Showing posts from December, 2016

New Report: 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation

Forty months is not a lot of time to design, develop and deliver something monumental. Consider that it took 182 years to build the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, 20 years to build the Great Pyramid of Giza and 10 years to build the Panama Canal. Executives from digital-leading companies, however, tell us that in just over three years – the year 2020 – 17 different digital technologies will dramatically impact the way they work, and transform the work that gets done, so we don't have much time.  This means that within the next 40 months the exponential growth of digitization and machine learning will fundamentally change how businesses create value, satisfy customers and outperform competitors. This also means that in this same time period, companies must take actions that position them for the next level of success. If they don’t embrace digital, for many it will be game over. To better understand the strategies and technologies that digital transformation winners require,

Virtual Reality Moves to Real with Sensors and Digital Transformation

I was on a high-rise construction site 34-floors above the city.  I was talking to the construction crew when a fight broke out.  There was an explosion and the floor collapsed.  I removed the virtual reality (VR) goggles and laughed.  It was so real.  The VR solutions provided an incredible experience, almost like being there.  As good as my experience was, it was not reality.  It was a controlled pre-programmed experience - a notional idea.  Today, however, VR, sensors and sensory feedback technologies enable a notional idea to become reality – a Real-Reality. IoT sensors extend our physical senses beyond our physical reach.  Haptic feedback systems enable us to physically feel distant objects and experience events, digital odors can be collected, profiled, transmitted and recreated locally on odor printers, 3D infrared scanners can capture and scale physical shapes and environments and transmit them anywhere to be used by 3D printers or in digital scenes.  We can visualize, sen

How Good is Your Mind at Predicting?

My friend, Peter Rogers, who lives in the UK was wrong at predicting Brexit, but right at predicting Donald Trump would win.  How did he get one wrong and the other right?  Read about his experiences here. Guest Blogger - Peter Rogers Peter Rogers Predicted Donald Trump I always thought I was particularly good at prediction as a result of me working as a technologist most of my life, but my world was turned upside down after Brexit. It took a long time for me to work out why I got Brexit so wrong, but eventually I brushed myself off and started to read a lot of material on Super-Forecasters. It learned I had been misleading myself for many years.  I thought I was good at non-technical decision-making. I recall looking at the Ladbrokes Swingometer for Brexit and being so sure of a "remain" vote, that I was going to place a large bet.  I was however, wrong. I made the classic mistake of polluting the decision-maker-mindset. In order to forecast accurately I needed t