The Gathering Storm – AI, Innovation & The Future of Work – November 2017
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Join Angelique Mohring as we ponder the gathering storm that AI brings and answering questions such as: Have we thought about what it means? What happens to the workforce that is no longer needed? What roles are impacted? What can the government do? Most importantly, will the new jobs created through innovation replace the roles lost to AI?

The Great Greek Currency Hack – Blockchain for good? – Sept 2017
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“Is it possible for Greece to regain control of its own destiny? Could we truly help them do that by creating a modern Trojan Horse?” What if Greece had its own, new parallel currency. What if Greeks could pay, save, invest and pay taxes in this new currency using mobile technology? What if it made allowances for “off book” cash transactions like a paper currency?

The 5G Myth and the Internet of Things: What Next? – June 2017
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Oxford remains at the hub of IoT development with Nominet pioneering database work and Dynamic Spectrum Access technology, also Love Hz demonstrating the use of IoT to provide visibility of flood control on the River Thames.

Oxford Technology & Media are delighted to welcome Professor William Webb, CEO of Weightless SIG and author of “The 5G Myth”. A pioneer of much of today’s thinking in wireless communications, including TV Whitespaces, “The 5G Myth” is fast becoming the definitive volume of the next development in the wireless industry.

The ‘Digital’ rate of change will only continue to accelerate as new technologies such as distributed ledgers and the Internet of Things become even more prevalent.

The Gaming of Virtual Reality? – May 2017
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Driven by the new wave of digital creativity, content creators and media technologists are increasingly exploring novel new formats such as virtual reality and gaming.

Last year’s Bjork Digital exhibition demonstrated both the creative potential and the sharp economics of curating an art exhibit that combined extraordinary creativity with minimal installation costs. On the gaming front Pokémon Go astounded the market with its geolocation augmented reality technology.

The Rise of The Social Network – Are We Human Yet? – Mar 2017
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Referrals, introductions and networking have always been the best way to get new clients and win new business.

However, generating such leads takes time and effort. Recently acquired by Microsoft for an eye-watering $26bn, there are over 445 million users on LinkedIn, that’s more than half of the business people on the planet, making it by far the world’s largest business-to-business social network.

CyberSecurity – Do you feel safe yet? – Jan 2017
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An Englishman’s home may well be his castle but in today’s world criminals from anywhere on the planet can easily get into it with a few well-chosen keystrokes.

From the US Election to Bank fraud to ransomware, the benefits of a truly digital society are steadily being blighted by a new generation of smart criminals and anonymous hackers.

Digital Maturity : When will we know we’ve grown up? – Apr 2016
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Digital is becoming ever more pervasive in our everyday lives, from film-makers to universities to SMEs to multinationals, and it now forms a core part of most organisations’ daily operations.

The ‘Digital’ rate of change will only continue to accelerate as new technologies such as distributed ledgers and the Internet of Things become even more prevalent.

Mapping Motivation Event with James Sale – 22 Feb, 2016
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Oxford Technology & Media were delighted to welcome author and coach James Sale (author of “Mapping Motivation”) to kick off 2016 with a fascinating look into how you can map motivation and bring true insight into the uncertain world of people … Read More

Next step in the OTMFN journey
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We’re quietly launching the new website for The Oxford Technology Media & Finance Network today at http://www.otmfn.co.uk. For the sake of transparency, this has not been funded, but set up as a ‘starter site’ to be a place to capture … Read More