Autonomous Trucks: All Roads Lead To Automation
Trucking companies appear to have reached a crossroads at which autonomous technology can meet industrial demand. But what exactly needs to happen before self driving trucks can take to the roads? How long will it take, and how will it…
5 Indian Tech Businesses To Watch
India has a longstanding reputation in IT and digital services. However, before the country’s economic reforms of 1991 this was mostly confined to outsourcing. Today, this is no longer the case. Thanks to growing local demand for digital, a well developed IT education infrastructure, and cost advantages compared to countries such as the US, Indian IT companies have flourished, creating a…
Why Does Mobility as a Service Matter?
MaaS is the application of the as a service business model to methods of transport, and is geared towards consolidating travel services under a single platform. The most obvious example is Uber, which merges the process of ordering, paying for, and rating a taxi in one app. Another example of MaaS in action is the…
Technologies To Help Solve The Housing Crisis
According to the World Resources Institute, the global affordable housing gap is estimated at 330 million households… And that’s just in urban environments. By 2025, this number is expected to grow by 30 per cent, leaving 1.6 billion people without secure, affordable housing. Thankfully, the housing sector is undergoing a…
Mapping The Autonomous Future
Google may lead the pack when it comes to finding a venue in an unfamiliar city, but not necessarily when it concerns the vast detail needed to enable autonomous technology. So how do you begin to direct driverless technology? According to Ben Peters, cofounder of FiveAI, the real problems lie in navigating…
Industry Convergence: Going Beyond Business Boundaries
Industry convergence might sound like yet another sensationalist buzzword, but it’s worth taking seriously. According to Gartner, the convergence of industries represents the most fundamental growth opportunity for organisations, redefining the boundaries between sectors. An IBM study published in 2016 revealed that two thirds of global CMOs saw industry convergence as their greatest business challenge.
Signed, Sealed & Autonomously Delivered
Autonomous delivery businesses battle it out Ordering something online and getting it delivered to your door is nothing new. Unless you’re out of the house, […]
Life After Uber
Can Lyft capitalise on Uber’s decline? The only problem with being at the top is that it’s a very, very long way down. The latest […]
Disrupted Cars (again) – how AI will come to the rescue of commuting explosion in cities
Chinese Car Maker Is Testing Car-to-Car Communications iDisrupted Commentary Let’s take London in the morning – between cars, motorcycles, buses and cycles there are around 500,000 road going vehicles in […]
Disrupted Cars – an Apple car could turn the whole automotive industry on its head
Apple to do an iPhone on the automotive business and cause massive disruption? iDisrupted Commentary We’ve discussed Apple’s possible ambitions in the automotive space before […]
Disrupted Distribution – big data ushers a new era of physical distribution models
More disruption in distribution iDisrupted Commentary Hot on the heels of our commentary last week on the disruption that will be caused by self drive […]
How Every Organisation Can Prioritise The Planet
Starting the conversation around climate change and digital in your organisation means introducing people to these ideas and why they are important. Hopefully, with the right approach, you’ll be able to get everyone on board.
The Future Of Work Is Not What You Think
What really is the future of work? Or more precisely, what should we be thinking about when we talk about the future of work? Here are a few principles and perspectives, gleaned from the past two years of research.
How To Harness The Human Factor In The Age Of Machines
In a world of machines we need to be more, not less, human. In this article we discuss five important steps for leaders to unleash the human superpowers of curiosity, creativity, consciousness and collaboration in their employees.
How To Maximise Innovation Impact
Innovation is now considered a business priority that is essential for success. For businesses to have meaningful growth, the collaborative process from idea generation to solution delivery must be optimised. Innovation practices must be flexible and repeatable, and executives must be willing and able to lead teams in an innovation-focused interactive environment.
In the past innovation was slow and risky, and largely left to the experts in the R&D department. Today, tremendous importance is placed on “democratising innovation” by establishing practices that increase innovation speed while decreasing risk.
How then is this achieved?
Can Society Build A Healthy Relationship With Facial Recognition?
The way that facial recognition has been communicated isn’t productive. Too often people focus on the problems associated with new technology while overlooking the benefits that it can bring. Facial recognition is a good example of this.
How The IoT Is Driving Data-Based Business
Evolutions in the field of connected technologies have heralded the IoT revolution, with data facilitating the development of new services & business models.
When Big Tech Platforms Became Digital Utilities
The current circumstances will increase the calls for the Big Tech firms to be governed, regulated, taxed, and financially capped in the same way as other utilities such as electricity or water. But they also may do something more….