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Emma Taylor, Founder of Nimbus Ninety
Looking back at the big trends of the last decade, what did we predict was going to happen? And what actually did? We hear from a foresight expert on how to tell the good predictions from the bad, as we explore the tech that didn't quite make it in the last decade.
Innovation is not just about having the biggest brains around or being a smaller team; it's grounded in culture. Today, companies put in place a host of initiatives from ping pong tables to digital garages, in order to ignite brain cells. The question is - what works? The answer isn't free beer.
Growth is a common objective for all businesses, but sometimes the mindset can be toxic for an organisation. We take a look at the common pitfalls of the growth mindset, and how businesses can avoid them.
With consumers moving more and more from window-shopping to Windows-shopping, 2019 was a hugely uncertain year for retail. As online growth drives stores to close, disruption rapidly transforms markets and participants must be ready to respond. We look at the most effective ways to condition your reflexes for response in uncertain markets.
Data sets are some of the most valuable assets to organisations today. What happens when organisations are able to make better decisions using open data? We take a magnifying glass to case studies where open data created new revenue opportunities and bolstered growth.
Consumer advocates represent a powerful, underused marketing channel. However, with only 56% of consumers globally trusting the businesses they interact with on a daily basis, building and retaining trust is the first step to loyalty. Here we present you with a masterclass in transparent consumer relationships that will do the talking for you.
The UK's Gen Z: one of the most diverse, politicised, informed, media-bombarded generations yet. The oldest Gen Zers are graduating now and entering a consumer base that isn't ready for them. How are you going to attract them?
Ever been stuck deciding between this jumper and that one? In today's media-crammed world, brands need to reinvent customer journeys to exploit consumers' cognitive biases and how we naturally make decisions. We get some CX experts to examine your customer journeys and re-tweak based on behavioral insights.
Legacy technology holds back businesses from truly competing in their industry. Not only that but it increases operational costs and security risks. But in an age where today's modern is tomorrow's legacy, how can businesses navigate the dilemma of legacy tech?
Digital budgets are increasing year-on-year and yet digital projects continue to fail through a lack of executive buy-in. Why are IT functions still failing to gain the trust of the people that matter? We explore how to make the case for new projects that goes beyond buy-in to actually being the answer to strategic issues.
With "data-driven" as the new black, AI can derive new insights about everything from your consumers to your products to your coffee machines. But businesses often leap to AI before they've jumped the hurdles. We take a look at the biggest hurdles to AI, and how to avoid falling over them in your own journey.
Changing habits of consumers mean changing economies. With the sustainability agenda driving new economic models, how can your business adapt to generate new opportunities for both revenue and product?
Are you threatened by a subscription model competitor? Are there ways of taking advantage of such models in your business? We examine some of the most successful and unlikely subscription businesses taking the market today.
B corps have self-assigned themselves the mission of building an inclusive and sustainable economy. But what impact is B corp culture actually making on our society? What can we learn from them, and how can their promise be fulfilled using big data and technology?
Over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every single day. And yet, 45% of businesses in 2019 said generating insight from data was their biggest challenge. In today's data-driven world, there is a gulf between how much data we have and how much we are using it. It's all too easy to drown in the data lake; we have a look at how to stay afloat.
Getting the most out of big data requires the right people skills, the right strategy, and above all, the right technology for your business. We take a look at how to implement and leverage AI-augmented decision making into your organisation to realise new potential.
All too often, getting machine learning and AI implemented feel like the end goal of data strategy. But today, businesses that want to innovate must look beyond: to experiementation. We hear from an AI expert about how to test and experiment with your machine learning to drive data strategy.
Productivity reaches a plateau when workers are achieving their maximum output. However, optimising processes with automation can help you power through the plateau and reach new heights of productivity. We look at the best ways to automate and which tools can help your business.
The most coveted balance today is the work-bot balance. While human workers cannot be wholly replaced with bots, automation is needed to optimise. Finding the balance is about building intuitive processes and giving your workforce space to be creative.
Is agile right for you? Is it right for your project? This masterclass in agile, from an expert who has seen it succeed and fail in a variety of organisations, will help you decide.
As an industry, technology is populated by the socio-economic elite. Where are businesses inadvertently excluding groups and how can they rectify it? We look at why it's so important to bring diversity into your tech team and the strengths it brings to your business.
"Lack of skills" is a common complaint for many businesses dealing with digital failure. Being able to pinpoint the talent deficit before a project is vital to ensuring the resources are in place to see it succeed. We hear from a talent specialist on how to get the right skills in place, while making the most of the skills you already have.
The gender diversity split in the tech corporate pipeline is alarming: while women make up around half of the entry level tech jobs, they only make up 22% of the C-suite level. We examine the impact of the imbalance on businesses and how to fix it.
Great customer experience is hard to create, but the combination of data insights and creativity can drive your business forward. We explore how data insights can shape your CX strategy and help creativity, not hinder it.
Using someone's first name in an email isn't personalisation. Personalisation is about speaking the consumer's language, but how can businesses do that and come across as genuine? We deepdive into developing real-time response to consumer data with AI that can personalise the experience.
With machine learning and augmented reality transforming experience, we hear from some customer experience experts on how products can be developed by CX.
Nascent, pre-disruption markets are hard to find nowadays. Ten years ago they were rife, and disruptors in every industry changed how businesses worked. We chat with the early disruptors of transport, media and finance and hear their story of disruption.
More and more businesses are using social media to reach their consumer base. At the same time, the mental health pandemic has been worsened by social media. Are businesses responsible for addressing this? How can social media be used for cultivate community, not FOMO?
We've seen where we are now. Where are we going? What's next? The 2020s is said to be the decade of quantum, commercial space flight and extended reality. A collective of visionaries forecast what the next decade holds.