Today’s interview is with Jessica Groopman and Jeremiah Owyang, industry analysts and founding partners at Kaleido Insights. They join me today to talk about blockchain, customer loyalty programmes and why and when you should be considering learning more.
This interview follows on from my recent interview – Every great business has a backstory that drives and compels the work they do – Interview with Bernadette Jiwa – and is number 267 in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, providing valuable insights, helping businesses innovate and delivering great service and experience to both their customers and their employees.
Here’s the highlights of my interview with Jessica and Jeremiah:
About Jessica and Jeremiah
Jessica Groopman specializes in automation technologies impact business including IoT, AI, and blockchain.
She concentrates on the application of sensors and machine learning with a focus on user experience and data integrity. Past clients range from start-ups to media agencies to large brands including Technicolor, Microsoft, Honeywell, Cisco, Qualcomm, Dell, Intel, DuPont, Pandora, and numerous vendors to develop research, content, and digital strategies.
Jessica is a frequent speaker at IoT industry events. She is also a frequent contributor to numerous blogs and /media outlets. She has been principal analyst with Tractica where she contributed to their automation and robotics practice. She has also served as contributing member of the International IoT Council, the IEEE’s Internet of Things Group, IoT Guru Network, and FC Business Intelligence’s IoT Nexus Advisory Board. Jessica was also included in Onalytica’s list of the 100 Most Influential Thought Leaders in IoT.
Jessica served as research director and principal analyst with Harbor Research and as an industry analyst with Altimeter Group. Earlier, she lead research at Focus Research and was a research analyst at Tippit Research.
Jeremiah Owyang focuses on how new technologies impact business models and how corporates must innovate.
He focuses on how disruptive technologies—such as social media, collaborative economy, autonomous world, blockchain and more—and how they impact the relevance to corporations.
He is well recognized by both the tech industry and the media for his grounded approach to deriving insights through rigorous research.
Jeremiah is frequently quoted in top-tier publication and cited in books and press and media. A frequent speaker, he’s also delivered a TED Talk. Jeremiah was featured in the “Who’s Who” in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and his Twitter feed was named one of the top feeds by Time.
He is also the Founder of Crowd Companies, an innovation club for Fortune 500 companies, which he also manages independently from Kaleido Insights. Jeremiah was an Industry Analyst at Forrester Research, a founding partner at Altimeter Group, and a web marketing leader at Hitachi.
Check out Kaleido Insights, their Blockchain for Brands survey, say Hi to them, Jessica and Jeremiah on Twitter @kaleidoinsights, @JessGroopman and @jowyang and connect with Jessica and Jeremiah on LinkedIn here and here.
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