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Planning for the New World – V

Redesigning Social Contracts, Skills and Jobs The Digital Transformation is shifting the needs, and values of human contribution to wealth creation in several sectors. It is not the first time such a shift takes place, three centuries ago it was the industrial revolution powered by steam and later on by …

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The many faces of Digital Transformation – The Enablers V

4. Support Systems The Digital Transformation changes business, manufacturing and societal processes. This requires a change in the support infrastructure. Our whole society is based on access and use of infrastructures and these are enabling and constraining its operation and the products and services we use. The digital transformation makes …

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Drones took to the skys. Where are they going? – VI

We have already had 5 drone generations (not considering military drones) with the 6th in the deployment and the 7th in the making: Basic Remote Control Fixed camera, low res video recording and digital images, manual control Assisted piloting (obstacle avoidance), 2 axes gimbal camera mounting, HD recording Autopilot mode, …

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Platforms, Present and Future XIV

Platforms as enabler of business (and services) III OK, so after having discussed the evolution of API let’s go back to the use of platforms as enabler of the shift from products to services (and ecosystems). The evolution of products is first towards flanking them with add-on services (see graphic …

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Platforms, Present and Future XII

Platforms as enabler of business (and services) I What follows is the result of several interactions I had with key people (CEOs, CTOs, Directors) in several industries covering a broad spectrum of verticals, from mechanical to textile, from food to transportation. The general comment I got is that industry is …

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Platforms, Present and Future X

7. Knowledge platforms I closed the last post touching on “knowledge” and pointing out that our smartphones, our digital twins, might become knowledge intermediators in our access to the knowledge on the web. This ties in nicely with the last category of platforms I would like to discuss: knowledge platforms. …

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Platforms, present and future IX

6. Device/product platforms: I stated in the first post in this series that a technical platform support processing, storage and communications. Now, let’s look at a smartphone. Doesn’t it support processing, storage and communications? Of course it does (and it does much more, like sensing). We often underestimate the power of …

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Platforms, present and future VIII

5. Healthcare platforms In yesterday’s post I discussed smart cities platforms noting the importance of privacy as in smart cities we deal with personal data. Well, increase those concerns by a few orders of magnitude and you can step in the domain of healthcare platforms. We already have several healthcare …

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Platforms, present and future VI

3. Industry platforms II A separate post to discuss a quite different sort of platform, the car platform. It has been used by the car manufacturing industry for over 50 years now as a way to decrease the cost of production. The idea is to have a common base: floor …

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