Block Chains: Bitcoin’s Boundless Building Blocks

Block Chains: Bitcoin’s Boundless Building Blocks January 28, 2016

This is the first in what will be a four part series on block chain enabled applications. Bitcoin was open-sourced in 2009, but first started making waves in 2013 as an entirely decentralized and anonymous digital currency perfect for folks interested in buying/selling questionable goods on underground markets. Fast forward a few years and now […]

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Exploring the Possibilities of Virtual Reality across Industries

Exploring the Possibilities of Virtual Reality across Industries January 20, 2016

Virtual Reality (VR) is quickly moving from fantasy to reality with the first generation of  head-mounted displays now entering the consumer gaming & entertainment market, but VR isn’t limited to just gaming. VR adds an unprecedented level of immersion, delivering engaging experiences that are poised to change how we do business. A forward-thinking insurance client […]

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3 Big Emerging Technology Themes from CES 2016

CES 2016: Emerging Technology Themes January 13, 2016

  We dispatched a small, but tenacious team to wade through the morass of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (the biggest ever). There are hundreds of blogs and newsfeeds highlighting the goodness (and strangeness) that erupted from CES – but this post pinpoints the emerging tech themes that could impact our enterprise clients this year. […]

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Garage University for Emerging Technologists: Quadcopters

Garage University for Emerging Technologists: Quadcopters December 14, 2015

Business and technology executives who want to learn to effectively explore emerging technology should look to their nearest garage. Chances are they’ll find a maker—a DIY technologist—tinkering with the latest technology.  Makers are all the rage these days for a reason. What makes them tick? And, how can corporations emulate makers to disrupt their marketplaces? […]

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EmTech 2015 Conference Highlights

EmTech 2015 Conference Highlights December 8, 2015

Co-authored by John Steggles  As always, this year’s EmTech conference—the seventeenth since the conference’s launch in 1999—delivered a panoply of ideas and insights relevant today and in the coming years. Though the format evolves, the speakers change and the food gets better, the one constant continues to be a healthy appetite from all the attendees to […]

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Thought Experiments Help Transform Search at PwC

Thought Experiments Help Transform Search at PwC December 2, 2015

Guest post by Mitra Best Einstein’s imaginary ride on a beam of light at age 16 not only helped develop the theory of special relativity, it also illustrated the power of imagination and “thought experiments” in sparking innovations that can transform lives.  Thought experiments happen well before moving into the lab, taking place in the mind […]

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Demystifying Machine Learning Part 2: Supervised, Unsupervised, and Reinforcement Learning

Demystifying Machine Learning – Part 2 Supervised, Unsupervised, and Reinforcement Learning November 16, 2015

In the first blog post of this series we introduced the topic of machine learning and discussed why there is a lot of excitement around the topic. In this blog we explore different types of machine learning. Let’s start with a simple example that everyone can relate to. You want to teach a three year […]

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Guiding Principles of Technology Innovators

Guiding Principles of Technology Innovators from PwC's 2015 Digital IQ Survey November 2, 2015

How do you define digital? If you’re like 53% of respondents to our annual Digital IQ® survey, you see technology innovation and digital synonymously. Since 2007, PwC has surveyed business and technology executives to glean insight into how they view technology and align it with their strategic business goals to achieve growth. The overarching finding of […]

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Why Every Company Needs its Own Tech Lab

Why Every Company Needs its Own Tech Lab October 7, 2015

  Innovation is central to any organization’s success and relevance in the marketplace. Unfortunately, many organizations lack the structure, processes, and commitment to foster a culture of curiosity, exploration, and yes—even failure. This contradiction creates the need for structured innovation, providing a consequence-free zone to experiment without hampering the creative process. Here at PwC, we […]

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Beacons Brighten the Patient Experience

Beacons Brighten the Patient Experience September 21, 2015

Guest post by Munawar Lakdawala. A hospital can feel like an isolating, confusing and frustrating maze. Locating a specialist, getting your medication or finding a patient can feel like a stress test. And, sitting around and waiting with nothing to do can be grueling. But, mobile technology—specifically beacons—has the potential to serve as a guiding light […]

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