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/newsletters/item/14174-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy techUK Policy Pulse | Your weekly update on digital and tech policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14174-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:49:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Tweet tweet <p>This week in Parliament,&nbsp;<a href="https://news.sky.com/video/pepper-the-robot-faces-questions-from-education-select-committee-11527264">Pepper the robot</a>&nbsp;made&nbsp;history by giving evidence to the Education Select Committee, what gimmick will they come up with next!? Both the questions and answers had been pre-arranged somewhat defeating the point. As one person put it to me &ndash; it&rsquo;s not artificial intelligence we should be worried about, but natural stupidity. More importantly, allowing a robot to give evidence before a parliamentary committee raises questions around legal personhood and whose view the robot is representing.</p> <p>The Science and Technology Committee meanwhile, continued their inquiry into <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/impact-of-social-media-young-people-17-19/">the effects of social media and screen use on young people</a>. Given the media attention on this issue it will be interesting to read the Committee&rsquo;s final report which will likely be very influential as government develops its thinking on screen-time limits.</p> <p>Twitter, meanwhile, has <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45894486">published a treasure trove</a> of material&nbsp;to help researchers study foreign interference. The tweets date back to 2013 and cover both the US presidential elections and the UK&rsquo;s EU referendum.</p> <p>Health Secretary, Matt Hancock continues his crusade to digitise health with the publication of a new policy paper - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-future-of-healthcare-our-vision-for-digital-data-and-technology-in-health-and-care/the-future-of-healthcare-our-vision-for-digital-data-and-technology-in-health-and-care" rel="link" target="_blank"><em>The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care</em></a>. The document includes priorities for infrastructure, digital services, innovation, skills and culture, and proposes an internet-first, public cloud-first approach. <a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/14155-health-secretary-launches-vision-for-digital-data-and-technology" rel="link" target="_blank">Read our comment here</a>.</p> <p>And because I guess we should cover off Brexit, here is a quick summary of where we are now &ndash; kindly written by my colleague <a href="https://www.techuk.org/about/our-staff/programmes/item/12340-thomas-goldsmith" rel="link" target="_blank">Tom Goldsmith</a>:</p> <p>&ldquo;This week was originally meant to be the European Council that would mark the unveiling of a Brexit deal, before a calm and orderly process of ratification began over the winter. Unfortunately, it has yielded no such thing. One ray of light is that there is willingness to extend the transition period for an extra year until the end of 2021. But with businesses running out of road in terms of making decisions about investment and people this will be frustrating.</p> <p>Also on Brexit, hot on the heels of techUK&rsquo;s own visit to Geneva for the WTO Public Forum, the UK has hit a bump on the Brexit road there. On Wednesday, it was reported that the US, along with New Zealand and Moldova, have rejected the UK bid to independently join the Government Procurement Agreement. This deal opens up a $1.7 trillion global procurement market, and with governments all over the world rapidly digitising, it will be important for the tech sector here that the UK stays a member. While the UK will get a further chance to join, I&rsquo;m sure it won&rsquo;t go unnoticed in Whitehall that two of the UK&rsquo;s top targets for trade deals were the ones pulling the plug on this attempt.&rdquo;</p> <hr><h2><strong>techUK news and events</strong></h2> <p>Yesterday, techUK was in Manchester for our flagship <em>Supercharging </em>conference. If you missed the livestream you can re-watch <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/techUKviews" rel="link" target="_blank">here</a>. Launched at the Conference was&nbsp;our latest report on the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/14160-future-mobility-services-report-launch" rel="link" target="_blank"><em>Future of Mobility</em></a> laying out our vision for the future of mobility services in the UK.</p> <p>Exploring issues from ocean plastics to climate change, techUK's&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/techUKGreenWeek?src=hash&amp;lang=en" rel="link" target="_blank">Green Week</a>&nbsp;campaign is&nbsp;a week of activity focusing on how tech is helping deliver environmental and low carbon goals. We had loads of blogs including one from FCO Minister Mark Field on the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/14117-building-new-partnerships" rel="link" target="_blank">illegal wildlife trade</a> and <a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/14114-techuk-green-week" rel="link" target="_blank">you can see them all (plus the infographics) here</a>.</p> <p>On 26 October, techUK will host a joint workshop with DCMS to discuss the current migration system and what practical improvements can be made to it. If you are interested in joining us please <a href="http://mailto:india.lucas@techuk.org?subject=Migration%20workshop" rel="link" target="_blank">contact India Lucas</a>&nbsp;who will be able to provide more details.</p> <p>techUK is partnering with Chatham House on this year&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/conferences/global-trade-2018?utm_source=tech-uk&amp;utm_medium=media-partner&amp;utm_campaign=event-listing" rel="link" target="_blank">Global Trade 2018 Conference</a>, taking place on 1 November. techUK&rsquo;s CEO, Julian David, will be speaking on a panel focusing on the growing importance of &lsquo;intangible&rsquo; trade in services and in data, and the adequacy of global standards on regulation of trade in these areas. <a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/13834-global-trade-2018" rel="link" target="_blank">Find out more and book your space</a>.<br><br> All the best,<br><br> Vinous</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14139-cloud-data-analytics-and-ai-newsletter Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI Newsletter http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14139-cloud-data-analytics-and-ai-newsletter Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:23:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Read October’s edition of the techUK Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI newsletter. <p>Welcome to techUK&rsquo;s October edition of the Cloud, Data Analytics and AI newsletter! I hope you find this month&rsquo;s update a helpful overview of the latest news, events and opportunities to get involved with our programme.<br><br> On 3 October, we held a joint event with the British Academy and Royal Society exploring the concept of data ownership and some of the changes in the data governance landscape since the publication of the &lsquo;<a href="https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/data-governance/?_cldee=a2F0aGVyaW5lLm1heWVzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-50608c4b1b64e81181245065f38be571-4a4c41b0cdd94b3c98312f0531b46c36&amp;esid=529316d6-dbb6-4073-a8a1-74a0ade7bf0a&amp;urlid=0">data management and use: governance in the 21st century</a>&rsquo; report. The seminar, which brought together a diverse range of stakeholders, was also attended by Roger Taylor, Chair of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, who provided closing remarks on the day.<br><br> Thank you to all the members that attended the event and helped to shape our future work in this area. The conversation won&rsquo;t be stopping there though, on Wednesday 12 December we&rsquo;ll be continuing the discussion at&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B825FF13A-7FD0-E811-8149-5065F38A8AD1%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=9e48a3dc-1fd2-e811-813d-5065f38be571#">techUK&rsquo;s Digital Ethics Summit</a>, where one of the afternoon tracks will focus specifically on data ownership.<br><br> As for now, I&rsquo;m currently on my way to Manchester for tomorrow&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B825FF13A-7FD0-E811-8149-5065F38A8AD1%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=9e48a3dc-1fd2-e811-813d-5065f38be571#">Supercharging the Digital Economy</a>, so looking forward to seeing lots of you there! If you can't make it, you can join in on the event through&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B825FF13A-7FD0-E811-8149-5065F38A8AD1%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=9e48a3dc-1fd2-e811-813d-5065f38be571#">the YouTube live link</a>.<br><br> All the best,<br><br> Katherine</p> <p>Katherine Mayes<br> Programme Manager, Cloud, Data Analytics and AI<br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B825FF13A-7FD0-E811-8149-5065F38A8AD1%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;templateId=%7B95EA6084-F7D4-E711-80EB-3863BB34FAD0%7D&amp;sessionId=e1df61c3-4ad1-e811-8142-5065f38b4641#">katherine.mayes@techuk.org</a></p> <hr><h2><strong>techUK Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI News</strong></h2> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/14070-happy-ada-lovelace-day" rel="link" target="_blank">Happy Ada Lovelace Day</a><br> techUK is proud to support Ada Lovelace Day as a way to encourage more women to consider pursuing a successful career in the tech industry.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/14081-government-pioneers-10m-fund-for-regulators-that-target-public-sector" rel="link" target="_blank">Government pioneers &pound;10m fund for regulators that target public sector</a><br> New fund will back projects that will ensure rules and regulations keep pace with technological advances of the future, including the growth of AI&nbsp;and the future of mobility.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/14109-gaps-remain-in-the-final-group-of-no-deal-notices" rel="link" target="_blank">Gaps remain in the final group of No Deal Notices</a><br> techUK's Deputy CEO, Antony Walker states it is important that all businesses, large and small, properly digest each of these notices. A summary of the Brexit no deal notices can be found at the link above.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13964-welcome-to-techuk-cloud-week" rel="link" target="_blank">techUK Cloud Week</a><br> Throughout Cloud Week,&nbsp;techUK members and other industry experts contributed blogs, videos, and podcasts on how UK organisations can realise the benefits and opportunities of cloud, as well as the steps that need to be taken to drive the UK cloud market forward. Catch up on all of this great material by viewing all of the posts at the link above and under the twitter hashtag #whycloud.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/14027-supercharging-the-digital-economy-campaign-week" rel="link" target="_blank">Supercharging the Digital Economy campaign week</a><br> This campaign week shone a spotlight on the increasing digitisation of our economy and wider society; the benefits that will bring, as well as the challenges and opportunities that exist in different sectors and what digital means for different regions in the UK. These issues will be addressed at the Supercharging the Digital Economy event on 18 October in Manchester.<br><br> WTO Public Forum daily diary &ndash; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/event-round-ups/item/14060-wto-diary-day-one-tech-trade-trust-and-targets" rel="link" target="_blank">day 1</a>, <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/event-round-ups/item/14079-wto-diary-day-two-partnership-payments-and-plurilaterals" rel="link" target="_blank">day 2</a>, <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/event-round-ups/item/14080-wto-diary-day-three-panels-planning-and-post-mortem" rel="link" target="_blank">day 3</a><br> Giles Derrington, Head of Policy, reflects on techUK&rsquo;s successful time at the WTO Public Forum in Geneva and what businesses can take away. The techUK team hosted a panel exploring what the rise of data flows and technologies like additive manufacturing (3D printing) mean for global trade.</p> <hr><h2><strong>Other news and comments</strong></h2> <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45760649" rel="link" target="_blank">Parkinson's diagnosis set to be sped up by Tencent's AI</a> <strong>(BBC)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/13/rise-robots-four-day-working-week?CMP=share_btn_tw" rel="link" target="_blank">Rise of robots &lsquo;could see workers enjoy four-day weeks&rsquo;</a>&nbsp; <strong>(The Guardian)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/es/Documents/tecnologia/Deloitte_ES_tecnologia_economic-and-social-impacts-of-google-cloud.pdf" rel="link" target="_blank">Economic and social impacts of Google Cloud</a> <strong>(Deloitte)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/10/05/ai-could-spot-alzheimers-five-years-major-symptoms-appear/" rel="link" target="_blank">AI could spot Alzheimer's five years before major symptoms appear</a>&nbsp; <strong>(The Telegraph)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2018/10/08/the-customer-experience-advantage-of-artificial-intelligence-in-the-cloud/#1adfba811356" rel="link" target="_blank">The customer experience advantage of artificial intelligence in the cloud</a>&nbsp; <strong>(Forbes)</strong><br><br><a href="https://hbr.org/2018/10/make-data-a-cornerstone-of-your-team" rel="link" target="_blank">Make data a cornerstone of your team</a>&nbsp; <strong>(Harvard Business Review)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/320975" rel="link" target="_blank">Which analytics do you really need? </a><strong>(Entrepreneur)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/amazon-ai-sexist-recruitment-tool-algorithm-a8579161.html" rel="link" target="_blank">Amazon scraps 'sexist AI' recuritment&nbsp;tool </a><strong>(The Telegraph)</strong></p> <hr><h2><strong>Upcoming events</strong></h2> <p><br><strong>15 &ndash; 20 October&nbsp;</strong>&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/14114-techuk-green-week">techUK Green Week</a><br> Take a look at techUK's campaign week exploring how tech and digital are helping deliver a low carbon and sustainable Britain. Coinciding with Green GB Week, we're showcasing&nbsp;how technology is transforming the environment for good and supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy.<br><br><strong>18 October</strong>&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWiwLwTd9_k&amp;feature=youtu.be">Supercharging the Digital Economy</a><br> Join techUK in Manchester for its annual flagship event exploring the ways digital increasingly underpins the economy. 200 business leaders from industry will hear how the adoption and deployment of cutting-edge digital technologies, products and services produced by the UK tech sector is, and can, enable every sector of the UK economy to become a digital sector.<br><br><strong>1 November&nbsp;</strong>&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/roundtable/item/13855-cloud-adoption-in-the-financial-services-industry" target="_blank">Cloud adoption in the financial services industry</a><br> Come along to an in-depth roundtable discussion focusing on the opportunities for financial service organisations adopting and deploying cloud services, the barriers preventing the sector from moving to the cloud and how these can be addressed.<br><br><strong>3 December</strong>&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://portal.techuk.org/my-events/event/?id=5697ba2b-828e-e811-813e-5065f38a8ad1" target="_blank">techUK&rsquo;s Cloud 2020 vision &ndash; Are we there yet?</a><br> Check out techUK's follow up debate to our Cloud 2020 paper. In 2016, techUK published its Cloud 2020 Vision for keeping the UK at the forefront of cloud adoption. With 2020 nearly upon us, techUK wants to review what progress has been made and what may still need to be done.<br><br><strong>12 December</strong>&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/digital-ethics-summit/about" target="_blank">Digital Ethics Summit</a><br> Registration for techUK&rsquo;s Digital Ethics Summit is now open! Click the link above to register. On the 12 December, techUK&nbsp;will be holding its second annual Digital Ethics Summit. The event will bring together stakeholders&nbsp;to assess the progress made over the last twelve months to build the capacity and capabilities needed to&nbsp;recognise, identify and address digital ethical issues and concerns. We will consider whether the practical action that has been taken is enough and discuss what more may be needed<br><br><strong>22 January&nbsp;</strong>&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B825FF13A-7FD0-E811-8149-5065F38A8AD1%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=9e48a3dc-1fd2-e811-813d-5065f38be571#">Brit-twin: towards a national digital twin</a><br> techUK will be bringing together public and private sector, policy makers, decision makers and innovators to forge an understanding of just what might be involved in making the national digital twin a reality, and how the tech sector can help to deliver this ambition, taking it beyond the pilot stage.</p> <hr><h2><strong>Training</strong></h2> <ul><li><strong>24 October </strong>&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/training/marketing-courses/item/13010-getting-a-return-on-investment-from-social-media" rel="link" target="_blank">Getting a return on investment from Social Media</a></li> <li><strong>29 October</strong> -&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/training/public-sector-government-courses/item/12715-winning-with-g-cloud" rel="link" target="_blank">Winning with G-Cloud</a></li> <li><strong>05 November</strong> &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/training/management-leadership-skills-courses/item/12718-coaching-skills-for-technical-managers-and-leaders" rel="link" target="_blank">Coaching skills for technical managers and leaders</a></li> <li><strong>09 November </strong>&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/training/management-leadership-skills-courses/item/13464-drafting-and-negotiating-service-level-agreements" rel="link" target="_blank">Drafting and negotiating service level agreement</a></li> <li><strong>12 November </strong>&ndash; <a href="http://www.techuk.org/index.php?option=com_k2&amp;view=item&amp;id=12722&amp;Itemid=295" rel="link" target="_blank">Leadership for technical managers</a></li> </ul>Contact: <a href="mailto:sue.daley@techuk.org">sue.daley@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:katherine.mayes@techuk.org">katherine.mayes@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14149-internet-of-things-october-newsletter Internet of Things October Newsletter http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14149-internet-of-things-october-newsletter Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:27:27 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Secure by Design Review | Smart Appliances <p>It has been a big week in the world of IoT!<br><br> The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published their &#8239;&lsquo;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/secure-by-design/code-of-practice-for-consumer-iot-security" target="_blank">Secure by Design</a>&rsquo;&#8239;review, which techUK&nbsp;has been closely involved&nbsp;with.&nbsp;<br><br> Government has sought to make it easier for manufacturers to implement the Code by publishing a&nbsp;<a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/747977/Mapping_of_IoT__Security_Recommendations_Guidance_and_Standards_to_CoP_Oct_2018.pdf" target="_blank">mapping document</a>&nbsp;which links the thirteen guidelines to existing standards, recommendations and guidance on IoT security and privacy from around the world, representing one of the largest collections of guidance on IoT security and privacy to date.&nbsp;<br><br><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/748115/smart-appliances-consultation-government-response.pdf" target="_blank">The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published their&nbsp;decision on the consultation to industry on Smart Appliances</a>, launched on 16 March 2018.&nbsp;The Government is committed to&nbsp;ensuring&nbsp;there is appropriate regulation for smart appliances in the UK. This is to encourage the uptake of smart appliances, to ensure there is adequate protection against potential risks associated with smart appliances and, as regulatory approaches are planned internationally, to avoid the UK becoming a dumping ground for substandard smart appliances.&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/supercharging-the-digital-economy" target="_blank"><strong>Our flagship event is almost here</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<strong>Supercharging adoption of digital&nbsp;technology.&nbsp;</strong></a><br><br> Focussing on the ways in which digital increasingly underpins Britain&rsquo;s economy, 200 business leaders from industry will hear how the adoption and deployment of&nbsp;cutting-edge&nbsp;digital technologies, products, and services produced by the UK tech sector is, and can, enable every sector of the UK economy to become a digital sector.<br><br> If you missed out on tickets to our flagship digital technology event Supercharging the Digital Economy you can watch the conference as it happens here:&nbsp;<a href="https://youtu.be/ABXWchBQD2M" target="_blank">Morning session</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://youtu.be/cWiwLwTd9_k" target="_blank">Afternoon session</a>.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org">Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14103-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy techUK Policy Pulse | Your weekly update on digital and tech policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14103-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy Thu, 11 Oct 2018 14:11:58 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org We're entering the crunch point for negotiations with the European Union. <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/14070-happy-ada-lovelace-day" rel="link" target="_blank">Happy belated Ada Lovelace Day!</a> It was wonderful to see so many people engaging online and IRL &ndash; Ada&rsquo;s work is growing in recognition year on year and she continues to be a role model for the current and next generation.</p> <p>This week has been labelled as &lsquo;hell week&rsquo; by some as we enter the crunch point for negotiations with the European Union. I personally thought it was just a label for my incredibly busy social calendar, but there you go! Whilst, Ireland is the main sticking point, it&rsquo;s vital we don&rsquo;t lose sight of other key issues at this stage such as citizens&rsquo; rights and what a future UK-EU trade deal could look like.</p> <p>Away from the drama of Brexit, digital tax is back in the news after Pierre Moscovici said that a deal on a digital tax was <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45813754" rel="link" target="_blank">&ldquo;doable by Christmas&rdquo;</a>. The proposals are incredibly controversial and face an uphill struggle with Ireland, the Czech Republic, Sweden and Finland all raising concerns. However, this statement may convince the Chancellor to take his foot off the pedal on pursuing a UK &lsquo;digital services tax&rsquo; to instead focus on getting a deal through at EU level.</p> <p>Back in the UK, plans were unveiled by the Canary Wharf group to create a new development, <a href="https://news.sky.com/story/canary-wharf-woos-tech-firms-with-business-and-residential-development-11522773" rel="link" target="_blank">Wood Wharf</a>, as a home for the tech and creative sectors. Helping to launch the new 23-acre site was our President Jacqueline de Rojas &ndash; who spoke of the UK&rsquo;s ambition to be a global leader in tech.</p> <p>On Thursday,&nbsp;doteveryone published their contribution to the internet regulation debate &ndash; <a href="http://doteveryone.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Doteveryone-Regulating-for-Responsible-Tech-Report.pdf" rel="link" target="_blank"><em>Regulating for Responsible Technology</em></a>. The headline recommendation calls for the creation of The Office for Responsible Technology which would act as a home for expertise to be drawn upon by other regulators, provide information to the public on the impacts of technologies and ensure the public can hold technologies to account for harms derived from their use and mediates unresolved disputes. This is a thoughtful contribution to the debate but one that still raises a number of questions that remain unanswered.</p> <p>Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England used a speech on World Mental Health Day to call for a <a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/nhs-chief-simon-stevens-calls-for-mental-health-levy-on-social-media-companies-gtbtwmb0c" rel="link" target="_blank">social media levy to help fund mental health services</a>. There is no clear evidence on the impact of social media, positive or negative, on mental health and it is certainly the case the platforms help people suffering with their mental health build communities and find support networks. Only this week I attended <a href="http://www.hoxtonarches.com/2018/10/seen-a-mental-health-exhibition-by-made-of-millions-10th-and-11th-of-october-from-5pm-to-9pm/" rel="link" target="_blank">the launch of a unique AR art exhibition</a> which explored mental health building on the communities that exist on Tumblr.</p> <p>Today, BEIS launched a&nbsp;<a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/747546/ethnicity-pay-reporting-consultation.pdf" rel="link" target="_blank">consultation on ethnicity pay gap</a> reporting following the success of mandatory gender pay gap reporting in terms of increasing transparency and awareness. This would be a welcome step in helping companies to build more inclusive and equal workplaces.</p> <hr><h2><strong>techUK news and events</strong></h2> <p>Last week, half of the policy team decamped to Geneva for the WTO Public Forum where we hosted a panel on the rise of intangibles and how technologies like 3D printing are changing manufacturing. To catch up with everything they got up to there, read their&nbsp;daily insights of the event <u><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/event-round-ups/item/14060-wto-diary-day-one-tech-trade-trust-and-targets">here</a></u>, <u><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/event-round-ups/item/14079-wto-diary-day-two-partnership-payments-and-plurilaterals">here</a></u>, and <u><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/event-round-ups/item/14080-wto-diary-day-three-panels-planning-and-post-mortem">here</a></u>.</p> <p>On 15 October, techUK is hosting a panel exploring how Health &amp; Social Care services can be transformed using 5G networks. <a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/13735-how-can-5g-transform-health-and-social-care-services" rel="link" target="_blank">Check out this fascinating event</a>.</p> <p>Our flagship event &ndash; Supercharging the Digital Economy, is also next week which is taking place in Manchester. Tickets are now very limited so to secure your place <a href="http://www.techuk.org/supercharging-the-digital-economy/about" rel="link" target="_blank">click here</a>.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p>All the best,<br><br> Vinous</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14066-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy techUK Policy Pulse | Your weekly update on digital and tech policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14066-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:19:55 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Security breaches left, right and centre. <p>Welcome back to your normal, weekly Policy Pulse. You&rsquo;ll be very happy to know that normal service is resuming (I certainly am). It has been a busy week for the techUK policy team who have split their time between Birmingham where the Conservative Party held their Conference and Geneva for the WTO Public forum, but more on that later.</p> <p>The biggest news of the week is that Theresa May has survived Conference. The dancing queen gave one of her best speeches yet, helping her to get over the line at what has been an otherwise difficult Conference season. While tech didn&rsquo;t feature strongly in the Prime Ministers speech, technology and its impact on society, both now and in the future, was debated at length on fringe panels and receptions. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/event-round-ups/item/14056-techuk-at-conservative-party-conference" rel="link" target="_blank">Click here for a full digest of everything tech-related at Conservative Party Conference</a>.</p> <p>The Chancellor&rsquo;s speech contained a sharp warning on digital tax. Whilst recognising that an international approach to digital tax would be better, Hammond warned that if that wasn&rsquo;t achieved Britain would &ldquo;go it alone&rdquo;. You can read more about the proposal and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/10/01/hammonds-digital-tax-will-damage-british-tech-startups-industry/" rel="link" target="_blank">find our take here</a>. Meanwhile Javid confirmed that the UK will develop a whole world immigration system post-Brexit, with no preferential treatment for EEA nationals, he also confirmed he was considering lifting the cap on Tier 2 and reviewing the current salary thresholds. The immigration system is creaky as is, unless there is substantial reform it is hard how it will sustain the pressure of inserting an entire new cohort of people.</p> <p>It wasn&rsquo;t just the Conservative Party Conference app that suffered a security breach. On Monday, Facebook announced that that more than 50 million accounts had been compromised. The swift response and notification of the breach is GDPR in action and while Facebook are still investigating it is clear that the regulatory landscape has shifted with Commissioners being brought in far earlier. This will be one to watch.</p> <p>The British Business Bank is considering making large direct investments in UK companies through its patient capital arm. Catherine Lewis La Torre, CEO of the British Patient Capital fund has said there is no reason why the UK shouldn&rsquo;t create the next big tech giant. This will be welcome news for British start-ups and scale ups. This comes at the same time as the launch of a new &pound;100m &lsquo;<a href="https://specialistbanking.co.uk/article-desc-6526_BBB%E2%80%99s%20commercial%20arm%20launches%20%C2%A3100m%20Regional%20Angels%20Programme" rel="link" target="_blank">Regional Angels Programme</a>&rsquo; designed to address regional imbalances in access to early-stage equity finance for UK SMEs.</p> <hr><h2>techUK News and Events</h2> <p>As I&rsquo;m typing this the techUK team are hosting a panel at the WTO Public Forum entitled <em>The rise of digital: tech and the changing nature of value added,</em> exploring what the rise of data flows and technologies like additive manufacturing (3D printing) mean for global trade. You can follow the techUK team and delegation using the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/techukatwto?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Ehashtag">#techUKatWTO</a> and read <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/event-round-ups/item/14060-wto-diary-day-one-tech-trade-trust-and-targets" rel="link" target="_blank">our daily digest</a> from my colleague Giles Derrington.</p> <p>Back in London, techUK co-hosted a joint event with the British Academy and Royal Society on data ownership. With engaging panels on rights and control and closing remarks from the Chair of the newly established Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation it was a brilliant day discussing how data can be used for good.</p> <p>We are now only a couple of weeks away from our flagship Conference &ndash; Supercharging the Digital Economy, taking place in Manchester this year. You can still grab yourself a place by following <a href="https://www.techuk.org/supercharging-the-digital-economy" rel="link" target="_blank">this link</a>.<br><br> All the best,<br><br> Vinous</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14029-techuklocalgov-update-digital-guide-for-cllrs-launch #techUKlocalgov Update | Digital Guide for Cllrs Launch http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14029-techuklocalgov-update-digital-guide-for-cllrs-launch Mon, 01 Oct 2018 09:32:24 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org #techUKlocalgov Update | Digital Guide for Cllrs Launch | Local Gov Roundtable Invitation <p>Dear ${Recipient.contact.firstname[0]!""},</p> <p>Last month saw techUK launch&nbsp;&lsquo;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Council of the future: A digital guide for councillors</a>,&rsquo;&nbsp;which presents some advice for the newly elected and incumbent councillors on how to confidently begin the conversations around digital with peers and officers to engender change and build capacity across the council, whilst also delivering the best possible service and outcomes to residents.</p> <p>In this newsletter we also bring you the latest local government events &ndash; from a supplier un-conference to a&nbsp;roundtable exploring data ethics. There are plenty of events with key stakeholders where you will be able to gain the latest insights and network with key players. We hope to see you there!<br> &nbsp;</p> <p>All the best,</p> <p>Georgina&nbsp;</p> <hr><p><strong>#techUKlocalgov: Latest</strong></p> <hr><p><strong>5 October -</strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#"><u>*Roundtable Invitation* Predictive analytics in Local Gov: A discussion on ethics</u></a></p> <p>techUK is pleased to be co-hosting a roundtable on predictive analytics in Local Government with Southwark Council, and EY on this important topic on 5 October. The session will bring together local gov and industry to share experience and learning about implementing an advanced analytics solution and to answer any questions to help attendees think through how it could be beneficial in their local area. Places are limited, if you would like to attend email me.</p> <p><br><strong>5 October -</strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">*Invitation* Roundtable with iNetwork on working well with suppliers - Manchester</a></p> <p>techUK is co-hosting a roundtable with the&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">iNetwork</a>&nbsp;to bring together our two communities to explore how we can better work together; the conditions needed, and it will be an opportunity to share key asks to each other. This meeting will inform future activity with the iNetwork. Places are limited, if you would like to attend please&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">email me.&nbsp;</a><br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>10 October -</strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Attend to find your perfect local gov tech partner</a></p> <p>This speed networking event offers tech companies large and small the opportunity to network and identify business partners with innovative solutions for transforming local public services, from new players to established companies within the Local Government tech market. Before the pitches begin we will also have a council digital leader share their insights on how best to work with the market. Read what happened at the&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">last event here.</a>&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>16 October -</strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Help Shape the Supplier Commitment to the Local Digital Declaration</a></p> <p>techUK was pleased to be a co-publish of the&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Local Digital Declaration</a>&nbsp;this summer. As co-publisher we now want to collaborate with the tech industry on what the supplier commitment to the Local Declaration will be. That is why we are hosting this un-conference to hear from suppliers active or looking to break into the local government tech market.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>17 October -&nbsp;</strong>*Register now*<strong>&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Hear from the CIO of Sedgemoor District Council about the latest trends &amp; opportunity facing the local government market</a></p> <p>Our future trends event returns October 17 with a great line-up of speakers from the LGA, Sedgemoor Council, TechMarketView and PWC! If you are active or looking to break into the local gov tech market, attend to learn the latest trends in local government as well as be more informed in how it operates and its processes. More local gov speakers to be announces shortly!&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Register here.</a></p> <hr><p><strong>#techUKlocalgov: Action &amp; Reaction</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">techUK launches Council of the future: A digital guide for councillors</a></strong></p> <p>techUK publishes guide&nbsp;to help councillors deliver digital transformation in local public services, by tackling leadership, market engagement and creating a user-centric approach.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Join techUK&rsquo;s new local gov emerging tech working group which includes council representatives</a></strong></p> <p>A new cross-programme working group has been set-up to demystify how the technologies of today and tomorrow can re-imagine local public service outcomes. This working group will include techUK members and Local Government leaders. The first meeting will take place on 8 October. Get in touch if you&rsquo;d like to be involved!<br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Growing the Local GovTech Market</a></strong></p> <p>I highlight the importance of an eco-system approach to growing the Local Gov tech market as part of #techUKSmarterState.&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Catch-up on all the #techUKSmarterState conference content &amp; campaign here!</a></strong></p> <p>If you missed our flagship public services conference with Oliver Dowden CBE MP, Minister for Implementation and senior digital leaders, you can read the&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">highlights here,</a>&nbsp;and catch-up on all the guest blogs from the&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">week here.</a></p> <hr><p><strong>#techUKlocalgov: Other News</strong></p> <hr><p><strong><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Bristol council to build complaints and FOI system</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;(PublicTechnology.net)</strong></p> <p>Bristol City Council is looking to spend &pound;500,000 on the construction of a case-management system new system for complaints, feedback, and freedom of information requests.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Second round of GovTech Catalyst challenges revealed at techUK&rsquo;s Building the Smarter State conference</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;(GDS Blog)</strong></p> <p>At the techUK Smarter State conference, Minister for Implementation Oliver Dowden announced the next five successful challenges from public sector organisations&nbsp;that will get funding.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">West Midlands to spend on tech to reduce traffic congestion</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;(UKAuthority)</strong></p> <p>Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has laid plans for more real time information, a new website, intelligent traffic lights and the use of drones to reduce congestion in the region.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Creating a council cloud-first approach</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;(Public Sector Executive)</strong></p> <p>The case for wider adoption of cloud technology by local authorities.</p> <hr><p><strong>Events</strong></p> <hr><ul><li>3 October -<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">techUK Introductory evening</a></li> <li>5 Oct -&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Predictive analytics in Local Gov: A discussion on ethics</a></li> <li>10 Oct -&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Partnering &amp; Networking: Growing the Local GovTech Market</a></li> <li>16 Oct -&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Help Shape the Supplier Commitment Local Digital Declaration</a></li> <li>17 Oct -&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Future Trends, Opportunities &amp; Challenges Facing Local Go</a>v&nbsp;</li> </ul><hr><p><strong>Training</strong></p> <hr><ul><li>26&nbsp;September -&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Getting it Right with Open Source Software Licensing</a></li> <li>10&nbsp;October -&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">A Practical Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights in the Tech Sector</a></li> <li>15&nbsp;October -&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Understanding and Engaging with Government</a></li> <li>29 October -&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Winning with G-Cloud</a></li> <li>10 December&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7BA404AB06-8E23-E811-8118-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7BA7514AFE-EFBB-E811-813F-5065F38B4641%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=53b27dda-5cc5-e811-813b-5065f38be571#">Blockchain Masterclass</a></li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org">georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14026-smarteruk-september-newsletter SmarterUK September Newsletter http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14026-smarteruk-september-newsletter Mon, 01 Oct 2018 08:54:45 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org SmarterUK September Newsletter | What makes a "good" Digital Board report launched <p>September has been an exciting month for the SmarterUK programme, with the official launch of the&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3ade13b1ffe542348d080b980785478a/1B399951/86AFA9C1/102018n">What makes a &lsquo;good&rsquo; Digital Board? report</a>. The Smart Cities and Communities Group worked together to produce this, and a few &ldquo;thank you&rsquo;s&rdquo; are in order. Thank you to Jen Hawes-Hewitt, Kulveer Ranger, Stephen Canning and Nathan Pierce who joined Matt Evans and Georgina Maratheftis at the launch event and formed the panel discussing how an improved understanding of digital technologies can support the creation of smart places. Thank you to all of you who took the time to contribute to the report by sharing your expertise, knowledge and case studies. Finally, thank you to the Smart Cities &amp; Communities Steering Board for your help in finalising the report for publication. This has been a strong way to announce our voice in this area and places us at the beginning of a meaningful journey to support local authorities in creating smart places.</p> <p>SmarterUK was also part of the smart places conversation at The Telegraph&rsquo;s 'Britain&rsquo;s Smart Cities',&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3ade13b1ffe542348d080b980785478a/1B399951/8DD4AE23/102018n">represented by Dan Byles</a>.</p> <p>In transport's news, techUK submitted a response to the Department for Transport&rsquo;s Consultation Package on the Future of Mobility. This was written with the support of the Transport Group and reflected the group&rsquo;s work on how technology is enabling the future of mobility services in the UK. techUK attended the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham and LCV-CENEX in Bedfordshire.</p> <p>Our attendance at the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit coincided with the launch of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce which techUK is on the Steering Board.&nbsp;The main outputs are to help shape the Government&rsquo;s secondary legislation for the&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3ade13b1ffe542348d080b980785478a/1B399951/745C8E71/102018n">Automated and Electric Vehicle Act</a>&nbsp;and their wider strategy towards EVs. The work groups which will drive this are now being assembled and if you want to participate or help shape techUK&rsquo;s wider work in this area then&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3ade13b1ffe542348d080b980785478a/1B399951/82F65938/102018n">you can find more details here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br> Outside of SmarterUK&rsquo;s work, the IoT Programme also launched the second edition of the&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3ade13b1ffe542348d080b980785478a/1B399951/957E463C/102018n">State of the Connected Home report</a>, Edition 2. You can find the survey data and questionnaire&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3ade13b1ffe542348d080b980785478a/1B399951/A51DA935/102018n" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>That&rsquo;s all from us for September.</p> <p>Stay Smart,<br> Jessica &amp; Teodora</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Jessica.Russell@techuk.org">Jessica.Russell@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org">Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14022-international-trade-newsletter-launching-new-trade-working-groups International Trade Newsletter | Launching new trade working groups http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14022-international-trade-newsletter-launching-new-trade-working-groups Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:56:02 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Autumn is shaping up to be a very busy time for techUK's international trade activities. <p>We are very excited to announce that we are forming two new working groups at techUK, called the UK-India Tech Forum and the UK-Japan Tech Forum. The UK-India Tech Forum is designed to bring a broad group of stakeholders interested in influencing or understanding the policy landscape impacting the technology sector, trade relations, and the market opportunities and challenges in India and the UK, while the UK-Japan Tech Forum brings Japanese tech companies operating in the UK to engage with key stakeholders in government and business. Hosted by techUK, the working groups will bring together representatives of businesses, government and other stakeholders for collaboration in the technology sector. If you are interested to learn more about our newly established Forums,&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">please do get in touch</a>.</p> <p>In December, techUK is pleased to be supporting DIT&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">&ldquo;Technology &amp; Future Cities&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;trade mission to New Delhi and Mumbai&nbsp;(11-14 December). The mission will take in the&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">India UK Future Tech Festival (FTF)</a>&nbsp;in which our CEO, Julian David will be participating. Companies interested in the DIT&rsquo;s trade mission may also have opportunities to qualify for support to cover some of the participation costs.</p> <p>In the meantime, techUK has&nbsp;been working with DIT to help scope and define the future trade relations with countries outside the EU. The DIT has recently launched&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">four new consultations</a>&nbsp;to inform the UK&rsquo;s future trade relationship and potential trade negotiations with the&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">United States</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Australia</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">New Zealand</a>, and the accession to the&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)</a>. Please follow the hyperlinks if you want to complete the consultations individually. techUK will be also reaching out to our members for input into our joint response to the trade consultations so watch out for our emails.</p> <p>Finally, as we continue developing our International Trade programme for 2019, we want to ensure that are doing the right things on behalf of our members. If you have not already completed our&nbsp;<strong>short</strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">2-3 minute&nbsp;survey</a>&nbsp;on international trade, please do so. Your answers are very important to us and will allow us to tailor our communications to your specific interests and design our programme activities in a way that supports your growth strategies. I promise it won&rsquo;t take long!</p> <p>As always, please reach out if you have any questions or need support with your international trade activities in the UK and abroad. We&rsquo;re here to help.&nbsp;</p> <hr><h2><strong>News</strong></h2> <p><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">techUK at the WTO: Exploring how tech changes trade</a><br> This October, techUK is stepping onto the international stage with a panel at the World Trade Organisation&rsquo;s&nbsp;Public Forum - 'Trade 2030'. Technology is at the heart of trade and new technological developments have transformed it time and time again. We are experiencing a Fourth Industrial Revolution, ushering in a new era of change in what is made, where it is made and how it is traded.&nbsp;techUK&rsquo;s panel &lsquo;The Rise of Digital: Tech and the Changing Nature of Value Added&rsquo; will take place at the WTO in Geneva in Room B, from 15.30-17.00 on 4 October. Follow techUK&rsquo;s panel and wider engagement during the Public Forum on twitter with&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">#techUKatWTO</a>.<br><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">techUK response to the PM's Brexit negotations statement</a><br> Read here for techUK's deputy CEO comments on the PM's statement on the Brexit negotiations.<br><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Barclays launches major Midlands trade centre to boost UK exports</a><br> Following the launch of the Government&rsquo;s Export Strategy, Barclays will launch a new Trade Centre, providing export support to 1,000 UK businesses with a &pound;370m lending fund for SMEs across the Midlands to boost jobs and growth. The new centre will work to boost jobs and economic growth, enabling British businesses to start exporting sooner or to sell even more of their products in domestic and overseas markets.<br><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Trade task force launched to increase UK business competitive advantage</a><br> The taskforce, part of the Board of Trade, will seek to guarantee the UK&rsquo;s status as a prominent champion of free trade, leading the world in the way the UK partners with developing countries to alleviate poverty, support development and deliver jobs, growth and prosperity. Businesses are to receive support to develop trade links around the world from a new taskforce to ensure UK companies have a competitive advantage by providing support and local market knowledge.<br><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">US and UK &lsquo;reaffirm shared ambition to boost trade relationship&rsquo;</a><br> UK Trade Policy Minister George Hollingbery and Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish, following a meeting in London, reaffirmed their shared ambition to boost the trade relationship between the UK and US, which is already worth around &pound;165 billion a year. In November, the United States will host the UK delegation in Washington for the fifth meeting of the Working Group, as well as host the third meeting of the USA/UK SME Dialogue.<br><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">G20 trade ministers call to reinvigorate international trade</a><br> G20 trade ministers met in Argentina to discuss keeping markets open, addressing economic development and reinvigorating the international trading system. For the UK, a priority was to advance discussions on digital trade and to strive for substantive international trade rules that can help businesses and consumers across the world.</p> <hr><h2><strong>Events</strong></h2> <p><br><strong>18 October</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Supercharging the Digital Economy</a><br> Focusing on the ways in which digital increasingly underpins Britain&rsquo;s economy, 200 business leaders from industry will hear how the adoption and deployment of cutting-edge digital technologies, products and services produced by the UK tech sector enables every sector of the UK economy.<br><br><strong>3-4 October</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Expand to the USA &ndash; The Gary Vaynerchuck Way!</a><br> GTM Global in association with DIT, techUK and GS1 is partnering VAYNER MEDIA alongside other specialist mentors from AVALARA and GFS to offer a free 1-2-1 clinic and workshop on US eCommerce International Expansion in London and Heathrow. The events take a deep dive to explore a variety of strategies and solutions to the challenges you&rsquo;ll face in the following key areas: market entry strategy, customer acquisition, eCommerce, taxation and many more. Places are limited, so if successful US&nbsp;expansion is at the top of your agenda, register now and meet Gary&rsquo;s UK team and other specialist delivery partners.<br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Register here for London</a>&nbsp;on 3 October, 13:00-17:00<br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Register here for Heathrow</a>&nbsp;on 4 October, 09:00-17:00<br><br><strong>9 October</strong>&nbsp;- Roundtable: Grow your tech business in South Asia in 2018<br> This roundtable will be led by Intralink, an international business development consultancy specialising in the technology markets of East Asia. Experts include Greg Sutch, Huw Thomas, and Michal Waszkiewicz. This session is your chance to ask questions, share your concerns and get expert advice on the markets to consider, the steps to take and the pitfalls to avoid. If you&rsquo;d like to explore how to grow your business in East Asia, attend GTM Global&rsquo;s free round-table discussion at techUK on Tuesday 9 October, 12:30-14:00. This event is strictly limited to six companies so please book your place as soon as possible. Contact GTM Global at&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">mark@gotomarket.global</a>.<br><br><strong>24 October</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Joint event with IAC for Turkish Tech</a><br> techUK is pleased to invite Turkish technology companies to a joint event, organised by techUK &amp; Iron Arrow Consulting, which will highlight the opportunities for the Turkish tech community in the UK and showcase how techUK can help them accelerate their growth.<br><br><strong>25 October</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Innovation Partnership Seminar - Grow your business in Japan</a><br> The aim of this event is to provide an opportunity for businesses to meet with Japanese enterprises actively looking for promising startups, learn about the attractiveness of Japan's ecosystem for innovation and discover your potential in Japan. This seminar is targeted towards innovative overseas startups, in the fields such as fintech, cybersecurity, medical IT, AI, logistics IT.&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">To register, please follow this link</a>.<br><br><strong>1 November</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Global Trade 2018&nbsp;</a><br> Hear from DExEU, DIT and the European Commission at Global Trade 2018. This conference at Chatham House will examine the current state of international trade, who the systemic players are, and the potential for new trade agreements to alter the landscape now and in the longer term.<br><br><strong>15 November</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Space Exports Forum</a><br> In partnership with the Space Growth Partnership and UKspace, techUK is pleased to host the 5th meeting of the Space Exports Forum. 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. Companies from outside the space sector, but who use space and satellite services are especially welcome.<br><br><strong>4 December</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Trade and Customs Compliance Group meeting</a><br> At the next trade and customs compliance group meeting, we will continue to focus discussion on concerns related to International Trade, following the decision to exit the EU, as well as updates on licensing and SPIRE/LITE development.</p> <hr><h2><strong>Opportunities</strong></h2> <p><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">The Ukrainian Week in London: Day Session on IT &amp; Innovation</a><br> The British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, with the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe, is holding Ukrainian Week in London on 8-14 October 2018, together with the Atlantic Council (US), at the EBRD, the National Investment Council of Ukraine, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and other leading UK and Ukrainian institutions. It is designed for British and Ukrainian businesses to explore opportunities for partnership and development.&nbsp;If you are interested in attending one or more sessions of Ukrainian Week in London and want to learn more about the agenda, please contact the BUCC for the complete programme and an invitation at&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">buccukraine@bucc.com</a>.<br><strong>8-14 October, London</strong><br><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Singapore and Malaysia technology mission</a><br> During the missions you will be able to meet and network with local companies and commercial officers within the Technology sector while also learning about upcoming opportunities to export your product. Up to 50 UK companies will take part in a mission to Singapore with a series of events aimed at promoting the UK&rsquo;s capabilities within Cyber Security, Smart Cities and Health Tech sectors.<br><strong>22-25 October, Singapore and Malaysia</strong><br><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Trade Consultations &ndash; Have your say on the UK&rsquo;s future trade negotiations</a><br> As part of the government commitment to inclusive and transparent trade, DIT have launched four online public consultations. All four consultations are open for a period of 14 weeks, and they welcome contributions from members. They include consultations on new trade deals with the US, Australia and New Zealand, and the possibility of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).<br><strong>26 October</strong><br><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Baltic and Nordics FinTech Mission to the Northern Powerhouse</a><br> The four-day programme will showcase the UK&rsquo;s Northern Powerhouse cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds. This programme of events and networking opportunities will connect innovative and fast growing FinTech businesses to people and organisations that can support their entry to the UK and create opportunities for future development in the lucrative UK market. UK attendees will be primarily senior decision makers from UK financial services industry players including banks, building societies, mortgage lenders, insurance companies and other product and service providers.<br><strong>4-7 November, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, UK</strong><br><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">6th&nbsp;China Outbound Conference</a><br> Organised by the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), the 6th China Outbound Conference is the largest event in China focusing on attracting investment to the UK and promoting UK-China partnership in third countries. This year&rsquo;s conference is expected to attract over 400 businesses, government bodies, intermediaries and Chinese investors. The conference is the ideal platform to showcase projects to and meet with potential Chinese investors. The conference will include a panel session on tech/innovation as well as a dedicated 1-2-1 matchmaking and pitching sessions for UK project owners to engage with investors. As part of the conference the CBBC is currently looking for UK companies which are on the lookout for Chinese investment. If you are interested in attending the conference and finding relevant Chinese investment opportunities, please connect with&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">mark.hedley@cbbc.org</a>.<br><strong>8 November, Shanghai, China</strong><br><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">UK Technology &amp; Smart Cities delegation to Saudi Arabia</a><br> Following their recent successful SME Tech Forum at Level39 in April 2018, the Saudi British Joint Business Council will be leading a UK Technology &amp; Smart Cities delegation to Saudi Arabia from 18-21 November. The target sectors include Smart Cities, Fintech, Cyber Security, AI and IoT. Participation is open to both SBJBC members and non-members, but will be restricted to a maximum of 25 delegates. The Saudi SME Authority is leading efforts to improve the business environment for SMEs, and support both start-ups and scale-ups.&nbsp;<br><strong>18 November, Saudi Arabia</strong><br><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">UK trade mission to the AI Summit</a><br> The UK&rsquo;s Department for International Trade (DIT) is offering UK-headquartered AI companies the opportunity to showcase their expertise to the US market and meet top influencers in the New York tech ecosystem. The AI Summit will include networking events, group visits, and 1-2-1 meetings with buyers. Previous missions have seen UK companies learn best practices about US expansion strategy, generate sales in the US market, and network with top-level industry executives.<br><strong>3 December, New York, USA</strong><br><br><a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Trade Missions to the Future Tech Festival in Delhi</a><br> The FutureTech Festival was announced as part of a wider India-UK Tech Partnership. The partnership brings together business, government and civil society from both India and the UK to tackle shared challenges (across energy, skills, ease of doing business and financial services) and deliver mutual prosperity by nurturing entrepreneurship, securing jobs and growth for the future. This festival of business engagement and tech thought-leadership will host more than 100 of the very best UK and Indian tech companies, exploring AI/Data, Future Healthcare, Future Mobility, Fintech, Createch, Cyber Security.<br><strong>9-15 December, New Delhi, India</strong></p> <hr><h2><strong>Training</strong></h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul><li><strong>08 October</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Developing a World-Class Bid Capability</a></li> <li><strong>11 October</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Mobile Video Pro (iPhone or Android)</a></li> <li><strong>23 October&nbsp;</strong>-&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Strategic Thinking and Fast Growth Leadership Essentials</a></li> <li><strong>09 November&nbsp;</strong>-&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">Drafting and Negotiating Service Level Agreements</a></li> <li><strong>22 November</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B927BB70D-7AC1-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=460cccd2-1dc3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">GDPR - Upheaval or more of the same?</a></li> </ul>Contact: <a href="mailto:Simon.Spier@techUK.org">Simon.Spier@techUK.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:dominykas.broga@techuk.org">dominykas.broga@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14017-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy techUK Policy Pulse | Your weekly update on digital and tech policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14017-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy Fri, 28 Sep 2018 09:45:29 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org A conference here, and a conference there <p>The Labour Party conference dominated political news output for the first half of this week. My colleagues and I were in Liverpool where themes such as the future of work, skills,&nbsp;access to talent, and productivity all featured heavily. Tech&nbsp;was a central theme running through debates on construction to the future of the NHS. We at techUK tried to get to as many of those as possible whilst also putting a few on ourselves. If you want to find out more about what went down &ndash; both inside the conference hall and in the fringes then have a&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B010E0A61-49C2-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=b5e2ff79-03c3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">read of the&nbsp;daily digests that I produced every evening</a>.</p> <p>The other big news&nbsp;is the Chancellor&rsquo;s announcement that the Budget day will be on 29 October &ndash; a Monday. Yes that&rsquo;s right folks &ndash; Hammond&rsquo;s quiet radicalism continues. Traditionally held on a Wednesday, perhaps the Chancellor simply wanted to avoid having his Budget coincide with the scariest day of the year &ndash; Halloween. With large spending commitments already being announced for the NHS, it is likely this year&rsquo;s budget will be light on rabbits pulled out of hats.</p> <p>At the start of the week the Government published its third batch of no-deal technical notices.&nbsp;This batch is relevant to UK tech companies with a number of notices relating to Intellectual Property and Chemicals regulation&nbsp;&ndash; you can&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B010E0A61-49C2-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=b5e2ff79-03c3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">read our analysis of all the notices published today relevant to the sector here</a>.&nbsp;Don&rsquo;t worry, this isn&rsquo;t it, we have a final set of notices due after party conference season. We&rsquo;ll keep you updated!</p> <p>Over in New York, the UN General Assembly got underway this week.&nbsp;In a special session, representatives&nbsp;from industry and the third-sector&nbsp;called on governments to&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B010E0A61-49C2-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=b5e2ff79-03c3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">embrace big data as a means of tackling a range of global challenges</a>,&nbsp;from infectious diseases to climate change.&nbsp;Good to see these conversations happen at a global level!&nbsp;</p> <p>Yesterday,&nbsp;<em>Computer Weekly&nbsp;</em>listed the&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B010E0A61-49C2-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=b5e2ff79-03c3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2018</a>, including this year&rsquo;s winner&nbsp;Amali&nbsp;de&nbsp;Alwis. techUK was honoured to be on the&nbsp;judging panel &ndash; an incredibly difficult job&nbsp;given the calibre of those on the longlist.&nbsp;Congratulations to all those named. It is so important that girls and other women have role models to&nbsp;inspire them&nbsp;(as&nbsp;was&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B010E0A61-49C2-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=b5e2ff79-03c3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">highlighted by our work experience &ndash; Abi Pearson</a>)&nbsp;so well done to&nbsp;<em>Computer Weekly&nbsp;</em>for&nbsp;continuing to shine a spotlight on women in tech.</p> <hr><h2><strong>techUK news and events</strong></h2> <p>This week&nbsp;techUK&rsquo;s&nbsp;Skills and Diversity Council launched its&nbsp;Gender Pay report,&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B010E0A61-49C2-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=b5e2ff79-03c3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">&lsquo;Remedying the Gender Pay Gap: How to write a good report&rsquo;</a>.&nbsp;There is no silver bullet&nbsp;for any company to&nbsp;eradicate their pay gap overnight,&nbsp;but we hope this report will provide a useful guide of the best practices out there, encouraging companies to think about meaningful ways to&nbsp;embed meaningful gender diversity into their company culture.&nbsp;<br><br> Next week,&nbsp;techUK is at the World Trade Organisation&rsquo;s Public Forum, representing the UK&rsquo;s thriving tech sector on a global stage. As well as&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B010E0A61-49C2-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=b5e2ff79-03c3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">our panel</a>&nbsp;discussion, we are taking along a delegation of member companies so they can explain the needs of their businesses direct to diplomats negotiating the future rulebook for e-commerce. As well as a meeting with the UK mission, and a reception at the ambassador&rsquo;s residence (we&rsquo;ll report back if Ferrero Rochers are served), our delegation will also be meeting with the World Intellectual Property Organisation, the Australian mission who are leading the digital talks, WTO Deputy Director-General Xiaozhun Yi, as well as other Geneva stakeholders. It looks set to be an interesting trip!<br><br> I will also be resurrecting my&nbsp;<strong>daily digests</strong>&nbsp;to bring you the low down on all the goings on from inside the Conference hall and&nbsp;fringes &ndash; stay tuned, it&rsquo;s bound to be a thrilling one!&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/fhoueahf.png" style="height:109px; width:600px"></p> <p><u><strong>Sunday 30 September:</strong></u><br><br><strong>AI: a force for good?</strong>&nbsp;<br><em>Atos and&nbsp;ConHome&nbsp;</em><br> 16:00-17:30, Hall 6, Birmingham ICC&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Kulveer&nbsp;Ranger, VP Strategy and Communications, Atos UK&amp;I&nbsp;</li> <li>Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK&nbsp;</li> <li>Will Tanner, Director Onward&nbsp;</li> <li>Mark Wallace, Executive Editor,&nbsp;ConHome&nbsp;</li> </ul><p>&#8239;&nbsp;<br><u><strong>Monday 1 October:</strong></u><br><br><strong>How do we make the UK a world leader in autonomous vehicles?&nbsp;</strong><br><em>FiveAI and techUK&nbsp;</em><br> 16:00-17:00, Drawing Room, Hyatt Regency Birmingham&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Oliver Shah, Business Editor, Sunday Times&nbsp;</li> <li>Stan Boland, Chief Executive and co-founder, FiveAI&nbsp;</li> <li>Jesse Norman MP, Transport Minister&nbsp;</li> <li>Dharmash Mistry, Partner, Lakestar Capital&nbsp;</li> <li>More speakers TBA</li> </ul><p><br><strong>Trust, data and decisions: How do we find the information we need?&nbsp;</strong><br><em>Institute for Government and Solicitors Regulation Authority&nbsp;</em><br> 15:45-17:00, Concerto Room, Hyatt Regency Birmingham&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Gavin&nbsp;Freeguard, Head of Data and Transparency, Institute for Government (chair)&nbsp;</li> <li>Jane Malcolm, Executive Director, Solicitors Regulation Authority&nbsp;</li> <li>Caroline Normand, Director of Policy, Which?&nbsp;</li> <li>Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK&nbsp;</li> </ul><p>&#8239;&nbsp;<br><strong>The new economy: how will automation and AI change the future of work?&nbsp;</strong><br><em>Prospect Magazine&nbsp;</em><br> 17:45-19:00, Executive Room 2, Birmingham ICC&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Steve Bloomfield, Deputy Editor, Prospect&nbsp;</li> <li>Vinous Ali, Head of Policy, Innovation, Skills and Migration, techUK&nbsp;</li> <li>Raj&nbsp;Mak, Head of Digital Birmingham&nbsp;</li> <li>Alok Sharma MP, Employment Minister&nbsp;</li> <li>Neil Carmichael, Chair of the Pearson HE Commission&nbsp;</li> </ul><p>&#8239;&nbsp;<br><strong>The Enterprise Forum business reception (invitation only)&nbsp;</strong><br> 17:45-19:00, Hall 8, Birmingham ICC&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Brian Berry, Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders&nbsp;</li> <li>Senior cabinet member</li> </ul><p><br><u><strong>Tuesday 2nd October:</strong></u><br><br><strong>Digital Britain: are we being ambitious enough?&nbsp;</strong><br><em>Google, Sage and techUK&nbsp;</em><br> 16:00-17:00, Dolce Room, Hyatt Regency Birmingham&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK (chair)&nbsp;</li> <li>Margot James MP, Digital and Creative Industries Minister&nbsp;</li> <li>Ronan Harris, UK &amp; Ireland MD, Google&nbsp;</li> <li>Sabby Gill, MD UK&amp;I, Sage&nbsp;</li> </ul><p>&#8239;&nbsp;<br><strong>Powering up: Supercharging productivity in the digital age&nbsp;</strong><br><em>The Spectator&nbsp;</em><br> 16:00-17:00, Birmingham ICC&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Tony Danker, CEO, Productivity Leadership Group&nbsp;</li> <li>Scot Gardner, Chief Executive UK &amp; Ireland, Cisco&nbsp;</li> <li>Jacqueline de Rojas, President, techUK&nbsp;</li> <li>Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands</li> </ul><p>&#8239;&nbsp;<br><strong>AI, automation and the future of work&nbsp;</strong><br><em>ResPublica, techUK and Tata Consultancy Services&nbsp;</em><br> 17:45-19:00, Room 101, Library of Birmingham&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK&nbsp;</li> <li>Vicky Ford MP, Member of Science and Technology Committee&nbsp;</li> <li>Jim Bligh, Director of Corporate Affairs, Tata Consultancy Services&nbsp;</li> <li>Mike Clancy- General Secretary&nbsp;of Prospect trade union</li> <li>Tabitha Goldstaub - Chair of the AI Council for the UK Government&rsquo;s Office for AI</li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Finally,&nbsp;techUK&rsquo;s&nbsp;flagship event&nbsp;<em>Supercharging the Digital Economy</em>&nbsp;will take place on Thursday 18 October&nbsp;in Manchester.&nbsp;200 business leaders from industry will hear how the adoption and deployment of cutting edge digital technologies, products and services produced by the UK tech sector enables every sector of the UK economy to become a digital sector.&nbsp;There is still time to grab a ticket so&nbsp;<a href="https://mscrmapp-eu.clickdimensions.com/editor/previewversion?accountKey=a6ncZdWDEi5Vyb2YFdxxA&amp;version=4&amp;orgname=org65e2efac2&amp;userlcid=1033&amp;userid=%7B0F2C952F-4DAF-E811-8144-5065F38ADAC1%7D&amp;id=%7B010E0A61-49C2-E811-813B-5065F38BE571%7D&amp;typename=cdi_emailsend&amp;disabled=true&amp;sessionId=b5e2ff79-03c3-e811-8140-5065f38b4641#">find out more and book your space</a>.<br> &nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14028-health-social-care-newsletter-industry-briefings-cyber-security-5g Health & Social Care Newsletter-Industry Briefings, Cyber Security, 5G http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/14028-health-social-care-newsletter-industry-briefings-cyber-security-5g Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Health & Social Care Newsletter | Industry Briefings, Cyber Security, 5G <p>We've had plenty to keep us busy as the days get shorter. We held two insightful panel discussions at NHS Expo; a collaborative event with the HIN, HACT, LGA, Socitm and Suffolk Council on Healthy Ageing; and joint events with NHS Digital on <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/7D5C31A2/092018n" target="_blank">EPS</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/9C29398E/092018n" target="_blank">SNOMED CT</a>.&nbsp;<br><br> If you haven't yet heard the news, we're delighted to announce that Matt Hancock is delivering the key note at our <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/9277AEF4/092018n" target="_blank">Health and Social Care Industry Dinner</a>&nbsp;on 14 November. Tickets are selling fast&nbsp;so <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/51CA5F31/092018n" target="_blank">book now</a>.<br><br> There is plenty to get involved in going forward: Join us in <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/3270AD3/092018n" target="_blank">Liverpool on 15 October</a> to explore how Health &amp; Social Care services can be transformed using 5G networks. And keep scrolling for more <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/614911F4/092018n" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/CBC6A753/092018n" target="_blank">news</a>.<br><br> Until next time,<br><br> Kate</p> <hr><p><strong>#HSCtechUK opportunities and events</strong></p> <hr><p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/C6F78A94/092018n" target="_blank">Cyber Security Market&nbsp;Engagement Day hosted by NHS Digital</a><br> 2 October, 10:00 - 15:00<br> You are invited to join NHS Digital&rsquo;s NHS Data Security Centre team at an interactive market engagement day. Your input will help shape NHS Digital&rsquo;s approach and plans for improving cyber security in health and care.<br><br> NHS Digital Industry Briefings<br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/258F3037/092018n" target="_blank">3 October, 10:00 - 13:00 - London</a><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/8E6603F2/092018n" target="_blank">10 October, 10:00 - 13:00 - Leeds</a><br> You are invited to join NHS Digital and techUK for our autumn industry briefing.&nbsp;We are hosting this event in Leeds and London, so you can choose to attend whichever location is most convenient.&nbsp;<br><br> The agenda will cover updates from the following programmes and a questions and answers panel:</p> <ul><li>Digital Child Health Programme</li> <li>Digital Maternity Programme</li> <li>NHS Identity Programme (Formerly known as Staff Identity)</li> <li>GP IT &ndash; Market Engagement</li> <li>Enabling Data Architecture (EnDA)</li> <li>Urgent and Emergency Care</li> </ul><p><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/2891D927/092018n" target="_blank">How can 5G Transform Health and Social Care Services?</a><br> 15 October, 14:00 - 16:30 - Liverpool<br> The aim is to raise awareness of digital connectivity in health and care and highlight the work of organisations operating in this field (ranging from innovation centres, industry and SME's) using products, networks and services that are directly helping patients, citizens, and health and care professionals.</p> <hr><p><strong>#HSCtechUK&nbsp;news and meeting notes</strong></p> <hr><p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/EB439A1D/092018n" target="_blank">Health Secretary gives landmark speech on bringing world's best tech to NHS</a><br> Interoperability push at heart of Matt Hancock&rsquo;s NHS Expo Speech. (ANOTHER LINE)<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/B8976F92/092018n" target="_blank">Government publishes code of conduct for AI and data-driven technology</a><br> The UK Government has published a&nbsp;new code of conduct on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data-driven technologies in healthcare, with a view of creating a &ldquo;safe and trusted environment in which innovation can flourish&rdquo;.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/3DB872A8/092018n" target="_blank">Building the Smarter State Campaign Week</a><br> This Campaign Week highlighted how technology is transforming public services. Read&nbsp;the series of guest blogs from stakeholders and industry on the building blocks to the Smarter State.</p> <hr><p><strong>News&nbsp;from friends and stakeholders</strong></p> <hr><p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/89974047/092018n">Using technology and patient data in the fight to defeat brain tumours</a><br> Guest blog: Janet Dutton on how The Brain Tumour Charity is making innovative use of technology to make a sustainable difference.</p> <hr><p><strong>Events</strong></p> <hr><p>2 October&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/97776B5D/092018n" target="_blank">Cyber Security Market Engagement - NHS Digital</a></p> <p>3 October&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/2958F01E/092018n" target="_blank">techUK Intro Evening</a></p> <h4><strong>NHS Digital Industry Briefings</strong></h4> <ul><li><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/3F9320FC/092018n" target="_blank">3 October - London</a></li> <li><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/982C5CF5/092018n" target="_blank">10 October - Leed</a>s&nbsp;</li> </ul><p>15 October&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/E43CA85B/092018n" target="_blank">How can 5G transform Health and Social Care Services</a></p> <hr><p><img id="_x0000_i1025" src="http://files-eu.clickdimensions.com/techukorg-a6ncz/files/supercharging_email_banner_white_background_final-01.png?1538060524705" style="height:220px; width:564px"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4><strong>18 October - Supercharging the Digital Economy</strong></h4> <p>Focussing on the ways in which digital increasingly underpins Britain&rsquo;s economy, 200 business leaders from industry will hear how the adoption and deployment of cutting edge digital technologies, products and services produced by the UK tech sector enables every sector of the UK economy to become a digital sector.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/91B06EE4/092018n" target="_blank">Book now.</a></p> <hr><p><strong>Training</strong></p> <hr><ul><li><strong>15 Oct - </strong><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/1E3D8D90/092018n" target="_blank">Understanding and Engaging with Government</a></li> <li><strong>29 Oct - </strong><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/8502F611/092018n" target="_blank">Winning with G-Cloud</a></li> <li><strong>11 Dec - </strong><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/45cdb29170894052844fc9696cd53546/84682FAF/23DE0EDD/092018n" target="_blank">An Introduction to the NHS and Technology</a></li> </ul>Contact: <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">kate.francis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13962-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy techUK Policy Pulse | Your weekly update on digital and tech policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13962-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:56:36 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org The hills are alive with the sound of Brexit <p>First things first &ndash; Salzburg, the hills were alive with the sound of (informal) Brexit negotiations. Theresa May had 10 minutes after dinner to get out of a (von) Trapp of her own making. Whilst splits amongst the EU27 did appear to emerge over the two days, the official line that Chequers won&rsquo;t work stands. With an agreement needed to be reached by mid-November, who will break the stalemate?<br><br> One of the most dominant reasons given for why we are Brexit-ing&nbsp;is immigration. The issue&nbsp;was back in the headlines this week with the MAC publishing their long-awaited report on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/migration-advisory-committee-mac-report-eea-migration" rel="link" target="_blank">EEA migration in the UK</a>. They concluded that EEA migrants contribute more to the economy than they take out, and make a positive contribution to both productivity and innovation. The choice of wording has created a huge hostage of fortune which has been promptly kidnapped by the usual sorts to declare that the MAC recommends that there is no need for a preferential system for EEA nationals post-Brexit. This is a clear misreading of what the report&nbsp;actually says. To find out why read&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/13944-techuk-scores-mac-report" rel="link" target="_blank">our insight and comments</a>.&nbsp;<br><br> Ofcom also published their report on <a href="https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/120991/Addressing-harmful-online-content.pdf" rel="link" target="_blank">addressing harmful online content</a> on Tuesday. This report should be mandatory reading for everyone interested in this debate. Offering a taxonomy of harms and a useful overview of the similarities between broadcast and online, the report provides a welcome contribution to what can often end up being a polarised discussion. I&rsquo;ve written a piece outlining the key takeaways which you <a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/13943-ofcom-s-paper-should-be-mandatory-reading-in-online-harms-debate" rel="link" target="_blank">can find here</a>.<br><br> The Treasury Committee, on Wednesday, published their report on crypto-assets. The language will be very familiar to those in the tech space, with Chair of the Committee, Nicky Morgan MP, branding the crypto-asset market a &ldquo;Wild West&rdquo;. To remedy accusations of the Wild West with regards to the use of AI and algorithms, <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45561955" rel="link" target="_blank">IBM is launching a tool to help detect bias</a>. With explainability and transparency key requirements of GDPR and more attention being focused on ethics and AI this is a crucial step.<br><br> And who could forget, Liberal Democrat party conference took place in Brighton this week. Don&rsquo;t worry I&rsquo;m not going to go into the &ldquo;<a href="https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/vince-cable-was-due-to-say-erotic-spasm-in-a-conference-speech-but-stumbled-over-it-and-said-exotic-a3939191.html" rel="link" target="_blank">exotic spresm</a>&rdquo; episode. Deputy Leader Jo Swinson announced that the Liberal Democrats were launching a Technology and AI Commission chaired by the wonderful <a href="https://twitter.com/Dr_Black" rel="link" target="_blank">@Dr_Black</a>. It is early days but if we have learnt anything from previous Lib Dem Commissions it's that they are certainly not afraid to be bold!</p> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <hr><h2>techUK news and events</h2> <p>All eyes will be on Labour Party Conference next week where techUK will be running a number of fringe events (details below).<br><br> To keep up with the latest goings on, follow us <a href="http://www.twitter.com/techUK">@techUK</a>. I&rsquo;ll also be delivering the latest news via special briefings each evening. If you&rsquo;d like to receive this, drop me a line at <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="//portal.techuk.org/uploaded-images/labour-logo-1002x203.gif" style="height:81px; width:400px"></p> <p><strong><u>Labour Party Conference</u></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Liverpool, 23 - 26&nbsp;September</em></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Monday 24&nbsp;September:</u></strong></p> <p><strong>New Statesman Business Reception (invitation only)</strong></p> <p><em>18:30-20:00, Room 2, Lower Level, Hall 2, ACC Liverpool</em></p> <ul><li>John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer</li> <li>Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK</li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Tuesday 25&nbsp;September</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Making Business Digital: Solving the UK&rsquo;s productivity puzzle so that no-one is left behind</strong></p> <p><em>Google, Sage and techUK</em></p> <p><em>11:00-12:00, Concourse Room 3, ACC Liverpool</em></p> <ul><li>Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK (chair)</li> <li>Sabby Gill, MD UK&amp;I, Sage</li> <li>Katie O&rsquo;Dononvan, Public Policy Manager, Google</li> <li>Bill Esterson MP, Shadow BEIS Minister</li> <li>Martin McTague, Policy and Advocacy Chairman, FSB (invited)</li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Making the Future of Work, Work for All</strong></p> <p><em>Cisco and techUK</em></p> <p><em>14:30-15:30, Concourse Room 3, ACC Liverpool</em></p> <ul><li>Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK (chair)</li> <li>Scot Gardner, Chief Executive UK &amp; Ireland, Cisco</li> <li>Lesley Giles, Director, The Work Foundation</li> <li>Gail Cartmail, Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union</li> <li>Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Digital Minister</li> </ul><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How can Autonomous Vehicles Benefit Cities? </strong></p> <p><em>FiveAI and techUK</em></p> <p><em>16:00-17:00, Meeting Room 7, ACC Liverpool</em></p> <ul><li>Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, techUK (chair)</li> <li>Stan Boland, Chief Executive and co-founder, FiveAI</li> <li>Leon Daniels, former MD, Surface Transport, TfL</li> <li>Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Industrial Strategy Minister</li> <li>Darren Jones MP, Co-Chair Parliamentary Commission on Tech Ethics</li> </ul><hr><p>Away from Conference, techUK&rsquo;s Skills and Diversity Council is launching its guide to improving Gender Pay Gap reporting on Tuesday with some excellent speakers. There are still a few spaces left for the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/event-round-ups/item/13950-techuk-to-launch-its-gender-pay-best-practice-guide" rel="link" target="_blank">breakfast launch event</a> if you and your company are interested in improving your gender pay gap reports next year (hint: you all should).<br><br> techUK will be at this year&rsquo;s WTO Public Forum with a panel bringing industry, diplomats and development experts to explore the benefits of new technologies like 3D printing, and how global rules need to adapt to ensure that technological change is inclusive. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13956-techuk-at-the-wto-exploring-how-tech-changes-trade" rel="link" target="_blank">You can read more here</a>.<br><br> Last, but not least, <a href="https://www.techuk.org/supercharging-the-digital-economy" rel="link" target="_blank">Supercharging the Digital Economy</a>&nbsp;comes to Manchester this year. Taking place on the 18 October, Supercharging will cover key themes such as the importance of increased digitalisation, the application of technologies to boost productivity and the prize for retailers who adopt digital technologies. You can find out more and book your place by&nbsp;<a href="https://portal.techuk.org/my-events/event/?id=7644e245-5b41-e811-8122-5065f38a8ad1" rel="link" target="_blank">following this link</a>.<br><br> All the best,<br><br> Vinous Ali</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13954-cloud-data-analytics-and-ai-newsletter Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI Newsletter http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13954-cloud-data-analytics-and-ai-newsletter Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:44:07 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Read September's edition of the techUK Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI newsletter. <p>Welcome to techUK&rsquo;s September edition of the Cloud, Data Analytics and AI newsletter! For those of you who took a break over the Summer, welcome back!</p> <p>We&rsquo;re excited to be kicking off Autumn with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13565-get-involved-in-techuk-s-cloud-week">techUK&rsquo;s Cloud Campaign Week</a>. Throughout the week we&rsquo;ll be highlighting the importance of cloud computing for the UK&rsquo;s digital future - bringing you news, views and insights from the technology sector. Please get involved&nbsp;in the conversation on Twitter&nbsp;<a href="http://www.twitter.com/techuk">@techUK</a>&nbsp;using the #whycloud.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re in the process of organising some great events between now and December. Two big dates for your diary should be the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/supercharging-the-digital-economy/about">Supercharging the Digital Economy</a>&nbsp;on 18&nbsp;October in Manchester and the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/digital-ethics-summit/about">Digital Ethics Summit</a>&nbsp;on the 12 December.</p> <p>I hope you find this month&rsquo;s update a helpful overview of the latest news, events and opportunities to get involved with the Cloud, Data Analytics and AI programme. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or queries.</p> <p>All the best!&nbsp;<br><br> Katherine Mayes<br> Programme Manager, Cloud, Data Analytics and AI<br><a href="mailto:katherine.mayes@techuk.org">katherine.mayes@techuk.org</a></p> <hr><h2>techUK Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI News</h2> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13925-no-deal-notice-on-data-shows-legal-complexities-face-by-uk-companies">techUK No Deal Notice on Data shows legal complexities faced by UK companies</a><br> Read techUK&rsquo;s CEO Julian David comment on the release of the second group of No Deal Technical Notices, including a notice on the free flow of data.</p> <p><a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13702-sage-report-on-building-a-competitive-ethical-ai-economy">Sage report on Building a Competitive, Ethical AI Economy</a><br> This report outlines the key steps for government and businesses to put ethical AI principles into practice to benefit industry, government and society. The paper was compiled with participation from government representatives and global businesses, including techUK.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13911-government-publishes-code-of-conduct-for-ai-and-data-driven-technology">Government publishes code of conduct for AI and data-driven technology</a></p> <p>Read techUK&rsquo;s thoughts on a new code of conduct for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other data-driven technologies in healthcare.</p> <p><a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13710-join-techuk-s-local-public-services-emerging-tech-working-group">Join techUK&rsquo;s local public services emerging tech working group!</a><br> Join a new cross-programme working group which has been set-up to demystify how the technologies of today and tomorrow can re-imagine local public service outcomes.</p> <p><a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/13827-the-future-of-iot-is-ai">The future of IOT is AI</a><br> Phil Brunkard, CIO, Regional Government &amp; Health, BT, looks at the intersection between the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).</p> <hr><h2>Other news and comments</h2> <p><a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/no-deal-would-be-a-very-bad-deal-for-the-tech-sector-7rztmkqn2?utm_source=newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=newsletter_119&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=119_10.08.2018%20Red%20Box%20Let%27s%20(1)&amp;CMP=TNLEmail_118918_3912343_119">No deal would be a very bad deal for the tech sector</a>&nbsp;<strong>(The Times)</strong><br><br><a href="http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/science/artificial-intelligence-system-detects-often-missed-cancer-tumors/article/530441">Artificial intelligence system detects often-missed cancer tumours</a>&nbsp;<strong>(Digital journal)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/08/joseph-stiglitz-on-artificial-intelligence-were-going-towards-a-more-divided-society">Joseph Stiglitz on artificial intelligence: 'We&rsquo;re going towards a more divided society'</a>&nbsp;<strong>(The Guardian)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-09-13/india-should-allow-consumer-data-to-flow-offshore">India should let data roam free</a>&nbsp;<strong>(Bloomberg)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanderark/2018/09/13/ethics-on-a-deadline/#7bf2761d2e21">Let's talk sbout AI ethics; We're on a&nbsp;deadline</a>&nbsp;<strong>(Forbes)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.apollo-magazine.com/ai-art-artificial-intelligence/">AI art is on the rise &ndash; but how do we measure its success?</a>&nbsp;<strong>(Apollo Mag)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13906-sir-alan-wilson-appointed-chair-of-the-ada-lovelace-institute">Sir Alan Wilson appointed Executive Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute</a>&nbsp;<strong>(techUK)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.britac.ac.uk/tag/ai-and-work">AI and work</a>&nbsp;<strong>(British Academy)</strong></p> <hr><h2>Upcoming Events&nbsp;</h2> <p><strong>24 September</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/13897-take-control-of-and-secure-your-cloud-computing-in-2019">Take control of (and secure) your cloud computing in 2019</a><br> InTech Forums will be hosting a session focusing on cloud cyber security. Delivered by Lloyd's market professionals and leading security experts, this lunchtime forum will provide an insight into some of the latest cyber and fraud threats and the proactive steps that market companies can take to help combat them.<br><br><strong>2 October</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://portal.techuk.org/my-events/event/?id=50d3c600-c7b5-e811-813d-5065f38b4641">Home Office DDaT Strategic Procurements: Supplier Engagement Event</a><br> This is a chance for the tech industry to learn about upcoming procurements and to shape Home Office thinking and strategy Public and Private Cloud, Networks &amp; Infrastructure and&nbsp;the commercial opportunities these present. We anticipate high demand for this event so book your place now!<br><br><strong>3 October</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/13112-techuk-introductory-evening-october-2018">techUK October Introductory Evening</a><br> Whether you are new to techUK, thinking of joining us or would just like a reminder of the many benefits and services that we have to offer, then this is the event for you. Join us for an introductory evening, where we will tell you more about techUK, how we work and how you, as a member, can access our many member benefits and services.<br><br><strong>Get Involved: 15 &ndash; 20 October</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13739-techuk-green-week-get-involved">techUK Green Week</a><br> Coinciding with Green GB Week, we are looking for members and stakeholders to contribute blogs and articles looking at where they see the real opportunities for digital transformation. techUK is running a campaign week looking at how tech and digital are helping deliver a low carbon and sustainable Britain. Don&rsquo;t miss out on this great opportunity to contribute!<br><br><strong>18 October&nbsp;</strong>-&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/supercharging-the-digital-economy">Supercharging the Digital Economy</a><br> Focusing on the ways in which digital increasingly underpins Britain&rsquo;s economy, 200 business leaders from industry will hear how the adoption and deployment of cutting-edge digital technologies, products and services produced by the UK tech sector is, and can, enable every sector of the UK economy.<br><br><strong>1 November</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/roundtable/item/13855-cloud-adoption-in-the-financial-services-industry">Cloud Adoption in the Financial Services Industry</a><br> Join us for an in-depth roundtable discussion focusing on the opportunities for financial service organisations adopting and deploying cloud services, the barriers preventing the sector from moving to the cloud and how these can be addressed.<br><br><strong>3 December&nbsp;</strong>-&nbsp;<a href="https://portal.techuk.org/my-events/event/?id=5697ba2b-828e-e811-813e-5065f38a8ad1">techUK&rsquo;s Cloud 2020 Vision &ndash; Are we there yet?</a><br> In 2016, techUK published its Cloud 2020 Vision for keeping the UK at the forefront of cloud adoption. With 2020 nearly upon us, techUK wants to review what progress has been made and what may still need to be done. Check out this follow up!<br><br><strong>12 December&nbsp;</strong>-&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/digital-ethics-summit/about">Digital Ethics Summit</a><br> On 12 December, techUK will hold its second annual Digital Ethics Summit. The event will bring together stakeholders to assess the progress made over the last twelve months to build the capacity and capabilities needed to recognise and address digital ethical issues and concerns. Watch this space for more information on how to secure your place!<br><br> If you have trouble registering for an event, please contact:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:nimmi.patel@techuk.org">nimmi.patel@techuk.org</a></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:sue.daley@techuk.org">sue.daley@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:katherine.mayes@techuk.org">katherine.mayes@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13946-internet-of-things-september-newsletter Internet of Things September Newsletter http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13946-internet-of-things-september-newsletter Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:46:44 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org DCMS Security by design call | State of the Connected Home Report 2018 launched <p>techUK has been involved in DCMS&rsquo;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/secure-by-design" target="_blank">Secure by Design</a>&nbsp;project since its inception. This has included sitting on its External Advisory Group and hosting several workshops between members and members of the DCMS team &ndash; you can read more about&nbsp;<a href="https://portal.techuk.org/my-events/event/?id=b048ae39-df6f-e811-8131-5065f38a8ad1&amp;" target="_blank">our involvement here</a>.&nbsp;<br><br><a href="https://portal.techuk.org/my-events/event/?id=bd772ddd-8fba-e811-813e-5065f38b4641&amp;" target="_blank">We are hosting a conference call to discuss DCMS' Secure by Design Project in advance of publication.</a>&nbsp;The purpose of this call is for us to update you on additional engagement with the DCMS, discuss our support for the project and adoption of the Code of Practice which sits at the heart of it, and gather feedback on members&rsquo; support or opposition to the Code.&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13914-connected-home-device-ownership-up-but-consumers-remain-sceptical" target="_blank">We have published The Second Edition of the Connected Home Report!</a><strong>&nbsp;</strong>It&nbsp;looks&nbsp;at current consumer understanding of the connected home market. Developed in partnership with market research firm,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gfk.com/" target="_blank">GfK</a>, it explores the appeal and ownership of different categories of devices and makes recommendations to encourage further adoption in the UK.<br><br> Key findings include:</p> <ul><li>Device ownership is growing. The number of households owning more than three devices up by a quarter since last year&rsquo;s report&#8239;.</li> <li>The number of smart speakers/home assistants has doubled and seems to be powering ownership of other devices&#8239;.</li> <li>Knowledge and appeal of the connected home, in general, has stagnated.</li> </ul><p><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/2f430da34a8444e89c512f51d4838771/74C3DC4A/85609535/092018n" target="_blank">Register for our Healthy Ageing Interactive Workshop</a>, Thursday, 20 September, 9:30&nbsp;&ndash; 14:00.&nbsp;<br><br> The event is an&nbsp;<strong>interactive workshop with industry and the public sector in healthy ageing</strong>&nbsp;with delegates working in groups reviewing challenges that cut across social isolation; falls and prevention; physical activity and cultural changes. Attendees will review the problem statements and together explore potential solutions and what new products and services will help people to live in their homes for longer, tackle loneliness, and increase independence and wellbeing. The session will offer industry the opportunity to hear first-hand from practitioners about the challenges posed by an ageing society with a view to helping organisations better shape their products/services, and network with individuals across the social care eco-system.<br><br> As you may already know we are also looking forward to our marquee&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/supercharging-the-digital-economy/agenda">Supercharging event on the 18 October</a>&nbsp;which will look at increased digital adoption, particularly in the transport and retail sectors.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org">Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13933-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy techUK Policy Pulse | Your weekly update on tech and digital policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13933-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:27:08 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Meme no more? Copyright challenges the week <p><span style="font-size:16px">The big news this week is without a doubt the European Parliament&rsquo;s adoption of the Copyright Directive with restrictive measures including upload filters which undermine the rules of a free and open internet. Don&rsquo;t worry all hope is not lost - the proposals will now enter interinstitutional negotiations with the European Commission and European Council where there is an opportunity for further compromise. Read techUK&rsquo;s analysis on Wednesday&rsquo;s vote <a href="http://The%20big%20news%20this%20week%20is%20without%20a%20doubt%20the%20European%20Parliament%E2%80%99s%20adoption%20of%20the%20Copyright%20Directive%20with%20restrictive%20measures%20including%20upload%20filters%20which%20undermine%20the%20rules%20of%20a%20free%20and%20open%20internet.%20Don%E2%80%99t%20worry%20all%20hope%20is%20not%20lost%20-%20%20the%20proposals%20will%20now%20enter%20interinstitutional%20negotiations%20with%20the%20European%20Commission%20and%20European%20Council%20where%20there%20is%20an%20opportunity%20for%20further%20compromise.%20Read%20techUK%E2%80%99s%20analysis%20on%20Wednesday%E2%80%99s%20vote%20here.%20%20Staying%20with%20Europe,%20the%20European%20Court%20of%20Justice%20has%20begun%20its%20considerations%20on%20whether%20the%20right%20to%20be%20forgotten,%20instituted%20by%20the%20Court%20in%202014,%20should%20be%20applicable%20globally.%20France's%20Commission%20Nationale%20de%20l'Informatique%20et%20des%20Libertes%20has%20taken%20the%20case%20to%20court%20arguing%20that%20delisting%20should%20be%20required%20not%20just%20on%20the%20French%20version%20of%20Google%20but%20across%20all%20versions%20of%20the%20website.%20Google,%20however,%20argue%20this%20could%20have%20negative%20consequences%20in%20less%20democratic%20regimes%20where%20it%20could%20be%20used%20as%20a%20tool%20for%20censorship.%20A%20decision%20is%20not%20expected%20until%202019%20but%20expect%20this%20to%20be%20in%20and%20out%20of%20the%20news%20until%20then.%20%20Over%20at%20another%20European%20Court,%20this%20time%20the%20European%20Court%20of%20Human%20Rights,%20the%20case%20of%20Big%20Brother%20Watch%20and%20others%20versus%20the%20United%20Kingdom%20has%20been%20decided.%20The%20Court%20found%20that%20aspects%20of%20RIPA%20violated%20both%20Articles%208%20and%2010%20of%20the%20European%20Convention%20on%20Human%20Rights;%20however,%20it%20is%20important%20to%20note%20the%20Court%20stated%20that%20the%20operation%20of%20a%20bulk%20interception%20regime%20did%20not%20in%20and%20of%20itself%20violate%20the%20Convention%20and%20the%20Court%20did%20not%20consider%20amendments%20made%20under%20the%20new%20Investigatory%20Powers%20Act.%20Read%20our%20full%20summary%20of%20the%20judgement%20here.%20%20Finally%20from%20Europe,%20Juncker%20delivered%20his%20last%20State%20of%20the%20Union%20speech%20on%20Wednesday%20morning.%20He%20used%20it%20to%20reiterate%20that%20the%20UK%20cannot%20cherry-pick%20in%20the%20Brexit%20negotiations%20but%20reassured%20that%20the%20EU%E2%80%99s%20future%20relationship%20would%20be%20close.%20Digital%20tax%20and%20protecting%20upcoming%20elections%20from%20foreign%20interference%20both%20featured%20as%20did%20new%20proposals%20for%20online%20terrorist%20content%20to%20be%20taken%20down%20within%20a%20hour%20of%20a%20%E2%80%98removal%20order%E2%80%99.%20For%20a%20full%20analysis%20of%20the%20speech%20from%20a%20tech%20perspective%20and%20a%20look%20ahead%20at%20the%20next%20Commission%20click%20here.%20%20Back%20in%20the%20UK,%20the%20Government%20today%20published%20is%20second%20batch%20of%20technical%20notices%20on%20what%20will%20happen%20in%20the%20event%20of%20a%20No%20Deal%20on%20Brexit.%20This%20included%20important%20notices%20on%20data%20flows,%20the%20UK%20space%20sector,%20mobile%20roaming,%20broadcasting%20and%20CE%20marking.%20The%20No%20Deal%20notice%20on%20data%20is%20particularly%20concerning%20for%20millions%20of%20businesses%20who%20rely%20on%20the%20free%20flow%20of%20data.%20While%20it%20is%20right%20for%20Government%20to%20set%20out%20its%20plans%20as%20to%20what%20happens%20if%20everything%20goes%20horribly%20wrong%20ahead%20of%20March%202019,%20what%20the%20notices%20again%20show%20is%20the%20huge%20additional%20burdens%20that%20would%20be%20put%20on%20UK%20businesses%20and%20consumers,%20and%20why%20securing%20a%20Brexit%20deal%20is%20so%20important.%20You%20can%20read%20our%20comment%20here.%20This%20week%20there%20have%20also%20been%20a%20couple%20of%20notable%20interventions%20from%20parliamentarians%20on%20tech%20issues:%20First%20up,%20Labour%E2%80%99s%20Lucy%20Powell%20is%20using%20a%20ten-minute%20rule%20bill%20%E2%80%93%20the%20Online%20Forums%20Bill,%20to%20call%20for%20moderators%20to%20be%20held%20liable%20for%20the%20content%20that%20appears%20on%20groups%20they%20host%20and%20to%20demand%20that%20social%20media%20platforms%20ban%20%E2%80%98secret%E2%80%99%20groups.%20I%20was%20going%20to%20write%20a%20blog%20piece%20about%20all%20the%20problems%20with%20this%20but%20thankfully%20Jamie%20Bartlett%20has%20done%20the%20job%20for%20me.%20%20Meanwhile,%20Amber%20Rudd%20has%20taken%20up%20the%20issue%20of%20digital%20ID,%20proposing%20that%20NHS%20numbers%20could%20be%20the%20building%20block%20for%20a%20new%20ID%20system.%20The%20UK%E2%80%99s%20tech%20sector%20has%20been%20grappling%20with%20this%20issue%20for%20some%20time%20and%20it%20certainly%20is%20worth%20careful%20thought%20%E2%80%93%20there%20are%20no%20doubt%20alternatives%20to%20a%2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<p><span style="font-size:16px">Staying with Europe, the European Court of Justice has begun its considerations on whether the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45484300">right to be forgotten</a>, instituted by the Court in 2014, should be applicable globally. France's Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertes has taken the case to court arguing that delisting should be required not just on the French version of Google but across all versions of the website. Google, however, argue this could have negative consequences in less democratic regimes where it could be used as a tool for censorship. A decision is not expected until 2019 but expect this to be in and out of the news until then.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Over at another European Court, this time the European Court of Human Rights, the case of Big Brother Watch and others versus the United Kingdom has been decided. The Court found that aspects of RIPA violated both Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights; however, it is important to note the Court stated that the operation of a bulk interception regime did not in and of itself violate the Convention and the Court did not consider amendments made under the new Investigatory Powers Act. Read our full summary of the judgement <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13923-echr-rules-against-bulk-interception-regime-under-ripa">here</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Finally from Europe, Juncker delivered his last <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/news/state-union-2018-hour-european-sovereignty-2018-sep-12_en">State of the Union</a> speech on Wednesday morning. He used it to reiterate that the UK cannot cherry-pick in the Brexit negotiations but reassured that the EU&rsquo;s future relationship would be close. Digital tax and protecting upcoming elections from foreign interference both featured as did new proposals for online terrorist content to be taken down within an hour of a &lsquo;removal order&rsquo;. For a full analysis of the speech from a tech perspective and a look ahead at the next Commission <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/13924-digital-will-be-central-to-the-future-of-europe">click here</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Back in the UK, the Government today published is second batch of<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications"> technical notices on what will happen in the event of a No Deal on Brexit</a>. This included important notices on data flows, the UK space sector, mobile roaming, broadcasting and CE marking. The No Deal notice on data is particularly concerning for millions of businesses who rely on the free flow of data. While it is right for Government to set out its plans as to what happens if everything goes horribly wrong ahead of March 2019, what the notices again show is the huge additional burdens that would be put on UK businesses and consumers, and why securing a Brexit deal is so important. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13925-no-deal-notice-on-data-shows-legal-complexities-face-by-uk-companies">You can read our comment here</a>.</span></p> <hr><p><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>This week there have also been a couple of notable interventions from parliamentarians on tech issues:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">First up, Labour&rsquo;s Lucy Powell is using a ten-minute rule bill &ndash; the <a href="https://services.parliament.uk/bills/2017-19/onlineforums.html">Online Forums Bill</a>, to call for moderators to be held liable for the content that appears on groups they host and to demand that social media platforms ban &lsquo;secret&rsquo; groups. I was going to write a blog piece about all the problems with this but thankfully <a href="https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/09/lucy-powells-bill-is-the-wrong-way-to-tackle-online-hate/">Jamie Bartlett has done the job for me</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Meanwhile, <a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/why-the-politics-of-identity-needs-to-change-6gxg0rjb6">Amber Rudd has taken up the issue of digital ID</a>, proposing that NHS numbers could be the building block for a new ID system. The UK&rsquo;s tech sector has been grappling with this issue for some time and it certainly is worth careful thought &ndash; there are no doubt alternatives to a centralised solution but for it to work government and tech will need to work hand in hand.</span></p> <hr><h2><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>techUK news and events</strong></span></h2> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Yesterday, techUK published its asks of a <a href="http://www.techuk.org/index.php?option=com_techuksecurity&amp;task=security.download&amp;file=techUK_post_brexit_immigration_system_13919.pdf&amp;id=13919&amp;Itemid=181&amp;return=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50ZWNodWsub3JnL2luc2lnaHRzL3JlcG9ydHMvaXRlbS8xMzkxOS1hbi1pbW1pZ3JhdGlvbi1zeXN0ZW0tdGhhdC1zdXBwb3J0cy10aGUtdWstdGVjaC1zZWN0b3I=">new immigration system post-Brexit</a>. With the tech sector facing an acute skills shortage it is vital any new system ensures we can still access the talent we need to continue to grow and thrive. Read a summary of our report <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/13919-an-immigration-system-that-supports-the-uk-tech-sector">here</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">For the second year in a row, techUK has launched its annual <a href="http://www.techuk.org/index.php?option=com_techuksecurity&amp;task=security.download&amp;file=The_State_of_the_Connected_Home_2018_13914.pdf&amp;id=13914&amp;Itemid=177&amp;return=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50ZWNodWsub3JnL2luc2lnaHRzL25ld3MvaXRlbS8xMzkxNC1jb25uZWN0ZWQtaG9tZS1kZXZpY2Utb3duZXJzaGlwLXVwLWJ1dC1jb25zdW1lcnMtcmVtYWluLXNjZXB0aWNhbA==">State of the Connected Home report</a>, looking at current consumer understanding of the connected home market. It explores the appeal and ownership of different categories of devices and makes recommendations to encourage further adoption in the UK.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">On Tuesday 25&nbsp;September, techUK will launch its report &lsquo;Remedying the Gender Pay Gap: the How To Guide&rdquo;. From April this year, all UK companies with 250 or more employees were required to publish their gender pay gap. The techUK Skills &amp; Diversity Council has created a quick guide on what makes a good report and the steps your company can take to improve its Gender Pay disparities. Join us for the launch event which will include a summary of findings and a panel discussion with identified best practices in the tech sector. RSVP <a href="https://portal.techuk.org/my-events/event/?id=4a1c1dbc-2bb0-e811-813a-5065f38be571">here </a>or contact <a href="http://mailto:india.lucas@techuk.org?subject=Gender%20Pay%20Gap">India</a> for more information.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Finally, get involved with our first Green Week on 15 &ndash; 20 October, a week of activity looking at how tech is leading the way in low carbon and sustainability. Further info <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13904-techuk-green-week-one-month-to-go">here</a>.</span></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13840-smarteruk-august-newsletter SmarterUK August Newsletter http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13840-smarteruk-august-newsletter Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:11:33 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org SmarterUK August Newsletter bringing you a packed September! <p>We are launching our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/13761-state-of-the-connected-home-2018-report-launch" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">State of the Connected Home 2018 Report on 12 September</a>!<br> The report&nbsp;looks&nbsp;at the current consumer understanding of the connected home market. Developed in partnership with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gfk.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">market research firm, GfK</a>, it explores the appeal and ownership of different categories of devices and makes recommendations to encourage further adoption in the UK. The research explores knowledge and understanding of the categories, ownership of connected home products and services and main barriers to adoption.<br><br> The report launch will be an engaging interaction and exploration of the sector and ask the question, what can the industry, together with techUK, do to promote and encourage a value proposition for consumers, working alongside government on privacy and security.<br><br> In Smart Energy, we are responding to Ofgem&rsquo;s consultation published in July on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/system/files/docs/2018/07/access_to_data_for_settlement_consultation_5.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">access to half-hourly electricity data for settlement purposes</a>. The consultation&nbsp;seeks&nbsp;stakeholders&rsquo; views on the future of suppliers needing access to their customers&rsquo; half-hourly consumption data from their smart meter, to strike the right balance between realising the benefits of settlement reform while ensuring that consumers&rsquo; privacy is appropriately safeguarded.<br><br> On 13 September, we are also organising a&nbsp;<a href="https://portal.techuk.org/my-events/event/?id=e246cfac-64ac-e811-813d-5065f38b5621" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Kick-Off of the Active Home Work Group</a>. It will be an action orientated delivery group focused on developing the concept of an Active Home and moving the market forward to address gaps within the industry. The group is being formed following&nbsp;the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13542-meeting-note-of-the-all-electric-home-workshop" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">successful workshop that we held in May.</a><br><br> In Smart Cities, our &ldquo;What makes a &lsquo;good&rsquo; Digital Board?&rdquo; report was finalised, so thank you to all those who contributed to it. We are looking forward to supporting local authorities on their digital evolution journeys and ultimately laying the foundations for smart cities and communities around the UK. The report will be launched on 19 September at our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/13666-local-gov-transformation-creating-smart-places" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Local Gov Transformation: Creating Smart Places&nbsp;event</a>, and we would be delighted to have you join us.<br><br> Earlier this month, the Department for Transport and Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles launched a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13649-future-of-mobility-grand-challenge-consultation-package-launched" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">consultation package to explore the grand challenge &ndash; future of mobility</a> that &ldquo;seeks views and evidence from all those with an interest in how we get around&rdquo;. Our Transport Work Stream is currently preparing a response to one of the calls for evidence focusing on the future of urban mobility. If you would like to be involved in this, please&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Jessica.russell@techUK.org">contact Jessica Russell</a>&nbsp;<strong>before 7 September</strong>. We encourage our members to submit responses to the various topics offered in the package.<br><br> techUK will hold&nbsp;a Supercharging Campaign Week from 1 &ndash; 5 October 2018 to build momentum in the lead up to our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/supercharging-the-digital-economy/about" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Supercharging the Digital Economy&nbsp;conference</a> on 18 October in Manchester. We would be delighted to have you be part of the Campaign Week.&nbsp;Each day during the week there will be a different topic with blog posts, tweets (#Supercharging18) and case studies centered on each of the below themes. Contribution can be submitted as a written blog (max 600 words), a case study or a video that demonstrates your view on a single topic. Topics cover; Digitalisation: a vision for the UK; Supercharging digitally powered regions; key ingredients for supercharging the digital economy; a closer look at digitalisation: retail and a closer look at digitalisation: Transport. If you would like to contribute, please&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jessica.russell@techuk.org">email Jessica Russell</a>&nbsp;by<strong>&nbsp;Friday 7 September.</strong><br><br> For a round-up of all our SmarterUK&nbsp;in the first half of 2018, have a look at our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/13701-smarteruk-biannual-round-up" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">SmarterUK&nbsp;Biannual Round-up</a>.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Jessica.Russell@techuk.org">Jessica.Russell@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org">Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13833-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy techUK Policy Pulse | Your weekly update on digital and tech policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13833-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy Thu, 30 Aug 2018 14:18:40 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org If we didn’t already know it, the change in the weather is a sure sign that summer is coming to an end... <p>MPs will return to Westminster on 4 September for a week and a half before party conference season kicks off, something I&rsquo;m sure every parliamentarian regardless of party is looking forward to(!). But before we get carried away with conference season, let&rsquo;s take a look at what&rsquo;s been happening in tech policy this week.<br><br> Before Parliament restarts, Theresa May has squeezed in a three-day mission to the African nations of <a href="https://www.thestar.co.uk/business/tech-firm-joins-pm-on-africa-trade-trip-1-9322036?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3D&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-9b9feb685ffb43dbb7255a1d97da2f98&amp;esid=fc9251a8-38ac-e811-813d-5065f38b5621&amp;urlid=3"><span style="color:#0000FF">South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya</span></a> where she has so far announced her ambition for the UK to be largest G7 investor in Africa by 2022 and a <a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13830-techuk-welcomes-new-uk-government-s-african-innovation-projects?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-9b9feb685ffb43dbb7255a1d97da2f98&amp;esid=fc9251a8-38ac-e811-813d-5065f38b5621&amp;urlid=4"><span style="color:#0000FF">series of innovation partnerships</span></a>, as well as stressing her desire to deepen economic links post-Brexit. 29 senior British business leaders from the technology, infrastructure and financial and professional services sectors have accompanied her to showcase the best of British.<br><br> The Prime Minister also announced a pledge of <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/aug/28/theresa-may-pledges-galileo-alternative-if-uk-locked-out-of-satnav-system?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-9b9feb685ffb43dbb7255a1d97da2f98&amp;esid=fc9251a8-38ac-e811-813d-5065f38b5621&amp;urlid=5"><span style="color:#0000FF">&pound;92 million to scope out a &ldquo;sovereign&rdquo; navigation system</span></a> in case the UK is shut out of the EU&rsquo;s Galileo project post-Brexit. The UK Government has acknowledged that sustained disruption to satellite navigation could cost the UK economy &pound;1 billion a day because of the widespread use of GPS.<br><br> Digital Minister Margot James this week announced a new &pound;1 million <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-funds-to-boost-diversity-of-people-working-in-digital-and-tech-jobs?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-9b9feb685ffb43dbb7255a1d97da2f98&amp;esid=fc9251a8-38ac-e811-813d-5065f38b5621&amp;urlid=6"><span style="color:#0000FF">Digital Skills Innovation Fund</span></a> to help people from underrepresented groups build their digital skills to help them take up digital roles. This is a welcome initiative given the lack of diversity in the sector, but far more needs to be done to grow a pipeline of diverse talent.<br><br> Across the pond, President Trump, in a couple of early morning tweets, has <a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/trump-news-google-search-results-twitter-rigged-us-president-a8510736.html?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-9b9feb685ffb43dbb7255a1d97da2f98&amp;esid=fc9251a8-38ac-e811-813d-5065f38b5621&amp;urlid=7"><span style="color:#0000FF">accused platforms of manipulating search results</span></a> and &ldquo;suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good.&rdquo; His claim that this is a &ldquo;very serious situation&rdquo; which will be &ldquo;addressed&rdquo; will no doubt have some worried of further regulation.</p> <hr><h3><strong>techUK news and events</strong></h3> <p>It is the final week of our <a href="https://survey.sogosurvey.com/Survey.aspx?k=SsUXYYVsRRUsPsPsPsQXPQVWQQT&amp;Status=&amp;Lang=&amp;test=&amp;SSL=&amp;Type=&amp;Mode=&amp;Data=&amp;Frm=beg&amp;&amp;Dir=FST"><span style="color:#0000FF">summer survey of parents working in tech</span></a>. If that&rsquo;s you, we want to hear your views on the future of work and whether you think the education system is preparing your children to seize opportunities. The survey only takes five minutes to complete and will help inform techUK&rsquo;s work in this area.<br><br> techUK will run two sessions at this year&rsquo;s NHS Expo, taking place in Manchester on 5 and 6 September, on the equally important subjects of how <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/13737-techuk-at-nhs-expo-sme-theatre-session?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-9b9feb685ffb43dbb7255a1d97da2f98&amp;esid=fc9251a8-38ac-e811-813d-5065f38b5621&amp;urlid=9"><span style="color:#0000FF">SMEs are driving the digital revolution in Health and Care</span></a> and <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/13738-techuk-at-nhs-expo-analytics-workshop?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-9b9feb685ffb43dbb7255a1d97da2f98&amp;esid=fc9251a8-38ac-e811-813d-5065f38b5621&amp;urlid=10"><span style="color:#0000FF">how to develop the analytical tools and skills needed to unleash the power of NHS data</span></a>.&nbsp;<br><br> We are counting down to our flagship event &ndash; Supercharging the Digital Economy, focussing on the multitude of ways in which digital increasingly underpins Britain&rsquo;s economy. Over 200 business leaders from industry will come together to hear how the adoption and deployment of cutting edge digital technologies, products and services produced by the UK tech sector enables every sector of the UK economy to become a digital sector. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/supercharging-the-digital-economy/about?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-9b9feb685ffb43dbb7255a1d97da2f98&amp;esid=fc9251a8-38ac-e811-813d-5065f38b5621&amp;urlid=11"><span style="color:#0000FF">Tickets are sold out, but you can join the waitlist here.</span></a><br><br> Finally, party conferences are now just around the corner. <a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13693-techuk-at-political-party-conferences"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK will&nbsp;host events at both Labour and Conservative party conferences</span></a> with a great list of speakers already confirmed. This year&rsquo;s party conferences will be closely watched and techUK will be providing updates for members and friends &ndash; if you have been forwarded this email but would like to sign up directly just drop me a line at <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">vinous.ali@techuk.org</span></a>.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13899-internet-of-things-august-newsletter-connected-home-report-launch-5 Internet of Things August Newsletter | Connected Home Report Launch: 5 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13899-internet-of-things-august-newsletter-connected-home-report-launch-5 Thu, 23 Aug 2018 16:32:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Welcome to the August IoT Newsletter. <p>It has been a relatively quiet, calm August ahead of the storm of activity planned for September. We are preparing for an exciting quarter to come with numerous interesting events and opportunities for our members.<br><br><strong>The launch of our annual&nbsp;Connected Home Report&nbsp;is&nbsp;5 September!&nbsp;</strong>Please drop me a line if you wish to attend the report launch. The report will look at current consumer understanding of the connected home market, explore the appeal and ownership of different categories of devices, and makes recommendations to encourage further adoption in the UK. You can find&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/1e52cb37efad41ab8eff8dd6986f8d80/67969D2D/3626FF10/082018n" target="_blank">our 2017 report here</a>.<br><br> We have been engaging closely with DCMS on the&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/1e52cb37efad41ab8eff8dd6986f8d80/67969D2D/375C8667/082018n" target="_blank">Secure by Design Code of Practice</a>&nbsp;and await the final report from DCMS with interest. As our Connected Home report will illustrate, there are clear concerns from consumers around privacy and security that need to be addressed in order to substantively grow the consumer IoT market.<br><br> techUK is holding a campaign week on 15 - 20 October looking at how member&rsquo;s tech solutions are being used to deliver environmental and low carbon benefits. The campaign week coincides with Green GB Week, which is a government run series of events on clean tech and low carbon. techUK's&nbsp;Environment and Compliance programme&nbsp;is running the campaign week and are looking for case studies for use on some infographics/posters that will be created and guest blogs for the campaign week. The themes for the days are&nbsp;<strong>Oceans, Land &amp; Natural Resources, Towns and Cities, International and A low-carbon tech sector&nbsp;</strong>(looking at how companies are mitigating their carbon impacts). There is huge potential for IoT to play a role in helping deliver lower carbon and sustainable outcomes, so we hope you have something that could be of use. For more information please contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:craig.melson@techuk.org">craig.melson@techuk.org</a>.<br><br> We are also looking forward to our marquee&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/1e52cb37efad41ab8eff8dd6986f8d80/67969D2D/70FE448A/082018n" target="_blank">Supercharging event on the 18 October</a>&nbsp;which will look at increased digital adoption, particularly in the transport and retail sectors.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org">Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13751-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy techUK Policy Pulse | Your weekly update on digital and tech policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13751-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:19:22 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org With our regular author away, Head of Policy for Brexit, International and Economics Giles Derrington tries his hand at writing Policy Pulse. <p>After last week&rsquo;s email, you&rsquo;ll be pleased to know that Twitter has chosen to <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45193902?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=3"><span style="color:#0000FF">finally suspend Alex Jones for seven days</span></a> after realising that he had in fact broken their Terms of Use. A ridiculous, angry and often deeply vicious person, Vinous is also away.<br><br> I&rsquo;m Giles, and welcome to this week&rsquo;s Policy Pulse.<br><br> There was once a time when August meant a lull in political news, but not this year. We have had the latest installment of the <a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jeremy-corbyn-i-did-attend-wreath-ceremony-for-munich-killers-97hqtlswp?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=4"><span style="color:#0000FF">Wreath Lectures with Jeremy Corbyn</span></a> (I was always told it&rsquo;s the taking part that counts), <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45185981?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=5"><span style="color:#0000FF">Jeremy Hunt leading a diplomatic charm offensive</span></a> in Europe (and getting some surprisingly positive reactions), and Chris Grayling opening up a <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45189369?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=6"><span style="color:#0000FF">new row about rail fares just hours before new inflation figures were announced</span></a>. Who knows why his comments were so delayed, but it&rsquo;s possible they were stuck on the 7.14 from Brighton.<br><br> Meanwhile, the <a href="https://news.sky.com/story/chancellor-philip-hammond-considering-amazon-tax-for-online-retailers-11468623?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=7"><span style="color:#0000FF">Chancellor has called for an Amazon Tax</span></a>. He found support from the Conservative <a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/08/13/dont-tax-online-behemoths-amazon-fairly-high-streets-will-vanish/?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=8"><span style="color:#0000FF">Queen in the North, Ruth Davidson</span></a>. It turns out that this is not new, but a repeat of the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/corporate-tax-and-the-digital-economy-position-paper?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=9"><span style="color:#0000FF">proposals set out here for a tax on digital companies</span></a>. Quite how targeting innovative and productive businesses will help those high street firms struggling with a broken business rates system is, as yet, unclear.<br><br> Speaking of unclear, Google&rsquo;s DeepMind might be able to help. <a href="https://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/computers-taught-how-to-detect-eye-disease-in-jawdropping-breakthrough-a3910231.html?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=10"><span style="color:#0000FF">A trial at Moorfields Eye Hospital of new diagnostic AI</span></a> found that the tech was able to diagnose 50 types of eye disease with 94 per cent accuracy and didn&rsquo;t miss a single case in which urgent referral was needed. Clinical trials are being planned for next year and, if rolled out, could reduce &lsquo;bottlenecks&rsquo; in diagnosis and speed up referrals, which can prevent site loss.<br><br> One area where bottlenecks show no sign of going away is the immigration system. This week, it&rsquo;s <a href="http://uk.businessinsider.com/exclusive-theresa-may-home-office-settle-status-plan-register-3-million-eu-citizens-alphabetically-2018-8?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=11"><span style="color:#0000FF">been reported that the Government</span></a> plans to deal with applications by EU citizens to remain in the UK post Brexit in alphabetical order. The Government says that a process is needed to prevent 3 million applications flooding in to the Home Office all at once. While the proposal makes more sense than the rejected idea of registering by employment sector, it does probably put paid to any hopes of Zinedine Zidane becoming a Premier League manager any time soon <a href="https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/zinedine-zidane-wants-replace-jose-13083851?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=12"><span style="color:#0000FF">(sorry, Man United fans)</span></a>.</p> <hr><h3><strong>techUK&nbsp;news and events</strong></h3> <p>It&rsquo;s not just Settled Status for EU citizens that is under the spotlight. At the end of last week, the <a href="http://www.cbi.org.uk/news/open-and-controlled-recommendations-for-a-new-approach-to-immigration/?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=13"><span style="color:#0000FF">Confederation of British Industry Confederation of British Industry published their report</span></a> on what the migration system should look like after Brexit. techUK contributed to the report and <a href="https://twitter.com/JeremyLilley1/status/1027864137802702849?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=14"><span style="color:#0000FF">yours truly did the rounds of TV studios</span></a> making the case for a flexible system to ensure the sector gets the skills it needs.<br><br> Not to be outdone, <a href="https://www.migrationwatchuk.org/briefing-paper/451?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=15"><span style="color:#0000FF">Migration Watch published their own report</span></a> calling for existing routes to be tightened even further, including the use of inter-company transfer which they claimed undercut UK workers. You can <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13711-techuk-responds-to-migration-watch-paper?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=16"><span style="color:#0000FF">read techUK&rsquo;s rebuttal here,</span></a> pointing out that with more vacancies last year than any other part of the economy, the sector needs all the skills we can get.<br><br> Of course, it&rsquo;s not just the migration system we need to figure out after Brexit. Last Friday, techUK CEO Julian David was in the Times Red Box explaining why a <a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-deal-would-be-a-very-bad-deal-for-the-tech-sector-7rztmkqn2?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=17"><span style="color:#0000FF">no deal Brexit would be a very bad deal indeed</span></a> for the UK tech sector. He described it as pulling the handbrake when going 70 miles an hour on the motorway. Something that Mission Impossible 5 fans will attest should only be attempted by Tom Cruise.<br><br> Looking ahead, techUK is pleased <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13693-techuk-at-political-party-conferences?_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=18"><span style="color:#0000FF">to announce our Party Conference programme</span></a> ahead of Conference Season kicking off in September. We will be hosting a number of events with members and be joined by Ministers, MPs and thought leaders in both Liverpool and Birmingham at the Labour and Conservative Conferences respectively. For more information on our programme, please contact Ben Bradley at <a href="mailto:ben.bradley@techuk.org."><span style="color:#0000FF">ben.bradley@techuk.org</span>.</a><br><br> And finally this week, news of an exciting new collaboration between some of the world&rsquo;s largest tech companies. Google, Facebook and Microsoft, among others, have launched a new standards initiative called the <a href="https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/7/20/17589246/data-transfer-project-google-facebook-microsoft-twitter?__twitter_impression=true&amp;_cldee=cmViZWNjYS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-7da232c00f23e81181155065f38be571-c5f13294f07d442ca78a55f8ef3ec407&amp;esid=acc0565e-94a0-e811-8136-5065f38be571&amp;urlid=19"><span style="color:#0000FF">&lsquo;Data Transfer Project&rsquo;</span></a> that will aim to make it easier for data to move between services without having to be downloaded and re-uploaded. The project has been badged &lsquo;the future of portability&rsquo; and it is hoped more companies will sign on to the standards, helping smooth data transfers across a range of services. Let&rsquo;s just hope Jacob Rees-Mogg doesn&rsquo;t demand they abandon any mutually agreed standards and let the WTO handle it instead.<br><br> That&rsquo;s your lot for this week. Vinous is back next week so please send hints, tips and comments about how she definitely isn&rsquo;t funnier than me to <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">vinous.ali@techuk.org</span></a>. I&rsquo;m on <a href="mailto:giles.derrington@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">giles.derrington@techuk.org</span></a> if anything comes up in the meantime.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:giles.derrington@techuk.org">giles.derrington@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13682-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy techUK Policy Pulse | Your weekly update on digital and tech policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13682-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-digital-and-tech-policy Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:34:50 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Summer recess is well and truly underway with the two main political parties engaging in their annual summer in-fighting... <p>With each party taking turns to one-up the other, there&rsquo;s been very little other news getting any bandwidth.<br><br> The pros and cons of asking commercial companies to monitor and control free speech has found a tangible case study in the form of Alex Jones (so he&rsquo;s not completely useless). Apple, YouTube and Facebook have all decided to delete his content this week, whilst <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/56ef797900994a6e9b77daa770da2736/3E02F56A/5C1F8D85/082018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Twitter&rsquo;s CEO has stated that their rules haven&rsquo;t been broken</span></a> (Tommy Robinson&rsquo;s Twitter account, on the other hand, was suspended recently). <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/56ef797900994a6e9b77daa770da2736/3E02F56A/98203108/082018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">A good summary of the issues at play can be found here.</span></a><br><br> Matt Warman MP has this week also weighed in on the debate around internet regulation in <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/56ef797900994a6e9b77daa770da2736/3E02F56A/5FA17B74/082018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">a thoughtful piece for The Times</span></a>. Matt questions whether we should regulate free speech online in a way that we don&rsquo;t in the real world. It is a sensible contribution to this important debate that will continue to require careful thought and engagement.<br><br> Over at the Department for Education, Secretary of State Damian Hinds has <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/56ef797900994a6e9b77daa770da2736/3E02F56A/6CA46778/082018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">called for an &ldquo;educational revolution&rdquo; fuelled by tech</span></a>. Recognising the power tech tools have to transform the classroom, Hinds wants to work with innovators to get tech into schools &ndash; a mission we fully support and applaud.<br><br> Wellbeing is an issue being taken seriously by tech companies with more tools being introduced to help users monitor their tech habits and set controls on usage. For example Android Pie, launched this week, has a whole range of &ldquo;Digital Wellbeing Controls,&rdquo; whilst Apple recently unveiled &lsquo;digital wellness&rsquo; features for its upcoming iOS 12 software. All just in time for <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/56ef797900994a6e9b77daa770da2736/3E02F56A/2388663C/082018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Scroll Free September!</span></a></p> <hr><h3>techUK News and Events</h3> <p>Our summer survey on tech parents&rsquo; perspectives on the future of work continues. If you are a parent working in the tech sector or in a tech role and you haven&rsquo;t yet participated then stop reading (don&rsquo;t worry I won&rsquo;t be offended) and <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/56ef797900994a6e9b77daa770da2736/3E02F56A/4CECFF05/082018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">get yourself across to the survey here</span></a> - it&rsquo;ll only take a few minutes!<br><br> Similarly, in light of the four consultations from the Department of International Trade on future trade deals, we are keen to have a better understanding of your trade policy and facilitation requirements. Please <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/56ef797900994a6e9b77daa770da2736/3E02F56A/950F46B5/082018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">complete this very short questionnaire</span></a> to help us better tailor our work on the issue.<br><br> To coincide with our flagship public sector conference, <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/56ef797900994a6e9b77daa770da2736/3E02F56A/2DAABE2C/082018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Building the Smarter State</span></a>, techUK is hosting a week of guest blogs on how emerging technologies are shaping public services. If you would like to contribute to the conversation, <a href="mailto:ellie.huckle@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">please get in touch with Ellie Huckle</span></a>.<br><br> Finally, and in the most important bit of news you&rsquo;ll read this week, I will be away on holiday next week in (hopefully) sunny Devon &ndash; any tips of things to do and see <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">please send them through to me</a>. Do not fear, in my absence my not-so-funny colleague <a href="mailto:giles.derrington@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">Giles Derrington</span></a> will be delivering your weekly digest of tech news.<br><br> Best,<br> Vinous</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13673-techuk-international-trade-newsletter-trade-questionnaire techUK International Trade Newsletter | Trade Questionnaire http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13673-techuk-international-trade-newsletter-trade-questionnaire Wed, 08 Aug 2018 11:36:36 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org We've launched a survey to get a better understanding of your trade policy and facilitation requirements - this and more in July's International Trade newsletter. <p>It's quite the summer: ongoing sunshine, England&rsquo;s (male) football team reaching its first world cup semi-final since 1990, and&nbsp;techUK&nbsp;has expanded its international trade capacity.&nbsp;<br><br> We are very pleased that&nbsp;Dominykas&nbsp;Broga has joined the&nbsp;techUK&nbsp;International Trade programme to help us in a mission to support our members with their international expansion plans and to help manage policy changes that may impact trade.&nbsp;<br><br> With this in mind, we&nbsp;are keen to have a better understanding of your trade policy and facilitation requirements. Please, <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/18A0CBC/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">complete this&nbsp;very short&nbsp;questionnaire</span></a>. It should take 2-3 minutes&nbsp;and will enable us to better tailor our work to your needs.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br> Enjoy the rest of the summer and try to keep cool!&nbsp;<br><br> All the best&nbsp;<br> Simon&nbsp;<br><br> Simon Spier&nbsp;<br> Head of International Trade&nbsp;<br> techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD&nbsp;<br> T +44 (0) 7793 258 219 | E&nbsp;<a href="mailto:simon.spier@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">simon.spier@techuk.org</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <hr><h3><strong>Updates&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/76024056/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Tech parents' perspective on the future of work | techUK&nbsp;survey</span></a><br> techUK has launched a major survey for parents working in the tech sector or in tech roles. We are keen to hear from parents/guardians about how they are preparing and advising their children about the future world of work and what their views are about the curriculum children are taught today. The survey should take no longer than ten minutes to complete and will help inform techUK&rsquo;s actions in this area going forward. To complete the survey follow the link above and once you&rsquo;ve completed it please share it with your friends, colleagues and networks. Any questions, email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">vinous.ali@techuk.org</span></a>.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/7CAD4723/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Indian IT Minister holds roundtable on UK India collaboration</span></a>&nbsp;<br> In July, India's IT, Law and Justice Minister held a&nbsp;roundtable at&nbsp;techUK&nbsp;with members of the&nbsp;UK and India Tech Communities&nbsp;discussing the&nbsp;abundance of opportunities for collaboration. Read our overview of the event.&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/A2FFF975/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK&nbsp;launches new report 'Dealing with the Deals' in Parliament</span></a>&nbsp;<br> techUK&nbsp;launched its new report&nbsp;Dealing with the Deals: Existing EU International Agreements and the Tech Sector. The report highlights that urgent decisions are needed on hundreds of different EU agreements post-Brexit. Many of these, such as Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), science and technology agreements and World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreements are important to the UK&rsquo;s thriving tech sector. Read the full report at the link above.&nbsp;</p> <hr><h3><strong>Events and Opportunities</strong>&nbsp;</h3> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/3FEEE804/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Deloitte opens entries for its 2018 UK Technology Fast 50 awards</span></a>&nbsp;<br> Nominations are now open entries for the 21st Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 awards. The awards rank and&nbsp;recognise&nbsp;the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK, based on the last four years of revenue growth. Visit the link above for information on how to enter.&nbsp;<br><strong>Nominations close 7 September&nbsp;</strong><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/E418B58C/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">MWC&nbsp;Americas</span></a>&nbsp;<br> Mobile World Congress Americas is an exciting event that reaches the worldwide mobile industry and now is the best time to decide to attend, exhibit, sponsor, advertise or partner.&nbsp;&pound;2,000&nbsp;of&nbsp;TAP funding&nbsp;is&nbsp;available. For more information, contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:techUK@tradefair.co.uk"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK@tradefair.co.uk</span></a>.&nbsp;<br><strong>12&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;14&nbsp;September, San Francisco, USA</strong>&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/37CB37A9/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Apply for a Queens's Award for Enterprise 2019</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> The Queen&rsquo;s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of:&nbsp;</p> <ul><li>innovation&nbsp;</li> <li>international trade&nbsp;</li> <li>sustainable development&nbsp;</li> <li>promoting opportunity through social mobility&nbsp;</li> </ul><p>Apply at the link above.&nbsp;<br><strong>Deadline: 12 September 2018</strong>&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/8EEAAC11/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">IBC Amsterdam</span></a>&nbsp;<br> The IBC Exhibition covers fifteen halls across the RAI, hosting over 1,700 exhibitors and&nbsp;a number of&nbsp;specially curated feature areas and events that tie into the IBC Conference to enrich your understanding of technologies and trends that are driving the industry.&nbsp;<br><strong>14 September, Amsterdam</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;<br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/48D167E1/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Blockchain&nbsp;Live</span></a>&nbsp;<br> Blockchain Live&nbsp;is&nbsp;the largest&nbsp;one-day&nbsp;exhibition dedicated to the business&nbsp;application of blockchain&nbsp;and distributed ledger technology. On 26&nbsp;September we will welcome over&nbsp;3000 delegates&nbsp;to London Olympia&rsquo;s Grand Hall&nbsp;from leading&nbsp;organisations&nbsp;at different&nbsp;stages of the buying cycle&nbsp;from&nbsp;those seeking to pilot to those wishing to scale. There is a dedicated&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/13C602E2/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Start-up Pitch</span></a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/E72C8281/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Investor&nbsp;Zone</span></a> in&nbsp;the main&nbsp;exhibition&nbsp;hall, a perfect platform to&nbsp;have real face-to-face communication with new brands, investors, entrepreneurs and regulators.&nbsp;The code for a 10% discount&nbsp;for&nbsp;techUK&nbsp;members is&nbsp;MTECHUK.&nbsp;<br><strong>26 September, London</strong><br> &nbsp;<br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/83E884A4/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">GITEX&nbsp;Technology Week</span></a>&nbsp;<br> The global ICT industry is transforming the way the world does business and GITEX Global will be there to help guide the market with a showcase of the most exciting IT innovations.&nbsp;<br><strong>14 October, Dubai, UAE</strong>&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/5A703C78/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Singapore&nbsp;and Malaysia technology mission</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> The UK&rsquo;s Department for International Trade invites you to register interest for the Technology Missions to Singapore and Malaysia from 22 &ndash; 25 October 2018. During the missions you will be able to meet and network with local companies and commercial officers within the Technology sector while also learning about upcoming opportunities to export your product. From 22 &ndash; 23 October, up to 50 UK companies will take part in a mission to Singapore with a series of events aimed at promoting the UK&rsquo;s capabilities within Cyber Security, Smart Cities and Health Tech sectors.&nbsp;<br><strong>22 &ndash; 25&nbsp;October, Singapore and Malaysia</strong>&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/5964524/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Smart City Expo World Congress</span></a><br> The 2018 Congress focuses on how disruptive technologies &ndash; 5G, AI, IoT, VR, Blockchain &ndash; are radically changing the urban landscape and bringing new opportunities for more sustainable, liveable and safer cities. Last year there were over 18,000 visitors and 675 exhibitors.&nbsp;Now in its eighth year, the 3-day conference &amp; expo has become the benchmark meeting point for companies, city authorities, investors and researchers in the context of city development in order to share ideas, network and doing business.<br><strong>13 - 16 November, Barcelona</strong><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/6B9E20EA/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Ongoing TAP support to exhibit at international shows</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> techUK&nbsp;together with the Department for International Trade and&nbsp;Tradefair&nbsp;is pleased to support the Tradeshow Access&nbsp;Programme&nbsp;(TAP). TAP allows companies exhibiting at certain international exhibitions grants of up to &pound;2500 towards the costs of a show.&nbsp;<br><strong>Ongoing in 2018</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;<br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/DCB66A03/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Access India Programme</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> techUK&nbsp;is proud to be the UK tech partner for the Access India&nbsp;Programme. The Access India&nbsp;Programme, launched by the High Commission of India in London, is a flagship&nbsp;programme&nbsp;assisting market entry into India. The&nbsp;programme&nbsp;is the first of its kind for supporting UK businesses to access the Make in India initiative of the Government of India. The&nbsp;programme&nbsp;solely focuses on providing support to small and medium size UK enterprise.&nbsp;<br><strong>Ongoing in 2018</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/7FC3A30C/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">CES Las Vegas</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than forty years - the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.&nbsp;&pound;2,000&nbsp;of&nbsp;TAP funding&nbsp;is&nbsp;available. For more information, contact&nbsp;techUK@tradefair.co.uk.&nbsp;<br><strong>8 January&nbsp;2019, Las Vegas, USA</strong>&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/198D7760/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">CABSAT Dubai</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> The event attracts 13,000+ visitors from the Broadcast, Satellite &amp; Content market in the MEASA region. From engineers to marketing directors within broadcast and satellite to content buyers, sellers, producers and distributors including Radio, Audio and Film, the event brings together the entire entertainment media community in Dubai annually.&nbsp;&pound;2,500&nbsp;of&nbsp;TAP funding&nbsp;is&nbsp;available. For more information, contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:techUK@tradefair.co.uk"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK@tradefair.co.uk</span></a>.&nbsp;<br><strong>12 March, Dubai, UAE&nbsp;</strong><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/30F9658E/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Full programme of International Trade events and opportunities</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> Learn about the full&nbsp;programme&nbsp;of&nbsp;techUK's&nbsp;events and opportunities, including the prospect of participating in DIT supported pavilions at international exhibitions.&nbsp;<br><strong>Ongoing&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <hr><h3><strong>Training</strong></h3> <p><strong>5 September</strong> -&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/5CD2E43B/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Strategic Thinking and Fast Growth Leadership Essentials</span></a></p> <p><strong>5 October</strong> -&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/59E21E86/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Consultative Selling</span></a></p> <p><strong>8 October</strong> -&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/319A394C/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Developing a World-Class Bid Capability</span></a></p> <p><strong>3 December</strong> -&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/4B0FD8CB/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Strategies and Proposals for Must Win Deals</span></a>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>5 December</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/7b1fae6f6f1444dda693b654cd7ab43f/AC745744/C157AB79/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Executive Strategy and Policy Development</span></a></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Simon.Spier@techUK.org">Simon.Spier@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13891-health-social-care-newsletter-techuk-at-nhs-expo Health & Social Care Newsletter - techUK at NHS Expo http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13891-health-social-care-newsletter-techuk-at-nhs-expo Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:31:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Health and Social care August newsletter <p>We have a busy schedule of events over the next couple of months in London, Leeds and Manchester.&nbsp;We've highlighted a few below but do take a look at the full list on our <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/ECA07155/082018n" target="_blank">website</a>.&nbsp;<br><br> We're delighted to be hosting two sessions at NHS Expo: <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/1AAE041E/082018n" target="_blank">Better to get Wisdom than Gold</a> on 5 September, and&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/A2C51C49/082018n" target="_blank">How SMEs are driving the digital revolution in Health and Care</a> on 6 September. You'll need to register to join the sessions on the <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/73D6334B/082018n" target="_blank">Expo website</a>, so please join us for what will be interesting discussions and feel free to share with your networks.<br><br> Our annual Health and Social Care Industry Dinner returns on 14 November in London. Bookings open on 3 September. To join the waiting list email your name, job title, company and ticket requirements to <a href="mailto:events@techuk.org">events@techuk.org</a>.<br> &nbsp;</p> <hr><p><strong>#HSCtechUK opportunities and events</strong></p> <hr><p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/5A5CF9DD/082018n" target="_blank">techUK at NHS Expo &ndash; Analytics Workshop</a><br><strong>Better to get Wisdom than Gold</strong><br> 5 September, 11:15 - 12:15<br> Pop-up University<br> Our Health and Care system is complex, with 7,000+ GP practices, around 200 CCGs and 200 trusts, and a myriad of other providers. In a disparate system data is king. This session explores how we can develop the analytical tools and skills needed to unleash the power of NHS data.&nbsp;<br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/20A85B07/082018n" target="_blank">Register on NHS Expo website</a><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/B0AF4910/082018n" target="_blank">techUK at NHS Expo &ndash; SME Theatre Session</a><br><strong>How SMEs are driving the digital revolution in Health and Care</strong><br> 6 September, 11:45 - 13:15<br> Theatre&nbsp;2<br> The UK is home to some of the most innovative technology SMEs in the world. From patient facing apps, to AI, predictive analytics and blockchain, the NHS is utilising world class technology developed by UK SMEs to deliver better health outcomes. Come and experience the technology and meet the innovators.&nbsp;<br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/AAFEB566/082018n" target="_blank">Register on NHS Expo website</a><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/1A8C2CFE/082018n" target="_blank">Healthy Ageing Challenge Workshop</a><br> 20 September, 10:00 - 13:00<br> This event will bring together the tech sector with the organisations who are in the frontline of the challenges that our ageing society poses. We are working with HACT, the Health Innovation Network (South London Academic Health Science Network), the Local Government Association (LGA), Socitm, Sufolk Council and others. They will set out the major challenges that they face and what type of solutions they would like to see.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/3A99CC99/082018n" target="_blank">How Can 5G Transform Health and Social Care Services?</a><br> 15 October, 14:00 - 16:30 - Liverpool<br> The aim is to raise awareness of digital connectivity in health and care and highlight the work of organisations operating in this field (ranging from innovation centres, industry and SME's) using products, networks and services that are directly helping patients, citizens, and health and care professionals.</p> <hr><p><strong>News and opportunities from friends and stakeholders</strong></p> <hr><p><strong><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/A8AA8AED/082018n" target="_blank">jHub looks for medical ideas and innovations</a></strong><br> jHub has an opportunity for the world&rsquo;s most innovative medical suppliers to present their solutions to the UK armed forces through an open call for innovation.&nbsp;With a &pound;20m innovation fund (FY18/19), jHub&nbsp;aims to fast-track successful proposals through the procurement process within 1 year or less.<br><br><strong><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/3CCB631D/082018n" target="_blank">A note from NHS Digital on improvements to the NHS website (nhs.uk)</a></strong><br><br> We&lsquo;ve made the information on <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/93D16243/082018n" target="_blank">www.nhs.uk</a> easier to read so people can use it to better manage their health and care. We&rsquo;ve also improved the design for use on mobile devices to give people quick access to a range of services and practical health information. The website address remains the same, but you&rsquo;ll no longer see the NHS Choices logo on the website. It will simply retain the trusted NHS brand.<br><br> Please <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/D390A53B/082018n" target="_blank">follow our guidance to remove references to NHS Choices</a> when reasonably possible, and continue to promote the website on printed and digital materials.<br><br><strong><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/398BA5E0/082018n" target="_blank">NHS Providers&rsquo; Annual Conference and Exhibition</a></strong><br> 9-10 October,&nbsp;Manchester Central<br><br> The NHS Providers Annual Conference and Exhibition is the main event of the year for the leaders of England&rsquo;s NHS acute, mental health, community and ambulance service trusts. With every NHS trust and foundation trust now a member of NHS Providers, we are set to be joined by over 600 trust leaders and stakeholders who will gather for two days of networking, sharing best practice and debate.<br><br> Our 2018 conference is all about how providers are adapting and changing as the NHS moves towards integrated health and care systems. Trusts are leading, and contributing to, the much-needed transformation in how care is provided to patients and service users. Our conference will explore this shift to local system working and collaboration as well as how trusts are improving care for the public.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/22002394/082018n" target="_blank">techUK trade survey</a><br> techUK is keen to get a better understanding of our members&rsquo; trade policy and facilitation requirements. We have launched a quick survey and your answers will help us tailor our approach to trade, so it is as relevant as possible. The survey should take only 2-3 minutes.</p> <hr><p><strong>Events</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <hr><ul><li><strong>7 September&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/F5D5AFB5/082018n" target="_blank">Social Care Data Collection Webinar</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>20 September</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/7DC06503/082018n" target="_blank">Empowering the Patient: Digital Medicines</a></li> <li><strong>2 October</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/1D717B47/082018n" target="_blank">Cyber Security Briefing</a></li> </ul><p>Save the date: NHS Digital Industry Briefings</p> <ol><li><strong><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/65AABE4E/082018n" target="_blank">3 October - London</a></strong>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/91C33D1/082018n" target="_blank">10 October - Leed</a>s</strong>&nbsp;</li> </ol><hr><p><strong>Training</strong></p> <hr><ul><li><strong>19 Sept</strong> - <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/4649472B/082018n" target="_blank">An Introduction to the NHS and Technology</a></li> <li><strong>15 Oct</strong> - <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/C4BD0C8F/082018n" target="_blank">Understanding and Engaging with Government</a></li> <li><strong>29 Oct</strong> - <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/B554EA4F/082018n" target="_blank">Winning with G-Cloud</a></li> <li><strong>11 Dec</strong> - <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/5f12203ba15a473db1fbb6f74e6e676f/8D1C08E2/8066D4A2/082018n" target="_blank">An Introduction to the NHS and Technology</a></li> </ul>Contact: <a href="mailto:ben.moody@techuk.org">ben.moody@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13591-smarteruk-july-2018-newsletter-riio-2-framework-decision SmarterUK July 2018 Newsletter | RIIO-2 Framework Decision http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13591-smarteruk-july-2018-newsletter-riio-2-framework-decision Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:31:16 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Welcome to the SmarterUK Newsletter, this July we bring you an update of our upcoming report as well as news from Ofcom, Government and much more. <p>We hope that everyone who managed to attend our&nbsp;Annual Dinner/turned black tie World Cup viewing party&nbsp;had a great evening &ndash; despite the result!&nbsp;<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/techukevents/sets/72157697505977451" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Photos from the night are available here</a>.<br><br> In Transport, the Government has released the new&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-transport-strategy/the-inclusive-transport-strategy-achieving-equal-access-for-disabled-people" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Inclusive Transport Strategy</a>&nbsp;that aims to achieve equal access for people with disabilities. This is an important and welcome step forward in creating a transport network that caters to all users.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-powers-to-kick-start-the-rollout-of-electric-chargepoints-across-the-nation" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">The&nbsp;Automated and Electric Vehicles Act</a>&nbsp;passed through Parliament&nbsp;and will enable motorway service upgrades to improve electric charge&nbsp;point availability, and ultimately bring us closer to achieving goals to improve air quality, cut congestion, increase road safety and create jobs. Autonomous vehicles are on the agenda at our Accelerating CAV Uptake on our Roads event in Oxford in September,&nbsp;<a href="https://portal.techuk.org/my-events/event/?id=eadfe1e2-a189-e811-813c-5065f38a8ad1" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">register to attend here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;<br> In&nbsp;Smart&nbsp;Cities&nbsp;&amp; Communities, we are pleased to announce that we will be launching our report, "What Makes&nbsp;a&nbsp;'Good'&nbsp;Digital Board?" in September. Thank you to all our members who contributed to this thought leadership that will support Local Authorities in their&nbsp;digital ambitions and ultimately aid the implementation of smart&nbsp;initiatives for cities and communities.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;<br> In Smart&nbsp;Energy&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;Utilities,&nbsp;a&nbsp;tougher set of price controls move a step closer&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/tougher-set-price-controls-move-step-closer" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Ofgem has published their decision on the framework it will use to set the energy network price controls</a>.<br><br> Ofgem confirms decisions which will help to lower returns for network companies; Network companies spending plans to be subjected to open hearings; Using the benefits of competition to deliver the power link to Hinkley C nuclear power station to drive value for consumers.<br><br> Finally, we want to hear from you!&nbsp;We are keen to hear from parents/guardians about how they are preparing and advising their children about the future world of work and what their views are about the curriculum children are taught today. The survey should take no longer than ten minutes to complete and will help inform&nbsp;techUK's&nbsp;actions in this area going forward.&nbsp;<a href="https://survey.sogosurvey.com/Survey.aspx?k=SsUXYYVsRRUsPsPsPsQXPQVWQQT&amp;Status=&amp;Lang=&amp;test=&amp;SSL=&amp;Type=&amp;Mode=&amp;Data=&amp;Frm=beg&amp;&amp;Dir=FST" target="_blank">Click here to complete the survey</a>. Any questions please&nbsp;<a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">get in touch with&nbsp;Vinous</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;<br> That's all from us&nbsp;for&nbsp;July.&nbsp;</p> <p>Stay Smart,<br> Jessica &amp; Teodora</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Jessica.Russell@techuk.org">Jessica.Russell@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org">Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13560-health-social-care-newsletter-hunt-hancock-hssf-healthy-ageing Health & Social Care Newsletter | Hunt, Hancock, HSSF, Healthy Ageing http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13560-health-social-care-newsletter-hunt-hancock-hssf-healthy-ageing Thu, 26 Jul 2018 08:30:03 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org techUK’s Health and Social Care Update for July <p>After a record-breaking tenure of five years and 309 days, Jeremy Hunt was replaced as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, as Matt Hancock moved over from DCMS.<br> Mr Hancock is a well-known advocate of digital technologies, from his use of online GP consultation tools, to creating his own app to communicate with constituents.&nbsp;techUK has a great relationship with Mr Hancock and will keep you updated as we work together in his new role.<br><br> One of Jeremy Hunt&rsquo;s last major initiatives was the announcement of the forthcoming NHS app. techUK and NHS Digital held two <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/447E5914/072018n" target="_blank">NHS App Consultation Events</a> in London and Leeds to allow suppliers the opportunity to assess the impacts and opportunities of the app.<br><br> We have also heard that bidders for NHS England&rsquo;s HSS Framework will be notified of the outcome today. We will be working with NHS England in the coming months to put together a development programme to help companies get on to the framework, with a specific focus on SMEs.</p> <p><br> In other news, we are hosting a <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/49DF5D7B/072018n" target="_blank">Healthy Ageing Workshop</a> on 20 September, bringing together Housing Associations, Local Government and AHSNs to explore the role technology can play in one of society&rsquo;s &lsquo;Grand Challenges&rsquo;.&nbsp;It would be great to see you there.<br><br> Hope you have a good holiday season and speak soon.<br> &nbsp;</p> <hr><p><strong>#HSCtechUK opportunities and events</strong></p> <hr><p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/FB5CABF9/072018n" target="_blank">NHS England WebEx - Acceleration of ePrescribing</a><br> Join us on 25 July for further details around the announcement about the acceleration of the rollout of ePrescribing.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/8365AEA9/072018n" target="_blank">EPS &ndash; Developing&nbsp; a Vision for the Future&nbsp;</a><br> Join techUK and NHS Digital on 30 August for this event: EPS &ndash; Developing a Vision for the Future &ndash; what could a new electronic prescribing system or approach in primary care look like?<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/66FA3BFB/072018n" target="_blank">Healthy Ageing&nbsp;Challenge Workshop</a><br> On 20 September, this event will bring together the tech sector with some of the organisations who are in the frontline of the challenges that our ageing society poses. They will set out the major challenges they face and what type of solutions they would like to see.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/CD96566C/072018n" target="_blank">techUK&rsquo;s flagship public sector conference returns this September!</a><br> On 6 September techUK will bring together digital leaders from across the public and private sector to showcase how technology is shaping the public services of today and tomorrow. A great line-up of speakers including <strong>Oliver Dowden CBE MP</strong>, Minister for Implementation; <strong>John Manzoni</strong>, Chief Executive of the Civil Service, Cabinet Office; <strong>Theo Blackwell,</strong> London&rsquo;s Chief Digital Officer; and <strong>Nicola Graham</strong>, Head of ICT at Aberdeenshire Council and President of SOCITM.</p> <hr><p><strong>#HSCtechUK&nbsp;news and meeting notes</strong></p> <hr><p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/8F7E2524/072018n" target="_blank">Matt Hancock announces &pound;487m NHS tech investment</a><br> techUK welcomes further investment in Digital Health.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/B20515A9/072018n" target="_blank">NHS App could revolutionise how we access services - but what does it mean for industry?</a><br> In the run up to the NHS App Industry Engagement Events, we discuss the App and its implications for industry.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/25D918ED/072018n" target="_blank">NHS App Consultation Event</a><br> 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.&nbsp;</p> <hr><p><strong>News and opportunities from friends and stakeholders</strong></p> <hr><p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/4C8C00B7/072018n" target="_blank">NHS England Engagement</a><br> Have your say on digital-first primary care and its implications for general practice payments.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/25F561BB/072018n" target="_blank">Deloitte opens entries for its 2018 UK Technology Fast 50 awards</a><br> Nominations are now open entries for the 21st Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 awards. The awards rank and recognise the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK, based on the last four years of revenue growth.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/CD7F8917/072018n" target="_blank">Blockchain Live</a><br> Blockchain Live is the UK's leading event for blockchain technology and aims to connect innovators,&nbsp;influencers and investors to aid the adoption and drive growth in the marketplace.<br><br> This event affords&nbsp;you the opportunity to meet more than 3000 senior decision makers and specialists from leading&nbsp;organisations in sectors such&nbsp;as; finance, the public sector, health and pharma end users&nbsp;that we&nbsp;have identified as ready to adopt or implement blockchain.<br> The code for a 10% discount for techUK members is MTECHUK.</p> <hr><p><strong>Events</strong></p> <hr><p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/AB389487/072018n" target="_blank">NHS England WebEx - Acceleration of ePrescribing</a></p> <p>25 July</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/BE2CC77F/072018n" target="_blank">EPS &ndash; Developing a Vision for the Future</a></p> <p>30 August</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/EF027C03/072018n" target="_blank">Building the Smarter State</a><br> 6 September</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/C6804AC7/072018n" target="_blank">Healthy Ageing Challenge Workshop</a></p> <p>20 September</p> <hr><p><strong>Training</strong></p> <hr><ul><li><strong>19 Sept - </strong><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/67B6A763/072018n" target="_blank">An Introduction to the NHS and Technology</a></li> <li><strong>15 Oct - </strong><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/8A83B2F4/072018n" target="_blank">Understanding and Engaging with Government</a></li> <li><strong>29 Oct - </strong><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/90369416/072018n" target="_blank">Winning with G-Cloud</a></li> <li><strong>11 Dec - </strong><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/ca21a9d18b794788b71bbbb5d3b603e9/636BEA0C/5D926BA2/072018n" target="_blank">An Introduction to the NHS and Technology</a></li> </ul>Contact: <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">kate.francis@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:ben.moody@techuk.org">ben.moody@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13570-techuk-iot-newsletter-iot-safety-and-security-data-ethics techUK IoT Newsletter | IoT Safety and Security | Data Ethics http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13570-techuk-iot-newsletter-iot-safety-and-security-data-ethics Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:25:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Welcome to the IoT Newsletter July 2018 edition, this month focus, Safety and Security. <p>2018 is looking very positive and exciting for IoT safety and security. We have been working together with DCMS on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12385-techuk-responds-to-dcms-secure-by-default-interim-report" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Security by Design Code of Practice</a>&nbsp;and will issue soon recommendations on adoption shortly. The Code of Practice is due to be issued in September.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>A chance for members to discuss the DCMS consultation on the new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. There is a teleconference on&nbsp;<strong>Tuesday 24 July, 10:00-11:00</strong>. The purpose of the call is to discuss our initial thoughts on the questions raised in the consultation document and agree the key questions/issues we should explore with DCMS at our roundtable event in August.</p> <p>Please also note that on&nbsp;<strong>Wednesday 1 August (10:00-12:00)</strong>&nbsp;we will&nbsp;host&nbsp;a roundtable discussion on the consultation and provide an opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest for members and raise any further questions. This meeting will be held at the techUK office. To register, please email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:rebecca.francis@techuk.org?subject=DCMS%20event">rebecca.francis@techuk.org</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/search">The Industrial Challenge Fund Wave 3 is closing in September</a>, with more than 250 projects identified to have an IoT solution angle, which is extremely positive, and we can expect a raise in the budget for the next funding round. Further updates to follow in&nbsp;September.</p> <p>For a second year in a row we will be launching our annual Connected Home Report, which is looking at current consumer understanding of the connected home market it explores the appeal and ownership of different categories of devices and makes recommendations to encourage further adoption in the UK.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/11743-the-connected-home-a-view-of-the-uk-market-and-future-trends">You can find our 2017 report here</a>.</p> <p>To build trust and promote adoption we must work hard on safety and security but also promote new and exciting solutions for growth. Consumer safety and industry growth is important, and we will keep on working hard to be the bridge between them and endorse innovation.</p> <p>Stay tuned,<br> Teodora</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org">Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13461-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy techUK Policy Pulse | Your weekly update on tech and digital policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13461-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Fri, 06 Jul 2018 09:32:08 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org For the first time I will admit that I too believe football is coming home... <p>I&rsquo;ve just about calmed down after the excitement of Tuesday night &ndash; just in time to start getting nervous about Saturday. In the meantime, here&rsquo;s a rundown of what&rsquo;s been happening in the world of tech.<br><br> Last week the Government responded to the brilliant <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/231ECC14/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Lords AI Select Committee report &lsquo;AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able?,&rsquo;</span></a> broadly welcoming their recommendations and reiterating the steps Government has taken to ensure the appropriate entities and initiatives exist to address the possibilities that AI can offer. Our&nbsp;colleague, Katherine Mayes, has <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/5F9182CD/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">read and summarised it here.</span></a><br><br> On Tuesday, the Exiting the European Union Select Committee published an extensive report on the importance of maintaining <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/25A29541/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">UK-EU data flows post-Brexit.</span></a> The report demonstrates that data flows are part of daily life and there must be a solution in place from the moment the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/B58F8D91/072018n">Read our summary here.</a><br><br> Away from Parliament, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport found time between <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/77EF5AB1/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">practicing his parkour skills</span></a> to sit down with Playbook&rsquo;s Jack Blanchard to discuss everything from AI to Brexit. It was an incredibly engaging event that is <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/494A17DD/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">well worth a watch.</span></a> Read <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/C14B07D4/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">our take on the discussion here</span></a>, particularly on his comments around regulating tech and the idea of a &lsquo;duty of care&rsquo;. To find out more about the history of this idea, <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/A7A5BABC/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">read this from Will Perrin</span></a>.<br><br> On the same topic, ResPublica have launched a new report entitled <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/6484D0CD/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">&lsquo;Technopoly' and what to do about it: Reform, Redress and Regulation,&rsquo;</span></a> looking at how changes to Competition law could improve regulation whilst boosting innovation. This is another significant intervention that will no doubt help inform and shape debate.&nbsp;<br><br> Finally, techUK is very proud to be part of the <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/4FB0D5EB/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Tech Against Trafficking global initiative</span></a> which officially launched this week. The initiative brings together the tech sector, academics and NGOs to look at how technology solutions can be used to fight modern slavery. Already, tech and digital tools have played a large and varied role in fighting this growing crime but more is always possible.</p> <hr><h3><strong>techUK news and events</strong></h3> <p>Next week, techUK is launching a new report, Dealing with Deals. While much of the debate has focused on the opportunities of future deals, the UK is already a party to over 750 existing bilateral and multilateral agreements which will need to be rolled over or renegotiated. This report makes recommendations as to how the UK should go about rolling these deals over post-Brexit, and where some deals might even be improved. To register for the event featuring a panel discussion with Vicky Ford MP, Stephen Timms MP and Tim Durrant (Institute for Government), <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/B843A833/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">please follow this link.</span></a><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/57E8D75C/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Our Annual Dinner</span></a> is happening on Wednesday 11 July, the same day that England will be playing in the World Cup Semi-Final (should they reach that stage - which they will, because football is coming home). Not to worry though, we&rsquo;ll have screens showing the game, making it the best viewing party in town.<br><br> techUK was at the UK-France Digital Colloque in Paris yesterday with Matt Hancock for a busy day of collaboration and exploration on important digital issues affecting our respective tech sectors.<br><br> Nominations for Computer Weekly&rsquo;s annual Most Influential Women in UK Technology 2018 close on 9 July. techUK will be on the judging panel and would encourage all of you who work with or know brilliant women in the sector <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/7E914B7C/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">to nominate them for this prestigious list.</span></a><br><br> Finally,&nbsp;this week&rsquo;s good tech story is more funny than good &ndash; watch <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/38ec1357890a40bf95b22cf016eea77d/7AD31519/465320DC/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson get interrupted by Siri</span></a> in the middle of a very serious Commons statement on Syria.<br> &nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13408-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy techUK Policy Pulse | Your weekly update on tech and digital policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13408-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:36:41 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org With the UK experiencing temperatures higher than those in Athens, you’d be forgiven if the latest tech news hasn’t been quite at the top of your agenda... <p>Luckily, Policy Pulse is here to help keep you up to date!<br><br> Last Tuesday, DCMS and BEIS <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/bb33bdb846b6447293052be1132870d3/A94A7E3E/D341CCE6/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">announced a number of key AI appointments</span></a> - Dr Demis Hassabis, founder of DeepMind, will act as an adviser to the new Office for Artificial Intelligence to ensure we can maximise the potential AI offers industry and society. Tabitha Goldstaub, co-founder of&nbsp;CognitionX, will chair the new AI Council and become AI Business Champion, and Dame Wendy Hall is confirmed as the first Skills Champion for AI in the UK. This strong leadership team will no doubt support Government to achieve its AI ambition &ndash; congratulations to them all!<br><br> A couple of weeks ago&nbsp;academics, industry and government alike packed into a sweltering room in the Houses of Parliament for the <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/bb33bdb846b6447293052be1132870d3/A94A7E3E/C42BCCEE/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">launch of the long-awaited Institute of Coding</span></a>. Working to fill the digital skills gap and attract underrepresented groups, this &pound;40m initiative has a lot of hope pinned on it. techUK has been heavily involved in the establishment of the IoC&rsquo;s Industry Advisory Board to ensure the IoC meets the needs of UK business and the wider national economy.<br><br> The CBI have launched their <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/bb33bdb846b6447293052be1132870d3/A94A7E3E/AC1E2583/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Be More Magpie report</span></a>, offering practical tips and guidance on how to make business more productive through the use of tried and tested technologies. Despite being at the cutting edge of the development of new tech, UK businesses are slow to adopt existing technology &ndash; a shocking fact suggests that the proportion of businesses with websites, internet trading capabilities, CRM and ERP systems in the UK today is still below levels in Denmark in 2009.<br><br> Not exactly news, but we couldn&rsquo;t possibly overlook it: Finally, we have&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/bb33bdb846b6447293052be1132870d3/A94A7E3E/1EC71CF5/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">footage of Matt Hancock learning to moonwalk</span></a>. The head flick at the end is pure Jackson.</p> <h3>techUK news and events</h3> <p>A couple of weeks ago,&nbsp;techUK convened a roundtable with tech firms, NGOs and Government to look at how tech and digital can fight illegal wildlife crime. <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/bb33bdb846b6447293052be1132870d3/A94A7E3E/B5EE0B48/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Read a write up here.</span></a><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/bb33bdb846b6447293052be1132870d3/A94A7E3E/3B90E0B/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK&rsquo;s Annual Dinner on 11 July 2018</span></a> will officially be the biggest ever, the last few tickets are available but you&rsquo;ll need to snap them up quickly &ndash; visit the webpage to find out more.<br><br> The RAF100 dinner has now been rescheduled (having been postponed due to the heavy snow) for 11 September 2018. We are delighted to be joined by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC ADC MA RAF as guest speaker. <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/bb33bdb846b6447293052be1132870d3/A94A7E3E/103945B7/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">A limited number of tickets are still available here.</span></a><br><br> This week&rsquo;s good tech story comes to us courtesy of British scientists who have come up with a ground-breaking technique to help tackle the illegal trade of pangolian &ndash; an animal hunted for its meat and scales. By lifting fingerprints off the scales they can identify and link poachers to their crime. <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/bb33bdb846b6447293052be1132870d3/A94A7E3E/B423A83B/072018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Watch the video here.</span></a><br><br> Best,<br> Vinous Ali<br> Head of Policy for Skills, Innovation and Digital Strategy<br> E <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">vinous.ali@techuk.org</span></a> | T 07595 410658<br> &nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13405-health-social-care-newsletter-it-s-coming-home Health & Social Care Newsletter | It's Coming Home http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13405-health-social-care-newsletter-it-s-coming-home Mon, 02 Jul 2018 09:34:07 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org techUK's Health & Social Care Update for June <p>Well the sun is shining, and England have already surpassed Germany in the World Cup. I may not get to repeat that line in my lifetime so thought I&rsquo;d take the opportunity.<br><br> On to health tech matters, many of our members were here last week as NHS Digital Academy CEO Rachel Dunscombe and CCIO Simon Eccles led an <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/7148D3BF/062018n" target="_blank">event on how industry can&nbsp;help&nbsp;to create the next generation of digital leaders</a>. In the last month we were also joined by our <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/C04105FE/062018n" target="_blank">Utahn</a> friends&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/DD40721E/062018n" target="_blank">KLAS&nbsp;as they&nbsp;presented their NHS Interoperability Report Findings</a>, and we heard from <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/B7244658/062018n" target="_blank">Programme CORTISONE</a> about their forthcoming healthcare procurement.<br><br> We are looking for mentors for the finalists of the <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/3529501/062018n" target="_blank">Essex County Council Challenge Dementia Prize</a>. It's a six&nbsp;month programme and a great opportunity to share your knowledge and give back to people working on exciting solutions for one of the great healthcare challenges of our time.&nbsp;Please <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">get in touch</a> to find out more.<br><br> Next month we&rsquo;ll be working with NHS Digital on the forthcoming NHS App which I know will be of great interest to many of you. Read on for more details and to attend the engagement events.<br><br> &nbsp;</p> <hr><p><strong>#HSCtechUK&nbsp;news and meeting notes</strong></p> <hr><p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/7C45146A/062018n" target="_blank">Digital Health Interoperability in the UK - KLAS&nbsp;Report Findings</a><br> KLAS&nbsp;presented the findings of their recently released report on NHS Interoperability at an event jointly held by techUK, NHS Digital and INTEROPen. Slides and a recording are <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/8EB34940/062018n" target="_blank">available here</a>. <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/54243D1F/062018n" target="_blank">Read a blog by KLAS&nbsp;VP of International Research, Jeremy Goff</a>.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/9A5913F0/062018n" target="_blank">Making interoperability easier through INTEROPen</a><br> David Hancock, techUK representative on the INTEROPen&nbsp;Board, writes about how to improve the success of interoperability initiatives.&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/3F8D2B41/062018n" target="_blank">Programme CORTISONE Procurement Announcement</a><br> In May, Programme&nbsp;CORTISONE&nbsp;showcased its&nbsp;refreshed procurement approach and upcoming opportunities for suppliers.&nbsp;CORTISONE is a programme looking to deliver to Defence Medical Services an integrated ecosystem of multiple medical information services. <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/11C90000/062018n" target="_blank">Watch the video recording and read about the event</a>.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/822F25A0/062018n" target="_blank">techUK&nbsp;working with NHS Digital Academy to support next generation&nbsp;of digital health leaders</a><br> How can we work together to reduce friction in the health and care system to increase the pace of digital transformation?&nbsp;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.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/58841CAC/062018n" target="_blank">London Tech Week: selling into the public sector</a><br> Kate Francis, Programme Manager for Health and Social Care, joined representatives from techUK&rsquo;s public sector teams to provide insights in to how UK Government procurement works, what the opportunities are, how to overcome the challenges, and tips on how to secure business. <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/FB3AD1FF/062018n" target="_blank">More on London Tech Week here</a>.<br><br> &nbsp;</p> <hr><p><strong>#HSCtechUK opportunities and events</strong></p> <hr><p><strong>NHS App Consultation - NHS Digital</strong><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/C2D87B7B/062018n" target="_blank">11 July - London</a><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/7B8E9E24/062018n" target="_blank">13 July - Leeds</a><br> An event that will influence NHS Digital plans for the future development and implementation of the NHS App and other enabling programmes, such as Citizen Identity.&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/73009898/062018n" target="_blank">Making the most of your techUK membership</a><br> 24 July, 16:00 - 18:00, at techUK<br> Would you like to learn more about the many benefits and services that you can access through your company&rsquo;s techUK membership? If so, then this brand new event is for you.</p> <hr><p><strong>Events and opportunities from friends and stakeholders</strong></p> <hr><p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/C83CABFD/062018n" target="_blank">INTEROPen Supplier Questionnaire</a><br> United by a common mission to improve interoperability across the NHS, <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/52962DF6/062018n" target="_blank">INTEROPen</a> has been working closely with <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/EBE30768/062018n" target="_blank">NHS England</a>, <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/3A42527D/062018n" target="_blank">NHS Digital</a> and <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/12AF65B8/062018n" target="_blank">techUK</a> to develop a software Supplier Interoperability Questionnaire which, after much testing and tweaking, we now invite and encourage your organisation to complete. This survey is not designed to judge or score software suppliers - its sole aim is to form a realistic assessment of where you, suppliers of IT software to the UK health and care sector, are today; what you are committed to delivering, the challenges you are facing, and the type of support you need. It is intended to offer you a voice, and you will be invited on multiple occasions to make suggestions and recommendations for change. <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/E07A0199/062018n" target="_blank">Find out more.</a><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/FE6BF571/062018n" target="_blank">Funding Call - National Institute for Health Research</a><br><em>Applications close 06 November 2018</em><br> A call for empirical research studies to evaluate the use of digital technologies to improve health outcomes, self-management of health or delivery of health and social care.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/7D58786E/062018n" target="_blank">King's Fund Digital Health and Care Congress</a><br> 10 - 11 July<br> This two-day congress provides an established forum for health and care professionals to come together and learn from successful adoptions and practical implementations of digital health and care.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/3AFD8277/062018n" target="_blank">Department for International Trade events and activities roundup</a><br> An update from the Department for International Trade on events and activities that may be of interest to techUK members.</p> <hr><p>11 July -&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/FE85129C/062018n" target="_blank">NHS App Consultation - London</a></p> <p>13 July -&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/50A8D1A2/062018n" target="_blank">NHS App Consultation - Leeds</a></p> <p>24 July -&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/99BFE619/062018n" target="_blank">Making the most of your techUK membership</a></p> <p>6 September -&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/BB7FB79C/062018n" target="_blank">Building the Smarter State Conference</a></p> <hr><p><strong>Training</strong></p> <hr><p><strong>19 Sept</strong> - <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/808CD2E9/062018n" target="_blank">An Introduction to the NHS and Technology</a></p> <p><strong>15 Oct</strong> - <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/9B571181/062018n" target="_blank">Understanding and Engaging with Government</a></p> <p><strong>29 Oct</strong>&nbsp;- <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/E0FF21B9/062018n" target="_blank">Winning with G-Cloud</a></p> <p><strong>11 Dec</strong> - <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/a88596ba911b490e870c9267bbb24eff/2F35C54C/515BE98A/062018n" target="_blank">An Introduction to the NHS and Technology</a></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">kate.francis@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:ben.moody@techuk.org">ben.moody@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13375-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy techUK Policy Pulse | Your weekly update on tech and digital policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13375-techuk-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:56:45 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org World Cup fever has well and truly set in this week... <p>Harry Kane learnt technology is only as good as the people who use it after VAR refs failed to spot the wrestling match going on in the box during England versus Tunisia. Twitter, on the other hand, demonstrated its worth yet again with brilliant memes spreading like wildfire. <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44528384"><span style="color:#0000FF">A selection of the best were rounded up by the BBC here.</span></a><br><br> Speaking of memes, the legal affairs committee of the European Parliament voted yesterday to approve measures which would <a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/online-memes-at-risk-from-eu-copyright-law-sir-tim-berners-lee-signs-letter-opposing-measures-jn6lx8msp"><span style="color:#0000FF">prevent memes spreading online</span></a>, in the form of Axel Voss MEP&rsquo;s amendments to the Copyright directive. In its current form, the directive would require platforms to install content filtering technologies or be held liable for users&rsquo; copyright infringement. It would also introduce a neighbouring right for press publishers for the digital use of their articles, which has previously failed in Spain and Germany. There is likely to be a challenge to the committee&rsquo;s position when all MEPs meet in Strasbourg for plenary in July.<br><br> Back in the UK, the Secretary of State for Digital has <a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/06/19/schools-must-play-part-protecting-children-digital-age/"><span style="color:#0000FF">used an op-ed in the Telegraph</span></a> to praise modern technology a &ldquo;powerful force for good,&rdquo; helping children in the classroom and with their homework. However, he questioned the need for children to have access to their own devices whilst at school. He stressed that this was up to &ldquo;individual schools to decide rather than government.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br><br> Sticking with schools, <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44518612"><span style="color:#0000FF">new evidence has revealed that only 12 per cent of all students</span></a> chose to take the new Computer Science GCSE in 2017, with girls making up only 20 per cent&nbsp;of exam entrants. A big problem is that in 2017 only half of all schools in England offered the subject. The Government is awake to this issue <a href="https://schoolsweek.co.uk/budget-2017-100m-national-centre-for-computing-to-train-8000-new-teachers/"><span style="color:#0000FF">having committed &pound;84 million in last year&rsquo;s Budget</span></a> to train up another 8,000 GCSE teachers for computer science.<br><br> At techUK, we&rsquo;ve been passionate advocates for the need to digitise the whole economy. The Scottish Government this week announced a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.scotlandis.com/news/2018/june/digital-development-loan-launched/"><span style="color:#0000FF">&pound;2 million Digital Development Loan</span></a> for&nbsp;companies who want to improve their digital capabilities and processes in areas such as cyber security, data analytics and software engineering as well as develop the digital skills of their staff. This is a welcome move&nbsp;that <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-digital-strategy/4-the-wider-economy-helping-every-british-business-become-a-digital-business"><span style="color:#0000FF">complements initiatives by both the UK Government and industry</span></a> to get Britain fit for the future.<br><br> The Home Office today <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-office-publishes-details-of-settlement-scheme-for-eu-citizens"><span style="color:#0000FF">published details of the settlement scheme it is proposing</span></a> for EU citizens living in the UK. Applications will be made online, or via an Android app, and will go live in stages starting at the end of this summer.</p> <h3>techUK news and events</h3> <p>Here at techUK, we are always looking to welcome new entrants into the fold. To that end, techUK is launching the Early Tech Career Network to provide a networking forum for people who are new to tech. If you&rsquo;d like to come along, or know someone who might, <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/social-event"><span style="color:#0000FF">then please sign up here</span></a>.<br><br> Digital Leaders Week has been busy, particularly for our President Jacqueline de Rojas who has been hosting panels, speaking at events and participating in a range of activities to mark the week. <a href="http://twitter.com/JdR_Tech"><span style="color:#0000FF">H</span></a><a href="http://twitter.com/JdR_Tech"><span style="color:#0000FF">er twitter feed is a good place to start</span></a>&nbsp;to catch up on all the comings and goings!<br><br> This week also saw techUK (in the form of me) give evidence to the Science and Technology Select Committee&rsquo;s inquiry into <a href="https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/61182602-9d77-4cb1-856a-7fd37073cbc4"><span style="color:#0000FF"><em>An immigration system that works for science and innovation</em>.</span></a> Also appearing on the panel were Dr Sarah Main, Executive Director for the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE); Ian Robinson, Partner at Fragomen LLP; Louise Wren of the Wellcome Trust, and Professor Richard Catlow FRS, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society. The session also saw a world first of the Committee taking questions and comments from the public. It&rsquo;s always nice to see the Committee responsible for science and tech leading the way with their own little bit of innovation.<br><br> Finally, techUK is compiling all the ways in which tech has been used to solve or contribute to solving key societal challenges &ndash; everything from improving attainment in our schools to tackling plastics in the sea. If you have a good story to tell, email me at <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">vinous.ali@techuk.org</span></a>.<br> &nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13360-interopen-supplier-questionnaire INTEROPen Supplier Questionnaire http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13360-interopen-supplier-questionnaire Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:34:35 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org INTEROPen's Supplier Interoperability Questionnaire - new deadline - 13 July <p><strong>Update: The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday 13 July.</strong></p> <p><strong>A newsletter from INTEROPen about their Supplier Interoperability Questionnaire</strong></p> <p>United by a common mission to improve interoperability across the NHS, <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/96087ad559134379a96ca4667c953c44/2E304B33/A72C08D6/062018n" target="_blank">INTEROPen</a> has been working closely with <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/96087ad559134379a96ca4667c953c44/2E304B33/9172540E/062018n" target="_blank">NHS England</a>, <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/96087ad559134379a96ca4667c953c44/2E304B33/97EE75CF/062018n" target="_blank">NHS Digital</a> and <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/96087ad559134379a96ca4667c953c44/2E304B33/ED6C372F/062018n" target="_blank">techUK</a> to develop a software Supplier Interoperability Questionnaire which, after much testing and tweaking, we now invite and encourage your organisation to complete. This survey is not designed to judge or score software suppliers - its sole aim is to form a realistic assessment of where you, suppliers of IT software to the UK health and care sector, are today; what you are committed to delivering, the challenges you are facing, and the type of support you need. It is intended to offer you a voice, and you will be invited on multiple occasions to make suggestions and recommendations for change.</p> <p><strong>This is a real opportunity for you to make a difference - to voice concerns, shout about successes and let us know what you need.</strong><br> The questionnaire is in two parts - please read the introduction to each part carefully. Part 1 asks more general questions around awareness of requirements as well as providing a chance for you to share details of products which support interoperability excellence via INTEROPen. Part 2 of the survey relates in more detail to functionality for each of the products or services that you support.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Preparation</strong><br> As this is a live online survey, we strongly recommend that you prepare in advance using the attached pdf previews of each part. Please note that some questions may require input from different areas of your organisation, and you may wish to include colleagues from your technical and communications departments in this preparation. We have also attached a Supplier Briefing Pack, prepared by NHS England, to help you complete this questionnaire.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Duration</strong><br> Test feedback has suggested that you should allow 20-30 minutes to complete Part 1 and 1-1.5 hours to complete Part 2.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Questionnaire</strong><br> When ready, you can access the online questionnaire by following the links below. Your responses will only be saved once you have reached the end of each part and clicked 'submit':</p> <p>Part 1 - <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/96087ad559134379a96ca4667c953c44/2E304B33/84E88814/062018n" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/forms/L0a8FGQgm6xHrHDh1</a></p> <p>Part 2 - <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/96087ad559134379a96ca4667c953c44/2E304B33/F5EE01E1/062018n" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/forms/AzMhABVmR2CiQrKs2</a><br> &nbsp;</p> <p>At the end of each part, you will be asked whether you wish to submit another response (to provide details of another product) or edit your response. By clicking on the 'Edit your response' you will be directed to the unique URL for your response, which should be saved in case you wish to make further amends after submission. A copy of your responses will be sent to you on completion of each part.</p> <p>We very much hope that you choose to take part in this important piece of work.</p> <p>If you have any questions at all, please contact <a href="mailto:admin@interopen.org">admin@interopen.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13294-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13294-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Fri, 08 Jun 2018 15:03:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Check out our new look Policy Pulse! <p>techUK is counting down to <a href="https://londontechweek.com/"><span style="color:#0000FF">London Tech Week</span></a>&nbsp;kicking off next week. It is set to be the biggest yet and you&rsquo;ll spot techUK out and about. In particular, look out for us at the <a href="https://cogx.co/"><span style="color:#0000FF">CogX Festival of All Things AI</span></a>, where we&rsquo;ll be chairing a great panel on <a href="https://cogx.co/agenda/"><span style="color:#0000FF">Ethics beyond GDPR</span></a>. Check out <a href="http://www.techuk.org/"><span style="color:#0000FF">our website throughout the week</span></a> where we&rsquo;ll be hosting content covering all the main comings and goings.<br><br> But back to the here and now. This week saw the relaunch of the latest iteration of the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/counter-terrorism-strategy-contest-2018"><span style="color:#0000FF">UK&rsquo;s Counter Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST)</span></a>, reviewed following last year&rsquo;s terrorist attacks in London and Manchester. Sajid Javid, the new Home Secretary, announced the Government would &ldquo;trial ways to improve information sharing&rdquo;. techUK will continue to work with the Government to find innovative solutions in the fight against terror.<br><br> Just this morning, we heard that The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism is making strong progress in tackling terrorist material online through their shared database of hashes. In the last few months alone 4,734 links have been added to the database. <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44408463"><span style="color:#0000FF">Read more here.</span></a><br><br> Innovations like this shouldn&rsquo;t just be used to tackle terrorism. The police, for example, would benefit from better technology and using data in a smarter way, an issue explored this week in the Telegraph&rsquo;s thought-provoking article:<a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/07/weapon-police-could-deploy-against-violent-crime-not-using/"><span style="color:#0000FF"> 'There's a weapon that police could deploy against violent crime - but they're not using it.'</span></a><br><br> Tech can often provide solutions to the big problems facing us today, and this week we saw another example of that. On Monday the Foreign Secretary brought together leading technology companies and conservationists to discuss ways to combat the illegal wildlife trade. This came ahead of a techUK roundtable looking at what solutions to this problem can make a difference and how the sector can collaborate in the fight against illegal wildlife crime. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13262-techuk-meets-foreign-secretary-on-illegal-wildlife-crime"><span style="color:#0000FF">You can read our CEO&rsquo;s comment and find out more about the upcoming event here.</span></a><br><br> Theresa May has also been talking tech this week with news that she will tell the G7 Summit in Canada that women must be able to go online &ldquo;without fear&rdquo;. We couldn&rsquo;t agree more, and tech companies are already doing a lot to ensure that everyone feels safe and confident online by improving reporting mechanisms. <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-44402658"><span style="color:#0000FF">Read more here.</span></a><br><br> And because Policy Pulse wouldn&rsquo;t be Policy Pulse without some Brexit news, it would be remiss of us not to mention that Government has published their proposal for a &lsquo;backstop&rsquo; customs arrangement between the UK and EU. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/13289-techuk-comments-on-proposed-brexit-customs-backstop"><span style="color:#0000FF">You can read the techUK take on it here.</span></a><br><br> Industry has also been busy. <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/e6011e6a-69a5-11e8-8cf3-0c230fa67aec"><span style="color:#0000FF">Amazon announced 2,500 new permanent jobs</span></a> in the UK by the end of the year, leading the Chancellor to declare it that this was &ldquo;a clear vote of confidence in our workforce and our economy.&rdquo;<br><br> Microsoft has <a href="http://www.wired.co.uk/article/microsoft-github-deal-open-source"><span style="color:#0000FF">been making headlines</span></a>&nbsp;by officially announcing on Monday that&nbsp;it was acquiring the code repository site Github, founded over a decade ago. It also (purposely) sunk a data centre in the sea off Orkney to investigate whether it can boost energy efficiency, the idea being that the sea will act as a natural coolant. <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44368813"><span style="color:#0000FF">Read the expert take - including from our own resident expert, Emma Fryer - here.</span></a><br><br> More generally, the sector continues to grow in its importance to the economy. <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/714021/DCMS_Sectors_Economic_Estimates_2016_Trade_final.pdf"><span style="color:#0000FF">Statistics published by DCMS this week</span></a> show that in 2016 the digital sector accounted for &pound;39 billion of service exports, a huge 21.8% increase on 2015. All in all, digital services account for almost 16% of all UK service heading overseas, showing yet again why digital has to be at the heart of any new UK trade policy.</p> <h3><strong>techUK news and events</strong></h3> <p>Policy Pulse&nbsp;this week comes to you from a team fresh out of Brussels. First stop, our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/opportunity/item/13107-european-launch-of-house-of-lords-report-ai-in-the-uk"><span style="color:#0000FF">European Launch of House of Lords Report: AI in the UK event</span></a>, which saw an expert panel discussion on all things AI. As one attendee put it &ldquo;one of the more interesting events on AI I have been to recently, and there have been a few&rdquo;.<br><br> We also <a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11824-rapid-action-needed-to-safeguard-uk-eu-businesses-consumers-following-brexit"><span style="color:#0000FF">launched our report, No Interruptions,</span></a> in the European Parliament with an insightful discussion on options for the future UK-EU data sharing relationship. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13267-watch-the-livestream-of-our-european-parliament-uk-eu-data-flows-event"><span style="color:#0000FF">You can catch up here.</span></a>&nbsp;Since our event, and we&rsquo;re not claiming any credit for it, the UK Government have <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/714677/Data_Protection_Technical_Note.pdf"><span style="color:#0000FF">published a technical note</span></a> on the benefits of a new protection agreement with the EU.<br><br> In London, our President contributed on a Which? Panel on the future of consumer data as part of the launch of their <a href="https://www.which.co.uk/policy/digitisation/2659/control-alt-or-delete-the-future-of-consumer-data-main-report"><span style="color:#0000FF">Control, Alt or Delete?</span></a>&nbsp;report exploring the UK population&rsquo;s attitudes to and behaviours&nbsp;with data.<br><br> If London Tech Week weren&rsquo;t enough,&nbsp;techUK are also strategic partners for Digital Leaders Week (18 &ndash; 22 June), a national celebration of opportunities, challenges and support for the digital transformation of Britain&rsquo;s businesses, public services and society. This involves over 120 events across the UK. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13237-digital-leaders-week-18-22-june"><span style="color:#0000FF">To find out more and get involved, simply click here.</span></a><br><br> And if we make it through all of that, it&rsquo;s then only a hop, skip and a jump to techUK&rsquo;s Annual Dinner. <a href="https://www.techuk.org/annual-dinner"><span style="color:#0000FF">You can get your tickets to join us here</span></a> for what promises to be a glittering night celebrating the UK&rsquo;s tech sector, with keynote speeches from the Secretary of State Matt Hancock and Chanel 4&rsquo;s Cathy Newman.<br><br> We&rsquo;re still tweaking our new-look Policy Pulse and would love to hear what you think. Tweet us (<a href="http://twitter.com/techuk"><span style="color:#0000FF">@techUK</span></a>) or email me at <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">vinous.ali@techuk.org</span></a>.<br><br> Finally, for this week&rsquo;s feel good tech story we need look no further than our nation&rsquo;s capital, where street musicians will now be able to accept donations via contactless payments. <a href="http://news.itu.int/why-london-set-up-contactless-payments-for-street-musicians/"><span style="color:#0000FF">Under the scheme launched by the Mayor of London,</span></a> our capital will be the world&rsquo;s first city to introduce contactless payments for street artists.<br><br> Best,<br> Vinous<br> Head of Policy for Skills, Innovation and Digital Strategy<br> E <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">vinous.ali@techuk.org</span></a> | T 07595 410658</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13281-techuklocalgov-update-newham-essex-council-briefing-invitation  #techUKlocalgov Update | Newham & Essex Council Briefing Invitation http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13281-techuklocalgov-update-newham-essex-council-briefing-invitation Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:08:06 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org  #techUKlocalgov Update | Newham & Essex Council Briefing Invitation <p>Next month we are delighted to welcome Matthew Hooper, Director of Commissioning (Enforcement &amp; Safety), Newham Council &amp; Cllr Stephen Canning, Essex Council to techUK on the 12 June to learn more about their digital priorities and how thy have created the environemnt for transformation. Make sure you register now!</p> <p>London's first Chief Digital Officer has asked for your views on how to create new solutions for London&rsquo;s growth challenges and make the city the global home for data and AI innovation. You can share your thoughts via this <a href="https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90070095/Smart-London-GovTech-CivTech-Survey?utm_source=Tech.London+Weekly+Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=25b9d44bc1-Tech_London_Newsletter_26_Mon_December_21_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_da81fee8f9-25b9d44bc1-">short survey.</a></p> <p>Keep an eye out on the techUK website for further local governments events to be announced shortly! This includes a Smart Place briefing and a local government AI roundtable.&nbsp;</p> <hr><h3><strong>#techUKlocalgov: Latest&nbsp; </strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/13151-using-digital-to-solve-problems-and-improve-local-public-service-outcomes"><strong>Register now to hear from Newham &amp; Essex Council how they are applying digital to solve local problems on 12 June</strong></a></p> <p>We are delighted to welcome Matthew Hooper, Director of Commissioning (Enforcement &amp; Safety), Newham Council &amp; Cllr Stephen Canning, Essex Council to hear their journey to digital at our 'Using Digital to Solve Problems and Improve Local Public Service Outcomes' briefing.</p> <p><a href="https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90070095/Smart-London-GovTech-CivTech-Survey?utm_source=Tech.London+Weekly+Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=25b9d44bc1-Tech_London_Newsletter_26_Mon_December_21_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_da81fee8f9-25b9d44bc1-"><strong>London CDO Theo Blackwell wants to hear from you!</strong></a></p> <p>He is asking what steps can we take to shape delivery so London can become be the global home to data innovation and artificial intelligence to boost growth and help make London a better place to live, work and visit. To make London more open to solutions procured or developed in partnership with the tech community, they're conducting a <a href="https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90070095/Smart-London-GovTech-CivTech-Survey?utm_source=Tech.London+Weekly+Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=25b9d44bc1-Tech_London_Newsletter_26_Mon_December_21_2015&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_da81fee8f9-25b9d44bc1-">short survey</a>&nbsp; - it should take less than 5 minutes to complete</p> <p><a href="https://localgov.digital/news/2018/05/localgovcamp-2018"><strong>Busy summer of local government events including LocalGov Camp &amp; GDS-MHCLG roadshow</strong></a></p> <p>The largest and longest running unconference for UK local government LocalGovCamp is back this September and in Birmingham, <a href="https://localgov.digital/news/2018/05/localgovcamp-2018">you can register here</a>. GDS-MHCLG are also running a local digital collaboration summer roadshow and you can find out more here. Lots of exciting things happening in local government digital!</p> <hr><h3><strong>#techUKlocalgov: Action &amp; Reaction&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/opinion/one-year-have-metro-mayors-delivered-digital-devolution?platform=hootsuite"><strong>After 12 months in the job, the digital performance of the heads of the six city regions is assessed by techUK's Local Government Programme Manager (PublicTechnology.net)</strong></a></p> <p>One year on, Georgina Maratheftis explores if the metro mayors have delivered digital devolution and what more needs to be done to create truly digital city regions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13038-salford-appoints-its-first-chief-digital-officer-cdo"><strong>techUK's CEO welcomes the appointment of Salford's first Chief Digital Officer (CDO)</strong></a></p> <p>Julian David states "It&rsquo;s a clear indication of the region&rsquo;s digital desire and ambition to be a leading smart city. techUK has long called for country-wide CDOs as part of its Digital Devolution work and Jon Corner will have an important and unique role in further supporting Greater Manchester and Metro Mayor Andy Burnham&rsquo;s digital aspirations."</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/13126-techuk-views-on-data-protection-and-the-public-sector"><strong>As GDPR comes in to force this week Georgina Maratheftis looks at what this means for local government</strong></a></p> <p>GDPR can be more than just a compliance issue for local government and instead an opportunity to build a culture of data trust within the organisation and with citizens</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/13051-government-calls-on-tech-firms-to-tackle-the-uk-s-biggest-challenges"><strong>Government calls on tech firms to tackle the UK&rsquo;s biggest challenges</strong></a></p> <p>techUK's Head of Public Sector, Rob Driver, welcomes the Government's competiton and states "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 harness the established and diverse supplier base in the UK."</p> <hr><h3><strong>#techUKlocalgov: Other News&nbsp; </strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.ukauthority.com/news/8199/gds-takes-steps-to-support-move-away-from-psn"><strong>GDS takes steps to support move away from PSN (UKAuthority)</strong></a></p> <p>The Government Digital Service (GDS) is beginning to look at ways to support public sector organisations in moving away from use of the Public Services Network (PSN) while maintaining the appropriate technical controls.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ukauthority.com/news/8183/gds-looks-to-private-sector-to-boost-verify-take-up"><strong>GDS looks to private sector to boost Verify take-up (UKAuthority)</strong></a></p> <p>GDS is looking towards the private sector to help drive take-up of the GOV.UK Verify digital identity service and achieve the aim of enrolling 25 million users by 2020.</p> <p><a href="http://www.publictechnology.net/articles/news/lincolnshire-create-online-directory-care-services"><strong>Lincolnshire to create online directory of care services (PublicTechnology.net)</strong></a></p> <p>The authority has published a contract notice seeking suppliers across two lots. The first of these includes the creation and maintenance of the digital resource, while the second covers the provision of email, web chat, and telephone support to citizens.&nbsp;</p> <hr><h3><strong>Events </strong></h3> <p>8 June - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12779-crown-commercial-service-network-service-2-briefing">Crown Commercial Service Network Service 2 Briefing </a></p> <p>12 June - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/13151-using-digital-to-solve-problems-and-improve-local-public-service-outcomes">Using Digital to Solve Problems and Improve Local Public Service Outcomes</a></p> <hr><p><!--EndFragment--></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org">georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13274-health-social-care-events-opportunities Health & Social Care - Events & Opportunities http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13274-health-social-care-events-opportunities Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:55:37 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Health and Social Care Events and Opportunities <p>Take a look at our upcoming events and opportunities in June. Simon Eccles and Rachel Dunscombe&nbsp;will be at techUK&nbsp;to talk about the <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/69D6A5E1/062018n" target="_blank">NHS Digital Academy&nbsp;on&nbsp;18&nbsp;June</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/5A005CC8/062018n" target="_blank">KLAS will present findings</a> from their recent NHS Interoperability Report&nbsp;on 25 June. Read on for details on a free international expansion workshop, and an opportunity to foster innovation through mentoring.</p> <p><strong>Upcoming Events</strong><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/96EB7512/062018n" target="_blank">Co-Creating the Future: NHS Digital Academy &ndash; Industry Engagement</a></p> <p><strong>Date: </strong>18 June 2018<br><strong>Time: </strong>15:00 - 17:00<br><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK&nbsp;| 10 St Bride Street | London | EC4A 4AD<br><br><strong>Overview:</strong><br> Join techUK, <strong>Rachel Dunscombe</strong> and <strong>Simon Eccles</strong> for this event on how industry and stakeholders from the health and social care ecosystem can be involved in the future of the NHS Digital Academy.<br><br> This event will showcase the NHS Digital Academy, its work thus far and plans for the future. It will include a workshop under Chatham House Rule to discuss how health and social care stakeholders can support the development of the academy going forward.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/E288B4EC/062018n" target="_blank">Read about the other panelists and register here.</a></p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/5428AE0C/062018n" target="_blank">NHS Interoperability: KLAS&nbsp;Report Findings</a></p> <p><strong>Date:</strong>&nbsp;25 June<br><strong>Time:</strong> 13:30 - 15:00<br><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK&nbsp;| 10 St Bride Street | London | EC4A 4AD<br><br><strong>Overview:</strong><br> NHS Digital, techUK and INTEROPen, with special guests, KLAS, are delighted to invite you to a briefing on the recently released KLAS research report, <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/F6D458D1/062018n" target="_blank">NHS Interoperability: Data-Sharing Efforts, Obstacles, and Progress in England</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/8ECAC02/062018n" target="_blank">Harnessing Digital to Improve Local Public Service Outcomes</a></p> <p><strong>Date:</strong> 12 June<br><strong>Time: </strong>10:00 - 12:30<br><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK&nbsp;| 10 St Bride Street | London | EC4A 4AD<br><br><strong>Overview:</strong><br> We are delighted to welcome senior representatives from Essex, Walthamstow and Newham Council to techUK on 12 June for the&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/4B2798B4/062018n" target="_blank">latest</a><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/7F2C80F7/062018n" target="_blank"> local government briefing - Harnessing Digital to Improve Local Public Service Outcomes</a>.&nbsp;Find out how to <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/5296770D/062018n" target="_blank">register here</a>.<br><br> Councils are faced with a range of challenges: from demographic change, environmental crime, housing and adult social care, to improvement of employment opportunities. Managing demand and rising expectations at a continued time of financial constraints is no easy feat. We are now seeing some councils embracing digital technology as an enabler to do things differently and to deliver more efficient, improved services. <strong>Matthew Hooper, Director of Commissioning (Enforcement &amp; Safety), Newham Council; Councillor Stephen Canning, Essex Council and Jean Mallo, Intelligence Analyst &amp; Visualisation Specialist, Data to Intelligence Project, Waltham Forest Council, Hackney Council, Tower Hamlets Council, and OfSTED</strong> will share what the core business case for transformation was for their council, developing their digital strategy; and how industry can help solve the most pressing local government challenges.<br><br> This event will be a fantastic opportunity to bring together tech industry and local government to showcase how councils are applying digital to solve local problems; better understand how councils are identifying their key digital priorities and engaging with the wider tech market.</p> <p><strong>Opportunities</strong></p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/96EB7512/062018n" target="_blank">Co-Creating the Future: NHS Digital Academy &ndash; Industry Engagement</a></p> <p><strong>Date: </strong>18 June 2018<br><strong>Time: </strong>15:00 - 17:00<br><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK&nbsp;| 10 St Bride Street | London | EC4A 4AD<br><br><strong>Overview:</strong><br> Join techUK, <strong>Rachel Dunscombe</strong> and <strong>Simon Eccles</strong> for this event on how industry and stakeholders from the health and social care ecosystem can be involved in the future of the NHS Digital Academy.<br><br> This event will showcase the NHS Digital Academy, its work thus far and plans for the future. It will include a workshop under Chatham House Rule to discuss how health and social care stakeholders can support the development of the academy going forward.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/E288B4EC/062018n" target="_blank">Read about the other panelists and register here.</a></p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/5428AE0C/062018n" target="_blank">NHS Interoperability: KLAS&nbsp;Report Findings</a></p> <p><strong>Date:</strong>&nbsp;25 June<br><strong>Time:</strong> 13:30 - 15:00<br><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK&nbsp;| 10 St Bride Street | London | EC4A 4AD<br><br><strong>Overview:</strong><br> NHS Digital, techUK and INTEROPen, with special guests, KLAS, are delighted to invite you to a briefing on the recently released KLAS research report, <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/F6D458D1/062018n" target="_blank">NHS Interoperability: Data-Sharing Efforts, Obstacles, and Progress in England</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/8ECAC02/062018n" target="_blank">Harnessing Digital to Improve Local Public Service Outcomes</a></p> <p><strong>Date:</strong> 12 June<br><strong>Time: </strong>10:00 - 12:30<br><strong>Venue:</strong> techUK&nbsp;| 10 St Bride Street | London | EC4A 4AD<br><br><strong>Overview:</strong><br> We are delighted to welcome senior representatives from Essex, Walthamstow and Newham Council to techUK on 12 June for the&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/4B2798B4/062018n" target="_blank">latest</a><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/7F2C80F7/062018n" target="_blank"> local government briefing - Harnessing Digital to Improve Local Public Service Outcomes</a>.&nbsp;Find out how to <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/5296770D/062018n" target="_blank">register here</a>.<br><br> Councils are faced with a range of challenges: from demographic change, environmental crime, housing and adult social care, to improvement of employment opportunities. Managing demand and rising expectations at a continued time of financial constraints is no easy feat. We are now seeing some councils embracing digital technology as an enabler to do things differently and to deliver more efficient, improved services. <strong>Matthew Hooper, Director of Commissioning (Enforcement &amp; Safety), Newham Council; Councillor Stephen Canning, Essex Council and Jean Mallo, Intelligence Analyst &amp; Visualisation Specialist, Data to Intelligence Project, Waltham Forest Council, Hackney Council, Tower Hamlets Council, and OfSTED</strong> will share what the core business case for transformation was for their council, developing their digital strategy; and how industry can help solve the most pressing local government challenges.<br><br> This event will be a fantastic opportunity to bring together tech industry and local government to showcase how councils are applying digital to solve local problems; better understand how councils are identifying their key digital priorities and engaging with the wider tech market.</p> <p><strong>Events from our partners</strong></p> <p><img id="_x0000_i1025" src="http://files-eu.clickdimensions.com/techukorg-a6ncz/files/focusonday1banneremail002.jpg" style="height:133px; width:564px"></p> <p>We would like you to join us at the NHS Confederation's one-day conference focusing on digital and technology in the NHS. Running in association with their annual conference and exhibition this affordable one-day event will give you a safe environment to network with peers and contribute to discussions that will help shape the future of healthcare.<br><br> Taking place in Manchester on 13 June, <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/43EAE6BC/062018n" target="_blank">Focus on digital and technology</a> is a one-day conference running in association with Confed18 and is devoted entirely to this important aspect of health and social care. From robots and AI to apps and data systems, find out how digital can power the next phase of transformation.<br><br> To view the programme in full please visit the <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/524bb04bd2f342b88c2fd1fcf123b8e9/3935E3DE/AEF12906/062018n" target="_blank">Confed18 website</a>.<br><br> As a Focus on digital and technology delegate, you will have access to the main conference exhibition, allowing you to share good practice, take part in interactive exhibition zones and challenge healthcare leaders at the &lsquo;In conversation with&rsquo; zone, hosted by Channel 4 News health and social care correspondent, Victoria MacDonald.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhsconfed.org/confed18/focus-on-digital-and-technology?utm_source=Confed18_account&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=focuson1&amp;utm_content=techuk&amp;_cldee=a2F0ZS5mcmFuY2lzQHRlY2h1ay5vcmc%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-bd6929d50e23e811811e5065f38a8ad1-0e536acd7c15400ba3193a96dd415524&amp;esid=3fa146a7-3063-e811-8123-5065f38b4641&amp;urlid=20"><img id="_x0000_i1025" src="http://files-eu.clickdimensions.com/techukorg-a6ncz/files/booknow-focuson002.jpg" style="height:77px; width:330px"></a></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">kate.francis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13277-smarteruk-may-2018-newsletter SmarterUK May 2018 Newsletter http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13277-smarteruk-may-2018-newsletter Thu, 31 May 2018 09:30:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org GDPR officially came into force in the UK on 25 May, accompanied by thousands of privacy policy update and opt-in emails. <p>We have some exciting news for SmarterUK - we are delighted to welcome Teodora Kaneva on board as our new Programme Manager, SmarterUK Smart Energy &amp; Utilities and IoT.&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/04e35b431ea14f1b9c513eb9dc5f6daf/7806434E/AA273E9B/062018n" target="_blank">GDPR officially came into force in the UK</a>&nbsp;on 25 May, accompanied by thousands of privacy policy update and opt-in emails. The NIC&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/04e35b431ea14f1b9c513eb9dc5f6daf/7806434E/9E81D95E/062018n" target="_blank">announced its shortlisted entries for the Roads of the Future Competition</a>. Britain&rsquo;s biggest rail timetable overhaul in decades quickly derailed, with its first day labelled &lsquo;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/04e35b431ea14f1b9c513eb9dc5f6daf/7806434E/B1BF0979/062018n" target="_blank">Meltdown Monday</a>&rsquo; with mass cancellations and delays. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/04e35b431ea14f1b9c513eb9dc5f6daf/7806434E/7D5DC49E/062018n" target="_blank">opened a new section of the A1</a>. Network Rail launched its&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/04e35b431ea14f1b9c513eb9dc5f6daf/7806434E/2145D5C0/062018n" target="_blank">vision for a digital railway</a>.<br><br> techUK hosted another Intro Evening for those interested in learning more about the various programmes here at techUK, and the various ways our Members can get involved.&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/04e35b431ea14f1b9c513eb9dc5f6daf/7806434E/4C1A1C75/062018n" target="_blank">The next Intro Evening will be Wednesday 03 October</a>.<br><br> May has seen us both driving the agenda with an all-day workshop on the&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/04e35b431ea14f1b9c513eb9dc5f6daf/7806434E/885E9D68/062018n" target="_blank">All-Electric Home</a>with techUK members Geo as well as helping to shape industry&rsquo;s response to BEIS&rsquo; consultation on smart appliances. The latter builds on techUK&rsquo;s wider work around cyber security for connected devices and focuses on how to deploy widespread demand side response enabled appliances whilst maintaining the security and resilience of the grid. Our draft response is&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/04e35b431ea14f1b9c513eb9dc5f6daf/7806434E/36199474/062018n" target="_blank">still available for comment here</a>.<br><br> techUK has continued to draw attention to the need for clearer leadership and governance for smart cities throughout the APPG on Smart Cities roundtable series. The findings of this series will be released over the coming months and will be used to support techUK&rsquo;s campaign to improve Central Government leadership and responsibility for the smart cities industry. Alongside this, we have been involved in the development of a Cities Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund submission, an effort led by Innovate UK on behalf of UKRI, BEIS, Future Cities Catapult and KTN. Cardiff put on some sunshine for the Digital Festival, and techUK and some Members took part in the panel - Digital Technologies, Transportation and Mobility that discussed various mobility challenges, alongside public and private sector approaches to solutions.<br><br> June is going to be a busy month, with London&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/04e35b431ea14f1b9c513eb9dc5f6daf/7806434E/B9A6C926/062018n" target="_blank">Tech Week</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/04e35b431ea14f1b9c513eb9dc5f6daf/7806434E/FE791266/062018n" target="_blank">Drone Futures: How the UK can lead from the Front</a>&nbsp;event at techUK ,the&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/04e35b431ea14f1b9c513eb9dc5f6daf/7806434E/94DD4230/062018n" target="_blank">Autonomous Vehicles and the Finance Sector &ndash; Monitoring the Road to Autonomy</a>&nbsp;event at the Bank of England, and many more.<br><br> That&rsquo;s all from us for the month.<br><br> Stay Smart,<br> Jess &amp; Teodora</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Jessica.Russell@techuk.org">Jessica.Russell@techuk.org</a>Contact: <a href="mailto:Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org">Teodora.Kaneva@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13226-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13226-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Sun, 27 May 2018 10:19:36 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Checkout our new look Policy Pulse! <p>Welcome to your new look&nbsp;Policy Pulse. With a new Policy Team now in place at techUK we thought we&rsquo;d take the opportunity to freshen up&nbsp;Policy Pulse&nbsp;&ndash; the same great content with a slightly different look. And what a week to start &ndash; the Government has had tech high on the agenda with major interventions from the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Secretary of State at DCMS! We might even have seen the first real sign of progress on data adequacy. Read on to find out more:<br><br> Prime Minister Theresa May visited Jodrell Bank earlier in the week to deliver a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-speech-on-science-and-modern-industrial-strategy-21-may-2018"><span style="color:#0000FF">speech on science and the modern industrial strategy</span></a>, with very welcome confirmation that the UK will seek to fully associate with the excellence-based European science and innovation programmes &ndash; including the successor to Horizon 2020 and Euratom R&amp;T. AI featured heavily, confirming the UK Government&rsquo;s focus on ensuring that the UK leads on the development and use of Artificial Intelligence.<br><br> Meanwhile, back in Westminster, the Science and Technology Committee published its long-awaited report into&nbsp;<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/inquiry9/"><span style="color:#0000FF">Algorithmic Decision-Making</span></a>, which reads as a well-informed to do list for the newly established Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13171-techuk-comment-on-algorithms-in-decision-making-report"><span style="color:#0000FF">read our take here</span></a>.<br><br> We&rsquo;ve also seen real progress on the issue of data adequacy this week, with the publication of slide decks on what it hopes a future partnership with the EU on vital issues of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/framework-for-the-uk-eu-partnership-data-protection"><span style="color:#0000FF">data protection</span></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/framework-for-the-uk-eu-partnership-science-research-and-innovation"><span style="color:#0000FF">science, research and innovation&nbsp;</span></a>will look like. Our Deputy CEO welcomed the news, saying &ldquo;the slides published by the Government today make a strong and compelling case for why the UK and the EU should agree a close partnership on data protection&rdquo;.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13202-techuk-comments-on-plans-for-uk-eu-partnership-around-data-protection"><span style="color:#0000FF">You can read our full comment here</span></a>.<br><br> Last but not least, after a busy Sunday touring the studios, Matt Hancock published the&nbsp;Government&rsquo;s response to the <a href="https://www.politico.eu/article/uk-to-draw-up-online-safety-laws/"><span style="color:#0000FF">Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper</span></a>. Having dangled the possibility of new legislation, the Secretary of State will have to figure out exactly what he means by that, but what is clear in the words of Ben Bradley, our new Senior Policy Manager:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13209-response-to-internet-safety-strategy-green-paper-signals-movement"><span style="color:#0000FF">&ldquo;the green paper was a green light&rdquo;</span></a>.<br><br> It&rsquo;s not all been consultation responses and report publications, though. On Wednesday, to get over the mid-week hump, CBI hosted their annual dinner. This included a keynote speech from the Chancellor who made news by announcing a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/business-productivity-review-call-for-evidence"><span style="color:#0000FF">call for evidence on business productivity</span></a>. techUK will be making the case for wider digital adoption across the UK economy, and ensuring that tech and digital run through the heart of the Government&rsquo;s modern industrial strategy like a message through a piece of rock.<br><br> Meanwhile, over the Channel, President Macron has also been busy with an eye-catching high-level&nbsp;<a href="https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/23/50-tech-ceos-come-to-paris-to-talk-about-tech-for-good/?guccounter=1"><span style="color:#0000FF">summit on AI for good</span></a>. A timely reminder that the UK is in a global race for leadership on AI.</p> <p><strong>techUK&nbsp;news and events</strong></p> <p>Our Deputy CEO, Antony Walker, was up in front of the Lords Communications Committee this week trying to answer an unenviable essay question: The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate?&nbsp;<a href="https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/8451d764-2051-494c-a853-a758fb4db008"><span style="color:#0000FF">You can watch the evidence session here</span></a>.<br><br> The Policy Team will be decamping to Brussels on 5 June to host two exciting events &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/opportunity/item/13107-european-launch-of-house-of-lords-report-ai-in-the-uk"><span style="color:#0000FF">The European Launch of the House of Lords report: AI in the UK</span></a>&nbsp;and our own report on the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/opportunity/item/13158-importance-of-continued-uk-eu-data-flows"><span style="color:#0000FF">Importance of continued UK-EU data flows</span></a>. Simply click through to register at one or both of the events.<br><br> We are also counting down to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12904-techuk-at-london-tech-week"><span style="color:#0000FF">London Tech Week</span></a>&nbsp;which is now round the corner &ndash; to check out the line up and get involved go to the&nbsp;<a href="https://londontechweek.com/"><span style="color:#0000FF">London Tech Week site</span></a>,&nbsp;and if you see us say hi either in person or on twitter&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/techuk"><span style="color:#0000FF">@techUK</span></a>.<br><br> But we all know the real highlight of the year is still to come, with the<a href="https://www.techuk.org/annual-dinner"><span style="color:#0000FF">&nbsp;techUK&nbsp;Annual Dinner</span></a> coming up on 11 July.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/annual-dinner"><span style="color:#0000FF">Get your tickets here</span></a>&nbsp;to join Matt Hancock and Cathy Newman for a night of networking and tech chat. This year is set to be the biggest ever with ticket sales already passing the 400 mark &ndash; so not an intimate evening, but certainly one not to miss.<br><br> We&rsquo;d love to hear your feedback on this new look&nbsp;Policy Pulse&nbsp;&ndash; what would you like to see in future editions and how can we improve. Tweet us, or email me at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">vinous.ali@techuk.org</span></a>.<br><br> Best,<br> Vinous<br> Head of Policy for Skills, Innovation and Digital Strategy<br> E&nbsp;<a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">vinous.ali@techuk.org</span></a>&nbsp;| T&nbsp;07595 410658</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:vinous.ali@techuk.org">vinous.ali@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13167-techuk-international-trade-newsletter-uk-india-tech-alliance techUK International Trade Newsletter | UK India Tech Alliance http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13167-techuk-international-trade-newsletter-uk-india-tech-alliance Wed, 23 May 2018 08:43:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Read May's edition of the techUK International Trade newsletter. <p>March and April have been very busy, with a number of key activities happening in the run up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting. Ahead of CHOGM, India&rsquo;s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Prime Minister May and launched the <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/DEDD607E/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">UK-India Tech Partnership</span></a>, placing tech at the heart of the burgeoning relationship between the two countries.<br><br> As part of the Partnership, techUK and the National Association of Software &amp; Services Companies (NASSCOM) launched the <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/B0734D67/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">UK-India Tech Alliance</span></a> and agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding to support the flourishing IT sectors in both India and the UK by developing stronger links, networks and joint platforms, to help enhance the skills of the technology workforce in both countries.&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/DECAC8/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">You can read more about the Alliance here.</span></a><br><br> The Partnership also announced a UK-India Tech Hub to identify and pair businesses, venture capital, universities and others to access routes to markets for British and Indian tech companies.<br><br> In addition to the UK India Tech Alliance, techUK is proud to be the UK tech partner for the <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/CE06518F/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Access India Programme (AIP)</span></a>,&nbsp;launched in September 2017 by the High Commission of India in London. This flagship programme, assisting market entry into India, is the first of its kind for supporting UK businesses to access the Indian&nbsp;Government's Make in India initiative. The programme focuses on providing support to small and medium size UK enterprise.<br><br> Moving forward, our GoToMarket series continues to grow with an <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/2D0D61A0/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">AI/ML International Expansion Workshop</span></a> on 23 May offering free one-to-one two-hour mentoring workshop sessions with international expansion experts.<br><br> As part of <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/28C1759B/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">London Tech Week,</span></a> 11 &ndash; 17 June, we are running a number of events, including a seminar on&nbsp;<a href="https://portal.techuk.org/my-events/event/?id=d3e42efa-233f-e811-8122-5065f38a8ad1&amp;_cldee=c2ltb24uc3BpZXJAdGVjaHVrLm9yZw%3d%3d&amp;recipientid=contact-73b450111523e81181145065f38b4641-88090bd42b7b4e07a30a4f13b2c00bd6&amp;esid=b9fe38dd-6853-e811-811f-5065f38b4641&amp;urlid=10"><span style="color:#0000FF">Selling in to the UK Public Sector</span></a>. Please note to book this event you will need to register / login to techUK's new portal.<br><br> Finally, techUK is seeking member input on trade policy issues that affect your business, from tariffs and intellectual property rights, to investment protection and national treatment and anything in between. We are particularly keen to hear from businesses trading with non-EU countries. If you would like to discuss, get in touch with our Policy Manager for Brexit and Trade, <a href="mailto:thomas.goldsmith@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">Thomas Goldsmith</span></a>.<br><br> Information on all of these activities and more can be found below.<br><br> All the best<br> Simon<br> Simon Spier | Head of International Trade<br> E <a href="mailto:simon.spier@techuk.org"><span style="color:#0000FF">simon.spier@techuk.org</span></a> | T (0) 20 7331 2008</p> <hr><h3>Updates</h3> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/FAD53040/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">UK-India tech partnership signals next steps in thriving relationship</span></a><br> UK and Indian Governments launched the UK-India Tech Partnership, which will include a UK-India Tech Hub.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/BAF1D518/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK members awarded Queen&rsquo;s Awards for Enterprise</span></a><br> Several techUK members were honours in various fields, including International Trade, at the Queen&rsquo;s Awards for Enterprise in what is Her Majesty&rsquo;s 90th birthday year.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/E49FF831/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK at London Tech Week</span></a><br> techUK is proud to be an official strategic partner of London Tech Week 2018, with over 300 events showcasing the best of tech and driving change across London.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/83D285B6/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Tech at CHOGM</span></a><br> London hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which contained plenty of announcements and initiatives relating to tech.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/FE617016/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Tech opens new era of opportunity for India and the UK</span></a><br> Simon Spier, techUK Head of International Trade, looks at techUK&rsquo;s engagement with the Commonwealth&rsquo;s most populous country, India.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/BF7868D7/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Brexit and Customs, Sanctions and Export Controls: Event Report</span></a><br> techUK held an event with Dechert and ADS on the impact of Brexit on export controls, sanctions and customs &ndash; here we outline the main points.</p> <hr><h3>Opportunities and Events</h3> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/F99B3AD2/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK Introductory Evening</span></a><br> Come along to hear more about&nbsp;techUK, how we work and how you can access our many member benefits and services.<br> 14 May, techUK, London<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/DC689674/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">AI / ML International Expansion Workshop</span></a><br> Are you a business selling products and services that utilise Artificial Intelligence /Machine Learning and looking to expand internationally in 2018? Register for a free one-to-one two-hour mentoring workshop session with international expansion experts.<br> 23 May, Silicon Valley Bank, London<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/59C915C9/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">The World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment&nbsp;</span></a><br> The 2018 World Forum for FDI brings together expanding companies, investment promotion agencies and service providers to explore the latest in solutions, innovation, and best practices. For 15 years the World Forum for FDI has been providing inspiration straight from the most successful leaders and visionaries in the industry, giving attendees the opportunity to receive practical training from FDI experts, and bringing together expanding companies, IPA&rsquo;s and service providers from across the globe to network and forge long&ndash;lasting relationships. Business leaders, chief executives and decision-makers come to hear and discuss the latest news and trends on corporate investment strategy and expansion opportunities.<br> 11 - 13 June, Liverpool&#8203;&#8203;&#8203;&#8203;&#8203;&#8203;&#8203;<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/E182BF3/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">London Tech Week - Selling into the Public Sector</span></a><br> Join us for a seminar to learn how to navigate the UK Government&rsquo;s technology procurement processes. This event is part of London Tech Week and will provide the opportunity to understand how UK Government procurement works, what are the opportunities, how to overcome the challenges, and tips on how to secure business. To book this event you will need to register / login to techUK's new portal - <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/E4807F/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">learn more and download the guide here.</span></a><br> 12 June, techUK, London<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/A2F88C48/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">ConnecTechAsia</span></a><br> The stellar event recognised by industry professionals continues to strengthen and stay relevant to the ever changing info-communications technology industry. &pound;2,500 of TAP funding is available. For further information, contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:techuk@tradefair.co.uk"><span style="color:#0000FF">techuk@tradefair.co.uk</span></a> or 01622 754200.<br> 26 &ndash; 29 June, Singapore<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/B5F1635C/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Tech in Government &ndash; DIT delegation to Australia</span></a><br> Combining a high-level conference with a large-scale exhibition, Technology in Government brings together senior Public Sector Technologists and Communications Experts to learn, network and source ICT solutions for the ongoing transformation within Government.<br> 7 &ndash; 8 August, Canberra, Australia<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/CCE1C207/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">DIT Ministerial Visits</span></a><br> The Department for International Trade (DIT) is taking an innovative new approach by publishing a list of the countries the International Trade Secretary and his Ministers will be visiting in the coming weeks, to give businesses the opportunity to have their say on &lsquo;in market&rsquo; issues.<br> May and June<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/7C1DF310/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK&nbsp;2018 Annual Dinner</span></a><br> This evening brings together senior representatives across the UK tech industry, government and civil service to network and to hear positive, thought-provoking speeches. <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/11577F85/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Be sure to get your tickets here!</span></a><br> 11 July, Royal Lancaster, London<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/BF06FECD/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Apply for a Queens's Award for Enterprise 2019</span></a><br> The Queen&rsquo;s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of:</p> <ul><li>innovation</li> <li>international trade</li> <li>sustainable development</li> <li>promoting opportunity through social mobility</li> </ul><p>Apply at the link above.<br> Deadline: 12 September 2018<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/EA91C86F/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Ongoing TAP support to exhibit at international shows</span></a><br> techUK together with the Department for International Trade and Tradefair are pleased to support the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP). TAP allows companies exhibiting at certain international exhibitions grants of up to &pound;2500 towards the costs of a show.<br> Ongoing in 2018<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/24875C6/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Access India Programme</span></a><br> techUK is proud to be the UK tech partner for the Access India Programme. The Access India Programme, launched by the High Commission of India in London, is a flagship programme assisting market entry into India. The programme is the first of its kind for supporting UK businesses access the Make in India initiative of the Government of India. The programme solely focuses on providing support to small and medium size UK enterprise.<br> Ongoing in 2018<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/cc6d546153ca4fcd8e425c033d480866/F9353811/313A5DC6/052018n"><span style="color:#0000FF">Full programme of International Trade events and opportunities</span></a><br> Learn about the full programme of techUK's events and opportunities, including chances to participate in DIT supported pavilions at international exhibitions.<br> Ongoing in 2018</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Simon.Spier@techUK.org">Simon.Spier@techUK.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13093-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13093-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Wed, 16 May 2018 09:31:27 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Matt Hancock was in India this week to launch the UK-India Tech Partnership, which follows the launch of our Alliance with Indian tech association NASSCOM. <p>Also in this week&rsquo;s policy pulse:</p> <ul><li>US President Donald Trump&nbsp;reverses decision on Chinese company ZTE.</li> <li>The importance of data flows to trade and global business.</li> <li>techUK launches Cyber Campaign Week.</li> </ul><p>All this and more, get your tech policy fix below.</p> <hr><h3><strong>Top tech policy news</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://wirenews.org/news/digital-secretary-bats-for-british-tech-in-india/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF">Matt Hancock heads to India to confirm new Tech Partnership</span></a><span style="color:#0000FF"> </span><strong>(WireNews)</strong><br> UK Digital Secretary, Matt Hancock, has been in India this week to further strengthen ties between the growing Indian and UK tech industries, covering areas including fintech, cybersecurity, health-tech and smart cities.<br><br><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44103081" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF">President Trump reverses ZTE decision</span></a> <strong>(BBC)</strong><br> In a surprise move, US President Donald Trump has reversed the ban on US companies doing business with Chinese tech firm ZTE. This comes amid tough talk between the US and China on a potential trade war.<br><br><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/6f0f41e4-47de-11e8-8ee8-cae73aab7ccb" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF">Data localisation policies risk hampering trade</span></a> <strong>(FT &pound;)</strong><br> The importance of avoiding &lsquo;data protectionism&rsquo; is discussed by the FT&rsquo;s Alan Beattie as he highlights the importance of data transfers to the global economy.<br><br><a href="https://www.politico.eu/pro/selmayr-brexit-will-be-the-real-test-for-europes-privacy-rules/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF">Brexit will provide text for Europe&rsquo;s Privacy Rules</span></a> <strong>(Politico &pound;)</strong><br> Martin Selmayr, Secretary-General of the European Commission, outlines how Brexit will test Europe&rsquo;s privacy rules while recognising that the UK won&rsquo;t turn its back on EU data protection standards.</p> <hr><h3><strong>techUK action &amp; reaction</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13071-techuk-s-cyber-campaign-week"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK&rsquo;s Cyber Campaign Week to showcase cyber security&rsquo;s transformative role</span></a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br> All week and in the run up to techUK&rsquo;s first &lsquo;Cyber in the Digital Economy&rsquo; conference, techUK will be bringing you articles and news about how cyber is underpinning the digital economy.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/13080-what-should-businesses-be-doing-about-gdpr"><span style="color:#0000FF">What should businesses be doing about GDPR?</span></a><span style="color:#0000FF"> </span><strong>(techUK)</strong><br> Jeremy Lilley, techUK Policy Manager for Data Protection, points companies in the right direction to ensure they are reading the right guidance ahead of GDPR taking effect on 25 May.<br><br><a href="https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/91461dec-546e-4834-8e64-2bd00daf92bc"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK&rsquo;s Emma Fryer gives evidence to Commons Environmental Audit Committee</span></a><strong> (parliamentlive.tv)</strong><br> techUK&rsquo;s lead for Data Centres, Emma Fryer, gives evidence to Commons Select Committee on &lsquo;Adapting to Climate Change&rsquo;.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/13076-the-future-of-digital-health-in-the-nhs"><span style="color:#0000FF">The future of digital health in the NHS</span></a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br> techUK teamed up with Portland to discuss how to best drive the uptake of tech innovation in the NHS, with panelists from NHS England and industry leaders.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13069-release-of-lloyds-bank-consumer-digital-index-2018"><span style="color:#0000FF">Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index shows positive role of tech in everyday life</span></a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br> India Lucas, techUK&rsquo;s Policy Manager for Skills, Talent and Diversity, takes a look at the Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index 2018 which highlights the positive contribution of tech to society and the need to equip the current and future workforce with appropriate skills.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/13051-government-calls-on-tech-firms-to-tackle-the-uk-s-biggest-challenges"><span style="color:#0000FF">Tech firms sought to solve UK&rsquo;s biggest challenges</span></a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br> techUK&rsquo;s Head of Public Sector, Rob Driver, looks at the Government&rsquo;s plans for competitions for tech specialists to tackle social challenges, being delivered via the &pound;20 million GovTech fund launched last year.&nbsp;</p> <hr><h3><strong>More news &amp; comment</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/15/2d_quantum_walk/"><span style="color:#0000FF">Do you know what a quantum walk is?</span></a> <strong>(The Register)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/12/17328162/this-week-in-tech-20-years-ago-may-1998"><span style="color:#0000FF">This week in tech&hellip; 20 years ago</span></a> <strong>(The Verge)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.techradar.com/news/how-21-year-old-data-revealed-the-possibility-of-life-on-one-of-jupiters-icy-moons"><span style="color:#0000FF">21-year-old data reveals possibility of life</span></a><span style="color:#0000FF"> </span><strong>(TechRadar)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/05/14/facebook-suspends-200-apps-following-cambridge-analytica-data/"><span style="color:#0000FF">Facebook suspends 200 apps</span></a> <strong>(The Telegraph &pound;)</strong></p> <hr><h3><strong>Upcoming events&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/events"><span style="color:#0000FF">View full events calendar</span></a></strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/cyber-in-the-digital-economy/registration"><span style="color:#0000FF">Cyber in the Digital Economy</span></a> &ndash; 17 May 2018</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12968-techuk-at-cogx-2018-festival-of-all-things-ai"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK at CogX 2018</span></a> &ndash; 11 June 2018</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org">antony.walker@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13133-health-social-care-newsletter-may Health & Social Care Newsletter - May http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13133-health-social-care-newsletter-may Tue, 15 May 2018 12:48:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org Health & Social Care Newsletter - May <p>We've had another packed month of events at techUK, including <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/435A9925/052018n" target="_blank">NHS Jobs</a>, <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/7368706F/052018n" target="_blank">partnering and networking</a>, <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/6F1CAC5A/052018n" target="_blank">NHS Digital Industry Briefings</a> and <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/CA4DCE2A/052018n" target="_blank">Urgent and Emergency Care Clinical Triage Platform Webinars</a>&nbsp;and more. Read on for more details.<br><br> Next month we will co-host an&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/F0A60EAF/052018n" target="_blank">event with Rachel Dunscombe, CEO of the NHS Digital Academy</a>&nbsp;to see how industry can be involved with creating the next generation of health tech leaders.&nbsp;<br><br> techUK members are entitled to receive preferential rates for&nbsp;NHS Confed18, <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/B7BF0A2/052018n" target="_blank">read on for more information</a>.<br><br> With a busy&nbsp;programme for 2018 we've resurrected our Events and Opportunities mailers. These will be sent out where necessary in addition to our monthly newsletters. They are separate mailing lists so do manage your preferences below if you think you might be missing out.</p> <p><strong>#HSCtechUK&nbsp;events</strong></p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/33295E5F/052018n" target="_blank">London Tech Week Event: How to Sell into the UK Public Sector</a><br> 12 June, 16:30 - 19:00<br> Join us for a seminar to learn how to navigate the UK Government&rsquo;s technology procurement processes. This event is part of London Tech Week and will provide those in attendance the opportunity to understand how UK Government procurement works, what the opportunities are, how to overcome the challenges and tips on how to secure business.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/DF04CC9F/052018n" target="_blank">Co-Creating the Future: NHS Digital Academy &ndash; Industry Engagement</a><br> 18 June, 15:00 - 17:30<br> This event will showcase the NHS Digital Academy, its work thus far and plans for the future. It will include a workshop under Chatham House Rule to discuss how stakeholders from the health and social care ecosystem can be involved in the future of the academy and support the development of the academy going forward.<br><br><strong>#HSCtechUK&nbsp;news and meeting notes</strong></p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/C1BD2F2A/052018n" target="_blank">techUK fosters the health and social care ecosystem</a><br> Pitching, partnering and networking was the order of the day at the Health and Social Care Programme&rsquo;s inaugural&nbsp;Fostering the Health and Social Care Ecosystem event.&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/C11C1AB0/052018n" target="_blank">How technology can help Europe's biggest employer</a><br> techUK is working on the future of NHS Jobs. Read about our event with the NHS Business Services Authority and Difrent.&nbsp;<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/7126DF49/052018n" target="_blank">The future of digital health in the NHS</a><br> 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.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/886E92D3/052018n" target="_blank">Mental Health Awareness Week</a><br> This guest blog by Mental Health at Work talks about breaking the culture of silence around mental ill health at work.</p> <p><strong>News and opportunities from friends and stakeholders</strong></p> <p><img id="_x0000_i1025" src="http://files-eu.clickdimensions.com/techukorg-a6ncz/files/email-banner-confed-2018.jpg" style="height:94px; width:564px"></p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/BD08BC40/052018n" target="_blank">NHS Confed,&nbsp;13, 14 June 2018</a><br> The NHS Confederation&rsquo;s flagship annual conference and exhibition is a high profile and influential platform for discussion. It brings together the whole health and social care community, strengthening relationships and showcasing innovative solutions to meet the changing needs of organisations across the healthcare sector.<br><br> As part of your techUK membership, we have negotiated preferential rates with the NHS Confederation for our members to attend.&nbsp;The NHS Confederation are offering members a saving of over &pound;500 on a 2-day delegate ticket, as well as preferential rates on exhibition costs.&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/780FF9FD/052018n" target="_blank">Find out more.</a><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/2A6EA161/052018n" target="_blank">NHS Digital innovative&nbsp;uses of data questionnaire</a><br> NHS Digital's&nbsp;Innovative Uses of Data service team would like to seek your input in helping shape the development of our analytics portal.<br><br> The team are currently developing a suite of baseline analytical visualisation products and tools that are being used to support the planning, delivery and evaluation of care across a variety of sectors.<br><br> If you think that your organisation might be interested, please complete the short survey on the <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/597c46f3a5574696b2726921915e59ea/107B3994/1CBA5CF3/052018n" target="_blank">industry platform.</a>&nbsp;The deadline for responses is 14 June 2018.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:ben.moody@techuk.org">ben.moody@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13066-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13066-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Thu, 10 May 2018 15:26:01 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org It has been all things data flows for techUK over the past week... <p>Head of Policy Giles Derrington gave evidence to the House of Commons Exiting the European Union Committee on data flows&rsquo; importance for the future UK-EU relationship. The same morning, CEO Julian David was in Sweden speaking on the topic at an event with the British Embassy and our Swedish sister trade association. Also in this week&rsquo;s policy pulse:</p> <ul><li>House of Commons progress for the Data Protection Bill.</li> <li>UK broadband speeds improving dramatically.</li> <li>The ongoing Brexit dispute over UK participation in the Galileo project.</li> </ul><p>All this and more, get your tech policy fix below.</p> <hr><h3><strong>Top tech policy news</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/data-protection-bill-mps-reject-leveson-part-two-press-inquiry-a3834706.html"><span style="color:#0000FF">Data Protection Bill: MPs reject 'Leveson part two' press inquiry</span></a> <strong>(Evening Standard)</strong><br> MPs rejected proposals for a new statutory inquiry into relations between the media and police, clearing the way for the Bill to receive royal assent after a short period of &lsquo;ping pong&rsquo; with the House of Lords.<br><br><a href="https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/london-playbook/politico-london-playbook-iran-vs-israel-brex-ing-bad-corbyn-recruitment-drive/"><span style="color:#0000FF">New AI Guru</span></a> <strong>(Politico)</strong><br> The UK Government has appointed Sana Khareghani to head its new office for artificial intelligence. Khareghani has been at the Cabinet office since 2013, where she was a senior adviser to the Efficiency and Reform group and the Government Digital Service.<br><br><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44056617"><span style="color:#0000FF">UK broadband speeds leap ahead, according to Ofcom study</span></a> <strong>(BBC)</strong><br> There has been a marked improvement in home broadband, according to an annual survey by Ofcom,&nbsp;with average fixed-line download speeds rising by 28 per cent over the year.<br><br><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/6198e776-4df7-11e8-97e4-13afc22d86d4"><span style="color:#0000FF">In a space race, Europe is better off with the UK</span></a> <strong>(FT &pound;)</strong><br> For decades the UK has been a vital partner for the continent in matters of security. The dispute over UK access to the Galileo project threatens this and is in neither sides&rsquo; best interests.<br><br><a href="https://www.lloydsbank.com/banking-with-us/whats-happening/consumer-digital-index.asp"><span style="color:#0000FF">Lloyds Bank UK Consumer Digital Index 2018</span></a> <strong>(Lloyds Bank)</strong><br> The 2018 UK Consumer Digital Index published today reveals that 4.3 million people (8%) still have no digital skills. A new Essential Digital Skills Framework was published with the report.</p> <hr><h3><strong>techUK&nbsp;action &amp; reaction</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/09/brexit-data-transfer-gaps-a-risk-for-uk-startups-mps-told/"><span style="color:#0000FF">Brexit data transfer gaps a risk for UK startups, MPs told</span></a> <strong>(TechCrunch)</strong><br> techUK&rsquo;s Giles Derrington gave evidence to the House of Commons Exiting the European Union Committee on UK-EU data flows.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13022-techuk-s-data-protection-bill-briefing-update"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK's Data Protection Bill briefing update</span></a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br> Check out techUK&rsquo;s round up briefing on the Data Protection Bill as it progresses through its final stages.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13009-techuk-responds-to-uk-eu-agreement-on-future-partnership-topics"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK responds to UK-EU agreement on future partnership topics</span></a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br> techUK&rsquo;s response welcomes the news that the UK Government and European Commission have agreed on a list of topics, including data protection, digital and broadcasting.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12923-un-e-commerce-week-shows-how-uk-role-in-trade-must-develop-post-brexit"><span style="color:#0000FF">UN E-Commerce Week shows how UK role in trade must develop post-Brexit </span></a><strong>(techUK)</strong><br> techUK&rsquo;s Giles Derrington talks about his experience at UNCTAD&rsquo;s E-Commerce week and what it means for post-Brexit trade.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/13049-techuk-flies-flag-for-data-flows-in-sweden"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK flies flag for data flows in Sweden</span></a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br> As part of efforts to raise the importance of the free flow of data between the UK and the EU, techUK headed to Sweden to make the case.</p> <hr><h3><strong>More news &amp; comment</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/08/brazils-tech-startups-begin-to-expand-globally/"><span style="color:#0000FF">Brazil's tech startups begin to expand globally</span></a> <strong>(TechCrunch)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.nesta.org.uk/publications/confronting-dr-robot"><span style="color:#0000FF">Confronting Dr Robot: Creating a people-powered future for AI in health</span></a> <strong>(Nesta)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/09/machine_learning_salmonella_strains/"><span style="color:#0000FF">Smart software sniffs scummy Salmonella, scries strains' strength</span></a> <strong>(The Register)</strong><br><br><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/white-house-hosts-ai-summit-with-tech-firms/2018/05/10/4d076d80-5420-11e8-a6d4-ca1d035642ce_story.html?noredirect=on&amp;utm_term=.4d292aa7a0ba"><span style="color:#0000FF">White House hosts AI summit with tech firms </span></a><strong>(The Washington Post)</strong></p> <hr><h3><strong>Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events"><span style="color:#0000FF">View full events calander</span></a><span style="color:#0000FF">&nbsp;</span></strong></h3> <p>17 May - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/cyber-in-the-digital-economy/overview"><span style="color:#0000FF">Cyber in the Digital Economy</span></a></p> <p>11 July - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/annual-dinner"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK Annual Dinner</span></a></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org">antony.walker@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12933-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12933-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is back in the House of Lords, NHS Trusts fail to pass Cyber tests, and more <p>This week the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has been back in the House of Lords with some key defeats for the Government, including on a Customs Union and the EU&rsquo;s Charter of Fundamental Rights. Also in this week&rsquo;s policy pulse:</p> <ul><li>techUK&rsquo;s AI week in full swing looking at opportunities and benefits of AI</li> <li>Concerns raised about the Climate Change Agreement closing to new entrants</li> <li>A year after the WannaCry attack, NHS Trusts fail to meet Cyber tests</li> <li>&pound;15 million funding announced to strength cyber security in the Commonwealth</li> </ul><p>All this and more, get your tech policy fix below.</p> <hr><h3>Top Tech Policy News</h3> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43872520"><span style="color:#0000FF">Government suffers three losses in Lords on EU Withdrawal Bill&nbsp;</span></a> <strong>(BBC News)</strong><br> Following defeats on a Customs Union amendment, the Government has also lost a Lords vote on whether to retain the EU&rsquo;s Charter of Fundamental Rights post-Brexit. techUK has previously called for the Government to retain the Fundamental Right to Data Protection, which forms part of the Charter.<br><br><a href="https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252439647/TechUK-calls-on-government-for-Climate-Change-Agreement-deadline-extension-for-datacentre-operators"><span style="color:#0000FF">Climate Change Agreement shouldn&rsquo;t close in October 2018 says techUK</span></a> <strong>(Computer Weekly)</strong><br> The Climate Change Agreement isn&rsquo;t due to end until 2023 but the Department for Business, Energy &amp; Industrial Strategy is closing the scheme to new applicants from October 2018. techUK&rsquo;s Emma Fryer explains why that is a bad idea and calls on Government to reconsider.<br><br><a href="http://www.itpro.co.uk/wannacry/30956/one-year-after-wannacry-zero-nhs-trusts-pass-cyber-security-assessment"><span style="color:#0000FF">Public Accounts Committee find no NHS Trusts pass&nbsp;cyber tests</span></a> <strong>(IT Pro)</strong><br> One year after the WannaCry attack, a report by the Public Accounts Committee has found that not a single NHS Trust meets required cyber security assessment.<br><br><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/24/youtube-reveals-it-removed-83m-videos-from-site-in-three-months"><span style="color:#0000FF">YouTube transparency report shows it removed 8.3 million videos in three months</span></a> <strong>(The Guardian)</strong><br> In its first ever transparency report YouTube has said it removed 8.3 million videos between October and December for breaching community guidelines, the majority of which were spam or attempts to upload adult content.<br><br><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/24/youtube-reveals-it-removed-83m-videos-from-site-in-three-months"><span style="color:#0000FF">Commonwealth countries to receive funding for Cyber Security</span></a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br> The Prime Minister has committed &pound;15 million to help Commonwealth countries develop cyber capabilities and mitigate against cyber-crime. techUK&rsquo;s Talal Rajab welcomes the announcement.</p> <hr><h3>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</h3> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12882-welcome-to-techuk-ai-week"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK AI Week to look at the opportunities and benefits of AI</span></a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br> All this week techUK will be bringing you articles and blogs by industry leaders looking at AI across different sectors and issues including public sector use of AI, ethical issues raised by AI, and how to prepare the UK&rsquo;s workforce.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12881-tech-at-chogm"><span style="color:#0000FF">How did tech feature at CHOGM 2018?</span></a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br> techUK&rsquo;s Craig Melson looks at the various announcements and initiatives related to tech raised during CHOGM last week, including a new Commonwealth Innovation Hub.<br><br><a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12904-techuk-at-london-tech-week"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK at London Tech Week</span></a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br> We are proud to be an official strategic partner of London Tech Week 2018, taking place 11 &ndash; 17 June. techUK will be involved in a range of events and activities during the week.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12889-bank-of-ireland-launches-fintech-hub"><span style="color:#0000FF">Bank of Ireland launches fintech hub</span></a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br> Ireland&rsquo;s Central Bank has launched a new fintech innovation hub to look at the evolving fintech and regulatory landscapes. techUK&rsquo;s Ruth Milligan takes a look at the announcement.<br><br><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12837-techuk-responds-to-the-house-of-commons-defence-select-committee"><span style="color:#0000FF">techUK submits response to Modernising Defence Programme inquiry </span></a><strong>(techUK)</strong><br> Following the Defence Secretary&rsquo;s announcement that a Modernising Defence Programme would be launched, techUK has responded to the Commons Defence Select Committee&rsquo;s inquiry into the programme.</p> <hr><h3>More News &amp; Comment</h3> <p><a href="https://news.sky.com/story/glasgow-leads-britains-satellite-space-race-11343521"><span style="color:#0000FF">Glasgow leads Britain&rsquo;s satellite space race</span></a> <strong>(Sky News)</strong><br><a href="https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensavage/2018/04/24/a-remarkable-new-technology-that-will-diminish-a-global-cancer-threat/&amp;refURL=&amp;referrer=#757380f2779c"><span style="color:#0000FF">A new tech that could diminish a global cancer threat </span></a><strong>(Forbes)</strong><br><a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/0/fake-news-exactly-has-really-had-influence/"><span style="color:#0000FF">Fake News: What is it and how to spot it</span></a> <strong>(The Telegraph &pound;)</strong><br><a href="http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/help-us-find-2018s-new-radicals"><span style="color:#0000FF">Nesta looking for 2018&rsquo;s New Radicals </span></a><strong>(NESTA)</strong></p> <hr><h3>Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events"><span style="color:#0000FF">View full events calendar</span></a></h3> <p>17 May - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/cyber-in-the-digital-economy/registration"><span style="color:#0000FF">Cyber in the Digital Economy&nbsp;</span></a></p> <p>23 May - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/roundtable/item/12792-techuk-lgiu-roundtable-harnessing-digital-to-improve-children-s-services-outcomes"><span style="color:#0000FF">Harnessing Digital to improve children&rsquo;s services outcomes &ndash; techUK &amp; LGiU</span></a></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org">antony.walker@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13101-health-and-social-care-newsletter-april-2018 Health and Social Care Newsletter April 2018 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/13101-health-and-social-care-newsletter-april-2018 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:15:00 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org techUK's Health and Social Care Update for the month of April <p>Like the British spring, you will notice that this newsletter is slightly delayed as we have migrated to a new CRM system. I'm told that these things usually run on time and in budget but alas, it wasn't to be.&nbsp;You can learn more about the new techUK portal and <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/85539CF1/042018n" target="_blank">download a user guide here.</a><br><br> It&rsquo;s been a busy couple of months for the Health and Social Care Programme: Our Digital Diabetes event <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/18B5D6D7/042018n" target="_blank">The Rise of the Machines</a> sold out and was watched by more than 500 people online. We hosted an event with NHS England on <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/E860452E/042018n" target="_blank">Implementing Transfers of Care and Open APIs</a>&nbsp;and our&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/D3887D51/042018n" target="_blank">#ReadyforWinter Campaign Week</a> showcased guest blogs from members and stakeholders on how tech can help alleviate winter pressures.<br><br> Looking forwards, we have a <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/F567FDD0/042018n" target="_blank">breakfast with NHS Digital Chief Executive Sarah Wilkinson</a>, the first Industry Briefings of the year with NHS Digital, a <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/A3DD6884/042018n" target="_blank">Partnering and Networking Opportunity</a> for SMEs, Webinars on the <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/B7F666E9/042018n" target="_blank">Urgent and Emergency Care Clinical Triage Platform</a> and <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/6FB0C3A6/042018n" target="_blank">new GPSoC&nbsp;Framework</a> and many more.&nbsp;Please read on for more events and opportunities to get involved.</p> <p><strong>#HSCtechUK opportunities and events</strong></p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/24120BA5/042018n" target="_blank">Partnering and networking opportunity</a><br> Don't miss our event on 2 May called Fostering the Health and Social Care Ecosystem. This event offers 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.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/B928453E/042018n" target="_blank">Breakfast with Sarah Wilkinson</a><br> Portland and techUK are delighted to invite you to a breakfast event to discuss the technological future of healthcare in the UK.&nbsp;The panel will include techUK&nbsp;members Optum and Tunstall, along with Sarah Wilkinson, Chief Executive of NHS Digital.<br><br><strong>2018 Health and Social Care Industry Dinner &ndash; Save the date 14 November 2018</strong><br> Save the date for our fifth Health and Social Care Industry Dinner on 14 November in London. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch with <a href="mailto:sophie.kane@techuk.org">Sophie Kane</a> and she will send you further details.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/77199101/042018n" target="_blank">AI and Blockchain: Is this a Match Made in Heaven,&nbsp;25 April</a><br> As part of techUK&rsquo;s&rsquo; AI week, techUK is bringing together leading experts in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Ledger to explore the potential opportunities and benefits that could come from the adoption and implementation of AI in Blockchain technologies. <a href="mailto:lucas.banach@techuk.org">RSVP here</a><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/D04E756F/042018n" target="_blank">Industry Briefings with NHS Digital &ndash; Have your say</a><br> Over the past twelve months NHS Digital, in partnership with tech UK, have hosted four Industry Briefings that have provided suppliers with insights on the challenges facing the industry. We are continually seeking to make improvements to these briefings and we would welcome your views and ideas on the future content. It would be appreciated if you could take a few moments to <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/4D24B6FA/042018n" target="_blank">complete this short questionnaire</a> and contribute to the shape of the briefing agendas for the coming year.</p> <p><strong>#HSCtechUK news and meeting notes</strong></p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/5A40D938/042018n">Implementing Transfers of Care and Open APIs</a><br> NHS England, NHS Digital and techUK hosted an event for vendors to explore implementing transfers of care and open APIs. 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. Slides from the event are up on the website.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/706E46C2/042018n" target="_blank">Doing Digital Differently</a><br> Saturday 24 February techUK's London HQ became the venue for&nbsp;T1D: The Rise of the Machines, a sold-out conference co-created by people with type 1 diabetes, techUK and NHS England&rsquo;s Dr Partha Kar.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/5FE04FDB/042018n" target="_blank">Guest blog by DIT: Digital Health Opportunities in the UK</a><br> In February techUK and the Department for International Trade (DIT) joined forces to bring you their first event presenting digital health opportunities in the UK. &nbsp;Over 180 delegates joined at the techUK offices in London and around the world via live-stream. With a focus on digital health apps our industry panel discussed the wide range of advice available for navigating the UK digital health landscape.</p> <p><strong>News and opportunities from friends and stakeholders</strong></p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/B34CAC8E/042018n" target="_blank">NHS Digital notice of change to the date value in the NHS ERS booking message</a><br> NHS Digital announces that there will shortly be a solution that will allow provider systems to receive and utilise the &lsquo;e-RS Pathway Start&rsquo; date without any changes to their current integration with the NHS e-Referral Service.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/71C06B69/042018n" target="_blank">London&rsquo;s Innovation Census</a> (CognitionX)<br> Are you working in AI? Deploying AI? The Mayor of London has commissioned CognitionX to develop a stronger evidence base for the Mayor&rsquo;s policy towards the AI industry. If you are an AI company, or are deploying AI, or simply have an opinion about AI in London you can <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/905EC9A6/042018n" target="_blank">contribute to the survey here</a>.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/F6CA9A1E/042018n" target="_blank">Digital health businesses called on to solve NHS challenges with innovation as popular scheme expands across the country</a><br> SMEs across four UK regions can compete to join innovative regional digital health accelerators, launched for the first time outside of London to help develop and deploy digital solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing the NHS.<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/F0AC82D6/042018n" target="_blank">Bupa announces 2018 startup accelerator programme</a><br> Bupa has launched its 2018 Bupa B Table accelerator programme, inviting startups and small businesses to partner with the company to tackle key customer challenges in aged care.&nbsp;Applications are now open and close on 18 April 2018<br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/3CFA3DCC/042018n" target="_blank">Call for case studies for Digital Healthcare Show</a><br> The <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/EB78483C/042018n" target="_blank">Digital Healthcare Show</a> which is part of <a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/741574E3/042018n" target="_blank">Health + Care</a> - the largest integrated healthcare event in the UK - will deliver a two day conference programme and supplier showcase exploring the latest digital technologies shaping healthcare transformation. Do you have case studies to share covering:</p> <ul><li>Digital Innovation</li> <li>Infrastructure and Data Security</li> <li>Data Analytics and Population Health</li> <li>Integration and Interoperability</li> </ul><p>Supported by NHS England, NHS Digital, Digital Catapult and IOTUK this event brings health and social care stakeholders together to develop a digitally mature, interoperable, patient centred healthcare system fit for purpose in the 21st century. Make sure you are part of it &ndash; email <a href="mailto:l.pitt@closerstillmedia.com">l.pitt@closerstillmedia.com</a> or call 02476 719 690 for details.</p> <p><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/fc41f6db5dbe4700ab8b9da57bcb0909/47E22BB6/E4A6A9B5/042018n" target="_blank">Eureka Innovation Days, Helsinki</a><br> The Enterprise Europe Network team at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is supporting Eureka Innovation Days Conference and Business Matchmaking event taking place in Helsinki during 22 &ndash; 24 May 2018.</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:ben.moody@techuk.org">ben.moody@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12799-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12799-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:47:40 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org It has been a busy few weeks in the world of tech... <p>Policy Pulse has been absent recently while we have been working on our website, for which we apologise. However, we are delighted to announce that we have now launched our new techUK portal website, allowing our members and stakeholders to engage more directly with techUK&rsquo;s work.&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/8475BCDB/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0033cc">Check out the techUK portal here</span></a><span style="color:00B0F0">&nbsp;</span>and do get in touch with any questions. Also in this week&rsquo;s Policy Pulse:</p> <ul><li>techUK CEO writes for The Times Red Box on a watershed moment for tech;</li> <li>Government outlines proposals for a Digital Tax;</li> <li>Gender Pay Gap revealed as companies report their findings;</li> <li>Government publishes &lsquo;Secure by Design&rsquo; report.</li> </ul><p>All this and more, get your tech policy fix below.</p> <hr><h2><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></h2> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/4066036D/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">Tech disruptors can&rsquo;t complain when they face a watershed moment</span><span style="color:#808080">&nbsp;</span></a><strong>(The Times Red Box &pound;)</strong><br> techUK&rsquo;s CEO, Julian David, looks at what could be a watershed moment in tech following the Cambridge Analytica revelations. This can also be seen on&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/E2472F9E/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">techUK&rsquo;s website here</span></a>.</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/E374B031/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">The UK and the EU publish digital tax proposals</span></a>&nbsp;<strong>(BBC)</strong><br> Proposals for a digital tax have been published by the European Commission and the UK Government. techUK continues to believe an international solution to taxation, through the OECD, offers the best chance of success.</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/9401C340/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">IoT security must be the foundation of design, not an afterthought</span></a><span style="color:#0000cc">&nbsp;</span><strong>(Computer Weekly)</strong><br> Following the Government&rsquo;s publication of &lsquo;Security by Design&rsquo; report, Julian David, sets out why developers need to make security be design a fundamental part of IoT products. techUK&rsquo;s full&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/319C305F/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">response to the Government&rsquo;s report is here</span></a>.</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/F82BC05D/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">Companies publish details of their gender pay gap</span></a>&nbsp;<strong>(BBC)</strong><br> For the first time the gender pay gap has been exposed. Here the BBC set out six things we learned from the reporting.</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/B49DAD2E/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">EU and Japan ask to join US&rsquo; WTO case against China over enforced technology transfer</span></a>&nbsp;<strong>(FT &pound;)</strong><br> Tensions over US-China trade continue to escalate as the EU and Japan join a case launched by US against China over intellectual property practices.</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/E9864182/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">London&rsquo;s Innovation Census</span></a>&nbsp;<strong>(CognitionX)</strong><br> Are you working in AI? Deploying AI? The Mayor of London has commissioned CognitionX to develop a stronger evidence base for the Mayor&rsquo;s policy towards the AI industry. If you are an AI company, or are deploying AI, or simply have an opinion about AI in London you can&nbsp;<a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/E86130D7/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#808080">contribute to the survey here</span></a>.</p> <hr><h2><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></h2> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/93C44905/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">&pound;5 million Ada Lovelace Institute announced to co-ordinate digital ethics debate</span></a>&nbsp;<strong>(Diginomica)</strong><br> The Nuffield Foundation announced the new Ada Lovelace Institute for Digital Ethics, which techUK has long supported and contributed to. Antony Walker, Deputy CEO, says &lsquo;Digital ethics is not a substitute for regulation, but an essential complement that can support innovation&rsquo;.</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/1B3D99CD/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">Time for action: how do we remedy the Gender Pay Gap?</span></a>&nbsp;<strong>(techUK)</strong><br> India Lucas, techUK&rsquo;s new Policy Manager for Skills, Talent and Diversity, looks at the results of the Gender Pay Gap investigation what the tech sector can do to improve.</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/1DD8900D/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">Does GDPR prevent Blockchain, or does Blockchain assist GDPR?</span></a><span style="color:#0000cc">&nbsp;</span><strong>(techUK)</strong><br> techUK Policy Manager, Jeremy Lilley, spoke at a European Parliament in Brussels roundtable on the interplay between GDPR and Blockchain technologies.</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/538ADE7/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">What do tech exporters want from Brexit? Find out in new techUK report</span></a><span style="color:#808080">&nbsp;</span><strong>(techUK)</strong><br> techUK published a new paper, &lsquo;What tech exporters want from Brexit&rsquo;, which outlines the steps the UK should take to ensure current trade is not disrupted.</p> <p><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/6EDEBB1/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">Will the data protection world be different under GDPR?</span></a>&nbsp;<strong>(techUK)</strong><br> Following the Cambridge Analytica revelations, techUK&rsquo;s Jeremy Lilley looks at how things might have been different under GDPR.</p> <hr><h2><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></h2> <p><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/A5B4FA21/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">Is social media really to blame for London&rsquo;s knife crime?</span></a><span style="color:#0000cc">&nbsp;</span><strong>(Wired)</strong><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/6A2213F2/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">Where is AI being applied?</span></a>&nbsp;<strong>(DeepIndex)</strong><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/FB356DDC/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">Robot performs double cancer surgery</span></a><span style="color:#808080">&nbsp;</span><strong>(Sky News)</strong><br><br><a href="http://link.techuk.org/l/3c1040bf969e4dcfbf2bf81960c32fdd/C72028D6/2542E34F/042018n" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000cc">Dubai to launch digital number plates</span></a>&nbsp;<strong>(BBC)</strong></p> <hr><h2>Upcoming events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events?_cldee=amVyZW15LmxpbGxleUB0ZWNodWsub3Jn&amp;recipientid=contact-0e1563cb0923e81181155065f38be571-1fffceb0b81a4ad7bee0df1b63154150&amp;esid=1e7a70e9-753d-e811-8122-5065f38a8ad1&amp;urlid=22"><span style="color:#0000cc">View full events calendar&nbsp;</span></a></h2> <p>16 April - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12446-how-a-connected-home-can-be-a-safer-home?_cldee=amVyZW15LmxpbGxleUB0ZWNodWsub3Jn&amp;recipientid=contact-0e1563cb0923e81181155065f38be571-1fffceb0b81a4ad7bee0df1b63154150&amp;esid=1e7a70e9-753d-e811-8122-5065f38a8ad1&amp;urlid=24"><span style="color:#0000cc">How a connected home can be a smarter home</span></a></p> <p>17 May - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/cyber-in-the-digital-economy/registration?_cldee=amVyZW15LmxpbGxleUB0ZWNodWsub3Jn&amp;recipientid=contact-0e1563cb0923e81181155065f38be571-1fffceb0b81a4ad7bee0df1b63154150&amp;esid=1e7a70e9-753d-e811-8122-5065f38a8ad1&amp;urlid=26"><span style="color:#0000cc">Cyber in the Digital Economy</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org">antony.walker@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12530-techuklocalgov-news-views #techUKlocalgov: News & Views http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12530-techuklocalgov-news-views Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:22:39 +0100 CRM Sync noreply@techuk.org The latest techUK local government news and events <p>Next month sees the return of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12222-partnering-networking-growing-local-govtech-market" target="_blank">techUK&rsquo;s local government speed networking event</a>! On 11 April you can find your local gov tech partner as companies large and small attend to pitch what they&rsquo;re after from the market and then during the networking hopefully develop new partnerships. We also have Cllr Niraj Dattani joining us to share his views and experience of local Government transformation, as well as helping to better inform techUK members on how councils operate and buy.<br><br> As part of our series on growing the local gov tech market we also have a session on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market">Demystifying Local Government</a>&nbsp;on 05 April with leading experts from industry and local government.</p> <hr><p><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>#techUKlocalgov: Latest</strong></span></p> <hr><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market" target="_blank"><strong>*New Date* Register now to Hear from Cllr Peter Flemming, TechMarketView &amp; Many More What the Latest Local Gov Tech Trends Are on 05 April</strong></a><br> This event is an opportunity for new entrants and those active in the market to develop a better understanding of the current local government landscape, latest tech trends and be more informed in the way councils operate.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market" target="_blank">Register here.</a><br><br><a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12222-partnering-networking-growing-local-govtech-market" target="_blank"><strong>Find Your Local Gov Tech Partner at our Event on 11 April!</strong></a><br> This speed networking event offers tech companies large and small the opportunity to network and identify partners with innovative solutions for transforming local public services. We also have Cllr Niraj Dattani from Harrow Council sharing his views and experience of local Government transformation, as well as helping to better inform techUK members on how councils operate and buy.<br><br><a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12416-what-makes-a-good-digital-board-opportunity-for-members" target="_blank"><strong>Join our Working Group and Help Inform What a 'Good' Digital Board' Looks Like at a Local Level</strong></a><br> The output of the working group will be a report that can be relied upon by local authorities to drive demand-side maturity as the implementers of smart cities initiatives. More information on timeframes and how to get involved can be found here.</p> <hr><p><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>#techUKlocalgov: Action &amp; Reaction</strong></span></p> <hr><p><a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12392-techuk-members-help-inform-the-smart-london-plans" target="_blank"><strong>techUK Members Help Inform the Development of the Smart London Plan</strong></a><br> techUK hosted London CDO, Theo Blackwell, as part of the Listening Exercise on how data and technology can improve public services and fuel innovation.<br><br><a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12390-plans-for-g-cloud-10-framework-announced" target="_blank"><strong>techUK&rsquo;s Head of Public Sector Welcomes the Announcement of the G- Cloud 10 Framework</strong></a><br> Rob Driver said &ldquo;the announcement of the G- Cloud 10 Framework should be welcomed as it allows new innovative providers to work with government, enables new services to be provided and is an opportunity to engage with the wider public sector to make use of the framework.&rdquo;<br><br><a href="https://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12424-techuk-responds-to-spring-statement" target="_blank"><strong>techUK&rsquo;s Deputy CEO Responds to Spring Statement</strong></a><br> Antony Walker commented &ldquo;in a speech that was intentionally thin on new fiscal announcements, we welcome the Chancellor&rsquo;s measures on tech and innovation, in particular, encouraging cashless and digital payments.</p> <hr><p><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>#techUKlocalgov: Other News</strong></span></p> <hr><p><a href="https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/news/southend-looks-smart-city-future" target="_blank"><strong>Southend Looks to Smart-City Future&nbsp;</strong></a><strong>(PublicTechnology.net)</strong><br> Southend Council is looking to explore the use of smart-city technologies in five key areas: community safety; environmental monitoring and management; mobility, access, and parking management; independent living, health, and wellbeing; and energy.<br><br><a href="http://www.ukauthority.com/data4good/entry/7998/london-to-run-public-survey-on-attitudes-to-data" target="_blank"><strong>London to Run Public Survey On Attitudes To Data&nbsp;</strong></a><strong>(UKAuthority)</strong><br> The Greater London Authority (GLA) is planning a public survey on how it uses data to feed into its Smart London plan.<br><br><a href="https://medium.com/@SmartLondon/developing-a-london-office-for-technology-innovation-progress-report-2c712415d249" target="_blank"><strong>Developing a London Office for Technology &amp; Innovation: Progress Report&nbsp;</strong></a><strong>(Smart London Blog)</strong><br> Over the last 12 months City hall and London Councils have been examining the case for a new digital collaboration function provisionally called a &lsquo;London Office for Technology &amp; Innovation&rsquo; (or &lsquo;LOTI&rsquo;) and this blog outlines the next steps.</p> <hr><p><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>Events</strong></span></p> <hr><ul><li><strong>05 April</strong></li> </ul><p><strong><a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market" target="_blank">Demystifying Local Government: Growing the Local GovTech Market</a></strong></p> <ul><li><strong>11 April</strong></li> </ul><p><strong><a href="https://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12222-partnering-networking-growing-local-govtech-market" target="_blank">Partnering &amp; Networking: Growing The Local GovTech Market</a></strong></p>Contact: <a href="mailto:georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org">georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org</a> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12409-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12409-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:57:50 +0000 Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org On Friday, the Prime Minister set out her vision of a future UK-EU relationship in her Mansion House Speech, with special mentions for digital and data protection. <p>Also, over the last week:</p> <ul> <li>Government publishes 'Culture is Digital' report’The Crown Commercial Service has announced the 10th iteration of G-Cloud;</li> <li>The Data Protection Bill passed Second Reading in the Commons without a division;</li> <li>European Commission publishes draft legal text on Withdrawal Agreement.</li> </ul> <p>All this and more, get your tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <h3>Top Tech Policy News</h3> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/d715987e-1e3a-11e8-aaca-4574d7dabfb6?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">Prime Minister sets out plans for future EU relationship including alignment on data protection</a><strong>&nbsp;(FT £)</strong><br />Theresa May set out her latest thoughts on the future UK-EU relationship at a speech at Mansion House. techUK’s Julian David welcomed the pragmatic approach set out in the speech, in particular a crystal clear commitment to data protection alignment and an ambition to reach an agreement beyond adequacy.</p> <p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/culture-is-digital-report-will-unleash-the-creative-potential-of-technology-for-cultural-organisations?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">Culture is Digital report published to demonstrate how technology and creative industries can work together</a>&nbsp;<strong>(gov.uk)</strong><br />DCMS Secretary Matt Hancock has published the ‘Culture is Digital’ report which sets out a framework to give cultural organisations greater capabilities to utilise technology to unlock the creative potential of technology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/252436291/G-Cloud-10-launch-date-confirmed-for-June-2018?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">G-Cloud 10 has launch date confirmed for June 2018</a>&nbsp;<strong>(Computer Weekly)</strong><br />Despite concerns about a delay to the 10th roll out of G-Cloud, the CSS confirmed that it would start accepting new bids to join the G-Cloud framework from April 2018. techUK’s Head of Public Sector Rob Driver welcomed the news.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/252436291/G-Cloud-10-launch-date-confirmed-for-June-2018?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">Data Protection Bill: What you need to know</a>&nbsp;<strong>(Politico)</strong><br />The UK’s Data Protection Bill, which forms part of the UK’s implementation of GDPR, passed Second Reading in the House of Commons with unanimous support, but a number of issues raised during debate including immigration and Leveson.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43224166?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">How to read the European Commission’s legal draft of the Brexit withdrawal agreement</a>&nbsp;<strong>(BBC)</strong><br />Last week the European Commission published a legal draft of the December UK-EU withdrawal agreement, which has led to fresh concerns about the Northern Ireland border.</p> <hr /> <h3>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</h3> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12369-international-women-s-day-campaign-week?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">techUK launches International Women’s Day campaign week</a><strong>&nbsp;(techUK)</strong><br />All week techUK will be marking IWD 2018 with a campaign celebrating the successes of women in tech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12367-techuk-responds-to-prime-minister-s-speech-on-brexit?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">techUK full response to Prime Minister’s Mansion House speech</a>&nbsp;<strong>(techUK)</strong><br />techUK CEO welcomes crystal clear commitment on data protection and adequacy, along with pragmatic approach to developing a future UK-EU trading relationship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12381-tech-pioneer-jacqueline-de-rojas-to-co-chair-new-institute-of-coding?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">New Institute of Coding announces appointment of techUK President Jacqueline de Rojas</a>&nbsp;<strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Jacqueline de Rojas CBE has been appointed as the industry co-chair of the Governance Board for the new Institute of Coding, in an effort to address the UK’s digital skills gap.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12368-a-new-comprehensive-customs-union-labour-s-shift-in-brexit-policy?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">A new comprehensive customs union: Labour’s shift in Brexit policy</a><strong>&nbsp;(techUK)</strong><br />techUK’s new Brexit and Trade Policy Manager Thomas Goldsmith assesses Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech last week and what it could mean for tech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12385-techuk-responds-to-dcms-secure-by-default-interim-report?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">Proposals to drive up cyber security in consumer IoT devices welcomed by techUK</a><strong>&nbsp;(techUK)</strong><br />techUK’s Julian David responds to the Government’s Secure by Design report by calling for the new code of practice to build trust in IoT.</p> <hr /> <h3>More News &amp; Comment</h3> <p><a href="https://www.techradar.com/news/the-apps-and-those-behind-them-that-make-the-virtual-a-reality-for-the-htc-vive?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">Putting the ‘real’ into virtual reality</a><strong><a href="https://www.techradar.com/news/the-apps-and-those-behind-them-that-make-the-virtual-a-reality-for-the-htc-vive?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y"> </a>(techradar)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43306885?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">Washington acts to preserve net neutrality</a>&nbsp;<strong>(BBC)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43306885?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">Laser technology allows driverless cars to see round corners</a>&nbsp;<strong>(The Guardian)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/paularmstrongtech/2018/03/01/how-technology-is-really-going-to-change-politics-in-the-next-20-years/&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y&amp;refURL=&amp;referrer=#3fbd41951eb3">How will technology affect politics?</a><strong>&nbsp;(Forbes)</strong></p> <hr /> <h3>Upcoming Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events">View full events calendar</a></h3> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12157-what-can-the-uk-learn-from-india-to-bridge-the-it-skills-gap?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">March&nbsp;20 -&nbsp;What can the UK learn from India to bridge the IT skills gap?</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12222-partnering-networking-growing-local-govtech-market?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+March+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20March%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=M8YWYQ06owzF94LmZXQEIqdxmvG0Hx7yBzaVZcZA6itlb6V%2fs8hRMFxTbheLzRgAn1EmzRVuwjakU7UfGcnsCVSra9v7AfwcR23EjvSmJSZQGIdODoHLuK2ToGAFvKki%2f5PSadJa28k%2fE7dSs938HPuQyy%2fnbRO8u124tzJbuxgIBxMT7M6s1zAoQQ%2bMx15y">April&nbsp;11 - Growing the Local GovTech Market</a></p> <hr /> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events">Follow us on Twitter</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1856360/profile">Join us on LinkedIn</a></p> <p>As ever, <a href="mailto:jeremy.lilley@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">please get in touch with the team</a> and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12373-smarteruk-update-february-2018 SmarterUK Update | February 2018 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12373-smarteruk-update-february-2018 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:53:39 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org SmarterUK Update Welcome to the February 2018 Edition Make it #MultiModal <p>Welcome to our Monthly SmarterUK update. The full newsletter, including regulatory and market news, is available as a pdf download below for members only.</p> <p>To subscribe to the SmarterUK simply follow <a href="http://www.techuk.org/services/newsletters">this link</a>, enter your details, and select the newsletters of interest to you.</p> <hr /> <p>Make it #MultiModal</p> <p>This month in the news...EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc is calling <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/logistics-and-multimodal-transport/2018-year-multimodality_fr">2018 the #EUMultimodalityYear</a>, drawing attention to the role for multimodality in the EU transport system. Among the Winter Olympic action, Elon Musk took the Gold for "most excessive publicity stunt" by <a href="https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/960992715579125760?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=SmarterUK+Newsletter+February+2018&amp;utm_term=SmarterUK%20Newsletter%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=44">launching a car into space</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2p55BmwmJM&amp;utm_source=http%3A%2F%2Fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2Flz%2F&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=SmarterUK+Newsletter+February+2018&amp;utm_term=SmarterUK+Newsletter+February+2018&amp;utm_content=44">live stream here</a>. Jo Johnson wants to see <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12276-dumping-diesel-johnson-calls-for-end-of-diesel-only-trains">the end of diesel-only trains</a>. Matt Evans identified <a href="https://smartcitiesworld.net/opinions/opinions/we-have-the-technology">key factors that are holding the UK smart city market back</a>. BT released its report, <a href="https://www.globalservices.bt.com/uk/en/point-of-view/securing-digital-enterprise">Securing the Digital Enterprise</a> that unpacks the various opportunities and challenges that exist as part of digital transformation efforts, and provides insights on how to do so securely. techUK CEO Julian David's <a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/02/19/tech-industry-warns-ministers-not-drop-eu-data-security-laws">open letter to the International Trade Secretary</a> warned against a divergence from EU data protection standards. The Government introduced legislation for its <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12279-time-to-put-a-cap-on-it">energy price cap</a> in Parliament. Finally, in Davos, the Prime Minister announced plans for a new Institute of Coding, hoping to address skills challenges in the UK.</p> <p>Speaking of skills, this was one of three hot topics discussed at the Future of IoT conference hosted by Experis, techUK, and High tech Bristol and Bath in Bristol on 7 February. You can access a full <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12288-event-round-up-future-of-iot">event round-up and slides from the day here</a>, and check out the conversation online at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Iotbristol">#IoTBristol</a>.</p> <p>techUK hosted the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12053-trackside-connectivity-on-britain-s-railways-challenges-and-next-steps">Trackside Connectivity on Britain's Railways – Challenges and Next Steps</a> on 6 February which brought rail providers together with communications providers, as well as non-traditional members of the supply chain including cybersecurity companies. The event also officially launched LS Telecom and RSSB's report, <a href="https://www.rssb.co.uk/Library/research-development-and-innovation/2018-01-T1138-Connected-Train-Customer-Communications.pdf">Connected Train and Customer Communications: Rail and Digital Industry Roadmap</a>.</p> <p>Some events to keep an eye on include <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12192-technology-in-social-housing-2018-innovation-launchpad-showcase">Technology in Social Housing 2018</a>, <a href="events/partner-event/item/11297-living-in-the-internet-of-things-cybersecurity-of-the-iot">Living in the Internet of Things: Cybersecurity of the IoT</a>, <a href="events/conference/item/12096-cyber-and-the-rail-sector">Cyber and the Rail Sector</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12359-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12359-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:07:28 +0000 Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org This week it seems that the Prime Minister has found agreement in the Brexit Cabinet Sub-Committee on ‘managed divergence’. <p>Meanwhile:</p> <ul> <li>The Government has set out its Brexit transition position, responding to the Commission’s paper</li> <li>techUK and NHS Digital confirm their collaboration priorities for 2018</li> <li>Latest migration figures show fewer EU citizens coming to the UK</li> </ul> <p>All this and more, get your tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <h3>Top Tech Policy News</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="K9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">Prime Minister secures agreement in Brexit Cabinet Committee on managed divergence</a> <strong>(Politico)<br /></strong>Following a marathon meeting at country residence, Chequers, it seems Theresa May has secured agreement among Cabinet colleagues that the UK should seek mutual recognition on standards to protect trade and jobs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/252435694/NHS-Digital-and-techUK-set-out-collaboration-priorities-for-2018?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">techUK and NHS Digital set out next steps in strategic partnership</a> <strong>(Computer Weekly)<br /></strong>Following the creation of the strategic partnership in 2016, techUK and NHS Digital have set out plans to help SMEs in the health and social care space, with other focuses including interoperability, innovative technology and cyber security.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/252435700/Migration-figures-could-spell-trouble-for-UK-tech?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">Latest migration figures concerning for attracting tech talent to the UK</a> <strong>(Computer Weekly)</strong><br />Commenting on the latest ONS migration figures, techUK’s Giles Derrington says that the UK’s tech industry has to compete globally for skills and talent.</p> <hr /> <h3>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12345-tackling-transition-what-is-the-uk-proposing-for-the-brexit-transition-period?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">Tackling Transition: UK Government publishes plans for Brexit transition</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>techUK’s Head of Policy, Giles Derrington, outlines the UK Government’s plans for transition, where they differ with the EU and what it means for tech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/A-smarter-state-can-only-be-built-on-smarter-procurement?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ#provider_moreover">Smarter state must be built on smarter procurement</a> <strong>(Computer Weekly)<br /></strong>techUK’s Head of Public Sector, Rob Driver, writes for Computer Weekly about the need to make progress in public sector digital procurement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12310-readyforwinter-campaign-week?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">#ReadyforWinter techUK Campaign Week</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>All week techUK is showcasing how technology can help alleviate some of the winter pressure faced by the NHS. Get involved!</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12339-techuk-responds-to-proposed-digital-tax-plan?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">UK Government publish proposals for a new digital tax plan</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>techUK’s Giles Derrington warns against new proposal for a digital tax plan based on revenue and argues this work should continue through the OECD.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12350-techuk-response-to-jeremy-corbyn-brexit-speech?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">A new customs union is in the interest of the wider economy</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit Speech, techUK Deputy CEO, Antony Walker, re-states techUK’s position that a customs union would help businesses with complex supply chains avoid costly and disruptive delays.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12312-vr-and-ar-conference?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">VR &amp; AR: Revolutionising consumer tech?</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>Last week techUK held the first immersive tech conference on Consumer VR &amp; AR with great panels, presentations and demos. Check out techUK’s Craig Melson’s write up of the event.</p> <hr /> <h3>More News &amp; Comment</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.techradar.com/news/mwc-2018?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">All the latest from Mobile World Congress</a> <strong>(techrader)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43146117?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">Wearable tech helps stroke patients</a> <strong>(BBC)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/26/17052946/microsoft-email-supreme-court-case-law-enforcement?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">What’s at stake in the Microsoft Supreme Court case? </a><strong>(The Verge)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.wired.co.uk/article/beyond-the-chat-bot-why-automated-conversations-will-be-key-to-the-customer-experience?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">Conversations not chatbots: automated conversations will be key to customer experience</a><strong><a href="http://www.wired.co.uk/article/beyond-the-chat-bot-why-automated-conversations-will-be-key-to-the-customer-experience?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ"> </a>(Wired)</strong></p> <hr /> <h3>Upcoming Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events">View full events calendar</a></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>March 02 - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12247-uk-japan-iot-connection-seminar-2018?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">UK Japan IoT Connection Seminar</a></p> <p>March 20 - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12157-what-can-the-uk-learn-from-india-to-bridge-the-it-skills-gap?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">What can the UK learn from India to bridge IT skills gap?</a></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/techUK?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=Nwu%2fF4zhGAYOaOd0FkTIWepwR2vJOLmdGL46FEQOnQmeTYVKAXh8z9KER0ljIGdRBe8CVoUBxLaJHc11bNFJo3tLKHzQjgFgRX0Sdahv1At0MLGMPTT%2fK9F9OpYiKD51C2SJGud74b6acMzf6P1vVfeacJdr8uQKCHogvPv4tRg6hTHdhT5KkBTTcOdjMSNJ">Follow us on Twitter</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1856360/profile">Join us on LinkedIn</a></p> <p>As ever, please <a href="mailto:jeremy.lilley@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">get in touch with the team </a>and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like<br />feedback!</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12357-international-trade-newsletter International Trade Newsletter http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12357-international-trade-newsletter Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:08:41 +0000 Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org As 2018 gets into full swing, techUK's International Trade programme have a number of key events and opportunities <p>As 2018 gets into full swing, <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/international-trade" target="_blank">techUK's International Trade programme </a>have a number of key events and opportunities designed to help its members explore and grow their export opportunities.</p> <p>Notably, should you wish to exhibit at international tech shows throughout 2018, funding of up to £2500 may be available to help support you at many international events.</p> <p>In March, together with the Japanese Embassy in London we are running a UK Japan IoT Connection seminar to bring together leading Japanese and UK IoT companies and explore opportunities for future collaboration.</p> <p>In April, the Portuguese Embassy and Bloomberg are seeking prominent UK tech companies as well as fast-growing start-ups to attend an upcoming event which will take place at the new Bloomberg HQ in Central London. The event will be headlined by the Portuguese Prime Minister and will promote bilateral collaboration.</p> <p>Additionally, if you are considering expanding to the US, we still have a few places available at our G2M event this Wednesday.</p> <p>For full information on these events and others, please see the below events and opportunities.</p> <p>All the best</p> <p>Simon<br />Simon Spier | Head of International Trade<br />E <a href="mailto:Simon.Spier@techUK.org" target="_blank">simon.spier@techuk.org</a> | T (0) 20 7331 2008</p> <p>________________________________________</p> <p><strong>Events and Opportunities</strong></p> <p><br /><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12247-uk-japan-iot-connection-seminar-2018" target="_blank">UK Japan IoT Connection Seminar 2018</a><br />With the aim of further developing Japan-UK cooperation in the IoT field, the Embassy of Japan will be hosting this event bringing together leading Japanese and UK IoT companies, along with various initiatives.<br /><strong>2 March, Japanese Embassy, London</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12094-cyber-security-and-data-opportunities-in-sub-saharan-africa" target="_blank">Seminar: Cyber Security and Data Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa</a><br />Multiple export opportunities exist for UK cyber security and data protection companies to do business with public, private and third sector organisations across sub-Saharan Africa. This evening seminar, with a panel of expert speakers, will aim to increase the knowledge base of UK tech companies on how to expand and do business in sub-Saharan Africa by exploring key opportunities, and also the legal, regulatory and risk challenges facing companies.<br /><strong>5 March, techUK, London</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/opportunity/item/12282-meet-the-tech-buyers-from-some-of-thailand-s-largest-companies" target="_blank">Meet the Tech-buyers from some of Thailand’s Largest Companies</a><br />DIT’s Thailand team will be bringing some of Thailand’s largest companies to the UK in March, to look at innovative UK technologies that would help improve their business operations.<br /><strong>5-6 March, BT Centre, London</strong></p> <p><a href="events/partner-event/item/12268-investment-technology-delegation-to-israel" target="_blank">Investment &amp; Technology Delegation to Israel</a><br />The March 2018 Investment and Technology Delegation to Israel, run by UK Israel Business, exposes participants to the latest developments in Israeli innovation and investment opportunities<br /><strong>18–21 March, Israel</strong></p> <p><a href="events/conference/item/12138-smart-city-summit-expo" target="_blank">Smart City Summit &amp; Expo</a><br />The Smart City Summit &amp; Expo is a premier forum &amp; expo in Asia-Pacific with more than 25,000 professional from businesses, academia and government officials. During the event, you will be able to meet potential partners and project owners, not only from Taiwan but also from around the Asia.<br /><strong>27-30 March, Taipai, Taiwan</strong></p> <p><strong>Event with Portuguese PM exploring Trade Opportunities</strong><br />The Portuguese Embassy and Bloomberg are seeking prominent UK tech companies as well as fast-growing startups to attend an upcoming event which will take place at the new Bloomberg HQ in Central London. Two panel sessions will discuss investment trends between the UK and Europe as well as opportunities for British companies in Portugal.</p> <p>The event will cover commercial opportunities as well as Portugal's advantages as a business support hub for tech firms with an international presence. Headlined by The Honourable António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, speakers and attendees will include senior-level decision-makers from leading British and Portuguese firms. A networking lunch will follow the morning programme.</p> <p>This event is by invitation-only and targeted specifically toward companies with a) an existing international footprint; or b) funding and expansion ambitions in the short-to-medium term. To learn more and request an invitation, <a href="mailto:Simon.Spier@techUK.org" target="_blank">please contact me directly</a>.<br /><strong>11 April, Bloomberg HQ , London</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.cyberexchange.uk.net/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=International+Trade+Newsletter+27+February+2018&amp;utm_term=International%20Trade%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=96999&amp;gator_td=emHJpmAwkDgW%2b3BPL7IMFm4Ot3Blf8LZ58s9sbV4hmH41R7e5utlt2Bctf5LzuZ0gzmG3OdI6zd3cA4Aqyr%2by6dq5qDYg8oSr%2bBGRtG7Fz9%2faYg3uQV8D2mSjbfMhsyVGYNk%2fm78A47KNfusrS4Hqho4Aq4PzwpcIWDLGWDXZ6wMJ02zAHq2eGdtrw6vXoKB%2fWE2Wpzg26u4Ic%2fXYXNwSw%3d%3d#/events/449" target="_blank">Cyber Security Trade Mission to RSA 2018</a><br />RSA San Francisco invites you to attend the world’s largest annual cyber security conference and exhibition that brings together over 700 exhibitors and 43,000 visitors.</p> <p>Each year the Department for International Trade (DIT) hosts 8 first-time exhibitors at RSA to showcase their capabilities at the UK pavilion. In addition to the opportunity to exhibit at RSA at a discounted rate, DIT also offers UK pavilion companies a series of US market briefings, buyer and investor introductions, and multiple networking opportunities throughout the week.</p> <p>UK cyber security companies interested in exhibiting within the UK Pavilion at RSA 2018 should contact <a href="mailto:pauline.wood@mobile.trade.gov.uk" target="_blank">pauline.wood@mobile.trade.gov.uk</a>. For approved companies, there will be a pre-RSA briefing session on Friday 2 March.<strong>&nbsp; <strong>Cost: £7,000 <strong>16-20 April, San Francisco, USA</strong></strong></strong></p> <p><a href="events/opportunity/item/12214-wipo-roving-seminars-in-the-uk-newcastle-london-and-birmingham" target="_blank">WIPO Roving Seminars in the UK</a><br />The Intellectual Property Office will be welcoming the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) back to the UK to run a series of Roving Seminars on WIPO Services.<br /><strong>26 April, Newcastle; 30 April, London; 1 May, Birmingham</strong></p> <p><a href="events/conference/item/12137-delegation-to-japan-ict-week" target="_blank">SME Mission to Japan ICT Week</a><br />Join the EU-Japan Centre mission to Japan Tech Week. Exhibit at the show. Gain knowledge about the ICT market structure, sector analysis, business policy.<br />Identify relevant key contacts (decision makers, R&amp;D centres, business partners).<br />Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology).<br />Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities.<br /><strong>8-11 May, Tokyo, Japan</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/opportunity/item/11245-support-available-to-extend-your-global-reach" target="_blank">Support Available to Extend Your Global Reach</a><br />Extend Your Global Reach (EYGR) is a new and innovative package of support that is assisting SMEs from the South West to enter new, high growth export markets. EYGR is delivered by Business West and funded by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Department for International Trade (DIT) and all Local Enterprise Partnerships across the region.<br /><strong>Ongoing</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/opportunity/item/12281-ongoing-tap-support-to-exhibit-at-international-exhibitions" target="_blank">Ongoing TAP Support to Exhibit at International Shows</a><br />techUK together with the Department for International Trade and Tradefair are pleased to support the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP).<br />TAP allows companies exhibiting at certain international exhibitions grants of up to £2500 towards the costs of a show.<br /><strong>Ongoing in 2018</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/international-trade/events" target="_blank">Full Programme of International Trade Events and Opportunities</a><br />Please click the above link for the full programme of techUK's events and opportunities, including chances to participate in DIT supported pavilions at international exhibitions.<br /><strong>Ongoing</strong><br />________________________________________</p> <p><strong>International Insights</strong></p> <p><br /><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12169-techuk-ceo-comments-on-prime-minister-s-speech-in-davos" target="_blank">techUK CEO Comments on Prime Minister's Speech in Davos</a><br />Julian David reacts to what the Prime Minister is expected to discuss today in Davos around the UK's AI leadership and issues of extremist content and child online.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12278-techuk-responds-to-boris-johnson-s-brexit-speech" target="_blank">techUK Responds to Boris Johnson's Brexit Speech</a><br />Alignment with the EU is an asset to tech innovation - techUK responds to Boris Johnson speech.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12280-innovation-challenge-belgium-electricity-forecasting-technology" target="_blank">Innovation Challenge - Belgium - Electricity Forecasting Technology</a><br />A grid operator is looking for companies that supply technology to improve electricity generation and consumption forecasts. The winner of this start-up challenge can win a proof-of-concept worth €20 000.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12179-london-cdo-announces-listening-exercise-to-inform-a-new-smart-london-plan" target="_blank">Guest Blog: Digital Health Exchange between Denmark and the United Kingdom</a><br />An event focusing on Digital Health organised by The Department for International Trade and the Science &amp; Innovation Network at the British Embassy in Copenhagen<br />London CDO Announces Listening Exercise to Inform a New Smart London Plan<br />techUK will be hosting London CDO, Theo Blackwell, to discuss how data and technology can improve public services and fuel innovation.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12344-internet-of-things-monthly-update-february-2018 Internet of Things Monthly Update | February 2018 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12344-internet-of-things-monthly-update-february-2018 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:24:09 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org Internet of Things January 2018 | Security Remains a Challenge for the Consumer <p>Welcome to the techUK IoT newsletter for the month of October. To see the full newsletter, including industry and regulatory news, you can download the full document below for members only.</p> <p>To subscribe to this and other updates, visit the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/services/newsletters">newsletters page</a> under the services tab of the techUK website.</p> <hr /> <p>The month started with techUK's IoT and SmarterUK Programme teams heading over to Bristol for our Future of IoT Event that we held in partnership with Experis and High-Tech Bristol and Bath. We were delighted to welcome over 170 attendees to discuss the future potential for IoT and the skills and security challenges that we face in realising that potential. A full round-up of the day is <a href="insights/meeting-notes/item/12288-event-round-up-future-of-iot">available here</a>.</p> <p>Security clearly remains a challenge for consumers – who are also concerned about privacy as evidenced in our <a href="insights/reports/item/11743-the-connected-home-a-view-of-the-uk-market-and-future-trends">2017 Connected Home Report</a> – as well as enterprises who are concerned about the additional attack service that IoT can introduce. We will be focusing on how we can drive up security standards in the IoT ecosystem working with members, wider industry, regulators and Government. If you're interested in keeping yourself more secure using IoT products then do look at <a href="https://iotuk.org.uk/cyber-hygiene-infographic/">IoTUK's cyber hygiene work with UCL</a>.</p> <p>In addition to this work we are looking forward to the start of a series of interesting events and workshops with the Housing Association Charitable Trust to see how technology solutions can help that sector tackle some of its core challenges. We hope to see many of you at the <a href="events/conference/item/12192-technology-in-social-housing-2018-innovation-launchpad-showcase">Innovation Showcase Launchpad on the 2 March</a> which will be the first in that series.</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:Matthew.evans@broadbandUK.org">Matthew.evans@broadbandUK.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12366-techuklocalgov-news-views-update #techUKlocalgov News & Views Update http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12366-techuklocalgov-news-views-update Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org Your latest update on all things local gov tech and digital! <p>Over the next few weeks we have some exciting events coming up at techUK! As part of our series on growing the local government tech market, we are holding an event on 01 March on ‘Demystifying Local Government.’ It’s not to be missed and we are pleased to welcome the Leader of Sevenoaks Council, as well as speakers from Future Cities Catapult and GlobalData.</p> <p>On 27 February <a href="events/briefing/item/12178-a-smarter-london-together-developing-a-new-plan-for-digital-change?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">we are hosting London CDO Theo Blackwell </a>as part of the Mayor of London’s Listening Exercise and by attending you can help inform the new Smart London Plan. He is keen to hear your experience of developing or scaling innovative services with London’s government and public agencies; and what solutions suggest support collaboration between the tech sector and public services better.</p> <hr /> <h3>#techUKlocalgov: Latest</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">Active or Looking to Break into the Local Gov Market? Then Join our Session on 1 March with the Leader of Sevenoaks Council &amp; London CDO</a><br />Register now for our ‘Demystifying Local Government’ event on 01 March. This event is an opportunity for new entrants and those active in the market to develop a better understanding of the current local government landscape, latest tech trends and be more informed in the way councils operate.</p> <p><a href="events/briefing/item/12178-a-smarter-london-together-developing-a-new-plan-for-digital-change?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">*Register Now* to Hear from London CDO Theo Blackwell &amp; Help Inform the Smart London Plan on 27 Feb</a><br />techUK is delighted to host Theo Blackwell as part of his Listening Exercise to gather views and case studies from tech community on what can be done to ensure better digital collaboration across London's boroughs and public services, better data-sharing, improved connectivity and ensure that technology is designed around citizens’ needs. <a href="insights/news/item/12179-london-cdo-announces-listening-exercise-to-inform-a-new-smart-london-plan?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">More on the Smart London Plan here.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12233-transform-the-way-people-live-with-dementia?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">Can you Transform the Way People Live With Dementia?</a><br />Challenge Dementia is a national search for products, technologies and services that could transform the way people live with Dementia across the UK. It is an example of a council thinking differently and moving away from traditional procurement. <a href="http://challenge-prizes.essex.gov.uk/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">Click here on how to get involved.</a></p> <p><a href="events/briefing/item/12222-partnering-networking-growing-local-govtech-market?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">techUK's Local Government Tech Market Networking Event Is Back!</a><br />This speed networking event on 11 April offers tech companies large and small the opportunity to network and identify partners with innovative solutions for transforming local public services, from new players to established companies within the Local Government tech market.</p> <hr /> <h3>#techUKlocalgov: Action &amp; Reaction</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12293-harnessing-digital-to-prevent-homelessness?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">Harnessing Digital to Prevent Homelessness</a><br />Key learnings and insights from the techUK-LGiU roundtable on how data and tech can prevent homelessness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12186-procuring-the-smarter-state?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">techUK Launches Procuring the Smarter State Report: Key Steps to Promote Innovation and Growth in the Public Sector</a><br />The report calls for the use of the Digital Marketplace by increasing the spend going through frameworks, and the number of non-Whitehall parts of the public sector using the system - with a focus on local authorities.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12296-digitaldevolution-west-midlands-mayor-to-appoint-a-chief-digital-officer?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">#DigitalDevolution - West Midlands Mayor to Appoint a Chief Digital Officer</a><br />Metro mayor Andy Street is seeking a CDO to help spearhead a ‘digital revolution’ in the West Midlands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12291-why-tech-companies-don-t-want-the-uk-to-diverge-on-data-protection?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">techUK Policy Manager Shares Why Tech Companies Don’t Want the UK to Diverge on Data Protection</a><br />Jeremy Lilley looks at the three reasons why tech companies see the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a key pillar to the future success of the digital economy.</p> <hr /> <h3>#techUKlocalgov: Other News</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/news/mansfield-seeks-%C2%A350k-partner-digital-transformation?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">Mansfield District Council seeks £50,000 partner for digital transformation</a>&nbsp;<strong>(PublicTechnology.net)</strong><br />Mansfield District Council is looking for a commercial partner to help the authority create a digital-transformation strategy to be rolled out over the coming months and years.</p> <p><a href="https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/news/kingston-upon-thames-plans-digital-platform-connect-citizens-community-groups-and?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">Kingston upon Thames Plans Digital Platform To Connect Citizens To Community Groups And Activities</a>&nbsp;<strong>(PublicTechnology.net)</strong><br />Borough issues advance notification of Connect Well Kingston tool designed to promote wellbeing and help residents meet new people.Stirling</p> <p><a href="http://www.ukauthority.com/UKA-Local-Digital/entry/7931/stirling-council-launches-platform-for-local-info-sharing?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">Council Launches Platform For Local Info Sharing</a> <strong>(UKAuthority)</strong><br />Stirling Council has launched a digital platform designed to help local groups and people share information on their activities.GDS Chief Points To</p> <p><a href="http://www.ukauthority.com/news/7918/gds-chief-points-to-increasing-use-of-ai-and-biometrics?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">Increasing Use Of AI And Biometrics</a> <strong>(UKAuthority)</strong><br />Kevin Cunnington outlines plans for Government Digital Service over the next 12 months.</p> <hr /> <h3>Upcoming Events</h3> <p><br />27 Feb - <a href="events/briefing/item/12178-a-smarter-london-together-developing-a-new-plan-for-digital-change?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">A Smarter London Together: Developing a New Plan for Digital Change</a></p> <p>01 Mar - <a href="events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">Demystifying Local Government - Growing the Tech Market</a></p> <p>20 Mar - <a href="events/meeting/item/12076-connecting-the-digital-community-at-techukmeetup-digital-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">Connecting the Digital Community at #techUKMeetUp: Digital Future</a></p> <p>11 Apr - <a href="events/briefing/item/12222-partnering-networking-growing-local-govtech-market?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+22+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2021%20February%202018%20&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=hgb3KAbtevDS405m5q6Cn1D66yNpv5CwpDzHYFzv5PXiiaNIH%2fgxP2n7yz%2b6yVBEEP%2fvg2F%2bl2tTRpX4FhdtgzGz4c1j9AX%2fe4jw%2fFXy8j%2b5qD9bYyTaZP1lQLx7jS3D6C4XPgpflPJn6mvNjLyp0GhvEyCc1LYbEXF0JdoZCxKwgcMp5btwV4ymtVpJ4KvO">Partnering &amp; Network: Growing the Local GovTech Market</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12337-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12337-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org techUK made clear the view of its members that Ministers should maintain the Government’s commitment to EU data protection rules post-Brexit. <p>This week techUK made clear the view of its members that Ministers should maintain the Government’s commitment to EU data protection rules post-Brexit to ensure the UK remains a global hub for data. Also this week:</p> <ul> <li>The Prime Minister sets out proposals for a future relationship with the EU on security;</li> <li>Brexit Secretary lays out plans for a ‘race to the top’ on standards;</li> <li>The Prime Minister also launched review panel for post-18 education, including techUK President Jacqueline de Rojas.</li> </ul> <p>All this and more, get your tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <h3>Top Tech Policy News</h3> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/02/19/tech-industry-warns-ministers-not-drop-eu-data-security-laws/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">Tech industry warns Ministers not to drop EU data rules</a> <strong>(Telegraph)<br /></strong>In a joint letter to International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, techUK and ITI set out why diverging on data post-Brexit will not give the UK a competitive edge and explained that alignment on data protection will give Businesses much needed certainty and allow the UK to act as a global hub for data flows. Also featured in <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/02/19/tech-industry-warns-ministers-not-drop-eu-data-security-laws/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ"><strong>The Times (£)</strong></a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/770e6d30-13cb-11e8-9376-4a6390addb44?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">Theresa May calls for UK-EU Security Treaty at Munich Security Conference</a> <strong>(Financial Times)<br /></strong>The Prime Minister used her speech at the Munich Security Conference to urge EU leaders to fast track a deal on a new security partnership. The PM also confirmed the UK seeks to maintain alignment on data and will seek a continued role for the ICO. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12292-techuk-responds-to-prime-minister-s-security-speech?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">See techUK CEO’s comment here.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12292-techuk-responds-to-prime-minister-s-security-speech?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">David Davis says the UK will lead a ‘race to the top’ on standards</a> <strong>(BBC)<br /></strong>Brexit Secretary, David Davis, uses his ‘Road to Brexit’ speech to outline a vision of the UK setting high global standards in the future and suggesting a future relationship with the EU should be based on trust in each other’s regulations. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12299-techuk-comments-on-david-davis-brexit-speech-in-vienna?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">Check out techUK Deputy CEO’s comment on the speech here.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-43106736?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">Prime Minister launches major new review into post-18 education</a> <strong>(BBC)</strong> <br />Theresa May has launched a major new review into post-18 education which will look into choices between technical, vocational and academic routes for students. techUK President Jacqueline de Rojas has been confirmed as a member of the review panel.</p> <hr /> <h3>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</h3> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12291-why-tech-companies-don-t-want-the-uk-to-diverge-on-data-protection?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">Tech companies are clear that divergence on data protection is not welcome </a><strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>techUK’s Policy Manager Jeremy Lilley outlines why tech companies don’t see data as a possible area for divergence post-Brexit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/blog/Computer-Weekly-Editors-Blog/Brexit-fears-and-frustrations-are-mounting-for-UK-tech-sector-leaders?platform=hootsuite&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">Brexit fears and frustrations are mounting for UK tech sector leaders</a> <strong>(Computer Weekly)</strong> <br />Putting barriers in the way of trade with our biggest market does not make the UK more attractive says techUK Deputy CEO Antony Walker responding to Boris Johnson Brexit Speech. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12278-techuk-responds-to-boris-johnson-s-brexit-speech?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">Full techUK comment here.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12298-is-staying-online-costing-the-earth?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">techUK contributes to ‘Is Staying Online Costing the Earth’ report </a><strong>(techUK)</strong> <br />A new report by All Party Parliamentary Group for Climate Change, with contribution from techUK, has concluded ICT can play a big role in combating climate change, but more needs to be done to reduce emissions from the sector.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12296-digitaldevolution-west-midlands-mayor-to-appoint-a-chief-digital-officer?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">West Midlands Mayor follows techUK advice to appoint Chief Digital Officer</a> (techUK) <br />Georgina Maratheftis, techUK's Local Government Programme Manager, welcomes the appointment of a West Midlands Chief Digital Officer, something techUK called for in <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/10665-digital-devolution?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">Digital Devolution: A Guide for Mayors.</a></p> <hr /> <h3>More News &amp; Comment</h3> <p><a href="agenda2018-business-politics-brexit-ict-seminar-brexit-turning-challenge-opportunity">Business, politics and Brexit ‘Turning a challenge into an opportunity’ </a><strong>(British Irish Chamber of Commerce)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.politico.eu/pro/uk-and-us-sign-fintech-cooperation-agreement/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">UK and US sign FinTech cooperation agreement</a> <strong>(Politico £)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.wired.co.uk/article/conversational-ai-making-technology-more-human?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">Conversational AI: Making technology more human</a> <strong>(Wired)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/The-future-of-5G-mobile-networks-support-and-development?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">The future of 5G mobile networks: support and development</a> <strong>(Computer Weekly)</strong></p> <hr /> <h3>Upcoming Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events">View full events calendar</a></h3> <p>Feb 23 - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12223-reshaping-regulation-in-smart-energy?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">ReShaping Regulation in Smart Energy</a></p> <p>Feb 26 - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/10496-mobile-world-congress?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">Mobile World Congress</a></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/techUK?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+20+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2020%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=86548&amp;gator_td=rrqjM3nMUaCruxhiOQnDa8ZkNqEX90Ci%2fVSNEV5W8TLUJBROT%2b%2bN1qs87eLT9q02ncZ9rN1KdQX3XFU7f19wttrI3jZ1aQMLTBfYIyc2CiRjIQML14swx7cs%2ffPq3EAPiGnGlR9dwXfIT4i8xS7cf%2b3gwH5aw47PY0VQpBsuYJyDy1hIyhhwlN1OxPzM58dZ">Follow us on Twitter</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/start/join?session_redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fgroups%2F1856360&amp;trk=login_reg_redirect">Join us on LinkedIn</a></p> <p>As ever, please <a href="mailto:jeremy.lilley@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">get in touch with the team </a>and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12286-justice-emergency-services-update Justice & Emergency Services Update http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12286-justice-emergency-services-update Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:44:26 +0000 Seema Patel(techUK) seema.patel@techuk.org Fortnightly round-up of the news and opportunities from techUK’s Justice & Emergency Services programme. <blockquote>Here is your fortnightly round-up of the news and opportunities from techUK’s Justice &amp; Emergency Services programme.</blockquote> <p>Those of you who were unable to make it to the Police ICT Summit last month can now <a href="RAF%20100%20Dinner%201%20March%20-%20techUK's%20RAF100%20Centenary%20Dinner%20on%20the%201%20March%202018%20at%20the%20Imperial%20War%20Museum%20is%20part%20of%20the%20RAF100%20initiative,%20celebrating%20100%20years%20of%20the%20RAF.%20The%20special%20guest%20speaker%20is%20Air%20Chief%20Marshal%20Sir%20Stephen%20Hillier,%20Chief%20of%20the%20Air%20Staff,%20RAF.%20Book%20your%20place%20now.%20%20Demystifying%20Local%20Government%20–%20Growing%20the%20Tech%20Market%201%20March%20-%20Local%20Government%20can%20often%20be%20seen%20as%20a%20complex%20market%20and%20one%20that%20is%20hard%20to%20navigate.%20As%20such,%20techUK%20is%20delighted%20to%20host%20a%20panel%20discussion%20with%20local%20Government%20and%20industry%20to%20demystify%20local%20Government%20as%20a%20market.%20%20Connect%20with%20the%20Public%20Sector%20Digital%20Community%20at%20#techUKMeetUp%2020%20March%20-%20Join%20techUK%20and%20the%20Crown%20Commercial%20Service%20to%20hear%20about%20how%20GovTech%20companies%20are%20winning%20business%20through%20the%20Digital%20Marketplace.%20Book%20your%20place%20now.%20%20Security%20and%20Defence%202018|%20Chatham%20House%2012-13%20March%20-%20The%20annual%20Chatham%20House%20Security%20and%20Defence%20conference%20will%20this%20year%20explore%20how%20states%20and%20other%20actors%20can%20adapt%20to%20increasingly%20layered%20and%20multidirectional%20conflicts?%20How%20are%20relationships%20evolving,%20and%20where%20is%20there%20potential%20for%20greater%20cooperation?%20Book%20your%20place%20now.">read about it and watch some highlights</a> to fill you in on what you missed.</p> <p>Having hosted a fascinated event with Chief Constable Mike Barton this morning, our next event will be a partnership event for members with innovative solutions who want to drive transformation in policing. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12218-microsoft-public-safety-national-security-partnership-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">If you fit the bill, come along for a chat.</a></p> <p>And in May we have West Yorkshire Police coming to techUK to engage with the industry ahead of undertaking a procurement exercise for an off the shelf ERP solution. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12270-west-yorkshire-police-pre-procurement-supplier-engagement-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <hr /> <blockquote>News, Views and Opportunities</blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12218-microsoft-public-safety-national-security-partnership-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Microsoft Public Safety &amp; National Security Partnership Event</a><br />6 March - The Microsoft Public Safety and National Security (PS&amp;NS) team are looking to expand its partner ecosystem. If you have an innovative solution which would help drive digital transformation in public safety and security, come along for a chat. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12218-microsoft-public-safety-national-security-partnership-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12270-west-yorkshire-police-pre-procurement-supplier-engagement-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">West Yorkshire Police: Pre-Procurement Supplier Engagement Event</a><br />3 May - West Yorkshire Police is looking to engage the supplier community ahead of undertaking a procurement exercise for an off the shelf ERP solution. This event is a chance for them to brief industry on their requirements and the intended procurement approach. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12270-west-yorkshire-police-pre-procurement-supplier-engagement-event?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Sign up here.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12264-police-ict-summit-2018?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Police ICT Summit 2018</a><br />Addressing the theme 'Delivering the Future', the 2018 Police ICT Summit took place in Hinckley, Leicestershire over the 17 and 18 January. The Police ICT Company teamed up with the National Police Technology Council to bring together hundreds of suppliers and police officers to explore tech in policing. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12264-police-ict-summit-2018?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Read more here.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11895-mission-critical-technologies?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Mission Critical Technologies</a><br />13-14 June - Mission Critical Technologies is a conference <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11895-mission-critical-technologies?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">dedicated to next generation public safety technologies</a>. Bringing together a host of forward thinking technology providers, showcasing the most innovative and cutting edge technologies to the International PPDR community.</p> <hr /> <blockquote>More techUK News &amp; Comment</blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/raf100-dinner/about?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">RAF 100 Dinner</a><br />1 March - techUK's RAF100 Centenary Dinner on the 1 March 2018 at the Imperial War Museum is part of the RAF100 initiative, celebrating 100 years of the RAF. The special guest speaker is Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of the Air Staff, RAF. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/raf100-dinner/about?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Demystifying Local Government – Growing the Tech Market</a><br />1 March - Local Government can often be seen as a complex market and one that is hard to navigate. As such, techUK is delighted to host a panel discussion with local Government and industry to <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">demystify local Government as a market</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12076-connecting-the-digital-community-at-techukmeetup-digital-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Connect with the Public Sector Digital Community at #techUKMeetUp</a><br />20 March - Join techUK and the Crown Commercial Service to hear about how GovTech companies are winning business through the Digital Marketplace. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/12076-connecting-the-digital-community-at-techukmeetup-digital-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+14+Feb+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2014%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/conferences/security2018?utm_source=tech-uk&amp;utm_medium=media-partner&amp;utm_campaign=newsletter&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Security and Defence 2018| Chatham House</a><br />12-13 March - The annual Chatham House Security and Defence conference will this year explore how states and other actors can adapt to increasingly layered and multidirectional conflicts? How are relationships evolving, and where is there potential for greater cooperation? <a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/conferences/security2018?utm_source=tech-uk&amp;utm_medium=media-partner&amp;utm_campaign=newsletter&amp;gator_td=Y5LdquInk3cctRDHnIbNbsmevDSBBROZpGusBrMfGD4TLbL7rmHrjSADsxzEh3FYe8YQHnC%2bAil3rBq5Zbj%2fZDL%2bgxhyw7m16VSM440bOnmjLiQ%2beJRCAWL28AvIpB5KUe5eakNQMWa%2bVclj6G7jlgFaJNRotioDCIPZCsWM%2f3U%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12271-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12271-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:38:40 +0000 Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org This week, the Government has announced a new tool to identify and block Daesh/ISIS content online, with a view to roll it out to SMEs across the UK. <p>Also this week:</p> <ul> <li>A survey of European business leaders finds many expect soft Brexit;</li> <li>Britain’s venture capital investment is on the rise;</li> <li>DCMS Secretary Matt Hancock appoints his Special Advisers.</li> </ul> <p><strong>All this and more, get your weekly tech policy fix below.</strong></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43037899?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">UK Government reveals new AI tool for blocking extremist content</a> <strong>(BBC)<br /></strong>The Home Office has collaborated with AI organisation ASI Data Science to create a tool primarily for SMEs who struggle to manage extremist and illegal content on their websites, with a view to roll it out more broadly.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/e6fdd2a8-0f10-11e8-8cb6-b9ccc4c4dbbb?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Business leaders display pragmatism about effects of Brexit</a> <strong>(FT £)<br /></strong>A survey of more than 2,500 senior executives in the UK, France, Germany and Spain found a majority believe free movement and ECJ overview will remain, despite indications made by Government.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/75a4425a-0b63-11e8-8eb7-42f857ea9f09?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Britain’s venture capital investment more than doubles</a> <strong>(FT £)<br /></strong>Surge in UK funding contrasted with an 18 per cent drop in global fintech investments, with TransferWise and OakNorth emerging as the biggest winners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/blog/Fintech-makes-the-world-go-around/UK-fintech-faces-biggest-hit-if-Brexit-deal-goes-sour?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">No deal Brexit could pose huge risk to Fintech sector</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly) <br /></strong>techUK and other witnesses expressed concern to the House of Lords EU Committee that loss of passporting rights and access to talent could stifle the continuing growth of the UK fintech sector.</p> <p><a href="https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/london-playbook/politico-london-playbook-boris-love-bombs-oxfam-showdown-may-to-belfast/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">DCMS Secretary of State appoints Special Advisers</a> <strong>(Politico)<br /></strong>Lottie Dominiczak (formerly Dexter) returns from maternity leave to become special adviser to Matt Hancock, joining new hire, Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, who joined DCMS last month.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/london-playbook/politico-london-playbook-boris-love-bombs-oxfam-showdown-may-to-belfast/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">techUK Deputy CEO says no-deal Brexit unthinkable for sector</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)<br /></strong>techUK gave evidence to the Lord’s EU Committee, making the case for a status quo transitional agreement for a minimum of two years, and highlighting the sector’s ongoing concerns around Brexit.</p> <p><a href="https://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/tech-sector-takes-lead-tackling-modern-slavery-2018-02/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">techUK makes recommendations to tackle modern slavery in new report</a> <strong>(Electronics </strong><strong>Weekly)<br /></strong>Our report on modern slavery reporting standards in the tech sector makes recommendations for both businesses and Government to help improve the quality of reporting.</p> <p><a href="insights/opinions/item/12261-takeaways-from-quantum-technologies-for-transport?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Quantum tech can bring innovation and advancement in transport sector</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>techUK Programme Manager Jessica Russell shares her key takeaways from an event exploring the ever closer world between transport and tech, more specifically in quantum research.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12260-winners-announced-at-the-2018-fdm-everywoman-in-technology-awards?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Tech sector celebrates female role models in awards ceremony</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>The FDM everywoman in tech awards, in partnership with techUK, shined a light on top female talent through the pipeline, with a number of techUK members and partners winning awards.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></h3> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12260-winners-announced-at-the-2018-fdm-everywoman-in-technology-awards?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Encryption keeps us safe. It must not be compromised with ‘backdoors’</a><strong><a href="insights/news/item/12260-winners-announced-at-the-2018-fdm-everywoman-in-technology-awards?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr"> </a>(Guardian)</strong></p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12260-winners-announced-at-the-2018-fdm-everywoman-in-technology-awards?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">How to innovate on the operating model of public services</a> <strong>(Nesta)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.wired.com/story/the-tale-of-the-painting-robot-that-didnt-steal-anyones-job/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">The tale of the painting robot that didn’t steal anyone’s job</a> <strong>(WIRED)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.bain.com/publications/articles/labor-2030-the-collision-of-demographics-automation-and-inequality.aspx?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">Labour 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality</a> <strong>(Bain)</strong></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Upcoming Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events">View full events calendar</a></strong></h3> <p>Feb 19 - <a href="events/workshop/item/12141-ai-machine-learning-international-expansion-workshop?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">AI / Machine Learning International Expansion – Workshop</a></p> <p>Feb 20 - <a href="events/briefing/item/12265-nis-directive-update-briefing?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">DCMS Workshop on Implementing the NIS Directive</a></p> <p>Feb 21 - <a href="events/roundtable/item/12269-techuk-roundtable-with-uk-government-on-uk-eu-data-flows?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">DCMS Data Flows Roundtable</a></p> <p>Feb 27 - <a href="events/briefing/item/12178-a-smarter-london-together-developing-a-new-plan-for-digital-change?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+13+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2013%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=Sjs4poVbnHGXR9HxqzryGodjY14Xu8LwM0oZ87LARE8mdE5QwedCX1ecEZj3iixOOy6w%2b%2fwcBFR2FTDd0XhZ56qdpWZ148XbS5klpP%2fvELJd52DvOEO9PXw6UrT3Ej2bBLG4WDTMImJzYlDOoked47YtyxfWaxB9QDsj7%2bNUTAC%2bRV69FZoQtr14rWcfSVSr">A Smarter London Together: Developing a New Plan for Digital Change</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">please get in touch with the team</a> and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like<br />feedback!</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12266-newsletter-can-you-transform-the-way-people-live-with-dementia Newsletter | Can you Transform the Way People Live With Dementia? http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12266-newsletter-can-you-transform-the-way-people-live-with-dementia Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Kate Francis(techUK) kate.francis@techuk.org techUK's Health and Social Care Programme update for the month of February <p>We hosted a sell-out event on digital health opportunities in the UK with the Department for International Trade. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12234-digital-health-opportunities-in-the-uk" target="_blank">If you missed it you can read about it here and watch the recording</a>. We also hosted webinars with NHS Digital and the WHO on the <a href="https://www.industrybriefings.co.uk/EVENTS/ICD_API_Webinar/home" target="_blank">International Classification of Diseases</a> and with NHSD on <a href="https://www.industrybriefings.co.uk/EVENTS/GP_Payments_Calculation/home" target="_blank">GP Payments Calculation Futures</a>.</p> <p>Later this month we have a Campaign Week on how tech can help solve some of the winter challenges in health and social care. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12064-campaign-week-how-tech-can-help-avoid-the-winter-crisis" target="_blank">Find out more about the themes and how you can highlight some of the great work you are doing here.</a></p> <p>We are pleased to be working with Essex County Council on their <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12170-challenge-dementia-networking-event" target="_blank">Challenge Dementia Prize.</a></p> <p>There are lots of opportunities to get involved in the programme so please do read on for more details.</p> <h3>techUK News, Views, and Opportunities</h3> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12233-transform-the-way-people-live-with-dementia" target="_blank">Transform the Way People Live With Dementia</a><br />techUK is delighted to support Challenge Dementia, led by Essex County Council. It is a nationwide search for innovative and creative ideas that can support people to live well with Dementia. Essex County Council with techUK will host a<a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12170-challenge-dementia-networking-event" target="_blank"> Challenge Dementia Networking Event on 21 February</a> for anyone who has an idea and wants to find out more about the prize, the process and hear about what makes a successful entry.</p> <p><strong>NHS Digital – techUK Industry Briefing</strong><br />Save the date for our first NHS Digital Industry Briefing of the year: 1 May in London. The Leeds date will be confirmed shortly.</p> <p><strong>Implementing Transfers of Care and Open APIs</strong><br />NHS England, NHS Digital and techUK will host an event for vendors to explore implementing transfers of care and open APIs. The purpose of this workshop is to consider the potential barriers to implementing transfers of care and open APIs and to explore how we can overcome those barriers. If you think this could be relevant to your company, please get in touch with <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">Kate Francis.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12086-join-nhs-open-api-lab-advisory-group" target="_blank">Join NHS Open API Lab Advisory Group</a><br />An opportunity to take a leadership role in shaping NHS Digital’s new NHS Open API Lab.</p> <p><strong>2018 Health and Social Care Industry Dinner</strong><br />If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for our Health and Social Care Industry Dinner due to take place in November this year, please get in touch with <a href="mailto:sophie.kane@techuk.org">Sophie Kane.</a></p> <h3>Health and Social Care Opportunities</h3> <p><a href="https://www.industrybriefings.co.uk/CONSULTATIONS_MAIN/Changes_to_ORD_RFI/home" target="_blank">NHS Digital Organisation Data Service, Request for Information</a><br />The Organisation Data Service (ODS) team are looking to understand the risks and impacts you might face due to the fundamental changes that are coming to the Organisation Reference Data (ORD), as part of the Information Standards Notice SCCI0090.</p> <p><a href="https://www.industrybriefings.co.uk/consultations" target="_blank">NHS Digital GP IT Futures Buying Catalogue Prototype, Request for Information</a><br />An opportunity to inform and shape the next stage of development on a 'single front door' platform for primary health and care users to source digital products and services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12154-snomed-ct-in-primary-care-implementation-update" target="_blank">SNOMED CT in Primary Care - Implementation Update<br /></a>An update from NHS Digital on the SNOMED CT Implementation across general practice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12136-lga-and-nhs-clinical-commissioners-conference" target="_blank">LGA and NHS Clinical Commissioners Conference – Delivering Health and Care in a Digital Age</a><br /><strong>Tuesday 27 March, Birmingham</strong><br />In partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioners and supported by NHS Providers, the LGA is planning a National conference bringing senior leaders together from across health and care and focus on how system wide challenges are being addressed using digital and data.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ktn-uk.co.uk/news/digital-health-technology-catalyst-briefing-event" target="_blank">£8 million for Digital Health Technology Catalyst Round 2 Funding Competition Event Briefing</a><br />Alder Hey Innovation Service, with support from KTN and local partners, will host briefing events for <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk" target="_blank">Innovate UK</a> on Round 2 of the <a href="https://www.ktn-uk.co.uk/funding/improving-health-through-digital-innovations" target="_blank">Digital Health Technology Catalyst (DHTC) funding</a>.</p> <h3>International Opportunities</h3> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12235-guest-blog-digital-health-exchange-between-denmark-and-the-united-kingdom" target="_blank">Digital Health Exchange between Denmark and the UK</a><br />The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Science &amp; Innovation Network (SIN) at the British Embassy Copenhagen are hosting a one-day event focused on Digital Health. We are inviting key stakeholders from the UK and the Nordics to discuss and showcase digital infrastructure solutions as well as sharing best practice within the digital health ecosystem.<br /><strong>Event details: 08:30 – 18:00 on Tuesday 13 March.</strong><br /><strong>Location: Mærsk Towers, Copenhagen, Denmark</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12147-e-health-industry-sector-mission-to-australia-10-13-april-2018" target="_blank">e-Health Industry Sector Mission to Australia, 10-13 April</a><br />Trade and Investment Queensland, TIQ, is organising an e-health industry sector mission to Australia to participate in a business engagement program involving many of Queensland’s leading health sector research and development organisations and agencies.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12272-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12272-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org This week marked Safer Internet Day, with over 1,700 organisations teaming up to help people use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. <p>techUK was delighted to support Safer Internet Day 2018 and you can<br />check out our involvement below. Meanwhile:</p> <ul> <li>The Prime Minister orders Commission to review online law and harassment;</li> <li>Last week the Government set out plans for its Digital Charter;</li> <li>The Government responds to Matthew Taylor’s review into good work.</li> </ul> <p>All this and more, get your weekly tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/5d182b5c-0b59-11e8-8eb7-42f857ea9f09?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">UK Law Commission to review online laws</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong> <br />Theresa May has ordered a review to ensure that what is illegal offline is illegal online, following announcements on the Digital Charter and the Internet Safety Strategy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/252433849/Government-sets-out-further-details-of-Digital-Charter?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Digital Charter plan set out by Government</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)</strong><br />Further details on the Digital Charter have been published, laying out guiding principles for the online world and a programme of work the Government hopes will make the internet a safer and more prosperous place for UK citizens</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/02/04/government-presses-tech-companies-sign-diversity-charter/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Digital Minister encourages tech companies to sign Tech Talent Charter</a> <strong>(Telegraph)</strong><br />Margot James MP is putting pressure on tech companies to make diversity pledges in a Charter, of which techUK is a founding member, to address great gender disparity in tech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42959756?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Government responds to Taylor Review recommendations</a> <strong>(BBC)</strong><br />The Government promises an overhaul of employment rights for workers in the gig economy following last year’s Taylor Review, with the Government claiming to go further than the review’s recommendations. Check out techUK’s response below.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/Safer-Internet-Day-Building-online-safety-practices-with-young-people?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Building online safety practices with young people</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)</strong><br />techUK’s CEO, Julian David writes about the need to make the internet a safer space for all, and why techUK is pleased to actively support Safer Internet Day 2018. <a href="insights/news/item/12242-safer-internet-day-2018-building-online-safety-practices-with-young-people?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Check out our roundup of the day here.</a></p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12240-techuk-welcomes-government-response-to-taylor-review?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Technological innovation will be at forefront of good jobs </a><strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Commenting on the Government’s response to the Taylor Review, Deputy CEO Antony Walker welcomes the commitments made and stresses the importance of tech in the future of work.</p> <p><a href="insights/opinions/item/12185-happy-data-privacy-day?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Data Privacy Day: landscape and changes ahead </a><strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Jeremy Lilley, techUK Data Policy Manager, kicks off Data Privacy Day with a view on the big changes ahead for data protection and Brexit negotiations.</p> <p>Last week at Davos tech was centre of conversation with the Prime Minister’s speech focusing on the opportunities of AI and challenges with online content. Check out our roundup and comments:</p> <ul> <li><a href="insights/news/item/12169-techuk-ceo-comments-on-prime-minister-s-speech-in-davos?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">techUK CEO Comments on Prime Minister's Speech in Davos</a></li> <li><a href="insights/news/item/12174-ethics-governance-are-key-issues-ai-enabled-world-uk-can-take-the-lead?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Ethics &amp; Governance are key in an AI-Enabled World – UK can Take the Lead</a></li> <li><a href="insights/news/item/12181-government-launches-digital-charter-at-world-economic-forum-in-davos?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Government Launches Digital Charter at World Economic Forum</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12180-amending-online-liability-not-the-answer-to-solve-online-content-concerns?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Amending Online Liability Not the Answer to Solve Online Content Concerns</a></li> </ul> <hr /> <h3><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610005/every-study-we-could-find-on-what-automation-will-do-to-jobs-in-one-chart/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Every study we could find on what automation will do to jobs, in one chart</a><strong> (Technology Review)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.politico.eu/article/matthew-hancock-tech-ally-in-brexit-storm-westminster-comeback-kid/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">Matthew Hancock: Tech’s ally in Brexit storm</a> <strong>(Politico EU)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.weforum.org/reports/towards-a-reskilling-revolution">Towards a Reskilling Revolution</a> <strong>(World Economic Forum)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/the-tech-uk?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">APPG for Entrepreneurship: 2018 Survey</a></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Upcoming Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events">View full events calendar</a></strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Feb 19 - <a href="events/workshop/item/12141-ai-machine-learning-international-expansion-workshop?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">AI / Machine Learning International Expansion – Workshop</a></p> <p>Feb 27 - <a href="events/briefing/item/12178-a-smarter-london-together-developing-a-new-plan-for-digital-change?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+07+February+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2007%20February%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=lA0E6IWUgzDJiBRRXY%2fwSQd5Vg89DQ9Fwvl9kK5Gz4cTiWkW%2ftght%2bqh4QregtcYgB7TdeX2NIVY5bpq8s%2fcgc2vTHcugT%2brUW1qcJm4xitwM1pbbJfq0bTw%2fEU2gL3yw8Z41y7M8W9Ty3QWVQtjYVT9hFwN1oodqR2boDHueJ2NH4lo98IqZymjW6DYHg8N">A Smarter London Together; Developing a New Plan for Digital Change</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">please get in touch with the team</a> and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12228-financial-services-update-january-2018 Financial Services Update January 2018 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12228-financial-services-update-january-2018 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:50:43 +0000 Rohit Sharma (techUK) rohit.sharma@techuk.org The January 2018 edition of the Financial Services newsletter. <h3>Welcome to the January 2018 edition of the techUK <a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/financial-services-payments?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Financial+Services+update+12+June+2015&amp;utm_term=Financial%20Services%20update%2012%20June%202015&amp;utm_content=44" target="_blank">Financial Services &amp; Payments</a> Programme newsletter.</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Dear All,</p> <p>The new year has kicked off and things are busy. The Payments Services Directive <a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-15-5793_en.htm?locale=en" target="_blank">(PSD2)</a> and Open Banking have come into effect, heralding a major shift in the way banking operates, from a system of stand-alone banks, providing a specific range of products to an eco-system where many players collaborate to offer a much wider range of services.</p> <p>Our work continues to focus on fostering innovation and a forward-looking joined-up strategy for UK digital financial services. So please join in our policy discussions through our working groups and come to our events to hear the latest and get your voice heard!</p> <p>This year we are particularly interested in these areas:</p> <p>• The advance and innovative customer solutions of blockchain across many sectors and undertaking thought leadership work to build a Blockchain Positive Britain.</p> <p>• Advocating for representative and transparent governance for Open Banking and beyond.</p> <p>• Cyber challenges facing the financial services sector</p> <p>• Digital ID to underpin access and security and create technically ground-breaking customer solutions with wide applications.</p> <p>• The expanding growth of digital in the insurance sector.</p> <p>This year our aim, with your help, is to forge an overarching policy voice for techUK in financial services. To do this we intend to: widen our focus; collaborate on new technologies across techUK; take a proactive stance on advocacy and create a techUK vision of a digitally enabled sector in the UK.</p> <p><strong>As always, we thank you for all your help and all comments, suggestions most welcome!</strong></p> <p>Ruth<br />Ruth Milligan| Head of Financial Services &amp; Payments<br /><a href="mailto:ruth.milligan@techuk.org">ruth.milligan@techuk.org</a> | <a href="http://www.techuk.org">www.techuk.org</a></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Policy Updates</strong></p> <p><strong>January 13th</strong>: Open Banking and PSD2 came into effect – see techUK <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12101-open-banking-opening-doors-for-your-finances" target="_blank">articles</a> and <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12140-will-open-banking-invite-the-fraudsters-in" target="_blank">blogs</a> to mark the occasion.</p> <p><strong>January 30th:</strong> Launch of new <strong>All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Blockchain</strong>, led by In MPs Grant Shapps and Damien Moore. techUK will be getting engaged.</p> <p><strong>Open Banking:</strong> techUK continues advocacy activities:</p> <p>• Ruth Milligan represents techUK members on the Policy Action Group of the OBIE.</p> <p>• techUK has also joined together with other Open Banking Stakeholders to push for better governance of Open Banking and beyond. <em>For further info contact <a href="mailto:ruth.milligan@techuk.org">ruth.milligan@techuk.org</a></em></p> <p><br /><strong>New Payments Systems Operator:</strong> techUK is forging links with the New Payments Systems Operator (NPSO), who came to speak at our latest Open Banking Working Group (<a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/12190-open-banking-working-group" target="_blank">see minutes</a>). Get in touch if you want to be involved in NPSO consultation activities.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>Other News</strong></p> <p>Opportunities for Fintechs to Enter International Markets: Our colleagues at City of London and DIT are keen to reach techUK members interested in opportunities in India and other international markets. The activities include:</p> <p>• 21 February: A roundtable hosted in the Indian High Commission – including details of the Access India Programme</p> <p>• 26 Feb- 1 March – A DIT-led Mission to the Fintergrate conference in Mumbai</p> <p><strong>techUK&nbsp;members are invited to take advantage of these initiatives but spaces are limited – for further details please contact us or contact directly: </strong><a href="mailto:Amar.Mistry@cityoflondon.gov.uk">Amar.Mistry@cityoflondon.gov.uk</a>&nbsp;<strong> &nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12110-wfe-calls-for-global-standards-for-fintech" target="_blank">WFE Calls for Global Standards for Fintech</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12028-eba-opinion-on-psd2-transition-period" target="_blank">EBA Opinion on PSD2 Transition Period</a></p> <p><strong>Guest Blog:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12078-the-open-age-of-banking-technology-driving-customer-trust-and-loyalty" target="_blank">The Open Age of Banking: Technology Driving Customer Trust and Loyalty</a></p> <p>A discussion of how banks can ensure customer trust within Open Banking from techUK member Richard Lowe, Director of BFSI UK, SQS</p> <hr /> <p><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p><strong>27 February:</strong> <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12097-open-banking-psd2-and-the-cybe-challenges-facing-the-financial-services-sector" target="_blank">Open Banking, PSD2 and the Cyber challenges facing the financial services sector</a></p> <p>We look at what might be the security implications of Open Banking and PSD2 in the light of GDPR, separating myth from reality and exploring how cyber can provide answers.</p> <p><strong>6 March:</strong> 6 March CSFI Event Dinner.</p> <p>This year the debating motion will be “This House believes that FinTech will save the City”. Members might be interested in securing a table</p> <p><strong>14 March:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11867-digital-id-event" target="_blank">How Can Tech Crack the Digital Identity Puzzle?</a></p> <p>This kick-off event will explore how the UK can get a digital ID off the ground, with a view to further dedicated techUK work in this area. A keynote speech from eResidency in Estonia will show us how it can be done, followed by discussion from players already striving to make digital ID a reality.</p> <p><strong>5 April:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12194-gauging-cyberinsurance-is-it-providing-for-market-needs" target="_blank">Gauging Cyberinsurance – is it Providing for Market Needs?</a></p> <p>Our panel of experts will explore the issues presented by increased sharing and use of sensitive customer for the insurance sector and how cyber technologies can step up to the challenge.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>Upcoming Working Groups</strong></p> <p><strong>15 March 2018:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11899-distributed-ledger-technology-working-group" target="_blank">Distributed Ledger Working Group</a></p> <p><strong>19 March 2018:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11903-insurance-working-group" target="_blank">Insurance Working Group</a></p> <p><strong>5 April 2018:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11907-fs-council-2018" target="_blank">Financial Services Council</a></p> <p><strong>11 April 2018:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11949-open-banking-and-payments-working-group" target="_blank">Open Banking Working Group</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12254-smarteruk-update-january-2018 SmarterUK Update | January 2018 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12254-smarteruk-update-january-2018 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org The Year of GDPR and the HM Government’s Year of Engineering <p>Welcome to our Monthly SmarterUK update. The full newsletter, including regulatory and market news, is available as a pdf download below for members only.</p> <p>To subscribe to the SmarterUK simply <a href="http://www.techuk.org/services/newsletters">follow this link</a>, enter your details, and select the newsletters of interest to you.</p> <hr /> <p>Welcome to 2018 – the year of GDPR and the HM Government's <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/engineering-in-the-spotlight-for-2018-as-government-launches-campaign-to-inspire-the-next-generation">Year of Engineering</a>! To celebrate, we have our first monthly update for you.</p> <p>To quickly introduce myself, I'm <a href="about/our-staff/programmes/item/11942-jessica-russell">Jess - the new Programme Manager for SmarterUK (Transport and Smart Cities)</a>. I am looking forward to a big year of all things Smart, and to meeting you all, sooner rather than later! Please do get in touch if you have any ideas, concerns or comments.</p> <p>If January is setting the benchmark, this is going to be a busy year! So far we have bid farewell and best wishes to Aimee... <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S8983&amp;CC=&amp;w=34773&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">techUK's President Jaqueline de Rojas received a CBE for Services to International Trade in Tech...</a> BEIS and the Automotive Council announced the <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S8983&amp;CC=&amp;w=34775&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">first Automotive Sector Deal...</a> the NIC launched its '<a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S8983&amp;CC=&amp;w=34774&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Roads of the Future</a>' competition...and the Cabinet reshuffle delivered a new Minister of State at the Department for Transport, Jo Johnson.</p> <p>The World Economic Forum published its <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S8983&amp;CC=&amp;w=34776&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Global Risks Report 2018</a> earlier this month. This year, for the first time in the report’s history, there are two technological risks (Cyber attacks and Data fraud or theft) in the top 5 most likely to occur. We have kept this in mind as we developed the various work programmes for SmarterUK. As we power ahead with our work to ensure the UK is at the forefront of the Smart revolution in all aspects, we will continue to prioritise cybersecurity to keep the UK protected against such critical and increasingly threatening risks.</p> <p>The <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S8983&amp;CC=&amp;w=34777&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Ofgem Innovation Link Roundtable</a> on Tuesday 23 January brought energy innovators together to hear the latest on Innovation Link and lessons from October's Regulatory Sandbox, share views on how to increase engagement from companies outside of the energy market as well as learning more about the benefits of techUK's SmarterUK Energy and Utilities Programme.</p> <p>techUK's first <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S8983&amp;CC=&amp;w=34778&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Introductory Evening</a> took place on Wednesday 24 January. Matt gave a run-down of last year's work, and what this year's SmarterUK programme will look like. It also provided a great networking opportunity for members and non-members. There are three more this year, so if you or someone you know missed this one, you only have to wait until May.</p> <p>The meeting write-up and presentations for the <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S8983&amp;CC=&amp;w=34779&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Putting the User back into Transport Innovation</a> – Use Cases for Data workshop have been published and are available for download.</p> <p>So that’s a wrap on January... Looking to February, if you’re not already attending <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S8983&amp;CC=&amp;w=34780&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">the Future of the IoT: Innovation, Security and Skills conference</a> on February 7 in Bristol, there is still time to register! Don’t miss out on your chance to be there...and to get out of London for a day!</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12215-justice-emergency-services-update Justice & Emergency Services Update http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12215-justice-emergency-services-update Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:09:54 +0000 Seema Patel(techUK) seema.patel@techuk.org The fortnightly round-up of the news and opportunities from techUK’s Justice & Emergency Services programme <blockquote>Here is your fortnightly round-up of the news and opportunities from techUK’s Justice &amp; Emergency Services programme.</blockquote> <p>On 7 February techUK is <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12077-police-tech-end-user-perspectives">teaming up with Policing Insight</a> run an event exploring the results of their recent survey on provision of ICT to the police. The survey covered frontline staff from every UK Force, and the panel shall discuss what insights for suppliers the findings reveal. The panel consists of a very strong line up of speakers who can between them give a 360-degree view of the police ICT market. <strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12077-police-tech-end-user-perspectives">Book your place now!</a></strong></p> <p>The following week <strong>Mike Barton, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary</strong> and NPCC Chief Officer Lead for Crime Operations, is <a href="events/briefing/item/11752-digital-policing-briefing-with-chief-constable-mike-barton">coming to techUK to brief members</a> on his mission to ensure British policing is in the vanguard of tackling crime on the internet, and his overall vision for policing tech.</p> <p>And <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12203-police-officers-could-lose-28-days-a-year-due-to-siloed-data">new research from MarkLogic and Dods Research</a> reveals the extent to which ineffective data management may be costing police valuable time. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12203-police-officers-could-lose-28-days-a-year-due-to-siloed-data">Read the report here.</a></p> <hr /> <blockquote>News, Views and Opportunities</blockquote> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12077-police-tech-end-user-perspectives">Police Tech: End User Perspectives</a></strong><br />7 February - Policing Insight has recently conducted a survey of police officers from all UK forces, assessing their views on the provision of ICT to the police. This event shall explore the results of the survey, and discuss what insights for suppliers the findings reveal. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12077-police-tech-end-user-perspectives">Sign up here.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="events/briefing/item/11752-digital-policing-briefing-with-chief-constable-mike-barton">Digital Policing Briefing with Chief Constable Mike Barton</a></strong><br />14 February - Michael Barton, the Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary and the NPCC Chief Officer Lead for Crime Operations. He and his team are coming to techUK to brief members on his mission to ensure British policing is in the vanguard of tackling crime on the internet, and his overall vision for tech in policing.<a href="events/briefing/item/11752-digital-policing-briefing-with-chief-constable-mike-barton"> Book now.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12203-police-officers-could-lose-28-days-a-year-due-to-siloed-data">Police Officers Could Lose 28 Days a Year Due to Siloed Data</a></strong><br />Each UK police officer could potentially be losing up to 28 working days a year due to siloed data, according to new research released today by Dods Group PLC in partnership with MarkLogic Corporation. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12203-police-officers-could-lose-28-days-a-year-due-to-siloed-data">Read the report here.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12151-ian-bell-appointed-ceo-of-police-ict-company">Ian Bell Appointed CEO of Police ICT Company</a></strong><br />Ian Bell, the Director of National Enabling Programmes has been appointed as the CEO of the Police ICT Company for 2 years, starting in February 2018. Industry <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12151-ian-bell-appointed-ceo-of-police-ict-company">applauds his appointment and wishes him luck.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11895-mission-critical-technologies">Mission Critical Technologies</a></strong><br />13-14 June - Mission Critical Technologies is a conference <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11895-mission-critical-technologies">dedicated to next generation public safety technologies.</a> Bringing together a host of forward thinking technology providers, showcasing the most innovative and cutting edge technologies to the International PPDR community.</p> <hr /> <blockquote>More techUK News &amp; Comment</blockquote> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12163-joint-security-resilience-centre-15-jan-update">Home Office Joint Security &amp; Resilience Centre - Jan Update</a></strong><br />The Home Office's Joint Security &amp; Resilience Centre is committed to improving and increasing their communications with industry during 2018. As part of this plan, they intend to send industry regular updates regarding current and pipeline projects at JSaRC. This week's update provides an overview of their <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12163-joint-security-resilience-centre-15-jan-update">Securing Crowded Places project.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11896-briefing-with-action-fraud-and-the-national-crime-agency">Briefing with Action Fraud and the National Crime Agency</a></strong><br />5 Feb - This briefing, jointly delivered by Action Fraud and the National Cyber Crime Unit within the NCA, will highlight the partnerships that Action Fraud and the NCCU have developed to <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11896-briefing-with-action-fraud-and-the-national-crime-agency">help companies report cyber crime incidents.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11546-higher-education-tech-market-future-trends-opportunities-and-challenges">Higher Education Tech Market: Future Trends, Opportunities and Challenges</a></strong><br />5 Feb - techUK members can hear from leading experts from the EdTech world on what they see as the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11546-higher-education-tech-market-future-trends-opportunities-and-challenges">future trends and opportunities</a> facing higher education and the role tech will play.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/conferences/security2018">Security and Defence 2018| Chatham House</a></strong><br />12-13 March - The annual Chatham House Security and Defence conference will this year explore how states and other actors can adapt to increasingly layered and multidirectional conflicts? How are relationships evolving, and where is there potential for greater cooperation? <a href="https://www.chathamhouse.org/conferences/security2018">Book your place now.</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12184-international-trade-newsletter-events-and-opportunities-2018-is-set-to-continue-where-2017-left-off-with-a-number-of-delegations-available-for-uk-tech-companies-looking-to-grow-their-international-presence International Trade Newsletter | Events and Opportunities http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12184-international-trade-newsletter-events-and-opportunities-2018-is-set-to-continue-where-2017-left-off-with-a-number-of-delegations-available-for-uk-tech-companies-looking-to-grow-their-international-presence Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:05:52 +0000 Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org 2018 is set to continue where 2017 left off with a number of delegations available for UK tech companies looking to grow their international presence. <p>2018 is set to continue where 2017 left off with a number of delegations available for UK tech companies looking to grow their international presence.</p> <p>Notably, techUK is pleased to support the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to India which will take in WCIT India 2018 in Hyderabad, as part of NASSCOM's ILF 2018 Conference. The Mission will also visit Bangalore and Mumbai (optional). Places are still available and SME’s can apply for a £1500 ERDF grant towards their costs of participating. The agenda is action packed and includes visits to the major Indian system integrators. Should you wish to join this or the other delegations listed, please get in touch.</p> <p>If you are planning on expanding internationally, you may also be able to access DIT export grants with GTM Global. <a href="http://www.gotomarket.global/" target="_blank">GTM Global </a>works in association with techUK, DIT and Newable to provide mentoring, advice and guidance for scale-up UK tech and digital business owners looking to expand globally.</p> <p>Funding is available for digital brands with a turnover between £5 to 40m, exporting currently to no more than six markets. Funding applications close March 2018, so early expressions of interest are advised. To find out more and to check your business qualifies, email <a href="mailto:simon.spier@techuk.org" target="_blank">simon.spier@techuk.org</a>.</p> <p>As 2018 gets in to full swing, should you have any ideas or suggestions on how to engage with techUK’s International Trade programme, please do get in contact.<br />All the best</p> <p>Simon<br /><strong>Simon Spier | Head of International Trade</strong><br />E <a href="mailto:simon.spier@techuk.org" target="_blank">mailto:simon.spier@techuk.org</a>| T (0) 20 7331 2008</p> <p>________________________________________<br /><strong>International Insights</strong></p> <p><br /><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/What-a-year-its-been-for-tech-in-the-UK" target="_blank">ICYMI: CEO Julian David Looks Back on Tech in 2017</a><br />In his round-up of key moments in tech in 2017, techUK CEO Julian David highlights that tech is now, more than ever, the centre of gravity for public policy and debate.</p> <p><a href="insights/reports/item/12102-ces-blog-day-4-leaving-las-vegas" target="_blank">CES 2018: What Were the Lessons Learned?</a><br />The techUK Pavilion at CES18 was a destination point for media, investors, buyers and businesses as a result of our partnership with the Department for International Trade. techUK’s Paul Hide provides a summary of CES18 and opportunities for next year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12006-digital-health-exchange-between-denmark-and-the-uk" target="_blank">Digital Health Exchange Between Denmark and the UK</a><br />An event focusing on Digital Health organised by The Department for International Trade and the Science &amp; Innovation Network at the British Embassy in Copenhagen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12017-jacqueline-de-rojas-awarded-cbe-for-services-to-international-trade-in-tech" target="_blank">Jacqueline de Rojas Awarded CBE for Services to International Trade in Tech</a><br />techUK president amongst several tech innovators recognised in the New Year Honours List.<br />________________________________________</p> <p><strong>Events and Opportunities</strong></p> <p><br /><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12139-chile-opportunities-webinar" target="_blank">Webinar Exploring Chile's Tech Opportunity</a><br />The British Chilean Chamber of Commerce is working with InvestChile (the national FDI bureau) and ChileTec (the Technological Industry Association in Chile) to run a webinar about the opportunities that Chile can offer UK digital tech firms. They will also have a case study from a successful joint venture between a Chilean company and a foreign company which now works across the region.<br /><strong>31 January, Webinar</strong></p> <p><a href="events/conference/item/11763-techuk-delegation-wcit-india-2018" target="_blank">techUK Delegation - WCIT India 2018</a><br />techUK is pleased to support the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to India which will take in WCIT India 2018 in Hyderabad as part of NASSCOM's ILF 2018 Conference. SME’s can apply for a £1,500 ERDF grant towards their costs of participating.<br /><strong>19 – 21 February 2018, Hyderbad, India</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12141-ai-machine-learning-international-expansion-workshop" target="_blank">Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning International Expansion – Free Mentoring Workshop</a><br />Are you a business selling products and services that utilize AI/ML and looking to expand internationally in 2018? Register for a free, two-hour, one-to-one mentoring workshop session with international expansion experts.<br /><strong>19 February, Silicon Valley Bank, London</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/workshop/item/12142-go-to-market-usa-free-mentoring-workshop" target="_blank">Going to Market in the USA? Free Mentoring Workshop</a><br />Register for a free one-to-one two-hour mentoring workshop covering compliance / entry requirements, IP, GDPR, grants and aid, investment, resources and funding, UK and overseas accounting &amp; taxation issues, marketing, routes to market, channel partners, logistics and technology providers, advertising and PR, access to governmental and trade bodies, location (virtual or physical) and workforce skills.<br /><strong>21 February, Silicon Valley Bank, London</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12031-exploring-cyber-security-opportunities-with-indra" target="_blank">Exploring Cyber Security Opportunities with INDRA</a><br />The Department for International Trade Spain is recruiting UK cyber security companies interested in partnering with the Spanish company INDRA to win business in the UK and beyond. Attend this Meet the Partner event which will consist of a series of presentations to set the scene.<br /><strong>22 February, techUK, London</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/12094-cyber-security-and-data-opportunities-in-sub-saharan-africa" target="_blank">Seminar: Cyber Security and Data Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa</a><br />Multiple export opportunities exist for UK cyber security and data protection companies to do business with public, private and third sector organisations across sub-Saharan Africa. This evening seminar, with a panel of expert speakers, will aim to increase the knowledge base of UK tech companies on how to expand and do business in sub-Saharan Africa by exploring key opportunities, and also the legal, regulatory and risk challenges facing companies.<br /><strong>5 March, techUK, London</strong></p> <p><a href="events/conference/item/12138-smart-city-summit-expo" target="_blank">Smart City Summit &amp; Expo</a><br />The Smart City Summit &amp; Expo is a premier forum &amp; expo in Asia-Pacific with more than 25,000 professional from businesses, academia and government officials. During the event, you will be able to meet potential partners and project owners, not only from Taiwan but also from around the Asia.<br /><strong>27-30 March, Taipai, Taiwan</strong></p> <p><a href="events/conference/item/12137-delegation-to-japan-ict-week" target="_blank">SME Mission to Japan ICT Week</a><br />Join the EU-Japan Centre mission to Japan Tech Week. Exhibit at the show. Gain knowledge about the ICT market structure, sector analysis, business policy.<br />Identify relevant key contacts (decision makers, R&amp;D centres, business partners).<br />Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology).<br />Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities.<br /><strong>8-11 May, Tokyo, Japan</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/opportunity/item/11245-support-available-to-extend-your-global-reach" target="_blank">Support Available to Extend Your Global Reach</a><br />Extend Your Global Reach (EYGR) is a new and innovative package of support that is assisting SMEs from the South West to enter new, high growth export markets. EYGR is delivered by Business West and funded by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Department for International Trade (DIT) and all Local Enterprise Partnerships across the region.<br /><strong>Ongoing</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/international-trade/events" target="_blank">Full Programme of International Trade Events and Opportunities</a><br />Please click the above link for the full programme of techUK's events and opportunities, including chances to participate in DIT supported pavilions at international exhibitions.<br /><strong>Ongoing</strong><br />________________________________________</p> <p><strong>Nominations Open - Great British Scaleup Programme March 2018</strong><br />We are delighted to announce the third TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme will be held at techUK on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 March 2018.</p> <p>The Great British Scaleup programme is a closed-door, 90-minute workshop session with TechMarketView analysts and executive advisors from ScaleUp Group.<br />The workshop will assess your company’s potential and scalability using the ScaleUp Growth Index®, a proprietary scorecard which identifies areas of your business that might be an inhibitor to achieving extraordinary growth. The ScaleUp Growth Index® gets you better prepared to undertake the next stage of your scale-up journey. You can use the Index to compare yourself with peers and track your progress as you implement your plans.</p> <p>For more information contact <a href="mailto:gbs@techmarketview.com" target="_blank">mailto:gbs@techmarketview.com</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://techmarketview.com/news/archive/2018/01/08/nominations-open-great-british-scaleup-event-march-2018" target="_blank">read more here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12183-internet-of-things-monthly-update-january-2018 Internet of Things Monthly Update | January 2018 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12183-internet-of-things-monthly-update-january-2018 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:06:29 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org Internet of Things January 2018 | CES 2018 Was a Catalyst of Innovation <p>Welcome to the techUK IoT newsletter for the month of October. To see the full newsletter, including industry and regulatory news, you can download the full document below for members only.</p> <p>To subscribe to this and other updates, visit the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/services/newsletters">newsletters page</a> under the services tab of the techUK website.</p> <hr /> <p>As always the year kicked-off with a bang as we saw the latest in consumer electronics unveiled at the <a href="https://www.ces.tech/">Consumer Electronics Show</a> (CES) in Las Vegas. For the connected home the clear emphasis was on driving greater connectivity and AI capability into devices. In line with the past number of years the automotive sector again had a strong presence at the show with new electric vehicles being demonstrated and a focus on mobility as a service solution. techUK was at the show at part of a partnership with the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-trade">Department for International Trade</a> and you can read <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12102-ces-blog-day-4-leaving-las-vegas">Paul Hide's round-up of the week</a>, including dodging storms and how a tech fair deals with a power cut!</p> <p>On our side of the Atlantic we've been working hard to confirm our 2018 programme. In the year ahead we will continue to focus on;</p> <ul> <li>Ensuring we've got the right policy and regulatory framework to spur the adoption of IoT,</li> <li>Tackling some of the core issues facing us, particularly trust issues like security and privacy,</li> <li>Driving market engagement with a focus on the connected home and the construction/infrastructure sector.</li> </ul> <p>These build on what we achieved in 2017 – <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/reports/item/12104-iot-6-monthly-activity-roundup-2017-sh">see here for a round-up of the last six months of our work</a>. If you would like to get engaged in the programme over the next year then please get in contact. In the short term I hope to see many of you in Bristol on the 7 February at our <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11853-the-future-of-the-iot-innovation-security-and-skills">Future of IoT: Innovation, Skills and Security event</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12217-techuklocalgov-news-views-update #techUKlocalgov News & Views Update http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12217-techuklocalgov-news-views-update Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Georgina Maratheftis(techUK) georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org Your latest update on all things local gov tech and digital! <p>It’s been a busy one here at techUK. Last week my colleague Jeremy Lilley and I were in Manchester at the Local Government Association and iNetwork conference talking all things General Data Protection and the opportunities for organisational transformation and creating a culture of data trust.</p> <p>We have 2 final spots left for the <a href="events/roundtable/item/11681-local-government-roundtable-harnessing-digital-to-prevent-homelessness?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">Harnessing Digital to Prevent Homelessness Roundtable</a> next week on 30 January. We have a fantastic number of councils attending to share their experiences and insights. Places are limited and if you would like to take up final spot please email me by this Thursday 25 January.</p> <hr /> <h3>#techUKlocalgov: Latest</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12050-essex-county-council-challenge-dementia?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">Essex Council Dementia Challenge: Win £100,000 by Developing a Solution to Support this Growing Challenge</a><br />techUK is delighted to be supporting Challenge Dementia, led by Essex County Council. It is a nationwide search for innovative and creative ideas that can support people to live well with Dementia - entries close on 13 April. There will also be an event hosted at techUK next month with further details on why and how to get involved, keep an eye out for that!</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12064-campaign-week-how-tech-can-help-avoid-the-winter-crisis?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">Invitation to Participate in techUK’s ‘How Tech Can Help Avoid the Winter Crisis’ Campaign Week</a><br />Opportunity to contribute a guest blog, join the debate and discussion on how technology can help solve some of the winter crisis challenges. Contact <a href="mailto:kate.francis@techuk.org">Kate Francis, techUK’s Programme Manager - Health &amp; Social Care </a>if you need more details or would like to get involved.</p> <p><a href="events/roundtable/item/11681-local-government-roundtable-harnessing-digital-to-prevent-homelessness?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">*Last Few Places* 2 Places Left to Attend our Harnessing Digital to Prevent Homelessness Roundtable</a><br />With the new Homelessness Reduction Act placing a renewed focus for councils to prevent homelessness, we are delighted to bring together over 10 councils together with industry to discuss the potential of digital to transform service outcomes. Places are limited, if you would like to express an interest in attending please contact <a href="mailto:georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org">Georgina Maratheftis.</a></p> <p><a href="events/briefing/item/12158-2nd-consultation-event-for-the-open-identity-exchange-oix-project?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">2nd Consultation Event for the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) Project</a><br />Next month we host the second consultation session which will offer public service portal and platform suppliers a chance to learn about and discuss the Information Governance Standards and Technical Design being developed by the project.</p> <hr /> <h3>#techUKlocalgov: Action &amp; Reaction</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12118-digital-infrastructure-plan-announced-for-liverpool-city-region?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">Digital Devolution: Digital Infrastructure Plan Announced for Liverpool City Region</a><br />techUK’s Local government Programme looks at the announcement in more detail, what techUK is doing in this area and how you can get involved.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12083-accelerating-transformation-in-the-public-sector?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">Accelerating Transformation in the Public Sector</a><br />techUK joins up innovative GovTech SMEs with the public sector. Find out what happened at techUK’s Innovation Den which included Enfield Council’s Head of ICT and Head of Innovation Strategy, ISS Design Authority and the Ministry of Defence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12057-techuk-comment-on-matt-hancock-appointment-as-secretary-of-state-for-dcms?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">techUK Congratulates Matt Hancock on Appointment as Secretary of State for DCMS</a><br />techUK CEO welcomes the appointment of Matt Hancock MP to the important role of Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport.</p> <hr /> <h3>#techUKlocalgov: Other News</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://publictechnology.net/articles/news/bristol-city-council-prepares-%C2%A34m-software-overhaul?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">Bristol City Council Looks for Supplier to Provide Integrated HR and Payroll Platform</a>&nbsp;<strong>(PublicTechnology.net)</strong><br />Bids are invited until 19 February, with a £4m contract due to kick off on 1 July, and last for eight years thereafter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.publictechnology.net/articles/news/sedgemoor-district-council-lays-out-digital-transformation-plans?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">Sedgemoor District Council Lays out Digital-Transformation Plans</a><strong>&nbsp;(PublicTechnology.net)</strong><br />Authority in Somerset looks to create a platform to improve services, create efficiencies, and enable data-sharing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.publictechnology.net/articles/news/newcastle-and-northumberland-agreed-shared-services-plan-council-tax-and-benefits?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">Newcastle and Northumberland Agree Shared-Services Plan for Council Tax and Benefits</a><strong>&nbsp;(PublicTechnology.net)</strong><br />The two authorities are to create a single team of about 400 people to jointly deliver “transactional” services to citizens across both areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ukauthority.com/cyber-resilience/entry/7854/lgfl-to-set-up-cyber-centre-of-excellence?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">The London Grid for Learning (LGfL) To Set up a Cyber Centre of Excellence to Support Schools using its Network </a><strong>(UKAuthority)</strong><br />LGfl CEO goes public with plan after DDoS attack disrupted schools’ internet connectivity.</p> <hr /> <h3>Upcoming Events</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>30 Jan - <a href="events/roundtable/item/11681-local-government-roundtable-harnessing-digital-to-prevent-homelessness">Harnessing Digital to Prevent Homelessness</a></p> <p>12 Feb - <a href="events/briefing/item/12158-2nd-consultation-event-for-the-open-identity-exchange-oix-project">2nd Consultation Event for the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) Project</a></p> <p>01 Mar - <a href="events/briefing/item/12107-demystifying-local-government-growing-the-tech-market">Demystifying Local Government – Growing the Tech Market</a></p> <p>20 Mar - <a href="events/meeting/item/12076-connecting-the-digital-community-at-techukmeetup-digital-future">Connecting the Digital Community at #techUKMeetUp: Digital Future</a></p> <p>27 May - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/12136-lga-and-nhs-clinical-commissioners-conference?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">LGA and NHS Clinical Commissioners Conference</a></p> <p>26 Jun - <a href="https://psshow.co.uk/?utm_source=http%3A%2F%2Fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2Flz%2F&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local%20Gov%20Newsletter%2024%20Janaury%202018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2BR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2B%2F4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2BWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2FxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2Fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2BHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2BcFgO%2BD%2Ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2F0IXi895N5g%3D%3D">Public Sector Show</a></p> <hr /> <h3>Nominations Open - Great British Scaleup Programme March 2018</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We are delighted to announce the third TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme will be held at techUK on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 March 2018.</p> <p>The Great British Scaleup programme is a closed-door, 90-minute workshop session with TechMarketView analysts and executive advisors from ScaleUp Group.<br />The workshop will assess your company’s potential and scalability using the ScaleUp Growth Index®, a proprietary scorecard which identifies areas of your business that might be an inhibitor to achieving extraordinary growth. The ScaleUp Growth Index® gets you better prepared to undertake the next stage of your scale-up journey. You can use the Index to compare yourself with peers and track your progress as you implement your plans.</p> <p>For more information contact <a href="mailto:gbs@techmarketview.com">gbs@techmarketview.com</a> and read more <a href="http://techmarketview.com/news/archive/2018/01/08/nominations-open-great-british-scaleup-event-march-2018?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Local+Gov+Newsletter+24+Janaury+2018&amp;utm_term=Local%20Government%20Newsletter%2024%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=88257&amp;gator_td=mVFKeV%2bR3DfIjbRqV0YWE%2b%2f4xBrbtzqeZNYIZapsK3nrG8FgzT71afe94k7K2PoCdvmCH1KYIbyxrIo6jJm4%2bWVXnV2UgzStW0oqYDmFCVO%2fxaIWP3TghVFbnmvi%2fdq4qLM6zWFisiu%2bHGKONVOCMfvughUxN2CBRAnvyets8SjAK%2bcFgO%2bD%2ff580OvgFZLr93JulltztuZ%2f0IXi895N5g%3d%3d">here.</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12273-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12273-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org This week, Theresa May is set to announce plans to create an AI Ethics body following recommendations made by techUK and partner bodies. <p>This week, Theresa May is set to announce plans to create an AI Ethics body following recommendations made by techUK and partner bodies. Also:</p> <ul> <li>NCSC’s chief warns cyber attack on UK is case of “when, not if”;</li> <li>UK and France announce joint AI conference and initiative</li> <li>Reports from Davos 2018 focus on future of work technological innovation.</li> </ul> <p>All this and more! Get your weekly tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/01/22/exclusive-theresa-may-announce-ethical-oversight-ai-used-drive/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Prime Minister: AI must have ethical oversight</a> <strong>(Telegraph £)</strong><br />Long standing recommendation from techUK to create an AI ethics body will be headline announcement of Theresa May’s Davos 2018 speech.</p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/22/cyber-attack-on-uk-matter-of-when-not-if-says-security-chief-ciaran-martin?CMP=share_btn_tw&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">NCSC chief warns major cyber attack on UK imminent</a> <strong>(Guardian)</strong><br />Head of UK’s National Cyber Security Centre Ciaran Martin states a major cyber attack is a case of “when, not if”, but commends the growing awareness of cyber security across UK.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42781375?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Education Secretary: schools need to teach resilience and digital skills </a><strong>(BBC)<br /></strong>In his first public speech since taking up the post, Damian Hinds focused on how schools need to prepare for a shifting job market, including preparing for a digital future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/01/19/uk-france-agree-artificial-intelligence-tie-up/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">UK and France agree joint AI initiative</a> <strong>(Telegraph)<br /></strong>Closer ties between Britain and France announced as nations look to develop strong positions on artificial intelligence and cyber security to rival US dominance in the field.</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/01/19/uk-france-agree-artificial-intelligence-tie-up/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Rapid technological advancement risks leaving women behind</a><strong> (Guardian)</strong><br />A new WEF report on the future of jobs finds paucity of women in the tech sector risks reversing progress made in gender equality, adding urgency to the calls to diversify the tech talent pipeline.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>techUK Action &amp;</strong> <strong>Reaction</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.itpro.co.uk/business-strategy/30325/how-will-brexit-affect-the-uk-tech-workforce?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Tech sector remains concerned about access to talent post-Brexit</a> <strong>(IT Pro)</strong><br />techUK’s Giles Derrington stresses the importance for the government to secure both a decent transitional deal and a highly flexible system to ensure tech talent remains interested in the UK.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12144-new-uk-france-digital-conference-to-deepen-collaboration-in-digital-economy?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">International platforms for collaboration will provide important perspectives</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />CEO Julian David welcomes the announcement of a new UK &amp; France digital conference, stating sharing valuable cross-border perspectives critical for industry growth.</p> <p><a href="http://ertonline.co.uk/opinion/ces-a-eureka-moment/?hootPostID=072a218e5f48ea9ff98d0b708e113576&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">CES evolving to embrace much more than consumer tech</a> <strong>(ERT)<br /></strong>Paul Hide, techUK’s director of market engagement and membership, reports back from CES – observing the growing presence of non-traditional tech industries.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12153-nhs-digital-and-techuk-to-create-urgent-and-emergency-care-forum?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">techUK creating urgent and emergency care forum</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />NHS Digital and techUK are creating a forum to allow suppliers and NHS digital to exchange expertise and information on the digitisation of the sector. Find out more about how to join.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/how-the-tech-industry-can-restore-trust/">How the tech industry can restore trust</a> <strong>(World Economic Forum)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz/lz.aspx?p1=0529248S7783&amp;CC=&amp;w=34653&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Why automation may be more evolution than revolution</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cityam.com/279277/uk-leading-way-crowdfunding-and-p2p-lending-rest-europe?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">UK leads way in crowdfunding and P2P lending </a><strong>(City AM)</strong></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Upcoming Events - View full events calendar</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jan 30 - <a href="events/meeting/item/11894-growth-in-challenging-times-recruitment-and-retention-after-brexit?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">Growth in Challenging Times - Recruitment and Retention Now and After Brexit</a></p> <p>Jan 30 - <a href="events/partner-event/item/11961-the-ai-congress?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+23+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2023%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=ax2GixR6A%2fP28q3PMro%2f2kgyTb9GrKCdEG8gH1gD3v54CS0L8i5It2G%2b%2f%2bYSn5RZa%2b5HIOz%2btSBm86sZODszuM%2b%2bjTAXHAQcrmkEfVvm%2b1IPxyDoKLmWhKmYs5JjbBid3XDArS3wnsCS4Mpbia337BYMaYGyORn%2fs6Jb6AnQkLaWCZb%2f41XCh%2fmFDXgCJeSq">The AI Congress</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">please get in touch with the team </a>and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like<br />feedback!</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12274-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12274-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Francis(techUK) Rebecca.Francis@techUK.org This week, Brexit is back front and centre of the agenda with a new report commissioned by the Mayor of London outlining the impact of a No-Deal Brexit. <p><br />This week, Brexit is back front and centre of the agenda with a new report commissioned by the Mayor of London outlining the impact of a No-Deal Brexit. Also in this edition:</p> <ul> <li>The EU toughens its stance for Brexit transition talks;</li> <li>Home Affairs Select Committee publishes recommendations<br />to restore public trust in the migration system, and;</li> <li>techUK welcomes focus on connected and autonomous<br />vehicles in automotive sector deal.</li> </ul> <p>All this and more! Get your weekly tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450433018/Hard-Brexit-risks-92000-UK-Stem-jobs?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450433018/Hard-Brexit-risks-92000-UK-Stem-jobs?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">No-Deal Brexit could put 92,000 tech jobs at risk</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)<br /></strong>Analysis by Cambridge Econometrics for the Mayor of London shows continued open access to markets, capital and talent will be crucial components of a successful transition deal. <a href="http://tech.newstatesman.com/news/brexit-tech-sector-job-growth?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">techUK comments on the paper, stating rapid progress on transition deal vital for the sector</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/595c99a4-fa0f-11e7-9b32-d7d59aace167?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Leaked documents suggest EU is tightening negotiation position</a> <strong>(FT £)<br /></strong>Ahead of the second phase of negotiation agreement, the documents reveal plans to require the UK to secure EU permission before replicating existing EU bilateral trade deals and extending free movement rights to the end of 2020 under any transition deal.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/b9b06b6c-f7cd-11e7-88f7-5465a6ce1a00?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Set realistic migration goals, influential commons committee says</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong> <br />The Home Affairs Select Committee publishes report following extensive public and expert consultation, urging Government to restore public trust in migration system. <a href="insights/news/item/10570-uk-faces-tech-talent-cliff-edge-without-urgent-government-action-warns-techuk?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">See techUK’s report on the issue, exploring options to balance trust and business needs.</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/support-for-apprentice-levy-goes-up-in-flames-dv3vcdmrp">Business groups call for wider training levy to replace apprenticeship levy</a> <strong>(Times £)<br /></strong>Research by CIPD finds that only 20% of employers who pay the levy support the system, and appetite is growing to replace the system with a wider training tariff.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12068-techuk-welcomes-appointment-new-minister-for-digital-and-creative?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">ICYMI: techUK CEO welcomes Margot James as Digital Minister </a><strong>(techUK)</strong><br />CEO Julian David congratulates Ms James MP on the appointment, and states she will bring energy and dynamism to the important brief.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12101-open-banking-opening-doors-for-your-finances?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Payments Services Directive 2 heralds major shift in Open Banking</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Ruth Milligan, techUK’s Head of Financial Services, provides a run-down of the landmark legislation, covering what the changes mean for organisations and individuals.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12095-partnership-will-be-pivotal-first-automotive-sector-deal-confirmed?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Automotive sector deal right step towards connected and autonomous vehicles</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>techUK’s Matt Evans welcomes automotive sector deal, but comments meaningful development of key infrastructure capabilities critical to realise full benefits of digital.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/12091-techuk-responds-to-hmg-s-25-year-environment-plan?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Tech has huge role to play in achieving Government’s environment plan </a><strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>techUK’s Susanne Baker highlights the important role “Green Tech” will have to play in achieving the Government’s 25 year environment plan.</p> <p><a href="insights/reports/item/12102-ces-blog-day-4-leaving-las-vegas?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">CES 2018: what were the lessons learned?</a> <strong>(techUK)<br /></strong>The techUK Pavilion at CES18 was a destination point for media, investors, buyers and businesses as a result of our partnership with the Department for International Trade. techUK’s Paul Hide provides a summary of CES18 and opportunities for next year.</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.thememo.com/2018/01/15/diversity-vc-investing-angel-academe-women-investors-baby2body/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Why we need more women investors</a> <strong>(The Memo)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/01/10/skills-shortages-critical-levels-risking-uk-growth-research/?mc_cid=7a85045427&amp;mc_eid=de5a220c0b&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">BCC: Skills shortages at ‘critical levels’</a> <strong>(Telegraph)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://streetbees.formstack.com/forms/tech_city_partners?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Take part in the flagship annual Tech Nation survey</a> <strong>(Tech City UK)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.digileaders100.com/nominate/?utm_source=Digital+Leaders+Main+List&amp;utm_campaign=ec6072393f-Mailer+27+October&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_0205df39fb-ec6072393f-160617629&amp;mc_cid=ec6072393f&amp;mc_eid=2430d4173d&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">Nominate a role model for Digital Leaders 100 today </a><strong>(Digileaders)</strong></p> <hr /> <h3><strong>Upcoming Events - View full events calendar</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jan 22 - <a href="events/roundtable/item/12011-dcms-workshop-eu-proposals-for-cyber-security-certification?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">DCMS Workshop: EU Proposals for Cyber Security Certification</a></p> <p>Jan 30 - <a href="events/partner-event/item/11961-the-ai-congress?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+16+January+2018&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2016%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=84292&amp;gator_td=NNzkYYLVnNH7vPI7YLuRB0zLG%2bWfv%2bqKoQpCEXWvEzD%2bp9fzGuPOKxNb15xWxmLjMAqQwQ1ezE36IxkQ8aVNHRd2K4AMb1mtN7yw6LotzaMvdKlqDLOyIisGC4HQWXKtcO33PPjLjDgNS2Hxzz%2bUs5gtNSRth6p%2feE5dm%2fsuvnCsHRGFm4E8uZKgEJYwliky">The AI Congress</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org?subject=policy%20pulse%20follow%20up">please get in touch with the team</a> and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12108-justice-emergency-services-update Justice & Emergency Services Update http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12108-justice-emergency-services-update Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:52:53 +0000 Seema Patel(techUK) seema.patel@techuk.org Justice & Emergency Services fortnightly update of news and opportunities. <blockquote>Happy New Year! Here is 2018's first fortnightly round-up of the news and opportunities from techUK’s Justice &amp; Emergency Services programme.</blockquote> <p>On 7 February techUK is <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12077-police-tech-end-user-perspectives?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">teaming up with Policing Insight</a> run an event exploring the results of their recent survey on provision of ICT to the police. The survey covered frontline staff from every UK Force, and the panel shall discuss what insights for suppliers the findings reveal. The panel consists of a very strong line up of speakers who can between them give a 360-degree view of the police ICT market. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12077-police-tech-end-user-perspectives?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Book your place now!</a></p> <p>The following week Mike Barton, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary and NPCC Chief Officer Lead for Crime Operations, is <a href="events/briefing/item/11752-digital-policing-briefing-with-chief-constable-mike-barton?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">coming to techUK to brief members</a> on his mission to ensure British policing is in the vanguard of tackling crime on the internet, and his overall vision for policing tech.</p> <p>And nominations are <strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11945-nominations-open-for-techuk-s-justice-emergency-services-management-committee?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">still open</a></strong> for techUK's Justice &amp; Emergency Services Management Committee. Members can nominate themselves or colleagues to sit on the body that steers techUK's work in the blue lights, law enforcement, Home Office, and justice markets. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11945-nominations-open-for-techuk-s-justice-emergency-services-management-committee?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Find out more and nominate yourself for a place!</a></p> <hr /> <blockquote>News, Views and Opportunities</blockquote> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11945-nominations-open-for-techuk-s-justice-emergency-services-management-committee?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Nominations OPEN for techUK's Justice &amp; Emergency Services Committee</a></strong><br />Members can nominate themselves or colleagues to sit on the body that steers techUK's work in the blue lights, law enforcement, Home Office, and justice markets. There are 12 seats on the Committee, including the roles of Chair and Vice-Chair.<br /><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11945-nominations-open-for-techuk-s-justice-emergency-services-management-committee?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">To find out more and to nominate yourself or a colleague, click here.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12077-police-tech-end-user-perspectives?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Police Tech: End User Perspectives</a></strong><br />7 February - Policing Insight has recently conducted a survey of police officers from all UK forces, assessing their views on the provision of ICT to the police. This event shall explore the results of the survey, and discuss what insights for suppliers the findings reveal.<br /><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/12077-police-tech-end-user-perspectives?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Sign up here.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11752-digital-policing-briefing-with-chief-constable-mike-barton?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Digital Policing Briefing with Chief Constable Mike Barton</a></strong><br />14 February - Michael Barton, the Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary and the NPCC Chief Officer Lead for Crime Operations. He and his team are coming to techUK to brief members on his mission to ensure British policing is in the vanguard of tackling crime on the internet, and his overall vision for tech in policing.<br /><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11752-digital-policing-briefing-with-chief-constable-mike-barton?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Book now.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11542-police-ict-summit-2018-delivering-the-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Police ICT Summit 2018: Delivering the Future</a></strong><br />Registration is now open for the third Police ICT Summit, which is again being hosted, jointly, by the Police ICT Company and the National Police Technology Council.<br /><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11542-police-ict-summit-2018-delivering-the-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Find out more and book your place here.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11895-mission-critical-technologies?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Mission Critical Technologies</a></strong><br />13-14 June - Mission Critical Technologies is a conference <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11895-mission-critical-technologies?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">dedicated to next generation public safety technologies</a>. Bringing together a host of forward thinking technology providers, showcasing the most innovative and cutting edge technologies to the International PPDR community.</p> <hr /> <blockquote>More techUK News &amp; Comment</blockquote> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12080-home-office-joint-security-resilience-centre-jan-update?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Home Office Joint Security &amp; Resilience Centre - Jan Update</a></strong><br />The Home Office's Joint Security &amp; Resilience Centre is committed to improving and increasing their communications with industry during 2018. As part of this plan, they intend to send industry regular updates regarding current and pipeline projects at JSaRC. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/12080-home-office-joint-security-resilience-centre-jan-update?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">This week's update, the first of 2018</a>, provides an overview of one of their recent projects, the Innovation Call.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11896-briefing-with-action-fraud-and-the-national-crime-agency?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Briefing with Action Fraud and the National Crime Agency</a></strong><br />5 Feb - This briefing, jointly delivered by Action Fraud and the National Cyber Crime Unit within the NCA, will highlight the partnerships that Action Fraud and the NCCU have developed to <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11896-briefing-with-action-fraud-and-the-national-crime-agency?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">help companies report cyber crime incident</a>s.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11546-higher-education-tech-market-future-trends-opportunities-and-challenges?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Higher Education Tech Market: Future Trends, Opportunities and Challenges</a></strong><br />5 Feb - techUK members can hear from leading experts from the EdTech world on what they see as the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11546-higher-education-tech-market-future-trends-opportunities-and-challenges?utm_source=http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz/&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r+jLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil/+vWuy/8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph+5xN/78WtLAuMe3upnGf/DQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs=">future trends and opportunities</a>&nbsp;facing higher education and the role tech will play.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12083-accelerating-transformation-in-the-public-sector?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Accelerating Transformation in the Public Sector</a></strong><br />In November 2017 techUK ran an Innovation Den focussing on innovative products or services that can support the delivery of excellent customer services. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/opinions/item/12083-accelerating-transformation-in-the-public-sector?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+15+January+2018&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2015%20January%202018&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=GnH2fb5Heyecku0r%2bjLSuBX8IqI5KjUqBT6TOil%2f%2bvWuy%2f8GoZuZrA8xKRQTHs5TAsAaNP6rNIa8iBs4MmNFnfmKaR1FP6KYbph%2b5xN%2f78WtLAuMe3upnGf%2fDQoerLhB1ppW9wVAbegGstLcA3WOcsXvAecX28NczfiknPGjSBs%3d">Read more about it</a>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12043-smart-energy-utilities-update-january-2018 Smart Energy & Utilities Update January 2018 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12043-smart-energy-utilities-update-january-2018 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:08:49 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org Smart Energy and Utilities Update January 2018 | Non-Domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition <p>Welcome to the latest edition of techUK's Smart Energy &amp; Utilities Newsletter.</p> <p>For further techUK and market related news <a href="services/newsletters">sign up to our SmarterUK newsletter</a> which provides a monthly roundup of activities within the whole forum.</p> <hr /> <p>This will be my last newsletter for the Smart Energy &amp; Utilities Programme. I will shortly be joining the Smart Meter Implementation Programme within Government (BEIS) to continue work on smart energy innovation. It has been a pleasure working with many of you over the past 2 years, and I am sure I will see a number of you in my new role. I wish you all success for the future, and a Happy New Year.</p> <p>We are still recruiting for my replacement covering Smart Energy and IoT - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/about/jobs-at-techuk/item/11671-programme-manager-internet-of-things-and-smart-energy">more details here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12013-smarteruk-update-december-2017 SmarterUK Update | December 2017 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12013-smarteruk-update-december-2017 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org What Does the Autumn Budget Mean for Smart Transport, Cities and Energy? <p>Welcome to our Monthly SmarterUK update. The full newsletter, including regulatory and market news, is available as a pdf download below for members only.</p> <p>To subscribe to the SmarterUK simply follow <a href="http://www.techuk.org/services/newsletters">this link</a>, enter your details, and select the newsletters of interest to you.</p> <hr /> <p>Last month saw the Chancellor <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S6383&amp;CC=&amp;w=34266&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">announce an ambitious package for tech</a>, including a number of positive announcements for <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S6383&amp;CC=&amp;w=34267&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">SmarterUK focus areas</a>, including new funding for trials across the rail network and for transport within cities. With further support for innovation in the Industrial Strategy whitepaper, including a <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S6383&amp;CC=&amp;w=34268&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">commitment to the smart energy transition</a>, it is clear that Government is committed to change, opening up opportunities for techUK members to help shape the future.</p> <p>Looking to the new year we have two events for the diary. In January we will be holding a <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S6383&amp;CC=&amp;w=34269&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">session with Ofgem's Innovation Link</a>. Open to all members the workshop will be an opportunity to learn more about the programme and discuss how your company could benefit from the sandbox. <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S6383&amp;CC=&amp;w=34270&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">In February we have a roundtable with the Future Power Systems Architecture team</a>, where we will discuss how industry can work together to unlock innovation through the implementation of new system functions. Spaces are limited for both so get in touch now to avoid disappointment!</p> <p>Throughout December we have very much been in planning mode. If you have any views or thoughts on smart infrastructure, smart cities, smart energy or smart transport issues we should be working on next year now is the time to get in touch.</p> <p>And finally, this will be my last newsletter for SmarterUK. I will shortly be joining the Smart Meter Implementation Programme within Government (BEIS) to continue work on smart energy innovation. We have been recruiting for two people to take on the SmarterUK remit and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S6383&amp;CC=&amp;w=34310&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Jessica Russell</a> who will be taking over responsibility for the Smart Transport and Smart Cites &amp; Communities workstreams. We are still recruiting for a replacement for Smart Energy and the IoT; <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S6383&amp;CC=&amp;w=34271&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">more details here</a>. It has been a pleasure working with many of you over the past 2 years, and I am sure I will see many of you in my new role. I wish you all the success for the future, and a happy holidays.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12014-internet-of-things-monthly-update-december-2017 Internet of Things Monthly Update | December 2017 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/12014-internet-of-things-monthly-update-december-2017 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org House of Lords Report Urges Leadership on Distributed Ledger <p>Welcome to the techUK IoT newsletter for the month of October. To see the full newsletter, including industry and regulatory news, you can download the full document below for members only.</p> <p>To subscribe to this and other updates, visit the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/services/newsletters">newsletters page</a> under the services tab of the techUK website.</p> <hr /> <p>Last month's <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S4383&amp;CC=&amp;w=34284&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Autumn Budget</a> saw the Chancellor announce an <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S4383&amp;CC=&amp;w=34285&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">ambitious package for tech</a>, highlighting the importance of innovation in building an economy for the future. A focus on innovation was also reinforced by the Government's <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S4383&amp;CC=&amp;w=34286&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Industrial Strategy white paper</a>, published on 27 November, which highlighted AI and Data Economy as one of the strategy's four 'Grand Challenges'.</p> <p>One way in which industry is coming together to help drive opportunities forward is with the newly launched BSI IoT Community. The new community builds on Hypercat and seeks to accelerate IoT adoption by convening digital and physical industries to tackle challenges, shape opportunities and drive standardisation.</p> <p>Back at techUK HQ, we have been planning the 2018 work programme with a focus on how we increase implementation helping to realise Government's IoT ambitions. If you have any views or thoughts on IoT issues we should be working on next year, now is the time to get in touch.</p> <p>And finally, this will be my last newsletter for the IoT Programme. I will shortly be joining the Smart Meter Implementation Programme within Government (BEIS) to continue work on smart energy innovation. We are still recruiting for a replacement; <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S4383&amp;CC=&amp;w=34283&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">more details here</a>. It has been a pleasure working with many of you over the past 2 years, and I am sure I will see a number of you in my new role. I wish you all success for the future, and a happy holidays.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11981-justice-emergency-services-update Justice & Emergency Services Update http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11981-justice-emergency-services-update Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:30:09 +0000 Seema Patel(techUK) seema.patel@techuk.org Fortnightly round-up of the news and opportunities from techUK’s Justice & Emergency Services programme. <blockquote>Here is your fortnightly round-up of the news and opportunities from techUK’s Justice &amp; Emergency Services programme.</blockquote> <p>I am delighted to say that on the 15 January 2018 the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11883-police-national-enabling-programmes-supplier-engagement-day?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">NPCC National Enabling Programmes</a> team is coming to techUK to undertake some pre-procurement market engagement. Commissioner Ian Dyson (City of London Police), Ian Bell, the Director of the Programmes, and colleagues will brief industry suppliers on the state of the three core programmes, the current requirements, and the commercial approach.<br /><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11883-police-national-enabling-programmes-supplier-engagement-day?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Book your place now.</a></strong></p> <p>And nominations are <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11945-nominations-open-for-techuk-s-justice-emergency-services-management-committee?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">NOW OPEN</a> for techUK's Justice &amp; Emergency Services Management Committee. Members can nominate themselves or colleagues to sit on the body that steers techUK's work in the blue lights, law enforcement, Home Office, and justice markets.<br /><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11945-nominations-open-for-techuk-s-justice-emergency-services-management-committee?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Find out more and nominate yourself for a place!</a></strong></p> <blockquote><hr /></blockquote> <blockquote>News, Views and Opportunities</blockquote> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11945-nominations-open-for-techuk-s-justice-emergency-services-management-committee?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Nominations OPEN for techUK's Justice &amp; Emergency Services Committee</a></span><br />Members can nominate themselves or colleagues to sit on the body that steers techUK's work in the blue lights, law enforcement, Home Office, and justice markets. There are 12 seats on the Committee, including the roles of Chair and Vice-Chair.<br /><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11945-nominations-open-for-techuk-s-justice-emergency-services-management-committee?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">To find out more and to nominate yourself or a colleague, click here.</a></strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11883-police-national-enabling-programmes-supplier-engagement-day?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Police National Enabling Programmes: Supplier Engagement Day</a></span><br />15 January - The team behind the NPCC Enabling Programmes are looking to undertake some pre-procurement market engagement. They will brief industry suppliers on the state of the three core programmes, the current requirements, and the commercial approach.<br /><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11883-police-national-enabling-programmes-supplier-engagement-day?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Sign up here!</a></strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11752-digital-policing-briefing-with-chief-constable-mike-barton?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Digital Policing Briefing with Chief Constable Mike Barton</a></span><br />14 February - Michael Barton, the Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary and the NPCC Chief Officer Lead for Crime Operations. He and his team are coming to techUK to brief members on his mission to ensure British policing is in the vanguard of tackling crime on the internet, and his overall vision for tech in policing.<br /><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11752-digital-policing-briefing-with-chief-constable-mike-barton?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Book now.</a></strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11542-police-ict-summit-2018-delivering-the-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Police ICT Summit 2018: Delivering the Future</a></span><br />Registration is now open for the third Police ICT Summit, which is again being hosted, jointly, by the Police ICT Company and the National Police Technology Council.<br /><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11542-police-ict-summit-2018-delivering-the-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Find out more and book your place here.</a></strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11895-mission-critical-technologies?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Mission Critical Technologies</a></span><br />13-14 June - Mission Critical Technologies is a conference <strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11895-mission-critical-technologies?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">dedicated to next generation public safety technologies</a></strong>. Bringing together a host of forward thinking technology providers, showcasing the most innovative and cutting edge technologies to the International PPDR community.</p> <hr /> <blockquote>More techUK News &amp; Comment</blockquote> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11896-briefing-with-action-fraud-and-the-national-crime-agency?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Briefing with Action Fraud and the National Crime Agency</a></span><br />5 Feb - This briefing, jointly delivered by Action Fraud and the National Cyber Crime Unit within the NCA, will highlight the partnerships that Action Fraud and the NCCU have developed to <strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11896-briefing-with-action-fraud-and-the-national-crime-agency?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">help companies report cyber crime incidents</a></strong>.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/opportunity/item/11586-applications-open-2018-global-ict-excellence-awards?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Applications Open - 2018 Global ICT Excellence Awards</a></span><br />techUK is pleased to support the 2018 Global ICT Excellence Awards. WITSA holds its Global ICT Excellence Awards in conjunction with the Gala Dinner at every World Congress on IT.<br /><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/opportunity/item/11586-applications-open-2018-global-ict-excellence-awards?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Find out more.</a></strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11910-techuk-comments-on-committee-for-standards-in-public-life-report?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">techUK comments on Committee for Standards in Public Life report</a></span><br />techUK's Deputy CEO, Antony Walker, comments on the report by the Committee for Standards in Public Life, on <strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11910-techuk-comments-on-committee-for-standards-in-public-life-report?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Intimidation in Public Life</a></strong>.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11875-cabinet-office-publishes-interim-cyber-security-science-and-technology-strategy?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">HMG publishes Interim Cyber Security Science and Technology Strategy</a></span><br />Earlier this month the Cabinet Office published its Interim Cyber Security Science and Technology Strategy: <strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11875-cabinet-office-publishes-interim-cyber-security-science-and-technology-strategy?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+19+December+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2019%20December%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=HDfh9nD0hOBsXsnXoDx36dkWvp%2bMIHrZ9HQxR0UXyIf4tb7t4LwIMAFZjrYBL7JyvzuybcXfCZs5fXklv5lI0%2bSiPYZjKVJLIwHABzotEF8ipECxpSsEWGQUF73%2bvZ39EeSf1TLCq338%2fAThnBsohhPNE7NdghtDsehzdn0v9V8%3d">Future-Proofing Cyber Security</a></strong>.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11823-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11823-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:31:00 +0000 Tom Morrison-Bell(techUK) tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org This week, the Government launches its Industrial Strategy White Paper, highlighting the need for tech and an investment focus in AI, digital skills and more. <p>It's another bumper week in tech policy! Yesterday saw a big marriage announcement, it was of course the marriage of industry and tech in the launch of the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper. Check out our analysis below. Meanwhile:</p> <ul> <li>Government faces criticism over failure to publish full Brexit sectoral analysis reporting</li> <li>Apprenticeship starts fall significantly, raising bells over the newly imposed Levy</li> <li>techUK amongst employers to sign and endorse the Tech Talent Charter.</li> </ul> <p>And plenty more! Get your weekly tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450430692/Focus-on-innovation-and-AI-in-government-Industrial-Strategy?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">Innovative technologies to underpin UK Industrial Strategy</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)</strong><br />The Government’s ambition to make the UK “the most innovative nation by 2030” is reflected in its technology-focused Industrial Strategy white paper.</p> <p><a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/artificial-intelligence-is-bringing-changes-which-we-must-harness-for-the-good-xsg0q5sf7" target="_blank">Harnessing the power of AI for good: view from Minister Matt Hancock</a> <strong>(Times £)</strong><br />Following significant funding announcements, Digital Minister sets out his ambition to establish the UK as a global powerhouse in the design, development and deployment of AI.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/66169106-d39d-11e7-8c9a-d9c0a5c8d5c9?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">Brexit sectoral analysis report faces criticism across Government</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong><br />Brexit assessment reports on key sectors, including tech, face criticism after a severely cut down document has been presented to the parliamentary scrutiny committee.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/5d1a1e2a-cfdc-11e7-b781-794ce08b24dc?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">100 companies commit to pledges in the Tech Talent Charter</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong><br />Launched by Minister for Digital Matt Hancock last week, tech employers have committed to improving diversity within their staff through a set of diversity and data commitments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42092171?mc_cid=dbabebd745&amp;mc_eid=de5a220c0b&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">59% decrease in apprenticeship starts casts shadow on imposed levy</a> <strong>(BBC)</strong><br />Significant fall in apprenticeship starts reaffirm techUK position that apprenticeship levy must be more flexible in order to meet target of upskilling millions of Britons.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></p> <p>techUK comments on the big marriage announcement – the one between industry and tech in the Industrial Strategy, we mean!</p> <ul> <li><a href="insights/news/item/11804-a-perfect-marriage-industrial-strategy-wedded-to-ai-tech?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">Check out our reaction comment, welcoming the core tech focus of the paper</a></li> <li><a href="insights/news/item/11820-strategic-success" target="_blank">Our long-read on what opportunities the Industrial Strategy white paper actually presents for tech</a>.</li> </ul> <p>Last week, the Budget had tech at its core. Following our <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11773-techuk-responds-to-2017-autumn-budget?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">initial statement</a>, the techUK team has done a deep-dive into the elements of the budget most important to the industry:</p> <ul> <li><a href="insights/news/item/11785-10-tech-take-aways-from-the-fit-for-the-future-budget?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">10 tech take-aways from the 'Fit for the Future' Budget</a></li> <li><a href="insights/news/item/11787-autumn-budget-prioritising-great-digital-connectivity-in-the-uk?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">Digital communications announcements and updates within the Autumn Budget</a></li> <li><a href="insights/opinions/item/11778-what-does-the-autumn-budget-mean-for-smart-transport-cites-and-energy?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">What does the Autumn Budget mean for Smart Transport, Cities and Energy?</a></li> <li><a href="insights/opinions/item/11814-autumn-budget-2017-a-step-in-the-right-direction-for-digital-devolution?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">Autumn Budget 2017: A step in the right direction for Digital Devolution.</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-24/big-tech-becomes-theresa-may-s-scapegoat?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">Tech companies committed to countering online extremism </a><strong>(Bloomberg)</strong><br />techUK Deputy CEO Antony Walker comments industry and government have been constructive in dialogue, and continued collaboration is key to tackling the issue.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-24/big-tech-becomes-theresa-may-s-scapegoat?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">Nicky Morgan: Social media can be an immense force for good</a> <strong>(Times £)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cityam.com/276428/lets-get-serious-leading-fourth-industrial-revolution?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">Let’s get serious about leading the fourth industrial revolution</a> <strong>(City AM)</strong></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Upcoming Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events" target="_blank">View full events calendar</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Dec 13</strong> - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11563-digital-ethics-summit?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Digital Ethics Summit</a></p> <p><strong>Jan 30 -</strong> <a href="events/roundtable/item/11681-local-government-roundtable-harnessing-digital-to-prevent-homelessness?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+28+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2028%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=Hyo%2f8RpFndl4XqoZfUN8V99GPOAuyz29EcfK9nyOOe3YLcvki5zO%2fmE%2b7t7Uy%2bLzR1ZJ7wHfUsKkKoDmg9ug%2bg6gWTRT0NdJL7ZpJOEkhHz2cTjuywKrw1gOsQc0iJW%2bDFFY6%2fSby6lwrVeq%2bol%2ba0z9EUa7AQOhtc5YOE2BJYhDvkBvANwI6FVzyA%2bzBCet" target="_blank">Local Government Roundtable: Harnessing Digital to Prevent Homelessness</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, please get in touch with the team and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org">antony.walker@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11822-techuk-s-international-trade-programme-have-a-number-of-key-events-and-opportunities-designed-to-help-its-members-explore-and-grow-their-export-opportunities International Trade Newsletter | Events and Opportunities http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11822-techuk-s-international-trade-programme-have-a-number-of-key-events-and-opportunities-designed-to-help-its-members-explore-and-grow-their-export-opportunities Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:05:11 +0000 Liz Cobbson (techUK) elizabeth.cobbson@techuk.org It has certainly been a busy month for techUK. The second annual Supercharging the Digital Economy conference went off with a bang, <p>It has certainly been a busy month for techUK. <a href="supercharging-the-digital-economy-2017" target="_blank">The second annual Supercharging the Digital Economy conference </a>went off with a bang, including speeches from Digital Minister, Matt Hancock, CEO of Yoti, Robin Tombs and Director of Corporate Affairs at Nominet, Elaine Quinn. You can find the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/supercharging-the-digital-economy-2017/about" target="_blank">key takeaways of the event </a>including the video highlights on our website.</p> <p>On 8 November techUK ran a seminar that showcased the potential of the Chinese market for our members. Read more about that event and the wider <a href="insights/news/item/11730-techuk-members-explore-opportunities-in-china-at-bespoke-event" target="_blank">Chinese opportunities for UK tech here.</a></p> <p>Additionally our Go To Market series partnership continues to grow from strength to strength with an event focussed on export opportunities in the US. <a href="insights/news/item/11762-go-to-market-usa-see-how-four-uk-tech-brands-successfully-expanded-in-the-usa" target="_blank">Hear four UK tech brands share their stories </a>on how they successfully expanded in the USA. Find information on the upcoming GTM Global seminars on AI and Machine Learning (November) and eCommerce (December) in the opportunities and events section.</p> <p>Finally, techUK is pleased to support the 2018 Global ICT Excellence Awards. The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) holds its Global ICT Excellence Awards in conjunction with the Gala Dinner at the World Congress on IT. The 2018 Awards will be held on February 20, 2018 at WCIT 2018 in Hyderabad.&nbsp; As a WITSA member, techUK is considering nominations for all awards. If you would like your company to be considered for a nomination for these prestigious awards, please email me by Wednesday 3 January (deadline extended) having completed the <a href="events/opportunity/item/11586-applications-open-2018-global-ict-excellence-awards" target="_blank">short application form</a>.</p> <p>As we close off 2017, should you have any ideas or suggestions on how to engage with techUK’s programme for 2018, please do get in touch.<br />All the best</p> <p>Simon<br />Simon Spier | Head of International Trade<br />E <a href="mailto:simon.spier@techuk.org" target="_blank">simon.spier@techuk.org </a>| T (0) 20 7331 2008</p> <p>________________________________________<br /><strong>International Insights</strong><br /><a href="insights/news/item/11730-techuk-members-explore-opportunities-in-china-at-bespoke-event" target="_blank">techUK Members Explore Opportunities in China at Bespoke Event</a><br />On Wednesday 8 November techUK ran a seminar that showcased the potential of the Chinese market for its members.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/11706-supercharging-britain-s-role-in-global-trade" target="_blank">Supercharging Britain's Role in Global Trade</a><br />At techUK's Supercharging the Digital Economy event a panel of experts discussed how to protect &amp; reinforce the UK as a partner of choice in the international digital markets.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/11744-government-commits-to-doubling-exceptional-talent-visas" target="_blank">Government Commits To Doubling Exceptional Talent Visas</a><br />Tech industry welcomes announcement but more needs to be done to ensure businesses are able to react quickly to their customers' needs and attract the best talent.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/11762-go-to-market-usa-see-how-four-uk-tech-brands-successfully-expanded-in-the-usa" target="_blank">Go To Market - The Secrets to USA Expansion</a><br />See how four UK tech brands successfully expanded in the USA.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/11685-international-opportunities-in-india-and-prague" target="_blank">International Opportunities in India and Prague</a><br />Calling on the best British digital healthcare innovators to take part in the Healthcare innovation mission to India and Digital healthcare networking reception in Prague.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/11602-techuk-and-cta-announce-new-uk-pavilion-at-ces2018" target="_blank">techUK and CTA Announce New UK Pavilion at CES 2018</a><br />At a launch event in London the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced the new techUK sponsored UK Pavilion within Eureka Park at CES 2018.<br />________________________________________</p> <p><strong>Events and Opportunities</strong><br /><a href="events/opportunity/item/11586-applications-open-2018-global-ict-excellence-awards" target="_blank">Applications Open - 2018 Global ICT Excellence Awards</a><br />techUK is pleased to support the 2018 Global ICT Excellence Awards. To be considered for a nomination please get in touch.<br /><strong>Deadline – 3 January 2018</strong></p> <p><a href="events/workshop/item/11567-international-expansion-workshop-ai-ml" target="_blank">techUK and GoToMarket International Expansion Workshop - AI/ML</a><br />Are you a business selling products and services that utilise Artificial Intelligence /Machine Learning and looking to expand internationally in 2018? Register for a free one-to-one 2-hour mentoring workshop session with international expansion experts.<br /><strong>23 November, Silicon Valley Bank, London</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/financing-tech-development-and-scale-up-tickets-39688945705" target="_blank">Funding Your Way to Success with Innovate2Succeed</a><br />Innovate2Succeed is inviting all businesses and entrepreneurs from the sector who want to learn how to access and secure funding to an exciting event, which will enable their business to grow and scale-up.<br /><strong>28 November, London</strong></p> <p><a href="events/partner-event/item/11728-gtm-usa-ecommerce-mentoring-workshop" target="_blank">GTM USA eCommerce Mentoring Workshop</a><br />With US eCommerce sales projected to grow to $461.6bn in 2018 - are you ready to accelerate your US sales? Register for a free one-to-one 2-hour mentoring workshop session with international expansion expert.<br /><strong>1 December, London</strong></p> <p><a href="events/opportunity/item/11568-dit-trade-mission-to-bangalore" target="_blank">DIT Trade Mission to Bangalore</a><br />The mission brings together Indian tech companies and buyers looking to source supply in IoT, Security, Cloud &amp; Big Data, AR &amp; VR (AI).<br />UK companies are invited to promote their capabilities to this growing marketplace and take part in bespoke one-to-one meetings with potential partners and market experts.<br /><strong>4 – 8 December, Bangalore, India</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11765-healthcare-uk-event-access-india-focus-on-healthcare-and-lifesciences" target="_blank">Healthcare UK Event: Access India - Focus on Healthcare and Lifesciences</a><br />Healthcare UK is pleased to announce an exclusive event covering the considerable opportunities available to UK businesses as a result of the recently launched ‘Access India Programme’ (AIP). This is a flagship initiative of the High Commission of India in London and has been formed to encourage and assist UK SMEs to access the Indian market.<br /><strong>7 December, India High Commission, London</strong></p> <p><a href="events/conference/item/11763-techuk-delegation-wcit-india-2018" target="_blank">techUK Delegation - WCIT India 2018</a><br />techUK will be organising a delegation to WCIT India 2018 in Hyderbad, India as part of NASSCOM's ILF 2018 Conference<br /><strong>19 – 21 February 2018, Hyderbad, India</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/opportunity/item/11245-support-available-to-extend-your-global-reach" target="_blank">Support Available to Extend Your Global Reach</a><br />Extend Your Global Reach (EYGR) is a new and innovative package of support that is assisting SMEs from the South West to enter new, high growth export markets. EYGR is delivered by Business West and funded by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Department for International Trade (DIT) and all Local Enterprise Partnerships across the region.<br /><strong>Ongoing</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/international-trade/events" target="_blank">Full Programme of International Trade Events and Opportunities</a><br />Please click the above link for the full programme of techUK's events and opportunities, including chances to participate in DIT supported pavilions at international exhibitions.<br /><strong>Ongoing</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11783-internet-of-things-monthly-update-november-2017 Internet of Things Monthly Update | November 2017 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11783-internet-of-things-monthly-update-november-2017 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:43:14 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org Internet of Things November 2017 | State of the Connected Home 2017 <p>Welcome to the techUK IoT newsletter for the month of October. To see the full newsletter, including industry and regulatory news, you can download the full document below for members only.</p> <p>To subscribe to this and other updates, visit the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/services/newsletters">newsletters page</a> under the services tab of the techUK website.</p> <hr /> <p>It's almost winter but whilst the trees and wildlife have gone into hibernation we certainly haven't.</p> <p>On 31 October we held our annual Supercharging the Digital Economy Conference, discussing how we can <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S5873&amp;CC=&amp;w=33791&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">capture global leadership in innovation</a>, how we can <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S5873&amp;CC=&amp;w=33792&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">supercharge digital adoption and use</a>, and <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S5873&amp;CC=&amp;w=33793&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Britain's role in global trade</a>. It’s clear that all businesses are facing increased uncertainty. With Brexit negotiations still in flux and industry digesting the latest round of Budget announcements (<a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S5873&amp;CC=&amp;w=33889&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">see our take here</a>), the conference provided an opportunity to look at where the UK can capture value and what more can be done to support businesses to digitise.</p> <p>November has seen us launch two new initiatives. One focusing on <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S5873&amp;CC=&amp;w=33794&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">top actions to accelerate IoT market growth</a>, which we launched with a roundtable focused on <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S5873&amp;CC=&amp;w=33795&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">2018 policy priorities for the IoT</a>. The other looking at the <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S5873&amp;CC=&amp;w=33796&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Connected Home</a>. Working with <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S5873&amp;CC=&amp;w=33797&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">GFK</a> we launched with a stakeholder roundtable, followed by an <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S5873&amp;CC=&amp;w=33798&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">interactive workshop</a> where we took members on an immersive journey, exploring and demonstrating how to navigate the complicated world of consumer-led innovation for the Connected Home.</p> <p>We are now busy planning for our 2018 work programme. If there are any specific IoT policy or market issues issues you feel we should be working on next year now is the time to <a href="mailto:matthew.evans@techUK.org">get in touch</a>.</p> <p>And last but not least I hope to see you for a drink or two at our free-to-attend <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S5873&amp;CC=&amp;w=33799&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">IoT and Data Winter Drinks Reception</a>, at the <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S5873&amp;CC=&amp;w=33800&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">BT Centre</a> on 6 December.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11780-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11780-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:30:00 +0000 Tom Morrison-Bell(techUK) tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org This week, Chancellor Philip Hammond highlights the importance of securing Britain's place as a world leader in innovation and tech in the Autumn Budget. <p>It’s budget day! Today we hear a number of broad ranging announcements for UK tech. Is it enough? Read our statement below. Meanwhile:</p> <ul> <li>Trump administration reveals plans to dismantle net neutrality;</li> <li>Barnier confirms Brexit means loss of financial service passports for UK firms;</li> <li>MPs hear warnings of UK companies falling behind on space contracts.</li> </ul> <p>And plenty more! Get your weekly tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42081703?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+22+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2022%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=iegXHLv9d1h%2fctPg59Tb8TIHrJOvOtROQR%2bsX7I3cP9FCFF%2fl3m0PYVSB2Ss9IPzxRP5hRQoIkJv1hM%2fBeC8mvx8n6B%2bR8udIuYJd0R0PNQDej7H2x%2bseqVvuDBizh83QNrpbH50q3KzaJQkC2Ru7vpkYCWJnZoRx2efzlfljd8wSPqAFZw8I0cXB10OYBsP" target="_blank">2017 Autumn Budget produces ambitious package for tech</a> <strong>(BBC)</strong><br />The Chancellor announces wide-ranging funding for tech that is future focused, but growth forecasts can’t be ignored.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/d8dbef08-cee1-11e7-b781-794ce08b24dc?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+22+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2022%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=iegXHLv9d1h%2fctPg59Tb8TIHrJOvOtROQR%2bsX7I3cP9FCFF%2fl3m0PYVSB2Ss9IPzxRP5hRQoIkJv1hM%2fBeC8mvx8n6B%2bR8udIuYJd0R0PNQDej7H2x%2bseqVvuDBizh83QNrpbH50q3KzaJQkC2Ru7vpkYCWJnZoRx2efzlfljd8wSPqAFZw8I0cXB10OYBsP" target="_blank">Trump administration unveils plans to end net neutrality</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong><br />The top US telecoms regulator has unveiled sweeping plans to overturn Obama-era rules designed to protect an open internet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cityam.com/276078/michel-barnier-says-city-firms-lose-financial-passports-uk?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=dvTwitter&amp;gator_td=iegXHLv9d1h%2fctPg59Tb8TIHrJOvOtROQR%2bsX7I3cP9FCFF%2fl3m0PYVSB2Ss9IPzxRP5hRQoIkJv1hM%2fBeC8mvx8n6B%2bR8udIuYJd0R0PNQDej7H2x%2bseqVvuDBizh83QNrpbH50q3KzaJQkC2Ru7vpkYCWJnZoRx2efzlfljd8wSPqAFZw8I0cXB10OYBsP" target="_blank">Barnier: Brexit means Brexit, and that includes financial service passports</a> <strong>(City AM)</strong><br />City firms will lose their financial passports upon Brexit says Barnier, however, he reassured a good deal would facilitate as much market access as possible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/11/21/uk-losing-place-space-race-brexit-worries-mps-told/" target="_blank">UK risks falling behind on space race, MPs state</a> <strong>(Telegraph)</strong><br />Businesses are missing out on contracts for the EU-funded Galileo satellite programme due to Brexit, a parliamentary inquiry has been told.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11773-techuk-responds-to-2017-autumn-budget?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+22+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2022%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=iegXHLv9d1h%2fctPg59Tb8TIHrJOvOtROQR%2bsX7I3cP9FCFF%2fl3m0PYVSB2Ss9IPzxRP5hRQoIkJv1hM%2fBeC8mvx8n6B%2bR8udIuYJd0R0PNQDej7H2x%2bseqVvuDBizh83QNrpbH50q3KzaJQkC2Ru7vpkYCWJnZoRx2efzlfljd8wSPqAFZw8I0cXB10OYBsP" target="_blank">Tech-heavy budget shows money in right place, but is it enough?</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Deputy CEO Antony Walker welcomes fitness-boosting tech budget, but stresses that it may not be enough to prepare for the uphill road ahead. Check out our analysis.</p> <p><a href="http://tech.newstatesman.com/guest-opinion/budget-economy-fit-for-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+22+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2022%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=iegXHLv9d1h%2fctPg59Tb8TIHrJOvOtROQR%2bsX7I3cP9FCFF%2fl3m0PYVSB2Ss9IPzxRP5hRQoIkJv1hM%2fBeC8mvx8n6B%2bR8udIuYJd0R0PNQDej7H2x%2bseqVvuDBizh83QNrpbH50q3KzaJQkC2Ru7vpkYCWJnZoRx2efzlfljd8wSPqAFZw8I0cXB10OYBsP" target="_blank">Chancellor must focus on present to build economy of future</a> <strong>(New Statesman)</strong><br />techUK’s Giles Derrington outlines the imperative need to assist businesses falling behind in a rapidly digitising economy, stating that only then will we be able to embrace the future.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/11764-dcms-launches-20-million-cyber-discovery-programme?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+22+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2022%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=iegXHLv9d1h%2fctPg59Tb8TIHrJOvOtROQR%2bsX7I3cP9FCFF%2fl3m0PYVSB2Ss9IPzxRP5hRQoIkJv1hM%2fBeC8mvx8n6B%2bR8udIuYJd0R0PNQDej7H2x%2bseqVvuDBizh83QNrpbH50q3KzaJQkC2Ru7vpkYCWJnZoRx2efzlfljd8wSPqAFZw8I0cXB10OYBsP" target="_blank">techUK welcomes DCMS Cyber Discovery Programme</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Although encouraged by the £20m funding announcement, we stress the initiative must form part of a wider response, including migration concerns in the face of Brexit.</p> <p><a href="insights/reports/item/11767-techuk-presents-white-paper-on-distributed-ledger?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+22+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2022%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=iegXHLv9d1h%2fctPg59Tb8TIHrJOvOtROQR%2bsX7I3cP9FCFF%2fl3m0PYVSB2Ss9IPzxRP5hRQoIkJv1hM%2fBeC8mvx8n6B%2bR8udIuYJd0R0PNQDej7H2x%2bseqVvuDBizh83QNrpbH50q3KzaJQkC2Ru7vpkYCWJnZoRx2efzlfljd8wSPqAFZw8I0cXB10OYBsP" target="_blank">An in-depth look into the evolution of DLT and its applications: a techUK report</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />techUK’s new paper explores what the risks are for companies in implementing DLT and what regulatory challenges the technology raises.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/f5fcb8cc-cddf-11e7-947e-f1ea5435bcc7?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+22+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2022%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=iegXHLv9d1h%2fctPg59Tb8TIHrJOvOtROQR%2bsX7I3cP9FCFF%2fl3m0PYVSB2Ss9IPzxRP5hRQoIkJv1hM%2fBeC8mvx8n6B%2bR8udIuYJd0R0PNQDej7H2x%2bseqVvuDBizh83QNrpbH50q3KzaJQkC2Ru7vpkYCWJnZoRx2efzlfljd8wSPqAFZw8I0cXB10OYBsP" target="_blank">Michael Heseltine: Whitehall must create a regional industrial strategy</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/how-can-fourth-industrial-revolution-be-made-good?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+22+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2022%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=iegXHLv9d1h%2fctPg59Tb8TIHrJOvOtROQR%2bsX7I3cP9FCFF%2fl3m0PYVSB2Ss9IPzxRP5hRQoIkJv1hM%2fBeC8mvx8n6B%2bR8udIuYJd0R0PNQDej7H2x%2bseqVvuDBizh83QNrpbH50q3KzaJQkC2Ru7vpkYCWJnZoRx2efzlfljd8wSPqAFZw8I0cXB10OYBsP" target="_blank">How can the fourth industrial revolution be made good?</a> <strong>(Nesta)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/fc8170dc-ce22-11e7-947e-f1ea5435bcc7?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+22+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2022%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=iegXHLv9d1h%2fctPg59Tb8TIHrJOvOtROQR%2bsX7I3cP9FCFF%2fl3m0PYVSB2Ss9IPzxRP5hRQoIkJv1hM%2fBeC8mvx8n6B%2bR8udIuYJd0R0PNQDej7H2x%2bseqVvuDBizh83QNrpbH50q3KzaJQkC2Ru7vpkYCWJnZoRx2efzlfljd8wSPqAFZw8I0cXB10OYBsP" target="_blank">Harnessing technology to challenge inequality</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Upcoming Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events" target="_blank">View full events calendar</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Nov 23</strong> - <a href="events/partner-event/item/11497-who-rules-the-internet?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Who Rules The Internet?</a></p> <p><strong>Nov 27 - </strong><a href="events/workshop/item/11668-putting-the-user-back-into-transport-innovation?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+22+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2022%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=iegXHLv9d1h%2fctPg59Tb8TIHrJOvOtROQR%2bsX7I3cP9FCFF%2fl3m0PYVSB2Ss9IPzxRP5hRQoIkJv1hM%2fBeC8mvx8n6B%2bR8udIuYJd0R0PNQDej7H2x%2bseqVvuDBizh83QNrpbH50q3KzaJQkC2Ru7vpkYCWJnZoRx2efzlfljd8wSPqAFZw8I0cXB10OYBsP" target="_blank">Putting the User Back into Transport Innovation</a></p> <p><strong>Dec 05</strong> - <a href="events/roundtable/item/11681-local-government-roundtable-harnessing-digital-to-prevent-homelessness?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Local Government Roundtable: Harnessing Digital to Prevent Homelessness</a></p> <p><strong>Dec 13</strong> - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11563-digital-ethics-summit?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Digital Ethics Summit</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, please get in touch with the team and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:antony.walker@techuk.org">antony.walker@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11771-justice-emergency-services-update Justice & Emergency Services Update http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11771-justice-emergency-services-update Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:17:06 +0000 Seema Patel(techUK) seema.patel@techuk.org Fortnightly round-up of the news and opportunities from techUK’s Justice & Emergency Services programme. <blockquote>Here is your fortnightly round-up of the news and opportunities from techUK’s Justice &amp; Emergency Services programme.</blockquote> <p>There are still a few places left at techUK’s <strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/social-event/item/11592-techuk-justice-emergency-services-reception?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">Annual Justice &amp; Emergency Services Reception</a></strong> on 30 November at Eight Moorgate Members Club, sponsored by Yoti. The reception is an opportunity to meet fellow members of the supplier community, as well as senior stakeholders from the policing, Home Office, and MoJ. It is an informal occasion to celebrate our work over the past year and look forward to the year ahead.</p> <p>We have a number of speakers joining us for the evening including Chief Constable Sara Thornton, Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council and Angus McCallum, Director, Digital Policing, Metropolitan Police Service. <strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/social-event/item/11592-techuk-justice-emergency-services-reception?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">So book your place now!</a></strong></p> <hr /> <blockquote>News, Views and Opportunities</blockquote> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/social-event/item/11592-techuk-justice-emergency-services-reception?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">techUK Justice &amp; Emergency Services Reception</a></strong><br />30 November - Join techUK at our Annual Justice &amp; Emergency Services Reception. It is a chance to network with other suppliers and stakeholders from policing, the Home Office and Ministry of Justice. Speakers include Sara Thornton of the NPCC and Angus McCallum of the Met. Sponsored by Yoti.<br /><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/social-event/item/11592-techuk-justice-emergency-services-reception?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">Book your place now.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11752-digital-policing-briefing-with-chief-constable-mike-barton?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">Digital Policing Briefing with Chief Constable Mike Barton</a></strong><br />14 February - Michael Barton, the Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary and the NPCC Chief Officer Lead for Crime Operations. He and his teama re coming to techUK to brief members on his mission to ensure British policing is in the vanguard of tackling crime on the internet, and his overall vision for tech in policing.<br /><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11752-digital-policing-briefing-with-chief-constable-mike-barton?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">Book now.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11542-police-ict-summit-2018-delivering-the-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">Police ICT Summit 2018: Delivering the Future</a></strong><br />Registration is now open for the third Police ICT Summit, which is again being hosted, jointly, by the Police ICT Company and the National Police Technology Council.<br /><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11542-police-ict-summit-2018-delivering-the-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">Find out more and book your place here.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11718-leadership-culture-governance-central-to-improved-multi-agency-working?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">Leadership, Culture &amp; Governance Central to Improved Multi-Agency Working</a></strong><br />Read the key insights and download the slides from techUK’s <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/11718-leadership-culture-governance-central-to-improved-multi-agency-working?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">Breaking Down Barriers: Multi Agency Collaboration for Public Safety</a> event that took place on 31 October.</p> <hr /> <blockquote>More techUK News &amp; Comment</blockquote> <p><strong><a href="defence-winter-dinner/about?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">Defence Winter Dinner</a></strong><br />28 November - Join techUK and Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB DSO OBE ADC at our Annual Winter Dinner. <a href="defence-winter-dinner/about?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">Book your place.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11758-techuk-sets-out-key-asks-ahead-of-budget?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">techUK sets out key asks ahead of Budget</a></strong><br />techUK has published its asks ahead of the Budget on Wednesday, calling on Philip Hammond MP to make the structural changes needed to prepare the economy for the future before the oppertunity is lost to Brexit.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/10881-uk-security-expo-cyber-security-intelligence-zone?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">UK Security Expo: Cyber Security &amp; Intelligence Zone</a></strong><br />29 November - techUK is pleased to offer members the opportunity to take a stand on the Cyber Pavilion situated in the Cyber Security &amp; Intelligence Zone at UK Security Expo.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11037-snacks-sips?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">Snacks &amp; Sips: Govtech Networking Event</a></strong><br />11 December - A Speed Networking Event Connecting SMEs and Large Companies Interested in the Public Sector Tech Market.<br /><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/meeting/item/11037-snacks-sips?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+21+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%2021%20November%202017%20&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=lGbtAqkDb3yq3H3PC56GozPTB805aMWmh0vHwgN7DuUBhrgP4VeQu8r47sYEnPVWo9PLudQZxIrQ3XcPWZhvf34lyLJkwXxMLXIUhK3n4phHlyc0xB4KbXZRVDHau8QdIPTQg7maQu8fuhRRLsYBloJ6BkBNJp6gzS1tOUbNVsg%3d">Sign up here.</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11766-smarteruk-update-november-2017 SmarterUK Update | November 2017 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11766-smarteruk-update-november-2017 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:28:21 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org SmarterUK Newsletter November 2017 | Supercharging Global Leadership in Innovation <p>Welcome to our Monthly SmarterUK update. The full newsletter, including regulatory and market news, is available as a pdf download below for members only.</p> <p>To subscribe to the SmarterUK simply follow <a href="http://www.techuk.org/services/newsletters">this link</a>, enter your details, and select the newsletters of interest to you.</p> <hr /> <p>On the 31 October we held our annual Supercharging the Digital Economy Conference. Now in its second year we spent a day down in the Docklands at Siemen's Crystal, discussing how we can <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S3673&amp;CC=&amp;w=33704&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">capture global leadership in innovation</a>, how we can <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S3673&amp;CC=&amp;w=33705&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">supercharge digital adoption and use</a>, and <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S3673&amp;CC=&amp;w=33706&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Britain's role in global trade</a>.</p> <p>Following last month's Clean Growth Strategy publication our <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S3673&amp;CC=&amp;w=33707&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">meetings notes</a> from each of the three roundtables we held with Government are available. We also published our long awaited <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S3673&amp;CC=&amp;w=33708&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">report on tech led decarbonisation</a>. This has been a joint piece of work between our Environment &amp; Compliance Programmes and SmarterUK, started way back in January when we were still working under the title of the Emissions Reduction Plan. We will continue to engage with Government on these issues so if you'd like to be involved please get in touch.</p> <p>Finally, this month the&nbsp;<a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S3673&amp;CC=&amp;w=33709&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Industrial Strategy Commission published its final report</a> setting out institutional recommendations for how we can support the effective delivery of the UK's new approach to the industrial strategy. Chapter 3 of the report focuses on 'Investment in Infrastructure', highlighting not just the opportunity of new technologies but also where existing assets need strengthening. These include energy, rail and comms infrastructure.</p> <p>November is a big month for us, kicking off with the long awaited launch of our <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S3673&amp;CC=&amp;w=33710&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">State of the Connected Home 2017 report</a>. Working with <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S3673&amp;CC=&amp;w=33711&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">GFK</a> we launched with a stakeholder roundtable exploring in more detail key insights from the report. We followed this with a <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S3673&amp;CC=&amp;w=33712&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">workshop</a> where we took members on an immersive journey, exploring and demonstrating how to navigate the complicated world of consumer-led innovation for the Connected Home.</p> <p>But November doesn't end there... Looking forward to events this month we have an interactive workshop on 27 November looking at <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=05281101S3673&amp;CC=&amp;w=33713&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">use cases for data in transport</a>. Join both us and ITS as we explore how to put the user back into transport innovation. Spaces are limited so get in touch now to avoid disappointment!</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11749-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11749-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:53:00 +0000 Tom Morrison-Bell(techUK) tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org This week, Industrial Strategy Minister Claire Perry announces a new government funding for AI and robotics research and smart energy innovation. <p>This week, the Government has announced a raft of measures to boost UK tech including doubling the number of exceptional talent visas for international tech talent. Meanwhile:</p> <ul> <li>There’s an £84m boost to make the UK a world-leader in AI and robotics research</li> <li>A major Royal Society report reveals schools are ill-equipped to teach computer science</li> <li>techUK comments on what the Government’s new measures mean for UK tech</li> </ul> <p>And plenty more! Get your weekly tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/11/14/theresa-may-doubles-visa-numbers-tech-workers/" target="_blank">New measures to help UK’s digital economy post-Brexit</a> <strong>(Telegraph)</strong><br />Government doubles number of exceptional tech talent visas, funds new £20m GovTech catalyst and transforms Tech City into UK-wide Tech Nation.</p> <p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/funding-for-84-million-for-artificial-intelligence-and-robotics-research-and-smart-energy-innovation-announced?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Government announces £84m for AI and Robotics research</a> <strong>(Gov.UK)</strong><br />Latest Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund awards from Industrial Strategy Minister Claire Perry to drive AI and robotics revolution in smart energy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41928847?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Royal Society urges Government to act on computing science curriculum</a> (<strong>BBC)</strong><br />Major new report reveals more than half of secondary schools in England do not offer GCSE computer science despite soaring UK demand for digital skills.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cityam.com/275555/businesses-embracing-everyday-tech-could-add-gbp100bn?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Uptake of digital amongst businesses could add £100bn to economy</a> <strong>(City AM)</strong><br />A CBI report echoes techUK’s calls that digitisation is key short-term lever to boost UK’s chronic productivity problem.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/11744-government-commits-to-doubling-exceptional-talent-visas?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Extra visas welcome but whole economy needs new tech skills</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Commitment to exceptional talent sets the right tone but will be insufficient to provide UK’s wider digital skills needs says Antony Walker.</p> <p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-support-for-tech-to-boost-public-sector-productivity?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">New GovTech fund a landmark in public sector digitisation</a> <strong>(Gov.UK)</strong><br />Jacqueline de Rojas says fund will create a ‘front door ’into the public sector for tech businesses with exciting new ideas to put citizens first.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/11736-stuck-in-the-middle-with-eu-the-halfway-point-for-brexit?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Oh, we’re halfway there (on Brexit negotiations)</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />techUK’s Giles Derrington says that until there’s sufficient progress in first phase of negotiations, businesses will remain in dark on huge amounts of Brexit detail.</p> <p><a href="insights/reports/item/11723-techuk-report-outlines-how-tech-can-enable-carbon-reductions-reduce-uk?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Climate Change Minister welcomes techUK report on decarbonisation</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Claire Perry MP states innovation and technology are key to growing the low carbon economy, echoing recommendations from <a href="images/programmes/Technology%20-%20Enabling%20CO2%20reductions%20Final%20Digital%20Version.pdf?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">techUK’s new report</a>.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></p> <p><a href="https://institute.global/news/brainstorm-technology-many?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">techUK President discusses how future tech will work for the many</a> <strong>(TBI)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/how-to-have-a-productive-brexit?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">The brilliant Diane Coyle on how to have a productive Brexit</a> <strong>(Prospect)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/Empowerment-is-the-key-to-a-connected-society?platform=hootsuite&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Rachel Neaman: Empowerment is the key to a connected society</a> <strong>(ComputerWeekly)</strong></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Upcoming Events - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events" target="_blank">View full events calendar</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Nov 21</strong> - <a href="events/briefing/item/11547-techuk-innovation-den-accelerating-transformation-in-the-public-sector?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">techUK Innovation Den: Accelerating Transformation in the Public Sector</a></p> <p><strong>Nov 23</strong> - <a href="events/partner-event/item/11497-who-rules-the-internet?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Who Rules The Internet?</a></p> <p><strong>Dec 05</strong> - <a href="events/roundtable/item/11681-local-government-roundtable-harnessing-digital-to-prevent-homelessness?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Local Government Roundtable: Harnessing Digital to Prevent Homelessness</a></p> <p><strong>Dec 13</strong> - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11563-digital-ethics-summit?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+14+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2015%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1oeEls6RyjB7TQIdD4pMBspckdu4Rz9bDvYmMq17rtkG2af8Dim9nx2dUeWirU%2bQcOKx4Hn5sRph%2fvTDVvi8cX9k6QzCiLAP8teZ%2f9ICmN54YEGJxlKKIBxtxLfmW531LlcIn75HGtWjCe2H1FPt9Rwhf0K8RMeeCoZd9wOuHa5zl2OP5u3TctDX8gXmyFbq" target="_blank">Digital Ethics Summit</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, please get in touch with the team and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org">tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11734-smart-energy-utilities-update-november-2017 Smart Energy & Utilities Update November 2017 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11734-smart-energy-utilities-update-november-2017 Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:27:16 +0000 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org Smart Energy & Utilities Newsletter November 2017 | Energy Watchdog 'Should Use its Powers' on Price Cap <p>Welcome to the latest edition of techUK's Smart Energy &amp; Utilities Newsletter.</p> <p>For further techUK and market related news <a href="services/newsletters">sign up to our SmarterUK newsletter</a> which provides a monthly roundup of activities within the whole forum.</p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11719-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11719-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:28:00 +0000 Tom Morrison-Bell(techUK) tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org This week, Theresa May calls for a “strategic, long-term partnership” with business, and her persistence to give assurance on the Brexit transition period. <p>This week, the Prime Minister promises to "back innovators &amp; wealth creators" ahead of crucial Brexit talks. Also:</p> <ul> <li>Publication of Government’s Brexit sectoral impact reports delayed;</li> <li>UK and France to form world-first Cyber Threat Alliance; and</li> <li>techUK makes case for R&amp;D roadmap to the Science and Technology Select Committee.</li> </ul> <p>And plenty more! Get your weekly tech policy fix below.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/7bfb8506-8c47-32ee-8483-030a998acc65?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+08+Novemebr+2017&amp;utm_term=techUK%20Policy%20Pulse%2008%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=o8AzLR9qGmBnrv5fiBBofokjbw2Mz9qkLi9j%2bGJYlucXae%2bTvt3Vcw12d57kZ2HMmULbQ3IgqHkS6Vu2PMTv4sVQe0tVOeEYKggxf6ujH8E%2bFND31Q7DondukIYBf9ScDR7KASstBFJxIbW7DhnGLFFJE%2bnFjQt0Qvux%2bsmrrp01Vkns5B%2flpQSjwpF7RCag" target="_blank">Prime Minister promises to "back innovators &amp; wealth creators"</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong><br />Theresa May reaffirms ambition to give business as much certainty as possible on a Brexit transition period as clock ticks on Brexit talks.</p> <p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-uk-and-france-a-joint-approach-on-digital-and-cybersecurity?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+08+Novemebr+2017&amp;utm_term=techUK%20Policy%20Pulse%2008%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=o8AzLR9qGmBnrv5fiBBofokjbw2Mz9qkLi9j%2bGJYlucXae%2bTvt3Vcw12d57kZ2HMmULbQ3IgqHkS6Vu2PMTv4sVQe0tVOeEYKggxf6ujH8E%2bFND31Q7DondukIYBf9ScDR7KASstBFJxIbW7DhnGLFFJE%2bnFjQt0Qvux%2bsmrrp01Vkns5B%2flpQSjwpF7RCag" target="_blank">UK and France to form world-first Cyber Threat Alliance</a> <strong>(Gov.UK)</strong><br />Digital Minister Matt Hancock MP tells Paris audience of shared ambition for greater cyber security cooperation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-news-government-secret-studies-publish-economic-impact-eu-leave-steve-baker-brexit-a8041976.html?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+08+Novemebr+2017&amp;utm_term=techUK%20Policy%20Pulse%2008%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=o8AzLR9qGmBnrv5fiBBofokjbw2Mz9qkLi9j%2bGJYlucXae%2bTvt3Vcw12d57kZ2HMmULbQ3IgqHkS6Vu2PMTv4sVQe0tVOeEYKggxf6ujH8E%2bFND31Q7DondukIYBf9ScDR7KASstBFJxIbW7DhnGLFFJE%2bnFjQt0Qvux%2bsmrrp01Vkns5B%2flpQSjwpF7RCag" target="_blank">Government to publish Brexit economic impact assessments</a> <strong>(Independent)</strong><br />Sector eager to understand Government’s own assessment on Brexit impact as companies seek security of transition arrangement.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/eef9846a-c0bf-11e7-9836-b25f8adaa111?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+08+Novemebr+2017&amp;utm_term=techUK%20Policy%20Pulse%2008%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=o8AzLR9qGmBnrv5fiBBofokjbw2Mz9qkLi9j%2bGJYlucXae%2bTvt3Vcw12d57kZ2HMmULbQ3IgqHkS6Vu2PMTv4sVQe0tVOeEYKggxf6ujH8E%2bFND31Q7DondukIYBf9ScDR7KASstBFJxIbW7DhnGLFFJE%2bnFjQt0Qvux%2bsmrrp01Vkns5B%2flpQSjwpF7RCag" target="_blank">Brexit threatens to split existing cross-border supply chains</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong><br />New research from leading procurement body shows 63% of EU27 supply chain managers expect to move some supply chain out of Britain post-Brexit.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11711-techuk-urges-government-to-give-r-d-certainty" target="_blank">techUK urges Government to give R&amp;D certainty</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Tom Morrison-Bell tells influential Science &amp; Technology Committee Government could boost certainty by setting roadmap for 2.4% GDP spend on R&amp;D.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11708-techuk-ai-week-considering-the-uk-s-ai-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+08+Novemebr+2017&amp;utm_term=techUK%20Policy%20Pulse%2008%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=o8AzLR9qGmBnrv5fiBBofokjbw2Mz9qkLi9j%2bGJYlucXae%2bTvt3Vcw12d57kZ2HMmULbQ3IgqHkS6Vu2PMTv4sVQe0tVOeEYKggxf6ujH8E%2bFND31Q7DondukIYBf9ScDR7KASstBFJxIbW7DhnGLFFJE%2bnFjQt0Qvux%2bsmrrp01Vkns5B%2flpQSjwpF7RCag" target="_blank">What's in store for the UK's AI future?</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />From bias to business growth, techUK’s report examines what AI really means for the UK.</p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11706-supercharging-britain-s-role-in-global-trade?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+08+Novemebr+2017&amp;utm_term=techUK%20Policy%20Pulse%2008%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=o8AzLR9qGmBnrv5fiBBofokjbw2Mz9qkLi9j%2bGJYlucXae%2bTvt3Vcw12d57kZ2HMmULbQ3IgqHkS6Vu2PMTv4sVQe0tVOeEYKggxf6ujH8E%2bFND31Q7DondukIYBf9ScDR7KASstBFJxIbW7DhnGLFFJE%2bnFjQt0Qvux%2bsmrrp01Vkns5B%2flpQSjwpF7RCag" target="_blank">Supercharging Britain's role in global trade</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />techUK panel looks at the future of digital as Global Britain sets its sights on international trade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450429457/UKtech50-2017-Vote-for-the-most-influential-person-in-UK-IT?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+08+Novemebr+2017&amp;utm_term=techUK%20Policy%20Pulse%2008%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=o8AzLR9qGmBnrv5fiBBofokjbw2Mz9qkLi9j%2bGJYlucXae%2bTvt3Vcw12d57kZ2HMmULbQ3IgqHkS6Vu2PMTv4sVQe0tVOeEYKggxf6ujH8E%2bFND31Q7DondukIYBf9ScDR7KASstBFJxIbW7DhnGLFFJE%2bnFjQt0Qvux%2bsmrrp01Vkns5B%2flpQSjwpF7RCag#provider_moreover" target="_blank">Vote for the most influential person in UK tech 2017</a> <strong>(Computer Weekly)</strong><br />techUK President and CEO both make shortlist along with a range of techUK members. Congrats to all and make sure to vote!</p> <hr /> <p><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/05/computer-says-no-why-making-ais-fair-accountable-and-transparent-is-crucial?CMP=share_btn_tw&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+08+Novemebr+2017&amp;utm_term=techUK%20Policy%20Pulse%2008%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=o8AzLR9qGmBnrv5fiBBofokjbw2Mz9qkLi9j%2bGJYlucXae%2bTvt3Vcw12d57kZ2HMmULbQ3IgqHkS6Vu2PMTv4sVQe0tVOeEYKggxf6ujH8E%2bFND31Q7DondukIYBf9ScDR7KASstBFJxIbW7DhnGLFFJE%2bnFjQt0Qvux%2bsmrrp01Vkns5B%2flpQSjwpF7RCag" target="_blank">Why making AIs fair, accountable and transparent is crucial</a> <strong>(Guardian)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cityam.com/275002/digital-brexit-spur-us-rethink-nature-state?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+08+Novemebr+2017&amp;utm_term=techUK%20Policy%20Pulse%2008%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=o8AzLR9qGmBnrv5fiBBofokjbw2Mz9qkLi9j%2bGJYlucXae%2bTvt3Vcw12d57kZ2HMmULbQ3IgqHkS6Vu2PMTv4sVQe0tVOeEYKggxf6ujH8E%2bFND31Q7DondukIYBf9ScDR7KASstBFJxIbW7DhnGLFFJE%2bnFjQt0Qvux%2bsmrrp01Vkns5B%2flpQSjwpF7RCag" target="_blank">Korski and Kamall on what a digital Brexit means for GovTech</a><strong> (City AM)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cityam.com/275167/local-councils-must-turn-technology-and-startups-help-plug?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+08+Novemebr+2017&amp;utm_term=techUK%20Policy%20Pulse%2008%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=o8AzLR9qGmBnrv5fiBBofokjbw2Mz9qkLi9j%2bGJYlucXae%2bTvt3Vcw12d57kZ2HMmULbQ3IgqHkS6Vu2PMTv4sVQe0tVOeEYKggxf6ujH8E%2bFND31Q7DondukIYBf9ScDR7KASstBFJxIbW7DhnGLFFJE%2bnFjQt0Qvux%2bsmrrp01Vkns5B%2flpQSjwpF7RCag" target="_blank">Councils must tap into innovative startups to meet citizens demands</a> <strong>(City AM)</strong></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Upcoming Events</strong> - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events">View full events calendar</a></p> <p><strong>Nov 14 -&nbsp;</strong> <a href="events/briefing/item/11438-data-protection-policing-justice?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">How will policing and justice be affected by the Data Protection Bill?</a></p> <p><strong>Nov 21 -&nbsp;</strong> <a href="events/briefing/item/11547-techuk-innovation-den-accelerating-transformation-in-the-public-sector" target="_blank">techUK Innovation Den: Accelerating Transformation in the Public Sector</a></p> <p><strong>Nov 23 -</strong> <a href="events/partner-event/item/11497-who-rules-the-internet?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+08+Novemebr+2017&amp;utm_term=techUK%20Policy%20Pulse%2008%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=o8AzLR9qGmBnrv5fiBBofokjbw2Mz9qkLi9j%2bGJYlucXae%2bTvt3Vcw12d57kZ2HMmULbQ3IgqHkS6Vu2PMTv4sVQe0tVOeEYKggxf6ujH8E%2bFND31Q7DondukIYBf9ScDR7KASstBFJxIbW7DhnGLFFJE%2bnFjQt0Qvux%2bsmrrp01Vkns5B%2flpQSjwpF7RCag" target="_blank">Who Rules The Internet?</a></p> <p><strong>Dec 13 - </strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11563-digital-ethics-summit" target="_blank">Digital Ethics Summit</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, please get in touch with the team and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org">tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11695-justice-emergency-services-update Justice & Emergency Services Update http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11695-justice-emergency-services-update Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:29:28 +0000 Seema Patel(techUK) seema.patel@techuk.org Here is your fortnightly round-up of the news and opportunities from techUK’s Justice & Emergency Services programme. <blockquote>Here is your fortnightly round-up of the news and opportunities from techUK’s Justice &amp; Emergency Services programme.</blockquote> <p>I am delighted to invite you all to techUK’s <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/social-event/item/11592-techuk-justice-emergency-services-reception?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">Annual Justice &amp; Emergency Services Reception</a></span> on 30 November at Eight Moorgate Members Club. The reception is an opportunity to meet fellow members of the supplier community, as well as senior stakeholders from the policing, Home Office, and MoJ. It is an informal occasion to celebrate our work over the past year and look forward to the year ahead.</p> <p>We have a number of speakers joining us for the evening including Chief Constable Sara Thornton, Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council and Angus McCallum, Director, Digital Policing, Metropolitan Police Service. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/social-event/item/11592-techuk-justice-emergency-services-reception?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">So book your place now!</a></span> And to enquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact <a href="mailto:Francesca.Whyte@techuk.org">Francesca.Whyte@techuk.org</a></p> <p>And if you are interested in how the Data Protection Bill will affect the policing and justice sector, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11438-data-protection-policing-justice?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">do come along to our event on 14 November</a></span>.</p> <hr /> <blockquote>News, Views and Opportunities</blockquote> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/social-event/item/11592-techuk-justice-emergency-services-reception?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">techUK Justice &amp; Emergency Services Reception</a></strong><br />30 November - Join techUK at our Annual Justice &amp; Emergency Services Reception. It is a chance to network with other suppliers and stakeholders from policing, the Home Office and Ministry of Justice. Speakers include Sara Thornton of the NPCC and Angus McCallum of the Met. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/social-event/item/11592-techuk-justice-emergency-services-reception?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11438-data-protection-policing-justice?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">How Will Policing and Justice Be Affected By the Data Protection Bill?</a></strong><br />14 November - The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Law Enforcement Directive, both contained within the Data Protection Bill, come into effect in May 2018. This event will explore how the Bill will effect policing and justice as a sector, and the implications for the supplier community.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11438-data-protection-policing-justice?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">Sign up here.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11441-european-justice-summit-2017?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">European Justice Summit 2017</a></strong><br />techUK is delighted to be partnering with this conference, which shares case studies and best practices and showcases how digital transformation is being embraced in the justice system. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11441-european-justice-summit-2017?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">techUK members can get a discount with the code EJS200.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11542-police-ict-summit-2018-delivering-the-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">Police ICT Summit 2018: Delivering the Future</a></strong><br />Registration is now open for the third Police ICT Summit, which is again being hosted, jointly, by the Police ICT Company and the National Police Technology Council. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/partner-event/item/11542-police-ict-summit-2018-delivering-the-future?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">Find out more and book your place here.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11566-cyber-crime-fraud-nearly-half-of-all-crimes-this-year?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">Cyber Crime &amp; Fraud - Nearly Half of All Crimes This Year</a></strong><br />Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that fraud and computer misuse offences account for almost half of all crimes.</p> <hr /> <blockquote>More techUK News &amp; Comment</blockquote> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11447-making-the-case-for-small-businesses?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">techUK SME Survey - Making the Case for Small Businesses</a></strong><br />To better understand the views of SMEs operating in the public sector tech market, techUK has launched our annual SME survey. The findings will be used to develop recommendations to promote innovation in the public sector, and help dynamic British based SMEs to scale and grow. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11447-making-the-case-for-small-businesses?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">Complete the survey here.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="health-and-social-care-industry-dinner?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">Health and Social Care Industry Dinner</a></strong><br />15 November - The fourth annual techUK Health &amp; Social Care Industry Dinner provides a forum for NHS England, NHS Digital and industry to come together to have an informal dialogue with industry. <a href="health-and-social-care-industry-dinner/about?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">Buy your ticket here.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="defence-winter-dinner/about?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">Defence Winter Dinner</a></strong><br />28 November - Join techUK and Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Gordon Messenger KCB DSO OBE ADC at our Annual Winter Dinner. <a href="defence-winter-dinner/about?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">Book your place.</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11408-assessing-the-progress-of-the-national-cyber-security-strategy-one-year-on?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">Assessing the Progress of the National Cyber Security Strategy One Year On</a></strong><br />One year on from the publication of the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 – 2021, this event will assess the progress made to date, as well as analysing the persistent challenges the UK faces in the face of growing cyber-threats. <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/11408-assessing-the-progress-of-the-national-cyber-security-strategy-one-year-on?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JES+Update+6+November+2017&amp;utm_term=JES%20Update%206%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=95601&amp;gator_td=0gdfqpYWFEVnEk2AvqWekLAB6THzPNxWzVPX%2bDdfsGaRzCtGBX05KcRNRBhozjhipH54xa1NVeaILGGPj9BJPMu2%2fL2MqhcREiqIm0bAJB47baLlVDFKwOfwe736aArWDH73BEjJCfaZyXIxgkHmVBWC5ZhNOL%2fmKEDm3rWWA1I%3d">Sign up here.</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11680-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11680-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:27:00 +0000 Tom Morrison-Bell(techUK) tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org This week, Digital Minister Matt Hancock highlights the importance of making the UK the best place to start and grow a digital business at techUK conference. <p>This week, two key industrial strategy reports are published. Juergen Maier publishes his wide-ranging report into industrial digitisation in the UK, saying the UK must prepare for the fourth industrial revolution while the independent industrial strategy commission stresses the importance of digital infrastructure to address regional imbalances. Meanwhile:</p> <ul> <li>Digital Minister Matt Hancock MP tells techUK’s flagship conference digital is key to UK’s future success;</li> <li>Business leaders urge the Chancellor to continue the enterprise investment scheme;</li> <li>New report shows stark regional contrasts in UK productivity.</li> </ul> <p>And plenty more! Get your weekly tech fix below with #policypulse.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/aa1742fa-bb43-11e7-9bfb-4a9c83ffa852?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">Two major industrial strategy reports cite digital as routes to success</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong><br />Juergen Maier’s independent report states greater digital adoption could mean 25% boost to industrial productivity but digital skills training and strong government leadership key. Meanwhile, the independent industrial strategy commission <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/01/uk-north-south-divide-infrastructure-industrial-strategy-commission?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">urges ministers</a> to address regional imbalances with greater investment in digital infrastructure.</p> <p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/supercharging-the-digital-economy?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">Digital Minister tells techUK’s flagship conference digital is key to UK’s future success</a> <strong>(Gov)</strong><br />Matt Hancock MP welcomes UK tech’s contribution to growth, highlighting investment in skills and innovation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cityam.com/274309/government-told-show-restraint-eis-tax-relief-startup?mc_cid=3204d44cd6&amp;mc_eid=dc32e56942&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">Business leaders urge Chancellor to continue EIS support</a> <strong>(City AM)</strong><br />Peers and investors head list of influential individuals calling on Government to maintain critical Enterprise Investment Scheme ahead of Budget.</p> <p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/10/22/postcode-level-productivity-study-reveals-best-worst-performing/?mc_cid=3204d44cd6&amp;mc_eid=dc32e56942&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">State of Small Business report reveals stark variations in UK productivity</a> <strong>(Telegraph)</strong><br />Sage and Nesta report shows SMEs have disproportionately driven job creation since 2010 but that digital infrastructure without digital skills unlikely to boost productivity.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/11670-made-smarter-a-445bn-prize?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">Prize is there, but challenge is clear – techUK view on Maier report</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Made Smarter efficiently outlines opportunities and roadblocks in development of a modern Industrial Strategy and important collaborative work must be done, says techUK’s Matt Evans.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/11669-computer-programming-contributes-to-largest-part-of-uk-growth?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">Computer programming biggest contributor to GDP growth</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />techUK’s Deputy CEO Antony Walker says latest ONS figures underline the importance of digital to future growth.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/11643-nao-publishes-report-on-wannacry-ransomware-attack-on-the-nhs?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">NAO WannaCry report cites lack of preparedness and vulnerability</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Lessons learned must be acted upon in order to prevent similar breach as cyberattacks on the increase.</p> <p><a href="insights/news/item/11596-london-s-first-cdo-unveils-top-priorities?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">London’s Chief Digital Officer sets out top priorities</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />Theo Blackwell says aligning digital strategy with borough plans and establishing “coalition of the willing” key to London’s digital success.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/29/robots-humans-technological-revolution-politics?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Direct_Message&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">Chi Onwurah MP says rise of the robots need not spell downfall for humans</a> <strong>(Guardian)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/655923/Taking_Part_Focus_on_Digital.pdf?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">New DCMS data shows 5.2% adults in UK have specialist digital skills</a> <strong>(DCMS)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/two-thirds-teachers-dont-have-skills-or-tools-teach-coding?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">Two thirds of teachers need support for coding curriculum</a>&nbsp;<strong>(TES)</strong></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Upcoming Events</strong> - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events">View full events calendar</a></p> <p><strong>Nov 08 </strong>-&nbsp;<a href="events/conference/item/11337-export-to-china-exploring-the-opportunities-and-overcoming-the-challenges?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">Export to China – Exploring the Opportunities and Overcoming the Challenges</a></p> <p><strong>Nov 14 -&nbsp;</strong> <a href="events/briefing/item/11438-data-protection-policing-justice?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+02+November+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2002%20November%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=tmFejNBLe9QccthfkVHkCS3PBu4j0tAyYK9pp02T%2fXzs0KBtvqRiE7pbKpT%2fAb2tsOWutTKsHUlQhEKUXmH15vMpFPwA%2fZjehXuv1Lh4iNUHUil9a9C0k8LWV9Ur9FXyi50WrTq7lZHWuPruwvQjOKz8oJ7iJmcxagb%2b9SOGhLoBfb%2bmvyw9ni6U18P6KJm0" target="_blank">How will policing and justice be affected by the Data Protection Bill?</a></p> <p><strong>Nov 21 -&nbsp;</strong> <a href="events/briefing/item/11547-techuk-innovation-den-accelerating-transformation-in-the-public-sector" target="_blank">techUK Innovation Den: Accelerating Transformation in the Public Sector</a></p> <p><strong>Dec 13 - </strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11563-digital-ethics-summit" target="_blank">Digital Ethics Summit</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, please get in touch with the team and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org">tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11601-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Policy Pulse | Your Weekly Update on Tech and Digital Policy http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11601-policy-pulse-your-weekly-update-on-tech-and-digital-policy Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:34:00 +0100 Tom Morrison-Bell(techUK) tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org This week, business bodies have warned Government that the UK is in danger of losing jobs and investment without an urgent Brexit transition deal. <p>As the Government firms up plans for a “no deal” Brexit, businesses urge the Government to secure a transition deal. Meanwhile:</p> <p>• The Trade Secretary considers a possible services-focused trade deal with the US;<br />• Detail on the impact of job automation across UK regions; and<br />• techUK’s view on the state of Brexit negotiations.</p> <p>All this and plenty more so make sure to get your weekly with #policypulse.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>Top Tech Policy News</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41716284?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+25+October+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2025%20October%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=bwwDhLYhvfNvwRtWT71qm3oZwcAKMP6mV9RUl72aPbk0B%2f9qX0m0o5S6V3DW3dr%2fBtwbop2QXhmRVFoAcITnET61JX%2byFBXX%2bEddqORVfXHfqNNfZb5eCHx0O2Q%2b7H7a78r6kXvrZ06B6MiqPllUyQKlf5L7gxTc%2faIGIHjM1m%2bYyAi8ZDxpJ6HaGwcCpj2S" target="_blank">Business groups make urgent call for Brexit transition deal</a> <strong>(BBC)</strong><br />Cross-sector business bodies draft joint letter to Government warning “no deal” would have significant consequences for jobs and investment, echoing techUK’s view.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ft.com/content/2f8c8a8a-b711-11e7-8c12-5661783e5589?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+25+October+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2025%20October%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=bwwDhLYhvfNvwRtWT71qm3oZwcAKMP6mV9RUl72aPbk0B%2f9qX0m0o5S6V3DW3dr%2fBtwbop2QXhmRVFoAcITnET61JX%2byFBXX%2bEddqORVfXHfqNNfZb5eCHx0O2Q%2b7H7a78r6kXvrZ06B6MiqPllUyQKlf5L7gxTc%2faIGIHjM1m%2bYyAi8ZDxpJ6HaGwcCpj2S" target="_blank">Trade Secretary seeks services focused trade deal with US</a> <strong>(FT £)</strong><br />Liam Fox MP said to be considering first-of-kind services trade deal, raising interesting possibilities for membership of the Customs Union.</p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/oct/16/automation-jobs-uk-robots?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+25+October+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2025%20October%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=bwwDhLYhvfNvwRtWT71qm3oZwcAKMP6mV9RUl72aPbk0B%2f9qX0m0o5S6V3DW3dr%2fBtwbop2QXhmRVFoAcITnET61JX%2byFBXX%2bEddqORVfXHfqNNfZb5eCHx0O2Q%2b7H7a78r6kXvrZ06B6MiqPllUyQKlf5L7gxTc%2faIGIHjM1m%2bYyAi8ZDxpJ6HaGwcCpj2S" target="_blank">New analysis maps automation impact across UK</a> <strong>(Guardian)</strong><br />Research by Future Advocacy indicates highest levels of future automation in former industrial heartlands, affecting areas already hit by deindustrialisation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cityam.com/274311/london-tech-startups-head-brexit-trade-mission-france-mayor?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+25+October+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2025%20October%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=bwwDhLYhvfNvwRtWT71qm3oZwcAKMP6mV9RUl72aPbk0B%2f9qX0m0o5S6V3DW3dr%2fBtwbop2QXhmRVFoAcITnET61JX%2byFBXX%2bEddqORVfXHfqNNfZb5eCHx0O2Q%2b7H7a78r6kXvrZ06B6MiqPllUyQKlf5L7gxTc%2faIGIHjM1m%2bYyAi8ZDxpJ6HaGwcCpj2S" target="_blank">London Mayor leads tech start-up delegation to Paris</a> <strong>(City AM)</strong><br />Sadiq Khan embarks on a trade mission with top tech startups to foster innovation and open relationships across the Channel.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>techUK Action &amp; Reaction</strong></p> <p><a href="insights/opinions/item/11571-lack-of-sufficient-progress-worrying-but-no-deal-remains-a-no-go?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+25+October+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2025%20October%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=bwwDhLYhvfNvwRtWT71qm3oZwcAKMP6mV9RUl72aPbk0B%2f9qX0m0o5S6V3DW3dr%2fBtwbop2QXhmRVFoAcITnET61JX%2byFBXX%2bEddqORVfXHfqNNfZb5eCHx0O2Q%2b7H7a78r6kXvrZ06B6MiqPllUyQKlf5L7gxTc%2faIGIHjM1m%2bYyAi8ZDxpJ6HaGwcCpj2S" target="_blank">Delaying EU trade talks will only create greater uncertainty for tech</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />techUK’s Antony Walker responds to lack of “sufficient progress” in Brexit talks, saying compromise on both sides is key to success.</p> <p><a href="insights/opinions/item/11572-at-what-price-progress?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+25+October+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2025%20October%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=bwwDhLYhvfNvwRtWT71qm3oZwcAKMP6mV9RUl72aPbk0B%2f9qX0m0o5S6V3DW3dr%2fBtwbop2QXhmRVFoAcITnET61JX%2byFBXX%2bEddqORVfXHfqNNfZb5eCHx0O2Q%2b7H7a78r6kXvrZ06B6MiqPllUyQKlf5L7gxTc%2faIGIHjM1m%2bYyAi8ZDxpJ6HaGwcCpj2S" target="_blank">What is the current state of Brexit negotiations?</a> <strong>(techUK)</strong><br />techUK’s Giles Derrington evaluates progress of negotiations and the implications for UK tech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.futureoftech.co.uk/retail-technology/in-an-ai-world-will-the-customer-still-always-be-right?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+25+October+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2025%20October%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=bwwDhLYhvfNvwRtWT71qm3oZwcAKMP6mV9RUl72aPbk0B%2f9qX0m0o5S6V3DW3dr%2fBtwbop2QXhmRVFoAcITnET61JX%2byFBXX%2bEddqORVfXHfqNNfZb5eCHx0O2Q%2b7H7a78r6kXvrZ06B6MiqPllUyQKlf5L7gxTc%2faIGIHjM1m%2bYyAi8ZDxpJ6HaGwcCpj2S" target="_blank">To realise benefits of AI, tech must create a culture of trust</a> <strong>(Future of Tech)</strong><br />techUK’s Sue Daley considers important questions about ensuring AI decisions are auditable, challengeable and ultimately understandable by retailers and consumers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41727475?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+25+October+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2025%20October%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=bwwDhLYhvfNvwRtWT71qm3oZwcAKMP6mV9RUl72aPbk0B%2f9qX0m0o5S6V3DW3dr%2fBtwbop2QXhmRVFoAcITnET61JX%2byFBXX%2bEddqORVfXHfqNNfZb5eCHx0O2Q%2b7H7a78r6kXvrZ06B6MiqPllUyQKlf5L7gxTc%2faIGIHjM1m%2bYyAi8ZDxpJ6HaGwcCpj2S" target="_blank">DIT to fund UK start-ups to attend world tech expo</a> <strong>(BBC)</strong><br />Government will work with techUK to help showcase British start-ups at world’s biggest tech show, CES.</p> <hr /> <p><strong>More News &amp; Comment</strong></p> <p><a href="https://blog.tfl.gov.uk/2017/10/13/new-study-quantifies-value-of-open-data-to-london/?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+25+October+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2025%20October%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=bwwDhLYhvfNvwRtWT71qm3oZwcAKMP6mV9RUl72aPbk0B%2f9qX0m0o5S6V3DW3dr%2fBtwbop2QXhmRVFoAcITnET61JX%2byFBXX%2bEddqORVfXHfqNNfZb5eCHx0O2Q%2b7H7a78r6kXvrZ06B6MiqPllUyQKlf5L7gxTc%2faIGIHjM1m%2bYyAi8ZDxpJ6HaGwcCpj2S" target="_blank">New study quantifies value of open data to London</a> <strong>(TfL)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.nature.com/news/reboot-for-the-ai-revolution-1.22826?WT.mc_id=TWT_NA_1710_FHCOMMENTAIREVOLUTION_PORTFOLIO&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+25+October+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2025%20October%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=bwwDhLYhvfNvwRtWT71qm3oZwcAKMP6mV9RUl72aPbk0B%2f9qX0m0o5S6V3DW3dr%2fBtwbop2QXhmRVFoAcITnET61JX%2byFBXX%2bEddqORVfXHfqNNfZb5eCHx0O2Q%2b7H7a78r6kXvrZ06B6MiqPllUyQKlf5L7gxTc%2faIGIHjM1m%2bYyAi8ZDxpJ6HaGwcCpj2S" target="_blank">Reboot for the AI Revolution</a> <strong>(Nature)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/rsa-blogs/2017/10/forget-talk-of-mass-automation.-the-uk-needs-to-ramp-up-investment-in-ai-or-be-left-behind?mc_cid=41ce612937&amp;mc_eid=de5a220c0b&amp;utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+25+October+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2025%20October%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=bwwDhLYhvfNvwRtWT71qm3oZwcAKMP6mV9RUl72aPbk0B%2f9qX0m0o5S6V3DW3dr%2fBtwbop2QXhmRVFoAcITnET61JX%2byFBXX%2bEddqORVfXHfqNNfZb5eCHx0O2Q%2b7H7a78r6kXvrZ06B6MiqPllUyQKlf5L7gxTc%2faIGIHjM1m%2bYyAi8ZDxpJ6HaGwcCpj2S" target="_blank">The UK needs to ramp up investment in AI or be left behind</a> <strong>(RSA)</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2017/10/alan-mak-the-fourth-industrial-revolution-1-conservatives-must-champion-and-harness-new-technologies.html?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+25+October+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2025%20October%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=bwwDhLYhvfNvwRtWT71qm3oZwcAKMP6mV9RUl72aPbk0B%2f9qX0m0o5S6V3DW3dr%2fBtwbop2QXhmRVFoAcITnET61JX%2byFBXX%2bEddqORVfXHfqNNfZb5eCHx0O2Q%2b7H7a78r6kXvrZ06B6MiqPllUyQKlf5L7gxTc%2faIGIHjM1m%2bYyAi8ZDxpJ6HaGwcCpj2S" target="_blank">Alan Mak: The Conservatives must champion and harness new technologies</a> <strong>(ConHome)</strong></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Upcoming Events</strong> - <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events">View full events calendar</a></p> <p><strong>Oct 31 - </strong><a href="supercharging-the-digital-economy-2017?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+27+September+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2027%20September%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=GMqIhhMWcWbO0hfOpCfxv3WZRXK8KV3tuqsIjlg4H689%2fO0WHsvatMTpfB43GKil%2b26nQHH5LeIJrxtaKx7eeoex7rAUeSHMM6x5Urcv0sWzvmIFLc9AwxFZe%2bom%2bMxMZjV7JFp6%2beu5T4vReGZndaYHxO9il%2bcIuw5qEDcdFIrV3tsg1EVJcKdZPgG1OYw5" target="_blank">Supercharging the Digital Economy</a></p> <p><strong>Nov 02 -</strong> <a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11473-bsg-annual-conference-the-future-of-digital-communications?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fmarketing.intellectuk.info%2flz%2f&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=Policy+Pulse+17+October+2017&amp;utm_term=Policy%20Pulse%2017%20October%202017&amp;utm_content=89859&amp;gator_td=1Rj2LS7IPD9DviSLl%2fC25gF5ZFmoEoTgMVwnBfDW2oEv71029kN2dniZ1dqeZg5cL8s2Le1yVzkPe%2fCVkcRwNxjpYfR4EC2OT3zeEVBPmaI58HpGwRiQ4P%2bLOfkb%2fZgLaq1zwXbhN4MCCCW%2fneIpAbRJjqrEG7%2f0rabTz8D7Fnlf0HWxjbdJiZeFz3x6T0Jq" target="_blank">BSG Annual Conference: The Future of Digital Communications</a></p> <p><strong>Nov 21 -&nbsp;</strong> <a href="events/briefing/item/11547-techuk-innovation-den-accelerating-transformation-in-the-public-sector" target="_blank">techUK Innovation Den: Accelerating Transformation in the Public Sector</a></p> <p><strong>Dec 13 - </strong><a href="http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/11563-digital-ethics-summit" target="_blank">Digital Ethics Summit</a></p> <hr /> <p>As ever, please get in touch with the team and let us know if there are topics you'd like us to include, leave out, or talk about. We really do like feedback!</p> <p>Contact: <a href="mailto:tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org">tom.morrison-bell@techuk.org</a></p> http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11682-internet-of-things-monthly-update-october-2017 Internet of Things Monthly Update | October 2017 http://www.techuk.org/insights/newsletters/item/11682-internet-of-things-monthly-update-october-2017 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100 Manar Al-Muflahi(techUK) manar.al-muflahi@techuk.org Internet of Things Monthly Update Month of October 2017 | Growing the AI Industry in the UK <p>Welcome to the techUK IoT newsletter for the month of October. To see the full newsletter, including industry and regulatory news, you can download the full document below for members only.</p> <p>To subscribe to this and other updates, visit the <a href="http://www.techuk.org/services/newsletters">newsletters page</a> under the services tab of the techUK website.</p> <hr /> <p>This month has already seen a number of publications and announcements from Government that have a potential impact on IoT. These include the independent review on <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=T0544S127319590&amp;CC=&amp;w=33191&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">'Growing the AI Industry in the UK'</a>, the <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=T0544S127319590&amp;CC=&amp;w=33192&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Clean Growth Strategy</a> which covers areas such as the built environment and smart infrastructure, and the National Infrastructure Commission's interim <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=T0544S127319590&amp;CC=&amp;w=33193&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">National Needs Assessment report</a>. Government has also unveiled a competition for <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=T0544S127319590&amp;CC=&amp;w=33194&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">'5G testbeds and trials'</a> which will focus on building the UK's 5G ecosystem. The KTN are running <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=T0544S127319590&amp;CC=&amp;w=33195&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">briefing sessions</a> around the UK over the next couple of weeks for those interested.</p> <p>Last week also saw the launch of a new thought leadership piece. In association with techUK and the ICE, Pinsent Masons published <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=T0544S127319590&amp;CC=&amp;w=33196&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">The Evolution of Infratech</a>. This new report looks at how technology is shaping the future of infrastructure, providing key industry insight into how companies around the world are dealing with the transformation.</p> <p>Meanwhile we continue to work with DCMS on their Secure by Design IoT initiative, hosting a workshop with members and the team on their proposals. We will continue to engage in this work over the next couple of months.</p> <p>We still have a small number of places available for our <a href="http://marketing.intellectuk.info/lz//lz.aspx?p1=T0544S127319590&amp;CC=&amp;w=33206&amp;cID=0&amp;cValue=1">Supercharging event on the 31 October at the Siemens Crystal building</a>. techUK members have one complimentary ticket per company so do take advantage of the opportunity to hear from Digital Minister Matt Hancock, CEOs from Yoti, Nominet and AgriLedger, and senior representatives from Atkins Global, Living PlanIT, Cisco and many more.</p>