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. 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.

Currently, Josh is completing a substantial enterprise sustainability study, the findings of which he will be presenting at COP26, the UN climate summit, in Glasgow this November.

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.

Content By Josh Matthews

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Enterprises can’t afford to be (totally) cynical when it comes to academia

Very few enterprises are actively taking steps to address their talent shortages. Capture the value on offer in academia by taking a proactive step.

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Make Sure Your Service Provider Is as Invested in Sustainability as Your Customers

Sustainability is not just philanthropic show. With the right service provider it can create game-changing business value.

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Cybersecurity must be a critical element of your IoT strategy – or suffer potential calamity

The ever-expanding IoT means an ever-increasing number of cyber threats. Act now or face harsh regulatory consequences in the near future.

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Process industries’ digital needs must be treated separately from discrete manufacturing

Process industries have been historically lumped in with general manufacturing when it comes to Industry 4.0 - it's time to change that.

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