We believe in being both a recruitment partner and business partner; helping you attract, recruit, and retain the best talent for your company. With a genuine passion for the tech market, Eligo Technology has led the way in connecting the tech community, attending, sponsoring, and speaking at events worldwide.
What does that mean for you? We understand the right fit both culturally and technically for your company and often know exactly the right person for your requirements straight away. We're also the first place the best candidates come to for insight and job opportunities.
We'd love to speak about partnering on your next tech recruitment project, please don't hesitate to get in touch below.
Tech Leaders Summit and Awards 2019
Royal Lancaster London Lancaster Terrace London W2 2TY
Women in Tech Festival
The Brewery, London
Deep Learning Summit 2019
Pullman London St Pancras Hotel 100-110 Euston Rd, Kings Cross London, NW1 2AJ
The PHP Community Group Meet-up
Huel, Zellig Building, Gibb St, Birmingham, B9 4AT
Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019
Droidcon London 2019
London Engineering & Tech Careers Fair 2019
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London, WC1R 4RL
FinTech Connect 2019
Tech For Good Gathering - London 2019
We don't see ourselves merely as a separate entity or supplier to the Tech industry, we believe we are a part of it; getting out from behind our desks and engaging with the people that make it. We're proud to host, support, and attend various meetups, community groups, and events. Here's some of the ones coming up. Looking forward to seeing you there!
With a genuine passion for the technology market and its community, our consultants go the extra mile recruiting for roles in Open Source, Mobile and Sitecore Development, Testing, Data Science and Analytics, Support and Infrastructure, SAP and ERP. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss how we can help with finding your next technology job or hire.
Eligo consultants really understand the technology space, and are exceptionally attentive to client requirements, constantly refining their approach according to feedback. A standout service.
Eligo's insight into the candidate market is invaluable and the consultants have a real grasp of what we are looking for.
What makes Eligo different is the amount of time they invest in getting to grips with my company's requirements - not only in terms of the technologies but also the cultural requirement.
The Eligo technology team are a breath of fresh air. It's refreshing to work with agents who understand my craft, and who take the time to understand me as a person and what it is I am looking for. If you are working with Open Source technologies and you aren't part of the Eligo family, then you should be.
We worked with Eligo on two challenging hires; we couldn’t have asked for better support. Following a detailed briefing session with us on the role, our culture and needs they immediately understood our talent requirements. We were quickly presented with a strong bench of candidates, helping us employ two exceptional staff members to very specific briefs and in short order.
They are a pleasure to work with and I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for assistance in finding top talent.
iDirect primarily engaged Eligo to utilise their network of Front End focused technical talent. Whilst performing well in this area, what really impressed me was their dedication to assisting the organisation across the board, including roles a lot of front-end recruiters would consider way out of their remit. Great service and excellent delivery from Eligo recruitment.
Eligo has shown great enthusiasm and efficiency in providing the quality candidates we need. They invest time to fully understand our culture and take a real interest in what we do as a business. With new projects around the corner, we're looking forward to working more closely with Eligo to increase our recruitment drive.
Eligo take the time to understand the environment and the culture of your business which shows in the quality of the candidates they put forward. They have found a number of gems for us and now Eligo are the only recruiter I go to when looking to fill a position in my team.
Eligo are one of those rare agencies in the technical recruitment industry that care and understand about the importance of communities in Open Source and other technical disciplines. They are an advocate of getting people into the right place and are constant supporters of community events.
Recruiters have a pretty bad reputation in the Open Source community. But Eligo consultants are a shining example of what a recruiter should be.
Eligo is an exclusive partner of CV-Library and helps to support us with our technical recruitment, particularly with the harder to fill, senior roles. Rick has really taken the time to get to understand our team and the needs of the business, and as a result, is able to provide us with truly exceptional candidates. We've seen really positive results using Eligo and would definitely recommend it's services to others.
Not only has Eligo helped us to successfully build our Perl team, but they have been a constant support to me in my role. They are always there with advice on our market and support me in what I'm trying to achieve. We've now been to events with Rick which has increased our brand within the market.
Anne Rooke from Eligo has been responsible for bringing a wealth of IT talent to Dr Logic and has for the most part staffed our Company over the last few years! Working with Anne is almost like having an in-house recruitment specialist; she understands us like no other recruiter we’ve worked with and keeps one step ahead so that when we do have a requirement she often has someone earmarked for us already! Anne is professional but so easy to talk to she feels more a friend of the business than a supplier; she even popped across with Eligo beers for the team when we celebrated our 15th birthday earlier this year. It’s great having someone like Anne who understands the sort of talent we seek; she has an uncanny knack of finding the best people for our team, time and time again and I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a first class recruiter.
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Eligo and KPMG discuss the Midlands tech scene: 5G roll out, encouraging investment, addressing barriers to business and the skills shortage. Last year I migrated north from Eligo's London headquarters to head up the tech division in Birmingham. Since then, I have dived head-first into the Midlands tech scene. To better understand the businesses and candidates within the Midlands tech market. In April I was lucky enough to interview Tim Kay, Head of Technology & Media at KPMG. To delve deeper into the challenges Midlands based tech businesses face, from lack of investment to skills shortages. As well as some of the more exciting investments into the Midlands area, such as the new 5G roll-out. What are some of the broader challenges that the Midlands tech scene currently faces? I have a confession to make, I’m a reasonably recent immigrant into the Midlands. I’ve spent the last couple of years in the Midlands, having spent 11 years previously in London and I think the big takeaway for me is that we have entrepreneurs, success stories, talent, ideas and innovation – but we don’t do a good enough job of bringing that together and telling our story. I spend a fair amount of time in London within the investment community and the likes and I find that you’re still having to educate investors that the Midlands area isn’t just about the manufacturing and automotive industry. We have a good technology cluster up here that are doing really interesting things. Birmingham and the Midlands are tiny in comparison to London, but it’s not about volume it's more about value and quality of what we have. And so, we’ve got to package that up and tell the story a bit more coherently and certainly a bit more forcefully. What can we do to tell the story about Birmingham and the Midlands tech scene? We need to understand and make sure that when we are talking about the Midlands tech scene that we are including all the exciting range of tech businesses in the Midlands region, from Birmingham to Solihull to Leamington Spa. In order to sell to investors and corporates in London and overseas. Yes, the conversation of tech innovation will start in the west midlands as a base, as that is where we have the scale, but we need to be upfront about where exactly in the Midlands tech is thriving. Historically Birmingham and the Midlands has always been at the forefront of the industrial revolution and manufacturing. Do you think this hinders the image of the Midlands Tech scene? It probably does, but all the things you associate the Midlands with, from manufacturing to automotive, aerospace and the public sector etc – all of these areas are going through massive technological transformation. We need to tailor the conversation of automotive, manufacturing and aerospace around the fact that there is a new supply chain of interesting and innovative businesses in the Midlands. Why might tech businesses in the Midlands area struggle to find investment and funding? There are some businesses in the Midlands that require early-stage funding but there are also companies that have gained customers and growth early on and don’t need funding. It’s all about understanding what the businesses in the region need and require for success, as all are not the same. The tech sector in the Midlands is not homogenous. For those that do need more funding, we need to continue telling the story around the Midlands tech scene to generate and attract investment. "We need to paint a picture to candidates that for that next stage of your life and next career move, the Midlands is a great place to be." How do we retain and attract tech professionals, particularly those that live outside of the Midlands? We know we have interesting and successful tech stories to tell, so let’s tell them and not be shy about promoting a great career opportunity and the great businesses we have in the region. There are the big manufacturing and aerospace businesses in the Midlands that do have big name recognition when you think of the region, but that’s not all of our economy. I spent 75% of my time with the SME’s, which gives you some indication of where our focus is from a technology perspective – it’s the earlier stage, high growth, high potential businesses who are looking for graduate, entry-level talent and more experienced hires. That is where the demand is coming from and we need to re-orientate that talent base to that population of companies and not just big businesses in the area. Major selling points [for relocating for a job in the Midlands] would be quality of life and that there are businesses here that would be of interest to you and your career progression. In particular, if you are worried about uprooting your family or life to relocate to the Midlands and for whatever reason 12 months in, it doesn’t work out at that particular role. There are a cluster of other great tech businesses in the west midlands that are diverse and that can offer a range of other opportunities and career progression. Quality of life in the Midlands is substantially different to that of London and we need to paint a picture to candidates that for that next stage of your life and next career move, the Midlands is a great place to be. What’s the most important piece of advice that you’d give to a leader of a tech startup? So to compare and contrast London and Birmingham; In London, it is very easy to find someone who has been there done it [in terms of building a start-up and gaining investment etc] and who can guide and mentor you. In Birmingham that is much harder to find, as we don’t have a coherent network and cluster that works, but it does exist. Whether it’s organisations like KPMG that use our own network to bring people together, Silicon Canal or public sector groups. They do exist, so go and find them, and it’s worth spending some time connecting with someone who has been there and done it and can help, will pay dividends. "The 5G rollout will be a great potential regional asset but also an inward investment asset." Can you tell us more about the 5G rollout in the West Midlands area and what you think the impact on businesses will be? The 5G rollout will be a great potential regional asset but also an inward investment asset. Inviting other businesses to do something interesting on this new disruptive, technology platform based in the Midlands. What’s interesting about the 5G rollout is that it’s not going to be accelerated by purely having a 5G enabled handset and being able to download films quicker etc. It’s all about industrial and enterprise user cases for it, and it comes back to how do we connect our historic industrial strengths in terms of the industry to this new world - 5G can be one of these connective tissues to do it. If the region wants to compete on the world stage, we need to differentiate ourselves, and if we can create 5G as an asset that we can take overseas and invite businesses to build on top of this – it will really help us to do so. In terms of the social impact, if you look at the sectors 5G is being utilised on, you’ve got citizen wellbeing, mobility, property and construction. A major focus will be on how you can utilise 5G and citizen wellbeing by pre-empting illness, accidents etc, and how we can use tech for good. All opportunities that will be available with 5G are able to put the Midlands region on the map in terms of an international stage. It will also demonstrate to the talent upcoming from local universities and outside of the region that there are some really great, interesting and experimental things going on in tech in the region. "We are in a global race for talent and any barriers are going to impact things." How do you feel Brexit will affect or is already affecting the digital tech sector both locally (Midlands) and nationally? The tech sector has been less affected by the conversation around Brexit than others, and the UK is still a great place to invest and in terms of international investment, there hasn’t been any slowing down of that. There is, however, the question about talent. We are in a global race for talent and any barriers are going to impact things. So, what we need is some certainty to overcome the negative stories about the difficulty of being able to get high-class talent from overseas. We need to make sure we are telling that story consistently and that people can still come to the UK. A lot that has happened over the past 6 months in terms of some of the visa regulations and requirements are being looked at and relaxed. I also think there is a massive opportunity for the Midlands. What we have seen certainly over the second half of 2018 and certainly into 2019, you’ve got all this money that’s coming into the UK because it’s a great place to start and grow a tech business. But, in London valuations have gone up and you’ve got a lot of money that can’t necessarily meet those valuation expectations and so they are looking elsewhere. Which means there is a massive opportunity for the Midlands tech sector to say, London is great, but how about looking at the Midlands, we have the companies, talent and entrepreneurs here. What are you most excited about for the future of tech in the Midlands? If you look at the talent we’ve got, the companies we have and are just starting to create, you’ve got a time period probably from now to say 3 years, where they are going to really start to make a mark on the industry. That’s going to be really exciting as that will then generate the interest in the area, generate this gravitational pull into the region and just watching and to be a part of that will be really exciting. In 5 years’ time, where do you think things will be from a technology perspective? From a regional perspective, we have to hope that these ‘break out’ companies in relation to competing on a world stage are anchor points for the region. That if you are in London or the west coast. People will recognise that they are midlands-based businesses and that there is something going on. The hope is that over a 3-5-year timescale you have those businesses that are recognisable to the tech sector. Are you a candidate looking for a new role in the Midlands, take a look at our latest tech jobs here. Businesses based in Birmingham looking to recruit tech talent? Get in touch with us via the form below. Form ID:4549
In the latest tech news update we cover French police hijacking a cryptocurrency mining botnet, Artificial Intelligence used to detect the risk of heart attack, the UK Economy risks missing out on £315bn due to slow AI adoption and much more. Police Hijack mining botnet, Facebook numbers on an unsecured database and a rise in phishing attacks using Apple brand French police hijack cryptocurrency mining botnet French police have hijacked and remotely killed off a massive cryptocurrency mining botnet controlling 850,000 infected computers. The malware infects computers and starts mining cryptocurrency by swapping power from a computer’s processor. It also was said to have wormable properties, allowing it to spread from computer to computer. Click here to read more about the French police hi-jacking and killing a cryptocurrency botnet (Tech Crunch) 01/09/2019 1.6 million phishing attacks against Apple brand in 6 months There have been 1.6 million phishing attacks targeting the Apple brand name in the first half of 2019, according to the Threats to Mac Users Report 2019. The report shows a number of cases where users faced fraudulent web pages exploiting the Apple brand as a decoy has increased significantly this year. The most frequent fraud schemes include those designed to resemble the iCloud service interface to steal credentials of Apple ID accounts. Click here to read more about the rise in phishing attacks targeting the Apple Brand name (Beta News) 09/09/2019 419m Facebook users’ phone numbers found in unsecured database Phone numbers of over 419 million Facebook users have been found in an unsecured database, along with associated names, user ID strings and location data. The database included records of 133 million users in the US, 18 million in the UK and 50 million in Vietnam. The server wasn’t protected with a password which meant anyone could find and access the database. Click here to read more about 419 million Facebook users’ phone numbers found in an unsecured database (TechCrunch) 04/09/2019 Tech helping predict heart-attacks and tech that's bad for your mental health Artificial Intelligence used to detect risk of heart attack Scientists and researchers from the University of Oxford have found that Artificial Intelligence can identify people most likely to have a deadly heart attack five years before it strikes. The scientists have used machine learning to develop a new biomarker that detects blood changes to blood vessels supplying the heart, with plans to make the technology available to health professionals over the next year. Click here to read more about Artificial Intelligence used to detect the risk of heart attack (Nurses) 05/09/2019 Study says Facebook may negatively affect your mental and physical health Researchers monitored the Facebook usage of 5,208 adults for two years and found that Facebook usage decreased the subject’s physical and mental health. The study found that “while real-world social networks were positively associated with overall well-being, the use of Facebook was negatively associated with overall well-being.” With Mental Health Day coming up on the 10th of October it’s more important than ever to assess the impact of social on your mental health. Click here to read more about the study that says using Facebook may drastically affect your mental health (Business Insider) 16/09/2019 Slow AI adoption to affect UK economy and a No Deal Brexit guide for UK start-ups UK Economy risks missing out on £315bn due to slow AI adoption According to a new report the UK economy is at risk of missing out on £315 billion by 2035 if organisations don’t adopt more AI projects. The report states that only 1 in 2 UK organisations have deployed a single AI project in the past five years. It also identified that nearly a third (32%) of senior executives across UK enterprises have no plans to deploy any AI programmes in the next two to five years. Click here to read more about UK’s slow AI adoption and its impact on the economy (UKTN) 06/09/2019 No-deal Brexit guide for UK startups Startup policy advocacy group Coadec, have put together a handy guide for Start-Ups that are concerned about the country leaving the European Union in a months time. Whilst a 'no deal' Brexit is still not inevitable the chances of it happening have stepped up in recent months, getting ever closer to exit day with no withdrawal agreement in place. This outcome has huge implications for technology businesses with the cross-border nature of services startups tend to provide. Click here to read more about a no-deal Brexit guide for UK startups (Tech Crunch) 27/09/2019 Eligo Blog of the month How to manage burnout We are all human and burnout can come from multiple areas in your life. Therefore, it can be hard to recognise that you are suffering from burnout and are not just simply under normal amounts of workplace stress. In order to recognise signs early on, it helps to take a step back and ask yourself if you are feeling the following symptoms. Read more about how to manage burnout here Upcoming Events The PHP Community Group Meet-up - 10/10/2019 The PHP community Group are partnering with Birmingham Tech Week to host the first PHP Meet-up in Birmingham. This is a FREE event where there will be a top-class speaker, pizza and drinks. View more information and how to attend here Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019 - 18/10/2019 The AI Conference brings the growing AI community together to explore the most essential issues and intriguing innovations in applied AI. View more information and how to attend here Droidcon London 24/10/2019 - 25/10/2019 Take your Android development skills to new levels at Droidcon London 2019, the biggest Android developer conference in Europe. View more information and how to attend here London Engineering & Tech Careers Fair 30/10/2019 Visit London Engineering & Tech Careers fair and find out about apprenticeships, placements, internships, graduate and returnship opportunities from engineering and technology employers. View more information and how to attend here Our Technology news update regularly features supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and much more. Check back each month to catch up on the industry news affecting the Technology sector collated by our team of Technology consultants. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter straight to your inbox, then sign up below! Form ID:4640
In issue 8 of our technology industry news update we cover a breach found in a biometrics system used by the UK police, Google finds evidence of a sustained hack on iPhones, NHS is set to launch a national AI lab, there's a rise in female students taking computing GCSE, UK Tech Start-ups receive a record amount foreign investment and much more... Breach found in a biometrics system used by UK police, Google finds cyber-attack on iPhones and Twitter CEO’s account has been hacked. Breach found in biometrics system used by UK police and defence firms A major breach has been identified in a biometrics system used by the UK police and defence firms. Fingerprints, facial recognition, passwords and other personal info of over 1 million people, were discovered on a publicly accessible database. The biometrics system Biostar 2 is the creation of security firm Suprema, with the purpose of allowing centralised control for access to secure facilities like warehouses or office buildings using fingerprints and facial recognition. Read more here about the breach of the biometrics system used by UK police and defence firms (The Guardian) 14/08/2019 Google finds evidence of iPhone hack covering the last two years Security researchers at Google are said to have found evidence of a sustained effort to hack iPhones over a period of two years. The hack was carried out using websites that would discreetly implant malicious software to gather contacts, images and other data. Google’s analysis shows that there was no target discrimination of the hack, and that by simply visiting the hacked site, it was enough for the exploit server to attack devices. Click here to read more about Google finding an ongoing iPhone hack (BBC News) 30/08/2019 Twitter CEO Account Hacked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has had his twitter account hacked by a group that calls itself the Chuckle Squad. After gaining access to his the Twitter CEO’s account, the group tweeted racial slurs, antisemitic messages, and at least one Holocaust denial. The tweets have now been deleted, but Twitter pointed the blame at the phone’s cell carrier, saying “the number associated with the account was compromised due to a security oversight by the mobile provider”. Click here to read more about the Twitter CEO’s Twitter account being hacked (TheVerge) 30/09/2019 Rise in female students taking up computing courses and NHS to set up AI lab. Significant increase in female students taking Computing GCSE New figures released by the JCQ show a significant increase in the number of females taking up GCSE computing – up more than 7% in the UK, with a 14% increase in the number of females choosing the STEM subject. Dominic Harvey, Director of CWJobs commented on the new figures stating “we’re seeing a rise in the number of girls taking computing; however, the majority taking the subject firmly remains boys. A great way to increase this is by promoting diversity of possible future careers subjects such as computing can lead to, that are outside redundant stereotypes.” Read more about the significant rise in female students taking computing GCSE here (EdTechnology) 22/08/2019 NHS to set up national Artificial Intelligence lab The NHS has plans to enhance the care of patients and research by setting up a national artificial intelligence lab. AI is already showing it’s potential to revolutionise medicine fields ranging from diagnosing patients, gathering new insights into diseases and improving how hospitals are run. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced £250m will be spent on boosting AI in the NHS stating that “The power of AI to improve medicine, to save lives, to improve the way treatments are done, the power is enormous.” However, aside from the many positive possibilities, does AI still pose a threat to protecting patient data? Read more about the NHS to set up an Artificial Intelligence lab here (BBC news) 08/08/2019 Rise in foreign investment for UK tech startups, Gartner forecasts IoT market for 2020 and BBC launches Alexa rival. UK Tech Start-ups receive a record amount in foreign investment New research shows that UK tech companies have secured a record amount (£5.5bn) in foreign investment in the first seven months of 2019. Experts are saying the weaker pound is drawing investors to the UK technology sector. This increase in foreign investment is positive news for the UK tech scene and comes as overall foreign direct investment in the UK is falling, amid Brexit uncertainty over Britain’s future trading arrangements with the EU. Click here to read more about the UK tech sector receiving a record amount of foreign investment (BBC News) 21/08/2019 Gartner forecast: 20% increase in IoT market by 2020 According to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. the enterprise and automotive Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow to 5.8 billion endpoints in 2020, an increase of 21% from 2019. The forecast also predicts that utilities will be the highest user of IoT endpoints, totalling 1.17 billion endpoints in 2019, and increasing 17% in 2020 to reach 1.37 billion endpoints. Click here to read more about Gartner’s IoT market forecast for 2020 (UKTN) 29/08/2019 BBC to launch voice assistant that will grasp UK regional accents The BBC have developed a rival to Amazon’s Alexa that will aim to understand British accents. The Beeb, will be BBC’s first voice assistant and will launch next year with a focus on enabling people to find their favourite programmes and interact with the BBC online services. To make sure the software will fully understand regional accents, the BBC will be asking staff in offices around the UK to record their voices. Click here to read more about the BBC voice assistant that will grasp UK regional accents (BBC News) 27/09/2019 Eligo blog of the month CV Buzzwords to avoid when applying for a new job Do you ever read a piece of content that is so over worded and full of corporate jargon that it no longer makes sense? Sometimes CV’s can be overloaded with an excess of keywords and catchphrases it can be hard to see the wood through the trees, bearing in mind that it takes less than a minute for hiring managers to read a CV and decide if you’re right for the role. When applying for a job you need to make sure your CV looks good and is easy to follow. Read here for buzzwords to avoid on your next CV application Upcoming events Tech Leaders Summit 2019 - 12/09/2019 Tech Leaders Summit provides a 360° high-level view of the technologies and trends most impacting organisations, and set to drive innovation in 2019 and beyond. Its 40+ renowned speakers are the cream of the crop of the IT world when it comes to demonstrating real business value from deploying technology in organisations both large and small. Read more here Women in Tech Festival - 17/09/2019 Women in Tech Festival is all about celebrating successful women in the IT industry, sharing personal experiences of their journeys and the challenges along the way. This one-day event will provide insight from how to create a professional you, to building and maintaining a successful team, and not to forget case studies involving cutting-edge technology. Read more here Deep Learning Summit 2019 - 19/09/2019 - 20/09/2019 Discover advances in deep learning and smart artificial intelligence from the world's leading innovators. Learn from the industry experts in speech & image recognition, neural networks and big data and much more at the Deep Learning Summit in London 2019. Read more here TechCon 2019 - 26/09/2019 TechCon 2019 is a unique and informative one-day APIL accredited conference that focuses on the very latest innovations and cutting-edge developments in medical and assistive technology. Read more here Our Technology news update regularly features supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and much more. Check back each month to catch up on the industry news affecting the Technology sector collated by our team of Technology consultants. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter straight to your inbox, then sign up below! Form ID:4640 If you have a news article you would like featured in our industry news or would like to work with Eligo Technology to produce content please do not hesitate to get in touch. If you want to hear more news about the technology jobs market, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on twitter at @Eligchlo. You can also check out our page for the latest jobs in development, data, digital marketing, testing, IT support and more.
In issue 7 of the Technology news update, Deliveroo accounts are hacked and sold for small change, British Airways and Facebook are facing GDPR fines for past data breaches, no-deal Brexit is a threat to UK Science sector, smart cities are impacting workplace trends and much more... Deliveroo passwords stolen and being sold for petty cash, British Airways and Facebook are facing fines over privacy breaches. Deliveroo accounts hacked and sold for just $6 It hasn't been a great few months for Deliveroo as there have been reports of Deliveroo account thefts with hackers making bizarre orders such as £150 worth of cake and ice cream. Many accounts have been hacked in recent months, and in most cases, thieves have bought account passwords from a dark web dealer for as little as $6. The hacks have been achieved through tricking users into entering a password into a pre-designing phishing page, or through "credential stuffing" where hackers gather leaked passwords from previous hacks and try using them again. Click here to read more about the Deliveroo account hacks (Deliveroo) 24/07/2019 British Airways facing £183 million fine British Airways are facing a £183 million fine for a data breach in 2018, according to the UK Information Commissioners Office, the British Airline failed to protect the personal and financial information of approximately 500,000 of its customers. Back in September 2018, the airline announced that is website and mobile app has been compromised, with attackers managing to collect customers' personal and financial details. Click here to read more about British Airways fine for a data breach in 2018 (HelpNetSecurity) 08/07/2019 Facebook fined $5 Billion over privacy breaches The US Federal Trade Commission has announced that Facebook will be fined a $5 billion penalty for violating its users' privacy. In addition to the fine, the social networking platform has been ordered to restructure its privacy approach from corporate board-level down and to provide strong tools to ensure executives are held accountable for their actions. Click here to read more about Facebook being fined for $5 billion over privacy breaches (SDTimes) 24/07/2019 New UK Digital, Media, Culture and Sport ministers announced, No-deal Brexit warned as a threat to UK Science sector, smart cities are impacting workplace trends and Alan Turing revealed as the new face of the £50 note. New UK Ministers for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport announced. Nicky Morgan, Chair of House of Commons Treasury Committee, has been appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The Loughborough MP previously served as Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities (2014 – 16); Financial Secretary to the Treasury (2014); Minister for Women to name a few. Matt Warman has been chosen as the UK's new minister for Digital, entering the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport with more digital credentials than many of his peers, having spent many years as a technology journalist at the Daily Telegraph. Read more here about the minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and here about the Digital Minister. (RadioToday) 24/07/2019 (Public Technology.net) 29/07/2019 Wellcome trust warns No-deal Brexit is a 'threat' to UK's science sector The chairwoman of the Wellcome Trust has written to Boris Johnson claiming that a no-deal Brexit is a "threat" to the science sector. The trust is the UK's biggest charitable funder of scientific research and chairwoman Lady Eliza Manningham-Buller has highlighted that there will be a 50 per cent decrease in European Union applications to study at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, which has a history of ground-breaking discoveries. Click here to read more about concerns that a no-Brexit deal is a threat to the UK's science sector. (City.A.M) 27/07/2019 Smart cities impacting workplace trends It is estimated that two-thirds of global cities will be investing in smart city technology by up to $135 billion by 2021. It comes at no surprise then that the world is becoming more dependant on technology for efficiency and success, and as cities around the world are set to transform into smart cities there are many workplace trends emerging from these innovation hubs. Click here to read more about some of the workplace trends influenced by smart cities. (UKtech) 22/07/2019 Alan Turing revealed as the new face of £50 note The Bank of England has announced that codebreaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing will feature on the new design of the £50 note. Turing is celebrated for his code-cracking work that provided vital to allies in World War Two. Less celebrated is the pivotal role he played in the development of early computers and the Bank has said his legacy continues to have an impact on science and society today. Click here to read more about Alan Turing revealed as the new face of the £50 note. (BBC News) 15/07/2019 5G to provide investment asset for Midlands tech businesses and 5G launch for O2 set for October. 5G set to be an investment asset for Midlands Tech businesses In a recent interview, Eligo's Rick Deller spoke to the head of technology and media at KPMG, Tim Kay about the impact of the 5G rollout on technology businesses based in the Midlands. Tim addressed the 5G rollout to a "great potential regional asset, but also an inward investment asset. Inviting other businesses to do something interesting on this new disruptive, technology platform based in the Midlands. Click here to read more and view the full video interview. (Eligo) 15/07/2019 O2 announces 5G network launch for October O2 has announced its plan to switch on its 5G mobile network in October, with further plans to launch 5G in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Slough and Leeds and a total of 50 towns and cities by Summer 2020. O2 has said that it will initially focus on providing 5G to sites where capacity is stretched such as train stations, entertainment and sports venues. Click here to read more about O2's 5G launch in October (BBC news) 25/07/2019 Upcoming Technology Industry Events PerlCon 2019 - 07/08/2019 - 09/08/2019 PerlCon 2019 is the 20th edition of the annual European Perl Conference also known as YAPC:: Europe and TPCiR, taking place in Riga, Latvia. 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