Why FashionTech fails? Part I: Legacy

For the last 10 years, we've been watching the leaps and dives of the Fashion Tech industry primarily through the lens of retail projects, and some of them really did become unicorns: e-commerce is experiencing a boom, there are flash sales all...

Wearable Tech Trends 2017, Will The Global Appetite Continue to Grow?

The wearable tech market is still relatively young and in flux. Fitbit, the company that arguably led the first wave of interest in wearables, didn’t start making a wrist-based fitness tracker until 2013. Now, just about every major tech firm – and a slew...

Designing for Smart Fabrics: Wear It’s At!

E-textiles Project Jacquard
Lately, the term “wearables” appears more and more in our conversations. Usually we are describing a smart watch that extends our mobile experience, or a bracelet that tracks physical activity. Sure, those are things we wear, but what about something with computing power that...

Walk The Walk With Digital Sustainability Marketing For Fashion

Digital Sustainability Marketing
A recent BBC documentary by Stacey Dooley, titled 'Fashion’s Dirty Secrets', had a groundswell of opinion against fast-fashion. The thing is, the 'secrets' revealed in the documentary have actually been out there for a while now. And over the last 2-3 years, whether for...

The Sustainable Fashion Ecomm Playbook, Striving For Convenience

When it comes to multi-brand sites that sell sustainable fashion, the internet is no less than a graveyard, littered with broken links and defunct websites. Both retailers as well as brands in the eco-fashion space came and disappeared quickly because the customer did not...

Consultants, How Will AI Change Your Industry?

Industry consultants may soon face a new kind of competition: artificial intelligence. AI is already replacing menial tasks in retail and manufacturing. Other fields such as finance, marketing, and human resource management are increasingly finding use of AI-based solutions for achieving faster results and...

Hearables Attract $50 Million of Crowdfunding – Ear Good, Wrist Bad

Hearables
It’s almost four years since I coined the word “Hearables”, so it was pleasant to see it displayed as a headline product category on NXP’s stand at the Mobile World Congress last week, confirming that hearables are taking off as a serious market sector....

Bose AR Glasses, The Stylish Sunnies With a Switch

Bose AR Glasses
What do you get when you cross a pair of sunglasses with a world-class tech company? Meet Frames, Bose’s groundbreaking offering in the arena of hearables aka smart audio. The combination may, at first, sound contrived, and had Bose executed these wearables...

The Doppler Effect What We Built and The Legacy We Will Leave Behind

When I joined Hearables maker Doppler Labs over two years ago, I knew I was about to embark on one of the most important journeys of my career and finally get a chance to pursue my life's mission of helping people get access to...

AI: A Way to Overcome the Limitations of Human Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
The human brain is an amazing biological marvel of incredible complexities and astonishing capabilities. It is capable of creating art, devising engineering solutions, visualizing the future of technology, understanding and course-correcting to seek a better future for the planet, and guiding the growth of...