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  April 2019  
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There is no denying that the digital transformation is changing the way we work - but what does this mean for the future of our jobs? Technologists at BAE Systems have pondered this question and identified three professions that could be in high demand in the near future. We take a look at some of the careers young people are likely to begin in the 2040s and the skill sets they require.

In his foreword to this edition, IKE CEO Professor Sa'ad Medhat explains the 'burning platform' metaphor for business transformation, and offers a 10-step guide for organisations going through a radical business innovation change. We also find out how the Acceleration Through Innovation initiative is helping small businesses to take their innovative ideas from concept to reality, and visit Orbex in Scotland to learn how its new rocket manufacturing facility will support the future of the UK's space sector.

 
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Plus, we speak to Pluralsight about its partnership with the Malala Fund which is supporting girls' education in regions where access to schools is difficult, and hear from Hitachi Vantara vice president Wael Elrifai how machine learning and IoT technology can help to tackle poverty.

In partnership with the editorial team at Verdict.co.uk, we explore why technology isn't always a silver bullet for success in the digital transformation and find out how businesses can navigate the potential pitfalls of AI implementation.

Finally, we hear from HP how it intends to take a slice out of the multi-billion additive manufacturing market with a new business focus on 3D printing technologies, and take a look at Volvo's world-first autonomous electric bus doing road trials in Singapore.

I hope you enjoy this edition of Brite Innovation Review.

Susanne Hauner, Publisher

We always welcome views on innovation from across industry, government and academia. If you'd like to contribute an article to Brite, don't hesitate to get in touch.

 
 
 

Is your business on a burning platform?

Creating a ‘burning platform’ requires a factual narrative underpinned by an action plan that candidly spells out the radical change and sets the new ambition, agenda

 
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Acceleration Through Innovation: business innovation experts in Cornwall

Acceleration Through Innovation is supporting businesses at all levels by connecting them with university experts with the right research skills to support their innovations and help to take their ideas from concept to reality

 
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Transforming lives with technology training

Pluralsight has partnered with non-profit organisation the Malala Fund to provide financing and access to its tools to support girls’ education in regions where staying in school is challenging. Berenice Baker finds out more from the company’s chief impact officer Lindsey Kneuven

 
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Careers of 2040: three jobs of the future, according to BAE Systems

Technologists at BAE Systems have identified three jobs that today’s young people could be doing in the near future. Talal Husseini asks what skills and education centennials will need to work as human e-sources managers, systems farmers or AI translators in 2040

 
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Orbex: the European SpaceX?

Entrepreneur-led and with soaring ambitions for transforming commercial spaceflight – not to mention a name ending in -ex – Orbex has drawn inevitable comparisons to SpaceX. But despite reaching for the stars, the UK-headquartered company has its feet firmly planted on the ground, as Berenice Baker found out on a visit to the company's new rocket engineering facility in the Scottish Highlands

 
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Technology is not a silver bullet for success in digital transformation

The role of technology in digital transformation is often overplayed by decision makers, leading to poor outcomes. This is according to research by Telstra, which looked at the strengths and weaknesses surrounding digital transformation decisions across 12 industries in 14 global markets

 
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Make Artificial Intelligence work for your business

Introducing Verdict AI Magazine

 
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Stop using AI for the sake of it

Spending on artificial intelligence technology surpassed $200bn in 2018 and is tipped to double by 2025. Some 91% of enterprises have already deployed AI solutions or plan to within the next three years, while 86% of C-suite executives wish they had invested sooner

 
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HP plans to disrupt manufacturing with 3D printing

The traditional manufacturing market is worth $12tn, and HP is betting that 3D printing will take a big slice of that lucrative pie. Robert Scammell finds out about the company's vision for the future of additive manufacturing

 
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How machine learning and the IoT can help the world’s poorest people

Plummeting cost-to-compute is making machine learning, artificial intelligence and internet of things applications more accessible than ever. Hitachi Vantara vice president for solution engineering – big data analytics & IoT Wael Elrifai tells Berenice Baker that if we get it right, these technologies have huge potential to benefit the poorest members of society

 
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Volvo's world-first autonomous electric bus

Singapore is testing what is claimed to be the world’s first full-size autonomous electric bus. The result of a partnership between vehicle manufacturing giant Volvo and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, the bus is undergoing trials at the university campus, before being tested on public roads

 
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ABOUT BRITE INNOVATION REVIEW

Brite is a quarterly digital journal published by NRi Digital on behalf of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange. This magazine highlights the innovations, ideas and people who are transforming industry, education and government policy and provides a digital platform to promote science, technology and business innovation, exchanging ideas and knowledge, and encouraging the advancement of innovative practice across different sectors.

Brite brings together leading thinkers from business, education, research and industry to celebrate and promote the original thought and creative processes that drive economic and societal development. Each issue is distributed to NRi Digital’s audience of more than 100,000 industry decision makers and influencers, and is also distributed to IKE’s members across government, industry and education.

 
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