Interviews

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 

A retail landscape that is rapidly changing

A retail landscape that is rapidly changing
By Rebecca Gibson | 21 December 2020

Bill Thorne, executive director of National Retail Federation Foundation, and senior vice president of communications and public affairs at NRF, outlines the challenges and opportunities facing retailers in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

NRF’s Bill Thorne outlines the challenges and opportunities Covid-19 has presented to retailers

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
 

Democratising data analytics education

Democratising data analytics education
By Rebecca Gibson | 12 November 2020

Microsoft and Springboard have developed an online programme to teach thousands of people the skills they need for data analyst roles. Representatives from both companies and two successful programme graduates tell us more

Microsoft and Springboard have developed an online programme to teach thousands of people

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

Collaborating to deliver customer satisfaction

Collaborating to deliver customer satisfaction
By Elly Yates-Roberts | 28 October 2020

Bobby Jaffari shares how Freshworks’ partner network is helping clients improve existing solutions and reach new markets

Bobby Jaffari shares how Freshworks’ partners are helping its clients to improve existing solutions 
 

Manufacturing a more sustainable future

Manufacturing a more sustainable future
By Andy Clayton-Smith | 27 October 2020

As manufacturers navigate their crisis response and recovery, the opportunities for accelerated innovation are now more important than ever. Çağlayan Arkan of Microsoft tells us why

Microsoft's Çağlayan Arkan tells us why accelerated innovation is more important than ever

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
 

AVEVA’s solutions could be key to unlocking sustainability

AVEVA’s solutions could be key to unlocking sustainability

AVEVA

By Rebecca Gibson | 20 October 2020

The company’s digital solutions are helping customers in the industrial sectors to develop connected and sustainable working models

Company’s products are helping customers to develop connected working models
 

AX for Pharma is working to combat Covid-19

AX for Pharma is working to combat Covid-19
By Rebecca Gibson | 19 October 2020

Andrea Ruosi explains how the firm will help biotech and pharmaceutical companies to expedite the development and production of a vaccine against the virus

Andrea Ruosi explains how the firm will help biotech companies to expedite a vaccine

CloudCall is transforming the remote working experience

CloudCall is transforming the remote working experience
By Rebecca Gibson | 16 October 2020

Chief technology officer Paul Clark explains how companies can use CloudCall’s new solution to integrate their customer relationship management system into Microsoft Teams and boost employee efficiency and communication

Paul Clark explains how the firm’s solution integrates CRMs with Microsoft Teams 

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

Volante Technologies is moving payments to the cloud

Volante Technologies is moving payments to the cloud
By Richard Humphreys | 09 October 2020

Deepak Gupta explains why the organisation has experienced a strong uptake of its payments-as-a-service offering

Deepak Gupta explains why there has been strong uptake of its payments-as-a-service offering

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