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Introducing The Ideation Cycle – A Fun Framework for Marketing and Building Movement Around New Ideas

Introducing The Ideation Cycle – A Fun Framework for Marketing and Building Movement Around New Ideas

Everyone has ideas. What separates ideation from impact is action, community-building, and creating value. Ideas represent possibilities for alternate futures. Ideation stirs hope and forms pathways to change. But, the idea is just one part of transformation and innovation. It takes a village as they say. And the village must not only believe in the idea, but also believe in mission, the purpose, and the value they’ll experience as a result. In an era of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine…

WTF – What’s the Future of Travel and Tourism

WTF – What’s the Future of Travel and Tourism

In 2016, I was invited to speak at World Travel Market (WTM) in London. The book, X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, was brand new and perfect for the event. Why? Travel and tourism are experiential and as such, they are the epitome of experience businesses. The challenge however is what modern experiences do customers seek in an era of digital Darwinism? My goal at WTM was to help delegates see the present differently to then see the future…

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…

Retail Just Experienced Its Ctrl-Alt-Del Moment

Retail Just Experienced Its Ctrl-Alt-Del Moment

Denyse Drummond-Dunn explores the state and future of retail in Customer Think—features Brian Solis. Will the future of retail be without physical outlets? Brian Solis wrote a great article also in early 2017 on the “11 Trends Shaping The Future Of Retail” based on a presentation he wrote back in 2015! However, despite their age, I feel that they remain as true today as when he wrote it. He says that retail continues to suffer from what he calls the new “Kodak…

The Future Needs a Hero

The Future Needs a Hero

My friend Nick Davis leads innovation and customer experience at Reaching the Future Faster and faculty chair for corporate innovation at Singularity University. Late in 2019, Nick and I were talking about his upcoming book, “Future Ready: A Changemaker’s Guide to the Exponential Revolution.” When I read the draft, I immediately had an idea for a foreword. We agreed. My request was that I could share it here with upon release. Future Ready is a how-to guide for changemakers who are…

Digital Analyst and Futurist Brian Solis to Keynote Georgia State’s Future of Marketing Conference

Digital Analyst and Futurist Brian Solis to Keynote Georgia State’s Future of Marketing Conference

A new conference presented by Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business will bring together senior marketing professionals from throughout the Southeast for a half day of learning with leading futurists and some of the nation’s most knowledgeable marketing executives. The Future of Marketing Conference will feature Brian Solis was announced as the opening keynote. Brian will share a brand new speech on the rapid rise of distracted consumerism and the future of experience design. Brand and marketing executives can…

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…

Powering a clean future through innovative, sustainable and affordable electricity – #EnelFocusOn

Powering a clean future through innovative, sustainable and affordable electricity – #EnelFocusOn

When I’m not immersed in reverse-engineering (or trying to make sense of) the “future of” industries, I focus on the future of us. I seek-out unique partnerships to spotlight the important work of companies investing in the betterment, sustainability and well-being of our lives. During #ClimateWeek, I had the privilege of participating in a special #EnelFocusOn panel with Enel Group CEO Francesco Starace and Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All. The conversation took place…

Brian Solis Research Referenced In FUTUREiOT Article On Securing a Converged IoT-IloT Future

Brian Solis Research Referenced In FUTUREiOT Article On Securing a Converged IoT-IloT Future

Solis, Altimeter and key statistics are quoted upfront in an article by Allan Tan on Futuriot titled “Securing a converged IoT-IIoT future.” The Altimeter report, 2018-2019 State of Digital Transformation, reveals that business growth remains the primary driver of digital transformation initiatives. But while market pressures like business opportunities (51%) and increased competitive pressure (41%) are high on the agenda of the C-suite, high-profile data breaches and new regulatory standards like GDPR are also providing impetus to transform (38%). Solis…

WTF!? What’s the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences

WTF!? What’s the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences

It’s amazing what you discover after sorting through years of files just waiting for attention… GetAbstract takes great books and summarizes them for today’s busy executives and entrepreneurs. One such book is, What’s the Future of Business aka WTF. For those who do not want the rich visual and immersive analog experience, GetAbstract has done the hard work for you. There’s also an audio summary available (click the mp3 icon). And, while you’re there, it seems I have an entire…

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