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Brian Vellmure
Works at Innovantage / Initium LLC
Lives in Laguna Beach, CA
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When the restaurant you Googled Googles you back http://bit.ly/1eFpYn8 | This tension is central to the advancement of personalization.
It's not the thought that counts; unexpected in-person customization feels icky.
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Social Progress Index - Fascinating analysis of global countries - masterminded by Michael Porter. http://bit.ly/1h8Cb3K
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Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a period of eight hours last Sunday. You can buy the photo here if you want.
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The first step to bringing wearables to the mainstream?
 
We’ve got some big news to share as we announce today that we have agreed to join forces with Luxottica. The Luxottica Group is a leader in premium, luxury and sports eyewear with over 5,000 optical and sun retail stores in the US and has a strong, well-balanced brand portfolio that includes Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue-Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette.

When the first eyeglasses appeared in the 13th century, they took off and over the next 700 years, they evolved over and over, with the first bifocals appearing in the 18th century, and the monocle and sunglasses shortly after. Nowadays, glasses are global phenomenon – a reflection of both function and fashion. 

We see Glass as the next chapter in this long story. Light, simple and modular, Glass introduces new functionality as your glasses get smarter – but bringing your own style to Glass is just as important. Earlier this year, we launched the Titanium Collection, designed by the Glass team. Between frames, shades, and colors, there are over 40 different ways for Explorers to make Glass their own today… but that’s not enough.

Luxottica understands how to build, distribute and sell great products that their clients and consumers love – something we care deeply about at Glass, too. They’ll bring design and manufacturing expertise to the mix, and, together, we’ll bring even more Glass style choices to our Explorers. In addition, Luxottica’s retail and wholesale distribution channels will serve us well when we make Glass available to more people down the road.

You’re not going to see Glass on your favorite Oakleys or Ray-Bans tomorrow, but today marks the start of a new chapter in Glass’s design. Excited? Because we definitely are.
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Fascinating study on the shifting demographics of America. 
Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.
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When Kara Swisher broke the story last month, it seemed implausible, and perhaps even ridiculous to many at first. I theorized shortly thereafter why it might make sense for Lithium Technologies, known primarily as a customer community vendor, to acquire Klout, often considered both “the standard” and that laughing stock of online “influence”...

More: http://www.brianvellmure.com/2014/03/27/lithium-bets-big-acquires-klout-published-deal-size-question/

#socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #influence   #influencermarketing   #communities   #klout  
When Kara Swisher broke the story last month, it seemed implausible, and perhaps even ridiculous to many at first. I theorized shortly thereafter why it might make sense for Lithium Technologies, known primarily as a customer community vendor, to acquire Klout, often considered both “the standard” and that laughing stock of online “influence”. This brief… Read More»
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Wearables. Augmented reality. Robotics. Artificial Intelligence. Predictive Analytics. Deep Learning. Genome mapping.

The growth of technological progress is outpacing our ability to keep up. Over the last few decades, we’ve witnessed the dynamics of Moore’s Law extend beyond microprocessors to storage costs, biotech applications, human genome processing, and just about anywhere where processing power plays a role in advancement.

As more of our lives become digitally connected, we must ask ourselves what does this mean for our collective institutions? More specifically, how will they change? And at what pace? And, how will traditional roles and functions evolve with them?

One critically important thing to note about the pace of change of technology driven innovation is that it’s exponential. If the pace of progress continues on its current trajectory, there is a strong argument that we can expect to see the same amount of technological innovation and progress over the next 10 years as we’ve seen during the previous 100...

More here: http://www.brianvellmure.com/2014/03/18/exponential-tech-acceleration-creating-rapidlly-widening-divides/

#strategy   #innovation   #leadership   #technology   #disruption   #disruptiveinnovation   #disruptivetech  
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    Management Consulting: CRM, Social Business, present
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Creating high performance alignment between strategy, innovation, customer experience, and disruptive technology. 


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Management Consulting
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Board / Advisory Board
Industry Analysis
Thought Leadership
Writing / Speaking

Sales and Marketing
Demand Generation
Business Development
Customer Experience
Customer Service
Collaborative Networks
Systems Thinking
Business Process Design
Organizational Change
Content Creation & Curation
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Social CRM
Social Business
Enterprise 2.0
Web 2.0/3.0
Enterprise Software
Disruptive Technology

A CLOSER LOOK
  • Follower of Jesus
  • Husband of one, Father of three
  • Entrepreneur, Investor, Futurist
  • Athlete, Traveler, Adventurer
  • Philanthropist & Advocate for the marginalized

I spend the rest of my time:
  • Learning and Listening
  • Surf, Snow, Sports
  • Real Estate
  • Macroeconomics
  • Great food, Great wine, Craft beer, Good friends
Photo credit: (cc) Michael Krigsman 
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I've been redeemed through grace, have trekked in the Himalayas, come face to face with a boa in the Amazon jungle, run with the bulls in Pamplona, snowboarded in the Alps, surfed Indonesia, jockeyed camels in desolate sand dunes of India, hiked along the Great Wall of China, slept amongst pink flamingos next to red lakes in Bolivia, made love in a Volcano on a remote Pacific Island, danced the Tango in Buenos Aires, drank beer at Munich's Oktoberfest, played American football in front of 60,000 screaming fans, married my best friend, and have been blessed with 3 amazing sons.
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Currently
Laguna Beach, CA
Previously
Camarillo, CA - Newport Beach, CA - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany - El Paso, TX - Costa Mesa, CA - Corona Del Mar, CA - Orange County, CA - Ventura County, CA