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Futurist Spotlight on Virtual Reality

 29th November 2016 by gihan

Spotlight On Virtual Reality

Last year, when speaking at a real estate conference in Brisbane, I had the chance to test out a virtual reality headset from RealEstate.com. This technology allows property buyers and tenants to view and inspect a property even if they are on More ...

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What is the Future of Self Driving Cars?

 27th October 2016 by gihan

In my conference keynote presentations, I often talk about new technology that’s just around the corner. Almost without fail, the topic that generates the greatest discussion and debates is self-driving cars (also known as “autonomous cars”). More ...

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The Pokémon Go Secret to Your Business Success

 19th July 2016 by gihan

The Pokemon Go Secret to Your Business Success

You might have heard of the huge success of the new mobile phone game, Pokémon Go, where players wander around in the real world searching for Pokémon creatures that appear on their phone as if they were in the real world. It was More ...

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Charlie Rose Discusses the Potential of Virtual Reality

 1st July 2016 by gihan

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Virtual reality is one of the coming technologies – in our near future – that will have a huge impact on business and society. If you want to know more about its potential, watch U.S. pundit Charlie Rose interview some experts about More ...

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The End of Distance

 13th May 2016 by gihan

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The Big Deal About Big Data

 23rd November 2015 by gihan

The Big Deal About Big Data

There’s been a lot of buzz about “big data”, but there’s also a lot of confusion about what it is, what it means, and whether it applies to your business or industry.

Here are some examples of Big Data in action:

  • My supermarket loyalty card allows Woolworths to track my buying habits and make specific recommendations for products based on those habits.
  • Microsoft is recommending its Kinect system, which was devised for video games, to retailers to recognise and track shoppers in retail stores.
  • The Guevara car insurance company allows groups of safe drivers to band together for lower insurance premiums.
  • “Robo-advice” in the financial planning industry allows software to create financial plans for clients – and learn from performance to deliver even better plans in the future.
  • The Alivecor device is an iPhone attachment that allows cardiac patients to take their own ECGs – and eventually the software will be able to predict heart attacks and strokes before they occur.

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What’s Next in 3D Printing: Avi Reichental at TED

 12th December 2014 by gihan

If you haven’t yet heard about 3D printing, it’s worth finding out about it. It’s a key technology that could revolutionise, disrupt and enable growth in many industries – possibly including yours. Earlier this year, Avi Reichental More ...

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