Category Archives: Innovation

8 Best Tech Newsletters To Subscribe To

8 Best Tech Newsletters To Subscribe To

If you have not been keeping up, emerging technologies will drive the Next Economy. Which means that in the future, you’re either a digital business or a dead business.

With that said, business leaders need to keep up with the pace of technology because exponential technologies require exponential leadership.

How? Beyond blogs and podcasts to cover your heart’s desire on all tech related news and topics; there are also newsletters.

Gartner’s Lewis Farran Explains Technology Trends And Managing For The Future

Technology Trends And Managing For The Future Lewis Farran

In the future you’re either a digital business or a dead business; and it’s up to you to decide whether that happens or not. This was Lewis Farran’s message from a recent presentation he gave at a conference in Tijuana focused on Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends list, which include: AI foundations, intelligent apps, intelligent things, digital twins, cloud to the edge, conversational platform, immersive experience, blockchain, event-driven and continuous adaptive risk and trust.

Your Need For Certainty Kills Innovation

There's No Innovation Without Uncertainty

Innovation is as much about attitude and perspective as it is about process. It’s an uncertain path that tests women and men’s mental and emotional fortitude; it’s not for everybody.

As innovators we have fight against human nature; our own and that from our fellow humans. The fear of not knowing is the main enemy of this story, which takes constant vigilance and engagement.

The Future Of Emotionally Intelligent Technology with Sergio Langarica

The Future Of Emotionally Intelligent Technology Sergio Langarica Netek

Computers are increasingly able to figure out what we’re feeling. A recent report predicts that the global affective computing market will grow from $12.2 billion in 2016 to $53.98 billion by 2021. The report by research and consultancy firm MarketsandMarkets observed that enabling technologies have already been adopted in a wide range of industries and noted a rising demand for facial feature extraction software.

Affective computing is also referred to as emotion AI or artificial emotional intelligence.

On this episode of the Big Bang Podcast I’m joined by Sergio Langarica, President of Netek – a neuro applications technology company, to talk about the future of emotionally intelligent technology.

Sergio has 20 years of experience in Information Technology ranging from Start-Ups to Global Players. He is an avid promoter of these industries in Mexico and abroad in various Board of Directors roles at the Mexican Chamber for the Electronics, IT and Telecommunications Sectors.

Netek, based in Tijuana Mexico, has recently finished developing it’s technology after two years of R&D. Their first product, still in beta, is a an affective computing platform called Vibetek.

Below are some questions and our chat:

  • Talk to me about Netek
  • What is affective computing?
  • Why does emotion recognition matter? How do businesses benefit?
  • In what types of applications does emotion recognition have a big impact?
  • What applications have caught your attention recently that use emotion recognition?
  • Which industries have adopted affective computing faster and why?
  • How do we combat people’s fear that emotion AI will replace them? And on the flip side, how do we combat consumers fear that this technology is to invasive to their privacy?
  • How far are we from mass adoption from companies? What has to be true for the adoption to happen?
  • What is your advice to B2C companies that want to embed emotion AI into their business? How do they get started? What strategies will lead to success?
  • How can communities connect with NETEK?

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Intro audio is by Arturo Arriaga, outro audio is Candyland by Guy J.

You Shouldn’t Have To Ask Your Boss For Permission To Learn

learning how to learn

A few weeks ago I chatted with a group of students about what a culture of innovation looks like, and the conditions that have to exist for it to happen at work. Many of them were taken aback because I explicitly told them that they should look for an employer that values curiosity; the cornerstone of innovation. It’s important because they have to take a deeper look at the culture to identify those who only pay lip service from those who do innovate.

Where Can The Blockchain Be Applied?

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 exponential technologies, one of which is the blockchain; the technology underlying Bitcoin. But it’s useful for a lot more than just Bitcoin. For example: storing data, governing, authorship and ownership, data management, digital identity, identification and authentication, voting, gambling, and more.

What is Tesla? It’s Not A Car Company…

tesla 2nd generation roadster

Last night I was chatting with a buddy of mine about how Tesla will dominate the hypercar market, competing against the likes of McLaren, Porsche, Ferrari, Bugatti and Koenigsegg.

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but if not then here it is: I like supercars.

So when Tesla released the 2nd generation Roadster last week I was really surprised and impressed; the looks, and the numbers are off the charts.