LARPing in binary

At Microsoft Future Decoded, we demonstrated how Microsoft’s future could decode its past Our challenge demonstrated how a Microsoft Hololens, as a mixed-reality device which can enable extremely rich collaboration between on-the-ground callers and remote...

Why attempting to be everywhere has led to nowhere

David Gore Technology has reshaped the retail industry – changing where and how retailers sell product, services and experiences to customers. The current reality is that the retail sector is facing a long-term, continuing slowdown. Consumers are being hit by...

Amazon is coming, but is Asda the answer?

DAVID GORE In the current market, Sainsbury’s didn’t strike me as an organisation who were prepared to be this bold and spectacular. But, I should have known better, as Mike Coupe has now overseen two game-changing mergers in recent times. Like a lot of people, I was...

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...

The “Must Have’s” of Retail

Kate Bassett To remain competitive, retailers must be able to carry out variant AB testing with automated rollout/rollback dependant on automated KPI monitoring. They must also have real time monitoring of supply chain deliveries at all points, and real time...

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...

The Agile journey for all Testers

Cassy Calvert Even small changes, implemented as part of the journey to Agile, can improve the quality of an IT project. Industry recognises Agile for delivering a viable product with greater speed and confidence, and for favouring user-centric features instead of...

Can the G-Cloud Framework Balance Control?

Susheel Dodeja The government realised every pound of public money had to produce the best possible outcome as well as remaining under its control. There was a time before G-Cloud when public sector IT contracts were as large as the sector itself. Procurement...

Who wants infrastructure anyway? The future is in the Cloud

Carl Austin I would encourage security professionals to embrace innovation within their profession, to develop new ways of working and to revisit and improve these currently. I would also encourage engineers to work threat modelling into their repertoire and consider...