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Employing an AI Futurist To Navigate the Post-Corona World

Employing an AI Futurist To Navigate the Post-Corona World

What does the world look like post-COVID? It’s an interesting question because the answer is limited to our own imagination and ideas of what was good and what wasn’t in the world before COVID (BC). As a contributor to Singularity University, I was excited to join Kris Østergaard on his Corporate Innovation Podcast for SingularityU. In this thoughtful episode, we explored a new concept I’ve been pushing to employ the role of an AI Futurist to navigate the Post-Corona, aka the…

Q&A: How to Boost Your Business Through Innovation in an Era of Global Disruption

Q&A: How to Boost Your Business Through Innovation in an Era of Global Disruption

In an earlier post, Emakina and I explored the depths what it takes for businesses to become “the light in times of darkness.” Following the event, we received additional questions that we deemed were worth follow up. So, we scheduled a second recording to address all that we could. We wanted to share the conversation with you here… Extra Q&A Session with Brian Solis Last June, Emakina organised a webinar with 8-time bestselling author and digital anthropologist Brian Solis to…

International Council of Shopping Centers: The Future of Retail and Real Estate Isn’t What It Used to Be

International Council of Shopping Centers: The Future of Retail and Real Estate Isn’t What It Used to Be

Brian Solis delivered the keynote address at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2020 CenterBuild Conference. His presentation, “The Future of Retail and Real Estate Isn’t What It Used to Be,” was well-received and is online now. When ICSC was founded in 1957, the retail industry was a veritable juggernaut even surging forward beyond the initial wave of Amazon and e-commerce in the 90s. Then over time, the relationship between consumers and digital, social media, real-time, and mobile slowly,…

Introducing Generation-N, The New Customer Defining the Novel Economy

Introducing Generation-N, The New Customer Defining the Novel Economy

Meet Generation-Novel, the new critical customer segment created by the pandemic. Before COVID (BC), your customer was already living a digital ritual of mobile, social, real-time for work, play and endless sharing and consumption. Now, with shelter in place and general fear of getting sick, customers are only becoming more and more digital. It’s not just for the early adopters or younger generations. Everyone is becoming equally digital because they have to. But it’s not just about tech and the…

In these dark times, be the light: How to boost your business through innovation

In these dark times, be the light: How to boost your business through innovation

In 2020, Emakina and I partnered on a special #FastTrack webinar to help brands become the light in these dark times. The conversation was titled, “How to boost your business through innovation in the current and future context.” Leading up to the event, Luc Malcorps of Emakina and I explored topics in the webinar, but also work leading up to COVID-19 that may prove more meaningful now than before. I hope this helps you… The Covid-19 crisis unhinged society and…

This is not the new normal or the next normal: that’s for everyone else

This is not the new normal or the next normal: that’s for everyone else

We talk about the ‘new normal’ or the ‘next normal’, but for world-renowned digital anthropologist and author Brian Solis, ‘normal’ was part of the problem. In this powerful talk, he explains how the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation for the better and paved the way for disruptive innovation with technologies like 5G. Now more than ever, we need new ideas, partnerships and mindsets that unlock creativity and imagination to deliver sophisticated new experiences for business customers and consumers. I recently…

May I Have Your Attention, No, May I Have Your Intention Please?

May I Have Your Attention, No, May I Have Your Intention Please?

My friend Stephen Denny asked me if I would write the foreword for his new book, “Unfiltered Marketing: 5 Rules to Win Back Trust, Credibility, and Customers in a Digitally Distracted World.” It meant a lot to me. Having the ability to set the stage for someone’s passion and hard work is not something I take lightly. I asked if it would be okay to share the foreword upon release of the book and he said, “of course.” Unfiltered Marketing…

Redefining the human-centred approach to marketing

Redefining the human-centred approach to marketing

Via CMO… We’re living in a time of the ‘#noveleconomy’, a new and unusual time marked by the coronavirus, where the number one driver has to be customers and employees, Salesforce global innovation evangelist, Brian Solis, claims. “We have to learn, whether that’s in retail or in brand, how to deliver a much more impactful experience, not just for someone who’s connected, but for someone who’s emotionally, subconsciously and intellectually moved because of a global pandemic,” Solis explained during this…

Introducing a new live video series, Intersections: Where Ideas and Possibility Converge

Introducing a new live video series, Intersections: Where Ideas and Possibility Converge

The new media world is simply incredible. It’s rich with opportunities to learn and share with platforms that make onboarding, creating, publishing and consuming content approachable by just about anyone. I’ve been blogging since about 2004, producing online videos shortly thereafter and podcasting for the last few years. It wasn’t until recently however that I started to experiment with live-streaming as a host. In development for about six months, I’m proud to announce “Intersections: Where Ideas and Possibility Converge,” a…

The Future of Retail: Inspiring Innovation In The Novel Economy

The Future of Retail: Inspiring Innovation In The Novel Economy

Since the dawn of COVID-19, brick-and-mortar retail has been thrust into yet another level of disruption. From e-commerce to mobile to social media to apps to a global pandemic, retail can’t seem to catch a break. But now, maybe they can. Consumers are now, not only increasingly digital first, they’re bound by a somatic marker that is COVID-19. The future of retail isn’t what it used to be. In this 50 minute, yes, almost one hour, conversation with Alicia Esposito…

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