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UK tech industry reacts to government’s £1.9bn cybersecurity programme
posted on November 1, 2016

Tech City News has spoken to members of the UK’s tech community about the launch of the government’s £1.9bn National Cybersecurity Programme.

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Top tech stats: Post-Brexit industry confidence, biometric authentication & more
posted on August 13, 2016

Welcome to your roundup of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry.

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Startup Weekly: Entrepreneur First expansion, MassChallenge cohort & more
posted on August 12, 2016

Here’s your weekly round up of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector. MassChallenge 2016 accelerator MassChallenge has announced the 100 finalists for its 2016 UK accelerator programme, due to be held in London this autumn. According to a statement, 86 teams of the…

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TechUK president: Matthew Hancock must pledge to end the digital divide
posted on August 9, 2016

Jacqueline de Rojas, president of techUK, explains why she thinks the new minister of Digital Policy should work to put an end to the digital divide in Britain.

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Blockchain tech ‘may not work at scale’ for payments distribution
posted on July 4, 2016

“I do not know at this stage whether blockchain technology will work at scale,” said Rt Hon Lord Freud, minister of state for Welfare Reform, Department for Work and Pensions. Speaking at the Payments Innovation Conference, held in London today, Lord Freud was referring to a report drafted by Mark Walport, chief scientific adviser to…

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TechUK calls for government to help tech sector ‘power UK back to growth’
posted on June 29, 2016

The UK’s tech trade body techUK has called for the government to create a plan enabling the tech sector to “power the UK back to growth” following last week’s vote to leave the EU. The body, which represents over 900 companies and 800,000 employees, said in a statement that the UK tech sector has been…

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Startup Weekly: Cybersecurity accelerator, Seedcamp’s hunt for legal tech startups & more
posted on June 10, 2016

Here’s your weekly round up of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and any other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector. New cybersecurity accelerator CyLon London and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) have partnered to launch HutZero. The early-stage accelerator programme is now accepting applications from individuals interested in…

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Startup Weekly: OVH accelerator, Innovate UK grant & more
posted on April 29, 2016

Here’s your weekly round up of startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces and accelerator news. OVH accelerator OVH, a cloud computing company, has launched its Digital Launch Pad incubator programme in the UK. The scheme will seek to provide innovate UK startups with funding and technical support from the seed stage all the way to market…

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Winners of 2016 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards announced
posted on February 24, 2016

Carole Mundell, a professor of Extragalactic Astronomy and head of Astrophysics at the University of Bath, has been named Woman of the Year at this year’s FDM everywoman in Technology Awards ceremony. Supported by techUK, the annual event seeks to highlight the accomplishments of women working in the tech industry. Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of…

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11 steps to building the nation’s digital DNA
posted on February 11, 2016

Jacqueline de Rojas, techUK president and Citrix area VP, looks at the current state of the UK tech industry and shares 11 recommendations that will help the UK fulfil its digital potential. The divide between the UK’s digital optimism and its digital realism is growing. The UK has long been renowned as a leader in the…

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Next London Mayor ‘should prioritise tech’
posted on January 25, 2016

Three tech and policy organisations from London have published a manifesto which outlines the steps needed for the city’s next Mayor to bolster its technology sector. Published by Tech London Advocates, techUK and Centre for London, the Mayoral Tech Manifesto 2016 offers 13 police recommendations cross five different areas: future-proofing London, infrastructure, investment and funding,…

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UK’s “most influential woman in tech” appointed techUK’s first female president
posted on July 16, 2015

Jacqueline de Rojas, VP for Northern Europe at software multinational Citrix, who was last week named the most influential woman in UK IT, has been appointed as the first female president of techUK. De Rojas holds a number of board and advisory positions, serving as non-executive director of Argos owner Home Retail Group, as well as lending…

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Tech in Wales: The December 2016 roundup
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