Technology

The Most Important Work of Jeff Bezos is Not Amazon

For all his wealth and power the most important work Jeff Bezos is doing is about as far removed from Wall Street and Silicon Valley as you can get. At a surprise appearance during Wired’s 25 anniversary summit Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he has plans to spend over $1 billion yearly to support Blue Origin, according ...

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The World is on the Verge of Getting Smaller

As many of you may already know, recently I joined Oracle to help build a new innovation and digital transformation offering that leverages design thinking and other tools to engage prospective North American customers of Oracle in human-centered problem-solving focused on solving their most pressing challenges. One of the attractions to this particular role was the opportunity to work for ...

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How mature is your technology?

As a technologist it’s important to know the maturity of a technology. Like people, technologies are born, they become children, then adolescents, then adults and then they die. And like with people, the character and behavior of technologies change as they grown and age. A fledgling technology may have a lot of potential, but it can’t pay the mortgage until ...

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Apple Inadvertently Revealed its Next Big Thing

and it’s not what you think… Eclipsing yourself when you’ve just finished changing the world isn’t easy, it’s nearly impossible. But here’s one way Apple might just pull it off, again. There’s a blessing in being a company as loved as Apple, but there’s also a curse. When you’re both that large and that innovative, the market expects you to ...

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Let’s Stop Calling it ‘Artificial’ Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence and the Consulting Industry

The fatal flaw in AI isn’t the technology or its intelligence, it’s something far more difficult to change. Air France flight 447 wasn’t doomed because its technology couldn’t handle the weather but because its pilot wasn’t able to weather the storm. The challenge of artificial intelligence isn’t so much the technology as it is our own attitude about machines and ...

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Using Blockchain Innovation to Rebuild Trust in the Food Industry

Using Blockchain Innovation to Rebuild Trust in the Food Industry

Consumer trust is one of the biggest hurdles that the food industry is up against today. A recent Food and Health Survey uncovered a serious trust deficit between consumers and food manufacturers and suppliers, and we don’t have to look far to see why. In October 2018, J&J Snack Foods recalled its Fit & Active sandwiches from Aldi stores due to potential contamination with ...

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How to Fix Corporate Tech Strategy

A large defense contractor is in the process of revamping their technology strategy. They want to see more return on investment, which totals more than $1 billion annually across headquarters and its business units. This money is meant to deliver the next generation of technologies their customers need. Recently, however, their success rate has been dropping. Company leadership worried that ...

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