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How Digital Acceleration Teams Are Influencing Nestlé’s 2,000 Brands

Pete Blackshaw joined Nestlé, the world’s largest consumer goods company, as its global head of digital marketing and social media in February 2011— though he joshes that those two and a half years equal 20 years in social media time. Nestlé’s 2,000 brands, including household names like KitKat and Nescafé, have 170 million followers online. The company’s corporate Facebook page has more than 850,000 likes, although as of September the company itself had a relatively modest 22,000 Twitter followers in its @nestle feed.

Blackshaw is well known in digital marketing circles — he’s been at it since the 1990s, when he co-led digital marketing at Procter & Gamble. He’s also piloted a startup, PlanetFeedback.com, a consumer review site that ultimately became part of Nielsen Co. Most recently he was chief marketing officer at NM Incite, a joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey.

 

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Activating Creativity an HR challenge for the next years

It is time to take advantage of the creative potential in your organisation. You could offer employees and stakeholders a positive perspective.
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Experts reveal the five ultrasound technologies that could change the world forever

Experts reveal the five ultrasound technologies that could change the world forever | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

Since it first became a near-indispensable medical tool in the 1930s, technology that produces sound waves so high-pitched that humans can't hear them has found use in almost every branch of industry.
The vibrations it creates can kill bacteria, weld plastics and even help to mature brandies in a matter of days rather than years.
Today, ultrasound is finding its way into even more applications, powering inventions that have the potential to make huge changes in their fields. Here are just a few of them:
1. Truly hands-free phones

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Scientists construct a stable one-dimensional metallic material

Scientists construct a stable one-dimensional metallic material | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed the world's thinnest metallic nanowire, which could be used to miniaturise many of the electronic components we use every day.

The researchers, from the Universities of Cambridge and Warwick, have developed a wire made from a single string of tellurium atoms, making it a true one-dimensional material. These one-dimensional wires are produced inside extremely thin carbon nanotubes (CNTs) – hollow cylinders made of carbon atoms. The finished 'extreme nanowires' are less than a billionth of a metre in diameter – 10,000 times thinner than a human hair.
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What it feels like to be hugged in VR

What it feels like to be hugged in VR | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
This year, the Tribeca Film Festival collected virtual reality that could reach out and hug you.

Every year, the festival gathers a slate of interactive storytelling into a darkly lit, packed room, called Tribeca Immersive. In recent years, this program has featured an increasing amount of virtual reality -- experiences that use a headset like Oculus Rift or HTC Vive to put viewers in the middle of another world.

But at this year's Immersive program, many VR experiences didn't just use headsets -- they used landscapes. A giant foam tree. A bed. A recreation of a New York subway. A mirrored box. In one experience, an actor playing the playwright-director's mother wears a motion-capture suit, so she holds the viewer by the hand in both the virtual world and the real one.

Titled "Draw Me Close," the project does just that: The actor pulls you in for a real hug.
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Internet of Things (IoT) Ecosystem Map

Internet of Things (IoT) Ecosystem Map | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
A deeper dive into the companies and components in the Internet of Thing
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Daily Dose Of Cannabis May Protect And Heal The Brain From Effects Of Aging

Daily Dose Of Cannabis May Protect And Heal The Brain From Effects Of Aging | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
explore the potential impact of THC on older human brains with a clinical trial later this year, being one of few to focus on more aged subjects so far. Previous research with mice by the Universities of Bonn and Mainz also suggested that the brain's main cannabis receptor and neural pathways are closely related to brain health in later life, and seem to play a role in preventing brain degeneration when active.

Co-author Andras Bilkei-Gorzo told the Guardian, “If we can rejuvenate the brain so that everybody gets five to 10 more years without needing extra care then that is more than we could have imagined.”
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Eerie tech promises to copy anyone's voice from just 1 minute of audio

Eerie tech promises to copy anyone's voice from just 1 minute of audio | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
I’m not sure how I feel about the upcoming launch of Montreal-based Lyrebird’s new service. The company says its API will let you synthesize speech in anyone’s voice from just a minute-long recording – which means you could, for instance, generate a clip of President Trump declaring war on Canada.
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7 Jobs Intelligent Robots Will Take First (Some Will Surprise You)

7 Jobs Intelligent Robots Will Take First (Some Will Surprise You) | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

Hold onto your white collars, because the robotic revolution is going to cause the biggest transformation in the world’s workforce since the industrial revolution, and are 7 jobs intelligent robots have firmly in their sight.
While many of us are excited about the future and the conveniences intelligent algorithms and robots may provide in our lives, 80% of Americans believe their job will “probably” or “definitely” exist in its current form within the next 50 years even though in the same study 2/3 of Americans think robots will perform most of the work currently done by humans. Clearly, many of us are overly optimistic about our future selves and careers. And, be forewarned, the jobs predicted to be taken first aren’t just entry-level service or manual labor jobs.
And, the robotic revolution is happening now. By 2020, according to a World Economic Forum report, robotic automation will be responsible for a net loss of more than 5 million jobs across 15 developed nations. In an IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Robotics 2017 Predictions report, the authors suggest dramatic changes in the workforce and our cultures due to robotic innovations including new laws, new roles such as chief robotics officer and new ways of working alongside not only human colleagues but robotics ones as well.

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10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution

10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
It isn’t often that the broad infrastructure that underlies industrial civilization undergoes a dramatic transformation. But just such a change appears to be happening now. As sensors spread through factories and warehouses, software predicts the need for maintenance before it is manifest, power grids and loading docks become intelligent, and custom-designed parts are produced on demand, the label the next industrial revolution is coming to represent this great wave of technological change.
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The future of work and jobs: a short overview of the key issues, illustrations, stats and videos – Futurist Gerd Leonhard

The future of work and jobs: a short overview of the key issues, illustrations, stats and videos – Futurist Gerd Leonhard | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
The future of work and jobs has become a major topic for me. It is abundantly clear that the exponential digitisation, optimization, automation, virtualisation and robotisation (phew!) of society will result in a huge number of job losses around the globe, first in blue-collar jobs and then i

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Princeton's ad-blocking technology could be the 'end game' for online publishers

Princeton's ad-blocking technology could be the 'end game' for online publishers | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
A new ad-blocking technology could mean trouble for online publishers.

Developed by researchers at Stanford and Princeton, this ‘undefeatable’ ad blocker breaks from the norm and detects ads much like humans do: by looking at it. Typical ad-blockers scan a page’s source code looking for signs of ads. It’s effective in most instances, but the technology isn’t perfect and can be circumvented to show ads — or “please consider whitelisting this site” pop-ups.
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Get Simpler, Stay Simpler 

Get Simpler, Stay Simpler  | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
At Apple, Steve Jobs was famous for asking his deputies a simple question: “How many times did you say ‘no’ today?” By asking it, Jobs was sending a clear message to focus and take control. Jobs didn’t want leaders coming to him for sign-offs on every decision. He didn’t want them to be scared to…

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How Digital Technology Supercharges Zero-Based Redesign

How Digital Technology Supercharges Zero-Based Redesign | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Zero-based budgeting is back, and interest has never been higher. Companies that take this radical approach to budgeting can reawaken their ownership mindset and align resource allocations closer to strategic goals. Some go further, undertaking what we call zero-based redesign (ZBR), a blank-sheet approach that realigns the operating model, reengineers processes and workflows, and unlocks…

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The Artificially Intelligent Factory Robots Are Coming!

For decades, robotics has been an essential component of factories, manufacturing plants and warehouses around the world. However, these are robots in the simplest sense of the term - mindless machines that serve a singular purpose. Companies are now beginning to invest in autonomous robots that can think for themselves. It sounds like the beginning of a dystonian sci-fi, but there's actually a very good reason why robot workers need a brain.
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Bio-inspired energy storage: A new light for solar power

Bio-inspired energy storage: A new light for solar power | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

Inspired by an American fern, researchers have developed a groundbreaking prototype that could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding solar back as a total energy solution.
  The graphene-based prototype opens a new path to the development of flexible thin film all-in-one solar capture and storage, bringing us one step closer to self-powering smart phones, laptops, cars and buildings.

The new electrode is designed to work with supercapacitors, which can charge and discharge power much faster than conventional batteries. Supercapacitors have been combined with solar, but their wider use as a storage solution is restricted because of their limited capacity.

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Israel Tests Wireless Charging Roads for Electric Vehicles

Israel Tests Wireless Charging Roads for Electric Vehicles | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Electric vehicles have long been a promising option for sustainable transportation. They come with practical headaches like expensive, bulky batteries that often need recharging, however. Israel is tackling those hurdles by investing in roads that power electric buses—as they ride down the street. The government is collaborating with Israeli start-up ElectRoad to install a public bus route in Tel Aviv, using an under-the-pavement wireless technology that eliminates the need for plug-in recharging stations.
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US army fires sensor bullets, MEMS missiles

US army fires sensor bullets, MEMS missiles | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
The US army is adopting MEMS and sensors to improve intelligence gathering and munitions operation, including sensors as bullets and MEMS for fuzing munitions and guided projectiles.
Some of that work is being done by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC, based at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.

One example is the Small Arms Deployable Sensor Network which allows intelligence gathering from inside a building without entering the building. ARDEC has developed wireless sensor nodes (WSNs) that can fit into a small-arms round and be fired into a building, according to a report on the ARDEC website. The WSN includes microphones, a magnetometer, a still image camera, GPS and a mesh radio network. These would then be able to sense and report the presence of people in the building.
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Brain Scans Show The Real Impact Love Has On A Child’s Brain — MyScienceAcademy

Brain Scans Show The Real Impact Love Has On A Child’s Brain — MyScienceAcademy | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
You comfort them over a skinned knee in the playground, and coax them to sleep with a soothing lullaby. But being a nurturing mother is not just about emotional care – it pays dividends by determining the size of your child’s brain, scientists say.
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Love is essential in parenting and teaching. We have to care about children.
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An Architect's Perspective: Applying Moore's Law To The Cloud

An Architect's Perspective: Applying Moore's Law To The Cloud | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
As modern as the cloud seems, it might be hard to believe that the developers building the next-generation cloud at Oracle have mined networking’s forerunner, telephony, for insights. A decade before becoming an architect for Oracle’s cloud networking team, Jag Brar spent formative years designing Amazon Web Services. He was part of the team that worked on the underlying network for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Later, he applied techniques he found described in a 1953 research paper to help scale the underlying network.

Brar made a critical contribution to cloud physical network design between 2009 and 2010 while trying to solve the problem of how to grow the network.
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2017 predictions for Big Data, IoT, and AI

2017 predictions for Big Data, IoT, and AI | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
There’s no doubt that there are currently three big trends in business models: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI). From the still-fragmented internet of things to rapid fluctuations in computing paradigms to how AI is reshaping how we live, everybody’s talking about these trends but what’s really going on?

Here’s the lowdown on what you need to understand about them, and the future that lies in the year ahead from a consumer perspective.
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7 Deadly Sins of Innovation – Sin 6. Believing your customer is a fool

7 Deadly Sins of Innovation – Sin 6. Believing your customer is a fool | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
My sixth sin of innovation is the knee jerk reaction of branding your own customer or consumer as a fool or illogical when they reject your proposal. The same lack of customer insight drives innovators to believing their customer is a fool because they act or behave in a way that is not yet understood, although no empathy or curiosity is displayed in going beyond the observation to understand the customers underlying motivation.

Sin number 6: Believing your customer is a fool

It’s easy to claim to be customer insight driven or consumer centric.

But walking the talk is much more difficult and counter-cultural than many first think.
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15 vernieuwende vergadervormen om creativiteit los te maken en betrokkenheid te verhogen.

15 vernieuwende vergadervormen om creativiteit los te maken en betrokkenheid te verhogen. | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
Hoe organiseer je een vergadering op zo’n manier dat er energie en creativiteit ontstaat? Hoe zorg je ervoor dat mensen actief in plaats van passief deelnemen aan vergaderingen?

De ervaring en kennis van de medewerkers is een belangrijke bron van waardevolle ideeën en inspiratie binnen je organisatie. Een bron die aangeboord kan worden via technieken die discussie centraal stellen en creativiteit losmaken. Discussies worden echter vaak geweerd in vergaderingen of er wordt onvoldoende tijd voor vrijgemaakt. Passief luisteren, informatie noteren en in één richting standpunten verdedigen vieren hoogtij in veel vergaderingen, terwijl interactie en samenwerking cruciaal zijn om met complexe vraagstukken om te gaan en innovatief denken aan te wakkeren.
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Our Edge in a Machine-Dominated World

Our Edge in a Machine-Dominated World | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
People can’t win against computers; fortunately we are irrational.

Am I alone in thinking it a shame that we can fix fewer things by ourselves these days? Personally I always drew great satisfaction from fixing a broken piece of equipment. I enjoyed opening it – against the manufacturers’ warnings – to discover how it actually worked, and then fix it using superglue or a paperclip.

We are increasingly denied this feeling of being in control. It started with simple, loose parts being replaced by horrendously expensive integrated parts. The shift from mechanical to electronic parts was even more drastic. Now car engines are largely computer-controlled and a spanner often does more harm than good.
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The NY Times: Imagining your #Retail Store of the Future

The NY Times: Imagining your #Retail Store of the Future | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
What will the store of the future look like? Will we be served by fleets of gleaming robots, using built-in facial recognition technology to adjust each sales pitch to a person’s current mood or past spending preferences? Will there be voice-activated personal assistants, downloading the availability, color and fit of any and every garment to…

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Rise of the robots: What advances mean for workers

Rise of the robots: What advances mean for workers | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it

It's about the size and shape of a photocopier.
Emitting a gentle whirring noise, it travels across the warehouse floor while two arms raise or lower themselves on scissor lifts, ready for the next task.
Each arm has a camera on its knuckle. The left one eases a cardboard box forward on the shelf, the right reaches in and extracts a bottle.
Like many new robots, it's from Japan. Hitachi showcased it in 2015 and hopes to be selling it by 2020.

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Helping Students Develop Creative Fluency

Helping Students Develop Creative Fluency | Creativity & Innovation  for success | Scoop.it
About a week ago, I created a video about how to thrive as an introverted teacher. I sat down in front of the camera, shared some spontaneous thoughts, and then edited it the next day.

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Helping Students Develop Creative Fluency