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Innovation Times


Innovation Times


Welcome to Innovation Times: The Federal blog

Join featured blogger, JR Reagan, Federal Chief Innovation Officer, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and others as we discuss innovation topics, emerging trends and leading practices.

Recent blog posts

Memories of things past

Posted by JR Reagan, June 30, 2014
What if you didn’t just want to delete an embarrassing or angry online post, but instead wanted to disappear completely – both online and off? Setting your reasons for wanting to escape aside, would it be possible for you in this always-on era to not only cast off your real identity, but also escape the online remnants that keep track of you?

Is necessity the mother of invention? Profiles of women inspiring tomorrow’s innovators

Posted by JR Reagan, May 9, 2014
Many of the world’s most important inventions came from women. To give them their due, we’ve launched “Mothers of Invention,” a series of profile sketches of pioneering female entrepreneurs inspiring the next generation to dream, to invent, and to reach for the stars.

Open sesame

Posted by JR Reagan, February 7, 2014
Promises offered by open data – a boon for businesses and the economy, more jobs, and healthier and more satisfying lives – are quite a treasure trove indeed, and could lead to transformative technologies in every industry.

About face

Posted by JR Reagan, January 9, 2014
Thanks to improvements in facial recognition technology, everyone from law enforcement agencies to casinos and advertisers to social media uses recognition algorithms to gather facial information into databases and apply it for various identification purposes.

How do we put locks on the Internet?

Posted by JR Reagan, November 14, 2013
In the physical world, keeping valuables safe used to be a relatively straightforward process. But now our world isn’t merely physical anymore.

Our bodies are data factories

Posted by JR Reagan, November 14, 2013
Our cellular devices turn each and every one of us into mobile factories that continuously generates enormous amounts of data.

3D printing: The final frontier?

Posted by JR Reagan, October 1, 2013
3D printing changes the way we make things – from hearing aids and joints, car and plane parts to prosthetic body parts. This technology has existed since the 80s, but the bulky, expensive printers remained a barrier to entry for most.

Healing health care through disruption

Posted by JR Reagan, September 12, 2013
Emerging trends in technology are ushering in new ways for physicians and hospitals to deliver health care services. Are we heading toward an environment that will allow us to shop for health care much like we shop for other consumer services?

Forget about it!

Posted by JR Reagan, August 21, 2013
The ability to manage one’s digital legacy is making headlines in major news outlets and sparking debates across our nation. Does digital memory really last forever?

Designed for life

Posted by JR Reagan, August 9, 2013
Solving a problem using design thinking requires just a few ingredients that nearly everyone has (or can develop): the creativity to generate lots and lots of potential solutions, without fear of judgment. 




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