Scotland’s gearing up for a economic makeover as it jumps on the revolutionary digital train. Our wee nation is preparing to take the tech world by storm with its own digital hub in Edinburgh.
I thoroughly enjoyed speaking on a panel at Virgin Media Businesses’ event last week in the Scottish capital to discuss the digital explosion. The debate was simple; what’s more important to Scottish entrepreneurs, to be digitally savvy or be exuding with business know-how?
And what’s the key conclusion we found? Old school business rules just don't stack up in a digital world where pre-revenue companies sell for Billions! The digital revolution is about experienced people sharing and building a niche startup community.
At the debate on Scotland’s digital future we were also asked if we saw...
What’s going to be the most sought after business skill in years to come, a deep understanding of digital technology or a buzzing business mind? That’s the question we’re looking to debate next week as we host a Virgin Media Pioneers event in Scotland to look at what the Industrial Revolution 3.0 will hold.
The event is taking place at Summerhall in Edinburgh, on 30th April, from 4pm – 6pm and will be hosted by BBC Radio Scotland’s Kaye Adams. The discussion panel represents some of Scotland’s leading business people and entrepreneurs including, Sam Zawadski, the founder of AdvancetoGO and Sir Richard Branson’s ambassador for Scotland. We’re going to explore what skills the next generation of business leaders are going to need under their belt in order to lead Scotland into business g...
In the spirit of Innovation Nation we’ve taken a look back at some of the great British technology inventions of the past. Our country’s pioneers have revolutionised industries with their innovative designs. They’ve recognised the opportunities and have sculpted ideas that have shaped the modern world. In the last 200 years, technology has been put to good use to make things possible that were previously unheard of:
1812 – Charles Babbage invented the ‘Difference Engine’ and then later the ‘Analytical Engine’. Not household names today, but these inventions were actually the beginning of the computer. 100 years later the computer became a reality and it’s been evolving ever since.
1821 – Michael Faraday first came up with idea of the electric motor through his work in electromagnetism. These...
More than 400 networking experts from across Europe have headed to Monaco this week for the annual WDM and Next Generation Optical Networking event. Some of the team have been at the four-day conference to discuss the latest developments in next generation optical networking.
David Green, Senior Product Manager for High Capacity Services at Virgin Media Business took to the floor on Wednesday to talk about the trends that we're seeing in optical networking. He gave a presentation about what we think is driving demand in the Data Centre connectivity and the Mobile and ISP markets, and how we're reacting to this.
As well as this, David also took part in a lively debate about how operators can benefit from flexible optical networks, with Stefan Voll, head of solution sales management at Nokia S...
The tenth annual Ethernet Europe kicked off this week, attracting industry experts from across the globe. Some of the team have been at the two-day conference to talk about the hot topics in carrier Ethernet and explore what's next for next-generation networks.
David Green, who is the senior product manager for high capacity services here at Virgin Media Business, took part in a roundtable to discuss high-capacity, smart bandwidth services. We're seeing a lot of demand in the data centre interconnectivity market and David took to the floor to chat about the opportunities for growth in the mobile and ISP markets.
In addition, Andy McEwan, senior manager for Ethernet point-to-point products, took part in a session looking at global carrier Ethernet wholesale service and interconnection trends...