Trial and error. The importance of getting started.

Simon de Timary The modern approach to innovation requires an acceptance that the future will only be found through continuous trial and error.   When it comes to technology innovation, spending months creating the most robust plan, comparing the best providers, and...

We need to change the way we talk about AI and the future of work

Katie Gibbs LinkedIn Anyone can be upskilled to work in the world of AI as long as they are fast learners and have problem solving skills Since I started working in the AI space five years ago, the main question that I get asked is around how it will impact jobs. I...

Innovating more with less

Rob Griffiths To succeed in this evolving world, organisations need to respond with increased speed and agility. In February 2019, the London School of Economics and the Future of Work institute highlighted that in the long run, technological innovation will be our...

Department Stores 2.0

Georgina Wickman The future of department stores will be interactive, informative and an experience in itself. With department store obituaries seeming to become daily occurrences, it could be assumed that the culling has started. With around 50 Debenhams and 31 House...

Will traditional banks have a future?

Armin Eiber Established banks have strength in terms of economies of scale and size both in customers and data. However they really struggle to adapt to change In the mid 90’s Bill Gates famously said that banking is necessary, banks are not. Will this be the...

Solar Energy in the UK – Challenges & Opportunities

Bruce Wen What opportunities remain for major utilities in the current stabilised market and what strengths can they leverage? UK solar PV installed capacity has grown to 13GW (UK Department for BEIS, 2018). Encouraged by UK government strategy and funding schemes for...

BJSS’ Retail trends and predictions for 2019

Lizzie Willett Throughout 2019, retailers will need to become smarter on how they measure performance and how they use customer data to do so. 2018 was the year of many things, but it’s clear it wasn’t the year of the retailer. It has been a year of Brexit...

Build a bot you’d be happy to employ

Joe Chamberlain What can you realistically do to influence your chatbot’s personality? How do you decide what characteristics it should have? And how do you manifest it in the things it does and says? When a person is described as having a strong personality it often...

How can banks counteract the GAFA threat?

Richard Meirion-Williams For banks to remain central in the lives of consumers, they must provide consistent and fulfilling customer experiences across the digital and physical environment. It’s not just about having access to customers credit or debit accounts, but...