Intelligence Takes on a New Meaning for Retail Loss Prevention Technology

Business and Tech

As retail evolves its digital and automated methods for servicing customers, the approach and the technologies protecting retail are getting a whole lot smarter. Technology is the tool, but it’s only as powerful as the hands — and minds — that use it. It keeps us competitive.

Gaming for Good: Everything You Need To Know About Video Games Charities

Game-Changer

Online gaming and virtual reality have changed the way gamers can get involved in national or global competitions. Not to mention that big companies that support these competitions are constantly working to make the events bigger and more attractive. Using Gaming Technology to Get Attention. Another way charities could get some extra attention is by using gaming technology such as VR (Virtual Reality). Innovation charity gaming video games

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Make Digital Disruption Your Biggest Competitive Advantage

Daniel Burrus

In 1983, I identified digital disruption as one of twenty technology-driven Hard Trends that would increasingly shape the future at an exponential rate, and at the same time drive economic value creation. And why go to a real gym when you’ve got a personal trainer in the form of a YouTube video? Anticipating the future Innovation Competitive Advantage Daniel Burrus Digital Disruption

All Work and No Play May Not Help Your Bottom Line

Daniel Burrus

It is no secret that children are attracted to video games like moths to light. Believe it or not, gamification is an increasing part of all of our lives in this new technological frontier, and is poised to educate adults just as much as video games educate children.

Technology Adoption Cycle

Collective Innovation

The Technology Adoption Cycle is based on the diffusion process which was originally developed for agricultural means but adapted and found to work just as well to identify how a new technology crosses the chasm from being unknown to being widely adopted. It was found that individuals could be put into groups as to when they might adopt a new process or technology and the results were published in the Book of Diffusions by Everett Rogers.

What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption

Faisal Hoque

Take a look at this video of a few Australian guys beach-fishing for tuna with the help of a drone. Setting yourself apart from the competition is Entrepreneurship 101, but it’s since evolved into putting yourself in a whole new world from the competition.

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What This Video Of A Drone Fishing For Tuna Can Teach You About Disruption

Faisal Hoque

Take a look at this video of a few Australian guys beach-fishing for tuna with the help of a drone. Setting yourself apart from the competition is Entrepreneurship 101, but it’s since evolved into putting yourself in a whole new world from the competition.

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How to enable Disruptive Innovation in an enterprise? [video included]

Be-novative

We created a short video for you on this topic. Subscribe to our channel as more videos are about to come every 1–2 weeks: [link] Besides the stage-gate process that is perfect for supporting continuous improvement in a company, we need to adopt more agile techniques that builds on small sprints of design thinking, creativity enhancing techniques and lean startup methods adopted for the company’s innovation culture. Disruptive Innovation is not a linear process.

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12 Technology Categories That Will Transform Careers

Daniel Burrus

As technology continues to impact our lives, workers at every level in today’s ever-changing labor market need to be prepared with skills to adapt and succeed in the workplace. That’s why I wrote my latest bestseller, The Anticipatory Organization , and why I’m now helping you to connect the dots on how the 12 Hard Trends driven by technology I outline below will transform every career, and create new ones.

Crowdsourcing with the Competition: Rewarding Venture or Precarious Proposition?

Qmarkets

Why your company needs to think about crowdsourcing with the competition…. Truly, the business world is getting smaller every day: drop shipping is giving the little guys an edge on big name brands, e-commerce is allowing local stores to expand their reach across oceans, and disruptive technologies such as 3D printing are making us re-think the boundaries of what we previously thought was possible. The answer is technology.

How Gamification Can Alter Our Behavior

Daniel Burrus

During this unique period of technology-driven transformation, the education sector has so far been slow to embrace the power of digital tools that can be used to accelerate learning. When you play a game, you are not alone; there is a social element combined with a competitive element that forces you to both engage and concentrate, and that is a powerful combination if you want a student to learn something. But, when it comes to technology, it’s not the tool, it’s how we use it.

Winners announced for the Civic Engagement Innovation Competition

Betterific

It was the first time we partnered with Singularity University – the institution that believes in exponential thinking based on the exponential growth of technology. Quick shoutout to the winners of the ideation competition: Luc Michaud (grand prize winner), Metro Power Yoga , Marla Goodman and Dennis Pitcock. An app where people can upload photos and videos of hazards and issues, tag them, geotag them, and have them upvoted to be addressed by a local government.

How Innovation Management can Revolutionize the Video Game Industry

Qmarkets

Since its introduction to the general public in the 70’s, the video game industry has become one of the most popular and engaging forms of entertainment, estimated to be worth $113 billion by 2018. In the world of business, large organisations are starting to realize that they must borrow the start-up mentality, and instill a culture of innovation in order to remain ahead of their competition. Art or Strictly Business? The Figures - A Growing Economy.

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How Innovation Management can Revolutionize the Video Game Industry

Qmarkets

Since its introduction to the general public in the 70’s, the video game industry has become one of the most popular and engaging forms of entertainment, estimated to be worth $113 billion by 2018. In the world of business, large organisations are starting to realize that they must borrow the start-up mentality, and instill a culture of innovation in order to remain ahead of their competition. Art or Strictly Business? The Figures - A Growing Economy.

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5G Is Far Bigger Than Faster Smartphones

Daniel Burrus

It’s easy to look at game-changing new technologies such as 5G and decide it’s safer to wait and see what will happen and how others might use them. Strategy based on uncertainty has high risk; that’s why so many wait when it comes to applying new technologies.

Telehealth and COVID-19: The Global Rise of Telehealth and Advances in Digital Health Technology in the Post COVID-19 World

Yet2

COVID-19 has catapulted global telehealth to the forefront of medical care, flourishing with new and existing technologies ready for healthcare workers to use in a serious effort to combat this deadly virus in a preventative manner. Supportive technology.

The Human Factor: Digital Connectivity Still Needs a Human Touch

Daniel Burrus

We live in an amazing era of technology-driven transformation that’s redefining how we sell, market, communicate, collaborate, innovate, train, and educate—all in an amazingly short period of time. Will technology disrupt my business to the point of closing it?

Building the use of the innovation work mat as a compelling business case

Paul Hobcraft

In this video conversation of around 13 minutes , we explore why the leadership of organizations needs to get deeply involved in the innovation activity. ” It is harder to revive or effectively compete in today’s highly competitive global world.

In the future you are either a digital business or a dead business

Game-Changer

A main challenge for businesses of any size is adapting to change , how to embrace emerging technologies and adapt them to the day to day. Today competitive advantage is fleeting. How then, can your business become future-proof by embracing technology? It’s no secret that technology has completely changed the way businesses run and operate today. So, how can businesses stay current in the changing technological landscape? Experiment with technology.

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The 4 Reasons Verizon Should Buy Yahoo

Adam Hartung

What is clear is that the competition is about price. Yahoo has lost its lead in every major competitive market, and it will never catch up. Google is #1 in video, with Facebook #2, and Yahoo will never catch either. As supporting technology and products Yahoo is worth quite a bit more to Verizon than it will ever be as an independent competitor to investors – who likely cannot keep up the investment rates necessary to keep Yahoo alive.

Can Netflix Double Pivot to Be a Media Game Changer?

Adam Hartung

These were some really big companies that saw their market shifts, but failed to “pivot” their strategy to remain competitive. Netflix built a tremendous business delivering physical videos on tape and CD to homes, wiping out the brick-and-mortar stores like Blockbuster and Hollywood Video. Signing up folks to watch physical videos in their homes. Netflix has been a remarkable company.

Case Study: Xaxis Teaches Us About Accelerating Careers and Solutions

IdeaScale

Xaxis is a market leader in using automated technology for media buying, serving to streamline a process that’s become increasingly complex as more social media outlets appear and as more technologies are incorporated into those platforms.

Fascinating idea: Would we buy carbon-neutral products if they were 2% more expensive?

Idea to Value

I just came across this fascinating TED video by Jens Burchardt , BCG’s global expert on climate impact and low-emissions technologies. However, he also shows how small changes in our spending habits could have a huge impact on the advancement of low-carbon technologies.

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In Uncertain Times You Have More Control Than You Realize

Daniel Burrus

When an individual or organization fears change and are uncertain, it’s usually in regard to digital technology disrupting their status quo or from new, fast-moving competition.

#1,614 – Quarantourney

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Matchups simulated by video game software and aired for the world to see. 8 Providence Friars in overtime for a 94-87 first-round win on a video game. Sports Technology

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Focus On Customer Experience – Your Customers Will Thank You

Leveraging Networks

This heavy customer focus is driving companies to adopt new, competitive business models in order to keep up with consumers’ needs: personalized products, services, and delivery experiences. Keeping up with these necessities in modern business can be tough, especially when the rapid advances in technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, and blockchain promise significant changes and disruption to many industries.

Today’s CIO: The Chief Innovation Officer

Daniel Burrus

But going from discs of any kind to a multitude of streaming services that we can watch both on our smart TVs and our mobile devices, bringing not only our movie collections but television and Internet videos with us wherever we go? As we all know, technology made this transformation possible. The visual, social, virtual, and mobile transformations are creating a new golden era of technology-enabled innovation, and the CIO needs to be leading the charge.

How the 2021 Olympic Games Are Some of the Most Innovative Yet

IdeaScale

Since ships need to be far out in the water, watching the competition usually involves binoculars from land. The 5G team created a 12K projector that would show live video of the event on the dock. A friendly face can help anxious kids get through crowds and enjoy the competition.

HOW ENTREPRENEURS CAN UTILISE SOFTWARE

ImagineNation

From self-driving cars to video conferencing apps, SaaS (software-as-service) technology to intuitive chatbots and programs that automatically calculate GST and other compliance requirements in the blink of an eye, innovation has fundamentally changed the way we live and work.

5G Entrepreneurs Creating Billion-Dollar Businesses

Daniel Burrus

New multibillion-dollar businesses will appear that didn’t exist before due to 5G wireless technology. The third generation (3G) facilitated mobile internet browsing and early video calling. This generation of wireless technology is already being deployed in major cities in the U.S. Some hiccups actually go beyond technological functionality and spill into business and social conflicts: Unified Carriers. Restructured Global Technology Economy.

Open innovation & crowdsourcing resources

Board of Innovation

Explainer video generators. Innoget – research intermediary platform One Billion Minds – online (social) challenges NineSigma – technology problem solving Ideaken – collaborative crowdsourcing Innovation-community.de – Community of innovators & creators.

Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Innovation 360 Group

Global manufacturing executives rank “skilled talent” as their #1 competitive differentiator. 84% of manufacturing executives say they plan to add technology roles in the next 5 years to keep pace with the demands of a rapidly changing industry. 84% of manufacturing executives say that they will hire for technology roles in the next 5 years. These are not just competitive advantages.

From legal services to health care to banking, Brunner client campaigns win ADDY awards

Brunner

These video ads tap into the frustration people who have been injured often feel when dealing with insurance companies. wanted to increase brand awareness among younger consumers, but faced strong regional and national competition from big-name banks.

Digital Healthcare: What Are the Opportunities?

Daniel Burrus

The digitization of the healthcare industry will invariably advance the field’s transformation from the Break-Fix model of medicine — reactively treating maladies and ailments as they occur — to the Predict-and-Prevent model — an anticipatory combination of detective work and cutting-edge technology that addresses the root causes of health afflictions and focuses on staving off future issues by advocating major lifestyle changes, behavioral changes, or preventative practices.

Product Market Fit: is your product what the market is looking for?

mjvinnovation

The source of competitive advantage is disruption, and whoever manages to survive it will differentiate themselves within the invisible hand of the market. Understanding what your PMF is means gaining one more tool to analyze your company’s performance in a competitive environment.

To See the Future, Think Both/And

Daniel Burrus

Whenever a new game-changing technology is introduced, our instinct is to assume that the current technology we are using will quickly become obsolete and will vanish from our use. History has shown that the hottest new breakthrough technologies do not necessarily replace older ones. Instead, they often coexist side by side because the old technology has its own unique profile of functional strengths that the new technology never fully replaces.

How China’s Shenzhen became the world capital of hardware innovation

Idea to Value

Most people still think of China as a technology copycat, stealing intellectual property and designs from western companies and producing inferior but cheaper knock-offs. WIRED recently released a mini-documentary in the video above showing how Shenzhen developed from a little fishing village into the world’s most innovative hub when it comes to technology hardware. The mission of the city was technology, knowledge and window to the external world.

Digital transformation examples

Board of Innovation

2 Reasons: to accelerate the market and to make their technology the standard. The fast pace of projection disruptions resulted in cinemas to either work with outdated technology or spend more than they earn. Check youtube video ). Digital transformation examples.

Innovating During and Post-Crisis: How to Keep the Momentum

IdeaScale

The most effective strategies for growth will start by pinpointing a significant customer need or pain point and working backward to find the technology that might help. Don’t forget to watch your competition too – they can offer an insight into opportunities you’re missing.

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How Gamification Can Alter Our Behavior

Daniel Burrus

During this unique period of technology-driven transformation, the education sector has so far been slow to embrace the power of digital tools that can be used to accelerate learning. When you play a game, you are not alone; there is a social element combined with a competitive element that forces you to both engage and concentrate, and that is a powerful combination if you want a student to learn something. But, when it comes to technology, it’s not the tool, it’s how we use it.

Delivering the next generation

The Future Shapers

This thought piece provides more detail on the world that we are pitching The Future Shapers into, how the emerging technologies around Blockchain are instrumental to making it possible and why changes in the regulatory environment are favourably moving towards our innovative business model. The Future Shapers are focusing on the usecase of rights management in media supported by a business model designed from the ground up to use the strengths of the technology.

#1,546 – Zao

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

It’s why we go on reality TV shows, try out for singing competitions, make YouTube videos that we hope go viral and move to Hollywood in pursuit of our dreams of becoming a celebrity ourselves. Then, the program automatically transposes the image onto an actor’s face from a selection of video clips in just a few seconds. Technology

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Innovative Scandinavia and its secrets

Ideanote

The chips use the same technology as contactless credit cards – the electromagnetic waves. Check out this video to see the chips in action! Our solar concentrator technology is based on over 20years of Swedish research. This idea changed everything because people could now celebrate their birthdays together, share important news, show off – with the video and the sound. The secret is in constant improvement and implementation of new digital technologies.

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