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Jess Thorpe

Jess leads on the research and content for Nimbus Ninety, searching out the latest trends and disruptions affecting our dynamic community of disruptive leaders.

Recent Posts

Unleash Infrastructure Innovation

on 26-Jun-2020 10:47:13 By | Jess Thorpe | 0 Comments | Event reports
Building a digital business that harnesses the massive potential of data, requires a new approach to infrastructure. Yet, adopting the right cloud strategy and delivering data innovation is highly complex. IT leaders convened for virtual breakfast in partnership with Equinix, to share experiences and discuss how to unleash infrastructure innovation.
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Navigating the Storm

on 10-Jun-2020 10:56:52 By | Jess Thorpe | 0 Comments | Event reports
When society is shifting, how do you identify short-term consumer trends versus the lasting impacts? That’s the key question facing insight and product innovation teams navigating these turbulent times. Nimbus Ninety members leading CPG teams convened virtually, to explore how social data can yield answers.
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The New Reality of Work

on 20-May-2020 12:52:57 By | Jess Thorpe | 0 Comments | Event reports
The gradual reshaping of office life has been underway for some time, but the shift to remote work witnessed globally in the past few months has unleashed a fundamental rethink of what the office is for. Members convened for a fascinating virtual breakfast in partnership with Zscaler,  to discuss how to adapt culturally and technically to this new world.
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The Rise of the Software Robots

on 24-Apr-2020 10:49:45 By | Jess Thorpe | 0 Comments | Event reports
Automation has always been with us. 200 years ago, on average half of the labour force in Europe was working the land.1 Today, this number is about 5%. Looking for the opportunities to automate has carried us into modernity - and it is nothing to fear.
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Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy

on 02-Apr-2020 15:37:16 By | Jess Thorpe | 0 Comments | Event reports
How best to respond to rapidly shifting priorities is a theme occupying all our minds at this time of worldwide disruption to social and economic realities. In the midst of a global pandemic, digital capabilities are proving fundamental. Maximum agility is required to cope with the current landscape, and this has implications for IT strategy and the infrastructure that underpins it.
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Burst your industry bubble at IGNITE

on 28-Jul-2017 15:32:14 By | Jess Thorpe | 0 Comments | Activities & Updates IGNITE Summits
With 6 weeks to go until IGNITE opens its doors, an array of sectors are registering to explore the impact of The Connected Society.  AI is making waves through different industries at different paces, with some organisations getting their data in order and taking advantage of these technologies much faster than their peers.
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Expert Perspective: Digital Cities

on 14-Jul-2017 16:44:04 By | Jess Thorpe | 0 Comments | Case Studies & Interviews
Connecting citizens and automating urban environments has been a fascinating area for technology development over the last few years. I caught up with Simon Giles, Accenture’s leading expert on Digital Cities, to discuss the latest on ‘smart cities’ and get his opinion on the disruptive potential of autonomous transport.
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How is technology altering our experience of the world?

on 14-Jul-2017 15:58:21 By | Jess Thorpe | 0 Comments | Activities & Updates IGNITE Summits
What makes us human? What is the nature of work? How is technology altering our experience of the world? It’s rare that an IGNITE event would make us consider life’s deeper questions. But in September, that’s exactly what we’ll be encouraging - as the community convenes at IGNITE to put automation and AI under the microscope.
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Digital Trends Survey results reveal leaders are grappling with the pace of transformation expected in 2017

on 13-Feb-2017 11:56:23 By | Jess Thorpe | 0 Comments | Research & Reports IGNITE Summits Thought Leadership
Technology is having a profound impact on the UK’s top enterprises, with many IT leaders concerned about keeping up with the pace of change expected in 2017. Our Digital Trends Report 2017, in partnership with Ensono, collated the views of the Nimbus Ninety community, over 250 technology and business leaders from more than 20 sectors, to understand what tech trends and disruptions were on the radar for the year ahead.
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Digital Trends Report 2017

on 31-Jan-2017 10:42:00 By | Jess Thorpe | 0 Comments | Research & Reports
The forces driving transformation in the year ahead Rapid technological change is having a profound effect on operations and culture within the UK’s top enterprises, with 57% rethinking business models, according to the Nimbus Ninety annual Digital Trends Survey, in partnership with Ensono. For 60%, ‘business as usual’ is diverting crucial leadership attention away from digital transformation - confirming that resourcing is a critical problem for IT and technology teams.
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