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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Labor Day 2015 and Jobs Sustainability

September 7, 2015

Although Labor Day has come to represent the end of summer, it was established to honor the contributions of working … Continued

STEM Education Helps Teach Skills Necessary for 21st Century Success

September 4, 2015

“Today’s fast-changing world requires students who not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, math, and science,” … Continued

Grocery Shopping with Millennials: Bring Your Smartphone

September 3, 2015

Supermarket giant Kroger is expanding its experiment with an online ordering service called ClickList that allows consumers to order groceries … Continued

Improving Business Decisions Using Cognitive Computing

September 2, 2015

“Computers cannot think,” Deloitte analysts David Schatsky (@dschatsky), Craig Muraskin, and Ragu Gurumurthy write. “But increasingly, they can do things … Continued

Personalization and Identity-Driven Marketing

September 1, 2015

“Companies are increasingly tuning in to the importance of understanding their customers in order to make their marketing more effective,” … Continued

What the Truman Show Can Teach Us about Big Data

August 31, 2015

According to a report prepared for the World Economic Forum by Bain & Company, “Personal data is becoming a new … Continued

Rooting Out Slave Labor in Your Supply Chain

August 28, 2015

“There are slaves in your supply chain,” writes Tim Minahan. “According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) there are more … Continued

Mainstreaming Machine Learning, Part 2

August 27, 2015

In the first part of this article, I discussed how business leaders’ eyes are just opening to the possibilities machine … Continued

Mainstreaming Machine Learning, Part 1

August 26, 2015

“There is pressure in the enterprise software space,” writes Jorge Garcia (@jgptec), “to incorporate new technologies, both in hardware and … Continued

Digital Enterprises Rely on Digital Supply Chains

August 25, 2015

“The basis of commercial enterprise is information,” writes Kenneth Cukier (@kncukier), Data Editor at The Economist. “That hasn’t changed in … Continued

Risk Management in Global Supply Chains

August 24, 2015

Managing day-to-day operations in a global supply chain is no easy task. That’s certainly not news for supply chain professionals. … Continued

The World Needs to Discuss Changing Agricultural Practices

August 21, 2015

“To meet the growing global demand for food this century,” writes Giovanni Rodriguez (@giorodriguez), co-founder and CEO of SocialxDesign, “we … Continued

Kraft/Heinz Merger Highlights Need for Cognitive Value Chain™

August 20, 2015

The Kraft Heinz Co. recently announced that it was laying off 2500 employees in the U.S. and Canada (including 700 … Continued

Imagine: A Cognitive Supply Chain

August 19, 2015

This coming September Enterra Solutions® is one of the sponsors for the Supply Chain Insights 3rd Annual Supply Chain Summit. … Continued

Enterra/PSC Interns Complete Summer Program

August 18, 2015

Bill Nye (the “Science Guy”) asserts, “There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science … Continued

The Internet of Things Revolution

August 17, 2015

“A funny thing happened on the way to the internet of things,” writes Richard Waters (@RichardWaters). “Many of the ‘things’ … Continued