The Road to Innovation is Paved with Questions and Experiments, Part 2

February 28, 2013

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the importance of asking good questions at the beginning of the innovation … Continued

The Road to Innovation is Paved with Questions and Experiments, Part 1

February 27, 2013

"Innovation is a particularly sticky problem because it so often remains undefined," writes Greg Satell. "We treat it as a … Continued

The Search for Data Scientists

February 26, 2013

"Big Data can present companies with big challenges," writes Elyse Dupré and Melissa Mazza, from Direct Marketing News, "especially when … Continued

Big Data is about People and Behavior

February 25, 2013

With all of the hype surrounding big data, we should remind ourselves that what is most important is how it … Continued

Advances in Artificial General Intelligence Continue

February 22, 2013

Last December Dario Borghino reported, "Researchers at the University of Waterloo have built what they claim is the most accurate … Continued

Electronic Health Records: The Best is Yet to Come

February 21, 2013

There have been a number of articles published recently about the fact that savings that were predicted to flow from … Continued

Secure Information Sharing Has Never Been More Important

February 20, 2013

If you are concerned about cybersecurity, you probably read the New York Times' article about the Chinese military carrying out … Continued

Going Long with Big Data

February 19, 2013

Applied mathematician and network scientist Samuel Arbesman, a senior scholar at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and a fellow at … Continued

Scott Brinker’s Epicenters of Targeted Marketing

February 18, 2013

In two recent posts (The Future of Big Data, Part 2 and Part 3), I discussed some observations about the … Continued

Urbanization, Innovation, and Wealth

February 15, 2013

Richard Florida, Co-Founder and Editor at Large at The Atlantic Cities, recently penned an article that focuses on two of … Continued

Targeted Marketing Dollars

February 14, 2013

A year ago Lisa Arthur reported, "Marketing is now a fundamental driver of IT purchasing, and that trend shows no … Continued

Big Trouble for Big Data, Part 2

February 13, 2013

In previous posts about big data and targeted marketing, I have repeatedly pointed out that the elephant in the room … Continued

Big Trouble for Big Data, Part 1

February 12, 2013

Ray Gallagher reports that defense contractor Raytheon "has secretly developed software capable of tracking people's movements and predicting future behaviour … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management: The Five “Rs” of Resilience and Response

February 11, 2013

Recently, the blogsite Riskviews: Commentary on Risk and ERM posted an article entitled Five components of resilience — robustness, redundancy, … Continued

Open Innovation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

February 8, 2013

Since I last focused an article on open innovation (see The Ups and Downs of Open Innovation), there have been … Continued

Artificial Brains: The Debate Continues

February 7, 2013

"There's an ongoing debate among neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, and even philosophers," writes George Dvorsky, "as to whether or not we … Continued

What Follows Globalization, Part 2

February 6, 2013

In yesterday's post, I cited a number of pundits who worry that no clear model has emerged as the obvious … Continued

What Follows Globalization, Part 1

February 5, 2013

David M. Smick, editor of International Economy magazine, believes that the globalization model is crumbling and, with no apparent model … Continued

Infrastructure, the Supply Chain, and Economic Growth

February 4, 2013

"Deficiency in transport and communications infrastructure is one of several supply chain barriers that act as obstacles for speeding up … Continued

The Future of Big Data, Part 3

February 1, 2013

In Part 2 of this series, I discussed some thoughts on the future of big data offered by marketing technologist … Continued