From Forbes: Student Hackathons Can Create Surprising Value

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Student Hackathons are becoming a new approach to finding talent, but they are also a great way to draw innovation to long-standing problems with a fresh viewpoint. The DevPost Student Hackathon Report shows what student developers invest in.

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From Forbes: Do Privacy Concerns Really Change With The Internet Of Things?

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The Internet of Things is collecting ever more information about ourselves, our lifestyles and environment. Have our concerns about privacy changed? A report by Altimeter Group takes a closer look.

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Innovation & Future thinking at Amplify Festival

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Our panel (L-to-R): Rawn, Katryna Dow (CEO of Meeco), Michael Weeding (Dir. Digital at AMP), Cheryl Burgess (author, speaker), and Craig Meller (CEO of AMP) (photo: AmplifyFest)

Our panel (L-to-R): Rawn, Katryna Dow (CEO of Meeco), Michael Weeding (Dir. Digital at AMP), Cheryl Burgess (author, speaker), and Craig Meller (CEO of AMP)
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The Amplify Festival in Sydney, Australia was quite an eye opening event for me in the realm of futurism, innovation and long-term development. The topics and speakers likewise had some world class research behind them. I blogged an overview for each day and shared them on LinkedIn.

I was at hand as Blogger-in-Residence for the five days of the event hosted by AMP, one of the top financial services companies of Australia, at their downtown offices. I also facilitated the panel on Customer Engagement and Trust (shown on right) with three others with great insight: Katryna Dow (Meeco.me), Michael Weeding (AMP), and Cheryl Burgess (Blue Focus Marketing).  The event was attended by AMP employees (even their top execs like Craig Meller, their CEO, and Craig Ryman, their CIO), as well as many from across Australian industry.

I have posted two pieces on Forbes (so far):

See all the days at Amplify Festival (including videos of some of the talks):

  • June 1st – Innovation management (Dr. Norman Lewis, PwC), Video surveys (Matthew Barnett, Verbate)
  • June 2nd – Futurism (Stuart Candy, U of Toronto), Healthcare Design (Lorna Ross, Mayo Clinic), Bitcoin (Jon Matonis)
  • June 3rd –  Ecosystems (John Hagel, Deloitte), Company Transformation (Sanjay Purohit, Infosys), and Strategy Planning (Simon Wardley, LEF)
  • June 4th – Innovating Publishing (Paul Cameron, Booktrack), Education (Heather McGowan), Long-term Innovation (James Moody, Sendle)
  • June 5th – Aging (Michael Hodin, Ruth Finkelstein, Ken Smith, Mark Halverson)

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From Forbes: The Future Of Work And Our Social Compact

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Much of the discussion around the future of work fixate on our changing routines: hours or location, flexible schedules, team structures, employee engagement, or generational changes. But there is a bigger conversation on how our societies perform and serve their citizens in how we support education, aging and labor.

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From Forbes: Ecosystems Transform Wearable Devices From Curiosities To Workhorses

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The conversations about wearable Internet of Things devices too often focus on the devices and their capabilities, rather than the ecosystem they can inspire. The Apple Watch has had its features and functions explained in detail. What we should really look at is its role in the ecosystem around the user and the […]

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From Forbes: Playing The Futurist’s Game

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“As Alvin Toffler tells us, there are all kinds of time spanners that connect us to the past, but we don’t have a heritage of the future. We don’t have memory to help us adapt to the things we see in the future,” said Stuart Candy, Director of the Situation Lab, […]

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[Slideshare]: The Future of Finding Work (TEDxBedminster 2015)

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The Future of Finding Work lies in a state of multi-work, or working in multiple roles at the same time. The idea of a single full-time jobs causes up to 20-25% productivity loss during our tenure (3.5-4.5 years on average). The reality is that we spend up to 8 months just learning our job environments, so why not split your time at multiple different work environments? In addition, we are starting to see new technologies that turn work into platforms that can manage work assignment and logistics for us.

[This was presented at TEDxBedminster 2015]

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From Forbes: Saving $2 Billion A Year By Recycling Unused Medicines

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Each year we long-term healthcare facilities toss out a combine $2 Billion in unused medicines to restock shelves. There are billions more wasted due to poor planning, logistics and inventory management. Can we safely recycle some of these medicines to those who need it? PharmaCares thinks so.

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