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Innovating for employee wellbeing: one connected chair and desk at a time

Your office just a got a lot smarter. Global design manufacturer and Twisthink client, Herman Miller, today announced Live OS, the first human-centered, enterprise-ready system of connected furnishings to enable the workplace to more deeply engage with people. Three-years in the making, Herman Miller began the process of creating Live OS by engaging Twisthink to help explore the possibilities that the Internet of Things (IoT) could offer employees and workplace strategy.
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As the industrial revolution merges with the digital world, data is the new dollar

According to Gartner, we’ll be using 8.4 billion connected things worldwide in 2017. That’s 31 percent more connected things than in 2016. To get ahead of the trend, many industry leaders are putting their brains together to figure out how to turn the Internet of Things (IoT) into a valuable, revenue-generating commodity for their organizations. PTC’s IoT event LiveWorx ‘17 provided an avenue to discuss just that. After a to discussions from industry leaders, getting my hands on groundbreaking technology, and discovering real-world use cases, I came away from the conference with this thought: In the digital revolution age, data is the new dollar.
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We are not out of big ideas: Strategic Innovation at Dent 2017

Gordon and I had the incredible opportunity at Dent 2017 to share our perspective on the current state of innovation, creativity and imagination in our world today. Inspired by an article in The Wall Street Journal that recently claimed that Americans are in an “innovation slump,” and that incremental changes have replaced meaningful advances, we sought to debunk the author’s theory that we are truly out of big ideas. Contrary to the WSJ article, we believe that there is plenty of room for big ideas… Perhaps we are just running low on imagination.
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Twisthink works with Aircuity to Build User Interface Design with Powerful Airside Efficiency Software, Creating Aircuity 2.0 Tool Suite

Twisthink announces the release of its latest project for Aircuity, creator of measurably better environments. The project, Aircuity 2.0, combines a new, intuitive user interface design with powerful airside efficiency software to provide actionable insights, transparency and accountability to building owners and facility managers. The new platform will significantly reduce energy costs and improve safety and productivity, while achieving quantifiable results for smart buildings with Aircuity.
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A Powerful Way to Close the Talent Resource Gap

I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling over the past six weeks, meeting with clients, prospects, partners and industry leaders. Through my conversations, I’m hearing a common challenge weighing heavy on the minds of many business leaders: Talent. Or perhaps more accurately, the lack thereof. One leader I spoke to has an approved budget to hire the expertise needed, but can’t seem to find the right mix of engineering expertise and creative-thinking.
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Unlock Imagination and Creativity and Let Innovation Flourish

“Culture isn’t ONE aspect of the game – it is THE game. In the end, an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value.” - Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., former CEO of IBM and author of Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance. In order to create new value for a company and its clients – it’s essential to design and perpetually optimize an environment that attracts top talent, promotes collaboration, and enables inspiration and creativity.
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Transforming the Field of Embedded Vision Through Deep Learning

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara, California, which focuses on the latest developments in the relatively new field of embedded vision. The Summit is a three-day event for innovators who want to integrate visual intelligence into products. This year, the theme focused on deployable computer vision and its use of deep learning technology. Embedded vision, or the use of computer vision in machines, has been revolutionized by deep learning over the last three years.
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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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