January 31, 2012

Why Voice Interaction Will Change Mobile Travel

Last year I completed a number of intense research projects on mobile travel trends. This includes two reports for Amadeus –Navigating the Airport of Tomorrow and The Always Connected Traveler: How Mobile will Transform the Future of Air Travel. I also was the  lead analyst for the PhoCusWright Special Report Mobile Hits the Mainstream.  These projects involved in-depth interviews with technology and travel […]
December 6, 2011

Privacy versus Personalization

  Most agree that an important trend in e-commerce is personalization. This is even more essential in the mobile environment where location, context and personalization form the cornerstone for mobile search and marketing. Disturbing news of late around how mobile devices collect our information has created shockwaves across the Web. This includes the most recent reports on Carrier IQ and how it may be […]
December 1, 2011

Where in the World is Norm Rose?

With all due respect to the classic children’s TV show and game Carmen Sandiego, I have borrowed the show’s tag line having just completed a grueling travel schedule that took me to London, Washington DC, Miami, Rome and Amsterdam all within a five week period. These  trips involved client technology engagements and speeches to various audiences. My Miami stop was to participate as Co-Chair of the PhoCusWright […]
August 16, 2011

Smart Mobs – Now a Reality

One of the most influential and clairvoyant books on mobile trends is Howard Rheingold’s 2002 Smart Mobs. Howard accurately predicted many of the trends we now see as common such as: The growth of smartphones The intersection between mobile and social media The use of mobile devices to mobilize protests (thus the term Smart Mobs). This last point came into clear focus with the Middle East Arab Spring and the […]
July 19, 2011

The always-connected traveller: How mobile will transform the future of air travel

  Earlier this year, Amadeus commissioned Travel Tech Consulting to conduct research on airlines mobile trends. The whitepaper “The Always-Connected Traveller: How Mobile Will Transform the Future of Air Travel” combines research from JD Power with interviews of nine airlines from around the world. Augmented with Travel Tech’s ongoing monitoring of mobile airline trends, the report provides a clear picture of the current […]
July 19, 2011

Why Amazon’s Entry into the Tablet Market May Be a Game Changer

Where do tablets fit into the travel process? The tablet un-tethers the traveler from the desktop whether in a hotel room, at the airport, on an airplane or siting on the living room couch. The tablet itself greatly expands a traveler’s ability to dream and plan a vacation, but what about using a tablet while on holiday? Tablets can be used […]