The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

Opinion

How to train an engineer successfully – when vital bioinnovation depends on it

18th May 2020

It could only happen at Cambridge Consultants. An internal training course for a group for engineers eager to gain some understanding of how it is possible to engineer biology. A challenge certainly… but also indicative of the unique blend of biology, engineering and advanced computation that is enabling our breakthrough work in bioinnovation.

  • Product realisation
  • Project management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Altran, Cambridge Consultants' parent company, becomes part of Capgemini

18th May 2020

The acquisition of Altran by Capgemini begins a new chapter for Cambridge Consultants and will create new value and opportunities for our clients. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
Opinion

COVID - tools to maintain both productivity and sanity!

13th May 2020

‘WFH’ is an acronym now universally recognised. But even before the pandemic, remote working had been slowly increasing, with around 5% of UK employees primarily working from home in 2019 and 30% having experience of it. The benefits can include more productive working time, fewer office distractions and more flexibility, to name a few...

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

The AI opportunity - overcoming a lack of quality training data

11th May 2020

Tim Ensor shared his insights from working with a global medical device company to invent deep learning algorithms to amplify clinical trials data by 30x. 

  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

A brainstorming success – my top 10 practical tips for getting the most out of remote idea generation

5th May 2020

If you're taking the plunge into the world of remote brainstorming and driving its use in your organisation, then here are ten practical tips to help you get the most from running, planning and facilitating your online sessions... 

 

  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Project management
  • Service design
Vlog

The AI opportunity - building trust in automated visual inspection

5th May 2020

Tim Ensor shares his insights into using AI in high-trust applications. He discusses automated visual inspection implemented by a global manufacturer of medical devices.

  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

Healthy competition within digital services – my lockdown perspective

1st May 2020

Lockdown is changing everything. Not least the digital revolution rippling through GP surgeries in the UK, where start-ups are disrupting the disruptors to accelerate mass adoption of new patient services. The BBC’s...

  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Service design
Vlog

Multi-modal R&D as an agent of change

30th April 2020

Multi-modal R&D, encompasses everything from venture funding and academic collaboration, to open innovation. Is your company ready to meet the demands of today's rapidly changing markets? 

  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

IP strategy - it starts by understanding what intellectual property is

29th April 2020

Any tech-based company intent on achieving game-changing disruption and lasting commercial advantage will have certain priorities. Understandably, as the intensity of technological innovation gives way to the trials of market...

  • Strategic advice
Opinion

My ‘secret sauce’ for digital services

17th April 2020

It seems like a lifetime ago now, but it was actually only a few months. I was at a seminar, mixing freely alongside some of the brightest minds on the Cambridge tech scene. Just before the second session, I was asked a profound question. “We’re a start-up, we’ve got some great technology, but to grow we feel we need to get some digital services – how do we do it?”...

  • Digital services
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Reducing risk with cross-sector thinking: an aeroponics example

16th April 2020

Leveraging a broad range of technical experiences, from seemingly unrelated fields can help solve critical problems. This example looks at aeroponics in terms of challenges within the vertical farming sector, showing how insight in the right place can transform work across industries...

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physical sciences
Vlog

Digital transformation and technology disruption across the care pathway

8th April 2020

Jaquie Finn, Head of Digital Health, takes a deep dive into IoT and AI and their impact on the health industry now and in the future.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital health
  • Human factors