Feasting on the future

Feasting on the future

At Wolff Olins, we’ve been thinking a lot about creativity and its role in the world. That’s why we were very excited to be invited to speak at The Feast. From the moment I walked into Pioneer Works, the expansive art space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, I knew The Feast would be special. After some early-...

by Mark Bosse - 24 Oct 2014

Alibaba - China and beyond

Alibaba - China and beyond

On Friday Chinese internet giant Alibaba went public on the New York Stock Exchange, resulting in the world’s largest ever IPO at $25 billion. Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and media around the world have been buzzing for months with talk of a global power shift to China, the dawn of a new era for t...

by Mark Bosse - 25 Sep 2014

APIs, Big Data, and the Indonesian election

APIs, Big Data, and the Indonesian election

The world’s largest ever single-day election took place just a few weeks ago in Indonesia. An incredible 187 million people, across 17,000 islands and three time zones cast their ballots in a period of just 24 hours. Of those, 22 million had never voted before, and there were 320,000 candidates to...

by Mark Bosse - 29 Apr 2014

Digital identity debated in India

Digital identity debated in India

Imagine a future in which every person has a unique digital identity and all of our information lives in the ‘cloud’. Your bank account, tax returns, and even your college degree would be connected to a single number and infinitely easier to manage.

by Mark Bosse - 28 Mar 2014

Sophisticated Brands for Sophisticated Consumers

Sophisticated Brands for Sophisticated Consumers

  Several weeks ago the Economist ran an article profiling modern Chinese consumers. The commentary was largely optimistic, suggesting that savvy, middle class Chinese could be the fuel our global economy desperately needs. Already, Chinese private consumption makes up roughly 8% of the world total...

by Mark Bosse - 21 Feb 2014