Cloud, Data, Analytics & AI Update | July 2017

July has been an important month for techUK, with GDPR starting its journey into UK law in September through the Data Protection Bill. This change is the biggest transformation to data protection rules in over twenty years and techUK commented on this important change.

The House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee recently published a report on Brexit and the EU Data Protection Package. techUK provided evidence to the Committee during its inquiry and is heavily quoted in the Committee’s report.

techUK hosted our Annual Dinner in which our President emphasised how tech is at the heart of the UK economy, also highlighting the importance for the tech sector to act now to shape the future of the UK.

We would also like to congratulate this month's techUK Cloud Champion! Find out more about our champion and how they have supported their organisation’s move to the cloud.

The Cloud, Data, Analytics & AI programme is preparing to launch a new Digital Ethics and Data Governance working group to bring together members to discuss key legal and ethical questions about data as technologies including machine learning and AI evolve. Any members interested in being involved in this working group are asked to get in touch with

If you would like to get involved in techUK's Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI Programme please contact Sue Daley or Jeremy Lilley

Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI News

GDPR to be Implemented Through the Data Protection Bill

House of Lords AI Committee Call for Evidence

Network and Information Systems Directive Consultation with DCMS

techUK Supports House of Lords Call for Data Adequacy

Comms and Data Protection: What Changes are Ahead?

Meet August's Cloud Champion

Venture Capital Unit - DIT Looks to Share Opportunities

Guest Blog: The Rise of the Asian Cloud

G-Cloud 9 Market Engagement

Data Centres: Proposed Sector Actions on Climate Change Resilience

Other News and Comment

techUK CEO Julian David Talks Data Protection Bill on BBC Radio 5 Live (BBC)

Cloud Computing is Becoming More and More Important for Businesses (Information Age)

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Artificial Intelligence and What it Means for Our Future (UK Business Insider)

How Data Analytics can Revolutionise Healthcare (Telegraph)

Why the Cloud Could Be Your Most Secure Place for Data (Info Security)

AI and HR, the Final Frontier (IT Pro Portal)

Coming Soon to a Parliament Near You – UK's Data Protection Bill (The Register)


Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50

Nominations are open for the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50, a free to enter awards programme which ranks the UK's 50 fastest growing technology businesses by revenue growth. Get recognition for your business by entering today at

Application Deadline: 08 September

Queens Award for Enterprise 2018

Get recognition for your business and apply for the Queen's Awards, the UK's most prestigious business awards. Whether you are a small business with a great innovative product or service, or a larger company running an impressive social mobility programme, these awards are a prestigious way to recognise your contribution to enterprise.

Application Deadline: 01 September 

Upcoming Events - View full list of events

Sept 06 - How Will GDPR Affect Health and Social Care?

Sept 11 - AI and the Communications Sector - Challenge or Opportunity

Sept 14 - Data Skills for the Future

Sept 19 - Experis: Tech Cities Cloud Update

Sept 22 - China Britain AI Summit

Oct 11 - GDPR: Implications, Compliance & Opportunities for Local Government

Upcoming Training Courses - View full list of training courses

22 September - Cloud Computing Security Knowledge (Foundation)

09 October - An Introduction to the UK Data Protection Act and the EU GDPR

11 October - Masterclass in Big Data & Analytics

12 October - How to Write an Information Security Policy (GDPR covered)


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