Category Archives: Disruption Back

“BEFORE US, ESPORT CONTENT PROVIDERS OPERATED OUT OF COLLEGE DORM ROOMS,” SAYS GAMURS CEO

Esports, also known as competitive video gaming, is – in the words of GAMURS co-founder and CEO Riad Chikhani – a “ridiculously big industry… still in its infancy”. Worldwide, there are 191 million esports enthusiasts plus another 194 million occasional viewers… and it’s forecast that by 2020, this combined audience will have risen 53% [1]. … Read more

Virtual reality is the most sought-after skill but what’s it used for?

In just 10 years, the iPhone style smartphone has gone from an “overpriced” novelty to the primary way most people communicate, are entertained and socialise. The big question is — what’s the next dominant platform? The most sought-after skills for technology freelancers is virtual reality building, according to job site Upwork. Virtual reality, where an immersive 3D … Read more

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Are Making IoT More User-Friendly

A growing number of entrepreneurs are creating solutions that make it easier for devices to talk to one another. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a rapidly evolving technology sector. As the popularity of connected devices increases with consumers, the number of entrants into the market grows. But rapid growth and iteration have had some unintended consequences in … Read more

Should you let a robot decide how you tell your brand story? Three digital marketing trends explained

You’ve heard the statistics and the reality is right there in front of your face: digital devices are now literally attached to your consumers. And yet, it can feel like a bigger battle to capture their attention than ever. Surveys of both business owners and consumers suggest that when it comes to digital marketing, things aren’t … Read more

“I’D LIKE FOR US TO BECOME PART OF POP CULTURE”, SAYS THE CO-FOUNDER OF 3D TECH STARTUP MPORT

For the uninitiated, the term ‘3D body-mapping’ might conjure up images of futuristic cartographers (which, to be fair, isn’t entirely off the mark). It’s the technology which has helped Sydney-based startup mPort land a reported $80m deal with America’s largest gym chain LA Fitness, secure $12 million in funding from high-net-worth Australian investors and onboard … Read more

SEEK exec Simon Rosenberg poached by NZ whizz-kids’ start-up Crimson

New Zealand education mentoring technology start-up Crimson has poached long-time SEEK executive Simon Rosenberg, as the company’s young founders look to push ahead with rapid international expansion plans. Mr Rosenberg has been with the online recruitment firm for 17 years and most recently led its Chinese operations. He was a board member of Zhaopin, which is currently being taken … Read more

What to do when machines do everything : how to get ahead in a world of AI, algorithms, bots, and big data (book)

Authors: Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring This is a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of the digital economy. When systems running on Artificial Intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies … Read more