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Tue
Octopus embraces Apps for Good
Jun 20, 2017

Some of the most creative and responsive technology-based ideas come from the youngest consumers. That’s why Octopus is proud to be a sponsor of Apps for Good, a charity that helps budding young entrepreneurs create tech products that tackle problems or issues they care about. On 20th June, finalists taking part in the nationwide Apps for Good competition will meet for its annual presentation ceremony. And Labs’ own Tcha Wilson will be among the judges.

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Mon
Octopus IT reaches cloud nine
Jun 12, 2017

The key to the new Octopus data warehousing system is the ability to bring disparate data sources together. “With this new system,” says Carl Preston, Head of Business Intelligence, “we can draw links between sales efforts and any resulting new business created. Sales and Business Development can then know if a marketing event was successful or not."

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Tue
Stefano has designs on Milan
May 30, 2017

June 1-3, Milan is set to play host to an international group of digital designers for three days of talks, workshops, networking, awards and, of course, partying Italian style. Among the prestigious group of designers judging this year’s competition, and eating all the free prosciutto and mozzarella balls they can handle, will be Octopus Labs’ own Stefano De Rosa.

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Tue
Labs backgammon club is mostly, but not entirely, about winning
May 23, 2017

For Harvey Sharp, the same qualities that make for a great Network Infrastructure Manager also apply to being a great backgammon player: tenacity, patience, luck, skill, experience and a thick skin when being called 'a geek’.

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Mon
Getting inspired at #WinTec17
May 15, 2017

Octopus Labs was well represented at this year’s Women in Technology Conference, taking place at Silicon Roundabout. So much so, the Labs office at 33 Holborn was said to feel strangely empty. As a key sponsor of this year’s event, Octopus brought speakers, held workshops, and managed an exhibition booth to give attendees a taste of the work being done at Labs.

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Fri
The Force is strong with Octopus Labs
May 05, 2017

This Thursday – May the fourth - marked Star Wars Day 2017. Many at Labs could not resist the opportunity to show off their favourite Star Wars nerdwear. T-shirt designs ranged from the classic Star Wars logo to “Recycle Your Droid,” “The Emotions of an Imperial Stormtrooper,” and parodies of Lion King and Apocalypse Now designs.

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Tue
Octopus sponsors Women of Silicon Roundabout
May 02, 2017

Over the past two years, the Women of Silicon Roundabout Conference has become an important forum for working towards solutions within the tech world, while simultaneously addressing gender inequality. On 11th May, London’s Tobacco Dock will once again welcome 1,200 leading women in technology for a day of interactive panel discussions, talks and workshops.

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Tue
Some big changes at Labs put IT at the core
Apr 25, 2017

For many businesses, IT departments are responsible for maintaining the current business functions, and kept hidden away from any sexy innovation, design or developments going on. But, with Octopus increasingly becoming a digitally-led business, Labs realised it needed to change all that.

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Fri
Project managing with sticky notes
Apr 21, 2017

Somehow, the no-tech sticky note has become a major tool in Labs’ project development. But what’s so magical about a simple square of one-sided sticky paper?

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Wed
International Fintech Conference 2017
Apr 19, 2017

Last week, HM Government hosted the International Fintech Conference 2017 – a new fixture on the calendar designed to attract more investment into the UK’s world-leading fintech sector. Alongside Sir Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, and Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney, our very own Richard Wazacz, CEO of Labs, spoke on a panel at the first event of its kind.

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