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Taking innovation to the next level

Welcome to EY’s Open Innovation Group. This site is a source of information about the OIG, and how we harness trending disruptive technology to give you our best bespoke solutions.

EY - Mark Hutchinson

Emerging technologies are fundamentally disrupting businesses, including our own.

Who would have predicted five years ago that the fastest growing taxi group in the world would own no taxis? Or that one of the largest hotel groups would own no hotels? Where is the next Uber or Airbnb going to emerge, and which industry is going to be totally changed as a result?

The Open Innovation Group in Advisory is here to help you think about the future, and prepare to get disrupted – or be a disruptor.

Mark Hutchinson, Advisory Transformational Growth Partner

EY - Open Innovation Accelerators: Harnessing the value created through collaboration

Open innovation Accelerators: Harnessing the value created through collaboration

In order to continue competing in this ever-changing landscape, large organisations must find a way to develop new products and services and get them to market faster. By embracing Open Innovation, collaborating openly with a network of partners, organisations can continue to thrive. Find out more 15Mb, February 2016


BBC on Bitcoin & Blockchain

One of the biggest advantages that the blockchain brings to cryptocurrency transactions is that the transaction and the record of the transaction are the same thing. When you send someone bitcoin, the blockchain not only makes that transfer, but provides an eternal, immutable record of it.


Artificial Intelligence

The economic impact of AI-Self-driving cars, intelligent digital agents that can act for you, and robots are advancing rapidly. Will networked, automated, artificial intelligence (AI) applications and robotic devices have displaced more jobs than they have created by 2025.

"How will our clients be impacted by the adoption of self-learning technology in the workplace of the future?"


10 Jobs That May be Replaced by Robots

Advancements in technology are allowing for the mechanization of new categories of jobs. A large number of individuals will be relegated to lower-skilled service occupations that cannot be easily mechanized, or to the unemployment line. This will place significant pressures on governments to to manage these changes.

"Will automated back-office software eliminate the need for manual tax returns?"


The potential of Smart Dust

Smart dust technology could revolutionise how cloud storage currently operates, removing the need for single, large computing systems. This would result in a more distributed network that is far less centralised, requiring less cost and less power.