Companies were shifting to everything-as-a-service IT even before the pandemic boosted the value of flexibility, and the second Deloitte Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) Study shows adopters increasingly prizing the XaaS model. Introduction Over the past decade, leaders have become increasingly taken with the idea of everything-as-a-service (XaaS). Across industries, organizations have looked
The future of farming: Driverless tractors, drones and robots. How is the agriculture industry changing as digital technology develops? Unmanned tractors controlled via GPS; drones that kill vermin in the fields from above; and highly efficient bull sperm used to produce genetically optimized calves. This is not science fiction. It’s
Data is the lifeblood of our economy today. It helps businesses in every single industry provide better, more personalized experiences for their customers. And with the IoT, we are creating data at unprecedented rates. However, there are a few challenges to IoT data storage and consumption that many large enterprises
“Information technology is revolutionizing products, from appliances to cars to mining equipment. Products once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts have become complex systems combining hardware, sensors, electronics, and software that connect through the internet in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products” offer exponentially expanding opportunities for new functionality,
Is blockchain the technology of the future? George Gilder, author of Life After Google, argues that bitcoin and blockchain technology is revolutionizing the Internet. He sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss technology, cloud computing, big data, and the growing role of blockchain in innovating new technologies. Gilder argues that
Some of the hardest changes, are the most important. The massive shift to digitalize industries, sometimes referred to as Industry 4.0 is a great example of difficult, yet critical changes that need to happen. Just as the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to shake up tons of other industries
Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and advances in sensor technology, a whole host of everyday products are getting smarter. We have smart TVs and smartwatches. We have smart running shoes – or rather, smart insoles – that gather data on your running performance. You can
Six months ago, on-demand home delivery was far from mainstream – a luxury for those willing to pay for convenience, skewing towards young professionals in major cities. The Covid-19 crisis changed that, almost overnight. Now everyone is ordering everything from household staples to ice cream on-demand. Existing delivery services like
Devastating human rights violations worldwide are committed against women and girls. Gender inequality remains a problem everywhere, especially in India. But social entrepreneurs there are refusing to accept inequality and traditional mindsets. They’re tackling violence against women with the help of technology.
Even in the midst of a global pandemic, there is one thing that’s for sure: people still want to be treated well. This concept is at the core of customer experience – the simple idea of people wanting to feel seen, known, and appreciated by the companies they’re buying from. Even as many companies seek to temporarily halt production of certain items or close their doors to dine-in patrons, they’re finding themselves in a weird place: wanting to stay top-of-mind for customers amidst potential closures, and not wanting to stir anxiety or fear while they do it. In fact, according to a June 2020 survey (1) performed by our team at Futurum Research, which talked to 330 companies in North America and Europe, 57% said their entire business model needed to reconsidered in the wake of COVID-19. Let’s just say that things are about to get a whole lot more competitive and CX may be the thing that keeps you in business.
As the CEO of the world’s most valuable company, one that works with hundreds of millions of customers and employs more than 150,000 people, Satya Nadella has a unique vantage point for observing technology’s role in combatting Covid-19. The Microsoft chief says he is seeing a migration to newer cloud technology in local governments, schools and hospitals that is in some cases skipping multiple generations of tech.
Demis Hassabis will discuss the capabilities and power of self-learning systems. He will illustrate this with reference to some of DeepMind’s recent breakthroughs, including the AlphaZero, AlphaStar and AlphaFold systems, and talk about the implications of cutting-edge AI research for scientific and philosophical discovery.