The UK’s technology industry is calling for Government support to bail out start-ups which it fears could collapse in the coming months due to the disruption to economic activity caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Senior executives might have woken up to the power of data-driven methods but the majority are encountering resistance, not from the board but from the workforce, who are concerned about its impact on their futures.
As privacy campaigners baulk at UK Government plans to share anonymised mobile phone data to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, it has emerged mobile operators across Europe have already agreed to share their information with Brussels chiefs.
The NHS is ratcheting up its use of patient data as it battles the coronavirus, with reports that it is working with a number of technology companies on a new system to help manage resources in responding to the pandemic.
DataIQ has named Anita Fernqvist, chief data officer and operations director at Zurich Insurance UK, as the most influential data leader in its 2020 DataIQ 100, the annual power list which recognises the top professionals in data and analytics.
The data science and tech communities are continuing to join the fight against the spread of coronavirus with the launch of a new symptom tracking app in the UK, designed for all consumers whether they have caught the virus or not.
The coronavirus pandemic is fuelling uncertainty for many business but the rise of working from home is leading to huge growth for firms operating virtual private networks (VPN), with the UK experiencing a 48.1% growth in the use of business VPNs over the past fortnight alone.
Data professionals working in financial services firms are being prevented by their legal teams from repurposing customer data for secondary use, with the two departments seemingly at loggerheads, according to new research.