Essilor awarded Grand Prix for employee shareholding initiatives

14-Dec-2017

Essilor today was awarded the Grand Prix at the 13th Edition of the French Grand Prix FAS1 for its exemplary approach to promoting employee shareholding across the Group. It follows Essilor’s recent announcement that employee shareholding worldwide surpassed 50%, exceeding the Company’s goal of 35% that had initially been set for 2020. read more

Onalytica: Women in Tech

13-Dec-2017

When we say tech, what do you first think of? Young men squirreling away in a dark room surrounded by half eaten pizzas, lit only by flickering lines of code – an army of wannabe Mark Zuckerburgs on a mission to develop the newest product which will make them millions? Or a woman?read more

Accenture: Unlock Trapped Value with Blockchain

13-Dec-2017

Blockchain technology fundamentally changes how data is managed. With Blockchain, traditional independent players can work together to streamline and integrate processes, all with controlled, secure access to sensitive data. Business leaders are still trying to figure out how to put the technology to work. Yet most agree: Blockchain can unlock the vast value trapped in their business operations.read more

IBM: Case study: CEVA Logistics' supply chain moving 90% faster with IBM

12-Dec-2017

Managing a global supply chain of any size is no small task. Now consider the supply chain of a global logistics company, which turned more than $6.6bn in revenue in the last financial year, that is both a carrier and a mover in 160 countries, managing eight million square meters of storage space and customs clearance at 600+ ports around the world.read more

PwC: PWC to sell government services practice - sources.

12-Dec-2017

Global financial auditing and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is exploring the sale of its government consulting practice, which could fetch about $500 million (£373.2 million), The sale would give PWC a freer hand to pursue the growing business of auditing government agencies. read more

NewVoiceMedia wins Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award

12-Dec-2017

NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of cloud contact centre and inside sales technology that enables businesses to have more successful conversations, has won a Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award in the Cloud Contact Centre Services Growth Excellence Leadership category. read more

Tech Outsourcing Trend Predictions for 2018

12-Dec-2017

Steven Hall, Partner at ISG, will be joining the UK team as Partner & President EMEA in January. Ahead of transferring from the US, Steven has shared a forward look into tech outsourcing trends for 2018. His top 5 predictions are... read more

Forbes: 51 Artificial Intelligence Predictions For 2018

11-Dec-2017

It is somewhat safe to predict that AI will continue to be at the top of the hype cycle in 2018. But the following 51 predictions also envision it becoming more practical and useful, automating some jobs and augmenting many others, combining machine learning and big data for fresh insights, with chatbots proliferating in the enterprise.read more

Unisys: Ransomware is now a $2 billion-per-year criminal industry

11-Dec-2017

Ransomware payments in 2017 will hit a record $2 billion, according to a new research from the cybersecurity firm Bitdefender. That figure would make 2017 the most costly year ever for ransomware, doubling the $1 billion paid out by ransomware victims in 2016 and skyrocketing above the $24 million paid in 2015. The upward trend will likely continue into 2018 as malware becomes more sophisticated and difficult to stop.read more

PA Consulting Group: PA Consulting Group expands offer to the aviation sector through acquisition of Nyras Limited

11-Dec-2017

PA Consulting Group has signed an agreement to acquire Nyras Limited, the international aviation consultancy. Nyras is the only consultancy in the air transport industry authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to undertake commercial and transactional advisory services in the aviation sector. Nyras will bring new capabilities to PA, and enable the global aviation team to offer additional support to an industry facing significant change and disruption. read more

ThoughtWorks: Macro trends in the tech industry

07-Dec-2017

Twice a year we create the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar, an opinionated look at what’s happening in the enterprise tech world. Creating the Radar involves a significant chunk of our senior techies from around the globe, and as we discuss individual blips we also talk about bigger trends. This article is a consolidation of those “macro trends” that we see in the tech industry today.read more

Gartner: Treating Information as an Asset

04-Dec-2017

Information warrants its own strategy to ensure its economic benefits are fully maximised.The emergence of a chief data officer in many organisations and across industries indicates a growing recognition of information as a strategic business asset – one distinguished from the technology through which it flows.read more

Originally published in HUFFPOST: How AI Is Changing Fintech

04-Dec-2017

Artificial intelligence has taken the tech world by storm, allowing companies to cut costs, automate a variety of their processes, as well as boost their bottom line. AI-powered chatbots, specifically, are being used by companies big and small as virtual assistants, customer care representatives, marketing executives, and salespeople.read more

4 strategies for creating a culture of innovation

30-Nov-2017

“Innovation” is the buzz word that just won’t go away. And for retailers constantly compared to Amazon standards — no matter their size or niche — it’s an obsession. Like every other industry, retailers are hungry for the formula that will create the kind of business and culture that innovates at the speed necessary to compete. read more

PA Consulting Group: THE EU GDPR-Just a 'tick in a box' – or an opportunity to create value?

29-Nov-2017

The EU General Data Protection Regulation is a game-changer. The penalties for a breach have the potential to move from hundreds of thousands to millions of pounds, dollars or euros. Requirements around unambiguous consent and the right to erasure mean organisations fundamentally need to re-think how they manage and retain data. Compliance with the GDPR requirements is mandatory for all organisations that handle personal data of EU citizens.read more

KPMG: KPMG Joins The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance via

29-Nov-2017

In a move that will likely spell huge increases in Blockchain technology, one of the ‘big four’ audit firms, KPMG, has signed on as a corporate member of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA). The announcement was made public via the WSBA website.read more

PA Consulting Group: The robots are coming

23-Nov-2017

Technology has been transforming the way we work since the industrial revolution. However, the combination of the development of the latest generation of robots and advances in artificial intelligence have the potential to drive a dramatic new wave of change across a very wide range of workplaces.read more

PwC: PwC to shut 6 regional UK offices in 2018

21-Nov-2017

PWC is planning to close its offices in Sheffield, Plymouth, Liverpool, Norwich, Swansea and Dungannon, in Northern Ireland, from April 2018.A spokesperson for PwC said the changes would affect fewer than 400 people across all six offices. He said they are "not about Brexit," but "the way in which PwC is expanding its presence outside London, and new ways of working."read more

IBM: Transforming E&U operations with IoT

17-Nov-2017

With the proliferation of smart meters and cheap sensors, energy and utilities companies are looking to technology as a catalyst for business change. Distributed power generation is eroding traditional revenue streams.read more

PA Consulting Group: Data driven healthcare is the new reality

17-Nov-2017

Effective use of data should be at the heart of healthcare management. It should inform all planning, action and decision making. After all, using data to inform diagnoses, treatment planning and evaluation is at the cornerstone of how clinicians care effectively for patients. read more