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    techUK’s Cyber Connect programme has today announced the companies that have been shortlisted in the competition to find the UK’s Most Innovative Cyber Security SME. Following a pitch fest, held at the Cyber Demonstration Centre, four companies are now through to the final on Wednesday 8 June at Infosecurity Europe 2016.

    The shortlisted companies are:

    Samantha Sanderson, UK's SME Cyber Security Champion, Cyber Connect Lead, said: “The UK has a thriving cyber security industry, and this competition seeks to reward the most innovative and exciting companies. This is a great opportunity for small businesses to get expert advice and meet with potential partners and customers at the exhibition.”

    The four companies, plus an additional seven, have each won a furnished stand to exhibit in the UK Cyber Innovation zone at Infosecurity Europe, which takes place 7 – 9 June at Olympia London. The zone is supported by DCMS. The other companies that will be exhibiting in the zone are:

    Nicole Mills, Exhibition Director Infosecurity Europe, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide some of the UK’s most forward-thinking and innovative cyber security companies an opportunity to showcase their products at our event, help them develop business relationships and network with their peers. We had an excellent response from visitors when we launched the UK Cyber Innovation Zone in 2015 and are looking forward to an even busier time in 2016. We hope attendees to Infosecurity Europe will visit the stands of the eleven shortlisted companies and support the four finalists pitching on the day.”

    The final stage of the competition will take place on the Keynote Stage at 13.35 on Wednesday 8 June. The shortlisted entries will pitch in front of a live audience, before the UK’s Most Innovative Small Cyber Security Company is chosen by a panel of expert judges.

    Please visit www.infosecurityeurope.com for additional information.


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    Join ADASS, techUK, DH and LGA at the ADASS Informatics Network National Conference

    The importance of innovative technology to support the transformation of adult social care is now widely accepted across the sector and up to the highest policy levels. The ADASS Informatics Network has been at the forefront of pushing informatics up the care and health agenda since its “Web of Support” vision back in 2012.

    This year’s London conference will again feature inspiring national speakers combined with workshop sessions showcasing good local examples of the use of technology, as well as plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking.

    Keynote speeches will be given by Community and Social Care Minister, Alistair Burt MP, and Tim Donohoe, Director of Informatics, Department of Health.

    Straight-talking health writer and commentator Roy Lilley will host a short after-lunch plenary discussion, featuring techUK Head of Health and Social Care Adrian Baker, and member of our Health and Social Care Council Ali Rogan, alongside other high profile panelists.

    Key themes will be “Engaging Citizens Online” and “Enabling better working with health colleagues”. Attendees will comprise senior decision-makers from local authorities and partner organisations.

    techUK members can register to attend at a discounted rate: for further details, including draft agenda, please visit the conference webpage.

    For enquiries regarding sponsorship and exhibiting please email tina.compton@tx2events.com or Richard.pantlin@adass.org.uk 

     

    {bio}felicity.cooke@techuk.org{/bio}


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    The Development of the Patient Safety Incident Management System (DPSIMS) Project seeks to design and procure a successor to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) – the only national system for collecting voluntary reports about errors or harm to patients in healthcare for the purposes of learning for improvement of its kind. The current system receives around 150,000 reports a month, a figure that is hoped to grow as the new system improves user experience and provides more useful feedback.

    NHS Improvement has commissioned DPSIMS with the aim, over three years, to specify and procure a successor to the existing National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS). They want to ensure that any replacement system is fit for purpose and best supports efforts to reduce harm in NHS care through better collection of data, more effective analysis and production/sharing of learning, and by acting as an underpinning function to support good safety culture in the NHS.

    This early engagement exercise represents an opportunity for suppliers to input to the project, signposting innovations that might be of benefit in this world-leading endeavour, and to shape the next phase of project delivery.

    Come along to:

    • Hear more detail on the project from the NHS Improvement team
    • Share your thoughts on their plans to date, including on technologies and innovation that might be appropriate, and potential roll-out strategies
    • Provide feedback on the team size, timescale and funding resource required to deliver each of the shortlisted options

    This system is currently used predominantly by large acute and mental health trusts, but the DPSIMS project hopes to see it expanded and supported for use across all healthcare settings and sectors where NHS-funded care is delivered. With a multi-million pound budget for the transformation project as a whole, NHS Improvement will be seeking to engage suppliers – commencing procurement in 2017/18 – to help build, test and roll out the new PSIMS.

     


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    The techUK Smart Energy & Utility Management Committee meets quartely to provide strategic direction for techUK's work exploring the opportunities and challenges presented by Smart Energy & Utilities.

    The Management Committee is invitation only, if you wish to find out more about how to get involved with techUK's Smart Energy & Utilities programme or Management Committee, please get contact:


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    The report, led by The Open University through the MK:Smart programme and entitled ‘A Tale of Evaluation and Reporting in UK Smart Cities’, reviews a series of UK smart city case studies in order to find a suitable evaluation framework for smart cities.

    Local government authorities representing Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Milton Keynes and Peterborough were interviewed about their smart city work, typically framed within future city programmes.

    The cities included are also exploring the value of data intelligence, considering the opportunities for data-driven evaluation and reporting of smart city work, afforded by smart technologies.

    The Open University researchers concentrated on 3 key areas:

    • How are cities approaching evaluation of their smart city programmes and projects?
    • How effective are the approaches taken by cities to evaluation?
    • How are cities reporting on the evaluation of their smart city work?

    Project-level evaluation was found to be the typical format of evaluation for smart city work, often driven by funders’ requirements.

    Those interviewed noted concerns around premature evaluation of projects, with interviewees believing it could crush innovation opportunities. Instead current evaluation processes should be replaced by real-world demonstrations of the validity of the smart city concept.

    A number of evaluations were done as an extension of pre-set KPIs for the city in general, and were not project specific. This is reflective of the challenge administrations face in creating appropriate reporting structures embedded into city management structures, and how the value of smart city work is communicated.

    For more information, please contact Charles Wood.

    {bio}aimee.betts-Charalambous@techuk.org{/bio}


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    techUK is holding a Twitter competition for start-ups to win one of ten tickets to our flagship public sector event, #techUKPS2030. The winners will gain free access to the event, which offers the opportunity to meet potential partners and customers and learn about the potential for tech to drive innovation in public services.

    Entry

    To apply, retweet this techUK Tweet before midnight on Wednesday 4 May: https://twitter.com/techUK/status/725971305577766912

    Prizes

    There are ten free tickets available. One ticket per company.

    Draw

    The winners will be chosen at random by techUK CEO, Julian David on Thursday 5 May. Winners will be informed on the same day.

    Eligibility

    Per our membership structure, a start-up is defined as small UK owned technology companies with fewer than five staff, a turnover of less than £500k and trading for less than three years. The company must be a technology company providing products or services for profit. Consultants to the technology industry are not eligible for Tech Start-Up membership.


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    A new study by IAM RoadSmart finds that 65% of British motorists believe a human should always be in control of a vehicle despite the development of driverless cars.

    In a survey of 1,000 British drivers, more than a third (34%) said they thought the technology was a bad idea, with 52% saying driverless technology would never be the norm on UK roads.

    Despite high levels of support for hi-tech advances that impoved road safety by targeting human errors respondees indicated a desire to maintain in control. When asked whether they would consider using a driverles car only 32% said they would.

    This week, Volvo announced it would begin testing autonomous cars with real people on real roads in real traffic situations in London from early next year. The Swedish car-maker described the project as the ‘most ambitious’ autonomous car experiment to date.

    Tests of 'truck platooning' are also due to be carried out on UK motorways, following a committment in the March Budget to establish the UK as a global centre for excellence in connected and autonomous vehicles.

    A two-carriage platoon of driverless trucks drove from Belgium to Rotterdam earlier this month as part of a challenge to demonstrate the viability of automated freight transport.

    Proposals sweeping away regulations that prevent autonomous driving are expected to be brought forward this summer, which would allow driverless cars to take to the roads by 2020.

    techUK is continuing to look at the opportunities and challenges of connected and autonomous vehicles and as part of this work we are holding a session looking at 'Securing the Connected Car' on 9 May 2016.

    For more information contact:


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    As part of the recent package of material that emerged from the EU’s circular economy plans, the Commission outlined a number of changes to existing waste regulation. One particular noteworthy element is Article 8a on extended producer responsibility.

    The Commission’s intention is to harmonise the approach adopted by member states to meet existing producer responsibility legislation, namely rules covering waste electronics and electrical equipment (WEEE), packaging, batteries and vehicles.

    However, in a submission to government, we argue that while harmonisation in some areas is welcome, the approach suggested contains a number of flaws which need to be addressed. 

    Our paper contains detailed comments on the legal text that has been suggested. More broadly we argue:

    Subsidiarity and proportionality: While we support establishing a common framework to meet a common goal, Article 8a is extremely, and arguably overly, prescriptive in its requirements and fiscal recommendations.

    Harmonise where appropriate but retain flexibility: Harmonisation is desirable for some elements of the regimes but it is also important that consideration is made of the nature of different types of products, national circumstances and culture.

    UK regimes risk being non-compliant: Article 8a appears to have been written without taking into account the level of variation in current implementation of regimes in both the UK and across Europe and therefore the degree to which existing systems would need to be changed to meet the Article and the costs and burden on both business and Government this would entail, without any demonstrable improvements to environmental outcomes.

    Cost implications need to be better assessed: It is extremely difficult for us to estimate the extent to which costs would increase for producers as a result of Article 8a. We urge the UK government to insist on the completion of an impact assessment so we can better assess potential costs and benefits.

    Embed smart regulation: In its current format it is difficult to argue that Article 8a meets the principles of smarter regulation.

    Harmonise the criteria used to reward product design: To strengthen the incentive for good product design, the criteria used to differentiate the financial contributions paid by producers must be harmonised across Europe.

    Accurate data is required to understand how waste flows through the economy: All waste that is collected and recycled must be properly accounted for, so legislation is based on a full understanding of how waste flows through the economy and market distortions do not occur.

    You can download our full response below.

     

    {bio}susanne.baker@techuk.org{/bio}


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    London Technology Week is a festival of live events taking place throughout the UK’s capital. It celebrates and cultivates London as a global powerhouse of tech innovation by connecting the entire ecosystem both within London and beyond. This week of face to face networking, discovery and learning creates an inclusive and sustainable growth environment for organisations and social enterprises of all shapes and sizes.

    As a strategic partner of London Technology Week, techUK will be hosting and participating in a number of events through the week. Highlights include:

    The Connected Home: Beyond Bricks and Mortar

    This half day conference, held at techUK's offices on Wednesday 22 June, will explore the market opportunities within the Connected Home ecosystem. Book now to reserve your space.

    Women in Tech- Advocating for Gender Equality in the Global Digital Economy

    Charlotte Holloway, techUK head of policy, is speaking at this event, hosted by Penningtons Manches LLP, on the evening of Wednesday 22 June.

    techUK staff will be attending a number of events during the week - we look forward to seeing you there!

     

    For more information, contact Emma Tommony:

    {bio}emma.tommony@techuk.org{/bio}

     


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    The Intellectual Property Policy Group hosted its second quarterly meeting of 2016. Please log in as techUK member to see all relevant papers available for download.

    The meeting was led by the Laura Weidinger, techUK.  The meeting included a guest presentation from Dr Laura Starrs, Senior Policy Advisor, UPC Task Force. 

    The next IPPG meeting will be held on Thursday 14 July 2016, 14.00 - 16.00.

    For further details please contact Laura Weidinger.

    {bio}laura.weidinger@techuk.org{/bio}


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    Setting the pace - Interoperability Implementation at scale (InterOpen)

    Dear Supplier,


    This letter is to invite you to join an emerging working group of suppliers, dedicated to accelerating the formation and validation of standardised approaches to interoperability in the health and social care system.

    As you will know, over the last few years there have been a number of publications that have highlighted the urgent need to make care systems interoperable in order to improve the health of this nation. Publications include the techUK Interoperability Charter, the CCIO Newcastle declaration, the National Information Board 2020 strategy and numerous King’s fund reports.

    At the end of last year, a community was formed called the ‘Code4Health Interoperability Community’ consisting of many stakeholders and groups; two techUK supplier representatives sit on the board of this community, Paul Cooper and Dr Amir Mehrkar. The community encourages interoperability delivery via a series of ‘action groups’ which may be formed by community members. This new group of suppliers is an action group that has the support of the Code4Health board members, NHS England and NHS Digital (HSCIC).

    Suppliers are in a very good position to inform the design of the necessary interoperability technical standards, and are in a position to validate that they are implementable and fit for purpose. We will all remember that in days gone by interoperability standards have often been invented without reference to practical implementation and have been “landed” on suppliers. The results have generally been very poor. Successful implementations have involved suppliers from the start of the standards process. Thus, there is strong evidence for the involvement of suppliers in this process from the beginning.


    This supplier group’s activity will primarily be focused on:

    1. Data exchanges between the different care domain systems e.g. GP, acute, community, mental health, child heath, maternity, social care. This data exchange will favour structured data whenever possible, with development proposals where it is lacking.

    2. The establishment and validation, both clinical and technical, of FHIR based profiles for the exchange of granular transactional data between systems. These standards will operate alongside other standards such as CDA, which is targeted at document exchange. We will work in partnership with the Professional Records Standards Body (PRSB) to establish FHIR profiles and CDA standards that are ‘clinically’ fit for purpose.

    3. The definition of APIs with associated trigger events to carry the data, particularly real time requests and posts.

    4. Informing the requirements for the technical governance rules, security mechanisms, and regional architectures that will be necessary to safely exchange data in an acceptable manner. 

    The overall objective of the group is to actively demonstrate the flow of data between domains, and between separate supplier IT systems using the standards, for example via Connectathons and live demonstrations. To be clear, this is not a paper exercise or a talking shop to debate commercial interests. Outputs will be incorporated into the Code4Health interoperability community’s executive arm alongside collaboration with PRSB.

    All activities will be open and transparent and operate in collaboration and in coordination with other interoperability initiatives from the Code4health community, NHS England and NHS Digital where the transparency is reciprocated.

    Members of the supplier group are self-selected but must be willing to dedicate their own time and intellectual energy to the work. Commercial self-interests must be put aside and seen to be so. There is no direct funding for suppliers’ time and facilitating meeting spaces may be required. Contributions should include both senior technical and clinical informatics individuals. Whilst contributions are by individuals, agreements reached should be on behalf of your company at a level sufficient to establish confidence in the likelihood of implementation.

    It should be noted that this is not a techUK commissioned group and is open to all health and social care IT suppliers with expertise in these areas.

    This is a call to action! We hope you are willing to join the group at this exciting time. We all realise that achieving this group’s objectives at pace and with a high quality will drive the delivery of new models of care so necessary to achieving the transformation needed in our care system and outlined in the Five Year Forward View: driving disease prevention strategies, breaking down organisation barriers and allowing patients and carers to become active participants in their care journey. This will save lives, reduce illness, and promote a future of wellness for all.

    Care delivery is truly becoming a 21st Century information science and interoperability between our IT systems is crucial to realising this potential.

    Please register your interest by emailing suppliergroup@interopen.org 

     

    Setting the pace letter (attached below) has been signed by;

    • Code4Health Interoperability Board techUK representatives - Paul Cooper and Dr Amir Mehrkar
    • Chair, David Stables, Endeavour Charity

    Founding members of the supplier group include; Blackpear, Cerner, Endeavour Health, Emis Health, IMS Maxims, Intersystems, Orion Health and TPP.

    {bio}paul.cooper@imsmaxims.com{/bio}

    {bio}nadya.pavlova@techuk.org{/bio}


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    The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has confirmed Elizabeth Denham's appointment as the UK's new Information Commissioner. Elizabeth Denham will formally take up the role on Tuesday 28 June.

    Jesse Norman MP, Chair of the Committee, noted Denham’s "track record on data protection with Government in British Columbia, and her proactive approach to protection of privacy with major international technology companies."

    During the appointment hearing Denham stated “It is very important to take data protection out of the IT department and bring data protection to the board room".

    Denham said that starting place for the ICO would be first to educate, advise and offer guidance to companies saying “it is about trust on the internet, it is about having trust in companies, trust in the network and trust in the system.”. Denham said that she would continue the approach she established in Canada of engaging with stakeholders, including companies.

    Denham will join the ICO during the UK's implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

    The Committee has released a second report on the appointment outlining the topics discussed with the Commission elect. A full transcript of the hearing can be found here

    For more information on techUK's work on Data Protection or to join techUK's Data Protection Group please contact Shane Murphy

    {bio}shane.murphy@techuk.org{/bio}


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  • 05/03/16--00:56: Public Policy Group
  • The Public Policy Group is a techUK member-only session for senior public policy, public affairs and government relations professionals or individuals interested in influencing or understanding the policy landscape impacting the technology industry. It brings members together to discuss issues and events at the top of the political agenda and to identify emerging issues.

    If you would like to find out more about the group and this meeting, please contact Shane Murphy.

    {bio}shane.murphy@techuk.org{/bio}


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  • 05/03/16--01:00: Public Policy Group
  • The Public Policy Group is a techUK member-only session for senior public policy, public affairs and government relations professionals or individuals interested in influencing or understanding the policy landscape impacting the technology industry. It brings members together to discuss issues and events at the top of the political agenda and to identify emerging issues.

    If you would like to find out more about the group and this meeting, please contact Shane Murphy.

    {bio}shane.murphy@techuk.org{/bio}


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  • 05/03/16--01:01: Public Policy Group
  • The Public Policy Group is a techUK member-only session for senior public policy, public affairs and government relations professionals or individuals interested in influencing or understanding the policy landscape impacting the technology industry. It brings members together to discuss issues and events at the top of the political agenda and to identify emerging issues.

    If you would like to find out more about the group and this meeting, please contact Shane Murphy.

    {bio}shane.murphy@techuk.org{/bio}


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  • 05/03/16--01:03: Public Policy Group
  • The Public Policy Group is a techUK member-only session for senior public policy, public affairs and government relations professionals or individuals interested in influencing or understanding the policy landscape impacting the technology industry. It brings members together to discuss issues and events at the top of the political agenda and to identify emerging issues.

    If you would like to find out more about the group and this meeting, please contact Shane Murphy.

    {bio}shane.murphy@techuk.org{/bio}


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  • 05/03/16--01:06: Public Policy Group
  • The Public Policy Group is a techUK member-only session for senior public policy, public affairs and government relations professionals or individuals interested in influencing or understanding the policy landscape impacting the technology industry. It brings members together to discuss issues and events at the top of the political agenda and to identify emerging issues.

    If you would like to find out more about the group and this meeting, please contact Shane Murphy.

    {bio}shane.murphy@techuk.org{/bio}


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    Dods Research is running two upcoming polls that will provide the opportunity to test perceptions of UK healthcare professionals and MPs.

    If you are looking for stats and intelligence to support your healthcare marketing and campaigns, the Dods healthcare poll is a route to gaining exclusive insight on the opinions, challenges and behaviours of staff across the NHS with Dods guaranteeing a minimum of 1,000 responses.

    Stats are used to:

    • Generate newsworthy stats/insight to increase brand exposure
    • Create informed marketing messages
    • Demonstrate a better understanding of the needs and challenges within the NHS
    • Shape narratives and provide basis for engagement activity
    • Test perceptions and awareness levels of your organisation and campaigns

    The next Dods MP poll also guarantees a minimum of 80 responses for questions submitted by Friday May 6th. If you are interested in submitting questions into either poll please email keith.donington@dods.co.uk or call directly on 0207 593 5607. Click here to see coverage generated from previous polls. 

     

    {bio}lucie.smith@techuk.org{/bio}


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    The UK’s towns and cities are faced with a variety of different challenges and problems. The backdrop for these though are generally the same though;

    • An increasing and ageing population
    • Resource scarcity
    • Sustainable economic growth

    Local authorities will need to radically change the way they approach some of the issues as they increase both within the UK and internationally to attract and retain the skills and investment needed to thrive in this future.

    Local authorities will need to radically change the way they approach some of the issues as they increase both within the UK and internationally to attract and retain the skills and investment needed to thrive in this future.

    The smart cities concept needs to embrace sectors across the digital economy from communications, healthcare, transport and financial services to public sector services. There are also important ‘horizontal’ issues ranging from big data, privacy and security. These future cities will create, analyse and produce actions from an incredible wealth of data supporting both day-to-day tasks as well as strategic objectives.

    If data is going to be the lifeblood of any smart city, a range of digital communication networks will be its arteries. Smart cities will need high quality, near universal digital communication networks. Local authorities will therefore need to view infrastructure as a competitive differentiator.

    This event brings together experts and decision makers from both central and local Government, as well as technology and service providers across a range of digital sectors. In doing so, it will look at the variety of smart city services and solutions that are already functioning in the UK market as well as examine how some authorities are leading the way on deploying the infrastructure that will underpins Smart Cities.

    More details will follow, including an updated agenda and list of speakers.

    Current Agenda

    09:30 - 10:00 | Registration and Networking

    10:00 - 10:10 | Welcome from Dan Byles of techUK

    10:10 - 11:00 | Session 1: The Smart Cities Imperitive

    11:00 - 12:00 | Swssion 2: Smart City Innovations

    12:00 - 12:45 | Session 3: Smart Cities in Practice - Case Studies

    12:45 - 13:30 | Interactive Panel Discussion: Sharing Best Practice - Maximising the Impact of Smart Cities: Panel and Audience Discussion led by Dan Byles


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    techUK Associate Director of Policy, Charlotte Holloway, is a keynote speaker this year at Inside Government's Digital Skills Forum. 

    The 2015 CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey found that there is a significant shortage of digital skills in the UK. This poses a severe challenge to future growth and employment, with over 50% of all businesses currently struggling to find individuals with the right digital skills to fill their vacancies.

    With this in mind Inside Government is bringing together key industry leaders at their “Developing Digital Skills for the Next Generation” Forum taking place on Tuesday 17th May, in Central London. This Forum provides attendees with a unique opportunity to discuss how to increase the employability of young people to reflect the needs of an increasingly digitised economy. Participants will hear from leaders in the field on how best to teach digital skills, how to work in partnership with the industry and also how to provide digital skills that reflect the needs of the digital economy. The event will ultimately explore what schools, FE, HE, local authorities, industry and charities can do to bring through the next generation of the digital workforce.

    techUK members are entitled to an exclusive discount of 15% - register online here or for more information, view the CPD certified agenda here.

    For more information on techUK's Skills, Talent and Migration programme, get in touch with Doniya Soni:

    {bio}doniya.soni@techuk.org{/bio}


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