Pizza Hut Eyes Fancy Touchscreen Pizza-Ordering Tables

For starters, the couple in the above video don’t seem all that happy to be together. Maybe it’s time to take a break, Ross and Rachel style.

Second, this giant Microsoft PixelSense-style touchscreen table looks like a fun way to order a custom-made pizza. We’ll have to overlook that the table appears to treat the iPhone as an NFC-enabled device (it is not), and my dream since I’ve been old enough to dream has been a button that would summon the server to the table for a refill. I drink ’em faster than they pour ’em. I wouldn’t object to just having a pop (it’s pop — not soda) fountain built right into the booth itself.

So when will you see such a fancy table in your local Pizza Hut? When will you actually go and sit down to eat at your local Pizza Hut? I can’t answer the second question, and even the first question has something of a murky response: Pizza Hut’s YouTube page simply implies that this “could be the future of the Pizza Hut dine-in ordering experience.”

McKinsey Quarterly 2016 Number 2: Overview and full issue | McKinsey & Company

Digital disruption is hitting every industry at varying speeds and intensity. Executives know this, and they also recognize that time is of the essence for incumbents seeking to transform digital from a threat into an opportunity. That urgency, though, sometimes gives rise to haphazard responses, such as the one described by McKinsey director Angus Dawson in a recent McKinsey Podcast:

I was having a conversation with a client a couple of weeks ago. They went through what they were describing as their digital strategy. Having explored it a bit with them, we ended up coming to an agreement that what they had wasn’t a digital strategy, it was a list of priorities for digitization. Explicitly, it was how are we going to reduce the cycle time in our end-to-end processes, how are we going to improve the customer experience and build new apps, and so forth. It was about how they digitize. It was not actually the choices they were making about a big disruptive economic force . . . The word “strategy” is used too loosely with digital to mean our priorities for digitization, not the choices we’re going to make in terms of where and how we compete. . . .

Fuente: McKinsey Quarterly 2016 Number 2: Overview and full issue | McKinsey & Company

Odopod Hack Days 2011

Odopod (actualmente parte del gigante Nurun) es una renombrada consultora digital en la ciudad de Nueva York, que cada cierto tiempo realizan sus “hack days”, instancia donde sus internos comparten ideas sobre innovación y realizan “experimentos” por equipos para lograr objetivos. En particular comparto uno que me llamó bastante la atención ya que es del año 2011 (bastante antiguo por cierto) pero que incluso en la actualidad se puede aplicar a usos interesantes, por ejemplo publicidad que reaccione a estímulos de personas al pasar, entre otros.

Lo genial de esto es el bajo coste de este proyecto, ya que solo con una Kinect + Programadores + Diseñadores + buenas ideas se puede lograr un producto de calidad.

Descubre cuanto sabe de ti Google con estos 6 enlaces.

Descubre cuanto sabe de ti Google con estos 6 enlaces. BY ANGEL SANCHEZ · 5 OCTUBRE, 2015 Google.com se encuentra en muchos países como la página número uno en visitas, esto quiere decir que sin duda Google es nuestro punto de partida al empezar a divagar por la Internet. Todos estos datos son recopilados por Google para crear un perfil de usuario, con todos nuestros gustos e intereses. Google no solo recolecta información de su buscador, también lo hace de su cliente de correo Gmail y su Sistema Operativo, que sin duda ya hay más de  mil millones de dispositivos con Android.

Fuente: Descubre cuanto sabe de ti Google con estos 6 enlaces.