The Coding Craze Isn’t A Fad

The Coding Craze Isn't A Fad  August 24, 2016

Until “software [started] eating the world,” no one outside of the tech startup ecosystem really paid much attention to programmers, developers, or coding. Now, we’re in the midst of a coding craze. Awareness campaigns, coding boot camps, and kid-friendly coding tools are everywhere.  Suddenly, slinging code is no longer the sole domain of computer science […]

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Robotic Process Automation Underpins Artificial Intelligence

Robotic Process Automation Underpins Artificial Intelligence August 16, 2016

Co-authored by Thomas Torlone and Rodger Howell Assigning people the tedious task of manually reviewing and manipulating documents is a sure-fire way to miss errors and introduce inaccuracies as blurry-eyed employees move between programs and cut-and-paste data. Although this is standard practice at many companies, it’s a problem that Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology is […]

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The Foresight that Saved Pokémon Go

The Foresight that Saved Pokémon Go August 9, 2016

Guest post by Nauman Noor of PwC’s Strategy& John Hanke, creator of Pokémon Go, is a technology veteran who is no stranger to the startup world. He launched three gaming companies before landing at Google through an acquisition. So, it’s not a fluke that the overnight rise of Pokémon Go is nothing short of spectacular. […]

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A Guide to the ‘Essential Eight’ Emerging Technologies

July 29, 2016
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Guest post by Vicki Huff Eckert, PwC US and Global New Business Leader Emerging technology strategy needs to be a core part of every company’s corporate strategy. C-suites are challenged to sort through the noise to make clear-headed decisions about the most pertinent technologies that will sustain revenue growth and enhance business operations. But with […]

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The Wearables Future is Being Designed Now

The Wearables Future is Being Designed Now July 25, 2016

Guest post by Pierre-Alain Sur, PwC US Technology, Entertainment, Media & Communications Leader Some new ideas are slow to take hold—wearable technology isn’t one of them. In the two years since our 2014 report on trends in the industry, adoption of wearable tech devices has doubled.  Nearly half of people surveyed for our 2016 report, The Wearable Life. Connected living in wearable world, own […]

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Say Goodbye to Your Mouse

Say Goodbye to Your Mouse July 17, 2016

What will replace your mouse in the future? Nothing, predicts Meron Gribetz, the CEO of Augmented Reality (AR) smartglasses maker, Meta. Human-computer interfaces have hit an inflection point. Today’s interfaces were designed for computers. Tomorrow’s interfaces will be designed for humans.  (see figure and my article: How will people interact with augmented reality?)  This means […]

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Six ways drones are revolutionizing agriculture

Six ways drones are revolutionizing agriculture July 15, 2016

Guest post by Michał Mazur, Partner, Drone-Powered Solutions, PwC Applications for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), used commercially since the beginning of the 1980s, have exploded in a variety of industry sectors, thanks in part to robust investment support and loosening regulations. Responding to the rapidly evolving technology, companies are creating new business and operating models. […]

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Drones 101: Why service providers are key for leveraging drones

DJI Phantom quadcopter, a multi-rotor aircraft designed for aerial photography July 14, 2016

Executives are beginning to think about how they can take advantage of new data captured by drones, such as detailed imagery of crops, infrastructure, or facilities. But instead of investing in their own drone fleets, most businesses will look to a new type of service provider that will perform both data collection and sophisticated analysis. To […]

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Intelligent, context-aware data and analytics technologies widen the decision-making aperture

Intelligent, context-aware data and analytics technologies widen the decision-making aperture       July 12, 2016

Co-authored by Ritesh Ramesh As organizations strive to find the right mind-machine balance, human judgment still plays a big role in decision-making. In fact, according to PwC’s Global Data and Analytics Survey 2016: Big Decisions™ only 39% of respondents say their organizations are highly data-driven. Executives often make critical decisions based on insights from limited […]

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AI is the new electricity

AI is the new electricity July 11, 2016

“AI is the new electricity,” said Andrew Ng, Associate Professor of AI at Stanford University, at MIT’s EmTech Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AI is the new electricity? Huh? Wait a minute. One could argue that electricity is one of humanity’s greatest inventions. It ranks right up there with the wheel, the printing press, the combustion […]

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