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From emissions to sequestration, how does your product’s carbon modelling shape up?

16th Jun 2021

Over a series of discussions with clients on sustainability we’ve been building a quick and accessible modelling tool to model the carbon cost implications of typical high-volume products across a variety of markets.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
  • Sustainability
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Our sustainable materials database is enabling innovation in the drive to net zero

10th Jun 2021

The ambition to reduce or eliminate single-use plastics from the world’s supply chains is of course as laudable as it is essential. I’m proud to be part of a team of colleagues dedicated to doing something about it – by creating a guide that is helping innovators switch to alternatives.

  • Bioinnovation
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Sustainability
Opinion

Rethinking Materials – it’s time to deliver some wins in packaging sustainability

27th May 2021

With the world becoming increasingly impatient for a great sustainability reset, last week’s inaugural Rethinking Materials Virtual Summit did a pretty decent job at starting to shape the agenda for innovation in plastics and packaging over the next five or so years.

  • Bioinnovation
Opinion

The new digital services contract: you control your data, we’ll deliver your experience

20th May 2021

Time is running down on the tacit agreement that we will happily trade our personal data for digital services. In this article I examine the distributed ledger technologies which will power breakthrough smart digital platforms.

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Digital service innovation
  • Product realisation
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Embedding post-quantum cryptography into today’s devices

28th Apr 2021

The hugely exciting – not to say revolutionary – promise of quantum computing comes with a significant challenge. The seismic technology shift that is already underway will render a chunk of our current cryptographic standards moot. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
量子コンピューティング – デジタルセキュリティーの脅威に備える
Opinion

Quantum computing – we must confront the threat to digital security

5th Mar 2021

Quantum computing is a hotbed of innovation. The extraordinary potential of this weird yet wonderful intersection of physics, maths and computer science is attracting heavy investment from companies around the world.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
Opinion

Making sense of personalization for your business

3rd Feb 2021

What are the best examples around personalization? Which brands are defining best practice and how do we continue to overcome the challenges that beset multinationals and start-ups alike?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
Opinion

Virtual Vegas round up - 2021 CES trends

25th Jan 2021

What happens in Vegas famously stays in Vegas – except for this year of course as we stayed home and kicked off 2021 with the very first digital-only CES show. Personally, I missed the fountains and cocktails, if not the sore feet and endless lines. Take a look at what we found out and what we think will stick! 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital service innovation
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Opinion

Beyond CES: shaping the business model for ‘product+’ consumer solutions

18th Dec 2020

Walking the floor at CES, physically or virtually, can be overwhelming for anyone. The choice of solutions seems endless. If you're part of a consumer goods company, one that was born before the digital revolution, how do you navigate it?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital service innovation
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Business survival in an age of net zero targets

14th Dec 2020

Only two companies at the top of the Fortune 500 have survived from 20 years ago. The newcomers have risen by being fleet of foot or riding a financial or technological wave.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Opinion

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

30th Nov 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 service innovation
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

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

24th Nov 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 service innovation
  • User Experience (UX)