There is a continuous drive for human to be more like machines, but the problem is they are not. No matter how well a business or product message is crafted everyone that hears it, hears it differently. They hear it according to their experiences, their knowledge and this is why mass market media exists in the hope of shooting wide and attracting some part of peoples attentions and thinking patterns. Humans should be Logical, but they are not In this generation AI will have a huge impact, however machines work in an absolute form of Socratic Logic which is not how humans think. Science hasRead More →

Tech Leaders Today on YouTube

#UX, #IoT, and #Blockchain with #CEO Karl Smith of Paradigm Interactions Inc. #podcast @paradigminov8 @CassieC007 Karl Smith is an inventor of open network UbiNET which he has patented and a holistic transformation consultant more involved with how humans have to deal with technology than the technology itself. Karl Smith is also former Global Head of Mobility User Experience at Accenture and Partner (founder), Global Head of Digital Design at Wipro Digital, current Chairman of the Human Centered Design Society and has relaunched or launched Design as a USP in several global enterprises. Karl has always been fascinated by how technology can augment the lives of humans, hisRead More →

UbiNET Paradigm Interactions Inc

After several years of research and development and patent work Paradigm Interactions is ready to start it’s next phase and seek Series A venture capital. There are literally hundreds of articles out there describing a vast array of experiences, regardless we have something no one else has and we are now ready to start building IoT3 for Smart Living a true ubiquitous society based upon our Open Network Ecosystem Protocol. In series A we are looking for $10,000,000 USD to set up the platform, series B $100,000,000 USD to set up a major city and series C or IPO $2,000,000,000 to set up a majorRead More →

UbiNET Paradigm Interactions Inc

Trajectory from Smart Technologies to IoT Ecosystem and on to Smart Living Something few people have grasped yet is that to get from Smart Technologies to IoT and on to Smart Living (Ubiquity) is a progression, not just in sensors, networks and device thinking, but also in ecosystem and task appraisal (to discern if they are even relevant not just the form of them) thinking. As with every other revolution not only does time and people change the meaning of the revolution they also change the trajectory. At the Global 5G Test Summit at MWC17 in Barcelona the panel was asked what services will 5G bring, extendRead More →

Pervasive UX #pUX an evolutionary UX that enables (#ubiquitous) #Open #IoT #Ecosystems through Human Centered Design #HCD Talk Proposal: This talk is about the need for UX to dig deeper into its core capabilities to facilitate Smart Living and true Ubiquity in the form of Open IoT Ecosystems. While for many recent joiners to the UX profession Open IoT Ecosystems are a daunting proposition, to those with both understanding and experience of the evolution of UX they are an opportunity to return to core values and the eminence of our profession. UX and CX are the same thing, UX created CX as there was a driftRead More →

Lets not building Smart Cities, lets Live Smart instead Just as humanity is starting to deal with business processes that should never have been digitized we might also consider the huge waste in making Smart Cities when we no longer need cities. Watching humanity evolve in retrospect it is easy to spot the errors and poor judgement, but humanity is on the cusp of a revolution so profound it calls into question the structure of our societies. Why do we need Cities? Think for a moment, why do we need cities? They create centralization of people and resources however they also drive costs as often spaceRead More →

Open Networking Ecosystem Protocol Patent

#Situational #Awareness #Shopping Consider, currently we see things we want to buy through advertising or by seeing it in films or when around other people or places. Why not; while having a coffee with a friend in their house you see a nice bowl and you say ‘buy bowl’. Your personal IoT ecosystem checks the area and finds three bowls, it asks ‘white bowl’ you say ‘Yes’ the bowl is ordered based upon your personal preference which could be Speed, Price, Colour or anything else, for this scenario it’s Speed it locates the nearest supplier and orders it for immediate delivery. You carry on chatting andRead More →

Agile Business

I was recently contacted about a project where a company in London intends on becoming Agile at a business level. I was somewhat taken a back at the concept as I know several other companies had tried and expensively failed to dramatically change how a business works. So I asked the critical question who is saying this can be done The answer not unsurprisingly top experts from the USA The term experts from out of town always concerns me, because its a throw away for don’t worry your pretty little head, its all taken care of My supposed role would have been digital transformation, IRead More →

Huawei mwc17 hall 1

What is a Key Opinion Leader? The concept of KOL’s has been around in the pharmaceutical industry for a while and Elihu Katz in answers the question, “Who is an opinion leader?” One or more of these factors make noteworthy opinion leaders: expression of values professional competence nature of their social network Opinion leaders are individuals who obtain more media coverage than others and are especially educated on a certain issue. In the jargon of public relations, they are called thought leaders. So who are these people that can have such impact? I have peoples Twitter names below, the person responsible is @FacingChina for thisRead More →

I’m writing this from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as a guest of Huawei. I don’t do advertising in my writing or public speaking I provide useful and insightful information in the hope that my readers can make use of it. That aside I have discovered something astonishing about Huawei that I think people should be aware of. Huawei’s Watch 2 has made the leap to independent device and signals the death of smartphones When I first saw the specification of the Apple iWatch, I though “what a stupid idea”, “it is just an extension of the iPhone” but having bought one I have foundRead More →

The company that I am a CEO of in the United States of America, Paradigm Interactions Inc. has just issued the following press release; To confirm Paradigm Interactions Inc. has been contacted by a New York City, Venture Capital company regarding investment, a defacto buyout. At this time we have declined Paradigm Interactions Inc. is involved the next generation post smart device internet as part of it’s project Charlemagne and based upon our Open Networking Ecosystem Protocol Patent until this project is completed in 2017 we are not considering any offers. We said no, because it was a significantly under valued offer, given the IoT and BlockchainRead More →

reach and richness in analytics

On Saturday the 25th I’m heading to the Mobile World Congress (MWC17) in Barcelona as a guest of the Huawei Technologies, Digital Key Opinion Leader program. This is all new to me but as I am involved in creating original content on social media that resonates with people I have been invited, in fact I was invited twice by teams in the USA and UK separately. If any potential client would like to meet while I’m there please contact me through this site.Read More →

Karl Smith will be talking at Digital Transformation 2017 on 23rd Feb Our Dynamic Earth Edinburgh organised by Scot TECH http://www.scot-tech.com/ Digital is about People, not technology. Digital is a response to the desire of people to focus their lives towards quick and easy tasks, simplify processes and utilise their time in micro experiences. The challenge for Digital Transformation is to not get trapped in limiting technology solutions but to really meet the desire of people to have less stress, highly engaging and focused experiences with shorter duration’s while maintaining quality and accountability. Prioritise creating highly engaging, positive experiences Focus on the simplification of process AvoidRead More →

Open Networking Ecosystem Protocol Patent

While everyone else has been focused on selling the dream of ubiquity Paradigm Interactions Inc. has been working on a protocol to make it a reality. In essence the protocol is about; A method of defining an organic or inorganic items right to access local networks, be found, used and to record its lifecycle to a distributed linear data system. The talk below discusses the bases of a US Patent for an Open Networking Ecosystem Protocol conceived by Karl Smith and patented by Paradigm Interactions in 2016. It’s really important to understand the #KingsNewClothes of Technology the #IoT. Scenario 1 – Situational Awareness Shopping IoT3 UbiNETRead More →

But we already have Digital, how can it be coming? For the most part what companies have is Technology being sold as Digital Solutions or Digital Strategy, however Being Digital and participating in the Digital Economy is about fundamental change in how your company works, not by adding a channel. Digital is not just another name for Technology or a Delivery Channel but it is a Pervasive Customer Engagement Productization Having a digital channel, a CRM tool or a marketing strategy involving social media, does not make you a Digital Business in fact Digital Businesses have Digital Products. A Digital Product is not the envelope, like a website, app, messageRead More →

In the same way that digital downloads has crippled the mass market of vinyl and CD’s does Blockchain means the end of financial services and banking straight through processing and the accountancy service model? By reviewing the cost reduction culture of recent years it is understandable why the banking industry has become ripe for Lean Straight Through Processing (STP) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Accountancy. But like other change and transformation activities embedding irrelevant processes in technologies, STP and then BPO accountancy is missing the essential point, they are no longer required if Blockchain is deployed. instead of building Blockchain in the image of Banks,Read More →

Karl Smith Experience Consultant

I was recently asked to answer 20 questions by Beament Leslie Thomas (BLT) a leading niche, specialist recruitment company http://bit.ly/2grPYUw some of it explains why I like to do the impossible and how. This edition of 20 Questions is with Karl Smith; CEO of Paradigm Interactions and an acknowledged leader in the field of Human-Centered Design, User Experience and Usability. He has been honored with a Fellowship by the British Computer Society. He is also the Founder of several organizations including UCD UK Conferences and the Human Centered Design Society. What was your first job? My first paid job was working in Sweeties while stillRead More →

#IoT People in #London So I’m putting this list together of some really smart people I’ve come across recently as we all work towards making the open IoT a reality. Michael Bayler, Founder and Director, understands the true impact of IoT and aids clients prepare – Independent Consultant Erik Staaf, Managing Director at IOT-as-a-Service.com, what set him apart is he has actual case studies – Independent Consultant George Achillias, Digital Anthropologist, he understands the technology without driving clients to specific suppliers – Wipro Digital Karl Smith, CEO Paradigm Interactions, author and futurist, building a retail IoT test platform with 20% totally newly invented technology – Independent Consultant BrendanRead More →

I offer several strategic consultancy services one of them is Organizational Design this can involve launching a new service or creating new divisions or even whole Global companies. Governance is a Business Enabler Having written several enterprise governance documents using ISO/IEC 385000 as a template I am well aware that governance is one of those areas that is much misunderstood. Well constructed and managed governance is open and obvious, it is designed to enable business and has an active and transparent policy creation and updating process. However, there is a huge amount of governance set up to chain the business to policies that are truly complex, meaningless inRead More →

I offer several strategic consultancy services one of them is Organizational Design this can involve launching a new service or creating new divisions or even whole Global companies. Being a founder of anything is quite exciting, especially if you are funded in advance. I think that was the thing that really helped get this project off the ground. While you know history will be written as you work and rewritten after you leave the following case study in several parts is about how you really set up a Global Digital Consultancy. Global Digital Consultancy Start-up Pt1 – Founding a New https://t.co/f1jDkqV9kp @userexperienceu https://t.co/GcuCippWcl pic.twitter.com/tpTt3AXb09 —Read More →

Introduction The IoT is a much marketed term as the future of all things; the IoT is interconnected landscape of life experiences and transactions What is the IoT, how is it intended to work and how does that relate to how it currently works. What are the real business opportunities and how will they be measured as a success? How can your business gain an advantage or benefit? Finally, are there any risks associated with the IoT, either foreseen or not and how might they be mitigated? What is the IoT and where does it come from? The IoT is problematic as a description for UbiquityRead More →

karl smith iot products situational awareness

The foundation for this thinking goes back to a notion of the ‘social life of things’. If things themselves exist and have a number of trajectories and states then those things also potentially have accessible and useful human touch points in the IoT. Much of the interactions we humans have become used to are in fact simple touch-points to hidden and complex interactions within dispersed and non-interlinked (at the core) technology systems. This simplification process of creating a directed visual presentation layer enables us to maintain a simplified mental model around our interactions. However in IoT technologies the additional integration of voice, touch and thoughtRead More →

It should be clear by now to observers of how businesses who are being successful are changing. For them IoT is not just another name for Technology or a Delivery Channel but it is a Pervasive Customer Engagement Productization. As Technologies come and go, Customers are eternal What is an IoT Product? An IoT Product is not the envelope, like a website, app or another container, but the thing that is purchased, transferred or acquired. An IoT Product is pervasive (accessible anywhere on any device, platform and mental model) and modular, designed to be portable, while maintaining all the associated complex information, languages and cultural context,Read More →