Personal Health Technology: A Decade Of Health Tech

Kathy Mason | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Kathy Mason

This progress has underpinned an ever more knowledgeable population; people are becoming more informed about their health conditions, chronic and acute, and about how to stay healthy in the first place. There are clear signs of a shift in the relationship between individuals and their health care professionals

The Rise And Fall Of Digital Influencers

Patricia Yaker Ekall | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Patricia Yaker Ekall

The term 'digital influencer' could be applied to a variety of individuals and brands. From celebrities who market themselves through their digital presence, to long established press whose engaging commentaries thrive online.

Britain Should Be A Soft-Power Super-Power

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

It's July 2009 and I'm in Sangin, Helmand province. British 'hard power', in the form of its military and governmental effort to subdue the Taleban, i...

Automation: Why Robots Won't Take Our Jobs And Ruin The Global Economy

Roger Bou | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Although the introduction of robots to the workforce may ultimately make many jobs redundant, more roles will be created that enable people to develop further professionally. The jobs that are most susceptible to automation are those that are predictable, repetitive and don't require a great deal of social intelligence.

The Future Of The Brexit Digital Market

Darren Jones | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Politics
Darren Jones

In a welcome twist of events, the May government adopted Labour Party policy this week. Described as more "Balls than Osborne", Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that Conservative economic policy = fiscal discipline + investment for growth.

The Future Of Content Marketing Is Bright

Laura Collinson | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Laura Collinson

The challenge to brands is to harness new technology to build better content that isn't just likeable, but is shareable and unforgettable. To be great storytellers they need to transcend content marketing and be part of the conversation in context, not as a cynical interruption.

Quitting Work Without A Plan: The Highs and Lows

Moshe Braun | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Moshe Braun

At 34 years of age, with just three months to go before my second child was due to be born, I quit my job without a backup plan. I quit because I was unhappy. Simple as that. Being miserable no longer felt like an inevitable outcome of being a responsible adult: I became convinced there was another way.

Why Britain Can Lead The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Mak | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Mak

As a new revolution accelerates, we can be confident that if we follow the lessons of history and have the support of government, Britain has the entrepreneurial spirit and talent to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the same way we mastered the first.

6 Flaws In Jeremy Corbyn's "Digital Democracy" Manifesto

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Politics

Today Jeremy Corbyn launched a “digital democracy manifesto” in a presentation marred by technical glitches. It included the following policy ide...

The New Voice: Today's Teenagers Have A Lot To Say, It's Time We Listened To Them

Trevor Hardy | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Trevor Hardy

Back in May, as teenagers and young adults were preparing to sit their exams, I wrote that this age group are the real education, as they embrace heal...

What does Digital R&D Mean in the Arts? What's The Value in the Arts Economy?

Leila Johnston | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

But there's another economy which does reward work which is exploratory in and of itself. "R&D in the arts" seems to be quite a new thing, inspired by the digital model, but not motivated by financial revenue. I worry about the arts taking on the mantle, because R&D and innovation are terms with such an overwhelming direction built in to them

The Changing Face of Childhood as We Know It

Ran Berger | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents
Ran Berger

Summer holidays. Two words which can evoke a variety of emotions. For teachers, a giddy sense of relief. For parents, the all too common clutch of dread mixed with guilt. For kids, pure thrill - hazy days stretch out before them, 6 weeks feeling like an eternity.

How Digital Technologies Are Affecting Attention Systems

Araceli Camargo | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

American anthropologist, John Tooby, says attention would have been one of the earliest adaptations in the evolution of the human mind. As learning wh...

Wimbledon - One of the Greatest Showcases of Digital Transformation

David Stokes | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Sport
David Stokes

Considered by many as the quintessential British event of the year, no other sporting or cultural occasion embodies the pragmatic personality of what ...

Leadership Qualities for the Digital Age?

Luis Alvarez | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

The digital economy will put an end to traditional 'command and control' leadership and make way for a more relaxed, democratic and collaborative style. In the meantime, those of us already in senior roles should start to prepare the ground and make it clear what sort of digital leadership qualities we value, encourage them in others and, not least, find them in ourselves.

Towards a 'Contemporary Creative Technology': How Dance and Tech Can Learn to Talk to Each Other

Leila Johnston | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

I was very impressed with Rambert, and my response relates to my experiences of technology over the years - its 'experts', its attitude to women, its assumptions and working practices.

Data Driven Storytelling Is the New Normal

Melissa Thermidor | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech
Melissa Thermidor

The internet was set ablaze the past few weeks, by Candace Payne - now dubbed the 'Chewbacca Mum', for sitting in her car and trying out the talking Chewbacca mask she had just bought. To this day, she is the biggest star on the internet. The emotional connection she built with the world wide web is just a small indicator of the power of storytelling.

The Politics Of Digital Discourse: It's Getting Emoji-onal

Olivia Petter | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Tech
Olivia Petter

I enjoy emojis just as much as the next smartphone-obsessed millennial; while I'm delighted that I will soon be able to illustrate my english breakfast in full (bacon, sausages and eggs are just some of the new inclusions), I can't help but feel slightly concerned by the rate at which emojis seem to be monopolising the way we communicate.

Social Advocacy - The New Grapevine on Steroids

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

So why is it we are happy to work with peer to peer reviews now in every other aspect of our lives but we still see the content of sites like Glassdoor as somehow "different"? I believe the answer lies in the complexity of how we think about the world of work.

Restoring the Care in Health Care

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

Since the health service was established, tensions have existed between patients, physicians and policymakers, partly centring on resource availabilit...

Where's My Taxi (Driver)?

Darren Jones | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics
Darren Jones

This is a long-term strategy. The most obvious jobs might start to become redundant in only a few years - the taxi driver example being the most obvious - but the next generation will see a changing workplace for everyone (including lawyers!), especially with the advancement of artificial intelligence and increased interest and confidence in systems such as the blockchain.

The Truth About 'Fast' Fashion in 2016

George Taylor | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Style
George Taylor

When it comes to fashion and technology, how fast is too fast? You only have to look at Instagram to realise that taking photos of every waking move is now deemed as 'normal.' But what is 'normal?' And does normal mean good? Not necessarily.

NHS: Open for Business

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

To try to address some of these challenges, we designed the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) last year. Like many ideas it was taken from another sector. Accelerators aim to support the growth and spread of technologies, in the past developing solutions such as AirBnB and Dropbox. Microsoft, IBM and MIT all have accelerators, and now we do too.

The Government Are Banking on Digital

Dan Andersson | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Andersson

Banks have dined out for centuries on being that reliable secure connection for our money, take that away from them and make it an instant automated process and, at least in theory, you're taking away their reason to exist.

What Twitter's New Accessibility Feature Could Mean for People Living With Sight Loss

Terry Hawkins | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech
Terry Hawkins

Imagine being tagged in an image on Facebook but not being able to join in the conversation around it, struggling to stay connected with peers and colleagues on LinkedIn, or not being able to see beautifully visual things on Pinterest.