Technology is the means to transformation, not an end in itself. Rigid internal structures impede many organizations' digital transformation efforts.
Cashierless stores, like Amazon Go, have great potential to shake up the brick-and-mortar landscape. According to GPShopper, 48% of US internet users believe scan-and-go technology would make shopping easier. And 43% would rather try scan-and-go than wait in a checkout line.
Smart glasses, like Google Glass, failed in the consumer space but are finding success in workplaces.
Retail executives and consumers in the US, the UK and Australia have widely disparate expectations about artificial intelligence's (AI) and virtual reality's (VR) effects on the retail sector
A lot of companies in the ad industry hope to profit from the digitalization of TV. But as with any big change, uncertainty creates some fear.
Emerging retail tech straddles the line between utilitarian and useless. Improving the customer experience is usually the end goal but when it's implemented just for the sake of showing off, consumers don't always find it useful. According to a June 2018 JDA Software survey, consumers were receptive to the idea of retail tech.
What once sounded fantastical—stores where shoppers could walk out with purchases without waiting in line—is becoming a reality for more than a select few.
Ben Gaddis, president of ad agency T3, spoke with eMarketer’s Caroline Cakebread about what’s possible with AR today, and how marketers can best utilize it to create revenue generating experiences.
Retailers have been implementing in-store tech and omnichannel options to meet the perceived demands of the modern shopper. A recent RIS News survey found many US internet users are interested in shopping options like "grab and go" technology, while fewer were keen on virtual reality or robots.
Ted Dhanik, CEO and co-founder of ad tech firm engage:BDR, spoke about how publishers can use cryptocurrencies to get paid faster.
While recent data reveals big differences in attitudes toward a range of shopping-related technologies, there are some noteworthy exceptions.
As use of AI grows (27% of executives in a PwC study have already implemented AI), so do calls for ways to interpret how AI models make decisions. This has given rise to a new buzzword: explainable AI, which refers to algorithms that make decisions humans can explain. PwC, for example, says it “integrates risk mitigation and ethical concerns into algorithms and data sets from the start.”
Last week, more than 188,000 tech enthusiasts descended upon Las Vegas for CES to get a glimpse of the latest and greatest gadgets from around the world. As far as dazzle, the show didn’t disappoint.
For many companies, it is necessary to regularly update their digital strategies in order to stay competitive. But old tech systems can make this an onerous task.
The glut of big tech deals and consolidation is, in some ways, reflective of what’s going on in the broader economy. According to Dealogic, global M&A deals are on pace to reach $4.8 trillion this year, which would set a record.
According to a new study, CMOs will likely pay more attention to technology strategies and making their interactions more human in the next year.
No retailer would admit they weren't interested in innovation, but not all agree on what counts as innovation, how to execute it or what the point even is. But all retailers agreed that providing a better customer experience was the top opportunity for innovating.
In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," we delve into how technology and the sharing economy are affecting popular tourist destinations, and what measures are being taken by local tourism organizations to promote sustainable travel.
Although it receives constant buzz, there are a few reasons why blockchain isn't widely adopted yet.