techUK Insights RSS Feed - techUK RSS feed for insights content. en Copyright (C) 2015 ISS Industry Engagement Day - Webcast Recording Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:29:18 +0000 Dan Patefield(techUK) On 18 December 2017, techUK hosted the final ISS Industry Engagement Day of 2017. <p>On 18 December 2017, techUK hosted the final ISS Industry Engagement Day of 2017.</p> <p>The slides and video recording appear below.</p> <p><iframe src="//;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" width="600" height="494" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>The agenda:</p> <ul> <li>Organisation and Campaign Plan Update – Lt Gen Ivan Hooper</li> <li>Industry Engagement Approach for 2018 – Mike Feltham</li> <li>Feedback on the AI Hackathon – Mike Feltham</li> </ul> <p>A techUK summary of Lt Gen Ivan Hooper's address:</p> <p><em>During the final ISS industry brief of 2017 Lieutenant General Ivan Hooper, Interim CIO and CEO of ISS, gave a thank you to industry and the techUK community. Throughout the year Defence hasn’t dropped below 20 tasks and international operations at any one time. This is only possible thanks to the commitment and professionalism of industry and MOD working in this space. Looking towards 2018 there are a number of new players on the field; a new Secretary of State, a new Defence COO, CEO of DE&amp;S. and CIO too. These are all positions of vital importance and influence, and will all surely have new ideas and ways of working to implement.</em></p> <p><em>The National Security Capability Review (NSCR) continues, but unfortunately not at the pace that was originally anticipated. However, the nature of the debate that is being had is still very encouraging from the ISS perspective. ISS will need to be ready to react to deliver the outputs when they are released.</em></p> <p><em>MODNet is now out of the beta that hosted 30,000 users. It has now been rolled out to 69,000 users and is on track to be the largest substantiation of office 365 in Europe. MODNet is a complex problem that has a lot of interdependencies across Defence both in the UK and globally. The Operational Service Management competition part of MODNet is currently out with industry. There will be a down-selection in January. IDAM, hosting, tooling all vital enablers of MODNet.</em></p> <p><em>Industry will notice ISS has a reduced workforce at the same time it is experiencing increased demand for its services. Gen Ivan has made the request to expand and better resource the civil servant elements of the business, which will greatly help deliver the required services. At the very top level, there is a good chance the new MOD CIO (who will be entering at the 3* level) will be in post by late-January. The priorities of that role will likely be the continued digitisation of Defence, implementing the MOD Data Strategy, and ensuring the resilience and sustainability of the organisation.</em></p> <p><em>At the end of a challenging year for Defence there is a positive feeling for 2018. The senior leadership of the MOD fully understands the importance of information and data to the multiple Defence tasks. Working quickly, at scale, and being properly resourced is absolutely vital to success in the coming year.</em></p> <p>The dates for the 2018 industry days will be announced in early 2018.</p> <p>If you have any queries or require any further information please do get in touch with a member of the team.</p> <p>Contact: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Contact: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Contact: <a href=""></a></p> DCPP Webcast Recording Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:21:04 +0000 Andy Johnston (techUK) A recording of the DCPP webcast presentation on the background of the new cyber security requirements as well as how to use the online tool. <p>The Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP) and associated cyber security controls will be effect from the start of October in all sub-contracts working into the UK MOD. Full information on the changes and the associated DEFCONs can be found <a href="">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The DCPP team hosted a webcast in order to talk through elements of the new requirements.&nbsp;To aid suppliers in demonstrating compliance with the Cyber Security Model, the MOD has established the Supplier Cyber Protection Service. Here you are able to complete a risk assessment (RA) and a supplier assurance questionnaire (SAQ). This video covers how to register for and use the Supplier Cyber Protection Service online tool.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please note this video is a live recording of a webcast that was delivered by the DCPP team.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="" frameborder="0" width="640" height="385" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Guest Blog: ICE - The impact of artificial intelligence on the job market Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) Video by the Institution of Civil Engineering and The impact of artificial intelligence on the job market for techUK's AI Week. <blockquote>We asked IBM's Chris Gage for his thoughts on the likely impact of artificial intelligence on the job market.</blockquote> <p><iframe src="//;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" width="640" height="527" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <hr /> <p>For more information on techUK's AI Week please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href=""></a></p> Guest Blog: ICE's Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on Civil Engineering Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0000 Sophie Weston(techUK) Video by the Institution of Civil Engineering and Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on Civil Engineering for techUK's AI Week. <blockquote>The NAO robot asks Arup director Tim Chapman further questions about the broader impact of artificial intelligence on the civil engineering profession.</blockquote> <p><iframe src="//;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" width="630" height="519" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;The NAO robot asks Tim:</p> <ul> <li>Will expert artificial intelligence systems replace human thinking?</li> <li>Will many simpler professional tasks be made redundant?</li> <li>What effect will artificial intelligence have on a young civil engineer’s career development?</li> <li>We are opening an engineering school for 14 - 19 year olds. What jobs will they have when they leave?</li> </ul> <hr /> <p>For more information on techUK's AI Week please contact:</p> <p>Contact: <a href=""></a></p> Watch the Recording from Technology Services 2 Procurement Launch Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:46:28 +0000 Simona Paliulyte(techUK) Check out the presentation and recording from our event with Crown Commercial Service last week <p>Last week techUK together with Crown Commercial Service hosted Technology Services 2 Procurement Launch where members&nbsp;had an oppurtunity to find out more about the scope and structure of the new agreement and guidance on the tender process.</p> <p>Below you can find the presentation as well as recording from the event.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <iframe width="640" height="312" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Influential MEP talks to international tech leader on UK tech post-Brexit Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:55:03 +0000 Charlotte Holloway (techUK) techUK Brexit Advisory Panel member Syed Kamall MEP meets with the ITI's Josh Kallmer <h3><strong>London has an opportunity post-Brexit to lead the world when it comes to free trade and tech. That was the message from leading MEP Syed Kamall and&nbsp;Josh Kallmer of the ITI in a recent exchange in Brussels.</strong></h3> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <p>As part of his role for techUK's <a href="focus/programmes/brexit/advisory_panel">Brexit Advisory Panel</a>, Syed Kamall MEP, Leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group, wanted to find out what the view of the UK looked like from the US and why firms will continue to invest in the UK as a global base. Check out the video below.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="//;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" width="630" height="519" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><em><a href="focus/programmes/brexit/advisory_panel">&gt;&gt; Read more about the techUK Brexit Advisory Panel</a></em></p> <hr /> <p><strong>For more information please contact:</strong></p>