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

Taking the long view

Innovation: Taking the Long View is a Key to Survival

February 5, 2016

Over the past couple of years there have been a number of reality television shows based on the art of … Continued

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The Digital Path to Purchase is Increasingly Mobile

February 4, 2016

“There’s a new boss in town and she is tougher than any boss you’ve had before,” writes James LeTart (@JLeTartcomm), … Continued

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Big Data Analytics are Improving Business Performance

February 3, 2016

“Nobody needs to be told that data is becoming more complex,” writes Adrian Bridgwater (@ABridgwater). “Every user realises that all … Continued

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Digital Supply Chain Transformation

February 2, 2016

There should be little doubt in any business leader’s mind that transforming their company into a digital enterprise is an … Continued

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Secure Supply Chain Transactions Using Blockchain Technology

February 1, 2016

“Certainly you’ve heard of bitcoin,” writes the Spend Matters team. “But do you know about blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin? … Continued

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General Electric Uses “Cool” to Promote STEM Education

January 29, 2016

“As a sprawling conglomerate,” writes Dan Adams (@DanielAdams86), “General Electric is a top producer of brute industrial equipment from locomotives … Continued

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Machine Learning Will Change How Supply Chains Function

January 28, 2016

“A few decades ago,” writes Motti Nisani, CEO of emaze, “artificial intelligence was just an exciting topic among engineers and … Continued

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Resiliency and Supply Chain Risk Management

January 27, 2016

Nowadays you hear and read a lot about resiliency. Resiliency is a great term because it contains layers of nuanced … Continued

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RIP Marvin Minsky (1927-2016)

January 26, 2016

As world leaders and thinkers meet in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss how the Fourth Industrial Revolution is going to affect … Continued

Moving Towards Smart Cities

Moving Towards Smart Cities

January 25, 2016

“Twenty-first century technologies offer newfound promise for the future of cities,” write Rob Puentes (@rpuentes) and Adie Tomer (@AdieTomer), “more … Continued

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Artificial Intelligence: Overlord, Underling, or Co-worker?

January 22, 2016

Marshall Brain (@marshallbrain), a professor at North Carolina State, is a doomsdayer. He may not be building up an arsenal … Continued

IoT Poised to Change the World

The Internet of Things is Poised to Change the World — but When?

January 21, 2016

“Is the so-called ‘Internet of Things’ the most over-hyped topic in information technology today,” asks David Weldon (@DWeldon646), Editor-in-Chief of … Continued

Targeted Content Marketing

Secret to Successful Targeted Marketing: Highly Relevant Content

January 20, 2016

According to Boston Consulting Group analysts, “Digital’s potential — the delivery of relevant advertisements to interested users at opportune times … Continued

Foundations of Supply Chain Transformation

The Foundations of Supply Chain Transformation

January 19, 2016

“Supply chains are changing and evolving into something new,” writes Daniel Miller, Head of the Finance Division at The Innovation … Continued

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General Electric: Attracted by Millennials or Repelled by Connectitax?

January 18, 2016

“Fair to say,” writes Marilyn Geewax (@geewaxnpr), “[it] was a brilliant day for Boston.”[1] Geewax was talking about the day … Continued

Grit

Grit, Perseverance, and Practice are Keys to Successful Education

January 15, 2016

We would all like to believe that we have the potential for greatness. Greatness, of course, is a subjective measure. … Continued

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The Internet of Things is Maturing Rapidly

January 14, 2016

The potential of the Internet of Things is fueling a lot of interest (and hype) all across media and industry,” … Continued

Demand Forecasting

The Future of Supply Chain Demand Forecasting

January 13, 2016

“Forecasting is an ‘inexact science’,” writes Keith Peterson (@KPeteHalo), President and CEO of Halo, “that relies on the data available … Continued

Trends 2016 Manufacturing

Trends 2016: Manufacturing

January 12, 2016

A couple of years ago, Jeff Dobbs, KPMG’s Global Sector Chair for Industrial Manufacturing, wrote, “The challenges of the past … Continued

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‘Purple People’ and Cognitive Computing

January 11, 2016

“The color purple,” writes Wayne Eckerson (@weckerson), “is formed by mixing two primary colors: red and blue. These colors symbolize … Continued

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International Consumer Electronics Show 2016

January 8, 2016

For techies, January not only ushers in a new year it introduces them to the latest electronic gadgets during the annual … Continued

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Smart Cities and the Internet of Things

January 7, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is sometimes referred to as the Industrial Internet because it is primarily an emerging machine-to-machine … Continued

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Mastering the Digital Path to Purchase Remains Challenging

January 6, 2016

A little over a year ago, HRC Advisory reported, “While numerous retailers have collected years of customer data, only 9 … Continued

AI for everyday life

Artificial Intelligence is Settling in to Everyday Life and Disrupting Industries

January 5, 2016

A few years back, Bruce Matichuk, CEO of Coole Immersive Inc., predicted, “Future dominant businesses, will be those that understand … Continued

Trends 2016 Supply Chain

Trends 2016: Supply Chain

January 4, 2016

“The export-based economic model that we now take for granted,” assert analysts at Stratfor, “depends on supply chains.”[1] That statement … Continued

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New Year’s Day 2016

January 1, 2016

I’ve read that New Year’s Day is probably the most celebrated public holiday around the world with celebrations commencing at midnight … Continued

New Year's Eve 2016

Old Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve: Looking Back on the Supply Chain

December 31, 2015

Nowadays you don’t often hear anyone refer to Old Year’s Day (i.e., the last day of the old year); rather, … Continued

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Quantum Computing at Room Temperature

December 30, 2015

The fact of the matter is, at the moment, we don’t have a universally recognized quantum computer; however, that hasn’t … Continued

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Smart Location-based Targeted Marketing

December 29, 2015

Mobile technology is playing an ever-increasing role in the consumer’s digital path to purchase. A majority of all U.S. consumers … Continued

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Jobs Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence

December 28, 2015

“Emerging technologies like industrial robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are advancing at a rapid pace,” observe Brookings Institution analysts … Continued

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Christmas 2015: Wise Men and Gift Giving

December 25, 2015

In yesterday’s article, I cited the editorial staff at The Week, which wrote, “Christians see gift giving as a symbolic … Continued

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Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 24, 2015

If you celebrate Christmas, are you wondering what’s resting under your tree this year? Kristen Cloud (@KCloudShelby) reports, “Based on … Continued

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Managing Supply Chain Micro Risks — They are Chronic

December 23, 2015

In an article entitled “Supply Chain Risk Management Requires a Full-time Effort,” I discussed the difference between chronic and situational … Continued

Digital Enterprise and the Supply Chain

Digital Enterprise Transformation and the Supply Chain

December 22, 2015

“To build advantage,” write Andrew Arcuri and Richard Helm, “organizations must do more than just change. They must transform.”[1] That … Continued

Trends 2016 Big Data

Trends 2016: Big Data

December 21, 2015

“The world around us is changing so rapidly,” writes Datafloq founder Mark van Rijmenam (@VanRijmenam), “that even the hype big … Continued

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STEM Education Can Foster Happiness

December 18, 2015

Centuries ago Confucius wrote, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your … Continued

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The Complex Digital Path to Purchase

December 17, 2015

Manufacturers and retailers need to reach consumers in order to motivate them to buy their products and services. To do … Continued

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Trends 2016: Business Intelligence and Analytics

December 16, 2015

“Business intelligence continues to be one of the fastest-moving areas in the enterprise,” writes David Weldon (@DWeldon646), Editor-in-chief at Information … Continued

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Building a Customer-centric Supply Chain

December 15, 2015

You would think that one of the highest priorities a company would have is getting to know who their best … Continued

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Cognitive Computing Can Help with Data Scientist Shortage

December 14, 2015

“There’s a problem within big data,” writes Rick Delgado (@ricknotdelgado). “The problem is that there’s too much information and not … Continued

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Technology is Helping the Base of the Pyramid

December 11, 2015

Technology advances come in all forms. Most of us probably think of the latest electronic devices when we think about … Continued

2016 Cyber Security Trends

Trends 2016: Cyber Security

December 10, 2015

Cyber security is a concern that will continue to plague governments, businesses, and individuals in the years ahead. As our … Continued

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Jobs Sustainability in the Age of Automation

December 9, 2015

“Everything that can be automated,” predicts Robert Tercek, “will be.”[1] Automation, of course, is not a new phenomenon; however, automation … Continued

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Smart Cities and Driverless Vehicles

December 8, 2015

We’ve all heard the question, “Which came first the chicken or the egg?” A similar conundrum could be brewing in … Continued

2016 Tech Trends

Trends 2016: Gartner Technology Trends

December 7, 2015

We live in an age of technological wonders; however, some people fail to appreciate all of the wonders because they … Continued

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Excite Your Child About STEM with a Holiday Gift

December 4, 2015

The last thing your child may think he or she wants for Christmas is an educational toy. In many cases, … Continued

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Machine Learning is Changing the Business World

December 3, 2015

“While discussions surrounding AI’s eventual overthrow of humanity can be fun and interesting,” writes TX Zhou, Managing Partner at Karlin … Continued

2016 Digital Enterprise Transformation

Trends 2016: Digital Enterprise Transformation

December 2, 2015

The 2016 prediction season has kicked off with International Data Corporation boldly releasing predictions and discussions in the following areas: … Continued

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Supply Chain Optimization

December 1, 2015

“Having a supply chain and having an optimized supply chain are not the same thing,” asserts supply chain and logistics … Continued

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

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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

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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

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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

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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