I'm Stephen F. DeAngelis, a technology and supply chain sector entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in building, financing and operating technology and manufacturing companies. I founded Enterra Solutions, LLC, in 2003 to address the global complexity challenges of corporations and governmental agencies through the effective use of artificial intelligence and patented best practices. Read more about Stephen F. DeAngelis

In this blog, I discuss issues about the effects of globalization on business and government with a focus on supply chain management, innovation, and technology. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about Enterprise Resilience Management and the new organizational environment.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog. Read more about Bradd C. Hayes

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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