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 [...]

How to Create a Social Learning Community

How to Create a Social Learning Community

Building a cohort or community to enable learners to learn from each other has been a long discussed topic in the education/learning industry. We have called it social learning, peer-to-peer learning, and few others along the way. Typically, most of us have probably built communities around a class/event. The purpose & life span of these [...]

Is your learning organization an emerging POD?

Is your learning organization an emerging POD?

I actually started writing this post a while back but realized my thinking wasn’t distilled down. The primary reason was a conflict – learning or education is increasing becoming similar to retail conceptually – multiple channels, learner/customer experience, and learner/customer outcomes. The ancient usage of Bricks & Clicks, Bricks, Clicks or Flips, or any other [...]

Instructional Designers – Your job just got disrupted

Instructional Designers – Your job just got disrupted

Disruption is happening almost everywhere. A new wave of technology is taking over our lives and in many ways turning it upside down. Corporate L&D is no different. When I first started my career writing instructor-led materials (ILT), the benchmark of my goodness at work was driven by simplicity and getting to that impeccable English [...]

Building your corporate Digital Education Experiences

Building your corporate Digital Education Experiences

eLearning, computer-based training (CBT), web-based training (WBT), technology-enabled learning (TBL), virtual learning environment (VLE), computer managed instructions (CMI), and many such acronyms attribute to learning or education delivered by a technology medium. As social, mobile, computers, badging, games, apps, augmented reality, wearable computing, and many such concepts continue to take center stage, Digital is an [...]