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National Coding Week 2019

Alice Bentinck

Alice Bentinck, September 20, 2019 — Digital

Co-founder, Entrepreneur First and CodeFirst:Girls

In today’s economy, coding is consistently listed as one of the most desirable skills by employers. Almost every business in the world, regardless of sector or function, now has a digital component – be it a simple website, a mobile app, or something much more sophisticated.There is a fast growing demand for individuals who can…

Applications open for TeXchange 2020: Healthcare Innovation

International Tech Hub Team

, September 9, 2019 — Digital

DCMS is building an International Tech Hub Network to support forward-thinking entrepreneurs around the globe; stimulate local digital economies; and facilitate innovation partnerships between local tech sectors and UK and international businesses. We are now calling for applications from healthtech startups in India, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria to participate in an exciting network-wide programme ‘TeXchange…

National Data Strategy: our co-creation journey

Sasjkia Otto and Claire Donaldson

Sasjkia Otto and Claire Donaldson, August 27, 2019 — Digital

Vision Lead and Engagement Lead, National Data Strategy Team

The National Data Strategy team reflect on their findings from roundtable discussions as they move towards co-creating the long-term vision for the data ecosystemSince launching our call for evidence during Tech Week 2019, the government’s National Data Strategy (NDS) team has spoken with around 250 people from 200 different organisations in the public and private…

Durham University: (Northern) power to the tech sector 

Professor Gordon Love

Professor Gordon Love, August 15, 2019 — Digital

Head of Computer Science at Durham

Professor Gordon Love, Head of Computer Science at Durham, shines a light on the North’s flourishing tech sector.When you think of North East England, you might not think of a vibrant tech sector which is forecast to grow to £2.5bn by 2020. Or somewhere that has the second highest IT and software cluster growth in…

How the public sector can procure AI-powered solutions more effectively and responsibly

Sabine Gerdon

Sabine Gerdon, July 24, 2019 — Digital

Project lead at the Office for AI and Fellow at the World Economic Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

AI-powered technology has famously beaten Go masters and enabled self-driving cars to steer autonomously through city streets, and it also holds the promise of better delivery of public services and solving big public sector challenges. AI technologies have already helped to identify potentially blinding eye diseases and to investigate fraud cases more effectively. In the…

Go Global Africa 2019: three months on

Our first International Tech Hub Network programme was a resounding success! Participants returned home armed with new skills, ideas and connections, ready to share their knowledge and positive experience of the UK tech sector with their local business networks. Building global partnershipsGo Global Africa 2019 brought 18 of the most promising tech startups from Kenya,…

How roundtables are helping inform the National Data Strategy

Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts, July 11, 2019 — Digital

Senior Policy Adviser, Data Policy Team

The aim of the National Data Strategy (NDS) is to drive the collective vision that will support the UK to build a world-leading data economy.In the first phase of work, DCMS commissioned Policy Lab to undertake an evidence review of common statistics used by government and non-government bodies. It found that many commonly quoted statistics…

London Tech Week 2019: King interactive gaming celebrates the UK’s thriving games sector

James Nicholls

James Nicholls, June 14, 2019 — Digital

Senior Studio Production Director, King

Senior Studio Production Director, KingSenior Studio Production Director at King

King is unique in the world of mobile gaming. We create games for one of the most diverse audiences in the industry, with 272 million monthly active players – one of the biggest casual gaming communities in the world.We are involved in creating some of the biggest mobile games on the planet. Candy Crush Saga…

London Tech Week 2019: World class analytics made simple

Chris Ruddock

Chris Ruddock , — Digital

Lead Engineer and Managing Director, Incus Ltd.

In sport, it’s easier now than ever to collect data, but when it comes to understanding and applying this for performance benefit, there is still a significant challenge. This is particularly true in the efficiency-dependent sport of Triathlon, where technique is a driving factor to performance and athletes must optimise this across the three sports…

The National Data Strategy

Gaia Marcus

, June 13, 2019 — Digital

Unlocking the power of data in the UK economy and government, while building public confidence in its use.As head of the National Data Strategy team I was incredibly excited to be speaking at the Westminster eForum on May 14. It presented a great opportunity to speak to policy experts and other interested parties about the…