The Back End of Innovation alights there for real this year, from October 6-8. As the conference chair (full disclosure) I fought for this choice because I wanted to help plunge the heavy-lifter innovation crowd into an EXPERIENCE of innovation — implemented. Continue reading
In the near future, in cities and across networks that lead the shift, we could see a significant improvement in career readiness and economic participation.
Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Continue reading
In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing. Continue reading
SMEs are helplessly squeezed between tech start-ups and global corporations in this battle. SMEs should start their innovation engines, imagine their exciting futures and capitalise on these new disruptive technologies. The alternative is to become collateral damage in the crossfire between the faster and the mightier. Continue reading
The business environment is changing – that’s something we should have our heads around by now. How should we respond? I was on a panel at an event sponsored by the Queensland Branch of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia discussing exactly this issue at the end of last month. Continue reading