Hunger Games: Who’s Winning the Food Delivery War?

Market analysis of Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber Eats, Amazon Prime Now, Walmart Grocery, Acme and other global players. Due to COVID, the stay at home economy has been growing as people shift to on-demand grocery and home restaurant delivery, statistics bear this out: Revenue from the online food delivery industry is projected to reach US$26 billion.Revenue is projected to grow at an annual rate of 5.1%, reaching $32 billion by 2024. Market volume in the market’s largest segment, restaurant-to-consumer delivery, is projected to reach $156 billion in 2020. The global food delivery market is expected to hit the $154 billion mark in 2023.Globally, most revenue in this sector will be generated in China ($51 billion in 2020). COVID Effect: Online Grocery Shopping Increased … Continue readingHunger Games: Who’s Winning the Food Delivery War?

Study: The Secret to Sustainable Remote Work Can Be Found in a Connected Culture

One Liner: As a research analyst, I partnered with RingCentral to survey 4,000 remote workers on their mood, social interactions, wellbeing, productivity and more. How Are You Holding Up? That’s exactly the question we asked 4,000 remote workers in a recent survey to find out how they’re adjusting and adapting to what has become an extended period of working from home, with no end in sight for many. We wanted to know about their physical or mental well-being and whether they were feeling disconnected from others. Were they struggling with technology or with accessing information and if so, how was that impacting productivity? Was their company taking steps to help them? In recent months, headlines about remote work have focused on remote … Continue readingStudy: The Secret to Sustainable Remote Work Can Be Found in a Connected Culture

How Digital Fitness Companies Are Thriving During 2020

KARA Smart Mirror Because of COVID, gyms were forced to close their doors. Regular gym-goers have been seeking other ways to keep up their weight training and fitness regimens. Then there are those people who hadn’t concerned themselves much with being healthy and in shape before they found themselves in the middle of a pandemic. These individuals have received a wake-up call from a virus and have realized that they have a better chance of combatting COVID symptoms if they are healthy and fit. They can’t go to a gym but they can exercise at home.  Digital Fitness Provides an AnswerFitness instructors have been quick to move online, yoga classes have taken to Zoom, downloads of fitness apps have risen … Continue readingHow Digital Fitness Companies Are Thriving During 2020

How the Crowd Provides Air Quality Data

Crowdsourced data is helping society to forecast dangerous air quality. How can we. use these information models for other areas of business? Major wildfires spanning several western states have so far burned approximately 4.6 million acres. That adds up to an area roughly the same size as Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. As of September 17, 2020, in California alone there have been numerous fatalities and over 6,000 structures destroyed or damaged. The smoke is impacting many areas even those not close to the fires – the Midwest, the East Coast, and Canada. With the effects of the fires spread across whole regions, how can we obtain useful information? The answer is with crowdsourced data. We Are Increasingly Relying on … Continue readingHow the Crowd Provides Air Quality Data

Video: How COVID-19 Impacts the Future of Work

In this installment of Kaleido Insights’ video series exploring the future technology-related impacts of COVID-19, we cover the topic of “the Future of Work” Future of Work: How are technologies impacting organizations and the nature of employment?  Concerns about automation-enabled job displacement have collided with sudden mass unemployment and economic desperation. Future employment strategies will require balancing automation deployment with workers’ rights and the needs for safety and service continuity. Gig worker movements may use familiar mobile app technologies to organize and further extend the “sharing economy” infrastructure toward more distributed mutual aid services. Companies will continue to plan for many employees to have a hybrid work experience (home and work). Strategies may include smaller offices in many more cities … Continue readingVideo: How COVID-19 Impacts the Future of Work

Video: How COVID-19 Impacts the Future of Sustainability Tech

In this installment of Kaleido Insights’ video series exploring the future technology-related impacts of COVID-19, we cover the topic of “sustainability.” Sustainability: How are technologies driving environmental stewardship and new business opportunities? The impacts of social distancing will have reverberations for years to come, as human behaviors shift permanently to less travel and lower levels of congestion within cities. This trend will lend itself to the proliferation of shared autonomous vehicles to fulfill various needs, from on-the-go medical care to roaming retail. 5G development and implementation will speed up to enable these things to happen. Less vehicle and public transit emissions will continue to result in positive environmental impacts. The world’s grandest experiment in pushing the pause button will prompt … Continue readingVideo: How COVID-19 Impacts the Future of Sustainability Tech

Video: How COVID-19 Impacts the Future of Ambient Computing

In this installment of Kaleido Insights’ video series exploring the future technology-related impacts of COVID-19, we cover the topic of “ambient computing.” Ambient Computing: How are technologies digitizing the physical world that we interact with? Consumers may become familiar with several new “safety and sanitization” technology, including interfaces such as thermometers or thermal cameras in order to enter a store, or contactless kiosks to interact with service representatives. Home owners, office managers, and transportation administrators will look to new technologies to detect, manage, and sanitize spaces with frequency. These technologies may include UV cleaning devices, automated aerosol sprays, or wandering sanitization robotics that use chemicals or UV to sanitize the world. Increased monitoring of human movement and biometrics will become … Continue readingVideo: How COVID-19 Impacts the Future of Ambient Computing

Video: How COVID-19 Impacts the Future of Health & Wellness

In the second installment of Kaleido Insights’ video series exploring the future technology-related impacts of COVID-19, we cover the topic of “health and wellness” 2) Health and Wellness: How are technologies transforming traditional healthcare and empowering new forms of human augmentation? Technology will change the way we interact with each other. As humanity resurfaces from quarantine, public health will emerge as a mainstream strategy and will interact socially, economically, and technologically. New interfaces will be adopted such as: robotics, AR, touchless payment, micro-fulfilment, video, machine learning and teleservices. A broader set of consumers will adopt tech-enabled wellness solutions from health apps, mindfulness apps, VR meditations, digitized fitness hardware and software, and diet-focused food delivery services. These safer and lower cost … Continue readingVideo: How COVID-19 Impacts the Future of Health & Wellness

Video: How COVID-19 Impacts the Future of Digital Trust

In the first installment of Kaleido Insights’ video series exploring the future technology-related impacts of COVID-19, we cover the topic of “digital trust.” Digital Trust: How is technology eroding or enhancing our trust among institutions, companies, and among citizens in society? Biometrics are becoming part of our future identity and our ability to move around the world and online. Our future digital identity may display our health status: immune, vaccinated, at risk, or infected by current or future diseases. Privacy technologies and questions of data distribution come to the forefront. As citizens are bombarded with information, they are increasingly questioning the level of truthfulness of what they are being told. Confusion is rife as some of what they are hearing … Continue readingVideo: How COVID-19 Impacts the Future of Digital Trust

Peloton Gets Riders Addicted: Especially During Isolation

Why is Peloton emerging as one of the top home-based fitness option during the quarantine with 66% increase in sales, with a stock that’s increased 77% since the stock market collapse on March 13th, 2020?  It’s not just about the hunk of sweaty metal, plastic, and electronics – they’ve tapped into a sense of belonging, even when we’re physically separated.  Peloton is just what the isolated, activity-craving, homestayer needs to scratch multiple primal itches. It’s true, ask anyone who owns at Peloton, and they will tell you all about it, till you promise to buy one for yourself.  Their secret sauce has many ingredients. But, as I surmise it, it’s getting “A-DOSE” from the addictive tech-group-workout. A-DOSE: The Secret Sauce … Continue readingPeloton Gets Riders Addicted: Especially During Isolation