PA Consulting Group: 5G as an innovation platform


Every year, the world’s mobile industry gathers in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress (MWC). What was once a relatively small event, MWC now hosts an industry that connects five billion people and generates over $1 trillion in revenues. And this year, 5G is set to dominate the show’s more

PA Consulting Group: Inspiring The Next Tech Generation


With Brexit looming, it has never been more important to ensure that the UK has a fresh supply of home grown talent in science, technology and engineering. But attracting qualified workers into the field isn’t always easy. In 2018 the STEM education and careers support organisation STEM Learning found the current shortfall of skilled workers in the UK STEM sector to number 173,000. This is estimated to cost our businesses an incredible £1.5bn per year in recruitment, temporary staffing, inflated salaries and additional training more

PA Consulting Group: Driving into a low emissions future


Minds have been increasingly focused on the European Union 2021 CO₂ emissions targets. According to our latest analysis, some car makers have got their strategy right and will meet their targets easily, but others have woken up too late and will struggle. While many of these late risers have plans for new low emission models, it will be hard for them to implement their plans fast enough to make a real more

PA Consulting Group: How would a No-Deal Brexit affect data protection?


The EU and UK negotiators have agreed the technical details of a Brexit deal. Yet, with less than five months until the UK leaves the EU and considering the UK and each EU country needs to sign off on the deal, the likelihood of a No-Deal Brexit is still high. And this has raised questions around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).read more

PA Consulting Group: Smart cities: Is cyber security an issue?


Cities around the globe are having to become digitally smarter to maintain economic, social and environmental sustainability. City services and resources are under pressure to keep up with the demands of digital-savvy populations generating masses of data and wanting to connect with their surroundings. But how can we ensure new digital services are cyber secure?read more

PA Consulting Group: How 12 disruptive technologies can help organisations meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals


Technology innovation has been one of the great drivers of progress for humanity. From accessing clean water and manufacturing sustainably, to reducing poverty and ensuring health and well-being for all, we’ve turned to technology. In an increasingly crowded and connected world however, the barriers to progress can appear impossibly difficult. And we now face a set of systemic challenges of a scale and complexity not seen more

PA Consulting Group: How can HE prepare itself – and its students – for the workplace of the future?


“We no longer know who students will be once they leave,” says Jennifer Cable, a consultant in the talent management team at PA Consulting, reflecting on the radically different jobs alumni could be doing in decades to come and how this will impact what higher education has to offer. “Before, the dominant trend was to finish school and go to university staying in the same professional area for life. In the future the pace of technological change will mean the blend of students and approaches to studying will need to be quite different for individuals to continuously learn to keep employable.”read more

PA Consulting Group: Arm: Getting into shape for growth by switching to Agile working


Technology business Arm has ambitious plans for growth. Named one of Europe’s most innovative companies by Forbes magazine, they design the microchips found in 90 per cent of all mobile devices. To achieve their goals they need an IT organisation that can deliver new projects quickly and reliably. They asked us to help transform their existing IT function. They wanted to replace their traditional project management culture with an Agile approach – and prioritise collaboration and creating more

PA Consulting Group: Shining a light on dark data


Austerity has forced authorities to prioritise the services they offer and to target the groups who can benefit most from the allocation of diminishing resources. All that has to be done alongside reducing overall demand and signposting where self-service options and third party support can be used before the council has to intervene. To do this effectively and to make the right strategic and evidence-based decisions requires information and more