Deloitte: 2019 Global life sciences outlook Focus and transform| Accelerating change in life sciences


Strategic transformation is at the core of life science companies as they build new business models for the future. To accelerate change, focus will be on developing innovative and relationship-driven partnerships and creating real value for patients. Data is now the currency of life sciences, and mobilising data throughout the enterprise, transforming work, and using technology symbiotically will be fundamental to advancing digital more

Samsung and IBM Collaborate to Strengthen Blockchain Ecosystems


During IBM's annual conference focused on technology and business, Samsung SDS announced it is continuing its collaboration with IBM in support of advancing Hyperledger Fabric, an open source cross-industry blockchain technology, with recent code contributions, research and a new white paper. read more

WIPRO: Wipro's non-software businesses are ready for their moment in the sun


Billionaires and their excesses are under attack around the world. But a quality widely associated with one of India's richest men, Wipro Ltd Chairman Azim Premji , continues to be frugality. Stories about his simple, frugal choices are as much part of corporate lore in India as is his storied entrepreneurial journey turning a Vanaspati business he took over at 21 upon the demise of his father into a global software services giant worth $25 billion more

PA Consulting Group: Inspiring The Next Tech Generation


With Brexit looming, it has never been more important to ensure that the UK has a fresh supply of home grown talent in science, technology and engineering. But attracting qualified workers into the field isn’t always easy. In 2018 the STEM education and careers support organisation STEM Learning found the current shortfall of skilled workers in the UK STEM sector to number 173,000. This is estimated to cost our businesses an incredible £1.5bn per year in recruitment, temporary staffing, inflated salaries and additional training more

Wood Mackenzie Ltd: Global offshore wind capacity will increase nearly sixfold over the next decade


By the end of 2017, offshore wind had only been deployed commercially across seven markets, with UK and Germany accounting for 68 percent of the grid-connected capacity. However, according to a recent report from Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables, global offshore wind power demand will increase almost sixfold over the coming 10 years with projects deployed commercially across 18 countries by more

Infosys Consulting: Has India's Booming IT Industry Finally Plateaued?


Infosys helped build India's booming tech industry.This large company in Bangalore employs 200,000 people and codes for companies as diverse as Nordstrom and Harley-Davidson. American protectionism is reducing the amount of offshoring that goes on in tech. Trump has made it harder for Indian tech workers to get H-1B work visas, and automation in India threatens to eliminate even more more

Parts of audit work to go to tech firms, new report finds


The audit process, one of the most vertically integrated professional services left in today’s market, is being broken down into separate parts by audit clients, creating a huge opportunity for technology firms to enter the market, a new report finds today. read more

What Every Entrepreneur Must Know About Artificial Intelligence


Artificial intelligence continues to be increasingly used throughout the general public and businesses to enhance consumer experiences. Research from Gartner predicts AI will generate a business value of $2.9 trillion by 2022. It's making doing business easier because it offers entrepreneurs several benefits that can help them grow their more

ISG EMEA to Focus Digital Capabilities on Insurance


Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, said today it is focusing its digital capabilities on Europe’s insurance sector to meet the growing need for cloud computing, automation, advanced analytics and other digital technologies among insurers. read more

Gartner: 10 CIO Resolutions for 2019


It’s the beginning of a new year — the time for CIOs to take stock of their personal development goals for 2019. This year, the focus is on the culture shift required to build digital business plans, as most organisations are on their way toward digital transformation but are finding it difficult to more

PwC: India May Surpass U.K. in World’s Largest Economy Rankings


India may surpass the United Kingdom in the world's largest economy rankings in 2019, according to a report by global consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. As per the report, while the U.K. and France have regularly switched places owing to similar levels of development and roughly equal populations, India's climb up the rankings is likely to be more

Voice Assistants Can Streamline Customer Service for Agencies


With the rapid rise on the consumer side of digital voice assistants such as Google Home and Alexa — Zion Market Research predicts the speech and voice recognition market will top $22.3 billion by 2024 — government agencies are exploring voice technology to improve citizen interactions and ease the customer service burdenread more

MCA announces finalists for 2019 consultancy awards


The MCA, the Management Consultancies Association, is delighted to announce that 40 of the UK’s leading consulting firms have been shortlisted in the MCA Awards. PwC lead with 11 finalists, followed very closely by EY with 9 and Coeus Consulting with 7. The UK’s specialist SME consulting firms are well represented this year, with 22 firms making it through to the interview stage. Every year the MCA Awards provide a unique opportunity to see the work that consultants are producing across the country for both the public and private sector, providing value to the UK economy and wider society. Finalists have been recognised for the challenging issues and projects they have completed with positive client feedback and support. Many big name firms and organisations are represented in the work carried out by consultancies this year including Network Rail, Dixons Carphone, Transport for London, the NHS, E.on, Thomas Cook Money and Central Government.
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How Bankers Can Slice Through Chatbot Hype And Get it Right


Chatbots, virtual assistants, conversational AI … even the names are confusing. But these text- and voice-powered software options offer very real promise to improve the customer experience. It's not a quick process, however, as BofA's Erica journey has shown. Two experts help sort through the myths and realities and suggest best ways to implement this important retail banking channelread more

ThoughtWorks: Building the world's first enterprise-level blockchain platform


VAKT is a new organisation, funded by nine leading energy companies and banks, with the aim of transforming the global commodities trading industry. Traditionally, the post-trade process would involve both parties checking paperwork and changing records on separate, manual systems, which is time-consuming and error-prone. ThoughtWorks leveraged blockchain technology to build a digital platform, allowing all parties to manage that process in the same place for the very first time. read more