Companies like Uber and AirBnB are able launch full frontal assaults on the established market leaders because of the computing power we all carry with us all day, everyday.
Increasingly, futurists are hoping that through politics, radical science and technology will gain a better foothold in society.
The fast pace at which globalization and technology innovations move today is not only disrupting traditional business models, but the traditional role of global business leaders as well.
What I do doubt is that, with a few exceptions, women will beat men at their own game. They should be hell-bent on changing the playground, not worried about competing on the same over-trodden ground.
When you think about new tech startups, what comes to mind? For most, it's the image of Google's sprawling estate in Silicon Valley. And while not every company can have an office like Google, many are trying.
Remember the name Max Schrems. He's a European David firing his slingshot at the modern-day Goliath you know as Facebook.
Some of you may wonder why I sent an email to one of the busiest CEOs on the planet. Well, aside from the fact that Mr. Cook occasionally replies to emails from users, there is also sense of urgency in showcasing Puerto Rico to the world.
Forget the logical, legal and/or political implications of her actions. From a purely technological point-of-view, in a world in which we are all deathly afraid of losing our files to some unforeseen digital disaster, who consciously completely clears two years of emails, forever?
Big Data and Data Science are overused catch phrases that can mean anything anyone wants them to mean. But the hype doesn't change the facts. We are being overwhelmed with data, and I can assure you that if you don't know what to do with it, your competition will.
Facebook is increasing its share of ownership of consumers' mobile moments. Many of those moments are for sale. Every enterprise or brand should be thinking about how Facebook fits into their strategy to win, serve and retain consumers on mobile devices.
It's about time that we invest more in women-led startups. There's talk about how we need to #changetheratio, but talk's not enough. There's gotta be action that disrupts the tech sector. Today, I'm partnering with Women Who Tech to launch the first-ever Women Startup Challenge.
Sitting at my desk today, dress and new flats on, I opened an email sent to me and my group with the first line "Gents, I need your help with this hard technical issue..." In one swift motion, I uncrossed my legs to firmly press my feet into the ground and leaned forward.
When it was confirmed that Twitter acquired Periscope, the live-streaming video app, it was only a matter of time before the what's, how's and why's would begin to be answered and start to make sense.
If brands truly seek to achieve digital transformation and succeed at omni-channel marketing, they need an end-to-end infrastructure that spans across the customer lifecycle.
Without question, the foundation of that curriculum should and must be a strong focus on the STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We may not know exactly what game-changing technologies will next appear on the horizon, but people well-grounded in the STEM subjects will be uniquely qualified to analyze and master them.