Friday 18 January 2019

Would you like to be a Civica Innovation Partner?

TechMarketView is helping Civica find innovative technology partners –
could this be you?


logoWe are delighted to announce that we will be running the third event in our TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme series in March 2019 in association with Civica Innovation Partners, the new initiative announced by Civica, the UK’s leading supplier of business-critical software, digital solutions and managed services to the public sector and regulated markets and among the fastest growing of its kind.

Launched in March 2018, the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme (TIPP) helps our leading enterprise technology clients find innovative technology partners.

Working in partnership to leverage your business

logoCivica has a mission to use technology to deliver better services for its customers and the communities they serve. To enable this mission, Civica wants to work in partnership with innovative UK SMEs to develop compelling joint propositions that both create value for its customers and support growth of the UK technology sector.

One of just a few UK tech 'unicorns', Civica has established itself as a leading technology partner for organisations around the world, with a significant customer base and an enviable track record in providing the digital technology, cloud software and automation behind everyday services for over 100 million people.

Civica works with more than 3,000 major customers in 10 countries around the world, including national and local government organisations, health & care providers, social housing organisations and schools, as well as commercial enterprises. The Group’s software underpins critical services, supporting over two million professionals in their jobs and administering over £100 billion annually.

The chance to sell your "machine intelligence" solution into Civica's clients

Civica is looking for partners with an innovative solution in areas of “machine intelligence”, including:  Analytics; AI; Automation and Connected Devices.  Civica is interested in solutions which have been developed for use in any sector; one of its goals is to work with you to see how the most innovative technology being used in the private sector can be applied to solve the challenges faced by its public sector customers.

If you are selected as a Civica Innovation Partner, you will have the opportunity to work with Civica's business development teams to create joint propositions to offer to its extensive public sector customer base. You will also benefit from technical support from Civica’s technology community of over 1,500 people and from marketing support for future collaborations.  Please note that Civica is not looking to provide cash funding or to take equity in your business as part of this programme.

Eligibility requirements

You should be the founder or CEO/MD of a privately-held, UK tech company with revenues of less than £10m p.a. with an innovative solution in areas of “machine intelligence”, including:  Analytics; AI; Automation and Connected Devices. At a minimum, your technology solution must have been successfully deployed to at least one customer and is now ready to scale. Civica is interested in solutions currently in use in any sector.

How to apply

For the chance to be selected as a Civica Innovation Partner, you should apply to attend a Pre-Qualification Session (PQS) at Civica's offices in Southbank, London in March 2019. Shortlisted businesses will be invited to pitch their plans to representatives from Civica and TechMarketView. Civica will then work with successful candidates to develop propositions and a full commercial partnership.

Applications must be submitted on this webform by Friday 8th February 2019. Applicants will be notified if their application has been successful by Friday 22nd February. There is no charge to apply for or, if accepted, participate in a PQS.

You can find more information about the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme along with Frequently Asked Questions on the TechMarketView website HERE and further information about Civica Innovation Partners HERE. For further information please email or call TechMarketView Managing Partner Anthony Miller on 020 3002 8463.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:00'

Thursday 17 January 2019

Announcing 'An Evening with TechMarketView' 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

The seventh annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’ will take place on the 12 September 2019 at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London. We can’t wait to welcome more than 200 leaders from across the UK tech scene to the unmissable evening event, which includes a drinks reception, analyst and guest speaker presentations and a three-course dinner.  And what better focus for the evening than our research theme for 2019 - The Year of the Relationship: Extend. Evolve. Optimise.

Sponsorship BrochureOur flagship annual event, the Evening with TechMarketView presents a range of benefits for sponsors too including: 

·     Thought leadership at the highest levels – the event attracts senior execs from across the tech scene 

·     Brand value across the sector – the event is promoted widely on UKHotViews & Twitter reaching more than 20,000 UK tech leaders 

·     Lead & partnership generation opportunities – engage directly with key individuals. 

By early engagement, supporting organisations achieve maximum exposure through continuous promotion in UKHotViews and on social media. Our options also include generous ticket allocations and advertising packages. 

For 2019, there are a range of sponsorship packages available including:

·     DIAMOND (exclusive) - our lead sponsor, demonstrate thought leadership with the exclusive speaking slot at the beginning of the evening

·     RUBY (two available) - our drinks reception and dinner sponsors, two high profile branding opportunities 

·     SAPPHIRE (multiple available) - perfect for anyone looking to raise their visibility 

·     LANYARD (one available) – designed to increase brand recognition in the tech space.

For more details on the event and associated sponsorship opportunities download a copy of the Sponsorship Brochure today or email Sarah Robinson in our Client Services team with any queries.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:00'

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Tech Talent Charter improving gender diversity in tech

TTC19Yesterday saw the launch of the Tech Talent Charter’s inaugural report on gender diversity in tech atop the iconic Gherkin building in London. TechMarketView is proud to be one of the nearly 300 organisations large and small that have signed up to the Tech Talent Charter in its first year, undertaking to drive greater gender diversity in tech roles. 

The Tech Talent Charter benchmarking analysis shows that signatories to the charter are more gender diverse than average with 26% of tech roles held by females, compared to the reported UK average of 19%. Interestingly, smaller businesses lead the way with micro businesses at 53% women, SMEs averaging 20-23% and larger companies at 19%.

In other words, as Tech Talent Charter CEO Debbie Forster MBE said yesterday, “there is no reason to think that a company is too small to think about diversity”. Indeed, genuine flexible working and a supportive culture have a strong role to play in making the tech workplace more appealing to women, and this is perhaps easier to achieve in smaller or newer businesses (including TechMarketView of course!). Larger organisations are making huge strides too though and it was great to hear practical examples yesterday from a mix of businesses about what they’ve done to improve recruitment, retention, returning and reskilling of women in tech roles. 

TechMarketView subscription clients, including our growing band of UKHotViewsPremium subscribers, can read more in UKHotViewsExtra today here.

And everyone can download the Tech Talent Charter report or find out more about signing up to the charter to push for greater diversity in tech here.

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '10:04' - Tagged: diversity   womenintech  

Monday 14 January 2019

Financial Services: Analysing radical transformation

A first UKHotViews piece from TechMarketView's new Research Director, Jon Davies

I am very excited to have joined TechMarketView and its respected team of analysts. As a long-time subscriber to the firm’s research, I recognise what fantastic support TechMarketView provides to both tech suppliers and tech buyers. As my predecessor Peter Roe starts his well-earned retirement, I’d like to thank him for keeping us all so well informed over the years.

We all know that the market for financial services technology has changed dramatically in recent years, and the UK landscape is set for even more radical transformation in the near future. It is my intention to shed even greater light jonon the shifting market dynamics that are impacting the sector, highlighting the opportunities for suppliers and the best strategic direction for banks, insurers and other providers.

In my short time with TechMarketView, I have already had the chance to engage with some of those in the vanguard of change (see Loot: The FinTech only your kids have heard of?). And, over the coming weeks and months, I aim to explore some of the major forces impacting the UK financial services industry. TechMarketView’s Predictions for the sector in 2019 (see Financial Services Predictions 2019) show major regulatory, economic, political and technological forces all coming into play. Particularly important areas included Open Banking - where I will examine what the most innovative players are doing to take advantage of the reforms - and AI/cognitive, where I will assess the key providers and key implementations/case studies. You can expect much more besides, including the key Market Trends & Forecasts and Supplier Landscape research.

I Iook forward to enjoying some stimulating conversations with you and finding out more about your own transformation journeys. You can contact me directly on

Posted by Jon C Davies at '09:48' - Tagged: people   financialservices   insurance   research   banking   research   research   research   research  

Monday 14 January 2019

Jon Davies to lead TechMarketView’s Financial Services research

It is my absolute pleasure to announce that Jon Davies has joined TechMarketView to lead the Financial Services research programme.

Jon will be replacing Peter Roe who is stepping back to enjoy retirement and more time with his grandchildren and the golf course. We wish him well!

Jon joins us directly from DXC Technology where he held a variety of research, planning and strategy roles. He has spent much of his career working closely with financial services and technology leaders, and prior to DXC he worked in the business intelligence team of insurance firm, Sun Life. Photo Jon Davies

In the short time he has been with us (five working days!), Jon has hit the ground running. He has an excellent network of established contacts across the industry but like the rest of us analysts will be spending plenty of time meeting both new faces and newcomers (see his piece today: Loot: The FinTech only your kids have heard of?).

The financial services sector has been through significant change in recent years and is set to experience even more radical transformation in the near future. Jon’s research programme will see him examine these shifting market dynamics, helping you to understand which technologies are producing the best outcomes and which suppliers are leading the way. He’ll be working with both buyers and technology providers to navigate these challenging times, providing research insight and strategic advice.

Jon is currently finalising his 2019 research agenda so I would encourage TechMarketView clients to be in touch with him to understand more about what can be expected.

You can contact him directly on

Welcome onboard, Jon!

Posted by Kate Hanaghan at '09:44' - Tagged: people   financialservices   research   research   research   research   research  

Monday 14 January 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* RBS buys into success at Loot

lootUp and coming UK fintech Loot has capped a successful 2018 by attracting additional investment funding from RBS of £3m. RBS has provided the latest investment on behalf of its own digital banking start up Bo (scheduled for launch 2019). RBS has taken a 25% stake in Loot and to date its total stake in Loot stands at £5m. 

Loot has so far attracted funding from another strategic partner, Canadian based Power Corporation, via their VC arm Portag3, whilst other investors are SpeedInvest and Global Founders Capital.

Last week we spoke with Ollie Purdue, the founder and CEO of Loot and his fellow board member and core funding partner, Nick Kingsbury, to hear about its market approach and to discover the secret of success to date.

TechMarketView clients, including UKHotViews Premium subscribers, can learn more about developments at Loot and its future plans, in our HotViewsExtra article published today: Loot: The FinTech only your kids have heard of?

Posted by Jon C Davies at '09:40' - Tagged: banking  

Friday 11 January 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Application Services Supplier Prospects 2019 and Beyond

Just in case you missed it, the Application Services Supplier Prospects 2019 and Beyond report is now available to Coverdownload. Subscribers to TechMarketView's ESASViews can read the full analysis of the challenges facing the players in this market over the coming year, what they need to do to be successful and the ways to win in the longer term. The document also includes profiles of the Top 10 AS suppliers to the UK market.

The AS arena continues to be shaped by the interaction of a complex, often capricious set of countervailing forces. User demand is being stoked by needs to invest in digital transformation, compliance and security. It is, however, simultaneously suppressed by not only macro-economic and political uncertainties, but also skills shortages, relentless operational cost pressures and business preparedness for large scale change programmes.

Rich seams of opportunity for double digit growth exist for those with the agility, ability and determination to exploit them. Individual supplier successes in an AS services world increasingly driven by digital, platform, cybersecurity related demand, however, will be determined by how well they embrace the new 3 R’s; Readiness, Risk and Relationship.

If you are not yet an ESASViews subscriber, please contact Deb Seth ( to find out how you can access this research. 

Posted by Duncan Aitchison at '08:36' - Tagged: ApplicationServices   research   Suppliers   research   research   research   research  

Thursday 10 January 2019

*TechMarketView’s Predictions 2019*

In case you missed it, TechMarketView’s 2019 Predictions Compendium consolidates our predictions for the current year (and beyond) and elaborates on our research theme for 2019, The Year of the Relationship.pred

In the report, which is available to all TechMarketView research clients, you’ll find our Predictions for Public Sector, the Financial Services sector, CyberInfrastructure ServicesApplication ServicesBusiness Process Services, and Enterprise Software.

Expect far more research touching on these Predictions and The Year of the Relationship in the months ahead. In the meantime, the 2019 Predictions Compendium is available here: The Year of the Relationship: Predictions Compendium 2019.

For further information, please contact our Client Services team (

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:45' - Tagged: AI  

Thursday 10 January 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Cyber Security Supplier Prospects 2019 and Beyond

*NEW RESEARCH* Cyber Security Supplier Prospects 2021 and BeyondFew markets are as fast moving or dynamic as cyber security. Product and service suppliers not only have to keep pace with a rapidly changing threat landscape but also a customer base demanding new forms of security provision to keep information and systems safe and compliant with data protection regulations.

A shortage of skilled security professionals, cloud migration, evolving legislation and the increased use of mobile devices to process and store sensitive commercial data continue to create both challenges and opportunities that need to be properly addressed.

Our Cyber Security Supplier Prospects 2019 and Beyond report takes a detailed look at the future prospects for our Top Ten UK cyber security suppliers by revenue. It analyses how they are currently adapting their current product and service portfolios to meet fundamental changes in the way that public and private sector organisations are seeking to implement, manage and fund cyber security defences and data protection frameworks.

Subscribers to SecureMarketViews can download the Cyber Security Supplier Prospects 2019 and Beyond report here. If you are not a subscriber please contact our Client Services team (

Posted by Martin Courtney at '09:25' - Tagged: cybersecurity   Suppliers