Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.

Recently, I launched my new concept The Digital Speaker and you can now book me as an avatar or hologram. Also, my tech trend prediction for 2021 is out, read it here!


Three Ways How Blockchain Could Disrupt the Telecom Industry

My latest article:

With every organisation turning into a data organisation, there are significant opportunities for the Telecom industry to reinvent itself once again, thanks to Blockchain. With many different players and billions of consumers and devices that interchangeably use a variety of networks blockchain offers an enormous opportunity for the global telecom industry to reinvent itself. Thanks to blockchain technology, telco’s can build a better 5G network, offer ‘identity-as-a-service’ and enable secure transactions across billions of connected devices. The advent of Blockchain, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) should transition from telecom organisations to digital services enablers.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. There we go again, another data breach.

More than 5 million credit and debit cards used at Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th and Lord & Taylor stores have been stolen. It is one of the biggest and most damaging attacks on retail companies. (CNN)

2. France is going full-on AI.

Last week, France announced a $2 billion initiative to become an AI leader and support research and AI startups. The objective is to attract AI talent to Paris, instead of seeing it work in the US or China. (Wired)

3. Your bowl of Ramen tells you where you went.

Researchers at Google have developed an algorithm that can detect where you bought your ramen. Ramen is distinct enough for the algorithm to know where you bought your bowl of noodles. (Google)