Big Data and Small Business

March 31, 2014

“Here’s a wishful vision of the future,” writes Christina Donnelly and Geoff Simmons, “One day, small businesses will have access … Continued

Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Company

March 28, 2014

If you want a creative company, you have to do more than hire creative people. You have to provide those … Continued

Supply Chain Collaboration and Secure Information Sharing

March 27, 2014

Over the past several years, the subject of supply chain collaboration has garnered increased attention. Leonie Barrie reports that last … Continued

Tech Toys Can Help Prepare Pre-schoolers for STEM Education

March 26, 2014

Last fall, Michael D. Rich, president and chief executive officer of the RAND Corporation, wrote: “As schoolhouse doors swung open, … Continued

The Project for STEM Competitiveness Sponsors STEM Speakers Series

March 26, 2014

Last September I announced that, along with some colleagues, I had founded a non-profit organization called The Project for STEM … Continued

The Digital Path to Purchase is not a Straight and Narrow Way

March 25, 2014

“Growth has slowed. Complexity has increased. At least this is the story for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies in North … Continued

Our Sense of Taste and the Future of Food Security

March 24, 2014

The world population is predicted to reach 9 billion people by the year 2050. Bill Gates, Microsoft mogul and co-founder … Continued

New Approaches and Tasks for Machine Learning

March 21, 2014

“We all know how difficult it can be using a text term to search for multimedia content online,” writes Darren … Continued

Targeted Marketing: Millennials are Moving Targets, Part 2

March 20, 2014

In the first post of this two-part series, I cited a number of sources who tried to explain the characteristics … Continued

As Food Prices Surge, Increases in Hungry People Can’t be Far Behind

March 19, 2014

An article in the Wall Street Journal reports, “Surging prices for food staples from coffee to meat to vegetables are … Continued

Targeted Marketing: Millennials are Moving Targets, Part 1

March 18, 2014

“With the constant use of social media and digital outlets by the millennial generation (born 1980 to the early 2000s),” … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management: A Company’s Weak Link?

March 17, 2014

The data breach involving the giant retailer Target has been all over the news for weeks. There was lots of … Continued

STEM Education: Why It’s Important

March 14, 2014

There continues to be debate about whether too much emphasis is being placed on STEM education. Critics believe that proponents … Continued

The Supply Chain’s Role in Food Security

March 13, 2014

“If current growth patterns continue,” writes Doug Austin, Senior Vice President of Growth & Innovation, “‘extra mouths to feed’ will … Continued

Artificial Intelligence Over the Next Four Score and Seven Years

March 12, 2014

“The advances we’ve seen in the past few years — cars that drive themselves, useful humanoid robots, speech recognition and … Continued

Big Data Analytics Continue to Penetrate Business Operations

March 11, 2014

About a year ago, Mike Wheatley wrote, “Big Data has become such a big buzzword in tech these days that … Continued

Location-based Marketing: Shoppers Won’t Ever Be Alone Again

March 10, 2014

“Ever since smartphone makers began incorporating GPS receivers into their handsets,” writes Brad Howarth, “marketers have dreamed about making use … Continued

High Tech Agriculture

March 7, 2014

“The Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet will greatly affect agricultural machines such as tractors, agricultural sprayers, harvesters, soil … Continued

Smart Cities, Smart People, Smart Future

March 6, 2014

Alex Steffen, an author and futurist who writes a lot about smart cities and sustainability, insists that for most people … Continued

Retail Stores and the Digital Path to Purchase

March 5, 2014

You don’t have to be involved in the retail business to know that online shopping and mobile devices have changed … Continued

Robots and Jobs, Part 2

March 4, 2014

In Part 1 of this article, I discussed the widespread concern that the growth of artificial intelligence systems will create … Continued

Robots and Jobs, Part 1

March 3, 2014

At the 2014 World Economic Forum, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, stated, “The race is between computers and people … Continued