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Surrey Centre for the Digital Economy - Issue #13

Themes this week: cybersecurity, supply chains, and automotive insurance. Happy reading!

Surrey Centre for the Digital Economy

December 1 · Issue #13 · View online
This week in the digital economy.

Themes this week: cybersecurity, supply chains, and automotive insurance. Happy reading!

Firstly, some “hot off the press” research funding from the EPSRC for the CoDE team: the title of the grant is: Addressing Cybersecurity and Cybercrime via a co-Evolutionary Approach to Reducing Human-Related Risks.
This award is particularly important for two reasons. First, it gets the team engaged in aspects of cybercrime and cybersecurity - one of the most galvanizing themes that will impact business and society in a digital economy. Secondly, it is inter-disciplinary in focus, and also intra-Faculty, inter-Faculty and inter-university!
The grant is led by Dr Shujun Li in Computer Science and includes the strong involvement of Dr Mike McGuire in Sociology. Other Universities involved include UCL security and crime science and Warwick Manufacturing Group. The grant is for 24 months and the value is 1.1M, with the Surrey Business School amount yet to be finalised.
Congratulations to Roger Maull and the wider CoDE team for their work in securing the award!
This week’s blog: summarising a study co-authored by Professor Roger Maull…
Transforming Reverse Supply Chains with IoT Data
Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the supply chain | TechCrunch
Useful, short summary of digital disruption in the automotive industry….
How the convergence of automotive and tech will create a new ecosystem | McKinsey & Company
Interesting to see that the use of telematics and user data is beginning to have a major effect in insurance. In automotive insurance the claim is that there will be fast growth in such insurance. Currently at 15 million people…likely to be over 150 million by 2023…
As we know….health insurance is going the same way with wearables and IoT….
Car Insurance Pricing Is Broken, But Your Phone Could Fix It | WIRED
Usage-Based Insurance Expected to Grow to 142 Million Subscribers Globally by 2023, IHS Says | IHS Online Newsroom
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