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A selection of documents, articles, papers, videos and other content for those interested in the transformation that is required when going 100% digital in an organization. I also try to highlight the impacts, both positives and negatives of that transformation. Like it? Please click "Recommend"
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Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong

Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
It was hailed as the most significant test of machine intelligence since Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in chess nearly 20 years ago. Google’s AlphaGo has won two of the first three games against grandmaster Lee Sedol in a Go tournament, showing the dramatic extent to which AI has improved over the years. That fateful day when machines finally become smarter than humans has never appeared closer—yet we seem no closer in grasping the implications of this epochal event.
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Hearing so much about deep learning, Big data, and artificial intelligence these days it is useful to review some of the myths and set the story straight.

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This is the difference between statistics and data science

This is the difference between statistics and data science | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
After navigating a few winding hallways at Uber HQ to find a tucked away conference room, I’m chatting with Andrew Chen about one of hi
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Every company needs a data science team with sole purpose is to explore company data to extract value.

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x.ai is a personal assistant dedicated to scheduling meetings

x.ai is a personal assistant dedicated to scheduling meetings | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
x.ai is an artificial intelligence driven personal assistant who schedules meetings for you
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I am about to try this new AI assistant but the concept is just mind blowing, given the difficulty I have scheduling meetings with my collaborators. We'll see how good the technology really is but in any case, it is just a metter of time before this becomes the norm everywhere.

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Say Goodbye To The Chief Digital Officer - Forbes

Say Goodbye To The Chief Digital Officer - Forbes | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
We barely knew them, but it would appear the CDO has left the building already. A few years ago I was working as Chief Technology Evangelist at a recognised software vendor, whose mantra at that time was geared towards the 'Digital Enterprise'. Fast forward to today and even the likes of Steve Lucas, [...]
Farid Mheir's insight:

Finally! Been saying CDO position does not make sense for so many reasons, most important is that their role overlaps with that of CIO and CMO, just to name two. For a CEO, this creates a huge challenge: who to ask and who to blame when digital projects fail. CDO role just creates confusion.

 

Unfortunately, CDOs remain required in many organizations where the CIO or the CMO does not want to take on the responsibilities to transform the organization.

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RuleIS's curator insight, April 5, 8:37 AM

 

It's amazing to ear so many people talking about collaborative business and still focusing on a single position (CDO) to achieve a major transformation. Who can seriously believe that the complexity of the digital transition can be the work of a single mind ???

Emma Sands's curator insight, April 14, 4:50 AM
Totally agree with the post - CDO is an "easy" answer for those CEOs faced with a Board of Management which doesn't "get" digital. However, as organizations progress and evolve, digital should become an invisibly integrated part of the value chain.
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Robot Revolution: These Are the Breakthroughs You Should Watch - Singularity HUB

Robot Revolution: These Are the Breakthroughs You Should Watch - Singularity HUB | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Unexpected convergent consequences…this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once. This post (sixth in a series of seven) is a look at robotics. Be sure to... read more
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Great list of breakthrough and predictions regarding robotics. I expect robotics to have a huge impact on businesses beyond manufacturing, in areas such as distribution, logistics, and tasks that used to require humans.

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Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, April 2, 7:32 AM

Great list of breakthrough and predictions regarding robotics. I expect robotics to have a huge impact on businesses beyond manufacturing, in areas such as distribution, logistics, and tasks that used to require humans.

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, April 3, 2:19 AM

Great list of breakthrough and predictions regarding robotics. I expect robotics to have a huge impact on businesses beyond manufacturing, in areas such as distribution, logistics, and tasks that used to require humans.

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Study: Online grocery shopping 'no longer a niche'

Study: Online grocery shopping 'no longer a niche' | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Growing adoption of online food retail has made it imperative for conventional retailers to offer the option to their shoppers.
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A great study to read.

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Björn Pirrwitz's curator insight, April 11, 6:41 AM

Interesting study!

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7 steps to digital pharmacy

7 steps to digital pharmacy | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Infographie : les 7 étapes pour moderniser l'officine grâce au digital

Via Helene Decourteix
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(in french) Thought this was a great how-to list on steps required to digitize a pharmacy.

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Gabriel David's curator insight, March 23, 9:17 AM

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#ArtificialIntelligence is ten years ahead of prediction

#ArtificialIntelligence is ten years ahead of prediction | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
It’s been an emotional week in the realm of game AI as the world watched the historic five-game showdown between legendary Go world champion Lee Sedol and Google DeepMind’s famed... read more
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With Google beating a human player in GO, AI has leaped ahead of predictions. This article looks at the implications of that acceleration.

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Slobodan Ninkov's curator insight, March 31, 4:02 AM

With Google beating a human player in GO, AI has leaped ahead of predictions. This article looks at the implications of that acceleration.

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Blitzscaling: a #mustRead to understand how digital disruptors grow fast

Blitzscaling: a #mustRead to understand how digital disruptors grow fast | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Blitzscaling is what you do when you need to grow really, really quickly. It’s the science and art of rapidly building out a company to serve a large and usually global market, with the goal of becoming the first mover at scale.

This is high-impact entrepreneurship. These kinds of companies always create a lot of the jobs and industries of the future.
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Amazing description of blitzscaling, an approach that is used by digital transformation startups to grow extremely quickly. This is must-read for any entrepreneur. It is even more so for executives in traditional organizations because this is the recipe book their disruptors will be reading - from uber to airbnb. Amazing read.

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Jack Licata's curator insight, March 29, 8:14 AM

Amazing description of blitzscaling, an approach that is used by digital transformation startups to grow extremely quickly. This is must-read for any entrepreneur. It is even more so for executives in traditional organizations because this is the recipe book their disruptors will be reading - from uber to airbnb. Amazing read.

Craig Broadbent's curator insight, March 29, 8:16 PM

Amazing description of blitzscaling, an approach that is used by digital transformation startups to grow extremely quickly. This is must-read for any entrepreneur. It is even more so for executives in traditional organizations because this is the recipe book their disruptors will be reading - from uber to airbnb. Amazing read.

Olubunmi Akinyemi's curator insight, March 30, 3:37 AM

Amazing description of blitzscaling, an approach that is used by digital transformation startups to grow extremely quickly. This is must-read for any entrepreneur. It is even more so for executives in traditional organizations because this is the recipe book their disruptors will be reading - from uber to airbnb. Amazing read.

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Google to control your house with its "Works with Nest" project

Google to control your house with its "Works with Nest" project | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
What's most intriguing about the Nest Thermostat is how it's become the center of a connected home ecosystem.
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Google acquired Nest, the manufacturer of smart thermostats. Its "Works with Nest" initiative has defined a solution that can soon see Google in charge of your whole home automation.

 

This is a good thing as smart devices should be connected and the possibilities that this networking offers are amazing (see the other articles for certain use cases that will soon be possible).

 

As with other Internet of Things improvements, security and information privacy must be front and center.

 

See also

http://www.appcessories.co.uk/works-with-nest-best-compatible-devices/

http://www.wired.com/2015/10/nest-embraces-good-ol-yale-locks-make-smart-homes-smarter/

 

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Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, March 28, 8:54 AM

Google acquired Nest, the manufacturer of smart thermostats. Its "Works with Nest" initiative has defined a solution that can soon see Google in charge of your whole home automation.

 

This is a good thing as smart devices should be connected and the possibilities that this networking offers are amazing (see the other articles for certain use cases that will soon be possible).

 

As with other Internet of Things improvements, security and information privacy must be front and center.

 

See also

http://www.appcessories.co.uk/works-with-nest-best-compatible-devices/

http://www.wired.com/2015/10/nest-embraces-good-ol-yale-locks-make-smart-homes-smarter/

 

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 30, 12:36 AM

Google acquired Nest, the manufacturer of smart thermostats. Its "Works with Nest" initiative has defined a solution that can soon see Google in charge of your whole home automation.

 

This is a good thing as smart devices should be connected and the possibilities that this networking offers are amazing (see the other articles for certain use cases that will soon be possible).

 

As with other Internet of Things improvements, security and information privacy must be front and center.

 

See also

http://www.appcessories.co.uk/works-with-nest-best-compatible-devices/

http://www.wired.com/2015/10/nest-embraces-good-ol-yale-locks-make-smart-homes-smarter/

 

Buzzy Bee's curator insight, March 31, 4:22 PM

Google acquired Nest, the manufacturer of smart thermostats. Its "Works with Nest" initiative has defined a solution that can soon see Google in charge of your whole home automation.

 

This is a good thing as smart devices should be connected and the possibilities that this networking offers are amazing (see the other articles for certain use cases that will soon be possible).

 

As with other Internet of Things improvements, security and information privacy must be front and center.

 

See also

http://www.appcessories.co.uk/works-with-nest-best-compatible-devices/

http://www.wired.com/2015/10/nest-embraces-good-ol-yale-locks-make-smart-homes-smarter/

 

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The definitive guide to 40 definitive marketing guides - Campaign Monitor

The definitive guide to 40 definitive marketing guides - Campaign Monitor | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Check out this definitive guide to the 40 must-read blogs about email marketing, content creation, SEO, social media, marketing automation and a/b testing.


Via marketingIO
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A review of 40 marketing automation guides. Great starting point or reference.

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steve batchelder's curator insight, March 17, 3:48 AM

CT to review the other curated guides. All the knowledge you need in one place.

Online Marketing Man's curator insight, March 28, 3:31 AM

A review of 40 marketing automation guides. Great starting point or reference.

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A review of 40 marketing automation guides. Great starting point or reference.

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IBM has just open-sourced 44,000 lines of blockchain code on GitHub

IBM has just open-sourced 44,000 lines of blockchain code on GitHub | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
IBM has created a 'consensus algorithm' to help with decision-making, as well as smart contracts templates that can be coded in Java or Gola.
Farid Mheir's insight:

More information about blockchain, which now appears to be a revolution in many fields including Finance. With IBM open sourcing code that provides the raw ingredient for any company to create its own solution. This is something we should all become aware of and know as it will most likely be at the heart of many transactions in the future, not just monetary ones.

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Olivier Domy's curator insight, March 24, 7:30 AM

More information about blockchain, which now appears to be a revolution in many fields including Finance. With IBM open sourcing code that provides the raw ingredient for any company to create its own solution. This is something we should all become aware of and know as it will most likely be at the heart of many transactions in the future, not just monetary ones.

Buzzy Bee's curator insight, March 31, 4:32 PM

More information about blockchain, which now appears to be a revolution in many fields including Finance. With IBM open sourcing code that provides the raw ingredient for any company to create its own solution. This is something we should all become aware of and know as it will most likely be at the heart of many transactions in the future, not just monetary ones.

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Exclusive: Former Oculus VP of Engineering Demonstrates Long Range VR Tracking System

Exclusive: Former Oculus VP of Engineering Demonstrates Long Range VR Tracking System | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Tracking is the foundation of great virtual reality. Knowing the position and orientation of the user’s head is essential to being able to move the
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A great article on how this engineer is working on laser tracking device. Having myself been involved with 3D target tracking using a pair of CCD cameras and a PC - with computing done in assembler, as this was circa 1986 (!) - I can relate to the work they are doing and the challenges they face.

 

Being a microelectronics egineer as well, I am well aware of those silicon based mirrors they are using and their potential. Called micromirrors and invented in 1987, they have been around for a while and I am surprised they have not been put to use in the VR industry yet.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_micromirror_device

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The Best Website Builders - Updated 2016 Review Guide

The Best Website Builders - Updated 2016 Review Guide | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
In the last two years I've written over 50 in-depth reviews of website builders. I've put together this guide to help you choose the right one.
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Creating a website has become truly simple and easy. And a must as part of any digital transformation. This is a great reference of some of the solutions out there to help you create simple and beautiful personal, corporate or project websites.

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15 tools to onboard and engage new users

15 tools to onboard and engage new users | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Create user-friendly tours, increase customer satisfaction and reduce support costs with some of the best tools around.
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Great list of solutions to help your solutions, websites and ecommerce platforms be more customer centric.

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Marthe Toutain's curator insight, April 6, 8:15 AM
Faire des contenus user-friendly pour améliorer la satisfaction client et réduire les coûts de production de e-commerce, c'est possible grâce à ces 15 outils.
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A New Era in Stretchable Electronics

A New Era in Stretchable Electronics | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Take a moment to watch a stretchy robot test its octopus-inspired skin.
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Wearables will indeed required better adapted electronics and batteries. Here is one kind that may make it to producton in the near future.

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Ty Garibay's curator insight, April 5, 9:06 AM

Wearables will indeed required better adapted electronics and batteries. Here is one kind that may make it to producton in the near future.

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The Ecommerce Guide to Tablet Home Pages - a great reference!

The Ecommerce Guide to Tablet Home Pages - a great reference! | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Ecommerce designers, marketers and merchandisers should be just as obsessed with delivering phenomenal tablet experiences as for other devices. But is the optimal experience a scaled-down desktop experience, scaled-up mobile or something totall
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Ecommerce illustrated is a great reference for what to do when creating an ecommerce website. Can't wait to see what the book looks like.

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Gianluigi Zarantonello's curator insight, April 3, 2:00 PM

Ecommerce illustrated is a great reference for what to do when creating an ecommerce website. Can't wait to see what the book looks like.

John Dilworth's curator insight, April 3, 3:47 PM

Ecommerce illustrated is a great reference for what to do when creating an ecommerce website. Can't wait to see what the book looks like.

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Study: Online grocery shopping 'no longer a niche'

Study: Online grocery shopping 'no longer a niche' | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Growing adoption of online food retail has made it imperative for conventional retailers to offer the option to their shoppers.
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A great study to read!

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Creative Technology on Vimeo

Creative Technology on Vimeo | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Aggregating work that demonstrates the creative potential in the use of technology.
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Video has become a useful tool in our digital lives and this vimeo channel curates the best ones as they relate to technology in general, digital technology very often being highlighted. A nice reference to browse for ideas and new subject matter. 

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DA CHRIS's curator insight, April 1, 10:48 AM

Video has become a useful tool in our digital lives and this vimeo channel curates the best ones as they relate to technology in general, digital technology very often being highlighted. A nice reference to browse for ideas and new subject matter. 

DA CHRIS's curator insight, April 1, 10:53 AM

Video has become a useful tool in our digital lives and this vimeo channel curates the best ones as they relate to technology in general, digital technology very often being highlighted. A nice reference to browse for ideas and new subject matter. 

John Dilworth's curator insight, April 3, 3:48 PM

Video has become a useful tool in our digital lives and this vimeo channel curates the best ones as they relate to technology in general, digital technology very often being highlighted. A nice reference to browse for ideas and new subject matter. 

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Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines

Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines - Basic income - Medium
(An alternate version of this article was originally published in the Boston Globe)
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The impact of AI on businesses have already started.

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Distributed ledger technology: Blackett review - Publications - GOV.UK

Distributed ledger technology: Blackett review - Publications - GOV.UK | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
This report sets out the findings of a review exploring how distributed ledger technology can revolutionise services, both in government and the private sector. It covers the:

  • technology
  • governance and regulation
  • security and privacy
  • disruptive potential
  • applications in government
  • global perspectives
It recommends 8 actions for government to maximise the opportunities and reduce the risks of this new technology.
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A great report that introduces in laymens terms the block chain use case, technology, governance and other concerns one may have about this new technology with far reaching impacts.

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Björn Pirrwitz's curator insight, April 11, 6:44 AM

Great report. Gives a good overview of the concept, the technology, and the use cases of blockchain

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holoportation: future of videoconferencing using #augmentedReality

holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywher
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Amazing video presentation of what future video conferencing may feel like with augmented reality.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 30, 12:33 AM

Amazing video presentation of what future video conferencing may feel like with augmented reality.

John Dilworth's curator insight, April 3, 4:06 PM

Amazing video presentation of what future video conferencing may feel like with augmented reality.

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Amazon to put its own delivery trucks on the road and replace UPS-FedEx? A $400 billion opportunity

Amazon to put its own delivery trucks on the road and replace UPS-FedEx? A $400 billion opportunity | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
A growing amount of evidence indicate Amazon is getting into the shipping and logistics business, an opportunity some analysts say is worth $400 billion.
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This article suggests that Amazon is creating a UPS/FedEx competitor offer to distribute parcels to end users. The article provides some very interesting data, and links. Other links include 

 

I don't agree Amazon would create a competitive offer. However I believe it makes sense for them to deliver packages in 2 use cases:

  1. create an internal distribution logistics infrastructure to fulfill its warehouses and transfer packages from its own locations;
  2. distribute to end users using grocery delivery solution as the baseline to get trucks on the road and effectively get virtually "free" delivery. A recent report indicates Amazon will be in the top10 grocer by 2019: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-17/one-wall-street-firm-says-amazon-is-about-to-feast-on-the-food-and-beverage-market

 

I wrote about this in the past here: http://www.scoop.it/t/digital-transformation-of-businesses?q=amazon 

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volkswagonsnot's comment, March 28, 2:42 AM
Thats interesting
Jose Alberto's curator insight, March 30, 5:08 PM

Honestly I can't tell if this is digital transformation per se, but it clearly shows an example of "no-limits" transformation!!!

Yendi Cohen's curator insight, April 1, 2:04 AM

Honestly I can't tell if this is digital transformation per se, but it clearly shows an example of "no-limits" transformation!!!

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Design is a board level priority for #digital companies says #DesignInTech Report 2016 @kpcb

Design is a board level priority for #digital companies says #DesignInTech Report 2016 @kpcb | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Design in Tech Report 2016
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Fascinating report that highlights the importance of design in digital corporations but also in traditional ones.

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Kate Marsh's curator insight, March 25, 10:57 AM

Fascinating report that highlights the importance of design in digital corporations but also in traditional ones.

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Banks still push 1940s technologies onto their clients #fail #digitalTransformation

Banks still push 1940s technologies onto their clients #fail #digitalTransformation | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
But my brand spanking new chip card from a UK issuer not only arrived with a 2000s app of a 1990s implementation of a 1980s product (debit) on 1970s chip, it also came with a 1960s magnetic stripe on it and a 1950s PAN with a 1940s signature panel on the back. It’s no wonder it seems a little out of place in the modern world. 
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A rant on the failure of banks to push into the digital world when it comes to payments systems, and in particular credit cards. Funny article.

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Paulose Babu Poovathukaran's curator insight, March 25, 8:45 AM

A rant on the failure of banks to push into the digital world when it comes to payments systems, and in particular credit cards. Funny article.

Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 25, 9:53 PM

A rant on the failure of banks to push into the digital world when it comes to payments systems, and in particular credit cards. Funny article.

Björn Pirrwitz's curator insight, April 11, 6:46 AM

Entertaining article on banks' failure to adopt digitization and technology...