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Opinion

AI Summit review: unlocking the potential of AI

3rd December 2019

In September I had the honour of chairing the AI Summit in San Francisco where over 6,000 of the brightest minds in AI came together, representing some of the world’s most ambitious companies. We were treated to fascinating insights from an impressive line-up of speakers on how AI is already delivering business impact...

  • AI & Analytics
Report

Identifying breakthrough innovations that will transform the supply chain

22nd February 2019

Products are incorporating increasingly complex technology, putting greater pressure on the supply chain. As a result, gaps are forming and the risk to reputations and revenues is growing through issues such as...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
Whitepaper

PHA: plastic the way nature intended?

8th May 2018

Our whitepaper looks at the potential of PHA bioplastics in the food service industry. We've designed a range of sustainable, biodegradable plastic products, all served up on a bioplastic tray...

  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Synthetic biology
Carbon Sequestration
Opinion

The other way to fix climate change – and gain competitive advantage

3rd December 2019

As part of our sustainability work, we’ve been delving into the significance of evolving global arrangements for carbon pricing and taxation, and the implications for our clients. It has led us to a new perspective. Sooner than you might think, policy changes will give product and service companies access to a new revenue stream from carbon sequestration. Global CO2 goals are long-term, but the business opportunities are unfolding now.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Physical sciences
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Technology trends in food and beverage

19th December 2018

The application of technology in the food and beverage industry is growing in four areas – Automation, Sustainability, Personalisation and Experience design.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Service design
Vlog

Vlog: Automating complex industrial processes

30th October 2018

Automating complex industrial tasks is becoming increasingly challenging, there are often no simple answers. Bruce Ackman discusses the challenge...

  • Innovation management
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Moving towards fully robotic fulfilment

17th September 2018

Order fulfilment in the retail space is generally partially automated, transport is automated, bin picking is not, can the human be removed from the loop?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Opinion

How the Last Mile issue is solving itself

11th July 2018

The Last Mile issue is enormous and complex. Rising e-commerce demand, urban density and energy costs are all conspiring to make this an important issue for everyone. I believe that entrepreneurial ingenuity...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Robotics
  • Service design
Opinion

Nintendo Switch: real-world wireless visualisation

11th June 2018

It’s well understood that the number of connected devices will grow exponentially over the coming years. The most disruptive innovation will see connectivity introduced to traditional non-wireless products, or elements of products...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Industrial design
  • Radio systems
Opinion

Thinking big - the Ocado way

25th May 2018

We often ask ourselves what innovation truly means. It’s an important question for any ambitions business to consider as history has shown that a revolution in technology brings far greater benefits than an evolution to a legacy technique.

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Industrial design
  • Radio systems
  • Robotics
  • Tracking & location
Opinion

Drone services lift off in the US

17th May 2018

Can Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) ever mix safely with existing air traffic? Recent news suggests that the Federal Aviation Authority in the US thinks so...

  • Radio systems
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Opinion

Finding the formula for predictable biology

14th May 2018

As a keen fan of Formula 1, I’m amazed at the start of each season (especially those that follow a major rule change) that the teams manage to produce brand new cars from scratch, capable of performing...

  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation