The Envitia team recently visited the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, to discuss innovation as part of a Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) initiative. The Royal Navy carrier has a number of challenges that can be addressed through innovative solutions around exploiting data and analytics.
Nabil Lodey, CEO of Envitia, commented: “Technology, in itself, is not an answer to these challenges but understanding current working practices onboard the new carrier, directly from discussions with the ship’s company as the end users, is absolutely critical to design or delivery of a solution that meets the needs of those who face unique challenges every day.”
“The importance of this type of direct interaction between the end users and suppliers cannot be over-emphasised enough. As procurement gets underway the ability to engage with the end user becomes limited and focus moves towards technical requirements and pricing. However, a continued focus on whether the technical requirements address the real user problems in a manner that is customer friendly needs to remain a priority and, as a supplier, we must always keep that in the forefront of our minds.”
“Envitia’s approach is to learn from the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) community where the emphasis is on obsessive customer focus and usability. We strive to apply that approach to our customers in the Public and Private sector. These type of events with opportunity to visit HMS Queen Elizabeth and talk the officers and sailors onboard is invaluable as we deliver innovative data and geospatial solutions to the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence.”
“Our thanks to the Defence and Security Accelerator and the Royal Navy for hosting this event.”