Telegraph Technology Intelligence: Event Summary

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On the panel:

  • Robin Pagnamenta - Head of Technology Intelligence
  • Harry de Quetteville – Technology Special Correspondent

Technology is increasingly transforming the world that we live in. There’s been a growing realisation and recognition that technology and stories about technology are increasingly central to the news agenda. Tech journalism was seen as a niche area, and the idea behind the initiative was to put coverage of technology and the future front and centre of the news room.

Technology Intelligence Team

  • Robin Pagnamenta, Head of Tech Intelligence
  • Harry de Quetteville, Tech Special Correspondent, contributing across the TMG including his podcast series and the “Long read” column
  • Ellie Zolfagharifard, Tech News Editor
  • James Cook, Tech Special Correspondent, covering cyber security and investigations
  • Hannah Boland, Tech Intelligence Reporter, covering the start-ups and the UK corporate tech sector
  • Natasha Bernard, Tech Intelligence Reporter, covering legal affairs
  • Joseph Archer, Tech Intelligence Reporter, covering AI, robotics and tech across healthcare and medical world
  • Tom Hoggins, Gaming Correspondent, covering videogaming, business of gaming and leisure in tech
  • Hasan Chowdhury, Tech Reporter, covering cryptocurrencies and battery tech
  • Olivia Rudgard, Tech Reporter, covering tech and society and its impact across society
  • James Titcomb, Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, covering Amazon
  • Olivia Feld, Senior US Tech Reporter, starting in November
  • Margi Murphy, US Tech Reporter, covering Google
  • Matthew Field, US Tech Intelligence Reporter, covering consumer tech
  • Laurence Dodds, US Tech Reporter, covering Netflix

Key points raised:

Telegraph Technology Intelligence’s focus:

  • Their daily newsletter is open for people to sign up, and it boasts a round-up of the day’s stories, in an editorial voice, plus forward-looking elements with the next day’s stories. It is drafted from the US.

  • TMG has a new commercial strategy all about investing in journalism. The ultimate goal is to increase engagement, drive more readership within new demographics and to see a rise in subscriptions.

  • The UK struggles to build national technology champions. Technology Intelligence looks into why UK tech startups “sell out” and get bought by larger US companies.

  • Tech companies are starting to be held accountable in the eye of the consumer public. The industry is changing as the law changes and awareness grows.

  • The future of technology will see the value of data vested in the consumer. All companies run on data face an existential threat.

  • We are about to see the rise of various types of intelligence, far beyond that of the human mind. Humans are good at a lot of things, but artificial intelligence will allow us to evolve in areas beyond human capacity.

Weekly conference routine:

  • Daily team news conference at 8:30 AM
  • Daily full morning news conference (desk heads) at 11:30 AM
  • Daily afternoon news conference at 4 PM (often earlier on Fridays)
  • Sunday Telegraph news meetings on Tuesday mornings for features
  • Sunday Telegraph meetings on Thursdays & Fridays to discuss more news-driven stories

Thank you to our panelists and those that joined us.

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