Innovate or Face Extinction

September 12, 2012

One-third of Australian companies face at least 15 per cent change in revenue in the next three years is one of the finding from a recent Deloitte Digital report and is the starting point for our FutureTech segment this week with Adelaine on Radio ABC Australia, where we look at why innovation is not happening in business and why and what can be done to bring innovation to a business before taking a look at “at-risk” industries.

From my experience most CEO’s have not yet understood the full impact of the digital revolution let alone the likelihood that if they don’t it will affect their current earnings, but more importantly they have equally not yet realised the huge potential and profits that may await them.

We also take a quick look at the new iPhone on the eve of its release as well as taking a peek at which other mobile phones are on the horizon between now and Christmas.

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Airport Security

September 3, 2012

These are said to be less invasive than body scanners in other countries but will still improve security for flight passengers and crew. However critics say the new system recently announced by the Australian government promotes a false sense of security and may not be the answer to safety concerns.

This week Adelaine Ng of Radio Australia and I chat about how airport security systems will continue to change and how one of these evolutions may involve 3 tunnels passengers and staff walk through as well as other possible security alternatives and a glance at how we might be using airports in the future.

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3D Printing

September 3, 2012

This morning I had the privilege of speaking with experienced journalists Garry Barker who writes the weekly Mac Man column for The Age’s Green Guide and Leon Gettler who writes for The Age on business on their weekly podcast RMIT iTunes U.

Our chat took us down the road of 3D printers, what they are, how they work and how they might impact on future manufacturing and industry’s.

This yet untapped technology is set to become the next must have over the next few years as we become more familiar with it and as the marketplace sees first hand its possibilities.

This game changer technology will irrevocably alter our notions of innovation, design, distribution and manufacturing and after we have experienced it will wonder how we ever lived without it.

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