Posts Tagged ‘innovation‘

How to turn the future green, according to Bill Gates

Bill Gates plans to invest $1 billion in clean energy technology over the next five years. This will be a fairly big increase over the investments he is already making, but he’s doing it because he believes that the next half-decade will bring many breakthroughs that will help

Disruptive Technologies Transforming the Government-Citizen Relationship

David Raths proposes an interesting selection of disruptive technologies in eight critical areas of government, ranging from public safety to health to transportation. Powerful combinations of digital, mobile, social, geographic and video innovations already are changing the public’s expectations and the services available. Can government agencies seize

5 ways tech can transform finance

Crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lenders, mobile payments, bitcoin, robo-advisers – there seems to be no end to the diversity, or to the sky-high valuations, of these “fintech” innovators. Read more from World Economic Forum Gerd Leonhard on the future of finance: Watch Digital Transformation and the Future

#HelloWorld15: Digital Transformation Driving Business Re-Invention

“Just like publishers are transcending the idea of selling content, digital transformation forces every leading incumbent to transcend the products and services that are certain to become a commodity,” said Leonhard. Read more about what Gerd had to say at #HelloWorld15 from Orange Business or

Culture Drives Innovation

With this month’s announcement that the European Union is investigating Amazon for possible anticompetitive behavior in the sale of e-books, antitrust fervor in Europe seems to have hit fever pitch. Apple, Google and Facebook are all subjects of investigation, and Amazon is now the focus

A Review of the 13th Innovation Africa Digital Summit in Zimbabwe

Dr Madan Rao, Conference Chair at IADS 2015 wrote a review of the 13th Innovation Africa Digital Summit in Zimbabwe and you should read it! Over 350 delegates from 40 countries attended the three-day event at a venue near the stunning Victoria Falls, one of

Next Gen Automation

What are the key innovations that combine to enable the next generation of automation? A recent forward looking McKinsey report assessed the potential impact of Disruptive Technologies, providing a perspective focused on the year 2025. Looking at their list of twelve disruptive technologies, I see

Dropping the Needle: Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education

Disruption theory comes from the business literature, but it has been co-opted by other sectors as it provides a framing device that helps us make sense of the fast-paced 21st century…Why is it important for us to contemplate this debate? Disruption theory is now so

meetingofthemindsv: The Future of Entrepreneurship: Meeting of the Minds #4: Ross Dawson & Gerd Leonhard (Futurists) (by Gerd Leonhard)