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.
According to The Telegraph, 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. 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 yesterday, 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; 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, says The Telegraph.
Links / further reading: Technology Intelligence