Innovation

What a Study of 33 Countries Found About Aging Populations and Innovation

The populations of almost all Western countries are getting older, as the Baby Boomers, born in the 1950s and 1960s, live longer and have fewer children than previous generations. Population aging of this dimension is possibly unique in world history. No surprise, then, that it poses serious …

Longevity

4 Exercises That Smart Teams Use to Ensure Everyone's on the Same Page

It's good to share different perspectives, but at some point, they need to become one.<p>Innovation is a team sport. It is rare for a successful innovation initiative to be executed by a sole individual, and that's a good thing. A truly disruptive innovation is the manifestation of multiple …

Disruption

Has Uber's 'Movement' Platform Just Made Lyft Irrelevant?

Uber started 2017 with the surprise announcement that it will begin sharing its trip data for the first time, with the aim of helping municipal, highway and transport authorities to provide better services.<p>Although it still feels new, the shockwaves caused by its disruptive business model have yet …

Uber

The Science of Innovation: How to Imagine the Unimaginable

Why can certain companies see things that others can't, and what gives them the fortitude to invest in the seemingly impossible? Here are three brain-based strategies.<p>Time and again, Tesla continues to prove it’s a company that dares to imagine the unimaginable. From electric cars to autonomous …

Startups

How Chromebooks Aim To (Finally) Crack The Consumer Market In 2017

Google's lightweight laptops are already a hit in education, but a bigger retail push is coming.<p>It was a bit strange to be interviewing Lenovo's head of Chromebooks at CES, seeing as Lenovo didn't bring any Chromebooks to the electronics industry's annual trade show.<p>But Jeffrey Meredith, the …

Chromebook

The Final Days of Obama’s Tech Surge

The While House imported Silicon Valley’s best to transform government. Will Trump undo it all?<p>On <b>November 9, 2016,</b> some members of the United States …

Silicon Valley

Can Entrepreneurship Revive The Troubled PhD?

An innovative Cornell Tech postdoc program aims to keep research at its core while pushing scientists and engineers to start businesses.<p>PhD students once dreamed of lifelong tenure, generous sabbaticals, and a closet full of jackets with elbow patches. Academic life, with its dusty-booked charm, …

This Invisible Joint Is Making Ikea's Furniture Stronger And Easier To Build

After years of development, the Swedish design behemoth's new wedge dowel makes for sturdier, less wasteful, and longer lasting furniture.<p>Pro tip: You can often tell how long a piece of furniture will last based on how it's put together. See any traditional Japanese joinery techniques? There's a …

Interior Design

In kicking e-mail, Klick realized it had a hit product

<i>The series: We look at decision makers among Canada’s mid-sized companies who took successful action in a competitive global digital economy.</i><p>There’s a lot of talk about innovation these days. At the World Economic Forum in February, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau referred to it as “what’s between …

Automation killed 17,000 roles at a huge tech and services firm — but no one actually lost their job

DAVOS, Switzerland — Automation replaced 17,000 people's jobs at one of the world's largest professional services and tech firms Accenture over the last 18 months, but no one actually lost their job.<p>Richard Lumb, CEO of financial services at Accenture told Business Insider at the World Economic …

Automation

Tesla will also make Model 3 motors at its Nevada Gigafactory

The production of lithium-ion battery cells began at Tesla’s massive Nevada Gigafactory earlier this month, but in the future, the factory will make more than just batteries. As announced by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval last night, and reported by <i>Fortune</i> and the <i>Reno Gazette-Journal</i>, Tesla is …

Elon Musk

Personal data fuels smart city programs

Many citizens will be sharing information about themselves with municipal governments -- in exchange for enhanced services<p>If you live in a big city, …

Open Data

After Your New Product Innovation

By Jeffrey Baumgartner<p>Congratulations! You and your team have come up with a bold new product idea and it has been approved by top management. Go …

Creativity

How the FDA Will Help Lead the Next Medical Revolution

Regulatory oversight is sometimes seen as an impedi­ment to innovation in health care. It’s true, of course, that the Food and Drug Administration is …

Problem-solving

Is 2017 the year to ditch the term innovation?

With the appointment of Arthur Sinodinos as minister for industry, innovation and science in the cabinet reshuffle, Australia can look forward to …

Australia

Smith: Job Skills Will Be a Challenge for Next Generation

Robert Smith, co-founder and chief executive officer at Vista Equity Partners, discusses using technology to solve society's problems and the …

World Economy

Technology Trends in 2017 that Will Shape The Year

As we grow each year, we step ahead with technological developments. Apparently, past few years have witnessed exuberant advance of human life …

Automation

MasterCard Thinks Small With New Microcommerce Platform In Africa

It's the latest sign that financial-services companies see a big opportunity in unbanked citizens.<p>For some financial-services giants, the next big thing is micro, and unbanked customers are the entry point. The latest example is MasterCard, which is getting into microcommerce in Kenya with the …

FinTech

New Study Puts AI In The Fast Lane

If you doubt artificial intelligence is bringing a tsunami of change to a wide array of industries, business functions, and consumer experiences, …

Artificial Intelligence

Nordstrom CIO Dan Little announces plans to retire as retailer looks to fill several roles on tech team

The technology team at Nordstrom got more news on Wednesday about an impending departure, this time from Dan Little, the chief information officer …

Leadership

3 important data questions about smart buildings

We have long used data to improve our buildings’ performance and to inform building planning and operations. Building automation systems have …

Energy Efficiency

Salesforce opening Seattle area 'Engineering & Innovation Hub'

To be located in Bellevue, where Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) intends to double its workforce to 500 in coming months.<p>The site is planned for work on …

Meet the Young Innovator Award finalists

After 16,000+ votes, the finalists for the Young Innovator Award have been chosen.<p>The award, in conjunction with Google and The Advertising Club of …

The State of Cloud Technology 2017 Report: The Future of Cloud & How to Get Ready for it

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Cloud Computing

Two Big Questions to Get Innovation Right

Most Popular<p>This year, "disruption" has been everywhere. We all want to be like Uber or Airbnb. Dollar Shave Club just sold for $1 billion. Alexa is …

Business Planning

Davos 2017: the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In the bars of Davos, not all the talk has been about Brexit and Trump, rapid technological change is unsettling many<p>It is a fair bet that many of …

Davos

One Way to Reduce Inconvenience and Cost of Managing IT

'Hyperconvergence' is transforming IT storage, and how you can start making the switch.<p>It’s probably safe to assume you know that managing information technology (IT) is a critical element of running a successful business. When it comes to IT, one thing you might not be aware of is …

Direct from Davos: The Buzz on Tech and Globalization

Greetings again from snowy Davos, Switzerland, where I am attending the World Economic Forum annual meeting.<p>I moderated a panel Tuesday morning about …

World Economy

Megatrends Reshaping Business Events in 2017 — Meetings Innovation Report

The Future of Meetings & Events<p>The annual CES technology event in Las Vegas every year is a monster. Over 175,000 people descend on the city to …

Virtual Reality

Former iPhone engineer says Apple is no longer a ‘dynamic change-maker’

Just one week after Peter Thiel boldly proclaimed that Apple’s era of tech dominance was coming to an end, a former engineer who helped work on the …

Apple News