You’ve got your approach to innovation all wrong. This is why

You’ve got your approach to innovation all wrong. This is why

  Here’s the big issue – most organisations/teams/individuals only embark on innovation if they can travel in ways that reinforce existing routines. We seek new results through habitual methods. I call this conundrum the difference between ‘action’ – busily launching lots of innovation initiatives yet…

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Vesta : le plan « secret » d’Amazon pour équiper nos maisons de robots domestiques

D’après Bloomberg, la firme de Seattle s’apprêterait à lancer, d’ici quelques mois, un robot domestique équipé d’Alexa. Son nom : Vesta. Contrairement aux assistants vocaux comme Alexa, introduite avec succès par Amazon dans la vie des Américains il y a un peu moins de quatre…

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3D-printing is helping to restore the world’s destroyed heritage sites

Monuments that stand as physical reminders of the ancient world and give insights into how our ancestors lived are being destroyed. In 2015, militant group ISIS reduced some of the oldest and most treasured world heritage sites to rubble. The al-Lat Lion, which stood in…

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Why data science must stand at the forefront of customer acquisition

Though flashy advertising campaigns tend to get most of the attention, in reality, data science is what will ultimately have the biggest impact in ensuring effective customer acquisition. Just how valuable can big data be for a business? Some analysts believe that simply increasing data…

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Global R&D spending is now dominated by two countries

China’s rising investment in research and expansion of its higher education system mean that it is fast closing the gap with the United States in intellectual property and the struggle to be the No.1 global technology power, according to patent experts. While U.S. President Donald…

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How does a city become ‘smart’? Lessons from Tel Aviv

  Smart cities, digital cities, virtual cities, connected cities. Are these just trendy buzzwords? Perhaps. But these types of cities are supported by the infrastructure that is more than bricks and mortar. These cities are smart (thoughtful, people-centric), digital (driven by data acquisition, measured, analyzed…

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How artificial intelligence will transform the role of IT in 2018

IT teams in 2018 are facing competing pressures amidst frustrating constraints. Executives want to enjoy the benefits of hot trends like digital transformation, so they look to IT to create new revenue streams, improve customer engagement, optimize operations, and otherwise exploit the magical, transformative powers…

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CIOs reveal their artificial intelligence strategies

Artificial intelligence (AI) has captured the human imagination for millennia. According to Greek myth, Hephaestus, blacksmith of the gods, forged the gigantic bronze automaton Talos to safeguard the isle of Crete. Talos was animated with ichor, an ethereal fluid that flowed like blood in the…

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How the data you give away today could hurt your job prospects tomorrow

  It was the data breach that launched a thousand think pieces. A sea of ink has flowed, and billions of bytes have streamed in response to the recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal. The practices of both companies reveal a pervasive problem about how our data…

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Let’s destroy Bitcoin

  In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and nearly free of charge. Issued and distributed not by a central bank but by its own users, it drew the…

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