Artificial intelligence that reads and responds to our emotions is the killer app of the digital economy. It will make customers and employees happier—as long as it learns to respect our boundaries.
Travis McDonough has always been looking for a competitive edge. As an amateur athlete “on the small side,” he sought other ways—exercise, nutrition, strategy—to get ahead. Today McDonough is the of CEO of Kinduct, a provider of cloud-based software that analyzes data from wearables, electronic medical records, computer vision solutions, and more to assess and make recommendations about physical human performance.
Internet of Things (IoT) technology holds incredible promise for transforming the enterprise, but one of the biggest hurdles for companies implementing IoT will be extracting insight from the incredible volumes of fast-moving data these systems produce and integrating that resulting intelligence into business processes in real time.
For those charged with analyzing polling and turnout data to predict the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election, the question now is, “How did we get this so wrong?”
Sci-fi stories that contain hopeful elements—even if they are rife with drama, conflict and robot battles—have the potential to inspire real innovation.
Mike Oringer jokes that he has syrup running through his veins. Today, Oringer has moved on to the hard stuff as senior vice president of innovation and trade marketing for Stoli Group USA.
Big Data is a big deal, especially in U.S. politics. Four experts discuss the biggest advances in data analysis, current challenges, voter opinions, and more.
Last July, Culp took her first CMO role at Keds, where she’s charged with bringing the century-old brand to the millennial consumer. While the title is clear, the role is fluid.
Robots are evolving into our collaborators, extensions, and yes, replacements at a pace that will both inspire and challenge business and society to keep up.
The thriving creative CMO of 2016 looks markedly different today than he or she did 20—or even two—years ago.
Celebrity chef Grant Achatz and business partner Nick Kokonas have been shaking up the fine-dining scene in Chicago since launching Alinea in 2005. Now they aim to disrupt the decades-old dining reservations process with a cloud-based platform that enables restaurants to sell seats the way theaters and sports teams do.
The 20-year-old is CTO of Stampery, a startup which leverages the Bitcoin blockchain—the shared public ledger that records and secures Bitcoin currency transactions—to provide instant data notarization and document certification.
We talked to Turkle about the value of human interaction that is unmediated by technology, when to choose talking over texts and e-mail, and how corporate leaders can revive conversation in the digital workplace.
Cyber blackmail presents corporate leadership with the age-old dilemma: to pay or not to pay. The answer is complicated because it’s not always clear what you are paying for. But there are steps companies can take to avoid being placed in this perilous position in the first place and protocols that can help guide organizations once they find themselves there.
As debate rages over the impact of robots on jobs, an interesting thing is happening: Robots aren’t simply evolving as human replacements, they’re also becoming collaborators and extensions of human abilities.
Rather than hope for the blessing of an influential editor to launch her to fame, designer Rebecca Minkoff teamed up with her brother Uri, a software entrepreneur, to form direct relationships with customers using emerging technology platforms.
The ubiquitous convenience store chain updates its loyalty program from punch cards to a mobile app for super-frequent patrons .
Sister and brother Rebecca and Uri Minkoff bring a yin and yang to their high-end fashion brand.
As robots take over increasingly complex tasks, new forms of man-machine interaction will emerge and the structure of both industry and society will evolve to accommodate this emerging and symbiotic relationship.
The Internet of Things delivers new ways to create and capture business value, but also creates some frightening new vulnerabilities that organizations must take specific actions to address.
You could call Mark Hatch the chief executive of the maker movement. Hatch runs TechShop, the first international chain of membership-based, do-it-yourself fabrication facilities in the U.S.
A cohesive contact center technology strategy can support business expansion and enhance the customer experience.
Fear of cyberattacks has corporate directors on edge. CIOs must paint a realistic view of the company’s security posture and steer the conversation toward managing business risk.
Companies are losing trillions – yes, trillions – of dollars each year to internal and external theives. Yet they may not even know it. Here’s why.
SB Projects may not be a household name outside of the entertainment industry, but chances are you know its work. The 6-year old company is responsible for discovering such recording artists as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Carly Rae Jepsen—to name a few.
The World Bank overhauls IT so it’s better prepared to do business in global hotspots where war, disease and poverty may be among the challenges of everyday life.
At nuclear power plants, mobile app development can’t be quick and dirty.
A coalition of IT chiefs are on a mission to put cancer out of business.
Some commodities are just commodities. Everything else is up for grabs.
From bespoke leather stitching on a Maserati Grancabrio to do-it-yourself soda flavors at a Coca-Cola Freestyle fountain, customers are increasingly demanding – and getting – individual customization from companies.
We are leaving the industrial economy and entering the innovation
economy, where manufacturing is a commodity and the idea – intellectual
property (IP) – trumps all.
Leading HR departments are turning to “talent analytics” for a wide range of staffing issues, and CIOs are at the center of this data-driven transformation.
Airlines have the data they need to reduce delays from equipment problems–and even to stop problems before they occur–saving billions and making customers happier to boot. Here’s how to do it.
Wellpoint leverages the famous IBM supercomputer to improve cancer treatment plans.