">Our Digital Future - Webb Search</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>AOB and Close<br /></strong>David Meyer, Chair, UK Spectrum Policy Forum</p> <hr /> <p>For further information about the <a href="about/uk-spectrum-policy-forum">UK Spectrum Policy Forum</a> please contact:</p> <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/insights/meeting-notes/item/12088-satellite-committee-meeting-notes techUK/UKspace Positioning, Navigation & Timing Committee Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12088-satellite-committee-meeting-notes Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:55:00 +0000 Presentations from the techUK/UKspace Positioning, Navigation & Timing Committee held of Tuesday 9 January. <p><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Date:</strong> Tuesday 9th January 2018<br /><strong>Time:</strong> 13:30 - 16:30</p> <p>Introduction by the Chairman -&nbsp;Richard Bowden, QinetiQ</p> <p>Update of UK Space activities, Space Growth Partnership, Space Sector Deal -&nbsp;Paul Flanagan, UK Space</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/ka3pGq9vaxVX6Y" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/ka3pGq9vaxVX6Y" target="_blank" title="Update of UK Space Activities, Space Growth Partnership, Space Sector Deal">Update of UK Space Activities, Space Growth Partnership, Space Sector Deal</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Existing and Emerging Positioning and Navigational Technologies in Connected &amp; Autonomous Vehicles -&nbsp;Mike Holdsworth, Inmarsat</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/7ZSzmdtXl0RQ8R" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/7ZSzmdtXl0RQ8R" target="_blank" title="Existing and Emerging Positioning and Navigational Technologies in Connected &amp; Autonomous Vehicle">Existing and Emerging Positioning and Navigational Technologies in Connected &amp; Autonomous Vehicle</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Satellite Applications Catapult Update - Kieran Arnold, Satellite Applications Catapult</p> <p>ESA/EU Update - Ashley Cooke, UK Space Agency</p> <p>GNSS School - Kathie Bowden, UK Space Agency</p> <p>Innovate UK Update - Andy Proctor, innovateUK</p> <p>Brexit - Graham Peters, Avanti</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Next meeting (proposed date): </em></p> <ul> <li><em>Tuesday 22 May - 13:30 – 16:30</em></li> </ul> <hr /> <p>To learn more about techUK <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/satellite-applications-services">Satellite Applications &amp; Services programme</a>, please get in touch:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12042-communications-infrastructure-council-meeting-notes Communications Infrastructure Council Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12042-communications-infrastructure-council-meeting-notes Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:45:00 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the Communications Infrastructure Council meeting held on Monday 11 December 2017. <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Date:</strong> Monday 11 Decemeber 2017<br /><strong>Chair:&nbsp;</strong>Wassim Chourbaji, Vice President and Head of Government Affairs for Europe and the EU, Middle East and North Africa, Qualcomm</p> <p>Presentations from the Communications Infrastructure Council meeting held on Monday 11 December 2017.<br />(Presentations are embedded to allow better access via mobile and tablet, they can also be <strong>downloaded</strong> at the bottom of the page.)</p> <p><strong>Guest Presentation: Telecoms Trends for 2018 -&nbsp;Paul Lee, Partner, Deloitte LLP</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/aXAxTDzo60GYkl" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/aXAxTDzo60GYkl" target="_blank" title="Deloitte Prediction 2018">Deloitte Prediction 2018</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>The FULL <a href="https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/technology-media-and-telecommunications/articles/tmt-predictions.html" target="_blank">Deloitte Report "Global Predictions 2018" is available for viewing and download on the Deloitte website here</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Guest Presentation: Connected Rail -&nbsp;Saul Friedner, Associate Director Spectrum Services, LS Telcom UK</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/lFcdqJBndnQZ7u" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/lFcdqJBndnQZ7u" target="_blank" title="Connected Train Summary ">Connected Train Summary </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>The FULL report <a href="https://www.sparkrail.org/_layouts/15/Rssb.Spark/Attachments.ashx?Id=75NEMTS3ZVHP-8-13128">Connected Train and Customer Communications: Development of Rail and Digital Industry Roadmap</a>&nbsp;is available.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>techUK Update: Brexit activities -&nbsp;Giles Derrington, Head of Policy – Exiting the European Union, techUK</strong></p> <p><strong>Programme Update: Activities and Consultations -&nbsp;techUK CIP Team</strong></p> <p><strong>techUK-Ofcom Forum -&nbsp;Julian McGougan, Head of Technology, techUK</strong><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <hr /> <p>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> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:skye.macleod@techuk.org">skye.macleod@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12005-insurance-working-group Insurance Working Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12005-insurance-working-group Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:08:27 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Minutes from December's meeting of techUK's Insurance Working Group available for member download. <p>techUK’s Insurance Working Group is open to all interested members of techUK. The group will examine 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> <ul> <li>Insurance for cyber-security</li> <li>The impact of the Internet of Things (IoT), telematics and smart devices – tailoring products to clients</li> <li>Prevention not cure – managing risk through big data</li> <li>Insurtech and challenger models</li> </ul> <p><strong>Chair: Gary Nuttall, Dystlytics Ltd</strong></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11987-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11987-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:01:49 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Minutes from December's meeting of techUK's DLT Working Group available for member download. <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> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11979-satellite-committee-meeting-notes Joint techUK/UKspace Satellite Telecommunications Committee Meeting Notes http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11979-satellite-committee-meeting-notes Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:56:00 +0000 Presentations from the Joint techUK/UKspace Satellite Telecommunications Committee held on Tuesday 7 December <p><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Date:</strong> Tuesday 7th December 2017<br /><strong>Time:</strong> 13:30 - 16:00</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Agenda</span></strong></p> <p>Introduction by the Chairman -&nbsp;Dr. Peter Aspden, Airbus</p> <p>Minutes &amp; Actions from the last meeting -&nbsp;Dr. Peter Aspden, Chairman</p> <p>Updates on UKspace, PSC, the Space Growth Partnership &amp; Sector Deal -&nbsp;Paul Flanagan, UKspace &amp;&nbsp;Liz Quintana, Ofcom</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/uHnm5M8JOtlkyC" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/uHnm5M8JOtlkyC" target="_blank" title="Updates on UKspace, PSC, the Space Growth Partnership &amp; Sector Deal - Liz Quintana, Ofcom">Updates on UKspace, PSC, the Space Growth Partnership &amp; Sector Deal - Liz Quintana, Ofcom</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p>Methera – A UK MEO Broadband Constellation -&nbsp;Christopher McIntosh, Methera Global</p> <p>5G, Regulatory &amp; Spectrum issues -&nbsp;Julian McGougan, techUK</p> <p>AOB and close</p> <p><strong>Confirmed dates for 2018 meetings:</strong></p> <ul> <li>31 January 13:00 – 16:30 (at ECSAT)</li> <li>1 May 13:00 – 16:30 (at techUK)</li> </ul> <p>Provisional dates for 2018 meetings:</p> <ul> <li>11 July 13:00 – 16:30 (at techUK)</li> </ul> <hr /> <p>To learn more about techUK <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/satellite-applications-services">Satellite Applications &amp; Services programme</a>, please get in touch:</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11947-uk-spf-cluster-2-public-sector-spectrum-release-pssr-utilities-and-5g UK SPF Cluster 2: Public Sector Spectrum Release (PSSR) - Utilities and 5G http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11947-uk-spf-cluster-2-public-sector-spectrum-release-pssr-utilities-and-5g Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:43:00 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 2: Public Sector Spectrum Release (PSSR) - Utilities and 5G <p><strong>ate:</strong> Monday 11 December 2017&nbsp;<img src="images/assets/uk_spectrum_policy_forum5.jpg" alt="uk spectrum policy forum5" width="138" height="118" style="float: right;" /><br /><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD<br /><strong>Chairs:</strong> <strong>Peter Curnow-Ford</strong>, CEO, Viatec and <strong>Tony Lavender</strong>, CEO, Plum Consulting, Co-Chairs of UK SPF Cluster 2</p> <p><em>Presentations from the UK Spectrum Policy Forum Cluster 2 Meeting are available to download below.</em></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Agenda</span></strong></p> <p><strong>Welcome, Introduction Scene Setting including Utilities and 5G<br /></strong>Peter Curnow-Ford, CEO, Viatec Associates and Cluster 2 Co-Chair</p> <p><strong>PSSR Program Progress Report and future 2018 plans<br /></strong>Lisa Roper, Defence Spectrum Release and Sharing, MOD</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/yZePHT8sNpapby" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/yZePHT8sNpapby" target="_blank" title="Sharing Defence Managed Spectrum - MOD">Sharing Defence Managed Spectrum - MOD</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>CMU Update Review of Aug '17 report and ongoing work<br /></strong>Helen Mitchell, Head, Spectrum Central Management Unit</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/E87z6e12xqmrOJ" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/E87z6e12xqmrOJ" target="_blank" title="CMU Update Review ">CMU Update Review </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Utilities Spectrum Update and discussion on 406MHz - 430MHz sharing and trials</strong></p> <ul> <ul> <li> <p>Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting (Cluster 2 Co-Chair)</p> </li> <li> <p>Peter Couch, MD JRC</p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/rL3v1x5GxGKDb0" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/rL3v1x5GxGKDb0" target="_blank" title="406MHz - 430MHz Sharing and Trials ">406MHz - 430MHz Sharing and Trials </a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/bqcfd1W6P5fvNL" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/bqcfd1W6P5fvNL" target="_blank" title="Spectrum Requirements for Utilities">Spectrum Requirements for Utilities</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Future MoD Sharing Potential bands, 4800-4900MHz and 3300-3400MHz for backhaul and 5G, indoor and/or outdoor sharing</strong></p> <ul> <ul> <ul> <li> <p>Peter Curnow-Ford (Cluster 2 Co-Chair)</p> </li> <li> <p>Adam Leach, Director of Research &amp; Development, Nominet</p> </li> </ul> </ul> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Joe Barrett, President, Global Mobile Suppliers Association</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/JiVHbJqtB67VXk" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/JiVHbJqtB67VXk" target="_blank" title="UK SPF Cluster 2 PSSR – Utilities &amp; 5G">UK SPF Cluster 2 PSSR – Utilities &amp; 5G</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong>&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/5qpOCaRjgIZdGd" target="_blank" title="Sharing Concept and Conditions">Sharing Concept and Conditions</a> </strong><span style="font-size: 14px;"> from </span><strong style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/jrTckIYA66VhHh" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/jrTckIYA66VhHh" target="_blank" title="Enabling Dynamic Spectrum Management">Enabling Dynamic Spectrum Management</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/aqma4mzhOopLD" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin-right: auto; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: auto; display: block; max-width: 100%;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/aqma4mzhOopLD" target="_blank" title="Future MoD Sharing Potential bands, 4800-4900MHz and 3300-3400MHz">Future MoD Sharing Potential bands, 4800-4900MHz and 3300-3400MHz</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <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:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11946-the-future-of-open-banking-the-long-view-event-summary The Future of Open Banking - the Long View - Event Summary http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11946-the-future-of-open-banking-the-long-view-event-summary Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:51:28 +0000 Ruth Milligan(techUK) ruth.milligan@techuk.org Summary of event launching techUK's White Paper on Open Banking. <p><strong>On 15 November, techUK launched a major white paper,&nbsp;<a href="insights/reports/item/11745-techuk-publishes-white-paper-on-open-banking">From Open Banking to Open Financial Services: The Long View</a>.</strong></p> <p>To mark this publication, techUK brought together a panel of expert guests to examine what Open Banking will bring, what are the sticking points and what remains to be done.</p> <p><strong>Ruth Milligan</strong>, Head of Financial Services &amp; Payments, techUK, author of the report, addressed the key issues of governance, customer communications and long-term funding. The report’s recommendations are:</p> <ul> <li>Long-term vision and collaboration: the UK Government must come together with regulators and industry to formulate a long-term strategy for creating an innovative financial services sector based on open data.</li> <li>Single digital ID to effect wide connectivity and customer access.</li> <li>New governance arrangements - open, transparent and inclusive.</li> <li>Positive customer communication to raise user awareness and understanding of new services.</li> </ul> <p>The consensus from the session was an endorsement of the need to address long-term governance, engage cross-industry participation and set a strategy to capitalise on open API-technology, innovation and competition across the whole financial services sector.</p> <p><strong>Louise Beaumont,</strong> chair, explained that the scope of PSD2 and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Order overlapped, but were not identical, yet both come into effect on 13 January 2018. In addition, rules on strong customer authentication (European Banking Authority’s Regulatory Technical Standards – EBA/RTS) will not apply until 18 months after publication. (The final <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/finance/docs/level-2-measures/psd2-rts-2017-7782_en.pdf">text</a> was published just after this event on 27 Nov).</p> <p>The CMA Order tasked the nine big UK banks (CMA9) to set up the Open Banking Implementation Entity ((OBIE) to fulfil their order. But it is clear that not all the necessary work will be completed in time.</p> <p>On communication to end-users, participants were agreed that this has been inadequate and often misleading. The notices of changes to terms and conditions sent by banks raised a number of concerns re confusing technical and legal language; implications that consumers will have little recourse if they encounter problems and lack of any mention of the benefits of open banking.</p> <p>For <strong>Gavin Littlejohn,</strong> Chair of Fintech Stakeholder Group and a member of the OBIE Steering Group, Open Banking will bring a revolution for consumers, giving them full control of their data, introducing new services, improving portability and customer experience. Yet key issues of liability, dispute resolution, insurance for third party providers and the customer journey when making a payment still must be resolved. The OBIE and the CMA have agreed an ‘enhancement order’ to continue their work post Jan 2018 and Gavin took the firm view that it is now time for the tech sector to be fully involved in governance. But this would mean providing funding, currently, wholly provided by the CMA9. Views from the audience diverged on this point – some noting that a requirement to fund open banking could act as a barrier to new entrants.</p> <p><strong>Chris Gorst</strong>, Challenge Lead, Nesta Challenge Prize Centre, outlined the tremendous diversity of innovative fintech offerings amongst the participants in the Nesta Challenge, all of which were part of the CMA scheme. He highlighted the market entry obstacles fintechs still face.</p> <p>In the second part of the session, the fintechs themselves, some Nesta Challenge Prize finalists, gave views from the coal face:</p> <p><strong>Kosten Metrewell</strong>, CCO, <a href="https://www.modulrfinance.com/">Modulr</a>, noted that for his business, using APIs is the clear way forward. Modulr is a platform facilitating real-time end to end payments, designed to service the expectations of the 24/7 customer experience. For him it is essential that Open Banking ensures fast reliable APIs which work as well for fintechs as any screen-scraping option.</p> <p><strong>Caroline Plumb</strong>, CEO, <a href="https://fluidly.com/">Fluidly</a>, highlighted the need for proper communication to end-users as to the benefits of open banking, particularly for small companies. Fluidly is a cash flow management tool, which solves the problem of uncertain cash flow for SMEs, partnering with leading accounting software partners.</p> <p>For <strong>Jamie Campbell</strong>, Head of Awareness at <a href="https://thisisbud.com/">Bud</a>, open banking means a whole new approach to money management for customers currently poorly served by banks. Bud is a ‘plug and play’ financial services platform, which combines customer account data with machine learning and open APIs. It links together a wide range of financial services and will greatly improve how consumers and SMEs can manage their money.</p> <p><strong>Conrad Ford</strong>, CEO of <a href="https://www.fundingoptions.com/">Funding Options</a>, felt that customer communication had to be all about the services. When SMEs see how quickly and easily they can gain access to credit through Funding Options, the benefits of Open Banking are obvious to them. Many of his clients are unable to access credit through traditional banking channels.</p> <p><strong>techUK’s Open Banking Working Group has a full programme of market and advocacy activities. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11948-open-banking-and-payments-working-group">Click here</a> to register to attend our next meeting on January 17 2018.</strong></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11940-2018-local-government-tech-predictions-councilofthefuture 2018 Local Government Tech Predictions! #CounciloftheFuture http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11940-2018-local-government-tech-predictions-councilofthefuture Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:01:45 +0000 Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org Key insights and predictions from techUK’s ‘Future Gazing: Where Next for Local Gov Tech’ event on 12 December <p>With the year coming to a close, techUK held an event <a href="events/briefing/item/11471-future-gazing-where-next-for-local-government-tech">‘Future Gazing: Where next for Local Government Tech’ </a>bringing together tech industry and councils to reflect on the past year in local government transformation - the technologies re-defining service delivery, the key trends and looking to 2018 on what the emerging technologies disrupting the sector will be. The panelists were also invite to make their predictions on what is in store for local government transformation in 2018!</p> <p>The event was chaired by Sue Holloway, Director of Services Strategy, Northgate Public Services and Vice-Chair of techUK’s Local Public Services Committee. The panelists included:</p> <ul> <li>Georgina O'Toole, Chief Analyst, <strong>TechMarketView</strong></li> <li>Dominic Campbell, Founder and Managing Director, <strong>FutureGov</strong></li> <li>Sue Daley, Head of Programme - Cloud, Data, Analytics &amp; AI, <strong>techUK</strong></li> <li>Daniel Clarke, Smart Cities Programme Manager, <strong>Cambridgeshire County Council</strong></li> <li>Councillor Niraj Dattani, <strong>Harrow Council</strong></li> </ul> <p>The speakers shared what they saw as the 2017 council digital success stories, they key trends and technologies transforming public service outcomes. Here is a summary of the key points from each speaker reflecting on the year gone in local government technology:</p> <p><strong>Georgina O’Toole</strong></p> <p>Georgina highlighted that 2017 saw the first wave of digital transformation, a focus on simpler forms of digital and channel shift whereas 2018 will see true end to end transformation. Next year we will see the second wave of digital transformation and those councils waiting and seeing what others are doing will make the move to digital.</p> <p>The theme of 2018 will be ‘breaking the boundaries.’ In order to bring in innovation and keep up with the pace of change, councils will partner with other organisations across the place. Councils will also bring in innovation from citizens through crowdfunding platforms and hackathons, something Camden and Westminster Council are already doing.</p> <p>The open data agenda will take off in 2018, it will be seen as a way to generate change and regional growth. We are seeing a greater emphasis on exploiting external sources of data and investing in data skills of employees such as what Digital Birmingham are doing. Furthermore, a continued challenge, perceived or not, is that local government will need to overcome the fear of sharing data. Councils such as Surrey are being innovative in overcoming this obstacle.</p> <p>The Internet of Things (IoT) will be a key tech trend in 2018, from street lighting to social care, but this is a complex environment that councils will need to understand and manage.</p> <p>Georgina finished by saying that the biggest barrier to breaking boundaries will be of culture.</p> <p><strong>Dominic Campbell</strong></p> <p>Dom said that you can name 20 councils that are taking transformation serious. We are seeing the transformation and digital market coming together but digital is still being treated as a noun, it is about mindset. He names Essex, Hackney, North East Lincolnshire Council as organisation thinking more deeply about digital and how to create twenty-first century organisations that align structures to citizen’s needs.</p> <p>Dom stressed the importance of design as ‘good digital’ can’t happen without good design.</p> <p>Councils need to have the in-house confidence with digital and they need the support to unbundle tech to make change happen.</p> <p><strong>Sue Daley</strong></p> <p>Sue focused on data and how councils are now and will be making more data driven decisions. Sue highlighted <a href="https://www.transport-network.co.uk/Exclusive-Road-sensor-trial-could-transform-winter-maintenance/13724" target="_blank">Hampshire Council</a> as an example of this where sensors are used to help highways teams make better gritting decisions. We are seeing IoT and data coming together.</p> <p>The importance of data driven decisions and insights is also reflected in the growing development of Offices of Data Analytics - London to the recently launched in Worcestershire and West Midlands to develop one as part of the new devolution deal.</p> <p>We are also seeing councils embrace data driven technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). From Enfield Council’s AI chatbot to Aylesbury Vale District Council AI driven customer services. Sue stated this is a good sign councils are looking to future tech.</p> <p>However, Sue stressed the need of getting the foundations right first as some councils are still at the start of their journey so digital and data confidence is key. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be an opportunity to help build data trust and confidence for the citizen. GDPR will be a key theme next year and will help to show value of data.</p> <p>Furthermore, as more data driven tech is adopted raising ethical questions and will see human interest at the heart of tech development. This is something techUK is looking at and on 13 December held a <a href="events/conference/item/11563-digital-ethics-summit" target="_blank">Digital Ethics Summit.</a></p> <p>Sue’s call to call action was that we need to bring the citizen on the journey. If the citizen does not trust the technology than how successful can it be...</p> <p><strong>Dan Clarke</strong></p> <p>Echoing Dom’s points, Dan spoke of the importance of design when looking at transformation and also stressed the need to actually talk to the people delivering the services. The service leads will be the ones who will be able to show how digital can make a real difference to citizen outcomes. Dan stated how social workers at the council were given laptops to enable them to do their job better. Through the greater engagement with service leads, teams now asking how can digital help change our service.</p> <p>Data is a key theme and Cambridgeshire Council have run hackathons as a means to help people engage with the data. He did point out that for it to be successful something concrete needs to come out of such events,</p> <p>A key part of engaging with the data is knowing what data you have and what you own. As such they began by doing an audit of their transport data. This will also help inform what data infrastructure is needed.</p> <p>Cambridgeshire Insight has also been set-up to help drive the open data agenda.</p> <p>Dan highlighted data visualisation as a key tool to engaging council colleagues about data, as well as conversations around data ethics. The council has established a committee on data ethics.</p> <p>Dan spoke in more detail about the councils smart city work, highlighting mobility as a service a core theme. They are understanding the impact of autonomous vehicles on the city. They are also trailing the use of autonomous styles and see value for this for out of hour services.</p> <p>Dan finished by stressing the importance of collaboration with academia, SMEs and other cities to swap lessons and business cases.</p> <p><strong>Cllr Niraj Dattani</strong></p> <p>Niraj stated that councils understand that things need to be done differently and the need to be more digital but find it difficult to understand what this means for the organisations transformation.</p> <p>The political nature of local government makes it even more difficult. Harrow council have been educating members on the art of the possible, getting them to think about design and re-imagine what services could look like. Bringing councillors on the digital journey is key. Niraj also stressed that councillors and officers need to work much closer to overcome risk aversion.</p> <p>In future, councillors will become digital natives as this generation who is more digitally aware become the pool of future councillors.</p> <p>Niraj aalso pointed to getting the basics right as how can you expect an organisation to be and act innovatively when its IT infrastructure isn’t fit for purpose.</p> <p>2018 Predictions...What Will the Future of Local Gov Tech Hold...</p> <blockquote>Finally, our panelists make their predictions of what is in store for local government transformation in 2018.&nbsp;</blockquote> <p><strong>Sue Daley:</strong> More councils will look at automation, using data driven technologies to respond to citizen needs 24/7.</p> <p><strong>Niraj Dattani:</strong> More digital leadership. Digital will no longer be treated in isolation, organisations will treat as a whole</p> <p><strong>Dan Clarke:</strong> Smart cities will move away from pilots and trials and will address structural issues enabling innovation.</p> <p><strong>Dom Campbell:</strong> There will be a re-balancing of skills and confidence in councils to understand transformation.</p> <p><strong>Georgina O'Toole:</strong> A move to second wave of transformation for councils. Greater use of hackathons to develop transformation and working better with the supplier community.</p> <p><em>We will review the predictions in a year’s time but in the meantime do share your views using hashtag #CounciloftheFuture @techUK</em></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12351-product-technical-policy-and-standards-group Product Technical Policy and Standards Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12351-product-technical-policy-and-standards-group Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0000 Lucas Banach (techUK) lucas.banach@techuk.org Meeting notes from December's meeting of techUK's Product Technical Policy and Standards Group available for member download. <p>The Product Technical Policy and Standards Group (PTPS) covers electro-technical policies affecting products as well as the standards manufacturers must comply with before tech goods can be sold in the UK.</p> <p>Currently the PTPS is focused on understanding what Brexit means for physical goods, conformity assessments and its impact on design requirements. It is campaigning to keep the UK within CE marking and membership of the European Standardization organisations. The group also lobbies on the details of specific legislation such as the Radio Equipment, Low Voltage and Electromagnetic Compatibility Directives.</p> <p>The PTPS also works with the BSI and sits on numerous UK and international CEN, CENELEC, IEC, ISO and IEEE standards committees and updates members on standards in development. The PTPS engages with BEIS, other industry fora (including Digital Europe) and Market Surveillance Authorities on product compliance.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13023-product-technical-policy-and-standards-group Product Technical Policy and Standards Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13023-product-technical-policy-and-standards-group Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from December's meeting of techUK's Product Technical Policy and Standards Group available for member download. <p>The Product Technical Policy and Standards Group (PTPS) covers electro-technical policies affecting products as well as the standards manufacturers must comply with before tech goods can be sold in the UK.</p> <p>Currently the PTPS is focused on understanding what Brexit means for physical goods, conformity assessments and its impact on design requirements. It is campaigning to keep the UK within CE marking and membership of the European Standardization organisations. The group also lobbies on the details of specific legislation such as the Radio Equipment, Low Voltage and Electromagnetic Compatibility Directives.</p> <p>The PTPS also works with the BSI and sits on numerous UK and international CEN, CENELEC, IEC, ISO and IEEE standards committees and updates members on standards in development. The PTPS engages with BEIS, other industry fora (including Digital Europe) and Market Surveillance Authorities on product compliance.</p> <p>The PTPS is open to all members, but is mainly for those manufacturing physical goods.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11897-techuk-fosters-tech-sector-engagement-with-new-payments-operator techUK Fosters Tech Sector Engagement with New Payments Operator http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11897-techuk-fosters-tech-sector-engagement-with-new-payments-operator Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:09:56 +0000 Ruth Milligan(techUK) ruth.milligan@techuk.org New Payment Systems Operator outlines plans for stakeholder engagement <p><strong>techUK attended a breakfast briefing from the New Payment System Operator’s (NPSO) on 7 December, to discuss stakeholder involvement in the governance of this new organization.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>The NPSO is a the amalgamation of three exisitng UK payment Schemes: Bacs Payment Schemes Ltd, Cheque and Credit Clearing Company and the Faster Payments Scheme Ltd. Its formation stems from the work of the <a href="https://implementation.paymentsforum.uk/strategy">Payment Strategy Forum</a>&nbsp;and its task is to implement the <a href="https://implementation.paymentsforum.uk/history/forum-publishes-its-final-outputs">Blueprint </a>for UK payments.</p> <p>Melanie Johnson, NPSO Board Chair and Anna Bradley, NPSO Board Independent Director outlined the approach being adopted by the NPSO. There will be two Advisory Councils: the End-User Council and the Participants Council, aimed at different sections of the community. The two will work closely together and will have 10-12 independent members - i.e. individuals who can represent community interests independent of any organisations.</p> <p><strong>The NPSO is conducting an open recruitment process to appoint Council members, who will be remunerated. We encourage individuals from within techUK membership who have an interest to contact recruitment consultant Saxton Bampflyte for further details. (Contact <a href="mailto:jonathan.morgan@saxbam.com">jonathan.morgan@saxbam.com</a>).</strong></p> <p>The proposed End User Council will comprise:</p> <ul> <li>5 individuals who can speak to different aspects of the consumer interest, especially consumers with specific needs and those in circumstances that make them vulnerable;</li> <li>5 individuals representing different institutions users, including: government, charities, NGOS, SMEs, corporates and local authorities;</li> <li>2 from fin tech or other potential new entrants operating at the user interface with the payment system.</li> </ul> <p>techUK and a number of attendees queried where technology companies and corporate end-users of payment systems sit within the proposed structures. It was suggested that there should be an equal number of places on the Councils for these companies as has been allocated to the consumer and institutional users.</p> <p>The make-up of the Participants Council has not yet been finalised but is likely to involve direct and indirect players within the <a href="https://implementation.paymentsforum.uk/working-groups/npa-design-hub">new payments&nbsp;architecture.</a></p> <p>techUK will continue to press for full representation of the technology sector within the governance structures of payments and open banking.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13114-waste-and-resources-group Waste and Resources Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13114-waste-and-resources-group Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from December's meeting of techUK's Waste and Resources Group. <p>The Waste and Resource Group (WRG) is the forum for the techUK members placing goods on the market and responsible for the recycling and disposal at end of life.</p> <p>Currently the WRG is looking at the future of Extended Producer Responsibility schemes in the UK, helping Defra with the upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, implementation of the EU Circular Economy Package and helping members comply with the WEEE, Packaging and Batteries Directives. The group helps Defra set targets for collections and advocates measures that support an effective UK WEEE System.</p> <p>The group also hears from the recycling, waste management and Producer Compliance Scheme communities and feeds into the techUK chaired Joint Trade Association for producers of electrical and electronic equipment.</p> <p><strong>The group is open to any member placing physical goods on the market. If you are a member of this group, please contact&nbsp;</strong><a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org?subject=Meeting%20notes%20-%20WRG%20-%20December%2017">Lucas Banach</a>&nbsp;<strong>to obtain the meeting notes.&nbsp;</strong></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13035-energy-and-eco-design-group Energy and Eco-Design Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13035-energy-and-eco-design-group Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from December's meeting of techUK's Energy and Eco-Design Group available for member download. <p>The Energy and Eco-design Group (EEG) is for techUK members to explore UK and European regulatory developments relating to energy use, carbon reporting, energy labelling and eco-design of products as well as the underpinning standards and market surveillance.</p> <p>The group is currently focused on monitoring and influencing policy development within BEIS and Defra in the EU's circular economy package, eco-design measures for energy and material efficiency as well as looking at energy compliance issues faced by members in their business operations including ESOS, energy auditing and carbon reporting. It considers more broadly future energy risks associated with the growth of digital technologies.</p> <p>The group is open to all members.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11864-health-and-social-care-council-2018 Health and Social Care Council 2018 http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11864-health-and-social-care-council-2018 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:27:48 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org Four new members and three returning members will join the Council in 2018 <p>Thanks to all those who have cast their votes over the past few weeks. We are delighted to welcome four new and three returning members successfully elected to our Health and Social Care Council. Thanks again to all those who applied, the competition was certainly tough.</p> <p>We would also like to welcome two new member representatives to serve out the rest of the term of those stepping down:</p> <ul> <li>Paul Cooper is stepping down from his role and will be replaced by Natalie Chishick representing IMS Maxims.</li> <li>Sue Hawkswell is stepping down and will be replaced by Andy Hall representing Servelec.</li> </ul> <p>A big thank you to Paul and Sue for all their work on the Council.</p> <p>Our Council for 2018 is as follows:</p> <ul> <li>Adrian Flowerday, Docobo - re-elected</li> <li>Alex Cable, UKCloud – new member</li> <li>Ali Rogan, Tunstall - re-elected</li> <li>Andreas Haimboeck-Tichy, IBM</li> <li>Andy Hall, Servelec</li> <li>Bryn Sage, InTechnology</li> <li>James Norman, Dell-EMC</li> <li>John Parry, TPP</li> <li>Julia Ross, Pi</li> <li>Kate Wensley, Cerner</li> <li>Kathy Farndon, The IT Health Partnership – new member</li> <li>Laurence McNamara, Oracle</li> <li>Martin Wakeley, Nth Dimension</li> <li>Natalie Chishick, IMS Maxims</li> <li>Peter Lane, IMS Health</li> <li>Peter Oliver, Leidos – new member</li> <li>Pooven Maduramuthu, Atos</li> <li>Rob Blay, JAC - re-elected</li> </ul> <p>Watch this space for the appointment of the new Council Chair and Vice Chairs</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">kate.francis@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13032-trade-and-customs-compliance-group Trade and Customs Compliance Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13032-trade-and-customs-compliance-group Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from December's meeting of techUK's Trade and Customs Compliance Group available for member download. <p>The Trade and Customs Compliance Group is the forum for discussing issues around export controls, customs and international trade.</p> <p>The group leads on all techUK&rsquo;s policy work including OGELs, dual-use legislation, Wassenaar and defence exports, to customs, sanctions, international trade rules and more. The group aims to be the leading discussion forum for dual-use tech and formed from the merger of JETSECC (which focused on export controls) and ITAC (which covered trade and customs) and is chaired by David Macready of Fujitsu. The group also works in partnership with the ECJU, DIT, BEIS and the NSCS as well as other trade associations, law firms and consultants to develop industry positions.</p> <p>There are three current subgroups (to be reconstituted in December 2017), covering:</p> <ul><li><strong>Brexit.</strong> This sub-group is looking at what the export community wants from Brexit and how the UK should manage sanctions and how to develop legislation for effective dual-use controls</li> <li><strong>Customs.</strong> The customs sub-group will lead on engagement with Government on a new customs system post-Brexit, specifically examining the Customs Bill and the transition from CHIEF to CDS</li> <li><strong>Communications.</strong> This group will look at how the group communicates and manages external relations and raise the profile of the TCCG.</li> </ul>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11788-space-exports-forum Space Exports Forum http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11788-space-exports-forum Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:51:18 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org Presentations from the Space Exports Forum Conference on Thursday 16 November 2017. <p><img src="images/assets/Space-Growth-Partnership-logo1.jpg" alt="Space-Growth-Partnership-logo1" width="281" height="135" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p><img src="images/assets/UKSpace_Logo_RGB.JPG" alt="UKSpace Logo RGB" width="340" height="50" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Current status of the Space Growth Partnership and proposed sector deal (Jaime Reed/Phil Billany, SGP)</strong></p> <p><em>Slides not available</em></p> <p><strong>techUK Perspective (Giles Derrington, techUK)</strong></p> <p><em>Slides not available</em></p> <p><strong>Exports recommendations in the sector deal and discussion around sector export strategy (Jaime Reed, SGP)</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/DjTor5MXcSIau7" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong>FDI Recommendations in the Sector Deal (Julian Mann, DIT)</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/a0oNSFQuuNzKOr" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/a0oNSFQuuNzKOr" target="_blank" title="DIT Space FDI"><br /></a></strong></div> <p><strong>Feedback from India (Shefali Sharma secondment to DIT from Oxford Space Systems) &amp;&nbsp;</strong><strong>High Value Campaign update &amp; candidates (USA, India, China, Japan – TBC) - Charlotte Riley, DIT</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/lVdntLsFyVWthy" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/lVdntLsFyVWthy" target="_blank" title="India Secondment"><br /></a></strong></div> <p><strong>Feedback on USA Workshop (Jaime Reed, SGP)</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/lBQd1BaIo4kZAy" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/lBQd1BaIo4kZAy" target="_blank" title="Feedback from USA Workshop">Feedback from USA Workshop</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Future UK Trade Negotiations and the Space Sector’s Priorities (Phil Brown, UKSA)</strong></p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/40JFH7pg8q3UP6" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;"><strong> <a href="//www.slideshare.net/secret/40JFH7pg8q3UP6" target="_blank" title="Space Trade Negotiations Priorities">Space Trade Negotiations Priorities</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/TechUK" target="_blank">techUK</a></strong></div> <p><strong>Future bi-laterals &amp; Cooperative Missions - (discussion &amp; opportunity to get feedback)</strong></p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:julian.mcgougan@techuk.org">julian.mcgougan@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sophie.weston@techuk.org">sophie.weston@techuk.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11786-event-summary-blockchain-in-action-legal-and-regulatory-issues Event Summary: Blockchain in Action - Legal and Regulatory Issues http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11786-event-summary-blockchain-in-action-legal-and-regulatory-issues Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:34:35 +0000 Ruth Milligan(techUK) ruth.milligan@techuk.org Summary of the recent techUK event on blockchain and legal issues <p><strong>On 14 November, techUK held an informative and timely discussion on the legal and regulatory issues which may arise from distributed ledger technology. The overall consensus was: ‘it will depend’. Our speakers felt that, as regulation never addresses a technology per se, what rules apply will vary greatly according to use-case. In addition, some rules may have to be modified to encompass DLT.</strong></p> <p><strong>Rodger Oates, Partner, Tata Consultancy Services</strong> introduced and moderated the session, posing the question: how can DLT best be industrialised. He also flagged techUK’s <strong>new White Paper, <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11767-techuk-presents-white-paper-on-distributed-ledger">Playing Catch Up: Incorporating Distributed Ledgers into the Technology Stack and Repurposing the Wider Ecosystem</a>.</strong> This paper tracks the rise of DLT, charts its current and potential applications and examines the risks for companies when deploying it.</p> <p><strong>Sue McLean, Partner, Baker Mackenzie</strong> covered some of the intricate legal issues and uncertainties surrounding DLT. She noted that the regulatory risks are currently unclear and will depend on the use-cases. She felt no regulation will emerge which deals with DLT as such, but revision of existing legislation to take account of DLT is likely to be required – e.g. on data privacy, jurisdiction, contract, competition, corporate legislation, dispute resolution and consumer protection.</p> <p>So far, the FCA has taken a firmly technology-neutral stance (see <a href="https://www.fca.org.uk/publication/discussion/dp17-03.pdf">FCA Discussion Paper</a> on distributed ledger technology). However, it is monitoring developments and identifying whether a different regulatory approach may be needed in future.</p> <p>Sue also mentioned the publication by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) of its first <a href="https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/fileadmin/user_upload/research/centres/alternative-finance/downloads/2017-09-27-ccaf-globalbchain.pdf">Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study</a>. This identifies how regulations are opaque and that current legal and regulatory frameworks, industry standards, governance and security provisions can hinder growth, and hamper interoperability.</p> <p><strong>Patrick Spens, PwC</strong> felt that the most important application for blockchain will be in enabling digital identities, especially for those who are currently stateless and have no official ID (1.5 billion people, according to UN estimates). The UN ID2020 programme aims to rectify this through digital IDs, thus delivering enormous benefits for economic development, health, security and society in general. 193 heads of state have signed up to the programme’s charter. Patrick stressed that existing databases e.g. DVLA remain hugely important and DLT should not be seen as replacing these.</p> <p>For Patrick, the ultimate goal of digital IDs housed on the blockchain is the possibility this would create for individuals to take back control of their own data. He sees the GDPR, which requires citizens to accept, and allows them to take, individual responsibility for their own identity, as the first step. Digital ID would add to this – but there is still a long way to go.</p> <p><strong>Lawrence Lundy, Outlier Ventures</strong> tackled the controversial area of digital currencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Digital companies, especially blockchain and crypto-currencies, are ‘issuing’ coins (or tokens) to investors as a way of raising capital for their own development (850 different tokens were issued in the last year). Such ICOs raise huge issues around fraud, protecting rights for minority shareholders and the circumvention of anti money-laundering regulations. There is also much controversy over whether these tokens are, in essence, exactly the same as securities and should attract the same regulation.</p> <p>There are arguments on both sides and tokens vary in what kind of value they deliver investors, but Lawrence took the view that they are probably financial instruments; they should be regulated; everyone would know where they stood and fraud could be avoided.</p> <p><strong>Pamela Taylor, Innovation Link, Ofgem</strong> talked about the possibilities of using blockchain in a changing energy sector. The sector was set up for big power stations to operate over centralised networks with energy supplier as intermediaries. But the growth of solar panels and wind farms is creating local hubs which produce their own energy and where peer-to-peer selling is growing. They are likely to also start selling into the national grid. Yet alternative energy hubs will never be wholly self-sufficient and will still rely on the national grid. Smart meters also offer greater scope to simplify cumbersome processes and tariffs. How to manage this changing environment is a challenge for Ofgem, given that the provision of energy is both a commercial activity and a mandated utility. Ofgem is therefore looking at DLT as a way to enable connectivity and mediate trading.Last year Ofgem created its own sandbox, with 100 participants in its first cohort.</p> <p>Pamela felt that energy was still far behind financial services, but could learn a great deal from it.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Summary and Panel</strong></p> <p>The Panel session, which followed the individual speakers, reiterated many of these issues and focused on the possible path of regulation to support innovative, safe DLT ecosystems. Variations in regulatory approaches might actually hinder advances in blockchain/DLT. There was consensus that both the industry and regulators should keep a watchful eye, but resist the regulation and - unintended - restriction of technological innovation. It would be better to regulate the desired market outcomes.</p> <p><strong>Future DLT meetings will continue to focus on and delve into these issues. In 2018, techUK will also organise an event on identity, pursuing and developing many of the themes explored in the session.</strong></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12538-digital-radio-group Digital Radio Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12538-digital-radio-group Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from November's meeting of techUK's Digital Radio Group available for member download. <p>This group meets on an ad hoc basis to discuss issues that relate to the promotion of Digital Radio in the lead up to a digital switchover.</p> <p>Topics addressed include endorsement of compliant products with standards set by DCMS and agreed by industry. Guest speakers are regularly invited</p> <p>The main purpose of this group is:</p> <ul><li>To coordinate a consensus view from the manufacturers' perspective and promote that view</li> </ul><ul><li>To update the group on the progress of take up by the UK public towards switchover</li> </ul><p><strong>Chair:</strong> Owen Watters, CEO, Roberts Radio</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11768-how-will-policing-and-justice-be-affected-by-the-data-protection-bill How Will Policing and Justice Be Affected By the Data Protection Bill? http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11768-how-will-policing-and-justice-be-affected-by-the-data-protection-bill Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:11:27 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) sophie.weston@techuk.org On Tuesday 14 November, techUK hosted a panel event to explore the implications of the Bill on policing and the justice system, and on tech suppliers to that sector. <p>The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the UK and across Europe on 25 May 2018. Its sister legislation, the Law Enforcement Directive, comes into effect slightly earlier, on the 6 May 2018. Both are currently working their way through Parliament in the Data Protection Bill, and together they represent the most significant reform of data protection laws for twenty years. The Bill will have profound implications for organisations across all sectors that collect and process personal data.</p> <p>As part of a series of events looking at the impact of the Data Protection Bill, techUK last week hosted a panel event to explore the implications of the Bill on policing and the justice system, and on tech suppliers to that sector.</p> <p><strong>Jeremy Lilley</strong>, techUK’s Policy Manager for Data Protection, chaired the panel of industry leaders, and opened proceedings by providing a bit of context for the discussion, explaining the background of the Bill, its progress through Parliament, and the areas where we are still awaiting guidance.</p> <p><strong>Chris Pounder</strong>, the Director of Amberhawk Training, addressed the Law Enforcement Directive, and provided some crucial clarity on the similarities and differences between GDPR and the Directive.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/eAhyqVzf0nGYOL" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Freha Arshad</strong>, ‎an Information Security Manager with Accenture, spoke about her experiences working in a major Police Force to advise them on compliance. She highlighted the implications both of the Directive on operational matters, and of GDPR on policing as a business (with regards to HR data etc).</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/rvSW9Wr6gsAJbR" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Julian Anderson</strong>, the Digital Government Sector Lead at Thales e-Security, provided a vendor’s perspective, outlining how information security companies are working with Forces to counter and mitigate breaches. He particularly emphasised the importance of encryption, access management, and strong key protection.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/CHr3Xlb750Lubm" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <div style="margin-bottom: 5px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Nick Luscombe</strong> and <strong>Stefanie Jacobs</strong>, both from Microsoft, closed out the panel presentations by explaining how, as a cloud provider and data processor, they are giving Forces the tools they need to do the job while protecting them from non-compliance. They made the important point that compliance is not just a matter of technology, but also one of people and processes.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/t9NaTAY0Gr8YvN" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="595" height="485" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 5px;">The panel presentations and subsequent discussion identified several key themes. Primarily, maintaining trust is vitally important, and trust in data may well be the next frontier in the issue of public trust in policing. And it was posited that, given that this is the most significant change in data protection law for a generation, there is a chance that the regulations will be seen, not simply as a compliance issue, but as an opportunity to share and manage data more effectively across the entire justice system.</p> <p>Members can <strong>download</strong> the slide deck from the event below.</p> <p>For more information about techUK’s Data Protection work, please contact Jeremy Lilley.</p> <hr /> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:jeremy.lilley@techuk.org">jeremy.lilley@techuk.org</a><br />Contact: <a href="mailto:henry.rex@techuk.org">henry.rex@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13127-sustainable-supply-chain-group Sustainable Supply Chain Group http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13127-sustainable-supply-chain-group Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:00:00 +0000 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meeting notes from November's meeting of techUK's Sustainable Supply Chain Group available for member download. <p>The Sustainable Supply Chain Group (SSG) brings together sustainability, materials and environmental experts from across the wide techUK membership and focuses on issues affecting the wider supply chain, both up and down stream.</p> <p>This includes the requirements of the RoHS Directive, REACH (the EU flagship chemicals legislation), modern slavery and human rights, sustainable development and responsible mineral sourcing. Meetings also hear from leading NGOs, government and international officials.</p> <p>The SSG discussions focus on the interpretation and understanding of current requirements as they evolve and shaping new policy under consideration by the UK Government, the EU, UN, OECD as well as participating in international pan industry efforts.</p> <p>The SSG is open to all members.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">lucas.banach@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11741-new-pharmacy-and-medicines-it-forum-launched New Pharmacy and Medicines IT forum launched http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11741-new-pharmacy-and-medicines-it-forum-launched Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:35:57 +0000 Kate Francis(techUK) kate.francis@techuk.org Inaugural session of techUK - NHS Digital group held today <p>techUK and NHS Digital launched the Pharmacy and Medicines IT forum today. At a busy inaugural session - attended by representatives of Pharmacies, IT suppliers and DH and NHS stakeholders - the team at NHS Digital outlined their plans for further digitisation of the medicines and prescribing arena.</p> <p>Programme Lead Richard Ashcroft thanked techUK for convening the group:</p> <p><em>“Establishing this forum is a fantastic first step. It is only by working closely with the supplier community that we can deliver the changes to help clinicians to help patients. Pharmacists collect such rich information but it often stays there. By promoting better, digitised information flow to and from pharmacists we can support better decision making and relieve some of the pressures on the rest of the system.”</em></p> <p>The session was chaired by Rob Blay, Chair of techUK’s Health and Social Care Council. Rob added:</p> <p><em>“By co-creating this forum we hope that suppliers will be able to plan with more certainty. Having a structured overview and timeline of what NHS Digital are trying to deliver; and establishing open dialogue with the team is especially helpful.”</em></p> <p>Slides from the event are available at <a href="https://www.industrybriefings.co.uk/EVENTS/Pharmacy_and_Medicines_IT_Forum/home" target="_blank">industrybriefings.co.uk</a></p> <p>For more information please contact Ben Moody.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/Programmes/Health__Social_Care/Digital_Pharma_Event.jpg" alt="Digital Pharma Event" width="1014" height="663" /></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11718-leadership-culture-governance-central-to-improved-multi-agency-working Leadership, Culture & Governance Central to Improved Multi-Agency Working http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11718-leadership-culture-governance-central-to-improved-multi-agency-working Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:55:39 +0000 Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org Key insights from techUK’s Breaking Down Barriers: Multi Agency Collaboration for Public Safety event that took place on 31 October <blockquote>Co-operation, collaboration and data sharing between different public sector agencies at a local level is perhaps the single most important key to identifying interventions, improving efficiency and designing predictive services that ultimately help to improve outcomes for all citizens.</blockquote> <p>As such, techUK were delighted to host an event bringing together public sector and tech industry to share best practice, ideals, tools and resources on how we can work together to create the environment that supports and drives effective multi-agency collaboration and enables the technology to succeed. Speakers at the event included: Mark Goossens, Client Director, Home Office &amp; Police, IBM; Robert Leach, Acting CEO, Police ICT Company; Jennifer Housego, Head of Digital, Essex and Kent Police; Hilary Simpson, Former Head of Information Management, Camden Council; Barry Lloyd, Head of Policing and Public Safety, MarkLogic; and Paul Drewett, Public Sector, Red Hat.</p> <p><img src="images/assets/multi-agency_panel.jpg" alt="multi-agency panel" width="538" height="405" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The overarching message from the event was that by effectively joining up data we can genuinely make a difference to citizen’s lives. Information sharing creates intervention opportunities and improves social outcomes. Key themes and insights from the session included:</p> <p><strong>Strategic Alignment</strong></p> <p>The relationship between councils and police is multi-dimensional, and this is on top of the existing fragmentation within each sector. Civic leaders have an important role in bringing partners together and a strategic alignment between local authorities and policing should be a precondition for data sharing. Leadership has a pivotal role in driving forward and formalising this agenda across public sector partners. A good starting point would be looking for common cultural points across agencies.</p> <p><strong>Place v Transformation Agenda</strong></p> <p>Devolution is enabling a shift towards a ‘place-based’ approach but may be seen as competing to the priorities of the organisations transformation agenda. There was lots of discussion on how this can be complementary and making ‘place-based’ actually work across different forces and councils where there might not be a champion, a metro Mayor, for example to act as the convener and leader for this.</p> <p><strong>Taking a Partnership Approach</strong></p> <p>We heard about the great work Essex and Kent Police are doing to solve the most complex problems with partners across academia, business, and councils. This raised how important meaningful engagement can be in helping public sector articulate the problem and creating a roadmap to solving it.</p> <p><strong>The GDPR Opportunity</strong></p> <p>It was emphasised that GDPR should be seen as an opportunity for public sector to review their existing information governance frameworks whilst also looking at data ethics and how consent will be captured. It was also noted that matching technology will have an important role in helping councils to get the whole picture of the citizen. Furthermore, GDPR can act as a good data maturity tool for local public services.</p> <p><strong>Art of the Possible</strong></p> <p>There is still some work to do in demystifying the barriers to data sharing and it can’t be underestimated the significance of doing and showing what works. Talking is no longer enough, we must demonstrate what the art of the possible is. Local public services and suppliers could do more together on problem solving and techUK is well placed to convene the market on understanding what the ‘art of the possible is.’</p> <p><strong>Next Steps</strong></p> <p>Following this event techUK will be a publishing a paper with key recommendations and showcasing base practice on breaking down the barriers to multi-agency working. If you would like to get involved in the paper or share a case study please contact either Georgina Maratheftis or Henry Rex.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org">georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org</a></p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:henry.rex@techuk.org">henry.rex@techuk.org</a></p>