December 28, 2015 - One of the tougher jobs in retail is determining the right product mix on store shelves. Whenever I go shopping I often encounter an individual checking shelf stock. And sometimes I find that what I want to buy may not be on retail shelves but somewhere in the backroom where it is out of sight, out of mind. This is an industry-wide problem that impacts retailers globally.
December 5, 2015 - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations focused on shipping. Its mandate includes marine pollution, safety and security.
November 30, 2015 - This summer my wife and I visited Passau, Germany, located at the confluence of three rivers, The Danube, Inn and Ilz.
October 26, 2015 - The best example I know of disruptive adjacencies is the evolution of mobile phone technology. Today a smartphone is more than the sum of so many technologies - a camera, a music and video player, a calendar, a phone, a messaging service, a browser, an administrative assistant, a game platform and a home to tens of thousands of applications.
October 22, 2015 - Solomon Hsiang, professor of economics and public policy at University of California Berkeley, as co-author of a new study on the impact of climate change is quoted stating,
Money is the primary mechanism for storing and exchanging value, especially in our daily purchases, and it’s heading rapidly into a faster, smarter and more mobile future. Nevertheless, the constant in the midst of change will remain levels of human trust in the proliferating forms of money.
September 21, 2015 - One of the most interesting 21st century phenomenon is the rise of an entirely new type of business built on the infrastructure of the Internet and designed not just to make money but to provide a public benefit as well. In the past public benefit was something delivered by government. Think libraries and hospitals.
September 16, 2015 - If you think of industries that are insulated from technological progress you might say insurance. And yet there are a number of technological innovations that are altering even this staid group of companies. Some of these technologies are industry bred. But the real disruptions are those that are unforeseen.
July 1, 2015 - It is Canada Day here north of the 49th parallel, the 148th year of the nation's birth. So today I went to watch my Toronto Blue Jays in action and have just returned to post the first of its kind blog here at 21st Century Tech. The collaboration is with Jessica Oaks, who has been a regular guest contributor.