Tableware and Taste

June 28, 2013

Our sense of taste is an interesting topic. In other posts on the subject, I’ve noted that other senses (especially … Continued

Understanding the Digital Path to Purchase

June 27, 2013

Analysts have tried depicting a consumer’s digital path to purchase in a variety of ways — loops within loops, funnels, … Continued

Trekkies Rejoice! Food Replicators are Coming Soon

June 26, 2013

In the original Star Trek series, meals served to crew members in space came from food synthesizers that, in subsequent … Continued

Cognitive Computing

June 25, 2013

There seems to be some confusion about exactly what the term “cognitive computing” means. S.E. Smith writes, “Cognitive computing refers … Continued

Innovation: Tinkers, Tailors, Soldiers, and Spies

June 21, 2013

The great thing about innovators is that they come in all shapes and sizes. Some pundits believe great innovators share … Continued

Smart Cities and Traffic

June 20, 2013

One simply can’t discuss smart city initiatives without including the topic of traffic — that is, how things move within … Continued

The Digital Path to Purchase, Part 2

June 19, 2013

In Part 1 of this 2-part series on the digital path to purchase (DP2P), I explored why some analysts believe … Continued

The Digital Path to Purchase, Part 1

June 18, 2013

“The nature of the digital challenge is evolving rapidly and challenging traditional business models,” write McKinsey & Company analysts Francesco … Continued

Smart Cities 37 Years On

June 17, 2013

"If you work for a young web company," writes Jasmine Gardner, "you probably think your office is pretty cool. Maybe … Continued

Numbers in the City, Part 2

June 14, 2013

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed an emerging movement called quantitative urbanism and how mathematics can be used … Continued

Showrooming Remains a Problem (or Does It?)

June 13, 2013

"Physical retail stores have long been considered both places to research and to purchase products," write McKinsey & Company analysts … Continued

Targeted Marketing and Brand Engagement, Part 2

June 12, 2013

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I discussed how marketing is getting more personal. I also noted that today’s … Continued

Targeted Marketing and Brand Engagement, Part 1

June 11, 2013

As businesses have created more ways to reach out to customers, deciding how to reach out has become increasingly complicated. … Continued

Big Data Analytics: Good Questions Result in Better Answers

June 10, 2013

We've all been in classrooms or meetings when the person in charge (be it a teacher or facilitator) has stated, … Continued

Numbers in the City, Part 1

June 7, 2013

You've probably heard the expression, "I'm tired of being treated like a number." In the past, "being treated like a … Continued

Forecasting the Future with Big Data

June 6, 2013

All of us are curious about what lies ahead of us. We get nervous when our vision is limited. In … Continued

Can Machine Intelligence Emerge from a Single Algorithm?

June 5, 2013

Daniela Hernandez entices us into her Wired article about Stanford computer science professor Andrew Ng with this statement, "There's a … Continued

A Review of “Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think”

June 4, 2013

The topic of big data may sound a bit dry and technical; but, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, in their … Continued

Supply Chain Analytics

June 3, 2013

"Now that we're all connected and responding 24×7 via any number of devices," writes Jennifer Baljko, "of course there would … Continued