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EdisonTV | Technology | 30/06/2017

Executive interview - FreeAgent

FreeAgent’s CEO, Ed Molyneux, introduces FreeAgent. He explains the company’s competitive positioning within the UK accountancy software market and describes how it is leveraging accountants as the company’s channel partners. Looking ahead, he explains how HMRC’s forthcoming Making Tax Digital initiative should become a tailwind for FreeAgent and why he believes that the company has ample headroom to continue growing in the UK market. He rounds up by explaining which key metrics investors should look for in FreeAgent as a pure SaaS business and the key milestones for the year ahead.

FreeAgent is a provider of cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) accounting software solutions and mobile applications designed specifically for UK micro-businesses (defined as sole traders and companies with fewer than 10 employees) and their accountants.

Executive interview - Osirium Technologies

Executive interview - Osirium Technologies

David Guyatt, CEO of Osirium Technologies, introduces us to the business. He explains the security challenges that Osirium’s technology seeks to address, the growth of the privileged access management software market and how Osirium’s solutions are differentiated from incumbent providers. David highlights the key achievements since the IPO in April 2016, describes the company’s channel strategy, and outlines some of management’s key objectives for the coming year.
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25/07/2017 | Osirium Technologies

Executive interview - FreeAgent

Executive interview - FreeAgent

FreeAgent’s CEO, Ed Molyneux, introduces FreeAgent. He explains the company’s competitive positioning within the UK accountancy software market and describes how it is leveraging accountants as the company’s channel partners. Looking ahead, he explains how HMRC’s forthcoming Making Tax Digital initiative should become a tailwind for FreeAgent and why he believes that the company has ample headroom to continue growing in the UK market. He rounds up by explaining which key metrics investors should look for in FreeAgent as a pure SaaS business and the key milestones for the year ahead.
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30/06/2017 | FreeAgent

Executive interview - UMT

Executive interview - UMT

Alexander Frankenstein, head of business development at UMT, discusses the growth opportunities in the international mPayments market, the group’s strategy and lessons learnt from the failures of other fintech operators and the group’s own mistakes.
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30/06/2017 | UMT United Mobility Technology

Executive Interview - Learning Technologies Group

Executive Interview - Learning Technologies Group

Jonathan Satchell, CEO of Learning Technologies Group (LTG), discusses the group’s background and its ambitions. LTG recently announced FY16 results, which saw revenue up 42%, adjusted EBITDA up 77% and adjusted EPS up 57%, and Jonathan talks through the industry dynamics that are driving this growth. He discusses the rationale for buying NetDimensions and explains how it will fit within the broader group. He discusses the 100-day plan for achieving cost synergies from NetDimensions and the impact it is likely to have on the business in the longer term. Finally, he outlines the key milestones that investors should expect from LTG over the next 12 months.
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11/04/2017 | Learning Technologies Group

Executive Interview - Nanoco Group

Executive Interview - Nanoco Group

Dr Michael Edelman, CEO of Nanoco Group, discusses the progress the company is making towards securing its first commercial orders and in securing a strong position in the display supply chain with its key partners Merck, Dow and Wah Hong. He discusses progress for Nanoco’s quantum dots in applications outside TV display, particularly the high-end PC monitor market, but also in lighting, healthcare and solar technologies. He also provides insight into the company’s cash levels and funding position and discusses the key milestones that investors should look for in the remainder of the company’s fiscal year and beyond.
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05/04/2017 | Nanoco Group

Artificial Intelligence - Bitesized Briefings

Artificial Intelligence - Bitesized Briefings

Richard Windsor discusses the Artificial Intelligence report
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29/03/2017 | Mobile ecosystems

Executive Interview - IQE

Executive Interview - IQE

IQE’s specialist compound semiconductor material is used in a wide variety of electronic components where silicon is not able to provide adequate performance. Historically, growth was driven primarily by the adoption of mobile wireless technology but in recent years revenues have diversified. Wireless revenues were only two-thirds of the total in FY16, with revenues from the photonics sector, infra-red applications and licence income constituting the remainder.
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28/03/2017 | IQE

Executive Interview - EMIS Group

Executive Interview - EMIS Group

EMIS is a clinical software supplier to the UK healthcare market. The company was originally established to serve the GP market, where it has a dominant position with a market share of 55% of UK GP practices. It has expanded from this position to create a broad range of products serving the community, child and mental healthcare (CCMH) market, the acute sector, and community pharmacies (where it has c 37% share) as well specialist software and screening services for diabetic retinopathy. The company’ strategy is to provide connected healthcare solutions to facilitate patient-centric care.
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15/03/2017 | EMIS Group

Executive Interview - 7digital

Executive Interview - 7digital

7digital provides white-label platform services and solutions that enable businesses to provide end-to-end digital music services to their customers. Its platform provides the infrastructure that supports high resolution audio download and streaming services, together with the rights to more than 50 million music tracks and curation expertise to enable businesses to offer comprehensive digital music services to their clients. As well as providing these B2B services, 7digital runs its own online music shop and provides music radio programming for broadcasters including the BBC. Its global customer base comprises leading consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, equipment manufacturers and retailers including Panasonic, Onkyo, Cdiscount, eMusic and Electric Jukebox. The company was founded in 2004, listed on AIM in 2015 following the merger with radio group UBC and now employs c 125 FTEs through its offices in London, San Francisco, Manchester, Lille, Paris and Auckland.
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10/03/2017 | 7digital Group

Executive interview - Kainos

Executive interview - Kainos

CEO Brendan Mooney outlines the main activities of the company’s two divisions, Digital Services and Digital Platforms. He discusses growth prospects by division, including the growing number of opportunities in Germany, Benelux, Australia and the US. He explains the company’s approach to product development and M&A. With the success of the business highly dependent on the ability to hire and retain well-qualified staff, he discusses the company’s approach to hiring. Finally, he outlines the key milestones for investors to track over the next year.
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10/02/2017 | Kainos

Executive interview - WANdisco, CFO Erik Miller

Executive interview - WANdisco, CFO Erik Miller

CFO Erik Miller, who joined the company in the summer, gives an overview of his career before WANdisco and explains why the company’s replication technology and the IBM partnership were key attractions for joining the business. He discusses his key priorities for the near term and how the dynamics of WANdisco’s economic model have evolved over 2016. He also describes the key financial metrics that investors should be looking for as the company executes on his plan.
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17/01/2017 | WANdisco

Executive Interview: WANdisco, CEO David Richards

Executive Interview: WANdisco, CEO David Richards

CEO David Richards discusses recent developments in the big data marketplace and the relevance to WANdisco. He discusses the strong progress being made in the partnership with IBM, through which WANdisco signed a $1m deal with a major automotive manufacturer in Q4, and the strategic importance of the Amazon AWS partnership as more data migrates to the cloud. He describes the competitive environment for the WANdisco’s technology and discusses emerging trends in terms of customer deployments of WANdisco’s technology. He rounds up by summarising the key things that investors should expect from WANdisco in 2017.
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17/01/2017 | WANdisco

Executive Interview - Thoughtonomy

Executive Interview - Thoughtonomy

Thoughtonomy is a software company which provides a SaaS based virtual workforce to automate work that would normally have been performed by human workers. The software automates the ways in which humans interact with technology to complete a wide range of operational and support processes quickly, cost effectively and reliably.
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15/12/2016 | Thoughtonomy

Executive Interview - Seeing Machines

Executive Interview - Seeing Machines

SM specialises in operator performance and safety through real-time monitoring and intervention. The group’s IP is based around three sets of algorithms: head tracking (eg monitors for distraction, or if the subject is not facing in the correct direction), eye aperture (eg microsleeps/fatigue monitoring) and eye gaze (eg for device control).
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01/11/2016 | Seeing Machines

Executive Interview - NetDimensions

Executive Interview - NetDimensions

NetDimensions is a software company which provides talent and learning management systems to global enterprises. The company’s solutions allow organisations to deliver personalised learning, share knowledge, enhance performance, foster collaboration and manage compliance for employees, customers, partners and suppliers.
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19/10/2016 | NetDimensions

Executive Interview - Mercia Technologies

Executive Interview - Mercia Technologies

Mark Payton, Mercia’s CEO, talks through the progress the company has made since its IPO in 2014, explains their overarching philosophy for investing and summarises how Mercia differs from its closest peers, Imperial Innovations and IP Group. He explains the different structures Mercia has for investing in companies from seed through early stage development, growth and then exit and what makes Mercia an attractive partner for its investee companies. Finally, he talks through the key milestones that investors should look for over the course of 2016 and 2017.
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19/10/2016 | Mercia Technologies

Executive Interview - Nanoco

Executive Interview - Nanoco

CEO, Michael Edelman discusses the company’s partnerships with Merck and Wah Hong, signed following the move to a non-exclusive exclusive agreement with Dow earlier in the year, and talks about how the expansion of partners improves the company’s coverage of the display industry. He also describes how a near 10-fold improvement in manufacturing yield now makes the company’s Runcorn plant viable for volume manufacture whereas previously it only produced development volumes. He gives an update of progress in lighting and life sciences and rounds up by describing the key milestones that investors should look for over the next year.
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17/10/2016 | Nanoco Group

Executive Interview - accesso Technology Group

Executive Interview - accesso Technology Group

Executive chairman, Tom Burnet, introduces accesso and explains how the company uses a revenue share model to help leisure attraction operators make more money. He runs through the highlights of the first half of the year, when the company recorded its first profit over the period, which is seasonally much quieter than H2, despite significantly increasing R&D spend. He discusses the growth dynamics and strategy of the business, which includes looking more actively at acquisitions and how the company cross-sells different solutions across its customer base.
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12/10/2016 | accesso Technology Group

Executive Interview - IQE

Executive Interview - IQE

IQE is the leading supplier of epitaxial compound semiconductor wafers globally. The principal applications include radio frequency semiconductors, devices for optical networks, vertical cavity lasers, infrared semiconductors, power electronics and CPV solar cells.
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29/09/2016 | IQE