Tech for Good

Since the days when computers saved lives by cracking WW2 codes Tech has found many applications that benefit society and improve individual welfare: safety, security, medicine, communications and so on.

Entrepreneurs and Enterprises

An entrepreneur is an individual who takes the risk to start their own business based on an idea they have or a product they have created while assuming most of the risks and reaping most of the rewards of the business.


Government occupies a unique place in the IT industry, as one of its biggest users, with a unique scale of systems and ability to influence through policy.  Still true?


Security (& Defence)

Security and Technology are now intimately and irrevocably entwined as Communications and Computers both pose both threats and solutions to security of all kinds

Diversity & Inclusion

Why does an industry that has been built by notable women and men from around the world and all backgrounds, classes and lifestyles and in which achievement is entirely dependent on ability, struggle to attract a representative workforce?


While the industry initially consisted of people who made things, like much of the UK economy it turned out that there was more potential in designing, using and advising.


A key contributor to the development of technology and increasingly dependent on IT in its future.

Financial Services

The financial services industry possibly vies with Government as the most influential sector in the development and use of IT.


In the twenty first century the Internet is an ubiquitous, enabling technology, so we highlight here interviewees linked to some of its especially notable developments, applications and issues.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The history of AI predates the first commercial application of IT but has taken longer to materially affect our lives than many anticipated and will probably have an impact that most of us cannot imagine


If industry and commerce were revolutionised by IT in the twentieth century, surely the twenty-first is notable for the effect of IT and comms on leisure: retail, gaming, gambling, music, film, and so the list goes on.

Data Analytics

Data analytics is the science of analysing raw data in order to make conclusions about that information.


Philanthropy involves charitable giving to worthy causes on a large scale. Philanthropy must be more than just a charitable donation. It is an effort an individual or organization undertakes based on an altruistic desire to improve human welfare.


Retail: the process of selling consumer goods or services to customers through multiple channels of distribution to earn a profit. Computers have changed the face of retail over the past 50 + years.  Find out about the people involved in those changes.

Iconic Companies

Across the 70 years (so far) of the commercial use of IT in the UK, some companies stand out as pivotal to the development of the industry.  Many of our interviewees worked in those businesses and through them shaped the changes in the economy and society that Tech has brought about.


Still the final frontier?


In 1970 the telephone and computer seemed to have little in common.  By 2006 they were indistinguishable


“Systems” covers a multiplicity of activities, initially Hardware and Software and then naturally followed Integration and Management.