David H. Deans

Principal Consultant, GeoActive Group
  • GeoActive Group
  • United States of America

About David H. Deans

Technology, Media, Telecom analyst, consultant, columnist - digital multi-platform practitioner - commercial transmedia storyteller @dhdeans

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Mar 03, 2023

From my perspective, the typical school- to-work transition does not appear to have changed in a meaningful or substantive way since I entered the workforce more than three decades ago. And yet, so much has changed in the work environment.

That said, I'm encouraged by the recent advances in artificial intelligence, and the potential for students across the globe to enhance or augment their learning with the application of this emerging technology.

Jan 31, 2023

I anticipate that Open Innovation policies will continue to evolve in response to the Big Tech sector's perceived influence on the Global Networked Economy. And, I agree with your assessment that the full potential of technology benefits is clearly much greater than the current focal points.

Nov 08, 2022

Based on what I've witnessed over the last decade, the high cost of healthcare in the United States, and the excessive profits of many providers, limit the demand for operational efficiencies.

Regardless of the publically stated commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, I see very few incentives to positively change the current culture that is responsible for a lack of progress.

Jun 28, 2022

From my own perspective on this topic, having worked from home for more than a decade, the trend toward flexible working models is not really about changing places (office vs home), it's more about placing more significant on desired 'business outcomes' (rather than proof of attendance at a designated place of work).

My point: typical 20th Century middle managers fill their days with meetings and reading emails, but produce little that's truly meaningful or substantive (from a commercial outcome perspective). When they leave their job, for whatever reason, there is often no impact on the business. Proving that being 'present for attendance' is a pointless metric in a competitive economy where strategic business outcomes matter most in the achievement of results.

May 10, 2022

I'm seeing a need for Step 0, before your four steps.

Let go of the past. Leaders must stop their quest for a 'return-to-normal' status quo environment that's similar to the typical work life before the pandemic. Instead, start now to aspire for an environment that is exponentially better than before. Raise the bar of expectations and imagine the upside possibilities. Don't merely slip back into the old familiar ways. Be bold and brave.

Dec 07, 2021

As more executive teams adopt flexible working policies for their distributed workforce, procuring a secure cloud-native virtual desktop for remote employees is a high priority. Many forward-thinking leaders are considering a Digital Workspace solution that will enable their IT team to deliver any app, on any cloud to any employee’s device.

Jul 05, 2021

The evolution of the digital payment ecosystem has been a key enabler for participation in the Global Networked Economy. It's now forecast that mCommerce payments will reach $3.1 trillion in 2025 -- that's up from $2.1 trillion in 2020, according to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research.

Jan 23, 2021

If I were to give career advice to my younger self, then I'd focus more on developing a curiosity for the world at large. Career options increase when you embrace the possibilities of perpetual serendipity. I believe that curiosity, as a catalyst for serendipity, is essential in today's global networked economy. Moreover, I'm thinking that early exposure to 'hybrid learning' methodologies will enable students to develop the emotional intelligence they'll need later to prepare for the 'hybrid work' environment -- where flexibility and adaptability are valued more than any other fundamental skillset. Also, anticipating the rise of a future 'gig economy' would better prepare students to attain the required self-determination skills.