Fintech definitionThe word is the shortening of Financial Technology and it includes all companies, which are challenging the financial ecosystem through the use of technology. Of course this definition comes with a caveat: while the notion is simple, the concept is broad, complex and disputed. For example, very often under
Why urban futures are mission-critical to anticipate tomorrow’s lifestyle insights leading to brand and innovation strategic successThis blog entry will not address this dynamics that have been studied by the author for the last decade from the viewpoint of lighting design innovation and co-creation workshops, as documented in a number
The art of and the science behind developing shopper insightsAround this time of year, when I see all the children return to school after a summer vacation, I get a little nostalgic. My memories transport me back in time and I remember when I had to have the coolest back-to-school
Insight Development: a Practical How-ToOn my journey into becoming a brand and innovation consultant, I had to work extremely hard to turn my raw empathy skills into a tool that would help me develop a useful outcome: the consumer insight. Just as important has been learning how to cultivate this
Avoiding Common Pitfalls of the Digital RevolutionSeveral decades into the digital revolution, and there’s still so much myth and hyperbole surrounding digital transformations. I can’t say that I’m surprised. It’s a nuanced and complex subject, and many executives have simply been too busy managing their own sandbox to notice the
Despite witnessing industry after industry being disrupted by new tech-enabled models, overall macroeconomic trends tell a distressing story. Consumption among the world’s rich and middle class is at its limit, and the foreign aid approach of the world’s largest NGOs to helping developing economies are largely ineffective in alleviating poverty.