Sightings from the Edge - September 22

September 22nd, 2015 by Eddie Harran

Every month, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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Sightings from the Edge - August 27

August 27th, 2015 by Peter Xing

Every month, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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Sightings from the Edge - July 27

July 27th, 2015 by Eddie Harran

Every month, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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Sightings from the Edge - June 24

June 24th, 2015 by Peter Xing

Every month, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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Sightings from the Edge - May 26

May 26th, 2015 by Eddie Harran

Every month, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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Sightings from the Edge - April 29

April 29th, 2015 by Peter Xing

Every month, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. In this special guest edition, Peter Xing has put together a post solely related to the topic of Artificial Intelligence. To learn more about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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Sightings from the Edge - October 22

October 22nd, 2014 by Eddie Harran

Every fortnight, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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Flight of the UAV

October 13th, 2014 by Byron Wilson

It’s a hot summer’s day in Sydney and thousands of people have flocked to the beaches. Life guards and volunteers are struggling to keep track of all the people. An emergency UAV launches from its platform automatically and heads to swimmers caught in a rip. These were identified by the persistent UAV doing circuits above the beach, notifying the life guards of the at risk swimmers. The observer directs the life guard to the swimmer with the emergency UAV having already dropped a floatation device. This is just one scenario that is being explored in Australia for the use of unmanned systems but first lets understand what they are.

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Experiencing UX Australia 2014

October 1st, 2014 by Jamie Turner

UX Australia 2014 has been and gone but we haven’t forgotten the stories, lessons and key messages – not to mention the social events, good food and free Sharpies.

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How Apple Pay is different to previous mobile payments systems – and why it should work

September 24th, 2014 by Martin Laszkiewicz

Something big happened with Apple’s announcement last week. And despite a huge amount of coverage about what we’ll be wearing on our wrists – for me at least – it wasn’t the Apple Watch.

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Sightings from the Edge - September 17

September 17th, 2014 by Eddie Harran

Every fortnight, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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Are you a now-ist?

September 3rd, 2014 by KItty O'Leary

On arrival at the Centre for the Edge in January, Chief Edge Officer Pete Williams used the term ‘now-ist’ to describe his role at Deloitte. At the time I was unaware of the saying, yet in the months since the word has come to define why I love working in technology and what I aim to achieve.

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Sightings from the Edge - August 27

August 27th, 2014 by Peter Xing

Every fortnight, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. In this special guest edition, Peter Xing has put together a post solely related to the topic of Artificial Intelligence. To learn more about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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How can wearable tech transform and enrich our human experience?

August 25th, 2014 by KItty O'Leary

I recently attended my first Churchill Club event in Melbourne. Brendan Lewis, who runs the Club, is the ‘Representative for London’ in Australia. I say this to put in context the wonderfully eclectic mix of folk who attended. On reflection, it makes sense that someone who managed to secure a gig jollying back and forth between London and Melbourne for ‘work’ has notably interesting friends! The topic up for discussion was Wearable Technology.

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Innovation and Regulation in the Digital Age Event Recap

August 18th, 2014 by Frank Farrall

I recently facilitated a panel discussion at the CEDA event Innovation and Regulation in the Digital Age. The panel included Phil Chronican (CEO Australia - ANZ), Professor Jane den Hollander (Vice-Chancellor - Deakin University) and Richard Royle (Executive Director - UnitingCare Health Group). All three speakers discussed how digital innovation is currently disrupting their respective industries and how they are responding to this disruption. The speakers also talked about regulatory obstacles in regards to digital uptake and areas where policy can help the development of digital services. Below is a brief video that highlights some of the key learnings and takeaways from the event.

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The School of Making

August 18th, 2014 by KItty O'Leary

Deloitte’s Centre for the Edge recently hosted a ‘Meet the Makers’ event in Melbourne. The event drew together, for the first time, the innovators shaping the future of Australia’s emerging maker movement. The event was a chance to step back and think about where the maker movement is heading and what impact it will have.

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Sightings from the Edge - August 13

August 13th, 2014 by Eddie Harran

Every fortnight, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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Putting the Customer First, Whilst Managing Technical Debt

August 11th, 2014 by Peter Meliniotis

In my last post I talked about how a customer centric approach could be used for business transformation and how it differed from the traditional approach. As with any approach there are going to be some challenges. In this post I will be focusing on how managing technical debt can become even more challenging when a customer centric approach is used.

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Sightings from the Edge - July 28

July 28th, 2014 by Eddie Harran

Every fortnight, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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MOOC Meetup Sparks Call to Action

July 21st, 2014 by KItty O'Leary

The Deloitte Centre for the Edge recently hosted its first meetup around Deloitte University Press’s MOOC on the business implications on Additive Manufacturing. The consensus coming out of the meetup was that the Australian Government must challenge makers to solve our country’s most pressing problems.

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Connecting Workforces Through Mobile and Social

July 16th, 2014 by Peter Williams

For many years email has been the dominant method of internal communication for most organisations. However we still see many organisations that only have a small percentage of their workforce on the corporate email system, in particular those with large field forces or staff working on the “shop floor”. Intranets and more recently Enterprise Social Networks have become a key part of the mix but again many employees who don’t spend their day in front of a computer screen are excluded. This can make things difficult for Business to Employee communication and the notion of Employee to Employee communication and collaboration is a pipedream.

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2020 - The Web’s Apocalyptic Future

July 11th, 2014 by Steve Hallam

I recently presented at the 2014 RMIT Web Conference in Melbourne with the somewhat inauspicious title of 2020: The Web’s Apocalyptic Future. I took a fast paced, 2020 view of digital disruption. I highlighted that whilst the word ‘disruption’ generally has a negative connotation, it can also have a very positive influence.

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Sightings from the Edge - July 4

July 4th, 2014 by Eddie Harran

Every fortnight, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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Visual Thinking Demystified

June 26th, 2014 by Shane Currey

There is a common misconception that something shouldn’t be drawn until you understand it. On the contrary, sketches – however rudimentary or amateurish – help people better describe, discuss and understand issues. This is because visual thinking helps turn tacit assumptions into explicit information. For example, if you’re looking to improve an existing business model depicting it will unearth logical gaps and help facilitate discussion. Or if you’re designing a whole new business model visual thinking will allow you to discuss different options by adding, removing or moving pictures around.

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5 insights for Australian media companies from NYT’s Innovation Report

June 24th, 2014 by Peter Corbett

In mid-May the New York Times (NYT) leaked its innovation report. The 96 page report was the result of a 6-month review into newsroom innovation and digital strategy at the NYT. At the heart of the report is an outline of the cultural change still needed in the shift to digital. It’s detailed, emotional and touches on everything from social media to print culture and how editorial works with the product, design, technology and business strategy.

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Semi-Permanent Recap

June 23rd, 2014 by Rachel Bell

A team of creative designers from Deloitte Digital’s Sydney practice were recently given an exciting opportunity to visit Semi-Permanent over 22 – 24 May.

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Sightings from the Edge - June 19

June 19th, 2014 by Eddie Harran

Every fortnight, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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What could corporate makers in this lucky country achieve?

June 5th, 2014 by KItty O'Leary

What makes a maker?
The act of making is not new. Craftspeople, tinkerers, hobbyists, and inventors can all be considered makers. As Chris Anderson puts it, ‘We are all born makers’. Broadly, a maker is someone who derives identity and meaning from the act of creation. What distinguishes contemporary makers from the inventors and DIYers of other eras is the incredible power afforded them by modern technologies and a globalised economy, both to connect and learn, and also as a means of production and distribution.

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Creating Disruptive Innovation in Retail

June 2nd, 2014 by Steve Hallam

I chaired the AIIA Retail Series breakfast on the 29th May, and as part of my MC duties, I gave a quick intro (or thought starter) about the topic of "Creating Disruptive Innovation in Retail" to get conversations going across the breakfast table. I thought I'd share the three thought starters from that introduction on our blog.

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Sightings from the Edge - May 26

May 26th, 2014 by Eddie Harran

Every fortnight, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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Sightings from the Edge - May 8

May 8th, 2014 by Eddie Harran

Every fortnight, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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WhatsApp wasn’t overvalued

March 21st, 2014 by Peter Evans-Greenwood

Our latest blog entry was written by Peter Evans-Greenwood, futurist, advisor, and fellow at Deloitte's Centre for the Edge. You can find further insights on the intersection between business and technology from Peter on his personal blog.

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2014 SXSW Interactive Festival wrap up

March 20th, 2014 by Tom Champion

Our latest blog entry is the last in a series of posts from our SXSW blog competition winner, Tom Champion (@AusztralTom). Tom was sent to the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival to act as our man on the ground, and has been keeping us informed of all the latest goings-on via our blog and Twitter account. In his final post, Tom shares some key takeaways from his time at SXSW.

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SXSW round up: Pitfalls and potential for wearable technology

March 20th, 2014 by Tom Champion

Our latest blog entry has been put together by Tom Champion (@AusztralTom), who was sent over to the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival to act as Deloitte Digital's man on the ground. Be sure to check out Tom's previous entry if you haven't already, and keep your eyes on our Twitter account and blog for more to come.

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2014 SXSW Interactive Festival: Key themes and digital predictions so far

March 13th, 2014 by Tom Champion

Our latest blog entry comes courtesy of Tom Champion (@AusztralTom), Deloitte Digital's man on the ground at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival. Be sure to check out Tom's previous entry if you haven't already, and keep your eyes on our Twitter account and blog for more to come.

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On the road to SXSW Interactive 2014

March 12th, 2014 by Tom Champion

Our latest blog entry is the first in a series of posts from our SXSW blog competition winner, Tom Champion. We've sent Tom over to SXSW Interactive to act as our man on the ground this year, Tom will be keeping us posted with all the latest goings-on via both the blog and our Twitter account - stay tuned for more!

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Can a PURSE help you respond quickly to customer demands, and increase the agility of your business?

February 21st, 2014 by Harley Young

PURSE is an acronym coined by Deloitte staff to help provide an easy-to-recall term representing the five characteristics of cloud computing.

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Understanding the Shift and using the Power of Narrative

January 31st, 2014 by John Hagel

Everyone is captivated by the emotional power and engagement of stories, and it’s true, stories have enormous power. But to understand the much greater power of narrative, I point to the significance of narratives throughout history. Every successful social movement in history has been driven at its core by a narrative that drove people to do amazing things, even give their lives, whether it’s the Christian narrative, the American narrative or the Marxist narrative. Narratives have an extraordinary power of pull.

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Deeply understanding your future customer, ethnographically speaking

January 17th, 2014 by Alicia Dudek

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us an opportunity to do so” – Mahatma Gandhi

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Retail Revamp

December 20th, 2013 by Charlotte Hannah

Australian retailers commenting about lower consumer confidence and spending is an all too familiar complaint. A common reaction by retailers to the changing retail environment is to threaten consumers that local retailers will disappear if they're not supported. If Australian retailers are going to keep up with consumer demand they must focus efforts on their digital presence, their in store experience and how these channels can integrate to encourage and maintain consumer spending.

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Rethinking Social Media

October 23rd, 2013 by Kate Earl

As the technological evolution continues, social tools will come to form the collaborative fabric of the future’s successful organisations.

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It’s (almost) all about me. Workplace 2030: Built for us.

August 5th, 2013 by Deloitte Digital

Commissioned by AMP Capital, Deloitte have released a report that looks at the future of work, workplaces and the workforce. With power shifting from institutions to individuals, the workplace of the future will be all about me, and ‘we’ will have different needs, and have different potentials, than the workforce of today.

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The Age of the Digital Omnivore

July 11th, 2013 by Deloitte Digital

A Deloitte survey into the media habits and preferences of over 2000 Australians has shown that the convergence of multiple devices is at the core of how we consume media.

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The Connected Workplace report

June 13th, 2013 by Deloitte Digital

A new joint report from Deloitte and Google shows that workplace IT could be the secret weapon to attracting and retaining staff in the growing ‘war for talent’ in Australia.

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The peak of the retail big bang

January 9th, 2013 by Deloitte Digital

Deloitte’s recent retail survey which focussed on digital readiness provided some surprising findings with digital adaption and readiness ranking low on the priority list for retailers.

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Taking leadership in a digital economy

November 30th, 2012 by Deloitte Digital

To fulfil Australia’s potential to take a leadership position in an increasingly global and digital economy Australian corporate leaders must accept this accountability and direct their resources accordingly.

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Acceleration of Digital Disruption

September 20th, 2012 by Deloitte Digital

Frank Farrall has been interviewed by Sky News regarding the recently released Digital Disruption Report.

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Digital disruption: Short fuse, big bang?

August 1st, 2012 by Deloitte Digital

The newest paper in Deloitte’s Building the Lucky Country series, will consider the magnitude of digital transformation within Australian business and government – the size of the ‘bang’ – as well as how quickly 18 industry sectors will be affected – the length of the ‘fuse’.

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The Problem with being a Digital Native

March 18th, 2012 by Deloitte Digital

Are you a Digital Native or a Digital Dinosaur? If you're a Digital Native research is now saying that chances are your brain has been rewired and that when you meet people in real life you're less able to work out what they're thinking.

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Design Thinking Demystified

October 30th, 2011 by Deloitte Digital

I have spent the last three months at Deloitte observing and participating in the firm’s design thinking practice as part of my PhD research. I’ve had the privilege of working with accountants, consultants, auditors and tax services professionals who are applying design thinking with enthusiasm for, and excitement about, the opportunity to be creative and do things differently – a sure sign something special is going on!

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