Category: Retail

Innovation in Retail and Telecoms: Vodafone Visits Silicon Valley

If you come to Silicon Valley for business there’s no reason you can’t mix in a little pleasure.  That was exactly the agenda for Vodafone in March, as it sent a group of its top retailers from across Europe to the world’s startup capital for a look at the latest developments in retail and telecoms innovation. But the group wasn’t just there to work; Vodafone also wanted them to enjoy themselves, with the trip something of a reward for a job well done. That’s why they made sure to find time for a little “tech tourism” in the form of ... Read more

International Vitamin Corporation On a Problem-Solving Mission to Silicon Valley

At Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) “success” does not simply equate to selling a client a tour of Silicon Valley. What it actually comes down to is creating a tour which enables them to find solutions to the major challenges they face in their business. Outcomes of that sort come about not as a matter luck but rather as a result of a painstaking investigate process which involves working closely with our clients in order to elicit a clear articulation of the problems they want to solve. An example of how this works can be seen in the case of International ... Read more

China Leads The Way In Fintech Adoption (Infographic)

Are you ready for the next generation of consumers? FinTech technology adoption rates compared by country!

Quotes From Executives On FinTech (Infographic)

8 Quotes on the Future of Financial Services every FinTech executive needs to hear. Jamie Dimon, CEO JPMorgan Chase – “There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money working on various alternatives to traditional banking.” JP Nicols, Co-founder Bank Innovators Council – “Banks have to upgrade themselves, or risk being burnt to the ground.” Dan Schulman, CEO PayPal –“You have to, to serve these markets, re-imagine how money can be managed and moved because there’s going to be more change in the next five years in financial services than happened in the past 30.” Tim Cook, CEO Apple ... Read more

State of ICO (Infographic)

Fast Facts on ICO! Experience FinTech disruption here:

Big Data In Retail By The Numbers (Infographic)

These 6 Statistics will show you why it’s time for a Digital Transformation


The familiarity of the Zappos name is not an accident and the enormous success of the e-commerce company has been in large part due to cutting edge technology along with a unique company culture. From its roots in 1999, when founder Nick Swinmurn was walking around a mall in San Francisco looking for a pair of shoes and went home empty-handed and frustrated, to today becoming one of the most successful e-commerce companies, there has been ground breaking innovation within a unique company culture.  Nick’s original idea was to create a web site that offered the absolute best selection in shoes in ... Read more


If you happen to be visiting the Orchard Supply Hardware Store in San Jose, CA, at the center of Silicon Valley anytime soon, you’ll be stepping into the future of retail. Meet OSHBot, the shopping assistant of the future , OSHBot is a human-sized, multi-lingual robot that will be rolling the aisles of Orchard Supply Hardware until the holidays, helping customers find what they need.  Announced a couple weeks ago, it is the result of a collaborative effort between Lowe’s Innovation Labs (as in the Lowe’s Home Improvement retail chain) and Fellow Robots, a technology company spin off from SU Labs at Singularity University. Upon entering ... Read more

Announcing Speaker Series INNOVATION INSIGHTS

What’s the next multimillion-dollar opportunity? Which industries are poised for disruption? What are the hottest technology trends? How to stay ahead of the competition? How not to get lost in the sea of emerging tech offerings? How to motivate your people to be creative and innovative? Silicon Valley Innovation Center is starting the new speaker series INNOVATION INSIGHTS to help you answer these and other questions. Geared toward professionals, entrepreneurs, executives and founders this business forum is all about innovation, leadership and business growth. We invite prominent thought leaders, innovators, authors to lead engaging discussions which facilitate open exchange of ideas and ... Read more