November 2017

It is well accepted within the tech sector that there is a diversity crisis – the Harvard Business Review has acknowledged that 50% of women working in STEM fields will eventually leave due to hostile work environments. The House of Lords has a better gender diversity profile than the...

From biosensors and biometrics to wearables and widgets, the age of digital health is well and truly upon us.But beyond the headlines of record-breaking digital health funding, a big question remains as to how the tremendous potential of digital technologies can be translated into real-world value in...

Eden House8 Spital Square London E1 6DU  United Kingdom Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (GMT)   In the beginning, it was for the few and then boom! The Internet went mainstream. It conquered personal computers, it made phones “smart”, and now its target is no less...

Written by Chris Yiu, Senior Policy Fellow for Technology at the Tony Blair Institute This post follows the launch of TBI’s first major publication on tech policy. You can read the full report here, and a foreword by Tony Blair here. The defining characteristic of the modern era is...

Written by Vivienne Artz, President of WIBF 300 people, mainly women, and mainly young women at that, gathered in one venue made for an engaging, fascinating, illuminating day at the 17% Banking on Diversity in Tech event on Thursday 2nd November. Collaboration by Lloyds Banking Group,...

Written by Myra Hunt, Chief Digital Officer at DEFRA We took over as Defra’s joint Chief Digital Officers back in July. Since then, we’ve spent a lot of time meeting a lot of different people at all levels around the organisation, asking questions and listening. One thing...

Dear Silicon Valley,  You used to be the envy of the world. Over the last decade I’ve seen countless cities try to become you, from the Silicon Savannah to the Silicon Bayou. At last year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit on Stanford’s campus, hundreds of entrepreneurs from Mongolia to South...

Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is the most powerful woman in media and entertainment, according to Forbes magazine.Dame Anna has earned a reputation as one of fashion's most influential, and formidable, commentators. The famous fashion boss is also the artistic director of Vogue's publisher Conde Nast. She is...

Visions of robots taking over might still be the stuff of science fiction with the channel finding a role to play helping customers use the AI and automation tools that are around nowThere has been a lot of talk about robots and the threat they...