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Time is your most precious resource and I want to thank you for spending some of it here.  Co-workers, clients, and students have asked me for years to share the knowledge I have gathered from disrupting industries and public institutions.  This site is designed to help to empower others to change themselves, their industry, and the world.  By sharing my interviews, speeches, videos and photos,...

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Virtual Reality Will Have Its Biggest Holiday Season Ever

Virtual Reality Will Have Its Biggest Holiday Season Ever

You’d better watch out: virtual reality and its close cousin, augmented reality, will have a big impact on the holiday season this year. From in-store apps to augmented holiday sweaters, I’m keeping a list of what’s naughty and nice with digital reality. Here’s what to expect for the 2017 holiday season. Preparing retail staff If you fear the out-of-control Black Friday shoppers, imagine the stress...

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Virtual Reality Is Healing Healthcare in America

Virtual Reality Is Healing Healthcare in America

Healthcare in the U.S. is facing a lot of uncertainty due to changing policies and an aging demographic. People over the age of 65 will soon make up 55% of the nation’s population, causing a shortage of 40,800 to 100,000 physicians. Luckily, advances in technologies such as virtual reality, wearable devices, and 5G may provide both an affordable alternative and improved quality of life including better personal...

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Why AR Headsets could be the new smartphone

Why AR Headsets could be the new smartphone

All of the top companies in Silicon Valley are investing in augmented reality for one reason above all: the promise of massive long-term growth. According to an International Data Corporation report, the digital reality market will grow from $5.2 billion last year to more than $162 billion in 2020. Corporate CEOs in any field would be hard-pressed to find a multibillion-dollar industry with an anticipated compound...

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Augmented Reality May Reinvigorate These 3 Industries

Augmented Reality May Reinvigorate These 3 Industries

The U.S. economy is facing a paradox. At the same time as the stock market is setting new record highs, many traditional business sectors are being radically disrupted by technology. The S&P 500’s record-setting gains mask the challenges faced by the automotive, retail, and healthcare sectors. With three months still remaining in 2017, we’ve already seen seven straight months of year-over-year auto sales declines and over 6,300 retail chain stores shuttered....

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Augmented Reality: A New CMO Tool

Augmented Reality: A New CMO Tool

For many companies in industries ranging from telecom and manufacturing to retail and consumer products, augmented reality (AR) is not a future technology—it is being used today to improve operations, employee training, marketing, and customer experience. With AR, companies can overlay contextual information on physical products to create a 3D experience, for instance, projecting nutritional information onto products in stores or displaying the internal components...

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These Virtual Field Trips Allow Students to Travel Across Time and Space

These Virtual Field Trips Allow Students to Travel Across Time and Space

As America’s 55 million students head back to school this month, teachers have a new tool to capture children’s attention and inspire their imagination: virtual reality. Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and low-cost $10 VR headsets, a cornucopia of exciting digital reality experiences are coming to the classroom. Hundreds of new immersive experiences—many of which are free—can transport students back through history or across our solar...

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Here’s a Retail Job That’s Still in High Demand: Data Scientist

Here’s a Retail Job That’s Still in High Demand: Data Scientist

Despite an onslaught of bankruptcies, store closures and layoffs, there’s one retail job that’s still in hot demand: data scientists. The battle against e-commerce is putting new pressure on brick-and-mortar retailers to fix up stores and deliver a more pleasant experience for shoppers. And that means studying data — lots and lots of data. Department-store chains and other businesses have tons of information that they...

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