Swarm intelligence to solve business problems

Everyday businesses are flooded with the need to make all sorts of decisions – strategic, operational and tactical .Many of these decisions are taken by business managers or leaders who may or may not always follow a popular view for that particular decision. Have you ever looked into how  nature

Canary from coal mine to software testing

Canary release is a technique to reduce the risk of introducing a new software version in production by slowly rolling out the change to a small subset of users before rolling it out to the entire infrastructure and making it available to everybody. Canary testing is recommended as good practice

Photocopier drum inspired by beer

A product innovation example offered in 1991 by Ikujiro Nonaka and Martin Kenney in the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management involved a key part of a photocopier — its drum. A team of engineers at Canon Inc. was considering how to redesign the drum in order to ease photocopiers’

Genetics inspired by Austrian monk and peas

You might have always wondered as to why only of your siblings had a sharp nose or wide ears? The answer to your question can be answered if you understand certain principles of heredity. The field of genetics has come a long way over the last decade or so. Business

Soccer robot inspired conveyor belt

German company, Celluveyor has invented a   conveying system with an omnidirectional drive technology for complex material handling tasks. Essentially, it is a conveyor belt with hexagon wheels which moves the materials in many directions and allows quick assembly. It removes the classic lean waste related to transportation and waiting time.

Bead Game inspired from literature

A well-known book by the German-born Swiss writer Hermann Hesse ‘The Glass Bead Game’ has inspired  innovator Martins Jansons to come up with  Bead Game which is now getting more popular as it tries to bring together the digital world without losing the charm of playing a physical board game.

ANZ Bankers will work as tribes and be part of squads

Bank, one of the big four banks of Australia is “shaking up its management style” by rolling out a ‘Scaled Agile’ approach across its Australian division leveraging the operating model and practices adopted by technology companies and several IT teams of different corporations. The method of organizing and delivering work

Cuckoo Smurfing for money laundering

Commonwealth Bank of Australia(CBA), the largest bank in Australia in August,2017 was charged with a massive fine by banking regulatory body, AUSTRAC. CBA was charged that it failed to monitor the illegal deposit of money through its intelligent deposit machines and indirectly it had allowed money laundering. Without getting into

Inspiration from Fibonacci series in real life

1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34… This is the famous Fibonacci number sequence, where the third number is sum of previous two numbers. The series itself was inspired when Leonardo Fibonacci observed the way the  way rabbits bred themselves. Soon the pattern found its way in understanding bee colonies, the seeds in sunflowers, structure of