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

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

Video: Tech Wellness Speech from Techonomy Conference, NYC

It was an honor to present at Techonomy event in NYC this spring. If I had to summarize three words to this event, it’s “Tech, Business, and Purpose”. They frequently made references to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which we should all be aligning our efforts towards. In this short 12 minuted “TED” style speech, I spoke about the rising trend of Modern Wellbeing, where consumers are using technology to improve their own health and wellness. They’re leaning on powerful companies like Apple, Google, Amazon and hundreds of startups. I have a longer version, and even a workshop that I’ve presented to HR leaders, you can read my other related posts on this topic, under the Modern Wellbeing category. … Continue readingVideo: Tech Wellness Speech from Techonomy Conference, NYC

TED: When Cars Become Alive (my 3 min speech)

In the above short video (or access directly), I make the case that your future car will be like a living creature, able to predict what we want, and even start to reproduce. I had a mere three minutes to present and deliver a single concept on the largest physical TED stage in Frankfurt Germany in conjunction with BMW at the world’s largest auto show. Over 180 people submitted ideas, and 6 folks were invited by the TED team to bring that idea to the stage. Of course, I was delighted to be selected. We had many planning calls, and a seasoned TED speaker was assigned to mentor me. I rehearsed about 50 times, and we did multiple dress rehearsals … Continue readingTED: When Cars Become Alive (my 3 min speech)

2015 Is the Year of the Crowd (Slides & Video)

LeWeb Deck: 2015 The Year of the Crowd from Jeremiah Owyang   In the embedded presentation above, I assert that 2015 Is the Year of the Crowd, and make the point in a few ways: The growth in nearly every sector of society with the expanded Collaborative Economy (healthcare, logistics, municipal, corporate and more), see Honeycomb 2, Massive funding in this space, which has overtook funding to popular social networks, see spreadsheet, How the disruptive incumbents are pushing back –legitimizing the movement, see disruption deck, How brands are moving into this space, their adoption is clipping upward, see timeline of brands, How Crowd Companies, a council for large brands that we founded, which has experienced over 100% growth, see Crowd Companies. … Continue reading2015 Is the Year of the Crowd (Slides & Video)

The Power of Collaboration

  Today is the start of a long journey, as businesses can also be part of this new economy. I’m excited! Today is a milestone, it’s the first Crowd Companies council session –we’re kicking off! The above video was played in our session, to set the tone of the council, we worked with Visually, a collaborative marketplace to get it created. Crowd Companies now has 26 companies in the council, and 22 startups from the collaborative movement. Together, we’re exploring, discussing, learning, engaging, connecting, and activating within the Collaborative Economy. All within a program focused on the business models and trends we see emerging. Our speakers are authors, startup CEOs, the members themselves, and even folks who are living a … Continue readingThe Power of Collaboration