2010-2019: ten years of tech innovations

Since the turn of the century, technological advances have multiplied exponentially from year to year. So, as we head into 2020, let’s stop for a moment to measure how far we’ve come since 2010 in terms of technology. Here is a selection of 10 inventions that have changed our lives, both on a personal and professional level.

It’s 2020. Your Marketing automation can boost your business. It’s time to find out how.

Emakina Marketing Automation Practice Lead Maarten De Neve invites you to see the world through new eyes in the new year. Of course, marketing automation is a topic on the radar of many people in business today. But do you have a clear plan to make it a true value-adding factor for your company?   To […]

Emakina Inside podcast #2: Neobanks

Neo-banks and their applications are so far ahead in terms of user experience, ergonomics and functionality that it is surprising that they have not yet become industry standards. Here is a non-exhaustive overview of FinTechs that that captured Brice’s attention, with Emakina.BE Technical Consultant Noé Lebrun as guest speaker.

Does work have a future?

“Workers of the world…” Will this classic opening of Marxist-inspired political discourses soon be obsolete? Whatever the politics, the facts are there: rampant robotisation and advances in artificial intelligence have already begun to shake up the way we think about work. It won’t be long before this transformation will have progressed so far that the need to fundamentally reinvent our relationship to employment will be inevitable. So what is the future of work? Let’s start by asking ourselves if “work” has a future at all…

Emakina Inside, a podcast about tech that improves our lives

Twice a month, Faskil and Emakina CEO/CVO Brice Le Blévennec discuss a facet of daily life, personal or professional, that we want to see radically improved. And you can hear their discussions in our new podcast series, Emakina Inside.

Catch The Marketing Soundwave: From Noise To Voice

Voice is becoming a reality on the same level as social, mobile and web. This means it is necessary for marketers to jump in now. Smart speakers and voice apps keep gaining ground. 60% of smartphone users have tried voice search at least once in the past 12 months. And 55% of teenagers use voice search every day. The consumers in the US and China are leading the way, with the UK and other European markets following.

2020 Digital Predictions

At the beginning of a new decade one of our strategists, Olly Wright,  peers into the tea leaves of technology and prognosticates. Here are his predictions. Instagram’s looking great Instagram has become the de facto public platform for millenials and Gen-Z, and the brands that court them. It helped create the youngest self-made billionaire, Kylie […]

7 Snapshots from Salesforce Dreamforce

From the first glimpse of the Dreamforest to the applause closing at the last day’s final session, Salesforce once again made Dreamforce a true experience. It is impossible to tell everything, so here are seven snapshots to remember Dreamforce ’19 by.

HackYourFuture students get a taste of Emakina agency life

Emakina welcomed a motivated group of 8 aspiring student developers to its Brussels office. Visits like this are not so exceptional at the digital agency. But this one was different nevertheless, because it was part of the HackYourFuture digital skills program. This excellent initiative helps motivated people with limited access to opportunities so they can […]

Is Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Libra good news?

On June 18th, Facebook announced the creation of Libra, the cryptocurrency sponsored by the social networking giant. Along with the announcement came plenty of promises, such as offering everyone – including the least developed countries – access to the financial system. Is this a pipe dream or is it possible? As things stand, it’s hard not to be cynical about Mark Zuckerberg’s holier-than-thou pledges. So far, Facebook hasn’t shown much sincerity or transparency in how it operates. Meanwhile, financial experts are concerned that there are numerous technical and political risks associated with any failures. So let’s take stock.

CES 2020’s most bizarre and useless gizmos

Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show, aka CES, takes place in Las Vegas, offering tech companies a stage to present their vision of the future. Between prototypes of future revolutionary products and new technologies that ambition to change our lives, the showcase is also an opportunity for the public to discover gadgets of much more debatable interest! Here is a sample of these unusual and weird products.

Emakina review: 2010-2019

It sure might feel as if this decade was a long one. Coincidentally, recapping it on your own would take quite some time. That’s why we’ve got you covered on the topics that left their mark. We asked our intern, Iva Filipović, who was the only person still working at the Emakina office between Xmas […]

Automation and guaranteed income: towards a brighter future for all?

On the same topic, read also: Does work have a future? Historically, discussions around automation, i.e. the replacement of man by machine in production lines, and minimum income have been closely linked. Today, more and more technology giants, probably aware of the inexorable impact of their business models on the substitution of employees by robots, […]

Emakina’s Leon Jacobs: advertising ruined social media

Emakina’s Leon Jacobs says advertising is killing social media but can save it. And all of us. With the right design questions, brands can use social media channels to help wire together brains to improve the lives of people around the world.

Emakina Inside #01 : La fin des supermarchés ?

Chez Emakina, nous sommes passionnés par le design d’expériences utilisateur. Nous voulons améliorer la vie des humains, en conservant un regard critique sur le présent afin d’améliorer le futur grâce à l’innovation digitale. Deux fois par mois, Jean-Christophe Detrain et Brice Le Blévennec (CEO d’Emakina) abordent une facette de la vie quotidienne, personnelle ou professionnelle, que nous souhaitons voir radicalement améliorée.

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