Latest Stories

recommended: innovation
May 19, 2017

Computer vision: Can AI ever truly emulate the human brain?

Humans have long dreamed of a world whereby robots are used as to aid us in completing menial labour and house chores so we don’t have to. The problem is,...

recommended: innovation
May 15, 2017

GDPR, Brexit and surveillance: the perfect storm

Brexit has had many divisive and damaging effects, not least of which is the now widely held belief that regulations are damaging for national economies – as though mutually agreed...

recommended: innovation
May 4, 2017

How GDPR and personal APIs will fight off the corporate ‘vempires’

Data is the de facto currency of our age. And the data we gather about our lives, health, travel, energy use, commodity consumption, and so on, could be used to...

recommended: innovation
April 28, 2017

Why automation could lead to mass unemployment and how a Universal Basic Income might be the only solution

As editor of a technology title, I receive hundreds of pitches each day on virtually every single conceivable topic. The hype surrounding certain technologies tends to come and go. However...

recommended: innovation
April 19, 2017

CERN’s asset management supercollider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is big: the largest and most complex machine in history. CERN’s vast, €7.5 billion particle accelerator runs in a 27km loop under the border between...

recommended: innovation
April 3, 2017

5 Tips on How to Innovate

There are two kinds of leader: those who aim for short-term value to pacify baying shareholders, and those who want to leave a legacy.

recommended: innovation
March 27, 2017

Process Model Innovation: A vital part of Modern Dual Innovation

The way we think about innovation has been trapped in stage-gate methodology for too long but now we have new theories of how innovation should work. However, there is a...

recommended: innovation
March 20, 2017

By cultivating its ecosystem, did Airbnb just show Uber how to run a platform?

Uber dominated business news last week with its President quitting after only six months and a growing sense that the company is dysfunctional culturally. Meanwhile Airbnb has launched its new...

recommended: innovation
March 7, 2017

AI: Friend or Foe? (Part II)

In the second part of his report, Chris Middleton looks at the strategic challenge of implementing AI systems.

recommended: innovation
March 3, 2017

AI: Friend or Foe? (Part I)

In the first of a two-part report, Chris Middleton looks at how organisations are innovating with artificial intelligence – and what the knock-on effects on our lives might be.

recommended: innovation
February 27, 2017

Minimum Viable Product vs Product Market Fit: which will move the needle in Financial Services?

The concept of a minimum viable product (MVP) is now pervasive. But it is not the only way to think about market development for new products. What’s the right way...

recommended: innovation
February 13, 2017

Autonomous traffic is coming – but not in the way you expected

Driverless cars are touted as one of the big systemic innovations of the 21st century. But could this supposed megatrend be blinding us to where the real change is going...

recommended: innovation
February 8, 2017

How to change an industry sector

How do you change the way an industry functions? Some people might say: that is the job of disruptors, maybe startups, maybe new entrants from other industries who come in...

recommended: innovation
January 20, 2017

The challenge of thinking for yourself in work

Do you ever stop to consider what it meant to think openly? Wasn’t that your basic education at school and what your parents told you to do? Whatever happened to...