Jeremy White on Digital Transformation
Executive Editor, Wired Magazine
- Serves as a consultant to the world’s largest consumer brands and manufacturers
- Successfully negotiated with Honda to bring the first Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility (ASIMO) robot to the UK
- Delivers engaging keynotes full of first-hand experience on emerging trends and innovation
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Jeremy is executive editor of Wired UK, the influential technology and trends magazine that covers innovation and the businesses that are building the future. He is in charge of analysing and identifying emerging trends and technological shifts that will impact consumers and businesses alike. From the Internet of Things (IOT) to artificial intelligence (AI), smart homes to smart cities, flying cars to passenger drones, Jeremy has first-hand experience of emerging trends as well as personal contact with the global business leaders driving them.
As Wired magazine's executive editor, Jeremy is tasked with seeking out and evaluating products at the very cutting edge of innovation and design. Jeremy also edits all the special supplements for Wired, including the luxury annual, Wired Desired.
His expansive knowledge of the product world and forecasting design and tech trends has seen him be commissioned for consultancy services to some of the world's largest consumer brands on industrial design and user experience.
Jeremy also appears regularly on the BBC and Sky News representing the magazine.
He has been writing about technology and design for more than 14 years and is also currently the technology expert for Telegraph Luxury, the Robb Report, Boat International, and Harrods.
Before working at Wired, Jeremy was digital editor for How To Spend It at the Financial Times, and prior to that was technology editor at Esquire magazine.
Jeremy curates the live product experiences at Wired's events, charged with bringing together exclusive displays showcasing the latest developments in automotive, technology, design, and art.
Internet Of Things. The Internet of Things (IOT) is mainly about operating your home appliances from remote locations, yes? No. Far from it. IOT will be as disruptive to business and consumers as the arrival of the Internet. It will dramatically change the way we live and work beyond all recognition, and those not gearing up for this seismic shift will be left behind. The smartest companies are already embracing this new paradigm, and much can be learned from their example.
Artificial Intelligence. Most of us experience what we think of artificial intelligence (AI) by interacting with our mobile digital assistants. However, the recent advances in AI are nothing short of staggering. From Google’s computer beating the world’s greatest player of Go to computing neural networks being taught to not only recognise and analyse images but also fathom their context, artificial intelligence is far more advanced than you can imagine. We will reach human-level AI in just a couple of decades, but the huge leaps in this field happening right now will dramatically change not only how we live and work, but how we interact will every level of technology. The race for businesses to incorporate AI and reap the inherent benefits has begun.
Wearables & Health Technology. The wearables market has gone from non-existent to a multi-billion dollar business in just a few years. Now we must look at what comes after the plethora of smart watches and fitness bands to see how this technology will change our daily lives. Businesses are using this tech to monitor staff and supply chains. One of the next big shifts in this sector is the implications for the health industry and monitoring of patients remotely, as well as the advances leading to devices being fitted inside the human body. These devices will be able to predict medical emergencies before they even occur. Wearables will become something not strapped to our wrists, and not just part of the fabric of our clothing, but eventually integrated into our very biological makeup.
Innovation & The Future Of The Car Industry. The roads in 15 years’ time will be unrecognisable. Cars will be driving themselves, the inside cabins will not have steering wheels and the AI chauffeuring you will be a better driver than the human occupant could ever be. What’s more, vehicles will not only talk to each other but to the cities they are driving in, becoming part of an automotive/urban digital organism. Vehicles will not only recognise you and your family, but will monitor your health and well being on a long-term basis. Ownership of individual vehicles will likely become a thing of the past as we advance towards the shared economy.
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Jeremy did a fantastic job engaging the group and he was always conscious of bringing it back to beauty which made it super relevant for us. He was also obviously very knowledgeable and flexed his presentation based on the varying levels of understanding in the room and the questions that were being asked (which were lots!).
Jeremy gave our research team an insightful and engaging talk on innovation - not just in areas directly relevant to Danone and its core business, but also detailing developments in other fields, that built a coherent picture of how the technology landscape as a whole is changing every industry right now.