Posts Tagged ‘futurist’

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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Media, content and the enduring war for attention – Mike Walsh

Chris Van Noy is a thought leader in the media industry. He previously ran strategy for the global content infrastructure business known as Akamai, and over the last 12 years, has sourced, negotiated and closed high level media and technology deals and partnerships for companies such as NBC Universal, Hulu, ESPN, ABCNews, Microsoft, 24/7 Real…

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Courage, resilience and photographing humanity – Mike Walsh

I met David, many years ago, at a cafe on Bondi Beach. Originally from California, he had moved to Australia for work, and for the last 20 or so years, had made a name for himself as a fashion photographer, whose work had been featured in international editions of Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Style and Shape…

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Algorithms, human-centered design and the future of work – Mike Walsh

I caught up with Ross Dawson, a fellow futurist and an Australian native, on a recent trip back home to Bondi Beach. Ross is the author of four books including the Amazon.com bestseller ‘Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships’, and the acclaimed book Living Networks, which foresaw the social networking revolution. Over the famously strong, and excellent…

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Why Humans Will Always Play Better Chess, Even When We Lose – Mike Walsh

We live in a time of exponentially improving machines. First chess, then Space Invaders, go and most recently poker – our games now seem mere taunts in a struggle for supremacy between humanity and AI. Even in losing, however, we may learn something about what makes us special. I watched a fascinating documentary about chess prodigy Magnus…

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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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