The Future of Big Data, Part 2

January 31, 2013

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the views of several pundits who believe that big data has been … Continued

The Future of Big Data, Part 1

January 30, 2013

Big Data is getting plenty of attention nowadays. Too much attention according to some pundits. In fact, some pundits believe … Continued

Are Our Innovation Models Wrong?

January 29, 2013

According to two prominent innovation gurus, companies have pursued innovation using flawed models in the past. Columbia Professor Bill Duggan … Continued

The Benefits of Big Data

January 28, 2013

Rick Neil from Percepture directed me to a great infographic (shown below) that was created by neolane ( The infographic … Continued

Artificial Bee Intelligence

January 25, 2013

"Honey bees are fascinating creatures," writes Ben Coxworth. "They live harmoniously in large communities, divided into different castes, with some of … Continued

Is U.S. Manufacturing on the Move? — Part 2

January 24, 2013

"The sharp slowdown in U.S. manufacturing that began last spring appears to be over," writes Don Lee, "setting the stage … Continued

Is U.S. Manufacturing on the Move? — Part 1

January 23, 2013

Financial Times' columnist Sebastian Mallaby asserts that "manufacturers using 'big data' are setting the scene for a revival" in the … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management Still not Receiving Enough Attention

January 22, 2013

Looking back on 2012, Adrian Gonzalez observes, "Some companies took proactive action to define and implement supply chain risk management … Continued

Cognitive Computing

January 21, 2013

Researchers at the Cognitive Computing Research Group at the University of Memphis claim that cognitive computing, like the Roman God … Continued

The Problem with Focus Groups

January 18, 2013

At first glance, it appears that Gianfranco Zaccai, co-founder and president of the global design and innovation consultancy Continuum, is … Continued

Big Data and Semantics

January 17, 2013

"Perhaps when it comes to natural language processing and related fields," writes Alon Halevy, Peter Norvig, and Fernando Pereira, "we're … Continued

IBM Predicts “Sensitive” Computers

January 16, 2013

Each year IBM offers five technologies that its scientists believe will change the world within the next years. They call … Continued

Regionalization is on the Rise

January 15, 2013

"Globalisation isn't as simple – or as flat – as you might think," writes Andrew Bowman, "It's uneven and has … Continued

Artificial Intelligence and the Semantic Web

January 14, 2013

James Hendler, the Tetherless World Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, asserts that accurately interpreting natural-language … Continued

Empowering Innovation

January 11, 2013

In an interview with Forbes Magazine‘s Alan Hall, Harvard Business School professor and noted innovation guru Clayton Christensen insisted that … Continued

Big Data and Targeted Marketing

January 10, 2013

The Financial Times recently ran a special report entitled Decoding Big Data. Authors of the report, Paul Taylor, Caroline Nevitt … Continued

The Future of Supply Chain Management, Part 10

January 9, 2013

For the final segment of this series on predictions about the future of supply chains, I'd like to step outside … Continued

The Future of Supply Chain Management, Part 9

January 8, 2013

When it comes to taking the long view, few analysts can compete with my colleague Thomas P.M. Barnett, Chief Analyst … Continued

The Future of Supply Chain Management, Part 8

January 7, 2013

Mark Woodward, CEO of E2open, is another bold prognosticator willing to go on record with his predictions about the coming … Continued

The Future of Supply Chain Management, Part 7

January 4, 2013

The consulting firm IDC offers an array of predictions for the coming year as can be seen from the following … Continued

The Future of Supply Chain Management, Part 6

January 3, 2013

This post focuses on some thoughts offered by Manish Bapna. After reading the National Intelligence Council’s (NIC) latest Global Trends … Continued

The Future of Supply Chain Management, Part 5

January 2, 2013

This post continues my series discussing forecasts about the business environment (and, more specifically, supply chain management) in the coming … Continued

Happy New Year 2013

January 1, 2013

Traditionally at the beginning of each new year one takes stock of his or her circumstances and makes resolutions that will … Continued