Monthly Archives: March 2014

Social Innovation: under construction, but that’s the whole point.

Because it is mainly “humanly-driven”, social innovation offers a great view of how and in what innovation actually makes a greater sense when people are both its engine and its end-goal. Of course it all sounds very nice and the

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On The Go: “The Hungover Generation” – Raphaël Glucksmann

On The Go: “The Hungover Generation” – Raphaël Glucksmann

On the go is your innovation story inspired from elsewhere. Raphaël Glucksmann, a French author, recently gave an interview to La Nouvelle Edition. In lights of the many social and ideological turmoils his generation is going through, he explains what, in his point of view, is the key missing element in our lost battle against reactionaries. The writer […]

Data O’Clock

Data O’Clock

Wearables and connected devices are the primary signs of an emerging connected culture which is developing massively across the globe. The stake is two-folded: the network and services part which allows an infinite upsell opportunities with the rise of dedicated applications, and the device part which opens ways for cross-sell and development of accessories. In […]

On the go : The world is WAI

On the go : The world is WAI

Last year, you all have been an amazing source of inspiration. I’d like to hereby thank you all for that. There is no greatest reward for me than this WordPress picture showing views of this blog by country (over 2014): I feel grateful for the energy we represent as one world to challenge all the […]

Innovate in 2015

Innovate in 2015

Now a couple of months away from 2014, it’s time to have a look at what innovation is promised to be this year. This InnoTrends is relating science, business and technology experts view on innovation for 2015. A later article will look into schools, politics and society views. A last one will analyse press, consulting […]

We Are Innovation because we are real

We Are Innovation because we are real

Wondering in my new job and getting across new sources of innovation, it occurred to me how the innovation thoughts and speeches remain far from the hard facts of reality we all evolve in. I met some of my former co-workers and talked about big data. I also spent some time investigating the spread of big […]

“I am Charlie”

WAI is saddened by the loss of several of the most brilliantly virulent French spirits. This blog firmly believes in freedom of speech. There are no words to tell the horror and shock. We follow the entire French nation in uniting behind Charlie Hebdo. We Are Charlie

Hadoop: On the rise, but how high?

Hadoop: On the rise, but how high?

The Innovation Index analyses the market attractiveness, business model maturity and infrastructure and support impact of a given sector or technology. This is the first part of the new Innovation Index for Hadoop. It aims at analyzing Hadoop market attractiveness through facts, figures and key words analysis, as collected through WAI networks. The second part […]

Big Data Wave: volatile and vulnerable

Big Data Wave: volatile and vulnerable

Today the ThinkL@b tries to define further Vs to Big Data. The objective is to better articulate the dimensions of Big Data around topics that exceed the technical definition. The point is to compound Big Data with appropriate indicators. It could be an economic factor, an environmental one, a political one. It would vary according to […]

V, like Virtual

V, like Virtual

The Think L@b is on week-end. On virtual week-end, that is.

Scientific poetry, the science of emotions

Scientific poetry, the science of emotions

On The Go is your innovation story inspired from elsewhere A radio show from France Culture,  “Les nouveaux chemins de la connaissance“, recently explored a specific poetry that was developed in the early 1800s. Those poems were inspired by science. This movement attempts to provide sense to science through poetry. As the author invited on the show explains, scientific […]

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