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Monday 30 September 2019

Sibos 2019 exceeds expectations

I’ve just spent a very interesting and informative few days at Sibos, the World’s pre-eminent (and largest) 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.

SibosSibos 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. Sibos was held in London for the first time this year, with the event last coming to the UK back in 1985, when Brighton played host. The 2019 conference and exhibition was housed within London’s vast ExCel convention centre, in the Canning Town area of London’s Docklands, East End. As a first-time visitor to the ExCel myself, I was somewhat staggered by its sheer scale.

As well as being impressed by the vast size of Sibos 2019, the event immediately answered one of the light-hearted challenges that I’ve been posing to app developers and members of the tech community, during many of my recent interactions. That is, to create an effective digital replacement for the physical exchange of business cards. This year’s Sibos id badge was equipped with a push button sensor that when pressed by both parties, automatically swapped contact card information via email.

TemenosPrior to attending Sibos, I recently spent a couple of days visiting HPE’s recycling plant in Erskine, Scotland  (see: HPE ticks all the boxes at Technology Renewal Centre) learning about the merits of the Circular Economy. I am therefore moved to praise the folks from Swiss based, global banking technology provider, Temenos. Whilst doing my rounds at Sibos, I visited the Temenos stand and discovered that all their furniture was made from recycled plastic recovered from the world’s oceans, whilst the free pens were made from recycled bank notes. At the end of the conference, all the contents will once again be recycled for future use. Well done Temenos. Even if the idea had as much to do with marketing as environmental altruism, every little helps!

Whilst at Sibos I attended an excellent financial crime event hosted by BAE Systems AI. The event featured a truly fantastic presentation from Carl Miller, Research Director at Demos who writes widely on the delta between technology and society, politics, the media and crime. Miller’s delivery style reminded me of Ben Wishaw’s interpretation of “Q” in the current James Bond films. However, it was his content that was most thought provoking and fear inducing, in light of Millerubiquitous, unseen threat posed by cyber criminals that he described. Based on Miller’s presentation, I will definitely be buying his book “The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab” but I may never trust a robot vacuum cleaner again!

As well as the many the structured sessions provided at Sibos, a gathering of so many industry experts makes the event a great networking opportunity. It is surprising how much one can learn simply from impromptu conversations, as one makes ones way around the exhibition site. Following the BAE Systems event, I got chatting about cyber security with the head of trade finance at a major European bank. To demonstrate the scale of the challenge his organisation faces, he told me that his team investigates around 2,000 false positives every week, within one relatively small functional area of its operation alone. Each of these must be reviewed by “four pairs of eyes” before it can be cleared. Insights such as that help to emphasise why some cyber security vendors see reducing false positives as a bigger challenge than actually blocking eternal threats.

everisAs part of my Sibos activities, I also spent some time with the folks from NTT Data and their financial services consultancy everis. Despite its scale and industry footprint, I suspect that some within the banking industry may not be especially familiar with the NTT brand. Those that make the connection will discover that the company and its everis team comprises some great industry expertise and can also call upon some impressive financial services references. My conversation with Jorge Lesmes, Global Head of everis Blockchain Banking Practice, rather confirmed the impression I had previously from talking with CTOs and other vendors that, despite the relative lack of noise compared to a few years ago, there is a great deal of development around blockchain going on “behind closed doors”. As a result of my interaction with the everis folks, I was also invited to participate in a Japanese tea ceremony. Another first for me and a very calming “Zen-like” experience.

The final day of Sibos 2019 was billed as “Talent Thursday” and included some unique perspectives over lunch from the first ever STAR scholars (Sibos Talent Accelerator Route). This year’s STAR scholars were a group of 30 women, nominated by a number of global financial services organisations and drawn from 17 countries, including the UK, Sweden, South Africa, China and Australia. The aim of the programme is to help foster female talent and empower women by accelerating their career development, so that they can become future leaders in the financial services industry.

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. I saw some old faces, spoke with many new friends and also learned a great deal. In 2020, Boston in the US will play host to the event between 5-8 October and I will look forward to renewing my acquaintance with the Sibos community.

Posted by Jon C Davies at '16:39' - Tagged: banking   Sibos  

Friday 27 September 2019

NEW RESEARCH* UK Public Sector SITS Supplier Rankings 2019

Cover ImageThis year’s edition of the UK Public Sector SITS Supplier Rankings report is now available. Subscribers to TechMarketView’s PublicSectorViews research stream can read our analysis of how the leading software and IT services (SITS) suppliers have performed in the public sector.

The report updates the Top 20 supplier ranking based on revenues from the latest available financial information (as at end of June 2019). It also contains Top 10 rankings for each of the subsectors we track (central government, local government, health, education, police and defence), as well as providing a snapshot of the ‘ones to watch’ from outside of the ranking tables.

It reveals many of the leading players had a tough year during their last financial years. While large legacy contracts are under pricing, disaggregation and insourcing pressure, Brexit caution has resulted in a lack of new opportunities coming to market. Nine out of the Top 10 SITS suppliers to the public sector watched their revenues slide in their last financial years. Only in two of the six subsectors TechMarketView tracks did the combined revenue for the Top 10 suppliers grow this year, but this masks a wide diversity of performance with many suppliers, particularly those just outside of the Top 10, achieving double-digit growth.

The report is available for download by PublicSectorViews clients, here: UK Public Sector SITS Supplier Rankings 2019.

For further information on becoming a client, please contact our Client Services team: dseth@techmarketview.com.

Posted by Dale Peters at '10:03' - Tagged: localgovernment   defence   police   government   report   ranking   healthcare  

Friday 27 September 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* UK Financial Services SITS Market Trends and Forecasts

FSV MTFIf you are a FinancialServicesViews ​subscriber and haven't yet read this report, you can download it here now

UK Financial Services SITS Market Trends and Forecasts 2019 contains TechMarketView's latest analysis of SITS spend within UK financial services. Expenditure is forecast to grow over the next 3 years, but patterns of investment have changed markedly. Whilst the outlook for some segments remains favourable, there is the prospect of tougher times ahead and a “Bad Brexit” could potentially cost the industry close to £1bn by 2022.

Spend has shifted from “run the business” towards “change the business” and automation, customer engagement and new product development have become key strategic priorities. Transformation has accelerated and the insurance and the financial markets sectors are increasingly following the path set by retail banking.

In this report, we have included elements of our new Digital Evolution Model (DEM). TechMarketView’s DEM has been designed to highlight the shift in spending patterns from “Heritage” or legacy SITS, to spend on the “New” transformational technology components (digital, platform and cyber).

If you are an existing FinancialServicesViews ​subscriber, you can read the report now. If you don't currently have access and would like to discuss extending your subscription, or you would like to subscribe to TechMarketView, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Jon C Davies at '07:02'

Thursday 26 September 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* Inside the dramatic world of Quantum Supremacy

imageQuantum computing flipped from a rather dry scientific and technical debate into a mini drama over recent days.

In an almost quantum foam-like way, the appearance then rapid disappearance of a research paper from NASA citing it had achieved Quantum Supremacy using Google’s 53 qubit Sycamore processer caused a ripple in the community. IBM challenged the practical value of the benchmark. Experts weighed in on the merits and implications. At TechMarketView we're musing on the ‘Quantum Usefulness’ question. More….

Posted by Angela Eager at '09:41' - Tagged: quantumcomputing  

Friday 20 September 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Sleeping giant manufacturing awakening

During our presentations at the recent TechMarketView Evening we highlighted the digital readiness of some of the UK’s major industry sectors, one of which was manufacturing. Despite long standing investment in (physical) robotics and simple automation, the sector is a digital laggard, running behind sectors like retail, logistics and distribution. However, there are signs this sleeping giant, which contributes just under 20% of GDP, is waking up. UK government is encouraging the digitisation of manufacturing through initiatives around the Manufacturing Made Smarter challenge and suppliers such as Accenture, Salesforce and IBM are ramping up their activities.

Manufacturers increasingly have the will to innovate and drive transformation. The pressures of a global, highly competitive and cost sensitive market are powerful motivators and suppliers are starting to step up to seize the opportunity. Industry 4.0 presents an opportunity to reassess the sector and supply-side offerings.

TechMarketView subscribers can read our thoughts on developments around the manufacturing sector in Sleeping giant manufacturing awakening, in HotViewsExtra.

Posted by Angela Eager at '09:47' - Tagged: software   manufacturing   automation   iot   machinelearning  

Thursday 19 September 2019

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

chartQ2 2019 was the biggest ever quarter for venture investment in UK and Irish privately-held tech companies, according to latest data from corporate finance firm Ascendant. Just over £2.3b was invested in a total of 301 deals of over £500k in the quarter, up 27% by value and 7% by deal flow. Amazon’s $575m/£447m investment in Deliveroo in May comprised almost 20% of the total (see Amazon Primes Deliveroo). Indeed, the ten biggest deals represented almost half the total funds invested. Half the deals were less than £2m and received just 5% of the total money.

The latest edition of IndustryViews Venture Capital has more detail, along with over 40 pages of UK tech venture funding deals.

TechMarketView Foundation Service and UKHotViews Premium subscription clients can click on the link to download.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '16:56' - Tagged: funding  

Thursday 19 September 2019

Calling all startups and scaleups looking to revolutionise workplace learning!

logoAre you an innovative UK startup or scaleup with a disruptive digital workplace learning solution? Then apply now to partner with Capita’s corporate venturing unit to turbocharge your growth in national and international markets.

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'

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Job opportunity in TechMarketView's Client Services team

TMV logoWould you like to join TechMarketView’s friendly Client Services team? We’re looking for a number of people to join the team to support our growth. 

The roles we are looking to fill are varied with scope to grow and evolve over time as you become more familiar with the business. Admin-based, they encompass elements of sales, client support, account management and event management.  In a typical week, for example, you may be scheduling our online advertising and liaising with advertising clients; providing organisational support for our events and programmes; and following up incoming sales leads.

There is scope for the position/s to be part-time or full-time depending on the successful candidate/s, who are likely to be:

·      Detail-orientated and IT literate with excellent organisational skills

·      Strong team players

·      ‘Self-starters’, hard-working and dependable

·      Able to multi-task and willing to adapt and do a variety of tasks as we’re a small team

·      Comfortable communicating with senior execs within client organisations

·      Happy working from home (we all do!) and able to attend regular meetings in the Surrey/Hampshire/Sussex area

·      Familiar with the IT industry and its suppliers in the UK (or keen to learn).

For more details and to express interest in joining the team please email our Sales and Marketing Director Deb Seth at dseth@techmarketview.com providing your CV or your LinkedIn profile, by Friday September 20th.

No agencies please.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '10:00'

Monday 16 September 2019

TechMarketView raising money for GOSH

GODH RBC Race for the Kids logosOn 12th October, TechMarketView’s Chief Analyst, Georgina O’Toole, and some of the TechMarketView team, including our Managing Director, Tola Sargeant, will be taking part, along with their families, in the RBC Race for the Kids – a 5k fun run (or jog, or walk, or wheel!) - for the seriously ill children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Some 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.

Thomas_amputation_prostheticMost 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.

We 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 Georgina O'Toole at '08:50' - Tagged: charity  

Friday 13 September 2019

An Evening of Relationships (Old and New)

picVery many thanks to all our clients and guests who joined us at our annual Evening with TechMarketView last night at the Royal Institute of British Architects. It was a fantastic success with one of the biggest turnouts we’ve had since we held our first event seven years ago.

We must give a very special thank you to our sponsors Intersystems, Datto, Aqilla and Kimble, whose support was instrumental in making the TMV Evening one of the ‘must attend’ events for executives in the UK tech industry, and of course ‘The Two Tina’s’ at tx2events who made it all happen.

We were also delighted to give a platform to Tara Leathers, Deputy CEO at The Prince’s Trust, which as many of you know is a cause to which TechMarketView is deeply committed. If you would like to find out more about the Trust’s good works, just drop a line to Busdev@princes-trust.org.uk.

Many thanks also go to Miguel Gamiño, Executive VP for Global Cities at Mastercard, who was interviewed on stage by TechMarketView’s Principal Analyst, Martin Courtney.

The theme of the event (and indeed TechMarketView’s theme for 2019) was The Year of the Relationship. Our Chief Analyst, Georgina O’Toole, and Chief Research Officer, Kate Hanaghan, brought the theme to life with their urgent call to action to tech suppliers to cultivate a wide ecosystem of relationships both within and beyond organisational boundaries if they are to succeed in today’s marketplace.

Georgina also used the occasion to launch TechMarketView’s theme for 2020, Digital Chaos, emphasising the need to create ‘islands of stability’ before contemplating a move to truly disruptive digital transformation. You’ll be hearing much more about Digital Chaos soon.

TechMarketView Managing Partner Anthony Miller closed the formal proceedings as only he can!

We’ll be sending the presentation slides to all attendees next week, and they will also be available for download by TechMarketView Subscription Service clients in due course.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:31'

Wednesday 11 September 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* UK Financial Services SITS Market Trends and Forecasts 2019

FSV MTF 2019Financial services is the UK’s largest commercial SITS vertical and was worth just under £12bn in 2018. Spend has shifted from “run the business” towards “change the business” and automation, customer engagement and new product development have become key strategic priorities. Transformation has accelerated and the insurance and the financial markets sectors are increasingly following the path set by retail banking.

UK Financial Services SITS Market Trends and Forecasts 2019 contains TechMarketView's latest analysis of software and IT services spend within UK financial services. Expenditure is forecast to grow over the next 3 years, but patterns of investment have changed markedly. Whilst the outlook for some segments remains favourable, there is the prospect of tougher times ahead and a “Bad Brexit” could potentially cost the industry close to £1bn by 2022.

For the first time in this report, we have included elements of our new Digital Evolution Model (DEM). TechMarketView’s DEM has been designed to highlight the shift in spending patterns from “Heritage” or legacy SITS, to spend on the “New” transformational technology components (digital, platform and cyber).

We recommend that this report is read alongside our UK Financial Services Supplier Prospects 2019 and our UK Financial Services SITS Supplier Ranking 2019.

If you are an existing FinancialServicesViews ​subscriber, you can read the report now. If you don't currently have access and would like to discuss extending your subscription, or you would like to subscribe to TechMarketView, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Jon C Davies at '08:14' - Tagged: financialservices   insurance   banking   financialmarkets  

Tuesday 10 September 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Amazon Web Services: Public Sector Progress

AWS report coverAmazon Web Services (AWS) was officially launched in 2006 and started targeting public sector opportunities in earnest about ten years ago. The public sector now represents an important part of the business, with over 5,000 government organisations and 10,000 academic institutions worldwide using its technology.

Establishing its first London region in 2016 provided a significant boost to AWS’ public sector ambitions in the UK, helping it address concerns about data sovereignty and privacy. Its presence has grown substantially in recent years and TechMarketView estimates, based on 2018 revenue, AWS is now one of the top 20 public sector software and IT services suppliers to the UK public sector. 

In this paper we draw on information presented at the AWS Summit in London in May 2019 and the two-day AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington DC, which took place in June 2019, to review the progress AWS has made, the reasons for its success and the importance of partnerships in that story. We look at G-Cloud sales, its approach to hybrid and multi-cloud, the role of AI and machine learning in its proposition, and the importance of skills enablement.

Subscribers to the PublicSectorViews research stream can read AWS: Public Sector Progress now. If you don’t have a subscription and would like details about how you can access this report please contact Deb Seth

Posted by Dale Peters at '08:55' - Tagged: publicsector   cloud   research  

Tuesday 10 September 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* OffshoreViews Q2 2019: Ups & Downs in Europe

chartEurope is proving to be a difficult market for some of the Indian pure-plays and a joy for others. The latest edition of OffshoreViews contrasts the performance of the Top Indian pure-plays in Europe vs the US.

As usual, there's our regular snapshots of the offshore services leaders as well as a round-up of the mid-tier players.

Subscribers to the TechMarketView Foundation Service can download OffshoreViews Q2 2019 review here.

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

Monday 09 September 2019

* NEW RESEARCH * Cyber Secuity Supplier Ranking 2019

UK Cyber Secuity Supplier Ranking 2019Our latest Cyber Security Supplier Ranking 2019 report rates the performance of the Top 20 players by revenue, analysing the key differences in strategy and approach which determined why some suppliers expanded their business in 2018/2019 whilst others contracted.

Two new entrants this year illustrate the scale and focus of supplier investment in expanding their cyber security capabilities to meet rapidly changing market requirements and build new revenue streams, with M&A activity set to propel others into our Top 20 for the first time next year.

Coupled with a continuation of strong demand from public and private sector customers anxious to protect mission-critical data and applications hosted on- and off-premise systems and infrastructure from unauthorised access, theft and disruption, it's clear that the cyber security is still one of the fastest growing segments of the IT industry.

If you are interested in our Cyber Security Supplier Ranking 2019 report but are not a TechMarketView or SecureConnectViews subscriber, Deb Seth will be happy to help.

Posted by Martin Courtney at '09:12' - Tagged: suppliers   ranking   cybersecurity   2019  

Monday 09 September 2019

Join TechMarketView's Client Services team

TMV logoWould you like to join TechMarketView’s friendly Client Services team? We’re looking for a number of people to join the team to support our growth. 

The roles we are looking to fill are varied with scope to grow and evolve over time as you become more familiar with the business. Admin-based, they encompass elements of sales, client support, account management and event management.  In a typical week, for example, you may be scheduling our online advertising and liaising with advertising clients; providing organisational support for our events and programmes; and following up incoming sales leads.

There is scope for the position/s to be part-time or full-time depending on the successful candidate/s, who are likely to be:

·      Detail-orientated and IT literate with excellent organisational skills

·      Strong team players

·      ‘Self-starters’, hard-working and dependable

·      Able to multi-task and willing to adapt and do a variety of tasks as we’re a small team

·      Comfortable communicating with senior execs within client organisations

·      Happy working from home (we all do!) and able to attend regular meetings in the Surrey/Hampshire/Sussex area

·      Familiar with the IT industry and its suppliers in the UK (or keen to learn).

For more details and to express interest in joining the team please email Deb Seth, Sales & Marketing Director, providing your CV or your LinkedIn profile, by Friday September 20th.

No agencies please.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:03'

Friday 06 September 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Enterprise Software Market Trends and Forecasts 2019-2022

imageIn case you missed it - the Enterprise Software Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022 report is available for download. The is our latest analysis of the drivers and trends shaping the Enterprise Software  market.

Enterprise Software is a critical enabler for organisations looking to digitally transform their businesses. And there’s no shortage of software, delivery models and suppliers to help bring digital strategies to fruition. So why is the UK enterprise software sector bumping along with low single digit growth? 

It’s clear organisations recognise the need to invest in software to drive business change but are held back by the practicalities of how to implement and how to overcome the skills deficit. Market growth is also hampered by lessons from early ventures into software-enabled digital and questions around the fitness of ‘version 1.0’ digital platforms and tools. There is also the ‘minor’ issue of bringing order to the digital chaos of those early digital projects. Add in the inexorable swing to SaaS and these are some of the factors acting as a brake on the market.

But there are market accelerators too. Organisations’ recognition of the value of (digital) data driven business is rising so the consideration is no longer ‘why’ but ‘how’, which brings the intricacies of change management and mastering interdependent relationships to the fore. And as software becomes ever more integral to areas like automation, cyber security and areas of ‘software-defined’ functionality, revenue is shifting from these sectors into software, opening up new opportunities for savvy suppliers to outperform the enterprise software market. 

If you are interested in the Enterprise Software Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022 report but are not a TechMarketView or ESASViews subscriber, Deb Seth will be happy to help.

Posted by Angela Eager at '07:15' - Tagged: cloud   software   trends   forecasts   AI   digitalchaos  

Thursday 05 September 2019

Spending Review 2019: turning the page on austerity?

Big benIt was another tumultuous day in Westminster, but the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid delivered few surprises as he set out the Government’s spending plans for 2020-2021. All the main announcements, such as extra money for the NHS, police, justice and schools had been announced or ‘leaked’ over the last month. 

The announcements under the banner of ‘turning the page on austerity and delivering on the public’s priorities’, were widely seen as building support for a forthcoming General Election. Boris Johnson challenged Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to back an October 15 general election, but this was not supported by MPs last night. The Government lifted its filibuster attempt in the House of Lords in the early hours of the morning after laying over 100 amendments. There is now a commitment that the withdrawal bill will pass by 5pm on Friday and return to the Commons for further consideration on Monday. It remains to be seen if this will mean a mid-October General Election, but it’s inevitable that we will be returning to the polling station in the near future. 

Overall from 2019-20 to 2020-21, day-to-day departmental spending is set to grow at 4.1% in real terms, the fastest growth in 15 years. The plans see every government department having its budget for day-to-day spending increased at least in line with inflation. However, with the exception of the Department of Health and Social Care, many departments will remain substantially below the level of funding received in 2010. 

Read our full UKHotViewsExtra article Spending Review 2019: turning the page on austeritypublished today for details of the plan and our view on its implications for the different areas of the public sector.

Posted by Dale Peters at '09:22' - Tagged: publicsector   centralgovernment   localgovernment   education   socialcare   police   justice   healthcare  

Wednesday 04 September 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Scaling innovation through partnering – Q&A with Dragonfly and Capita

Report coverA week ago, we covered the announcement that Capita’s start-up development unit, Capita Scaling Partner (CSP) had entered into a new partnership with visual analytics provider Dragonfly AI, and all with a little bit of help from TMV.

Capita and Dragonfly AI were brought together via the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme that we launched last year, the latest addition to our UK Tech SME programme series. The aim of the Programme has been to find innovative UK tech SMEs and help them partner with our large enterprise technology clients and, in doing so, help UK tech SMEs reach client markets that would normally be out of their reach – exactly as Dragonfly AI is doing with Capita.

Originally conceived at Queen Mary University of London, Dragonfly AI is a tool designed to help brands win the attention of consumers as they interact with marketing materials, ad content, products or even packaging. The particular pain point here is that consumers are becoming increasingly time poor, and with the world moving at an ever-faster pace, and as more and more (digital) content gets generated, it is becoming increasingly difficult for brands to get noticed. 

TIPPThe biggest challenge for small start-up businesses like Dragonfly AI, is despite however good your technology is, it can be hugely difficult getting in front of large potential clients at the necessary level of seniority. Capita’s client base contains many of the UK’s largest organisations and Dragonfly AI has expectations of using CSP as a shortcut to get in front of them. Capita is looking to use Dragonfly AI on it ‘B2B2C’ contracts in areas such as retail, telecoms and government.

Subsequent to the announcement we have spent some time interviewing the management teams of both CSP and Dragonfly AI to understand the deal in more detail and what both parties are hoping to get out of it. All UKHotViews recipients can read the output of the Q&A here.

Posted by Marc Hardwick at '12:30' - Tagged: innovation   newresearch   Capita   tipp  

Wednesday 04 September 2019

*NEW RESEARCH*: Application Services Market Trends and Forecasts 2019

The Application Services Market Trends & Forecasts 2019 report is hot off the virtual press and ready to download HERE.

Buoyed by strong demand for all things digital and further supported by a few megadeals in the operations andCover support arena, the UK Application Services (AS) market grew more strongly than expected, increasing by 3.5% in 2018.  This uptick in activity is not, however, a harbinger of better times ahead.

The UK AS market continues to be shaped by the interaction of a complex set of countervailing forces which will limit headline growth to the low single digits. These dynamics will be with us for some time to come as the market transitions from simple to complex digital transformation.

This is, however, a rapidly changing market. As the demand for digital driven services matures so it accounts for an ever-increasing proportion of AS expenditure. This presents a significant growth opportunity for those suppliers that can align themselves with it.

AS is an arena where the battle for talent continues to intensify, acquisition-driven diversification is accelerating and the core delivery model is being radically transformed. Collaboration, trust and intimacy have become the watchwords for every interaction. For both individuals and organisations, the abilities to adapt rapidly to this new reality will determine greatly their future prosperities.

The report contains our latest market size and forecast data along with an analysis of the trends shaping the largest horizontal segment of the UK IT services market. It also looks at the “how” of adapting to and succeeding in this dynamic, evolving environment.

Application Services Market Trends & Forecasts 2019 is available to TechMarketView subscribers who take the ESASViews research stream. If you don’t have a subscription and would like details please contact Deborah Seth.

Posted by Duncan Aitchison at '09:06' - Tagged: esas   applications   newresearch  

Monday 02 September 2019

Are you free next Thursday?

Will you be joining us - and some 200 leaders from the world of UK tech - next Thursday,12 September, in London for 'An Evening with TechMarketView'? There are only a handful of tickets left but if you would like to come we'll do our best to squeeze you in - click here to book your place online or call Tina Compton at tx2 Events on 020 3137 2541.

TMVE drinksThe seventh annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’ commences with a drinks reception, sponsored by InterSystems, from 6.30pm and finishes with a three-course silver service dinner, sponsored by Datto. In between those two fantastic networking opportunities, our guests take their seats in the auditorium for a series of short presentations from TechMarketView’s senior team on the trends and suppliers shaping and disrupting the UK tech market. Including - by popular demand - a new and improved version of our Managing Partner Anthony Miller's infamous tech market 'Countdown'.

Mastercard logoGuests will also be privy to a ‘fireside chat’ with Mastercard’s EVP for Global Cities, Miguel Gamiño. Prior to joining Mastercard, Miguel served as the CTO of New York City, pioneering a new civic engagement and innovation platform for NYC and he has stood as a voice of leadership in tech policy, including smart city and IoT programmes. 

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We are also delighted to be joined for the evening by representatives from The Prince’s Trust, including the charity’s Deputy CEO Tara Leathers, who will be sharing insight on the fantastic work that they do with young people with support from companies across the UK tech sector. 

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Event details

Date: Thursday 12th September 2019

Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects, London

Format: A networking drinks reception commences from 6:30pm, supported by InterSystems. This will be followed by 90 minutes of speaker sessions and a first-class silver service dinner supported by Datto.

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