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Leading from the front

In our 2019 UK Technology Fast 50 report, we take a deeper look at the profile, experience and traits of the CEOs leading these inspiring companies.

DLA Piper Podcast: Developing AI tech can mean walking through a patient privacy minefield

While artificial intelligence has become the new big thing in medtech, privacy regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act have stayed the same. In this podcast, Medtech Insight interviews Danny Tobey to get a clearer picture of what companies need to know in order to avoid running afoul of HIPAA.

Deloitte Mobile Consumer Survey 2019

Our love affair with smartphones is now 12 years old, and shows no sign of fading. So we began to really think about our relationship with our mobiles and what makes them so irresistible. Through our research, some interesting facts and trends began to unravel...

DLA Piper: Do we need a new way of describing AI? Top five takeaways from our tech summit

Thought leaders from the AI industry shared ideas and predictions on the present and future of artificial intelligence at the DLA Piper European Technology Summit in November 2019.

Deloitte Business Chemistry

Wonder why you click with some colleagues and clash with others, or why some teams excel and others fail at the first hurdle? Deloitte’s Business Chemistry behavioural preference tool provides a common language to talk about similarities and differences in our working styles and how we can ‘flex’ our style to effectively manage relationships for better outcomes.

DLA Piper Video: Innovation and collaboration in the payments space

Liz Osako is joined by Ben Morfoot from payments solution platform, GoCardless, to explore the critical foundations of collaborative learning in the next instalment of DLA Piper’s TechLaw Video Series.

Deloitte Tech Bytes: Legal technology for chief legal officers

To help chief legal officers (CLOs) explore technologies that can help them increase efficiency and align legal strategy with corporate strategy, our Tech Bytes series explores common pain points of legal departments, the benefits of automation, and how CLOs can determine which technologies are best for their organisation.

DLA Piper: Digital Transformation in Energy and Natural Resources

The global demand for power rises, the requirement for increased productivity, greater efficiencies in distribution and flexibility for consumers (both corporate and residential) is also growing. DLA Piper have launched a report on how digital technologies are impacting the Energy and Natural Resources sector. We worked with inspiratia and their ENR sector around the world to pull together what’s happening in the market and how it could drive future change.

DLA Piper: Blockchain Technology in Enterprise and Adapting to Process Change

The mention of a blockchain‑based approach, to many, invites notions of industry technology hype – an effort to be seen as innovative even visionary. The true question, however, relates to substance, i.e. is this real progress or another fad or phase?

Deloitte: 2019 Impact report

Everyone has a story to tell. Ours show how we make an impact that matters. Tackling challenges faced by vital UK services. Helping our clients stay fit for the future. Opening doors to opportunity and leading the way on the big issues that affect us all.

When we bring our commitment and expertise to the things that matter, we make a difference to our clients, our people and society.

DLA Piper Blog - Cybercriminals’ use of AI brings new risks to financial security

As AI systems have evolved and become more sophisticated, the risk of fraud targeting corporations and consumers has increased. In a recent cybercrime case, artificial intelligence-based software was used to pressure the CEO of a UK-based energy company to transfer funds to what he believed was an outside supplier.

DLA Piper Blog - Task Force on Artificial Intelligence hearing

The future of identity in financial services – key testimony on threats, challenges and opportunities.

Adding tokenisation to the toolbox

The addition of security tokens to the financial instrument toolbox is helping new, dynamic and lean financial services businesses to emerge and flourish.

DLA Piper Video: Opportunities and barriers to growth in the esports arena

Esports continues to grow in popularity but walks a fine line between business and sports when it comes to rights control. Motorsport journalist, Hazel Southwell, discusses how both the players and sponsors can win with DLA Piper’s Partner, Nick Fitzpatrick.

DLA Piper: Applied AI in industry: Balancing regulation with ethics

AI is no longer the province of academics, novelists and filmmakers. It has gone mainstream, and the confluence of computing power, enhanced algorithms and mass data is rapidly enhancing AI applications in industry. Read about balancing regulation with ethics.

DLA Piper video: The rise of esports

With esports experiencing a meteoric rise in recent years, DLA Piper’s Nick Fitzpatrick chats to motorsport journalist, Hazel Southwell, on how esports has transformed from competitive play into a structured professional sport.

Deloitte Article: A demanding future – the four trends that define insurance in 2020

Through honest conversations with over 200 C-suite insurance executives throughout EMEA, we have worked with Financial Times Remark to identify and analyse four key insurance trends that will shape the future of the industry as we know it.

DLA Piper: TechLaw Podcast - Future regulation for artificial intelligence

Ed Thomas, Principal Analyst technology thematic research for GlobalData Plc., speaks to DLA Piper Consultant, Lord Tim Clement-Jones, about trending AI technologies; the types of enterprise risk arising as a result of the use of these technologies and how businesses should approach their adoption to ensure an ethical approach.

DLA Piper: Legal issues of blockhain and how to deal with them

The blockchain revolution might unveil some legal implications from the usage of a technology that could get out of control.

DLA Piper: Opportunities for value through FinTech - putting customers at the heart

Alongside blockchain and, more recently, augmented reality and edge computing, artificial intelligence, AI, is another technology buzzword that is working its way into the business world. Find out more about the use of AI in the BPO industry from DLA Piper.

Find out more about the use of AI in the BPO industry from DLA Piper.

Deloitte Article: Organise for digital

How do enterprises organise the transformation journey from ‘doing digital’ to ‘being digital’? Which are the most successful models and how do organisations embed them?

DLA Piper TechLaw Podcast: The Future of Cryptoassets

Episode 19 of DLA Piper’s TechLaw podcast series explores the future of the cryptoassets industry as they prepare for their European Technology Summit on 15th October 2019.

Deloitte Insight: Tech Trends 2019

Deloitte’s 10th annual Tech Trends report identifies those trends that are likely to disrupt businesses in the next 18-24 months, including advanced networking, intelligent interfaces. Which nine macro forces driving these disruptions?

DLA Piper: Artificial intelligence – what we have seen and what is to come...

As an increasing number of industries begin opting for solutions based on machine learning. Here are seven of the top AI trends that we have seen in 2019 and a prediction of what we think will come in the near future.

DLA Piper Video: Maturing views on digital transformation

“You can’t outsource a problem.” DLA Piper’s Elizabeth Osako, Kit Burden and Mark O’Conor discuss maturing views on digital transformation and the insights from our European Tech Index 2018.

DLA Piper: Shall we play a game? Reinforcement learning and the AI training data challenge

Creating training data is difficult, expensive, requires knowledge transfer from often-reluctant personnel and is fraught with regulatory challenges. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could train an AI without any of that? Find out more from DLA Piper’s blog article below.

Deloitte podcast: Should we be teaching kids to code?

In a modern world dominated by software, has coding become the most important language of all? Or are we focusing on tech skills at the expense of all others...

DLA Piper: Automation and outsourcing - a seismic shift?

AI is disrupting outsourcing. It is a rare outsourcing project these days that does not have automation or AI/machine learning as an important – if not key - component. Check out DLA Piper’s article on the topic below.

Deloitte podcast: Are our cities ready for the future?

Over two thirds of the global population will call a city home by 2050. This growth brings with it some major challenges, and some big opportunities. From transport to housing, technology to the environment, there’s a lot to think about.

DLA Piper TechLaw Podcast: How tech is shaping the future of retail

Within the retail market, technology has been causing disruption for many years, impacting the way customers shop and how retailers run their businesses around the world.

DLA Piper Video: The future of technology and the transformative impact of AI

Check out this video on the future of technology and the transformative impact of AI by DLA Piper.

DLA Piper: Technology's Legal Edge - New requirements for chat bots in California

Companies that use chat bots to interact with users in California now must comply with a new California law that is already in effect.

Deloitte Insight: Tick. Tock. Tech

Technology waits for no one. So disrupt the disruption with total technology solutions designed to make building, implementing, and scaling financial services tech a reality in the United Kingdom.

Deloitte Insight: Shaping the future of UK healthcare

Leveraging the opportunities and efficiencies offered by digital transformation is key for any organisation to remain viable and fit for the future. But for the UK’s healthcare services, which are made up of multiple services and organisations, across a range of geographies and jurisdictions, the view is more complex than for most.

Deloitte Insights: Advantage Evolution, Treasury Technology Market Intelligence 2019

Treasury management has long been technology-dependent. Thanks to rapid developments in products and innovation, there is a new urgency to the Treasury technology challenge. Check out the full report here.

Deloitte Insight: Patient access to innovative medicine in Europe

In light of pressurised healthcare budgets, growth in personalised medicine and increasing requirements to demonstrate value, are current market access models sustainable?

Deloitte Events: Media and Telecoms Conference 2019

Check out the highlights from this year's 'Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond' conference.

Deloitte Insight: Medtech and the Internet of Medical Things

Find out how connected medical devices are transforming the world of health care.

Deloitte Impact: BEAT this...

Ever finished a phone conversation thinking ‘I wish there was a way to tell what was really on their mind’? Turns out there is. Following a client ask, our people developed BEAT – Behavioural and Emotional Analytics Tool – which is an outcome-based voice analytics platform. But what does that mean, and what does it do?

SVB Insights: Innovation Marches Onwards - State of the Markets 2019

Despite fears of slower global growth, innovation marches onward. The record clip of fundraising and investing in 2018 shows no signs of slowing. Technology now represents nearly one-third of the value of the S&P 500 Index. As innovation creates new markets - both geographically and across industries - the growing diversity of companies simply adds to tech’s resiliency.

Deloitte Impact: Rolling a six with DICE

Understanding the impact of accounting standards and being able to produce long-term financial forecasts is critical to a company’s performance and financial health. But existing processes don’t always provide the functionality required, and often fail to offer the depth of insight needed for them to be useful. So our financial modelling team set about trying to help clients generate more detail and better insights - and ultimately better forecasts.

Deloitte Impact: Medicine and machines

Unprecedented patient demand. Hospital admissions on the rise. Funding struggling to catch up. Challenges with recruitment and staff retention.

Deloitte Insight: How artificial intelligence is transforming the financial ecosystem

As artificial intelligence (AI) significantly changes the traditional operating models of financial institutions - shifting strategic priorities and upending the competitive dynamics of the financial ecosystem - how can financial institutions better embrace AI and prepare themselves for the future?

Deloitte Impact: Connected by care

The Internet of Things (IoT). A worldwide web of devices that connect, share data and make our lives better.

Deloitte Insight: Accelerating digital transformation in banking

Consumers around the globe expect their banks to act and interact more like top technology brands. Our latest global consumer survey on digital banking reveals where the gaps are—and what banks can do to meet heightened expectations.

Deloitte Impact: A seed of an idea

By 2025, the world will need to feed around two billion more people than today – but with less land space available for agriculture than ever before. It’s one of the greatest challenges in modern farming.

Deloitte Insight: TMT Predictions 2019

Knowing what will come next in tech, media and telcoms trends has become a key competitive differentiator and can give your business a leading edge. That is why each year we present our view on the major trends from the industry that will impact UK businesses.

Deloitte Women in Tech: If she can see it she can be it

Catherine Stewart works in IT in our London offices and she’s passionate about gender equality. Here she tells her story about what inspired her to volunteer to help young girls understand the opportunities they have in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and the impact she’s made so far.

Deloitte Insights - Tech Trends 2019: Beyond the digital frontier

Deloitte's 10th annual Tech Trends report identifies those trends that are likely to disrupt businesses in the next 18-24 months, including advanced networking, intelligent interfaces, NoOps in a serverless world, and more. Special to this year's tenth edition: Tech Trends reflects on a decade of disruptive change and demystifies the future of digital transformation.

Diversity and inclusion in high growth tech

In our 2018 UK Technology Fast 50 report, we explore the relationship between fast paced growth, diversity and inclusion amongst fast growing tech companies in the UK.

Oracle NetSuite – Fuelling Business Growth with a Strong Front Office Back Office Relationship

This guide for finance directors and CFOs of growing businesses provides pointers for creating a more fruitful and valuable relationship between finance and the office.

Deloitte Insights – The atomisation of the television audience

In this podcast the news and media journalist, Ray Snoddy OBE and Dan Ison, Deloitte Partner for Media & Entertainment, discuss the atomisation of audiences and how the TV industry can maintain its unique ability to deliver to big audiences, whilst also monetising ever smaller audiences.

Oracle NetSuite – Is this the golden age of private equity?

Unsure about the benefits of private equity backing? Read the expert views of Pat Morris, President and CEO at the Association for Corporate Growth.

Deloitte Insights - The future of TV

The UK’s TV market has lived through massive change over the past five years. In this report, Deloitte reviews what they think the next five years has in store for the UK’s TV industry.

Oracle NetSuite – Butcher turned entrepreneur and social provocateur share secrets to their success

Pat Phelan, founder of Trustev and Paul Stenson share their insights in a broad-ranging conversation on Behind the Curtain, a new interview series with a live audience.

Oracle NetSuite - A Finance Director's guide to business partnering in growing organisations

Bringing finance closer to the rest of the business is an enticing prospect. Enabling accountants to serve as advocates for other departments is much more than a relocation task. Why should finance work with other parts of the business?

Oracle NetSuite – Continuous Accounting: An End to Period-end Chaos?

An audit feels like the acid test for a business’ finance function - if you pardon the accounting pun.

For a growing business, one that is changing rapidly and where the finance team is working hard to manage cash, the audit often feels painful. Nascent, or evolving, systems and processes mean that the tough questions asked by auditors aren’t always answered easily or quickly.

Read how fast-growing businesses can enable a more efficient audit by investing in a modern finance system.

The Deloitte Women in Technology Network

The Deloitte Women in Technology Network was born in 2007 and since then has grown from strength to strength, counting over 600 members across different areas of our firm where they work in a variety of technology related roles.

Oracle NetSuite – Continuous Accounting: An End to Period-end Chaos?

For many finance professionals, closing the books at the end of a financial period is synonymous with long days and late nights spent wading through journal entries and seemingly endless reconciliations.

Discover why smart finance teams are already considering 'continuous accounting' as best practice.

Oracle NetSuite - 5 key steps in planning a private equity exit strategy

To sell or not to sell - it’s a decision that many companies may find themselves facing, or at least contemplating, when considering the future. Considering the strong volume of deals in the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) space over the past couple of years, to sell may be the best answer.

How can you best prepare your company for sale? Watch this recent webinar with Oracle NetSuite PE Practice Lead Ahmad Rana for some tips and insights.

Deloitte Perspectives - Where next for robo-advice?

What’s the future for robo-advice? We’ve outlined three key elements for the next phase of this once-hyped FinTech vertical.

DLA Piper: Industry 4.0. The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Industrial IoT. IIoT. What are they anyway? They are different names for what is essentially the same thing - the adoption of new advanced technology and systems by industrial and manufacturing businesses - with a particular emphasis on connectivity...

A Q&A with the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 sponsor Partner, Duncan Down

Duncan Down shares his thoughts with us on all things technology. From what excites him the most about the ever changing technology industry, to advice for UK Tech start-ups and finally why readers should enter the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 awards.

Oracle NetSuite: Five key questions to consider when seeking private equity funding

In preparation for the first instalment of an upcoming four-part webinar series on private equity, Oracle NetSuite sat down with Cheryl Vijjeswarapu, East Coast Head of Private Equity at NetSuite, to discuss some of the topics we will cover in the first webinar, Private Equity Part 1: Market Trends to Watch.

Deloitte Insights: Maintaining control in the cloud

Cloud has most definitely arrived and is here to stay as a key element of corporate strategy – not just IT strategy. Since it became widely available a decade ago, cloud computing has reached a level of maturity and usefulness that many company executives never imagined.

In this report, we have shown that successful use of the cloud depends on getting it right in four areas.

NetSuite EMEA: The Tech Scaleup’s Guide to International Expansion

The UK is currently home to 5.5 million SMEs, but the majority still operate solely on home ground.

Set against the backdrop of ongoing Brexit negotiations, the international landscape for UK tech scaleups hoping to expand overseas currently presents a unique set of challenges and obstacles.

Whether it is exporting, establishing overseas teams or undertaking business activity in other countries, many scaleups are yet to embrace the huge possibilities for growth through international expansion. This report from Oracle NetSuite and UKTN will outline some of the most pertinent issues that must be considered, addressed and overcome.

DLA Piper Article: The Internet of Things and the real estate sector

As the fourth industrial revolution gathers pace, even that most traditional and archaic sector of all, real estate, is opening its arms to embrace the technology that is infiltrating all aspects of the built environment.

DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series: Brexit and Fintech

In the final video in the DLA Piper TechLaw video series, Kenny Robertson and Naresh Vyas from RBS and Kit Burden from DLA Piper discuss the impact Brexit will have on the FinTech ecosystem.

Deloitte Insight - FCA and PRA business plans: technological innovation remains a priority

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)'s emphasis on technological innovation in its business plan is relatively less pronounced. Nevertheless, it too is exploring ways to innovate as a regulator, by continuously monitoring FinTech developments, and supporting the authorisation and supervision of new banks and insurers.

DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series: What challenges might Brexit pose?

A look at Brexit and the challenges regulators pose to digital innovation. DLA Piper partner Kit Burden and Kenny Robertson and Naresh Vyas from RBS discuss.

New tech on the block: Planning for blockchain in the Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods industries

Deloitte’s new insight report explores the potential for blockchain technology to underpin a transformation in the retail and consumer packaged goods value chain. While we fully expect blockchain technology to achieve widespread, mainstream adoption in these sectors sooner rather than later, we firmly believe that long-term, sustainable success is only possible through careful planning and prioritisation of work programmes.

SVB Insights: The Good Times Roll, Even as Risks Rise

The bull market powers on, and money continues to flow into the innovation economy. At the same time, we are seeing a re-emergence of volatility and a bevy of new risks — including tighter monetary policy and the spectre of a trade war — but it’s still status quo for now in the capital markets.

DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series: What challenges might Brexit pose?

A look at Brexit and the challenges regulators pose to digital innovation. DLA Piper partner Kit Burden and Kenny Robertson and Naresh Vyas from RBS discuss.

DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series: Disruption in Outsourcing - The impact of AI and RPA

When it comes to finding the perfect solution for Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation, it's not one size fits all. DLA partner Kit Burden and Strategic Advisor Andrew Burgess discuss the issues.

DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series: How does technology impact products and services?

GE Digital Chief Commercial Officer Deborah Sherry and DLA Piper Partner Anthony Day discuss what we should expect as AI continues to drive the industrial Internet of Things.

Deloitte Perspective: What can you learn from GDPR for your next regulatory programme?

Now that we have reached the GDPR implementation date, we’re taking a look at the most common errors we’re seeing in financial services (FS) firms’ approaches to their data programmes in readiness for the deadline and for ongoing compliance.

DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series: The impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation

A look at the difference between RPA and AI technology. With Andrew Burgess, AI and RPA Strategic Advisor and DLA Piper's Kit Burden.

DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series: What’s next for FinTech?

FinTechs are revolutionising customer transaction experiences, but what is coming next? Kenny Robertson and Naresh Vyas from RBS and DLA Piper's Kit Burden discuss their thoughts.

DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series: Is digital transformation more than a buzzword?

Is digital transformation only a buzzword or does it actually drive change within businesses? GEDigital Chief Commercial Officer Deborah Sherry and DLA Piper partner Anthony Day share their thoughts.

Deloitte FinTech: Innovation and data privacy: the ICO's technology strategy 2018-21

New technologies and evolving business models have required regulators to review their capabilities and respond to new risks posed. Increasing concerns about the wholesale use and processing of personal data by firms are reflected in the ICO's recently published Technology Strategy, which outlines its objectives and focus areas through eight technology goals.

Deloitte FinTech Perspectives: The flat pack insurer

How hard is it to enter the insurance market? These days, not hard at all. The barriers to entry for the insurance industry are now lower than ever. A new entrant with a unique idea is now able to build an insurance firm from separate components, bringing it all together just like you would a flat pack wardrobe. In no time at all, and hopefully not too many spare parts left over at the end!

DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series: Keeping realistic on AI and RPA

Are your expectations realistic when it comes to AI and RPA technology? With strategic advisor Andrew Burgess and DLA Piper's Kit Burden

SVB CEO Video Series: Performance Horizon: Expanding to Asia

Malcolm Cowley, CEO of Performance Horizon, tells the story of expanding from Newcastle, UK to Asia and beyond.

Accelerating Technology Disruption in the Automotive Market: Blockchain in the automotive industry

Deloitte’s new insight report explores the potential role of blockchain in underpinning the industry transformation that is coming. It evaluates the vast opportunities of blockchain across the automotive value chain that can help to revolutionise products, services and processes.

DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series: Disruption in Outsourcing

How will AI and RPA technology advance in the next 2 to 3 years? Strategic advisor Andrew Burgess and DLA Piper partner Kit Burden reveal their thoughts.

SVB CEO Video Series: The Power of Storytelling

Watch Asi Sharabi, co-founder and CEO of Wonderbly, discuss collaborating with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and why the team chose London as home for this global business. Wonderbly is a zero inventory business, shipping personalized children’s books to 200 countries.

SVB CEO Video Series: Fundraising for Fast Growth

Watch Giles Palmer, co-founder and CEO of Brandwatch, discuss his Brighton-based social listening business with Erin Platts, Head of Commercial Banking at SVB UK.

DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series: Will AI be dystopia or utopia?

DLA Piper take a look at the future of tech and what advancements in AI will mean - dystopia or utopia? Strategic advisor on AI and RPA Andrew Burgess and Kit Burden discuss.

Machines with purpose: From theory to practice: Artificial Intelligence in professional services

New technology offers many opportunities for professional services to improve their operations; yet has the sector been at best reactive to previous waves of innovation?

Machines with purpose, aims to help professionals understand why AI is important to their businesses and how to take it from theory to practice. The report details key steps, and includes many practical to-do lists, case studies and useful guides.

DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series: Opportunities for the industrial ecosystem

What are the future opportunities for the industrial ecosystem? GE Digital Chief Commercial Officer Deborah Sherry and DLA Piper partner Anthony Day discuss their views.

The DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series provides invaluable insights into the legal and commercial impacts of various emerging technologies in the context of FinTech, Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Robotics and automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and more besides. In this video series DLA Piper lawyers, in conversation with leading industry executives, forecast future trends, discuss new policies and regulation, and explore the challenges and opportunities presented by technological advancements.

SVB CEO Video Series: Collaboration is Key

Erin Platts, Head of Commercial Banking at Silicon Valley Bank’s UK Branch, interviews CEO, Philippe Chainieux, about collaborating with the V&A and building an international brand from day one.

DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series: How are RBS engaging with the FinTech community?

It can be daunting to work with other organisations. This DLA Piper TechLaw video focuses on the importance of collaboration. DLA Piper's Kit Burden is joined by RBS to explain ways to build effective ecosystems.

The DLA Piper TechLaw Video Series provides invaluable insights into the legal and commercial impacts of various emerging technologies in the context of FinTech, Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Robotics and automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and more besides. In this video series DLA Piper lawyers, in conversation with leading industry executives, forecast future trends, discuss new policies and regulation, and explore the challenges and opportunities presented by technological advancements.

Government investment in technology: how governments use tax regimes to attract R&D activity

Discover what governments in the UK, Ireland and Germany in particular have been doing to create an enabling tax environment that attracts start-ups in this article by DLA Piper’s Lynda Finan.