The Fundamental Futurist

Talent Imperatives for a Digital World

– Raj Vattikuti, Founder and Chairman, Altimetrik

2018 – this year the century turns adult. We have reached a time when the dynamics of the world’s decision makers, influencers, and consumers are set to change entirely, driven by the millennial mindset.

I have seen the software industry for over 4 decades. And I believe that there hasn’t been a more dynamic and exciting time to be in, than now. The connected era changes everything. On the one hand, we can see technology fundamentally impacting business models, productivity, investments and disrupting the way businesses engage and transact with their consumers. On the other hand, new-age consumers are driven by rapidly evolving expectations, an increasing desire for personalization and demand for speed.

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Can wearables help you pay lower insurance premium?

There is no denying that today, there is a flavor of the Internet of Things (IoT) in almost anything and everything we deal with in our day to day lives. This makes more and more data available that makes an average consumers’ life easier and by that virtue, greatly helps companies that are on a constant prowl to build and develop deeper and more personalized solutions/products for their customers. Read more…

 

“When digital transformation is done right, it’s like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a really fast caterpillar.”

 George Westerman | Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy

 

AI and jobs of the future (what jobs will be a part and what will get redundant)

Technology has made an undeniable impact on the way that we function day to day. We have the power of the internet in our pockets and we’ve made multiple innovations possible through modern era computing power.

Some of the greatest concerns that many people have these days is that of complete automation. This could have great consequences in terms of how we work and what we’re really working on. There are many areas of consideration and companies need to make sure that they have everything checked off when considering AI and its ramifications.

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The World Belongs to an Emerging Generation of “Futurists”

How you think is way more important than how you code

Technologists are our craftsmen of the future. They have a huge responsibility in shaping our future, as they are the enablers, the creators and the problem-solvers. Look at any company today. Every business is powered, driven and strengthened by technology. What is a Paypal, or a Visa, or Uber for that matter? Yes, these are companies providing services such as Payments or Transport. But at the core of the business, and the competitiveness that it commands, it is their technology which gives them the edge to create fantastic customer experiences, disrupt the game in their respective industries and thrive in the whole process. It is a bunch of algorithms that help millions of commuters, all over the world, get on to a shared, eco-friendly mode of transportation. Uber doesn’t sell a vehicle or a seat; it sells a technology platform!

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