Tag: digital transformation

Disruptive Innovation: From Threat to Opportunity

In past industrial revolutions, innovation and disruption took decades to mature and overtake existing industries. Look at the gap between the invention of the steam engine in 1712 and the invention of the internal combustion engine in 1872. Businesses that were entrenched in the steam engine era had 160 years to innovate and embrace the next iteration of the technology. Experience the new age of innovation at the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit on July 18-20, 2018. In the information age of today, this disruption cycle is measured in months rather than years. There are dozens of startups in Silicon Valley ... Read more

Experience the Future of Business at the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit

How will technology change how businesses interact with consumers and other businesses? What will the future of the workplace look like? Get an insider look at the fast approaching future of business innovation in Silicon Valley Innovation Summit on July 18-20, 2018. In this 3-day immersion program, you’ll visit the companies making waves, gain insights directly from innovation experts, and hear from digital native startups about new opportunities. Below you’ll find a sampling of what this summit has to offer to innovation driven executives. Exclusive visits to famous Silicon Valley companies Gain a competitive advantage by visiting the companies that ... Read more

Going Customer-Centric: FinTech Lessons For Dimex Capital

Customer centricity, focusing on the right customers that drive most profits, is one of the strategies embraced as a mission by the most successful Silicon Valley companies. One of our 2018 clients, Dimex Capital from Mexico, came to Silicon Valley to learn how to enter new younger markets  – a challenge that is hard to overcome without going customer-centric and working closely with customers who have the most lifetime value. Dimex is a leading lending institution in Mexico, having over 100 branches and employing 1600 sales contractors around the country. Dimex’ target consumer is above 55 years old, though the ... Read more

How To Get Governments to Talk About Blockchain

Every day, blockchain technology is being tested somewhere in the world by passionate engineers and entrepreneurs trying to figure out ways it can be applied to real life situations. One can already argue that blockchain is past the tipping point. It is no longer a question of if this technology will be adopted, rather how and when. The core underlying distributed ledger infrastructure and the development protocol layers required to develop apps on it have been established. Major tech titans like Oracle, IBM, and Alibaba are already using blockchain internally and have created blockchain enterprise offerings for their customers. Today ... Read more

Millennials Switch Jobs in Silicon Valley Twice as Often as National Median [Infographic]

“Young people are just smarter” This has become a famous quote from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Harvard dropout made the comment in 2007, at the age of 22. His other observations on age include the suggestion that companies should think twice about hiring anyone over 30 years old, yet at 33 Zuckerberg still holds one of the most influential jobs in Silicon Valley and, some would say, the world. He is well below the overall median age of American workers, which is 42.3. But the Facebook CEO, likely an outlier in most things, is, just like Silicon Valley, far ... Read more

Top 8 Statistics On Digital Transformation

8 survey results indicate the need to adopt a Digital Transformation strategy.

Silicon Valley Innovation Center – Newsletter- January Edition 

  There was a buzz in the air at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Both large companies and startups filled the convention centers to show off and demo their new products. After spending a few days walking among the endless booths and talking to some guests and exhibitors two key trends became clear… (Read the rest on our blog)   Navigating FinTech Disruption One-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about the latest trends in FinTech, directly from the Silicon Valley insiders. Designed specifically for financial services executives, the program includes 5 full days of immersive experience with the ... Read more

3 Industry Trends from CES

There was a buzz in the air at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Both large companies and startups filled the convention centers to show off and demo their new products. After spending a few days walking among the endless booths and talking to some guests and exhibitors three key trends became clear. 1. Vehicles will become connected This trend is best shown by Ford, who highlighted their transformation from being a car manufacturer to a software company developing a system to coordinate autonomous vehicles in city streets. During his keynote address, Ford CEO Jim Hackett announced ... Read more

Thomson Reuters Discovers AI Use Cases

Thomson Reuters Discovers AI Use Cases Let’s face it. Modern technological advancements have already taken the practical science of artificial intelligence to unseen levels. AI is no longer limited to a robot beating a world chess master. In fact, artificial intelligence is likely to influence modern business trends at a faster pace. New age AI bots can just sift through the humongous amount of big data in a matter of seconds. These developments could potentially affect the future business models by improving the research reports and publishing capabilities. The question is, to what extent does AI tech impact upon the ... Read more

3 Business Trends for 2018

As the year come to a close we’d like to share our thoughts about the three emerging innovations that reached their tipping point in 2017. These innovations weren’t necessarily developed in 2017, rather in 2017 they reached a high enough market adoption to indicate that they will be adopted on a mass scale in the next year or two. As a corporate innovator you’ll want to include these trends in your 2018 innovation road map. 1) Blockchain will create more transparent trade and ease of transacting Only a few months ago still only a handful of die hard enthusiasts believed ... Read more