We live in a world undergoing a digital revolution - one of artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), big data, open APIs, cloud applications and blockchain.

These technologies create huge digitization and servitization opportunities for organisations that embrace the services they enable – and threaten the very existence of those that don’t. 

The digital potential

Few companies lack the ambition to embrace digital technologies to transform their businesses. However, it’s a daunting journey, particularly for those for whom this is a new world.

Delivering digital breakthroughs that are defensible in the market and resistant to margin pressures requires a combination of market insight, business innovation and technology prowess – a truly multidisciplinary skillset.

We help clients create, deliver and exploit digital products and services through technology development, service roll-out and business transformation. 

Complete support

We offer practical assistance throughout the digital lifecycle:

We advise on product strategy and design – what our clients could do, what they should do and how they can best deliver it.

We develop and test digital products and services, through experimentation and rapid prototyping and development.

We deliver digital products and services to market through trials, operational roll-out and continuous product improvement.

We are a truly independent partner, supporting our clients at every step and transferring ownership of successful outcomes to them. 

Experience


Our technical capabilities span the full digital spectrum, from software development for embedded and distributed cloud applications, through deep data analytics, machine learning and behavioural modelling to connectivity and IoT development and radio systems.

World-class talent

Our team brings practical experience of delivering complex digital products and services around the world.

Examples include M-PESA (Vodafone’s market-changing breakthrough in mobile payment); the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS), Telensa (the global leader in smart city street lighting and wireless networks), Iridium’s world-first ‘Push-to-Talk’ global satellite communications service; and Doctor Care Anywhere (the innovative telemedicine and digital health service). 

Rapid prototyping & implementation 

Using a range of advanced productivity tools and drawing on the art of the possible across many disciplines, we discover new insights, prototype and trial new services and launch fast and with minimal risk.

Our productivity tools range from IoT device platforms – such as smart tags and badges – to appcessory design toolkits, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) libraries and software frameworks to deliver full service cloud platforms. 

Digital proposition consulting

To successfully deliver digital breakthroughs, a business must learn to embrace openness, experimentation and collaboration. It must also learn how to support and enhance digital products through deep customer insight, data analytics and continuous improvement.

Our digital consultancy programmes go well beyond traditional management consultancy. Grounded in the art of the technically possible, we show our clients what they could do, guide them in what they should do and help them deliver it.

We identify potential service propositions through practical and technically viable roadmaps that guide not just the product but also the fundamental shifts in approach and mindset required for success. 

Tech, tools & facilities


Flo – rapid prototyping, experimentation & scaling framework
 

Flo – rapid prototyping, experimentation & scaling framework

The ability to spin-up a new service proposition rapidly is vital; helping organisations touch, feel and understand new concepts but also support the essential need to trial, test and scale. Flo provides this capability, allowing our clients to quickly unlock new ideas, address key risks and deliver better service propositions on a scalable platform that we are able to support and that our clients are able to fully own.

Data, development & test labs
 

Data, development & test labs

With 1 petabyte local storage and specialised hardware for telecoms chassis design, machine learning development and more, this facility allows us to develop, test and operate new cloud-ready digital services rapidly in a secure environment, enabling rapid end-to-end prototyping and experimentation of sensitive concepts. We work across the full spectrum of cloud service providers, supporting both public and private infrastructures.

Co-creation & co-working space
 

Co-creation & co-working space

We are highly collaborative in our approach and provide dedicated co-creation facilities where we can join forces with our client teams to address the task in hand. Creative spaces throughout our offices provide a blank canvas for ad-hoc brainstorming sessions and planned workshops, inspiring our designers in their quest to develop impactful, unique and meaningful user experiences.

Appcessory toolkit
 

Appcessory toolkit

This lightning-fast scoping and feasibility software platform allows us to very quickly model a connected device, saving time, preventing costly missteps and ensuring optimal performance. Taking key requirements as a starting point, we can estimate the dimensions and cost of the PCB and rapidly see how a range of design decisions influence the complex trade-off between factors such as size, power, battery life, radio range and more.

Prototyping workshops
 

プロトタイプ生産工場

プロトタイプ生産工場(電子基板・メカ)では、アイデアを実現し、製品価値を説得力をもって実証するプロトタイプを生産しています。試作品は、ISO 9001、ISO 13485、およびISO 14001規制に準拠した極めて高い品質基準を維持しています。最新のCNCおよびフライス盤、旋盤、溶接ギア、ワイヤーハーネス、ケーブルアセンブリツールを使用することにより素早くパーツを製造し、検証作業やユーザートライアル用向けに実物大で動作可能なプロトタイプを組み立てることができます。

News & insights


見解

新型コロナウイルスの論点 ~パンデミック後の革新的な世界への対応策を具体化

2nd June 2020

世界は危機に瀕しています。国、政府、企業、家族のある方、独身の方、また引きこもりの状態にある方でも、明日生きていることは誰にとっても最優先事項です。しかし、いつの世でも必要は発明の大いなる母です。

  • 機械学習&AI
  • デジタルサービス
  • ヒューマンファクター
  • イノベーションマネジメント
  • 戦略的アドバイス
見解

AIを活用した産業用IoTへの道のり

15th May 2020

データ・AI・IoTは、多くの産業で大きなメリットをもたらしますが、ビジネスにおいて、どこで、またどのように価値を最大化できるのでしょうか。

  • 機械学習&AI
  • クラウド/スケーラビリティ
  • コネクティビティ&IoT
  • デジタルサービス
見解

新型コロナウイルス - 生産性とウエルネスを支えるツール

13th May 2020

『WFH(Work From Home / 在宅勤務)』は今やお馴染みの言葉となりました。しかしパンデミックが起こる前から、リモートワークは増加傾向にありました。2019年には英国における従業員の約5%が主に在宅で仕事をしており、30%は在宅勤務を経験しています。リモートワークのメリットとして、生産的な作業時間の増加、オフィスでありがちな仕事を中断する割り込みの減少、柔軟性の向上などが挙げられます。

  • 機械学習&AI
  • デジタルサービス
  • ヒューマンファクター
  • イノベーションマネジメント
  • 戦略的アドバイス
見解

2020年「ネットワークネイティブ」の年が到来 ~ 新種のコネクティビティがもたらす、大きな収益の可能性

18th February 2020

通信業界はまたもや大きな変化に直面しています。オープンソース技術がもたらすイノベーションが新しい波となり、ネットワークもまた、新たなプラットフォームやコネクティビティを提供できる拡張性が高まっています。

  • 機械学習&AI
  • コネクティビティ&IoT
  • デジタルサービス
  • サービスデザイン
  • 戦略的アドバイス
  • ユーザーエクスペリエンス

We can help you achieve the impossible