Posts Tagged ‘Future’

We Are All Software Companies Now – Mike Walsh

‘What do you mean we need to be a software company?’ asked Lukas Braunschweiler, CEO of Sonova, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-tech hearing devices. I had just finished giving a talk to their senior leadership team at the gorgeous lakeside town of Stäfa, near Zurich. ‘We already have lots of software engineers.…

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Cities, women and the rise of the multi-urban corporation – Mike Walsh

I met Kjell Nordström a number of years ago in Oslo. He and his colleague Jonas Ridderstrale, had together written the international bestselling book, ‘Funky Business’, and were the undisputedly bald, brilliant rockstars of Swedish innovation. Fortunately, I was able to catch Kjell once more, while I was visiting Norway last week. Currently a Professor at the…

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Life insurance, disrupted – Mike Walsh

The old adage goes that life insurance is sold, not bought. The digital revolution has not only flipped that idea on its head, it now also challenges the way insurance products are designed and priced. The real action is yet to come. Insurance companies have always been data-driven, but in a new era of consumer…

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Daniel Kraft on data, machine learning and the future of healthcare – Mike Walsh

Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. I met him some years ago at the Singularity University, where he was chair of the Medicine Track. Daniel is also the Executive Director of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.…

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Envisioning the CU of the future with Mike Walsh

It’s as much about culture as it’s about code,’ says futurist Mike Walsh               How must a mid-21st century credit union differ from the credit union of today? No real blueprint exists, Mike Walsh told attendees of the CUNA Technology Council Conference and CUNA Operations, Sales & Services Council Conference…

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Fab Theft – Mike Walsh

What if the best way to steal something in the future is just to print it? Fab theft refers to the use of digital scanning and 3D printing to replicate copyrighted designs or patented objects — and it is happening already. On the infamous platform, ‘The Pirate Bay’, there is now an entire new section known as ‘physibles’.…

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If You Aren’t Using Your Data, It’s Just Taking Up Space

If You Aren’t Using Your Data, It’s Just Taking Up Space | Mike Walsh By Frank Konkel at Next Gov The government collects a lot of data. Tax records, financial transactions, census information, demographic intelligence and a myriad of other data sets on millions of American citizens make the federal government the largest data collector…

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