Taking the Pulse of Innovation in Healthcare
We hear the term digital transformation everywhere these days it seems. Its meaning has extended far beyond a term used to describe a shift in processes, to become a new way of thinking and conceiving fresh possibilities.
Tech Trends 2018: The year in innovation
Hack & Craft News present a rundown of eight technology hotspots, strategic topics, and things to watch out for this year.
The Data Protection Bill & GDPR: an innovator’s challenge
The UK’s new Data Protection Bill is simply GDPR with a Brexit mask. But what challenges does it pose to technology innovators? Chris Middleton reports.
The BRCK Kio Kit is revolutionising education in Africa
Hack & Craft News puts some big questions to an innovative new technology provider to find out what they do, and why. This week: schools’ technology provider, Kio Kit. We caught up with Mark Kamau, Director of User Experience at BRCK.
Coding ethics into technology
Computer Ethics Professor Simon Rogerson explains why ethical considerations are vital at the design stage as society becomes more and more reliant on technology.
AI: Friend or Foe? (Part I)
In the first of a two-part report, Chris Middleton looks at how organisations are innovating with artificial intelligence – and what the knock-on effects on our lives might be.
Minimum Viable Product vs Product Market Fit: which will move the needle in Financial Services?
The concept of a minimum viable product (MVP) is now pervasive. But it is not the only way to think about market development for new products. What’s the right way to be entrepreneurial, especially if you work in a highly regulated industry like finance?
The Culture of Innovation Revisited
It is easy to give a view on the important issue of how to create a culture of innovation. Rather more difficult is to clarify what type of innovation and culture change is relevant to any given circumstances. We are currently overwhelmed with messages to “fail fast” but that is just one culture of innovation and it hardly guarantees success. It's time to widen the agenda.
Manifesto: The Innovation Economy
For the past 6 years Hack and Craft has been building products for startups and helping corporations to launch new ventures. During this time we have helped create new enterprises worth hundreds of millions of pounds, but we have also seen many teams flounder and fail. The range of teams and the problems they address is too wide to determine any recipe for success, but we have observed some basic ingredients which are common to all disruptive innovations. The main pattern in the successful teams is a very high level of interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge sharing. It seems that an essential ingredient for viable innovation is always the synthesis of knowledge from different perspectives. With this in mind we hope H&C News will provide a forum for this knowledge sharing and help foster the innovation opportunities that arise from it. Harry McCarney MD, Hack & Craft
The organisational roots of disruptive innovation
The classic definition on disruptive innovation has two main parts. One is the existence of organisations that have the power and resources to scale a new but untested technology; the second is that incumbent organisations focus on the current and near term needs of their existing clients. That means they spend their resources on responding to these with incremental or sustaining innovations rather than being radical.