Decathlon’s Gambit: Mobility Is Key Just Ask The Pew

  This week CIO magazine reports. The France-based sporting goods company Decathlon ( for its U.S. debut. Will offer mobile e-commerce payment options. Using only iPhones, Apple Pay and RFID tags. ( Recently, I posted about Amazon’s mobile retail (mobile commerce) initiatives. That debuted in a few small stores. See, Scan-Pay-and-Walk-Mobile-Commerce-Is-No-Longer-Science-Fiction.  Over time, Amazon, due…


How Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft Will Treat You

PART 2: Healthcare Opportunities and Challenges Can Amazon (, Apple (, Google ( and Microsoft ( transform the U.S. healthcare market? That is risk adverse to change and bureaucratic by rules. What can consumers and enterprises expect? I highlight some key areas for (Big Tech) innovation and challenges. Amazon is consumer focused on transforming retail…


Alphabet’s Wing: Drone Delivery Service

Alphabet’s Wing Aviation ( inaugurates U.S. drone delivery. They are the first firm to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. To allow commercial delivery services later this year. Wing has already completed a similar pilot in Australia. FAA approval is groundbreaking. For the first time FAA is granting air-carrier certification for drone deliveries. Concerns exist.…


Post Notre Dame de Paris Disaster Will Accelerate Smarter Fire Fighting

A recent Facebook post found on the ( page peaked my interest. This post got me to thinking about how organizations should consider making digital 3D models of buildings to help disaster mitigation and restoration. Many municipal codes already require building schematics to be approved and shared with local fire departments. Expect more collaboration between…


Digital Assistants/Chatbots: What Should Patients Expect?

Digital assistants like Siri , Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant are becoming commonplace  in our houses, devices and apps. Soon these same assistants will begin offering healthcare related services. Here’s a look at what to expect for the next 2 years. Soon these digital assistants may also order our medications or schedule dental cleanings. For…


Training wheels to protect you at the office: a vision for the future

Could a future application one day help people get along with one another at work? A story about a meeting from the future                      The time is 8:25 AM on a workday, years from now. We join the weekly global team video-conference underway at a successful consumer-products company. I’ll spare you the busy agenda, but point…