Reinventing USPS – Anyone care?

Reinventing USPS – Anyone care?

How many business’ have the brand permission to visit every one of their customers, at their house, everyday? What would that be worth as a service? The USPS’ value is not about delivering mail, it’s their ubiquity – being everywhere. Squandering this ubiquity is a great example of not adjusting with times. Apart from discussing the options [...]

Smart Shopping Carts – Why aren’t they here yet?

Smart Shopping Carts – Why aren’t they here yet?

A point of sale (POS) or checkout is the actual location where the hardware and software that performs the sales processes is located. In many ways this is the cash register that you typically walk up to, scan your product, and check-out. In the retail industry, the buzz at the POS is keeps the register [...]

Amsterdam SmartCity powered by Crowdsourced Internet Of Things (IoT) Network

Amsterdam SmartCity powered by Crowdsourced Internet Of Things (IoT) Network

Have you heard about Long Range Radio (LoRA) Wide Area Network (WAN) or simply LoRAWAN? It is based on Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN). It is a specification that allows companies to create low power affordable devices that anyone can use to connect multiple devices. These devices are typically set to cover up to [...]

Two Decades of Digital Disruption

Two Decades of Digital Disruption

Digital Disruption is everywhere. It is causing just about every business to adapt, adopt, or go bust. This didn't start today. Let's look at a timeline of events leading up to today. 1998-2008: A decade of foundations 1998: Google makes information accessible: Two folks were working in a garage with an ambition to organize the world's [...]

Why Digital Transformation may be the toughest one yet?

Why Digital Transformation may be the toughest one yet?

The disruptive innovation is driving a sense of vulnerability and an opportunity for every organization around the world. The smaller startups are raking in “crazy” market capitalization and big ones are spawning digital functions. However, this may be the toughest one yet. Why? A new way of working The anatomy of an iPhone explains it [...]

Three Ways to Digitalize the Pre-Shopping Experience

Three Ways to Digitalize the Pre-Shopping Experience

The typical narrative for every struggling brick and mortar retailer is that the growth of Internet, Mobile, eCommerce, and other Digital Trends are taking a toll on the revenues and causing store closures. Walmart announced that it is closing 269 stores, Macy’s announced it is closing 40 stores, Nordstrom continues to see decline in its [...]

Education is about to get Smart – Are you ready?

Education is about to get Smart – Are you ready?

In many ways, the last 10 years has been all about getting smart (pun intended). First there was the smart phone, then the big-data movement, and we are on the fringe of smart wearable devices and artificial intelligence systems like Watson. I was on a banter recently and someone asked me about the future of [...]