What an idea!
If you were to list the key attributes of a 'future-proofed' enterprise, of whatever size, you would probably put sound trade ideas and effectively deployed technology somewhere towards the top. We certainly would. So, for the third of our series of conversations with key industry figures about ensuring the long-term survival of the enterprise, we spoke to Colin Berthoud and then Jason Larsen of TIM Group about - you guessed it - running a business focused on developing sound trade ideas and dependent on effectively deployed technology. The two interviews were conducted on consecutive days by our founder and all-round techno-guru, Andy Webb, and, despite some degree of overlap, we have resisted the temptation to edit them into one continuous conversation. There are important issues being discussed here, and we were struck by the 'added value' of hearing two distinct perspectives. Andy began by inviting Colin Berthoud to set the scene...
Andy Webb: Can you give us a bit of background on the company and what you're trying to do?
Colin Berthoud: The main focus of the company is on generating new revenue for our broker and administrator customers through the analysis and evaluation of their data and intellectual property. We the