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Tech and Innovation

techUK’s Technology and Innovation Programme explores key transformative technologies driving the UK’s digital economy, society and Industry 4.0 including AI, digital identity, cloud, data analytics and emerging technologies such as quantum and RPA. By exploring the convergence of technologies and identifying opportunities to drive adoption and deployment and conducting horizon scanning to identify future technology trends it ensures techUK remains relevant as the technology industry evolves.

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All techUK's work is led by our members - keep in touch or get involved by joining one of the groups below

AI and Cyber Working Group

The AI and Cyber Working Group has two dual aims; to explore how strong cybersecurity can foster trust in AI technologies and to explore how AI technologies can enhance cybersecurity capabilities. Through a series of events, campaign weeks and best practice case studies, the working group will highlight the benefits and opportunities created from a symbiotic relationship between AI and cybersecurity, and determine where action is needed to overcome barriers.

Cloud Computing Group

The Cloud Computing Group focuses on moving the UK cloud market forward and key issues that need to be addressed to keep the UK at the forefront of cloud adoption, deployment and use. We are committed to being the authoritative voice of the cloud industry and becoming a single point of contact for UK government and key stakeholders.

Cloud Leadership Committee

The Cloud Leadership Committee provides strategic direction for techUK’s Cloud Computing work programme, ensuring the programme accurately reflects members’ priorities. The Committee identifies key opportunities and challenges that need to be addressed to develop the UK cloud computing market and provides strategic advice to the development of action-orientated projects, thought leadership campaigns and engages in relevant policy discussions.

Cloud Security Working Group

Cloud Security Working Group is focussed on navigating and addressing various security concerns that surround cloud computing adoption and champions secure cloud services. It drives forward new initiatives that help to develop understanding of cloud security principles and security best practice across the cloud ecosystem.

Data Analytics and AI Leadership Committee

The Data Analytics and AI Leadership Committee provides strategic direction for techUK’s Data Analytics and AI work programme, ensuring it accurately reflects members’ priorities. It is the single point of oversight for all data analytics and AI activities within techUK. The Committee’s aim is to ensure the UK remains a world leader in data analytics in AI by helping to build the UK AI ecosystem and driving adoption across the UK and shaping the future of data governance in the UK.

Digital Ethics Working Group

The role of the Digital Ethics Working Group is to provide a forum for members to shape and influence the current digital ethics debate. Working with government, regulators and civil society, this group focuses on resolving some of the most difficult ethical challenges, to ensure tech works for people and responsible innovation can flourish. This group’s activity involves responding to consultations, promoting best practice case studies and writing report on key ethical issues.

Digital Identity Working Group

Digital identities will provide a gateway for citizens and SMEs into the connected ecosystem of services making up the digital economy. Consumers will be able to give permission for the secure use of their data across companies and sectors, allowing innovative players to create new services. Through market wide standards, digital identities will bring great economic and social benefits, deliver trust, security and privacy for citizens and save millions in costs for public and private sectors.

Emerging and Transformative Tech Group

This group explores and promotes key transformative and emerging technologies that are vital to UK economic growth, productivity and industry 4.0 and ensures techUK is the voice for industry new emerging technologies. Meeting twice a year it identifies key technologies for future campaign work, develops thought leadership that champions emerging new tech and conducts regular horizon scanning activities to identify upcoming future technology trends.

Innovation Policy Steering Group

techUK’s Innovation Policy Steering Group brings together members with expertise in the development and deployment of new technologies, with public policy professionals and key stakeholders. Its aim is to identify and develop coherent and relevant innovation policy asks that ensures the UK remains a competitive leader in tech innovation, R&D and the commercialisation of future technologies that are set to have transformative effects across the UK’s economy and society.

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