Mergers in insurance: Is bigger better?

Faced with a raft of challenges such as third-party capital, soft market conditions and impending regulation around the globe, the reinsurance industry has been consolidating. Deals have been announced between some of the biggest players in the market and some of the well-known names are disappearing fast. But what are the long-term benefits of the […]

Say ‘hello’ to your new colleague, the Cobot

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Robotics have been around for many years, with the idea of robots helping humans being depicted in Science Fiction in early books, comics and films.  Robots have continued evolving with design and use as we have been working with them to carry out various tasks. So what is a cobot? Wikipedia defines Cobots as: A cobot or […]

Progressing the Conversation: How Apps Might Provide the Patient’s Experiential Evidence

When patients visit their doctors and are put on a course of treatment, they might recall being on that medication at some previous time and either not feeling terribly well when taking it or the medication having less than stellar efficacy. But how do they communicate that to their physicians in a compelling and evidential […]

Using technology to help refugees

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Figures released by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, in its latest Global Trends report showed that 65.3 million people — or one person in 113 — were displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution in 2015. To put that into perspective, that’s more than the population of the United Kingdom or of Canada, Australia and New Zealand combined. […]

Augmentation or automation: How can the defense industry prepare?

We have been on a journey of IT-enabled automation since the middle of the 20th century, when data processing first started to take some of the workload off the human workforce. Later, we realised we could link business applications directly to each other and help pass information more seamlessly from one business unit to the […]

Physician Engagement: Moving the Conversation to a Partnership

The concept of patient engagement is much touted, and certainly engaging with patients to help them change their behavior is an important element in improving health outcomes. But what about physician engagement? By Clive Flashman, Global Head of Mobility for Healthcare and Life Sciences, CSC. Very little is ever said about changing physicians’ behavior, since […]

Science camp and STEM with Scouts

After some months of planning and organisation, this past weekend  (17th to 19th March 2017) I ran a Science Camp for around 50 Scouts at a local Scout camp site. Being a STEM Ambassador is another part of spreading the importance of STEM subjects to young people. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM […]

The mobile revolution has only just begun

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Nearly a decade ago, the first enterprise CEO walked into the office with his or her brand-new iPhone and told the CIO, “I want to use this to access my work files and accounts.” That CIO presumably snuck out for a drink — but the consumerization of the enterprise was under way. Since then, everyone from […]

Password managers: Secure tool or single point of weakness?

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Let’s face it: Passwords are not only a hassle, they also don’t make the most effective locks. The average person has dozens of username and password combinations to remember. People who are very active online have hundreds of such combinations. It’s just impossible to remember them all, and that’s a big reason why people tend to use the same password […]

Places, perception, people and networks: What connects it all?

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The world of social media is changing our sense of place, our perception of people and expanding the networks that connect us. At the beginning of February, I had more than 1,426 connections on Linkedin, 726 Twitter followers (small compared to the 6.6 million some people and bots have) and 23 blogs published in 2016 and 4 in 2017. Around 2,000 […]