In April, we brought together space leaders and experts
across the private, public and academic worlds for ‘Event Horizon – a UK Space
Partnering with The National Security & Resilience
Consortium (NS&RC) and Fieldfisher, we held a fantastic day of debate,
knowledge sharing and networking – the first steps in building a richer and
more dynamic collaborative ecosystem across the space sector.
Throughout the day 60 attendees, from SMEs to large
enterprises, academia and not for profits listened to keynote talks stimulating
much discussion and idea sharing. Doug Millard, deputy curator of the Science
Museum, spoke about the future of space. As well as Alan Brunstrom, from the
European Space Agency, on the influence of space on the economy.
Stuart Martin, CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult,
stressed the importance of the innovative technologies SMEs within the space
sector are developing. These technologies may lead to the creation of new
markets as they address everyday problems in the future.
Davis, Managing Director of Aerospace, Defence and Security for Sopra Steria
commented, “We are committed to enabling SMEs in the Space sector. We want to
form the kind of relationships where SMEs can focus on growing their business
knowing they have a trusted partner that will be with them long term.”
Event Horizon was an extremely positive day for the sector. As
a collective, we are committed to shaping the future of the consortium and the
UK space sector, together.
If you work or contribute to the UK space sector and would
be interested in joining our consortium and future symposiums please complete this form
In 2013, Steria Ltd pledged to support the armed forces
community through the signing of the covenant. It is a pledge that recognises the
need to treat those who have served in the armed forces, and their families,
with respect and fairness. In the five years since we signed this pledge,
Steria went on to become Sopra Steria and it is with great pleasure we
reconfirm our commitment to this covenant with a new signing by John Torrie,
CEO of Sopra Steria UK and Asia.
Our pledge focuses on three key themes;
- Employment opportunities for ex-service men and
women, reservists and their families including assisting with transition from
military to civilian employment
- Fundraising for Armed Forces charities through a
series of events throughout the year including our Community Matters week
- Supporting local cadet and school outreach
activities by providing speakers, facilitators and mentors to programmes
Sopra Steria is proud of the activity we already undertake
towards these three themes and 2019 is no exception. We are exhibiting at a
number of the Career Transition Partnership recruitment events as well as
Security Cleared Expo. We are undergoing a resource transformation programme
that looks specifically at this community and how we attract talent, support
them through the process and then manage transition and career development.
We are also delighted to be sponsoring the category of
‘Innovator of the Year’ at the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards. Innovation
is at the heart of what we do at Sopra Steria so we are delighted to be in a
position to recognise that amongst this community.
A copy of our pledge can be found on the Armed
Forces Covenant website.
This week Sopra Steria launched a new open source intelligence gathering platform, Smart i3, at the Internet Intelligence and Investigations Conference held by the National Police Chiefs Council. As platinum sponsors of the event, which brings together around 350 law enforcement and Government officials, the team hosted a workshop, delivered a key note speech and conducted live demonstrations on the exhibition stand.
Introducing Smart i3
Conducting online investigations in a fast-paced and ever-evolving digital landscape can be complex and time intensive. Smart i3 is a powerful and disruptive tool with the ability to fuse disparate data sets and present connections in a meaningful way to investigators. The platform’s advanced algorithms sift through vast amounts of open-source data in minutes, reducing the time-to-intelligence from hours to minutes. Securely hosted in the UK, this open-source tool minimises manual search activity and speeds up evidence-case creation, supporting intelligence-led searches across the range of authorised investigation levels.
Sopra Steria has a proud history as a service provider to police forces and law enforcement agencies, as well as wider criminal justice organisations. Smart i3 is a demonstration of its commitment to investing in technology and services that will transform our public sector.
Vern Davis, Managing Director of the Sopra Steria’s Aerospace, Defence and Security sector commented:
“Sopra Steria is a specialist in technology and digital transformation and is proud to be recognised as a strategic partner to Government and across the Public Sector. Transforming the way public services are delivered for the benefit of society is a vision in which we believe in. Bringing to market new and innovative technologies, such as Smart i3, is a demonstration of that commitment.”
Shona Wright, Head of ADS Marketing said:
“The Internet Intelligence and Investigations Conference was the ideal place for us to formally launch Smart i3 and we thank the National Police Chiefs’ Council for inviting industry to take part in this flagship event.”
To find out more and request a demo, please visit www.soprasteria.co.uk/smart-i3