Cut through the noise with TechKnow

If a business aims to be thriving in five to ten years’ time, it must find ways to create new value, and doing so without grasping and maximising new technology is unthinkable. The results of failing to innovate are clear as day: 52% of companies on the Fortune 500 since 2000 have either gone bankrupt, […]

  • By Joy Poole
  • 3 m read

How intelligent (and integrated) automation can build resilience in the new normal

It is not a coincidence that in a year of heavily disrupted markets, intelligent automation (IA) has made a leap forward in reputation and taken centre stage in the investment plans of businesses. Emergence research from this year has found that 40% have increased investment, and no wonder: during turbulent times, many organisations must get […]

  • By Sarah Burnett
  • 3 m read

Avoiding Frankenstein creations in tech mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions in the tech sector often lead to big headlines and create a buzz in the market. The news of Walmart joining forces with Microsoft to acquire TikTok is certainly making waves in the US, a week after Oracle joined the fray. But there is a risk that when good products from cool and […]

  • By Sarah Burnett
  • 4 m read

A-level algorithm highlights the importance of human-centric AI

The A-level algorithmic debacle has demonstrated the importance of a human-centric approach to AI. Statistical models often feed on large-scale historical trends and reflect them in data patterns – in this case, the higher performance of typically wealthier schools. New research by UCL’s Institute of Education found that 23% of comprehensive school students were under-predicted by […]

  • By Katie Gibbs
  • < 1 m read

Is hyperautomation just hype without the automation?

As the business world attempts to keep pace with the exponential march of technology, and in general continues to fall well behind, there are nonetheless several interesting market signals indicating that things are about to change. UI Path’s latest seeding round, announced last week, is a serious signal of intent, with CEO Daniel Dines pledging […]

  • By David Poole
  • 8 m read

Why businesses must slay the sacred ‘proof of concept’ to adopt digital transformation

If the Coronavirus outbreak has taught business leaders across industries anything so far, it’s that embracing technology should be a huge part of any business’ plans. This doesn’t mean welcoming new tools hurriedly, uncritically and with open arms; but diagnosing your opportunities and pain points and defining a technological vision that can benefit your company […]

  • By Press Releases
  • < 1 m read

Head of Executive Coaching Joy Poole features in WeAreVirtual webinar

Disruption is inevitable in every industry, but your mindset towards change is well within your own control. Founding Partner and Head of Executive Education Joy Poole features in WeAreVirtual’s webinar series, offering practical advice on how to foster a disruption-ready mindset. You can find the full webinar over at WeAreTheCity’s Youtube channel.

  • By Press Releases
  • < 1 m read

Why tech fluency is a leadership imperative

Every disruption – whether driven by a crisis like Covid-19, a swift move by a competitor or shift in consumer demands due to an emerging technology – has a monumental opportunity nested inside of it. As a leader, it’s your job to guide your organisation to take advantage of that opportunity. But in order to […]

  • By Joy Poole
  • 3 m read

Leaders need to embrace #MentalHealthAwareness now more than ever

In a year during which families and colleagues have been prised apart and forced inward, we can truly say that #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek has taken on new importance. But even without the trials of this fraught period, there has been a mental health epidemic brewing in the world of work for years – so much so that […]

  • By Joy Poole
  • 5 m read

Emergence CEO David Poole talks corporate resilience in The Sunday Times

The challenges thrown up by 2020 have shown the increasing importance of corporate resilience and contingency planning in uncertain markets. The survival and continued success of a business has come to rely on the organisation’s ability to innovate and adapt to circumstance while maintaining the vision of a long-term roadmap. In this Sunday Times exclusive […]

  • By Press Releases
  • < 1 m read
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