New Research: Regenerative Business Models, Powered by Emerging Technologies

Current “sustainability” efforts aren’t just the beginning of the end of “business as usual,” but the critical bridge to building resilience for the long-term. The next generation of business and technologies are regenerative, designed to align markets in service of people and planet.   The modern organization faces a world of constant change. While businesses have traditionally…

Market Analysis: Diversity & Inclusion in the Tech Industry

Growing regulatory scrutiny and increased societal focus on structural inequities have spurred a boom in the Tech industry’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs and pledges. These pressures are forcing companies to reevaluate metrics around diversity, from the risks of homogeneity to the benefits of diversity on collaboration and innovation. Yet despite investing millions in global “D&I” programs,…

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,”…

Announcement: Jessica Groopman joins Nexxworks Collective as innovation keynote speaker

Jessica Groopman has been selected to join the Nexxworks Collective, a world-renowned group of innovation leaders and keynote speakers. She will share Kaleido Insights’ research findings and perspectives on the future of consumers, business, and society with Nexxworks’ clients from around the globe.  Nexxworks’ Thought Leader Collective is a select tribe of future-forward visionaries, each of whom…

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 do we…