Has digital disruption killed innovation?


The majority of senior execs expect moderate or massive digital disruption in the coming 12 months according to a study recently published in HBR. The disruption is mainly driven by ‘customer first’ businesses that have a start-up mentality and understand how to leverage technology to develop superior products and customer experiences. But companies need to […]


Is the digital skills crisis hindering UK innovation?


Since the beginning of the digital revolution 30 years ago, digital technology continues to embed itself into our daily lives as it becomes increasingly valued across all industries. However as the sector continues to grow at extraordinary speed, can we keep up with our own demands for development? There is no doubt that there is […]


When it comes to innovation, ideas alone aren’t enough


Ideation is at the fuzzy front end of innovation. Using sticky notes, brainstorming sessions, interviews, and sometimes arts and crafts, organisations implement a range of activities in the name of capturing the voice of the customer to deliver “the next big thing.”  To support this stage, some companies even implement the use of specialised software […]


Is artificial intelligence helping the digital skills gap?


Last week MPs warned that the UK is facing a digital skills crisis. Its report explained that 90% of jobs require digital skills to some degree, but flagged that the UK needs another 745,000 workers with digital skills by 2017 in order to remain competitive against other countries. At the moment the skills gap is […]


Why SMEs need to think big and act now – Q&A with SAP


In this month’s regular Q&A, we sit down with SAP EMEA’s Chief Digital Officer, Steve Wainwright who discusses his life in IT, gives his thoughts on the importance of digital transformation and highlights the benefits it brings to SMEs. 1. Tell us a bit about yourself, your experience and how long you’ve been in your current role? […]