Josh Matthews

Practice Leader

Josh Matthews is a Practice Leader at HFS, based in Cambridge, UK. Josh leads HFS’s coverage of sustainability and the energy and utilities industries, built on academic and industry expertise across chemical engineering, management, and sustainability; he spoke at COP26, the 2021 UN climate summit, presenting the latest HFS sustainability research study. Josh also focuses on supply chain, the TMT (telecom, media, and technology) industry, and the HFS Triple-A Trifecta of automation, analytics, and AI segments. Other subjects of interest and coverage include quantum computing and diversity and inclusion (D&I). Previously, he has covered the internet of things (IoT) and manufacturing.

Josh is a former City Councillor in Cambridge, where he held the opposition portfolio for Climate Change, the Environment, and the City Center.

Josh graduated from an Engineering and Management master’s program at Cambridge University. His research tackled operational and environmental improvements in industry, and the implementation and management of sustainable initiatives. On behalf of the university, Josh worked on consulting projects at Unilever, as well as SMEs in the tech and marketing spaces.

Josh had previously graduated from Loughborough University with a first-class master’s in Chemical Engineering. Over the course of this degree, he worked in the energy industry, and was a visiting researcher at UC Santa Barbara, publishing designs and analysis of low-CO2 hydrogen production in the Chemical Engineering and Technology journal.

Watch this HFS Videocast featuring Josh discussing his Energy Services Top 10

Content By Josh Matthews

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Sustainability serves the whole enterprise—providers must be equally holistic in their approach

Part 2/2: As we enter the third era of sustainability services, providers must develop and draw from an ecosystem that makes up for any shortcomings.

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Providers must unlock all their capabilities to play in the sustainability services game

Part 1/2: As we enter the third era of sustainability services, providers must reach across their functions to match sustainability’s breadth & depth.

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Service providers ignoring sustainability are fast becoming laggards

The sustainability services space is not mature. Providers must build capability now before they miss out on a huge strategic opportunity.

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(Real) Holograms: If you’re about to miss the boom, here’s what you need to know

2D has reached its limits in mimicking 3D. True “holography” and AR are reinventing customer and worker experiences, minus the historical barriers.

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Service providers to the public sector must fuel local-scale innovation to propel nationwide

With the public sector crying out for transformation, providers must develop ecosystems that pioneer scalable use cases and define “best practice”

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Partnerships fuel the hyperconnected economy; service providers must be the brokers

Partnerships are all the rage these days: Service providers must be the ones to fuel collaboration between business, policy, academia, and society.

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Executives must focus on sustainability, or prepare for a new wave of lawsuits

Evolving scientific evidence of climate change, coupled with changing legal interpretations, means a new wave of lawsuits washing over enterprises.

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Manufacturers must push their providers to focus more on sustainability

In HFS’ Manufacturing Top10, sustainability is providers' least mature offering. Clients must push for it to be a competence before it’s too late.

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