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In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Rewarded Companies with Foresight

Stephen DeAngelis

September 29, 2020

Hindsight — understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened — is important; however, foresight — the ability to predict or the action of predicting what will happen or be needed in the future — is even more important. [READ MORE]

Data is Essential for CPG Success

Stephen DeAngelis

September 28, 2020

From demand planning to manufacturing to trade promotion optimization, data is essential for almost every aspect of consumer packaged goods (CPG) company operations. [READ MORE]

Good Customer Experience Fosters Consumer Loyalty

Stephen DeAngelis

September 25, 2020

In the business world, there is one simple truth: Companies only stay in business if they have customers. [READ MORE]

The Need to be Resilient as Nations, Companies, and Individuals

Stephen DeAngelis

September 24, 2020

Ian Bremmer Insists We Need a New Crisis: Are You Ready?

How you look at the world depends on whether you are an optimist or a pessimist, an idealist or a realist. [READ MORE]

The Brutal Legacy of Slavery is Still Being Made in Some Supply Chains

Stephen DeAngelis

September 23, 2020

Far too many people believe the legacy of slavery is an historical artifact — it's not. [READ MORE]

Don’t Waste Perfectly Good Data

Stephen DeAngelis

September 22, 2020

Remember the "good old days" when we thought we were being smart and safe? Looking back, we did some pretty silly things. [READ MORE]

What Will the 2020 Holiday Shopping Season Look Like?

Stephen DeAngelis

September 21, 2020

Retailers and shoppers alike normally look forward to the holiday shopping season. [READ MORE]