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Office Estate

The rationalisation of the UK public sector’s extensive office estate

Alison White, co-founder of PLACEmaking details her perspective on the rationalisation of the nationwide public sector’s extensive and expensive office estate Whilst the UK’s Government Property Agency (GPA) focuses on centralising ownership of the government estate and, by charging market value rents to departments applying downward pressure to reduce the...
blockchain and artificial intelligence

Blockchain and AI research at the University of Nicosia

Prof. Spyros Makridakis and Prof. George Giaglis, Directors of IFF at University of Nicosia lift the lid on the institution’s blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) research, including the launch of The Institute For the Future (IFF) 2018 may prove to be a historic year: as a number of technological innovations...
digital health

Implementing digital technology for brain health

Frédéric Destrebecq, Vinciane Quoidbach and Marijn Scholte from The European Brain Council (EBC) detail how the future of healthcare and improved brain health can be achieved through implementing digital health technology The European Brain Council (EBC) is a Brussels-based organisation that gathers patient associations, major brain-related societies, as well as...
digital solutions

How digital solutions enable efficient passenger handling at airports

Renjit Benjamin, Senior research analyst from Frost & Sullivan explores the world of airport passenger flow management, focussing on how digital solutions enable efficient passenger handling The demand for air travel has been increasing over time with the International Association of Air Travel (IATA) expecting 7.2 billion air travellers in...
digital transformation of government

Leading the digital transformation of UK government

Kevin Cunnington, Director General of the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) provides a fascinating overview of how the organisation’s work is leading the digital transformation of government The Government Digital Service (GDS) is part of the Cabinet Office and our job is to help government work better for everyone. We...
digital world

We live in a digital world, but are our children ready for it?

Julia Adamson from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT explores today’s digital world and asks if our children ready for it The Autumn 2017 Budget recognised that the UK’s future prosperity, growth, productivity, exports and ability to attract inward investment all depend on how the nation responds to the challenges...
Procurement

2018 outlook: Marginal gains and long shots in procurement and accounts payables

Sam Mazloum, Director of Public Sector at Mastercard shares an expert perspective on what the public sector should look out for in 2018 in terms of procurement and accounts payables In the world of elite sport and in business, world-beating performance has been delivered through both low-risk marginal gains and...
dPLN

Polish Government develops national cryptocurrency called dPLN

The Polish government hopes to revolutionise payments and the banking system by developing national cryptocurrency The Polish Blockchain Technology Accelerator (PATB) has revealed that one of its team is working on the development of a digitalised national cryptocurrency, called Digital PLN (dPLN). The project has a budget of PLN 12.4 million...
digitalisation

Adaptivity and Digitalisation Enables Learner Centred Learning

A couple of seasoned experts from TU Chemnitz explore digitalisation and individual learning progress, in this informative profile
asset management in rail

Asset management in rail: cognitive computing

CEO of ZNAPZ, Marcel Van Velthoven provides a compelling perspective on how cognitive computing can assist asset management in rail
faster broadband speeds

UK homes to get faster broadband speeds by 2020

Faster broadband speeds will be a legal right to all UK homes and businesses by 2020 The government has promised that the whole of the UK will legally have the right to access internet speeds of at least 10 Mbps by 2020. BT, which is responsible for the infrastructure, had previously...
future of finance

Secure Cloudlink wins UBS future of finance 2017 challenge

Secure Cloudlink's new and unique approach to digital security wins UBS future of finance 2017 challenge In the annual competition, which seeks out innovations and ideas that have the power to transform how banks serve their clients, Secure Cloudlink's unique technology platform has been acknowledged as a game changer. The Secure Cloudlink solution...
digital risk

Is cyber security your biggest digital risk?

Patrick Arben, partner at Gowling WLG reveals his thoughts on the ever-prevalent issue of cyber security Cyber security is certainly a digital risk that is ‘of the moment’ as recent headline attacks have helped to highlight the issue and bring it to the fore. Indeed, the rapid onset of the...
digitalisation

Three million EU nurses leading digitalisation

Dr. Paul De Raeve, Secretary General of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) explains why the deployment of eHealth services in nursing and social care are key drivers for modern societies today The deployment of eHealth services in nursing and social care are key drivers for modern societies. However,...
blockchain world

Are we ready for a blockchain world?

Marta Pierkarska, Director of Developer Ecosystem, Hyperledger asks if we are ready for a blockchain world in the future Blockchain, the hype, the buzzword of the decade, the fairy dust that is supposed to solve all our problems. Technology that underlies Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies and is often confused...
communication with customers

Banks to address the need for better communication with customers

Banks to rethink communication with customers in light of upcoming PSD2 The Second Payment Services Directive, coming into effect on 13 January 2018, will enable consumers across Europe to instruct their bank to share their financial data securely with third parties, making it easier to transfer funds, compare products and...
service desk

How can a Service Desk improve Government?

Dave Aspindle, Head of Public Sector at Littlefish explains how getting the Service Desk right can dramatically improve the government’s efficiency. It goes without saying, that the IT function of any organisation is paramount to its success. For any government department to succeed then an excellent service needs to be...
Blockchain in Europe

Lithuania emerging as the ‘gateway’ to blockchain in Europe

Lithuania has announced it will be home to Europe's first Blockchain centre, making it the gateway for blockchain in Europe As well as setting an example for blockchain in Europe with the issuing of an e-money license to various companies, Lithuania is set to open the first International Blockchain Centre...
cryptocurrency malware

Booming bitcoin value leads to rise in cryptocurrency malware

The incredible rise of Bitcoin, which recently broke the $10,000 barrier, has been met with a rise in cryptocurrency malware and other cybercrime
ARM chips

Mont-Blanc project: preparing for next generation supercomputing through ARM chips

Low-power ARM chips dominate the mobile world of smartphones, tablets, and embedded IoT devices, here, Mont-blanc investigates how they could power supercomputers

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