Politicians and economists have increasingly been talking about the risks of a future where robots make all of our jobs obsolete. But is that future already upon us? And in the meantime, are big companies using technology to create 21st century workhouses with bad conditions and even worse pay? In this episode, Stefan Baskerville, NEF’s Principal Director for Unions and Business, joins podcast regulars Alice Martin and Annie Quick to tackle the big issues – and the threat of robots revolting…
In the latest Money Makers podcast, host Jonathan Davis is joined by technology specialist Ben Rogoff, the lead manager of the Polar Capital Technology investment trust, which has given shareholders a total return of more than 200% over the last five years. With the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Netflix leading the markets higher, how much more is there still to come from these global IT stocks? Is there a danger of another TMT-style market crash or a regulatory kickback? And where are the most exciting prospects in other technology fields, such as gaming, robotics and artificial intelligence?
How will UK tech start-ups fare post-Brexit and can the country still become a European equivalent of Silicon Valley? Georgie Frost meets Gordon & Eden- a leading specialist in recruiting digital and technology executives and part of the Leap 100 list of fastest growing companies.
London has recently been crowned joint fintech capital of the world alongside Singapore maintaining its lead in the sector. The news comes as London hosts a treasury backed international conference this week aiming to showcase what it has to offer and attract investors. Speaking to share Radio's Tom Hill founder of London Fintech Week and Blockchain Conference, Luis Carranza, explains why the city is so important.
If you want to earn a lot of money...you may want to think about a career in tech! Forbes' billionaire list is out for 2017.183 of the list are from the industry - up 23 on the previous year - with 3 of the top 5 being CEOs of tech companies. They have a combined $1 trillion net worth.
To go through the list Georgie Frost was joined by Mary-Ann Russon, Senior Technology Reporter with the International Business Times UK.
Each year PwC and the entrepreneur support group - Startupbootcamp - produce a report that looks at what's happening in the world of fintech. With plenty of new developments but uncertainty over the post-Brexit economy what might the future hold for the sector? To find out Share Radio's Joe Aldrigde spoke to Steve Davies, EMEA Fintech Leader at PwC.
HM Revenue and Customs has already announced its plans to take tax fully digital by 2020, but could new tech really move the sector light years ahead? It's been suggested everything from Artificial intelligence to Blockchain could be used to improve how taxes are collected and processed. Matt Cox has been speaking to monetary innovation researcher, Garrick Hileman, about this.
Blockchain technology seems to be the prize many financial institutions are chasing, but why?
From big banks to Fintech startups, creating a mainstream blockchain technology is the goal. The Blockchain Summit held in London today is a further testament to this, where delegates will discuss the next steps and long term impacts.
So what's standing in the way of this technology serving the public, and do we really need it?
To find out more, Matt Cox spoke to Garrick Hileman, a monetary innovation researcher and Economic Historian at the University of Cambridge and London School of Economics.
It's This is Money, your essential week's round-up of the biggest money stories in the UK and abroad. This week, guest-host Sue Dougan teamed up with Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus from the Financial Website of the Year, This Is Money. On the agenda today; A further rate cut looks unlikely for now, but that's not stopped the banks from taking full advantage of the chance to punish savers and borrowers alike. Meanwhile, a Pensions Roadblock is what we're calling people scared off from trying to get their nest egg in order. Is it just a bit complicated, or totally hopeless? And we'll also be taking a look at a new book on the hidden threat of Big Data: it's Weapons of Maths Destruction.
This is Money is presented in partnership with NS&I.
Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are on the rise, so the debate in central banks is how to tackle digital money. Central banks certainly could enter this market, but would it be the right thing to do? Matt Cox has been hearing from monetary innovation specialist, Garrick Hileman.