Data Science, Data Scientists and the Evolution of Analytics

June 30, 2014

“In a generation,” writes Ikkel Krenchel and Christian Madsbjerg, “the relationship between the ‘tech genius’ and society has been transformed: … Continued

Searching for a Less Quirky Qubit

June 27, 2014

At the end of a post entitled “Quantum Computing: The Quest Continues,” I indicated that I would write another article … Continued

Big Data and Big Flavors

June 26, 2014

When you hear the term Big Data, the first thing that pops into your mind probably isn’t food, flavors, or … Continued

Quantum Computing: The Quest Continues

June 25, 2014

As I pointed out in a previous post [“Quantum Future: Just Beyond Our Grasp“], some scientists believe that the effort … Continued

Disruptive Innovation in the Eye of a Storm

June 24, 2014

Over the years, I have periodically referred to the business and educational theories of Clayton Christensen, a renowned Harvard Business … Continued

As 3D Printing Emerges, Researchers Working on 4D Printing

June 23, 2014

Many futurists believe we are entering an era in which customization and personalization will be commonplace. That presents a real … Continued

Generating and Exploiting Ideas

June 20, 2014

“From multiple observations come ideas,” writes Harold Jarche. “From multiple ideas can come new insights.” [“From observation to breakthrough,” 28 … Continued

We Have All the Necessary Technologies to Make Our Cities Smarter

June 19, 2014

“A veritable ‘perfect storm’ of challenges and opportunities is profoundly changing the fundamentals of urban areas throughout the world,” asserts … Continued

The Coming Evolution of Global Business

June 18, 2014

“Whether you trace them back to Assyrian trading networks in 2000BC, or only as far as the mid-19th century when … Continued

Targeted Marketing: Predictive Analytics and Adaptive Content

June 17, 2014

“Imagine the following scenario,” writes Mars Cyrillo. “You are an airline company and from all the data collected from previous … Continued

Assessing Supply Chain Risk

June 16, 2014

“In 2013,” writes Lora Cecere, “80% of supply chain leaders had a material supply chain disruption. It was not just … Continued

Small Businesses Need Help to Detect Fraud

June 13, 2014

Richard Barker, CEO of, asserts “The common perception is that fraudsters target little old ladies and con them out … Continued

Success Starts with Critical Thinking and Problem-solving Skills

June 12, 2014

Our educational system is tasked with preparing the next-generation to succeed in life. That’s a tall order and it will … Continued

Machine Learning: Both Deep and Wide

June 11, 2014

Earlier this year, Google paid more than $400 million “to acquire DeepMind Technologies, a startup based in London that had one … Continued

Big Data can Help Reduce Healthcare Costs and Improve Care

June 10, 2014

We would all like to see healthcare costs reduced. As an employer, I know how important benefits are to my … Continued

The Growing Importance of Mobile Tech on the Digital Path to Purchase

June 9, 2014

“Mobile is now dominating the consumer purchase decision process, yet nearly two-thirds of mobile-driven purchases happen offline, according to the … Continued

Farmers and Scientists Must Collaborate to Feed the World

June 6, 2014

“The world could be less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people … Continued

Pharmaceutical Big Data Analytics Promises a Healthier Future

June 5, 2014

“Big data is transforming the way drugs are being developed and prescribed,” asserts Gail Dutton. “Among the innovations: drugs that … Continued

Supply Chain Risk Management: The Risks Continue to Rise

June 4, 2014

“Supply chain risk has fallen slightly from its all-time peak last year,” writes Paul Snell, “but businesses must remain vigilant … Continued

The Food Industry Looks to Deliver Bold and Spicy Flavors

June 3, 2014

The head chef at McCormick’s technical innovation center in Hunt Valley, MD, Kevan Vetter, is always looking for new recipes … Continued

STEM Education Needs More Diversity

June 2, 2014

“Today,” reports Deep Nishar, “technical fields of study — and the workplaces they feed into — are attracting and retaining … Continued