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Smart City Live 2020: a post-event review

Smart City Live 2020: a post-event review
Smart City Expo
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 18 January 2021

The virtual Smart City Live event in November 2020 saw a wide range of expert speakers addressing the future of modern cities. Over the following pages we profile some of the organisations that participated in the event

We profile some of the organisations that participated in the virtual event in November 2020

Using data and analytics for intelligent decision-making

Using data and analytics for intelligent decision-making
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 14 January 2021

Business intelligence, big data and analytics are changing how organisations operate and make decisions. We find out how Microsoft and its partners are working to drive this data culture and what role the Power Platform is playing

Microsoft and its partners are using the Power Platform to drive this data culture 

Creating more sustainable transport systems

Creating more sustainable transport systems
Cubic
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 25 November 2020

Microsoft is working with industry experts and partners to adapt public transport for a new world, ensure the safety of passengers and reduce the industry’s environmental impact

Microsoft and partners are working to adapt public transport for a new world

Supporting sustainable manufacturing business

Supporting sustainable manufacturing business
By Jacqui Griffiths | 16 November 2020

As manufacturers look to a sustainable future, Microsoft and its partners are helping them optimise operations, develop skill sets and create new business models

Microsoft is helping manufacturers to optimise operations and create new business models

Intelligent production for automotive supply chains

Intelligent production for automotive supply chains
By Alex Smith | 13 November 2020

As supply chains become ever more complex, automotive manufacturers are making use of new cloud-based AI and mixed reality solutions for optimising their operations

Automotive manufacturers are using cloud-based AI and mixed reality to optimise operations
 

Microsoft is empowering the retail workforce

Microsoft is empowering the retail workforce
By Rebecca Gibson | 06 November 2020

Abid Chaudhry explains how technologies like Microsoft Azure, Teams and Dynamics 365 are enabling retailers to operate safely and serve customers effectively during the Covid-19 pandemic

Abid Chaudhry explains how technology is enabling retailers to operate safely during Covid-19

Microsoft is accelerating the pace of change

Microsoft is accelerating the pace of change
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 20 October 2020

Corporate vice president of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Muhammad Alam tells us about how the solution is a core component of today’s technological evolution, and how organisations are using it to modernise operations and address the challenges created by Covid-19

Muhammad Alam explains how Dynamics 365 is a core component of today’s technological evolution
 

Supporting creativity with artificial intelligence

Supporting creativity with artificial intelligence
By Alex Smith | 12 October 2020

With the demand for content only increasing as organisations tailor their offerings to the individual consumer, AI is providing powerful tools to enable creative industries to keep pace

AI is providing powerful tools to enable creative industries to keep pace with personalised content

A watershed moment for payments and financial services

A watershed moment for payments and financial services
By Lindsay James | 07 October 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic, teamed with the adoption of ISO 20022 and upgraded messaging from SWIFT, has forced many banks to bring forward their plans for digitalisation. This momentum needs to continue if banks are to remain competitive, says Microsoft’s Peter Hazou

Accelerated digitalisation must continue in order to maintain banks’ competitiveness, says Peter Hazou

Reimagining a culture of innovation with Microsoft

Reimagining a culture of innovation with Microsoft
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 07 October 2020

Even amid the coronavirus pandemic, organisations are rapidly evolving operations to improve efficiencies, empower workforces and increase profitability. We find out how Microsoft supports partners to help customers with this digital transformation

Sarah Muckler-Visser tells us how Microsoft is helping firms to drive digital transformation

Microsoft is helping to transform the fan experience

Microsoft is helping to transform the fan experience
iStock
By Alex Smith | 24 August 2020

As new technologies allow greater insights into the interactions sports fans have with their teams and favourite players, sports organisations are personalising their offerings for the individual

Sports organisations are using technology to personalise their offerings for the individual

Manufacturing an agile and resilient industry

Manufacturing an agile and resilient industry
iStock
By Jacqui Griffiths | 18 August 2020

Microsoft and its partners are enabling new levels of insight to help manufacturers navigate current challenges and shape the industry’s future

Microsoft is enabling new levels of insight to help manufacturers navigate challenges

Making a difference in financial services

Making a difference in financial services
iStock
By Jacqui Griffiths | 11 August 2020

Across the financial services industry, Microsoft and its partners are enabling revolutionary customer experiences that optimise engagement and build brand loyalty

Microsoft and its partners are optimising customer engagement and building brand loyalty

Microsoft and partners are keeping education on track

Microsoft and partners are keeping education on track
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 04 August 2020

Educators across the globe have turned to collaborations to ensure learning continued for the 1.5 billion students who were out of school due to Covid-19

Educators are collaborating to ensure the 1.5 billion students affected by Covid-19 carry on learning

Connected vehicles are changing the mobility experience

Connected vehicles are changing the mobility experience
By Alex Smith | 28 July 2020

Original equipment manufacturers are starting to explore services that could profoundly change their role within the automotive industry

OEMs are exploring services that could profoundly change their role in the automotive industry

Microsoft is creating unique retail experiences

Microsoft is creating unique retail experiences
iStock
By Rebecca Gibson | 24 July 2020

Greg Jones explains how creating a ‘golden record’ of every customer will help retailers to successfully deliver fully personalised shopping journeys

Greg Jones explains how a ‘golden record’ of customers will enable personalised shopping 

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