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Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace – the Leadership Challenge

Technological disruptions are defining this era of rapid business transformation and driving a set of deep rooted questions about the future of work, the implications for organizations, management and employees and how we can navigate to the ‘next horizon’.

Five Visible and Invisible Forces Behind Digital Innovation

Innovation is what leads to differentiation. There need to be both “hard” and “soft,” visible and invisible forces to drive the success of innovation management.

The Technology That Makes You Buy More Online

Who among us doesn't shop on Amazon, EBay or Ali Express? Remember when we still went to actual stores for every single purchase? It wasn't that long ago. And if you think we've reached the end of the process, you're mistaken - the world is going to keep changing. The direction is clear. We're in the midst of a tremendous change.

Tech That Could Change Your Life

It's sometimes crazy to think that a simple gadget can completely alter someone's life. However, you only need to consider the smartphone to realize just how effectively that can happen. Before smartphones, people needed all of their tech services on their computer which was usually stationary in their homes.

Will AI Change Healthcare Forever?

Industry-disrupting innovation only occurs every so often, and very rarely in steady and sustainable growth cycles. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of these disruptors, and it’s highly versatile. From picking the next song on Spotify and predicting favorable stock trades, to robot assisted surgery and disease diagnosis, AI is taking every sector by storm.

2019-10-15T15:28:17-07:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Trend Alert|Tags: , , , , |

Tech That’s Transforming Consumerism for the Better

Consumerism is already undergoing some big changes, and there will likely be even more as technology asserts itself as a dominant presence. But how exactly will these up-and-coming technologies impact manufacturers, retailers and, of course, modern shoppers?

Changes to Drive More Value from Your Innovation / Ideation Platform

In our previous article we focused on some of the serious issues being faced by clients and vendors who are working with innovation / ideation platforms.

The Problem With Australian Innovation Programs: and Lessons for Other Countries (Part 2 in series)

Over the past few months I have been spending time with a range of Australian companies, getting to better understand their business models and approaches to innovation.While there is plenty of good news for Australian businesses and their innovation practices (see my previous article), there is a justified sense of concern around maintaining sustained, robust growth in the face of digital and exponential disruption.

The New Strategic Talent Imperative: Why HR Leaders Should Be Setting An Organization’s Innovation Agenda

The increased focus of mature organizations in developing a more innovative culture and set of actions is a crucial opportunity for HR / Talent leaders to play a leadership role. This whitepaper examines a range of actions that HR / Talent leaders can take to drive this strategic imperative.

How the World of Esports is Taking Over Streaming Services

As competitive gaming raises in popularity, streaming services are being flooded by gamers. When the world's most iconic gaming tournaments go live, viewers from around the globe travel to arenas and tune into streaming services so they can watch their favorite gamers battle for eternal glory and riches.

2019-10-15T15:27:30-07:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Trend Alert|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hey Interface, What’s New?! – Conversational Commerce: People, Problems and Pitfalls

Apple’s anticipated addition to the Smart Speaker conversation will be released on Friday. Much as been said about this speaker and the broader commerce implications resulting from the confluence of voice recognition and AI technology. A confluence dubbed as conversational commerce by Uber’s Chris Messina in a piece published on Medium in 2015.

Impact Assessment: The Innovation Paradigm Shift that is Coming

In the context of business management and economics, innovation has mainly been considered as a source of profit and growth. But innovation can also have a transformative role and recently more and more innovators and entrepreneurs are not only considering the financial returns of their projects, but also the societal impacts that they might bring with them.