Sarah Ronald Investment Guru

Sarah is an entrepreneur and investor in early start-ups. She is the Founder of Nile, an award winning Service Design firm. Additional appointments have included, an elected Executive member of the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA), advisor to the Scottish Financial Fintech Strategy group, the Design Council and Number 10 Downing Street Digital Advisory Board. Her main areas of focus include, use of new technologies to improve the way we live and work, and the need to evolve company cultures to achieve sustainable change. She has been involved in designing future-proof currency for two countries, launched the first emergency cash service in Europe, and pioneered the world’s first digital health and symptom checkers. Her background is in human-computer interaction and behavioural psychology, and she has also served as a digital advisor to the British government. Sarah holds an MA in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen and an MSc in Human Computer Interaction from the Heriot-Watt University.

 

Why the Future of Immersive Tech Lies Beyond the Goggles

Gimmicky applications of virtual and augmented reality make the headlines all too often. This year, the biggest challenge for the immersive tech industry is to move beyond escapism and start designing genuinely useful virtual experiences.

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What Mars Can Teach us about Designing Government Services

Billionaires are battling it out to make history in today’s new space race. But what can space colonies teach us about improving the public sector here on earth and how can design teams take practical advantage?

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Here's How Blockchain Will Reshape The Engagement Economy

Technology is offering groundbreaking new opportunities for ambitious businesses – but outstanding design and a sharp focus on the customer are what will set brands apart in the years to come.

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PSD2 and APIs: How Open Banking will Unbundle Financial Services

Regulations often hinder innovation rather than boost it, but PSD2 could radically change the relationship between banks and consumers — one where trust is everything.

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Designing Services for the Distributed Organisations of Tomorrow

Disruptive technologies like blockchain are redefining how organisations are structured and unearthing fresh opportunities for innovation in service and experience design.

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