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Six Challenges Facing Blockchain & IoT Convergence

Although the technology born of Bitcoin has received tremendous attention, investment, and development activity in the last few years, there are a range of challenges facing broader enterprise adoption. What follows are a very brief summary of those most related to its adoption in IoT contexts. Scale: The paramount technical challenge facing DLT-IoT convergence is […]

Kaleido Insights Impact Analysis on Emotional Recognition

As emotional recognition technologies make their way into the corporate ecosystem, use cases and impacts abound. Emotional recognition has the potential to add important new levels of information and data to marketing, sales, customer service, HR, training, engineering, and product development.

Actionable Data Was the Star of NRF’s 2018 “Big Show”

Retail is getting smarter, thanks to real-time data analysis. At this year’s NRF “Big Show” in New York, nearly 40,000 people converged with one goal in mind: to better understand the future of retail innovation. I attended to explore not only over-arching retail trends, but also dive deeper the future of consumer experience (CX) design. […]

New Research: Global Content Strategy’s Top Challenges

For over a year, I’ve been interviewing content marketing executives at global enterprises about the challenges and opportunities they face when trying to scale up single-country or regional content marketing efforts to take them worldwide. (We’ve also been helping several brands build the strategies to make this happen.) Today we’re publishing research on global content […]

CES 2018 & The Adolescence of Consumer IoT

Over its 51 years of existence, never mind the reinvention of the consumer electronics market itself, Vegas’ annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) continues to be a coming out party for intriguing interfaces and frivolous gizmos. Although many found this year’s event relatively underwhelming, CES offers an important glimpse into the broader consumer tech market trajectory. From […]

Re-Think Innovation in 2018: The Technologies that Matter to Your Customers, Business, and Ecosystem

Which technologies should you track? Understand the three themes, then use this chart. It is no secret companies are struggling to keep up with technological change. Even with devices and connected interfaces abound; even with an untold velocity of data generation and networked services; and especially in light of an ever-shifting tessellation of new capabilities, […]

Blockchain + Internet of Things = Trusted Machine Interactions

What is missing from the Internet of Things? The paramount challenge for ubiquitous connectivity, never mind device autonomy, is a lack of trust. Our new research analyzes the intersections between IoT and distributed ledger technologies, known more widely as blockchain.

Six Technology Convergences to Watch in 2018

Disruption doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Companies must see beyond individual technologies and look for where convergence is fostering the unprecedented The scope and pace of technological innovation is ascendant, advancing at a pace that is impossible to keep up with. Much ado about artificial intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things, virtual reality, … the […]

Self Driving Cars Will Save You Time and Money

With a self driving car, what will you do with that extra time and money? Plan now, they arrive in 2–3 years. Time Savings: The average American commuter spends 50 minutes a day going to work and back. With self driving cars emerging in just 2–3 years, what will you do with your reclaimed time? […]

Impact Analysis: Biometric Authentication

Biometric authentication has been around for decades in enterprise IT and security contexts, but new platforms and cheaper, more sophisticated compute capabilities now power a range of new user experiences and the next wave of digital identity authentication. Kaleido Insights’ methodology for analyzing emerging technology assesses the impacts on humans, on businesses, and on ecosystems […]