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Exploring London-Based Startups Flourishing in Canada’s Business Landscape

As a rich hub of innovation and enterprise, London has been home to a multitude of startups since 2020. These young companies are not only contributing to the growth of the UK’s economy but are also bringing fresh ideas and new solutions to the...

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WCKD RZR to explore custom data solution for UK’s financial services sector, in collaboration with The City of London Corporation and City Police

WCKD RZR, a prominent data enablement firm, has been chosen to participate in this year’s Cyber Innovation Challenge being hosted by the City of London Corporation and City of London Police.

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DATA MINING INNOVATION UNLEASHED: 15 UK STARTUPS REVOLUTIONIZING THE FIELD

In today’s fast-paced digital world, data has become the new currency driving innovation, efficiency, and growth. As organizations strive to gain a competitive edge, harnessing the power of data mining has emerged as a key strategy. In this article, we shine a spotlight on 15 fascinating data mining startups in the United Kingdom that are pushing boundaries, shaping industries, and redefining what’s possible. From advanced analytics to artificial intelligence, these startups are at the forefront of transforming data into valuable insights and actionable intelligence.

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WCKD RZR receives The People’s Platform Award for outstanding company culture

WCKD RZR, a leading Data Enablement company focused on transforming the way enterprises access and govern their data, has been honoured with the prestigious 2023 People's Platform Award which celebrates companies at the forefront of workplace culture and employee innovation.

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WCKD RZR Take Part in Cyber Innovation Challenge 2023

The six-week sprint of the second Cyber Innovation Challenge has kicked off, with participating tech companies presenting their proposed solutions to this year’s use case. The Challenge tasks participants to address a use case that meets the current need of financial and professional services (FPS) and the City of London Police by advancing the development of innovative tech solutions in the face of evolving digital threats.

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Department of Science, Information and Technology and Infosecurity Europe unveil UK’s Most Innovative Cyber SME 2023 finalists

The Department of Science, Information and Technology (DSIT) in partnership with Infosecurity Europe, the most influential information security event, have today unveiled the shortlist for the UK’s Most Innovative Cyber SME 2023 contest. Read more in BDaily News:

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Corporate to SaaS: How can future startup founders make the jump?

Regular salary, pensions and great benefits. Why would dynamic business leaders leave the comfy surroundings of a big corporate company for the fast and furious challenge of working at a Software as a Service (SaaS) startup? What does it take for high-level executives to swap the corporate life with founding or joining a seed stage or early stage business.

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An Internet of Data May be on the Horizon

Mobile World Congress this month brought the industry a huge number of demos; some of 6G, but much more strikingly of 5G being given a context.

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The end of big data transformation projects for banks and other global businesses?

London-based Data Enablement startup, WCKD RZR, says its latest “revolutionary” AI-powered software solution eradicates the need for costly, often unachievable, big data transformation projects. Read more in LDN Daily:

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WCKD RZR intros silo-busting data platform

UK startup WCKD RZR has unveiled Data Now software at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it says catalogs different databases anywhere in a customer’s network and gives them instant access to all their databases’ content. Read more in Blocks and Files:

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WCKD RZR launches the world’s fastest, simplest, data access revolution

WCKD RZR's new AI-powered ‘Data Now’ software spiders unlimited databases in minutes, anywhere in the world, giving organisations fully-compliant virtually instant, unmitigated, sight and fingertip access to their data. Read all about it on Yahoo Finance....

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WCKD RZR’s CEO helps ignite the cyber runway

WCKD RZR’s CEO is one of just six startup founders to be selected as a high-potential leader on the largest government-backed cyber startup accelerator in the UK. Read more in UK Tech News...

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Plexal inducts six into cyber leadership scheme

Innovation and startup hub Plexal has inducted six “high-potential” cyber security leaders, including WCKD RZR's CEO Chuck Teixeira, into a programme set up to provide “authentic, tailored support” to enhance leadership skills and grow their businesses. Read more in Computer Weekly

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Bad luck Google, so close and yet so far...

Is Google’s new ‘Dynamic Data Masking’ solution an innovation or is it a sign that the once cool, agile start-up has become an uncool, corporate monolith? Read our Chief Technology Officer, Jon Farina's thoughts on this, featured in Technology Dispatch:

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What is a Data Mesh?

This is a thorny one! What is a Data Mesh? If you Google it, you’ll come across various explanations, but if you’re not Computer Science focused, you’ll still end up wondering: “What IS a data mesh?” Read our Chief Technology Officer Jon Farina's easy-to-understand explanation, featured in Technology Dispatch:

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Data enablement startup joins the UK’s largest fast track accelerator

Data enablement startup WCKD RZR’s global growth strategy has received a supercharged boost after it secured a highly sought after place on the largest government-backed cyber startup accelerator in the UK. The London-based business is one of just 35 cyber startups, SMEs and scaleups joining the Grow and Scale streams of the Cyber Runway accelerator backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and delivered by Plexal. (photo credit: istock-gorodenkoff)

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Data strategy failing among mining industry management

Data strategy should be a higher priority in the mining industry as many CEOs do not have a digital strategy, according to a new report. Data strategy is key to business success and mining companies need to mine their own data as effectively as they extract natural resources, according to a new study of digital technology and data strategy within the sector.

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WCKD RZR selected for inaugural AWS FinTech accelerator

London-based data enablement software startup, WCKD RZR, has been selected to take part in the inaugural Amazon Web Services (AWS) FinTech Accelerator programme. Hundreds of European startups applied to be part of the highly prestigious first intake and WCKD RZR is among the 50 successful applicants.

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WCKD RZR selected for first-ever AWS FinTech accelerator

London-based data enablement software startup, WCKD RZR, has been selected to take part in the inaugural Amazon Web Services (AWS) FinTech Accelerator programme. Chuck Teixeira, founder and CEO of WCKD RZR, said: “We are proud and privileged to be among the cool and eclectic intake of fintech startups across Europe chosen for the 2022 cohort of the AWS FinTech Accelerator programme.

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Survey: Mining Sector Severely Lags Behind on Digital Transformation

Mining companies need to mine their own data as effectively as they extract natural resources, according to a new study of digital technology and data strategy within the sector. A survey of senior mining professionals across 57 countries, conducted for data enablement software company, WCKD RZR, and mining executive search and recruitment consultants, Stratum International, shows poor and haphazard take-up of digital technology and data strategies. Nearly four out of five respondents (77%) thought mining CEOs had failed to make provision for a digital strategy. More than one in three thought that while most CEO's acknowledge the importance of data, few had implemented data analytics' strategies.

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WCKD RZR and Collibra seal key technology partnership

WCKD RZR, the pioneering Data Enablement software startup, has forged a key technology partnership with leading Data Intelligence firm, Collibra. The new agreement will provide customers of both businesses with a seamlessly integrated global data technology solution, accelerating data discovery and streamlining data mapping and cataloguing through machine learning. WCKD RZR’s Data Enablement software, Data Watchdog unlocks the potential of any multinational organisation’s data by allowing them to find, govern and access data in each country, in real time, fully compliant with relevant data sharing, privacy and governance rules. The Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud is a single system of engagement that unifies data governance, data privacy, data catalogue, data lineage and data quality.

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What is Data Enablement Software?

There has been a common narrative for years that says: ‘in order to understand and make use of our data we need to put it in one place so that people can make use of it for their business processes.’ Some describe these as their “use cases”. Perhaps this is a slightly improved situation than before because businesses normally store their data in numerous technology silos, and vendor lock-in is common. The theory, therefore, makes sense. Move it to a new silo, or system, and everything will be accessible and useable.

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Former HSBC data boss joins WCKD RZR as CTO

HSBC’s former global data analytics boss Jon Farina has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer at the ground-breaking ‘Data Enablement’ software company, WCKD RZR. The pioneering start-up’s software eradicates a myriad of international data privacy, management and cost issues for multi-national businesses, and recently raised USD$1.2m (GPB£920,000) from angel investors. WCKD RZR was founded by HSBC’s former Chief Administration Officer, Chuck Teixeira and is already making significant waves in the data technology sector. The appointment of Jon Farina brings the former HSBC colleagues back together, where Farina will help to drive growth and sales at the London-based company.

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$1.2m pre-seed investment for WCKD RZR

WCKD RZR, the pioneering start-up whose software eradicates a myriad of international data privacy, management and cost issues for multi-national businesses, has raised $1.2m (£920,000) from angel investors. WCKD RZR is a ground-breaking ‘Data Enablement’ software company founded by HSBC’s former Chief Administration Officer, Chuck Teixeira. Teixeira’s London-based company is solving a painful data headache for global businesses today – one which the Canadian founder faced when he was HSBC’s Head of Transformation for Global Banking and Markets.

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One to Watch #8: WCKD RZR’s Chuck Teixeira on revolutionising data access in multinationals

More than a decade ago, a friend of Chuck Teixeira’s took him to a famous psychic in New York on a night out. “I was kind of sceptical” he tells The Stack: “But I had this conversation with the psychic and they said, ‘one day you’re going to run a technology company, you’re going to be involved in technology’. I said ‘there’s no chance – I’m a banker. Never, never, never, never, never!’ And then 10 years later, here we are…”

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International data privacy software WCKD RZR collects angel funding

WCKD RZR, a new startup positioned at eradicating the myriad of international data privacy, management and cost issues for multi-national businesses, has scored $1.2m from angel investors. With this capital, the RegTech company is eyeing staff hires. WCKD RZR was founded by former HSBC chief administration officer Chuck Teixeira. The idea for the company came after Teixeira noticed there was no automation tool that let a multi-national bank leverage machine learning to catalogue cloud-based data, while ensuring all regulatory requirements and access controls were met.

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