Blockchain

Please Stop the Buzzword BS

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I’ve been at SXSW (one of my favorite annual gatherings) for about 24 hours and my head is about to explode. While there are incredible experiences to be had here and there is some amazing tech on display, Buzzword BS is at record levels. Here are just a few excerpts from the dozens of elevator pitches I listened to today.

IoT Smart City

When it comes to the internet of things (IoT), small things make a big impact.

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Recent studies predict that by 2025 there may be as many as 100 billion IoT devices deployed worldwide. That’s roughly 14 connected devices or sensors for every person on Earth. My good friend Rob Mesirow and I have been spending a lot of time talking about the most practical ways to integrate “smart” technology into business processes.

Mark Zuckererg, CEO, Facebook

The Dawn of a New Big Tech Regulatory Era?

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At the last ShellyPalmer Innovation Series Breakfast at CES, I had a Socratic discussion about the influence of the big technology platforms and other emerging technologies on our lives and the need for responsible innovation with David Sapin, US Risk & Regulatory Leader, PwC. Then the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica news broke. Since then, our thinking has evolved.

Blockchain

Blockchain: 6 Great Non-Cryptocurrency Use Cases

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Blockchain is well-known for being Bitcoin’s underlying technology, but many believe blockchain has the power to radically transform whole industries. Here are six non-cryptocurrency blockchain (distributed ledger) use cases to help you form your own opinion.