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EY Flexes Its Blockchain Muscles In China

Meng Liu 13 hours ago
EY’s Asia-Pacific blockchain summit took place for the second time in Shanghai on November 6th. It was an opportunity for EY to showcase its most recent blockchain projects happening around the globe, as proof of concepts or in production. Here are my key observations from this event: 1- EY is betting on public blockchain for […]
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Predictions 2020: Distributed Ledger Technology Moves Beyond Proof Of Concept

Martha Bennett November 1, 2019
In 2020 users of blockchain and distributed ledger technology will focus on operational matters, deployment flexibility and, interconnectivity. Read our 2020 predictions to learn more.
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President Xi’s Calls For A Strong Development Of Blockchain In China: What’s Next?

Meng Liu October 28, 2019
On Thursday, October 24, Xi Jinping, president of the People’s Republic of China, exhorted the country to “seize the opportunity” offered by blockchain technologies. In particular, he called to “clarify the main direction, increase investment, focus on a number of key core technologies, and accelerate the development of blockchain technology and industrial innovation.” I have […]
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How WeBank Became The World’s Largest Digital Bank

Meng Liu October 24, 2019
Can you imagine a digital-only bank that has served 100 million customers within four years since its establishment? Not to mention those 100 million customers are all un-/underserved by traditional banks. Tencent-backed WeBank has achieved this goal and has become the largest digital bank in the world. The secret sauces of WeBank are the tech-driven […]
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Breaking Down The 10 Need-To-Know Emerging Technologies

James Staten October 2, 2019
The world of emerging tech by nature is fast-moving and ever-changing, and consequently, it’s difficult to get a handle on the state of the various markets, not to mention leveraging them in driving business innovation. Forrester’s emerging tech spotlights have previously identified and characterized the various emerging technologies that are worth your time. In order to help you figure out how to best consume them, Will McKeon-White and I did our best to help simplify this shifting landscape in our latest […]
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Build An Adaptive Workforce For Customer Obsession

J.P. Gownder September 13, 2019
Henry Ford’s old dictum — “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black” — doesn’t apply in the age of the customer. Meeting customer desires and needs is paramount for success, but it’s getting harder to do so. Whether that be in the form of […]
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Are You Ready For AI And Automation?

J.P. Gownder September 10, 2019
The future of work is a constellation of innovations that address new or accelerating challenges for companies that aim to be customer-obsessed. High on the list of those innovations are what we can broadly term robots: Artificial intelligence, automation, blockchain, other intelligent software, and even physical robots play a key role in changing how we […]
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IoT And Blockchain: Are We There Yet?

Paul Miller July 26, 2019
Why are IoT + blockchain success stories still so hard to find?
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New Research: What Blockchain Means For Advertisers

Joanna O'Connell June 27, 2019
There's been a lot of buzz about advertising and blockchain. So, what's hype and what's real? Find out.
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Facebook’s Libra Needs To Answer Three Questions

Meng Liu June 19, 2019
On June 18, Facebook officially launched its Libra cryptocurrency project, which aims to leverage blockchain technologies to create a new stable cryptocurrency backed by a basket of fiat currencies. Facebook says its aim is to enable accessible and affordable digital payments for billions of people, including un-/underbanked people across the world. It aims to make […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini June 4, 2019
As The (Blockchain) World Turns: Part 1 A couple of announcements in particular this week served as a reminder that enterprises and vendors alike remain committed to leveraging distributed ledger technology (DLT). Proving the naysayers wrong, TradeLens (the IBM/Maersk global supply chain initiative) welcomed on board two further ocean carriers — CMA CGM and MSC […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 29, 2019
Facebook’s Planned “Coin” — Much Ado About We-Don’t-Know-What Given Facebook’s 2.4 billion monthly active users, any move the company makes is noteworthy. Put Facebook and cryptocurrency in the same sentence, and you’re guaranteed headlines. In reality, we still don’t know exactly what or when Facebook is planning to launch — possibly in early 2020 and […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 9, 2019
A Better Mousetrap Is Always Around The Corner The world saw cracks in the armor of Google this week when Alphabet’s earnings reported below analyst estimates. It looks like Amazon and others have found weaknesses in the search-based advertising model — golden geese are mortal, after all. So if Google is vulnerable to disruption, we all […]
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It’s Spring: Time To Dust Off Forrester’s Blockchain Predictions

Martha Bennett May 1, 2019
More than six months have passed since I wrote Forrester’s predictions 2019 report for distributed ledger technology (DLT, AKA blockchain). In the blockchain world, that’s ages ago. As I keep being asked how those predictions are shaping up, and having just attended two excellent events in New York, now’s a good time to take stock. […]
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Innovation Platforms — Not Software-Only

James Staten February 25, 2019
Every enterprise should be using an innovation platform to help track, drive, and evaluate its innovation efforts. However, do not limit this effort to an innovation management software solution. As noted by my colleague, Dan Bieler, you need a continuum of collaboration tools. To help address this, the leading innovation platforms today have added on […]
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Prepare For Blockchain’s Impact On The Telecommunications Sector

Dan Bieler February 19, 2019
Blockchain offers telcos opportunities for new business, improved compliance, and efficient operations.
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New Tech Spotlight: Security Technology Takes Center Stage

Carlton Doty January 14, 2019
Venture capital and private equity spending on security technology reached an all-time high in 2018. Currently, this emerging technology market sector stands at about $31 billion in total funding. While that total may pale in comparison to other fast-growing markets such as fintech ($124 billion) or transportation tech ($150 billion), consider that 65% of that $31 […]
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Blockchain And GDPR: Not Mutually Exclusive But Can Be A Toxic Blend

Martha Bennett January 8, 2019
Depending on who you listen to, the combination of GDPR and distributed ledger technology (DLT, AKA blockchain) is either a poisonous cocktail or a magic potion. As you’d expect, the reality is more nuanced: While GPDR poses a challenge to DLT-based architectures, it doesn’t make them obsolete or unviable. Furthermore, DLT can actually form an integral […]
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Predictions 2019: Steady Evolution In Blockchain Will Continue, Unless Disillusionment Causes A “Winter”

Martha Bennett November 7, 2018
“The visionaries will forge ahead; those hoping for immediate industry and process transformation will give up.” This was the opening sentence of my blog post accompanying Forrester’s DLT/blockchain predictions for 2018. I’m repeating it here, because it’ll continue to hold true for 2019 — with one proviso: There’s a real risk that we’ll experience the beginning […]
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Impressions From Alibaba’s Computing Conference

Dan Bieler October 8, 2018
Alibaba has become one of the world’s most fascinating and cutting-edge technology businesses — and is key to understanding where the digital era is heading.
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