Bitcoin: The beginning of the Digital Bronze Age

Since the dawn of time human society has been through several stages of development and evolution. The earliest stage was the stone age. In this age we had very basic tools and implements that relied on our ability to use

GDPR is an opportunity, not a threat

At the end of this month (May 2018), the European Union implements the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). It requires companies and organisations to be much clearer and more transparent with people about what personal data they store and how

The D7: Digital Nations worth watching

What do Canada, Estonia, Israel, New Zealand, South Korea, Uruguay and the United Kingdom have in common? They form a group known as The D7, and argue that they’re the most advanced digital nations in the world. They exclude a

The next wave of gobbledygook speak is coming to a deep learning algorithm near you

One of my pet hates is movies and TV shows that attempt to incorporate high-tech by getting the actors to spout sentences littered with technology terms. “We need to find where the terrorists are by reverse-tracing their IP addresses through

O2’s Futurist Forecast update 2018

Early in 2017, I was engaged by O2, one of the UK’s top telecoms providers, to do some predictions for the industry. They approached me again last month to do an update for them. This follows an O2 “open door”

Geek out or freak out: the largest US voter data leak of all time exposed

This past week, it has come to light that the data analytics used by the Republican Party during last year’s Presidential campaign, were improperly stored in a cloud service, and the data has been exposed for an unknown period of

Headless AI is where the real value lies

Last week, I sat through a session by GE’s Global Head of Digital. He gave us a really great example of the type of work his team does for GE. Well, at the time I didn’t think it was so

Save the date – Raising Young Talent for the New World of Work

If you are a parent, teacher, school principal, employer or in HR, then this event is for you. Don’t miss Nikki Bush’s Raising Young Talent for the New World of Work event on the 4th April 2017, at the Henley Business

O2 Business 2017 Futurist Forecast

Earlier this year, we collaborated with O2 Business in the UK to produce a special report on technology trends impacting business – and especially enterprise IT – in 2017. The report is now available to the public. You can download
FinTech and the Digital Disruption of Financial Services ebook

TomorrowToday Global Announces Official Launch of Compelling New FinTech Financial Services White Paper

Industry Specialists at TomorrowToday Global Unveil a Timely New White Paper Entitled “FinTech & the Digital Disruption of Financial Services” This hard-hitting new position paper, researched and created by a team of top multi-industry veterans, is a definitive industry analysis

Humans Need Not Apply (that includes you)

Automation is one of the most important themes in any discussion about the future of work. But just how much of our work can computers actually do. And excellent video was recently released which explores just this question, and supplies

Five Frightening Questions Financial Services should be asking about FinTech

Banks, insurance companies and other financial service providers are all aware of the coming FinTech (financial technology) revolution. From robo-advisors to predictive analytics, low/no-cost transaction platforms to mobile wallets, the financial services landscape is set to change dramatically in the

6 Questions That Must Be Answered To Succeed In A Machine Intelligent Future

On 23 March 2016 Google announced that it has released a whole collection of its artificial intelligence software into its cloud-based applications, thereby making them more effective and increasing the rate at which they learn and become more intelligent –

Cisco’s John Chambers on the digital era

Last year, Cisco’s CEO, John Chambers become its Chairman. When he became CEO of Cisco Systems in 1995 the world had only just entered the digital age. About 18 million American homes were online, but only 3% of users had

The Future of Computing

Moore’s Law is a difficult concept to wrap our heads around. We can see the impact of exponentially rising computing processing power around us but how do we relate to the doubling in power of a microprocessing chip every two years. We

In Conversation with Graeme Codrington: Mind the generation gap

Recently, Graeme Codrington worked with Investec bank in South Africa to run a series of workshops for their private clients. The theme was about banking in the digital world, and Graeme’s contribution was to help people to understand the generation

Digital Disruption in Unexpected Places

If you attend a few conferences this year, you’ll see this a few times: Uber is the world’s largest taxi company, but owns no cars. AirBnb is the world’ largest hotel group, but owns no property. Alibaba is the world’s

The New Lemonade Stand – how to help your kids make piles of money (and what it means for your business and future)

For the last few months, I have spent many hours every week researching and writing a new book about the future of work and leadership (see advance information, including free download of chapter 1, here). In that time, I’ve seen

Learning life through the games we play

My son recently asked me about some shares that we have bought as an investment for him and his sister. He asked me why we had bought shares and not just put the money in a bank account. I explained

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Leaders

Huffington Post recently published this list of YouTube channels that leaders should watch. With over 6 billion hours of video and thousands of channels, YouTube has something for everyone — even for those of us who want to become better

5 Lessons learned, the day I was saved by the cloud

The unthinkable happened. While doing my final preparation, the afternoon before I had to deliver a full day of facilitation for the board of an international shipping company, my hard drive crashed and my computer died. It was the second

The imminent disappearance of the Internet.

In Davos during Jan 2015, a panel was convened to discuss “The Future of the Digital Economy”.  The panel members were the COO of Facebook, the CEO of Microsoft, the CEO of Vodaphone, and Eric Schmidt the CEO of Google.

Getting rid of email – here’s a company that’s done just that

Over the last few months I have begun to include a small section in some of my workshops on the clutter and “stuff” that makes work life a pain. Almost all participants identify meetings and email (and many add managers,

A hidden secret of the Ice Bucket Challenge success – and the future of communication

The Ice Bucket challenge for ALS is probably the most successful meme created thus far for social media. Of course, social media experts are now trying to reverse engineer it to discover the secrets to successfully created a viral campaign

Seamless Customer Experience: this is retail’s digital future

The digital world has disrupted our marketing worlds and changed the way business communicates with people. Social media has opened the door to two-way conversations with data giving us a better understanding of our market and mobile making our message

Digital Natives and the new normal of socialising

I was recently in a conversation with a person who recounted an experience with her two teenage Digital Native Children. [Digital Native: A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and

Designing a SMART Customer Experience

The digital world has disrupted our marketing worlds and changed the way business communicates with its customer. Social media has opened the door to two-way conversations, data gives us a better understanding of our market and mobile makes our message

Gamification and your life

One of the trends TomorrowToday has been tracking for several years is that of Gamification. Simply put, this reflects that reality that just as social networking, search engines, and online media have changed the way we live, so too has

“Minority Report” type marketing misses the point of the Connection Economy

Scanning cameras lock onto John Anderton’s face as he walks through a shopping mall. Using facial recognition technology advertisers clock his presence and begin an invasive barrage of “personalised” advertisements designed to entice, cajole and convince him to purchase the must have

Reasons Why We Don’t Need Offices

I started my “proper” working career (after some military service which included being a professional musician, some student type part-time jobs and early entrepreneurial activity) at KPMG in the early 1990s. I joined the audit group, and was shown a

Reasons Why We Don't Need Offices

I started my “proper” working career (after some military service which included being a professional musician, some student type part-time jobs and early entrepreneurial activity) at KPMG in the early 1990s. I joined the audit group, and was shown a

Raising Digital Citizens

Mike has spent most of his career trying to help businesses succeed in a digital world. He believes that the digital world is intimately woven into the fabric of society, and that people are digital citizens as well as physical

An analogy to explain big data: Turning hay into needles

I have mentioned Richard Stacy before on this blog. He’s a great thinker on social media in business, and speaks a lot of sense where many “social media experts” just talk hype. Here’s a very short piece from his blog,

Dear CEO, You have to be in it to win it (I’m talking social media, you dinosaur)

You’ll lose 100% of the shots you don’t take. You’ll find this pithy advice in almost every motivational book. But being a cliche doesn’t mean it isn’t true. You have to be in it to win it. In the business

Mirrors, cameras, social media and cultural evolution – Seth Godin

Earlier today, Seth Godin posted an interesting piece on his blog about mirrors, cameras and cultural evolution. Read it at his blog or below. He points out that a few centuries ago nobody would have known what their “true” reflection

Generation Y – Driving the need for Mobile Maturity

In a recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), titled “PwC’s NextGen: A Global Generational Study”, they highlighted a number of learnings that organisations can take from the study. Among a number of useful and interesting insights, one of the key learnin gs was

Limited social media at work is a deal breaker for younger generations

The biggest issue that HR is facing today is IT policies. In most companies, IT does not see itself as a service to the HR function, and don’t recognise how much their policies affect the morale of the staff –

Digital Trends 2013

I was alerted to the Digital Trends 2013 website a few days ago. It’s a collaboration between Microsoft, IPG Mediabrands and The Future Laboratory (although the domain name indicates that MS is the dominant partner). It looks like this might