Companies that rest on their past successes quickly find themselves struggling to keep up when the market passes them by.
On today’s How to CEO podcast, I had the opportunity to speak with Jason Schlachter, a senior program manager for Artificial Intelligence from Stanley Black and Decker. He’s going to give us some insight as to how innovation works from a corporate perspective as well as share his view on how to translate business requirements […]
Peak venture capital funding for tech startups may be slowing down, but that doesn’t mean the end is nigh. Technological innovation will continue to drive the global economy into the next decade. While big data moved to the forefront of tech in the past ten years, the goal of the next ten years will be […]
We live in an increasingly connected world. It’s estimated that there will be about 260 million internet-connected devices in the U.S. by 2020, and the next wave of these devices will push our data demand even further. New Bluetooth advancements, for instance, enable devices to perform within a range that’s four times greater, twice the speed, and eight times the […]
Trying to force creativity is like trying to squeeze more toothpaste out of an empty tube. If you get to that point, stop squeezing: You’ve earned a break.
Now’s the time to develop a proactive plan that allows your business to seize opportunities and outpace the competition — your future depends on it.
Robots seem like the stuff of science fiction. NASA’s new LEMUR robot, designed to climb rock walls on Mars, is no exception. But here on Earth, the forward march of automation continues, transforming business and society. But there’s a barrier holding us back from realizing the full potential of emerging tech: regulatory bottlenecks. Regulations are […]
We’ve heard tales of technological transformation for a while, and those stories are (finally) moving into their next chapters. The International Data Corporation suggests that 60% of global GDP will come from digital organizations by 2022. These players are taking advantage of big data, powerful analytics, artificial intelligence, and other key innovations to drive growth. Check out the […]
Over the past few years, blockchain and cryptocurrency companies have featured on prominent lists of top fintech companies in the world. While using the word ‘disruptive’ to describe the activities of the crypto space might be cliché, that is precisely what is being done. What companies are revolutionizing the crypto space with new innovations? We […]
From blockchain and AI to the emerging IoT, businesses are investing in technology and improving outcomes with every dollar spent.
In this digital age when all the information in the world is readily accessible at our fingertips, the secret to digital transformation and innovation is not data — it’s questions. If you can ask the right questions and reframe the issues your organization is facing in the right light, then you can challenge assumptions and inspire true innovation […]
Globalized markets provide opportunities for thinking outside the box on labor questions — or even outside borders in the form of nearshoring. The past few decades have seen a boom in outsourcing to far away places. It’s been a useful strategy for some companies looking to increase profits by reducing payroll expenses. Other companies want […]
Think about the most successful people in your office. Who always has the best ideas? Who knows just how to navigate difficult conversations? What do those people have in common? Chances are good that the best and brightest workers at your company are also the most creative ones. Contrary to popular belief, though, most creative […]
We live in an increasingly digital world. We shop, make appointments, order food and taxis, and document our lives online. Approximately 70 percent of us use social media to connect and share content, and most spend an astonishing four hours per day interacting with our smartphones. Deep learning and AI are changing the ways we consume […]
While streaming has taken off — with more than 60 percent of young Americans using streaming services as their primary TV venue — it’s also invaded our bedrooms. A 2018 Tuck survey of 1,300 Americans found that more than 85 percent of us watch streaming TV in bed, with 70 percent of them falling asleep to […]
Last week held the annual, IoT World Conference in Santa Clara, California. An event that packs in over 12,000 people from around the world to discuss, share, and plan for the next wave of the Internet of Things (IoT). The week was nothing short of insights from industry experts, hackathons, workshops, and global startups showcasing […]
“Innovation” bubbled up a few years ago to join “synergy” and “thought leadership” as business buzzwords. Business leaders talked so much about innovating their companies that they eventually had to put their money where their mouth was: 74 percent established processes to spur innovation, and more than half hired chief innovation officers. Seeking innovation isn’t […]
In 2014, under the leadership of former Mayor Ed Lee, the San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation created Startup in Residence, a program connecting startups and local government to make government more effective and responsive to residents. Startup in Residence (STIR) brings startups and local government together to develop targeted solutions to civic challenges […]
Rise in demand for low power consuming applications has compelled the leading market players operating in the narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) market to come up with different strategies to mark their presence. Recently, Vodafone announced launch of its narrowband internet of thing network in Sydney and Melbourne. New Investment Pockets Vodafone’s network is currently […]
A group of Japanese scientists have created an “inflammation-free, lightweight, stretchable” e-skin sensor capable of lasting for up to a week, published in Nature Nanotechnology this week. The new development could open the way for medical wearables that track heart-rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar throughout the week, without being invasive to the user. See […]