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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…

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…

Digital futurist says the technology behind psychographic targeted can be used for good, evil or advertising

Digital futurist says the technology behind psychographic targeted can be used for good, evil or advertising

Original article written by Austyn Allison, Campaign Middle East Brian Solis is Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce [previously principal analyst at Altimeter Group in the US], where he studies disruptive technology and works with companies around the world on business innovation and digital transformation strategies. He was introduced at last month’s OMD Predicts event in Dubai as “a keynote speaker, digital anthropologist and futurist,”and he has always looked at how technology affects society. He began his career looking at ways…

readwrite: Customer Experience Speakers for Your Event

readwrite: Customer Experience Speakers for Your Event

Readwrite published an article that lists the top CX speakers for events exploring customer trends and the future of behaviors, expectations, and preferences. Brian Solis was named to the list along with many of his long-time friends As a pioneer in digital anthropology, we believe Brian should be ranked at the very top of the list for events where audiences need to understand the human side of the evolving digital story. Brian outlines in a very approachable and engaging way…

The Future Of Marketing Starts Now

The Future Of Marketing Starts Now

A summary of Brian Solis’ keynote presentation at the recent Martechvibe Fest event in South Africa by Suparna Dutt DCunha People keep saying it: everything has changed. As the days spent in our homes blur together, outside in the world of marketing, huge shifts in consciousness are happening. The pandemic is teaching marketers not just to be digital, but to use it to bring new experiences that are more intuitive, productive, efficient and exciting for customers, and also be empathetic,…

Surviving Digital Darwinism and Thriving Against Disruption: It’s The Survival of the Most Disruptive

Surviving Digital Darwinism and Thriving Against Disruption: It’s The Survival of the Most Disruptive

Wow. What an experience. I was asked to present at the incredible Macquarie 2021 Australia Conference, one of the most innovative financial services organization in the world. Following the event, the team at Macquarie shared insights from the conference and I wanted to also share them here with you. Surviving ‘Digital Darwinism’ and thriving in disruption Source: Macquarie Perspectives COVID-19 has indelibly shaped the way we connect and consume, and in doing so has accelerated the digitisation trend by many…

Managing Machine Identities in an Era of Digital Darwinism and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Managing Machine Identities in an Era of Digital Darwinism and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Digital Darwinism is accelerating because of the 4th Industrial Revolution. We’re witnessing the “rise of the machines” and also the “rise of the machine identity crisis.” IoT, IIoT, 5G, AI, automation, mobility (work from anywhere), field services, edge computing, will in their own way empower a new generation of connected businesses to engage customers, work everywhere, unlock new applications, and scale in ways that are both unimaginable and also open to imagination. Combined, everything sets the stage for disruption and…

Greater Akron Chamber Annual Meeting & Conversation with Brian Solis

Greater Akron Chamber Annual Meeting & Conversation with Brian Solis

04/30/2021 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Online – Virtual Event Join the Greater Akron Chamber on Friday, April 30th for the 2021 Greater Akron Chamber Annual Meeting. This virtual event, held from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., will feature an update on the Chamber’s notable accomplishments and will provide a look ahead to what’s next relative to the Chamber’s strategic priorities and initiatives in areas like workforce; business support; and diversity, equity and inclusion. We will also leverage this opportunity…

Culture 2.0: Why a Digital Culture is a Competitive Advantage

Culture 2.0: Why a Digital Culture is a Competitive Advantage

Ah, the days when we could travel for to conferences. I’d like to share one fond memory with you because this topic is only more relevant in a post-pandemic world. I was invited to give a keynote presentation at Social Business Forum X in Milan.  The theme of the presentation was the importance of building a digital culture to compete in an era of “digital Darwinism.” At the center of it, is not technology, it’s a renewed human-centered approach to employee…

Multi-tasking is not a superpower, it’s a weakness – without mastery, digital distractions are causing more harm than good

Multi-tasking is not a superpower, it’s a weakness – without mastery, digital distractions are causing more harm than good

It’s 2021, the second year in a row that SXSW is not being held live in Austin. During the last, live SXSW, I launched my latest, and first personal book on individual empowerment to overcome our social dilemma. Algorithms have certainly earned their wages lately as it’s time for the virtual edition of SXSW 2021 and I’m flooded, thankfully, with memories of 2019. During the craziness of the Lifescale launch at SXSW 2019 in Austin Texas, I met the international…

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