Intelligent software and preserving individual eccentricities

Intelligent software and preserving individual eccentricities

One of the most striking ideas raised by my colleague, Olly Robinson, in his technology trend, “The Evolution of Software – Intelligent and Social User Experiences” is as follows… “As a layer between technology and the user, software has become progressively more transparent. In comparing modern software on a touchscreen device, and the graphic and…

Tech Trends 2014

Tech Trends 2014

I recently co-authored, with my colleague Olly Robinson, a set of four Tech Trends that will begin to impact the changing nature of business in the information age. The introduction: “A number of factors will influence the development of the technological environment in 2014. Emerging new markets and heightened consumer expectations will continue to drive…

Welcome to cyberspace – you may be asked for ID

Welcome to cyberspace – you may be asked for ID

The digital consumer is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Almost a third of the population on earth now use mobile communications – 3.2 billion individual subscribers use 6.8 billion mobile connections (GSMA Intelligence) out of a world population of 7 billion – with a whole generation of Digital Natives now brought up managing their lives with technology.…

To be successful in the smartphone category, stop selling smartphones

To be successful in the smartphone category, stop selling smartphones

The drivers of success in the smartphone category are changing rapidly. The only way to compete with Apple and Samsung is to stop selling the product features and start selling a lifestyle. Having worked closely with mobile manufacturers (OEMs) since 2007, it is frightening how quickly the drivers of success change. Success can be measured…

How technology, innovators and serial disruptors are shaping the future of the media industry

How technology, innovators and serial disruptors are shaping the future of the media industry

I recently chaired a panel discussion with Jon Block (ITV), Ed Couchman (Facebook), Mark Rowland (Indiemedia) and Julia Lamaison (GfK Media) at GfK’s ‘People, Devices and Content’ event. Here is my write up of the event with my interpretation interwoven throughout. The long tail We’ve never had so much access to visual content – both…