The boardroom spotlight is shifting: it’s time for CIOs to shine. 

Emergence Partners Chairman Bill Thomas

  • By Bill Thomas
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Katie Gibbs on ethical AI design at Big Data London

Catch up on Head of Consulting Katie Gibbs’ Big Data London 2020 keynote, breaking down a year of algorithmic controversies and offering tips on how to improve the ethics of machine learning projects.

  • By Katie Gibbs
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“Data runs through most organisations like a lazy river.” TechKnow guest Mike Hobday on extracting value from data

According to Gartner, almost 80 percent of the world’s data is unstructured; an ocean of documents, emails, image and audio files residing outside of the traditional rows and columns of databases and spreadsheets.  To fully realise the potential of all of this unstructured data, businesses need the tools to order it and derive value from it. At present, […]

  • By Joy Poole
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Is your business making the most of technology? Our survey of the top barriers to investing in automation

New research conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Emergence Partners has found that 46% of UK businesses have been driven to increase their investment in automation as a result of the recent lockdown. Our survey of 500 IT decision makers across the U.S., U.K., France and Germany, represents a clear signal from businesses globally […]

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“Business people don’t need to understand how the algorithm works – just what it can do.” AI strategist Andrew Burgess offers a dose of reality on TechKnow

When it comes to Artificial Intelligence, our understanding of the technology has often been at odds with the reality of what it is capable of. This has resulted in a lack of wildly successful use cases. Recent research from IDC found that half of AI projects fail for one in four companies on average, with […]

  • By Joy Poole
  • < 1 m read

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

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 […]

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