Category Digital tools and technologies

4 lessons from Start Up Weekend that changed my views on innovation & tech

Last weekend I spent 54 hours with total strangers, voluntarily working into the wee hours of the morning, all in the hope of creating a market-beating product consumers had never seen before. The reason behind this madness? Start Up Weekend: an event powered by Google for Entrepreneurs and facilitated by Techstars, which supports wannabe entrepreneurs

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How will changes in auto affect the insurance industry? A Q+A with Direct Line’s Dan Freedman

“The winners in this changing landscape will be those that get the customer experience right” says Direct Line’s Dan Freedman We had the chance to chat all things auto at the MRS Automotive Research Conference with a panel of experts including Direct Line’s Director of Motor Development, Dan Freedman. We caught up with him to

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Agile Innovation Update – July 2016

Every four weeks we scan the best innovation blogs to bring you the FreshMinds Agile Innovation Update of the top stories you need to read each month. This month we’re looking at Unilever’s acquisition of the Dollar Shave Club, the challenger banks readying themselves for launch, Tesla’s vision for the future and the rise and rise of Facebook

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3 ways car manufacturers are adapting to future proof their businesses

Take a quick flick through the news over the past couple of weeks and you’ll notice automotive manufacturers making headlines. But interestingly, it’s not releases of new models that are garnering media attention. In fact, it’s innovative propositions and the integration of new technologies that are gaining traction.  Increasingly, automotive manufacturers are acknowledging that the traditional idea

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