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…

Inclusion at Scale: The Untapped Opportunity of Tech Ecosystems

Tech companies are known for relying on ecosystems to innovate. What these vast ecosystems are less known for is their implications around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This imperative has only grown as societal and technological inequities spotlight the urgency for companies to assess their role in inclusion. While companies have historically relegated such efforts to HR and…

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,…

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…

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…

The User Experience of Things: Why Ubiquitous Sensing and Software Require a New Approach to UX Design

What does it mean to interact with the digital realm? The input-only days of desktop and laptop are long gone; we are entering an era in which interactions are seamless, voice-enabled, even predictive, and sometimes entirely invisible. As the so-called Internet of Things, characterized by pervasive sensing technology and networked services, infuses every realm of…

The Viability of Enterprise Blockchain beyond Financial Services

In a flurry of blockchain investment, activity, and hype, and hyperbole, enterprises are left wondering: Is a “protocol-based” trust system actually viable for business? In 2015 and 2016, blockchain, the distributed ledger technology born of Bitcoin, enjoyed a blossoming beyond cryptocurrency and logging financial transactions, to an architecture capable of supporting the logging of events.…

Why are Companies Connecting Products Anyway?

Manufacturing is undergoing a sea change. Product manufacturers across every sector are re-evaluating the very form, function, and business models of their products. The ability to connect objects to the Internet, monitor their existence, and leverage data and software to deepen insights and interactions with those products, is transforming the entire manufacturing sector. This post…

From Sensors to Services to Ecosystems: It’s Time Businesses Think More Broadly About the Internet of Things

There is certainly no shortage of buzz surrounding the Internet of Things. Thanks to sharp declines in the costs of sensing technology and data processing, we saw momentum grow more last year than ever before. According to Harbor Research, some 4.3 billion new devices (excluding laptops and PCs) were connected to the Internet in 2015…