Which will be the hottest technological inventions right now? Which are the most recent technology coming our way? What technology will drive the worldwide talks, and moreover, that will have the best effect in 2019? When it turns out a few will probably be quite evident, while others may surprise you. Listed below are a few of the latest up and coming technologies for 2019 and outside. Using a brand new year, we are taking a new look at where sustainability has been led globally.

These innovative technologies with potential impact for business.
  • 5G networks. ...
  • Mainstream blockchain apps. ...
  • More AI-enabled platforms for automated work. ...
  • Machine learning for customer service. ...
  • 3D printing. ...
  • New security measures. ...
  • Augmented reality. ...
These technologies are worth to watch closely in 2019.
  • Machine Learning will advance Artificial Intelligence (AI) ...
  • 10 Ways Smart Cities Will Restructure The Economy. ...
  • Quantum Computing (Supercomputing). ...
  • Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) ...
  • 10 Ways Smart Cities Will Restructure The Economy. ...
  • More AI solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. ...
  • Wireless Charging Technology From Ecoupled. ...

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Most industries in today’s world run on a balance of sophisticated computer systems and skilled people to use them. Technology has allowed numerous industries to grow at a rapid pace and has streamlined countless business processes. But it still can’t learn, design, and discover the way people can.  When computers and machinery became more practical …

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Yesterday my electric toothbrush finally decided to die on me. It had served me well, may it rest in peace, and was so old that when I originally purchased it, there were probably only four or five options to choose from. It was so old that I actually recall buying it at a physical store, as …

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Innovation culture has long been one of the most challenging, and oft-discussed, topics in our conversations with business and innovation leaders. Given the extraordinary importance of innovation for businesses, and society in general, and the fact that culture has been shown to be one of the biggest barriers for innovation performance, it’s not much of a surprise. Because most …

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by Greg Heist, Chief Innovation Officer, Gongos, Inc. “No. I don’t think the Empire had Wookies in mind when they designed it, Chewie.” – Han Solo to Chewbacca about the Tydirium Imperial Shuttle they’re flying While we can forgive the Galactic Empire for not factoring the needs of Wookies into Imperial Shuttles (it was after …

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By Federica D’Armento and Aleksandra Orman-Lorenz It’s the year 2277, and women have finally achieved equal pay at work. This is not the apocalyptic ending of a Hollywood movie. This may be the reality in 257 years. This is actually what the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2020 says: men and women will …

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In 1964, as the financial revolution was gathering steam, an MIT economist named Paul Cootner published a collection of essays called The Random Character of Stock Market Prices. Based largely on an obscure dissertation by a forgotten frenchman, it laid the foundations for a new era of financial engineering. Yet among the papers included was …

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In a 2015 TED talk, Bill Gates warned that “if anything kills ten million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war. Not missiles, but microbes.” He went on to point out that we have invested enormous amounts of money in nuclear deterrents, but relatively …

We Need To Prepare For Future Crises Like We Prepare For War Read More »

The consulting industry was already being disrupted before the coronavirus. Now the disruption is accelerating. If you work with consultants or have your own consultancy, take note: Things are changing, fast. Right around the corner are threats or opportunities, depending on how you respond. I’ve already written about how the management-consulting industry is being disrupted by various trends like emerging technologies, the commodification …

How Consulting Will Likely Change Because of the Pandemic Read More »

The job of acquiring new skills in the next normal sometimes feels like one more hat to juggle. Some of us are self-professed lifelong learners, so this job of skills acquisition seems to come easy. For others, it can be a chore. What if one of the most important skills is the simple task of …

Continuous Learning for Continuing Innovation Read More »

Covid 19 did not make us better. It forced us to squeeze more out of scarcity. After months of lockdown, crimes are down all over Europe and people spend more time connected to family and colleagues. Truth is: we are tired, frustrated and uncertain about our future. We have not become a better species, and …

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Being born and raised in Sydney, Australia, family trips to Bondi Beach to enjoy the delights of the dazzling sea and blazing sunshine were a regular weekend event. It was where I learned to body surf, that if you seek to ride a wave, you have to work or flow with it to let it …

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There are few things more magical than watching a group of people come together to move toward a common goal, invest in themselves and one another, and lead innovation in their discipline. Except, maybe, being one of them. When we think about these kinds of high-performing teams, it’s easy to look at them in terms …

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It’s an oxymoron. It really takes some discipline to disrupt. This is your flow: who, how, what. A one-minute guide to disruption is already disruption per se. This is my formula, in three simple steps. Disrupt the Who. Your first step is to recruit the right people, those who are fit for the challenge. There …

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Disclaimer: If you are a designer and don’t like or approve of the use of journey maps, do me a favor and stop reading. Thank you and good day! Have you ever been a customer? Have you ever had an amazing experience? I’m talking about an experience where you felt everything was planned out to …

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Scenario: You are in the middle of a sprint designing a new product or service. The energy and creativity have seemed to hit bottom after almost four hours of creating potential solutions. How do you get people back on their feet, reenergized, and to keep on generating possible solutions to your design challenge? Answer: The …

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“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke A Magical Idea is a brilliant solution to a challenge with a “minor” proviso: it is unrealistic, not feasible, not implementable, impossible! When …

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Creativity is like air: invisible and necessary. Creativity is everybody’s job. It fosters innovation and nurtures talent. How do we create an environment that is conducive of creativity? I will be taking some inspiration from Monty Python’s method. Act I – Bold Ambition: look for a big contradiction to crack. Resolve it exponentially better than …

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There’s plenty to do when it comes to real digital innovation in a rush moment, but some good stuff is on the verge of becoming a trend. A lot has been said lately about the potential changes in the world in consequence of pandemics. Mostly when it comes to digital acceleration on all our human …

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By Federica D’Armento and Francesco Pagano This is a tale of two cities. Or, maybe just one: anti-fragile and people-centered. Here is an independent company based in Geneva (Switzerland), which is an award-winning watch manufacturer. Every masterpiece comes from the creative hand of the founder and the dedication of 25 people. No middle management, just …

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It’s high noon and onlookers gaze in silence as you stand in the middle of the town, staring down your challenger with one hand hovering over your holster. Strangely, a disagreement in conversation often feels like a duel in the Wild West, where one person absolutely has to come out on top and assume control …

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Call it a limiting behavior. My zeal can deafen me to the suggestion’s others have to make. When passion strikes, adrenaline surges—and it is time to capture lightning. For decades I made a career acting this way, without realizing I was missing the multi-prism perspectives of my intelligent team, which had a lot of value. …

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At an individual level, many of us try to make changes within our lives and ourselves to lead a happier more fulfilled life. We’re trying to find purpose. So why aren’t we doing this at an organisational level? Many organisations are trying to create a culture of innovation, but are not pausing to ask why? …

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Editor’s note: The article below encapsulates a sponsored research project titled, Innovation for a New Era, conducted by Patrick Deren, Matthew Grant and myself, that was completed prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you are in charge of creating new products for your company, you already know that a confluence of forces was challenging long-held …

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The OGSM model (Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures) can help teams get on the same page and moving in the right direction. For the past 25 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of groups across dozens of big companies and startups. One thing’s consistent: everyone works in teams, and the ultimate success of any organization relies on the overall …

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Identify the right problem Who doesn’t love to solve a great mystery? After all, the greatest stories in history tap into that very desire to solve problems; the story presents a mystery and has you follow along as its characters search for the Six Ws. This is particularly engaging because solving problems is directly rooted …

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There’s nothing like a good crisis to make you refine your values, and Covid-19 has everyone taking stock of what really matters in life. No surprise what tops the list for individuals: family, friends, safety, and a sense of community. Many people are rediscovering the joys of homesteading arts, such as gardening, canning, cooking, playing …

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Klaus Schwab said that we must develop a comprehensive and globally shared view of how technology is affecting our lives and reshaping our economic, social, cultural, and human environments. There has never been a time of greater promise, or greater peril. We can either find ways to harmonise man, woman, and machine, or fight with …

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We’ve all heard the story of Newton and the apple. According to the legend, he came up with the theory of gravity when he was sitting under a tree and an apple fell on his head, at which point it all suddenly dawned on him. We love to hear stories of these great aha moments. …

The Fallacy of the Aha Moment & Overnight Success in Innovation Read More »

By Adrian Notz and Frank Pagano Homo Pragmaticus By Frank Pagano The Future doesn’t exist anymore. Let’s tackle the ‘here and now’. McKinsey, in their many articles covering the Covid-19 crisis, calls for the advent of a strictly pragmatic approach to business, people management and, as a matter of fact, life. We have had crises …

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