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Innovation or Not - Autonomous Automobiles

As sensors become smaller, faster, cheaper, and more capable, autonomous automobiles become more of a potential commercial reality. If you’re not sure what an autonomous automobile is or the baby steps that have already been taken, you might want to check out this video from Texas Instruments and this other video that takes you for a ride in Google’s self-driving car. Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Technology

I’m going to disrupt the Silicon Valley script. You know the one. Every talk or article coming out of Silicon Valley follows the prescribed template: start with a dazzling description of awesome new digital technologies and then proceed to explore all the wonderful benefits and opportunities that these technologies will bring to us. I’m going to do something different. I want to explore the dark side of these technologies. Continue reading

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“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. Continue reading

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Too Busy To Innovate

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

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Adapt or Perish? How About Neither?

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

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The Future of the Customer Relationship

Customer relations are in transformation! Pre-sales, sales & after sales are changing at high speed. Companies need to figure out the current customer journey, the role of self service, their data strategy and much more. In April 2014 a global study was conducted.. Continue reading

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While most of us work on the day-to-day operational details and focus on hitting the metrics, we often assume that there must be someone in the company that is thinking about the future. Whether we assume it’s the board, senior executives or perhaps the corporate strategy team, we somewhat believe that somewhere above our level, both the foresight and plans exist to stave disruption, capitalize on new opportunities and figure out exactly how the company needs to change to either survive or achieve the next paradigm of growth. This, however, is a fallacy that lands organizations and individuals in a lot of hot water. Continue reading

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