A year in review for London technology

Retail tech companies such as Orpiva, Reward Technology and NotOnTheHighStreet.com have successfully launched, igniting a new era of digital disruption.  We have seen continued success for London’s emerging areas of digital expertise. At the beginning of the year, FinTech was the shining beacon of UK tech scene. Back in January, UK Trade & Investment stated that the UK and Ireland was the fastest growing region for fintech investment – with deal volumes growing at 74% a year since 2008, compared to 27% globally and 13% in Silicon Valley. Read More...

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Access control in the connected workplace 2017

IFSEC Global has surveyed hundreds of security professionals, facility managers and building owners/managers across 54 countries to ascertain just how integrated with one another smart building technologies are in a range of building types, from offices to industrial premises. READ MORE - https://www.ifsecglobal.com/access-control-connected-workplace-2017/...

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Titanic Building, “Met all the required building standards”

We know it wasn't the iceberg, it was the lack of lifeboats that was the flaw. Now Tuesday night’s tragic fire in Kensington is just the latest reminder of the issues cities like London still face in 21st century. Fire prevention and evacuation technologies are improving all the time and can be employed to reduce the risk to property and life, but many are forsaken, as the Grenfell fire sadly reminds us - 24 floors, one stairway. Why, given the heart-breaking outcomes, is everything possible not done to reduce the risks? One answer comes from the telling story of an amendment to the 2016 housing and planning bill that would have tried to ensure that all accommodation was safe for people to live in, but which was defeated by 312 votes to 219 because it would add “unnecessary regulation and cost to landlords.” Other anecdotes from the commercial space support the idea...

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Future Cities: Interviews with Startups, Investors, Influencers

Tech and investment trends in smart cities, drones, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, driverless cars, Internet of Things and other innovations that used to be sci-fi just a few years ago. By 2030 nearly 70% of the world’s population will be residents of a city. That means 3 billion more people will be living in cities in the next 30 years. Our generation is destined to witness an incredible number of new cities and new buildings built to host our new neighbours. Once these cities are built, they won’t be built again. And they won’t be changed easily either. READ MORE - http://www.dabcc.com/future-cities-interviews-with-startups-investors-influencers/? ...

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Internet of Things

Retail Technology wrote about how Software AG brings new capabilities by partnering with our loyalty card company Reward Technology. Reward Technology can deploy its innovative RFID property technology together with Software AG's powerful location analytics. This resolution permits retailers to achieve valuable info regarding their customers like wherever they pay the foremost time in-store and how regularly they visit, similarly as key knowledge regarding their buying and web-browsing history. Read the full article here:...

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Startups muscle in on cash transactions

Reward Technology was interviewed in a recent article by Cecily Liu for China Daily on Friday 18th September 2015. Liu wrote about how ou technology "cleverly turns supermarket vouchers from paper formats into a digital format for ease of use, flexibility and more effective marketing" and "uses data to help supermarkets, malls and hotels better serve their customers."   Read the full article here:...

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Reaping retail rewards

Reward Technology offers consumers and retailers a loyalty card that can be detected on store entry and then deliver targeted offers – offers that are automatically validated at the till. Founder Paul Sheedy answers our Q&A from his office at Level39....

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