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EdisonTV | Technology | 05/09/2018

Executive interview – Manx Telecom

Manx Telecom [AIM: MANX] is the leading provider of broadband and telecommunications services on the Isle of Man. The company provides a full range of fixed, mobile, broadband, data, hosting and managed services to consumers, businesses and the public sector. The company’s global solutions business provides solutions for the international traveller and internet of things markets. More recently the company has established Vannin Ventures, a wholly owned ventures subsidiary which invests in and incubates technology companies.

In this video interview, CEO Gary Lamb introduces Manx and describes the key elements of the company’s ongoing transformation process, explaining what he expects it to achieve for the core domestic operations. He describes the company’s global solutions business, explaining how the company leverages its core operations to support the growth of these operations. He also explains the rationale for setting up Vannin Ventures, describing how the business unit operates and how it adds value to the companies it invests in. He discusses Vannin’s key investment, Goshawk Communications, a technology company that enhances the experience of calls for the hard of hearing. He rounds off by describing how management balances maintaining dividend payments while ensuring that the businesses growth opportunities receive adequate investment.

Executive interview – mVise

Executive interview – mVise

In this interview mVise CEO, Manfred Götz, introduces the group's business of providing mobile services and solutions. He discusses mVises's new business model and turnaround in the last four years, which has led to group revenues multiplying, as well as its promising new products elastic.io and SaleSphere.
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10/12/2018 | mVISE

Executive Interview - Crealogix

Executive Interview - Crealogix

CREALOGIX, listed on the Swiss stock exchange, develops and implements software solutions that enable digital banking for ‘the digital bank of tomorrow’. The group’s products are front-end solutions that integrate with the customer’s back-end systems and are typically used by traditional banks to enable their journey to digitalisation, through the provision of a sophisticated, modern, omni-channel offering to their clients. CREALOGIX’s primary target customers are traditional retail, commercial and wealth banks that need to upgrade their legacy in-house systems to maintain competitiveness, reduce cost, differentiate and provide greater flexibility in a constantly evolving (swiftly digitalising) marketplace. In this video, CFO Philippe Wirth gives an overview of the business, including the key FY18 financials and the switch to the group’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering. He discusses the acquisitions of Innofis and Elaxy and also the winning of industry awards. Mr Wirth describes the group’s digital banking platform and discusses the impact of Brexit. He explains the key drivers of the business and outlines why management is optimistic on the outlook.
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07/12/2018 | CREALOGIX Group

Executive interview - Bigblu Broadband

Executive interview - Bigblu Broadband

With more than 110,000 customers across 30 countries, Bigblu Broadband (formerly Satellite Solutions Worldwide) is the world’s largest multi territory alternative broadband service provider connecting consumers, businesses and governments to super-fast broadband via satellite, fixed wireless and 4G/5G.
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29/10/2018 | Bigblu Broadband

Executive interview – Nanoco Group

Executive interview – Nanoco Group

In this interview Nanoco's CEO Michael Edelman discusses progress with the company's key US nanomaterials partner as it moves towards larger production volumes, expected for H1 FY20. He talks about the company's IP portfolio and why increased patent-filing activity could signal that the time for quantum dots may now have come. He also discusses the display market and what needs to happen to drive broader adoption of quantum dot televisions. New CFO, Brian Tenner, discusses why he joined the business, guidance for FY19 and what the financial profile of the business might look like once volume shipments commence.
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19/10/2018 | Nanoco Group

Executive interview - WANdisco

Executive interview - WANdisco

David Richards, CEO, provides an update on WANdisco’s progress with its partners, most notably with Microsoft and IBM. He also explains the company’s revenue model, and how the changing partnerships are expected to alter WANdisco’s growth profile. Erik Miller, CFO, goes on to explain how the company expects to deliver a significant ramp in bookings and revenues to meet consensus forecasts for the full year. He also details the cash costs over H1, and how he expects these to evolve over the second half. Finally, David provides an overview of WANdisco’s entry into the blockchain ecosystem and the problems that DConE seeks to address.
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01/10/2018 | WANdisco

Executive interview – Manx Telecom

Executive interview – Manx Telecom

Manx Telecom [AIM: MANX] is the leading provider of broadband and telecommunications services on the Isle of Man. The company provides a full range of fixed, mobile, broadband, data, hosting and managed services to consumers, businesses and the public sector. The company’s global solutions business provides solutions for the international traveller and internet of things markets. More recently the company has established Vannin Ventures, a wholly owned ventures subsidiary which invests in and incubates technology companies.
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05/09/2018 | Manx Telecom

Executive interview – Boku

Executive interview – Boku

Boku, the largest independent direct carrier billing (DCB) company, listed on AIM in November 2017. Boku operates a billing platform that connects digital content merchants with mobile network operators (MNOs) in more than 50 countries. Supporting merchants to offer DCB helps them to acquire customers and convert them to loyal, paying customers. Boku has signed up the leading merchants in key digital content categories (music, app stores, games) and, after a period of investment to connect merchants and MNOs to its platform, is seeing strong volume growth. Boku has c 150 employees, with its main offices in the US, UK, Germany and India.
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04/09/2018 | Boku

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 56% 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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31/08/2018 | EMIS Group

Executive interview – 7digital

Executive interview – 7digital

Simon Cole, CEO of 7digital, discusses the circumstances of the delayed release of the FY17 results, then goes on to describe the key points from the figures and trading. He talks through the group’s recent capital investment and how the spend will improve the group’s positioning. Simon then describes the additional market opportunities that have stemmed from last year’s major acquisition of 24-7 and the broader openings for brand owners to cement their customer relationships through offering music streaming. Lastly he discusses how music consumption within the home is changing with the advent of smart, connected speakers and how 7digital can take advantage.
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16/08/2018 | 7digital Group

XP Power H118 interim results

XP Power H118 interim results

In this interview, CEO Duncan Penny and CFO Gavin Griggs discuss XP Power’s H118 results. The company saw record revenues, profits and bookings despite currency headwinds, and has a strong backlog going into H218. Duncan and Gavin discuss the recent Glassman High Voltage acquisition and how this has rounded out the company’s product portfolio. As recent acquisitions have increased exposure to the semiconductor manufacturing market, this segment is now reported separately. Gavin discusses the impact of supply chain shortages, including the likely gross margin and working capital impacts, as well as action the company is taking to mitigate this. Duncan highlights his expectations for continued market share gains and the potential for further acquisitions once recent deals have been digested.
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30/07/2018 | XP Power

Executive interview - SDL

Executive interview - SDL

In this interview, SDL’s CEO, Adolfo Hernandez, articulates his vision of how SDL will look once the current transformation programme is complete. He discusses the different elements of the programme, which include technology innovation, investing in premium solutions for vertical markets and the organisational structure. He also describes the different stages of the transformation cycle, where SDL is on this cycle and when he expects these changes to start coming though in the financial performance of the business.
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23/07/2018 |

Executive interview - Thin Film Electronics

Executive interview - Thin Film Electronics

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) provides complete mobile marketing solutions that enable brands to connect directly with consumers via electronic tags, instead of having the marketing message filtered by search engines, social media sites and e-commerce sites. The tags may also be used to authenticate a product or as anti-theft devices. Thinfilm has developed a highly innovative printed electronic technology, which, once its new fabrication facility is fully operational in 2019, will enable the manufacture of electronic tags in the volumes and at the price-point required for the deployment of billions of tags on a wide range of items, broadening the Internet of Things into the Internet of Everything.
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09/05/2018 | Thin Film Electronics

Executive interview - Nanoco Group

Executive interview - Nanoco Group

Nanoco CEO, Michael Edelman, discusses the company’s agreement with a large, undisclosed US-listed corporation, where Nanoco is being funded by the partner to scale-up and produce commercial volumes of infrared nano-particles for sensor applications. He explains why the company’s IP and expertise in developing and scaling up production were key to winning this business. Moving on to other applications, he discusses the factors which have held up progress in the display market and also the advances Nanoco the company is making in horticultural lighting and healthcare imaging. He rounds up by explaining how the company is now on a much stronger financial footing, with costs substantially reduced and cash due to come in from the US partner and HMRC tax credits.
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20/04/2018 | Nanoco Group

Executive interview - Boku

Executive interview - Boku

Boku, the largest independent direct carrier billing (DCB) company, listed on AIM in November 2017. Boku operates a billing platform that connects digital content merchants with mobile network operators (MNOs) in more than 50 countries. Supporting merchants to offer DCB helps them to acquire customers and convert them to loyal, paying customers. Boku has signed up the leading merchants in key digital content categories (music, app stores, games) and, after a period of investment to connect merchants and MNOs to its platform, is seeing strong volume growth. Boku has c 150 employees, with its main offices in the US, UK, Germany and India.
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10/04/2018 | Boku

Executive interview - Blue Prism

Executive interview - Blue Prism

Blue Prism is a world leading provider of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software. These software ‘robots’ are trained to automate manual, rules-based, administrative processes to create a more agile, cost-effective and accurate working environment. Blue Prism coined the term “robotic process automation” in 2012 after spending four years industrialising the product with a number of blue-chip customers, including Barclays Bank, Co-operative Banking Group, Telefónica O2, RWE npower and Shop Direct. Blue Prism operates an indirect software licensing sales model and has built an extensive base of partners including Accenture, Cap Gemini, Deloitte, EY, IBM and KPMG. The company listed on AIM in March 2016 and reported revenues of £24.5m for the year-ended 31 October 2017.
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23/03/2018 | Blue Prism

Executive interview - Kape Technologies

Executive interview - Kape Technologies

Kape specialises in the online distribution of consumer cyber security and digital maintenance software. The majority of sales relate to the distribution of its proprietary technology, which includes internet VPN services (CyberGhost), PC repair software (ReImage and ReImage for Mac) and PC driver repair software (DriverAgent). It also uses its online consumer acquisition expertise and network to run third-party online media campaigns. The group has headquarters in Camden, London and has approximately 360 employees across its operations in Israel, Cyprus, Romania and Manilla.
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15/03/2018 | Kape Technologies

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 56% 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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14/03/2018 | EMIS Group

Executive interview - door2door

Executive interview - door2door

Maxim Nohroudi is Managing Director and co-founder of door2door, Germany's leading mobility startup. door2door provides a mobility platform directly to cities and transport companies, which allows them to autonomously and independently operate new mobility services ie on demand ride-share shuttles. The platform integrates these new services into existing transport infrastructures (inter-modal routing), and performs a detailed analysis of supply and demand of the customer’s existing mobility network (insights). The company employs 100+ employees in Berlin & Porto Alegre (Brazil).
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03/01/2018 | door2door

Executive Interview - appScatter

Executive Interview - appScatter

In this interview, Jason Hill, chief revenue officer of appScatter, provides an outline of the platform’s core capabilities. He describes the business uses of the platform and explains how, with its unique distribution to 50+ Android and iOS stores, app publishers can save considerable resources as well as increasing their reach and, ultimately, monetisation. He goes on to outline the vast and growing market opportunity, and the company’s SaaS business model. He also explains the group’s strategy following the recent public launch of the platform to convert a significant pipeline of registered interest to paying customers, and the benefits of launching a marketplace that will enable the integration of third-party software into the appScatter platform. Finally, Jason summarises the three key reasons why he believes investors should consider appScatter: its first mover advantage, the attractive and scalable business model, and the size and growth dynamic of the global app market.
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11/12/2017 | appScatter

Executive interview - Nanoco Group

Executive interview - Nanoco Group

CEO of Nanoco, Dr Michael Edelman, discusses the operational highlights of the last year, which included the first commercial orders for the company’s cadmium free quantum dots in computer displays. He explains why the commercialisation cycle has been more protracted than initially thought but expresses confidence that the company now has a healthy pipeline of potential customers moving closer towards commercial orders. Michael also provides an update on the company’s competitive positioning, and the developments of the technology for non-display applications. Finally, Michael talks about the milestones that investors should be looking for in 2018.
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20/11/2017 | Nanoco Group