Such a human-robot!

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Robot

Even the scientists were impressed by the similarity between the robot called Sophia,produced by the company Hanson Robotics headquartered in Hong Kong, and the humans.

The extraordinary Artificial Intelligence was presented last September during the Lisbon Web Summit when this technology showed to have more than 60 facial expressions and to remember even episodes of the past.

It may represent an incredible step ahead in terms of innovation. Isn’t it?

Read more @ Intelligenza artificiale, la donna-robot Sophia mette in difficoltà perfino gli scienziati

14/11/2017

The E-commerce flies

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“E-commerce has been expanding at an average rate of 20% a year as bricks-and-mortar shops have languished”, according to The Economist.

e_commerce

The growth of online activities is extremely fast and it is proved by the success achieved by e-commerce giants like Amazon and Alibaba that offer innovative products and services.

The competition is strong, as well: each company strives for offering a broad choice of goods with more price transparency.

But what is the key of success for both the companies?

Read more @ E-commerce takes off

13/11/2017

Employees’ involvement in the digital age

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How Digital transformation impacts on engagement in the workplace

engagement

The digital transformation is changing the way in which people communicate and participate to the decisions in the workplace.

According to Sandy M. Nessing, Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability at American Electric Power (AEP) “Communication is essential to employee engagement. We are all plugged in and on our phones; we are always looking for ways to connect with employees electronically”.

Read more @Employee Engagement In The Digital Age

06/11/2017

The emerging model of the night markets

Posted Posted in Societal Challenges

New models of consuming and socializing

Night_market

A growing number of people prefers spending free time at the so called “night markets” instead of going to the traditional restaurants.

Especially, this innovative format is prevalent in Asia where everyone can find cheap and excellent food like tyrofoam bowl brimming with peach-coloured laksa, prawns curling round noodles slithering under a dollop of intensely savoury sambal.

It means that even the way in which people socialize is changing. Will this new formula be able to attract new segments of customers?

Read more @ In the night market

25/10/2017

Working together for a better tomorrow

Posted Posted in Education, Societal Challenges

Competencies create opportunities

Millennials

Nowadays, the generation of Millennials has the opportunity to develop and exploit valuable skills that are essential for surviving in such an automated, fast-changing and innovative world.

According to the World Economic Forum, the essential competencies in 2020 are going to be, for instance, problem solving, critical thinking and creativity.

Will the human resources be able to change themselves in consideration of the rapid development of the machines?

Read more @ Skills-based volunteering can make you thrive in the age of robots. Here’s how

12/10/17

It’s always a matter of strategy

Posted Posted in Corporate & Business Strategy

Challenges for your business value to be increased

strategy

Even when you decide to disinvest, it’s important to evaluate which type of buyer will acquire your assets. Especially, you could find two kinds of buyers; the financial one is more focused on profits and future returns of the investment, while the strategic one considers “your business based on what it is worth in their hands”, according to John Warrillow, author of Forbes.

The real challenge is discovering how much your business value can be increased.

06/10/2017 

The importance of investing on coffee for aficionados

Posted Posted in Corporate & Business Strategy

Coffe

Acquiring a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee Company means for Nestlé capturing younger customers who have a premium profile and who are interested in higher-quality and higher-priced coffee.

Thanks to the deal, the ambition of Nestlé is to strengthen its position in the US coffee market – the biggest one – and to expand its business into a new upmarket segment.

After all, “Nestlé lacked in its portfolio something with this kind of unique profile, which is premium and for aficionados”, according to the global head of consumer investment banking at JPMorgan Chase.

Read more @ Nestlé aims to bottle appeal of artisan coffee

05/10/2017

Which startup will win? A software can reveal it!

Posted Posted in Digital Transformation

How Artificial Intelligence influences global economy

Artificial_intelligence

In 2009, according to the software created by Quid AI’s CEO Bob Goodson startups like Evernote, Spotify, Palantir, Cloudera and Ibibo would be successful in few years and … incredibly, it really happened.

The growing path of the Artificial Intelligence is influencing the global economy and it is transforming the traditional way of running business.

Moreover, this raises many questions about the possibility to integrate machines and humans or – in some cases – even substitute the individuals.

Read more and find out the full list of the predicted startups @ A computer was asked to predict which start-ups would be successful. The results were astonishing

02/10/2017

Privacy concerns in the digital era

Posted Posted in Digital Transformation, Societal Challenges

The current technological revolution has already started to create personal and business opportunities.

Data

For instance, the digitalization reduces geographic constraints so that the sharing economy is encouraged. In addition, the huge amount of information – the so called big data – is now available; thus, the business offering is better customized.

Though, the same innovative revolution “come at a cost in terms of economic disruption, mass distraction and the erosion of privacy”, according to the Innovation Editor John Thornhill.

So, how can these issues be managed, considering for example that the digital development is crucial like the customers protection? Can the personal information be secured?

Read more @ Now Apple needs to reinvent the digital economy

26/09/2017

The future of cars is the electrification

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The automotive industry to face pollution with electrification

Electric_car

During these years diverse emerging factors such as electric vehicles, hydrogen and autonomous cars are influencing the automotive sector as well as the external environment in terms of reduction of pollution and related benefits. But the question is: are people prepared for this disruptive transformation? And then, how many customers will use the new automobiles, indeed?

The creation of an innovative car like the electric one is necessary but not sufficient; what really counts is ensuring the existence of adequate infrastructures in order to attract the highest percentage of population. For instance, Tesla is expanding its activity in the Chinese market with the commitment to have 1.000 Superchargers in place by the end of 2017. It represents a clear signal about the relevance of the electrification in the long-term.

Read more @ Tesla commits to 1,000 Superchargers in China by end of 2017

22/09/2017