Sharing care: 3 advantages and 1 disadvantage of sharing services in the healthcare sector

The collaborative and sharing economy seems to have established itself as a growing market model, especially in consumer markets. Demos Helsinki created in the Naked approach -project two different scenarios for the hyperconnected Nordic societies of 2015 to 2040. In these scenarios, seven long-term changes were identified, one of which depicts the shift from owning things to owning data. In this post-ownership society, data have high values, perhaps greater than that of money. But what could this shift mean for national healthcare systems and services, which are one of the basic […]

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Why IoT leads to the platform economy?

1. There is nothing new about platforms An emergence of digital platform economy is driving fundamental changes in our societies. But there is nothing new about platforms. Platform refers to a product, technology or organization that enable direct interactions between two (or more) distinct actors. For example most General Motors cars were already years ago built on a shared product platform. So, no matter if you bought an Opel or a Cadillac, the underlying structure of the car was actually similar. It makes sense, of course, to standardise production like […]

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Towards Digital Paradise

  What are the possibilities in using digitalization and Internet of Things to improve human capabilities and create a more resource smart world? Naked approach has asked this question together with multi-disciplinary consortium and has reached great success during its two projects year. You can read more about the results in the publication lists in these websites. In order to implement the Naked approach -vision into the society, we need new business: products, services and business models. In the beginning of 2017 we started together with the group of innovative […]

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Three reasons why we need to talk about platforms

1. Platforms are a new, unforeseen and strong user of power Platforms that aggregate people’s needs, physical assets and labour. Companies such as Amazon, Etsy, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, and Uber are creating online structures that enable a wide range of human activities. This opens the way for radical changes in how we work, socialize, create value in the economy, and compete for the resulting profits. In future, all of our interactions with strangers will be facilitated by global digital platforms: from trade to meetings to services and peer-help. There are […]

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Welcome to “Governing the platforms” Talk Show at Slush2016

Naked Approach TALK SHOW: Governing the platforms What kind of companies are successful in the age of platforms? Welcome to learn about the next phase of digitalization and to network with other pioneers of mixing atoms with bits into the Slush 2016. Where? Engine Room of Slush 2016, Messukeskus, Helsinki When? Thursday, December 1st, 12:45-1:15 PM IoT is about sensors and technology. What makes iot visible in our everyday life is the emergence of platforms that aggregate peoples’ needs, physical assets and labour. This makes platform governance one of the […]

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Enabling the Naked Vision: Surrounding as a Service

Author: Tanesh Kumar (CWC, University of Oulu) Co-Authors: Juha-Pekka Soininen(VTT), Madhusanka Liyanage(CWC), Antti Anttonen(VTT) and Ijaz Ahmed(CWC) Are you feeling yourself a slave of gadgets? Are you tired for typing every time to get some set of services? Are you fed up with looking at some screen each time to get any of service? Imagine an environment which knows your needs and responds according to that? Interesting!!! The current society is device centric and mostly dominated by gadgets and electronic devices. These connected devices provide immense potential for data collection […]

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How giving up mobile phones saved Nokia – and why it’s ready to take over the world again

The future of the internet is the future of Nokia Text: Oskari Onninen Photography: Juha Törmälä Translation: Simo Vassinen The move was the finest one yet in the history of Finnish business, though no-one would believe it. Nokia issued a press release on the first of July in 2013. It had acquired the 50-percent share of Nokia Siemens Networks previously owned by Siemens. On the third of September another press release was issued: Microsoft would acquire a significant part of Nokia’s Devices & Services business area. In other words, the […]

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8 Statements How to Make Nordic Startup Ecosystems More Effective

I recently published a big literature review on entrepreneurial ecosystems for Demos Helsinki NAKED Approach project (Finns have a bit of a thing for cheeky abbreviations). The work offers a baseline understanding of the factors that shape high-tech startup ecosystems. GREAT STUFF but most of us don’t have time to shift through 58 pages working paper. Good news is that you can simply check out my slides from Success in the Hyperconnected World -event on 25 August 2016 at the Demos office. The presentation adapts key findings from the review into […]

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2 minute video reveals critical aspects of a successful Nordic business ecosystem for the hyperconnected era

Internet of Things brings us into the hyperconnected era. This changes the core premises of business: Traditional firms need to learn the new rules of strategy for a platform world, or begin planning their exit. What needs to be done to create a successful business ecosystem? Watch this 2 minute video to learn two tricks that help. The current global development is increasing interdependency in the economy, with digitalization and the Internet being the main drivers towards a Hyperconnected World, defined by increasing digital interconnections of people and things – anytime […]

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Welcome to Naked Approach Event 25th of August: Success in the Hyperconnected World

How to create successful business ecosystem after digitalisation? During the spring 2016, Demos Helsinki published several reports and publications on the hyperconnected society, hyperconnected business, value creation in IoT and requirements for the Finnish business ecosystems in the next steps of the digitalization. Join us for a pre-party for the Night of the Art on Thursday 25th of August between 15-17 o’clock at Demos’ office, Töölönkatu 11, Helsinki to learn about these publications and their contents! 15:00-15:30 Coffee and cake 15:30-16:15 Johannes Koponen, Demos Helsinki & Aleksi Aaltonen, Warwick Business […]

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