A new stimulus fund of £150,000 is available to eligible projects that will increase access to data and drive innovation in the engineering sector. The fund has been announced alongside the publication of a manifesto and report aimed at getting companies and organisations in the engineering sector to publish, use and share data. Toni Sekinah reports.
On World Mental Health Day, Toni Sekinah takes a look at some of the companies using technology, and in some cases, data and artificial intelligence, to combat mental illness and widen access to services.
In the wake of Ada Lovelace Day several women working in STEM fields shared their views on the difficulties of working in the industry, what can be done to encourage more women and girls to enter the field and steps that can be taken to facilitate that.
Technology is to buzzwords as jam is to wasps. But don’t let the jargon put you off - underneath these terms there are innovative approaches that can help to transform your business. James Eiloart of Tableau explains why data democratisation is one such example.
SKA Organisation’s Professor Philip Diamond, is leading the mission to create the world’s largest radio-telescope. At Huawei Connect he tells the audience the amount of data-intensive processing power the project will need and how supercomputers and artificial intelligence will help the project. Toni Sekinah reports.
Pet owners superstore Pets at Home took home the prize for Customer/CRM Success at the DataIQ Awards this summer. It displayed impressive numbers related to customer retention and brand loyalty. Matt Lawrenson and Andy Wood of Pets at Home’s marketing agency Go Inspire told Toni Sekinah what other companies can do to set up a successful loyalty programme.
In September, Chinese telecommunication and computing technology company Huawei held its Huawei Connect conference in Shanghai and showed an invited group of journalists – including myself - around its factory in Shenzhen.
This week sees the annual Scottish tech event, ScotSoft. As developers, vendors and industry leaders make their way to Edinburgh, DataIQ caught up with one of the keynote speakers, Ross Tuffee, about the importance of inspiring young people to take up careers in the tech sector.
Mark Powell works with baggage data at the UK’s busiest airport Heathrow, looking at ways to improve the efficiency of the handling of luggage through one of the world’s biggest transport hubs. He tells Toni Sekinah what other types of data he would love to get his hands and how light can be used to track a bag.
At the UK MotoGP at Silverstone over the August bank holiday weekend, I was fortunate to be invited to meet the Ducati team and its technology partner NetApp to find out just how important data and soft skills are at the pinnacle of motorcycle racing.