E-commerce has forever altered customer expectations, but now it's bricks and mortars changing the way we engage with brands. From engineered serendipity to personalised environments, new technologies are giving retailers the opportunity to deliver exciting, unique, and sharable experiences you can't get online or in an app.
No longer does the pub need to facilitate the lads catch up. WhatsApp and other social platforms do that for us. We can all be watching the same football match at the same time in different parts of the country, or responding to what is happening in an episode of Game of Thrones from the comfort of our sofa and still feel like we are getting the banter, and feeling the connection to our friends.
I know we can make a significant impact on this situation. I've seen how a little support can help people make small but very significant changes to their lives and that's why I'm so excited that our Newcastle app - dubbed Changing Health - is now being prescribed by GPs in large parts of the country. We are about to give people the key to unlock their healthy future nationwide, and I can't wait to see it happen.
In January this year, the government launched a consultation on its new Industrial Strategy. This envisages our economic future as one backed by science and based on cutting-edge innovation, aims to build on excellence and also to spread growth across the UK through more focus on 'place'.
Tuấn Nguyễn lost his vision when he was 19. At the time, he was a sophomore in a Vietnamese university and had to quit school because he couldn't...
Combining robotic production with 3D printing offers endless opportunities for manufacturing and design. New technologies allow engineers to blur the lines between the design and manufacturing process and create products for the future
At Girl Effect, we recognise the incredible work and impact these initiatives are having. However we believe that, in order to make lasting change, we need to stop poverty before it starts. To do this we need to tackle the cause: we have to reframe what it means to be a girl in her community.
Roald Dahl with his ingenious glass elevator was decades ahead of his time, but the onus is now on city planners and developers to think now about what cities will look like in 15, 30, or even 50 years' time and how smart technology will play a vital role
In the UK, we have largely built our towns and cities, so a better question might be: 'How could we enhance our cities by overlaying a digital layer?' This layer, spread over the physical, helps us to understand our cities better and create services that allow citizens to interact with the city - and each other - differently.
Political and economic uncertainty however has continued into 2017 and companies must try even harder to remain competitive in this tough climate. With this in mind, what trends will help fleet-based businesses capitalise on this confidence and take the competitive edge in the year ahead?
The high-street is suffering: from smaller shops faced with rising business rates, to larger household names planning to close stores across the count...