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
 

Prototyping workshops

Our electronic and mechanical prototyping workshops allow us to produce technically credible prototypes that bring ideas to life and offer a powerful demonstration of their value. All while maintaining extremely high standards of quality that conform to ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 regulations. Using the latest CNC and milling machines, lathes, welding gear and wire harness and cable assembly tools, we are able to produce parts very quickly and assemble full-scale working prototypes for testing and consumer trials.

News & insights


Opinion

将来の成功に向けて:2030年ビジョン

10th October 2018

12年前の2006年、あなたは何をしていましたか? Facebookはソーシャルネットワークを開始したばかりで、初代iPhoneはまだリリースされてなく、LINEやWhatsAppのようなアプリもありませんでした。

  • デジタルヘルス
  • デジタルサービス
  • イノベーションマネジメント
Opinion

UAVのアグリテック参入を阻むもの

4th July 2018

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’s (UAVs) look to play an elitist role in the future of agritech. However, adoption is not without challenges. Here are four key hurdles that need to be overcome. While one might think that agri-tech...

  • コネクティビティ&IoT
  • デジタルサービス
  • ロボット工学
Press release

ニュートリノを分かりやすく説明する新しいアプリ

2nd July 2018

ケンブリッジコンサルタンツと理論粒子物理学を牽引するダラム大学は、拡張現実(オーグメンテッドリアリティ)を用いてニュートリノとは何かをユーザーに教え、それがどこで作られ、なぜ現代科学にとって重要なのかを可視化する革新的なiOSアプリを作成することで提携しました。

Press release

Paul BeastallがUK5G諮問委員会の委員に任命

11th May 2018

ケンブリッジコンサルタンツの技術戦略部門ディレクターPaul BeastallがUK5Gの諮問委員会の委員に任命されました。UK5Gは、英国のデジタル・文化・メディア・スポーツ省(DCMS)が支援および出資する機関で、世界規模の研究拠点、テクノロジープロバイダー、投資機関、規制当局、次世代コネクティビティの恩恵をまだ受けていない垂直産業パートナーなど、5Gエコシステムの組織が集結します。

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