ThinkData Works' co-founder and CEO Bryan Smith has been named Vice-Chair of the Government of Ontario’s first-ever Digital and Data Task Force. The task force is part of a wider provincial strategy to help Ontarians benefit directly from the data economy, improving the data literacy of both citizens and businesses while ensuring their personal privacy is protected.
The task force is being developed by the province’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, and is… Continue
Added by Lewis Wynne-Jones on July 16, 2019 at 5:30am —
What makes a great CEO?
First of all, the answer to that question depends on who raises it: An investor will likely come up with a different answer than an employee. What if you asked a CEO? He might give you his definition. Ask another CEO, and he will likely give you a slightly or even completely different view on this subject.
Ask five people, and you will get five answers
It seems nearly impossible to find an… Continue
Added by Rafael Knuth on February 21, 2019 at 5:00am —
According to technology experts that would have increased from 130 to 40000 exabytes ten and a half years before 2020. Some research writers have estimated that society will produce 1.7 megabytes of data every day for each individual on the planet increasing today's digital universe from 4.4 to 44 zettabytes
A lot of institutions and organisations… Continue
Added by Debra White on February 20, 2019 at 1:00am —
Summary: Digital Decisioning Platforms is a new segment identified by Forrester that marries Business Process Automation, Business Rules Management, and Advanced Analytics. For platform developers it’s a new way to slice the market. For users it eases integration of predictive models into the production environment.
Added by William Vorhies on October 30, 2018 at 8:30am —
The age of technology is way past its nascent stage and has grown exponentially during the last decade. In my role, travelling to events and meeting with thought leaders I am aware of the developments made across different technological fronts.… Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on July 17, 2018 at 2:45am —
A few years ago, the impact of digitization was only established in top industries like Banking, Insurance, and Retail. Now times have changed – the recruitment industry is also adopting digital transformation.
Everyone is a candidate at some point in their journey. Whether you are an employer or a candidate searching… Continue
Added by Sandeep Raut on June 16, 2018 at 3:30am —
At the Mobile World Congress, MasterCard recently announced that it was teaming up with Facebook to provide small businesses in Africa and Asia with an affordable and simple on-ramp for accepting mobile payments.
The partnership will help unbanked retailers and merchants in the regions open bank accounts… Continue
Added by Deena Zaidi on April 30, 2018 at 9:30am —
Today every company is acting on the digital transformation or at least talking about digital transformation. While it is important to drive it by analyzing customer behavior, it is extremely important to understand who from your organization is acting upon it – your employees.
Added by Sandeep Raut on April 17, 2018 at 1:30am —
Digital disruption has turned the telecom industry upside down. New digital technologies are entering the market forcing telecom operators to adapt to new business models.
We went from analog to digital few decades back and then GPRS, Edge & came 3G, which brought data and web… Continue
Added by Sandeep Raut on March 4, 2018 at 6:30pm —
I was recently asked to conduct a 2-hour workshop for the State of California Senior Legislators on the topic of “Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Privacy.” Honored by the privilege of offering my perspective on these critical topics, I shared with my home-state legislators how significant opportunities await the state. I reviewed the once-in-a-generation opportunities awaiting the great State of California (“the State”), where decision makers could vastly…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on February 13, 2018 at 5:30am —
Do you remember Hollywood movies Terminator: Rise of Machines or Ex Machina where facial recognition technologies are used in several ways?
Today with digital technological advances, face recognition has become very important for businesses, to know who the customer is and send hyper-personalized offers to generate more revenues.
Facebook has… Continue
Added by Sandeep Raut on February 10, 2018 at 9:30pm —
Organizations looking for justification to move beyond legacy reporting should review this little ditty from the healthcare industry:
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that the United States loses $750 billion annually to medical fraud, inefficiencies, and other siphons in the healthcare system…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on January 26, 2018 at 1:30pm —
“Big Data is dead.” “Big Data is passé.”
“We no longer need Big Data; we need Machine Learning now.”
As we end 2017 and look forward to big (data) things in 2018, the most important lessons of 2017 – in fact, maybe the most important lesson going forward – is that Big Data is NOT a thing. Big Data isn’t about the volume, variety or velocity of data any more than car…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on January 20, 2018 at 5:30am —
I was recently a guest lecturer at the University of California Berkeley Extension in San Francisco. On a lovely Saturday afternoon, the classroom was crowded with students of all ages learning the tools of the modern economy. The craftspeople of the “Analytics Revolution” were busy learning new skills and tools that will prepare them for this Brave New World of analytics. I was blown away by their dedication!
As we teach the next generation, it’s important…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on January 19, 2018 at 5:00am —
Most organizations’ IOT Strategy look like a game of ‘Twister’ with progress across important IOT capabilities such as architecture, technology, data, analytics and governance; variables comprising a series of random investments and decisions.…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on January 13, 2018 at 5:00am —
Remember the early 90s, when the mobile phones were not there. The only way to communicate to an out of office employee was landline phone or personal message via a colleague. Today there is no distinction between professional and personal lives as we are always connected.
In the age of Uber, Netflix and Airbnb disrupting traditional… Continue
Added by Sandeep Raut on December 24, 2017 at 8:30pm —
Mobile usage has surpassed the desktop usage a few years back and is fast becoming consumer’s preferred portal to the internet. Always-on consumers spend more than 70% of their media consumption and screen time on mobile devices, and most of that time in smartphone apps. Analyzing their behaviors, understanding their needs, complaints and proactively…
Added by Sandeep Raut on November 26, 2017 at 2:00am —
Today every industry is talking about Digital Transformation and affected by technologies like the Internet of Things, Blockchain, Microservices and Cloud. Every company like Apple, Nike, and Nestle, better known for their brand products have now become Technology Company. However, for every technology the powerhouse behind the success is…
Added by Sandeep Raut on November 19, 2017 at 2:30am —
The research firm Technology Business Research (TBR) recently came out with a report titled, “Winning The Business Of Digital Transformation Services Requires A Process-Led Approach” authored by Sebastian Lagana and Jennifer Hamel. The report is full of good nuggets, but I especially liked the way that they categorized the 3 phases of Digital Transformation:
- Substitution represents basic IT modernization; such as leveraging new…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on November 12, 2017 at 5:00am —
Today almost every industry is experiencing significant digital disruption. Every business is eager to get on this bandwagon and strive to survive. CEOs are facing this biggest questions of how to transform the organization? Digital Transformation has come as big tsunami wave, either you can ride it like an expert surfer, or go under and get to the bottom. Companies start the process of transformation but more often fail to integrate across departments and take advantage… Continue
Added by Sandeep Raut on November 10, 2017 at 9:30pm —