Exploring technology’s impact on people, business and society

In this multi-part series, I’ll outline global trends that have been catalysed by, or amplified by, digital technology. I’ll show how they are influencing our behaviours, businesses and society and what this means for today’s leaders.

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Photo by Yang Jing on Unsplash

Power diffusion: stepping up to the global stage

In part one we noted that Alibaba and the Belgian government have agreed to launch a trade hub in Europe. Alibaba’s ambition is to help companies reduce e-commerce trade barriers. It claims to be a “compliment” to the World Trade Organization (WTO) which handles the global rules of trade between nations.

This illustrates a trend for widening participation in matters of international politics. Technology has made it easier to create, share and access information which, in turn, has led to power diffusion. Governments now must share the global stage they once owned with organisations and individuals. …


Exploring technology’s impact on people, business and society

In this multi-part series, I’ll outline global trends that have been catalysed by, or amplified by, digital technology. I’ll show how they are influencing our behaviours, businesses and society and what this means for today’s leaders.

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Shenzhen daredevils by Denys Nevozhai

Easternisation: new frontiers and new competitors

A global shift in power is afoot, and we all get to enjoy front row seats. …


InfoQ interviewed Gary Crawford at GOTO Berlin on using design sprints as a tool to build organisational agility.

This interview was originally published on InfoQ. I met with @BenLinders, an editor for Agile at InfoQ, just before giving a talk on building agility with design sprints at GOTO Berlin.

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Photo by You X Ventures on Unsplash

Design sprints can be a powerful vehicle for challenging traditional ways-of-working that that hamstring business agility. Teams can solve challenging business and customer problems in incredibly creative, exciting and valuable ways, and as a group, they are collectively more willing to kill bad ideas early.

Gary Crawford, Group Director for Technology and Transformation at AKQA, spoke about building agility with design sprints at Goto Berlin 2018. InfoQ is covering this conference with Q&A, summaries, and articles. …

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Blurring the line between traditional & digital businesses. Watching the impact off tech on society. https://garycrawford.co.uk

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