Dominic, Author at Boldstart Technology
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Author: Dominic

As CES gets underway in Vegas there is plenty of focus on the consumer market for voice enabled computing, but the real stalking horse for 2018 is voice enabled computing for the workplace. Leading this march is Alexa For Business, and a plethora of other Natural...

I'm the first to admit I've made plenty of decisions based on gut instinct, and scant evidence. In software development or product management though this is ill-advised, particularly where consumer services are concerned. The fastest way to product/market fit is to get your product into as...

It's estimated that 90% of the world's data was created in the last year, which means growth in data volume is exponential. Many businesses have mountains or oceans of data that just sits still. The advent of open banking and the imminent arrival of PSD2 has had...

Two months ago I wrote about experimenting with Alexa and my new found python skills. This week I'm pleased to say that experiment has progressed into a fully fledged published skill for Badminton Horse Trials (my third so far). What started as a few hundred lines...

The 4th industrial revolution is about change the very fabric of the internet forever, enabling every human on the planet to participate for the first time.   That’s a bold statement! Let me explain….. 1. Language – The Ultimate Leveller Language is the foundation of all communication for humanity....

Someone in my twitterverse recently commented how they hadn't come across a bot in their normal daily life, and therefore we must still be in a hype cycle. This is in many ways true until you realise there are thousands upon thousands of new bots...

Fintech innovation is accelerating at an ever increasing rate with everything from UX to blockchain causing mass fragmentation of banking services, as startups pick off micro services, like direct debit payments and international transfers to provide better, faster or cheaper alternatives. Core retail banking services though,...

Interviewing recently for a new role got me thinking about the bigger challenges for autonomous vehicles, an area I've been working on for the last year or so. Currently almost all R&D effort in this field is concentrated on replacing the need for a driver, and...

Earlier this week Mary Meeker of KPCB presented and published a 213 slide dossier on Internet trends for 2016. A good chunk of this was devoted to the rise of ‘Voice as Computing Interface’, which I found particularly fascinating. Mary’s presentation centred largely on voice, and voice...