Glad to see you back after – I hope! – an enjoyable summer with some time off and returning with fully recharged batteries. Below read what I feel is hot in technology and innovation and therefore worth thinking about.
Quite a few of you commented on the “XaaS Everything as a Service”-article in the last newsletter. Thank you for confirming my opinion: It is a topic worth strategizing about, and that is why I continued to write about it in this newsletter.
In June I again led master students from HWZ University Zurich through Silicon Valley and one of them, André Meister, compiled his learnings from the tour and his studies into 7 takeaways for digital leaders that you can read below or more detailed in the article on my website.
Welcome back and I wish you a successful start into the fall.
Happy reading and ‘till soon, Gert
Explore Digigram – September 2019
Top of the Month
Congratulations to Optimus Ride, who started the first autonomous vehicle service in the state of New York. This is already the third state where Optimus operates self-driving shuttles. Congrats to Ryan Chin, way to go!
Flop of the month
Adam Neumann, founder and until recently CEO of WeWork, for still not having gotten the message. Your behavior and greed as a founder are not acceptable anymore and influence how your startup is perceived and is funded. What a disservice you did to all the employees who trusted you!
Meet me here
The University of California, Berkeley, is fast becoming a new favorite meeting place of mine. Not only because I teach there, but also because of the incredible innovation community on and around the beautiful campus. Let me know if you want to meet!