Blockchain + Internet of Things = Trusted Machine Interactions

New report analyzes blockchain as the foundation for autonomous products & ecosystem services What is missing from the Internet of Things? Enterprises might say revenues. Consumers might say utility. Virtually everyone agrees interoperability, security, compliance, privacy, and reliability are all barriers to IoT growth. But the paramount challenge for ubiquitous connectivity, never mind device autonomy,…

Why Digital/Physical Convergence Demands Radical Ecosystem Integration

By Jessica Groopman, Rebecca Lieb, Jaimy Szymanski, and Jeremiah Owyang In the physical world and nature, interconnectedness is more powerful and adaptable than any single part of the whole. This same applies to the digital realm. Whether physical, digital, or both, distributed systems become more powerful when interconnected. Already, we’re seeing ‘digital transformation’ require organizations…

Introducing Kaleido Insights

Introducing Kaleido Insights: A new firm and new original research to help corporate leaders act on technology trends shaping the future   What happens when the pace and scope of technological change becomes exponentially greater than an organization’s ability to adapt? This isn’t a prophecy, it’s today’s state of the business world. The scope and velocity…

Why is UX different in the Internet of Things?

What the Internet of Things introduces — or better said, unites — is data, interactions, and the physical world. But coordinating these to deliver great user experience (UX) is easier said than done.   Many manufacturers have struggled to bring connected products to market because of just how complicated development and management are, never mind…

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…

Three Trends Impacting Restaurants’ IoT Adoption & Success

For years, restaurants and businesses across industries have been applying sensors and networked services to their equipment, infrastructure, and processes. Yet, despite more connected fryers, refrigerators, and all manner of mobile apps, many companies are struggling to capture real value— particularly at the level and scale of ROI needed to justify ‘going digital’ in the…