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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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Delivering Through Adversity

on 18-Jun-2020 18:14:31 By | Shammah Banerjee | 0 Comments | Event reports
Since the beginning of May, 62% of businesses in the UK have reported a decrease in turnover outside of the normal range.1 As the global pandemic impacts businesses agnostic of size or age, affected organisations must find new strategies to keep businesses running. One major challenge is maintaining short-term response alongside mid-term strategies for the future. As the world goes virtual, infrastructure needs to be optimised, remote working delivered and data volumes supported.  Nimbus Ninety members gathered for a virtual breakfast to discuss the challenges of repositioning for a new future and the imperatives for short-term response. 
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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 Rule of Ten: Innovating Through Crisis

on 24-Apr-2020 11:31:15 By | Rich Corbridge | 0 Comments | Event reports
“In the next ten months, we will see change that was previously going to take ten years to happen.”  So I read in an article a couple of weeks ago, sent to me by a friend and colleague. For the last year, I have been in a role where I am constantly working to create what it means to be a disruptive leader of innovation. Suddenly, the world has changed in weeks. No longer am I creating the catalyst for change, but trying to keep up with the change that is happening around us so that we can plan for the future: a future called “the new normal”.
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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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The Next Chapter of Digital Reinvention

on 19-Mar-2020 18:19:19 By | Shammah Banerjee | 0 Comments | Event reports
The digital landscape has evolved massively, thanks to progress in cloud, automation and artificial intelligence. With rapid growth in data and intense market competition driving business leaders to rethink digital strategy, innovation is crucial to remaining competitive. As automation and AI technology progresses, businesses have the potential to truly transform their processes and lay the foundations for growth. This is particularly true in today’s uncertain climate brought on by COVID-19 and the economic downturn. Nimbus Ninety members gathered virtually to discuss how to realise a new wave of operational efficiency and what it means for business productivity.
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The Foundations for AI at Scale

on 05-Mar-2020 18:09:27 By | Shammah Banerjee | 0 Comments | Event reports
Advancements in artificial intelligence has left organisations striving more than ever for digital transformation success. With the business potential that can be unlocked with AI, it is crucial to lay the right foundations to innovate in the next decade. However, research shows that 81% of executives aspire to derive value from AI, but don’t understand the data and infrastructure required to support it. As this year’s Digital Trends Report showed, cost of the technology proved to be a big hindrance for implementation with 45% struggling, as well as lack of skills to enable the change (42%). The journey to AI at scale is clearly a bumpy one from a data, skills and cost perspective. Nimbus Ninety members gathered in Prince Philip House opposite St. James’ Park to discuss how to navigate this path and build the right foundations for leveraging AI at scale.
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A Faster Path to Personalisation

on 14-Feb-2020 15:19:49 By | Shammah Banerjee | 0 Comments | Event reports
Great brands interact with their individual customers. Today, customers expect more and more from brands, to the point that 69% of businesses rank improving customer experience and engagement as a very high priority in 2020. Across the board, organisations need to develop their relationship with their customers to compete in the marketplace and create enduring brands. The key to this goal is personalisation. However, businesses repeatedly come up against common foes: inconsistency of experience, data privacy concerns, time-consuming curation. Nimbus Ninety members gathered in The Mercer to discuss how to accelerate their personalisation dreams, and learn from the best-in-class.
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