The Future of Computing: How Brain-Computer Interfaces Will Change Our Relationship with Computers

Ever since Elon Musk’s Neuralink showcased the monkey Pager [https://theconversation.com/neuralinks-monkey-can-play-pong-with-its-mind-imagine-what-humans-could-do-with-the-same-technology-158787] controlling a game with its mind, Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) came to the spotlight. A brain-computer interface (BCI), also known as a brain-machine interface, mind-machine interface, or neural-control interface, has been around for a while. In fact,

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16 Sep 2020

The Supply Chain of Tomorrow Will Be Flexible, Efficient and Resilient

In today’s complex world, it is short of a miracle how we have been able to create global supply chains that move products across the globe at breakneck speed. However, the current pandemic has also shown how vulnerable our global supply chains are. Those companies who had not updated

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30 Apr 2020

In Data-Driven Organisations, IT should be the Driver for Innovation

The world is changing faster than ever before, which was already the case before this terrible COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus is a typical Black Swan that is changing the game forever. Although several people and organisation saw this pandemic coming and warned us extensively, we did not do enough to

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09 Apr 2020

5 Ways How the Corona Crisis Will Change Organisations

Humankind is facing the biggest crisis of our generation. Across the globe, economies are coming to a standstill. Globalisation has been put on pause, and once the virus recedes, we will have to get used to the ‘1,5-meter economy’. For social creatures like humans, this social distancing will prove

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27 Mar 2020

The Employee of Tomorrow will be a Digital Employee

The Coronavirus crisis has many organisations struggling with the new reality. All of a sudden, entire offices had to shift to remote work, although they might not have been ready for it. However, ‘never waste a good crisis’ is a famous saying, and despite these challenging times, it also offers

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Seen and Be Seen: How Facial Recognition Will Change Society

With the number of cameras drastically increasing in our world, facial recognition is rapidly taking flight. Facial recognition is a biometric faceprint, where artificial intelligence [https://www.thedigitalspeaker.com/understanding-elements-of-ai/] maps an individual’s face mathematically. This faceprint is then stored in data. Later, the stored data can be compared

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06 Mar 2019

Why Academic Research Should Be Freely Available to All

This week, the University of California announced [https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/university-california-boycotts-publishing-giant-elsevier-over-journal-costs-and-open] that they cancelled the Elsevier subscription for academic journals. Elsevier refused to lower their fees and make UC articles open access available. This is a significant move as the University of California is one of

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05 Mar 2019

To Save Innovation, We Need to Change Science

Science’s primary activity is discovery. It aims to explain how the world works and we can use that knowledge to change our world. To do so, over the centuries, the scientific method was developed, and it has proven its value. It helps us answer practical, but often important, questions.

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17 Oct 2018

How to Build the Organisation of Tomorrow?

A question that I get asked a lot is how should organisations navigate today’s digital transformation? An interesting question that encompasses different layers. It depends on who asks the question, the company involved, the industry the company is in, the size of the company, etc. Since the arrival of

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29 Aug 2018

Why the Internet has a Problem

A decentralised web was how the web was originally envisioned, but somehow in the past 25 years, it ended up in the hands of a few very powerful companies. As Sir Tim Berners-Lee said during the Decentralised Web Summit in 2016: > “The web was designed to be decentralised so that

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