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Business Thrival Guide 2022: Contracting

By Pascal Baker  •  5 min read

Nearly 8 years ago I stated, during a Public Sector Procurement cycle, “you guys don’t know how to buy innovation”. My statement was seen as a little blunt, but also “not radically off the mark”. Roll the clock forward to 2022 and after a Global Pandemic, the need for organisations to ramp up digital working …

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Automation
Intelligent Automation
Robotic Process Automation
Technology

Business Thrival Guide 2022: Tools & Intelligent Automation

By David Poole  •  4 min read

At our recent WhatNext? roundtable we asked business leaders to share the biggest challenges they’re currently facing in delivering what we call profound transformation – the seismic change to a business that delivers immediate and long-term impact – and despite no shortage of news, information and vendor-led hype, the subject of the advanced technology toolkit …

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Business Resilience
Digital Transformation
Strategy

Business Thrival Guide 2022: Strategy & Business Case

By Katie Gibbs  •  4 min read

At our recent WhatNext? roundtable we asked business leaders to share the biggest challenges they’re currently facing in delivering what we call profound transformation – the seismic change to a business that delivers immediate and long-term impact – and there were two, inextricably linked, that kept coming up. 1) Lack of strategy The problem: You …

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Automation
Business Resilience
Intelligent Automation

The five pitfalls of Automation in the service-desk sector

By David Poole  •  4 min read

 First mistake: Starting with the Technology Transformation and change is hardly ever about the technology. In fact I would say that the choice of technology should be somewhere towards the end of strategic decision making. Perhaps that makes me a fox in the hen-house talking to service desk professionals? The first part of the process …

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Business Resilience

Profound Transformation Guide 2022: Skills

By Bill Thomas  •  3 min read

Emergence Partners hosted an in-person executive roundtable in early February to hear, learn and explore the mindset around the role technology can play in delivering profound transformation. Among the topics covered, some really interesting insights were discussed on the state of the labour market. Firstly, wage inflation and employee retention in India is being seen …

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Business Resilience

2022 Profound Transformation Guide

By David Poole  •  < 1 min read

Earlier this month we hosted a real-world roundtable discussion with senior execs to debate “WhatNext?” and the role of technology in delivering what we call profound transformation – the kind of seismic change in business that allows you to leap-frog your competitors and exceed the expectations of your people, partners, customers and shareholders. We wanted …

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Corporate Mindset

The real power of data is in your hands.

By Joy Poole  •  2 min read

Today the BBC posted an interesting article on a new government department, set up purely to integrate and assess data – read it HERE The so-called SitCen created by the UK government and covered in the article is living proof that data is guiding action, response, planning and strategy in every aspect of our lives.  So …

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Artificial Intelligence

Don’t invest in AI

By Katie Gibbs  •  2 min read

Companies are leaping on the AI bandwagon, often just to show how innovative they are, with most organisations averaging 35 Machine Learning or AI projects by 2022[1].  Executives are conscious of falling behind, so are setting aside increasing budgets to run AI-led initiatives and hire AI resources. But it’s estimated that at least 85% of …

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Diversity & Inclusion

Emergence joins the Tech Talent Charter

By Press Releases  •  2 min read

Today Emergence Partners joined the Tech Talent Charter a not for profit organisation leading a movement to address inequality in the UK tech sector and drive inclusion and diversity in a practical and uniquely measurable way. As a signatory, Emergence commits to create and share dedicated D&I plans, processes and policies to ensure diversity, equity …

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