Contest is King: come il mobile accelera i processi di IoE – via Techeconomy

Contest is King: come il mobile accelera i processi di IoE

Contest, not content, is king.” Un rovesciamento di prospettiva del celebre motto che potrebbe sembrare forzato ma che Joseph Bradley,  Evangelist di Cisco, sceglie per rappresentare la spinta che la mobilità sta dando all’ Internet of Everything.

Nel prossimo futuro, tuttavia, la combinazione di Wi-Fi e di altre reti di rilevamento combinati con sensori indossabili incorporati in indumenti protettivi darà soccorritori le informazioni di cui hanno bisogno per rispondere alle emergenze in modo appropriato.

In altre parole la mobility è la tecnologia che sta guidando il cambiamento esponenziale dell’IoE.

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LittleBits Gives You AC Control With Its New Smart Home Kit | MAKE

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#Innovazione, #tecnologie, #digitale: riscopriamo il senso di queste parole – By Alfonso Fuggetta

Interessanti riflessioni di A.Fuggetta sul futuro ed il ruolo delle tecnologie digitali come motore di crescita globale, qui ripreso in sintesi.

Se dopo questo articolo qualcuno avesse ancora dubbi sul ruolo strategico del Digitale ecco la rilevanza che ne viene data negli Stati Uniti : Obama Wants Kids to Be Computer Programmers 

Innovation

  • Innovare vuol dire cambiare. E vuol dire innanzi tutto indurre un cambiamento concreto, reale, utile, positivo, nella vita delle persone, delle imprese, della società. Non esiste l’innovazione declamata o teorica: l’innovazione esiste solo se è vissuta positivamente e concretamente da qualcuno, qualunque sia la forma secondo la quale questo elemento “positivo” si manifesta.

  • Non esistono i teorici dell’innovazione, ma coloro che la vivono nella loro esperienza
  • Innovazione è creazione di valore, non nuovismo. Innovazione non è cambiare per il gusto di cambiare.
  • Innovazione è consapevole e determinata profondità di analisi e studio, non improvvisazione e generica “voglia di cambiare”
  • Innovazione è rileggere e far tesoro del passato e della storianon cancellarli
  • Il ruolo strategico delle tecnologie. Dobbiamo studiare, sviluppare e anche creare tecnologie per sviluppare il know-how e la cultura che ci permettano di dominarle e plasmarle all’interno dei nostri processi di costruzione delle soluzioni. Purtroppo, viviamo tutti i giorni una esperienza per certi versi frustrante. Moltissimi tecnologie, specialmente nel campo del digitale, sono sviluppate all’estero, negli USA piuttosto che nell’estremo oriente.

    Il digitale è il sale dell’innovazione 

  • Per taluni “digitale” significa telefonia cellulare e applicazioni consumer, la semplificazione del “scaricati l’app e sei a posto”.
  • Per altri “digitale” significa il web e i siti social, quel mondo a metà tra il pericoloso (quanti lamentano i “rischi di Internet”!), l’inutile o l’estemporaneo.
  • Per altri digitale è limitato al mondo delle telecomunicazioni.
  • Per altri ancora è “assorbito” dal tema televisione, dello spettacolo, dei media.
  • Per molti, è quel “costo” che dobbiamo “purtroppo” sostenere per far funzionare i processi gestionali dell’azienda o dell’amministrazione pubblica.

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  • Grazie alle tecnologie digitali possiamo dare intelligenza e connettività a qualunque oggetto, rivoluzionare processi e servizi, rileggere e trasformare in modo radicale anche settori come l’arte, la cultura ed il turismo, piuttosto che rivitalizzare i nostri settori manifatturieri “tradizionali” che ci hanno visti diventare leader nel mondo.

Sfide epocali

Quanto discusso in queste poche righe definisce sfide epocali che dobbiamo saper cogliere. E per farlo dobbiamo essere determinati e motivati, ma anche ragionevoli, umili, concreti, attenti. Non per un malcelato e inutile senso di prudenza, ma per saper cogliere l’enorme portata dei cambiamenti possibili e la complessità dei processi che dobbiamo di conseguenza mettere in campo. E soprattutto, per trasformare dubbi e perplessità in convinzione e partecipazione, senza le quali non possiamo raggiungere quegli obiettivi straordinari che innovazione, tecnologie e digitale mettono a nostra disposizione.

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Innovits & GEW

Great event yesterday @Innovits in Milan talking about Innovation, start ups & Entrepreneurship with Stefano Mizio, Industrio Ventures and Sunil Ravi, the Consul for Economic Affairs at the U.S.  General Consulate in Milan.

The meet up is part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) program.

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The #tactile #internet – #IoT, #5G and #cloud on steroids – Telefónica Innovation Hub

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Each Internet generation was believed to be the last, with designs pushed to near perfection. The first and original Internet, a virtually infinite network of computers, was a paradigm changer and went on to define the economies of the late 20th century. However, after that Internet came the Mobile Internet, connecting billions of smart phones and laptops, and yet again redefining entire segments of the economy in the first decade of the 21stcentury.

Today, we witness the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), shortly to connect trillions of objects and starting to redefine yet again various economies of this decade.

These different embodiments of the Internet will be dwarfed by the emergence of the Tactile Internet which we believe is a true paradigm shift, in which sufficiently responsive, reliable network connectivity will enable it to deliver physical, tactile experiences remotely.

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At the edges, the Tactile Internet will be enabled by the Internet of Things and actuating robots.

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Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days – HBR

Practically every company innovates.But few do so in an orderly, reliable way.

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In far too many organizations, the big breakthroughs happen despite the company. Successful innovations typically follow invisible development paths and require acts of individual heroism or a heavy dose of serendipity. Successive efforts to jump-start innovation through, say, hack-a-thons, cash prizes for inventive concepts, and on-again, off-again task forces frequently prove fruitless. Great ideas remain captive in the heads of employees, innovation initiatives take way too long, and the ideas that are developed are not necessarily the best efforts or the best fit with strategic priorities.

There’s an important intermediate option between ad hoc innovation and building an elaborate, large-scale innovation factory: setting up a minimum viable innovation system (MVIS).

What it will require is senior management attention—most critically from some member of the top leadership team.

Creating an MVIS won’t miraculously turn you into Pixar or Amazon, but it will help you make tangible progress in increasing the predictability and productivity of critical investments in future growth.

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Google makes image recognition advance – BBC News

Scientists at Google have created artificial intelligence software that can describe the contents of photographs far more accurately than ever before.

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The software describes the picture as: Two pizzas sitting on top of a stove top oven
The software’s description of pictures was similar to that written by a human.

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MONETISING LTE SERVICES – Analysys Mason

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LTE services by user and product segments [Source: Analysys Mason, 2014]

MNOs must differentiate LTE services from those of 3G

  • Enhanced data for consumers is a key selling point for LTE
  • VoLTE (+ RCS) allows operators to offer integrated voice, video and instant messaging (IM) services with the added benefit of mobility
  • Enterprise solutions can benefit from enhanced data services
  • LTE can also provide connectivity as a substitute to fixed networks
  • Wholesale solutions may emerge as an attractive opportunity for operators. Because LTE network latency is lower than 3G, operators can develop new revenue streams by selling bandwidth for wholesale services (such as utility and M2M services). Verizon is at the forefront of this with projects in sectors such as education.

Pricing is determined by LTE positioning relative to 3G

  • Pricing premium if positioned as a value-added service with clear benefits (such as guaranteed speeds or premium content)
  • MNOs can also experiment with bundling. Data sharing across devices is being offered, with the aim of monetising devices (such as tablets) otherwise lost to Wi-Fi.

Netflix: Threat or Opportunity? – Telco2.0 Research

After DVD market which industry is going to be “Netflixed” ?

 

The way in which audiences consume movies and television content appears to be changing.  While ‘linear’ viewing of scheduled channels remains robust, the market for DVD has collapsed and new pricing and consumption models are opening up.

Telco 2 Figure 6 Netflix Evolving Content Proposition

 

So is Netflix a ‘win: win’ opportunity for all concerned?  It may not be that straightforward.  

  • For leading pay TV players, Netflix will be yet another component forcing them to invest in innovation to minimise customers churning from bundled packages, and reducing flexibility around price increases;

  • For TV channels Netflix could lead to programme rights inflation, as a new player with a distinct business model comes into bid for premium exclusive content rights

  • For both established TV platforms and premium channels there is the risk that in price sensitive markets or demographics Netflix offers may gain traction, particularly among younger consumers at the expense of traditional subscription models.

  • For telcos looking to compete with cable and satellite, while Netflix could offer a cost effective way to deliver attractive premium content, it also carries a risk of constraining the telcos into the position of a ‘dumb (or happy) pipe’, not sharing in upsides and not owning the consumer who deals directly with Netflix.

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Why Bureaucracy Must Die – Forbes -HBR

A terrible epidemic, writes business guru Gary Hamel in a pair of articles in Harvard Business Review, is afflicting a large part of the human race. Its name isn’t Ebola. It’s called bureaucracy.

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“Strategy gets set at the top. Power trickles down. Big leaders appoint little leaders. Individuals compete for promotion. Compensation correlates with rank. Tasks are assigned. Managers assess performance. Rules tightly circumscribe discretion.

Bureaucracy “constitutes the operating system for virtually every large-scale organization on the planet. It is the unchallenged tenets of bureaucracy that disable our organizations.”

It is akin to Soviet-style centralization, gripped by“the ideology of controlism”and “is the enemy of resilience… If they are unwilling to adapt and learn, the entire organization stalls”. It’s hostile to “the irregular people with irregular ideas who create the irregular business models that generate the irregular returns,” and so “cripples organizational vitality.” It “shrinks our incentive to dream, imagine and contribute.” It causes our organizations to “remain incompetent at their core.”

“We need challenge common beliefs and ingrained interests. We need to stop pulling each other down by the tail and instead build up our ideas together.” Nilofer Merchant, a writer and entrepreneur and a lecturer at Stanford, says.

Today, technology is creating human challenges.

Today, says Nayar, “the winning formula has become: Innovative Ideas + Delivering Unique Experiences + Enabling Leadership. 

Unlocking employee innovation through platforms.

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