Welsh tech entrepreneur receives world travel leader award

Welsh tech entrepreneur Simon Powell has received the prestigious World Travel Leader award at the World Travel Market exhibition in London. Powell, who is CEO of Cardiff-headquartered software company Inspiretec, has been recognised for outstanding contribution to the travel industry over the past two years. He was nominated by TM Media Partners and an independent voting panel...

Four high-tech enterprise hubs confirmed for Wales

£4 million of funding has been secured to build four high-tech regional enterprise hubs across Wales. Welsh ICE, Tramshed Tech and a consortium led by Bangor University have been chosen to run hubs in North West, Mid, South West and South East West Wales. The investment is part of a Welsh Government plan to encourage...

High-tech Newport building becomes home to IBM, Nokia and BT

A Newport building owned by the Welsh Government has been turned into a contemporary hub for some of the world’s largest technology companies. Originally designed for wafer fabrication production, the 750,000 sq feet site remained empty for many years. But the Welsh Government teamed up with Next Generation Data to modernise the facility. Since being...

DevOpsGroup first to launch the BCS Foundation Level Certificate in DevOps

High-Performance IT consultancy DevOpsGroup is the first provider to deliver training in DevOps from BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. The Foundation Level Certificate in DevOps is a two-day course positioned as a starting point for individuals and organisations looking to make the transition to DevOps and promotes framework-agnostic learning. Participants will develop an understanding...

Cardiff set to become one of the UK’s first 5G cities

Cardiff will become one of the UK’s first cities to get access to 5G connectivity, it has been confirmed. Last week, EE announced it’s switching on 5G in sixteen British cities next year.  Along with the Welsh capital, they include locations like London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester. The telecoms giant is currently building 5G...

£180,000 investment for drone services firm

A commercial drones company based in Caerphilly has received £180,000 of investment from the Development Bank of Wales. The bank has provided match funding to a syndicate of five business angels investing in Drone Evolution, which is looking to expand its offering. Andrew Diplock, former managing director of UES Energy, is leading this round. He...

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