The Financial Times is today launching the Business Technology Debates, a series of video debates between the Financial Times and Computer Weekly on topical business and technology issues. Published monthly, the debates are timed to coincide with the FT’s flagship technology report ‘The Connected Business‘ and will carry advertising from technology giant Oracle.
The Business Technology Debates, like The Connected Business, are aimed at C-suite executives who may not have specific technology skills or knowledge, but still want to be aware of the important technology trends, and understand the benefits for their company. Hosted on FT.com at www.ft.com/business-technology-debates, the series will be complemented with further reading on each topic from the FT and Computer Weekly. Each 10-minute debate will be hosted by an FT journalist, and the panel will include a Computer Weekly journalist and an invited guest. Content is syndicated to ComputerWeekly.com.
The participants in the first debate today about IT and financial services are Duncan MacInnes, chief executive of Xenfin Capital, a hedge fund; Steve Grob, director of group strategy at Fidessa, a UK trading technology company; Bryan Glick, editor-in-chief of Computer Weekly; and Maija Palmer, the FT’s technology correspondent. Watch here.
Future themes include IT and business leadership, IT and regulation, paying for IT and IT and customers.