Welcome to Slushy Finland!

It’s again the Slush season and that means Slush! If you are interested about Intelligent Transportation Systems, Public Transportation, logistics, transports or even Traffic Management, eGRIP or eDAS or how we can detect slipperiness based on in-vehicle sensors and how we combine the driving, drivers style and third-party data together and disseminate the refined information for … More Welcome to Slushy Finland!

How Alibaba’s ‘new retail’ is changing the future of retail in China and the world

At Alibaba’s 2016 Computing Conference, Jack Ma focused his speech on five areas that are being transformed by technology. The list included new finance, new manufacturing, new technology and new energy with new retail at the center. Alibaba wants to use data and technology to transform retail, including offline retail, which accounts for 82% of … More How Alibaba’s ‘new retail’ is changing the future of retail in China and the world

Softbank-backed Katerra wants to disrupt the construction industry using Silicon Valley’s electronics industry approach

The construction industry is ripe for disruption. The last craft industry, construction has yet to enter the industrial or technology age. People are building homes today essentially the same way they did in the mid-1800s. Economies of scale just don’t exist: most sites/projects are designed, planned, quoted, bought out, and built as one-off projects. Yet … More Softbank-backed Katerra wants to disrupt the construction industry using Silicon Valley’s electronics industry approach

Government-tech relationship moves forward with Party reshuffle

China’s tech sector stands to benefit from the appointment of officials with science and technology backgrounds to leadership positions. In recent years China has been pushing tech at the national level, promoting programs such as “Made in China 2025″ to upgrade the sector. While there have been recent developments in the Party’s involvement with tech, … More Government-tech relationship moves forward with Party reshuffle

History, Geopolitics, Trade and Macroeconomics – the effect of the Silk Road and the rising sun from the East Part 1.

I’m a big fan of macroeconomics and history and often tend to look the correlations between the past and future in macroeconomic level. At the moment the situation in the world is more than thrilling. One can see that the New World namely Americas is doing very well, the indexes are blowing out of the … More History, Geopolitics, Trade and Macroeconomics – the effect of the Silk Road and the rising sun from the East Part 1.

Real time location system (RTLS) and radio-frequency identification (RFID) or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) tech, active or passive or what?

Last time I wrote about customer experience and B2B and promised to continue it with part 2. Just a couple of hours ago however, I had an intriguing Facebook discussion with an old friend regarding RFID and BLE tech and decided to write a couple of sentences of them. You should bear in mind these […]

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Customer experience and Business-to-Business Part 1.

After my latest run in the BtoB techie company I began to ponder the differences in customer experience in BtoB and B2C companies? Why there is such a clear distinction in adopting the customer-centric mindset? After all, customer is the king (and queen) in both channels. Very often executives as me in my latest position … More Customer experience and Business-to-Business Part 1.