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Top Futurist Speaker, Brian Solis Can Help Your Audience Win the Innovation Game

Top Futurist Speaker, Brian Solis Can Help Your Audience Win the Innovation Game

We live in an era of what leading digital anthropologist, futurist and best-selling author Brian Solis coined as #DigitalDarwinism. These are disruptive times and they challenge everyone…leaders and executives, employees, customers, and partners…the list goes on. Brian has dedicated his career to understanding digital disruption, predicting trends and helping leaders shape the future they want to see. As a world-renowned keynote speaker, Brian also has a unique gift of humanizing digital trends to make transformation and innovation meaningful and even inspiring. He’s…

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…

Humanizing CX: Shifting from Customer Experience to the Customer’s Experience

Humanizing CX: Shifting from Customer Experience to the Customer’s Experience

Customer experience is powerful because it consists of two important ingredients, 1) people and 2) emotions. When we talk about CX as a matter of purpose and strategy, this is exactly where the phrases “put customers at the center of our business” and becoming “customer-centric” can and should come to life. But honestly, we don’t really design for people or emotions today. We design for what we think of as customer intent and in turn, invest in touchpoints, conversions, transactions…

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……

The Digital Transformation People Features Link to Brian Solis’ “A Prelude To Innovation”

The Digital Transformation People Features Link to Brian Solis’ “A Prelude To Innovation”

Solis is listed as a key contributor on The Digital Transformation People’s News In Digital under the heading of Strategy & Innovation. The pull quote from his linked article “A Prelude To Innovation” is “If innovation is the key to future-proofing and more effectively competing for the future, why is it that many organizations get caught up in a pattern of incrementalism?” The article itself appears on the Singular University Website. It’s subhead is: Ideas are Denied by the Dozen:…

Legacy Models Shackle Digital Transformation and Strangle Innovation

Legacy Models Shackle Digital Transformation and Strangle Innovation

Digital transformation has certainly achieved buzzword status. Yet, by its very nature, digital transformation can be among the most important catalysts for business modernization and innovation. The difference between where we are and where we need to be is separated by purpose and vision. If we can see and work beyond the “digital” in digital transformation, we can model the business of the future today. That’s the hard part. In the early phases of “The Six Stages of Digital Transformation,”…

Adweek Features Brian Solis’ Latest Research on Digital Experience Innovation

Adweek Features Brian Solis’ Latest Research on Digital Experience Innovation

In an article for Adweek called “7 Strategies to Drive Business Growth Through Digital Experience Innovation,” Solis offers various pieces of advice gleaned from his interviews with leading CMOs. He interviewed marketing heads at top brands such as Nestlé Waters, Home Away, Domino’s and Marriott International to learn how they were approaching innovation and how that might affect the role of brand and marketing. He writes, “I learned that, across the board, in addition to adopting new technologies and hiring…

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…

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