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Iconic analog brands capture millennials with digital experiences

by Werner Goertz  |  January 25, 2019

When Leo Fender started his musical instruments company, the only digital thing was the ten fingers of players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton or Mark Knopfler. But today’s millennial buyers have difficulty relating to the twang of a Telecaster or the crunch of a Marshall stack. Even the most iconic of brands must evolve and […]

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CES 2019 Day Two – The Rise of Reinforcement Learning Robotics

by Werner Goertz  |  January 10, 2019

In my previous blog (see: I argued that value creation from hardware is becoming subordinated to that created by ecosystems and AI. Nowhere is this more manifest than in personal robotics: for many years, CES has shown plenty of toy robots, many for children’s education and entertainment. The expected democratization of reinforcement learning will […]

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Day One Report from the Google Assistant Convention, Formerly Known as CES!

by Werner Goertz  |  January 8, 2019

As reported in my previous blog (see: the value creation in consumer electronics is shifting away from hardware towards connected ecosystems. Google’s presence here at CES 2019 is an eloquent proof point of this. Yes, there are Pixel, Pixelbooks, and other Google hardware devices on display, but what Google is really doing is presenting […]

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CES 2019 – Day Zero

by Werner Goertz  |  January 7, 2019

If you don’t already know: don’t expect CES to be a gadget show, as value creation is shifting away from hardware to AI and ecosystem platforms (see: ) If you are still hungry for innovation that you can touch, feel, and that burns up battery power, then here are some products and categories for […]

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Happy New Year 2019 – The Year That Rings In The New Era Of Technology

by Werner Goertz  |  January 1, 2019

Looking back at 2018: laptops sales remain sluggish. Mobile markets are saturated. Wearables, AR/VR have failed to deliver on hype. A diverse portfolio of device categories is what consumers choose to access cloud services. All these products competing for a single wallet. Meanwhile, Cloud providers area gearing up(1) to unleash new value from an AI […]

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