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I was on a high-rise construction site 34-floors above the city.  I was talking to the construction crew when a fight broke out. There was an explosion and the floor collapsed.  I removed the virtual reality (VR) goggles and laughed. It was so real. The VR solutions provided an incredible experience, almost like being there. As good as my experience was, it was not reality.  It was a controlled pre-programmed experience - a notional idea. Today, however, VR and sensor technologies enable a notional idea to become reality - a Real-Reality. IoT sensors extend our physical senses beyond our physical reach. Haptic feedback systems enable us to physically feel distant objects and experience events; digital odors can be collected, profiled, transmitted and recreated locally on odor printers; 3D infrared scanners can capture and scale physical shapes and environments and... (more)

AI vs Digital Technologies in 2017 | @CloudExpo #AI #DigitalTransformation

Almost a year ago, I wrote these words, "Technology has reached the tipping point for me, it moved from a help to a hindrance." The plethora of adrenaline- and endorphin-inducing mobile apps, 24x7 news, notifications, alerts and updates, drip fed my brain and hindered my "deep work and deep thoughts." In Cal Newport's new book titled, Deep Work he posits that most knowledge workers need concentration and substantial time, dedicated and uninterrupted, to produce their best work. He argues that a lot of technologies and open office layouts today inhibit creativity, "deep work" an... (more)

Digital Transformation and the Ignorance Penalty | @ThingsExpo #IoT #BigData #DigitalTransformation

During the Cold War the armies of East and West faced off along thousands of miles of borders with tens of thousands of tanks, artillery units, defensive positions, guns and soldiers. The costs for supporting these defensive postures were enormous. Nations invested hundreds of billions of dollars over the years maintaining these positions, not to counter an immediate known threat, but to prevent an unknown future threat.  In other words, they were investing in mass weapons, mass equipment, mass training and mass supplies to prevent an unknown threat, at an unknown location, at an... (more)

Competing in #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #IoT #ML #M2M #BigData

Digital Transformation is the process of transforming a business from one state to another - from a state where businesses operate in Human time, to a state that operates in Digital time and finally to Future time.  Businesses today must digitally transform in order to compete in all three of these time continuums simultaneously. Let's first identify these different time continuums: Human time - time governed by our physical, biological and mental limitations as humans Digital time - time governed by computing, networking and data transmission speeds Future time - time governed b... (more)

Faster in #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #AI #IoT #ML #SDN #BigData

Digital transformation is too big and important for our future success to not understand the rules that apply to it. The first three rules for winning in this age of hyper-digital transformation are: Advantages in speed, analytics and operational tempos must be captured by implementing an optimized information logistics system (OILS) Real-time operational tempos (IT, people and business processes) must be achieved Businesses that can "analyze data and act and with speed" will dominate those that are slower. The first two rules prepare for the third, which focuses on action. The fi... (more)