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Sunday 20 October 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* UK SITS indices fall as global tensions grow

CHARTUK tech stocks had mixed fortunes during Q3 as international trade tensions and talk of a global slowdown weighed on shares.

The FTSE SCS index, a proxy for UK listed software and IT services (SITS) companies, was the worst performer in the UK tech sector with a 17% fall. Micro Focus was a major contributor to the drop with its shares falling 45% in the quarter following a profit warning (see here).

The FTSE Telecom indices faired better, boosted by a 25% gain by Vodafone which lifted the FTSE Mobile index by 24% but stock price falls from BT and other fixed line providers resulted in a 9% drop in the FTSE Fixed Line index and limited the FTSE Telecom index to a 13% gain.

In the broader stock markets, the FTSE 100 was down very slightly (0.2%) as was the Nasdaq index (down 0.6%).

TechMarketView Foundation Service subscribers can read more about the comparative performance of UK SITS stocks in IndustryViews Quoted Sector Q3 2019 Review by clinking here.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '16:37'

Friday 18 October 2019

STARTUP? SCALEUP? Don't miss this opportunity to partner with Sopra Steria and expand YOUR market access

logoChemistry – the new accelerator programme from Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation – is working with the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme to give start-ups and small businesses an opportunity to accelerate growth and open up new opportunities.

logoChemistry has been created to support businesses with innovative solutions that are near market ready or already established in the market and help them grow further and faster. The programme is industry-led and has been specifically designed to help companies get their products to market quickly, using a collaborative, supportive and a professional platform.

If you are an innovative company looking for accelerated access to key markets, Chemistry has been developed to help you get there.

What we’re looking for

TechMarketView is helping Sopra Steria find partners to address three Challenges of major concern to both the public and private sectors:

  • Challenge 1 – Innovating Cyber Security: Keeping enterprises safe in a world of developing threats.
  • Challenge 2 – Identity Validation and Verification: Ensuring that an individual applying for access to public services is exactly who they say they are.
  • Challenge 3 – Transforming the Inspections Process: Capturing and analysing evidence to radically improve the inspection regime for assurance regarding the fulfilment of fiduciary or statutory responsibilities.

There’s a full explanation of these Challenges here.

What Sopra Steria offers

  • Accelerated market access – Strong, and on-going business relationships with major Public and Private sector clients. We have mature existing client relationships and a reputation for business transformation and excellent service delivery.
  • European presence – You’ll have the opportunity to sell internationally with access to clients outside of the UK through our European presence.
  • Development and growth of your business and product – We will help you grow, mature, and help build your client base, while respecting that your IP is your IP.
  • Development of your people – By joining our programme, you’ll gain access to our masterclasses, expert contacts and a champion within Sopra Steria, all of which will ensure you get the experience and partnership your business needs.
  • Industry visibility – Along with a large Private sector presence, Sopra Steria is a Strategic Partner to Government and by working with us you’ll have the opportunity to raise your company’s profile and visibility across these sectors.
  • Access to Sopra Steria facilities – Sopra Steria have collaborative Digilab spaces country wide and will offer design sprints and workshops to help develop the proposition. There is also an opportunity to use office space and board rooms, if required, to grow your business.

Eligibility requirements

  • Innovative product – The product or service you have created should be on the forefront of the relevant industry.
  • Existing clients – You must have delivered services to at least one previous client, with at least a minimum viable product to help provide future clients with confidence in our services.
  • Potentially scalable solutions – Your product should have the potential to scale to be able to utilise Sopra Steria’s client network and support to deliver to a large range of customers as their requirements develop.
  • Business focused – You should have a product focused on the business benefit for the customer as well as the technical challenge.

How to apply

If you are the Founder or CEO/MD of a privately held innovative, high growth young business and feel you can meet at least one of the Challenges, please apply by completing this webform by Friday 1st November 2019. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a pitch session at Sopra Steria’s London offices week commencing 9th December 2019.

You can find more about the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme Chemistry event here. You can also download a flyer about the Sopra Steria Chemistry programme here. For any further information, please email tipp@techmarketview.com.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '06:00'

Wednesday 16 October 2019

CALLING ALL STARTUPS AND SCALEUPS! Do you have the right Chemistry to partner with Sopra Steria?

logoChemistry – the new accelerator programme from Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation – is working with the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme to give start-ups and small businesses an opportunity to accelerate growth and open up new opportunities.

logoChemistry has been created to support businesses with innovative solutions that are near market ready or already established in the market and help them grow further and faster. The programme is industry-led and has been specifically designed to help companies get their products to market quickly, using a collaborative, supportive and a professional platform.

If you are an innovative company looking for accelerated access to key markets, Chemistry has been developed to help you get there.

What we’re looking for

TechMarketView is helping Sopra Steria find partners to address three Challenges of major concern to both the public and private sectors:

  • Challenge 1 – Innovating Cyber Security: Keeping enterprises safe in a world of developing threats.
  • Challenge 2 – Identity Validation and Verification: Ensuring that an individual applying for access to public services is exactly who they say they are.
  • Challenge 3 – Transforming the Inspections Process: Capturing and analysing evidence to radically improve the inspection regime for assurance regarding the fulfilment of fiduciary or statutory responsibilities.

There’s a full explanation of these Challenges here.

What Sopra Steria offers

  • Accelerated market access – Strong, and on-going business relationships with major Public and Private sector clients. We have mature existing client relationships and a reputation for business transformation and excellent service delivery.
  • European presence – You’ll have the opportunity to sell internationally with access to clients outside of the UK through our European presence.
  • Development and growth of your business and product – We will help you grow, mature, and help build your client base, while respecting that your IP is your IP.
  • Development of your people – By joining our programme, you’ll gain access to our masterclasses, expert contacts and a champion within Sopra Steria, all of which will ensure you get the experience and partnership your business needs.
  • Industry visibility – Along with a large Private sector presence, Sopra Steria is a Strategic Partner to Government and by working with us you’ll have the opportunity to raise your company’s profile and visibility across these sectors.
  • Access to Sopra Steria facilities – Sopra Steria have collaborative Digilab spaces country wide and will offer design sprints and workshops to help develop the proposition. There is also an opportunity to use office space and board rooms, if required, to grow your business.

Eligibility requirements

  • Innovative product – The product or service you have created should be on the forefront of the relevant industry.
  • Existing clients – You must have delivered services to at least one previous client, with at least a minimum viable product to help provide future clients with confidence in our services.
  • Potentially scalable solutions – Your product should have the potential to scale to be able to utilise Sopra Steria’s client network and support to deliver to a large range of customers as their requirements develop.
  • Business focused – You should have a product focused on the business benefit for the customer as well as the technical challenge.

How to apply

If you are the Founder or CEO/MD of a privately held innovative, high growth young business and feel you can meet at least one of the Challenges, please apply by completing this webform by Friday 1st November 2019. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a pitch session at Sopra Steria’s London offices week commencing 9th December 2019.

You can find more about the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme Chemistry event here. You can also download a flyer about the Sopra Steria Chemistry programme here. For any further information, please email tipp@techmarketview.com.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '00:01'

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Latest TechMarketView Research

TechMarketView’s expert analyst team has been as busy as ever in October. Make sure you haven't missed a must-read!

Advanced reportHighlights include the latest report from Angela Eager, TechMarketView Research Director for Emerging Tech,  Advanced: Developments and Differentiation. After the £2bn vote of confidence in Advanced by existing investor Vista Equity Partners and new investor BC Partners in August, Angela assesses the progress Advanced has made as a transforming and growing UK HQ’d company and where its opportunities lie.

And if you missed it earlier in the month, be sure to check out the UK Public Sector SITS Supplier Rankings 2019 report from our highly respected PublicSectorViews analyst team. The data-rich report provides the definitive Top 20 suppliers to the UK public sector tech market, plus Top 10 rankings for each of the subsectors we track (central government, local government, health, education, police and defence), and a snapshot of the ‘ones to watch’ from outside of the ranking tables.

You’ll also find a host of insightful UKHotViewsExtra articles hot off the presses. This week:

Marc Hardwick, who leads our BusinessProcessViews research, analyses the strategy and outlook for business process services specialist Liberata in Liberata – getting ‘match-fit for digital’.

VMWare’s plans for cloud native endpoint security specialist Carbon Black come under the spotlight in Carbon Black forms spine of new VMWare Security Business from SecureConnectViews’ Martin Courtney. The combination of the two companies looks set to propel VMWare into our Top 20 Cyber Security Players Ranking next year

And our Chief Research Officer Kate Hanaghan shares insight on thriving Great British Scaleup Altius and sister company DataSparQ in Altius: A driving force in data science.  

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The UKHotViewsExtra articles highlighted in the section above (and some 500 others) are accessible to all our corporate subscription clients, as well as individual UKHotViews Premium subscribers. Reports are only accessible to corporate clients of the relevant research stream/s. Contact Deb Seth for corporate subscription details or sign up to UKHotViews Premium here.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '17:42'

Monday 14 October 2019

Over £6K raised for GOSH!

RBC_Race for the Kids_Team celebratioWe did it!

A TechMarketView team consisting of Managing Director, Tola Sargeant, Chief Analyst, Georgina O’Toole, and Research Director, Marc Hardwick, along with our families, completed the RBC Race for the Kids 5k for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), on a very wet Saturday in Hyde Park over the weekend…

Our times ranged from a brilliant 24 minutes for the older boys – William and Josh – to a very respectable 56 minutes for Thomas, as he tackled the 5k on his first prosthetic leg. It brought home to us how much extra energy is required running on a prosthetic (apparently 60% extra!), and how much more you need to concentrate on your breathing and technique. Thomas is determined to become a Paralympian one day (he just can’t decide on which sport yet...) so he’ll be working on improving over the coming months and years!

We are overwhelmed by the support we have received from family, friends, clients, UKHotViews readers and social media followers. The generosity exhibited has been amazing. The total raised is still edging up but we have, so far, raised £6,330.21 from 108 extremely kind supporters. Thank you! An astounding amount that makes getting soaked to the skin all worthwhile!

There is still time to donate to help give other children the same wonderful care and support that Thomas has received at Great Ormond Street Hospital over the last decade. Here’s the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/techmarketview-for-thomas.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:13' - Tagged: fundraising   charity  

Monday 14 October 2019

CALLING ALL STARTUPS AND SCALEUPS! Do you have the right Chemistry to partner with Sopra Steria?

logoChemistry – the new accelerator programme from Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation – is working with the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme to give start-ups and small businesses an opportunity to accelerate growth and open up new opportunities.

logoChemistry has been created to support businesses with innovative solutions that are near market ready or already established in the market and help them grow further and faster. The programme is industry-led and has been specifically designed to help companies get their products to market quickly, using a collaborative, supportive and a professional platform.

If you are an innovative company looking for accelerated access to key markets, Chemistry has been developed to help you get there.

What we’re looking for

TechMarketView is helping Sopra Steria find partners to address three Challenges of major concern to both the public and private sectors:

  • Challenge 1 – Innovating Cyber Security: Keeping enterprises safe in a world of developing threats.
  • Challenge 2 – Identity Validation and Verification: Ensuring that an individual applying for access to public services is exactly who they say they are.
  • Challenge 3 – Transforming the Inspections Process: Capturing and analysing evidence to radically improve the inspection regime for assurance regarding the fulfilment of fiduciary or statutory responsibilities.

There’s a full explanation of these Challenges here.

What Sopra Steria offers

  • Accelerated market access – Strong, and on-going business relationships with major Public and Private sector clients. We have mature existing client relationships and a reputation for business transformation and excellent service delivery.
  • European presence – You’ll have the opportunity to sell internationally with access to clients outside of the UK through our European presence.
  • Development and growth of your business and product – We will help you grow, mature, and help build your client base, while respecting that your IP is your IP.
  • Development of your people – By joining our programme, you’ll gain access to our masterclasses, expert contacts and a champion within Sopra Steria, all of which will ensure you get the experience and partnership your business needs.
  • Industry visibility – Along with a large Private sector presence, Sopra Steria is a Strategic Partner to Government and by working with us you’ll have the opportunity to raise your company’s profile and visibility across these sectors.
  • Access to Sopra Steria facilities – Sopra Steria have collaborative Digilab spaces country wide and will offer design sprints and workshops to help develop the proposition. There is also an opportunity to use office space and board rooms, if required, to grow your business.

Eligibility requirements

  • Innovative product – The product or service you have created should be on the forefront of the relevant industry.
  • Existing clients – You must have delivered services to at least one previous client, with at least a minimum viable product to help provide future clients with confidence in our services.
  • Potentially scalable solutions – Your product should have the potential to scale to be able to utilise Sopra Steria’s client network and support to deliver to a large range of customers as their requirements develop.
  • Business focused – You should have a product focused on the business benefit for the customer as well as the technical challenge.

How to apply

If you are the Founder or CEO/MD of a privately held innovative, high growth young business and feel you can meet at least one of the Challenges, please apply by completing this webform by Friday 1st November 2019. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a pitch session at Sopra Steria’s London offices week commencing 9th December 2019.

You can find more about the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme Chemistry event here. You can also download a flyer about the Sopra Steria Chemistry programme here. For any further information, please email tipp@techmarketview.com.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '00:01'

Friday 11 October 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Advanced: Developments and Differentiation

logoThe recent £2bn vote of confidence in Advanced by existing investor Vista Equity Partners and new investor BC Partners was the latest in a series of developments that have enabled the company to expand and grow its own confidence levels. 

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Our latest research assesses the progress Advanced has made under CEO Gordon Wilson (who was recently named by The Telegraph as one of the UK's 50 most ambitious leaders) and his team, as they transform and grow this UK HQ’d company.

 “Advanced: Developments and Differentiation is available for TechMarketView subscribers to download.

The bigger picture is that the Advanced story provides a view into the priorities and types of changes suppliers need to undertake, particularly software providers serving the mid-market: from in-house development, acquisitions and industry depth, to cloud transition and partner ecosystems. While dealing with these multiple moving parts, suppliers also need to identify what they are really good at - and have the discipline to stick with it. 

If you’d like to find out more about our subscription services please reach out to Deb Seth.

Posted by Angela Eager at '17:37' - Tagged: cloud   software   machinelearning  

Tuesday 08 October 2019

Latest TechMarketView Research Highlights

TMV logoThe TechMarketView team has been as busy as ever over the last couple of weeks. Make sure you haven't missed a must read...

PSV RankingsOne of the most popular reports from our PublicSectorViews team is hot of the virtual presses. Be sure to check out the UK Public Sector SITS Supplier Rankings 2019 report for the definitive Top 20 suppliers to the UK public sector tech market, plus Top 10 rankings for each of the subsectors we track (central government, local government, health, education, police and defence), and a snapshot of the ‘ones to watch’ from outside of the ranking tables.

If your interests lie in Financial Services, don’t miss the flagship report from our FinancialServicesViews research stream – UK Financial Services SITS Market Trends and Forecasts 2019. For the first time, this includes our new Digital Evolution Model (DEM), which highlights the shift in spending patterns from “Heritage” or legacy SITS to spend on the “New” transformational technology components (digital, platform and cyber). 

The UKHotViewsExtra research published over the last week is also well worth a read:

  • As reports surface that Quantum Computing has broken an important milestone, our Research Director for Emerging Tech, Angela Eager, muses on ‘Quantum Usefulness’ in her UKHotViewsExtra article, Inside the dramatic world of Quantum Supremacy.
  • Duncan Aitchison examines the success of Cognizant’s European business, which has witnessed aggressive expansion over the last decade, in Proximity pays-off for Cognizant Europe. 
  • Tola Sargeant analyses a transformed OLM Group, after an insightful conversation with CEO Peter O’Hara about his decision to develop a brand-new, cloud-native application to replace their flagship legacy social care application in OLM: A brave new cloud-native world.
  • Plus Jon Davies, Research Director for Financial Services, distills the key takeaways from Sibos, the world’s largest banking and payments conference, in Sibos 2019 exceeds expectations.

And finally, if you missed our annual shindig – An Evening with TechMarketView – you can download the slide deck here if you’re a TechMarketView subscription client, or why not ask one of our Research Directors to come and present to your team in person (email info@techmarketview.com for details)?

The UKHotViewsExtra articles highlighted in the section above are accessible to all our corporate subscription clients, as well as individual UKHotViews Premium subscribers. Reports are only accessible to corporate clients of the relevant research stream/s. Contact Deb Seth for corporate subscription details or sign up to UKHotViews Premium here.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:58'

Tuesday 08 October 2019

Altius: A driving force in data and data science

altWe recently caught up with Simon Goldsmith, CEO of Altius. The firm in essence provides services to help clients get value from their data – in particular helping non-technical people understand the art of the possible.

Altius works with data-driven organisations to build advanced analytical and data science solutions, with a full spectrum of services from Board-level consulting, big data platforms, data science, visualisation and ongoing service management capabilities. It is focused around six industries: Retail & Hospitality (e.g. Whitbread), Travel & Transport (e.g. Rolls Royce), Financial Services (e.g. AIG Life), Public Sector (e.g. Department for Transport), Construction & Industrial (e.g. VolkerWessels) and Professional Services (e.g. Page Group).

Altius uses a blend of onshore data analytics and data science expertise, and offshore (India) managed service delivery. With no let up in growth and annuity revenues on the increase (30% of revenue today), the firm is clearly helping customers with key data challenges. More …..

Posted by Kate Hanaghan at '09:57' - Tagged: data   datascience  

Tuesday 08 October 2019

TechMarketView for GOSH: The countdown is on!

Thomas at GOSHThe countdown is on!

There’s only four days to go until TechMarketView’s Chief Analyst Georgina O’Toole, along with her sons William (14) and Thomas (10) will be taking part in the RBC Race for the Kids. And she’s absolutely delighted that some of the TechMarketView team – Tola Sargeant, our Managing Director, and Marc Hardwick, Research Director – will be participating with their families too.

The 5k sponsored run (or jog, or walk, or wheel!) is in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Some of you of you will already be aware that Georgina’s younger son (pictured) has been under the care of the Orthopaedic Department at Great Ormond Street Hospital for much of his life… indeed coinciding with Georgina’s time with TechMarketView.

Most recently the hospital supported Thomas and the rest of the O’Toole family through the difficult decision to have Thomas’ leg amputated. Without the whole-child and whole-family care of this wonderful hospital, the journey could have been so much harder.

Georgina has always spoken highly of the hospital for the amazing care it gives, thanks to the fantastic staff and facilities. Now TechMarketView is looking to raise some money to support the charity and make a difference to other children being treated there.

Thomas will be completing the 5K on his new prosthetic leg. Considering he only underwent his amputation in June, and only received his new leg in the middle of August, that is pretty impressive! And surely worth a few pounds’ donation?

GOSH_RBC_Race for the Kids_logoWe have set up a JustGiving page for donations – TechMarketView for GOSH - so please consider digging as deep as you can to support this very worthy cause.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:04' - Tagged: charity  

Monday 07 October 2019

$44m to help Tide ride the SME banking wave

TideUK challenger bank, Tide, has secured an additional $44m via a funding round led by a major Japanese investor. The latest cash injection has come via a funding round led by Softbank spin-off SBI (Strategic Business Innovator Group) and supported by existing investor Augmentum.

Tide is one of an increasing number of providers targeting the small business banking sector in the UK (see: CGI partners with SME focused FinTech Ordo). In recent months there have been several new entrants launching their own banking offerings aimed specifically at this previously underserved segment (see: Scottish banking startup selects Temenos and revverbank selects Finastra for core banking).

The latest investment takes the total raised by Tide to date to more than $200m. The bank intends to use the cash to fuel its expansion efforts, as it seeks to establish scale in this increasingly competitive space. The impressive array of services now available to SMEs, after years of neglect by the established players, is clearly testament to the benefits of increased competition and the Open Banking reforms off the back of PSD2.

Posted by Jon C Davies at '07:50' - Tagged: funding   OpenBanking   challengerbank  

Friday 04 October 2019

LAST CHANCE TODAY to Revolutionise the Future of Workplace Learning!

This is your last chance to apply for an opportunity to partner with Capita’s corporate venturing unit to revolutionise the Furuture of Workplace Learning and turbocharge your growth in national and international markets.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6PM TODAY, FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER

logoCheck out the video testimonials of prior applicants in the Our programmes in action section of the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme page on our website.

Capita and the Future of Workplace Learning

logoCapita Scaling Partner, the start-up development unit of UK business services leader Capita plc, in association with the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme, is looking for partners to revolutionise the Future of Workplace Learning, drawing on the capability of Capita to supercharge businesses that are offering something special in this field. 

Your business should be focused on transforming the way companies, organisations, employees and citizens engage with learning, be it at work, at home or on the move. We are looking for companies with the potential to disrupt established ways of working to help deliver better outcomes, for example by providing:

  • Improved visibility of skills gaps or learning outcomes;
  • Access to enhanced methods and sources of learning;
  • More flexibility for employees to upskill themselves and transfer their skills to other roles.

Four great reasons to apply

If you are selected for the programme you will get:

  • Accelerated market access to Capita’s network of 9,000 corporate clients and 8,000 blue-chip suppliers, as well as businesses in international markets;
  • Dedicated business development support from the Capita Scaling Partner team to help turbocharge your growth;
  • Input from subject matter experts in Capita’s People Solutions business, supporting the employment lifecycle from hiring to retiring for 6,500 clients across the private and public sectors;
  • Unparalleled industry visibility in TechMarketView research, including UKHotViews, arguably the most influential daily commentary on the UK tech scene.

Eligibility requirements

A pitch event for selected applicants will take place at Capita’s headquarters in London on Wednesday 6th November 2019 to identify businesses that are the best fit for a strategic partnership with Capita.

To be eligible for the chance of pitching to Capita, you should:

  • be the Founder or CEO/MD of a privately held UK tech company;
  • have an innovative solution for the future of workplace learning;
  • have a solution that is at least MVP stage and has been successfully deployed to one or more large clients;
  • have ambitions to scale your business and generate substantial revenues in the future.

How to apply

Innovative, high growth, young businesses that are utilising technology to change the Future of Workplace Learning for the better are encouraged to apply by completing this webform by Friday 4th October 2019. Applicants will be notified if their application has been successful by Friday 18th October.

You can find more about the Future of Workplace Learning programme here along with a downloadable flyer, and about Capita Scaling Partner here. For any further information, please email tipp@techmarketview.com.

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

Thursday 03 October 2019

Finch lands at DXC as tech giant seeks to improve HR

FinchFollowing the recent move to replace Mike Lawrie as its CEO (see: Salvino replaces Lawrie as CEO at DXC Technology) DXC Technology has announced the appointment of another new member of its senior leadership team.

In his first major appointment since taking the helm in September, DXC's new CEO, Mike Salvino, has installed Mary Finch (pictured) as the company’s new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Like Salvino, Finch is a former Accenture senior executive with impeccable credentials. She spent more than 14 years with the company, where she served as Chief Operations Officer for Global Human Resources. Most recently as the CHRO of AECOM, Finch transformed human resources by implementing a global talent strategy, incorporating new performance and productivity tools, coupled with training and development, career progression and workforce engagement initiatives.

Finch holds a degree in accounting and business management from Miami University. In 2016 she received the accolade of Most Powerful and Influential Women from the California Diversity Council. She is also a founding member of Her Story, an organization focused on improving the lives of single mothers and committed to helping people living in survival mode around the world by improving safety, health, income, and education. Via her involvement in Her Story, Finch is one of 20 female leaders funding homes for single mothers in El Salvador.

Finch replaces DXC’s former Chief of Staff, Jo Mason, who had presided over DXC’s global HR function since the company’s formation in 2017 and, alongside ex-CEO Mike Lawrie, had held a similar role at antecedant CSC. DXC’s approach and effectiveness in respect of human resources and talent management has long been been seen by some as an area of weakness for the organisation. It may thereforefore be no coincidence that Salvino appears to have recognised this and acted swiftly to make leadership changes. The advent of Finch marks a further postive step for DXC, as the tech giant seeks to improve its internal culture, in the face of its ongoing transformation.

Posted by Jon C Davies at '08:34' - Tagged: hr   appointments  

Thursday 03 October 2019

2 DAYS LEFT to Revolutionise the Future of Workplace Learning!

There's just TWO days left to apply for an opportunity to partner with Capita’s corporate venturing unit to revolutionise the Furuture of Workplace Learning and turbocharge your growth in national and international markets.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6PM TOMORROW, FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER

logoCheck out the video testimonials of prior applicants in the Our programmes in action section of the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme page on our website.

Capita and the Future of Workplace Learning

logoCapita Scaling Partner, the start-up development unit of UK business services leader Capita plc, in association with the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme, is looking for partners to revolutionise the Future of Workplace Learning, drawing on the capability of Capita to supercharge businesses that are offering something special in this field. 

Your business should be focused on transforming the way companies, organisations, employees and citizens engage with learning, be it at work, at home or on the move. We are looking for companies with the potential to disrupt established ways of working to help deliver better outcomes, for example by providing:

  • Improved visibility of skills gaps or learning outcomes;
  • Access to enhanced methods and sources of learning;
  • More flexibility for employees to upskill themselves and transfer their skills to other roles.

Four great reasons to apply

If you are selected for the programme you will get:

  • Accelerated market access to Capita’s network of 9,000 corporate clients and 8,000 blue-chip suppliers, as well as businesses in international markets;
  • Dedicated business development support from the Capita Scaling Partner team to help turbocharge your growth;
  • Input from subject matter experts in Capita’s People Solutions business, supporting the employment lifecycle from hiring to retiring for 6,500 clients across the private and public sectors;
  • Unparalleled industry visibility in TechMarketView research, including UKHotViews, arguably the most influential daily commentary on the UK tech scene.

Eligibility requirements

A pitch event for selected applicants will take place at Capita’s headquarters in London on Wednesday 6th November 2019 to identify businesses that are the best fit for a strategic partnership with Capita.

To be eligible for the chance of pitching to Capita, you should:

  • be the Founder or CEO/MD of a privately held UK tech company;
  • have an innovative solution for the future of workplace learning;
  • have a solution that is at least MVP stage and has been successfully deployed to one or more large clients;
  • have ambitions to scale your business and generate substantial revenues in the future.

How to apply

Innovative, high growth, young businesses that are utilising technology to change the Future of Workplace Learning for the better are encouraged to apply by completing this webform by Friday 4th October 2019. Applicants will be notified if their application has been successful by Friday 18th October.

You can find more about the Future of Workplace Learning programme here along with a downloadable flyer, and about Capita Scaling Partner here. For any further information, please email tipp@techmarketview.com.

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

Wednesday 02 October 2019

3 DAYS LEFT to Revolutionise the Future of Workplace Learning!

There's just three days left to apply for an opportunity to partner with Capita’s corporate venturing unit to revolutionise the Furuture of Workplace Learning and turbocharge your growth in national and international markets.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER.

logoCheck out the video testimonials of prior applicants in the Our programmes in action section of the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme page on our website.

Capita and the Future of Workplace Learning

logoCapita Scaling Partner, the start-up development unit of UK business services leader Capita plc, in association with the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme, is looking for partners to revolutionise the Future of Workplace Learning, drawing on the capability of Capita to supercharge businesses that are offering something special in this field. 

Your business should be focused on transforming the way companies, organisations, employees and citizens engage with learning, be it at work, at home or on the move. We are looking for companies with the potential to disrupt established ways of working to help deliver better outcomes, for example by providing:

  • Improved visibility of skills gaps or learning outcomes;
  • Access to enhanced methods and sources of learning;
  • More flexibility for employees to upskill themselves and transfer their skills to other roles.

Four great reasons to apply

If you are selected for the programme you will get:

  • Accelerated market access to Capita’s network of 9,000 corporate clients and 8,000 blue-chip suppliers, as well as businesses in international markets;
  • Dedicated business development support from the Capita Scaling Partner team to help turbocharge your growth;
  • Input from subject matter experts in Capita’s People Solutions business, supporting the employment lifecycle from hiring to retiring for 6,500 clients across the private and public sectors;
  • Unparalleled industry visibility in TechMarketView research, including UKHotViews, arguably the most influential daily commentary on the UK tech scene.

Eligibility requirements

A pitch event for selected applicants will take place at Capita’s headquarters in London on Wednesday 6th November 2019 to identify businesses that are the best fit for a strategic partnership with Capita.

To be eligible for the chance of pitching to Capita, you should:

  • be the Founder or CEO/MD of a privately held UK tech company;
  • have an innovative solution for the future of workplace learning;
  • have a solution that is at least MVP stage and has been successfully deployed to one or more large clients;
  • have ambitions to scale your business and generate substantial revenues in the future.

How to apply

Innovative, high growth, young businesses that are utilising technology to change the Future of Workplace Learning for the better are encouraged to apply by completing this webform by Friday 4th October 2019. Applicants will be notified if their application has been successful by Friday 18th October.

You can find more about the Future of Workplace Learning programme here along with a downloadable flyer, and about Capita Scaling Partner here. For any further information, please email tipp@techmarketview.com.

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

Tuesday 01 October 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* OLM's brave new cloud-native world

OLM logoIt takes a brave CEO to decide, after nearly 30 years at the helm of an SME, to go back to the proverbial drawing board and invest to develop a brand-new, cloud-native application to replace their flagship legacy product. But that is exactly the decision that Peter O’Hara, CEO and founder of social care software provider OLM, made five years ago.  

When we decided to build the system from the ground up with input from social workers, people called me crazy as it was a significant investment, but I knew it was the right thing to do,” O’Hara told us admitting that the challenge of creating something from the ground up was huge. He realised at the time that to have a successful future in the evolving UK social care market, OLM needed a cloud-native application that was built with an open systems platform approach.  

The period following O’Hara’s bold decision wasn’t an easy one for OLM, coinciding with challenging trading conditions in the local government market as austerity measures led to reduced spending and pricing pressure. The evidence suggests that the investment was worth it, however. 

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Building a case management system from the ground up gave OLM the opportunity to look afresh at the care market ‘in the round’ and design a platform that enables a person-centred approach – supporting not just social care but health, education and not-for-profit services too. The result is ECLIPSE, a cloud-native platform benefiting from the public cloud, which was developed in the UK with input from some 500 social workers and launched by OLM earlier this year. Although competition in the UK social care software market remains strong, early indicators bode well for ECLIPSE’s success.  More…

Subscribers to TechMarketView’s in-depth research streams and UKHotViews Premium service can read our detailed article profiling OLM in UKHotViewsExtra today: OLM: A brave new cloud-native world.

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '17:52' - Tagged: localgovernment   software   socialcare   healthcare  

Tuesday 01 October 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* Sibos 2019 exceeds expectations

SibosI’ve just spent a very interesting and informative few days at Sibos, the world’s pre-eminent gathering of the banking and payments industry. For 4 days every Autumn, the Sibos community gathers to discuss the latest pressing issues and to exchange views on the future shape of the industry. Banking institutions from all over the globe are represented, along with service providers and technology partners. As a result, a fair number of deals are set in motion at Sibos every year.

Sibos actually stands for SWIFT International Banking Operations Seminar and the event is named after SWIFT, the global financial messaging platform that organises the gathering. However, over the years, Sibos has grown into a much broader church than just the banks and the event is now a major destination for many different stakeholders in the financial services ecosystem.

If the record number of attendees at this year's event is anything to go by then Sibos 2019 appears to have been a tremendous success. For my part, I found the conference, exhibition and associated activities to be an extremely fruitful and informative use of my time.

hvpTechMarketView subscription clients, including HotViews Premium subscribers can learn more via HotViewsExtra (see: Sibos 2019 exceeds expectations).

Posted by Jon C Davies at '07:00' - Tagged: banking   Sibos  

Tuesday 01 October 2019

4 DAYS LEFT to Revolutionise the Future of Workplace Learning!

There's just four days left to apply for an opportunity to partner with Capita’s corporate venturing unit to revolutionise the Furuture of Workplace Learning and turbocharge your growth in national and international markets.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER.

logoCheck out the video testimonials of prior applicants in the Our programmes in action section of the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme page on our website.

Capita and the Future of Workplace Learning

logoCapita Scaling Partner, the start-up development unit of UK business services leader Capita plc, in association with the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme, is looking for partners to revolutionise the Future of Workplace Learning, drawing on the capability of Capita to supercharge businesses that are offering something special in this field. 

Your business should be focused on transforming the way companies, organisations, employees and citizens engage with learning, be it at work, at home or on the move. We are looking for companies with the potential to disrupt established ways of working to help deliver better outcomes, for example by providing:

  • Improved visibility of skills gaps or learning outcomes;
  • Access to enhanced methods and sources of learning;
  • More flexibility for employees to upskill themselves and transfer their skills to other roles.

Four great reasons to apply

If you are selected for the programme you will get:

  • Accelerated market access to Capita’s network of 9,000 corporate clients and 8,000 blue-chip suppliers, as well as businesses in international markets;
  • Dedicated business development support from the Capita Scaling Partner team to help turbocharge your growth;
  • Input from subject matter experts in Capita’s People Solutions business, supporting the employment lifecycle from hiring to retiring for 6,500 clients across the private and public sectors;
  • Unparalleled industry visibility in TechMarketView research, including UKHotViews, arguably the most influential daily commentary on the UK tech scene.

Eligibility requirements

A pitch event for selected applicants will take place at Capita’s headquarters in London on Wednesday 6th November 2019 to identify businesses that are the best fit for a strategic partnership with Capita.

To be eligible for the chance of pitching to Capita, you should:

  • be the Founder or CEO/MD of a privately held UK tech company;
  • have an innovative solution for the future of workplace learning;
  • have a solution that is at least MVP stage and has been successfully deployed to one or more large clients;
  • have ambitions to scale your business and generate substantial revenues in the future.

How to apply

Innovative, high growth, young businesses that are utilising technology to change the Future of Workplace Learning for the better are encouraged to apply by completing this webform by Friday 4th October 2019. Applicants will be notified if their application has been successful by Friday 18th October.

You can find more about the Future of Workplace Learning programme here along with a downloadable flyer, and about Capita Scaling Partner here. For any further information, please email tipp@techmarketview.com.

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