While in the West the post-pandemic ‘new normal’ is still a myth and mystery, in the East it is already on the foothills of reality, and the RCEP trade deal can only make that reality bigger and more real.
AI ethics are having a hard time keeping up with AI. Academic debates may be interesting, but organizations need a practical AI ethics framework. Where do we go from here?
Enterprise hits and misses - retailers push for pre-holiday lessons, while Adobe and Coupa make acquisitions waves
This week - retailers push to get ready for a pressurized holiday season - but what's the forecast? B2B shopping starts early for Adobe (buying Workfront) and Coupa (buying LLamasoft). AI risk factors get aired, and the future of work takes a customer-facing twist. As always, your whiffs.
How Marks & Spencer plans to double down on digital to compete with online pureplays and survive the COVID crisis
M&S is a UK retail heritage brand that's had its omni-channel transformational ups and downs in recent years, but there's an added vim in the air as it doubles down on digital to get through the COVID crisis.
Coupa's acquisition of Llamasoft is a big test for its community intelligence strategy, bringing it into supply chain planning
So-called smart devices like Amazon Echo and Google Nest made early headway into our homes. But will devices as small as a vibration sensor soon outsmart an Echo? Here's a look under the hood of "TinyML."
Team Rubicon, a US NGO that operates in disaster zones, is moving from a reactive to a preventative client services model, with the help of AI. CIO/CTO Raj Kamachee explains the how and the why.
Enterprise hits and misses - diversity and inclusion gets a COVID-era gut check, while tech-for-good and cybersecurity compete for headlines
This week - is the humanity/transparency of the COVID era sparking workplace diversity efforts? Tech-for-good keeps the glass half full; cybersecurity and ransomware concerns threaten to empty it. AI gets a project gut check, and we all buckle up for election week. Plus: whiffs.
Qlik's user conference landed at an important time for the future of analytics. On the one hand, we have Qlik's longstanding commitment to fostering enterprise data literacy. On the other, the pursuit of AI-powered "augmented intelligence." At stake? Only the resilience of our economy.
Big data gets all the hype. Small data is perceived as inadequate for today's in vogue algorithms. But by overlooking small data, are enterprises missing a superior source of insight?
Enterprise hits and misses - retailers get autonomous, blockchain gets real, and Google gets an anti-trust action from the U.S.
This week - retailers buckle up for the holidays, and lay ambitious plans for 2021. Blockchain gets some real world use cases - and critiques. The U.S. files a landmark anti-trust lawsuit against Google. Your whiffs include my personal fave - parrots manipulating Alexa.
The use of AI in IT support services is a powerful force, but only if it enhances instead of replacing the human touch argues Rimini Street's Brian Slepko
The pandemic has exposed just how fragile and broken enterprise business processes really are. RPA was supposed to solve that and it didn't. Can low-code/no-code? It's a complex but useful discussion. Buckle up folks.
Algorithmic bias is a thorny topic with lots of examples of bad practice to point to. But what's the long-term solution to a problem that needs to be tacked if AI's potential is to be realized?