It’s been 2 weeks now, since I returned from SxSWi (Austin, Tx.)…after a cold turkey/jet lag I have returned to my everyday life…but this experience changed my mindset! What an amazing experience, vibe and atmosphere this was….I got sucked in and survived, but I don’t want it to stop for a year! SxSWi showed me how entrepreneurial, creative and opportunist our world can be. Back in Belgium I only notice status-quo. Our ancient economy should look ahead instead of back, should look for opportunities instead maintaining what we have…I know we can do this, but we need to adapt our society, education, work,….Without throwing everything overboard, there are some easy steps to take to become more creative, entrepreneurial and opportunist!
Googles wants to change the world. With there moonshots program they’re developing radical ideas to change the world. The first real project to be come alive in the real world is “Project Glass”. This project (which is probably the first step, from many to come) wants to rethink the relationship to technology…with “Project Glass” Google introduces technology that isn’t in the way of your actions like traditional screens (from smartphones, cameras,…) are. With “Project Glass” you have access to your applications without a screen sitting in your way.
Everyone has an opinion on marketing – nobody trusts marketeers – they’re just a bunch of colourpickers and thinking about new ways to sell the same. Today marketing is a different story, a story led by data…a story looked at by marketeers as threatening. Where is the “gut” feeling and creativity in big data.
These data trend is driven by the current data explosion. More then 2 exabytes of data is being produced each month. Data which are being used by companies, CMO’s and other marketeers.
How do we – marketeers – make sense of this big data?
Generation Flux – How fear and chaos drive creativity in these agile times #SxSw #generationflux #creativity
A few months back Fast Company came up with an article on Generation Flux, the generation of people who drive on current flows and survive well in current society. Who are they? What are they all about? It got me curious then… Generation Flux came as a reaction on the New Economy Generation in the late nineties. This New Economy Generation was the generation to live in the global and connected world and was well described back then….BUT off course this description remained a paper model/writing piece and looking at reality didn’t have the answers we were waiting for.
Generation Flux is again an observation of the moment….wether or not this is al reality we’ll see in next years. One thing is for shure, generation flux is the first generation which is not about age, but about mind-set and attitude!
A new release from microsoft on how they look at the future of work and life.
As predicted they see a future in which screens are the basic communication drivers, together with the ability to interconnect every screen with every (connected) thing. All screen are interactive gesture and voice controlled…
…2015? Or sooner?