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

Black Swan Events

Supply Chain Risk Management: Black Swans Aren’t Such Rare Birds

November 30, 2015

Terms like “100-year” or “1000-year” events no longer seem applicable or appropriate in the face of rapidly changing climate conditions. … Continued

Millennials and Christmas

Millennials and the Holidays

November 27, 2015

Preparations for this holiday season started right after this year’s New Year’s celebrations ended. One big question on many retailers’ … Continued

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Thanksgiving 2015

November 26, 2015

A majority of Thanksgiving tables this year are likely to find turkey being served as the main protein; but, the … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence Will Unlock Big Data’s Value

November 25, 2015

“Big data and how best to utilise it has become a perennial subject,” asserts David Senior, CEO of Lowdownapp Ltd, … Continued

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The Innovation Supply Chain

November 24, 2015

“Innovation is difficult,” writes David Berry (@DavidBerry26), an inventor, entrepreneur, and partner at Flagship Ventures. “If one is willing to … Continued

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Customer Experience on the Digital Path to Purchase

November 23, 2015

You read a lot nowadays about the importance of providing potential customers with a good experience as they travel the … Continued

The Importance of STEM Education 02

Putting STEM into Arts Rather than Arts into STEM

November 20, 2015

There continues to be a push in the United States to change the acronym STEM (which stands for science, technology, … Continued

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Emerging Technologies and the Future of Logistics

November 19, 2015

There are a lot of moving pieces in a supply chain, but none are more central than logistics pieces (i.e., … Continued

Harbor Network IoT Sensors

The Internet of Things: Giving the World a Nervous System

November 18, 2015

A wonderful infographic by Harbor Research and Postscapes, describes the Internet of Things (IoT) as a digital nervous system for … Continued

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Big Data Analytics Can Help Improve the Bottom Line

November 17, 2015

“There is irony behind a discussion of the business value and metrics related to big data analytics, since a lot … Continued

Persona granularity

Targeted Marketing Requires Persona Granularity

November 16, 2015

“For marketers,” writes Brad Meehan (@bradmeehan), a platform architect at VML and stand-up comic, “the ability to pinpoint their exact … Continued

Umami clear

Your Mama Didn’t Know about Umami

November 13, 2015

“When it comes to flavor,” writes Melinda Johnson (@MelindaRD), a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Nutrition Program at Arizona State … Continued

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Supply Chain Visibility: More than a ‘Nice to Have’ Capability

November 12, 2015

“As technology brings supply chain data into focus,” writes Gary Allen, Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder System … Continued


Veterans Day 2015

November 11, 2015

The origins of Veterans Day go back nearly a century to the end of the First World War — the … Continued


The Jetsons and Supply Chain Management

November 10, 2015

Alexa Cheater, Social Media & Public Relations Manager at Kinaxis, remembers fondly watching reruns of the Jetsons cartoon show while … Continued

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Can Machine Learning Help Your Business?

November 9, 2015

“Netflix, Google and Facebook were all spawned with machine learning built into their DNA,” writes Dr. Olly Downs (@mathandporsches), Chief … Continued

Afloat and Vertical Agriculture

Is the Future of Agriculture Indoors and Afloat?

November 6, 2015

Few things in life are certain. We do know, however, that people have to eat. We also know that figuring … Continued

Human_Machine Collaboration Part 2

Human/Machine Collaboration, Part 2

November 5, 2015

In Part 1 of this article, I laid out the stark choices that lie before us — stay on a … Continued

Human_Machine Collaboration Part 1

Human/Machine Collaboration, Part 1

November 4, 2015

Arguing that some jobs now being performed by humans aren’t going to be lost to technology (be it hardware (e.g., … Continued

SCRM and cost cutting

Don’t Cut Costs on Supply Chain Risk Management

November 3, 2015

“Although good CFOs never take their eyes off spending,” writes Jeffrey A. Burchill, FM Global’s CFO, “you need to be … Continued

Cog Computing and the future clear

The Future Demands Cognitive Computing

November 2, 2015

“How do we expect to handle the overflow of data that is headed our way?” asks James MacLennan (@jpmacl), Senior … Continued

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween 2015

October 30, 2015

Although not uncommon nowadays to see Christmas decorations go on sale before Halloween, manufacturers and retailers know that Halloween is … Continued

AI and the future

Artificial Intelligence and the Future

October 29, 2015

“We may not be aware of it,” writes Simon Worrall (@simonworrall), “but machine learning is already an integral part of … Continued

digital disruption

Digital Disruption Requires Digital Enterprise Transformation

October 28, 2015

“The obsession with digital disruption has reached a flashpoint with the arrival of the smartphone,” writes Richard Waters (@RichardWaters), “which … Continued

Now Hiring Innovators

Innovation and the Future of Work

October 27, 2015

“As the world of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace,” writes Jacob Morgan (@jacobm), an author and futurist, … Continued


Shareology: A Book Review

October 26, 2015

Unless you’ve been stranded on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, you’ve read about the rise of … Continued


Young Kids Can Learn to Love STEM Subjects

October 23, 2015

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are subjects that have the reputation of being boring and difficult to learn. If … Continued

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Targeted Marketing — So Much to Consider

October 22, 2015

“The marketing world can be a tricky place,” writes Adam Groff, “especially if you head into each new campaign not … Continued

Benign Overlord

Cognitive Computers: Benign Overlords of the Future

October 21, 2015

When Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings was beaten on a special edition of that show by an IBM cognitive computer (named … Continued

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The Digital Path to Purchase Punches Holes in the Marketing Funnel

October 20, 2015

“You’re more likely to survive a plane crash than you are to click a banner ad,” writes Jason Goldberg (@retailgeek), … Continued

Good questions

The Right Questions for Big Data Yield the Best Answers

October 19, 2015

“Some organizations are driving more value out of big data than others,” writes Lisa Morgan (@lisamorgan). “They’re the ones redefining … Continued

Australia first

Will Australia Develop the First Universally-recognized Quantum Computer?

October 16, 2015

Although a Canadian company called D-Wave has created a quantum annealing device that can be used to solve specific optimization … Continued

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Inbound or Outbound, Targeted Marketing Makes Sense

October 15, 2015

For most lay people, marketing is marketing. Professionals, however, distinguish between outbound marketing and inbound marketing. Outbound marketing is considered … Continued

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Dealing with Length & Depth

October 14, 2015

“Risk isn’t a new topic in the supply chain,” writes Hailey Lynne McKeefry (@HaileyMcK), Editor in Chief of EBN, “but … Continued

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Global Supply Chain Management

October 13, 2015

“Supply chains are a highly-complex, yet very necessary, ingredient to nearly any successful business venture,” asserts Keith Peterson, Ph.D. (@Halo_BI), … Continued

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Industry 4.0 — Facing the Coming Revolution

October 12, 2015

“With disruptive forces of change so pervasive around the world,” writes Jeff Dobbs, Global Sector Chair for Industrial Manufacturing at … Continued


STEM Education: Combining Motion and Motivation

October 9, 2015

“Ten years ago, there was little innovation in education,” Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark), an advocate for innovations in learning, laments. … Continued

FlavorPrint and the Future of Food

The Future of Food and Your Personal FlavorPrint®

October 8, 2015

Anyone familiar with my company, Enterra Solutions®, knows it played a major role in the development of FlavorPrint®. First developed … Continued

Thinking About Digital Enterprise

What Does Becoming a Digital Enterprise Mean to You?

October 7, 2015

“Companies today are rushing headlong to become more digital,” write Karel Dörner and David Edelman (@davidedelman). “But what does digital … Continued

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Technology Will Continue to Transform the Supply Chain

October 6, 2015

“The technological shifts over the next 10 years and beyond will reverberate through all aspects of business, government and society … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence and Business Get Serious

October 5, 2015

“A confluence of forces has propelled artificial intelligence into the business mainstream,” assert Deloitte analysts Paul Sallomi (@PaulSallomi), Bob Dalton, … Continued

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Business at the Base of the Pyramid

October 2, 2015

“Imagine a simple triangle diagram of the planet’s population,” writes John S. Rosenberg. “A fortunate couple of billion upper-income people … Continued

Big Data and Agriculture 02

Big Data Poised to Play a Big Role in Ensuring Food Security

October 1, 2015

“Producing enough food, fiber and fuel for more than 9 billion people by 2050, while conserving natural resources is a … Continued

Cognitive Computing and Business Challenges

Real-world Applications for Cognitive Computing

September 30, 2015

When IBM’s Watson computer system won the television game show Jeopardy!, a new era of cognitive computing was born. ”Watson … Continued

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Cognitive Computing and Paradigm Shifts Affecting the Supply Chain

September 29, 2015

“To-date,” writes Adeel Najmi (@AdeelNajmi), Chief Science Officer and Senior Fellow at JDA Software, “the entire supply chain has been … Continued

Holistic Approach clear

A Holistic Approach is Necessary to Make Smart Cities Truly Smart

September 28, 2015

Cities are like living organisms whose systems function synergistically. That’s why a holistic approach to making cities smarter is required … Continued

Blooms Taxonomy and Engagement

STEM Education is essential for Achieving the Highest Levels of Learning

September 25, 2015

Frameworks and taxonomies are very useful tools for helping us understand complex concepts. I’m sure there were a lot of … Continued

Road map to digital enterprise

Mapping the Road to the Digital Enterprise

September 24, 2015

“A digital enterprise,” according to one widely accepted definition, “is an organization that uses technology as a competitive advantage in … Continued

Carpe Datem 02

Carpe Datem: Big Data Analytics are No Longer Optional

September 23, 2015

“Carpe diem … seize the day,” writes Roger Schenck, Manager of Content Promotions at Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS). “This Latin … Continued

Segmentation clear 02

Targeted Marketing to Millennials means Identifying Lots of Targets

September 22, 2015

Millennials are often discussed as though they form a homogeneous (even monolithic) group. But as I have pointed out in … Continued

Global Risk clear 01

Supply Chains are Adversely Affected by Global Complexity

September 21, 2015

“A study of cross-industry supply chain executives by Barloworld Supply Chain Software (Barloworld SCS), found 83 per cent of respondents … Continued

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Spice Up Your (Long) Life with Spicy Food

September 18, 2015

Most people want to live longer and healthier lives. Spicing up your life might be just the ticket to reaching … Continued

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Machine Learning is Changing the World

September 17, 2015

“I have no doubt the world is going to see more change in the next 10 years,” writes Andrew Penn … Continued

Customer Lifecycle Stages clear 01

How the Digital Path to Purchase has Changed Consumers

September 16, 2015

“The digital path to purchase is the next logical step in the path to purchase evolution,” Tom Furphy (@tomfurphy), chairman … Continued

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Big Data Analytics are Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

September 15, 2015

In his two decades of consulting on supply chain management matters, Steve Banker (@steve_scm), Service Director for SCM at ARC … Continued

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Smart Manufacturing and the Internet of Things

September 14, 2015

“Manufacturing worldwide is on the cusp of a revolution,” writes Kevin O’Marah (@komarah), chief content officer, and Pierfrancesco Manenti (@PierManenti), … Continued

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Smart Cities Begin with Connectivity

September 11, 2015

“Federal and local governments around the world are expected to spend $475.5 bn technology products and services by 2019,” reports … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence: Working Alongside Smart Machines

September 10, 2015

“Machines are good at complex tasks,” writes Lynda Gratton (@lyndagratton), a professor of management practice at London Business School, “but … Continued

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Cognitive Computing and Drug Discovery

September 9, 2015

“You would think the sheer number of diseases and medical treatments should yield plenty of opportunities to come up with … Continued

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Cognitive Computing is Revolutionizing the Business World

September 8, 2015

“Leading computer scientists and technologists say the definition of ‘computer’ is again changing,” writes Adrienne LaFrance (@AdrienneLaF). “We have reached … Continued