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Four IoT Trends to Watch This Year

With the development of mobile, cloud and security technologies, the internet of things (IoT) has become a mega trend that we believe needs to be applied in every industry. Many experts have even named IoT as the next Industrial Revolution. I recently wrote an article for Forbes highlighting the IoT trends that we believe will gain momentum this year.
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Reflections on Google Cloud Next '17

I recently had the opportunity to break away from the cold Michigan weather and travel to San Francisco for the annual Google Cloud Next conference. Joined by cloud experts from around the world, I listened to some of the brightest minds share what’s next in the field of cloud computing. Here are a few of the highlights from this year’s event:
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National Industrial Design Day 2017

Next Sunday, March 5, is National Industrial Design Day. Coined by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Design Day aims to raise awareness of the field of industrial design, inspire us through the sharing of creative innovation, and invoke community throughout industrial design professionals. To celebrate, Twisthink’s latest blog post sounds a few of the trends in industrial design. We’re looking forward to watching how they transform the industry and implementing them into our own work.
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Smart, Connected, and Profitable

The Internet of Things (IoT) presents one of the largest trends in the technology industry right now. To stay ahead of competitors, many companies are seeking to shift to a digital strategy and integrate IoT. However, many leaders are simply trying to find their way to ROI through the dark. Based on more than a decade of experience with brands like Philips, Stryker, Whirlpool, Herman Miller, and Milliken, we have put together five key considerations to help you successfully turn IoT into ROI.
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Smart home and smart car blurs at this year's CES and NAIAS

Whether you were at NAIAS, CES, or keeping up with the headlines from afar, I’m sure you were aware that connected cars and autonomous driving stole the spotlight at both influential trade shows this year. One blaring trend I couldn’t help but notice was the overwhelming amount of smart home and personal assistant technology embedded into automobile cockpits - this integration certainly brings new light to IoT innovation.
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C-Suite Talks Big, But Invests Small When it Comes to Innovation

A new study by the firm reveals that while the C-Suite values innovation and recognizes it as integral for the success of the organization, few companies are organized to intentionally drive innovation and allocate resources and investments in order to accelerate the creation of new value.
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Are we truly out of big ideas?

As some argue that we have reached the golden age of innovation, Greg Ip’s recent article, The Economy’s Hidden Problem: We’re Out of Big Ideas, draws our attention to some remaining bright spots of innovation – autonomous driving, healthcare, artificial intelligence. The article points to our unwillingness to accept risk as a key barrier holding us back. I do not believe we are out of big ideas, but I do believe that we need to shift the way we create and allow for new ideas to be imagined and take shape.
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Rise of IOT fuels Twisthink's growth across industries

Twisthink, a product innovation and business strategy consultancy, announces its move to larger offices and the addition of new talent fueled by the continued growth of it client roster. Notable new clients include Medtronic, Magna Electronics and Neogen. With the continued rise of the Internet of Things (IOT), medical technology, automotive electronics, and life-science leaders are turning to Twisthink to help integrate greater connectivity into their business models and products.
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Twisthink's Kurt Dykema Featured in Forbes Technology Council

We have an incredibly talented group here at Twisthink, and our team’s talent does not go unnoticed. Just recently, Kurt Dykema, Director of Technology at Twisthink, was featured as a new member of the Forbes Technology Council. One item Kurt mentions in his spotlight interview is the importance of refilling your tank with some fresh learning experiences.
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What’s holding back your company’s innovation?

Is your organization struggling with finding a balance between executing the core business and pursuing innovation? If so, you’re not alone. At Twisthink, I hear from companies time and time again that, although they understand the need for innovation, it’s difficult to embed innovative thinking into their company’s culture and processes.
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