Direction setting


Improving our clients’ business performance by foreseeing change and taking advantage of technology

Understanding the future

Markets and technologies evolve rapidly and unpredictably. We help our clients identify opportunities to ‘build, borrow or buy’ new technologies in anticipation of future customer needs and market requirements, by creating visions of what the future might hold.

Technology strategy

Very few companies can afford to develop all relevant technologies, so tough choices need to be made. Our experienced consultants work at board level to identify the golden opportunities and find a route forward by developing an innovation portfolio or technology roadmap.

By helping our clients understand complex technical situations, we ensure their technologies deliver commercial success in rapidly evolving markets.

Opportunity identification

Business plans often fail to capture the versatility needed to manage uncertainty. Our approach enables rapid, practical decision-making by covering not only the ‘what?’ but the ‘why?’, ‘how?’, ‘when?’, ‘where?’ and ‘for whom?’.

We draw on internal and external expertise to understand markets, opportunity spaces and the competitive intensity in those spaces, complementing our clients’ in-house capabilities.

Business transformation

Business transformation is typically driven by a combination of internal, industry-related and external factors, often rooted in technology. And whilst technology-based disruption is nothing new, the speed at which new offerings have built scale has been unprecedented.

We work with our clients to ensure not only that the technology is understood but that the business model, market offerings and operations are all set up for success.

Commercial validation

Strategic technology investment decisions can be challenging, particularly when exploring unfamiliar territory. We evaluate strategies, opportunities and risks, quantify the commercial benefits and quickly iterate to assess the business case for investment.

We take a pragmatic approach to due diligence, built upon a deep understanding of market drivers and the technology landscape, developing clear action plans that cover licensing, development or acquisition.

Experience


Actionable advice

Our consultants are engineers and scientists with deep technical insight and a passion for making innovation happen. We deliver solutions, plans and approaches that are grounded in reality and appropriate to regulatory and market drivers.

Through workshops, business and market analysis, modelling and process optimisation, we provide achievable strategic advice for the entire project lifecycle or as targeted support. Most importantly, we inspire success.

Seamless integration

Having long ago recognised the importance of partnering with clients throughout their entire innovation journey, the expertise we employ as technology strategy consultants has been in existence at Cambridge Consultants for decades.

Our consulting experts are distributed throughout our organisation. This ensures that our clients’ ambition and commercial strategy are seamlessly integrated into all areas, while maximising speed to market, innovation and the likelihood of success.

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Tech, tools & facilities


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.

Innovation Lab
 

Innovation lab

Dedicated to client workshops and collaborative working, it’s an inspiring and flexible space that adapts to facilitate ideation sessions, problem-solving workshops and design strategy meetings. This is where our project teams and our clients generate concepts, identify new markets for existing technology and develop new business models.

Case studies


 

Ocado smart platform

Transforming warehouse automation with another world-first in radio design

 

Ofcom: review of developments in IoT

Independent analysis to inform future regulatory priorities and forecasts

 

Technology road mapping

Developing a realistic and achievable technology roadmap to deliver real end user value, for a market-leading supplier of photovoltaic panel mounting solutions.

News & insights


Whitepaper

Ofcom: Use of AI in online content moderation

12th June 2019

In the last two decades, online platforms that permit users to interact and upload content for others to view have become integral to the lives of many people. However, there is growing awareness amongst the public...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Strategic advice
Whitepaper

AI in the driving seat

22nd May 2019

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is the fastest growing technology segment in the automotive market. We examine the commercial and technological challenges to wider adoption of ADAS and set out...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
  • Strategic advice
Whitepaper

The real power of 5G

16th May 2019

The real power of 5G lies in how it can enable the digital transformation of the business world. Telecom operators are in a unique position to unlock 5G’s huge potential for new enterprise customers, and in turn transform their own business.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Radio systems
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
Report

Link quality prediction: delivering better service performance and improved network efficiency with predictive network and service characterisation

26th February 2019

We have developed an independent view of the potential use cases for Intel’s Link Quality Prediction (LQP) technology. Intel’s Link Quality Prediction (LQP) technology uses machine learning techniques and a rich set of historical and real-time data feeds...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Radio systems
  • Strategic advice

Events


Event

BuiltWorlds Summit Paris 2019

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Hotel California, Paris, France

BuiltWorlds Summit Paris explores how innovations like AI, robotics and smart buildings are continuously changing the way we work, how venture funds are playing a large part in the construction world and much more.

Event

RightsCon Tunis 2019

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Laico Hotel and the Palais des Congrès, Tunis, Tunisia

RightsCon is the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age. The event brings together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, government representatives, technologists, and human rights defenders to connect, strategize, and shape the future.

Event

TU Automotive Detroit

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Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Detroit, USA

TU-Automotive Detroit is the world's largest auto tech conference and exhibition, shaping the future of connected auto mobility.

Event

The AI Summit San Francisco 2019

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The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

Now in its third year, The AI Summit is the world’s first and largest conference and exhibition to look at the practical implications of AI for enterprise organisations that are set to transform business productivity.

We can help you achieve the impossible