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Adrian Woolard

Woolard’s connected generation

TECHCITYINSIDER100: We meet Adrian Woolard, director of the BBC’s Connected Studio, the unit driving technological innovation across the organisation’s operations.

Dan Abrahams

Business winning on aggregate

After disrupting the consumer space, platforms that aggregate market information are increasingly forcing change in the business-to-business arena, says Daniel Abrahams.

Nicholas Walters

Hopster makes streaming child’s play

TECHCITYINSIDER100: Hopster is a preschooler video streaming service that’s already changing the way that young people consume content. Chief executive Nick Walters, the former head of Viacom Russia, explains how digital is transforming children’s content for good.

Bernhard Niesner

Busuu’s disruptive language lessons

TECHCITYINSIDER100: Busuu is the world’s largest social network for learning languages – with its online community used by more than 40 million users worldwide. Co-founder and chief executive Bernhard Niesner explains all.


Tech education: could do better

TCi100 POLL: The government must do more to promote technology education and help bridge the skills gap, according to our latest TechCityInsider TCI100 mini-poll – but industry must take its share of responsibility too.

Gerard Grech

Grech listens and welcomes UK-wide remit

Tech City UK, the government agency set up to promote the growth of the east London tech cluster, has an “opportunity to go deeper and wider” with its new UK-wide remit from 1 April, the man now running the agency day to day has told TechCityInsider.

Paul Coby

John Lewis tech partnership

TECHCITYINSIDER100: JLAB is the new startup initiative from retail giant John Lewis, seeking to draw on the best in UK tech innovation. IT director Paul Coby explains the company’s thinking – and what startups could learn from the company’s partnership philosophy.

Steve Shirley

The first lady of technology

TECHCITYINSIDER100: Entrepreneur turned philanthropist Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley is a true pioneer for women in technology, After setting up a women-only software company in 1962, she amassed a £150m fortune – then gave it all away to charity.

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