Big Data and Personalization

Personalization and Identity-Driven Marketing

September 1, 2015

“Companies are increasingly tuning in to the importance of understanding their customers in order to make their marketing more effective,” … Continued

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What the Truman Show Can Teach Us about Big Data

August 31, 2015

According to a report prepared for the World Economic Forum by Bain & Company, “Personal data is becoming a new … Continued

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Rooting Out Slave Labor in Your Supply Chain

August 28, 2015

“There are slaves in your supply chain,” writes Tim Minahan. “According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) there are more … Continued

Mainstreaming Machine Learning Part 2

Mainstreaming Machine Learning, Part 2

August 27, 2015

In the first part of this article, I discussed how business leaders’ eyes are just opening to the possibilities machine … Continued

Mainstreaming Machine Learning Part 1

Mainstreaming Machine Learning, Part 1

August 26, 2015

“There is pressure in the enterprise software space,” writes Jorge Garcia (@jgptec), “to incorporate new technologies, both in hardware and … Continued

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Digital Enterprises Rely on Digital Supply Chains

August 25, 2015

“The basis of commercial enterprise is information,” writes Kenneth Cukier (@kncukier), Data Editor at The Economist. “That hasn’t changed in … Continued

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Risk Management in Global Supply Chains

August 24, 2015

Managing day-to-day operations in a global supply chain is no easy task. That’s certainly not news for supply chain professionals. … Continued

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The World Needs to Discuss Changing Agricultural Practices

August 21, 2015

“To meet the growing global demand for food this century,” writes Giovanni Rodriguez (@giorodriguez), co-founder and CEO of SocialxDesign, “we … Continued

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Kraft/Heinz Merger Highlights Need for Cognitive Value Chain™

August 20, 2015

The Kraft Heinz Co. recently announced that it was laying off 2500 employees in the U.S. and Canada (including 700 … Continued

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Imagine: A Cognitive Supply Chain

August 19, 2015

This coming September Enterra Solutions® is one of the sponsors for the Supply Chain Insights 3rd Annual Supply Chain Summit. … Continued

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Enterra/PSC Interns Complete Summer Program

August 18, 2015

Bill Nye (the “Science Guy”) asserts, “There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science … Continued

IoT Revolution

The Internet of Things Revolution

August 17, 2015

“A funny thing happened on the way to the internet of things,” writes Richard Waters (@RichardWaters). “Many of the ‘things’ … Continued

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Education: Saving and Improving Lives

August 14, 2015

“One thing that I have learned from the heroes in education that I speak with here at Daily Edventures,” writes … Continued

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Keeping Corporate Innovation Alive

August 13, 2015

Destroying things is always easier and quicker than building them and killing things is always easier and cheaper than keeping … Continued

Smart Cities and IoT

From Smarter Cities to Smart Cities

August 12, 2015

“I think the Internet of Things is real.” That comment was uttered by an unidentified participant earlier this year at … Continued

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Cognitive Computing: The Next Big Thing is Already Here

August 11, 2015

“One developing bit of technology that promises to be a massive game-changer for the tech industry and for society as … Continued

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Globalization, Capitalism, Technology, and Emerging Markets

August 10, 2015

“Capitalism is under attack,” Eric Beinhocker and Nick Hanauer write. “The financial crisis of 2008, the stagnation of the middle … Continued

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Fatty Foods Taste Good — Fat, Not So Much!

August 7, 2015

“You may have a love-hate relationship with fat and not even realize it,” writes Sara Elliott. “Fat may inspire loathing … Continued

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Big Data is Not About Size

August 6, 2015

“The future of Big Data depends on Smart Data,” writes Jelani Harper.[1] The term “smart data” is a bit of a … Continued

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Time to Update S&OP for the Digital Age

August 5, 2015

“In most organizations,” asserts Rich Sherman (@guruofscm), founder at Gold & Domas Research, “daily working capital decisions are made by … Continued

Ethics and AI

Why Humans (Not Artificial Intelligence Systems) need to be Ethical

August 4, 2015

Anyone following recent discussions about artificial intelligence (AI) knows that there has been a lot of chatter over the past … Continued

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Marketing in the Age of Big Data

August 3, 2015

“Advertising has changed from an industry governed by hunches to one of data-driven precision,” writes Sq1 CEO Ernie Capobianco (@goernie20), … Continued

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Growing Attention Being Given to Consumers at the Base of the Pyramid

July 31, 2015

Business people understand that increasing the bottom line requires customers; and, for most businesses, those customers are going to be … Continued

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The Coming Industrial Revolution: The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0

July 30, 2015

“Imagine a world,” writes Mary Shacklett (@MaryShacklett), President of Transworld Data, “where smart systems, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, and … Continued

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Targeted Marketing Requires Proper Identification of Ideal Customers

July 29, 2015

“Many companies pursue growth opportunities without adequately defining who their ideal customers are,” according to Frank V. Cespedes, James P. … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence and the Digital Path to Purchase

July 28, 2015

“Ecommerce is a complex, convoluted thing,” writes Simon Le Gros Bisson (@sbisson).[1] She reminds us that e-commerce began humbly with … Continued

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Global Economic Growth and Prosperity

July 27, 2015

As devastating as natural disasters can be, they are generally localized. In today’s globalized world, economic disasters often affect a … Continued

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Enterra/PSC Interns Join Ranks of Young Innovators

July 24, 2015

New ideas can come from people of any age. “Benjamin Franklin invented swim flippers when he was 12 years old. … Continued

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Eating, Drinking, and Shopping with Millennials

July 23, 2015

“Millennial mania … is overtaking all manner of businesses,” writes Hilary Stout (@hastout), “and [it] seems to be getting more … Continued

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Dealing with Disruption

July 22, 2015

“A third (35 percent) of businesses in the manufacturing industry are extremely concerned about potential supply chain disruption according to … Continued

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Where Will Artificial Intelligence Take Us?

July 21, 2015

Ever since the first scientist sliced up a flatworm and discovered that the individual pieces could transform themselves back into … Continued

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Big Data and Technology: Changing the Face of Agriculture

July 20, 2015

There are few certainties in life; but, we all know that the global population is growing (predicted to reach 9 … Continued

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STEM Skills Can Help Every Career

July 17, 2015

As president and CEO of a company that employs people who have a high level of science, technology, engineering, and … Continued

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Business Innovation: Beyond the Buzz

July 16, 2015

There are a lot of buzzwords used by businesses to try and convince shareholders and customers that they are forward … Continued

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The Internet of Things Will Affect the Supply Chain and Much More

July 15, 2015

“The world is on the threshold of a new era of innovation and change with the rise of the Industrial … Continued

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The Digital Enterprise: Are You Prepared for the Digital Future?

July 14, 2015

“The future is here and it is connected,” writes Eva Milko (@evamilko).[1] Milko envisions a future that moves beyond “the … Continued

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Seven Technologies Helping Grocery Shopping to get Personal

July 13, 2015

Last fall, Neil Z. Stern (@neilstern1), a senior partner of McMillanDoolittle, had the opportunity to visit a unique store in … Continued

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Turning Normal Cities into Smart Cities

July 10, 2015

Most of the recent articles about smart cities have originated in (or are about) India, where the Prime Minister has … Continued

Machine Learning Primer Part 4

Machine Learning: A Primer for the Technically Challenged, Part 4

July 9, 2015

In Part 3 of this series of articles about machine learning, I emphasized the growing belief that insights obtained using … Continued

Machine Learning Primer Part 3

Machine Learning: A Primer for the Technically Challenged, Part 3

July 8, 2015

This article is a continuation of a discussion on machine learning that I began in two other articles with the … Continued

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Additive Manufacturing and Its Impact on the Supply Chain

July 7, 2015

The growth of additive manufacturing (i.e., producing products using 3D printers) has been stunning. Not long ago, 3D printers were … Continued

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Cognitive Computing and Targeted Marketing

July 6, 2015

AMC’s television series “Mad Men” ended on a delightful up note. The fictional lead character of the series, advertising executive … Continued

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Independence Day 2015

July 3, 2015

Almost every country in the world celebrates a national holiday that recognizes its independence, founding, or heritage. In the United … Continued

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Doing Business in Frontier Markets

July 2, 2015

“With the Middle East and north Africa now engulfed in multiple wars,” writes Borzou Daragahi (@borzou), “businesses and investors are … Continued

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Making the Digital Path to Purchase Profitable

July 1, 2015

The rapid spread of mobile technologies (especially the smartphone) has mostly obliterated the traditional path to purchase for both business-to-business … Continued

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Towards the Digital Enterprise

June 30, 2015

“Technology is intertwined in nearly every aspect of business today,” writes Pierre Nanterme (@PierreNanterme) and Marty Cole, respectively Accenture’s Chairman/CEO … Continued

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Cognitive Computing can Help Retain and Leverage Tribal Knowledge

June 29, 2015

Whenever a talented employee leaves a job or assumes a new role, a company risks losing valuable knowledge that he … Continued

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Progress Continues towards Quantum Computing

June 26, 2015

“The third age of machines is near,” writes Bruno Teboul (@Brunoteboul), governance member at the Ecole Polytechnique. “Quantum and cognitive … Continued

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Big Data Integration in a Transnational Business World

June 25, 2015

The landscape in which today’s transnational businesses must operate is complex. Challenges can be confronted at every level — national, … Continued

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Combating Supply Chain Fraud, Waste, Theft, & Abuse

June 24, 2015

“Everyday supply-chain transactions pose some of the biggest fraud, waste, and abuse risks companies face,” asserts Sabine Vollmer. “But few … Continued

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The Supply Chain and the IoT: A Match Made in Heaven

June 23, 2015

“There is huge potential for countries to further increase their connectedness and prosper through trade, integration and technology,” states Ken … Continued

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Human-Machine Cooperation: Will It Characterize the Future?

June 22, 2015

A few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in a conference sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb called “Data Driven Decisions … Continued

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Getting Girls Involved in STEM Fields Will Improve All of Our Lives

June 19, 2015

There has been a lot debate recently about whether the stress on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is … Continued

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Book Review: Connected by Design

June 18, 2015

I became interested in Barry Wacksman’s (@wacksman) and Chris Stutzman’s (@cjstutzman) book Connected by Design when I learned that it contained … Continued

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Let’s Be Smart Connecting to the Internet of Things

June 17, 2015

Analysts have forecast that within the next five years billions of devices will be connected to the Internet of Things … Continued

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Is Online Grocery Shopping Really About to Soar?

June 16, 2015

“Since the early days of the internet,” writes Cooper Smith (@CooperASmith), “entrepreneurs have dreamed of moving grocery shopping online. It’s … Continued

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Supply Chain Transformation: Three Critical Concepts

June 15, 2015

George Bernard Shaw, the famous playwright, stated, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot … Continued

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Innovation: People, Process, or Both?

June 12, 2015

“What’s more critical to producing a breakthrough innovation,” asks Andrea Ovans, Senior Editor of the Harvard Business Review, “finding creative … Continued

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Welcome to the World of the Millennials

June 11, 2015

Christine Hassler (@ChristinHassler), a life coach and member of Generation Y (i.e., a Millennial) told Meagan Parrish, “The generational divide … Continued

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Supply Chain Sustainability: Is “Use Now, Pay Later” Era Over?

June 10, 2015

Gregory Unruh (@gregoryunruh), the Arison Group Endowed Professor at George Mason University, believes the time has come for businesses to … Continued

Preinventory Management

Predictive Inventory Management: Fulfilling Orders Even When Your Shipment is Late

June 9, 2015

No manufacturer wants to suffer decreased profit margins as a result of shipping delays that can result in product time-to-market … Continued

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Smart Cities Begin with Smart Approaches

June 8, 2015

Around the globe the topic of smart cities is beginning to catch on. India, for example, has established an ambitious … Continued

Challenges

Addressing Challenges at the Bottom of the Pyramid

June 5, 2015

Nearly 4 billion people in the world are struggling at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Sixty percent of them … Continued

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Supply Chains Face Stormy Weather

June 4, 2015

When David A. Bell wrote the hit tune “Stormy Weather,” he had love rather than supply chains on his mind. … Continued

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Inventory Optimization in the Digital Age

June 3, 2015

Mae West reportedly stated, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” While that may apply to some areas … Continued

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Quantum Computing Promises Fast Solutions to Huge Problems

June 2, 2015

The debate over whether a universal quantum computer will ever be built is not over. Kelly Dickerson (@Kickerson13), however, has … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence: Job Creator or Job Destroyer?

June 1, 2015

It would be foolish to argue that some jobs now being performed by humans aren’t going to be lost to … Continued

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Fragmentation and Regionalization are Changing Globalization

May 29, 2015

To succeed in the world you have to understand the world. That’s a tall order since the world is in … Continued

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Big Data and Technology are Changing the Face of Agriculture

May 28, 2015

“When you think of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, you might think of high tech fields like Nanotechnology or microchip … Continued

Machine Learning Primer Part 2

Machine Learning: A Primer for the Technically Challenged, Part 2

May 27, 2015

In Part 1 of this article, I noted that there are five principal ways that machines learn. They are: Supervised … Continued

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John Nash: Tribute to a Beautiful Mind

May 26, 2015

By now most people know that Dr. John Forbes Nash, Jr., and his wife Alicia were tragically killed in an … Continued

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Memorial Day 2015

May 25, 2015

Memorial Day traditionally marks the beginning of summer and, even though it began as a solemn day of remembrance back … Continued

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STEM Programs can Help Close the Supply Chain Talent Gap

May 22, 2015

“A supply chain talent perfect storm could be in the offing.” At Least, that is the conclusion reached by Kusumal … Continued

Machine Learning Primer

Machine Learning: A Primer for the Technically Challenged, Part 1

May 21, 2015

“In the age of data science,” Shelly Palmer (@shellypalmer), Managing Director of the Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures, writes, … Continued

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The Big Data Era Keeps Advancing

May 20, 2015

“Big Data should not only be framed as part of the digital revolution of the past few decades,” writes Irving … Continued

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Cognitive Computing: The Next IT Wave

May 19, 2015

According to Matt Sanchez (@MattSanchez), founder and CTO of Cognitive Scale, “Cognitive Computing is the most significant disruption in the … Continued

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The Changing Food Landscape

May 18, 2015

“We are obsessed with food,” states a report from Acosta. “We research how ingredients are grown; we share photos of … Continued

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Welcome to Infrastructure Week, Part 3

May 15, 2015

This is the final article in a three-part series celebrating the third annual Infrastructure Week. According to the website promoting … Continued

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Welcome to Infrastructure Week, Part 2

May 14, 2015

This is the second article in a series of three celebrating the third annual Infrastructure Week. According to the website … Continued

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Welcome to Infrastructure Week, Part 1

May 13, 2015

If you are like me, you have probably never heard of “Infrastructure Week”; but, unlike many other causes celebrated with … Continued

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Turning Big Data into Smart Data for Targeted Marketing

May 12, 2015

“I’m officially sick of the term ‘Big Data’,” writes Scott Fasser (@scottfasser), director of Digital Innovation for HackerAgency. “Marketers have … Continued

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Four Powerful Ideas that Can Spark Innovation

May 11, 2015

In an excellent series of articles about innovation, Rowan Gibson (@RowanGibson) explains how “innovation is — and always has been … Continued

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Smart Cities and Smart Grids

May 8, 2015

In previous articles about smart cities, I have stressed the importance of implementing “people-first” strategies. After all, the whole point … Continued

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Better Safe than Sorry

May 7, 2015

“Doing business abroad definitely has its benefits,” asserts Mickey North Rizza (@MNorthRizza), Vice President of Strategic Services at BravoSolution, “but it’s … Continued

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The Rise of the Digital Enterprise

May 6, 2015

Just in case you’re wondering whether we’ve entered the Digital Age, Comcast just announced that it has more broadband users … Continued

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Supply Chain Innovation — Part 2

May 5, 2015

In Part 1 of this two-part discussion of a recent MHI/Deloitte report about supply chain innovation entitled “The 2015 MHI … Continued

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Supply Chain Innovation — Part 1

May 4, 2015

“Supply chains face conflicting demands to be better, faster and cheaper,” states a recent report released by MHI and Deloitte. … Continued

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In Education, Language and Learning Go Together

May 1, 2015

One of Frank Sinatra’s many hits was a Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen song entitled “Love and Marriage.” Sinatra introduced the … Continued

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Predictive Analytics becoming a Mainstream Business Tool

April 30, 2015

Predictive analytics is a topic you are likely to hear a lot more about in the years ahead. Predictive analytics … Continued

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Narrow Artificial Intelligence has Broad Application

April 29, 2015

Articles about artificial intelligence (AI) are finding their way into mainstream media with increasing regularity. Often these articles fail to … Continued

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Globalization is Moving Along Some New Roads

April 28, 2015

“A huge shift in trade and relations could be underway across Eurasia,” writes Douglas Bulloch (@douglasbulloch), “and China’s New Silk … Continued

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Big Data and Technology Poised to Help Agriculture

April 27, 2015

Everyone is aware of how significant California’s drought has become. If you are thinking, “Thank God I don’t live in … Continued

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Smart Cities Aren’t Smart if They Don’t Accommodate the Poor

April 24, 2015

“People move to urban areas in search of more jobs and a better life,” writes Axel van Trotsenburg, the World … Continued

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Big Data, Cognitive Computing, & Healthcare

April 23, 2015

Everybody seems to agree on two things when it comes to healthcare — it should be affordable and effective. Professionals … Continued

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Cognitive Computing: Complementing the Quants

April 22, 2015

“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi … Continued

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Food Security and Science

April 21, 2015

Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center released results from two polls that indicate a majority of scientists have confidence … Continued

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Making Your Customers Smile with Targeted Content

April 20, 2015

“It’s become apparent that producing targeted content will continue to be a major trend in the upcoming year,” writes Diana … Continued

The Maker Movement

Heard of the Maker Movement? You Will.

April 17, 2015

“Ten years from now,” Louise Stewart predicts, “primary and secondary education may look more like a scene from Tim Allen’s … Continued

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Taking Supply Chain Risk Management Seriously

April 16, 2015

A survey conducted by BSI and the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) found that over a “third (35 percent) of businesses … Continued

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Smart Cities and the Citizen Sensor

April 15, 2015

“The Smart Cities movement is sometimes criticised for appearing to focus mainly on the application of technology to large-scale city … Continued