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Savvy Business Leaders Podcast – Futurist Brian Solis on Reinventing Field Service Management

Savvy Business Leaders Podcast – Futurist Brian Solis on Reinventing Field Service Management

In this episode of the Savvy Business Leaders podcast series, host Bill Detwiler talks field service management with Brian Solis, Principal Analyst and Futurist at Altimeter Group, and Paul Bean, CEO of Mining Worldwide at Sodexo. Companies use field service management whenever they deliver products or services offsite. In part one, Solis explains how disruptive technologies are enabling connected field service and unlocking new business models. Then, we’ll learn how Sodexo is harnessing these technologies to make early, informed, and holistic decisions.

Why Disruptive Technology is Hijacking Your Customers

Why Disruptive Technology is Hijacking Your Customers

Disruptive technology is not just a commodity anymore; it has become a necessity. I recently met with Rilke Thomsen of Sleeknote to talk about how disruptive technology is shaping customer behaviors, preferences and expectations. Our conversation turned into a short but interesting three-part audio series that I wanted to share with you here. What is disruptive technology? Disruptive technology is something that comes along early on and has the potential to disrupt markets, behavior, and processes models. According to Brian, there are three…

Social Business is not Dead: New charts and data reveal the real evolution of social businesses

In recent times, I’ve noticed a rise in discussions around the “death of social business” and also an increase in alternative “fill in the blank but don’t use the word social” businesses. Some of those discussions have been hosted here recently. There’s strong merit to the discussions of course, especially those I’ve hosted (be sure to read the comments). But as an analyst tracking the evolution of social businesses and equally the cause and effect of digital transformation overall, I’m…

The Human Algorithm: Redefining the Value of Data

The Human Algorithm: Redefining the Value of Data

The onslaught of real-time social, local, mobile (SoLoMo) technology is nothing short of overwhelming. Besides the gadgets, apps, social networks and appliances that continue to emerge, the pace of innovation is only outdone by the volumes of data that each produce. Everything we share, everywhere we go, everything we say and everyone we follow or connect with, generates valuable information that can be used to improve consumer experiences and ultimately improve products and services. While the amount of personal and…

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