Author Archives: Sakari Kyrö

About Sakari Kyrö

Customer experience fanatic, looking for weak signals to understand the future of the connected economy.

Big Data + Business Intelligence. Rising star or fading hype?

Is business intelligence just analytics on steroids, or is there more to it? That was my initial question when I started to dig deeper into the subject. It’s enough to read articles like “A beginners guide to BI software” from Software

Big Data + Business Intelligence. Rising star or fading hype?

Is business intelligence just analytics on steroids, or is there more to it? That was my initial question when I started to dig deeper into the subject. It’s enough to read articles like “A beginners guide to BI software” from Software

What if only “If this, then that” was the answer?

All of our lives are turning around a simple assumption “If this, then that”. (The image is from IFTT) It’s logic. We base our decisions on expected outcomes, and when things go as planned, we feel like the logic is

What if only “If this, then that” was the answer?

All of our lives are turning around a simple assumption “If this, then that”. (The image is from IFTT) It’s logic. We base our decisions on expected outcomes, and when things go as planned, we feel like the logic is

Is the cover letter dead?

I was looking at status updates on Linkedin, looking for inspiring information on user centric product development. As I was looking, I stumbled upon a job ad that looked interesting -> Apply. No cover letter attached, no CV attached. I

Is the cover letter dead?

I was looking at status updates on Linkedin, looking for inspiring information on user centric product development. As I was looking, I stumbled upon a job ad that looked interesting -> Apply. No cover letter attached, no CV attached. I

Rush hour 3G connectivity, buffer bloat and app I want: Plain text, “block all other apps”, browser.

Mission impossible: Public places or public transportation during rush hour + try to stream music, video or even try to load simple news sites. It hasn’t really bothered me before, but lately just trying to read comments on Facebook or

Rush hour 3G connectivity, buffer bloat and app I want: Plain text, “block all other apps”, browser.

Mission impossible: Public places or public transportation during rush hour + try to stream music, video or even try to load simple news sites. It hasn’t really bothered me before, but lately just trying to read comments on Facebook or

Linkedin for companies

I haven’t In the course of the last couple of weeks, I have found that the possibilities for companies and individuals are far greater than one might think. Companies find it challenging to create a relevant presence with the company

Linkedin for companies

I haven’t In the course of the last couple of weeks, I have found that the possibilities for companies and individuals are far greater than one might think. Companies find it challenging to create a relevant presence with the company

Extreme transparency – is it a good thing?

What is the suitable level of disclosure in a B2B context? I am a believer in full disclosure, both between colleagues, but also between buyers and sub-contractors. I am not talking about removing all filters on communication. Just the part

Extreme transparency – is it a good thing?

What is the suitable level of disclosure in a B2B context? I am a believer in full disclosure, both between colleagues, but also between buyers and sub-contractors. I am not talking about removing all filters on communication. Just the part

Image of user in the middle with three circles indicating different layers of filtering

Layers of trust – The reason why user data is so hard to decypher

Advertisers, market research companies and just about every application developer tries to understand it to predict behavior. What I am talking about is how an individuals’ behavior is constantly under scrutiny. In real life, what we say, what we do,

Image of user in the middle with three circles indicating different layers of filtering

Layers of trust – The reason why user data is so hard to decypher

Advertisers, market research companies and just about every application developer tries to understand it to predict behavior. What I am talking about is how an individuals’ behavior is constantly under scrutiny. In real life, what we say, what we do,

New Years resolution: No hidden agendas

It’s just business… nothing personal. I am not a big fan of the above expression. It usually implies that whatever has happened, is justified because it is business. INDIVIDUAL TO INDIVIDUAL Sam Harris, the author of “Lying” brings out good

New Years resolution: No hidden agendas

It’s just business… nothing personal. I am not a big fan of the above expression. It usually implies that whatever has happened, is justified because it is business. INDIVIDUAL TO INDIVIDUAL Sam Harris, the author of “Lying” brings out good

An infographic of disconnect between buyers and sellers online

From push to pull

I have recently been researching the strengths and weaknesses of the existing channels, through which buyers and sellers online meet. It really is a billion dollar question that thousands of people around the globe are trying to solve. With all

An infographic of disconnect between buyers and sellers online

From push to pull

I have recently been researching the strengths and weaknesses of the existing channels, through which buyers and sellers online meet. It really is a billion dollar question that thousands of people around the globe are trying to solve. With all

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Understanding social networks 1/6: Self expression vs. voyeurism

The past success stories of social networks, and the key to creating “The next big thing” has much less to do with technology or innovation, than it has with understanding the evolution of human behavior. Inspiration for this blog article series

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Understanding social networks 1/6: Self expression vs. voyeurism

The past success stories of social networks, and the key to creating “The next big thing” has much less to do with technology or innovation, than it has with understanding the evolution of human behavior. Inspiration for this blog article series

Me first! -news reader & Why SWOT analysis can kill application development

It started a few months ago… As always, the idea was born out of a need that I had myself. I found myself using 2-3 hours every evening, wading through the cumulated content on Flipboard. That is, whenever my 2

Me first! -news reader & Why SWOT analysis can kill application development

It started a few months ago… As always, the idea was born out of a need that I had myself. I found myself using 2-3 hours every evening, wading through the cumulated content on Flipboard. That is, whenever my 2

VRM – The C2C aspect

Image credit VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) is a hot topic in certain circles. The impact of the general philosophy behind the subject is already apparent in the recent development of increased user control in social media. EatMedia.com summarises it well.

VRM – The C2C aspect

Image credit VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) is a hot topic in certain circles. The impact of the general philosophy behind the subject is already apparent in the recent development of increased user control in social media. EatMedia.com summarises it well.

The social Media war is creating new social media standards.

Anyone who has been following tech news lately, has seen the the various questions. Did Google+ copy the “circles” from Diaspora*? Did Facebook copy Twitter with the introduction of the “Subscribe” -feature? Did LinkedIn copy the Facebook news feed when

The social Media war is creating new social media standards.

Anyone who has been following tech news lately, has seen the the various questions. Did Google+ copy the “circles” from Diaspora*? Did Facebook copy Twitter with the introduction of the “Subscribe” -feature? Did LinkedIn copy the Facebook news feed when