Industry leaders are now those who can either implement or embrace technology. As an ever more dynamic and distributed workforce begins to challenge all notions of company culture and strategy, an agile and informed business is crucial in capitalising on an era characterised by rapid change.
Quantum & Consciousness
Over the last four human generations, our society has experienced two defining shifts - to analog, then to digital. Could a third shift be on the horizon?
A conversation with Ciro Greco and Mattia Pavoni, Founders of the startup Tooso, on how when it comes to online business you should really, really care about semantics.
Research shows that one of the most important sources of competitive advantage is a company’s overall corporate learning strategy. A robust corporate learning strategy focuses on deep expertise development, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the continuous reinforcement of expertise as a central to success.
Voice, the most common interface that mankind has ever developed, is about to undergo a renaissance, and the reasons why are as natural as the technology that is driving it.
We sat down and spoke to Juliette Debois, Heuritech's Customer Success Manager to understand how the startup allows brands to better communicate, and connect, with their customer base.
Or is it already dead?
The ways in which we relate ourselves to wealth is being contorted in distinctly different ways. The march of technological change is disrupting how we view banks themselves, new faces on the scene look to revamp the industry entirely and shifts in customer behaviours are forcing wealth management services to undergo an existential crisis in what they offer. How will this play out? Let's find out.
Putting the Human back into Human Resources
How can Human Resources continue to justify its name when it is repeatedly characterized by figures, statistics, and testing? In short, it can’t, but there is another way.
Slash and Burn
With almost twenty year's experience at Adobe, Sebastian Shaw has witnessed first hand how companies must sometimes reinvent themselves in order to survice.
The Future Won't Be For Everyone To Enjoy
We spoke to the co-founder of the Elite Educational Institute China, Haisong Tang, on what his next moonshot is and how it will help ensure a more desirable future.
Why Corporates Are Often Disappointed By Startups
On paper, the disappointment experienced by corporations when they undergo open innovation is dismaying – yet the solution to this problem is already well within the corporate's reach.
Mix It Up
Innovation is the name of the game today. But you can’t have innovation without diversity, which acts as a kind of vehicle for progress and our only way of reaching our desirable futures. In this sense, diversity is the fuel for the grand design and charges the entire process. Let me explain.
The Seeds of Progress
Innovation is an elusive and mystical phenomenon. Only in an Innovation Ecosystem can it thrive. The main challenge when attempting to create such a system is that there is no formula for creativity.
Technology has been relentless in disrupting companies, business models and jobs. Although this is true for many industries, it has not been too apparent in the more conservative goods transportation industry. But even here, the arrival of hi-tech innovations is slowly changing the field, one delivery at a time.
Winter is Coming
Competition in the digital era is fierce, and Europe is at serious risk of being left behind by the more advanced technological economies of China and the United States. To stay in the competition, Europe should prioritize scaling startups into large European corporations – something we are failing at today. This is important, not only from a purely economic growth perspective but from a more societal perspective. We are slowly losing the control of the future and we fail to realize how much is actually at stake.
Finding the Human Factor in R+
R+ (Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality) has increasingly become something of a fascination for companies today. Businesses are seeing this technology as a window into other worlds, the beginning of the future and their answer to innovation. However, its trending status, a culmination of a number of factors, has to be grounded in a better understanding of user-centricity and humanity, else businesses run the risk of getting it very wrong. Fortunately, there are many different avenues companies can take to ensure that they get it very right.
The Long Read
Disruption, a word on the verge of becoming as overused as digitization. We have come to a point where it is almost impossible for any business person to have a debate without these words entering the conversation.
Staying Grounded in Reality
When it comes to business, analysts have a penchant for comparisons. So it is no surprise that when it comes to Virtual & Augmented Reality (R+), that this burgeoning industry is no exception. However, as when comparing apples and oranges, it is difficult to compare the growth of R+ to that of other industries.
Reza Khorshidi is Chief Scientist at AIG Insurance. In this podcast, we discuss current trends in the industry, which technologies are fuelling this and how insurance changes human behavior.
We speak to Rahmyn Kress, Chief Digital Officer and Chairman of the Digital Executive Committee at Henkel and founder of Henkelx – a platform to accelerate Henkel’s entrepreneurial and digital transformation – to discuss what companies need to do to stay relevant in today's ever-changing world and what he defines as 'The Beautiful Basics'.
Luminous Beings Are We, Not This Crude Matter.
When working with corporates and discussing innovation, two distinct attitudes emerge when addressing potential future scenarios. Although different, what these two approaches lead to is the overarching understanding that putting the human factor first – will definitely become a differentiator in capitalizing on new forms of innovation for the future.
The Power of One
Amazon is overflowing. The company, not the river that is. Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, Amazon began as an online bookshop and has evolved into the world’s number one virtual bazaar. Today, it is has manifested into something even more and, with no real rivals or competitors in the market, Amazon continues its quest for world domination.
The Uncharted Territory of the Digital Space
The BBC uses a statistic that 65% of future jobs have yet to be invented. Think about it? UX designer, social media manager, Uber driver, drone operator - these are just a small handful of prominent roles in today’s market that were practically uncharted a decade ago. Technology is disrupting the world of business, which in turn is having a profound and immediate impact on employment. And the question that follows: ‘how do we prepare for the unknown?’ – is inevitable.