When it seemed like this monthly post would only have a couple of links, many interesting posts poped out in my Feedly and started sharing compulsively in the last days. Many things are happening in my life compulsively in lately. I anticipate a post about some news in the coming days. In the meantime, this is this month’s links summary: The Importance Of Having A Purpose In Digital Transformation And Innovation To be placed in the wall and to read it every day: Technology isn’t the answer. It’s an essential…read more
Artificial intelligence is already around us. In not so long we will start interacting with it seamlessly and will potentially know more about us than ourselves as it will be gathering information from the many devices and systems around us that gather information about us, our likes and our behavior. From Virtual Reality to Immersive Spaces, food 3D printing, domotics or geolocation… It is a change in paradigm that can help us focus on what really matters.
What would be the future without robots? They are in every movie and in every fantasy about what is coming. The big question is not if there will be robots. The answer to that is obviously “yes” not because they will come but because they are already here. The big question is what would we have to do to have robots that create an emotional bond on us. That would engage us almost as humans do.
We are starting to be aware of the huge amount of data that we spread while we browse the internet. Some of us are already connecting the dots with what Social Media really mean and the business model of those platforms. But that is just the tip of the iceberg when we compare it with the possibility of merging those data with those from all sensors and connected devices that are working today. The possibilities to obtain accurate recommendations are endless, also the challenge of deciding who owns the information.
The financial landscape is shifting quickly to a completely different approach. When used to cash, credit cards and getting money for our work or our goods, shifting to virtual currencies and getting credit out of our data can be quite challenging.
Some of the greatest challenges physicians face on their daily work are: Monitoring patients only happen when in hospital or while doing the tests Patients do not follow the treatment they prescribe Electronic consumer devices can bridge the first gap gathering data constantly, and enhanced data analysis can help prescribing personalized treatments, controlling if the patient follows that treatment and coach the patient to achieve better adherence to it.
We are never too old to learn new things or to understand the changes in the world around us. We obviously need to change our mindset from a learning environment where the teacher actually teaches to the new situation where there is a new role: the Maker Mentor, who leads and helps Makers to enhance their learning experience.
Skills required in the coming professional environment are changing. What in the past adde value, tomorrow could be a burden. New concepts like crowdsourcing, hybrid workforce and holacratic organizations will start to gain traction and be among us before we even notice.
The first step in disruption is to accept the magnitude of the changes that are already starting and are about to occur. The transformation of cities into smart cities is something we are witnessing on a daily basis. Electric, autonomous and connected cars will be slowly but gradually replacing today’s vehicles. We are already seeing delivery drones… New solutions for mobility as a whole are great examples that we currently see around us.
Society is changing at light speed. A quite relevant part of those changes are due to the evolution of technologies that are constantly transforming the way we do things and creating new opportunities to perform activities that not that long ago were almost impossible to perform. To illustrate these changes, we at NTT Data have created a series of videos under the name Wake Up that, through the eyes of a character that wakes up after a ten years coma, presents the technological trends we are facing. As an introduction,…read more