People often ask me about the impact of 3D printing on jobs. Will the technology be a job creator or destroyer? The short answer is, it will take more jobs than it makes — and 3D printing is…
Beating Go was just the start — DeepMind has designs on healthcare, robots, and your phone…
Tech product cycles are mutually reinforcing interactions between platforms and applications. New platforms enable new applications, which in turn make the new platforms more valuable, creating a positive feedback loop… We can try to understand and predict the product cycle by studying the past and extrapolating into the future.
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Proposal Abstract Description:
Unified Commerce [formerly known as Omnichannel] is no longer a nice to have, it is a foundational imperative…but why? Some may say Unified Commerce will provide differentiation and help a retailer meet customer needs and expectations; I believe there is something much greater happening, and if retailers do not take notice their firms could lose complete relevancy in the coming years.
With the advancements being made in artificial intelligence, shoppers will be less and less likely the “buyer.” Virtual private assistants will take over more and more of the routine purchasing decisions. I call this “Programmatic Commerce.” During this session, we will discuss this concept and how it fits into the near term achievement of Unified Commerce. Unified Commerce is just a milestone, not the end game.
Michael Kors just admitted what other retailers have been reluctant to concede: E-commerce isn’t as profitable as brick-and-mortar stores.
Source Bloomberg Gadfly: Michael Kors and E-Commerce Reality
Source TechCrunch: Digital Transformation Requires Total Organizational Commitment