London Speaks: About the Future of the App Economy
The Economist Intelligence Unit recently interviewed three business leaders about the future of the application economy.
Enterprises in the App Economy
Mark Hughes, CEO of BT Security, defines the application economy and discusses the role for large organizations to drive the demand. He explains the ecosystem of enterprises, governments and citizens that use the applications to drive the economy as a whole.
The App Economy in Great Britain
Gerard Greach, CEO of Tech City U.K., discusses the size of the British tech economy and where that fits in the world. He shares how British tech is creating three times more jobs than in the wider economy. He explains that engagement between government and the private sector creates the political leadership needed to facilitate growth across the economy.
Recipe for Success in the App Economy
Hadley Beeman, data architect and former technology advisor to the U.K. Cabinet Office, shares her recipe for success for the public / private sector partnership in the app economy.
- Government needs to make the most out of all the innovations coming out of industry, as well as fund and foster ideas.
- Listen to the technology industry to create the right regulatory environment.