CES 2017 – Get Ready for a Smart New World
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) usually highlights important technology trends that could shape the future. This year, artificial intelligence (AI), the smart IoT sensors that fuel it, and increasingly powerful and seamless human machine interfaces (HMIs) topped the list for me.
How Retailers Can Chart a Path to Digital Value
Digital disruption is here. According to a 2015 survey from the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation (DBT Center), a joint initiative of Cisco and the Institute of Management Development (IMD), 47 percent of retail executives say digital disruption increases the risk of going out of business. In addition, the survey revealed that four of […]
Feb. 2: NRF16 Wrap Up at Live CiscoChat
Retail’s Big Show offers ideas and insights into the ever-changing industry of retail. This year’s NRF 2016 drew a large and influential group of the most innovative retail leaders. Throughout the show, these leaders held extensive one-on-one conversations and hosted general sessions by some of the industry’s starring professionals. If you missed the show (or […]
Presenting a Roadmap for Digital Transformation at NRF 2016
Life in the Digital Vortex is challenging—especially for retailers. In an environment where averaged across industries four of the top 10 incumbents will be displaced by digital disruption in...
It’s Time for Dinner: Improving the Quality of Our Food with the Internet of Everything
It’s almost the holiday season and it’s time for your customers to host that special dinner party, where they can make memories and share stories with loved ones. What if they could also share the story of where that holiday meal came from? This is now possible using the power of the Internet of Everything […]
The Next Step in Your Store Analytics Strategy: Sensor Fusion
Retail has entered an era of unprecedented competition and accelerated evolution worldwide. Retailers in every category, both brick-and-mortar and online, face larger and more unpredictable threats than ever before, from digitization of goods and distributed manufacturing to autonomous, near-instant delivery, service robots, and online experiences with unprecedented realism, as disruptors such as virtual reality, 3D […]
Internet of Everything (IoE) – The Key to the Next Leap Toward Frictionless Business
Fighting “Friction” in the Check-Out Line and Beyond You pull up to the gas pump, wait in a long line, and then fumble with your debit card and the touchscreen. Once at your hotel, you search mightily to find a parking spot before struggling with the ticket payment system. And then comes check-in, which entails […]
The Key to Success in Tracking Mobile Devices: Symbiosis, Not Espionage
As a shopper enters a store, the retailer uses Wi-Fi to track her movements, interests, and shopping habits, providing a treasure trove of insight valuable to merchandising and product development...
Video: the Super Sensor of the #InternetofEverything
A key advantage of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is the ability to “see” the world around us in unprecedented ways. One way to do this is through the millions of cheap, tiny digital sensors generating data from shoes, tires, shopping carts, jet-engine parts, medical equipment, and just about anything else you can imagine. But […]