Digital consumers raise new expectations

The consumer retail experience is being disrupted thanks to the growth of technology and social media. We can point to three distinctive disruptions that are all having a major impact on how retailers and suppliers can and should connect with their customers.

Knowing when to take the innovation leap

Economist journalists and professionals responsible for driving innovation and new product development at companies like Apple, Lockheed Martin, Nike, Panasonic, Sony and more will explore and debate these rules at The Economist’s upcoming Innovation Forum on March 27th 2014.

5 forward-looking wearables

Credit Suisse reports that the wearable market is already worth $3 to $5 billion today and could reach $50 billion market in the next two to three years. The winners will make products that people want to wear and can’t live without, like today’s smartphones. For wearables, 2014 will be “The Year of Natural Selection.”