Future X and Open Innovation at Nokia

Anticipating the technical revolution around the corner, Nokia took a longer view and made a strategic shift to become a wireless-equipment company. Recognizing limitations in its research, manufacturing, and human capabilities, Nokia invested in open innovation to improve product development. In 2014, Nokia scaled down its Research Center from 1,300 people to 80 people and acquired Bell Labs, whose culture centered around innovation. Bell Labs has 17 research centers and a Nobel Prize-winning team. It launched Bell Labs Prize competition to encourage innovators around the globe to create 10x game-changing ideas and proposals in the general field of information and communications technologies. By leveraging open innovation, will Nokia achieve Future X? What are some challenges it should anticipate?

The Internet of Things: How will Samsung bring their A-game?

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Samsung is one of the main competitors within the Internet of Things Space. Traditionally, Samsung has developed consumer electronics but as we move into a world of “smart” everyday objects, Samsung must be able to not only produce great hardware but also software that will bring those ordinary objects to life in a way that attracts customers away from their competitors.

Alibaba: Application of Machine Learning in Logistics

Yesterday, Alibaba reached $31B of sales in 24 hours in the Singles' Day Shopping Festival. Alibaba is able to deliver 100 million packages in 2.8 days. This miracle is enabled by its huge investments in the logistics sector and by technologies including machine learning. Will Alibaba be able to reach its aspiration of becoming the ultimate aggregator in the logistics sector in China? Is its growth in the logistics sector sustainable?