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The Mindshifting Relationship Between Iteration and Innovation

The Mindshifting Relationship Between Iteration and Innovation

When most people describe innovation in their work or share their vision for “the art of the possible,” what they’re really describing is iteration. Let me explain… Every company faces two opportunities forward. And a balance of the two requires investment and care to grow and thrive in a future that doesn’t stand still. 1) Iteration: Embracing the new to improve, enhance, augment, optimize, and scale what we do really well. Note: not everything you do today should come along…

Silicon: Technology Powering Business – Tech Trends in 2023

Silicon: Technology Powering Business – Tech Trends in 2023

via Silicon: Technology Powering Business, According to Brian Solis… Some companies are going to batten down the hatches and cut costs. Markets, though, will continue to evolve. Customers will continue to shop, make decisions, learn and exercise new behaviours, and gain new digital competencies. Competitiveness in this market becomes a matter of ‘digital Darwinism.’ To survive and thrive, businesses must adapt to the pace at which technology influences how society and technology evolves. And to do this, businesses need to…

Retail Therapy: At the forefront of digital transformation and customer experience with Paul Zahra, CEO of ARA

Retail Therapy: At the forefront of digital transformation and customer experience with Paul Zahra, CEO of ARA

In this episode of Retail Therapy, we have the pleasure of hosting Brian Solis. Brian is a leading digital anthropologist and futurist, known for his expertise in digital transformation, customer experience, and innovation. He is currently the Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, where he leverages his vast knowledge to drive thought leadership and research. Join host Paul Zahra, CEO of ARA, to delve into Brian’s unique perspectives on the ever-evolving retail industry. With over 700,000 followers on social media, Brian brings a…

Are Hotels Ready for Generation Novel? How the rise of Generation-Novel or Gen-N could transform the future of guest service

Are Hotels Ready for Generation Novel? How the rise of Generation-Novel or Gen-N could transform the future of guest service

Via David Millili, CEO at LodgIQ, HospitalityNet What defines world-class guest service? Is it personalized offers or a value-driven loyalty program? Is it a timely reply sent back to an unsatisfied guest review? Is it flexible stay options or policies? Is it an engaging social media presence? Guest service can be all of these things… and with the demands accelerated by the pandemic, it has also become so much more. The problem with defining guest service in any singular way…

‎Salesforce Commerce Cloud Innovations: Redefining How Brands Approach Their Customer Experience with Salesforce Futurist Brian Solis

‎Salesforce Commerce Cloud Innovations: Redefining How Brands Approach Their Customer Experience with Salesforce Futurist Brian Solis

Brands are in a position where they must exceed customer expectations even if the customer wasn’t expecting it. No brand is safe from the need to stay one step ahead of its customers – just think of Blockbuster and Nokia. In this episode, I have a great conversation with Brian Solis, VP, Global Innovation at Salesforce. Brian is a world-renowned digital anthropologist, futurist, eight times bestselling author, and international keynote speaker. He has consistently been recognized as one of the…

A Conversation About How Automation and AI Deliver Success Now for Service Teams

A Conversation About How Automation and AI Deliver Success Now for Service Teams

Today’s service leaders are struggling to meet growing customer expectations amid a 19% average annual turnover rate and tightening operational budgets. But Salesforce Service Cloud CEO Clara Shih and VP, Global Innovation, Brian Solis see automation and AI as a solution. On this episode they explain how you can drive growth by empowering agents to do more with less, increase efficiencies by streamlining time-intensive processes, and deliver immediate cost savings to organizations across every industry. Watch to find out more!…

The Brave New World of Digital, Business, and Leadership Transformation and the Part You Play in It All

The Brave New World of Digital, Business, and Leadership Transformation and the Part You Play in It All

I was moved by an inspiring piece about finding hope in a time of disruption and uncertainty. It was written by my friend Andrew Penn, CEO of Telstra. Though it was published this time last year, I found it relevant now. Penn observed that in these times of a great reset, it’s only human to lose hope. It’s true seemingly everywhere. Just looking at Twitter right now, it feels like the special place I once described as a human seismograph has…

Are Bots Coming For Your Job? With the Right Leadership, Human-Centered Innovation Will Help You Thrive

Are Bots Coming For Your Job? With the Right Leadership, Human-Centered Innovation Will Help You Thrive

Does it feel like robots are coming for your job? That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There is one thing that always differentiates us: our humanity. f you’re like most people, you probably think there’s a good chance that artificial intelligence (AI) or automation will significantly impact the global job market. Yet surveys show that most of us think these disruptive technologies are primarily going to affect someone else — someone with a skill set or an educational background that…

Welcome to the Novel Economy

Welcome to the Novel Economy

On average, it takes 66 days for new behaviors to become second nature. We have forever changed in the days, months, years following the global disruption of 2020. You can throw your business playbooks, operational checklists, and mindsets out the window. This is now a Novel Economy. True to its definition, it’s a time that’s new and unusual. It’s not a new normal or a next normal. While all this is scary for some organizations, it can also be wondrous for…

Making The Business Case For The Metaverse: How Companies Can Create Value In The Next Web

Making The Business Case For The Metaverse: How Companies Can Create Value In The Next Web

The metaverse represents an evolving version of the next web, creating immersive 3D experiences that evolve traditional 2D websites into a connected series of virtual worlds. Already, consumers and businesses are exploring ways to enhance their everyday activities, deepen connectivity, and unlock more exciting applications. New McKinsey research estimates that the potential economic value of the metaverse could generate up to $5 trillion by 2030. The report, “Value Creation in the Metaverse” also found that 57% of metaverse-aware companies say…

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