The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is underway in Los Angeles, as the latest developments within the industry are showcased. With the sector currently generating nearly £1.5 billion for the UK economy, Matt Cox spoke to games industry expert, Matthew Barr, from the University of Glasgow.
Peter Randall, CEO of London start up SETL, talked about blockchain and its impact on financial institutions. SETL is launching ‘the world's first commercial platform for using blockchain technology to register and settle securities transactions’. Peter discussed the platform.
Researchers at Leibinz University in Hannover are creating an artificial nervous system, making it easier for robots to work side-by-side with humans. Experts predict that relationships between robots and humans may soon become common-place, so Robert Van Egghen spoke to Julie Carpenter, a roboticist from the University of Washington, about the future for human-robot relationships.
The financial services industry is the perfect target for a cyber-attack, a report from lobby group, TheCityUK, has warned. Marcus Scott, Chief Operating Officer at TheCityUK, told Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey why the banking and financial sector need to be more resilient to cyber-attacks.
You've heard of fintech, but what about fashion-tech? Clothing store, Topshop, has launched a new scheme aimed at fashion technology start-ups. It partnered up with corporate innovation specialist and early stage investor, L Marks, and Matt Cox spoke to Liberty Mawhood, Chief Operating Officer at L Marks, about the scheme.
Oliver Smith, Senior Reporter at business tech trade magazine The Memo, discusses Facebook’s general strategies, after it was announced that they will now allow businesses to deliver automated customer support, e-commerce guidance, content and interactive experiences through chatbots. So how does this work?
Money20/20, a big technology in finance event, is taking place in Copenhagen, looking at how payments and financial services can combine in mobile technology. Michael Rolph, Co-Founder & CRO of Yoyo, a mobile platform that merges payments, loyalty promotions and discovering new events, joins Share Radio to talk about his company and the Money 20/20 event.
David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, joins Share Radio to talk about the increasing number of companies being attacked by Ransomware. Ransomware, one of the fastest-growing types of cyber threats, encrypts data on infected machines, then typically asks users to pay ransoms in hard-to-trace digital currencies to get an electronic key so they can retrieve their data.
Dave Millett, Founder and Managing Director of telecoms broker, Equinox, talks about Ofcom’s report ruling on whether BT can keep its Openreach broadband arm. BT seems to have escaped the immediate threat of selling off its wholesale arm, but it faces a stricter regulatory straitjacket under wide-ranging proposals which would allow other operators to lay fibre optic lines alongside its network. Dave discusses the decision.
A report from Mintel has found that electrical and electronic goods are taking the top share of online sales in 2015, ahead of fashion. Richard Perks, Director of Retail Research at Mintel, speaks to Sandra Kilhof and Mark Johnson about the findings.