50 Years On, Moore’s Law Still Pushes Tech to Double Down

Over the last 50 years, Moore’s observation — that the number of transistors on silicon chips and therefore their processing power was doubling approximately every 24 months — has evolved from observation to market demand. This April marks the 50th Anniversary of Moore’s Law. Three years before co-founding Intel, Gordon Moore made a simple observation […]

From Digital Darwinism to Digital Transformation

Assuming that exponentially growing technology is an inevitable factor in the current era, it is imperative that organizations develop a structure and a matching culture in which accelerated change is the New Normal. This places special demands on an organization’s corporate environment and strategy, in which room for experiment, pioneering and innovation are common daily […]

The Top 100 Most Scalable Organizations

In our Design to Disrupt research program we talked about companies that are called Unicorns:  a company that rapidly gains to a valuation of a billion-dollars and beyond. We also mentioned this book, written by Mike Malone, Yuri van Geest and Salim Ismail,  that  been explores, as well as crafts a guide to building Unicorns. The book […]

Leading Digital in 9 graphs

We rounded off our second report on Design to Disrupt with an appeal to the CIO to take a offensive approach to digital transformation: A. Take control. Lead the disruption. B. Deploy technology to break constraints. C. Lose out on efficiency and go for effective disruption. D. Don’t be terrified, the odds are better than […]

5 Platform Disruption Design Lessons

We are witnessing the rise of platform disruption. Companies that redefine the relationship between producer, consumer and employee. These companies, the new digital competitors, form the heart of the platform economy. They derive their success from the network effect. It is clear that very few organizations are in a position to become a platform themselves. They […]

5 Business Applications of Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has been a long promise. But as is often the case; the technology wasn’t ready yet. Now it is. This is what has become know as the long nose of innovation. Because of Moore’s Law, accompanied by the rapid improvement of processors, screens, and accelerometers, driven by the smartphone boom — VR is finally at a tipping […]

Microsoft’s Future of Work: Giant Displays and Super Thin Tablets

Microsoft is back with another vision of the future. Not much has changes since the last few videos: Microsoft is still obsessed with big screens. Set between five and 10 years in the future, Microsoft’s vision includes holograms, 3D printers, super thin tablets, and bendable displays. Or as they say it: How could emerging technologies transform […]

6 Design Principles that are Imperative to Effectuate (Disruptive) Innovation

Assuming that exponentially growing technology is an inevitable factor in the current era, it is imperative that organizations develop a structure and a matching culture in which accelerated change is embedded in the organization. This places special demands on an organization’s corporate environment and strategy, in which room for experiment, pioneering and innovation are common […]

Designing Gamification That Makes Sense

What ever happened to gamification? The term gamification dropped a hybe-bomb on the IT-landscape at the end of 2011/early 2012. Luckily, today it’s a much more sustainable discussion on how to leverage game design mechanics and principles in a wide range of software applications. At VINT, I’ve done some research on how gamification works and […]

20 jobs of the future

There has been a lot of talk on technology, on smart robots for instance, that will take over our jobs. The classic example is the Japanese sushi chain Kura, where efficiency is paramount. Absent are the traditional chefs with their meticulous attention to detail. Their place has been taken by robots. Also absent are the waiters […]