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(1 Billion) Dollar Shave Club

For the past couple of years, Uber has been the “poster child” for digital disruption. In fact, the term “Uber” is now effectively a verb, and companies seem to live in constant fear of “Uberization.” Needless to say, the taxi company which owns zero taxis has changed the game on industry convergence and has raised […]

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Throwback Thursday: Zero Looking Back

I can’t remember the time I drank my first Coke, but I know many people who can. I can, however, remember the first (and, sadly, the only) time I darkened the doors of the “World of Coca Cola” in Atlanta, Georgia. Who knew a beverage company could create an atmosphere rivalling even that of a […]

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Data Is Fashionable

The fashion industry has experienced extreme change in recent years. The veneer covering the industry is slowly peeling away and exposing the industry to the consumer more directly, with smartphone content generated up and down every runway at Fashion Week and shared across the world in moments. The way technology has changed the relationship between […]

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NRF 2016 – what was hot and what was not

Well NRF 2016 is over, and I managed to escape from New York just before the snow arrived (link). For those of you that don’t know what NRF is, it is the annual National Retail Federation conference held in New York and it attracts over 20,000 people each year (NRF). Depending on your temperament it’s […]

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Retail and CPG Opportunities in India are unmatched for 2015

IndiaTimes shared, “With the largest population of youth in the world coupled with increased disposable incomes of the rising middle class in India has thrown open myriad opportunities for Indian retail sector to ride the wave…. Recent trends indicate that there has been a considerable shift in the buying behavior of the Indian consumers, who are […]

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NEW STUDY: Brand enthusiasm: More than loyalty… How today’s Retail consumers want to engage with CPG brands

Is brand loyalty declining? Reading headlines today, it is tempting to say “yes.” Drastically changing consumer behavior fueled by disruptive technology, media fragmentation and increased availability of quality substitutes are just some of the forces disrupting the state of brands. Our newest IBM consumer products study shows that brand loyalty as we know it has […]

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EVERYTHING CHANGES:Global Innovation Forum,19 – 20 November, London. IBM to Keynote

EVERYTHING CHANGES: Global Innovation Forum, 19 – 20 November, London, UK.  IBM’s Trevor Davis, CPG / FMCG Leader to Keynote http://ow.ly/DA3j3

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CPG Business decision making will never be the same… Twitter and IBM join forces

Business decision making will never be the same… Twitter and IBM join forces IBM and Twitter announce a landmark partnership to help inform every business decision. Twitter represents the public pulse of the planet. Coupled with IBM’s industry-leading cloud-based analytics, customer engagement platforms and consulting services, together we have the potential to transform how businesses and […]

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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Outlines a Vision for Competing in the Era of “Smart”

On March 7, Ginni Rometty delivered a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations on how organizations and individuals can leverage big data, analytics, cloud, mobile and social technologies to become more competitive in the "era of smart." In her address, Ginni...

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WIRED observes that IBM’s commitment to open CPG / Retail cloud standards is a big deal.

Cloud computing is at a crossroads where incompatible vendor approaches and a lack of standards have created silos that block innovation.  IBM's open standards based hybrid cloud offering  will remove proprietary interfaces, provide greater flexibility...

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IBM CPG / Retail shopping app implements augmented-reality technology

IBM demonstrated a comparison-shopping application that makes use of augmented-reality technology to bring a Web-like experience to shopping in a bricks-and-mortar store. "The same experience people expect online is available in the store," said IBM...

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IBM 2013: Africa is the next China. How can CPG capitalize?

Africa is on its way to becoming the next China, and IBM is determined to get in on the ground floor, officials say. The tech giant is hiring thousands of workers in Africa and is seeking contracts for high-tech analytics and infrastructure projects....

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