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  • Lockdown Diary 2: Coders of Colour marches on

    Next up in our series of conversations with friends of Cambridge Wireless, we hand the reins to Tolulope Ogunremi, founder of diversity in tech group Coders of Colour. The organisation were winners of the ‘Greatest impact on Diversity and Inclusion in Technology’ award at this year’s CWIC event, and Tolulope talks about how this year has been and how, even in lockdown, they continued to help the next generation of coders to be inspired through their work.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • Lockdown Diary 1: "Anticipation, empathy and opportunities"

    In the first of a new series of conversations with friends of Cambridge Wireless, Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of smart cities infrastructure specialists Connected Kerb – winner of CWIC’s Most Innovative Startup Award this year – talks about his lockdown experience, how teamwork, empathy and a people-focus have been crucial, and looks ahead to EV in 2021.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • Science Comms – a how-to guide for times like these

    One odd silver lining these days is that the amorphous topic of ‘science’ and its value in our lives is much more discussed!

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • Smart factories: Mobile network characteristics and main KPIs

    Thanks to our CWTEC sponsor Rohde & Schwarz for this blog

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  • The highs and lows of the virtual ‘courtroom’ experience at the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC)

    In June and July 2020, Appleyard Lees litigated an unprecedented number of trials in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) – which were held in an equally unprecedented, virtual format. The following outlines our experience and our learnings. We hope this will be helpful for other attorneys, solicitors and litigants with upcoming trials at the IPEC which, since March 2020 and for the foreseeable future, will be held virtually.

    added by Appleyard Lees IP LLP 3 min Read
  • Furloughed Employees Should Receive Full Redundancy Payments and Notice Pay

    The Government have introduced the Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s pay Regulations 2020 effective from the 31st July 2020. It ensures furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay and statutory notice pay based on their normal pay if they were working, rather than a reduced furlough rate.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • Marketers need a 5-year plan

    As we have said recently, a lot of well-qualified economists and commentators suggest we’re quite likely facing a ‘W’ shaped recovery. This seems realistic – so we’re recommending that marketers should anticipate this – and to cope with it, table a strong and realistic five-year plan.

    added by KISS 4 min Read
  • Getting to know the human behind the client

    I lead my first ‘lockdown’ pitch over Microsoft Teams last month for a global tech company and I had huge reservations about the whole pitch process. Would the Wi-Fi hold out? Would the client be able to hear me? Would someone walk in and start hoovering the carpet at any moment?

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • Marketing in 2020: how to survive, adapt and thrive

    As a marketer preparing for the next 12 months it would be easy to feel overwhelmed or uncertain, even fearful. Here are some key actions we recommend to help you survive, adapt and thrive over the coming months.

    added by KISS 3 min Read
  • Influence with influencers

    With the explosion in influencer marketing - the industry was worth $2bn in 2017 and is set to reach $15bn by 2022 - I often describe social media as a bit like Times Square: you’ve got thousands of people all in one place and all these brands fighting for your attention.

    added by KISS 3 min Read
  • Quarantine Employment Rights

    Howes Percival's employment and HR law experts discuss what employers need to consider when dealing with employees returning from destinations which are subject to quarantine measures.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 5 min Read
  • How ‘movements’ create an environment of change

    It starts with an injustice, which manifests into anger and frustration. It then turns into a movement, which is vocalised through protests. It moves into a political debate, and then eventually a change of the mind helps create an environment of harmony and understanding – well that’s the hope anyway!

    added by KISS 3 min Read
  • Can you continue furlough payments during redundancy notice periods?

    Caroline Illing, associate in the employment team at Howes Percival, explains the legality of using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to cover the cost of redundancy notice periods.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • 100% virtual should be the new normal

    The pandemic is rewriting the rules of customer experience. But what do Covid’s sudden seismic shifts mean for marketers long term? I think it’s wise to expect even more emphasis for the long term on the virtual brand experience – in fact 100% virtual should be the new normal.

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • Pivot – the most overused word of the last 13 weeks?

    I’ve lost count of the amount of times the word ‘pivot’ has been used in Zoom and Teams meetings over the last 13 weeks! It’s very clear from what we’ve all recently experienced that many businesses and organisations across the globe have had to swiftly change their plans and ‘pivot’.

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • Navigating your way out of lockdown

    Carl Mifflin, Partner and Head of Restructuring and Insolvency at Howes Percival, considers the challenges facing businesses as we emerge from lockdown.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 2 min Read
  • Recovery marketing – the big W

    Of all the predictions for the shape of the economy as we recover, most analysts say a ‘W’ is the most likely and the best way to plan marketing.

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • How COVID-19 Is Changing Networking

    Rouzet Agaiby, Head of Business Development at eg technology, discusses how networking is changing.

    added by eg technology Limited 3 min Read
  • Creativity in crisis

    We’re more adaptable than we ever thought. Even in January this year the idea of working full-time from home, teaching our own kids or being unable to visit friends was unthinkable. Even in early March we were still carrying on fairly normally with life, at least in the UK. But with startling speed we have found ourselves in the grip of an unprecedented situation. I don’t want to make light of a true crisis but I do think it’s amazing how people everywhere are getting creative, adapting and inspiring us.

    added by KISS 1 min Read
  • Coronavirus Job retention Scheme and Furloughed Workers

    Howes Percival's employment law experts answer some frequently asked questions in relation to the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

    added by Howes Percival LLP 23 min Read
  • KISS celebrates rankings success of PROI Worldwide

    Creative marketing agency KISS is a proud partner in PROI Worldwide, which has recently ranked fourth place in the PRovoke Media 2020 Global Holding Group rankings – jumping up a spot on its fifth place ranking in 2019.

    added by KISS 1 min Read
  • Staying connected – working from home

    With home working as our new way of life businesses have had to think of innovative ways to keep in touch with employees. It’s become even more important for companies to ensure team morale remains high and ensure that there’s a consistent dialogue between employer and employee.

    added by KISS 3 min Read
  • Turn the spotlight on your internal comms

    If you’ve spent the last seven weeks ramping up your messaging and external comms, I hope you’ve also factored your internal comms into the mix too!

    added by KISS 3 min Read
  • COVID-19 (Part 3): Using data-driven decision making to navigate a path back to normality

    The global COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spotlight on the crucial need for a rapid, joined-up approach to tackling such threats to our health – and virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Technology holds the key to ensuring we can live with the virus threat rather than dying from it. In the third of a series of three blogs, we look at how data fusion can unlock vital understanding of our invisible enemy.

    added by GeoSpock 2 min Read
  • COVID-19 (Part 2): Why moving from reactionary to proactive solutions is key

    The global COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spotlight on the crucial need for a rapid, joined-up approach to tackling such threats to our health – and virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Technology holds the key to ensuring we can live with the virus threat rather than dying from it. In the second of a series of three blogs, we look at some of the problems with current pandemic mitigation approaches – and whether a better technology solution exists.

    added by GeoSpock 3 min Read
  • Don’t look back, you are not going that way

    The current pandemic is a true tragedy, particularly in the UK, and I don’t want to downplay the seriousness of it – but it is also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a rethink.

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • COVID-19 (Part 1): Balancing stakeholder concerns for a joined-up solution

    The global COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spotlight on the crucial need for a rapid, joined-up approach to tackling such threats to our health – and virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Technology holds the key to ensuring we can live with the virus threat rather than dying from it. In the first of a series of three blogs, we explore how different sectors of society are being affected, what their concerns are – and what their desired outcomes look like.

    added by GeoSpock 4 min Read
  • The (neuro)science behind storytelling in video ads!

    It's no mystery that humans like stories. In fact, our brain is evolutionarily wired to follow the connections between a series of events relying on cause and effect – that's in a nutshell what narratives are made of.

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • Why benchmarks are the missing piece of the ray tracing puzzle

    The real-time graphics pipeline, as modelled by today’s GPUs and its associated stack of drivers, compilers and API, accrues features at a rapid clip. The rate of change in how you program the entire system is rapid, with the ecosystem guardians and the hardware vendors that provide products for them taking advantage of the fact that GPUs have no standard ISA to implement.

    added by Imagination Technologies 5 min Read
  • Driving forward chemistry-related innovation during COVID-19 disruption: a task list for researchers to complete during their time at home

    Lab-based scientists may not be able to access their workspace during lockdown, but there are things that can be done remotely to further their IP programme. In part one of our series, “Progressing innovation outside the lab”, Appleyard Lees partner, patent attorney and chemist Kate Hickinson outlines tasks that chemistry-focused researchers and scientists, ordinarily based in labs, can complete during their time at home. The article provides six strategic tasks that will further chemistry-related intellectual property during COVID-19 disruption.

    added by Appleyard Lees IP LLP 5 min Read
  • You need clear key messages now more than ever

    All of us have extra worries in these unprecedented times. But today, more than ever, being clear about your key messages is vital.

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • Why I chose Strategy as a career

    I chose a career in strategy because it’s the best job in the world. It’s the kind of job where the more you learn, the less you know. It’s a role that seems to confuse people: what even is a strategist? If you check out LinkedIn, most people have the word ‘strategy’ in their list of skills. I have found my own way of answering this question; it is our job to define business problems, identify what’s contributing to them and develop key insight that lies behind the ‘idea’ that we develop. The strategy work itself can take many forms.

    added by KISS 3 min Read
  • Why is networking important?

    Earlier this Spring I was invited to present to a lecture theatre of University of Cambridge STEM students on the value of networking and how individuals can maximise the time spent at events.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • How to Work How to Work Remotely and Still Be the Best at Handling your Projects

    As a result of COVID-19 many companies and organisations, just like us have been forced into remote working. This has completely changed the working dynamic, but at the same time has encouraged a more agile and responsive approach to handling multiple projects away from the office.

    added by Coderus 1 min Read
  • 5 top tips for marketers now

    Thanks for reading this. I know everyone’s busy and preoccupied so let’s get to the point: my top tips for marketers right now.

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • The ‘Dude with Sign’ is a sign of things to come!

    I’m sure we’ve all seen the @Dudewithsign sweeping across our Instagram feeds (and if you haven’t check him out) holding cardboard signs with a simple protest such as, ‘stop replying-all to company-wide emails’ and ‘that meeting could have been an email.’ Relatable.

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • Trust – and the importance of accurate and timely information in the current climate

    In the globalised world we live there is only one thing that spreads quicker than viruses: fake news. As we’ve (or should have) learned how anti-vaxxers and their misleading information brought back deadly, previously eradicated diseases, we must prevent misinformation about the novel coronavirus strain COVID-19 from spreading as quickly as the virus itself.

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • Initiative to develop communications technology for the new decade to be launched in Cambridge

    John Grant from Nine Tiles has authored this guest blog introducing the ISG Non-IP Networking (NIN) Working Group which has been formed by ETSI and which will have its inaugural meeting in Cambridge on 25th March (registration closes 19th March).

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • Why Everyone in Retail is Considering Mobile App Technology

    This article will explore the role of mobile app technology in the retail industry, influencing recent developments in e-commerce to create personalised shopping experiences for consumers worldwide. From one-touch mobile payments to customer chatbots, to create more opportunities both online and offline.

    added by Coderus 1 min Read
  • Holistic brand experience: C not D

    We’ve developed digital strategies for several clients recently and it’s had me thinking about the fact that we need to talk about ‘C’ words more than ‘D’ words.

    added by KISS 3 min Read
  • Digital Twins are in Business

    On Tuesday 3 March CW’s Connected Devices SIG joined forces with the Industrial IoT SIG to deliver a set of talks that exposed the current implementation of digital twin technology in businesses and brought to light many of the challenges that are hindering their growth.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 10 min Read
  • Valentine's feeling: first impression matters in dating as much as in advertising

    Lovers celebrating Valentine's Day tomorrow know it well. All it took was a first sight to know they were made for each other, and they might be right! Research shows that it takes less than a second to figure out such a match – but is it only true for dating? What about advertising?

    added by KISS 2 min Read
  • Key market trends that stood out in 2019

    Ollie Croft, Design Engineer and Business Development Representative at eg technology, talks about key market trends that stood out in 2019.

    added by eg technology Limited 3 min Read
  • What does the Coronavirus crisis mean for your business in China?

    Ting Zhang is Founder & CEO of Crayfish.io, the first full-service platform dedicated bto helping businesses better engage with China. Known as “the Go-to Person for China”, Ting has 25+ years’ experience of UK-China international business, trade and investment. Here she shares what the Coronavirus crisis means for your business in China?

    added by Crayfish.io 4 min Read
  • Top Providers of SDN Services

    As 5G networks become a reality, so too are the technologies that will enable operators to handle the gigantic expansion in data rates, data formats, devices and platforms that will ensue. Software Defined Networking (SDN) is one such simplifier of 5G. It is a distributed software management system that can automate processes and enable agile network control from a centralised location.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • Is Rakuten's network cloud-native, multi-vendor & fully virtualised?

    Guest blog by Matt Pooley, Virtualisation Practice Lead at STL Partners. Japanese new-entrant mobile operator Rakuten Mobile has made waves recently for its claims that it has built a cloud-native, multi-vendor 5G network. The hype is justified: this is a world first. But how true are these claims? And why does this matter?

    added by STL Partners 3 min Read
  • CW Members Smarten Mobility at CES 2020

    The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is one of the largest and craziest technology events of the year. Innovators from across the world come together to demonstrate what our lives could be like in the future, and this year that future included a lot of robots, talk about 5G, content delivery and most prominently for many of CW’s members, smart mobility.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • 2019 - A year of CW

    With 2019 and the current decade drawing to a close, we take a fond look back on all that CW has accomplished during the year that the first-ever image of a black hole was unveiled and the seventh in line of succession, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 7 min Read
  • Are personal data stores the future of the internet?

    Last week the CW Engineering Trust SIG invited three experts to talk to our community about a revolutionary technology that could transform the way in which people and businesses manage personal data. The potential of the technology is there, but such innovation doesn’t come without business and deployment challenges – making it a perfect topic for an evening’s debate.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 6 min Read
  • Increasing the speed and diversity of invention using artificial intelligence

    This week the CW Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group invited Julian Nolan, the CEO and Founder of Iprova, to share what his team is doing to increase the speed and quality of innovation.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • Top 10 AI in Healthcare Start-Ups in the UK

    The UK Government’s Industrial Strategy lists both artificial intelligence and ageing society as two of the grand challenges which will transform our future. The latest developments in hardware and software have made artificial intelligence accessible to all industries and its rollout is increasing productivity and enabling new use cases across the board. It is no surprise that one of its most impactful application areas is in healthcare, a service that due to the ageing population is becoming overburdened and is begging for increased efficiencies.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • Full Fibre by 2025: A Bold Vision or a Failure to Grasp Reality?

    The CW Talks curators hit the jackpot with this talk title when it was proposed earlier this year. Over the past couple of weeks, broadband has become a central theme of the election. While the Conservative party are looking to accelerate the rollout of full fibre from the current level of 10% to nationwide by 2025, the Labour party are looking to nationalise the industry and offer broadband to every household for free.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 8 min Read
  • How 5G Could Transform the Delivery of Healthcare

    This blog has been guest authored by CW Healthcare SIG Champion Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & Healthcare at Plextek, a leading design and innovation consultancy. It follows on from CW's recent "5G in Healthcare" event.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 6 min Read
  • Top 10 Businesses in the Industrial Internet of Things

    What is Industrial IoT? Industrial IoT is the subsection of the broader internet of things which looks past consumer-facing IoT products such as the connected thermostat and fitness trackers to examine the way in which arrays of connected sensors and devices can improve the production and transportation of goods.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 6 min Read
  • Fulfilling the potential of smart cities

    This autumn the CW Smart & Intelligent Cities and Small Cell SIGs combined to deliver insight into the challenges currently standing in the way of smart cities fulfilling their potential. Among the speakers were West Midlands 5G, Telensa and New Street Research.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • The future and challenges of augmented and virtual reality

    Earlier this year, the CW Future Devices & Technologies SIG were joined by five mixed reality experts, each of whom presented their ideas for what the future of augmented and virtual reality technology could be, and what was stopping a rapid rise to success.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 5 min Read
  • CW member BT launches free Wi-Fi controls giving families greater management of screen time

    BT is giving families greater control over screen time for free with its latest update, Wi-Fi Controls. The new feature available on the Smart Hub 2 gives parents the power to pause the internet at home and control up to 15 devices.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • CW member GSMA Reveals First Details for MWC Barcelona 2020

    CEOs from Companies Including Airbus, Nokia, Novartis, NTT Docomo, Orange, Telefónica and Viacom, Speaking in MWC Keynote Programme.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 6 min Read
  • CW member BT launches smart cycling trial

    Moving to greener forms of transport is one of the key challenges in addressing today’s environmental concerns.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • The present, the future & the challenges of AR/VR

    On Tuesday 17th September, CW ran a Future Devices & Technologies SIG event on the topic of immersive technologies from the perspectives of design, business outcomes, monetisation opportunities and killer use-cases which was kindly sponsored by NTT Data and hosted at their NTT Data Innovation Lab in London.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • CW member Trimble and Qualcomm Establish Alliance to Produce High-Accuracy Positioning Solutions for Connected Vehicles

    Companies Aim to Provide Sub Lane-Level Accuracy to Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • CW member GSMA Partnership Programme Expands to Create the Largest IoT Community in Asia Pacific

    32 Operators in 16 Countries Creating Innovative IoT Solutions; APAC IoT market to Reach 11 billion Connections by 2025.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • CW member GSMA Study Reports Mobile Industry Steps Up Commitment to Delivering Sustainable Development Goals

    New ‘Mobile Industry Impact Report’ Points to Increased Impact Across All 17 SDGs.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • CW member GSMA Launches Inclusive Tech Lab

    GSMA Tech Lab, to Develop and Drive Inclusive Technologies, in Collaboration with Industry Stakeholders and Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • CW member CGI's global delivery centers of excellence in India appraised at CMMI® Level 5 in Version 2.0 for application development services

    BANGALORE, India, Sept. 19, 2019 - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced that its India global delivery centers of excellence have been assessed at Level 5, version 2.0, of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration for application development services.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • CW member BT launches counter drone solution

    BT today announced the launch of a new counter drone solution that will help organisations protect themselves from threats to privacy, security and safety by intruding drones.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read
  • The long history of communications regulation

    This guest blog has been contributed by spectrum expert, Simon Pike who will be speaking at our upcoming joint Small Cells & Radio Technologies SIG event on the 21 October 2019.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 4 min Read
  • CW member SSE Enterprise Telecoms joins forces with Synaptec to enable real-time analysis of UK energy networks, paving the way for smart grids and a more sustainable energy supply

    Power line condition monitoring technology – underpinned by SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ fibre network – will give UK electricity providers enhanced operational visibility of their networks.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 2 min Read
  • “If society is to be sustainable, it must transform across the board”

    For the third event in the year-long CW Unplugged: Tech for the Environment programme, CW assembled a plethora of technology and engineering experts to discuss ‘Tech for Fire’.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 7 min Read
  • CW member Three UK and SSE Enterprise Telecoms launch fibre test bed in London’s West End to serve business and the busiest retail street in Europe

    SSE Enterprise Telecoms on track to deliver 50% of the underlying network to help enhance Three UK’s 4G and enable it to rollout the UK’s fastest 5G network in this area.

    added by CW (Cambridge Wireless) 3 min Read

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