We’ve been covering the Vertical Cloud trend extensively this year. The following in-depth interviews with five leaders in Vertical Cloud offer an opportunity to get up to speed with the developments.
The Internet of Things (IoT) trend is significant, and will blossom over the rest of the decade. Actually, IoT has been around for a while, and I have been interviewing leaders in the field to share why things are accelerating now and where the gaps are. Here are five conversations to help give you a broad perspective on IoT today.
As seen from some of the biggest news headlines in recent weeks, Cyber Security is clearly becoming a bigger challenge every day. All websites, apps, and enterprises are exposed, vulnerable. The following discussions with some leaders in the industry explore the topic in depth, and offer some pointers to open opportunities for entrepreneurs.
In 1M/1M, we have a wonderful company from Ahmedabad, India, the capital of the Indian state of Gujarat. The company is called The Creative Artisans, and it specializes in artisanal fabrics. Gujarat, for the uninitiated, is a region of India known for its textile industry.
Creative Artisans supplies custom fabrics to major fashion houses like Ralph Lauren, Eileen Fisher, etc. and has already crossed the $1M revenue threshold. They have artisans working with many different techniques – Indigo, Ikat, block prints, Tie n’ Dye, Khadi (Yarn and fabric crafted by hand) embroideries, etc.
In working with them, however, I also see a wonderful opportunity for apparel, accessories, and home furnishing designers to develop products and build small/medium e-commerce businesses using artisanal fabrics.
After publishing my recent article, Must-read Articles on Artificial Intelligence, in which I’ve shared my thoughts and concerns about AI, some have asked for more.
Here are my in-depth interviews with five (actually six) thought leaders who are deeply engaged in artificial intelligence development today that I hope will provide a good overall perspective on where and how AI is being applied today, where AI stands in 2016:
My deep concerns over the impact that Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, and over-automation will eventually have on society have led me to write several thought-provoking articles to help raise awareness while course correction is still possible.
Whichever way the future unfolds, we do have some time in hand. The kind of mass scale automation that may eventually come about is still 50-100 years away, most likely. Still, there is a very high probability that massive degrees of automation WILL eventually come about. Huge displacement of workers WILL take place due to such automation. Given that eventuality, are we facing Utopia or Dystopia? My prediction, unfortunately, is the latter.
Anyone involved in a corporate innovation program soon learns that it is quite complex to manage the nuances of such programs and get them to work right.
Last year I spent half a day with approximately 40 Fortune 500 Chief Innovation Officers at Xerox PARC, and discussed our experience with corporate innovation methodology through the1M/1M Incubator In A Box program. A few months later, Jim Euchner, the CIO of Goodyear, interviewed me for the Research-Technology Management journal.
If you are trying to sell B-to-B software to Indian SMBs, you know that it’s a very big market, and by and large, inaccessible.
There are hardly any mature channels through which to cater to this audience of customers profitably.