We live in a world undergoing a digital revolution - one of artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), big data, open APIs, cloud applications and blockchain.

These technologies create huge digitization and servitization opportunities for organizations that embrace the services they enable – and threaten the very existence of those that don’t. 

The digital potential

Few companies lack the ambition to embrace digital technologies to transform their businesses. However, it’s a daunting journey, particularly for those for whom this is a new world.

Delivering digital breakthroughs that are defensible in the market and resistant to margin pressures requires a combination of market insight, business innovation and technology prowess – a truly multidisciplinary skillset.

We help clients create, deliver and exploit digital products and services through technology development, service roll-out and business transformation. 

Complete support

We offer practical assistance throughout the digital lifecycle:

We advise on product strategy and design – what our clients could do, what they should do and how they can best deliver it.

We develop and test digital products and services, through experimentation and rapid prototyping and development.

We deliver digital products and services to market through trials, operational roll-out and continuous product improvement.

We are a truly independent partner, supporting our clients at every step and transferring ownership of successful outcomes to them. 

Experience


Our technical capabilities span the full digital spectrum, from software development for embedded and distributed cloud applications, through deep data analytics, machine learning and behavioural modelling to connectivity and IoT development and radio systems.

World-class talent

Our team brings practical experience of delivering complex digital products and services around the world.

Examples include M-PESA (Vodafone’s market-changing breakthrough in mobile payment); the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS), Telensa (the global leader in smart city street lighting and wireless networks), Iridium’s world-first ‘Push-to-Talk’ global satellite communications service; and Doctor Care Anywhere (the innovative telemedicine and digital health service). 

Rapid prototyping & implementation 

Using a range of advanced productivity tools and drawing on the art of the possible across many disciplines, we discover new insights, prototype and trial new services and launch fast and with minimal risk.

Our productivity tools range from IoT device platforms – such as smart tags and badges – to appcessory design toolkits, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) libraries and software frameworks to deliver full service cloud platforms. 

Digital proposition consulting

To successfully deliver digital breakthroughs, a business must learn to embrace openness, experimentation and collaboration. It must also learn how to support and enhance digital products through deep customer insight, data analytics and continuous improvement.

Our digital consultancy programmes go well beyond traditional management consultancy. Grounded in the art of the technically possible, we show our clients what they could do, guide them in what they should do and help them deliver it.

We identify potential service propositions through practical and technically viable roadmaps that guide not just the product but also the fundamental shifts in approach and mindset required for success. 

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Tech, tools & facilities


Flo – rapid prototyping, experimentation & scaling framework
 

Flo – rapid prototyping, experimentation & scaling framework

The ability to spin-up a new service proposition rapidly is vital; helping organisations touch, feel and understand new concepts but also support the essential need to trial, test and scale. Flo provides this capability, allowing our clients to quickly unlock new ideas, address key risks and deliver better service propositions on a scalable platform that we are able to support and that our clients are able to fully own.

Data, development & test labs
 

Data, development & test labs

With 1 petabyte local storage and specialised hardware for telecoms chassis design, machine learning development and more, this facility allows us to develop, test and operate new cloud-ready digital services rapidly in a secure environment, enabling rapid end-to-end prototyping and experimentation of sensitive concepts. We work across the full spectrum of cloud service providers, supporting both public and private infrastructures.

Co-creation & co-working space
 

Co-creation & co-working space

We are highly collaborative in our approach and provide dedicated co-creation facilities where we can join forces with our client teams to address the task in hand. Creative spaces throughout our offices provide a blank canvas for ad-hoc brainstorming sessions and planned workshops, inspiring our designers in their quest to develop impactful, unique and meaningful user experiences.

Appcessory toolkit
 

Appcessory toolkit

This lightning-fast scoping and feasibility software platform allows us to very quickly model a connected device, saving time, preventing costly missteps and ensuring optimal performance. Taking key requirements as a starting point, we can estimate the dimensions and cost of the PCB and rapidly see how a range of design decisions influence the complex trade-off between factors such as size, power, battery life, radio range and more.

Prototyping workshops
 

Prototyping workshops

Our electronic and mechanical prototyping workshops allow us to produce technically credible prototypes that bring ideas to life and offer a powerful demonstration of their value. All while maintaining extremely high standards of quality that conform to ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 regulations. Using the latest CNC and milling machines, lathes, welding gear and wire harness and cable assembly tools, we are able to produce parts very quickly and assemble full-scale working prototypes for testing and consumer trials.

Case studies


Case study

Ofcom: review of developments in IoT

Independent analysis to inform future regulatory priorities and forecasts

 

Ocado smart platform

Transforming warehouse automation with another world-first in radio design

 

Iridium Extreme satellite phone

The first truly global ‘Push-To-Talk’ mobile communications system, Iridium Extreme PTT has provided the low-earth orbit leader with a valuable new revenue stream.

News & insights


Opinion

The COVID questions – shaping our response for an innovative post-pandemic world

23rd April 2020

The world is in crisis. Simple, short-term survival is everyone’s top priority, whether that’s as a nation, a government, a business, a family or a lonely and forgotten self-isolating individual. But the overwhelming necessity to endure has always been the mother of invention. Where will the crisis lead us? 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Digital twin, digital skin: is it time to take personalization to the next level?

7th February 2020

There’s nothing more personal than skin. Equally, there’s nothing currently more appealing to consumers than personalized products and services that truly reflect their own uniqueness. The question is, what’s stopping ...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Press release

Helping visually impaired people to navigate indoor spaces

16th December 2019

Cambridge Consultants and Waymap have created a unique smartphone service that helps visually impaired people to navigate through complex indoor spaces, such as public transport hubs.

Press release

Elevating the bar experience

4th December 2019

A new interactive bar experience from Cambridge Consultants is announced today bridging the digital and physical worlds.

Events


Webinar

How 5G, CBRS and private cellular networks can transform industry

14th Jul 2020

This webinar will see leaders in connectivity discuss the emerging requirements from a range of industry sectors and explore the potential of 5G, CBRS and private cellular networks to shape digital transformation in a post-pandemic world.

Speaker

SCOPE Summit 2020

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Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Our Head of Digital Health, Jaquie Finn features at SCOPE Summit, one of the largest global summits for clinical ops leader. Jaquie will be co-moderating a discussion – Digital technologies in clinical trials: how to choose, implement and work with vendors.

Speaker

Spectrum – Mapping the Future 2019

10th Sep 2019
Royal Geographical Society, London, UK

Cambridge Consultants will present alongside industry leaders to examine how the wireless sector is innovating through new technology and new ways of working.

ExhibitorSpeakerSponsor

Total Telecom Congress 2019

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Business Design Centre, London, UK
Stand: #12

Total Telecom Congress will see global business leaders gather to discuss the key strategic and technological issues facing the communications industry as it positions itself to transform consumer and industrial markets.

We can help you achieve the impossible