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Six principles for becoming a digital industrial

How leaders are beginning to capitalize on the industrial internet of …

The rise of robotics and AI (infographic)

No longer the domain of science fiction, robotics and artificial intelligence …

Artificial intelligence: A tipping point for digital business

Is AI the shot in the arm that today’s transformation efforts …

Four trends to watch at Mobile World Congress 2017

Multiple hot topics will surface at Mobile World Congress, including …

Real-world artificial intelligence: lessons from the field

Everyone’s talking AI at Mobile World Congress. See it in …

Stuck in traffic? Waiting on a tarmac? Drones may help clear the way.

Among their many other applications, drones have …

Digital twins beyond the industrials

How AI-based virtual replicas can help financial institutions better predict …

Virtual reality gets down to business (infographic)

There’s a lot more to virtual reality than just fun and games. See …

The blockchain problem is a trust problem

Is 2017 the year that financial consumers, leaders, and regulators begin to embrace …

Connected cars: where are we headed?

How do consumers feel about autonomous cars and other innovations? And what does …

What’s artificial intelligence? (video)

Here’s how AI experts and pundits see it.

A look at drones as a data service (infographic)

Why data collection and analysis—not delivery—is where drones will …

How sensors are changing the game

The sensor technology that helps athletes avoid injury and improve performance can …

Five ways robots are going mainstream

At the same time that robots’ capabilities are expanding, they are becoming …

Robots ready for work (infographic)

Robots are more capable, easier to use, and affordable. While there is still room …

Getting a grip on fulfillment robotics

Yaro Tenzer of RightHand Robotics explains how the future of robotics is arriving …

Robots take the field (literally)

Ben Chostner of Blue River Technology explains why and how robotics represents the …

Are you keeping up with your tech-savvy customers?

Vala Afshar of Salesforce on the new rules for delighting—and …

2017 biz tech trends

Five game-changers for the new year. Is your company prepared?

Lessons from the rise of the IoT in Asia—and beyond

How and why APEC businesses are betting on the internet of things.

Five technologies for delighting connected customers

Consumers and business buyers expect emerging tech to change their …

A primer on blockchain (infographic)

How the technology invented for bitcoin and cryptocurrency transactions is changing …

A look at machine learning (infographic)

See how it works, its relationship to AI, and where companies are using it.

Talking about human-machine conversations in the industrial IoT

This new dialogue will offer manufacturers new ways to …

How Industry 4.0 changes business

In the industrial IoT, data and AI-based analytics transform complex systems into …

Three ways to get ahead of IoT cyber-risks

The recent DDoS-fueled internet outage reminds us why an IoT risk strategy is …

The yin and yang of AI and blockchain

Artificial intelligence is the yin and blockchains are the yang of digital …

From the internet of things to the collaboration of things

Most people don’t realize it yet, but blockchain could …

Service robots: The next big productivity platform

Innovative new capabilities in robot cognition, the physical …

Lowering the barrier to innovation in robotics

Eugene Izhikevich of Brain Corporation explains why programming robots is …

The rise of robots working in human spaces

Steve Cousins of Savioke describes advancements in navigation that are …

Lowering the barrier to innovation in robotics

Brian Gerkey of the Open Source Robotics Foundation explains how platform …

Security at the level of key-value pairs in a NoSQL database

Adam Fuchs of Sqrrl describes the benefits of data-centric …

How NoSQL is changing enterprise data management

Oliver Halter discusses how CEOs and CIOs are being forced to tolerate …

The wildcard in the IoT: humans

If you don’t create cultural and process changes to accompany the internet of things, …

How enterprise graph databases are maturing

Martin Van Ryswyk and Marko Rodriguez of DataStax explore the challenges and …

Filling in the gaps in NoSQL document stores and data lakes

Matthias Brantner describes the role database virtualization …

Creating a big data canvas with NoSQL

Tom Foth describes how analytics platforms can benefit from a blend of database …

The coding craze isn’t a fad

What coding teaches besides just how to build software: problem solving, the elegance of …

Going beyond topology information

Gonzalo Martinez of Autodesk shares the advancements in 3-D printing software that …

Fabricating materials that have new properties

Eric Duoss of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory explains how …

Why human hands are the gateway to augmented reality

Michael Buckwald of Leap Motion explains why the future of …

Toward natural interfaces

Barry Po of NGRAIN forecasts how authoring solutions will redefine augmented reality …

The role materials play in powering the 3D printing revolution

As resolutions improve, material choices expand, and …

The secrets in your eyes

Sune Alstrup Johansen of The Eye Tribe discusses how eye tracking will soon become an essential …

Software innovations: Simplifying the 3D printing experience

As the experience of sourcing, creating, optimizing and …

The enterprise potential of augmented reality

Paul Davies of Boeing shares the augmented reality projects in progress at …

Develop the ability to “think 3D printing”

3D printing could lead to a gradual, long-term transformation of internal …

Making augmented reality enterprise ready

Christine Perey of the AREA organization shares the efforts underway to expand …

Changing the economics of smartglasses

Sumanta Talukdar shares how a new optics design opens up optical components to …

3D: The next horizon for AR authoring

Andy Gstoll of Wikitude describes the opportunities and challenges of working with …

3D interior maps are essential to expand AR capabilities

Amir Rubin of Paracosm describes how 3D models and maps of work …

3D capabilities that are shaping the future of augmented reality

Innovations across 3D perception, 3D modeling, 3D …

The rise of 3D printing marketplaces

Andrew Boggeri is lead engineer at FSL3D, which manufactures high-quality consumer …

Rapid innovation cycles define the future for 3D printers

Joshua Pearce of Michigan Technological University shares the …

Seizing competitive advantage with 3D printing

Christine Furstoss of GE shares the breadth and depth of how 3-D printing …

The road ahead for 3D printing

As 3D printers become faster, easier to use, handle multiple materials, and print active …

Making 3D printing accessible

Nancy Liang of Mixee Labs forecasts which products will spur 3-D printing adoption.

The foresight that saved Pokémon Go

What you can learn from Pokémon Go: Be prepared for massive success so you can …

Say goodbye to your mouse

The journey to creating human-computer interfaces for 3D spaces is only beginning, and it …

Next in Tech

Where business and experience meet emerging technology

Six ways drones are revolutionizing agriculture

Drones have brought a number of benefits to agriculture—and their …

Five ways virtual reality delivers business value

Unlock greater agility, fewer risks, and new ways of working when you …

The wearables future is being designed now

Why adoption of wearable devices has doubled in two years: efficiency, …

Are commercial drones ready for takeoff?

See why data services—not delivery—will be the real app for drones.

Drones 101: Why service providers are key for leveraging drones

In this interview, Mavrx’s Yuan Gao explains how instead …

AI is the new electricity

Six reasons why artificial intelligence is a lot like electricity, starting with, ‘You plug …

Virtual Reality: Rethinking the role of simulations in business

How simulation tech can help hone business skills and improve …

3D printing: How to pivot from prototyping to production

For 3D printing to become ubiquitous, the devices must be …

Cloud computing’s underground club

Cloud providers can boost business by deeply discounting capacity during off-peak …

Why machines need humans to learn

Devices get smarter all the time, but to become truly intelligent, humans must create …

Sportifying STEM through robotics to stimulate learning

What can businesses learn from programs that use robotics and …

The promise of graph databases in public health

One of the main advantages of a NoSQL graph store is web-scale …

Drones as a data service

How drones used to collect aerial data augment on-the-ground techniques and help a Chinese …

What emerging technology should we invest in?

How to assess emerging technologies to know if they’re worthwhile …

5 leading practices for data lakes

The right approach to data lakes is essential to ensure you get the most useful …

A beacon for personalized customer engagement

A case for using beacons in combination with other technologies to create …

Digital haystacks: Extracting insight from enterprise data

How big data innovation helped PwC transform enterprise …

How will people create content for augmented reality?

Augmented reality content creation is expected to become easier as …

3 approaches to emerging technology experimentation

The key to effectively experimenting with emerging technology is to …

How will people interact with augmented reality?

Advancements in gesture, motion, and eye tracking lay the groundwork …

How will the smartglasses market evolve?

We present three scenarios for the how the smartglasses market will evolve as …

Understanding the industrial internet of things

Companies need a clear focus to make the most of industrial internet of …

Breakthroughs in optics that are reshaping augmented reality

New methods, low-cost manufacturing processes, and adapting …

3D printing and the ‘flattening’ of manufacturing

Without 3D printing, a some innovative companies could never have …

The road ahead for augmented reality

Advancements in optical performance, 3-D capabilities, and new interaction methods …

Forest or trees: Navigating the emerging technology wilderness

How to stay informed about emerging technologies without …

AI everywhere & nowhere part 1 – Tempered excitement

Artificial intelligence has a lot of promise – but it also has a …

Is augmented reality opening a new productivity frontier?

A look at some companies that are using augmented reality to …

How smart contracts automate digital business

The greatest promise for blockchain-enabled smart contracts is a highly …

Private blockchains, public, or both?

The evolution of bitcoin’ public blockchain will usher in resilient, ubiquitous …

Blockchain and smart contract automation: an introduction and forecast

The end game for public and private blockchains …

Why are blockchains important?

Instead of involving lots of humans in the transaction pipeline and paper processes that …

Blockchains defined

A blockchain’s integrity hinges on making it nearly impossible to tamper with any individual …

Not quite ready for the (fourth industrial) revolution

With few businesses prepared for Industry 4.0, it’s time to …

12 challenges of testing mobile apps

Learn more about a dozen mobile app-testing challenges that can sabotage your …

4 hidden secrets from Mobile World Congress 2016

Four secrets from Mobile World Congress 2016 that can help you put the …

The argument for private blockchains

Gideon Greenspan of Coin Sciences explores the legal ramifications of public …

4 trends spotted at Mobile World Congress

Four trends spotted at Mobile World Congress 2016-and what they might mean for …

Are IP companies being short-sighted in their digital efforts?

Top-performing industrial products companies take a …

Block chains: Bitcoin’s boundless building blocks

We explore block chains—the foundation of Bitcoin—and how this …

3 big emerging technology themes from CES 2016

How will three major themes that prevailed at CES 2016 impact your …

For US manufacturers, virtual reality is for real

US manufacturers are increasingly using virtual reality on the factory …

Garage university for emerging technologists: Quadcopters

What inspired makers tinkering in their garages can teach …

EmTech 2015 conference highlights

The EmTech 2015 conference showcased emerging technologies you might soon see in a …

Thought experiments help transform search at PwC

How we used thought experiments at PwC to get started on a massive …

Guiding principles of technology innovators

PwC’s 2015 Digital Survey IQ results explore what digital leaders do to …

Why every company needs its own tech lab

The importance of a having a lab that where you can run experiments and perfect …

Beacons brighten the patient experience

Eight ways beacon technology can improve patient care—and health outcomes.

The rise of immutable data stores

Some innovators are abandoning long-held database principles. Why?

Using document stores in business model transformation

Healthcare providers are finding they need data collection and …

Enterprises hedge their bets with NoSQL databases

Without a scalable data architecture, the customer experience …

Agile coding in enterprise IT: Code small and local

Big SOA was overkill. In its place, a more agile form of services is …

Demystifying machine learning part 1

What you need to know about machine learning and how it can help companies achieve …

The internet of BBQ

The growing array of BBQ-related apps and devices is a sign that the internet of things is here and …

Graph databases: Beyond recommendation engines

Graph databases allow businesses to draw powerful connections between …

Robots set free: Innovation in robotics

The future of robotics in manufacturing hinges on developments in robots’ …

The capabilities and limitations of video analytics

Video analytics promise to help retailers better understand …

5 growing pains for Chief Data Science Officers

These best practices can help Chief Data Science Officers demonstrate …

Data lakes and the promise of unsiloed data

Data lakes that can scale at the pace of the cloud remove integration …

The power of picking the right prototype

How to overcome some common challenges of using prototypes to test out product …

Do you need a Chief Data Scientist?

How to determine if your company needs a chief data scientist to help improve its …

Sensors and analytics creating a competitive edge in retail

What retailers need to consider before implementing sensors …

3 key hurdles hampering the Internet of Things

We explore three big issues that are keeping the internet of things from …

Field service workers could fix wearables’ PR problem

Why wearables are tailor-made for field service workers, who …

8 reasons innovators should pay attention to SXSW

SXSW Interactive can be a doorway to fresh ideas and knowledge sharing …

Microservices architecture: A change worth making

How can your business shift to microservices architecture (MSA): a …

Lessons in innovation from the future of shopping

How retailers can uncover the innovation opportunities promised by the …

2015 digital technology trends for business

Cybersecurity, NoSQL databases and the internet of things top the list of …

Enterprise innovators: Thinking big, acting small

Four ways to encourage innovation in your enterprise to effectively …

How is software advancing 3D printing?

Exploring the ways that software can advance and improve 3D printing.

7 secrets of great gamification design

These seven guiding principles can help you succeed in gamification design.

The future of collaboration: Large-scale visualization

Why large-scale visualization may be the key to success for …

To liberate healthcare data, dip into data lakes

How data lakes can help healthcare companies make better user of their …

6 technology innovation sources for outside-in learning

How to stoke the flames of innovation in your company by …

4 key takeaways from MakerCon for corporations

MakerCon reminds corporations how makers in their ranks can help them …

What will make 3D printing a game changer?

How 3D printing can overcome obstacles it faces to reach its full potential.

The high value of advanced data visualization

Compelling visualizations are necessary for big data to make an impact on …

A guide to the Internet of Things

We share a roundup of fresh PwC intellectual capital on the internet of things.

Smarter business intelligence through sensors

Sensors and embedded computing are quietly re-architecting companies’ operations …

The future of big data: Data lakes

Data lakes pose a number of opportunities—and challenges—for companies looking to …

Is enterprise integration a pipe dream?

A look at some of the issues facing companies looking to achieve enterprise data …

One simple solution to unite the CIO and CMO

Finding common ground between CIOs and CMOs is vital, especially when …

Finding a home for the Chief Data Science Officer

Where the chief data science officer fits in your org chart depends on …

Engaging employees for an innovation advantage

Bridging enterprise silos to bring employees into the process and …

Stop Heartbleed from draining your sensitive data

How to protect your business from the ravages of the Heartbleed bug.

The FBI says you’ve been breached by a nation-state. Now what?

What to do if your company’s network falls victim to …

Are wearables for business too?

How wearable technology can pay off in the enterprise.

The CIO’s Role in the Internet of Things

In our soon-to-be-released Digital IQ survey of over 1,400 business and …

The 5 Dimensions of the So-Called Data Scientist

What is “data science”? Is it really a new emerging discipline as …

Hot Technologies for VCs

Which emerging technologies are attractive to venture capitalists (VCs) right now? PwC’s …

Common Misconceptions about Emerging Technologies: Gamification

First in a series on common misconceptions about …

Anatomy of a Skimmer Attack

Lately it seems every day brings news of a cybersecurity attack in the retail space. How do …

Mining Customer Insights with Speech-to-Text Technology

From touch and gesture interfaces to advanced facial …

Espionage Tradecraft Targeting Businesses

Spies want what companies have—trade secrets, confidential business plans, …

3D Printing: On the Brink of Disruption

If you’re a confessed tinkerer like me, it’s hard not to get excited about …

Businesses Banking on Breakthrough Innovation

Post co-authored by Rob Shelton, Global Innovation Strategy Lead. …

The Discipline of Digital Disruption

Nowadays, virtually every time I turn around my wife is watching some home …

Can an App Read Your Mind?

Over the years, artists, film directors, novelists, etc. have entertained and frightened us …

Enterprise Architecture for Emerging Technology: Build, Buy or Open Source

As companies transition to more flexible IT …

The Potential of Context Aware Computing

Imagine driving home late at night after work, an inattentive driver plows into …

4 Customer Experience Disrupters

I firmly believe that the more opportunities you have to reinforce your brand promise …

The Internet of Things Raises New Security Questions

Within the last few years the number of devices connected to the …

The Next Phase of Agile Development

It’s human nature for people to build sturdy structures to shield themselves from …

Are you Chasing Technology or Leading the Pack?

Emerging Technology is a beautiful thing. We can achieve more than we …

Making DevOps and continuous delivery a reality

Automation, thoughtful choices, and a well-designed workflow are pivotal …

A CIO’s DevOps approach to resolving the agility-stability paradox

Real process change to DevOps requires a break with …

Powering the innovation life cycle

Several technologies help raise the innovation performance of enterprises.

The strategic CIO’s new role in innovation

Innovation is the next frontier for all CIOs, and now is the time for the …

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