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A New—and Timeless—Digital-First Consumer Is the Future

A New—and Timeless—Digital-First Consumer Is the Future

via Lisa Boylan, Associations Now, published by ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership Brian Solis keynoted the ASAE Technology Exploration Conference in Washington, D.C. To set the proverbial stage, Associations Now interviewed Brian on his thoughts on a new digital world ahead of his presentation. Disruption can be a gift, according to Brian Solis, bestselling author, digital anthropologist, and futurist. Among the positives: It created an ageless consumer segment that is leading the way. There’s a different, inclusive generational category that…

Financial Times: Maersk hits cultural storms en route to digital destination

Financial Times: Maersk hits cultural storms en route to digital destination

FT author Peggy Hollinger explores Maersk’s attempt to rebrand as a technology-led, end-to-end logistics provider is creating tensions. Original story link. An article in that appeared in FT (Financial Times) referenced award-winning research conducted by Capgemini and Brian Solis. The report, “The Digital Culture Challenge: Closing the Employee-Leadership Gap,” was an industry-first study that measured the digital divide between front-line change agents and executives. How Maersk deals with the tensions that arise from these changes could determine the success or failure…

McKinsey – The Growth Triple Play: Creativity, Analytics and Purpose

McKinsey – The Growth Triple Play: Creativity, Analytics and Purpose

Brian Solis joined McKinsey at Cannes Lions, the International Festival of Creativity, to debut research that explores the high performing organizations that prioritize the “growth triple play” of creativity, analytics, and purpose. The presentation is here (registration required). Key Findings: Only 7 percent of companies are delivering on the growth triple play by unifying creativity, analytics, and purpose. They are driving average revenue growth of 2.3 times versus peers from 2018–19 (which increased to 2.7 times versus peers from 2019–20)….

Generation novel: How to engage the new post-pandemic customer

Generation novel: How to engage the new post-pandemic customer

Following his keynote at ClickZ Experience, Brian Solis sat down with Elizabeth Roscoe to talk about Generation-Novel, the cross-generation psychographics segment of post-pandemic customers. The original interview is posted at ClickZ. Summary Customer needs have changed as a result of the pandemic and so must the ways of marketing to them Digital empathy is key to informing marketing decisions Read on for valuable insight from digital pioneer and best-selling author Brian Solis very brand has a style guide and every…

The Importance of Digital Empathy in a Digital-First World

The Importance of Digital Empathy in a Digital-First World

At CongaConnect, Brian Solis joined Serena Williams as keynote speakers. In his speech, Brian shared lessons from LifeSCALE: How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life, for all leaders and employees to thrive in this new hybrid, work from anywhere world. His presentation is available online here [registration may be required]. Presentation Overview While working digitally, it’s easy to forget we’re all human and that what we see on the screen doesn’t always reveal what people are really…

Humanizing AI, Automation, Robotics, and the Future of Business

Humanizing AI, Automation, Robotics, and the Future of Business

My friend Rob O’Regan is my editor at CIO. He invited me to participate in a clever video series produced by CIO and Lenovo, Late Night I.T. When he told me that the show would be hosted by Emmy-nominated host, and my good friend, Baratunde Thurston, I jumped in with both feet. Our particular episode focused on the state and future of artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and robotics. I was was joined by Anima Anandkumar, Director of Machine Learning Research, NVIDIA and…

Healthcare Transformers: A Two-Part Series Defining the Future of Patient Experience by Brian Solis

Healthcare Transformers: A Two-Part Series Defining the Future of Patient Experience by Brian Solis

What’s the future of patient experience? What’s the future of caregiver experience? Brian Solis penned an innovative two-part series for HealthcareTransformers that addresses the answers to these questions and more. Solis also explores the potential of digital, physical, and hybrid experience design in a digital-first world with mobile and Web 3.0 transforming patient expectations. The ideas and lessons go beyond healthcare and affect customer experience innovation in industries including retail, travel and hospitality, automotive, and any customer-facing industry. Part 1:…

Verifone: The Ultimate List of 73 eCommerce Experts You Need to Follow

Verifone: The Ultimate List of 73 eCommerce Experts You Need to Follow

Via Raluca Bejgu, Verifone Building an eCommerce business from scratch is a journey that many people before you have decided to take. And that’s a good thing because these folks now have something valuable to teach you. By now, successful eCommerce businesses not only serve as an example for newbies but have also molded industry thought leaders who now have decided to share their knowledge and expertise. Either if your goal is to learn more about scaling an early-stage eCommerce…

Entrepreneur: Your Top 4 Questions About 2022, Answered By the World’s Top Superforecasters

Entrepreneur: Your Top 4 Questions About 2022, Answered By the World’s Top Superforecasters

Adam Soccolich interviewed Brian Solis for the December 2021 issue of Entrepreneur. The article made the print edition and is also available at Entrepreneur.com (subscription required). Your Top 4 Questions About 2022, Answered By the World’s Top Superforecasters Consumer Behavior What will customers want or expect more of? Beyond the oft examined categories of millennials and centennials, a new generation of consumers that I call Gen N — thatʼs N for ‘novelʼ — are now driving business transformation. It comprises…

International Retail Design Conference Kicks Off with Keys to Surviving Digital Darwinism

International Retail Design Conference Kicks Off with Keys to Surviving Digital Darwinism

Via VMSD Magazine The 21st annual International Retail Design Conference presented by VMSDmagazine played host to a throng of visual merchandisers, store designers and retail executives at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Centered around the theme “Rethink Retail,” the conference opened with keynote speaker and digital anthropologist Brian Solis, who shared how the emerging customer experience economy is transforming retail design. Among his insights were keys to surviving what he called “digital Darwinism.” “With every tech revolution, society changes, business…

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