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Making Great Stories From Data – Exploring Wimbledon 2017 with IBM

Wimbledon 2017 will be remembered for many things. Among others, this will include the first British woman, Johanna Konta, to make it to the semi-final since Virginia Wade in 1978. It marked the dramatic return of Ms Wimbledon, Venus Williams, 37, who reached her ninth SW19 final despite many heavy personal setbacks, only to be stonewalled…

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Perform Like A Champion – How Rugby Can Teach Us Some New Tech Tricks

Role Models Many are the companies that will hire a prior Olympic athlete or World Cup Champion to inspire the troops to greatness. Generally, it's about finding aspiration and role models. It's also hopefully about ingesting the "tricks" and "attitude" of these athletic titans. Of course, as with all change, it is generally hard to translate such…

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Jamie Riddell – Analyzing Your Social Media Astutely with Birdsong (MDE211)

Minter Dialogue with Jamie Riddell This interview is with Jamie Riddell, with whom I caught up at the LikeMinds Event in Bristol. Jamie is co-founder of BirdSong Analytics, the world’s leading pay-as-you-go social media analytics platform. He is an active and well-respected writer, having been published on many important media, including The Drum, The Guardian…

Decoding the Business Trends for 2016 – Bits, Bytes and Bozos

Every two years I like to put out my predictions of business trends -- with a heavy marketing bias -- for the upcoming year. Reviewing those I made for 2012 and 2014 and now looking at the predictions for 2016, there are some new and exciting factors and technologies that are now coming materially into the foreground. As some…

Web Summit 2015 – What You Missed At The Last #WebSummit In Dublin

The Web Summit 2015 was held in Dublin under an air of change, dare I say, disruption. The three-day event featured 21 different streams or "summits" as they are called, along with 700 speakers, over 2,100 startups (spanning 17 categories) and 1,500 "journalists". The individual talks were generally limited to 15 minutes without questions. The longest…

Andrew Grill – Getting the social mindset to drive your business (MDE154)

Minter Dialogue Episode #154 — This interview is with Andrew Grill, IBM Global Managing Partner for Social Consulting. A repeat guest (my first podcast with Andrew here) on the show and keynote speaker of worldwide renown, Andrew and I discuss digital literacy of leaders and executives, the use of social media for customer service, the best…

Michal Eitan – expert on design management at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (MDE132)

Minter Dialogue Episode #132 This interview is with Michal Eitan, professor and head of the Master program of Design Management (M-Des) at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. In this interview, we talk about the role and importance of designers in today’s business world. How the design process has changed in today’s digitally…

Are we all in a giant internet shaped crucible? Guest post by Manish Gajria

The power of A and B Any internet/ecommerce product manager worth his or her salt knows that the best way to learn about your customers is to ask them. However, operating in the equivalent of an earth-sized shopping mall with millions of customers walking in and out every day makes one-to-one conversations impractical. Thus emerged…