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Big Data & Analytics - Programme Update Monthly roundup of news and events

New monthly newsletter to provide info on all our big data activities from the last month as well as updates on key policy, regulatory and industry developments.


Welcome to techUK's first monthly Big Data & Analytics newsletter.

Big data is no longer an emerging technology; it is now rightfully placed at the heart of many companies business strategies. techUK believes big data and data analytics offer some of the greatest opportunities for innovation in the new digital world. This significance is echoed by Government who identified big data as one of the "Eight Great Technologies" essential to achieving the UK's future growth.

Since this announcement the UK Government has directly invested £231 million in big data in the UK. This significant commitment is welcomed by the technology sector which continues to invest in the development of innovative big data technologies and solutions. Companies are increasingly identifying the value of big data, with the global market for technologies and services in this field growing rapidly.

However, techUK believes that in order for the UK to gain the full economic value and social opportunities big data has to offer there are challenges that need to be overcome. These include concerns around data privacy and security, skills and a need to build trust and confidence amongst businesses and citizens so that investment in big data and data analytics can deliver real results.

The techUK Big Data and Analytics programme unlocks, explores and maximises the value of big data and data analytics and identifies potential risks and challenges to be addressed so that the UK can become the leader in Europe for big data and data analytics.

techUK's work going forward will drive the market forward by facilitating networking and discussions that can result in the uptake of innovative products, solutions and services and make techUK the authoritative voice of the big data industry and a single point of contact for industry, government and media.

This monthly newsletter will provide you with information about our activities in this space as well as updates on key policy, regulatory and industry developments. If you would like to find out more about our work in big data & analytics, please feel free to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Sue Daley

Head of Programme, Big Data, Cloud & Mobile
020 7331 2055 | E



techUK plays a key role at UKTI Big Data Paris event
On 19 March, Sue Daley took to the stage alongside industry leaders from France and the UK to discuss how big data and analytics are energising economic growth. The event brought together French and British businesses to discuss the opportunities and challenges created by the big data revolution.

techUK supports the Personal Data and Trust Network
techUK has become the latest organisation to join the Personal Data and Trust Network. Launched by the Digital Catapult and Knowledge Transfer Network its goal is to support the UK in becoming the global leader in trust and responsible innovation using personal data.

techUK hosts its Public Services 2030 Conference with the Minister for the Cabinet Office Rt Hon Francis Maude MP as the keynote speaker
The conference focused on the key technologies that have the potential to transform the delivery of our public services and specifically looked at Data Analytics, Cloud, Mobile Internet and the Internet of Things. Please follow the link to see video highlights from the day as well as further information on the agenda and presentations.

techUK highlights the value of data in CMA response
Following a call for information from the Competition & Markets Authority on the commercial use of consumer data, techUK has made an initial response highlighting the benefits of data to both businesses and consumers. Please follow the link to read our full response.

We hosted a roundtable with the CMA on the 26 March to provide further detail to our response. Further information can be found here, please contact me if you would like information on this session.

New techUK Big Data & Analytics Council discusses 2015 agenda
The newly formed techUK Big Data & Analytics Council has met for the first time in 2015 to discuss key priorities and agree the focus of the work programme for the year ahead.

The Council and its members are playing a key role in steering techUK's Big Data & Analytics activities. If you would like further information please contact me or visit the website which will contain all information about our activity.

techUK congratulates Big Data council members recognition in the top 100
Three techUK Big Data & Analytics Council members recognised on DataIQ's list of the 100 most influential people in Big Data. Published annually the Big Data 100 profiles people setting the big data business agenda in the UK. We hope to see more techUK members on the list in 2016!

Budget 2015 sees tech powering the UK's long-term economic success
Please follow the above link to read the techUK response to the Chancellor's 2015 Budget announced on 18 March. For further details of the impact of the Budget on the UK technology sector follow the links below.

Government outlines ongoing commitment to potential of big data and analytics
On 05 March the Government responded to the Science and Technology Select Committee report on "The Responsible Use of Data". The response highlights the Government's ongoing recognition of the importance of social media analytics and real time data, and the role of the Digital Economy Council as a forum for Government and industry to come together to address issues raised by the Committee. Please follow the link to see our full comments on the response.


Upcoming events - View full events calendar

08 April - Big Data Analytics at work in the UK General Election

21 April - Future Transport: How will IoT & Big Data change how we travel?

22 April - techUK Big Data and Analytics working group on data governance

04 June - The Value of Big Data in Combating Fraud


Training at techUK

Upcoming courses that may be of interest to you:

15 April - The SellITbetter Masterclass

17 April - Leadership and Coaching Skills for Technical Managers

24 April - Accelerating Cloud Solution Sales

You can also view our full training calendar on our website.


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