Nominet cyber security chief Cath Goulding on cyber threats, Huawei and 5G

Antony David | Profile | IT | Government | SaaS | AI | Feb 10th 2020

Cath Goulding, chief information security officer at Nominet, talks exclusively to TechTribe Oxford about cyber threats, Huawei and 5G. It all began when she was a mathematics graduate and opted to complete a master's in computing, focusing on cryptography. Just like something out of a spy novel, she was recruited to GCHQ where she was involved in a number of internet security projects, including a posting to the UK embassy in Washington, liaising with US security services.

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Brexit Withdrawal Agreement – the anxiety increases

Antony David | Politics | Jan 31st 2020

As the UK heads towards exiting Europe, Techtribe Oxford has been taking the temperature of Oxfordshire’s technology businesses and the investors in the county’s entrepreneurship and innovation. Responses on the consequences of Brexit were varied, although  recruitment and retention, research funding, investment, supply chains, exports, regulation and government were all high on the list of ‘areas of uncertainty.’ 

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Take-up of office and industrial property space is down but rents are still going up, says new report

Gill Oliver | Work spaces | Jan 27th 2020

Take-up for office and industrial property space fell in Oxfordshire last year but rents kept climbing, creating ‘a confusing picture,’ says a new report. 

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New scheme is offering grants of up to £25,000 for social enterprises and growing businesses

Gill Oliver | Food | Sustainability | Government | Investment | Recruitment | Management | Nov 20th 2019

A new scheme aimed at boosting social enterprises and businesses looking to scale-up, has launched. The eScalate programme offers grants of up to £25,000.

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Life sciences cluster flourishes at Oxford Science Park 

Karen David | Event Review | Pharma | Work spaces | Nov 5th 2019

Oxford Science Park will be ‘turning on the development taps’ for firms in big pharma and healthtech, according to the park’s chief executive Piers Scrimshaw-Wright. At a gathering of property […]

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Oxfordshire Advanced Skills Centre opens at UKAEA Culham

Antony David | Manufacturing | Oct 26th 2019

The shortage of skilled technicians is a major challenge for Oxfordshire’s burgeoning technology companies. The new Oxford Advanced Skills Centre (OAS) at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Culham campus goes a long way to addressing this shortfall by offering local companies specialist courses for their apprentices.

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Abingdon-based cyber security firm Sophos agrees £3.1bn takeover

Gill Oliver | Finance | IT | SaaS | AI | Oct 14th 2019

International cyber security business Sophos is to be bought by US-based private equity firm Thoma Bravo for £3.1bn.

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Tech talent wars: In the battle for the best software engineers and developers, employers are having to think outside the box to recruit

Gill Oliver | IT | Management | Aug 23rd 2019

Digital innovation studio Venture Harbour recently needed to recruit a marketing manager and a lead software developer. But despite spending three or four-times more on advertising the software role, it received a tenth as many applications.

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Sharp opens up its Oxford R&D facilities and expertise to technology firms 

Karen David | Sponsored feature | Feb 5th 2020

Sharp Laboratories of Europe is opening up its laboratories and technical expertise to UK enterprises, enabling technology to tap into the resources that have helped drive Sharp Corporation’s global success.

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BOOK REVIEW: Don’t be Evil by Rana Foroohar

Antony David | Book review | Feb 3rd 2020

As a journalist with the Financial Times, Time, Newsweek and CNN, and erstwhile employee of a tech company, Rana Foroohar has had a front seat during the past 20 years […]

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Oxford’s tech sector pulls in £170m of venture capital investment

Gill Oliver | Finance | IT | Healthcare | Biotech | Government | Investment | AI | Jan 15th 2020

Oxford’s tech sector attracted almost £170m ($219m) of venture capital investment in 2019, according to the latest government data released today.

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Williams Grand Prix sells majority stake in Williams Advanced Engineering to EMK Capital

Gill Oliver | Finance | Sport | Automotive | Manufacturing | AI | Dec 27th 2019

Williams Grand Prix Holdings plc has sold a majority equity stake in Williams Advanced Engineering to an independent private equity firm.

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Playing tag: The Oxford association keeping track of academic content around the world

Georgina Matthews | Profile | IT | Publishing | Education | Nov 26th 2019

Crossref is a membership association of scholarly publishers which makes it easier to find, cite and link to academic content. “The company doesn’t hold the content but has a unique […]

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Coffee and Danish with Jens Tholstrup of Oxford Investment Opportunity Network

Antony David | Finance | Nov 26th 2019

As his name suggests, Tholstrup has a Danish background, so it seemed appropriate we meet in Ole & Steen in Oxford’s Westgate Centre. As one of the county’s key strengths […]

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28 Feb 2020

Income insecurity in the 21st Century A morning of talks exploring the current challenges of income insecurity, with keynote speaker Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England. Topics include pay volatility and income insecurity issues in the UK, their implications for the labour market and the structure of the social security system. Speakers also include Matteo Richiardi, Professor of Economics and Director of EUROMOD, University of Essex, INET Associate and Jane Millar, Professor of Social Policy, University of Bath. 11.15 to 1pm at Oxford Martin School, Oxford OX1 3BD Details

03 Mar 2020

Introducing Janet Ogundele, non-executive director at HR Wallingford, talks about the successes and challenges she has faced as a woman and person of colour. With more than two decades of experience devising HR strategy, managing change and building best practice HR functions, Janet’s expertise centres around delivery of business results through effective, collaborative and commercial HR interventions. 1 to 2pm, HR Wallingford, Howbery Park Conference Centre. Details.

03 Mar 2020

Introducing Janet Ogundele Non-executive director at HR Wallingford, Janet Ogundele talks about the successes and challenges she has faced as a woman and person of colour. With more than two decades of experience devising HR strategy, managing change and building best practice HR functions, Janet’s expertise centres around delivery of business results through effective, collaborative and commercial HR interventions. 1 to 2pm, HR Wallingford, Howbery Park Conference Centre. Details.

 

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