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How I Help Business Audiences Embrace Innovation, Disruption and Change to Lead the Way Forward

How I Help Business Audiences Embrace Innovation, Disruption and Change to Lead the Way Forward

We live in an era of #DigitalDarwinism. These are disruptive times and they challenge everyone…leaders and executives…employees, customers, and partners…and, you and me. AI, Crypto, Quantum Computing, Blockchain, AR/VR, facial recognition, wearables, IoT/IIoT, 5G, automation and 20 other disruptive technologies will only continue to change everything as we know it. Digital transformation, innovation, and new leadership are needed to survive and thrive. The future either happens to us or because of us. I’ve spent my entire career as a digital…

Marriott International Prioritizes Innovation in Guest Experience to Cultivate Brand Loyalty and Drive Growth

Marriott International Prioritizes Innovation in Guest Experience to Cultivate Brand Loyalty and Drive Growth

There’s an old adage in business: A happy customer is a loyal customer. Focus on driving loyalty, and you cultivate a customer relationship that is not only special, but also incredibly rewarding for the business over a longer period of time. By putting loyalty at the center of everything, loyal customers become proud stewards of the brand, advocating their experiences and going out of their way to spend more time and money with the brand. In any given category, their…

Riding the Next Wave of Digitally Driven Innovation

Riding the Next Wave of Digitally Driven Innovation

The cloud is a key enabler of business transformation. IT leaders, business executives and digital transformation architects are migrating to the cloud to modernize operations enterprise-wide. I was invited by IDG/CIO and Microsoft Azure to share my views on cloud-driven digital transformation across private and public-sector institutions. Some of the topics we discussed include: Big data/analytics – how companies can turn data into insights and revenue growth using the cloud, analytics and other tools Workplace transformation – how technology is…

Can AI Save the Retail Industry?

Can AI Save the Retail Industry?

Over the years, I’ve studied retail innovation and also retail stagnation. Among the white hot trends propelling retail startups and giving legacy brands hope are artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, Internet of Things (IoT), connected sensors and good old fashioned ingenuity. My friend Macy Bayern of TechRepublic recently wrote about the role AI is specifically playing in retail innovation. Her resulting article features insights from industry experts and innovators. I also wanted to share our unabridged conversation with you here……

Consumers Don’t Want Products And Services, They Want Experiences

Consumers Don’t Want Products And Services, They Want Experiences

    Following my presentation at Adobe Summit, I sat down with CMO.com‘s Giselle Abramovich (also my dear friend) back stage to discuss the importance of experience design and the future of brand in a digital economy. I also got to share the inspiration behind, X: The Experience When Business Meets Design. In this in-depth interview, we also explored my research, work and ideas about how every company should re-imagine brand for an era of digital Darwinism. The questions and answers cover…

The End of Business as Usual Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution – GetAbstract

The End of Business as Usual Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution – GetAbstract

For those who don’t have the time to read an entire book, but still need the benefits of doing so, I present to you…GetAbstract. I’m proud to announce that The End of Business as Usual Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution is now available, along with X, WTF, Engage!, and others! — Before the Internet and social media, consumers who didn’t like a store told a few friends, sent an angry letter or just never…

e-Mobility and The Future of Transportation – #EnelFocusOn in Rome

e-Mobility and The Future of Transportation – #EnelFocusOn in Rome

The future of e-mobility (full presentation on demand) Our climate is changing. Some of the manmade causes that are accelerating these changes can be reduced or possibly reversed with notable, some not insignificant changes in our lifestyle. Obviously some are easier than others but nonetheless important. Without getting into the politics or the science of climate change, I do want to share an experience about one of the many areas of innovation aimed to curb it, eMobility. As Tesla Found Elon…

Innovation Starts When You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Innovation Starts When You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Chase Jarvis is a long-time friend. A real friend. He’s also someone I deeply admire. His talents as a photographer, online persona, speaker, director and human being are raw and next level (check out his new book Creative Calling!) A few years ago, we spent some time together in Austin to talk about innovation and experience design. To this day, it is still one of my all-time favorite conversations. One of the reasons I’m sharing this post after all this…

How Hyundai is Driving CX Innovation by Connecting Customers to Dealerships Via Mobile-First Journeys

How Hyundai is Driving CX Innovation by Connecting Customers to Dealerships Via Mobile-First Journeys

New Hyundai store in Bluewater Shopping CentreToday’s customer is more connected, informed and empowered than ever before. They expect information and services on-demand and they increasingly expect personalized engagement regardless of channel. Customers value modern experiences that are seamless, efficient and assistive across their devices and many times this is the deciding factor of which brand to purchase. For those of us who have recently been in the market for a new car, researching a big decision like that is…

11 Trends To Help Brands Compete Against Digital Darwinism

11 Trends To Help Brands Compete Against Digital Darwinism

My friend Alison DeNisco Rayome is Senior Editor at TechRepublic. We recently talked about how progressive retailers are leading digital transformation. I wanted to share our conversation with you here as I feel the ideas (and links) can help any organization thrive in an era of digital Darwinism! TechRepublic: Generally speaking, where would you say most companies stand in terms of digital transformation efforts right now? Brian Solis: I’m recently published the 2018-2019 State of Digital Transformationand its surprising how…

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