The Challenge Of Data Curation
In business, data is typically collected from a diverse range of sources, and a carefully curated data set is a lot more valuable than the sum of its parts. Yet there are many challenges involved in curating data sets…
Overcoming The Barriers To Conversational AI
Companies need to employ conversational AI because it places them where users currently are, where devices are heading, and on a road towards a future where user interfaces will adapt to the needs of humans, not the other way round…
Industry Convergence: Going Beyond Business Boundaries
Sharing skills, resources and knowledge to increase growth and respond to competition Industry convergence is a fundamental growth opportunity for organisations. An IBM study of 2016 revealed […]
AI And The Evolutionary Commoditisation Of RPA
RPA and AI are key technologies of our time, but will they endure? Let’s do a quick thought experiment. Imagine you are a User Interface […]
If You’re Not In Tech, You’re Not In Business
It comes as no surprise that the world’s biggest businesses are technology companies. The success of tech behemoths has, in part, motivated companies to consider how technology could make their own business better. Industry convergence, open data, software as a service, and diverse consumer requirements mean that every company can – and must – tap into tech.
What Can Large Businesses Learn From The Public Sector?
Think of a large organisation, and corporates often spring to mind. In the UK, however, public sector organisations rival their private counterparts in size and in the scope of their work. It may often be overlooked, but we’ve got to ask the question: what can large businesses learn from the public sector?
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…
At A Glance – Automated Machine Learning (AutoML)
Machine learning isn’t perfect, so neither is AutoML. However, by automating the labour intensive job of building better algorithms, it is vital to the development of data science and AI. By delegating algorithmic analysis to AutoML, data scientists can concentrate on less straightforward tasks that need human input and application knowledge…
Growth: Disrupting An Established Organisation Or Industry?
Many potentially great businesses struggle to scale quickly or to make best use of technologies. In addition, scale up companies often need to grow their cultures and business models in line with their growth aspirations.
People And Machines – A Workplace Reality
Technology is one of the biggest drivers of change in the workplace today. Some changes – such as the introduction of new machinery or the creation of new job roles – can be easy to spot. But others are more subtle. How does the changing nature of work impact upon individuals, for example, and affect their state of mind and motivations?
Self Driving Cars – Who’s Really In Control?
Let’s assume that autonomous vehicles, once commonplace, could be controlled by law enforcers. What impact will this have on manufacturers and users? Initially, collaborating with police officers will require…
The Market Of One
As everyday objects and experiences become digitised and connected, customers are demanding – and smart businesses are providing – technology experiences centred on the preferences of individuals. In the era of big data, hyper-personalised objects are creating a ‘Market of One’. This is only possible by data being king, especially in a world that will be increasingly driven by AI which uses data to develop its algorithms. Ultimately – are consumers really going to be in control of our own ‘Market of One’?
Intelligent Spend Management And The Evolution Of Procurement
Most companies now have highly digitised and automated spend processes, but these processes are still siloed by spend category. With more intelligent technologies such as AI, machine learning and RPA at our disposal, we can now start to make…
5 National Manufacturing Strategies For The Digital Age
Digital, or smart manufacturing, is the use of digital technologies such as cloud computer systems, data visualisation, advanced analytics, and virtual and augmented reality to improve manufacturing processes. In order to realise their potential in the age of digital, many countries have developed systematic manufacturing strategies. These generally seek to further the use of technology in manufacturing, in a holistic and…
The Race For Electric Autonomy Is On
Last summer, Volvo Buses revealed its first all electric, autonomous bus, developed in partnership with the Nanyang Technology University (NTU). The latest addition to the company’s EV range is designed to provide more comfort and safety to passengers at the same time as reducing…
When industry, technology and mindset merge. In this issue: In this edition, you’ll find out more about what happens when businesses, technologies and purpose converge: […]
What’s All The Fuss About 5G?
The next generation of connectivity is expected to provide the foundations for all manner of disruptive technologies, including augmented and virtual reality, the Internet of Things, and nanotech. Speaking with Douglas Rankin, Commscope’s Vice President of Mobility for Europe, we learn how businesses should visualise and prepare for their 5G futures…
Disruption In The Health And Pharmaceutical Industry
The health industry is making use of disruptive tech. The combination of data science and machine learning is transforming the information both patients and health professionals can access. With 5G connectivity also fast approaching, the future of wearables and mobile applications are set to continue to have a positive impact on diagnosing and managing chronic conditions…
5 Companies Using Digital Manufacturing
Digital manufacturing is the application of digital technology to enhance the manufacturing process – including product, supply chain and relevant services. Digital has been a feature of manufacturing for at least the past 30 years, but recent technological developments have seen an explosion in the kinds of tools that are available…