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  • "Make a difference" is one of Solstice’s core principles, and this fall our team set out to do just that. The first edition of Solstice Pay it FWD took place in Chicago and our Solsties spent the day volunteering at various organizations across the city.

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  • This fall, our team took to the road to examine the digital disruption that is happening in the financial services industry today. From Chicago to New York City, we sat down with the top executives across Fortune 500 banking, wealth management, insurance, and trading firms who are responsible for leading their organization’s digital transformation.

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  • Jared Johnson, Principal Digital Strategist at Solstice, sat down with Steve Furman, Director of Digital Experiences at Discover to explore the future of banking.

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  • Paul Heckel, VP of Customer Experience at Solstice, sits down with Sarah Lavin, SVP of Wealth Management Strategy and Product Design from Northern Trust to discuss the future of Wealth Management. Watch the webinar or read the transcript below. 

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  • Our Cloud Native practice at Solstice speaks frequently at conferences, in webinars and at client offices around the emergence of the new modern cloud architecture - 12 factor applications that run in a cloud native fashion on the cloud or PaaS of your choice. Such systems targeted to be re-platformed as cloud native apps are those that sit at the epicenter of your business; often thes...

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  • Solstice's Founder & CEO J Schwan was recently invited to sit down with Steve Grzanich, the host of "The Opening Bell" on WGN Radio to discuss digital innovation, Solstice, and how we're helping enterprises stay on top of emerging technology. 

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  • For the last seven years, the editorial team at Crain's has compiled a list of the the top 50 technology "founders, CEOs, coders, hackers, investors, brilliant minds and bravehearts" responsible for driving their organizations, and the Chicago tech community, forward. This year, we're excited to announce that our very own, J Schwan, joins the ranks of this distinguished list. While t...

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  • Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with with Eric Rehl, Director of Digital Business at Rockwell Automation, to discuss their digital transformation journey as part of our Solstice FWD Webinar Series. It was a candid and jam packed 30 minutes full of great insights such as how to align business units to drive organizational change, keys to identifying the right digital invest...

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  • For the 6th year in a row, our team just wrapped up Solstice Express Day, our annual 24-hour innovation hackathon. Based on the premise of FedEx Day, the idea behind Express Day is to practice what we believe: “There are no bad ideas or stupid questions.” Together, we take this 24 hours to throw out ideas and question what’s possible not just for our clients, not just with technology, ...

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WWDC 2017

  • Mike Koleno, Director of Solution Delivery at Solstice, met with some of our iOS developers to talk about the WWDC 2017. Listen to their conversation on Soundcloud, or read the transcript below.

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  • There's currently a buzz about how artificial intelligence (AI), specifically machine learning, will be the next great disruptor to industry. Some are going as far as to call it the new “electricity.” Similar to the rhetoric about the cloud years ago, many people are talking about AI but relatively few actually understand it. The truth is that AI concepts and technologies can be intimi...

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  • With recent advances in machine learning, machine-to-machine communication (M2M) and big data, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is rapidly impacting every industry. In a recent report, this utilization of IIoT “could add US $14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030.” One of the biggest contributors to this increase is in how IIoT enables employees to effectively achieve valu...

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  • At the Google I/O Keynote this year, the theme of the day was the ongoing paradigm shift from mobile-first to AI-first product development. With continuing advancements in voice processing and computer vision, Google is now at a point where they are increasingly approaching product development with an artifical intelligence mindset. The results are on display across a wide range of the...

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  • Amazon just released the latest model of its expanding conversational products in the Echo family, the Echo Show. Available for pre-order here (and already hitting #1 in Amazon’s best-selling electronics list), the Echo Show is a first of its kind device for Amazon. With a seven-inch touch screen and built-in video camera, the Echo Show allows users to place a video or voice call over ...

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  • As with most new technology paradigms in today’s world, enterprise IT outfits tend to let ideas or products bake and mature before diving in. The same has proven to hold true for the cloud. While we see and work with many enterprise IT organizations at Solstice who have used the cloud to aide in their digital transformation, there are also many organizations who have just started worki...

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  • SoftBank Robotics America, the North American arm of SoftBank Robotics Group, announced the release of the first of several out-of-the box software solutions for Pepper, the humanoid robot. We’re proud to have partnered with SoftBank as their development partner for Promoter, a content management solution for marketers.

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  • Amazon Web Services has announced the launch of their latest product, Amazon Connect, at the Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando. Amazon Connect is a self-service cloud-based contact center service, and Solstice is among the first of Amazon’s partners who have the capability to bring this service to life for clients.

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  • At the beginning of this year the Solstice team released our 2017 Trends Report highlighting the top nine consumer, emerging technology and business trends that we believe will impact the enterprise in 2017.

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  • As the digital evolution continues to grow, enterprises own and control less and less of the solutions they build. From the channels that they’re targeting (ex. mobile app stores) to the experiences that certain platforms dictate (ex. Amazon Echo, Facebook Messenger, etc.) - the enterprise is regularly working to conform their solutions to the rules and guidelines that are being set by...

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  • Solstice Launches Bosch VR Automated Driving at CES 2017

    At CES 2017, Bosch debuted their Bosch Virtual Reality application featuring an Automated Driving VR experience. Solstice is proud to have partnered with Bosch to build and deliver this application for both Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard-enabled iOS and Android platforms. The Automated Driving VR experience is the first offering to be released on Bosch’s VR platform, with plans to re...

  • How AWS Greengrass Brings Lambda Functions to IoT

    At Amazon Web Services' latest developer conference, AWS re:Invent, AWS announced it’s expanding its serverless push by allowing IoT devices to execute AWS Lambda functions locally using a new software, AWS Greengrass. Greengrass lets developers build IoT solutions that connect different types of devices to the cloud and to each other. Greengrass allows for increased security, speed, r...

  • Creating a Culture of Gratitude

    Creating a culture of gratitude can super power an organization. All of my research, observations and personal experiments around creating an engaged workplace keep coming back to prioritizing this one simple practice. Organizations that exhibit a culture of gratitude create happy and engaged employees. It encourages individuals to think and work outside of their daily roles, it empowe...

  • AWS Unveils New AI and Machine Learning Offerings at re:Invent

    At Amazon Web Services (AWS) annual AWS re:Invent conference, the company made several announcements around its growing portfolio in artificial intelligence. The announcements can be grouped into two major areas: applied artificial intelligence API’s and general purpose AI.

  • Robots as a Platform for Customer Experience

    Until now, robotics has seemingly been stuck in a perpetual limbo. We were given incredibly high expectations by Hollywood and the Jetson’s for what robots are capable of. Over the last few years, however, an explosion of robotics startups have emerged. These robotics companies are enabled by breakthroughs in computer vision, sensor technologies, and machine learning. These technologie...

  • Why Businesses Are Investing in Chatbots

    In 1966, Joseph Weizenbaum invented ELIZA, one of the earliest known versions of a chatbot. While ELIZA was only capable of holding very short conversations, Weizenbaum was astonished at the users’ emotional attachment to the program. Since ELIZA, many other chatbots have been invented, each pushing the capabilities of the technology further and further.

  • Ride the Wave: A Primer for Digital Transformation

    At Solstice, we have helped a wide array of businesses with their digital transformation. From digital dinosaurs, all the way to innovators and disruptors, we've dug deep into digital transformation successes and failures of some of the most well known global companies and assembled action plans to help you leverage digital transformation lessons they've learned the hard way. This is y...

  • AWS Greengrass: Enabling Local Execution for Solstice's The Pulse

    Solstice demonstrated The Pulse at AWS re:Invent 2016. The Pulse is a real-time, sensor-driven facilities management solution built end-to-end on top of Amazon Web Services’ IoT stack. The Pulse can track any measurable environmental parameter, including heat, motion and sound. Equipped with a real-time dashboard and insights engine summarizing this data, facilities managers can make q...

  • Harnessing the Power of IoT with The Pulse

    This blog was co-authored with Julian Dale, Kat Dumalo, Sanjay Kunta, and Abby Wooden. The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly transforming the world around us: There is a new wave of technology bringing affordability and speed to getting “things” connected to the Internet. There is no shortage of IoT platforms offering quick and easy connection of devices to the cloud, and the abili...

  • Solstice Achieves AWS Service Delivery Partner Status for Lambda

    Solstice, an award-winning emerging technology and innovation firm that serves Fortune 500 clients, announced today that it has achieved AWS Service Delivery Partner status for AWS Lambda. The AWS Service Delivery Program is designed to highlight AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners who have a track record of delivering verified customer success for specific Amazon Web Services (AWS) pro...

  • Solstice Achieves AWS IoT Competency Status

    Solstice, an award-winning emerging technology and innovation firm that serves Fortune 500 clients, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Competency status. This designation recognizes Solstice for delivery of effective solutions and providing deep expertise in the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • Solstice will be at AWS re:Invent 2016!

    Solstice is sponsoring this year’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference November 28th - December 2nd in Las Vegas. As an AWS Consulting Partner, we’re bringing our team of certified developers, consultants, and strategists to join the AWS community and absorb the latest insights to help our clients ride the waves of mobile, Conversational UX, IoT, and more.

  • Solstice Cited as a Strong Performer by Independent Research Firm in B2C Mobile Services Providers Report

    CHICAGO, October 27, 2016 -- Solstice, an award-winning emerging technology and innovation firm that serves Fortune 500 clients, is honored to be recognized by Forrester as among “top B2C mobile services providers.”

  • Kelly Manthey to Speak at Forrester CXSF 2016

    We're excited to announce that Kelly Manthey, Solstice's Chief Strategy Officer, will join the ranks of CX innovators and thought leaders on stage at this year's Forrester #CXSF event.

  • Seeking Surfboards: The Next Evolution of Solstice

    This blog was originally posted on J Schwan’s LinkedIn. Click here to read to the full post.

  • Made By Google: Google Aims to Lead the "AI First World" with Google Assistant

    Last week, Google hosted an event for their new Made by Google initiative. Anyone who also watched Google IO 2016 will recognize many common themes, but the primary focus of the day was around the hardware behind Google Assistant. So what’s new from Google? They started off their presentation with a simple statement: It’s time to move from a mobile first world to an AI first world.

  • Why We Replaced An App with a Chatbot

    This blog was co-authored with Fiona Campbell, Matthew Ehinger, and Cassie Free.

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  • Last week, Apple unveiled some exciting new products that every Apple fan has been waiting for. The two biggest announcements were around the highly anticipated iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and the new Apple Watch model.

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