The UK space industry is a well hidden success story. Like other nations, the UK is targeting space as a high-growth sector. More competition than ever is coming from Brazil, China, India and South Korea, which all have government-subsidised space programmes.
Britain's haul of gold medals in the Olympics has changed the nation's perceptions of our small island: we can emphatically be winners. Now is the time to celebrate Britain's success across more than just sport - our country, and London in particular, has quietly become one of the most amazing new hubs for digital, media and start-ups in the whole of Europe.
Despite the uncertainty facing the nation in the current economic climate, there remain many high potential entrepreneurs in the UK. What amazes me is that while some are lacking the connections and resources to take their ideas to the next level, the relationship they have with technology is unique and their originality and affinity for IT is astonishing.
The Irish Times, the newspaper and media organisation for which I work, has embarked on what might be termed a "slightly radical" initiative.
Google famously forces its employees to spend a proportion of their working week on new projects that are not part of their day-to-day job descriptions.
With the Olympics in full swing it comes as no surprise that the inner competitor within all of us is emerging. From my own experience I've been trying to improve the time on my 5k runs. The desire for improvement, particularly in sports should never stop.
Five years ago I joined the company whose UK operation I now run, with a special mission. To take the side project that I had been cultivating and bri...
Some months ago I set up The Irish Times Digital Challenge to invite digital entrepreneurs to propose ways to work with The Irish Times.
As economic downturn puts a dark cloud across Europe, there is a clear sky above Ireland's IT sector and silver linings within its growing cloud business.
For the two weeks of the Olympics, London will be the most watched city in the world, seen by over a billion people. More than just an event for sporting achievement, the games are, for two weeks, a projection of London. But a look at the legacy of past games offers a cautionary tale that hosting the Olympics needs to be seen not just as a short-term event but a long-term investment. If China was the Olympics' golden darling, Britain is the austerity Olympics. The elaborate games in Beijing reflected a booming economy -- exports had grown a whopping 22%. The UK has taken a more modest approach: a reflection of a sobering market and steep cuts in government spending.