Category Archive for: Technology

Deloitte’s TMT Predictions put AI in your boardroom in 2018

Deloitte’s TMT Predictions put AI in your boardroom in 2018. Nothing makes the New Year sizzle more than the bevy of predictions that come out to set the tone for what to expect over the next twelve months. And one of the top dogs in the futurist game is Deloitte and their annual TMT (technology, media,…

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Hey Siri, Am I Ready for 2018?

Hey Siri, Am I Ready for 2018? Ah, the smell of 2018 in the morning. But what will it bring? How will 2018 change the way we do business? If it’s anyway as transformational as 2017, can I be prepared? All valid questions as 2017 has cut swaths out of many and built new-fangled superhighways for…

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2018 will bring some BIG trends to reality.

Ah yes, it’s that time of year again, as 2017 starts to wind down, we begin gazing longingly at 2018 and making educated guesses about where things will go next year. So time to don my futurist hat and spin out some thoughts on what the next year may have in store for us. After…

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How do you Netflix – a shocking new habit revealed

How do you Netflix – a shocking new habit revealed. The ubiquitous red logo video streaming giant added the term “binge-watching” to our lexicon – pioneering a new way to consume TV. And Netflix has just revealed a shocking new related habit – apparently, we’ll watch movies and TV practically anywhere, and about 67% of us…

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The Four: Do Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google complete us?

The Four: Do Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google complete us? Size does matter and goes hand-in-hand with influence. From 2013 – 2017, the combined market capitalization of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google has increased in size to the tune of $2.3 trillion. This number matches the GDP of the most burgeoning economy on the planet –…

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The Revenge of Analog (Redux)

The Revenge of Analog (Redux). So I introduced you to this one back in the summer, and I hope you’ve had a chance to read this book on a topic that has sparked much contemplation – David Sax’s The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter. This week’s cool update is that I just had…

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Amazon Key provides package delivery access INSIDE your front door

Amazon Key provides package delivery access INSIDE your front door. Yes, you heard that correctly. When I talk to people about this new Amazon innovation – that tackles the last mile of the delivery dilemma – they are wildly polarized. “Not at home? Not a problem,” says Amazon. “As a Prime member, get your Amazon packages…

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Next Generation of Education

As we learn more and more about what kinds of educational platforms will best serve our kids (as they head off to get jobs in a future we cannot quite envision yet), several interesting and innovative platforms are emerging. We know we need to make a radical change in the way we prepare our youth…

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Hello, Print in a Digital World 2018

Hello, Print in a Digital World 2018. Last week we launched our latest greatest trend report at Canada Post’s 10th annual Think INSIDE the Box event. In constructing our recent trend report, we quickly came to realize a new reality has now taken hold – the way consumers engage with brands has dramatically morphed. They can…

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Toronto – #TheNextSiliconValley

Toronto – #TheNextSiliconValley. In May, I wrote about Toronto as a Future Forward Cityscape, and it seems we are now officially well on our way. Toronto is moving towards being the next global tech hub… and moving at a ballistic pace, I might add. As a matter of fact, Forbes now ranks Toronto in its Top 5 of cities (along with…

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