Why Converging Crises are Prompting Businesses to Examine the Social Contract

Digital and societal disruptions of the last decade, accentuated by the events of 2020, are forcing organizations to reckon with the fact that normal wasn’t working. The confluence of crises– pandemic, climate, economic, racial, technological, and trust– is forcing businesses to recalibrate their operating models while confronting rising tensions. This is not merely an exercise in “purpose-building,”…

3 must-ask questions for CISOs in the pandemic era

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated several trends in emerging tech, but none more immediately disruptive than the proliferation of cybersecurity threats. The sudden uptick in both our reliance on digital, as well as widespread uncertainties have ripened the landscape for cyber criminals, resulting in a 600% increase in attacks, according to the UN. The total volume…

Is the coronavirus the black swan event that catalyzes the next phase of tech in society?

Coronavirus: a black swan event or just another canary in the coal mine? For all the big data modeling, prediction markets, and analyst forecasts, virtually no one saw the rapid global emergence of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Spreading faster than the virus is fear itself, as different countries deploy different prevention tactics, and information remains…

Four Reasons for Optimism on International Data Privacy Day

The state of data privacy in 2020 leaves many feeling resignation, but are there reasons for optimism? The International Day of Data Protection dates back to 2007, originally conceived to raise awareness among businesses and people of the importance of protecting personal and sensitive information. Since then, awareness has grown indeed, but so has pessimism,…

Online Safety in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    With the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI), consumers, businesses, and society confront unprecedented risks and opportunities for safety and security. Organizations often focus on the impacts to enterprise assets, product, and to the workforce, but what about AI’s impacts on the next generation– the “AI-native” generation?  As online and physical worlds converge, how…

Kaleido Insights Launches “Digital Directive” Diagnostic and Digital Transformation Roadmap Offering

We at Kaleido Insights are proud to announce our official launch of the Digital Directive, a research service to benchmark, focus, and accelerate companies’ digital transformation efforts. Inspired by countless businesses struggling with “digital transformation,” we have developed a comprehensive benchmarking and scorecard service to support these efforts with a research-based approach for long-term digital strategy. Years of…

New Research on Artificial Intelligence: Five Areas Businesses Must Prepare for Success in AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machines’ ability to “learn” marks a new chapter in digital transformation; it breathes new life into the potential for unstructured data and software, and marks a profound shift in interface and customer experience. It also introduces unprecedented risks and societal questions enterprises have yet to confront. Despite the massive breadth and…

Shifting from machine logic to intelligent interfaces

While machine learning introduces new approaches to software, AI’s more transformative impact will be in the way we interface with each other, businesses, and the world around us. The most profound advancements in technology are often less about technology and more about new interfaces replacing old ones. The car offered an entirely new interface to…

New Research: How VR and AR Technologies Enhance Workforces to Transform the Enterprise

It was just a few years ago that Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) were regarded as most improbable, or at best, a whizbang consumer toy. But with dramatic advancements in compute, algorithms, and content platforms, AR/VR are gaining significant traction… in the enterprise. In fact, enterprise adoption of these technologies trumps that of consumer…