2015 Predictions: Manufacturing, Part 2

December 31, 2014

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I focused on the first five of ten predictions made by International Data … Continued

2015 Predictions: Manufacturing, Part 1

December 30, 2014

James Dyson, the British inventor, designer, engineer, and entrepreneur most famous for his vacuums, once said, “Manufacturing is more than … Continued

Narrow Artificial Intelligence and Your Business’ Future

December 29, 2014

While some pundits endlessly debate whether artificial general intelligence (AGI) leading to a sentient machine will ever be achieved, companies … Continued

Demystifying the Mysteries of Innovation

December 26, 2014

Innovation is one of those terms that you hear frequently but realize doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone. “When … Continued

Christmas 2014

December 25, 2014

Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn CBE, a British journalist, writer, and columnist, once wrote, “From a commercial point of view, if Christmas … Continued

Quantum Computers Will Transform the World — We Hope

December 24, 2014

Eric Ladizinsky, co-founder of D-Wave, the Canadian firm claiming to have produced the world’s first commercial quantum computer, asserts that … Continued

Enhanced Shopping Experiences and the Digital Path to Purchase

December 23, 2014

“Retailers, reliant on a traditional bricks-and-mortar heritage,” writes Trisha Nichols, Managing Partner at MediaCom US, “face a complex task of … Continued

The Future of Food: Will Bugs be Labeled Organic?

December 22, 2014

This time of year people think a lot about treats — candy canes hung on Christmas trees, visions of sugarplums, … Continued

Attracting Girls to STEM Careers

December 19, 2014

Earlier this year Maura Falk (@MfgMaura), Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations, wrote, “My attention has been drawn to the issue … Continued

2015 Predictions: Emerging Markets

December 18, 2014

Sustained global economic growth primarily depends on continued growth in emerging markets. New middle class consumers in those markets will … Continued

2015 Predictions: The Internet of Things

December 17, 2014

If I were going to name the coming year based on what people are predicting, I would probably call 2015 … Continued

2015 Predictions: Digital Marketing

December 16, 2014

One area in which you can find a wide variety of predictions is digital marketing. The reason for all this … Continued

2015 Predictions: Transportation and Logistics

December 15, 2014

The world is on the move. Gone are the days when a majority of humankind could walk to their jobs … Continued

Santa Claus: The Best Salesman in History

December 12, 2014

Santa Claus has become a worldwide sales phenomenon who hypes everything from cars to candies. His rise to “Best Salesman … Continued

2015 Predictions: Supply Chains, Part 2

December 11, 2014

In Part 1 of this two-part article focusing on 2015 supply chain predictions, I discussed two articles written by Robert … Continued

2015 Predictions: Supply Chains, Part 1

December 10, 2014

In this article, which continues a series of articles about predictions about the upcoming year, I want to discuss the … Continued

2015 Predictions: Food and Flavors

December 9, 2014

Although the end-of-the-year prediction season generally involves prognostications about things like emerging technologies, the economy, political events, and the like, … Continued

IDC Inaugurates the 2015 Prediction Season

December 8, 2014

Every year daring prognosticators polish their crystal balls and offer up their predictions about the coming year. Over the coming … Continued

Food Security and STEM Education

December 5, 2014

The World Food Prize believes “The Greatest Challenge in Human History” is answering the question: “Can We Sustainably Feed the … Continued

Machine Learning: What’s It Good For?

December 4, 2014

There is a lot of concern being expressed in the press nowadays about the rise of artificial intelligence and how … Continued

Targeted Marketing Requires Cultural Awareness

December 3, 2014

Companies don’t require a marketing genius to know that product preferences (in food, clothing, cars, etc.) differ among ethnic and … Continued

Visibility is Essential for Managing Supply Chain Risk

December 2, 2014

Yves Belanger, a director, and Yves Leclerc, a managing director, at West Monroe Partners, ask, “What does risk mean for … Continued

Mobile is beginning to Dominate the Digital Path to Purchase

December 1, 2014

A year ago Paul Marobella (@marobella), President of Havas Worldwide Chicago Group, wrote, “Six years after Apple’s first-generation iPhone kicked … Continued