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Monthly Briefings

As a business leader, you need to make challenging choices in an environment shaped by rapid technological change, connectedness, uncertainty and ambiguity—often under intense time pressure. Our easy-to-skim monthly briefing helps you stay on top of things. So you can make well-informed decisions without missing a beat.

As active practitioners in technology strategy, design & publishing we use our expertise and network to bring you closer to the industry. This monthly briefing about emerging technology analyses recent developments and their impact on organizations and businesses. You will know not just the hot topics of the month, but why they are relevant (or not), who the key players are and which professional events you need to attend. We know your time is precious and provide you with all the context you need.

The Briefing

As a member, you will receive a monthly email briefing about impact or a noteworthy aspect of emerging technologies, formatted to be read easily on a small screen, like your tablet or phone. Shorter topics will be curated and put in context, with a link to more indepth information. This will be followed by a longer piece of analysis and a short list of recommended reading, companies and events. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Big Hardware Connected Data
  • Cloud computing
  • Industrial automation
  • Product innovation
  • Industry movers and shakers
  • Trends Forecasting
  • Startup dynamics, and more

The Imaginary Unit saves your time and prepares you for your next keynote, conversation, negotiation or strategy meeting.

Editorial Team

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino



Runs designswarm a design & strategy consultancy dedicated to the internet of things. She was named 2nd in Top 100 Internet of Things Thought Leaders (Onalytica, 2014) and included in the Top 100 Influential Tech Women on Twitter (Business Insider, 2014). She has been building consumer-facing internet of things products, services and communities since 2005. She is the founder of the Good Night Lamp, runs the London Internet of Things meetup and has worked with international companies such as Intel, Nokia & British Gas.

Peter Bihr

Peter Bihr


Founder of The Waving Cat, where he explores the impact of emerging technologies and helps apply the insights of innovators through consulting and conferences. As an advisor, he helps organizations large and small excel in an environment shaped by digitization, connectedness and rapid change. He has co-founded and chaired many acclaimed emerging technology conferences including ThingsCon, UIKonf and Cognitive Cities Conference, and serves as Program Director of NEXT.

Patrick Tanguay

Patrick Tanguay


Co initiator and editor of The Alpine Review, an award winning and critically acclaimed print publication, a compendium of ideas for a world in transition. He also works with organizations to help them understand near-future emerging technologies, offering strategic support as well as briefing documents and research reports. He also co-founded Station C, the first coworking space in Montréal, and the local chapters of Creative Mornings and The Awesome Foundation.