About Andrew

Based in London, Practical Futurist and former Global Managing Partner at IBM, Andrew Grill is a popular and sought-after presenter and commentator on issues around digital disruption, workplace of the future and new technologies such as blockchain. Andrew is a multiple TEDx and International Keynote Speaker.

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A small revolution happened on 13 January in the UK retail banking market

Open Banking in the UK will help to give consumers control of their own financial data in the one place and stimulate better competition between retail banks.

Do you know who’s connected to your computer right now and where they are located?

Most computer users are oblivious to the fact that at any one time, your PC is connected to dozens of servers and companies around the world.

Solving the electric car on-street charging problem

Expect to see more electric vehicles plugged into standard street lights to charge them in the coming months, thanks to a trial happening in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London.

2018 is the year regulated disruption takes hold – are you ready?

This year, three pieces of critical regulation come into place. For some firms, they are seeing these changes as a giant hassle. For others, they are seeing this as a huge opportunity and a pivot [...]

Standoff over Aussie broadband problem solved by police negotiators

One frustrated NBN user, Matt Dooley decided to stage a “sit-in” at is local Telstra store, frustrated that for the last 4 months Telstra had ignored the problems he had experienced with his [...]

So I bought some Bitcoin – and you should too

I bought £20 worth of Bitcoin and £20 worth of Etherum on Friday 22nd December via coinbase, the day that the price of many cryptocurrencies “crashed” from a high of around $19,000 the pervious [...]

What can we expect from the Digital World in 2018?

I have been struck, as I have spoken around the world, from Tehran to Hong Kong, London to Cairo, that disruption is impacting every business and industry I speak to.

“Social Selling” Isn’t a New Idea, But It May Require a New Sales Organisation

This headline from a recent post by my friend Philip Rowley grabbed my attention. I’ve experienced first-hand organisations large and small who look at adopting social selling programs, by giving [...]

Firms are stockpiling Bitcoin to pay ransoms

In another bizarre Bitcoin story, according to the Daily Telegraph, firms are "stockpiling Bitcoin" in order to be able to pay cyber-ransoms, should they be hit with another WanaCry type ransom [...]

Bitcoin may be worth $19K but what can you actually buy with it?

Bitcoin has no natural intrinsic value. Can you buy a house with it? Can you use it for daily interactions? It may be valued at $US18,000 ($23,477) right now but what I want to know is how you [...]