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

The Business Models in a Post-Covid World in Five Phases

A few months in, many people are still finding it hard to grasp the scale and scope of COVID-19’s impact. Now, a second crisis in the form of unprecedented economic damage is underway. The World is Reformatting The viral outbreak has forced the business world to make some big changes. Many companies have found ways for their employees to work online from the safety of their homes. The office water cooler is now on stand down, and any gossip must be conducted digitally! It’s probably certain, however, that the chatter hasn’t gone away! Why Some Businesses Will Survive While Others Won’t: Only when the tide goes out, do you discover who’s been swimming naked — -Warren Buffet In boom times, most businesses … Continue readingThe Business Models in a Post-Covid World in Five Phases

Resources: Upskilling in a Downmarket

If you know someone who’s lost a job, or has extra time to add new digital skills white sequestered at home, I’ve partnered with Scott Monty, to create a living document with free resources: Upskilling in a Downmarket. It contains links to free training, free software, job boards, online events, and other perks from large companies who are trying to help during this challenging time.

2020: Digital, Online, and Virtual Events for the Tech and Business Industry

For the business person who’s now working at home, or is travel-restricted, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to the industry. Many physical-world conferences are shifting to digital, virtual, or blended experiences. This list will help you stay organized on which event to attend, and when. Event organizers and marketers: use this to coordinate market timing. Submit your conference (date and URL) by emailing me at jeremiah.owyang.public@gmail.com. 2020: Digital, Online, and Virtual Events for the Tech and Business Industry (that were once physical events): MARCHVirtual Health Conference, in replacement of HIMSS20 (Independent group announced first) March 11th (hat tip: Mike Doeff)HIMSS20 (the official group) also announced a virtual event, date TBD (ht: Mike Doeff)Strata, March 17-18th (ht: Dan … Continue reading2020: Digital, Online, and Virtual Events for the Tech and Business Industry

Effects of Coronavirus on the Tech Sector

Drones are being mounted with thermal cameras to identify infected citizens, and used for crowd monitoring. by Jeremiah Owyang, Tech AnalystIf you’re like me, you’re carefully watching the news of how COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus has caused wide-reaching effects on society, economics, and political relationships. This post will focus on the impacts and responses to and from the technology sector. AI could fight the current and future viruses. A global network of AI backed by scientists could harness incredible amounts of data from infected people.This could work in a networked way to predict, solve, and eradicate viruses. Electronics production slows. Multiple electronic companies from consumer to medical equipment have announced that production will slow. Some expect that prices for remaining inventory will increase … Continue readingEffects of Coronavirus on the Tech Sector

Interview: Six Digital Eras on the Sprinklr Coffee Club

Please see above embedded YouTube recording, or access directly, of an interview I recently completed with my long term friend Marshall Kirkpatrick who leads Analyst/Influencer Relations at Sprinklr. We discussed my take on the Six Digital Eras, Tech Wellness, and how businesses will respond to these future trends. I’ve really enjoyed how our careers have intertwined from the early days of social media to how digital has impacted companies in every role and department. A few of the resources I cited: Six Digital Eras, and my posts on Modern Wellbeing. Photo from Pexels

Phases of Digital Transformation Maturity: from Stunted Awareness to Sustained Vitality

By Jeremiah Owyang, Jessica Groopman and Jaimy Szymanski. Digital transformation has become a top priority to many companies, yet to provide clarity to an overused term, we published a definition and now share a maturity framework with descriptors. We define digital transformation as: a technological, cultural, and operational shift in which organizations leverage data to deliver customer value, innovate with agility, and sustain vitality.  The final word of this definition is the end state: “vitality”. This suggests the organization is architected to be proactive and foster new business growth both internally and externally across an ecosystem of customers, partners, and beyond.  So how do companies get to vitality? As a research firm, we’ve conducted over 200 interviews over the last … Continue readingPhases of Digital Transformation Maturity: from Stunted Awareness to Sustained Vitality