Building Sustainability Into The Heart Of The Digital Economy
This week D/SRUPTION’s Kev Cooke spoke with Bryony Wilde, Social Impact Manager at The Panoply to discover what it means to be a purpose driven […]
6 Tech Companies Making Waves In Ocean Technology
Ocean technology is not a new market, but it appears to have been somewhat overlooked. The silver lining is that companies can take advantage of the relatively limited interest in the world’s seas, improving what has gone before or developing entirely new products…
Considerations For Cashless
Cashless isn’t just a Western phenomenon. Outside of the Occident, China and India have also moved towards digital transactions, and the high mobile saturation of African countries has encouraged the same trend. What has enabled the move away from money, and what considerations need to be made in a cashless world?
The New Leadership Agenda: A Discussion With PA Consulting’s Frazer Bennett
It’s no secret that the world is changing, and faster than ever before. For business leaders, this presents a challenge. However, according to Frazer Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer at PA Consulting, they already have all the qualities they need to succeed in the future. Ahead of his keynote at Disruption Summit Europe, Bennett spoke about…
7 Startups Applying AI To Drug Discovery
While AI shows huge promise in the discovery of new drugs, it seems that many scientists are still unaware of the technology’s potential. A BenchSci survey of 330 drug discovery researchers found that 41 per cent of respondents were unfamiliar with the uses of AI. That said, various HealthTech companies have made notable progress in the space and are now working with large pharma firms to disrupt drug discovery…
Artificial Intelligence Needs A Professional Framework
Companies now have ready access to powerful AI and data science tools. But creating AI without the guidance of a professional framework means a high risk of project failure, creating baseless ‘insights’ that are misleading and probably damaging to the business.
Change: The Only Constant?
How can businesses stay ahead with the rising pace of change? It’s often been said that the only things we can be certain of in […]
4 Reasons Why We Need To Reimagine Work
If you are on Linkedin or Twitter regularly, you’ll no doubt have been exposed to an onslaught of views and opinions about the future of work. There’s no paucity of posts, or indeed conferences on the topic but rather like the diversity and inclusion space, it feels like the amount of tangible change inside organisations lags far behind the noise…
Blockchain’s Role In Collaborative Competition
Thanks to digitisation, data, and disruption, traditional competition has changed. Today, it’s perfectly reasonable to team up with a competitor to create an improved product, service or spin off… How do businesses facilitate mutually beneficial collaboration in a secure, transparent, and traceable way?
From Watson Anywhere To AI Everywhere
At this point, talking about AI’s potential across industry verticals is a tiresome repetition of a widely accepted truth. Businesses across the scale know that AI will transform their operations – especially as it converges with other technologies like cloud computing. However, until recently, businesses have…
6 Technologies Enabling Sharing Economy Businesses
By 2025, sharing economy platforms are expected to hit a combined market worth of $335bn. One of the most important drivers has been the availability of disruptive technology. Platforms, apps, and distributed networks have made it possible for people to share, and for entrepreneurs to build businesses around this new economic model. But which technologies have been particularly transformative, and how?
7 Global Social Enterprises Disrupting Traditional Business
There are now 55,000 social enterprises in the UK, contributing a combined £8.4bn to the national economy. As consumers become more aware of the wider impact their spending power has, the number of social enterprises worldwide is on the rise….
At A Glance – Data Ethicists
In a disruptive era, it can be tempting for businesses to dive straight in, adopting new strategies and embracing AI without considering potential threats. Employing a data ethicist can ensure that companies are aware of the rules and risks involved in data usage, and can continue to innovate and succeed safely…
How To Choose The Right Approach To Change Management
Organisations, according to Alex Boulting, are in a continual process of adaptation. But with the huge number of different organisational change management models to choose from, how do you identify the right one for you?
5 Greentech Companies Pursuing Environmental Solutions
One of the best tools we have at our disposal in the fight for the planet is technology. Greentech, also known as envirotech, are technologies which help people reduce their impact on the environment. From saving electricity to finding alternatives to non-recyclable materials, there is a host of greentech solutions…
The Role Of The Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer
Implementing AI within an organisation remains a challenge, but employing a chief artificial intelligence officer could be the solution. With impressive technology and business change management skills, the person in this role can oversee strategy and support in many areas. Tim Gordon gives us a valuable insight…
6 Transformative Warehouse Solutions
D/SRUPTION looks at the warehouses of today, which have transformed significantly. With disruptive technologies allowing for automated systems and new approaches, warehouses are more efficient and less reliant on human labour.
The Evolution Of The Chief Data Officer
The relatively new role of the Chief Data Officer signals the move of data from a back office function to a core company asset. However, as data gets ever bigger, and underpins more points in the value chain, can the role of CDO live up to its promise?
Putting Health At The Heart Of Business
Although it might not be possible to eliminate sickness in the workplace, businesses can make themselves healthier, happier places to be. D/SRUPTION spoke to Joe Gaunt, CEO of wellbeing company hero, to find out how…
Hi, Hey Or Hello? How To Brand Your Voice Assistant
In an increasingly voice controlled world, what companies say and how they say it are equally important. Personal digital assistants can be tailored to individual use cases, dictating how the customer interacts with a brand. This gives rise to a whole host of questions about the design of voice controlled devices…