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.
Key points discussed:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.