Simon Davies

About Simon Davies

Simon Davies is a London-based freelance writer with an interest in startup culture, issues, and solutions. He works explores new markets and disruptive technologies and communicates those recent developments to a wide, public audience. Simon is also a contributor at,, and Follow Simon @simontheodavies on Twitter.

Your Business Needs People With Skills, Not Just Qualifications

13-Sep-2017 | Simon Davies

New graduates have a huge amount of potential for businesses: They are ready to mold, offer new perspectives to the company, and are more affordable than candidates with experience. New hires fresh ou

Saving The World’s Treasure: Can Technology Stop Pirates?

31-Jul-2017 | Simon Davies

When you hear the word pirates, you might think of eye patches, crosses on maps, parrots on shoulders, or all of the above in a Disney movie. Despite the fact that the fictional kind of pirate has tho

Will Technology Make Custom Clothing More Affordable?

26-Jun-2017 | Simon Davies

From tech startups to e-commerce titans, the quest is on to bring custom-made clothing to a new generation whose income would usually prevent them from being able to afford it. Bespoke clothing tends

car sales, automobile, social media

How Social Media Has Changed The Automobile Industry

20-Jun-2017 | Simon Davies

Cars have changed a lot since the Ford Model T first rolled onto the market. But along with the vehicles themselves, the way the automobile industry sells cars has changed too, and it’s largely than

Freelancer student working from laptop on rooftop

How Employees’ Roles In The Gig Economy Are Being Redefined

14-Jun-2017 | Simon Davies

Given the vast numbers of workers employed on a gig-to-gig basis, it’s not surprising that corporations and big brands are redefining the management of gig and contracted workers, whether to protect

Tackling The Digital Language Divide

23-Feb-2017 | Simon Davies

In the first years of the World Wide Web, the first language of the Internet was almost exclusively English. By the mid 1990s, it was estimated that English made up four-fifths of all online content.

Skills Gap: Fact Or Fiction?

15-Feb-2017 | Simon Davies

A prosperous future for the world’s economy rests on the foundations we lay through our education and skills system, so it comes as sorry news to hear complaints we’re facing a skills shortage, or

Can Technology Replace Human Interpreters?

26-Jan-2017 | Simon Davies

Over the few past years, the demand for real-time interpretation services has increased considerably. The globalisation of business can be considered a huge contributing factor for this phenomenon, as

customer experience, customer engagement, customer support, communications, multilingual, international

Five Tips For Providing Multilingual Customer Support

21-Nov-2016 | Simon Davies

Business isn’t simply about technical skills. It’s about understanding people. Taking the time to provide customer support in another language not only helps businesses source international opport

How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionising Town Planning

18-Nov-2016 | Simon Davies

Virtual reality is being pioneered by the games industry. Thanks to the emergence of innovative VR platforms and devices and mobile solutions—from the Google Cardboard to the Oculus Rift and even P