3 ways that audio solutions can contribute to a smarter and safer city

    In the discussions around smart cities – there are different types of sensors to more efficiently manage a city’s resources – the role of audio can sometimes be overlooked. In reality, audio can be used as a valuable compliment and even an alternative to cameras or other IoT sensors in cities. Selecting a modern connected […]

      Add new dimensions to patient care with video surveillance

      Ensuring a smarter, safer environment is a priority for every hospital, no matter the size or location. However, this can be difficult due, in part, to the amount of activities happening all at once between patients, staff or visitors. Leveraging new technology for patient monitoring can improve patient care and safety, while utilizing fewer resources […]

        Personalization: The heart of the retail revolution

        “The customer is always right” has long been every retailer’s mantra. But with more stock and larger stores to maintain and manage, focusing on customers can be tricky amongst the operational requirements retail staff face daily. Customers are easily attracted through floor tactics such as in store events, having more dynamic in-store experiences and personalized […]

          Marketing research as continuous practice in Retail

          If the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus sat in front of a notebook today to analyze customer flow data from a department store dashboard, he would certainly say “I told you so”. According to him, nothing is permanent except change. This ancient perspective, which highlights the ever-changing nature of things, can be verified by any retail manager […]

            Building smart cities for real: Reflections on Smart City Expo World Congress 2019

            I have been speaking about smart cities for several years now and, as part of this, I was often asked to define, “What is meant by a smart city?” However, now that smart cities are no longer just concepts, the conversation has started to shift.  Technological developments have led to a rapid rise of smart […]

              Critical Infrastructure safety and security: Oil & Gas as the ideal example

              Its name highlights its importance. Critical Infrastructure is defined as those systems, networks and assets that are essential for the functioning of a society and economy. Areas of Critical Infrastructure include the provision of energy, the extraction and production of oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, water treatment and sewage, food production, and manufacturing. All of […]