Connection brings Opportunity at Exponential Scale

The kids were sleeping in the backseats as our loaded down Sequoia traversed the winding road over the sheer cliffs that drop down into the vast and rugged Pacific coastline. I asked my wife in a whisper to do a little bit of research for our pending arrival in San Francisco. After punching on her … Read More»

Is there any real music in the digital disruptive innovation cacophony?

This morning I read a dozen or so articles. Like an ever growing selection of our collective voices, many of them dealt with disruption and digital. It's becoming more difficult to sift the meaningful signal from the noise. I'm becoming desensitized and I'm often guilty of contributing to the … Read More»

What every business can learn from financial markets

The world is being connected; People, roads, railroads, appliances, cars, televisions, light bulbs, clothing, shoes, city streets, and just about everything else is "joining" the internet. Possibilities expand exponentially as things join a network. Inputs and outputs increase. At some point, … Read More»

Micro Everything: What it means for the future

In 1959, a physicist named Richard Fyenman took the stage at CalTech for the annual meeting of the American Physical Society. A short bit into his presentation, he asked a transformative question. "Why cannot we write the entire 24 volumes of the Encyclopaedia Brittanica on the head of a … Read More»

Mobile as an intermediate step towards the Internet of Everything

Faces down. Palms up. Mesmerized Stare. It's the position of humans at stoplights; In elevators; In lines; Just about everywhere and anytime that they're not engaged fully and directly with someone or something else. Even when they folks are watching one screen, they're increasingly using their … Read More»

The Digitization of Everything: Jumping the Titanic for a Speed Boat

You or someone you know have undoubtedly experienced a visit to the hospital for chest pain, the birth of a baby, a severe headache, or some other unfortunate event. At some point during your visit, you've been hooked up to sensors, where your vitals were monitored to try and detect problems that … Read More»

Why Big Data won’t solve your Big Problems

If you follow this blog at all, you know that I work tirelessly trying to piece together tomorrow's technology with the challenges of today to help organizations grow; by creating new value propositions and better customer experiences. The world we live in is being re-architected into an … Read More»

Is every company becoming a technology company?

A couple of recent headlines caught my attention. From Quartz: From Re/code: I imagine myself sitting there in 2004, given a sneak peek at the future, and contemplating these headlines. I would immediately be puzzled. Why is a coffee company and a footwear company talking about … Read More»

Demand for speed driving investment in customer analytics & marketing technology

The cabbie welcomed me and we started on our way to Dulles. The snow had been falling for hours, and his impression was that people would be trying to beat the weather. I was indeed leaving a bit early to make sure to catch my flight back to the West Coast. The email I received that morning from my … Read More»

Lithium bets big and acquires Klout: Published deal size in question

When Kara Swisher broke the story last month, it seemed implausible, and perhaps even ridiculous to many at first. I theorized shortly thereafter why it might make sense for Lithium Technologies, known primarily as a customer community vendor, to acquire Klout, often considered both “the standard” … Read More»