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Design 4 People + #IoT + Trust = Oppty | No Trust = Fail. Get #ProductStrategy? Read http://ow.ly/Ncp1t by @thisrunson of @thoughtworks
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Artists Give #ProductDesign a Human Touch. Your #ProductStrategy? Read http://ow.ly/Ncq3C by @Sydell via @nprnews @autodesk #3DPrinting
A 3-D printing software company hands artists high-tech tools to craft human-centered projects. But it isn't the first program to pair the imaginative with the practical to inform great innovation.
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Industrial #IoT Needs Precise #end2end communication. Your #ProductStrategy? Read http://ow.ly/N9jIU by @brphilli33 of @NIglobal
By Brian Phillippi By making machines smarter through local processing and communication, the IIoT could solve problems in ways that were previously inconceivable. As innovation grows so does the complexity, which makes the IIoT a very large challenge that no company alone can meet.
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Winning Smart #ProductDesign Requires Empathy. Got #ProductStrategy? Read http://ow.ly/MUxYv by @jkolko of @AC4D #H2H
It focuses on people rather than technology.
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Megatrends R Shaping Our Future. Your #DigitalStrategy integrated? Get the Rpt. http://ow.ly/MCrE4 by @UschiSchreiber of @EYNews #CSuite
EY has identified six megatrends that will define our future with their far-reaching impact on business, society and more. How might your business be impacted?
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“Digital Transformation a CEO Priority” | Myth or Wake Up Call? New Blog Post http://ow.ly/MBAYy #DigitalTransformation #CSuite #CEO
Study after study indicates that CEO's have identified digital transformation as a top priority, yet with over 18000 companies of more than 500 employees just in the US, there were less than 9000 searches for digital transformation in the last year and only 1600 in March.
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Requirement for #DigitalTransformation: BE a #DisruptiveLeader. Your #DigitalStrategy? Read http://ow.ly/Mp0H7 by @TheOpProf | #CSuite
As I continue to venture into the world of disrupting and creating, I’m more and more conscious how few people pursue opportunities to explore, evolve and become - and the great opportunities they are missing. Many are in positions of leadership yet they play it safe, still missing those great opportunities. The current world is filled with great opportunities created by radical and rapid change that is fueled by risk.  But to sense and seize tho...
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7 Steps to Guide #IoT #ProductDesign & #ProductStrategy. It's about outcomes. Read http://ow.ly/N9lwd #Digitaltransformation
The Internet of Things offers huge growth opportunities and is on almost every company’s radar. Success will require more than incorporating intelligent sensors into your product mix. It will require a holistic approach to the creation of customer value, product design, and business models ...
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Improve #ProductDesign with #IoT Data. Your #DigitalStrategy? Grt post http://ow.ly/N9cEC by @danwoodsearly
The data provided by the Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming an essential tool for product development. Five examples that I studied recently all take different approaches but show how the data collected from a product can remove much of the guesswork about consumer needs and provide a foundation for empirical decision-making. In addition, the added data collected is changing the nature of many products. As much as we all like to summon the...
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Visionaries create growth opptys. Your #DigitalTransformation reqs?
Learn http://ow.ly/MoNBb  #B2B #CX 
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Smt connected prod. reshape competition. Need #DigitalStrategy? Read http://ow.ly/Mz8Sy by @MichaelEPorter @ptcjim of @HarvardBiz & @PTC
Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible by vast improvements in processing power and device miniaturization and by the network benefits of ubiquitous wireless connectivity—have unleashed […]
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What reqs will #DigitalTransformation of industry value chain create? Learn More http://ow.ly/MoE8p  #B2B #CSuite 
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Author of: Creating an Insanely Great Customers - An Always-On Innovation Strategy | creatinginsanelygreat.com |
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Principal at Spice Catalyst | Follow me on Twitter @MikeatSpice | Follow @SpiceCatalyst | More about the book at creatinginsanelygreat.com


My passion is helping people and companies push the world a little closer to being Insanely Great. 

I believe inherent in the essence of being human is the desire and capability to work collaboratively to make the world better. Add amazing creativity, technology and an increasingly connected and integrated world and we now have the ability to not just make the world better, but to make it Insanely Great.

As author, speaker, blogger for “Creating Insanely Great Customers”, I see my role as inspiring and building a community of people and companies committed to collaboratively achieving that goal.

As Principal / Chief Innovation Officer at Spice Catalyst, an “Agile Business Acceleration firm”, I see my role as helping people and companies align their vision, strategy and processes to accelerate the value they create and the effectiveness by which they accomplish that.

This work is my way of “paying forward” the gifts I have been given by the people and the companies I have been fortunate enough to work with. Those include companies such as Apple, Adobe, Silicon Graphics, and a number of startups. My roles within those companies have included product management, product marketing, business development, channel development and management, industry analyst and strategist. That background gives me a unique insight into what it takes to create Insanely Great teams, products and companies.

I live in Silicon Valley with my wife and two daughters. My other passions include playing jazz drums, skiing, biking, and hiking.

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