Industrial & Manufacturing
The modern world was built by manufacturing firms, and many of our most innovative firms today create physical products, not just software. But large traditional firms urgently need to adapt if they are to remain competitive in the digital era.
Software is everywhere but it is not everything.
Industrial firms face a two-sided challenge in their Digital Transformation journey. First, building connected products, services and platforms to leverage the exciting new opportunities of IoT. Second, the need to create a connected company to overcome old, siloed ways of working and thinking to become more agile and adaptive in response to change.
Connected products need a connected company.
With competition from both startups and large technology firms, expectations are high. Customers are demanding new, direct interaction with industrial firms, who are often stuck in an old B2B or OEM mindset.
To rise to the challenge, industrial firms must harness the best of both worlds, combining their legacy of traditional engineering skill, a culture of discipline, quality and safety, but with the innovation and agile mindset coming from the startup world.
- Digital Workplace development
- Technology adoption & culture change
- Leadership development & learning
- Platforms & startup ecosystems
- Incubation and innovation
- Connected digital strategy
Challenges we address
- Need to become more agile
- Silos and divisions holding you back
- Speed up innovation in IoT
- Involve the workforce in new tech
- New technology-based services
- Preparing for a world of data & AI
- Increased adoption and utility for digital workplace technologies
- Lower end-user support costs
- Digital skills development at all levels of the organisation
- Improved user engagement for digital ways of working
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