Interview: Joe Charman, founder of Pilot Plus

Joe Charman is a 20-year-old business student from Swansea University and has developed a flight simulation software business that caters to over 3000 customers. He launched Pilot Plus when he was just 16 and now leads a team of three employees. His business creates 3D representations of real-world airports. We recently caught up with Joe. He...

Swansea becomes first Welsh city to get free ultrafast wi-fi and phone calls from BT

Swansea has become the first Welsh city to get access to the InLinkUK service from BT, offering free ultrafast wi-fi and phone calls to the local community. The service, which has already amassed more than 148,000 subscribers across the UK, provides a range of free digital services. It also includes local council and community information....

Wales needs to pioneer emerging technologies, says government committee

Wales needs to be a provider and not just a consumer of emerging technologies, according to a recent National Assembly Committee meeting. The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee believes that the nation has the capabilities and resources to become a world leader in areas such as artificial intelligence. Innovations like IoT, automation and AI will dominate...

Welsh innovation centre contributes £53 million to the Welsh economy

Welsh ICE, an innovation centre based in Caerphilly, has contributed £53 million to the Welsh economy since launching in 2012. That’s according to a report carried out by social and economic research company Wavehill. It looked at the number of jobs and revenue the centre has created. It found that, as a result of continued investment...

Software development conference kicks off in Swansea

Technologists from around the world will descend on Swansea today to attend the 2018 SwanseaCon agile development event. Now in the fourth year, SwanseaCon is a one-day conference aimed at software developers and testers, business analysts, scrum masters, project managers and consultants. The event will take place at Village Hotel and is being sponsored by organisations such...

Interview: Alan Dix, director of Swansea University Computational Foundry

From reaching new highs in the rankings to the opening of Bay Campus, Swansea University is going through something of a golden age. But things are only just getting started for the university. The Computational Foundry will see it become a world-leading centre of technology research and development. Tech Dragons recently caught up with Alan...

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