Interview with Philip Virgo

“Innovation is 1% research, 9% development, 20% production engineering and testing and 70% marketing.  Government programmes which focus purely on research without looking at development and the processes for bringing market are not just a waste of money, they help destroy UK industry and benefit overseas investors”

“PITCOMs success was from telling MPs what users thought, they heard from the suppliers all the time.  One of the reasons that the IT industry today punches well below its weight, compared to above its weight in the early 1980s, is that the lobbying of MPs comes all the time, from big dominant players, usually overseas owned.”