WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
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New AR? FaceCake provide #augmented #retail solutions that seem interesting

New AR? FaceCake provide #augmented #retail solutions that seem interesting | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The tool lets customers try on virtual pairs of earrings with Snapchat-like camera effects. In addition to seeing how various earrings look on your earlobes, you can also try different colored earrings, and share a preview of any look on social media before purchasing the earrings through the Dangle app.

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WHY IT MATTERS: augmented reality has not yet exploded - this company provides relatively simple AR solutions for the retail and beauty industry.

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Just goes to show how futile most of the #AR and #VR applications are today in the consumer world (for businesses it is different): How to wish someone Happy Birthday using Augmented Reality

I have a friend who’s birthday was coming up, so I wanted to do something special for her. As she is a TechGeek just like me, so I couldn’t just get her a simple birthday present like a teddy bear or…

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WHY IT MATTERS: end user applications of AR are few and far between and this just proves that point. Look at the video of a wedding proposal in VR to prove the point even further. However, do not dismiss AR in the business context as I have seen demos of very useful fabrication with augmented reality that are very useful and convincing!

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Are You Ready to Watch the #Superbowl in Augmented Reality? #AR 

Are You Ready to Watch the #Superbowl in Augmented Reality? #AR  | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

We don't have the HoloLens just yet, but that doesn't stop Microsoft from showing us how it will revolutionize our lives - bringing players right into our living rooms.

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WHY IT MATTERS: today is Superbowl, too bad we don't have this just yet. Can't be too long though, given all the recent AR products and solutions in the pipeline. For more: http://fmcs.digital/blog/tag/ar/ 

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8 Essential #technologies & the use cases where they can be applied @ThomasKarolak

8 Essential #technologies & the use cases where they can be applied @ThomasKarolak | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

This paper examines the essential eight technologies that matter and what business leaders now need to do about them, and emerging technologies in general.

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WHY IT MATTERS: A good summary of potential use cases and applications for key digital technologies that revolutionize business.

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Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Supply Chains HT @JimMarous @MikeQuindazzi @wef #banking #AI #IoT #robotics #blockchain #wearable #AR #Analytics #voicefirst

Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Supply Chains HT @JimMarous @MikeQuindazzi @wef  #banking #AI #IoT #robotics #blockchain #wearable #AR #Analytics #voicefirst | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Disruptive technologies are transforming all end-to-end steps in production and business models in most sectors of the economy. The products that consumers demand, factory processes and footprints, and the management of global supply chains are being re-shaped to an unprecedented degree and at unprecedented pace. Industry leaders who were consulted believe that new technological solutions heralded by the Fourth Industrial Revolution – such as advanced robotics, autonomous systems and additive manufacturing – will revolutionize traditional ways of creating value. As the costs of deploying technology continue to fall, international differentials in labour costs will no longer be a decisive factor in choosing the location of production.

The resulting greater spatial and temporal flexibility brought about by technology will bring locations of production and sale closer together, and drive major changes in the design of future value and supply chains. These trends will change the shape and form of globalization, and thereby impact the trajectory of goods. Regional and local flows will become more important, to the detriment of intercontinental trade.

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WHY IT MATTERS: the world economic forum keeps putting out great reports on the impact of digital transformation. I love the illustrations, great summary of key trends and their adoption. Must read.

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This will change #AugmentedReality forever: Magic Leap unveils its smart glasses for first time (after 6 years and 1.9B$ in investment) @magicleap #AR #MR #VR

This will change #AugmentedReality forever: Magic Leap unveils its smart glasses for first time (after 6 years and 1.9B$ in investment) @magicleap #AR #MR #VR | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Magic Leap updated its website on Wednesday morning, revealing its highly anticipated augmented-reality smart glasses for the first time.

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WHY IT MATTERS: everyone has been expecting this device for a long time as may be as important as the iPhone launch was for smartphones. The glasses should allow its wearer to live in augmented reality. Those that have tried this before say it is A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. see this for example: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/943504687457755136 

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.@HBR proposes a Manager’s Guide to Augmented Reality and a companion #AR inset that you can play with (see video) #mustRead

.@HBR proposes a Manager’s Guide to Augmented Reality and a companion #AR inset that you can play with (see video) #mustRead | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Augmented reality technologies promise to transform how we learn, make decisions, and interact with the physical world. In this package we explain what AR is, how its applications are evolving, and why it’s so important.

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WHY IT MATTERS: AR is one of those technologies that have been discussed for so many years and that will explode into the scene with a plethora of consumer and business applications in the coming years. An overnight success story that has been 10 years in the making (if not more). This paper helps managers see business applications for this technology.

What makes it so compelling in the fact that mobile devices (2B+ and counting) all have support for this technology builtin. Just checkout the video I made using my Google Pixel 2 phone camera this morning. It just works!

https://www.facebook.com/fmheir/posts/10155798075150309

And Apple iOS users have the equivalent.

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3 #videos on retail store technology of today and tomorrow: The Future of Omni-Channel Retail, How stores track your shopping behaviour, Tech Savvy Store

Why are companies so intent on using technology to track our behavior? Our actions reveal what we desire, how we shop, and why we buy. Retailers can now learn so much more about shopper behavior than ever before, and while these “big data” applications create concerns about privacy, the detailed data can be used to design stores, product offerings and promotions that connect with our interests, speed up the shopping process, and help us find items we will buy. 

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: we all go to stores and seldom notice the technology that surrounds us and tracks our moves.

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Augmented Reality shopping prototype #AR

Augmented Reality shopping prototype #AR | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The demo uses photorealistic augmented reality, enabling the shopper to look at clothing on the racks and view digital details, such as the price. While looking at a physical item, you can view digital details on the display of your glasses. Developed the prototype as a proof of concept to help retailers find new ways of enhancing the in-store shopping experience and generating incremental sales by sharing relevant content and information to the shopper while they are shopping. With this system, shoppers can visualize a full outfit, access additional clothing in the online inventory, and pay for the items.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: retailers and retail stores are bound to be affected by emerging technologies such as this one. If you can view clothes on a virtual mannequin that has your measurements, why would you ever go in a physical store? Store will have to evolve to offer more than products on shelves or racks, but an experience and an interaction with customers. And THAT should be what retailer's strategic plans should include this year.

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The #AR Landscape shows 6 key areas of investment & applications in many fields

The #AR Landscape shows 6 key areas of investment & applications in many fields | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

2016 was a critical year for augmented reality with new device announcements, major acquisitions and massive adoption by consumers and enterprises alike. There is no doubt that AR is the next wave of computing with all of the major players, from Microsoft and Google, to Facebook and Apple, confirming their commitment to this tech.

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WHY IT MATTERS: we will see an explosion of augmented reality solution in the near future with large players investing heavily to make this technology pervasive across mobile devices and systems. This landscape is most interesting as it shows that AR applications span many fields and industries, from retail to construction. Moreover, the accompanying article on Venture Beat highlights 6 areas where the technology can be applied: bionic vision, natural interaction, 3Dfying the world, world building, telepresence, and  superintelligence. See here http://bit.ly/2iyndw0  

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The future of tech and media forecast by @Activate

The future of tech and media forecast by @Activate | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Every year, Wolf puts together a slide presentation highlighting his forecasts. Wolf's consulting firm, Activate, released his latest presentation at the Wall Street Journal's D.Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, on Tuesday.


Via TechinBiz
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WHY IT MATTERS: 140 slides presentation with new data and trends.

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Windows #MixedReality demonstration mixes work, play, #holograms to demo Microsoft vision for #AR #VR

At an event in San Francisco we unveiled our vision for Windows Mixed Reality, announced SteamVR and AltSpaceVR are coming to Windows Mixed Reality, introduced the new Samsung Odyssey HMD, and kicked off the holiday shopping season by announcing the availability of pre-orders for Windows Mixed Reality headsets at the Microsoft Store.

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WHY IT MATTERS: this 20min video is a great demonstration of what is now possible with mixed reality headsets along with possible real-life applications for home and the office. More on the Windows blog: msft.social/b9ULwk 

 

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Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies should guide your next #strategicPlan priorities

Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies should guide your next #strategicPlan priorities | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies provides insights gained from evaluating more than 2,000 technologies. The eight added in 2017 include 5G, Artificial General Intelligence, Deep Learning, Deep Reinforcement Learning, Digital Twin, Edge Computing, Serverless PaaS and Cognitive Computing.

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WHY THIS MATTERS

I find most of my clients struggling to find time and money to implement technologies that have been around for more than 10 years: Internet, Big Data, mobility, cloud computing, etc. When they do make it to implement them in their organizations, it is often too little too late to make a difference with their competition. As Wayne Gretsky famously said, you should "skate to where the puck will be, not where it is". Thus, every company's strategy should have a clear view on AI, blockchain, robots, 3D printing, Internet of Things, etc. Does your strat plan include them?

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Top #Technologies for #Digital #Disruption hints that CIOs should act more like #VentureCapitalists

Top #Technologies for #Digital #Disruption hints that CIOs should act more like #VentureCapitalists | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Forrester says that CIOs must act as VCs and recommends they support early-stage tech companies and have their own technology scouts. As CIO Angela Yochem told me in 2015, she has set up a process to find “capabilities that are not yet commercially available” and “quickly absorb, test, and utilize emerging technologies, and discard them if they are not appropriate and don’t give us a leg up on our competition.”

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WHY IT MATTERS

Forrester has recently produced a matrix of disruptive technologies that is worth sharing. More important is the article conclusion where Forrester recommends that cIO act as Venture Capitalists to actively scout new technologies and companies to leverage this innovation for improved competitiveness. This is a radical departure form traditional IT roles and responsibilities which I believe has important benefits in large organizations where All eyes are on the CIO to lead the digital transformation. Unfortunately we are a long way away from this in most organizations.

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10 apps created with Apple ARkit iOS11

Just some cool things made in Apples's iOS 11 AR Kit

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Apple next killer app may be #AugmentedReality #Ikea demo and others to come

Apple next killer app may be #AugmentedReality #Ikea demo and others to come | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

First impressions of new augmented reality apps coming to the iPhone and iPad. And Apple seems confident that AR will be the next big thing. In fact, Greg Joswiak, Apple's VP of Marketing, calls it a "gigantic deal."

"This is this dream of things you wanted to do as far as mixing the digital world into the real world," he told CNN Tech. "It has so many applications -- from shopping and entertainment to things we haven't even thought about -- but it's been unattainable."

In Apple's implementation, augmented reality requires you to hold up your phone or tablet to see virtual objects implanted into the real world. For example, the new IKEA Place app -- which will become available with the launch of iOS 11 -- allows you to select furniture from its website and place it virtually within a room. So you can try before you buy.

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WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Apple controls both hardware and software and has been showing demos of very incredible AR solutions. Since Pokemon GO craze last summer there has not been much done yet. And the GO frenzy was done on Android devices with no particular AR capabilities. The next iPhone hard+soft will have that baked in. So I expect the launch of the next iPhone in September to bring a mini-revolution in the form of AR-enabled shopping, AR-enabled snapchats, AR-enabled Facebook, etc. etc. 

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Made With ARKit - “Model3AR” by @JelmerVerhoog. Subscribe for...

Made With ARKit - “Model3AR” by @JelmerVerhoog. Subscribe for... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

“Model3AR” by @JelmerVerhoog. Subscribe for updates on Jelmer’s app → http://bit.ly/2vEXtUI “The accuracy of #ARKit is just incredible. https://t.co/npq6aEkVGk — Robert Davey (@RobJDavey)

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Simply amazing what the applications of AR are!

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Japanese AR App Lets You See Dead People at Virtual Grave

Japanese AR App Lets You See Dead People at Virtual Grave | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Your deceased loved ones can come back to life in augmented reality.
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WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Cool or freaky? Good question! Nevertheless, we can expect more of the same in the coming years with things like artificial intelligence chatbots that let you have conversations with your dead parents, or friends.

Also see

wired on keeping dad alive: https://www.wired.com/story/a-sons-race-to-give-his-dying-father-artificial-immortality/

replika LUKA app: https://qz.com/se/machines-with-brains/1018126/lukas-replika-chatbot-creates-a-digital-representation-of-you-the-more-you-interact-with-it/ 

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