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The Future of Something Annoying..Passwords

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In this episode, we deeply dive into something we all find annoying, passwords.  We explore the challenges surrounding passwords today, the cost of password-related fraud and theft, and then explore the future of human factor authentication with expert and AuthID.ai CEO Tom Thimot.  Join me as we pull back the curtains and learn about the next generation of authentication. ************************************************************************ Kevin Benedict Partner | Futurist at TCS View my profile on LinkedIn Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Join the Linkedin Group Digital Intelligence ***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

The Future of Sports and the Importance of Integrity

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Our guest in this episode is Katie Simmonds, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of SIGA , the Sports Integrity Global Alliance.  We take a deep dive into the role integrity plays in the global sports industry which is projected to reach US $40.2 billion by 2026.  We discuss the importance of creating and defending a culture of honesty, transparency, fairness, accountability, and equality in sports.  We look ahead at the future of sports - developments in science, technology, medicine, and therapies that will likely change the world of sports in significant ways. We explore the impact of artificial intelligence, automation, content creation, and augmented realities on sports and athletes.  Sports is a BIG business today, and everyone involved will benefit by embracing standards of integrity. To read more about the future of sports check out, The Future of Sports Integrity, Part 1 . ************************************************************************ Kevin Benedict Partner | F

What the Metaverse Could Mean for Retail

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My wife and I are enthusiastic backpackers.  We buy gear that is ultralight and designed to take the abuse of rugged wilderness environments.  For many years we have frequented the outdoor equipment store REI to purchase our clothing, gear and supplies.  Recently, however, REI has stopped stocking their stores with a full range of products.  They only seem to stock a small selection of sizes and colors, and refer you to their website for all other options.   As an example, on a recent trip to REI, I had a shopping list of four items. Each time I asked a customer service person about one of the products on my list, I was given the same answer, "Visit our website... we don't carry it in our stores."   On the way home I felt disappointment. The trip seemed both a waste of time and fuel.  Is the disappointment I felt shared by tens of thousands of other customers?  If so, will this shared disappointment lead to the demise, or the transformation of physical stores?  

The Future of Ecosystems in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

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A fascinating deep dive into the rapidly emerging world of ecosystems and digital transformation in architecture, engineering and construction. Our guest is acclaimed author, architect and Autodesk expert Olivier Lepinoy.  ************************************************************************ Kevin Benedict Partner | Futurist at TCS View my profile on LinkedIn Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Join the Linkedin Group Digital Intelligence ***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

The Future of Sports Integrity, Part 2

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In Part 1 of this series we discussed the future of sports integrity, its meaning, and what makes sports entertaining and compelling to watch and participate in.  We covered the economics of integrity, and how a loss of integrity has a direct impact on the bottomline of sports' ecosystems.  We then identified some of the significant scientific and medical advances that will likely help humans improve their athletic performances, health, injury rehabilitations and prolong their athletic careers in the future.  Many of these advances will need to be studied, evaluated and ultimately absorbed into sports in a manner that preserves the integrity of the sport. Growth and Innovation: In Part 2, we explore technologies and innovations that will impact sports, sports integrity and sports ecosystems in the future.  The global sports technology market was valued at US $ 17.9 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach US $40.2 billion by 2026. Growth is forecasted in data-driven decision-mak

The Current and Future State of Social Media and the C-Suite

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In this FOBtv episode, I interview social media expert Paul Parmley about the current and future state of social media in the context of the C-Suite.  What has the C-Suite learned, how are today's leaders using social media and what are the trends.  It is a fascinating discussion! ************************************************************************ Kevin Benedict Partner | Futurist at TCS View my profile on LinkedIn Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Join the Linkedin Group Digital Intelligence ***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.