Chris Middleton specialises in robotics, AI, automation, the IoT, Industry 4.0, autonomous transport & drones, blockchain, finance, space technologies, and technology strategy & ethics. He is former editor of InternetOfBusiness.com, Computing, Computer Business Review, Professional Outsourcing (which he co-founded, now known as Intelligent Sourcing), Hack & Craft News, and UCInsight, among others, and is a contributing editor to diginomica, Computing, TransformIndustry, and TransformFinance. Over the years, he has also written for Computer Weekly, The Guardian, The Times, PC World, I-CIO, V3, The Inquirer, and Blockchain News. Chris is an acknowledged robotics expert who has written strategy reports on the subject for Innovate UK/UKRI (on the back of the UK’s Expert Missions programme), and has appeared on BBC TV and radio, ITN, and Talk Radio discussing the impact of robots and AI. Chris is probably the only tech journalist to own several humanoid robots, which he hires out to conferences, events, and broadcasters. Chris has chaired major conferences on robotics, AI, IoT investment, digital marketing, blockchain, and space technologies, and has spoken at numerous other events.
Decision Intelligence - closing the gap between data and leadership This article is sponsored by:
A pioneer in Decision Intelligence explains how leaders can not only use data to make good decisions, but also model the consequences of their actions
In-Space everyone can hear you dream - CEO interview This article is sponsored by:
We speak to the CEO of one of the UK’s new generation of space technology start-ups, now part of defence and aerospace giant BAE Systems
Online Safety Bill - what harms does it seek to prevent? This article is sponsored by:
There are some bold views from online safety experts, lawyers, press representatives, and Facebook parent Meta.
UK Online Safety Bill - who should be the legislation’s core focus? This article is sponsored by:
In the first of two reports, a Westminster policy debate about safety online sets out the key issues.
CBDCs - digital euro moves closer with Amazon onboard This article is sponsored by:
In the world of CBDCs and alternative finance, the Eurozone is catching up fast
Mid-life crisis? Adobe puts Figma on its arm for $20 billion This article is sponsored by:
Adobe, a 40-year-old corporation, has a sudden infatuation with a bright young thing
Zoho - customers share pandemic lessons at Zoholics 2022 This article is sponsored by:
Three Zoho customers discuss how they have faced the challenge of reinventing parts of their business in changed times.
Zoho talks up ‘transnational localism’ as key to success This article is sponsored by:
European MD of Zoho explains where the business cloud applications company is now, and where it goes next
Could Sir Tim Berners-Lee one day unite Europe on a shared data platform? This article is sponsored by:
Discussing the future of data ownership with John Bruce, CEO and co-founder, with SirTimBL, of innovative start-up, Inrupt.
Crypto crime is spreading and hard to solve, says report This article is sponsored by:
We examine why some of the claims made for cryptocurrencies are nonsense, and why some financial crimes are spreading.
Good vibrations - how Augury’s AI sounds like factory uptime This article is sponsored by:
The CEO of AI unicorn Augury talks about the hidden connection between soundwaves and manufacturing output
Cloud sovereignty a growing strategic concern, says Capgemini This article is sponsored by:
Sovereignty in the cloud - now a C-Suite concern?
UK data strategy - a surveillance state, claims security survey This article is sponsored by:
Recent political and policy moves that seek to enable a ‘data economy’ tie closely to the results of a new security survey, which assesses the ‘surveillance state’.