Impressions from MWC 2017
This year I had the opportunity to attend to the world´s largest exhibition within telecommunications Mobile World Congress or MWC.
I think that Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality is a really exciting area where we will see many new areas of usage from military to medical and pure amusement. So what was the highlights from this year? Below I have separated VR and AR since they differ a lot in speed of progress and areas of usage.
Read: What are the latest VR/AR trends?
Mobile world congress is one of my favorite events of the year and following it from year to year you notice the underlying change and the most apparent trends each year are often not the once giving the biggest impact to companies when developing their business and product strategies right now.
When it comes to the secretes I often try to find trends which will give an impact to my clients. This year we formulated three areas which I will illustrate below:
Artificial intelligence & machine learning for everybody
Augmented Reality coming alive
Robotics (and drones) everywhere
Read: The secrets of MWC 2017
In my professional life the MWC trade fair, this year in Barcelona, is the industry highlight. In this industry the majority of us have, with jealous feelings, read and seen information published by this fair, and we have tried to understand and feel the pulse of what will happen in the market.
Read: Key takeaway MWC17
I think that the book "Design a better business" does a wonderful job of summarize the popular methods like Design thinking, Lean startup, Business model generation, customer development and so on. But it also gives hands on examples from the real world and present the best visual tools from each discipline in a good format which is easy to grasp.
Read: One book to buy in 2017!
Read: Information overload by tyreholt – No. 3
This period has been really good with several great articles and I will try to summaries the most interesting things in four themes:
Why the next computing platform won’t be a hardware device
Inspiration on how to build great products and customer value
IoT and Security
…and finally some fun stuff
Read: Information overload by tyreholt – no. 2
Earlier this week I wrote a
blog post about how to stay on top of the information overload and in that I promised a bi-weekly highlights on what I have found interesting. This is now that post :-) and let’s see if I can manage the bi-weekly ambition. Please let me know what you think!
Over the last two weeks my highlights can be summarized into a couple of themes:
Customer centric and way of working
Disruption and transforming business models
and some fun
Read: Information overload by tyreholt - no. 1
How often have you searched and not found that article when you needed it a few months later? Or, feeling that everything is happening so fast around you so it is hard to see the forest for all the trees?
Read: Staying on top of the information overload in the Connected World
In business advisory we work with how digitalization and Internet of Things transform companies and how they should capture the opportunities. When we formulate the clients’ new customer value we have a number of different typical assignments, from building the vision and strategy to defining new services and validating the leap of faith assumptions for the service.
Read: Finally I can talk about the result of my work, building customer value in the connected world!
So for me, I enjoyed both books and will take with me several things that I will use in my day to day work, but the book with the biggest value will most likely be the Leader's guide, as you get the help to systematize the approach and scale it within your company.
Read: Leader's Guide vs Sprint