Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Future Retail - Futurist Keynote for Samsung VIP clients - Marketing, Mo...

Monday, April 07, 2014

Cloud Software, Big Data, Virtual Teams, Outsourcing, Future of Law Firm...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Next Big Thing: Location-Based Marketing / mobile advertising. Future Of...

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Monday, March 03, 2014

Future of Banking: Mobile, IT, Technology Partners - Futurist Speaker on...

Friday, February 28, 2014

Computers smarter than Physicians? Future Health Care / Med Tech trends ...

Monday, February 17, 2014

Big Data - vital to every large business. Future of Big Data - Keynote S...

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Big Data in Health Care - Information Overload, self-service health care...

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Future of Telcos - why business models broken. Telecom mobile customer t...


Future of telecom companies and smartphones, mobile devices and why the telecom business model is broken.  Patrick Dixon conference keynote speaker on telco issues and customer experience. Where will future telecom revenues come from and risks to future strategy.  Future customers will be even more impatient about waiting for -- web pages to load, calls to be answered, software to update, mobile devices to reset.  Future of customer services and customer relationship management. Technology convergence or divergence and why all innovation is divergent.  Ethical issues when companies sell hardware or software that they know contains significant bugs eg failure to reliably synchronise PC and phone data.  Why risky to believe results of market research as guide to future trends -- because customers change rapidly.  Converging on features, quality and price results in spiral to bottom on profits and return on equity.  Cloud-based computing and impact of cloud software on enterprise system design.  New revenue models for telecom companies -- enterprise solutions, cloud-based data management, mobile payments and financial services.  90% of all Microsoft R&D is cloud-related in some way. Radical opportunities to provide free mobile devices, handsets, ipads etc, bandwidth, calls, SMS and online content, free storage of photos and movies in the cloud, in return for agreement to use mobile device almost exclusively for card transactions.  Paid for by commissions on mobile transactions charged to retailers, and also by charges for credit, loans, insurance and related financial products. Biometric mobile payments -- using screen detection of fingerprints.  Most debates about future are about timing of predictable events -- eg date by which costs of mobile devices falls so low that they can be provided for free by a financial institution.  Impact of regulation and compliance.  Why bandwidth use will be dominated by video -- which already consumes more than 70% of all bandwidth in some European nations. Impact of YouTube and BBC iplayer in the UK.  Why telcos are being overtaken by video streaming as primary use of mobile and landline data. Dwarfing all voice calls, SMS, emails etc.  Geopositioning and multichannel marketing, impact of Big Data on smart direct marketing campaigns.  RFID tags in the internet of things.  Concerns about privacy from data harvesting of consumer information to produce accurate insights about future purchasing decisions.  Impact on mass market, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG).  Future of Google and other search engines and impact of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter on future search listings, and what appears on Google Pay per Click adverts.  How social network recommendations are winning trust over corporate websites, and why sites like TripAdvisor are dominating consumer decisions.  Winning trust, or restoring trust, is the most important challenge facing many corporations.  The only product or service a bank sells is trust and without trust you have no bank.  Without trust, it may be that you have no government either.  Why opinions of complete strangers are more influential over most consumers in some industries than official marketing information.  Why traditional marketing is dead in the third millennial, multi-dimensional online world.  Video recorded in 2012 for global leaders of enterprise technology and innovation for one of the world's largest telecom companies.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Innovation! How to innovate, win competitive advantage. Retail Industry ...



Innovation means doing things differently to serve customers better. How to innovate and why all innovation is about divergence not convergence. Innovation that simply imitates competitors, product features, design or brand elements, just means that all products and services look identical in every way, which means you can only differentiate yourself from competition based on price. Long term sustainable competitive advantage will always come from finding new ways to excell, exceed customer expectations. Technigues for innovation including open innovation and crowdsourcing using wikipedia type models to solve complex innovation challenges. How to encourage innovative teams and processes. Conference keynote speaker and Futurist Patrick Dixon - lecture at Hermes client event for UK retailers on retail industry trends.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How (not) to do video calls: virtual teams management advice - Leadershi...



Video calls, virtual teams and virtual organisations. How to communicate effectively on video calls. Customer + team passion, change management - leadership styles to change teams, structures, processes, organisations, businesses. Take hold of your future: emotions. Lessons from the past in trends analysis, growth strategies, leadership training, motivational speaker. Patrick Dixon biography, bio, cv - ranked one of world's 20 most influential business thinkers alive today (Thinkers 50 2005) Great events change people: 4,500 event organisers(MPI. Keynote conference speaker (MPI).Future corporate events: motivational leadership programmes, executive education, team development, innovation seminars, strategy workshops, consumer groups, marketing forums, competitor analysis think tanks, team building exercises and motivational client events.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nokia - will they manage turnaround with Windows Mobile?

Key issue for Nokia is agility: being able to change at high speed.  Nokia is one of the world's most advanced engineering companies - but has been less strong in the past (their CEO has also made statements about this) when it comes to customer insight.  You can have the best innovation teams but if the end products fail to connect with consumer passions and imaginations, your new products will fail to sell.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Clouds and Crowds: Seize your Digital Future

Clouds and Crowds: Seize your Digital Future: "CONVERGENCE

We think about convergence of technologies, and of businesses such as information and entertainment companies. But convergence also demands multi-skilled, multidisciplinary teams. People with unusual combinations of experiences and training. Globalisation of every large business, mergers, acquisitions – all these create new leadership pressures when it comes to sharing information. New blends of products and services. Blurring of differences between different kinds of corporations.

CONNECTIONS

Beyond increasingly mobile connections between people, to connections between apparently unrelated ideas and facts. Semantic web. Example: fraud detection in banking using complex data analysis to identify patterns of unusual activity, including unusual interactions between people. Example: detection of viral mutations and new patterns of disease. Example: predicting behaviour of customers through multivariate analysis. All these things require a much more sophisticated approach to data. A recent UK survey showed that in the largest corporations:

•85% allow wireless access
•90% allow remote access
•75% use software as a service / cloud
•44% entrust critical services to 3rd party"

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Clouds, Crowds, Convergency, Connections and Controls:IT GROWTH STRATEGIES



Key themes: rapidly changing nature of business, external operating environments, velocity of change in consumer and competitor behaviour, shifts in patterns of work, collaboration and partnership - relevant to key industries such as financial services and health. 

CONVERGENCE

We think about convergence of technologies, and of businesses such as information and entertainment companies. But convergence also demands multi-skilled, multidisciplinary teams. People with unusual combinations of experiences and training. CIO and COO industry strategy. Globalisation of every large business, mergers, acquisitions -- all these create new leadership pressures when it comes to sharing information. New blends of products and services. Blurring of differences between different kinds of corporations.

CONNECTIONS

Beyond increasingly mobile connections between people, to connections between apparently unrelated ideas and facts. Semantic web. Example: fraud detection in banking using complex data analysis to identify patterns of unusual activity, including unusual interactions between people. Example: detection of viral mutations and new patterns of disease. Example: predicting behaviour of customers through multivariate analysis. All these things require a much more sophisticated approach to data. A recent UK survey showed that in the largest corporations:

•85% allow wireless access
•90% allow remote access
•75% use software as a service / cloud
•44% entrust critical services to 3rd party

CLOUDS

A digital world which is independent of any particular technology, device, platform, operating system. Everything everywhere, all the time. Corporations need to catch up with how their own teams are behaving in their private lives - storing all their e-mail, photos, videos, documents on remote servers owned by organisations like Facebook or Google. 25% of large corporations plan partial migration into the cloud in the next 2 years, 11% in 12 months. This is already a $56bn / year, and will be $150bn by 2013, according to Gartner. As part of the same trends we can expect to see rapid growth in software as a service -- hosted on other company's servers.

CROWDS

Beyond virtual teams, virtual working and virtual organisations. Innovation in the past has tended to be limited to the capacity of teams inside organisations - even if they are spread across many time zones and sites. Expect rapid growth of crowd-sourcing or open innovation, with the same mindset as Wikipedia or Twitter: harnessing the intellectual power of communities to solve complex problems fast in profitable ways. Cost of innovation is shifting from cost of creating the ideas to the legal costs of protecting them, in a relatively open environment. We have seen widespread use of open innovation in computing, innovation in green technology, and also in health -- for example matching disease to genetic code.

CONTROLS

Convergence, connections, clouds and crowds - each of these is creating new risks which are increasing dramatically. Corporations can only embrace these four Cs above by also building much more sophisticated controls. Such security needs to be dynamic: responding in the right way according to actual risk, without slowing down and frustrating our management and innovation teams. But we can also use Convergence, Connections, Clouds and Crowds to help find and develop the innovations we need in Controls.Summary of Keynote conference presentation for Ricoh by Patrick Dixon, Futurist speaker and author of Futurewise. Other topics: virtual teams, virtual working, hacking, data loss, fraud detection, enterprise growth, IT strategy and system stability, IT risk management, server reliability, denial of service attacks, viral attacks, industrial espionage, detection of criminal activity in banks. Risk management -- reducing down-time and increasing system recovery speed.

Social networks impact on democracy, dictatorships and freedom of inform...



Democracy and democratic pressures from social networks. Cover ups and government deceptions, impact of wikileaks on government internal communications and policies. Freedom of information and corruption. Politics and political change. Impact of SMS, twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Youtube and other social networks on dictatorships v democracy. How dictators fear loss of political power from freedom of information. Use of mobile technology, smart phones and other communication devices to drive protests and public disorder. How governments and dictatorships have switched off mobile telephones and SMS, web access etc to maintain political control. How power is shifting from government leaders, police and army control to small groups of local activists. Politics and wikileaks impact on government action, media, TV, radio and national press. Video by Futurist Patrick Dixon, author of Futurewise and Building a Better Business.

Friday, May 07, 2010

How I became a hologram

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Hologram creation for virtual keynote conference presentation for TEB in Istanbul by Futurist Patrick Dixon.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tubemogul: free online video distribution. Tubemogul review

Tubemogul is a brilliant free online video publishing site which I discovered a few weeks ago and has made my life a lot easier when uploading to different video hosting destinations. Tubemogul allows you to publish instantly the same video to 12 or more different video hosting sites. Tubemogul will publish videos to Myspace, Youtube, Yahoo, Metacafe, Google, Revver, Dailymotion, Blip,Veoh, Crackle, Stupidvideos, Sclipo, Viddler and Howcast. Tubemogul also allows free centralised video reporting,video viewing statistics, video daily reports, video viewing weekly e-mail summaries, video viewing figures for individual uploaded videos by day, week, month, group video viewing figures, demographic and national online video viewing patterns. Tubemogul also allows you to manage all comments on online videos from one central point. Review of Tubemogul by Dr Patrick Dixon, Futurist conference keynote speaker and author of 12 books including Futuewise. See http://www.globalchange.com . Tubemogul enables videos to be recalled from some sites and descriptions to be updated. Tubemogul team members need to approve your account for sending to sites with specific requirements like Howcast. Keywords and video type are both mapped onto different video hosting site classifications -- not always an easy process. Tubemogul video distribution is free to low-volume users but is increasingly being used on a commercial basis by online marketing companies as a rapid way to launch viral videos, new advertising videos, music videos and so on. Tubemogul is developing fast with new features being added regularly and is filling an important niche market for regular video producers who are keen to see instant wide online distribution of their new video productions. Tubemogul does not do everything and video makers who publish online should still take care to visit the individual video hosting sites regularly to ensure everything is working correctly, video producer information is up to date, and so on. So: Tubemogul works well, and is really useful. Optimisation / optimization is easy to help improve online video search engine rankings and increase viewing figures. Video sites are developing fast and powerful search engine optimisation of videos has only just begun. Tubemogul also makes it easy to promote videos to online communities and online forums.
Video hosting, tubemogul, stream, streaming, online marketing, video uploads, publishing, viral, reporting, free service, web communities, youtube, metacafe

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Digital memory -- plug in for your brain

Fusing computer memory with brain tissue. Biodigital brains. Plug in modules for languages or data? Animal experiments. Digital memory extensions. Future of digital learning. Impact on education and university life. Video on future of education, high schools, colleges, universities, curriculum, trends, syllabus, exams, assessments, business schools, MBAs, degree courses - by Dr Patrick Dixon, Futurist conference keynote speaker for NAIS.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Multichannel learning in Blackberry, YouTube and i-pod world

Engaging students in education using new technology, distance learning, impact of multimedia, distance learning, new classroom technology and techniques. Limitations of human speech and traditional classroom teaching skills. Why teaching methods need to change. Why books still have place in future. How to scan text, how to read a whole book in 10 minutes and scan a big newspaper in 5 minutes. Primary examination skills in future. Why scanning text needs to be taught to every pupil as a skill. Summarise, question, challenge. Video on future of education, high schools, colleges, universities, curriculum, trends, syllabus, exams, assessments, business schools, MBAs, degree courses - by Dr Patrick Dixon, Futurist conference keynote speaker for NAIS. (less)


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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Online Communities Change the World - marketing and consumer

Impact of YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, TripAdvisor and other online communities. Why traditional advertising agencies cannot respond. Power of community opinion. New marketing models. Why online communities are trusted more than official websites or information sources. Web 2.0. Conference keynote speaker and Futurist Dr Patrick Dixon.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Future of education -- instant knowledge in an online ...

Old style education focus on memory and knowledge. New style education needs to focus on how to find immediate answers to complex problems from a starting point of ignorance, using new technology. How education promotes useless skills and neglects primary requirements eg instant summary of state of knowledge, fine to draw heavily on existing material. But in education such a summary could be rejected as plagiarism. But in business originality is often less important than a superb summary. Radical changes needed in examinations, assessments. Future of examinations -- online, using keyboard to prepare answers, assistance is allowed, using existing sources is encouraged. Impact of Google on education. Impact on Universities. Need to teach evaluation methods to assess authority of online sources. References. Video on future of education, high schools, colleges, universities, curriculum, trends, syllabus, exams, assessments, business schools, MBAs, degree courses - by Dr Patrick Dixon, Futurist conference keynote speaker for NAIS.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Better and Different - convergence, divergence, ...

Better and different -- convergence and divergence
http://www.globalchange.com Divergence or convergence? Consumer focus, IT systems, software and mobile phones. Multiple devices and systems. Multiple capabilities and features. Innovation, divergence, new products and services. Conference keynote speaker and Futurist Dr Patrick Dixon.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Mobile phones and banks, banking transactions future trends

Banks will become phone companies and telecom companies will become banks. Mobile payment systems, micropayments, mobile phone credit card transactions and loans. Economic impact of remittances from foreign workers using SMS credit to avoid foreign exchange transaction costs. How biometrics fingerprint technology will allow large mobile phone payments. Commissions and interest charges on loans. Impact of revenues from American Express, Visa, Delta, Access, Mastercard moving to mobile phone transactions. Conference keynote speaker and Futurist Dr Patrick Dixon.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Intellectual copyright: many businesses will give ideas away

Future of futurists bright because future trends soon become the past. Giving away intellectual capital. Wikipedia and YouTube world. Intellectual property only has power when released and used by others. Future is about giving away knowledge and ideas. Future of universities and research institutions, future of music and music industry. How to understand future trends. Conference keynote speaker and Futurist Dr Patrick Dixon.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Future of Music - the secret of great music

What exactly is music? The secret of great music. Physics of sound and how it communicates. How all great music connects with passion and all great performers provoke a response from those who listen. The elusive magic of a world class musician and why live performance will become increasingly important in a virtual, online world. Comment by Dr Patrick Dixon, futurist, leading authority on global trends, conference speaker – (bad) player of many different instruments and amateur composer.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Search engines and personal privacy - invading our space? - Video

Big controversy over personal privacy using code on your computer to track search requests, and enable a personal profile to be built up. This means that search results and advertising can be targeted to the individual person using a web browser. Search engine cookies from engines like Google had been set in the past to remain active for more than a decade. Under pressure from the EU, Google recently announced that the two years of user history they keep would be reduced to 18 months. Expect pressure to continue for personal opt out boxes enabling search engine users to block personal data from being stored. Expect search engines to push back perhaps by only allowing the fullest search results for those who give personal data to be stored. As it is they will claim (correctly) that personal history is vital to make the results as relevant as possible. Expect big civil rights debates and worries about invasion of personal life by security agencies. Video comment by Dr Patrick Dixon, futurist, leading authority on global trends and conference speaker.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Future of Music Industry

Future of music, EMI, Sony, music publishing, music industry, video industry, downloads, live performance, concerts, home made bands, band management, YouTube music bands, MySpace bands, performing artists and why live music is best. Tribute bands and buskers, Rolling Stones band example of premium for being tribute band to themselves. Why audience experience is everything and entertainment is king. Comment by Dr Patrick Dixon, futurist, leading authority on global trends and conference speaker.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Google, Yahoo, MSN – security worries - privacy, MI5, CIA, KGB?

Web 2.0 groups such as Facebook offer huge new opportunities for people to network with others... and could represent a powerful recruiting mechanism for all kinds of antisocial groups, activist networks and extremists of various kinds. Being able to identify friends of friends could make it easier for group leaders to target others who may share similar values (as well as friends) and who might be open to (for example) meeting to discuss things that they would prefer not to talk about online.

Online community sites also offer security services an extraordinarily powerful new tool for inspecting the history of an individual’s social life. In a few year’s time it will be possible for security services to check out for example many of the people an office worker was friendly with while at University a long time before. Experience shows that old friends are often important in an individual’s subsequent development.

Dr Patrick Dixon talks to Chad Hurley, founder YouTube on the meteoric rise of YouTube and implications for online community building. Google Zeitgeist CEO Summit.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

By 2012 today's teens will rule

"Dr Patrick Dixon, chairman of Global Change and Europe's leading futurist, says today's teens often do many things at once: simultaneously watching YouTube, doing homework and talking on the mobile is a snip. They prefer internet chat to email (which is slow and boring). They are seasoned internet researchers and they share themselves, their thoughts, hopes and creative product with the world."

The Age, Melbourne - published today

http://www.theage.com.au/news/business/by-2012-todays-teens-will-rule/2007/06/12/1181414299813.html

See also Patrick Dixon video on the Web.2 generation

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Second Life - Future of Virtual Worlds

The Second Life virtual community is settling down after a period of phenomenal growth. I met a senior member of the development team recently who tells me that they are experiencing all the economic challenges of a small country, with over 34 million citizens of which 50,000 are online and moving around at any time engaging with others. The latest upgrade to Second Life means you can talk to people and maybe one day you will be able to create a three dimensional image of yourself though most people seem to prefer a fictional name and appearance.

The governors of the world have to meet every few days to keep an eye on currency, exchange rates and inflation. When real estate prices rise too high they release more land for development – but if they release too much they could cause a price crash, and also create too much space for people to wander around in without meeting too many other people. They also need to watch out for currency stability and when the Linden dollar to US dollar gets too high they print more money.
The creators of Second Life don’t actually sell any products or services to citizens, relying on the rest of the community to organise themselves.

The average age of a Second Life user is over 40 - and many are over 65. While men and women are roughly equal in numbers of users, women tend to stay in thew virtual world longer and so there are usually slightly more women than men in Second Life.

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Make It Work! Scandal: technology sold which doesn't work

Many companies sell technology which does not work. Example: most senior managers have problems getting mobile phones and PCs to synchronise properly, or find their systems crash, are bugged, unreliable - and do NOT work as claimed by manufacturers. This is a huge scandal and abuse of customer time and money. Companies need to hugely improve reliability and simplicity and as they do they will gain sales, market share and brand awareness. Part of conference lecture for MTN by Dr Patrick Dixon, Futurist and author Futurewise.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

How online communities are killing off traditional advertising and brand management

Dr Patrick Dixon at Google Zeitgeist - CEO event. Chairing session on "Entertain Me" - impact of online communties such as YouTube and e-Bay on marketing, media, advertising, brand management and so on.

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