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Follow your connected baby on your smartphone

By |July 7th, 2016|Categories: big data, cloud IT, innovation, internet of things, privacy, security, technology|Tags: , , , , |

Everything is connected: cars, houses, devices, and toys. Even though we spend nearly all day online, no one is waiting for connected humans – for example through sensors in our body. But animals and babies are paving the way: first with wearables, sensors and smart apps. Generally, gadgets are only successful in the long run if they are easy to use and clearly have added value. No one is dependent on a smartwatch, but now almost nobody can manage without a navigation app. Innovations also have a high chance of being adopted if they appeal to our fears. Fear and babies: a good combination, as babies are vulnerable. Inventors and manufacturers are doing their utmost to convince parents: without technology your child will be unnecessarily exposed to a myriad of dangers. Read More …


Aviation is faster than shipping, especially when it comes to innovation

By |July 3rd, 2016|Categories: business model innovation, innovation, technology|Tags: , , , |

Ninety percent of all our goods are transported by ship, as Rose George described two years ago in ‘Ninety Percent of Everything’, a book that provides a unique glimpse into the modern-day shipping sector. According to George, who sailed on the biggest container ship in the world for her book, the shipping sector has been largely invisible to us. Major ports rarely form part of the inhabited world and are often difficult to access. Invisible means also: no need to innovate in technology in order to reduce emissions. Read More …


Who owns my data?

By |June 27th, 2016|Categories: big data, customer experience, governance, internet of things, online business, privacy, security, technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Schluss, a Dutch startup, is not exactly a company; it is a movement as well. Schluss is developing a new data solution in which the individual is in control of providing access to personal data. The concept of their ambitious plan: companies and institutions should no longer store personal data in their own systems; citizens and customers are in control over their own personal data. Read More …


3D printing: where is the promised revolution?

By |June 8th, 2016|Categories: business model innovation, innovation, robots, technology|Tags: , , |

During the past few years, as computer systems are becoming more powerful, the price of 3D printers is declining. At the moment, there is even a 3D printer that can be controlled by a smart phone. Companies like Shapeways have entered the professional printing services industry. Nevertheless, you still won’t find a 3D printing hub on every corner of the street, we still don’t go to the printing store on a daily basis and it’s not exactly a fad to buy your own 3D printer. Is the 3D printer really the second most important innovation after the printing press? Read More …