Short Report on 1st Day at BILT Europe

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Robots are just around the corner

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The next world coming

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Anders Hvid Keynote speaker at BILT

Anders Hvid was Keynote speaker at BILT Europe 2017 sponsored by Grundfos

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iPhone 1

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Old Nokia phones

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Published
05.10.2017

With its opening today, BILT Europe has been running for the 5th year in a row. During the next three days, DANISH™ will be present and we will bring you the laughs, the learning and the gadget of the day.

At the opening early this morning, keynote speaker Anders Hvid, founder of DareDisrupt and co-founder of Singularity University in Denmark, gave his take on digitisation as a mindset and a challenge on how the building industry expects itself to be disruptive. He also provided us with…

Learning of the day: What is disruption?

Disruption is … a new product for a new customer that creates a new market and a new value system.

And he gave a good example…

… the year we all abandoned our Nokia phones for iPhones. In other words, we gave up a small handy phone with a magnificent sound and a good battery life that was very user-friendly for a device with an awful sound and a short battery life that was the size of a huge wallet.

Old Nokia phones

‘Had Nokia launched the smartphone, we would have thrown it away, because it would never have lived up to our expectations for what a phone from that company should do. But the iPhone was a new product for a new group of customers with no expectations about the iPhone being a really good phone – and all of a sudden, the value system for this type of product – a multi-device – was created,’ Anders Hvid explained.

Here you can read more from Anders Hvid

During his speech, his focal point was the difference between linear and exponential growth. People are scoped for perceiving things linearly, but with digitisation, we work exponentially. One of the areas in which we see this is in robotics where development is moving really fast.

This, however, should not prevent us from humouring you with…

Laugh of the day: From Boston Dynamics. Obviously, it’s just around the corner, but are we quite there yet?

Finally, this brings us to

Gadget of the Day: Which, obviously, has to be the Z VR Backpack from HP and Nvidia. For the first time ever, here is a transportable computer for VR. They showed this cool video at the opening: