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Opinion

Delivering personalisation in consumer skincare needs radical innovation

25th September 2020

We’re only just smoothing the surface of consumer skincare product personalisation. The current trend for products to be curated, customised or even bespoke to some degree, is simply the start. 

 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
Vlog

Unpacking the potential of quantum sensing

18th August 2020

We are reaching a thrilling watershed. Breakthrough quantum technology is leaving academia and gaining commercial traction.

 

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

User-centric security – let’s not miss a trick

30th November 2020

Computer Security Day raises awareness and understanding of computer security issues across society. There’s a real opportunity for businesses to build user trust in their technology through a user-centric approach to security. 

  • Digital security
  • Digital services
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

“Turn that on please” – using Natural Interfaces in a half-engaged world

24th November 2020

Humans’ need for communication in a digital world is tapping into the ambient natural interfaces and voice is on the cusp of becoming mainstream. But there is still some way to go...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Building the digital freak to reshape the energy economy

24th November 2020

The figures are stark. To limit the climate to 1.5°C warming, yet still enable living standards in the developing world to continue to rise, the world must remove carbon emissions at a rate of around 10% every year.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Optics
  • Robotics
Opinion

Hardware as a platform: the next great adventure in consumer personalisation

16th November 2020

Consumers are about to leap into an exhilarating new territory of next-level customisation and personalisation.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
Opinion

Personalization begins with understanding the consumer as an individual

13th November 2020

If you’ve read my more recent blogs, you’ll know I’m a fervent advocate of personalization in products and services. I strongly believe that this will not only give the consumer what they want, but also create new revenue opportunities for brands, and increase customer acquisition and loyalty.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
Opinion

It’s time to put the digital freak at the heart of the energy transition

29th October 2020

There are consumers of energy who study their bills every quarter, who shop around for the lowest tariffs and the greenest suppliers.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
Opinion

Designing a sustainable patient experience 

16th October 2020

“You mean you just want me to throw all that packaging away? There’s enough waste here to fill three trash cans!” The fact that we repeatedly get feedback like this during patient interviews these days highlights just how important the environmental impact of a product has become.

  • Human factors
  • Product realisation
  • User Experience (UX)
Vlog

Synthetic data and simulation for real-world business advantage

16th October 2020

Today… getting your product to market first is more important than ever!!! In fact, it is vital for the survival your organisation’s future!!! 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Opinion

Biometrics and security – how to get it right

9th October 2020

Biometrics are becoming increasingly commonplace tools in User Access Control (UAC) systems. Fingerprint scanners are now present in even mid to entry-level smartphones – putting this technology firmly at, well, our fingertips.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Digital services
  • Product realisation
Opinion

Food, sustainability and COVID drive a sense of urgency at SynBioBeta 2020

6th October 2020

James Hallinan's takeaway from SynBioBeta 2020: Synbio is growing up and getting ever more relevant to the everyday. 

  • Bioinnovation