STEM in Service of the Poor

STEM in the Service of the Poor

February 27, 2015

Each year Bill & Melinda Gates publish a letter in which they express their hopes and dreams about a better future … Continued

Preparing Your Supply Chain for the 2015 Holidays

February 26, 2015

You might have heard the term “Christmas Creep” as it applies to retailers who start prepping their stores with Christmas … Continued

Climate Change and Supply Chain 01

Climate Change and Supply Chain Risk Management

February 25, 2015

There is growing concern about the global effects of climate change, even among climate change skeptics. Last year was the … Continued

Infrastructure

Investing in Infrastructure is Investing in the Future

February 24, 2015

According to a 2014 study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and conducted by the University of Maryland’s … Continued

Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing is Still Critical for a Healthy Economy

February 23, 2015

In KPMG’s 2014 Global Manufacturing Outlook report, Jeff Dobbs, KPMG’s Global Sector Chair for Industrial Manufacturing, wrote, “The challenges of … Continued

US News honorees 2014

Honoring the Past and Looking to the Future of STEM Education

February 20, 2015

Throughout the year the entertainment field puts on award shows to honor individuals and groups in the fields of music … Continued

Computers that Try to Think Like Humans

February 19, 2015

Amelia is a computer with which humans can hold natural language conversations. It (she) was built by an information technology … Continued

digital enterprise 01

Innovation and the Digital Enterprise

February 18, 2015

Recently, I served as a panelist on a webinar sponsored by Supply Chain Insights. The topic of focus for the … Continued

EHR clear 02

Big Data, Cognitive Computing, and the Future of Electronic Health Records

February 17, 2015

“Sometime in the not too distant future,” predicts Jordan Novet (@jordannovet), “your doctor could write you a prescription for a … Continued

Food Security 02

Food Security: A Growing Global Concern

February 16, 2015

Those of us residing in the United States consider ourselves blessed to be living in a land of plenty — … Continued

The Valentine’s Day Supply Chain: Bringing You Love

February 13, 2015

Confectioners, card companies, and flower shops love holidays. Valentine’s Day is no exception. The day, of course, is named in … Continued

smart cities and the IOT

Smart Cities and the Internet of Things

February 12, 2015

“Machines can make cities smarter,” declares Spyros Salpeas, Head of Global Services, MENA, at Orange Business Services. “Machine-to-machine (M2M) — … Continued

Engagement clear

Engagement is the Key for Digital Path to Purchase Success

February 11, 2015

The late department store magnate John Wanamaker once stated, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble … Continued

Target Market and Tech clear

Targeted Marketing is Getting More Refined Thanks to Technology

February 10, 2015

“The pace of innovation in marketing technology is astounding,” writes Doug Camplejohn (@camplejohn), CEO and founder of Fliptop. “Adobe, Salesforce, … Continued

Critical Thinking 02

Big Data Analytics still Requires Critical Thinking

February 9, 2015

“More and more companies, both large and small,” writes David Wagner (@DavidWagner16), director of Market development at TeamQuest, “are beginning … Continued

BoP and Big Data

Serving the Bottom of the Pyramid using Big Data and Innovation

February 6, 2015

“In his seminal work, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid,” writes Amitava Chattopadhyay (@AmitavaChats), the GlaxoSmithKline Chaired Professor … Continued

The Unknown

Supply Chain Risk Management: Planning for the Unknown

February 5, 2015

“While the risk of business disruption can come from anything ranging from natural disasters to economic and political crises,” writes … Continued

Big Data Analytics: Determining Causation rather than Correlation

February 4, 2015

“An advantage of having knowledge about causal relationships rather than about statistical associations is that the former enables prediction of … Continued

AI This Side Up clear

The Up Side of Artificial Intelligence Development

February 3, 2015

In an article entitled “Practical Artificial Intelligence is Changing the World,” I promised to write a follow-on article that discussed … Continued

making sense of CC

Making Sense of Cognitive Computing

February 2, 2015

“Artificial intelligence is suddenly everywhere,” writes Kurt Andersen (@KBAndersen). “It’s still what the experts call ‘soft A.I.,’ but it is … Continued