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Bull Session

Rethink Innovation

February 11, 2016          

Episode Summary

This week on The Digital Life, we chat about the rapid evolution of design and innovation practice. Chinese companies are increasingly taking an assembly line approach to R&D, which allows them to accelerate the process using multi-functional problem solving teams. By industrializing the process, Chinese companies are looking to make innovative product development quick and inexpensive, using simultaneous, parallel engineering and design. Additionally, IP sharing is commonplace in China: Designs move quickly from one company to the next. For example, the hit toy of the holidays, the hoverboard, was created seemingly simultaneously by several Chinese manufacturers. Join us as we discuss the future of innovation.

Resources
Accelerated Innovation: The New Challenge from China
The Hoverboard Mystery: Where Did The Holidays’ Hot Product Come From?

Bull Session

Future Transportation

February 4, 2016          

Episode Summary

The world of transportation and logistics is changing rapidly as emerging technologies start to overlap with more traditional industries. In this episode of The Digital Life, we go on a technology trend spotting journey, discussing the intersections of supply chain automation and autonomous trucks, ride sharing and car manufacturing, and drones and passenger vehicles.

Resources
Self-Driving Trucks Are Coming, and They Will Change Everything
GM invests $500 million in Lyft, sets out self-driving car partnership
This Chinese Drone Could Carry Human Passengers

Bull Session

Automating Work

January 28, 2016          

Episode Summary

What does the future of work look like? As software, robots, and the IoT automate activities previously completed by humans, change is coming all too quickly. In fact, according to preliminary findings of a recent McKinsey report, 45 percent of all work activities could be automated today using technology already demonstrated. From fulfilling warehouse orders to suggesting medical treatments for ailments, this coming wave of automation will redefine jobs and business processes for factory workers and CEOs alike. In this episode of The Digital Life, we discuss the inevitability of automation and what that means for future occupations.

Resources
McKinsey Study: Four Fundamentals of Workplace Automation

 

Bull Session

Digital Healthcare Services in 2016 (and Beyond)

January 14, 2016          

Episode Summary

On The Digital Life this week, we chat about digital healthcare services in 2016 (and beyond). From sensor technology for medication adherence to conversational UI, health analytics to digital care planning, we cover the top industry trends to watch. If you like what we have to say on this topic, we encourage you to check out our piece on MobiHealthNews.


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