Technology

The New Money: A Day in the Life of Cryptocurrency

Payment services like PayPal and peer-to-peer Venmo have made the process of making and receiving payments much easier at the individual level, important in a world that sometimes moves at warp speed. These services act as a simplistic alternative to

Untethered: Life Beyond the Smartphone

The conversation went something like this: “I’m working from home today. I need to prepare for a speech tomorrow so I need things quiet today.” “Want me to turn your notifications off until the end of the workday?” “Yes. Wait,

The Case for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in Business

Market revenues for virtual reality in 2016 were $2.5 billion while those for augmented reality were a lesser $1.5 billion. By 2021, those numbers will grow significantly—and swap places. Augmented reality is projected as the big winner of the two,

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Jobs in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is pervasive. Predictions of robots replacing human workers and rampant job loss are in the news every day. Is AI mired in controversy? If artificial intelligence is really a sleeping giant, why rattle its cage? Why not leave

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Self-driving cars will impact more outside than inside the car

Tesla moved one step closer to the self-driving car last week when it introduced the self-driving module to its Model S cars. While the software update does not enable the car to run completely on its own, it does bring

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mHealth – for the healthier world

Earlier this month, a patent application was filed by Google with the US Patent & Trademark office for “Reader communication with contact lens sensors and display device”. As is well known, Google and Novartis are working on the smart contact

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Digital – A Practitioner’s View

UC Berkeley – Haas School of Business has recently published a case study titled, HCL’s Digital Open Innovation: Enhancing Business Model Effectiveness through Talent and Customer Acquisition, Development, and Retention. The case study is a practitioner’s view of the digital

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The quiet world of Digital: how Digital is changing the traditional sector

Today, the word digital instantly brings to our mind the image of cool companies, cool products, platforms and services which create innovative consumer products – all managed through mobile devices. While this is definitely true and has raised the profile

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The 4 attributes: how does a new idea / innovation become mainstream

All mega and life changing innovations that have created or have the potential to create massive impact on people, societies and businesses have the following dimensions: (1) technology / engineering to enable the idea / innovation / research; (2) leverage

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IT Industry – What Makes a Relationship Grow

The Indian IT segment is a strong USD 150+Billion Industry, with approximately USD 100 Billion of it coming from exports / global market. Over the past 25+ years, the industry has matured significantly, though it only became mainstream in the

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Software Led Healthcare

Marc Andreessen stated, “software is eating the world” in his article for WSJ in August 2011. Looking around us, it is easy to see every facet of our lives, both personal and professional, being impacted by the power of software.

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Digitalization: the time to speed up is now

The unstoppable digitalization of enterprises is happening all around us. Businesses are being reinvented, rejuvenated or being freshly built by a new set of tools, technologies and ecosystem integration to leverage the digital advantage. Clearly, going digital is an irreversible

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It’s not just the data but what you can do with it that will define the winners.

Data is important. However, even more important is the critical Analytics which the data drives. Information needs to enable decision making, either through rules-based/automated decisions, or by people taking decisions based on the analytics presented to them. It is not

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IoT – How will it change our lives & what opportunities will it drive?

Internet became mainstream around 20 years ago and what a rapid pace of technology development we have seen over these years. Our lives have changed dramatically with the internet playing a pivotal and enabling role at work, home, leisure, for

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The likely era of hyper-personalization

The online activities, trails, footprints and shadows which we leave in the connected world is the genesis for the hyper-personalization that everyone is trying to capitalize. We are moving into an era of hyper-targeting. Marketers are constantly trying to super-personalize

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The making of e2 – Engineering Experiences

Engineering, as defined by Wikipedia, “is the application of scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to design, build, and maintain structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes.” It sounds convoluted and complicated, does it not? What can we

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From features to experience to the heart of the customer

In recent years, the success of a consumer product has depended less on whether it has the latest technology and more on whether it offers the coolest overall customer experience. The iPhone is, of course, the iconic example of this

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… and you are still thinking about Mobile Apps

Mobile Apps are firing on all cylinders and expected to be a USD 63.5 billion market by 2017. It is expected to grow 5 times in 5 years, having just crossed USD 12 billion in 2012. Come to think of

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