The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

Opinion

Exploring the potential for non-contact monitoring for sepsis, the quick and costly killer

17th January 2020

Sepsis is a life-threatening response of the immune system to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and the risk of permanent disability or death. Detecting and treating it early can be highly effective in stopping progression. The trouble is that implementing the level of monitoring required to catch sepsis at the earliest stages is tough outside critical care settings. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
Opinion

Q&A – how smart implant developers can prepare for a patient-centred future yet highly regulated healthcare system

13th January 2020

Our webinar reveals how device developers will need to maneuver through conservative, highly regulated, monopolistic yet fragmented healthcare systems that often provide contradictory incentives. Following the presentation, our audience had the opportunity to ask a variety of questions. Here’s what our experts had to say in reply.

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Digital security
  • Embedded software
  • Human factors
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

My CES 2020 predictions: what happens in Vegas has implications for business the world over

6th January 2020

I've written blogs over the last couple of years on predictions for CES 2020, and sitting on the plane on the way to Las Vegas is the ideal place to carry on the tradition.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Industrial design
  • Service design
Opinion

Personalization beyond the hype – the real beauty is in valuable consumer engagement

3rd January 2020

With the incessant desire for ever-more personalized products continuing to grow globally, brands are falling over themselves to find new ways of enticing and engaging with their audiences. Beauty is a particularly...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Dispense
  • Sensing
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

“Don’t ask me what I want, look at what I do”: how behavioral insight can drive more successful tech innovation

23rd December 2019

Let me take you back to early September. I’ve just spent several hours touring the Berlin Messe exhibition grounds, wowed by the innovations unveiled at IFA, rightly regarded as Europe’s biggest and buzziest tech show. But as I sit on the packed transit rattling its way back towards the Airport, I can’t help but feel frustrated. Why? Because many consumer brands are missing a trick.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Innovation management
  • Robotics
Opinion

Digital radio for the world – the newest old news?

11th December 2019

Digital launched, ever so long ago, with TV and radio. So what’s the big story? It’s that the last piece of the digital jigsaw is finally in place: a system called Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), designed to deliver FM-radio-like quality using the medium wave and short wave bands.

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Radio systems
  • Signal processing
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

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
Opinion

Reflecting on my ‘Code for Good’ scholarship – with a clear roadmap to deliver our vision at Farmz2U

21st November 2019

As I fly back to Lagos, it’s time to take stock and reflect on my two-week ‘Code for Good’ scholarship at Cambridge Consultants, working alongside some of the smartest people I have ever met! I’m grateful to the company for providing the opportunity, in partnership with the One Young World Summit 2019.

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Digital services
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)
Webinar

The what, why and how of connected medical implant development for personalized delivery of medicine

12th November 2019

The medical implant industry is set to grow from $5bn in 2017 to $16.3bn by 2022. But there are tensions to understand and hurdles to overcome for innovators intent on taking advantage.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Product realisation
Vlog

AI in clinical trials - How continuous patient monitoring can maximise the likelihood of clinical and commercial success

16th October 2019

In this talk, we explore some of the challenges and opportunities inherent to the adoption of remote monitoring, AI and wearables. We draw on our experience to demonstrate how the digital transformation of trials is possible with a collaborative approach between engineering, healthcare bodies and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Smart vision for farming – breaking AI out of the datacentre

15th October 2019

As pressures increase on the food supply chain, the importance of predictable yields increases. Generally, the better informed growers are, the better the price they can potentially obtain. However, manual counts struggle to achieve sufficient accuracy. Although counting fruits or salad is a simple task for a human, it has proven hard to automate.

  • AI & Analytics