Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI Newsletter | July

I hope you find this month's update a helpful overview of the most recent news and upcoming opportunities from our programme.

Earlier this month, during techUK’s Cloud Week, we launched techUK’s Cloud 2020 and Beyond report; highlighting where we think action is needed in the next three years to drive greater cloud adoption and ensure that organisations are cloud-ready for the next phase of the UK’s digital revolution. In relation to this report, we hosted techUK’s ‘Attributing Carbon to the Cloud’ roundtable, to help organisations estimate the carbon emissions associated with their cloud usage. We will be producing a briefing paper on the outputs of this roundtable this Summer.

Over the last month we’ve also been busy responding to several calls for evidence and hosting a series of roundtable events to gather members’ input. This includes techUK’s response to the CDEI’s project reviews, our feedback on DCMS’ National Data Strategy and most recently we hosted the ‘Algorithms in Policing’ roundtable with RUSI and CDEI which will feed-in to the Code of Conduct their producing later this year.

If you have any further questions about any aspect of our programme, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


techUK Cloud, Data Analytics and AI News 

 

Welcome to techUK's Cloud Week

Welcome to techUK’s Cloud Week landing page, with easy access to a whole host of guest blogs, articles and daily tweets from techUK and its members that highlight what action is needed to drive greater cloud adoption and maturity in the UK.

 

techUK launches Cloud 2020 and beyond report

techUK’s latest report considers where action is needed in the next three years to drive greater cloud adoption and ensure that organisations across industry and government are cloud-ready for the next phase of the UK's digital evolution.

 

CDEI publish interim report on online targeting

techUK looks at the recently published Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation interim report on online targeting.

 

CDEI publish interim report on algorithmic bias in decision-making

techUK explores the recently published Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation interim report on algorithmic bias in decision-making

 

NAO report on data use in Government

techUK offers its take on the NAO's recently published report on using data across Government.

 

AI HLEG publishes recommendations for Trustworthy AI

techUK writes on the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG) recently published 2nd deliverable, a series of policy and investment recommendations for Trustworthy AI.

 

Data report highlights full impact of data

A recently released report by Dun & Bradstreet titled “The Past, Present and Future of Data” has shone a light on the way business leaders think about the role of data and how organisations are making the most of their data assets.

 

New Innovation Lab launched by Innovate UK

A new Innovation Lab has been launched by Innovate UK to enhance access to data within the accountancy, insurance and legal sectors, entailing a funding competition with an application phase that will run from 1 July 2019 – 4 September 2019 (12:00pm).

 

EU invests €50 million to create network of AI excellence centres

The European Commission has launched a new call for proposals to develop a vibrant European Network of AI Excellence Centres.

 

ECJ hears case which could upend international data transfer rules

European judges have heard a vital case which has the potential to upend the global regime for transferring personal data.

 

Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 awards programme

The Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 is one of the UK's leading technology awards programmes. Now in its twenty-second successful year, it is an acknowledgement of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK. The ranking is based on revenue growth over the last four years. Nominate your company today and join the likes of Deliveroo, Bloom & Wild and Checkout.com as a Technology Fast 50 winner. Good luck!

 

techUK meeting room sponsorship

In the past 12 months we welcomed a record 26,000 visitors to techUK's office, giving our room sponsors and partners significant brand profile with senior tech industry and Government stakeholders.

If you're interested in sponsoring a room at techUK and would like to discuss the possibilities, please contact Sofia.kovalevskaia@techuk.org


Other news and comments

 

Oxford University given record £150m donation to fund AI ethics institute – Sky News

Alan Turing revealed as face of the Bank of England's £50 note – BBC

UK government invests £100m to retrain workers replaced by AI - Forbes

AI learns to gamble illogically like humans to predict our behaviour – New Scientist

Artificial Intelligence and its Role in Collaborating Across Cultures - Forbes

Court rules Pentagon can award $10B 'war cloud' contract later this summer – The Hill

UK businesses say cloud is falling short of expectations – Cloud Pro


Upcoming events

 

8 August: High Performance Computing: recognising the benefits and mitigating the barriers for SMEs

On Thursday 8 August, 2-4pm, in collaboration with BEIS, the Office for AI and UKRI, techUK will be hosting a roundtable to help businesses, to understand the benefits of HPC and learn where barriers to adoption may be occurring. 

 

9 September: techUK Introductory Evening

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, this is the event for you.

techUK invites you to join us for an introductory evening, where we will tell you more about techUK, how we work and how you, as a member, can access our many member benefits and services.

We will explain our vision for the UK tech industry and our priorities for 2019. You will also hear from other techUK members, who will give you examples of how they use and get value from their memberships.

 

18 September: Building the Smarter State

Entering its fifth year ‘Building the Smarter State’ (formerly techUK PS2030) is techUK’s flagship Public Services Conference. The 2019 conference will focus on the twin themes of People & Places. Speakers and delegates will be exploring how emerging tech and societal trends will transform how public services are designed and delivered, the workforce that will be delivering them and the citizens they're designed for.

 

6 November: Supercharging the Digital Economy

Supercharging the Digital Economy 2019 is a conference that will champion the transformative, cutting edge and emerging digital technologies that are key to accelerating the digital transformation of key sectors and industries in the North. It will examine how the adoption of advanced digital technologies and services are driving economic growth, productivity and job creation, with a particular focus of their impact on transport and logistics. The key focus will be on identifying the policy levers that can be used to supercharge the growth of the digital economy and society across the North.

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    Katherine Mayes

    Programme Manager | Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI
    T 020 7331 2019

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