Looking to the horizon of the digital commerce landscape, one can only imagine what lies beyond – or know exactly how fast it will once again become the foreground of all that we can see. Improvements in business intelligence and technologies, the driving force of the Digital Transformation, and an ever-growing mobile audience (2 billion global smartphone users by 2016, according to eMarketer) has undeniably disrupted the ways in which brands market and sell to consumers.
Forget wearables and even hearables. The next big thing in mobile devices: “disappearables”.
Even as the new Apple Watch piques consumer interest in wrist-worn devices, the pace of innovation and the tumbling cost, and size, of components will make wearables smaller – so small, some in the industry say, that no one will see them.
When we watch sci-fi movies like the Iron Man, Minority report etc. , what strikes us a lot is the "Gesture-Control " interfaces showcased in these films.The way the characters control the interface attracts us a lot.
I talk all day to people who are interested in innovation. They know in their hearts that embracing innovation is the only way their organizations will flourish. They know the only way their company can compete in the difficult economic climate we face is to adopt an innovative approach. These people fall in love with the idea of collaborative ideation; assembling all of their smart people while they share ideas and other information of interest. They yearn to allow their cohort to find others within the company who are like minded; with common areas of interest.
Signals assembled some of the big thinkers in big data – Frank Moss, Thomas Thurston and Gil Sadeh. The discussion centered on the challenges faced by innovation teams at leading corporates, the potential (and hurdle) of “big data”, and fresh ideas on how to bridge that gap and tapping big data for innovation work. Here are some of the highlights from that conversation.
In today’s world, small startups can successfully compete with established heavyweights by being smart about how they derive, design and test their products and strategies to find product-market-fit fast.
Ernst & Young (EY) has launched a digital innovation programme to support and accelerate the use of technologies in health and social care. Let's Get Digital will run over the course of a year and will look to partner with innovators who are working to deliver benefits to professional health and care staff, patients, service users and carers by using digital platforms.
When a customer shops in a clothing store, a sales associate may learn more about what the customer wants by initiating a conversation, or he or she may recommend pieces to complete an ensemble. To provide more personalized services, a store may create a brief record of its regular customers
When faced with a new project, why do we put so much emphasis on pulling together a team of people with scads of experience? After all, as PMI tells us, projects are defined as "a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product, service or result." In other words, a project is unique and singular. Does that not cry out to you for creativity and innovation?
When we generally talk about ‘legacy’, we often immediately attach positive connotations; our favourite sports team’s past successes, that treehouse that our grandfather built or Martin Luther King Jr.’s contribution to racial equality. But, when we talk about legacy technology as a collective term in business, the connotations are anything but positive.
As vendors at every layer of the "stack" vie for their place in the evolving big data architecture, one of the busiest battlegrounds so far may be the back-end data movement and logic between systems. For many, the "big" in big data is less about overall volume of data and much more about the need for speed in shuffling data around in real time.
Het klinkt natuurlijk heel sexy en aantrekkelijk om te roepen dat je innovatief bent, maar ben je dat dan ook? Bij veel bedrijven is het in de mode om in reclame uitingen, klantpresentaties of personeelsbijeenkomsten te benadrukken dat innovatie een kernwaarde is. Dat is ook terecht. Want als je niet vernieuwt, is er geen groei en dat betekent soms zelfs einde bestaan van het bedrijf.Click here to edit the content
Patents are instrumental to our current innovation system. They encourage inventors to share their ideas, rather than keeping them secreted away, by offering the inventor exclusive rights to exploit their idea for a limited period.
Yet they also cost money to administer, and much of this cost is passed on to the inventor. If that cost is too great, then there’s a risk the patent system will fail to do its duty.
Self-driving cars will make stressful commutes a thing of the past, allowing passengers to relax or even take a nap on the way to work. But if the technology already exists then why are they taking so long to hit the road? The following infographic from Click Mechanic and Neomam Studios lists 6 hurdles facing autonomous vehicles that we will have to overcome before we can realize an autonomous future.
The hoverboard is one of those keen technologies promised to us by Hollywood that simply hasn’t become part of our every day world. We’re still craving that futuristic update with bated breath, and now Lexus is getting in on the action. This week, the luxury car maker introduced their latest contribution to high-tech transportation with SLIDE, a cool-looking magnet-driven hoverboard that really works.
Your next big idea will be born out of frustration. It will break you down before it builds you back up, and this idea will test your limits. You’ll be faced with an important question: How far am I willing to go to change my world and potentially the world as a whole?
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