IBM’s Watson AI is learning to understand nuance and context
IBM is blazing a trail when it comes to how robots interact with humans. The company recently upgraded its Watson AI with a ‘Tone Analyzer’ service that allows it to understand nuance and tone of text. By analyzing word choice, emoji use, and context the AI is learning to understand how we talk to each other.
Curzon & Company appoints Lucy Blanchard to lead marketing function
Award-winning strategy and transformation consultancy, Curzon & Company, has today announced the appointment of Lucy Blanchard as their global marketing manager.
Accenture Ranks in Winners Circle for HfS Emerging Market Guide for IBM Watson Services
Accenture has been positioned in the “Winner’s Circle” in the inaugural HfS Market Guide for IBM Watson Services, reflecting its leadership in innovation and excellence in execution with Watson.
KPMG International and Microsoft joins hands for smart audit platform Microsoft Azure
Partnered since 2015, KPMG International and Microsoft have recently announced strategic initiative of digital solutions that will enable KPMG’s smart audit platform, “KPMG Clara” – built on KPMG business experience and the Microsoft intelligent cloud technology “Microsoft Azure”. KPMG would be the first of the Big Four to enable its member firms to conduct external audits with Azure.
Global InsurTech investments sharply increased in Q2 2017 as innovation becomes the new normal for reinsurers
Global investment in InsurTech in the second quarter of 2017 surpassed that in the previous three quarters combined, according to a new report from PwC.
Microsoft says every enterprise should have a plan for when cybersecurity fails
Every business enterprise using information technology and benefiting from the networking power of the internet, regardless of industry or size, has a major headache to contend with that can't be ignored or avoided: security. More specifically, cybersecurity.
Bitcoin lessons from the California gold rush
We’re at the beginning of another “Kodak moment” as the world shifts more and more towards bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. As the world transforms, the lessons from the California gold rush may help you put your best foot (or shovel) forward.
How retailers can plug their business into social platforms and master social selling
Disintermediation is rapidly fragmenting industries from retail to music to transport. With a sharing economy, asset-light business models and the trend of young consumers being happy to pay for access over ownership, structural barriers are coming down. There is aggregation of spare capacity across many markets which is empowering people to disrupt each other's businesses.
7 Digital Transformation Trends Impacting Business
Digital Transformation is a Seismic Shift in the Business World
Businesses are fighting to keep up with the ever-changing trends in technology. A flawless and smooth digital experience is the demand of consumers from every product vendor, business and brand they interact with. Companies that achieve this can benefit from brand loyalty and rapid growth.
Equiteq appoints senior level M&A specialist to support strong North American growth
The global consulting and IT services sector M&A specialist, Equiteq, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Einstein as Vice Chairman. Based in Equiteq’s New York office, Steven will advise and lead clients through both North American and Global transactions.
With over 30 years of extensive corporate finance experience, Steven was most recently Chairman's Office Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP acting as the US and, at times, Global Head of Corporate Development and Inorganic Growth Strategy for the firm.
Organisations Deploying Artificial Intelligence Are Creating Jobs and Increasing Sales
New research from Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute shows that four out of five companies implementing AI have created new jobs as a result of AI technology...
Eric Wilkinson appointed as Cambridge Consultants’ CEO
Alan Richardson will be retiring after 33 years with the company
Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants announces that Eric Wilkinson has been appointed CEO, effective from October 1st. The announcement follows Alan Richardson’s retirement after a proud career with the company. Richardson will support a smooth transition as Executive Chairman, before his subsequent departure at the end of the year.
Helping clients grow the top line: We need stories, not myths
Clients, faced with global economic uncertainty and political meltdown, know they can’t rely on cost cutting to survive. Yes, there’s always more that can be done, but most have spent decades doing so much that most future gains will be incremental, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research.....
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Artificial intelligence, real value
Science fiction writer William Gibson famously said that "the future is already here – it's just not very evenly distributed". He could easily have been describing the current state of AI and automation. While some companies are wholly built around machine learning, and sectors like financial services and online retail have used it for decades, others are still only scratching the surface.
REPL Group are showing the way and inspiring Britain
REPL Group are thrilled to announce that we’ve been listed on the London Stock Exchange 1000 businesses inspiring Britain report 2017. The annual report now in its fourth edition highlights the 1000 companies that are inspiring Britain.
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Siemens and ISA form global partnership to grow awareness of industrial cybersecurity
As threats to automation equipment are always changing and evolving, so too is the protection concepts for industrial plants. To address this challenging landscape, Siemens and the International Society of Automation (ISA) have entered a global partnership to foster the awareness for industrial security needs and global standards
IBM bucks trend, calls workers back into offices as changes
Some technology titans are bucking trends by reining in remote workers despite the fact that telecommuting has reached record highs nationally.
WNS Named a ‘Leader’ in Finance & Accounting BPO Services by IDC MarketScape
WNS (Holdings) Limited, a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, today announced that it has been named as a ‘Leader’ in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Finance and Accounting (F&A) BPO Services 2017 Vendor Assessment Report.
KPMG Survey of CEOs Shows Serious Issues with Digital Transformations
Survey of 400 CEOs uncovers some significant findings for new-gen usage of data and analytics, including the fact that half of them said they are concerned about the integrity of the data upon which they are basing their decisions.
Who are you calling a ‘challenger bank’?
How competition is improving customer choice and driving innovation in UK retail banking.....