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Content posted in August 2018
Putting the Spark Back Into Customer Service in the Utilities Sector
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8/31/2018   1 comment
Customer service in the utilities sector has been lacking of late, but can tech help out where humans can't?
China's AI Startups Raised Almost $5B in 2017, Overtaking US Competitors
Phil Oakley  
8/30/2018   Post a comment
Chinese AI startups raised $4.9 billion as worldwide AI investment soared by 150%.
The Tech Innovations Taking Business to the Next Level
TechX365 News  
8/29/2018   Post a comment
Not keeping up with the latest trends in tech innovation can make or break a 21st century business.
Tech Diversity Efforts to Be Bolstered by £1M UK Government Funding
Phil Oakley  
8/29/2018   Post a comment
The Digital Skills Innovation Fund will help women, the disabled and minority groups develop the skills they need to get a job in tech.
Gold-Trading Startup Glint Heads Stateside
Phil Oakley  
8/28/2018   Post a comment
Glint's platform allows customers to buy, save and spend gold, as well as hold three other major world currencies, in multi-currency wallets.
Almost a Quarter of Tech Employee Burnout Is Due to Poor Leadership – Report
Phil Oakley  
8/24/2018   Post a comment
35% of employees at eBay report that they are burnt out due to poor leadership and unclear direction from management.
Slack Raises $427M in Series H Round, Now Worth $7.1B
Phil Oakley  
8/23/2018   Post a comment
Slack now has 70,000 paying teams and 8 million daily active users -- quite a statement for a company that happened upon the product by accident.
Data Tools Belong in the Hands of Business Users, Not Developers
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8/22/2018   Post a comment
Data is a company's most valuable asset, but only the technical developers can utilize the tools needed to understand it.
Data May Be the New Oil, but How Does It Fuel the Customer Conversation?
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8/21/2018   Post a comment
How can organizations use data to have better conversations with their customers?
Renewable Energy Supplier Bulb Secures £60M in Funding
Phil Oakley  
8/20/2018   1 comment
Bulb is only 4 years old, but already supplies renewable energy to 670,000 homes across the UK.
Almost a Third Believe AI Will Be Commonplace in Business by 2028 — Study
Phil Oakley  
8/17/2018   1 comment
32% of companies believe AI will be commplace in business within a decade, but 32% of people feel they will be left behind by the rate of technological change.
Healthera Raises £3 Million Series A to Scale Platform Across the UK
Phil Oakley  
8/16/2018   Post a comment
Healthera's app helps patients track their prescriptions and get in contact with a pharmacist, easing the strain on overworked GPs.
Sport Tech Hub's Next Cohort Is Focused on Health in the Workplace
Phil Oakley  
8/15/2018   Post a comment
London Sport aims to get 1 million Londoners active by 2020, and believes tech is the way to do this.
Millions Going to Waste in Pursuit of Digital Transformation – Report
Phil Oakley  
8/14/2018   Post a comment
95% of respondents to the study by Couchbase said digital transformation can feel like an insurmountable task, increasing the risk of failure.
London Toppled by Tokyo as World's Most Innovative City
Phil Oakley  
8/13/2018   Post a comment
Tokyo has been ranked as the world's most innovative city, knocking London off its perch.
Third of Millennials Think AI Will 'Destroy Us' – Study
Phil Oakley  
8/10/2018   Post a comment
Distrust of technology among young people is high, especially when it comes to AI, according to a new report.
Keeping Corporate Data Protected in the Age of the Mobile Worker
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8/9/2018   Post a comment
As more and more people work out of coffee shops on public WiFi, greater caution needs to be taken that sensitive information isn't stolen on these unsecured networks.
Consumerization of the Workplace Demands 'Everything-as-a-Service'
TechX365 News  
8/9/2018   Post a comment
As people we can do everything through an app, but that changes once we get to work.
Poor Data Quality Shouldn't Be an Excuse for Not Adopting AI
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8/8/2018   Post a comment
If your data quality is not up to scratch... why aren't you improving it?
Popular Tech Pitching Competition Pitch@Palace Back for 10th Edition
Phil Oakley  
8/7/2018   Post a comment
The tenth edition of the popular pitching event will have a broad technology theme encompassing most major tech sectors.
Monzo Makes Full Current Account Available to 16 & 17 Year Olds
Phil Oakley  
8/6/2018   Post a comment
The full Monzo current account is available to 16 and 17 year olds – no training wheels needed.
Gartner Points Out Speedbumps on the Digital Highway
Phil Oakley  
8/6/2018   Post a comment
The 'Talent Gap' and outdated processes are among the challenges holding back companies from becoming digital businesses, according to a new report from Gartner.
Cracks in the Cloud: With More Cloud Comes More Responsibility
TechX365 News  
8/3/2018   Post a comment
As we get deeper and deeper into the age of the cloud, organizations and companies need to be careful they manage it correctly and responsibly.
Tesla to Build Its Own AI Hardware to Power Autonomous Functions
Phil Oakley  
8/2/2018   Post a comment
CEO Elon Musk announced Tesla will build its own AI hardware for its cars, meaning the company has a lot more control over its headline Autopilot feature.
LG Opens New AI Research Lab in Toronto
Phil Oakley  
8/1/2018   Post a comment
The South Korean tech company is partnering with the University of Toronto to open the new lab, which it hopes will give it an edge over rivals.

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