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

2014 Collaborative Economy Predictions on NBC (video)

Above:  The embedded video player will allow you to play the short, 8 minute clip from my interview in the “hot seat” on NBC. Happy New Year all, it’s great to ring in the new year, right after the Dec 10th launch of my new company, Crowd Companies.   To kick start the new year, NBC asked me to go to their Silicon Valley TV studio for the Press:Here show hosted by Scott McGrew to give three predictions for 2014 around the collaborative economy. Here’s what I told them, which you can also watch above: Uber will start to threaten Amazon, as they can deliver goods at local level. Uber can deliver at a local level, faster than 3-day shipping from an … Continue reading2014 Collaborative Economy Predictions on NBC (video)

Techcrunch TV: A Fireside Chat with Andrew Keen on Future of Internet

Over the years, I have watched author, speaker, advisor and host Andrew Keen’s position on the social web, he continues to challenge the status quo of the crowd, bringing balance. Andrew serves a very important role in the industry by curbing the exuberance of social by thinking about the short term and long term ramifications to business, society, and personal lives, in fact, his next book Digital Vertigo is out, discussing the topic of how today’s online social revolution is dividing, diminishing, and disorienting us. Topics we covered in this short 15 min clip: What’s the next phase of the internet and social web? What are the up and downsides? The battle between Google vs Facebook, who’s got the upper hand, … Continue readingTechcrunch TV: A Fireside Chat with Andrew Keen on Future of Internet

Video: Why Google Wants to Move into Hardware (This Week in Google)

Why is Google launching so many hardware devices like Nexus tablets, the Q (Home media) laptops, desktops, phones, and even augmented reality glasses? They want to be ‘connective tissue’ across all digital experiences, harness the data, make it useful to you, then figure out how to monetize it, primarily with ads. To summarize, their mission is to organize the world’s information, and sell it back to us, and there’s nothing wrong with that, as long as you understand this contract up front. I had the pleasure of joining This Week in Google show with Leo Laporte (Wikipedia), Gina Trapani (Wikipedia), and Jeff Jarvis (Wikipedia) for the second time, and we discussed Google’s new strategy, what it means, and how web … Continue readingVideo: Why Google Wants to Move into Hardware (This Week in Google)

LeWeb Keynote 2012 Covering Altimeter Research Themes

Below is a 15 minute video which encapsulates Altimeter’s themes on the Dynamic Customer Journey and the Sentient World. I’m really proud to have taken an active role in the first ever LeWeb outside of Paris. This one, which was featured in downtown London across the street from Westminster Abbey was sold out. If you’ve not heard of LeWeb, this is a global Internet conference hosted by Loic and Geraldine Le Meur, a power couple that stem from Paris but are also living in Silicon Valley, this is one of my favorite conferences to connect with brands, technology innovators, investors and friends. Altimeter was able to play a minor role in suggesting the theme for the event “Faster Than Real … Continue readingLeWeb Keynote 2012 Covering Altimeter Research Themes

Video: Scaling your Social Business

A few days before the hectic 2012 SXSW storm (my analysis here), The Dachis Group hosted the Social Business Summit (catch one in your city) with some of the world’s top brands to discuss social business.   Kicking off the day, I shared Altimeter’s research on how advanced companies are scaling their programs –and avoiding programs that will slow them down.  A few key points we iterated: Being prepared in advanced with: the proper policies, teams, roles, and education programs. These are the foundation needed to build a Center of Excellence. Advanced corporations have enabled their business units to deploy social –once they’ve provided the right training, process, then technology (in that order) Savvy companies are developing a social support … Continue readingVideo: Scaling your Social Business

Video: Dissection of the Career Path of the Social Strategist Report

I just love this, I first saw some tweets, from Joshua Salmons a social strategists at USAA (along with Augie Ray), the report coverage starts at minute 14. This is valuable as we can hear directly from Josh his point of view and what others were saying at this Social Media Breakfast. What’s valuable is hearing from Joshua who actually have this role so I could understand their perspective on the two paths of the corporate strategist. You can read the whole report, to follow along with all of the talking points from Josh, and get the further details. I’ve embedded the key framework, which he references. Just a point on clarity, the “social media helpdesk” wasn’t clearly articulated, we’ve … Continue readingVideo: Dissection of the Career Path of the Social Strategist Report