Thought Leadership and Innovation
Our passion for technology puts us in the forefront when it comes to thought leadership around technology innovations and the impact they have. To share our knowledge we have created SogetiLabs and VINT which produce original research into the likely impact and innovative application of new technologies, trends and IT systems for organisations worldwide.
Below you can find a number of reports that have been produced by SogetiLabs and VINT:
THINGS: The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Part three of VINT’s four part series on ‘Things’ focuses on ‘Things to Tighten the Link between IT and OT’. The report outlines how The Internet of Things plays a crucial role on how the physical world can become better equipped with capacities to distinguish and register situations and events. The report examines the three reasons for the manufacturing and process industry to embark upon the IoT adventure. Recommendations on how to speed up the IT-OT integration conclude the report.
THINGS: Empathic Things
Sogeti’s global trend lab, VINT, provides the second report in a four part series on the Internet of Things, entitled “Empathic Things”. This study looks at the internet in, on and around the human body, and the impact for people and companies. VINT presents six categories of so-called “Empathic Things,” representing migrations of smart technology from handheld devices to the body itself. Read this report for the author's six recommendations for success in the new era of “empathic things.”
THINGS: Internet of Business Opportunities
The first in the series of a four part research-program on the Internet of Things (IoT), co-authored by experts from Sogeti’s trend lad, VINT, “THINGS – Internet of Business Opportunities” focusses its attention on the realities of past expectations in practice, and predictions, from industry experts, that are shaping the way business is moving forward. The report addresses the forward movement in the technological social economy, while addressing a plethora of implications for business and consumers alike.
The Dark Side of Social Media
This latest VINT report, written by Sander Duivestein, Trendwatcher New Media and Jaap Bloem, Research director both from the VINT Institute, exposes the impact of social media on our social behaviour. Problems with media are very diverse and have always existed, but the “social” and “mobile” intensity we observe today is definitely overkill.
Social media adoption is often considerably over 85 percent and has practically complete coverage in Chinese urban areas. The easy access through smart phones and other touch screen devices in particular causes a disproportionate call on people’s time and eats away our productivity. This report highlights how social media and the supporting technology may well gain the upper hand, and negatively affect us if not managed appropriately.
Download "VINT The Dark Side of Social Media".
Michiel Boreel has worked in the IT Industry for over 21 years and since 2007 has held the role of Chief Technology Officer with Sogeti. Michiel started his IT career at a company now owned by Sogeti advising about the reverse engineering of legacy information systems and migration estimation methods.
In 1994, Sogeti asked Michiel to lead a new initiative, called the Institute for the Analysis of New Technology (VINT), a small research and trend spotting group with the goal of inspiring customers to apply new technology in business processes. A constant theme in all of the VINT research is the question what role IT will play in the future society and how technology can be applied to create meaningful business innovation.
In December 2011 VINT was complemented by SogetiLabs, also headed by Michiel Boreel.