Tech City Advocate and CEO of Optimity, Anthony Impey talks about the lack of superfast internet in London’s Tech City and slow speeds are damaging to the progression of businesses in Tech City.
Optimity has become the first company in Tech City to launch its own international apprenticeship exchange. Working with the Swiss Government and Swisscom, Optimity is running an intensive 6 week programme for apprentices to work in London’s Tech City.
Optimity's Founder, Anthony Impey, joined a panel of leading buisness figures at Catch 22's Employability Awards on 15th July 2014. The panel discussed a range of issues including the critical role young people have in the continued growth of the UK's tech sector. Afterwards, Anthony discussed the skills gap in Tech City with HRH Princess Anne and Douglas Flint, Chairman of HSBC.
For the second year running, Optimity supported the 2014 Digital Summer
Camp that took place between 3rd and 5th of July. The event attracted
thousands of young people interested in starting a career in tech. The
tech sector was out in force, with some of the most exciting companies
demonstrating what they do. It was all powered by Optimity's blindingly fast
wireless internet technology. One exhibitor (who declined to provide a
comment for the website but whose company name is shorthand for oxygen)
was amazed by the speed they were getting from our kit!
Optimity continues to battle it out against the big boys and is delighted to announce that we scooped Best Employer at the Microsoft Apprenticeship of the Year Awards at the House of Commons. Whilst that delights Team Optimity, the prouder moment is when our Tech City Star Georgi Grotsev was Highly Commended in the Apprentice of the Year Awards. This is massive achievement for Georgi, up against apprentices from around the UK. It also further demonstrates our commitment to working with young people and developing them into bright stars of the tech scene.
WCIT Celebrates UK Technology Entrepreneurs at Enterprise Awards 2014‘Oscars’ for rising stars of IT in their fourth year and going from strength to strength
London, 23rd June 2014 – The fourth annual WCIT Enterprise Awards has once again led the way in championing the entrepreneurial spirit of the new generation of technology entrepreneurs in the UK.
Optimity led the debate with a number of thought-leaders, start-up founders and investors about the importance of high performance broadband to London's tech businesses and the role they play in the global digital market. Read this report to find out what was said.
Last Friday a couple of members of Team Optimity took the driverless train that is the DLR to the UEL Docklands Campus to present an award to the Outstanding Elite Student. The winner of the award, Jaasir Ali, is definitely in the driving seat when it comes to his education and his career. Jaasir is bright, articulate, in line for a 1st Class in International Business and already working on a business of his own, it was amazing to support such an initiative and to hear Jaasir’s plans for the future.
Optimity joined ranks with 35 other employers, including John Lewis, Nestle, and BAE Systems, in a letter to the Government published in The Telegraph last Monday supporting the need to make changes to the apprenticeship system.
Whilst the future looks bleak for around 1 million young people who are unemployed in the UK, at Optimity we feel there is hope for the future. We continue to battle against this worrying statistic and make opportunities for young people in East London, who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance. Along with our apprentice partner, Tech City Stars we are committed to not only developing great raw talent on our apprenticeship scheme but to support Tech City Stars in their quest to find other employers in the technology space who are willing to give these great young people a chance.