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 entrepreneurism. 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

smart systems CLEAR 03

Smart Cities Rely on Smart Systems

March 4, 2015

Kanumury Radhesh (@radhesh_k), leader of the Global Entrepreneur Program for IBM India and South Asia, offers this definition of a … Continued

customer experience clear

Customer Experience (CX) Highlights the Digital Path to Purchase

March 3, 2015

Gartner analyst Jake Sorofman (@jakesorofman) reports that Gartner’s 2015 Marketing Spending Survey concludes, “Customer experience is the most pressing mandate … Continued

customer persona 01 halfsize

Successful Targeted Marketing Requires Knowing Your Customer

March 2, 2015

Pamela Bartz, vice president at GT Software, and Michael Pernice (@MichaelPernice), GT Software’s regional sales manager, ask Chief Marketing Officers … Continued

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

Christmas is coming

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

Thinking Like Humans

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

4949-311153-valentines-day-clip-art-with-love

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

correlation vs causation

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

STEM success 02

Are We Too Obsessed with STEM Education?

January 30, 2015

I’m a supporter of STEM education; but, there are a growing number of critics who believe that we are putting … Continued

Super Bowl and SCRM

What the Super Bowl Can Teach Us about Supply Chain Risk Management

January 29, 2015

This year’s Super Bowl looks pretty evenly matched. Both teams (the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks) sport a 14-4 … Continued

data-mining-Venn-diagram

Machine Learning: Advancing Computer Science

January 28, 2015

“Although it has been around for a long time now, Machine Learning is becoming more prevalent,” writes Balachander Ramachandran (@Moontails). … Continued

Big Data Hadoop Cog Computing

Big Data, Hadoop, and Cognitive Computing

January 27, 2015

Anyone involved in business, technology, and/or analytics is well aware of the hype surrounding the term Big Data. Eugene Kim … Continued

Miss the Boat

The Digital Path to Purchase Comes of Age

January 26, 2015

Last July, Scott Welty, global vice president for retail industry strategy at JDA, wrote, “The technology-driven shift to omnichannel shopping … Continued

Resiliency

Smart Cities: Big Data and Resiliency

January 23, 2015

Smart city discussions are almost always based on technology and how that technology can be used to improve the systems … Continued

Getty Image 01

Location-based Marketing is on the Move

January 22, 2015

Last year, Michele Nemschoff (@mnemschoff), Vice President, Corporate Marketing at MapR, asserted, “Thanks to the rise of the mobile consumer, … Continued

2015 big data

2015 Predictions: Big Data and Analytics

January 21, 2015

“There is such a preponderance of business and personal data whirling around the globe every millisecond,” writes Chris Preimesberger (@editingwhiz), … Continued

2015 Smart Machines

Predictions 2015: Smart Machines

January 20, 2015

In a previous article entitled “IDC Inaugurates the 2015 Prediction Season,” discussed predictions about technology made by analysts from the … Continued

wave_particle_prime_timothy-yeo_cqt_-national-university-of-singapore-100538323-primary.idge

More Progress towards Quantum Computing

January 19, 2015

By almost any standard the quantum world is weird. One of the weirder things about the sub-atomic world is that … Continued

Importance of STEM

STEM Education is About Succeeding in Life

January 16, 2015

I’ve read articles that insist too much emphasis is being placed on STEM education. I couldn’t disagree more. I’m a … Continued

Machine_Intelligence_Landscape_12-10-2014

Practical Artificial Intelligence is Changing the World

January 15, 2015

“Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say,” writes Anthony Wing Kosner (@akosner), UX Lead at Vital Text Systems, “hostile … Continued

Improving OSA

Improving On-Shelf Availability

January 14, 2015

Watching products fly off the shelf is every manufacturer’s and retailer’s dream. That dream, however, starts with ensuring that there … Continued

IoT home network

The Rise of the Internet of Things

January 13, 2015

According to many reports, the winner at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show was the Internet of Things (IoT). Ciara O’Brien … Continued

2015 SCRM

2015 Predictions: Supply Chain Risk Management

January 12, 2015

In an article entitled “Supply Chain Risk Management Requires a Full-time Effort,” I discussed two kinds of disruptions that can … Continued

237275

2015 Predictions: Smart Cities

January 9, 2015

Predicting what cities of the future would look like has been a source of speculation for centuries. Isaac Asimov, the … Continued

Out of the gate clear

Targeted Marketing: It’s Tough Getting Out of the Gate

January 8, 2015

Emily Steel (@emilysteel) reports that in the past few years hundreds — if not thousands — of companies have emerged … Continued

IoE 01

Cognifying Our Lives through Cognitive Computing

January 7, 2015

Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly), founding Executive Editor of Wired magazine, recently tweeted, “In the very near future you will cognify everything … Continued

Trust

Big Data: Who Do You Trust?

January 6, 2015

The sine qua non for big data analytics is, of course, big data. That shouldn’t be a problem with the … Continued

Supply Chain Visibility 01

Outside-In Supply Chain Visibility

January 5, 2015

For years supply chain consultant Lora Cecere (@lcecere) has been telling companies that they need to create supply chain visibility … Continued

Not Just Numbers

People at the Bottom of the Pyramid are not Just Numbers

January 2, 2015

Pyramids are interesting geometrical shapes. As we all know, their outer surfaces are triangular and converge to a single point … Continued

Enterra 2015

Happy New Year 2015

January 1, 2015

The older one gets the faster time seems to fly. Each New Year’s Day reminds us that time stops for … Continued

2015 Manufacturing 2

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 Manufacturing

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

AI Help

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

green-innovation-little-green-software-innovation-2375x2240-2375x2240

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

Enterra Greeting 2014

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

Transforming the World

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

augmented reality

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

Oct14_Six-Foods_Maya-Devereaux

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

STEM Girls 01

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 Emerging Markets

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 IoT

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 Digital Marketing

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 Logistics

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

thomas-nast-santa-claus

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 Supply Chain 02

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