As part of our real time decision analytics offering, we use the BW Swarm Artificial Intelligence (AI) interactive platform to substantially amplify the knowledge and wisdom of your team.

Using nature as its inspiration, this technology mimics the biological principle of swarm intelligence to allow groups to collaborate and quickly converge on solutions that maximise their combined intellect.

Research shows that combining the knowledge of experts with BW Swarm consistently outperforms individuals, traditional crowd-based methods such as polling, as well as deep-learning AI. It can help your organisation and teams to make optimised, non-biased decisions, prioritisations, forecasts and assessments.

How can BW Swarm help?

BW Swarm can be applied to almost any type of decision for groups of three or more decision-makers (boards, committees, working groups, etc). For example, we can help groups make decisions in areas such as the below. 

  • Goal and objective setting
  • Strategy development
  • Investment decisions
  • Risk appetite 
  • Training
  • Horizon scanning
  • Value proposition design

BW Swarm works by connecting your teams to a real-time interactive platform moderated by AI algorithms and a Barnett Waddingham consultant. As part of the service, we provide consulting around the use of BW Swarm to optimise the questions, facilitate the sessions, analyse the responses and provide decision reports.

Key features


Enables you to make decisions faster, covering significantly more content within your meetings.

Outcome orientated

Leads to better decisions and results across a wide range of areas.


Allows anonymity and live engagement, ensuring decisions capture diversity of thought from across the group.


Increases commitment and ownership from all participants.


Questions can be changed or added as your meeting progresses or new areas of interest emerge.

Speak to our experts

To find out more about how our expertise can support your needs, please contact our team.

New business enquiries