Speculation over who will succeed Daniel Craig as the next James Bond may have been rife for months, but back in the real world it seems that 007 is becoming obsolete as MI5 kicks off a major recruitment drive to build an army of data and behavioural scientists to combat terrorist threats.
Artificial intelligence has been hailed as the saviour of everything from marketing and financial services to healthcare and education but Swedish ferry operator Stena Line is now embracing the technology in a drive to become more environmentally friendly.
Business executives are crying out for greater access to company data "on the go" to power digital transformation, with the overwhelming majority believing that improved mobile access to decision-making data would benefit business outcomes.
Zurich UK has become the latest high-profile brand to open its own data academy as part of the finance giant’s plans to put data at the heart of its business and equip staff with skills for the future.
Wise, the campaigning group for greater gender balance in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), is calling for employers, professional bodies and educators to set a target of achieving 30% of women in core STEM roles on the back of new official figures which reveal there has been virtually no progress in the tech industry for a decade.
Women in Data crowned its annual conference last week with the unveiling of the new 20 in Data and Technology, this year presented in association with N Brown Group. In front of a packed auditorium of nearly 1,000 delegates - most of them wearing this year’s signature colour red - the 2019 list filed on to the stage to take a bow.
The long-awaited launch of a new code of practice to protect children’s privacy online has moved a step closer after Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has finally submitted the regulator’s plans to the Secretary of State.