How to CEO

What CEOs Need to Know About Innovation (With Jason Schlachter)

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 […]

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6 Tech Trends that Will Dominate the New Decade

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 […]

3 Ways to Navigate Regulations in the Robo Revolution

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 […]

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5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption

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 […]

“But Why?” Ask These Questions to Actualize Innovation Efforts

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 […]

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Nearshoring Basics for Software Development

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 […]

Creativity is the key to innovation and growth, and you can cultivate it.

Can You Learn to Be Creative at Work?

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 […]

IoT World 2018

IoT World 2018 – Innovation, Startups, And Awards

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 […]

Innovating an Industry Isn’t as Complicated as You Think

“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 […]

Bridge between Startups and Local Government [Interview with San Francisco’s Chief Innovation Officer Jay Nath]

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 […]

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Manufacturers Identify New Ways to Succeed in Narrowband IoT

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 […]

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Scientists create comfortable e-skin wearable that lasts for a week

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 […]