Creating Smart Cities by the Numbers

May 30, 2014

Last year I penned a two-part series entitled Numbers in the City, Part 1 and Part 2. Those posts discussed … Continued

Machine Learning: Bane or Blessing for Mankind?

May 29, 2014

“It’s tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction,” writes the renowned theoretical physicist Stephen … Continued

Consumer Packaged Goods Innovation

May 28, 2014

Last year Kellogg’s was number 54 on Forbes‘ list of innovative companies. Dennis K. Berman wasn’t impressed. “It measures nearly 3 … Continued

Real-time Bidding and Targeted Marketing

May 27, 2014

In a post entitled “Behavioral Data and Targeted Marketing,” I discussed the fact that many marketers are still not taking … Continued

Memorial Day 2014

May 26, 2014

As you know, Memorial Day’s roots were planted after America’s Civil War. Nearly every community in America suffered the loss … Continued

Bitcoins and Commerce

May 23, 2014

If you’ve paid much attention to financial news over the past few months, you can’t help but have heard about … Continued

Robots: Rise of the Machines

May 22, 2014

MIchael Dobie reports, “Robotic help-wanted ads were up 13 percent in 2013.” [“The rise of the machines — it’s happening,” … Continued

Changes in Supply Chain Management: Happening Fast not always Appreciated

May 21, 2014

The 19th Century French journalist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, coined the adage, “The more things change, the more they stay the … Continued

Big Data Analytics in Emerging Market Countries

May 20, 2014

Deloitte Consulting, LLP, analysts Jim Lee, Phillip Savio, and Carey Carpenter know that big data analytics can have a significant … Continued

Big Data Success Requires Data, Talent, and Analytics

May 19, 2014

“Success in the big data world is far more than what many of the software and hardware vendors would have … Continued

Graphene: Wonder Material of the 21st Century

May 16, 2014

If you haven’t ever watched “The Graduate,” the movie that launched Dustin Hoffman’s storied film career, you should. In one … Continued

European Court Allows Old Online Users to Just Fade Away

May 15, 2014

At the end of his 1951 farewell address to Congress, General Douglas MacArthur quoted a refrain from an old British … Continued

Quantum Future: Just Beyond Our Grasp

May 14, 2014

Back in 2006, Peter Schwartz, Chris Taylor, and Rita Koselka offered a vision of the future that relies on the … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management: Mapping Your Way to Resilience

May 13, 2014

Commenting on the results of a survey conducted by APQC, Gregory L. Schlegel, founder of The Supply Chain Risk Management … Continued

Artificial Intelligence: Ascendant but not Transcendent

May 12, 2014

Release of the movie entitled “Transendence” starring Johnny Depp shined a lot of light on the subject of artificial intelligence. … Continued

Food Flavors: Making “Senses” of it All

May 9, 2014

When people think about food, they generally imagine how it will taste on the tongue. Most of us know, however, … Continued

STEM Education: Why All the Fuss?

May 8, 2014

If you follow the topic of education, you know that there is an ongoing debate about whether the United States … Continued

Agriculture and Big Data: Saving the World

May 7, 2014

“Higher food prices have increased poverty, destabilised governments and helped trigger revolutions,” asserts Paul McMahon, “leading to a revival of … Continued

White House Advisors Weigh-in on Big Data Privacy

May 6, 2014

For several years, I have noted that online privacy is the 800-pound gorilla in the room whenever discussions are held … Continued

Shopper Tracking is the Next Phase of Location-based Marketing

May 5, 2014

Alistair Barr reports, “Retailers have long struggled to determine whether online ads fuel sales in their bricks-and-mortar stores. Now, Google … Continued

Principles for Developing Smart Cities

May 2, 2014

“Humanity is crowding into ever smaller portions of the planet,” writes N.L. in an article in The Economist. “In ‘Triumph … Continued

Innovation: Failure is not a goal

May 1, 2014

There has been a lot written about the notion that a company that fears failure will never be innovative. I … Continued