Interviews

Beyond the chatter: how to get the most from chatbots

Beyond the chatter: how to get the most from chatbots
By Rebecca Lambert | 06 February 2017

In an era of ‘app fatigue’, chatbots promise a more natural, human interface for us to engage with organisations. Intervate’s Craig Heckrath and Peter Reid share five simple steps to get the most from chatbots today

Intervate’s Craig Heckrath and Peter Reid share five simple steps to get the most from chatbots today

Meeting the needs of the modern worker

Meeting the needs of the modern worker
By Rebecca Gibson | 23 February 2017

We talk to Hewlett Packard Enterprise to find out how Windows 10 mobile apps are making employees more productive and efficient, wherever they are

HPE executives explain how Windows 10 mobile apps are making employees more productive

Supporting modern manufacturers with modern technology

Supporting modern manufacturers with modern technology
By Rebecca Gibson | 22 February 2017

Dimension Data’s Steve Blackwell and Raj Mistry explain how a secure and connected IT architecture helps data to flow efficiently across the manufacturing value chain

Dimension Data’s Steve Blackwell and Raj Mistry explain what's needed to enable an efficient value chain

How to reap the rewards of data management

How to reap the rewards of data management
By Sean Dudley | 17 February 2017

Sean Dudley speaks with Profisee CEO Ian Ahern to find out how the company is differentiating itself in the master data management space

Ian Ahern explains how Profisee is differentiating itself in the master data management space

Bringing together digital and physical shopping experiences

Bringing together digital and physical shopping experiences
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 February 2017

Microsoft’s Pinar Salk explains how new unified commerce models are enabling retailers like The L’Oréal Group to succeed

Microsoft’s Pinar Salk explains how unified commerce is benefitting retailers like The L’Oréal Group

Why platforms are so powerful for healthcare providers

Why platforms are so powerful for healthcare providers
By Sean Dudley | 02 February 2017

For many years, healthcare organisations have adopted specific technologies to meet specific needs. But in conversation with us, Microsoft’s Paul Smolke explains how a platform-based approach can simplify industry needs

Microsoft’s Paul Smolke explains how a platform-based approach can simplify industry needs

Reinvent your business with big data analytics

Reinvent your business with big data analytics
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 January 2017

Edward Curry, research leader at Insight NUI Galway and vice president at Big Data Value Association, tells us how he expects big data analytics to transform business operations across all industry sectors

Edward Curry from Insight NUI Galway tells us how big data analytics will transform business operations

Improving the ‘last mile’ of the consumer journey

Improving the ‘last mile’ of the consumer journey
By Sean Dudley | 18 January 2017

As a consumer, any disruption when receiving a product is unwanted. Phillipe Loeb of Dassault Systèmes, explains how the company is addressing issues that may arise in the ‘last mile’ of the customer journey

Phillipe Loeb of Dassault Systèmes solves the issues that may arise in the ‘last mile’ of the customer journey

The shift in the way media companies need to deliver content

The shift in the way media companies need to deliver content
By Lindsay James | 13 January 2017

There’s a race going on to deliver media to virtually any device, anywhere and anytime. Tony Emerson tells us how Microsoft Azure is empowering the front-runners

Tony Emerson explains the demand for delivering media to virtually any device, anywhere and anytime

 

The technologies enabling the workplace of the future

The technologies enabling the workplace of the future
By Rebecca Gibson | 12 January 2017

Keith Hudgell and Greg John share how Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services and Microsoft’s joint Cloud Productivity and Mobility programme is driving Windows 10 and mobile adoption in EMEA

Keith Hudgell and Greg John explain HPE and Microsoft’s Cloud Productivity and Mobility programme

Toni Townes-Whitley's passion to improve the public sector

Toni Townes-Whitley's passion to improve the public sector
By Lindsay James | 11 January 2017

Microsoft’s corporate vice president of the Worldwide Public Sector explains how she is helping to empower every citizen, government and public organisation on the planet to achieve more

Townes-Whitley on how she's helping to empower citizens, governments and public organisations

Why companies should take a unified quality approach

Why companies should take a unified quality approach
By Sean Dudley | 20 December 2016

Companies across all sectors need to meet certain quality and compliance regulations. Dassault Systèmes’ Kevin O’Leary says that an opportunity to make a critical business difference also presents itself in this space

Dassault Systèmes’ Kevin O’Leary outlines the opportunity to make a critical business difference

Towards systems of intelligence in manufacturing

Towards systems of intelligence in manufacturing
By Sean Dudley | 23 November 2016

Sanjay Ravi, Worldwide Managing Director of Discrete Manufacturing at Microsoft, explains how the manufacturing industry is moving beyond its traditional boundaries

Microsoft's Sanjay Ravi explains how manufacturers are moving beyond their traditional boundaries

How HPE and Microsoft are helping to create modern enterprises

How HPE and Microsoft are helping to create modern enterprises
By Rebecca Gibson | 02 November 2016

Chris Moyer explains how Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services and Microsoft’s cloud productivity and mobility technologies help customers accelerate their transformation to a modern, user-centric enterprise

Chris Moyer says cloud productivity and mobility technologies are helping customers do more

Creating a next-generation customer experience

Creating a next-generation customer experience
By Rebecca Gibson | 26 October 2016

Jeremy Cox, Ovum’s Principal Analyst of Customer Engagement, predicts which practices and technologies will enable enterprises to meet the evolving needs of their customers

Jeremy Cox from Ovum predicts how enterprises will meet the future needs of their customers

Empowering employees at consumer packaged goods firms

Empowering employees at consumer packaged goods firms
By Rebecca Gibson | 20 October 2016

Microsoft’s Luke Shave and AFS Technologies’ James Caudill outline how the AFS Retail Execution solution is driving value for consumer packaged goods companies

Microsoft’s Luke Shave and AFS Technologies’ James Caudill tell us about AFS Retail Execution

Helping enterprise clients move to a digital workplace

Helping enterprise clients move to a digital workplace
By Rebecca Gibson | 14 October 2016

We find out how Hewlett Packard Enterprise helps clients to digitise their business processes and support tech-savvy employees

We discover how HPE helps clients to digitise their business processes and support tech-savvy employees

Embracing the cloud to drive better outcomes

Embracing the cloud to drive better outcomes
By Jacqui Griffiths | 13 October 2016

Amarjit Dhillon of Turning Point explains how he is working with Morgan & Wolfe to ensure service users benefit from collaboration between staff and partners

Amarjit Dhillon of Turning Point explains how he is working with Morgan & Wolfe to ensure success

Optimising retail operations with the latest technologies

Optimising retail operations with the latest technologies
By Rebecca Gibson | 12 October 2016

Microsoft’s ShiSh Shridhar explores how advanced analytics, machine learning and the cloud are driving optimisation and accurate demand-driven inventory and assortment planning

Microsoft’s ShiSh Shridhar explores how new technologies are driving new efficiencies in retail

 

How Microsoft is actively enabling digital transformation

How Microsoft is actively enabling digital transformation
By Sean Dudley | 06 October 2016

Following the announcement of Dynamics 365 and AppSource at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, Colin Masson and Bill Moffett from Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise explain how these new releases will empower customers

Colin Masson and Bill Moffett explain how new Microsoft releases will empower customers

Succeeding in a digitised media industry

Succeeding in a digitised media industry
By Lindsay James | 03 October 2016

Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft’s corporate vice president and chief evangelist, discusses the changes that are taking place across the media industry, and outlines what he believes will be key to success in the future

Steve Guggenheimer discusses the changes that are taking place across the media industry

Deutsche Bank’s strategy for collaborating with fintechs

Deutsche Bank’s strategy for collaborating with fintechs
By Lindsay James | 29 September 2016

Matthaeus Sielecki, Head of Working Capital Advisory in the financial technology department at Deutsche Bank, tells us what he believes is the most effective strategy for working with fintech companies and outlines his thoughts for the future of the financial services industry

Matthaeus Sielecki from Deutsche Bank outlines the most effective strategy for working with fintechs

Creating a safer world in which to do business

Creating a safer world in which to do business
By Lindsay James | 29 September 2016

Cybercrime is an increasing concern for businesses the world over. Ann Johnson, Vice President of Microsoft’s Enterprise Cybersecurity Group, is joined by a number of key partners to explain what is being done to tackle the threats and create peace of mind

Microsoft's Ann Johnson explains what is being done to tackle threats and create peace of mind

Why banks should shed their caution about the cloud

Why banks should shed their caution about the cloud
By Jacqui Griffiths | 28 September 2016

Microsoft’s Sean Foley explains how the changing regulatory landscape is accelerating banks’ move to the cloud

Microsoft’s Sean Foley explains how changing regulations are facilitating faster cloud adoption

Microsoft's Karen Cone discusses the future of financial services

Microsoft's Karen Cone discusses the future of financial services
By Lindsay James | 26 September 2016

As general manager of the worldwide financial services sector at Microsoft, Karen Cone is privy to the major challenges facing financial services organisations today. Here she explains how Microsoft is facilitating a brighter future for the industry

Karen Cone tells Lindsay James how Microsoft is facilitating a brighter future for banks and insurers

Microsoft talks Sibos: what to expect from this year’s event

Microsoft talks Sibos: what to expect from this year’s event
By Jacqui Griffiths | 23 September 2016

As financial services leaders come together in Geneva for Sibos 2016, Peter Hazou and Rupesh Khendry explain what Microsoft is looking forward to showcasing at the event

Peter Hazou and Rupesh Khendry tell us what Microsoft will be showcasing at Sibos next week

Complete cloud solutions for risk modellers

Complete cloud solutions for risk modellers
By Lindsay James | 09 September 2016

A complete cloud solution delivers efficient risk modelling with a wealth of benefits. We asked Pat Renzi how Milliman is delivering solutions with added value to drive collaboration

Pat Renzi explains how Milliman is delivering solutions with added value to drive collaboration

Helping governments to keep citizen data private and secure

Helping governments to keep citizen data private and secure
By Sean Dudley | 07 September 2016

Microsoft’s Jennifer Byrne explains how the growth of digital information is affecting public agencies

Microsoft’s Jennifer Byrne explains how the growth of digital information is affecting public agencies

Cloud solutions for better risk modelling

Cloud solutions for better risk modelling
By Rebecca Gibson | 02 September 2016

A complete cloud solution delivers efficient risk modelling with a wealth of benefits. We asked Pat Renzi how Milliman is delivering solutions with added value to drive collaboration

Pat Renzi explains how Milliman is delivering solutions with added value to drive collaboration

Scaling solutions to meet customer needs

Scaling solutions to meet customer needs
By Guest | 01 September 2016

ICONICS has provided analytics and mobile software solutions for manufacturing, industrial and energy customers for the past 30 years and is still at the forefront of the industry

ICONICS has provided its software solutions for manufacturing customers for the past 30 years

Transforming the financial services model

Transforming the financial services model
By Rebecca Gibson | 25 August 2016

We speak with Dimension Data’s Alex Bennett and Steve van den Heever to understand how banks can digitise processes and mobilise employees with Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business

Dimension Data’s Alex Bennett and Steve van den Heever explain how banks can digitise processes

Protecting customer data at the point of sale

Protecting customer data at the point of sale
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 August 2016

We speak to Microsoft’s Pinar Salk to understand how innovations in point-to-point encryption are helping retailers and merchants to provide a more secure POS experience for their customers

Microsoft’s Pinar Salk tells us how innovation in point-to-point encryption is helping retailers