Workplace of the Future: Five Predictions for 2017

Last year, Konica Minolta and the BIC launched a new portfolio called "Workplace of the FutureTM" which integrates existing solutions with new technologies in Silicon Valley. As a founding member of this practice, I have [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|

7 ways to use design thinking to innovate your business

Although design thinking was originally for AI, design engineering, and architecture, I see how it becomes an excellent process for me to incorporate at the BIC. As a female leader, I am continually seeking out [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|

2016 Innovation Center Reflections: Bringing Products to Market

As 2016 comes to a close, it is time to reflect upon the accomplishments of the Business Innovation Center (BIC) here in Silicon Valley. Since our founding three years ago, our team of 15 has [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|

Millennials in the Workplace: The Current and Future Environment

Millennials have become one of the most influential demographics among consumers, but they are rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the workplace as well both in terms of talent and as entrepreneurs [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|

Continued Customer Driven Innovation in Healthcare

It has been just over a year since we launched the inaugural Healthcare Advisory Council (HAC) to foster customer driven innovation within the BIC. As we closed out Q2, we also executed the third HAC [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|

Mobile Apps Have Disrupted Your World, So Why Not Your Business?

You’re more likely to forget to brush your teeth than you are to forget your phone at home. There’s no study speaking to this, it’s just an intuitive fact. So if your business hasn’t either [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|

Increase Collaboration with These 5 Team Building Exercises

When you think of team building, you likely think of awkward group activities like the trust fall or tug-of-war. Many of these activities supposedly work by fostering shared experiences and helping to establish trust. But [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|

Ekta Sahasi to Unite Leadership of Konica Minolta Business Innovation Center and Research Division

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that Ekta Sahasi has expanded her leadership role to include Managing Director of Research and member of the Konica Minolta Global Strategic Council. She will continue serving as [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|

What is the Internet of Things (IOT)?

What is the Internet of Things (IOT)? There is no single definition of IOT and everyone you ask will have a different opinion. The best way to understand something is to ask questions. So I [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|

Konica Minolta Completes Installations of Savioke Hotel Delivery Robot

Ongoing Pilot Demonstrates Evolution of Konica Minolta's Robotic Service Offerings Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., (Konica Minolta) announced today that it has completed installations of Savioke's hospitality robot, called Relay, at two hospitality properties. [...]

By | February 3rd, 2016|