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.

How Alibaba and Mr. Porter sell luxury watches

The SIHH Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva is the annual pow wow of exclusive watches. The dust of the event has long settled, but we take a moment to look back at some ideas Toby Bateman, MD of Luxury platform Mr. Porter and Terry von Bibra, GM Europe of Alibaba Group, shared […]

5 Expert Tips on Becoming Omnichannel

Becoming omnichannel is currently on the to-do list for companies in almost every industry. We have asked one of our own experts to explain what it means to become omnichannel and why business transformation is so important. Joy works as a Strategy Director and has been part of the Emakina.NL team since 2017. She has […]

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.

Stadia: the First Step Towards Realistic Virtual Universes?

Could it be that the upcoming arrival of Stadia, Google’s new video game streaming platform, is the first step towards an authentic cyberspace universe? Everything leads us to believe so…

When Science Catches up with Sci-Fi

They say the art of writing is to make readers think, as well as entertaining them. Sci-fi authors go even further and inspire their fans to create. To the point where some fans opt for careers in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) so they can turn their favourite authors’ inventions into reality.

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.

Dad’s banks challenged by neo-banks

Digital competitors are emerging in the financial sector with mobile apps attracting users. While we are not about to see Dad’s generation of banks collapse, it is in their best interests to learn what appeals to users most about these new digital banks and their efficient and creative apps.

Ceci n’est pas une sci-fi: these futurists had 20/20 foresight

The most accurate and avant-garde visions of the future are not exclusive to sci-fi authors; they sometimes come from the minds of people who seem blessed with the power of foresight. Engineers, entrepreneurs, journalists and others have played the futurists’ game: trying to realistically foresee what the world of ‘tomorrow’ will be like.

A Taste of the Future of Retail in Belgium

Digital transformation in retail and commerce is big business. A business of huge opportunities and unique challenges. But what is the current status in Belgium? How far along are Belgian retailers and brands in their digital transformation? Client Service Director at Emakina.BE Kevin Van den Bosch shares some of his insights on the future of […]

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