Category: January 2017


City lights

Delegates at this week’s IoT Expo at Olympia took time to discuss the cities of tomorrow. These cities are close enough for us to see. We can see their lights, and they dazzle us. Not satisfied with having our lives made easier, safer and more fulfilling by the use of smart devices, we see a…

An Internet of People

Online activity dominates our lives to such an extent that it’s easy to forget just how early we are in its development. Exhibitors and visitors at IoT Global this week are attempting to draw up a road map for global connectivity in the years ahead, and while there are indicators to follow, nothing is set…

Start me up

SME innovation is the lifeblood of an economy, and each January offers two high profile showcases of that talent. On the 23rd and 24th IoT Global brings together buyers, sellers, manufacturers and investors over two days that will help shape our understanding of the IoT ecosystem. And we’ve already had our appetites whetted at CES 2017 in…

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Somebody else’s job?

Next week’s IoT Tech Expo at Olympia brings together an impressive list of industry leaders and thought leaders, ready to debate the significance and the future of the Internet of Things. One thing sure to be discussed is the impact on the employment market. Not only in job creation – although that is a very…

The answer to tomorrow’s challenges

A century ago the automotive industry changed our way of life. Within a few short years, cars became widely affordable, spin-off industries sprang up to support manufacturing and the transport infrastructure we know today began to take shape. The industry has hardly stood still since then, of course, but the changes facing manufacturers and consumers…

Your brand deserves performance

Motor Racing teams tend to play by the same rules. One team, two drivers, identical equipment.But the same cars produce different lap times and achieve different results, because it matters who’s behind the wheel. One driver will have an edge on another in raw speed, in aggression, in performance. That’s driving. That’s life.As every exhibitor…

Ten billion reasons

Sailing and maritime products and services are supplied by over 5,000 businesses in Britain, employing 90,000 people and generating annual turnover of £10 billion. There’s no doubting the quality and innovation that lights up the sector, but 21st century business leaders need to be as agile in their communication and payment strategies as they are…

What draws Land Rover to sailing?

It’s no surprise to find Jaguar Land Rover supporting the 2017 London Boat Show, not only as an exhibitor but as a sponsor. The company’s long standing partnership with the sector has moved up a notch with the establishment of Land Rover BAR, the sailing team led by Olympic legend Sir Ben Ainslie that many…

Don’t understand it? Then don’t translate it

Fans of the Simpsons may recall an early episode that saw Homer design a new car for his brother’s automotive company. At one point Homer tells his brother the car will feature “rocking peanut steering”.With no grasp of industry terminology, Homer has overheard the words “rack and pinion steering” and clumsily misinterpreted them into pure…

We Asked, You Answered

You don’t get far by ignoring your customers, and we consult with ours at every opportunity. Years of successful partnership with automotive market leaders has given us an insight into their priorities but when an industry moves this fast, priorities can change. We ended 2016 by asking a cross-section of automotive companies what their ambitions…