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Digital transformation for physical product companies

Aug 26, 2021

The movement is irresistible. Companies traditionally focused on physical products, from beauty to laundry, are embracing the opportunities of digital. The time to make things happen is now, before it’s too late and competitors steal a march. If you are part of a consumer business intent on transforming digitally and growing in entirely new ways, this eBook is essential reading. 

  • Digital service innovation
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Whitepaper

Net zero product discovery

Apr 12, 2021

In this whitepaper we examine the potential rewards of sustainable yet multidimensional business growth and reveal why whole system mapping is a prerequisite for driving essential system-level – not just product-level – innovation.

  • Industrial design
  • Physical sciences
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Webinar

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

Nov 12, 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
Whitepaper

Chiplets: the path to IoT diversity

Oct 3, 2019

In this whitepaper, we explore why chiplets offer a path towards increased IoT diversity, bringing benefits to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and semiconductor companies alike.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Product realisation
robotics and automation
Opinion

‘So when are the robots coming?’ Industry is ready and willing to accelerate the adoption of automation

Feb 23, 2022

All the drivers are in place. The unprecedented global labor shortage, the sky-high consumer demand, the advanced technology capabilities and the willingness of businesses and VCs to invest are all combining to transformative effect. The world is primed and ready to accelerate the adoption of robotics and automation.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics
warehouse and logistics automation
Opinion

Facing up the scalability challenge in warehouse and logistics automation

Dec 8, 2021

The rate of innovation and adoption of automation & autonomous systems in non-manufacturing segments is growing faster and investments are pouring in. AMR’s (Automated Mobile Robots) are working alongside people in warehouses and helping in improving productivity. But, is this enough?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Vlog

The invisible 5G networks of the future

Nov 15, 2021

Dr Derek Long, Head of Telecoms and Mobile, discusses his keynote at Total Telecom Congress 2021 where he explored how new materials are opening the door to transparent phased array antennas and unlocking a host of new 5G use cases.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Product realisation
  • Radio systems
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Domestic appliance brands must adopt a radical, digital-first mindset to get ahead

Sep 15, 2021

Product owners in appliance brands across the world are sitting on the threshold of extraordinary digital opportunities – but a radical change of mindsets is vital if they are to take advantage of them.

  • Digital service innovation
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Our sustainable materials database is enabling innovation in the drive to net zero

Jun 10, 2021

The ambition to reduce or eliminate single-use plastics from the world’s supply chains is of course as laudable as it is essential. I’m proud to be part of a team of colleagues dedicated to doing something about it – by creating a guide that is helping innovators switch to alternatives.

  • Bioinnovation
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Sustainability
Opinion

The new digital services contract: you control your data, we’ll deliver your experience

May 20, 2021

Time is running down on the tacit agreement that we will happily trade our personal data for digital services. In this article I examine the distributed ledger technologies which will power breakthrough smart digital platforms.

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Digital service innovation
  • Product realisation
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Making sense of personalization for your business

Feb 3, 2021

What are the best examples around personalization? Which brands are defining best practice and how do we continue to overcome the challenges that beset multinationals and start-ups alike?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
Opinion

Beyond CES: shaping the business model for ‘product+’ consumer solutions

Jan 13, 2021

Walking the floor at CES, physically or virtually, can be overwhelming for anyone. The choice of solutions seems endless. If you're part of a consumer goods company, one that was born before the digital revolution, how do you navigate it?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital service innovation
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice