Jeremiah is an Advisor to Fortune 500 on Digital Business and a Global Speaker

 

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Report: Blockchain + Internet of Things = Trusted Automation

Download the full Kaleido Insights report. Our latest report is out, led by my colleague Jessica Groopman and building off prior blockchain research I’ve conducted. Beyond the cryptocurrency hype, how will Blockchain actually impact business models? When it’s combined with IoT technology, it will give a rise to autonomous systems working strongly. Here’s the report “The Internet of Trusted Things: Blockchain as the Foundation for Autonomous Products & Ecosystem Services” where we outline specific business use cases, and how it can impact supply chain, IoT network management, end user authentication, on-demand asset sharing networks, and finally, smart contracts. This report is for forward-thinking executives and innovation leaders interested in exploring how distributed ledger technologies support IoT and automation strategies     … Continue readingReport: Blockchain + Internet of Things = Trusted Automation

Self Driving Cars will save you Time and Money

Mercedes Self driving car concept: Let’s look at each other! With a self driving car, what will you do with that extra time and money? Plan now, they arrive in 2–3 years. Time Savings: The average American commuter spends 50 minutes a day going to work and back. With self driving cars emerging in just 2–3 years, what will you do with your reclaimed time? Me? I sometimes take an Uber or Lyft to downtown SF from Silicon Valley, traffic is gnarly, parking is frustrating and expensive. I use this downtime to: catch up on emails, listen to audiobooks/music and relax or take a nap — it’s already like a self driving car. BMW’s self driving car concept, I’ve seen this first-hand, impressive. … Continue readingSelf Driving Cars will save you Time and Money

The Future of Shopping Does Not Involve Carts

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and crazed consumerism is the top activity, both on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and everywhere in between. Many shoppers are filling up physical shopping carts (hopefully avoiding a nasty elbow or two) and online shoppers are filling up digital shopping carts. Shopping carts (both physical and digital) will be an anachronism in just several years. In the near-distant future, goods will be delivered before we realize we want them, in a predictive manner. As we interact with products at physical showrooms or online, samples will arrive to our homes within hours, enabling us to try-and-buy, in a fremium model, that we’re already used to with online web services, like online photo sites, online storage, or email applications. … Continue readingThe Future of Shopping Does Not Involve Carts

Kaleido Insights’ Impact Analysis on Aerial Drones

By Jeremiah Owyang, Jaimy Szymanski, Jessica Groopman, and Rebecca Lieb of Kaleido Insights. Drone swarm. Image from the Internet of Things Institute. Drones aren’t just for sci-fi stories anymore. They have practical applications for the military, enterprise businesses, and consumers, and are gaining ever more traction with all segments. But this shift has much broader implications. Kaleido Insights’ methodology for analyzing emerging technology assesses the impacts on humans, on businesses, and on ecosystems at large. As part of our ongoing coverage, we’ll be analyzing a series of topics using our methodology to help business leaders first understand, and then see beyond the bright and shiny and cut right to what matters. In each post, all Kaleido Insights analysts conduct a joint analysis … Continue readingKaleido Insights’ Impact Analysis on Aerial Drones

Kaleido Insights’ Impact Analysis on Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality

By Jaimy Szymanski, Jeremiah Owyang, Jessica Groopman, and Rebecca Lieb of Kaleido Insights. Virtual Reality Headsets. Image From Heavy.com As VR/AR/MR make their way into the corporate ecosystem, positive impacts and operational efficiencies abound. From sales and service; to HR, safety, and training; to engineering and product development, teams feel their wake and harness the power of informational overlay. Kaleido Insights’ methodology for analyzing emerging technology assesses the impacts on humans, on businesses, and on the ecosystem. As part of our ongoing coverage, we’ll be covering a series of topics using our methodology to help business leaders first understand, and then see beyond the bright and shiny and cut right to what matters. In each post, all Kaleido Insights analysts … Continue readingKaleido Insights’ Impact Analysis on Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality

Kaleido Insights Impact Analysis on Smart Speakers

By Jeremiah Owyang, Jaimy Szymanski, Jessica Groopman, and Rebecca Lieb of Kaleido Insights. We put them in our homes. We speak to them, listen to them, buy things from them. Much ado about smart speakers, but what are the implications for consumers and end users? Kaleido Insights’ methodology for analyzing emerging technology assesses the impacts on humans, on businesses, and on the ecosystem. As part of our ongoing coverage, we’ll be covering a series of topics using our methodology to help business leaders first understand, and then see beyond the bright and shiny and cut right to what matters. In each post, all Kaleido Insights analysts conduct a joint analysis session around one topic (i.e. technology, event, announcement, etc.) We … Continue readingKaleido Insights Impact Analysis on Smart Speakers

Introducing Kaleido Insights

A new firm and new original research to help corporate leaders act on technology trends shaping the future, Kaleido Insights. By Jeremiah Owyang, with my partners Jaimy Szymanski, Jessica Groopman, and Rebecca Lieb What happens when the pace and scope of technological change becomes exponentially greater than an organization’s ability to adapt? This isn’t a prophecy, it’s today’s state of the business world. The scope and velocity of change brought about by technologies are only increasing. We’re surrounded by a proliferation of devices and interfaces; an untold velocity of data generation and networked services; and an ever-shifting tessellation of new capabilities and bright shiny objects. Innovation is no longer a choice, it’s an imperative. To support organizations in this ongoing … Continue readingIntroducing Kaleido Insights

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)

Graphic: Corporate Innovation Programs Come in Ten Flavors

Above: Click to see high-res version, of the 10 Corporate Innovation Programs Recently, at Crowd Companies, we published a research report on the Corporate Innovation Imperative (short version available on Slideshare), and found that companies are struggling internally with cultural pushback, but they’ve launched over ten innovation programs to help large companies become nimble. This handy graphic, is organized in the following way: It lists all ten innovation programs that companies are launching. Keep in mind, many companies are deploying several, but few are doing them all well. In our full report for customers, we have adoption and budget details. They’re organized with the center programs being internal programs, and the outside circle are programs that are partnering with the … Continue readingGraphic: Corporate Innovation Programs Come in Ten Flavors

Call for Insights: Innovation Success Measures Report

Do you have proven success measures for your corporate innovation programs? If so, we’d like to interview you for an upcoming Crowd Companies report that I’m working on with Jaimy Szymanski The report will showcase how companies are measuring success for each of the 10 corporate innovation programs established in previous Crowd Companies research. Looking internally and externally, we’ll examine how companies are determining the right objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs) to align innovation program efforts with over-arching corporate and departmental goals. This research will also delve into the challenges faced in measuring success, software and other tactics used for data analysis, and provide recommendations for aligning current digital, customer service, and product development metrics to fit with innovation programs. … Continue readingCall for Insights: Innovation Success Measures Report