At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos a few weeks ago, UK Prime Minster, Theresa May delivered a confident speech on the advancement of technology innovation and its potential to boost the UK economy. The Prime Minister began her speech by highlighting that “harnessing the power of technology is not just in all our interest, but it’s fundamental to the advancement of humanity.” This statement demonstrated her intent to ensure that technology will be a critical element of UK economic growth and her lofty ambitions for the UK to be a global leader in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
As part of our Cloud Conversation series we speak with Nesta’s Eddie Copeland. Nesta is a global innovation foundation that supports new ideas designed to tackle the big challenges of our time. Eddie is Nesta's Director of Government Innovation, responsible for leading projects concerning city data analytics, behavioural insights, digital government, and digital democracy. He is an advocate of government and public sector organisations making smarter use of people, data and technology to deliver more and better with less.
Connected cars use vast amounts of data. In just one hour, a connected car will upload 25 GB/data to the cloud – exceeding the storage capacity of most modern smartphones and equaling roughly 12 HD films. In total, around 4,000 GB/data will be used a day. To put this in context, a smart hospital will use around 3,000 GB.
For manufacturing companies, surviving and thriving is no longer a case of simply optimising costs or reducing waste. Thanks to an industry-wide push for lean manufacturing spearheaded by top manufacturers such as General Motors and Toyota, most industry players are operating in an incredibly efficient way. If companies really want to succeed, they need to focus their efforts on another important piece of the puzzle: digital transformation.
Our Cloud Conversation series sees us speak with Christian McMahon, CIO of three25 who is an established interim CIO/CTO, global business leader and change agent, as well as being a member of the technology panel and innovation advisor to the European Commission.
LD10 enables our customers to operate on an expanded global platform to process, store and distribute larger volumes of latency-sensitive data and applications at the digital edge, in closer proximity to end-users and local markets.
The importance of digital infrastructure connectivity in the UK continues to be a hot topic on the news agenda. Acknowledging its growing demand, the Government’s Connection Voucher scheme, published on 1 March 2017 has helped connect over 42,000 businesses by providing access to superfast broadband.
Cybersecurity is a critical challenge for many of today’s businesses – it has moved from being an issue for the IT team to a vital board-level agenda item. These security disruptions can have a long-lasting reputational damage and impact customer experience which if not handled properly can result in business revenue loss.
Our first Cloud Conversation sees us speak with Ian Moyse a Board Member at the Cloud Industry Forum. Established in 2009 to provide transparency through certification to a Code of Practice for credible online cloud service providers, today the CIF is the one of the foremost industry organisations enabling and empowering the widespread adoption of these services.
Alongside our global CEO Steve Smith in my dual role as host and speaker at the event, I was party to some very interesting discussions and got to hear from the likes of Alibaba, Coca-Cola and John Lewis on their thoughts about the move to the digital edge and what businesses must do to ensure they remain competitive in this increasingly digital world.