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The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) was founded by a number of organisations across the recruitment, tech and social enterprise fields and was supported in the government’s policy paper on the UK Digital Strategy in March 2017.
The initiative was established to encourage organisations to deliver greater parity amongst their technical staff. The TTC is for organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to large multinationals, spanning all industry sectors from entertainment to banking.
Bibblio, with Media Voices, What’s New In Publishing and Sovrn Holdings put on ‘The Present & Future of Publishing’, an event exploring key industry developments in 2018, and a look forward to what will be making headlines in 2019.
Head of investments at London’s BGF Ventures, former LOVEFiLM and Mothercare CEO, and ex-chair of Moo.com, Simon Calver, on how tech founders should manage boards.
Each year, Jeff Bezos writes an open letter to Amazon’s shareholders. Over the last two decades, these letters have become an unparalleled source of insight into how the world’s richest man — and his company — think about customers, innovation, building products, and more.
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It’s widely believed that the most successful entrepreneurs are young. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg were in their early twenties when they launched what would become world-changing companies.
When it comes to leadership succession planning in our own organisations, there are some valuable lessons we can learn from Jack Ma.
Practices can change, business models are disrupted, technology evolves, but principles do not change. They are the soul of strategy design and delivery.
As technology becomes ever more the vital linchpin of business strategy and operations, many boards still do not have the know-how to oversee critical technology-driven initiatives, opportunities, and threats.
Much has been written about the role of the Board chair within publicly listed (PLC) organisations, but much less so in the context in which we primarily work: i.e. with fast growth, privately held businesses.
Spectrum’s report: ‘The role of the Board Chair within privately held growth businesses’ is research based.
Its purpose is to facilitate a greater understanding of the role and contribution of the Board Chair amongst key stakeholders, and to optimise the contribution of the Chair to the private, growth company.
ECI’s 2018 Growth Survey, the only annual survey in the UK focused solely on high growth companies, polls business sentiment and analyses productivity gains.
Traditional media segments – music, newspapers, magazines, and radio – have faced major disruption as a result of new digital pathways, formats, devices, and changes in consumer behaviour. All media segments, that is, except for television.
As change in the business environment accelerates, companies and their boards of directors must follow suit. Given the greater variety of business environments and the growing importance of non-competitive forces, corporate strategy is becoming more complex — and an increasingly important driver of performance. Furthermore, directors are facing calls from other stakeholders, including management and investors, to be more deeply involved in setting strategy.
GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, has published its latest market report on the Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) space, examining the public company landscape, M&A, private placement and IPO trends in Q2 of 2018.
For most CEOs, real success remains elusive. But by deftly exploiting a five-part algorithm, they can boost their chances of a truly successful tenure.
It’s currently a sellers’ market for founders and management teams of growth companies in the Technology sector. With the number of private equity funds in the UK at an all-time high, the opportunity for a sale and roll-over to create a PE-backed platform company has never been better.
A data-driven look at global financial technology investment trends, top deals, active investors, and corporate activity.
As the England football team progress to the World Cup quarter-finals this Saturday, fans will be dreading the threat of another penalty shoot-out.
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