Vertical’s Eight New Ways Of Working

8 New Ways of Working is a combination of mind-set principles and concrete tools we’ve synthesized from setting up corporate incubators, improving customer experiences and developing new product offerings. Below you will find illustrations and insights for each individual of the mind-sets and tools. Think Big - Act Small, Step 1: During the creation of new [...]

Growth Spotting: Conversational Interfaces

Conversational interface, the ability for users to interact with computers in natural human language, was one of the most hyped technologies last year. Articles circulated online describing how bots, in the future, will help us with everything from booking meetings, sending timely weather notifications, curating news, tracking packages, to ordering flowers for our loved ones. […]

Top Six from the Hello Tomorrow Summit

The Hello Tomorrow Summit is an event focused on bringing together selected technology thought leaders and 50 cutting edge startups from more than 3000 applications to Paris. The 50 startups from ten different categories all compete for the grand prize of 100,000 Euro. Vertical Strategy was invited to attend the summit as innovators and we’d […]

Why Uber And Volvo Is The Perfect Match

In the wake of the recent social media storm, you probably know that Uber is launching its driverless fleet in Pittsburg by now… Pittsburg was chosen because many of the leading experts in autonomous robots are from the local university, Carnegie Mellon (CMU). In fact, Uber has been heavily recruiting engineers from CMU to work […]

Why Virtual Reality is NOT the next 3D Printing

2016 is turning out to be a big year for virtual reality. However, people’s opinion of VR is still divided: Some think it is a fad, while others believe it will transform our society. The skepticism is understandable. The hype of new technologies often fails to live up to our short term expectations. Sometimes it’s […]

Customer Experience Driven Innovation

At a time when digital technology is transforming one industry after another, many tend to view innovation as the result of breakthrough discoveries, powered by technology wizards. This belief, combined with the industry ‘folk tales’ of businesses overthrown overnight due to disruptive technologies, leads to most people concluding that: “We don’t know how to do […]

How to Measure The Success of New Business Concepts

According to traditional bottom line accounting, Facebook looked like a horrible investment in the first 5 years of operation as expenses far exceeded revenues. However, user behavior metrics painted a completely different picture of the business. In fact, daily active users grew from 1 million in 2004 to 100 million by 2008. Today, Facebook is […]

A Public Sector a la Google/Facebook?

In the book David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell argues advantage new organizations (startups) have over larger, established organizations (incumbents) is the ability to adapt fast to a changing environment: New organizations are malleable, free from existing infrastructure, which keeps them more agile to test out cutting-edge solutions. Ongoing competition between old and new businesses fuel innovation […]