Professor Kerensa Jennings is BT Group Director of Digital Impact. She serves on the Institute of Coding Diversity and Inclusion Board and the Advisory Board of Digital Access For All. Until recently, Kerensa was CEO of the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA), an international programme aiming to help address the digital skills gap. Kerensa was previously a TV producer and the BBC's Head of Strategic Delivery. Her work on the BBC's Make it Digital strategy earned the Innovation Enterprise Chief Strategy Officer's Best Innovation Award. Kerensa is also a Professor, an Executive Coach and a bestselling author. She is passionate about helping people unlock their potential and has been selected among the most influential women in UK tech for the last three years by Computer Weekly.
Azure Sphere, an all-in-one platform to secure IoT devices that Microsoft has been developing for nearly two years, is launching this week in general availability.
Azure Sphere combines a hardware chip, a Linux OS and a cloud security service. The one-time fee effectively covers the price of the chip, with Microsoft bundling licenses, the OS, the security service and free OS updates for the lifetime of the chip in for free.
Microsoft has announced a five-year plan to invest $1.1bn into Mexico and establish a cloud region in the country.
The Mexico region will take Microsoft's global tally to 57, which are located in 22 countries. A cloud region consists of two or more data centres, but Microsoft has not revealed how many facilities it plans to build or where they will be located.
Google has insisted UK user data will remain safe despite plans to move millions of accounts to the US, where there is weaker oversight. The tech giant said it will shift control of UK data from Google Ireland – where it is under tough EU regulation – to its American parent Google LLC as a result of Brexit. EU-wide GDPR rules which require firms to protect people’s data and privacy are among the strictest in the world, but the US has no equivalent.