You used to get up at six, now you get up at eight; shower, take a leisurely breakfast, and when you’re good and ready you tap an app on your phone to call a car. Within minutes, the closest of the pool vehicles arrives. You recognise some of your neighbours aboard; they have already boarded from nearby call-points.Read on
Industries in beta
How digital affects health, banking, media, hotels and the retail sector
It’s time to wake up to driverless cars; the impact of digital on the automotive industry
mHealth. When Healthcare goes digital
Pharmaceuticals are on the cusp of a revolution, the likes of which have not been seen since their industrial inception in the 19th century. Digital technology is fundamentally changing the way we consume products and data, but for the healthcare and life sciences industry it may have come just in the nick of time, as the increasing burden of chronic disease and ageing populations threaten to overwhelm already overstretched healthcare systems.Read on
Banks are changing.
You can bet money on it
What will the banking industry look like in the future? Will customer loyalty be a thing of the past? What are the digital opportunities?
Banking has been in a perfect storm for the best part of a decade now. The excesses that led to the financial crisis, the burden of greater regulation and the steady stream of revelations about illegal or unethical behaviour have all but obliterated customer trust. And now, the digital revolution is fundamentally challenging the financial services business model.Read on
The entertainment revolution: when disruptors become disrupted
What will the entertainment and media industry look like in the future? How will our viewing become even more personalised? What are the digital opportunities?
It’s hard to think of a sector more directly or drastically affected by digital technology than media. The industry operates at the ‘speeding edge’ of the digital revolution, where some of the most disruptive and dynamic new services are transforming the way we watch, shop, share, connect, and are entertained.Read on
Why book a hotel on your computer, when you can book it on the bus?
Mobile and tablet bookings are overtaking PC bookings. And it’s mostly being done through third parties. How can hotels fight back? How can they differentiate themselves and increase customer loyalty?
Total retail. A new mindset for the digital world
The basics – product, price and brand – are as important for retailers as ever, but what does the future hold for the industry? What are the digital opportunities?
Digital technology has revolutionised the way business works over the last decade and nowhere more so than in retailing. It began with e-commerce as the High Street rushed to clicks not bricks. Then the smart operators realised that the physical store still had an important part to play and responded by shifting to a multi-channel model.Read on