Do You Need a Chief Data Scientist?

Do You Need a Chief Data Scientist? April 23, 2015

  If you are considering recruiting a C-level executive in charge of data science, you are not alone. More and more analytics-driven companies are finding office space for this critical role. Even the Commander-in-Chief is jumping on the chief-of-data-science bandwagon. The highest office in the land recently bestowed a former corporate executive with the title […]

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Sensors and Analytics Creating a Competitive Edge in Retail, Part One

Sensors Creating a Competitive Edge in Retail April 15, 2015

Co-authored by Scott Bauer Imagine a customer entering a store and immediately being greeted with a personalized welcome message. Either a wall of screens near the entrance or the shopper’s smartphone delivers the delightful experience. As the customer traverses the store, her interest is piqued by highly targeted promotions beamed from strategically placed displays. What […]

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3 Key Hurdles Hampering the Internet of Things

3 Key Hurdles Hampering the Internet of Things March 25, 2015

  Last fall I co-authored a post with Chris Curran—12 Hurdles Hampering the Internet of Things—that sparked an energetic conversation over social networks. As the comments flooded in, we noticed that a lot of readers zeroed-in on three issues: the business case, standards, and privacy. In this post, we dive deeper into those three areas. […]

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Field service workers could fix wearables’ PR problem

Field Service Could Fix Wearables’ PR Problem  March 23, 2015

  Co-authored by Bob McCutcheon When you hear the word wearables, you probably think of health conscious consumers donning digital devices to track their physical activity or technology enthusiasts getting sideways glances as they sport internet-enabled glasses on the subway. Maybe you’ve even heard of avid golfers using wearables to perfect their swings. Wearable computing […]

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8 Reasons Innovators Should Pay Attention to SXSW

8 Reasons Innovators Should Pay Attention to SXSW March 3, 2015

Guest post by Tom Puthiyamadam If you want to innovate with emerging technologies, you can’t operate in a vacuum within your organization. You need to bring the outside in. Over the years I’ve found that SXSW Interactive can be a doorway to fresh ideas and knowledge sharing that fuels innovation initiatives long after the crowds […]

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The Internet of Things has arrived in America’s factories

The Internet of Things has arrived in America’s factories March 2, 2015

  Guest post by Bob McCutcheon We’re living in a hyper-connected world, an era of pervasive instrumentalization – from wearable technology, to people remotely “speaking” to their home appliances. On a consumer level, digitalized connectivity – made possible through a skein of communications through the Internet of Things (IoT) – has become commonplace, even expected. […]

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How 3D printing puts manufacturers at risk of cybertheft

How 3D printing puts manufacturers at risk of cybertheft February 4, 2015

Guest post by Quentin Orr Since the invention of the hammer, the anvil, and, more recently, the assembly line, manufacturing has relied on an array of specialized knowledge, equipment, and materials. Luckily, that varied and valuable information is often difficult to steal. But 3D printing has the potential to change that, and manufacturers need to prepare […]

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Lessons in Innovation from the Future of Shopping

Lessons in Innovation from the Future of Shopping January 29, 2015

Guest post by Juan Carlos Morales In the next few years, the IoT will hit its stride and it’s arguable that no other industry will be more affected than the retail sector. Awash in “things” that can collect, store and communicate information, retailers will have opportunities at every turn of the shopping cart to win […]

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2015 Digital Technology Trends for Business

2015 Digital Technology Trends for Business January 13, 2015

When it comes to digital technology, January brings a couple of certainties—fun and futuristic dispatches from the Consumer Electronics Show and a tidal wave of top-ten lists. While interesting and even informative, these compilations don’t necessarily help you prioritize your own enterprise investments. Which is why we’ve taken a different tack in this year’s preview […]

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Enterprise Innovators: Thinking Big, Acting Small

Enterprise Innovators: Thinking Big, Acting Small December 12, 2014

  For today’s enterprise executive, the threat of digital disruption is increasingly becoming a fact of life. Today, enterprises have cheap and easy access to computing power, unprecedented amounts of freely available data and an abundance of open source technologies. This means anyone with smarts and dedication can emerge as a disruptor to unseat established […]

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