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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…

London Tech Week 2019: V & A Dundee exhibition explores videogames

Lauren Bassam

Lauren Bassam, June 11, 2019 — Digital

Assistant Curator, V&A Dundee

Bringing the next iteration of the Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt exhibition to V&A Dundee has been an exciting and enriching enterprise. Today there are an estimated 2.2 billion people who play videogames worldwide, from commuters playing on mobile phones to eSports professionals watched by millions of spectators. The exhibition really plays homage to the changing forces present…

London Tech Week 2019: Cybersecurity and successful start-ups at Queen’s University

Professor Máire O’Neill

Professor Máire O’Neill, June 10, 2019 — Digital

Principal Investigator of the Centre for Secure Information Technologies

 The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast has grown to be one of the largest centres internationally in cybersecurity and is recognised as a leader in cybersecurity research; the centre has produced almost 400 publications including journal articles and conference papers. It was established in 2009 as one of seven Engineering…

London Tech Week 2019: Cityflocks unlocks potential of pigeons

Dr Rick Thomas

Dr Rick Thomas, — Digital

Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham

Cityflocks, a research project from the University of Birmingham, builds on a long standing partnership between humans and pigeons stretching back to ancient Egyptian times when they were first domesticated. In this case homing pigeons carry sensors to capture extremely fast temperature fluctuations in the zone above Birmingham’s buildings,  where the individual microclimates of the…

London Tech Week 2019: Credas creates emerging tech for regulated markets

Emma Williams

Emma Williams , — Digital

Head of Marketing, Credas

Increasing numbers of businesses need to perform Identity Verification (IDv) on clients to comply with legislation such as Anti Money Laundering, Know Your Customer and Right to Work.Historically, this relied on using data bureaus to cross-reference personal data with manual ID document checks. Often, this time-consuming, offline process, resulted in merely photocopying an ID document.…

London Tech Week 2019: Ormeau Baths brings tech talent together

Steve Pette

Steve Pette, — Digital

Co-founder, Ormeau Baths

Ormeau Baths is the realisation of the entrepreneurial diaspora of Belfast and their collective desire to “Give Back” to the local tech ecosystem and also breathing life back into the iconic Victorian building that had been previously unoccupied. Attracting and supporting talentSince opening its doors to the Belfast business community in 2017, Ormeau Baths has…

London Tech Week 2019: The Thunderbolt – using 3D modelling to transform lives

Peter Wyman, — Digital

Project manager, Greenbank Sports Academy

As part of Liverpool-based charity Greenbank, Greenbank Sports Academy (GSA) is the North West’s leading sports and leisure facility for disabled people. In 2018, we created a prototype of a first-of-its-kind dual-use sports wheelchair. We were aware of a similar product available in the US, but the model was solely designed for wheelchair football –…