Text Based Games: A Powerful Tool for Experiential Corporate Training

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Even with all the graphic images, movies and photos that “say 1000 words,” text is one of the great gateways for our imaginations. And the reason for this is that no one else is providing us the imagery. We are bringing it to the table, based on our memories, our emotions, yes – some past images which we have stored. But it is generated by us. Gamasutra just posted the talk by...

Wearables Technology Conference USA 2015

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The 16th WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2015 I will be hosted in the beautiful San Francisco, USA this July. We will showcase the entire Wearable Technologies ecosystem. This includes chip vendors, integrators, distributed networks; as well as network, product, and service solutions providers. Join us along with 1000 other delegates and visit our 31,000 square feet conference exhibition. For...

Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit: Fall MAMS

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This year’s Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit will focus on emerging technologies and trends in marketing, advertising and communications. Topics will include: metrics, mobile, social media, multi-platform campaigns, online video campaigns, experiential advertising, B2B, business development, and much more. The summit will include tracks for public relations, public affairs and media professionals....

Don’t Lose Your International Patent Rights: 2 Key Tips for Preserving Your IPs Value

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There are the top 2 things a business person should know about patent rules if they’re going to be manufacturing or selling internationally: 1) Public disclosures before filing can nullify your patent rights in some countries 2) Filing a PCT application gives you flexibility and time for individual global patent filings First point: What constitutes a ‘public disclosure?’ A ‘public disclosure’...

Moooove over Lindsay Lohan. I have an Ankle Bracelet toooo!

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Did you know that female cows in heat change their walking patterns in a particular way? This was discovered when Fujitsu placed pedometers on cows, making them tech-chic with IoT connected wearable ankle bracelets. This small bit of data was used to then more effectively inseminate the cows thus increasing yield significantly. As part of the Fujitsu GyuHo SAAS offering using Microsoft’s Azure...

True Ingenuity: Making the Most of What You Have

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There is a reason that the tagline of InnovationNetwork.guru is a list of these words: People * Creativity * Knowledge * Insight * Foresight * Will – it is because time and again these have been the core elements I’ve observed for all things innovative. This story about Baila Ndiaye of Senegal is quintessential in touching each of these elements. Baila runs an engineering firm in Strasbourg,...

Put in the “…ing”: Inject Value Through Experience

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Joe Pine defined the Experience Economy. It all began in 1992 with the concept of Mass Customization. Now remember the world that existed in the early 90’s. The World Wide Web was still text based used by government, military and educational institutions. The Mosaic Browser had not yet been released. Email addresses were still long strings of numbers. In short, the digital world as we know...

IN Live! with Joe Pine of Strategic Horizons: Give Customers the Experience They Want Through Mass Customization

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Joe Pine is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and management advisor to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups alike. Simply put, as co-founder of Strategic Horizons with Jim Gilmore, Joe Pine specializes in helping people see the world of business differently. He did that first by promulgating the concept of Mass Customization in his first book, which detailed how organizations...

2 for the Price of 1: Wearable Tech Expo & IoT Evolution Conference & Expo have Joined Forces

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Get your gear on for Wearable Tech NYC AND the IoT Evolution Conference! I am excited to attend this conference once again this year and see the difference two years can make in the burgeoning fields of Wearables and IoT. On the Wearables side, the conferences feature a wide variety of speakers from Misfit Wearables, Intel/McAfee, Platronics, US Olympics Committee, and many more. And as we all...

Innovation & Patent Protection: A Primer on Why to Patent

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Lady Justice is not always blind. The patent system seems to be in the news only when big companies like Apple and Samsung are suing each other, or when there’s a major law change like the America Invents Act that was passed in 2011 and implemented in 2012 and 2013. Even then, the changes wrought by these legal wranglings are difficult to discern unless a person is well versed in patent law. The...