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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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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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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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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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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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