Digital

Go Global Africa 2019

Louise Sheridan

, January 7, 2019 — Digital

Head of International Tech Hub Network

Did you know that the UK has produced 1 in 5 of the continent’s billion-dollar tech unicorns and is home to the big European tech investors, with 7 of Europe’s 10 leading unicorn venture capital hunter funds?Did you know it is a magnet for tech talent with 1 in 5 international movers choosing the UK,…

Introducing the Digital Connectivity Portal

Barrier Busting Taskforce

, December 20, 2018 — Digital

In government, we want to make sure all communities and businesses across the UK can benefit from world-class digital connectivity. This is why we have launched the Digital Connectivity Portal, an online resource for local authorities and communications network providers with guidance to support investment in  broadband and mobile networks. World-class digital connectivity High-quality and…

Using information sharing to help tackle water poverty

Jess Keedy

, December 6, 2018 — Digital

Head of Consumers & Retail Competition, Floods & Water Cluster at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

The Water Poverty objective of the Digital Economy Act Part 5 allows the sharing of information between certain persons and organisations to support those living in water poverty. Jess Keedy, Head of Consumers & Retail Competition, Floods & Water Cluster at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), talks through the potential impacts and…

Cyber Security Month

Margot James

, October 31, 2018 — Digital

Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries

October is Cyber Security Month – but what is cyber security and why is DCMS involved?The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is leading the Government’s digital agenda. Over half of our policy and delivery work now covers the digital sectors, including telecommunications, emerging technologies, data protection, internet safety and, of course, cyber security,…

Why engage in 5G Test Beds?

Dick Penny

, March 16, 2018 — Digital

Managing Director, Watershed

The internet as a wireless environment that is useful to you and me has not been with us for very long but we are already demanding more and more from its invisible magic. We expect to connect at will, wherever we are, and if we have to wait for data download or experience send failure…

How 5G will give Britain’s cities a £6bn boost

Mark Evans

, March 15, 2018 — Digital

CEO, Telefonica O2 UK

In the past year, the Government signalled its determination to make the UK a world-leader in 5G, the next generation of mobile technology. This is a position I very much welcome and believe that only with the government and industry working together can we fully take advantage of the benefits for consumers.It is clear to…

Preparing the UK for a 5G future

Clare Symonds

, March 10, 2018 — Digital

5G team, DCMS

5G has the potential to revolutionise the way we live, work and travel; from driverless cars to wearable health sensors; to better connecting us with friends and family. We are working hard to make sure that the UK is a world leader in 5G so that we can take early advantage of its potential and…

The tech sector must #PressforProgress

Jacqueline de Rojas

, March 8, 2018 — Digital

President, techUK

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the successes we have seen to date, but also an opportunity to highlight how important it is that we must all continue to press for progress. Bringing more women on boardAlthough women represent 47 per cent of the whole UK workforce, they only make up 17 per cent when you look at the technology workforce. That’s shocking – not least when you consider that the…

Secure by Design: creating good guidance

Martin Sadler

, March 7, 2018 — Digital

Chair of DCMS’s Secure by Default Expert Advisory Group

Today will see the publication of a report from DCMS. Part of the report details a Code of Practice – with clear guidance on what we should expect companies to be doing to secure products. It will be the ideal point for many more to join the discussion: whether, and if so when, to regulate,…

Making or selling Internet of Things (IoT) devices?

Peter Brown

, — Digital

Senior Technology Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office

Six reasons you need to be thinking about data protectionWith the demand for connected toys, smartwatches and smart home accessories growing rapidly it’s safe to say the IoT market is booming.At the same time, barely a week goes by without hearing of a connected device that has serious yet basic security flaws, leaving personal data…