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Infinity Works partners with Generation to tackle demand for digital skills


Leading UK digital transformation consultancy Infinity Works has announced an exciting new partnership with global youth employment non-profit organisation, Generation UK & Ireland, to help support unemployed youths and plug the UK digital skills gap.

Building upon its successful in-house data engineering Academy, Infinity Works has worked with Generation to design a unique free 12-week programme that supports young people, who are either unemployed or come from an underprivileged background, start a career in tech.

The course, focused on data engineering, is being delivered remotely and contains an extensive blend of programming and employment training to prepare students for a future role in industry. Using its extensive network, Generation will connect students with employers across the UK struggling to fill entry-level digital roles.

Clement Pickering, Director of Academy at Infinity Works, said: “We’re both proud and excited to be partnering with Generation to help support young people get their first foot on the tech career ladder. During the last 12 months, we’ve seen a growing demand for data skills that enable businesses to build meaningful solutions that unlock value. Tech businesses in the UK have an important role to play in educating and empowering young people so that they have the skills to help bridge the widening UK digital skills gap.”

Michael Houlihan, CEO of Generation, said: “We’re delighted to launch this pioneering Data Engineering programme in partnership with Infinity Works. Infinity Works are a market leader with deep expertise in the field, plus one of a growing list of companies from Leeds making an important contribution to the wider UK tech sector.

“We’re looking forward to helping hundreds, if not thousands, of young people land their dream jobs in the UK tech sector, widening access to these exciting careers to people that may not otherwise have had the opportunity, and addressing the UK digital skills gap all at once. The response from young people, employers, and policy makers has been fantastic, and we’re excited to get going with programmes in London, Manchester, and Birmingham in 2020, and more cities to follow in 2021.”

The data engineering programme is open to people aged 18 to 29 and aren’t currently in education, training, or stable employment. The first cohort included people from the Birmingham area with another programme underway in Central London. The course is also currently open to people from Manchester with more locations planned for the future.

As part of the collaboration, Infinity Works will provide instructors and the technical content, with Generation adding expertise and content around wider professional skills and connecting graduates with employers in the tech sector.

Anyone interested in joining the programme can find out more by visiting: https://uk.generation.org/

According to research from The Resolution Foundation, an additional 600,000 18-24-year-olds could be unemployed this year as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Infinity Works has trained 55 people through its own Academy and placed them in full-time employment in digital roles.

Infinity Works has offices in Manchester, Leeds, London and Edinburgh

About Infinity Works

Infinity Works is one of the UK’s leading digital transformation consultancies, as recognised by the Financial Times. From tier-one retail to financial services, and in some of the largest digital-led projects in national government, we enable the country’s most recognised brands to digitally transform. With more than 400 highly-skilled people, we consult with our customers on the best way to achieve tech-driven transformation through services including full-stack engineering, cloud, data, and mobile. Learn more at infinityworks.com.

About Generation

Generation is a not-for-profit social enterprise that deliver programmes to recruit, train and place young people into work. Our projects deliver a proven return on investment (ROI) for both employers and young people. Having launching 2015, we have quickly become one of the world’s largest demand led youth employment programme. We have placed 36,000 young people into roles, working with over 2,000 employer partners to date across 12 countries and 26 professions.

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Closing the digital talent gap – how to develop tech skills


One of the biggest challenges faced by businesses today is a shortage of employees with tech skills. In the UK alone, research shows that 11.3 million people don’t have a complete range of basic digital skills while 4.3 million people have none.

As the technology ecosystem rapidly expands and businesses invest in new innovations to increase competitive advantage, it’s crucial that efforts are made to close this gap and train the workforce of the future. But how can that be done?

Tech skills are paramount

The recent coronavirus pandemic has definitely highlighted the importance of digital skills. With millions of people working remotely during lockdown, cloud computing, video conferencing, online collaboration tools and many other technologies have been crucial.

But as we come out of lockdown and offices reopen, that’s not to say digital skills will no longer be in demand. In fact, with nearly half of employees demanding more flexible working when they return to the workplace, digital skills will continue to be important.

With the rise of remote working and introduction of new technologies in the workplace, I believe there are three clear areas of skill development needed.

The ability to learn how to use new technology, such as new systems, and adapt our ways of working to them. This could be a new bit of software that replaces an Excel spreadsheet, or an RFID scanner that replaces manual checks. Technology is forging its way into our daily working lives, and we shouldn’t underestimate the cultural implications of this in organisations.

The ability to innovate and consider where technology could improve or replace existing products, services and processes. We’ve seen multiple products and industries be disrupted in recent years – for example, online streaming such as Netflix destroying the video rental sector once dominated by Blockbuster. Digital skills aren’t just about coding and building products; they’re fundamentally about thinking digitally, and considering how technology can improve the world we live in.

The development of new products and technology. This is where we get into the area of deep digital skills where engineers and developers sit – actually building solutions on the back of new ideas.

Not everyone in society will need to be able to code, but everyone will need a deeper understanding of how technology is built, and what it’s capable of, so they can help to ensure the evolved products, services and businesses are satisfying, and in some cases, creating consumer demand.

In order to close the digital skills gap and ensure staff are equipped for the future, businesses must help people to develop these skills. But where do you start?
Firstly, be honest and transparent. Digitisation is no longer an optional thing; it’s happening. So, helping to raise awareness and get people to embrace the digital journey has to come first.

Thereafter, it comes down to education. Employers need to start investing both time and money into digital education and skill development, not only as a means to improve their workforce’s skills but as a means to survive.

And I don’t mean that to be taken lightly. It’s been proven multiple times already that those businesses that fail to innovate and to digitise are the ones that, ultimately, fail. So, digital skills development at all levels should be an absolute priority.

Ultimately, while we accelerate further and faster into a fully digital world, I think it’s important that we don’t underestimate the cultural challenges at play here. The very world we’ve been accustomed to is changing, and changing fast.

It’s important that people and businesses get their heads around that, and then start to consider how they, themselves, are going to navigate that transition. And we’re always better when we navigate things together, rather than try to plot a course alone.

Written by Dan Lewis, founder of www.WeStryve.com

Research Links:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/essential-digital-skills-framework/essential-digital-skills-framework

A flexible future: Brits expected to call time on office life after lockdown

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One Digital Signage taking the fight to COVID-19 with cutting-edge LCD hand sanitiser solutions


The West Midlands-based digital signage specialists announce new distribution agreement with Northamber PLC following program of investment in sanitiser technologies essential to the UK’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

27th May 2020, Birmingham, UK – One Digital Signage are pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with Northamber PLC that will see the industry-leading AV & IT distributor promote and distribute One’s innovative range of hand sanitiser units.

One Digital Signage has understandably experienced huge interest in their sanitiser & thermometer-integrated products during recent months and this exclusive partnership is the latest step in the growth of this business area.

There is now a critical need for sanitiser solutions amongst organisations and venues exploring safe ways to open for business as their recovery from the COVID-19 crisis begins. One Digital Signage have already invested more than a hundred thousand pounds in the development of a unique range of units designed to meet this need.

“We found organisations can often feel forced towards purchasing Chinese manufactured units directly, with no UK warranty or in-country support” explains Richard Westhead, Managing Director at One Digital Signage.

“Put quite simply, it makes no sense to have such low resilience in an area that will become increasingly crucial to business continuity. That’s why all our units offer a full 3-year UK warranty, aftersales support and are CE, RoHS and RED approved.”

The sanitiser units boast lightweight design and a simple setup process, making self-installation possible for most businesses. Combined with a low maintenance construction utilising moulded plastics, which won’t corrode due to contact with sanitiser liquids, it means the units offer market-leading total cost of ownership.

By integrating their high-quality screen hardware into the range of wall-mounted or freestanding automatic hand sanitiser stations and kiosks, One Digital Signage has designed the products to allow organisations to comply with NHS guidance on infection control and most importantly protect their staff, customers and visitors.

The digital displays can be managed individually or as a network in order to deliver consistent and up to date information. Built-in 3G, WIFI and ethernet functionality allows the units to deliver connectivity options suitable for any location or business.

The units also include a nozzle management chip to provide reporting on sanitiser usage and reordering requirements. This ensures organisations know exactly how the devices are being used and can avoid business disruption from shortages or maintenance issues.

The larger units in the range, such as the 22” touchscreen curved kiosk, can be upgraded with hardware such as integrated thermal printers and infrared thermometers. These technologies provide a comprehensive and powerful infection-control solution for any site where admission, capacity and queues will require careful management in the future.

On the new distribution agreement Westhead comments: “The process of reopening for business is still surrounded by uncertainty. However, one thing that is guaranteed is the role digital signage has to play in keeping the population mindful and informed as the return to public spaces happens.

“We are looking forward to working exclusively with Northamber Group to bring our unique range of products to the market and play our part in the UK’s economic recovery at this unprecedented time.

“Having carried out their usual stringent due diligence process, the new partnership demonstrates Northamber’s confidence in ourselves and our sanitiser product range. It will now enable both our resellers and clients to benefit from Northamber’s incredible 40 years’ experience; as well as having access to their industry-leading logistics and distribution infrastructure.”

ABOUT ONE DIGITAL SIGNAGE

One Digital Signage are the UK’s leading LED & LCD Digital Signage Specialists. They have been Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) behind many well-known digital signage brands for over 20 Years.

Based in the Black Country, at the heart of the West Midlands, they manufacture a large range of LCD and LED, including: Digital Signage Kiosks, Indoor and Outdoor Totems & Displays and Screen Enclosures & Touch Screen solutions.

One Digital pride themselves on the quality of products and service offered and are one of very few manufacturers to offer a 3-year warranty alongside access to a dedicated technical support team.

The full range can be found on their website – www.onedigitalsignage.com

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AcademyNow.io is launched and ready for deployment. Digital Classrooms of the future


May 14th 2020, BitBahn Ltd, Bedford, UK, has spent the last 6 weeks looking at the impacts on various sectors of the UK due to Covid-19, to understand how and where we can add value by using technology. This week we have released our first fully managed cloud service, AcademyNow, to provide a full hybrid classroom environment that enables educators to continue to educate and engage students now and in the future wherever they reside. Our platform mixes the at school with the at home to deliver a fully engaging experience between educators and there students. Since the beginning of the crisis we have been reviewing the various industry platforms available and in use already in reaction to the Covid-19, choosing to learn from this and return to the basics of what a classroom really is today. AcademyNow delivers registration, control, and engagement. It allows the educator to teach as they normally would utilising their existing toolset while extending the classroom to the far reaches of the internet.

In the coming weeks the school system in the UK will be returning to a mixed mode of delivery based on the government’s latest guidance, this is where Academy now can step in and bridge the gap for education. Our system is uniquely tailored to each individual education organisation we work with, this allows us to provision and delivers service in line with the policy and guidelines required by each customer, breaking the one-size-fits-all approach that is causing constraint currently.

AcademyNow is delivered over standard broadband and can be accessed via, Laptops, Desktops, Ipad’s and most modern devices. The service is fully supported on a 24x7x365 basis, with our own in house engineers ready to fully support deployments and services.

Lee Quince, Director of BitBahn said:
“BitBahn is committed to delivering outstanding technology at this time. We are enabling services that are unique and solution providing.”
“We are specialists in the cloud. secure managed networks, hosting, and bespoke wireless solutions. We work very closely with our potential clients to fully understand their requirements and support them through the whole process and relationship.”

Charles Albinson-Currey, Director of BitBahn said:
“At BitBahn, we are proud that we are ready and able to help. Our robust and resilient solutions are allowing our client’s businesses to continue seamlessly and focus on what they do best.

Notes to Editors
1. For media inquiries please contact: leeq@bitbahn.io
+44 7970 070860
charlesa@bitbahn.io +44 7538 884091

2. AcademyNow our service is presented on https://academynow.io

2. BitBahn has a range of secure, bespoke, and off the shelf IT solutions to help businesses of all types to survive and thrive during this difficult period. We have specialists that can help reduce the stress and ensure your business can rise to the challenges.

For further information, please contact 01234 860 130 or go to our website at https://bitbahn.io

3. For smaller firms, sole-traders, and households our sister company BitStreme as a range of connectivity solutions with the potential to transform your internet experience.

For further information, please contact us on 01234 860130 or go to our website at https://bitstreme.io

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New Digital App Set to Transform the Landscape of Contact Tracing Practices


In the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, UK company, Vestigo has launched a new website to promote its efforts to develop a digital tracing app called Dot2Dot and test the prototype within the next few weeks.

Dot2Dot will digitise the manual contact tracing procedures utilised by health professionals, making those processes more efficient and less costly by harnessing AI capabilities and social network tracing to maximise the effectiveness of the process. It will mean more contacts can be traced than through current manual practices, at pace and at a lower cost.

The digital contact tracing app, which is at development stage, will primarily be of use in the war against Tuberculosis, but could help health authorities with other infectious diseases.

Dot2Dot was inspired by the daughter of Faye Grundy, one of the founders of Vestigo who, as a result of failures of manual contact tracing, went on to develop tuberculosis meningitis. The TB also spread to other organs, causing permanent damage to her brain, lungs and eyes.

Faye said: “In March 2017, I took my 11-month-old daughter, Dottie, to her village GP. At that time, she was recovering from her meningitis vaccination and had an ear infection.

“At the same time, there was another patient waiting to be seen by the GP who was confirmed – post appointment – to have highly infectious TB. Contact tracing was undertaken for his friends and family.

“However Public Health England’s manual practices failed to identify Dottie as a contact.

“Tragically Dottie went on to develop TB meningitis, pulmonary TB and ocular TB. She was critical on a ventilator in Intensive Care when she was diagnosed, having also developed hydrocephalus which required emergency neurosurgery and multiple subsequent neurosurgeries. She has miraculously survived but has lifelong injuries. As a family the impact is immeasurable.”

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB, currently infects one-quarter of the world’s population, with a 5–15% lifetime risk of falling ill from the disease.

The symptoms of active TB disease are very similar to COVID-19 – amongst them, a cough and fever – which may be mild, leading to delays in seeking care, thereby spreading from person to person through the air by coughing or sneezing. A person needs only to inhale a few of the bacterium to become infected.

Current contact tracing for the disease is conducted using paper-based questions to try and establish a history of movements. However, this process is flawed – paper records are error-prone, not centralised, and there is too much dependence on human interpretation.

Dot2Dot removes the need for paper-based questionnaires and digitises contact tracing to eliminate errors and make the whole process of infectious disease control much more efficient.

Martin Green, co-founder of Vestigo, said: “Digital contact tracing has the potential to revolutionise the process by which a health authority identifies people who might have been in contact with a person carrying an infectious disease.

 “When combined with isolation of infected individuals, contact tracing can be very effective in containing and stopping a disease outbreak.”

 Avoidable transmission of disease is the number one priority of public health officials and now governments globally.

Martin said: “The most effective way to delay the spread of an infectious disease is to apply accurate, effective and efficient contact tracing as soon as an initial index case is identified.

“The current models for contact tracing are antiquated and too subjective. As a result, practice is inconsistent and dependent on the competency of individual practitioners. Contacts are missed, often those who are the most vulnerable in society.

“The consequences of infectious disease outbreaks are significant both for public health at a macro and micro level, together with huge economic impact, again at both a macro and micro level. And this doesn’t begin to consider the individual human loss and devastation caused to families.”

He went on to say: “Dot2Dot has been designed primarily as a tool to help with manual contact tracing for TB, whereas a lot of the COVID 19 discussion is about population-level tracing.

“Having said that, we’re keen to help if the app can be successfully deployed in the context of the current COVID-19 epidemic.”

For more information, contact:

Martin Green

Vestigo,

The Bond
180-182 Fazeley Street
Birmingham
West Midlands
B5 5SE
UK

Website: https://dot2dot.app/

Email: contact@dot2dot.app
Phone: 0121 285 0102

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Consumer goods companies: how to launch your own successfully

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The rising influence of digital platforms can be a godsend or a curse to new consumer goods companies — the former if you know how to use them and the latter if you’re not up to speed. But does digital actually help new brands become successful? For example; new business owners have less need for renting a high street property, and sites such as YouTube and Facebook have provided free advertising that makes the cost of promoting a brand more affordable. So, clearly there are perks.

Could it be that we need to take standard business models and practices and simply digitalise them to be successful in 2018? Start-up customer goods companies need to harness traditional and novel methods of business to progress — but how do we do this?

Competing in the competitive market

The fusion of traditional and digital business processes is essential in 2018 for consumer goods companies — especially new ones. The idea of supply and demand has steered companies to huge profits from the start of commerce. If nobody wants it, they won’t buy it — do your research to establish what people want or need. Research online and use the wide reach of the internet to learn everything there is to know about your market. This will let you know if there is room for you in the industry, see what is currently trending, and help you make your range stand out from others.

Outwitting the competition

Competition has been around since the idea of business began — and this carries on through the digital age. What sets you apart from another company that sells similar products or offers services like yours?

If you’re new, you need to work extra hard to stand out — make customers choose you over established brands. Aspects like a cool logo, slick email marketing strategy and engaging Facebook presence can help. In a recent study, research from StartUp Britain (a national, government-backed campaign) suggests that there are around 80 new businesses launching in the UK every hour, so it’s clear that entrepreneurial competition is fierce. Remember, people have instant access to multiple websites and will compare prices before making a purchase.

Making the most of social media benefits

One of the largest perks of having a strong online presence and truly harnessing digital is the availability of free advertising. Marketing has always been essential to businesses across the decades. Today, you can advertise your entire stock completely free of charge using sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, networking sites help you build brand awareness and loyalty, while allowing your brand to engage with and get to know its audience for future marketing purposes.

Making your brand digital

How popular is digital? According to studies, very, which means it’s critical to your success that you become accustomed to ecommerce. Over 2017, nearly 90% of UK consumers have bought at least one item on the internet. Since the dependence on physical stores has eased, start-up customer goods companies on a budget can grow like never before. E-commerce not only saves you money on overhead costs, but it also has the potential to reach a large audience at once.

Let’s look at some statistics and see how massive companies have used digital platforms to succeed. Warehousing a huge variety of goods, eBay and Amazon have both become one-stop virtual shops for consumer goods, which proves that — with digital opportunities — you can also get a seat at the big-league table. What’s more, ASOS had over 73 million visits in August 2017, with more than a quarter of its traffic coming from the UK. Other online start-ups — such as Missguided, Pretty Little Thing and Boohoo — have all also successfully capitalised on the demand for online shopping and boast massive turnovers.

There are multiple ways you can use digital to your advantage, including advertising, boosting brand awareness and driving potential customers to look at your range. Merging the world of digital with the established, traditional methods of business, all start-up consumer goods companies have the opportunity to succeed on a budget.

Omega Plastics, a plastic injection moulding specialist, researched and created this article.

New InsureTech solution launched to ward off legal threat from digital accessibility non-compliance


A new technology solution has been launched to help organisations demonstrate reasonable adjustment towards digital accessibility compliance, and ward off the threat of increasingly prevalent legal action in the USA.  AAAtraq is an automated compliance identification management system that allows organisations to understand their existing level of accessibility non-compliance risk exposure, and then work towards full compliance through a managed process.

The number of digital accessibility lawsuits filed against companies of all sizes in the USA increased by 183% between 2017 and 2018 , and with increasing media scrutiny, those numbers are expected to have risen substantially in 2019. In one of the more high-profile cases, Domino’s Pizza was found guilty of not making its website app accessible for use by people with visual impairments, and was forced to make adjustments to improve its user experience.

AAAtraq is a new service that wants to reverse these trends, by giving website owners a low cost, fast track route to protecting their organisations from the risks of legal action with an easy to use managed service. As well as a personalised pathway to compliance, subscribers receive an AAAtraq ‘accessibility rating’ badge that can be displayed on websites warning those looking to take legal action that they are working towards digital compliance. Complementary insurance—currently for US-based organisations—with up to a US$50,000 benefit limit from global carrier BRIT adds further protection.

AAAtraq assesses current levels of risk, provides guidance to demonstrate reasonable adjustment and enables ongoing certification. A complementary ‘risk profile’ is accessible immediately online, helping any organization to quickly understand if their website is currently compliant and the precise level of risk they face.

1: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanrobinson/2019/09/25/website-accessibility-online-business/#4632ebba9c19

A monthly subscription service provides access to AAAtraq’s full managed service, which offers an automated approach to achieving ongoing compliance. This includes: a guided methodology and full digital supplier management, AI based training and education for developers and content producers, to ensure they understand their responsibilities; benchmarking and KPIs to measure improvements.

An inherent part of the non-compliance problem, according to CEO Lawrence Shaw, is that that accessibility legislation has become overly complicated. “Organisations are not deliberately non-compliant, but the level of misinformation in circulation coupled with a succession of successful legal cases in the US, has created the perfect storm,” he says.

This is because of three factors: opportunistic lawyers seeking financial rewards, digital suppliers who are not being held accountable by their clients and end user organisations who are too reliant on third party suppliers and unsure of their responsibilities according to the accessibility legislation to demonstrate ‘reasonable adjustment’.

“Digital inaccessibility lawsuits are one of the fastest growing financial risks for organisations who are literally ‘burying their heads in the sand’ because they don’t understand the accessibility legislation and mistakenly believe it is difficult and expensive to comply,” concludes Shaw.

For more information visit www.AAAtraq.com
Or contact

James Simpson, Managing Director,
TMCC +44 (0)13 7272 4686
j.simpson@tmccmarketing.co.uk
+44 (0)77 7192 0893

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Rapidly Growing Digital Agency Relocate to Facilitate Growth


Digital Reflow, the leading digital marketing consultancy in the East of England for premium and aspirational brands, has moved to new premises in Colchester to accommodate its expanding team as the business goes from strength to strength.

The new open-plan studio at The Old Joinery in Birch, just outside Colchester, provides a spacious new setting to establish the culture and aspirations of the company as it grows.

Only 12-months ago, Digital Reflow employed just six people from a small office in Stanway, Colchester. Today, the business has a team of ten, comprising of Graphic Designers, Web Developers and Marketers, with plans to recruit further over the coming months. 

With a focus on providing creative and innovative digital solutions, the team are committed to delivering strategies that not only increase brand awareness, but ultimately increase leads and provide an ROI that exceeds expectations. Their unique blend of business acumen, technical know-how and creativity ensure they drive meaningful success for their clients. 

Managing Director, Dan Mitchell commented: “Our business is ambitious and growing, just like the clients we work with. We needed premises that reflected who we are and where we’re going. 

‘The Old Joinery is a boutique office space with excellent communication links. It’s attracting creative businesses like Digital Reflow, and provides us with a professional space that is appropriate for meeting clients, whilst giving our people a bright and inspiring location to work from.

‘I’m excited about the potential we have and the projections we have for the growth of Digital Reflow in 2020 and beyond are extremely positive.’

Founded by Dan Mitchell in 2013, Digital Reflow is the leading digital marketing consultancy for premium and aspirational brands across a diverse number of industries, from professional services to consumer brands. 

Based at The Old Joinery, just outside Colchester, the business works with local, regional and national businesses looking to improve brand awareness and increase lead generation. 

The dedicated team combine design, web & digital marketing strategy to transform businesses into brands, achieve hard, measurable results, financial growth and brand engagement.

For more information please visit https://digitalreflow.co.uk/.

Press Contact

For further details please contact Lois Ransome by emailing lois@digitalreflow.co.uk or calling 01206 589 967.

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Dubai Based Fintech Set to Disrupt UK Digital Payments


Dubai, UAE: Dubai based fintech company specializing in payment processing is set to launch OG Bank and OG Pay (On the Go) a digital banking solution, chat based payment wallet and a digital point of sale (POS) all to be operated from mobile devices.

OG Bank and OG Pay have signed an agreement with Bankable, the global architect of “Banking as a Service” solutions, to offer digital banking and digital payment solutions primarily in the UK and Germany. Whilst OG Bank will be a digital bank, OG Pay claims that with a chat-based payment solution and digital pos through mobile phones in a closed loop environment they will cause major disruption in these markets.

Chat based payment solutions and mobile payment processing is widely and commonly used in Asia. For the last few years a cashless race has been seen in Asia with global players emerging however this type of technology has rarely been seen in Europe. A closed loop system can create advantages for consumers due to the competitive nature and low costs for operators.

Mohammed Ibraheem Khan, CEO of OG Bank and OG Pay said: “I chose Bankable as a technology partner to support my ambition in multiple markets. OG Pay will change the way individuals and businesses send and receive money along with how businesses process payments. We are going to ruffle feathers… A disruption is needed and disrupt we shall”.

“Bankable is delighted to partner with Dubai based OG Pay, a chat based payment pioneer, to launch new payment solutions in the UK and Germany. OG Pay is an ambitious organisation planning to launch digital banking services supported by Bankable API infrastructure, not only in Europe but also in Pakistan, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia and other jurisdictions,” says Eric Mouilleron, Founder and CEO of Bankable “Bankable will partner with OG Pay in all its markets, appointing new regional bank sponsors in the process.”

Whilst digital banks are emerging and growing in popularity the emergence of payment wallets and adoption in the UK and Europe has been slow. With the world in a cashless race only time will determine the success of such technology in established markets.

For further information, please contact:

Sara Malinowsky at Bankable sara@bnkbl.com / 020 3948 6034

Ancy Rajeev at OG Pay ancy@ogbank.co.uk

About OG Pay/OG Bank

OG Bank and OG Pay is a digital bank, chat based payment wallet and digital point of sale solution. Our digital payment solutions are powered through mobile phone devices and enabling users to avail full banking facilities, payment transfer through chat and transform their mobile device into a payment receiving and processing terminal.

About Bankable
Bankable is a global digital core banking platform and Banking as a Service provider. We help financial institutions, corporates and FinTechs deploy, orchestrate and operate highly differentiated payment solutions with quick time to market.

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Enhance Customer Interior Experience from the Digital Model


Human Solutions, experts and market leaders in digital ergonomics, and Design Rule, a leading provider of end-to-end digital manufacturing solutions, have today announced their UK partnership naming Design Rule as the sole supplier of RAMSIS in the UK.

Developed by Human Solutions, RAMSIS is the world’s leading 3D CAD manikin. It realistically simulates vehicle occupants and analyses the ergonomics of interiors, allowing you to ensure a high level of product maturity and already save on physical prototypes during the early development of your products on the CAD model.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Human Solutions to provide RAMSIS in the UK.” Commented Adam Bannaghan, Operations Director at Design Rule. “We already work extensively with leading manufacturers to ensure optimal product enhancement at every step of the product lifecycle, from concept through to design, production and beyond – and RAMSIS works seamlessly with the product suite we provide.”

Design Rule’ existing customers are already reaping the benefits of utilising digital solutions in the design stage – but predicting how a customer experiences an interior environment has always been difficult before the production of a physical product. RAMSIS’ ability to effectively analyse the ergonomics of any interior by realistically simulating a range of potential occupants solves that issue, giving manufacturers far greater earlier insight into their product from the design phase and ultimately reducing the time to market and overall cost.

“Whether in aircrafts, trains, cars, boats, planes or trucks, the vehicle occupants’ perception and experience will directly affect the success of your product. RAMSIS gives you a much greater digital view of this than any other solution available today. This solution should be essential for any company involved in vehicle interior design.” Comments Adam.

With its digital manikin RAMSIS, Human Solutions is the world market leader for ergonomic analyses in vehicles and state of the art technology. “We are looking forward to our partnership with Design Rule. I am confident that together we will succeed in raising companies’ awareness of vehicle ergonomics and thus contributing to greater safety and comfort for the drivers and occupants”, says Susanne Kiel, Senior Manager Partner Sales at Human Solutions.

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