Shivvy Jervis
Shivvy is a tech and innovation specialist with a background in consumer lifestyle reporting for Reuters and CNN-IBN. She currently scripts and presents Digital Futures, a series on digital technologies, which has attracted over half-a-million viewers across the first 6 episodes alone.

She’s interviewed the likes of late soul legend James Brown (he went on record to call her one of the "greater ideas" coming from the broadcasting world- watch here), Coke's CEO and MIT's top data scientist.

She finds it particularly satisfying to take a complex tech topic and de-mystify it to make it palatable to a non-technical audience!

Shivvy officially heads up innovation themed, multimedia content across web, social and video content for Telefonica, based out of London. This includes curating a global innovation blog which counts Sir Tim Berners-Lee and The World Economic Forum's data pro as guest contributors.

Digital Futures sees each episode feature three pioneers offering their take on a gripping innovation topic. The first three episodes were nominated for two digital media awards and it has attracted over half-a-million viewers online across the first 6 episodes alone.

Shivvy can be found doing some virtual networking on LinkedIn here, where she’d be delighted to hear from like-minded folks.

Entries by Shivvy Jervis

7 Clever Smart Home Inventions on My Radar

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2014 | (16:28)

Google may have cornered the market with its Nest range of thermostats and smoke alarms, and Apple ignited the battle for the Internet of Things a few months ago with the announcement of its "Home" app.

The smart home of the future will be characterised however, by...

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What 50% of Us Are Now Thinking About When Buying Our Next Car

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2014 | (16:59)


For years we've trusted car mechanics to keep one of our biggest financial investments in working order. But do we really know the ins and outs of our car? How often are we getting ripped off for repairs? And critically, how many of...

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25 Bn 'Things' Internet-Connected by 2015 - Here's Why You Should Care

(0) Comments | Posted 30 April 2014 | (09:53)

When my fridge auto detects I'm running low on milk and quietly orders it via my online groceries account, or my smart meter tracks my household energy bills with stealth accuracy, that's useful right?

Even better is the little sensor (a beautiful, sleek device) on my dining room table...

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Cyber Attack! 60% of Small Companies Out of Business in Six Months

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2014 | (16:30)

"We're no longer in a situation where it's a case of 'if I am going to get breached'. It's more a case of how often you are going to get breached and how long those people are going to be in for."

A stark warning from cyber forensics pro...

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Mobile World Congress '14: The Tesla Revs Up and the Blackphone Beckons

(0) Comments | Posted 24 February 2014 | (19:58)


On the ground at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona today, I've been live tweeting @tefdigital. Here's a snappy roundup of the four topics that really caught my eye.


The Blackphone...
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Tech Powers Social Good - the Enablers, Protectors, Healers and Eco-Warriors to Watch

(0) Comments | Posted 16 February 2014 | (18:37)

I'm always scouring the web, news and events circuit for the fascinating advances in technology that have high potential for social impact. Some just prompt me to stop and think "Now that's just both useful and clever".

Particularly where it is leveraged for wider social good, technology is a...

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Six of the Most Futuristic Gadgets of 2013

(0) Comments | Posted 19 January 2014 | (19:48)

Last year was a spectacular year in tech - with a healthy mix of ups and downs - so I thought I'd do a quick retrospective blog on six of the many gadgets and gizmos I was most revved up by.

I've tried to list mostly ready-to-go-now inventions, although...

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Businesses Listen Up: Take the Threat of the 'Dark Web' Seriously

(0) Comments | Posted 18 December 2013 | (22:38)

In my world, hardly a day goes by when the 'Dark Web' - also known as the Deep Web - is not making headlines. Take for instance the news from October this year that the FBI had shut down online black market Silk Road (infamous for selling fake...

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Your Set of Wheels Is About to Get Really Clever: Behold, the 'Connected Car'

(0) Comments | Posted 29 September 2013 | (22:25)


Think about this - by 2020, a staggering 90% of our cars will carry built-in connectivity (see video here). The figure currently stands at less than 10%. If you thought your vehicle was 'high tech' now, brace yourself.

In the near future,...

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Why You Need to Know About the 'Open Web', Now

(2) Comments | Posted 3 July 2013 | (19:19)

The very first mobile phone call was made (by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper) 40 years ago this April. We've seen this nifty device's value in our lives skyrocket over the past few years, with the smartphone's explosion powering a union of two of the most innovative tech platforms...

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Will London Hold Onto Its 'Top Startup Hub' Mantle?

(4) Comments | Posted 14 May 2013 | (14:53)

Benjamin Disraeli described London as "a roost for every bird." At the time Shoreditch had no roundabout to speak of, silicon or otherwise. But the words still ring true over 150 years later.

A data-driven ranking of the World's Top 20 Startup Ecosystems for 2012 supports the notion,...

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