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STEM Education and the Future of Work

February 24, 2017

The inevitable advance of automation and the maturation of artificial intelligence (AI) have many analysts predicting the human race will … Continued

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Redesigning Work in the Cognitive Era

February 23, 2017

A little over a year ago, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty (@GinniRometty) declared, “It is the dawn of a new era, … Continued

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The Transformative Potential of Blockchain Technology

February 22, 2017

Business leaders are always looking for the next big thing. One of those things might be blockchain technology. Thomas Cherian … Continued

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Security Concerns Plague Internet of Things Development

February 21, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to become the largest network of networks the world has ever seen (both … Continued

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Presidents’ Day 2017

February 20, 2017

Today in America we celebrate what has come to be known as Presidents’ Day. Officially, however, the holiday is still … Continued

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The Evolution of the Grocery Store

February 17, 2017

We’ve all seen western movies that include a scene in which a calico-clad frontier woman tells the owner of the … Continued

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Cognitive Computing will Achieve Mainstream Adoption in 5 Years

February 16, 2017

Gartner analysts predict “smart machines will enter mainstream adoption by 2021 with 30 percent adoption by large companies. This will … Continued

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The Chrysalis of Digital Transformation

February 15, 2017

The metamorphosis of a butterfly is one of nature’s wonders. From ground-bound, clumsy caterpillar to elegant and beautiful butterfly, this … Continued

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Valentine’s Day: Warm Hearts and Cold Chains

February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day is a day of romance. You might have risen early this morning to prepare your significant other breakfast … Continued

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Innovation Requires You to Expand Your World

February 13, 2017

Innovation and creativity are fascinating topics. One can be creative without being innovative; but, one cannot be innovative without being … Continued

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Africa Rising: Growth from the Bottom of the Pyramid

February 10, 2017

When westerners read a news story about Africa, the narrative generally involves poverty, disease, conflict and/or bad governance. That constant … Continued

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Supply Chain Transformation is Blowin’ in the Wind

February 9, 2017

Change is one of life’s constants. The supply chain is no exception to this rule. According to Jonathan Webb (@j_p_webb), Head … Continued

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Industry 4.0 won’t Bring Back Jobs; but Neither will It Eliminate Human Workers

February 8, 2017

Manufacturing is on the upswing in the United States and that trend was in the making before the tortuous presidential … Continued

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Trends & Predictions 2017: IBM’s 5 in 5 (Artificial Intelligence Helping make the Invisible Visible)

February 7, 2017

When it comes to interesting predictions, IBM’s 5 in 5: Five innovations that will help change our lives within five … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence Looming Large

February 6, 2017

For decades, artificial intelligence (AI) was primarily confined to research projects in academia. That is no longer the case. “Artificial … Continued

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Buttons and Keyboards on the Digital Path to Purchase

February 3, 2017

The two most important characteristics of the digital path to purchase are convenience and information. Although the consumer digital journey … Continued

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Targeted Marketing: In Search of the Perfect Customer

February 2, 2017

There is no perfect customer. Each consumer is unique is one way or another. That makes targeted marketing a challenge. … Continued

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Omnichannel Operations are the New Normal

February 1, 2017

This past holiday season was a paradox. Consumer spending was up; nevertheless, thousands of retail stores are shuttering their doors … Continued