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he New Internet of Trust: Bitcoin, Blockchains, and Smart Contracts
Richard Branson has invested millions in it. The Economist magazine says Blockchain technology is the biggest advance in record keeping since the invention of double-entry bookkeeping over 500 years ago. Blockchain, the enabling technology underlying the digital currency Bitcoin, lets organizations and their trading partners create and maintain cryptographically secure, completely immutable, and totally verifiable records. These can be records of transactions, ownership of assets, authentication of identity, exchange of digital currencies, or programmable contracts. This affects every organization in every industry in the world – just as the Internet has. As Executive Director of the American Blockchain Council, Jack Shaw is a world-renowned expert on Blockchain technologies.
Digital Transformation – You Can’t Get There from Here
Digital Transformation is one of the hottest topics of discussion in C-Suites around the world – and with good reason. Executives are facing the rising expectations of the connected consumer; the revolutionary potential of such emerging technologies as 3D Printing, the Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence; and continued pressure from competitors and the market – simultaneously!
The world will change more in the next five years than it has in the past fifty. Digital Transformation seems, and is, a logical strategic response to these challenges and opportunities. But, there is much misunderstanding as to what Digital Transformation actually is.
Perhaps the most widely held misconception about Digital Transformation is that Digital Transformation is the use of digital technologies to connect the people and systems within the organization to one another and to the appropriate people and systems outside the organization. This is a worthy goal, and one with great benefits for the organizations and their people.
But, it’s not Digital Transformation.
Digital Transformation is a fundamental rethinking of the underlying business model – both within the organization, and in the broader business ecosystems of which it is a part. To achieve true Digital Transformation, you must first understand the real value proposition. It’s not about implementing the technology. It’s about using the technology to provide customers a consistently great experience and outstanding value.
One of the best examples of Digital Transformation is the way in which Steve Jobs and Apple transformed the music industry over the past decade. The old record stores and the distribution systems which supplied them were supplanted by iTunes and the Internet. Traditional audio playback devices such as turntables and CD players were replaced by internet enabled mobile devices.
The opportunity for you and your organization is to apply the same concepts to digitally transforming your business and industry. But, you can’t achieve Digital Transformation by starting with today’s business model and making incremental changes to it. You can’t get there from here.
Digital Strategist, Technology Futurist, author, and consultant Jack Shaw has been helping organizations make the changes needed for Digital Transformation for 30 years. Come listen and learn how your business can plan and implement a winning strategy for Digital Transformation.
The Future of Manufacturing and Distribution
The future of manufacturing and distribution depends on emerging technologies that will change both industries more over the next 5 – 10 years than in the last 50.
Are You Ready for the Internet of Things – and the Future of Everything?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a critical component of a fundamental shift in human history. Enabling the IoT means not merely appending, but embedding sensors, simple processors, and communications capabilities into an ever widening array of objects of all kinds. Doing so will provide a critical link between the digital and physical worlds. With the IoT, we’ll no longer have to capture information about physical objects, they’ll report on themselves – their location, status, condition, and environment.
3D Printing – A Catalyst for Economic Disruption
This topic is perfect for manufacturers, but just as important for distributors, retailers, logistics and transportation companies. You’ll find attached to this email a topic description. Here is a brief summary: 3D Printing, also referred to as Additive...
OmniCommerce – Meeting Business’ Next Grand Challenge
As we become an ever more mobile global society, people expect to be able to work, shop, and play from wherever they are located. And customers expect, indeed demand, a seamless experience across physical stores, web presence, and their mobile devices – that is,...
Bracing for the Big One: Business Systems and Processes That Think for Themselves
The Big One is coming, and it’s coming soon. Intelligent Systems will utterly transform business, commerce, and society. Self-optimizing production scheduling, autonomic supply chains, and self-configuring business ecosystems are just a few examples of Intelligent...
Intelligent Decision Management – Infusing Discipline into Decisions
We now have access to more information than we can possibly comprehend. In many cases, this glut of data has made it even more difficult to make decisions than in the past. What we need are systems and processes that help us make better decisions, and can do so...
Emerging Technologies for Executives
Mobile Commerce, Cloud Computing, Social Media, “Big Data”, Intelligent Systems – these and other emerging technologies are changing how we do business at an accelerating rate. Most executives recognize that their companies should address these new...
Staying One Step Ahead of Mobile Devices
The rapid growth in payments via mobile devices epitomizes two key elements of the mobile revolution — smartphones and tablets are changing the business landscape at wildfire speed, far in excess of anyone’s expectations. The relentless surge in mobility is forcing...
For over 20 years Jack Shaw has provided advisory services to leading Technology Solution Providers including IBM, SAP, Oracle and others as well as providing expert guidance and best practices to Fortune 500 Companies such as General Electric, Coca Cola, Allstate, PacBell and many more.
Jack is a visionary technology and business strategist who has spent his career leading companies in numerous industries and their technology suppliers to better, more efficient ways of conducting and operating their businesses.
He is a Marketing Strategist, an Industry thought leader, and the noted Author of three critically acclaimed books and numerous articles and White Papers. He was the Founder and Editor of the e-Commerce Executive newsletter, and of the EDI Buyer’s Guide. A charismatic speaker, he’s delivered more than 1000 paid keynote addresses and executive presentations in more than 20 countries.
The advisory services of the Management Consulting Firms Jack founded, Breakthrough Business Technologies and e-Commerce Strategies, have saved corporations billions of dollars over the last twenty-five years by enabling them to implement more efficient processes and by leveraging technologies to position them to compete better in today’s market and in the future.
His keen perception and vision into emerging technologies and business practices have also enabled Technology Solution Providers to build products and services that anticipate where the market is headed thus generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues for those organizations.
Jack is uniquely talented at translating business technology into business value propositions. His C-Level Executive credibility and dynamic delivery accelerate new business through the sales cycle.
Jack graduated from Yale with a degree in Business Administration and has an MBA from Kellogg in Finance and Marketing.
A business and technology strategist, Jack has spent his career helping companies from many industries, and the providers of their technologies, find better ways to conduct and operate their businesses. He is widely recognized for his expertise in such breakthrough business technologies as:
He is widely recognized for his expertise in such leading edge business technologies such as: