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

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

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

2016 BI and Analytics Trends

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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