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Hippie 2.0 and the swing back

By Richard Copland. This is the last in my Californication series that has looked at the influence of California on our new radical technologies.  The thought pieces considered the beginning of the counter culture and its growth into a global phenomenon, before asking whether it had become a capitalist dystopia. This piece will draw the [...]

2017-10-11T08:04:09+00:00 October 11th, 2017|The Innovation-COOLER|

Africa Country Benchmark Report

Innocentrix is excited to announce its partnership with In On Africa (IOA), a South African research, consulting and publishing firm based in Johannesburg. IOA has over a decade of experience across the African continent and a network of over 300 consultants in more than 30 African countries. This joining of forces will signify greater [...]

2017-10-06T14:41:18+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Press Releases, Research|

Leading Innovation

By Henra Mayer. The significance of innovation is widely recognised as an important business driver in a dynamic world of rapid change and shifting business models. Many organisations invest in innovation initiatives to create more competitive and resilient organisations, but how to continuously produce repeatable, strategically significant outcomes remains a challenge for many. Intent needs [...]

2017-09-29T10:53:57+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Innovation Advisory and Consulting|

From counter culture paradise to capitalist dystopia

By Richard Copland. Can you complete the following series? Avant, Firefox, Flock, GreenBrowser, K-Meleon, Maxthon, Opera, Safari, Sleipnir, Slim. A couple of pointers, think back to 2009, they were the browsers accessible via This thought piece will pick up on some of the points raised in the Californication and Radical Technologies article that we [...]

2017-08-10T10:07:25+00:00 August 10th, 2017|The Innovation-COOLER|

Innovation Systems – Making Sense of the Noise

By Henra Mayer. Technology is recognised as an enabler of innovation and growth. Having a software tool, specifically the right software tool, can greatly accelerate your innovation results by creating an easily accessible and self-sustaining platform for ideation and innovation management. Over recent years however, the innovation technology systems market exploded and an influx [...]

Winning in Turbulent Times – Survey

Emerging technologies and innovative new business models are transforming life, business and the global economy at unprecedented speeds. As digital technologies reshape the modern world, businesses established in less fluid times are having to make increasingly complex and critical decisions against the ticking clock of change. How leadership reacts and how they view this [...]

2017-07-07T14:01:35+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Californication and the radical technologies

By Richard Copland Clients often ask which technologies to watch out for over the next few years.  The typical ask centres around the medium term, a time frame of the next two to three years and not the immediate near term.  Previous conventions and arrangements that constitute businesses sense of management time frames no [...]

2017-07-07T13:50:15+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Leaving the robotics labs and coming to a workspace or home near you

By Richard Copland. Without giving all the details away this piece called out the comments of Barack Obama in his final presidential address and the impact of the relentless pace of automation that makes a lot of good middle-class jobs redundant. Across this and a series posts, I’ll unpack this technology challenge and the [...]

2017-06-13T07:53:54+00:00 June 12th, 2017|The Innovation-COOLER|

Robots and artificial intelligence in the shape of us

  By Richard Copland. Robots and Artificial Intelligence have been part of our everyday lives for some time, be it with our smartphones or a laundry folding application.  The latter recently attracted a cool $60 million-dollar investment from Panasonic Technologies in Japan. Humans seem to find a mechanical helping hand irresistible and there will [...]

2017-06-13T07:57:03+00:00 June 12th, 2017|The Innovation-COOLER|

Bots allowing knowledge workers to work even smarter

By Richard Copland This week 20 years ago IBM's Deep Blue defeats Gary Kasparov in a game of chess. Deep Blue’s victory against Kasparov represented a major milestone in the history of AI. But its win was more a testament to the brilliance of its team of programmers and grandmasters, as well as to [...]

2017-06-13T07:59:47+00:00 June 12th, 2017|The Innovation-COOLER|