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Above: Britain at the cutting edge of computing in 1943. The Colossus computer, which was destroyed after the war.
What the British government is doing in relation to the technology sector is “insufficient and stunted”, according to New York based Emmy Award winning Brit Anthony Rushton of Telemetry.
Mr. Rushton echoes WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell, who said our Prime Minister, David Cameron, lacks a strategy on technology and ‘lacked credible plans’.
In short - the Tories are so out of step with technology it’s painful. Given how badly they’re handling other sectors of the economy. But, given past government’s track record on technology - Britain had computers in 1943 but they were destroyed after the war! - should we really be surprized?
Interactive Emmy Award winning British company Telemetry, the world’s leading online advertising auditing firm, are in talks with the Democrats in Washington DC, whilst shunted back home in Britain.
“Unfortunately, Brit tech simply isn’t ‘Hollywood’ enough for Cameron’s Government”.
“If it’s an American technology company in London they get the red carpet rolled out into No. 10”.
“Essentially, for Mr. Cameron, technology simply means CyberCrime, and Internet Pornography and ‘tax adverse’ Multi-nationals - one of which he makes a policy advisor to No. 10”.
Mr. Rushton believes Lord Young – David Cameron’s Enterprise Tsar – could make a significant difference, if he’s given room to move and is listened to.
Lord Young is the former Chairman of Cable and Wireless and backer of Tech businesses through his links with The Prince’s Trust.
Rushton says he approached Lord Young to discuss the issues arising in the technology sector in Britain, but the Enterprise Tsar is yet to respond. The entrepreneur believes there is lack of effective political direction when it comes to supporting potential talent in the sector.
“Government schemes backing tech start-ups are seen as an alternative to paying young people unemployment benefits,” says Mr. Rushton.
“There’s no proper A&R style spotting of real tech talent in Britain. No provision to turbo boost start-ups with exponential growth potential.
“Technology should be the main wicket that Britain now bats from,” he argues. “I’m not talking about apps that order cabs or pizzas and not social media platforms that merely repackage the sharing capacity which is the Internet and call it Facebook”.
Mr. Rushton believes Britain’s biggest opportunity is in harnessing and promoting technology engineers.
"Technology engineering is what Britain is the world’s best at. After all, Britain invented the Internet".
“With better cost differentials and the Cloud, Britain is finally on a level playing field once again in terms of dominating the technology engineering sector in terms of enterprise and the internet.
“The government, in the form of Lord Young needs a wake-up call”.
Lord Young spoke at a Cloud event hosted at Telemetry in the City of London during Global Entrepreneurship Week in 2011.
“Lord Young must draw from a massive talent pool of Brits who are at the rock face internationally, and draw that advice into Government policy. I’ve met him and spoken on the same bill. Yet he still won’t respond.”
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