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Hype Hazard Episode 10: Smart Home Bonanza!

What better hub of tech hype and hazards than the Smart Home?! For our Season 1 Finale,  we take you on a tour exploring gadgets galore in this flash round of four devices. Are Smart Home devices just ‘assisted living for millennials,’ or real innovations towards improving quality of life and longevity? Come in and […]

Hype Hazard Episode 9: Rivian & Electric Vehicles

In this episode, we explore Rivian and the highly charged electric vehicle market. Are we in the fast lane toward zero-emissions driving, or stuck in a perpetual jam of consumer, commercial, technological, and political blockades? Buckle up as we plug in … What is Rivian and just how much of this $5 TRILLION market can […]

Hype Hazard Rivian and Electric Vehicles

Hype Hazard Episode 8: Robinhood & Investment Apps

In this episode of Hype Hazard, we explore Robinhood and the raggedy rich world of investment apps. Are we witnessing the democratization of finance, or is buying-in to the egalitarian story actually happening at our own expense?

Hype Hazard Episode 7: Deepfakes & Synthetic Media

In this episode, we explore “deepfakes” and the head-spinning breakthroughs in AI-generated synthetic media. Does the ability to digitally doppelgänger anyone doing or saying anything preface the end of trust, a revolution in reputational risk, or just the next era of entertainment? Seeing is no longer believing, so listen up as we peer deep to […]

Putting the Customer at the Center of Digital Transformation

Today’s customers are savvier than ever and their expectations are sky high when interacting with companies. Customer-focused digital transformation requires a renewed vision for fulfilling consumer expectations in real-time, turning challenges into moments of delight, and reaching your customers when they need you most. And, they need you now. According to Salesforce’s “State of the Connected […]

Hype Hazard Episode 6: Noom & Personalized Weight Loss

In this episode, we explore Noom and the big wide world of personalized weight loss. Is app-powered psychological training the real recipe for transformation, or just the dish du jour served up by the zillion dollar Diet industry? Phew, we worked up a sweat navigating the narratives on this one… What is Noom and why […]

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Inclusion at Scale: The Untapped Opportunity of Tech Ecosystems

Tech companies are known for relying on ecosystems to innovate. What these vast ecosystems are less known for is their implications around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This imperative has only grown as societal and technological inequities spotlight the urgency for companies to assess their role in inclusion. While companies have historically relegated such efforts […]

6 Tech Urgencies for Business in Pandemic Era Re-emergence

Written by Jessica Groopman, Jaimy Szymanski, and Jeremiah Owyang As the world begins to re-emerge and rebuild, pragmatic leaders recognize the critical role technology plays in shaping the “new normal,” but are struggling to activate. The shifting technology landscape impacts the future of customer and employee relationships, breakthrough business models, societal trust, and even the […]

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