Pharmaceutical giant Roche has launched a data science initiative, designed to bring together public and private organisations to work with the global community to develop solutions to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Just days after tech start-ups warned of impending Covid-19 funding doom, the Government has launched a £20 million package for technology and research-focused businesses to help boost the UK’s resilience to the long-term impact of coronavirus.
The future planning and management of public services has received a major shot in the arm with new Geospatial Commission plans to introduce core addressing identifiers for the public sector under the Open Government Licence.
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.