If you are a woman and work in Tech, do not attend Women in Tech conferences to get Tech insights, go for inspiration from role models only.
Most innovators are equipped with hammers and tend to see all new markets as nails. Except they don’t have hammers, they have S-Curve models…
Attending with some customers and partners the urban mobility summit in Paris right now, I feel a bit uncomfortable. Really uncomfortable actually.
Digital sucks was NEXT17 conf theme this year. Here’s my take on all keynotes and workshops I attended from where to innovate, looking to China and culture.
After trying these last years to work with a first generation iPad and a year ago with a Surface Pro, I was not impressed — to say the least. But since a few months the iPad Pro has become my main computer. What has changed?
My upcoming keynote for an undisclosed executive team will be trying to map out how businesses will be changed within the next three years by the next wave of cloud technologies.
Innovation fads are coming and going every two or three years. They express how most companies are troubled about technology acceleration and markets transformation. Fair enough. But shouldn’t you pause and actually leverage what you explored before jumping to the next trend?
It seems deceptively simple to define what constitues a good market problem to work on as a startup. It is actually rather subtle and for some part very counter-intuitive.
Most of companies just trudge in the future of their market very passively. With a poor strategic grasp on technology they usually wake up when their customers have no reason to speak to them anymore. They all know it. So why is it still so difficult to wake them up? Why?
Having an Innovation or Digital VP in is always a good sign that the company doesn’t care enough to invest deeply the subject. Someone eventually ends up in charge because the board passed the hot potatoe to her. But for corporate culture, that might actually be a good idea…
Most corporations that have missed the so-called digital revolution, try to medicate with startups. In many cases this is both silly and dangerous. Let’s try to be smarter about this widespread startup fever…