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*NEW RESEARCH* Automation – Transforming Financial Service Majors
26 Mar 2019
Are you a contender for ‘an Oscar for the Technology Industry’?
26 Mar 2019
*HotViewsExtra* Will the Government’s ‘Outsourcing Playbook’ put Public Sector outsourcing back on track?
20 Mar 2019
Civica’s ‘TIPP’ an outstanding success
15 Mar 2019
TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme shortlist announced
14 Mar 2019
*HotViewsExtra* Q&A: Andy Isherwood, MD EMEA, Amazon Web Services
12 Mar 2019
TechMarketView individual client & Non-client Early bird tickets now on Sale
11 Mar 2019
*NEW RESEARCH* CIO insight: Fast moving Lowell signs Fujitsu deal
08 Mar 2019
*UKHotViewsExtra* 360Globalnet looks to the future
06 Mar 2019
*NEW RESEARCH* UK AND Irish Tech funding hits new high
06 Mar 2019
*NEW RESEARCH* The Digital Skills Deficit – Breaking The Bottleneck
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*NEW RESEARCH* 5G: Opportunities in Next Generation Mobile Networks
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*NEW RESEARCH* UK Public Sector Supplier Prospects 2019
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Friday 29 March 2019

Less than five weeks to go before Early Bird tickets sales close

TechMarketView LogoWith less than five weeks to go until our Early Bird ticket sales close for our 2019 'An Evening with TechMarketView', we don't want you to miss out! So, secure your place now or be sure to book by 30 April. 

If you are a TMV client or subscribe to UKHotViewsPremium or if you're one of our Little British BattlersGreat British Scaleups or Innovation Partner Programme companies you will be eligible for TMV event rates.

More than 200 of UK tech’s ‘great & good’ are expected to attend the evening event which has become a popular fixture in the tech calendar and has been described by attendees as “the best networking event in the industry”. 

With our theme for the year 'The Year of the Relationship', what better way to network with your peers and gain expert insight on the latest tech trends. 

TMVE2018 Photo

Early Bird Rates: Book by 30 April 2019

Early Bird rates for a table of 10 and individual tickets are available and you can book here or contact our event management partner, tx2events on T: 020 3137 2541. For more information please click here.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday 12 September 2019
Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects, London
Registration & Drinks Reception: 6:30pm sponsored by InterSystems. This will be followed by the speaker sessions and a first-class dinner. 

The TechMarketView Evening is proudly sponsored by:
InterSystems Logo

Aqilla Logo

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:40'

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Five weeks left to purchase your Early Bird Tickets

TechMarketView LogoWith only five weeks to go until our Early Bird ticket sales close for our 2019 'An Evening with TechMarketView', we don't want you to miss out! So, secure your place now or be sure to book by 30 April. 

More than 200 of UK tech’s ‘great & good’ are expected to attend the evening event which has become a popular fixture in the tech calendar and has been described by attendees as “the best networking event in the industry”. 


With our theme for the year 'The Year of the Relationship', what better way to network with your peers and gain expert insight on the latest tech trends. 

Event Details:

Date: Thursday 12 September 2019
Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects, London
Registration & Drinks Reception: 6:30pm sponsored by InterSystems.
This will be followed by the speaker sessions and a first-class dinner.

TMVE2018 Photo

Early Bird Rates: Book by 30 April 2019

Early Bird rates for a table of 10 and individual tickets are available and you can book here or contact our event management partner, tx2events on T: 020 3137 2541. For more information please click here.

TechMarketView Event Rates for: 

The TechMarketView Evening is proudly sponsored by:
InterSystems Logo

Aqilla Logo

Posted by HotViews Editor at '00:00' - Tagged: event  

Tuesday 26 March 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Automation – Transforming Financial Service Majors

Report coverThe fact that Lloyds Banking Group has trebled its commitment for digital spending (to £3bn over the next three years) is a clear sign that the banks and other major financial services players are more serious with respect to their transformation plans. It also signals that the next transformation steps will be more fundamental, impacting the underlying cultures and structures of these businesses and creating totally new ways of working and interacting with customers. It is also abundantly clear that these companies and their senior management are much more willing to embrace new technologies and partners to ensure success.

Our new research examines the current state of automation within the financial services sector, examining the key players and technology providers and their strategies. We propose an evolution framework for automation and identify the financial services sector’s current position within it. We then go on to describe the potential for change facilitated by the introduction of end-to-end process automation and then present a number of recommendations, both to the established financial services players and to the members of the software and IT services vendor community. 

Finally, this is all illustrated in practice with a case study of how Lloyds Banking Group has deployed and scaled Robotic Process Automation (RPA) throughout its business.

Read the report here: "Automation – Transforming Financial Service Majors".

For subscription enquiries, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Marc Hardwick at '13:00' - Tagged: automation   banking   newresearch   RPA  

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Are you a contender for ‘an Oscar for the Technology Industry’?

EA logoThe ninth Enterprise Awards in association with the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) is once again set to celebrate and recognise the very best of the UK’s technology entrepreneurial talent with ‘The Oscars of the Technology Industry’. The Awards ceremony will take place at The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London on Tuesday 25 June 2019 and the deadline for entries is Tuesday 30 April.

EA WinnersUniquely focused on the founder rather than the businesses themselves, the Enterprise Awards boasts previous winners that have achieved prominence on both private and public markets. The judging panel will be looking for examples of vision, growth, innovation, funding, use of capital, use of resources, strategy, execution, ambition and determination to succeed. 

TechMarketView is proud to be the media sponsor for the Awards, and our very own Managing Director, Tola Sargeant, is on the judging panel which is replete with experienced entrepreneurs and investors, not least John O’Connell, Chairman of ScaleUp Group, former FTSE-100 CEO Stephen Kelly and Blue Prism’s Chief Evangelist Pat Geary. 

The 2019 Award categories are as follows:

·     Young Entrepreneur - for entrepreneurs under 30

·     Start Up Entrepreneur – for those trading for two years or less

·     Emerging Entrepreneur – up to £3 million annual revenue

·     Developing Entrepreneur - annual revenue between £3 and £10 million

·     Scaling Up Award - fastest growing companies

·     Public Sector Award - excellence and achievement in the Public Sector

·     Enterprise Entrepreneur - annual revenue over £10 million

·     Social Enterprise Entrepreneur - entrepreneurs with a business model that gives something back

·     Female Entrepreneur - for outstanding female entrepreneurs

·     Listed Company Entrepreneur - for entrepreneurs leading a Listed Company

·     Deep Tech Entrepreneur - game-changing, innovative, unique, core technology

We are looking forward to receiving high-quality submissions for 2019 Award categories. For details of how to enter and to download an entry form, please visit the Awards website http://www.enterprise-awards.co.uk/. But hurry entries need to be in by the end of April!

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:29' - Tagged: event  

Wednesday 20 March 2019

*HotViewsExtra* Will the Government’s ‘Outsourcing Playbook’ put Public Sector outsourcing back on track?

Outsourcing playbookThe recent problems at Interserve (see Interserve faces crucial vote) are another reminder of the perilous state that Public Sector outsourcing finds itself in throughout the UK.

Interserve

Whilst Interserve has ultimately survived to fight another day, the lingering fallout from Carillion’s implosion over twelve months ago (see Carillion's demise is ultimately bad for all Public-sector outsourcers) and recent reoccurring problems with a range of high profiled outsourcing contracts (e.g. Probation service contracts to be cancelled early) has put an industry, where the UK previously led the world, in real jeopardy. 

UKHotViewsPremium LogoThis HotViewsExtra looks at how the Government and UK Plc are trying to put the sector back on track and whether these changes are likely to make the difference.

Read the piece here: Will the Government’s ‘Outsourcing Playbook’ put Public Sector outsourcing back on track?

Posted by Marc Hardwick at '12:12' - Tagged: publicsector  

Friday 15 March 2019

Civica’s ‘TIPP’ an outstanding success

logoMany thanks to the six exciting tech SMEs selected by Civica Innovation Partners to participate in our third TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme (TIPP) yesterday:

  • Ampliphae
  • Eyequant
  • Fiscal Technologies
  • Microshare.io
  • Service Robotics
  • Switchee

logoTop teams from each company spent an hour with Civica executives and TechMarketView research directors discussing how their innovative machine intelligence solutions might provide great partnership opportunities for Civica.

You will be able to read more about these companies soon in UKHotViews, where you will also find announcements of future TechMarketView SME programmes.

You can find out more about the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme here and about Civica Innovation Partners here.

Posted by Anthony Miller at '09:32' - Tagged: tipp  

Thursday 14 March 2019

TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme shortlist announced

logoWe are delighted to announce the names of the exciting tech SMEs selected by Civica for its Innovation Partners Programme who will be taking part in in the pre-qualification stage of the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme.

logoEach company will attend an in-depth session with the Civica Innovation Partners team and TechMarketView research directors at Civica’s Southbank global headquarters today to discuss their partnership proposition.

The shortlisted companies are:

  • Ampliphae
  • Eyequant
  • Fiscal Technologies
  • Microshare.io
  • Service Robotics
  • Switchee

You will be able to read about these companies in coming weeks on UKHotViews, where you will also find announcements of future TechMarketView SME programmes.

You can find out more about the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme here and about Civica Innovation Partners here.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '06:00' - Tagged: tipp  

Tuesday 12 March 2019

*HotViewsExtra* Q&A: Andy Isherwood, MD EMEA, Amazon Web Services

awsAfter 30 years at HP/HPE, Andy Isherwood left his role as Managing Director of EMEA to join Amazon Web Services in March 2018. Andy brings a wealth of experience to AWS, not least his years of work with large enterprise and Government customers, and his experience of managing people and large investments.

During Andy’s time at HP/HPE, the firm changed enormously, growing in size from $4bn to $130bn globally, making a variety of not insignificant acquisitions (including Compaq, EDS, 3Com, Palm, Autonomy), and ultimately divestments and a spin-merger. The pace of just about everything at AWS, however, is in contrast with what most in corporate life experience day-to-day. Putting it bluntly, Andy has joined a company that is not only growing at 47% per annum, but is doing so in spite of an annual run-rate of more than $30bn.

In this Q&A with Andy (his first with an industry analyst since starting his role), we learn a bit more about what it is like to be a leader in one of the industry’s most disruptive firms.

Read the piece here: Q&A: Andy Isherwood, MD EMEA, Amazon Web Services.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:58' - Tagged: leadership  

Monday 11 March 2019

TechMarketView individual client & Non-client Early bird tickets now on Sale

TechMarketView LogoWe are very pleased to announce our TechMarketView individual client & Non-client Early Bird tickets now on sale for the 2019 ‘Evening with TechMarketView’. Secure your place now and be sure to book by 1st May for the discounted early-bird rates.


We look forward to welcoming you to this, our seventh annual Presentation and Dinner, at the magnificent Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in Portland Place London, from 6.30pm on Thursday 12 September.

More than 200 of UK tech’s ‘great & good’ are expected to attend the evening event which has become a popular fixture in the tech calendar and has been described by attendees as “the best networking event in the industry”.

Expert insights on tech trends with superb networking
TMVE2018 Photo
Our research theme dictates that 2019 is ‘The Year of the Relationship’, so what better way to begin the evening than with a welcome drinks reception, sponsored by InterSystems, giving you plenty of time to relax and network with your peers.

After a few drinks, we invite you to join TechMarketView's expert analyst team and our guest speakers in the auditorium where they will share their insight on the trends and suppliers shaping the UK tech sector. You can then look forward to more networking and stimulating conversation over a sumptuous three course dinner.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday 12 September 2018
Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects, London
Registration & Drinks Reception: 6:30pm sponsored by InterSystems. This will be followed by the speaker sessions and a first-class dinner.

Early Bird Rates: Book by 1 May 2019

To get the best deal, book before 1 May to secure your Early Bird rates for a table of 10 and individual tickets. You can book here or contact our event management partner, tx2events on T: 020 3137 2541. For more information please click here.

TechMarketView Event Rates for:

Sponsorship Opportunities:

To express your interest in sponsorship packages related to this or future events – some of which come with sought after speaking slots - please contact TechMarketView’s Sarah Robinson directly.

The TechMarketView Evening is proudly sponsored by:
InterSystems Logo

Aqilla Logo

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:25'

Friday 08 March 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* CIO insight: Fast moving Lowell signs Fujitsu deal

Lowell and its antecedents have been active in the credit management business for over 25 years, growing itslowell operations and broadening its portfolio of services through a blend of organic investment and acquisition.

To build a secure technology foundation from which to continue to grow its business, the company has embarked on a far-reaching strategy to industrialise its IT infrastructure and increase the standardisation of its systems. It is also setting out to establish a group-wide platform for innovation to improve customer experience, continue the process of improving productivity, and to increase stakeholder value.

Central to Lowell’s future technology plans is a new six-year €60m contract with Fujitsu.

In this report, we talk to CIO Gary Edwards to understand more about the contract and his decision to go with Fujitsu.

Read the report here: "Fast moving Lowell signs broad-ranging deal with Fujitsu".

For subscription enquiries, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:45' - Tagged: contract   CIO  

Wednesday 06 March 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* 360Globalnet looks to the future

360GNI caught up recently with the folks at insurance technology provider, 360Globalnet. The company is an independent, claims specialist that provides self-service capabilities to accelerate the settlement process. 360Globalnet works with a variety of insurers in the UK and North America and has been a close partner of DXC Technology since 2016.

Claims automation technology, similar to that offered by 360Globalnet, is becoming increasingly prevalent amongst insurance providers. Meanwhile, data ownership and telematics are becoming key battlegrounds for insurers, and for the motor insurance industry in particular.

As the sector evolves, and the value chain is disrupted, firms such as 360Globalnet are seeking to explore their future hvprelevance in the marketplace. As a result, the company is working to define additional long-term revenue streams across other sectors. TechMarketView clients, including UKHotViews Premium subscribers, can learn more via HotViewsExtra (see: 360Globalnet looks to the future).

Posted by Jon C Davies at '18:02' - Tagged: claims  

Wednesday 06 March 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* UK AND Irish Tech funding hits new high

chartThe number and aggregate value of venture capital funding deals for UK and Irish technology companies hit new highs in 2018, according to the latest data from corporate finance firm, Ascendant. During 2018, £6.4b was invested in 1,059 deals of more than £0.5m by 884 investment groups at an average deal size of £6.1m, down 8% from £6.6m in 2017, indicating a trend toward smaller deals.

Some 51% of deals were less than £2m in value, receiving 7% of the money invested. This represents a 31% yoy increase in the number of deals and a 20% yoy increase in the total annual value. There has been a 24% yoy increase in the number of active investors but 71% of these only completed a single transaction.

For more details, and a handy summary of the quarter's venture funding deals, TechMarketView Foundation Service subscription clients can download the latest edition of IndustryViews Venture Capital here.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '16:09' - Tagged: funding   startup  

Tuesday 05 March 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* The Digital Skills Deficit – Breaking The Bottleneck

There is a slew of data pointing to the existence of a significant, widespread and deepening digital skills shortage. ItCover Shot is viewed by many as the most significant drag on both the progress of enterprise transformations and the expansion of the IT services sector.

The technology arena, however, is no stranger to recurrent personnel constraints. Every new technological wave brings with it the need for new expertise. This is the one of the biorhythms of the IT world and one to which it regularly readjusts.

So is this latest talent deficit really any different to those that have gone before? And are today’s howls of protestation about the paucity of available “new” (digital, platform, cyber) talent just convenient excuses for both those organisations that wish to drag their digital heels a while longer or vendors which are finding the going tough in the digital era?

Click to download The Digital Skills Deficit – Breaking the Bottleneck for both answers to these questions and fresh insights into the new talent dynamics that are at play in the SITS arena.

This paper examines the factors that are shaping and driving the digital skills deficit, considers the measures which need to be taken to address it and looks at how the supply side is responding to this challenge. It also looks at how this dynamic is impacting the market and seeks to identify what else will need to happen if skills are to become and enabler, not an inhibitor, of growth

If you are an existing subscriber to our Foundation Service, InfrastructureViews, ESASViews, BusinessProcessViews or SecureConnnectViews you’ll know you can access the report by clicking the link above. If you’d like to discuss an extension to your existing subscription or would like details of how to subscribe to TechMarketView, please email Deb Seth.

Posted by Duncan Aitchison at '07:00' - Tagged: skills   research   digital   research   research   research   research  

Monday 04 March 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* 5G: Opportunities in Next Generation Mobile Networks

5G: Opportunities in Next Generation Mobile NetworksFifth generation (5G) mobile networks dominated last week’s Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, with the UK's four operators - O2, EE, Three and Vodafone - at an advanced stage of their preparation to roll out commercial services over the next two years.

With faster mobile download speeds, lower density and increased capacity in the pipeline, those 5G networks are already giving telecommunications equipment manufacturers, handset makers and app developers a welcome boost.

But they also provide opportunities for suppliers and service providers to build and expand their own revenue by overlaying a range of enterprise mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), fixed wireless access, cloud hosting, private network, conferencing and collaboration, broadcast and content delivery services over the top.

Subscribers to SecureConnectViews can read a detailed analysis of 5G implementations planned for the UK, the government impetus behind them and the commercial potential they present in our latest research report 5G: Opportunities in Next Generation Mobile Networks here.

Posted by Martin Courtney at '08:32' - Tagged: mobileinternet   broadband   iot   networkinfrastructure   5G   broadcasting  

Monday 04 March 2019

Welcoming Aqilla as Sapphire Sponsor to the TechMarketView Presentation and Dinner 2019

TMV logoWe are very pleased to announce Aqilla as a sponsor of our 2019 ‘Evening with TechMarketView’ Presentation and Dinner in September.

As you may already know, our seventh annual Presentation and Dinner – An Evening with TechMarketView - will be held at the magnificent Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in Portland Place London, from 6.30pm on Thursday 12th September.

Over 200 of UK tech’s ‘great & good’ are expected to attend the evening event which has become a popular fixture in the tech calendar and has been described by attendees as “the best networking event in the industry”.

Aqilla Logo‘The Year of the Relationship’ with Aqilla

It's appropriate that our research theme for 2019 is ‘The Year of the Relationship’ as we welcome Aqilla as a sponsor to our TechMarketView Evening for the second year running. Aqilla have been delivering class-leading Cloud based accounting and business solutions since 2006. The feature rich platform is aimed at delivering cost and efficiency savings to medium sized businesses and divisions of larger organisations. Designed for Cloud from the start it runs with ease within any browser on any desktop or mobile device delivering real cost and efficiency benefits across the enterprise. With customers located in some 34 countries and designed to support multi company, multi currency and even multi lingual operation, we’re very excited to have them on board!

Early Bird tickets for tables of 10 went on sale recently and are available at a discount rate until 1st May. Secure your place now here.

If your organisation is interested in joining Aqilla and InterSystems as an event sponsor, you’ll find more detail on available packages here or contact Sarah Robinson to learn more.

TMV evening 2018

Posted by HotViews Editor at '00:00'

Friday 01 March 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* UK Public Sector Supplier Prospects 2019

PSV Prospects Report CoverTechMarketView's UK Public Sector Supplier Prospects 2019 report is now available. In this publication we look at the Top 20 suppliers in the UK public sector software and IT services (SITS) market, reviewing recent progress, looking at the key market challenges and assessing what suppliers need to do to maximise their potential in 2019 and beyond.

As we enter 2019, the uncertainty of Brexit continues to weigh heavily on central government opportunities; financial challenges are intensifying in many areas e.g. local government and education; contract disaggregation and changes to public procurement mean outsourcing deals of any scale remain rare; and skills shortages continue.

Each of the Top 20 UK public sector SITS suppliers featured in this report is at a different stage in its evolution. The vast majority have spent the last few years dealing with declining revenues from long-term traditional legacy ICT outsourcing contracts. For some, they are nearly at the end of that journey and revenues are beginning to stabilise. For others, this year will be no different from the last, with legacy drag pulling down performance.

This report should be read alongside the UK Public Sector SITS Supplier Rankings report for 2018 and UK Public Sector SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2018.

If you are an existing PublicSectorViews subscriber you can read the report now. If you’d like to discuss an extension to your existing subscription or would like details of how to subscribe to TechMarketView, please email Deb Seth.

Posted by Dale Peters at '09:58' - Tagged: research   government   legacy   transformation   research   research   research   research  

Friday 01 March 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Fast moving Lowell signs broad-ranging deal with Fujitsu

Lowell and its antecedents have been active in the credit management business for over 25 years, growing its lowelloperations and broadening its portfolio of services through a blend of organic investment and acquisition.

To build a secure technology foundation from which to continue to grow its business, the company has embarked on a far-reaching strategy to industrialise its IT infrastructure and increase the standardisation of its systems. It is also setting out to establish a group-wide platform for innovation to improve customer experience, continue the process of improving productivity, and to increase stakeholder value.

Central to Lowell’s future technology plans is a new six-year €60m contract with Fujitsu.

In this report, we talk to CIO Gary Edwards to understand more about the contract and his decision to go with Fujitsu.

Read the report here: "Fast moving Lowell signs broad-ranging deal with Fujitsu".

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:55' - Tagged: contract   transformation  

Friday 01 March 2019

*HotViewsExtra* Culture holds the key to success

In my first few weeks with TechMarketView I have been greatly impressed by the vibrancy and enthusiasm that exists within the UK technology industry. As a key to success, the word "culture" stands out more than anything else. This is clearly apparent, across many organisations, large and small, both in-house and within the vendor community.

Perhaps more than any other industry, financial services is being impacted by the sort of transformational change that we haven’t seen for a generation. As a result, clients and prospects understandably need and expect their suppliers to have a clear perspective on the prevailing direction of travel, and a passion for the journey.

HVP

Like any market there will be evidence of best practice and there will be pockets of bad practice. There will be sales led organisations and there will be market led organisations. There will be early adopters and there will be laggards. Crucially of course, there will also be winners and losers. TechMarketView clients, including UKHotViews Premium subscribers, can learn more via HotViewsExtra (see: Culture holds the key to success).

 

Posted by Jon C Davies at '09:00'