Generation Z, the first immortal generation?

Generation Z, the first immortal generation?

It’s a matter of When, not If we solve Death and Generation Z could be the first generation to experience Immortality in their lifetimes. Today we can reverse paralysis, restore sight, print hearts, eliminate disease and transfer memories, age is a quirk of genetics, nanotech is a game changer and only Darwinism...

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CIO Insight Series: Getting supplier relationships to work

CIO Insight Series: Getting supplier relationships to work

CIO’s are becoming increasingly entrepreneurial but very few feel their suppliers provide any meaningful value   During the course of my interviews with CIO’s over the past couple of years I’ve witnessed the growth of a worrying trend – the fact that many CIO’s feel that their suppliers are becoming...

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Smart appliances will disrupt banking

Smart appliances will disrupt banking

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s rich, it’s smart and it’s cool – meet your new fridge.   The Internet of Everything, an emerging multi trillion dollar trend that embues a world where everything is connected to everything else and where inert ‘Dumb’ materials and products are embedded with technologies and sensors that make...

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Future corporations will run without Humans

Future corporations will run without Humans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A world where corporations run themselves without the need for any Human intervention is already being realised.   The future is hidden in plain sight. Multi billion dollar corporations that run without the need for people sounds like Hollywood fiction but the technology and technology...

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Digitising the FTSE

Digitising the FTSE

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you won’t have been able to avoid the news that Digital is devouring and disrupting the world. Similarly I’m in no doubt that you’re also being told that if you aren’t busy digitising your organisation, your products and your business model then you’ll...

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The death of the 20th Century organisation

The death of the 20th Century organisation

20th Century organisations are increasingly being usurped and out manoeuvered by more agile, more successful 21st Century Millennial organisations that operate, scale and run in entirely new ways.   You could be forgiven for thinking that many of today’s new Millennial organisations aren’t really businesses at all and that under the...

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The rise and rise of Entrepreneurs

The rise and rise of Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are becoming increasingly empowered and the businesses they’re building are transforming industries. Last week a crowd of individuals came together to lift a double decker bus off of a trapped cyclist and it’s a stark reminder about how when enough people come together with a common purpose they can...

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Remaking the Financial Services industry

Remaking the Financial Services industry

The news that the UK Government is considering introducing legislation that force the Financial Services industry to develop common, publicly available Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) shouldn’t come as a surprise. Initiatives like Level 39, Finance Innovate and Fintech50 have helped position the UK as a Fintech powerhouse and the new...

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Have banks already been disrupted?

Have banks already been disrupted?

Banks used to be the corner stone of the community but today despite spending over £200 billion on transformation they are still being undermined by a series of unstoppable cultural and technological revolutions Over the past two weeks I’ve talked to a number of senior C level executives from some of the...

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Disrupting banking is a team effort

Disrupting banking is a team effort

  Disrupting the banking experience can only be achieved through team work   In 2008 banks were considered to big to fail and sovereign Governments pumped hundreds of billions of dollars into the system to save them but now, years after the events of 2008 conversations about how banking and...

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The banks guide to scouting Fintech

The banks guide to scouting Fintech

Four of Europe’s largest banks reveal their Fintech scouting strategies To an Entrepreneur attention is oxygen so imagine the electricity that flows through a room when you put thirty budding European Fintech Entrepreneurs in the same room as senior executives from some of the Europe’s largest banks. This was the...

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Digital and Innovation, not or

Digital and Innovation, not or

“The world has changed more in recent years than it has in the hundred, possibly ten thousand years before it. Industries that didn’t exist just five years ago are dominating the daily headlines and 21st Century Entrepreneurs are building new multi-billion dollar Empires faster than their older, more established competitors...

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CIO’s your industry is being disrupted

CIO’s your industry is being disrupted

Survey says: “24% of CIO’s don’t believe their industries are facing disruption.” 24%. By anyone’s measure that’s a high number so it was with surprise that I read CIO UK Magazines 2015 CIO 100 summary that stated of all of the UK CIO’s they surveyed 24% “don’t think that their...

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The death of consumer car insurance

The death of consumer car insurance

Driverless cars signal the end of consumer car insurance You and I probably agree that spending thousands of pounds every year to buy insurance is one of life’s great pleasures, there’s no noise as exciting as a bill hitting the mat – then again maybe it’s just me. At this...

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The secrets behind building a Unicorn

The secrets behind building a Unicorn

Building a billion dollar Unicorn isn’t easy but Silicon Valley has cracked the code of how to build them For those want to be Entrepreneurs among you there are only three truths. You’ll fail – you’ll learn. You’ll stumble – you’ll regain your stride. You’ll fall – you’ll pick yourself up....

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Boom! Disney just reinvented entertainment

Boom! Disney just reinvented entertainment

  On track to bring in over $300 Billion in the next decade Disneys’ new business model is smashing records The world of entertainment changed forever in 2010 and there’s no going back – not that you, or your kids would want to. As the orange incandescence of explosions from...

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CTO Innovation Series: Enterprise innovation fights back

CTO Innovation Series: Enterprise innovation fights back

With their organisations and industries under siege from hundreds of thousands of lean, digital start ups many industry leaders are starting to seed creative disruption initiatives within their own organisations in the bold hope of beating the waves of want to be disruptive entrepreneurs at their own game. I sat...

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Apples new trojan horse

Apples new trojan horse

Love it or loathe it the Apple Watch is superbly positioned to help Apple capture three new mass markets Even Apple can’t escape the gravity of centuries of tradition and the Apple Watch is a great case in point. Sure enough it sits on the wrist like a regular watch, looks like a...

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The end of Famine

The end of Famine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is getting closer to solving one of the world’s greatest heart aches.   No industry has had a greater impact on humanity and society as agriculture has and we can trace its earliest origins back 50,000 years to the Aborigines in Australia who regularly used fire...

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Monetising the Internet of Everything

Monetising the Internet of Everything

Data is the new oil Over the next ten years the Internet of Everything – the ability to use an increasingly broad variety of sensors that can turn any dumb object, from jet engines and cars to cattle and crops into intelligent, interconnected devices on a network that can sense,...

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