Technology Innovation

Robotics Competitions Build STEM Skills

Rocking with flashing lights, screaming fans and the sounds of crunching metal, FIRST Robotics competitions are borrowing the energy of traditional sports to inspire kids to innovate with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Through PwC’s sabbatical program, I recently mentored my son’s robotics team, and I found FIRST’s complex competitions are a sophisticated training ground […] MORE

June 28, 2016

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HR in the Cloud is Soaring

Guest post by Dan Staley The phonebook, so anxiously anticipated by Navin R. Johnson in the 1979 movie The Jerk, has gone the way of the poor VCR. Extinct. Obsolete. Kaput. Take note, my HR colleagues — there may soon be something else that follows the phonebook into obsolesce: On-premise HR technology. That, and workers […] MORE

March 14, 2016

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Play with Tech or Play Catch Up

Guest post by Gerard Verweij, PwC’s US Advisory Technology Consulting Leader Have you ever seen a child walk into a toy store? At first, they pause and scan the room with eyes as wide as saucers. Certainly, the endless array of choices is as exciting as it is daunting. Where do they begin? Which toys […] MORE

February 23, 2016

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Thought Experiments Help Transform Search at PwC

Guest post by Mitra Best, PwC’s US Innovation Leader. Follow her on Twitter @MitraInnovates Einstein’s imaginary ride on a beam of light at age 16 not only helped develop the theory of special relativity, it also illustrated the power of imagination and “thought experiments” in sparking innovations that can transform lives. Thought experiments happen well […] MORE

December 01, 2015

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3 Approaches to Emerging Technology Experimentation

New and emerging technologies are proliferating at a frenetic pace. Executives want to know: in which technologies should I invest? How do I reduce my risk of failure and costly mistakes? And, how do I get started with the exploration of emerging technologies and remain relevant as I progress? All emerging technology experimentation processes are […] MORE

May 05, 2015

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3D Printing: What should CIOs do?

Guest post by Mark Thut and Vinod Baya Innovation initiatives and interest in 3D printing are at an all-time high. In our recent analysis we forecast that 3D printing will change the game when it pivots from prototyping to producing finished products or product components. When 3D printing is ready for prime time, how will […] MORE

April 20, 2015

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The Power of Picking the Right Prototype

I’m a long-time advocate for leveraging prototypes and demos in the enterprise to explore ideas and emerging technologies. And, there’s a particular reason why. It’s that precise moment during a prototype presentation when everything in the room changes. Eyes light up. People sit forward in their chairs. The conversation shifts from potential problems to possibilities. […] MORE

April 07, 2015

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Field Service Could Fix Wearables’ PR Problem

Co-authored with Robert McCutcheon When you hear the word wearables, you probably think of health conscious consumers donning digital devices to track their physical activity or technology enthusiasts getting sideways glances as they sport internet-enabled glasses. Maybe you’ve even heard of avid golfers using wearables to perfect their swings. Wearable computing is predominately perceived as […] MORE

March 23, 2015

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Bridging Technology and Innovation: The CIO’s Role in Driving New Growth

co-authored with Rob Shelton Savvy chief information and technology officers have always known that IT capabilities could deliver more than efficient, repeatable business practices. Many CIOs and CTOs understand that a well-designed and fully leveraged technology strategy can usher in breakthroughs and competitively disruptive capabilities. With this in mind, CIOs can focus on an important […] MORE

November 17, 2014

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3 Ways Technology is Transforming Care Management

Guest blog by James Selden It’s no secret that the current healthcare system isn’t working. Though well-intentioned, the original model was not built for today’s complex healthcare environment where fragmentation and integration co-exist (see New Health Economy). Private practice physicians proliferated. As a result, the centralized communication needed to deliver a holistic perspective of the […] MORE

September 08, 2014

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