Innovation To Reality™

TOM EDWARDS – INNOVATION TO REALITY OVERVIEW Tom is a dynamic speaker focused on future-proofing business while delivering results today. He has a deep understanding of technical detail but translates to all audiences. Tom speaks regularly on the convergence of technology and consumer behavior via artificial intelligence and its impact on industries such as retail, …

True Innovation = IKEA BookBook

This morning I received a note about a “seriously fresh” innovation from IKEA. It’s called the BookBook. Prepare to have your mind blown. Definitely take note of the color coding system, sharing and voice activated security. Get ready to experience the power of a bookbook. Follow Tom Edwards @BlackFin360

2019 Tech Titans Technology Advocate Award

Last night my wife and I attended the 2019 Tech Titans Awards Gala. I was a finalist for the Technology Advocate award. This award recognizes a technology advocate/champion for their outstanding leadership in assisting, advancing or accelerating the performance of technology companies and/or the technology community. It was a really fun night. The Tech Titans …

In The News: Ad Age & Google Android OS

I recently provided commentary to Advertising Age discussing the recent shift in naming convention for Google’s operating system from dessert-themed names to a more traditional numbering system as well as commentary on the new Google Android branding. Tom Edwards, chief innovation officer at agency Epsilon, says that “although the dessert names and the subsequent tie-ins …

Innova-con Keynote

I recently had the opportunity to deliver the opening keynote at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC during the Innova-con conference. I provided a tour of tomorrow and highlighted the coming waves of technology based on consumer behavior. The talk discussed disruption and adaptation with concepts, implications, and success strategies based on my …

2019 Oncon Icon Awards

Awarded Marketing Trailblazer for Innovation & Marketing Contributor for Thought Leadership

19 Trends for 2019

As technology seamlessly integrates into our lives we will continue to move towards a time when our technology adapts to us vs. us inputting into the technology. 2019 will accelerate the convergence of experiences. The shift from desktop and mobile to voice, vision and touch fueled by intelligent systems will be a key focus for …

Path To Purchase Expo Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote during the Path To Purchase Expo. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhanced to focus on the camera as a platform, artificial intelligence, multi-modal, and the New 4 P’s of AI marketing and how the convergence of all of these will impact …

AI Today Podcast Interview

AI and cognitive technologies are enhancing many different industries and providing significant ROI for early adopters. However, AI is also providing benefit in improving our various experiences in life. In this podcast, Cognilytica analysts Kathleen Walch and Ronald Schmelzer interview Tom Edwards, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer at Epsilon Agency, who shares insights into how …

Tom Edwards Awards & Recommendations

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS 2019 Professional of the Year Marketing and Emerging Technology Award Winner– Selected as the Professional of the Year by Strathmore Worldwide for the categories of marketing and emerging technology. 2019 Tech Titan Technology Advocate Award Winner – Selected from four finalists for the Technology Advocate Award. This award recognizes a technology advocate/champion …

Tom Edwards Amazon Alexa Voice Summit Keynote & Interview

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote during the 2018 Amazon Alexa Voice Summit in Newark, NJ. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhanced to focus on the voice ecosystem,  the camera as a platform, multi-modal, and how artificial intelligence and the Pixar Theory is the key to understanding …

Tom Edwards Keynote Artificial Intelligence & the Future

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote during the Financial Brand Forum on May 8th, 2018. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhanced to focus on potential impact on the financial services industry and pending disruption based on the camera as a platform, artificial intelligence, multi-modal, and the New …

AMA Marketing Technology Virtual Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote as the opening session of the recent AMA Marketing Technology Virtual Conference. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhanced to focus on the camera as a platform, artificial intelligence, multi-modal, and the New 4 P’s of AI marketing. Here is the full …

Evanta CMO Summit Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote at the 2018 Evanta CMO Summit in Dallas, Texas. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhanced to focus on the camera as a platform, artificial intelligence, multi-modal, the New 4 P’s of AI marketing and new themes introduced by the Apple WWDC …

Tom Edwards TEDx Talk

Tom Edwards, futurist and Advertising Age marketing technology trailblazer outlines the evolution of experience at TEDx Oaklawn. Follow Tom Edwards @BlackFin360

Frito-Lay Boundless Marketing Summit Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote at the 2018 Frito-Lay Boundless Marketing Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhanced to focus on the camera as a platform, artificial intelligence, multi-modal and the New 4 P’s of AI marketing. Empower is looking at how accessibility to …

Financial Brand Forum Tom Edwards Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote at the 2018 Financial Brand Forum. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhanced to focus on Data, Artificial Intelligence, Multi-Modal and the New 4 P’s of AI marketing,  and much more. Empower is looking at how accessibility to mobile technology has led to …

GEN Z & The Camera As The Next Marketing Platform

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer, and Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, Agency @ Epsilon explores how Gen Z and their view of the camera will evolve marketing as a part of the Innovation to Reality™ content series. This video explores how Generation Z, the first mobile-first generation are evolving the role of the …

MarTech Conference Tom Edwards Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote at MarTech West 2018. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhance to focus on Gen Z & Computer Vision, The evolution of the camera from capture to communication and much more. Empower is looking at how accessibility to mobile technology …

Tom Edwards Keynote Speaker Overview

Tom is a dynamic speaker focused on future-proofing business while delivering results today. He has a deep understanding of technical detail but translates to all audiences. Tom speaks regularly on the convergence of technology and consumer behavior via artificial intelligence through his platform Innovation to Reality™. From Star Wars, Fortnite, The Matrix to the impact of …

REX Executive Roundtables IHRSA Keynote

I recently had the privilege to deliver the Evolution of Experience keynote for the REX Executive Roundtable group at the San Diego Zoo. This was a lead-up event to recent IHRSA 2018 conference. For this event, I tailored the Evolution of Experience, E^3 talk tied to  Empower, Exponential and Enhance to bring examples relevant for the evolution of experience in the fitness industry. Here …

Tom Edwards Marketing Speaker

Tom is a dynamic speaker with a deep understanding of technical detail but translates to all audiences. Tom speaks regularly on the convergence of technology and consumer behavior via artificial intelligence through his platform Innovation to Reality™. From Star Wars, Fortnite, The Matrix to the impact of Gen Z, the camera as the next marketing platform, …

SXSW 2018 Video Recap

Epsilon Agency’s Tom Edwards, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, Ian Beacraft, Group Director, VP Digital Strategy and Steve Harries, VP, UX & Innovation share key takeaways from SXSW including why it was all about the immersive experiences. Follow Tom @BlackFin360

Tom Edwards Speaker Bio

Tom is a dynamic speaker with a deep understanding of technical detail but translates to all audiences. Tom speaks regularly on the convergence of technology and consumer behavior via artificial intelligence through his platform Innovation to Reality™. From Star Wars, Fortnite, The Matrix to the impact of Gen Z, the camera as the next marketing …

MarTechSeries Interview

I was recently interviewed by MarTechSeries in advance of my speaking engagement for MarTech West on April 24th in San Jose, California. The full interview covers topics such as my role with Epsilon, advice for B2B marketers dealing with evolving technology, start-ups I am working with, how to prepare for the impact of AI, apps …

Exploring Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency @ Epsilon explores the merging of artificial intelligence and robotics as a part of the Innovation to Reality™ content series. This video discusses the topics of Defining robotic intelligence Emotive robotics as a key to connection with humans Where robots powered by AI …

SMU Temerlin Advertising Institute Interview

I recently had the privilege to be interviewed by the SMU Temerlin Advertising Institute team for the TAI blog. This is a repost of the interview discussing various topics tied to teaching, career advice, and how the advertising industry has shifted over the years. Professor Tom Edwards is teaching capstone course ADV 4399 Advertising Campaigns for …

Gen Z & Computer Vision Ad:Tech Spotlight

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency @ Epsilon discussed Gen Z, Computer vision and the evolution of experience at Ad:Tech NY 2017. This video is the presentation content prepared for Ad:Tech New York 2017, featuring proprietary research tied to Gen Z and the evolution of experience. Over the coming months, …

E^3 BioInterfaces & Quantum Computing

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency @ Epsilon highlights the future of interfaces and intelligent systems as a part of the Innovation to Reality™ content series. This video provides a glimpse into the near future. From intelligence augmentation through artificial intelligence, biointerfaces such as the skin and the mind, …

E^3 Evolution of Experience – Environment & Synthetic Reality

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency @ Epsilon highlights the third pillar of the E^3 framework, Environment in Video 4 of 4 in the Innovation to Reality™ content series. This video outlines how our world is shifting towards synthetic reality with the convergence of location, computer vision and mixed …

E^3 Evolution of Experience MWCA17 Keynote

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency @ Epsilon presents the E^3 framework, Empower, Enhance, and Environment tied to the Innovation to Reality™ content series at MWCA17. This video is the full presentation from Mobile World Congress Americas 2017. This content series highlights the evolution of experience through the E^3 …

E^3 Evolution of Experience – Enhance

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency @ Epsilon highlights the second pillar of the E^3 framework, Enhance in Video 3 of 4 in the Innovation to Reality™ content series. This video is all about how intelligent systems will enhance our world. From all facets of Artificial Intelligence (machine learning, deep learning, natural language …

E^3 Evolution of Experience – Empower

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency @ Epsilon highlights the first pillar of the E^3 framework, Empower in Video 2 of 4 in the Innovation to Reality™ content series. This series will highlight the evolution of Experience through the E^3 framework of Empower, Enhance, and Environment. The E^3 framework …

E^3 Evolution of Experience – Introduction

Tom Edwards, Ad Age Marketing Technology Trailblazer and Chief Digital Officer, Agency @ Epsilon presents the introduction (Video 1 of 4) of the Innovation to Reality™ content series. This series will highlight the evolution of Experience through the E^3 framework of Empower, Enhance, and Environment. This framework and subsequent examples build a vision towards the …