Swansea Bay City Region bid focuses on technology

The Swansea Bay City Region has submitted a ยฃ500 million city deal bid to the UK and Welsh governments. Named the ‘Internet Coast’ city deal, it aims to put digital at the forefront of the south west Wales region’s energy, technology and healthcare industries. It’s thought that such a deal could create as many as...

Newport tech incubator Alacrity partners with ONS

Matthew Hancock, the minister for the Cabinet Office, paid a visit to South Wales yesterday to unveil a partnership between the Office for National Statistics and Newport-based tech incubator Alacrity. The new partnership is aimed at bringing Alacrity’s digital expertise to ONS, which is one of Newport’s biggest employers, as it continues to develop and...

Interview: Jason Smith, CEO of Blurrt

Jason Smith is the CEO of Blurrt, a Cwmbran-based social media analytics platform. We speak to him about his business, how it’s benefiting customers, and Wales’s growing tech sector. TD: Can you tell us more about yourself and what you do, please? JS: Iโ€™m co-founder and CEO of Blurrt. I do the best I can...

The search is on for Wales’s next big tech stars

Wales’s first tech accelerator programme has launched in a bid to find the country’s best technological talent. The programme, called Ideas.Fund, will give promising entrepreneurs the opportunity to secure long-term investment and work with the best in the industry. It’s being jointly funded by tech co-working space TechHub Swansea and the Welsh Government. Both partners...

Capgemini opens new centre in Rhondda

Capgemini, one of the world’s largest providers of technology and outsourcing services, has opened a new centre in Treforest, Rhondda. The state of the art premises will create 100 new roles at the firm and will see it host 40 apprentices over the next three years. They’ll be trained on Capgemini’s higher apprenticeship scheme. As...

Interview: Gareth Lewis, CEO of Delio

Gareth Lewis is the CEO of Delio, a platform aimed at helping companies connect their clients with the private markets. We talk to him about what the start-up does, how it’s helping its customers and how he sees it in the future. TD: Can you tell us more about yourself and what you do, please?...

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