Banks have continued to invest in IT despite the downturn. Industry analyst Martha Bennett, of
Freeform Dynamics, explains some of the reasons why. And Steve Chambers, CIO of Visa Europe, discusses the challenges that come with storing 22bn pieces of information, as well as developing new payment technologies.
Plus, in the first of a three-part interview, we hear from Gavin Michael, chief technology innovation officer at Accenture, on why businesses will buy IT services from the cloud.
In this week’s podcast: We talk to the head of science at the Royal Horticultural Society about the science of gardening and about a new competition he has launched to encourage biodiversity in gardens, called The Big Wildlife Garden; we talk to Amy Gutmann, chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, about an awful breach of ethics which involved US researchers in Guatemala infecting people with sexually transmitted diseases without their consent; and, Deborah Cohen reports for the BMJ on an unprecedented disclosure of product information by a medical technology company.
Presented by Clive Cookson with Andrew Jack and Diana Garnham.
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