SXSW 2018 – Storytelling And Tech: A Book By Another Cover

South By Southwest (SXSW) remains my highlight event of the year in terms of getting inspiration, meeting new people and checking out where the world is in regard to the digital/new tech revolution. And 2018 was another bonanza affair with … Continue reading

The Key Trends For 2018 – Brace Yourself

Are you concerned about or interested by what is going to happen in 2018? In the era of too much (spurious and fake) news, it’s a serious challenge for business leaders to stay abreast of what’s going on. At one … Continue reading

Is Your Business Disruption-Proof? How To Futureproof Your Business

I was on a plane the other day and was quite amused to hear my neighbour, a fairly senior executive in his early 40s, suggest that his company (in fact, his industry) was actually protected from disruption. The industry in … Continue reading

Is Progress Inevitable? The More Digital One Is, The Less Digital One Wants To Be?

I’ve been known to start off conversations by saying: Most Gen Y don’t agree with me; Gen Z typically frown at the thought; and Baby Boomers tend to split down the middle. The underlying concept behind this question is: Is … Continue reading

Digital Museum Experience in Cluj, Romania – Interactive Cultural Experiment

I should have known that Cluj, the second largest city in Romania, was going to provide a few digital surprises. And it didn’t fail me. First off, the entrepreneurial driver from the airport immediately volunteered to tether Internet access through … Continue reading

The WIFI User Experience – An Easy Way To Start Improving Your Customer’s Journey

I think you’d agree that access to the Internet has become second nature these days. When you check in at the hotel, receptionists know to indicate the wifi login even before telling where the gym or lifts are located or when breakfast … Continue reading

Empathic Futures – The Future of AI is Empathic Intelligence?

I recently joined an experiment in empathic intelligence (EI) called Empathic Futures. To be sure, it was a rather riveting experience. Part of a project funded by Volkswagen and created by Feld (a studio for digital crafts based in Berlin), the idea of Empathic Futures was to … Continue reading

How are you choosing to say goodbye to old tech?

One of the (literally) elephants in the closet is the need to sunset and say good-bye to old tech. Last week, I finally threw out a beloved possession, my very first palm pilot (pictured below). It had two lives (read: … Continue reading

Eurostar Travels Through Virtual Reality – The Eurostar Odyssey

The debate rages on as to whether the future lies with Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR)? Or will it be more about Mixed Reality (including 360˚)? In any event, as far as VR is concerned, we continue to … Continue reading

QR Codes – In the Strangest Of Places If You Look At It Right…

Over the holidays, I saw a few examples of the QR code (yes that funny pixelated square that makes no sense to the majority of people) that made me howl. I saw a store that plastered them around within the store, … Continue reading