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.
Gareth Mann, CEO of big data products company, Digital Contact, joins Nigel Cassidy and Paul Sedgwick to look at how social media analysis can correctly predict the Brexit referendum result, in light of UK Fin Tech Week. As the EU Referendum approaches, can small and innovative data companies make the right predictions?
The team from this is money, the award winning financial website, are back in the studio with Georgie for their weekly catch up. This week they take a look at: the UK's relationship with the EU; robots on the rise in the workplace; the likelihood of young people having to work up until they die; and haggling for you insurance.
Linda Lewis profiles Xero, the market leader in cloud-based accounting software which has been labelled by Forbes as the most innovative growth company two years in a row. This week they've been hosting their annual conference and expo in Battersea in London, unveiling a number of innovative add-ons to their software, such as auto-enrollment for pensions, and a link-up with Barclays and Microsoft to provide subscribers with more insights into how and where their money is going. Linda Lewis went along to meet the founders.
Matt Cox has been hearing from Leo Cubbin and Phil Gaskell, Co-Founders of Ripstone, a gaming company based in Liverpool, who explained why the city is the new place for tech hubs and what drew them to create their tech startup.