Adam Winfield


About Adam Winfield

Adam Winfield writes about technology, how it's affecting industries, how it's affecting businesses, and how it's affecting people.

How Blockchain’s ‘Web of Value’ Could Oust The New Big Media

21-Nov-2017 | Adam Winfield

With Facebook, Google, Netflix, Spotify, and precious few other platforms establishing a new monopoly on how the masses are informed and entertained, a Big Media fit for the Internet age has emerged.

Why It’s Taking So Long To Uberize Insurance

16-Nov-2017 | Adam Winfield

Insurance is part of the glue that holds modern society together, helping governments maintain economic stability and decent standards of living. Regrettably, it also has a tendency to degenerate into

A Grand Vision For A Blockchain-Powered Overhaul Of Money

14-Nov-2017 | Adam Winfield

James Zdralek has devoted much of the past two years to a white paper – The Future is Money – that does no less than propose a new blockchain-powered monetary system running on inflation-proof, bu

The Coding For Kids Debate: Fundamental Or Fad?

26-Sep-2017 | Adam Winfield

Let’s teach as many kids as possible to code. Our future depends on it. That’s a statement that not too long ago we took for granted as unambiguously correct and non-controversial. Now, there a

Is Business Leaders’ Pride Putting Digital Transformation At Risk?

21-Sep-2017 | Adam Winfield

Last year, KPMG published research that suggested CEOs consider the next three years to be more important for their business than the last 50. Hyperbolic as that sounds, few would dispute it contains

HR, training, STEM, skills gap

Can White-Collar Apprenticeships Close The STEM Skills Gap?

4-Jul-2017 | Adam Winfield

The higher education-career template is still the undisputed way to go for many living in developed countries. In Canada, where I live, more than 2 million people fill the country’s universities

How Companies Can Use Social Networks To Restore A Sense Of Belonging

2-Jun-2017 | Adam Winfield

The great irony of social media is that many users, desperately seeking a renewed tribal sense of belonging in an increasingly virtual world, often end up feeling even more isolated. The same can be

How Game Theory Is Taking Marketing To The Next Level

19-May-2017 | Adam Winfield

Marketing tactics tend to stick to a tried-and-tested principle: If you’re marketing something that consumers don’t need to survive, target their emotions rather than their logic. The closer you c

Post-Human Healthcare For A Post-Human World

17-May-2017 | Adam Winfield

In an interview with The Atlantic to promote his new book Homo Deus, the historian Yuval Noah Harari made some terrifying and humbling predictions about the future of healthcare. He explains that t

How To Succeed As A Millennial In The Gig Economy

19-Apr-2017 | Adam Winfield

Millennials face a very different job market than the one in which Boomers and older Generation Xers have spent much of their working lives. Some 45 percent of Canada’s workforce will consist of f