Dancing with giants – insights from a tech start-up

It’s a little-known fact that most corrosion sensors used in Germany, the US and South Korea contain the label “Made in England”. The reason is a coincidence of deep technology knowledge at Imperial College, an evangelical MD called Peter Collins, and an unfortunate tragedy at BP’s Texas City refinery. We had the chance to have […]

A marriage made in heaven

A tie-up between a major corporate and a young tech start-up can be either a marriage made in heaven or a messy and acrimonious divorce waiting to happen. The Exult /BP tie-up is an extraordinary example of a marriage made in heaven. In the late 1990s BP, the third largest oil company in the world […]

Growth and breakthrough performance through innovation

Business confidence is apparently at the lowest level since 2012, due to concerns around Brexit in the UK, and further possible increases in global trade tariffs. So we need to find ways of digging deeper to deliver our performance targets. One powerful way to improve performance and accelerate growth is to make use of innovations […]

Even the most mature product can be innovated

While sitting on the beach on my summer holiday I was slapped in the face. Not by a wave but by a striking example of how even the most mundane product can be improved. We all are very familiar with the humble beach parasol. It’s made up of two parts: a pole with a sharpish […]

Where new thinking can unlock performance

Challenges always create new opportunities – from within the established operating model and from the development of new energy ventures, including wind, low-carbon transportation, solar, biomass and storage, and the scale-up and spin-off of new product and service innovations. These challenges and opportunities require more innovative thinking and delivery, new partnerships, and more agile decision […]