Presented by Maija Palmer. Produced and edited by Nalini Sivathasan. Filmed by Steve Ager.

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The obsession with digital disruption has reached a flashpoint with the arrival of the smartphone, which is the platform for an invasion of older companies’ hallowed grounds

Digital Transformation

Digital disruption becomes the norm

Established companies need to make use of their advantages

A typical millennial: Denis Baranov

Flexibility is crucial in attracting millennials

Today’s employees want the freedom to develop skills outside the workplace

Welding machines assemble cars cockpits at the body shop station along the production line of Ford Focus at the company factory, at the Hemmaraj Eastern Seabord Industrial estate, in Pluak Daeng district, Rayong province, Thailand, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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Automation risks ‘deindustrialisation’

Industrialisation made the west rich, but emerging economies may have to miss it out altogether

Launch of Tesco Click and Collect - Rayners Lane Tube Station - 19/2/14
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Digital option not for the faint-hearted

To win, you need to rethink priorities and processes

Inside Tech

With various social media channels, the problem now is getting yourself noticed amid the noise ©Dreamstime
Maija Palmer looks how the advertising industry is using social media and other modern means to pitch products at us
Maija Palmer
Even Maija Palmer, a 5 ft 2in woman, might contemplate a career in construction using one
Steven Zuanella, chief digital officer at Zurich Insurance

People who shake up companies in demand

Chief digital officers attract big salaries but step on many toes

BlaBlaCar app

Leaders must learn how to stay small

Keeping units lean is best way to scale up successfully

Digital Health

Society benefits from digital health race

People will have more control and broader trends regarding disease and illness will be easier to identify

Patient records a target for cyber crooks

Medical records are worth more than bank details

Robot surgery market set to change

Newcomers may lower costs and add an analytical edge

Implants can be designed to fit exactly

3D printing of complex organs is far off

Technology is cutting patient waiting times


Washington DC at night. Federal agencies have been under fire for not sufficiently prioritising IT security ©Dreamstime

US agencies responsible for vital interests lack basic IT defences

With various social media channels, the problem now is getting yourself noticed amid the noise ©Dreamstime

Maija Palmer looks at data of where to make a marketing pitch that advertisers might want to consider

Demand for digital talent will change job market

Everyone from executives to nurses needs new skills

IT-savvy patients seek more control over their wellbeing

Consumers seek new ways to monitor their health

Apps boom but health tech is no silver bullet

Revenues are likely to see a huge increase

How satellites can help fight diseases

Experts are using data from space to tackle serious illnesses such as cholera

The latest wearable fashion: exoskeletons

This form of couture will soon become as fashionable outside the realms of cinema and TV fantasy

Data protection

Data rules weave a tangled global web

Legislation varies from state to state, but EU regulation offers hopes of standardisation

Marco Civil a step forward say rights activists

The Brazilian law provides protection against government intervention

Storm over EU court ruling rumbles on

Search engines have been left to act as judge and jury

Fears of reputational harm may be overhyped

It seems that customers have short memories when it comes to recalling online data breaches

EU toughens its data protection regime

There will be plenty of legislative twists and turns before companies will see the new rules

Conflict over ownership lies ahead

More information is flowing, but can we turn off the tap?

Simple steps to protecting your data

Keeping details safe need not be complicated

Why it’s OK to be rude if you’re on a computer

Many anonymous sites have started with laudable aims, but online trolls had other plans