Wow. My colleague Rebecca has done a tremendous job! She leads the Datarella team that came up with this first milestone for our Track & Trust project with the European Space Agency ESA. Together with ESA, we want to find out how satellite data can be used to facilitate last mile tracking of supply chains in remote areas. Often, aid delivery can be tracked until the goods reach an interim storage facility
Banking the Unbanked always refers to human beings and their enablement to participate in the global financial system by providing them with bank accounts. In this post, I argue for banking unbanked devices, i.e. machines, that are connected through the internet — the Internet of Things IoT. Globalization has made our world a smaller place: through the internet we know everything what happens somewhere within minutes, through air travel we can personally
On 1 August, we announced our new joint venture RAAY RE we have founded together with our partners Hammer AG and Wertgrund AG. RAAY RE, which stands for RAAY Real Estate, is our first vertical within the RAAY Operating System family. RRE offers blockchain-based products and services to the real estate industry. The real estate industry has been booming for more than 10 years and most players within the industry have
Yesterday was a great day: I could witness the operationalization of my enterprise protocol evolution model. Nobody at the MunichRe symposium specifically talked about the model. However, the symposium’s theme “Modularisation of the Insurance Value Chain” actually is the operationalised version of it. In my model, I describe the evolution of the enterprise as a development from the enterprise as an institution, over the enterprise as a platform to the enterprise as a protocol. Since enterprises
We become cultured through training in various activities, such as customs, arts, interacting with people, the use of technologies, and the discovering of ideas, the learning of beliefs, shared philosophies, and religion. Our brains are modified by our cultural activities. Since all our brain modules are plastic to some degree, we have the ability to create signature cultural activities and to respond to changing conditions. This cognitive fluidity is the human
Thanks to neuroscience research, we today know that we don‘t exclusively absorb culture through univerally shared, standard issue, human perceptual equipment, but culture determines what we can and can‘t perceive. Our functional cognitive architectures are changed by the culture we live in. The impact of this so-called perceptual learning is bigger than most of us imagine. Not only literacy and language, but also such fundamental brain activities, such as sight
Being an entrepreneur, my life has always been thrilling and rich in variety. While studying and after a few stunts as a working student at Henkel, it was clear to me to become self-employed — I wanted to be my own boss. I started with Web 1.0, an online travel agency, a pure e‑commerce play. Then I moved into Web 2.0, building a social news aggregator. After that, it was time for mobile, and building an
Mankind seems to have reached a crossroads. At environmental, political, and economical levels more and more urgent hazard warnings appear. Man has to cope with this high-speed change, and there are many well-intended activities already under way. However, what we need to survive exceeds fast-track rescue plans and well-meant community engagement. We have to bethink ourselves of our inherent abilities and leverage our entire skill set — we need a Mindful Revolution.
There are many ways of interpreting the things that happen in our lives. For me, there is no such thing as chance, but everything happens for a specific reason. Good and bad things alike, have helped me to understand my environment better and to improve the quality of my life. It’s not that I’d be looking for bad things to happen or that I I’d be explicitly happy when they occur but I have
It is said that a brain‘s size positively correlates with its host‘s level of intelligence. The ability of human beings to use tools in very elaborate ways, to create art or to invent and tell stories to each others, seems to prove a certain supremacy over other creatures. As long as we won‘t have discovered supernatural life, humans regard themselves as being the pride of creation. Ok, then — all is fine!