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Showing posts from January, 2018

The New Era of Innovation & Disruption

The pace of digital innovation and technology disruption is set on warp speed. We live in an era where technology is evolving faster than businesses can adapt. A disruptive technology is defined as, one that displaces an established technology and shakes up the 
industry or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry.

"The pace of technology disruption and change right now is the absolute  slowest it will be for the rest of your life" 
We are living in an extraordinary time. During the Digital Era of the past 30 years, every industry has become social, mobile, and global. Every industry is becoming smart and connected, and companies that do not adapt are rapidly falling behind.
We have yet to realize just how rapid and profound the current digital revolution is. The scale and impact of the implications for consumers and businesses is both exhilarating and daunting. Disruptive technologies and new business models are creating change and transforming the econom…

Blockchain is set to disrupt retail marketing

"blockchain’s ability to protect data blocks and move them anonymously would help with personalization while giving the user control over how much is shared." 
Blockchain, the underlying ledger technology behind bitcoin, landed on numerous prediction lists as one of retail’s transformative technologies for 2018. While many focused on blockchain’s potential use in the supply chain, a newer focus is on marketing.
A method of recording, safely storing and tracking complex digital transactions, blockchain’s major advantage is that, once a record is made, it cannot be altered. Microchips utilizing blockchain can help manage product safety, authenticity and ethical standards across an item’s history.

“Blockchain can help retailers garner greater trust and brand loyalty throughout the product lifecycle, as it can tell consumers not just where an item was made, but also who it was made by, the conditions they worked in and how much they were paid,” wrote Kati Chitrakorn for Business of …

A.I., V.R., Blockchain: How to Invest in Hot Tech Trends

A guide to the five life stages of disruptive technologies,  from “early disruption” to “real application.”
Investors know there are riches awaiting those who jump on hot trends like artificial intelligence, virtual reality, or blockchain at the right time, in the right way. But that’s easier said than done. 
HSBC thematic strategist Davey Jose is looking at such disruptive technologies based on where they are in their cycle and what that means for investors, using what HSBC calls a “disruption cycle indicator.”
Jose and his team identify five different stages disruptive technologies go through, as well as the metrics and indicators that can signal each cycle, so investors can ride the hottest trends without getting burned.
“Early disruption” is characterized by a disruptive technology garnering funding from venture capitalists and angel investors. The “hype mania” phase is when the media is abuzz about a relatively young technology, Google trend searches spike, and stocks associated with …

SmartTech | #TechTalk983

TechTalk Thursday on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Smart Technology is integrated into just about every aspect of our life. Join me and Gene for Tech Talk Thursday morning at 8:12 PST with Gene Valaitis on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 in Vancouver @roundhouse983 
We cover the fast paced tech world, find out what are the latest trends and emerging technologies that will transform and impact the way we work, play, and live.  
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We have never lived in a time of faster technological innovation and disruption, find out what is at the forefront of digital and automated technologies. 

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The Best Smart Pet Tech & Gadgets from CES 2018

Smart technology has been integrated into pet toys, pet feeders, pet doors and just about anything else you can imagine. This year’s CES show introduced a myriad of connected gadgets for your pet that integrates wireless and artificial intelligence technologies that will help you keep your pet happy, safe and healthy.

Whistle For Smarter Pet People; Whistle 3 combines cellular and GPS technology to give you the fastest and most accurate tracking nationwide. Unlike Bluetooth-only trackers which have a range of 50 feet, Whistle 3 will locate your pet down the street or 3,000 miles away! The smarter way to keep tabs on your pet’s location and activity levels when they're living it up, at home, in the park or on the run. Check it out at

Pebby is an internet-connected pet game. It’s a ball that comes with a camera and smart collar that lets you interact with your dog while you’re away. If you can’t be by your phone to move it, you can set it to play with your pu…

Visual search powered by artificial intelligence transforms the in-store shopping experience

From the introduction of the Internet to the advent of mobile phones, technology has fundamentally changed how consumers browse, purchase and interact with retailers. This transformation is entering the retail store itself now, as consumers increasingly seek enhanced in-store mobile experiences. In fact, over 84% of shoppers say that say that they now use their devices while shopping in-store.
Artificial intelligence can help create customer-centric experiences. AI will assist retailers to navigate around the disruptions in the path to purchase. Stores are using AI to deliver the types of targeted, personalized omnichannel campaigns that can convert window shoppers into buyers.
Visual search has been around for a long time, but with the advancements in artificial intelligence and the rise of mobile commerce, it’s now gaining acceptance with the retailers. Next Technology Developments Corp has developed a tool to improve customer engagement in retail spaces and change the way brands and …

FutureTech - Breakthroughs & Trends In Technology

We have never lived in a time of faster technological innovation and disruption. Whether you’re in your car, at home, in the office or shopping, you will be interacting with smart technology. 
For many of us, we are already living an augmented life thanks to technology developments in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT).
In 2018 we can expect to see a myriad of new applications and technologies that will continue to revolutionize the human experience changing the way we live, work and interact.
Check out my new magazine FutureTech - Breakthroughs & Trends In Technology, daily reports on the trends and new technologies that transform the way we work, play, and live. 
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