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.

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Content By Josh Matthews

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Care providers must blend digital and data with user-centric design as the population ages

As life expectancy and demand for social care grows, care providers must reinvent their ecosystems to adopt digital in a user-centric approach.

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Take advantage of providers’ end-to-end security offerings to focus on IoT innovation

Find the cybersecurity vendor that allows your IoT teams to focus on business-critical activity, or innovation might just grind to a halt.

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Process industry transformations must find a unique way of being agile

Process industries keep falling behind on the road to Industry 4.0 - agile transformations are tough, but they must find a unique path.

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UK energy suppliers must decide: Will they play the cost game or focus on customer experience and

UK utility execs are split between cost-leadership, their customers, and sustainability; they must choose now, as "auto-switching" sweeps the market.

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Avoid IoT project pitfalls and deliver business value from the outset

IoT success is about outcomes, not just technology. Follow these 5 pathways to find real business value from the rapidly expanding IoT market.

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Leadership teams have a vital role to play in the future of talent—they must take it seriously

Follow these steps to address your short- and long-term talent shortages - using different approaches at different levels of the talent ladder.

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How Blockchain can connect consumers to the supply chain—improving your topline and avoiding public

As consumers demand new sustainable standards, Blockchain is opening up supply chains - facilitating transparency, traceability, and value for workers.

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Look Beyond Legacy Education To Avoid Falling Foul of Major Talent Shortages

As technology and business evolve at a frightening pace, don’t wallow in the talent crisis - look to non-traditional talent pools and re-skilling.

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