The Telegraph announces Technology Intelligence, a large-scale investment in the greatest story of our time

19 March 2018

Technology Intelligence, which aims to establish the Telegraph as the UK authority of technology journalism, launched today.

Speaking at Advertising Week Europe, where the Telegraph is the presenting partner for the inaugural TechX, Nick Hugh, CEO The Telegraph, outlined the company’s significant investment and ambitious plans to the tech community and advertising industry.

Allister Heath, The Sunday Telegraph editor, said: “Technology journalism used to be about devices. Now it is the story of everything, and is the greatest story of our time. Everything we do is governed by the technology that surrounds us all. Technology Intelligence will be at the forefront of campaigning in the technology space, pressing for policies that unleash an entrepreneurial revolution to spread the opportunities of capitalism more widely to build a Britain of all the talents.”

The investment will see The Telegraph opening its biggest-ever foreign bureau with a team of five in Silicon Valley, led by Technology Editor James Titcomb who becomes Silicon Valley Bureau Chief.

Technology Intelligence boasts a team of international world-class technology journalists, including nine based in London. Providing the best, most relevant stories, features and analysis, reporting and operating, they will be led by The Sunday Telegraph editor, Allister Heath.

Technology Intelligence offers global tech journalism with a British voice, chronicling the technological revolution which affects us all. Combined with a campaigning ambition to unleash Britain’s entrepreneurial spirit and establish the most diverse and vibrant networking organisation for the tech community, Technology Intelligence will report on five distinct journalism themes:

Companies: The biggest firms in the world, told through the personalities of their tycoons / founders or through their corporate strategies.

The political and social effects of technology: from teenage mental health to the impact of social media on democracy.

The UK startup scene: Technology Intelligence will use Telegraph journalism to answer the question: why do we create £100 million companies, not £100 billion firms? Technology Intelligence seeks to find answers and campaign to remove whatever obstacles it finds. Kickstarting this topic, starting today, a five-part series written by Technology Special Correspondent Harry de Quetteville, explores the hunt for the world’s first trillion dollar company and reveals why it could be Britain who produces it.

Development: Technological breakthroughs/setbacks in the world of AI, VR, AR, cyber security, driverless cars and cryptocurrency.

Devices: Consumer-facing technology news, reviews and developments.

In addition, Technology Intelligence readers will be offered a daily package of multi-channel content including a daily technology flash briefing for in-home audio devices on Amazon and Google; a Technology Intelligence newsletter; a dedicated daily technology page in the business section; a new technology section on The Telegraph website and Live App; enhanced, expanded daily technology news coverage plus analysis and specially commissioned commentary and Telegraph Intelligence stories on Snapchat.

Notes to editors:

The Telegraph is the presenting partner for the inaugural TechX at Advertising Week Europe, and will be fronting three panels this week, hosted by Technology Special Correspondent, Harry de Quetteville.

The first panel, on Tuesday, 20 March, explores: ‘Could this be Britain’s first trillion dollar company?’. Dr Gordon Sanghera, CEO of Oxford Nanopore, will talk about the DNA Information Age, plus give a live demonstration of the real-time, mobile DNA sequencing technology that could revolutionise businesses and save lives.

Wednesday 21 March’s panel is ‘The workplace revolution: securing growth in the global competition for talent’. Leading investor and entrepreneur Sherry Coutu CBE will show how companies can inspire students and unleash Britain’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Thursday 22 March’s panel asks: ‘Who owns the future?’ Is screen time good or bad? Do we risk constraining our potential through fear, regulation and a resistance to technology? Debating the future will be Jenny Afia, member of the Children’s Commissioner’s Task Force on Growing Up in the Digital Age, and pupils from ADA college, the National College for Digital Skills.

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