Health Data: Disruptive Transformation

May 29, 2015
The quantity and velocity of data being generated by businesses, consumers, healthcare providers and patients is increasing at epic levels. Consider the popularity of wearable fitness health devices. These devices often connect to a ‘system’ that collects and captures data and personal analytics. What does the data say about my current health and wellness based on analytics and what can it predict about my well-being?   Recently eClinicalWorks, an ambulatory electronic health records (EHR) vendor launched its Health and Online Wellness (Healow) platform that allows for...

Innovation in China

May 18, 2015
The inaugural International CES Asia takes place in Shanghai on May 25-27. The event, with more than 15,000 exhibitors expected, showcases global innovation. i3 looks at two very different Chinese companies that are innovative leaders in their unique spaces: China Mobile with IoT and JD.com with e-commerce. China Mobile M2M is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited founded in September 2013. The company headquarters is located in the National IoT Industrial Park in Chongqing, China and employs more than 300 specialized talented professionals. China Mobile M2M’s strategic objective is to become...

International Focus: Israel

April 17, 2015
Samsung Invests in EarlySense and rounds Speaking at the 2015 CES, Yoon Boo-keun, head of Samsung Electronics’ consumer products unit, named Israeli patient monitoring company EarlySense while discussing the company’s intention to invest in Internet of Things (IoT) products. Calling EarlySense’s technology “revolutionary,” Yoon said Samsung would invest $10 million. The announcement follows a $12 million investment by Samsung in Israeli tech company rounds earlier that week. Samsung has two research and development centers in Israel. Hisense Partners with KIDO’Z The app and entertainment discovery platform for kids, from Israel-based KIDO’Z...

A Fresh Beginning

March 26, 2015
Even in the most extreme circumstances, there is a bright lining. For example, a temperature of five degrees on February 20 smashed a 120-year-old weather record for the D.C. metro area, according to the Washington Post. And although Washington’s iconic cherry trees were coated in ice, there were signs of reawakening. With winter disappearing, and peak bloom expected April 12, the focus is on renewal, vitality and inspiration. In this issue we take a look at some of the inspiring highlights from the 2015 International CES. For example, Lowe's Innovation Labs showed at CES how they are breaking the retail mold with a distinct vision. Leading the team, Kyle Nel is using science...

Ten CEA Opportunities You Should Consider

March 24, 2015
The 2015 International CES® exceeded even our optimistic expectations. The innovation, excitement, engaged multi-industry CXO attendance, media, ease of transport and numerous announcements combined to zoom the event to the stratosphere. CES is now the world’s most respected and well-known business event. The CEA staff is exhausted but happy and determined not to be complacent or arrogant about the sacred trust the industry puts in us for stewardship of CES. But we also want you to know about other top opportunities available to CEA member executives that can benefit you and your company. These may not be as well-known as CES, but they can make a difference in your business and...

Lowe’s Kyle Nel

March 20, 2015
“Coloring outside the lines” is a cliché yet it describes Kyle Nel with his innovative approach to problem solving. By leveraging sci-fi prototyping in a comic book format along with case studies, he is transforming traditional retail. Nel looks at probable future scenarios using technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and robotics. As the executive director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, part of Lowe’s Companies Inc., he leads a team that brings together uncommon partners to imagine what could be and provide scalable solutions for problems that confront consumers daily. With a...

Hello Mobile Wallet

January 26, 2015
The buzz about mobile transactions began when Apple introduced Apple Pay in the fall and assembled major players in its ecosystem. With great fanfare, Apple Pay announced it was working with retailers from Office Depot to RadioShack and Walgreens. Apple Pay allows for in-app payment for brands like Groupon, OpenTable, Target and Uber. Apple has also partnered with American Express, Master Card and Visa, and banks like Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citi and Wells Fargo. In fact, Chase announced that Apple Pay could be used at more than 220,000 retail stores. Imagine paying your bills by pressing your finger against a Touch ID fingerprint scanner. After initially entering credit...

International Focus: Germany

January 21, 2015
Fraunhofer Institute Demonstrates Optical Communications Technology Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute recently demonstrated an optical-based wireless communications technology capable of transferring data at speeds of up to 1 Gbps. The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) showcased its light fidelity (Li-Fi) communications modules in Munich in November. Many are studying Li-Fi technology in hopes that it will offer an alternative to crowded RF spectrum and allow greater transmission speeds. Bosch Predicts Fuel Cell-Based Cars by 2025 German automotive component manufacturer Bosch believes that...

GoPro's Nick Woodman

January 05, 2015
The concept in 2002: a camera to self-document extreme sports. Net worth in 2015: $1.3 billion. Nicholas Woodman, the founder and CEO of action camera maker GoPro, grew up in the Silicon Valley community of Atherton as the son of an investment banker who had a passion for surfing. Going to school surrounded by tech startups may explain his entrepreneurial DNA. Today he is wildly successful and leads one of the most popular consumer electronics companies in the world. He also is an accomplished amateur racecar driver, surfer and mountain biker in addition to being the inventor of the GoPro line of HD cameras designed for rugged, wet and harsh environments. But it wasn’t always that...
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