JT Cobo Bay Balcony Gigs

Balcony gigs boast legendary line up for 2019

Summer might still feel like it’s a few months away, but the list of acts announced for this year’s Cobo Bay Balcony Gigs has brought the sunshine a bit closer and given us all something to look forward to.

Islanders will be able to enjoy another bumper series of free family-friendly live music events this year with acts including tributes to global superstar Ed Sheeran, the iconic David Bowie and rock legends AC/DC in this year’s line-up.

The free gigs from the Cobo Bay Hotel first floor balcony have been providing live entertainment for some 30 years now and have become synonymous with summer in Guernsey. This year’s series begins on Sunday 5 May with a Tina Turner Tribute and the last act will take to the balcony on Sunday 25 August. As in previous years, the events will also raise money for the Guernsey Cheshire Homes and the GSPCA, JT’s chosen charity for 2019.

JT’s Deputy Managing Director in Guernsey, Tamara O’Brien, said: “It wouldn’t be summer without the balcony gigs. This is the eighth year that we have supported these popular community events. As always, the line-up of tribute acts is fantastic and we’re pleased to be helping these events continue and bring top quality, live music for everyone to enjoy for free. In the lead up to the first gig we will have competitions and news on our @JTsocial Facebook page where everyone can catch up with the latest gig gossip and this year we will be livestreaming the event using JT’s exclusive beach cam and drone footage.

We’ll also have our JT team on hand during each of the events sharing exclusive offers and providing biodegradable and re-usable giveaways. As always, given the beautiful location that these events take place in, we strongly encourage islanders attending to collect and take home their rubbish and leave Cobo Bay litter free.”

David Nussbaumer, organiser of The Cobo Bay Balcony Gigs, said: “Our thanks go to JT for their on-going support, which has helped us to secure some of the best tribute acts on the scene. It promises to be another great summer of music.”



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JT extends its accreditation with global tech giant Cisco

JT’s Business teams across the Channel Islands and London have boosted their already strong relationship with world technology giant Cisco by achieving a further premier accreditation; ‘Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialisation’ reflecting their growing depth of skills and knowledge.

This makes JT the first Channel Island-based provider to have gained two full Cisco architectures enabling JT to expand the range of Cisco products within their portfolio. These products include JT’s newly launched ‘next generation’ firewall which allows JT’s customers to actively monitor systems and, if needed, lockdown and isolate any devices which have been compromised with an advanced managed service approach.

By achieving this Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialisation, JT’s team has demonstrated that they have met the stringent training standards required and have further secured the team’s expertise in supply, design and deployment of complex Cisco solutions.

Katie Corbett, Director of CI Enterprise & Business Services at JT said: “Cisco is the largest networking company in the world and our 20-year partnership with them helps us to deliver the very best solutions for our global customer base. We pride ourselves on having within our dedicated team some of the finest Cisco experts in the islands, who between them have now clocked up some 60 hours of intensive training, often in their own time. So, we are delighted to add this second architecture specialisation to our portfolio further expanding what we offer to our customers in the Channel Islands and around the world.

“This achievement is testament to their hard work putting in a huge amount of time and effort to reach this status. As one of the Channel Islands largest digital employers we are committed to investing in our teams and encouraging them to take part in training like this, so that they can maintain the standards that our customers need and further their own professional development.”

To find out more about JT’s Cisco solutions visit https://business.jtglobal.com



Europe’s most connected telco partners with 1oT to unveil a new eSIM solution at MWC

In a bid to firmly establish itself as Europe’s most connected operator and cement its reputation as one to watch State-owned 120-year young operator JT Group has joined forces with 1oT to launch an innovative eSIM solution at this year’s MWC. This eSIM solution is set to open up a new level of global connectivity for IoT service providers.

Designed specifically for the needs of start-ups and small and medium-sized IoT service providers, this new 1oT eSIM, technically known as eUICC, will enable them to operate in multiple regions worldwide. What’s more, through this partnership with JT those customers will now also benefit from JT’s extensive worldwide roaming network.

This eSIM is set to simplify and revolutionise the market for these users by enabling a ‘virtual swap’ in the air between pre-negotiated operator services without the need to physically change the SIM card. It will also leverage the global roaming deals provided by JT opening up access to over 700 of JT’s partner networks potentially making it the world’s most flexible SIM.

Graham Hart-Ives, JT’s Head of IoT Sales, said: “We have continued to grow our offering over recent months and we are delighted that the work we have done to build a strong position in this market is bringing substantial benefits to our forward-thinking and long-term partners, like 1oT. This is a great example of leveraging partnerships and innovating using latest SIM technology to jointly provide the best possible product for customers.”

1oT is an operator independent global connectivity provider which handles the complexity of working with multiple operators in different regions for IoT service providers and device makers.

Märt Kroodo, founder and CEO of 1oT said: “This launch is an exciting next step in SIM technology which provides vastly improved convenience for customers. This partnership of JT’s innovation and flexibility in working with different partners and our expertise will together deliver connectivity products for IoT which greatly improve customers experience and take the market forward.”



Speednet SMART JT partnership

JT adds to its global reach with new Belize partnership deal

In its pacy drive to establish itself as Europe’s most connected operator, JT has announced the addition of another significant partner to its extensive global network; Speednet Communications. Through this new partnership with Belize’s leading mobile network operator, JT’s International team is pushing ahead with ambitious plans for global growth.

JT will provide a fully managed service, which is GSMA compliant, for both inbound and outbound roaming to Speednet Belize, using JT’s existing 2G, 3G and 4G roaming connectivity and supported through JT’s network extension platform.

Thanks to JT’s Roaming as a Service provision, Speednet Communication’s end-users also gain access to international roaming coverage across JT’s substantial 700+ networks around the world. In addition, JT will provide inbound roaming services, enabling visitors to Belize to connect and roam on Speednet Communications world-class 4G network.

Tom Noel, Managing Director of JT International, said: “JT’s customers in the Channel Islands already have access to one of the widest roaming networks available and our International team are using these unrivalled partnerships to now enable leading emerging markets to benefit from this service. Our energetic roaming team work tirelessly to enable customers access to roam where they want, when they want and this roaming as a service partnership is a natural extension of that success. Adding Speednet to our trusted global network of partners offers benefits and cost savings for their customers and for ours; with the freedom to roam with confidence.”

Leonardo Calle, the CTO at Speednet, said: “JT’s Roaming as a Service is a unique product that brings us the benefits of direct roaming relationships. The immediate access to over 700 of JT’s direct partners will give our customers the ability to roam across the globe seamlessly.”



Digital Ace 2019

JT help parents get a ‘Haandle’ on e-safety at Digital ACE

JT’s retail team will be on a stand at this year’s Digital ACE event organised by Digital Greenhouse on Saturday 2 February between midday and 5 pm at Beau Sejour. This popular annual event takes place ahead of National Safer Internet Day attracting high numbers of visitors keen to know more about the latest technology.

The exponential growth of the internet means our children and young adults are spending more time than ever online, both at home and at school for development and play. This explosion of use brings with it a need to help educate parents and young people to understand the risks they could face online. The JT team are ready to help giving easy to understand practical advice and tips on how to stay safe online.

They will also be demonstrating Haandle, an innovative parental control device for e-safety. The latest figures released by Ofcom show that more than a third of 12 to 15-year-olds find it difficult to moderate their screen time and Haandle can help families manage online activity. The device, which is exclusively available at JT, allows parents to set limits and manage their children’s internet access by setting times and parameters on devices their children have access to. This works across mobile data and Wi-Fi networks in and outside the home, so it can be a useful tool for parents to help encourage healthy usage.

The JT team will also give practical guidance on how to configure devices. And to keep the children entertained while we help answer questions, the stand has the latest Nintendo switch console available to trial and some great giveaways, including a chance to win a brand-new Nintendo Console.

Tamara O’Brien, JT’s Head of Customer Experience said: “It’s great to support the Digital ACE event again this year and to have the chance to provide islanders with advice, tools and safety tips as well as offering some fun, guidance and demonstrations at the event. This is such a valuable event for islanders to find out more about the power of technology we all now rely on, but also how to use it safely. We are looking forward to welcoming people and will be happy to help with any questions that they may have.”

For anyone who can’t get to Digital ACE, JT’s High Street shop team are always happy to see people in-store and help with useful information and friendly advice on the latest range of technology. They can also help customers with enabling Internet routers to block certain sites or seeing first-hand the devices we have available to help them stay in control online.



JT Head of Culture and Values

JT Teams pull together to raise money for charities in their communities

In 2018 JT teams raised £21,831 for their chosen charities through a combination of group events and individual challenges across all JT’s locations.

In Jersey the team worked with Littlefeet Environmental and Jersey Marine Conservation while the Guernsey team supported the Marine Biology Section of the Société Guernesiaise. The money raised by the teams will directly benefit local environmental causes, providing much needed funds to support valuable work in the communities that JT is a part of.

Spurred on by the JSPCA’s plea for help to save the Jersey Animal Shelter, the JT team in Jersey have decided to put their full support behind the charity in 2019. While in Guernsey the JT team will focus on supporting the great work of the much-loved local animal charity, the GSPCA.

Christophe Chateau, JT Group Head of Culture and Staff Engagement, said: “Animals play an important role in many people’s lives, as valued companions for some and for many others they are a lifeline. Right now, help is needed to ensure that the people that look after the animals and pets in our community have what they need to continue to provide islanders with a vital service.

“We are committed to supporting the JSPCA’s efforts to help fund the shelter in the same enthusiastic way that we have supported local charities and initiatives for decades. For us, it’s a great way to bring people together, have fun, raise money and change something in our community that needs our help.

“We are in close contact with the JSPCA to ensure that volunteering and fundraising efforts meet the charity’s most immediate needs, working out a programme of events for JT’s people to get involved in. We have had some great successes with charity-focused events in the past, they are enormously popular and attract a lot of participation from the wider community. We hope to be just as successful this year.”

More information about the company’s work in the community is available on the charity and community pages of the JT website.

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Issued by Anna Thorne at Direct Input on 01534 735253 or at anna@directinput.je

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Team Gravity

JT Presents Tim McGuinness of Team Gravity

Jersey based Team Gravity captain and VR Business owner, Tim McGuiness takes some time out from the intense world of Virtual Reality Esports to give us an insight into how JT’s full fibre technology has turned his passion into a business and made him a household name in the world of VR Esports. Watch the video to hear from Tim about Virtual Reality Esports, training and his journey to some of the biggest gaming events on the planet.



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Institute of Directors seminar sponsored by JT

6 November 2018

The first JT-sponsored Institute of Directors Winter Seminar of the series is set to provide a fascinating insight into the benefits and risks of new technology.  Particularly in relation to the advancement of boards. The seminar, titled The Shape of Things to Come will be held at the Old Government House on Friday 16 November at 12.15 pm.

Panellists will include Emma Bailey, the GFSC’s Director of the Authorisations and Innovation Division; Wayne Atkinson, Partner at Collas Crill; Susie Crowder, Non-Executive Chairman at Nexus Technology Ltd and CEO of Bright Futures LBG, and Matt Thornton, co-founder of Guernsey-based tech start-up, Cortex Technologies.

Innovations to the Marketplace

Iain Beresford, organiser of the JT-sponsored Winter Seminar series, said: “There’s no doubt that innovation and technological disruption is affecting every business, every industry and every economy. This includes Guernsey. It can be a powerful and opportunist force for driving business and economic growth and performance. But it also presents significant risks to some companies.

“So, there is no question that, by their very nature, technological disruption and innovation provide significant challenges to regulators and policymakers. However, they can they also create an environment to cultivate and promote innovation, and potentially deliver innovations to the marketplace. This in a way in which they could not have developed on their own? Hence, in this seminar we’ll be looking to explore these ideas and understand their implications.

Tamara O’Brien, Deputy Managing Director of JT Guernsey, said: “We’re really pleased to continue our long-standing support of these topical lunchtime events in partnership with the IoD. As an enabler of new technology ourselves, through our mobile and broadband networks, we’re very aware of the benefits. But also aware of the challenges that innovation brings. So, one of the best ways to manage disruption is to discuss it openly and honestly.  Therefore, these important seminars allow our business community to do. It promises to be a fascinating event with debate stimulated from an informed expert panel.”

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Jersey’s First Techawards Winners Announced

19th October 2018

An exciting new awards ceremony honoured Jersey’s digital best last night. Digital Jersey is proud to announce that the 2018 Jersey TechAwards winners are as follows.

2018 TechAwards Winners:

  • Digital Company of the Year – JT
  • Start-Up of the Year, Digital – Pinpoint
  • Best Use of Technology in Education – Beaulieu Convent School
  •  Technology Project of the Year – States of Jersey, Concerto asset management
  •  Digital Creative Project of the Year – Flux
  •  Technology Student of the Year – Adam Le Tarouilly
  •  Technology Teacher of the Year – Rory Steel
  •  Digital Growth Business of the Year – JT
  •  Leader of the Year, Digital – Damon Eastwood, Switch Digital
  •  Digital Team of the Year – Race Nation

A judging panel comprising representatives from both the private and public sectors on and off the Island chose ten winners. All of whom have a broad interest in, and understanding of the digital sector.

The event took place in the Chart Room at Castle Quay. The host for the inaugural event financial writer, technology advocate and acclaimed British comedian, Dominic Frisby presented the awards.

Jersey’s Digital Best

Tony Moretta, CEO of Digital Jersey, said ‘We are so thrilled to see Jersey’s digital best celebrated in this way. We had so many excellent and vastly diverse entries for these awards, testament to the fantastic work being done around the island to grow our digital industry. Huge congratulations go to our first ever Jersey TechAwards winners. All of whom really stand out as exceptional contributors to our industry.’

The Jersey TechAwards, organised by Digital Jersey, in association with the Jersey section of BCS (the International section of the Chartered Institute for IT) and sponsored by Prosperity 24/7, was established to showcase key aspects of the digital sector including the Internet of Things, Digital Health and FinTech.

David Cartwright, chairman of BCS Jersey, said “So, an exciting evening saw ten extremely worthy winners take home awards that acknowledge their excellence and their contribution to the technology industry in Jersey. One must also acknowledge the others on the shortlist. We had dozens of very strong entries but, of course, not everyone can win an award. With the Tech Awards the intention was to make it an annual event, and I hope next years will be both stronger and more plentiful”.

Digital Transformation

Chris Clark, CEO of Prosperity 24/7, said to be able to sponsor the inaugural awards was an honour. So, as we all know, technology is pervasive and is the life blood of Industry in Jersey. Therefore, seeing this recognised last night amongst 250 peers, creates an indelible mark in the memories of all who attended. The positive energy and ground swell regarding the potential for digital transformation to support productivity and innovation across our economy is an accolade that Digital Jersey should also take pride in, as they act as the focus point for us all to support, enabling the Digital economy to continue to grow and prosper.

Jersey TechAwards marked the culmination of Jersey Tech Week.  An event dedicated to the digital sector.  Featuring keynote convention speakers with topics ranging from AI to blockchain; smart homes and cyber security, and which also saw the launch of the Island’s first Internet of Things hub: DJX.

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National Coding Week

Inclusivity and innovation, key for Fifth National Coding Week

Digital excellence, innovation and inclusivity will be at the heart of the fifth National Coding Week, sponsored by JT.

This year’s National Coding Week (NCW) takes place 17 – 23 September. It will offer a full programme of events in both Jersey and Guernsey to encourage interest in learning digital skills and provide hubs of activity that highlight inclusivity, social contribution and innovation.

Jersey-based NCW Head of Strategy Jonathan Channing said that the 2018 programme of events demonstrates the relevance of digital knowledge in all sectors of our community.

Opportunities presented by new technologies

The week kicks off with a JT hosted launch event at the Digital Hub on 17 September.  This will look at the opportunities presented by new technologies and will also help people understand how to protect themselves from online threats. At the event the NCW team will also demonstrate an augmented reality T-shirt and app. The T-shirt uses computer generated content to show the inside of the human body.

“The events we have lined up this year are a genuinely exciting mix. They really do show the scope of digital innovation. They show the ways in which it is now embedded in so many areas of our lives. There are a range of events in both Jersey and Guernsey that will showcase the extent of digital innovation within our communities. There will also be many opportunities to join digital networking and leadership events in both islands,” said Mr Channing.

Mr Channing said that he was delighted that NCW’s work had recently been endorsed by the National Cyber Security Centre. This provides advice for the public and private sector in how to avoid computer security threats. Therefore, they help to make people aware of the need to be secure online and looking for ways to balance this with accessibility.

Safer Code Means a Safer UK

Dr Ian Levy, Technical Director for the National Cyber Security Centre said: “National Coding Week is a great reason to try your hand at coding but take the time to learn about writing secure code as well. It’s even more fun! This week, whether you’re a beginner or pro, I challenge you to learn one new technique to make your code safer. Safer code means a safer UK.”

Jersey Library and Digital Jersey will be the centres of activity in Jersey. Whereas, Digital Greenhouse plays host to a variety of events in Guernsey throughout the week.

Accessible Techonlogy

Tamara O’Brien, JT’s Head of Customer Experience, said: “It’s inspiring to see how National Coding Week has continued to grow. This is down to the passion and energy of the organisers and their commitment to promoting digital learning and skills for people of all ages and abilities. We have been involved for 5 years providing sponsorship. One of the reasons that we’re very happy to support NCW is because it is centred around the concept of accessible technology. Therefore, helping people in our communities to adapt to new changes in the digital world. Their events are inclusive and open to all provided in relaxed environment which I’ve seen first-hand the benefits of.  They help people of all ages grow in confidence and adapt to the opportunities of the digital world.”

NCW was the brainchild of Islanders Richard Rolfe and Jordan Love. Over the past five years, it has spread globally with events now being held as far away as the US and Australia.

Guides which explain how to get involved in NCW, case studies and the full programme of events are available on the NCW website https://codingweek.org

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For further information please contact Julien Morel at Direct Input on +44 (0)1534 735253 or at julien@directinput.je

JT event launches National Coding Week, with a free lunchtime event: Opportunities and Threats in our Digital World.
Register for the event here.

Jersey eventshttps://codingweek.org/national-coding-week-2018-list-of-events-jersey/

Guernsey eventshttps://codingweek.org/national-coding-week-2018-list-of-events-guernsey/

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