11 posts categorised "David Lancefield"

27 January 2014

A PwC Economics and policy view on the world in 2014

By David Lancefield and Yin Lin Teh Economics and policy issues can help shape the fortunes of organisations in the private and public sector, in the UK and overseas, large and small. We’ve focused our predictions on five over-arching themes and hope they provide some stimulus, and challenge, when thinking...

07 January 2014

Finding a sweet spot for creativity and innovation

By David Lancefield At this time last year, I wrote a blog on how behavioural economics can help us stick to our New Year’s Resolutions. I took my own medicine, saying publicly to family and friends that I would participate in a few 10km runs, done in semi-decent times, and...

09 December 2013

Complacency or creativity? Innovation in the media industry

By David Lancefield Recently, I sat on a panel in front an audience of colleagues from our global Telecoms, Media and Technology (TMT) practice. We were asked two questions: Is the media industry at the top of its game or complacent when it comes to innovation? And what does innovation...

18 September 2013

Whose side am I on? How behavioural economics is shaping the TV industry

By David Lancefield Follow @DLancefield Last week I spent a few days at King’s College Cambridge at the biennial Royal Television Society conference. Credit goes to David Abraham, the CEO of Channel 4, and his organising committee for putting together a stimulating and varied line of speakers, and topics. It...

12 February 2013

Demystifying the future – our predictions for the year ahead, and beyond!

By David Lancefield, Economics and Policy Partner and Yih Lin Teh Follow @DLancefield "If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me," so said William Shakespeare. Whether we can or not, we’ve come up with our...

23 January 2013

Will Small Data be the new Big Data?

By Tom Robinson, David Lancefield and Carlo Gagliardi Follow @DLancefield Data is a vital resource in the new digital economy. But at present, the private sector is a largely closed data environment. A consumer’s personal data (their ‘small data’) is either stored offline, separated into digital silos or managed by...

07 January 2013

Regulators of the future – is it time for more collaboration?

By David Lancefield, Economics and Policy Partner In the wake of the Autumn Statement, regulators were hardly the centre of attention. But delve a little deeper and you’ll see some important signals the Government has sent to regulators, and to those investing in the regulated sectors. Effective regulation is an...

31 December 2012

What behavioural economics can tell you about New Year’s resolutions

By David Lancefield, Economics Partner It’s that time of year again when you may be thinking whether it’s worth spending the time to come up with New Year’s Resolutions (NYR), especially if you’re not good at sticking to them. About half of us will have a go. Top of the...

30 October 2012

Can the Creative Industries help to grow the UK economy?

By David Lancefield, Economics Partner The creative industries – comprising television, films, music, games and the arts – are a material force within the UK economy and a source of comparative advantage vis-à-vis some other developed economies. They comprise nearly 3% of UK Gross Value Added, and over 10% of...

01 May 2012

Digital switchover - more than just our TVs

By David Lancefield, Economics Partner Digital TV switchover is nearly complete in the UK. And it’s all taken place rather quietly, probably because most homes are already 'digital'. The same is not true when we think of companies switching over to a more digital world. In fact we see a...