With the ever increasing use of technology across all functional areas, we need to assure that the inherit “creative value” that humans provide is brought into synergy with these technological advances.
This will be crucial, and critical as we continue evolve and adapt over time. Finding this balance within each company should be a primary initiative, as it removes barriers to both adoption and execution.
Good TED Talk from Doug Rushkoff on finding this Tech/Human balance.
Douglas Rushkoff: How to be “Team Human” in the digital future
Bryan Smeltzer is a successful consumer products business executive and entrepreneur. He has held executive-level roles in business development, product, and marketing with some of the world's most prestigious brands, including; Oakley, TaylorMade, Adidas, K-Swiss, Schutt Sports, among other international brands. In addition, Mr. Smeltzer founded an apparel brand, successfully running a profitable business for ten years, eventually selling to a VC firm. He currently oversees LiquidMind Inc., a global brand strategy firm that partners with both start-ups and established brands to empower their businesses to think different, be different, drive a passionate culture, and execute relentlessly.