Digital Transformation Trends in 2018

In the learning and development world, you’ll be familiar with the idea of silo breakdown and how it can contribute to a much more effective digital transformation programme. Traditionally, organisations structure themselves so that different departments are compartmentalised and focus primarily on their own objectives and KPIs. So, what’s the problem with this? This traditional… Read more »

Highlights from the Spiceworks 2018 State of IT report

The below highlights are from a survey, which was conducted by Spiceworks in July 2017 and included 1,003 respondents from North America and Europe. Respondents are among the millions of IT professionals in Spiceworks and represent a variety of company sizes including small-to-medium-sized businesses as well as enterprises. Respondents come from a variety of industries… Read more »

Google Pixel Buds – Real Time Translate Built-In & AI

Google’s first crack at wireless earbuds, the Google Pixel Buds, offer some intriguing features, including real-time translation of up to 40 languages. But unlike Apple’s Airpods, they aren’t fully wireless. In other words, the new, innovative Pixel Buds combine Google smarts and the best digital sound. You’ll get elegant touch controls that put the Assistant just a… Read more »

Capturing Moments Using AI and Google Clips

On Oct 4, 2017, Google introduced the best hardware, software and AI – together. What they introduced is our second generation family of consumer hardware products, all made by Google: new Pixel phones, Google Home Mini and Max, an all-new Pixelbook, Google Clips hands-free camera, Google Pixel Buds, and an updated Daydream View headset. We see… Read more »

Lean Product Management and Design Thinking to Create Design Sprint

The lean methodology has an embedded structure that helps you test hypotheses quickly at minimal cost. But the question is, how to generate your hypothesis? It isn’t quite easy to discover the needs of customers if you haven’t identified their “pain points” by being in their shoes. This is where design thinking comes in. It… Read more »

Creating New Opportunities Around IoT Space

As the IoT world develops, many people are focused on creating connected apps that solve a problem and improve the device experience. In my view, users and enterprises are both better served when, instead of merely creating an IoT app, we create an IoT app with a monetization and an ecosystem-building API so incremental revenue… Read more »

Facebook Messenger Bots – An Overview

Current statistics show that a large number of customer requests has moved from the traditional public pin boards to Facebook. Many customers are now using the private message function on Facebook pages to communicate with companies. This means, all signs indicate that Facebook Messenger will soon be a central element of communication between companies and their customers…. Read more »

Next Generation of CSR Digital Leaders in 2017

As co-founder & CEO at Skyline and Trustee at Harrow Carers, one of the questions I’m asked the most is “how can I get a role in corporate responsibility and sustainability (CRS)?” Organisations from across the public and private sectors should do more to expand the capacity of corporate responsibility and sustainability job markets, by… Read more »

10 Steps to Improve Your Mobile E-commerce Strategy

So you run an online shop, you’ve heard about Google’s recent announcement regarding a shift to mobile-first, now you’re wondering what you need to do to improve your mobile experience? Well, according to recent research, the mobile e-commerce trend is on continual rise and globally. Mapping out an effective e-commerce mobile strategy can be challenging… Read more »

Eight technologies that matter now and as we approach 2017

How to prepare for the technological breakthroughs megatrend, and the eight technologies to start with 2017 Artificial intelligence (AI): Software algorithms that are capable of performing tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and language translation. AI is an “umbrella” concept that is made up of numerous subfields such… Read more »