All articles by Lucy Ingham

Lucy Ingham

Virtual sterling? Bank of England ponders digital currency

The world of banking is poised for a step-change as many central banks ponder the introduction of a digital currency, and among those leading discussions is the Bank of England.

Worst UK recession in recorded history sparks calls for digital recovery

The news that the UK is experiencing the most severe recession since records began has prompted calls to focus on digital industries to fuel recovery.

“Confusing and reeks of politics”: Cybersecurity community reacts to Russia report

The cybersecurity community has reacted with criticism and concern to the Russia report, which was finally published today after a nine-month delay.

Christopher Wylie at H&M: From whistleblower to fashion data maven

Christopher Wylie shot to global prominence as the leading whistleblower in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but now he is turning his considerable data skills to fashion, through his current role as research director at H&M.

“There is a permanent shift towards ecommerce”: Ikea CDO

The coronavirus has forever transformed many aspects of our lives, not least the way we shop, and if the experience of Swedish furniture giant Ikea is any measure, we are seeing a marked switch to ecommerce that is set to stay long after the pandemic has subsided.

Life as a Service: The unstoppable rise of the subscription model

In the past few years we’ve witnessed subscription models spread from the software space to almost every industry vertical. But where will it end? Lucy Ingham hears from industry experts on the future of life built on the software-as-a-service model, and why it may not be as positive as it seems.

Future Rail: Issue 12

In this issue: We look at how the London Overground has become a model rail franchise in just six years, explore Hitachi’s supply of rolling stock, find out the ten fastest trains in Europe, discover the details behind the first Starbucks train and much more.