Last week marked the one-year-anniversary of Amazon opening up its search for HQ2. There were quite a few news outlets that, for the occasion, rolled out opinion pieces on what it has all meant. Axios wrote that what’s even more important than where Amazon will locate its headquarters is the fact that the company now has a “database chock full of granular details about the economic development prospects of every major metropolitan area in the United States….that database could help it make expansion decisions that go way beyond the new headquarters.” In my own piece, I wrote that my big takeaway from the past year was that big tech’s quest to spread more tech jobs across America is likely going to be unsatisfying in many regards. It’s going to take longer than we hope, and it’s not going to be as fair of a process as we hope. If companies choose to keep the process as secretive as possible, in order to … [Read more...] about Heartland Tech Weekly: Amazon changed how we talk about emerging tech hubs
Video: Digital disruption: 10 best-practice tips for developing a culture of innovationToday's approach to emerging tech innovation is dead. If you are either investing in single technologies or waiting for emerging technologies to mature along the hype cycle, you are setting yourself up for failure.Read also: Digital Transformation: A CXO's GuideYour emerging technology research team is probably tracking dozens of individual emerging technologies but is missing how they all fit together. The better approach, as proven in Forrester's report and validated by Google and a leading global logistics firm, is to start with a forthcoming customer experience value and apply a chain of modern and emerging technologies to address this solution. Brian Hopkins, author of this Forrester report, offers this suggestion: "Challenge your team and colleagues to identify important chains and match future technology potential with painful business pressure points."It's through the leveraging of existing … [Read more...] about You can’t afford to wait and see with emerging tech
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup World By Laura Matthews @LauraMatt 12/08/12 AT 12:58 PM There is a revolution going on in the Middle East and North Africa, but it's not the political upheaval of the Arab Spring -- it's the emergence of women as leaders in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, an epochal shift for a region where women have long been marginalized.The U.S. State Department is using its TechWomen program to foster that change. The program pairs dozens of women who work in technology in the region, known by the shorthand MENA, with their American counterparts in Silicon Valley for weeks of mentorship. In essence, American diplomacy is encouraging these women to use the knowledge they gain in the U.S. to create positive social change in their home countries.“Currently we are building the new Egypt, and I believe [the] most needed resources now are knowledge and science,” … [Read more...] about Think Steve Jobs: 10 Emerging Tech Women In The Middle East You Should Know About
Video: Top 10 transformational technologies to watchMany business leaders in some of the largest industries think they're prepared for the upheaval that emerging technologies represent. But few are actually ready for the operational, competitive, cultural, and security shifts that are already taking place, according to a newly released report from business and technology consultancy West Monroe Partners.Read also: The insurance industry is a prime target for AI technologies and solutions Technology presents every organization with unprecedented opportunities to elevate performance, scale, and market impact, the report noted. Those same technologies also present a serious threat to those who fail to adapt quickly.The report, called Technology is transforming everything: Businesses struggle to change with it, is based on a survey of 300 US senior executives in financial services, healthcare, and energy and utilities conducted in late 2017. It found that company leaders are overwhelmed … [Read more...] about Are you ready for the upheaval emerging tech will bring?
The Photoshop CC 2018 update has plenty to look forward to beyond the typical annual upgrade of Adobe’s subscription desktop photo/graphic design app. It integrates support for emerging technologies like 360-degree spherical panoramas and the HEIF (High Efficiency Image Format) image file format adopted by Apple for macOS 10.13 and iOS 11.Combined with new features like variable fonts, paint stroke smoothing, a symmetry tool, a Curvature Pen tool, direct social media sharing, instant access to synced Lightroom photos, enhanced search, brush management, layer copy and paste, and more, Photoshop CC 2018 welcomes newcomers by incorporating training directly into the app.Adobe Photoshop CC 2018: In-app learningWhile Adobe pioneered step-by-step post-process recipes in its consumer Elements line, it always relied on photo pros to use documentation or tutorials to figure out the right moves for themselves. That changes with Photoshop CC 2018 wherein interactive software how-tos … [Read more...] about Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 review: Photo editor gets into the AI spirit with a solid grip on emerging tech