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IoT, Big Data and AI – the New ‘Superpowers’

According to a report from IBM Marketing Cloud, “10 Key Marketing Trends For 2017,” 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone, at 2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day!   Big is getting Bigger Constant connectivity and smart devices are leading to the digitization and datafication of our daily activities. This is

By | October 6th, 2017|Tags: , , |

The 8 Step Process

Solving a new problem often requires rethinking what you're doing.  The HMW (How Might We) questions is sometimes the question that resets a team's group-mind to backup and take an alternate, and importantly, more productive path.  This article lists step-by-step how to tackle the really tough problems with maximum effectiveness. Getting a team to reframe a problem as an

By | July 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |


A new report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, called IoT 101: The Essential Guide to the Internet of Things, outlines the basics of the IoT and what this next wave of technology means to the everyday individual. The report dives into key IoT terms, predictions and trends for the IoT in the next five years, the industries that the

By | April 26th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Cloud computing’s history foretells the future of automotive

Cloud computing’s history over the past 20 years foretells the future of automotive over the next 20 as autonomous vehicles and ride-sharing take over. There’s a statistic about how little we use our cars that pulled me up short when I first heard it. For almost 96% of the time, the average automobile sits unused in its driveway, garage,

By | April 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

JSONata (video)

JSON query and transformation language An Open Source  JSON parsing tool. Lightweight query and transformation language for JSON data Inspired by the location path semantics of XPath 3.1 Sophisticated query expressions with minimal syntax Built in operators and functions for manipulating and combining data Create user-defined functions Format query results into any JSON output structure Video overview:   Go

By | April 15th, 2017|Tags: , , |

The Growth of Industrial Robots

YOU may never have heard of FANUC, the world’s largest maker of industrial robots. But the chances are that you own a product built by one of its 400,000 machines. Established in 1956, the Japanese company’s automated workers build cars for Ford and Tesla, and metal iPhone cases for Apple. The firm distinguishes itself from competitors by the colour of

By | April 4th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Internet Of Things Will Revolutionize Retail

70% of retail decision makers globally are ready to adopt the Internet of Things to improve customer experiences. 73% of retailers rate managing big data as important or business-critical to their operations. 78% of retailers say it is important or business-critical to integrate e-commerce and in-store experiences, so an omnichannel experience is delivered to every customer. 87% of retailers will

By | March 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , |

The Future of Human Augmentation | Maurice Conti | TEDxPortland (video)

What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Maurice Conti explores a new partnership between technology, nature and humanity - the future of human augmentation. Maurice is a designer, futurist and innovator. He is the Director of Strategic Innovation at Autodesk and has worked with startups, government agencies, renowned artists and corporations to explore

By | March 5th, 2017|Tags: , |
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