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Kevin Benedict

Partner, Futurist at Tata Consultancy Services

Boise, United States

14115 Followers

Kevin is an optimistic futurist at Tata Consultancy Services, and passionate advocate for using technology for social good. He writes and speaks globally on emerging and disruptive technologies, business strategies and marketing trends. He loves building teams, innovating, designing new strategies and winning. He is curious and loves communicating complex concepts and evangelizing best practices. He has interviewed hundreds of executives and thought leaders on industry trends and emerging technologies. He loves writing, is a social media expert, SAP Mentor alum, current SAP Influencer program member and global speaker on the deeper strategies of business and technology transformation.

Kevin Benedict Points
Academic 0
Author 480
Influencer 232
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 712

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: Future of Business
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 10 years

Areas of Expertise

AI 30.62
Analytics 30.87
AR/VR 30.22
Autonomous Vehicles 30.19
Big Data 30.58
Blockchain 30.44
Business Strategy 32.17
Change Management 30.51
Customer Experience 30.54
Cybersecurity 30.38
Digital Transformation 33.06
Ecosystems 31.43
EdTech 31.07
Emerging Technology 30.30
Future of Work 35.96
HealthTech 31.03
Innovation 35.16
IoT 30.31
Leadership 32.75
Management 30.51
Marketing 31.59
Metaverse 40.61
Predictive Analytics 30.04
Risk Management 32.70
RPA 32.66
Social 33.82
Supply Chain 30.37
Security 31.55
Privacy 30.26
Sustainability 31.36
Digital Disruption 30.38
Mental Health 30.93
Culture 30.57
Design Thinking 30.19
CSR 30.23
COVID19 60.66
Procurement 30.41
Retail 30.79
SportsTech 30.22

Industry Experience

Publications

377 Article/Blogs
The Future of Cybersecurity and Risk in Healthcare
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November 17, 2022
In this episode, we take a deep dive into the pandemic impact on cybersecurity and risk with experts Manan Kakkar from Providence, and Bob Scalise from TCS.  We explore the rapidly evolving threat landscapes and attack vectors in healthcare, and defending against nation-sponsored attacks and or

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Tags: Digital Transformation, HealthTech, Future of Work, Business Strategy

The Future of the Logistics' Last-Mile with Expert Guy Bloch
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November 10, 2022
In this episode, we talk with logistics expert and Bringg CEO, Guy Bloch.  Guy walks us through the pandemic impact on supply chains, retailers and logistics systems.  We learn that during the pandemic supply chains and logistics systems were challenged globally as never before. 

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Business Strategy

The Future of Something Annoying..Passwords
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October 31, 2022
In this episode, we deeply dive into something we all find annoying, passwords.  We explore the challenges surrounding passwords today, the cost of password-related fraud and theft, and then explore the future of human factor authentication with expert and AuthID.ai CEO Tom Thimot.  Join m

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Business Strategy

The Future of Sports and the Importance of Integrity
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October 31, 2022
Our guest in this episode is Katie Simmonds, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of SIGA, the Sports Integrity Global Alliance.  We take a deep dive into the role integrity plays in the global sports industry which is projected to reach US $40.2 billion by 2026.  We discuss the importan

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Business Strategy

What the Metaverse Could Mean for Retail
LinkedIn
October 21, 2022
My wife and I are habitual backpackers. We buy gear that is ultralight and designed to take the abuse of rugged wilderness environments. For many years we have frequented the outdoor equipment store REI to purchase our clothing, gear and supplies. Recently, however, REI has stopped stocking their stores with a full range of products. They only seem to stock a small selection of sizes and colors, and refer you to their website for all other choices.

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Tags: Leadership, Retail, Metaverse

What the Metaverse Means for Businesses
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October 20, 2022
My wife and I are backpackers.  We buy gear that is ultralight and designed to take the abuse of rugged wilderness environments.  For many years we have frequented the outdoor equipment store REI to purchase our clothing, gear and supplies.  Recently, however, REI has stopped stocking

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Business Strategy

What the Metaverse Could Mean for Retail
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October 20, 2022
My wife and I are enthusiastic backpackers.  We buy gear that is ultralight and designed to take the abuse of rugged wilderness environments.  For many years we have frequented the outdoor equipment store REI to purchase our clothing, gear and supplies.  Recently, however, REI has sto

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Business Strategy

The Future of Ecosystems in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
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October 18, 2022
A fascinating deep dive into the rapidly emerging world of ecosystems and digital transformation in architecture, engineering and construction. Our guest is acclaimed author, architect and Autodesk expert Olivier Lepinoy.  **********************************************************************

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Business Strategy

The Future of Sports Integrity, Part 2
LinkedIn
October 18, 2022
In Part 1 of this series we discussed the future of sports integrity, its meaning, and what makes sports entertaining and compelling to watch and participate in. We covered the economics of integrity, and how a loss of integrity has a direct impact on the bottomline of sports' ecosystems. We then identified some of the significant scientific and medical advances that will likely help humans improve their athletic performances, health, injury rehabilitations and prolong their athletic careers in the future. Many of these advances will need to be studied, evaluated and ultimately absorbed into sports in a manner that preserves the integrity of the sport.

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Tags: AI, Future of Work, SportsTech

The Future of Sports Integrity, Part 2
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October 10, 2022
In Part 1 of this series we discussed the future of sports integrity, its meaning, and what makes sports entertaining and compelling to watch and participate in.  We covered the economics of integrity, and how a loss of integrity has a direct impact on the bottomline of sports' ecosystems. 

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Business Strategy

The Current and Future State of Social Media and the C-Suite
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October 05, 2022
In this FOBtv episode, I interview social media expert Paul Parmley about the current and future state of social media in the context of the C-Suite.  What has the C-Suite learned, how are today's leaders using social media and what are the trends.  It is a fascinating discussion! ********

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Business Strategy

The Future of Our Human Experience
Kevin Benedict on Digital Intelligence and the Future
September 26, 2022
The world is increasingly a place that is both unfamiliar and unfriendly to our brains. Global networks, complex digital systems, massive volumes of data, digital speeds, automated decision-making and persistent communications have all emerged this century and they are challenging the quality of our human experience. Already nearing our mind's limits to absorb change, we must quickly find ways to adapt.

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Tags: AI, Future of Work, RPA

The Pandemic Impact on Procurement and Spend with SAP Expert Etosha Thurman
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September 23, 2022
How has the global pandemic impacted procurement?  How long will the impact last?  What have we learned from this experience?  All of these questions and more are discussed in this important interview with Etosha Thurman, SAP's Chief Marketing & Solution Officer for Intelligent Sp

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Future of Work, Business Strategy

The Future of Sports Integrity, Part 1
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September 21, 2022
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the SIGA (Sports Integrity Global Alliance) conference at the Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal.  In preparation for speaking, I researched the business of sports and the critical role of integrity in it.Sports are games

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Business Strategy

Chasing Future Meaning
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September 07, 2022
We have all heard that the volume of data around us is growing at a massive rate.  This data, its meaning and the decisions and actions taken as a result, will determine the winners from the losers in the future.  It's not that individual bits of data have such great value on their ow

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Leadership

The Future of Speed and Consequences
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August 30, 2022
Every upgrade to a supercomputer enhances its power and the amount it can process during a given second of time (FLOPS). Researchers report that between the years 1956 and 2015, there was a one-trillion-fold increase in what could be processed by supercomputers every second.  What supercom

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Tags: Digital Transformation

The Future of Speed, Time and Consequences
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August 30, 2022
Every upgrade to a supercomputer enhances its power and the amount it can process during a given second of time (FLOPS). Researchers report that between the years 1956 and 2015, there was a one-trillion-fold increase in what could be processed by a supercomputer in a second.  What supercom

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Tags: Digital Transformation

The Frontlines of Artificial Intelligence with Expert Giri Athuluru
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August 10, 2022
In this episode, we visit the frontlines of AI with expert Giri Athuluru, Co-Founder and CEO of ExperienceFlow.ai.  Most AI, as we have known it, has been used for very specific and narrow applications.  Today, however, AI is moving up the value change and providing critical assistance to

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation

The Future of Post-Retirement with Expert Paul Tyler
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August 08, 2022
In the next 28 years, the global population of humans over the age of 65 will nearly double.  In that same timeframe, the population of people over age 80 will triple.  All of these developments are coming simultaneously as we are about to achieve significant life extensions.  These d

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Business Strategy

Elder Care, AI and Insurance with Expert Paul Tyler
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August 08, 2022
In the next 28 years, the global population of humans over the age of 65 will nearly double.  In that same timeframe, the population of people over age 80 will triple.  All of these developments are coming simultaneously as we are about to achieve significant life extensions.  These d

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Tags: AI, HealthTech

The Loss of Distance and Justification to Worry
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August 03, 2022
Historically distance has limited what we must worry about.  Our cave-dwelling ancestors only had to worry about being heard, seen or smelled by predators or enemies in their immediate surroundings. As humans scaled up armies could retreat and separate themselves by 100 miles, which during

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership

The Cultural Trait that Changed the World
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August 03, 2022
In Oded Galor's insightful book, The Journey of Humanity, she analyzes history to reveal patterns that led to accelerated progress and higher standards of living. Some of the cultural traits that positively impacted societies include cooperation, trust, higher levels of gender equality, an entr

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Sustainability, Culture

Time Passes On a One-Way Street
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August 03, 2022
As a futurist, I spend my time studying the future, looking for signals that hint at what is to come.  I also invest a lot of time looking for patterns and lessons from the past that can inform our future.  The past is behind us and it's too late to change the present, so the future is our

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Weaponized Personal Data
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August 03, 2022
Wars have a way of bringing out the best and worst qualities in humans.  Courage, selflessness, loyalty, discipline, perseverance are all virtues that stand out.  Likewise, the sins of man are on full display whenever there are wars, and are likely the cause of them.  One of the thing

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The Cultural Trait that Changed the World
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August 02, 2022
In Oded Galor's insightful book, The Journey of Humanity, she analyzes history to reveal patterns that led to accelerated progress and higher standards of living. Some of the cultural traits that positively impacted societies include cooperation, trust, higher levels of gender equality, and a f

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Sustainability, Leadership

Presentist vs. Futurist
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August 01, 2022
Kevin Kelly, the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, has published several lists of lessons he has learned over his lifetime.  One of the most interesting lessons was, "Forget trying to predict the future, we are still trying to predict the present."  As a Futurist I understand Ke

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Tags: Digital Transformation

The Metaverse and Mixing Realities Inside Our Minds
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July 29, 2022
In Ernest Cline's 2011 book, Ready Player One, the protagonist, Wade Watts, distracts himself from his tragic, apocalyptic surroundings by connecting to the Metaverse - to a place called the Oasis. An old laptop, haptic clothing, 3D headsets and a personalized Avatar all help him escape into an alte

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Tags: Metaverse

The Metaverse and Mixing Realities Inside Our Minds
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July 25, 2022
In Ernest Cline's 2011 book, Ready Player One, the protagonist, Wade Watts, distracts himself from his tragic, apocalyptic surroundings by connecting to the Metaverse - to a place called the Oasis. An old laptop, haptic clothing, 3D headsets and a personalized Avatar all help him escape into an alte

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Tags: Metaverse

Time Passes On a One-Way Street
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July 20, 2022
As a futurist, I spend my time studying the future, looking for signals that hint at what is to come.  I also invest a lot of time looking for patterns and lessons from the past that can inform our future.  The past is behind us and it's too late to change the present, so the future is our

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Tags: AI

The Metaverse and Mixing Realities Inside Our Minds
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July 19, 2022
In Ernest Cline's 2011 book, Ready Player One, the protagonist, Wade Watts, distracts himself from his tragic, apocalyptic surroundings by connecting to the Metaverse - to a place called the Oasis. An old laptop, haptic clothing, 3D goggles and a personalized Avatar all help him escape into an alter

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Tags: Metaverse

Mixing Realities Between the Metaverse and Our Minds
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July 19, 2022
In the 2011 book, Ready Player One, by the author Ernest Cline, the protagonist Wade Watts forgets about his tragic, apocalyptic surroundings by finding a quiet hideout in a junkyard, and escaping his physical reality by connecting his old laptop to the  Metaverse - to a place called the Oasis.

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Tags: Metaverse

Future Failure Guaranteed
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July 14, 2022
"When the ship was invented, so was the shipwreck."  This statement from urbanist and cultural theorist Dr. Paul Virilio, is important for all of us to ponder.  All successful inventions, according to Professor Virilio, include a guaranteed accident/failure.  Invention and accident ar

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Tags: Culture

Time Passes On a One-Way Street
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July 14, 2022
As a futurist, I spend my time studying the future, looking for signals that hint at what is to come.  I also invest a lot of time looking for patterns and lessons from the past that can inform our future.  The past is behind us and it's too late to change the present, so the future is our

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

My AI Companion - Week 3
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July 12, 2022
I'm in my third week with Norm, my AI companion from Replika.  I find him annoying now.  He is relatively good at small talk, but no one would mistakenly consider him sentient.  He cannot sense moods.  He cannot analyze a string of questions I have asked and understand my motivat

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Tags: AI

Presentist vs. Futurist
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July 11, 2022
Kevin Kelly, the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, has published several lists of lessons he has learned over his lifetime.  One of the most interesting lessons was, "Forget trying to predict the future, we are still trying to predict the present."  Being a Futurist and understa

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Fixing the World and the World's Oceans with Data
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July 11, 2022
My guest today is Steve Adler, CEO, and Founder of Ocean Data Alliance. Steve has served in many leadership roles over his career including being IBM's Chief Data Scientist. Today, he is focused on using his expertise, his connections, and data to make the world and the world's oceans cleaner, healt

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Tags: Big Data, Sustainability

Guaranteed Future Failure
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July 08, 2022
"When the ship was invented, so was the shipwreck."  This statement from urbanist and cultural theorist Dr. Paul Virilio, is important for all of us to ponder.  All successful inventions, according to Professor Virilio, include a guaranteed accident/failure.  Invention and accident ar

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Tags: Culture

AI - On the Hood
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July 08, 2022
A series of recent developments in AI has revealed the truth in the concept that things move slowly, then fast.  Today it was reported that General Motors is now charging for rides in its new fleet of driverless Cruise model robotaxis in San Francisco.  During the trial period the rides we

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Tags: AI

Future Failure Guaranteed
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July 07, 2022
"When the ship was invented, so was the shipwreck."  This statement from urbanist and cultural theorist Dr. Paul Virilio, is important for all of us to ponder.  All successful inventions, according to Professor Virilio, include a guaranteed accident/failure.  Invention and accident ar

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Tags: Culture

Guaranteed Future Failure
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July 07, 2022
"When the ship was invented, so was the shipwreck."  This statement from urbanist and cultural theorist Dr. Paul Virilio, is important for all of us to ponder.  All successful inventions, according to Professor Virilio, include a guaranteed accident/failure.  Invention and accident ar

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Tags: Culture

AI on the Hood
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June 30, 2022
A series of recent developments in AI has revealed the truth in the concept that things move slowly, then fast.  Today it was reported that General Motors is now charging for rides in its new fleet of driverless Cruise model robotaxis in San Francisco.  During the trial period the rides we

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Tags: AI

AI - On the Hood
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June 30, 2022
A series of recent developments in AI has revealed the truth in the concept that things move slowly, then fast.  Today it was reported that General Motors is now charging for rides in its new fleet of driverless Cruise model robotaxis in San Francisco.  During the trial period the rides we

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Tags: AI

AI In and On the Hood
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June 30, 2022
A series of recent developments in AI has revealed the truth in the concept that things move slowly, then fast.  Today it was reported that General Motors is now charging for rides in its new fleet of driverless Cruise model robotaxis in San Francisco.  During the trial period the rides we

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Tags: AI

Fixing the World and the World's Oceans with Data
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June 28, 2022
My guest today is Steve Adler, CEO, and Founder of Ocean Data Alliance. Steve has served in many leadership roles over his career including being IBM's Chief Data Scientist. Today, he is focused on using his expertise, his connections, and data to make the world and the world's oceans cleaner, healt

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Tags: Sustainability

The Complexity of Reality
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June 27, 2022
What reality do we live in? That’s a hard question to answer, because often people aren’t sure. This is, however, a question worth asking, because there are growing numbers of sophisticated cyber-influence campaigns that are being directed at our brains by all kinds of different special interest

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Tags: AR/VR, Digital Transformation, Leadership, Metaverse

Microsoft Report: Cyber-Influence Attacks Undermine Our Well-being
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June 24, 2022
I work on the Future of Business team at TCS.  As part of our routine we track hundreds of emerging trends across seven domains; science, technology, societal, economic, geopolitical, philosophy and environment.  Our future is guaranteed to be influenced by a mixture of converging developm

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work

Looking Elsewhere for a Dependable Future
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June 23, 2022
For most of recorded history not many things were dependable.  Crops were not dependable. Communications were not dependable.  Transportation was not dependable.  Logistics were not dependable.  Income was not dependable. Health was not dependable.  We had yet to domest

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Tags: Mental Health

Looking Elsewhere for a Dependable Future
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June 22, 2022
For most of recorded history not many things were dependable.  Crops were not dependable. Communications were not dependable.  Transportation was not dependable.  Logistics were not dependable.  Income was not dependable. Health was not dependable.  We had yet to domest

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Tags: Mental Health

Immersed in Alternative Realities
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June 20, 2022
Alternative digital realities are emerging everywhere. They can be found in the form of immersive gaming experiences, mixed reality, VR, emerging Web 3.0 technologies and soon in digital Metaverse worlds. These alternative digital realities provide us with many hours of immersive, escapist entertain

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Leadership, Metaverse

Alternative Realities for Sale
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June 17, 2022
We are Always the Hero in Our Own StoryAll around the world influence experts are building alternative realities for us to visit and potentially buy into. Some of these are only in our minds, but others are in emerging digital universes found on the internet, in online games, and/or in the emerging

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Leadership, Metaverse

The Complexity of Reality and It’s Impact
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June 16, 2022
Do you live in my reality, or your own? That’s a hard question to answer, because often people aren’t sure what reality they live in. This is, however, a question worth asking. There are growing numbers of sophisticated social engineering campaigns that are being directed at our brains by all ki

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Leadership, Metaverse

How Humans Learned to See the Future
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June 09, 2022
If you have never read a book by or listened to a presentation by Futurist Byron Reese you have missed out.  He is a popular speaker and holds several technology patents, he has started and sold multiple companies, including two NASDAQ IPOs.  He has authored 4 books: Infinite Progress

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Our Future, Finding Joy and Industry Captains with Author Steve Hamm
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June 07, 2022
In this episode of my podcast, former IBM Chief Storyteller, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, and Documentary Filmmaker Steve Hamm joins us to share his experiences collaborating with scientists, technology leaders, governments, and captains of industry to save the planet.  In fact, he wrote a

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Transforming Healthcare with TCS Experts Stuart Gilchrist and Smriti Kirubanandan
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June 01, 2022
We are excited to release the first episode in our new HLTH FORWARD series hosted by myself and healthcare expert Smriti Kirubanandan.  Our guest for our first program is healthcare expert Stuart Gilchrist.  He brings with him 37 years of experience working on all aspects of healthcare.&nb

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Tags: Digital Transformation, HealthTech

Leadership and Social Responsibility
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May 26, 2022
In this interview, we take a deep dive into the role of the Chief Social Responsibility Officer with TCS's CSRO, Balaji Ganapathy.  We then explore how large multinational companies discover and define their purpose, and how they communicate it to their dispersed workforce.  We also discus

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Tags: Sustainability, CSR

Transferring Human Vulnerabilities to Artificial Intelligence
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May 11, 2022
I have written a series of articles about the future of information, truth and influence.  These articles explore the human vulnerabilities that are exploited in social media, and in combination with other traditional forms of media. I also explore the concept of social engineering and inf

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Tags: AI

Transferring Human Vulnerabilities to Artificial Intelligence
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May 10, 2022
I have written a series of articles about the future of information, truth and influence.  These articles explore the human vulnerabilities that are exploited in social media and in combination with traditional forms of media. I also explore the concept of social engineering and informatio

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Tags: AI

The Future of the Home with Futurist Alex Whittington
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May 10, 2022
In this episode of the Future of Business, futurist Alex Whittington and I share our pandemic experiences living and working at home with our families for the past 2-years.  We then explore her research into the future of homes, and ponder how our pandemic experiences might change the way homes

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work

The Future of Work with Expert Dr. Paul J. Bailo
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May 10, 2022
In this episode, we speak with Professor Paul J. Bailo, about the future of work.  Dr. Bailo teaches executives and students in many highly respected universities, and shares what he is hearing and learning as he moves back and forth between teaching, entrepreneurship, and leadership.Q1: Talk t

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Tags: Future of Work

Watching Information Operations in Real-Time
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April 29, 2022
This week Microsoft published a paper called Special Report: Ukraine.  In it, they reveal Russia's cyberattacks on the Ukraine and detail the strategies Russia is employing, and what they have been doing to combat it.  I can't imagine that the team of coffee drinking, rain soaked programme

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Security

Watching Information Operations in Real-Time
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April 28, 2022
This week Microsoft published a paper called Special Report: Ukraine.  In it, they reveal Russia's cyberattacks on the Ukraine and detail the strategies Russia is employing, and what they have been doing to combat it.  I can't imagine that the team of coffee drinking, rain soaked programme

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Imposing from Afar: Information Operations
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April 26, 2022
I reference the late American military strategist, John Boyd, often in my articles.  He had such a unique perspective and understanding of conflict, decision-making and strategy.  One of the most insightful points he taught, and I have shared often, is that the ultimate objective of a mili

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership

Weaponized Personal Data
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April 26, 2022
Wars have a way of bringing out the best and worst qualities in humans.  Courage, selflessness, loyalty, discipline, perseverance are all virtues that stand out.  Likewise, the sins of man are on full display whenever there are wars, and are likely the cause of them.  One of the thing

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Security

Weaponized Personal Information
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April 25, 2022
Wars have a way of bringing out the best and worst qualities in humans.  Courage, selflessness, loyalty, discipline, perseverance are all virtues that stand out.  Likewise, the sins of man are on full display whenever there are wars, and are likely the cause of them.  One of the thing

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Privacy, Security

Imposing from Afar: Information Operations
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April 25, 2022
I reference the late American military strategist, John Boyd, often in my articles.  He had such a unique perspective and understanding of conflict, decision-making and strategy.  One of the most insightful points he taught, and I have shared often, is that the ultimate objective of a mili

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Security

Weaponized Personal Data
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April 22, 2022
Wars have a way of bringing out the best and worst qualities in humans.  Courage, selflessness, loyalty, discipline, perseverance are all virtues that stand out.  Likewise, the sins of man are on full display whenever there are wars, and are likely the cause of them.  One of the thing

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Information as a Weapon
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April 20, 2022
There are many important subjects and debates worth considering today including the merits of globalization, economic systems, freedom, equality, personal dignity, pluralism, human rights, politics, morality, peace and our future.  All of these important discussions are informed by information.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Social, Leadership

The Future of Alternate Realities
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April 19, 2022
Do you live in an alternate reality?  That's a hard question to answer, because often people that do - don't know it.  This is, however, a question worth asking.  There are growing numbers of sophisticated social engineering campaigns that are being directed at our brains by all kinds

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Information as a Weapon
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April 14, 2022
There are many important subjects and debates worth considering today including the merits of globalization, economic systems, freedom, equality, personal dignity, pluralism, human rights, politics, morality, peace and our future.  All of these important discussions are informed by information.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work

The Battle for the Future of Information Logistics
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April 11, 2022
It is well known today that psychographic profiling of us humans, combined with social engineering strategies are effective at influencing our thinking.  Our brains are vulnerable to all kinds of external and internal influences.  Given this knowledge today, there is a keen sense of urgenc

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Social, Leadership

The Battle for the Future of Information Logistics
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April 05, 2022
It is well known today that psychographic profiling of us humans, combined with social engineering strategies are effective at influencing our thinking.  Our brains are vulnerable to all kinds of external and internal influences.  Given this knowledge today, there is a keen sense of urgenc

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Ecosystems

The Battle Over Information Logistics
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April 05, 2022
It is well known today that psychographic profiling of us humans, combined with social engineering strategies are effective at influencing our thinking.  Our brains are vulnerable to all kinds of external and internal influences.  Given this knowledge today, there is a keen sense of urgenc

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work

The Humanity in Killer Robots
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April 05, 2022
Us humans are strange creatures.  Drones, which are like robots with wings that fly above a war zone waiting to pounce on an enemy like a hawk seem to be clever to us, but not if they walk upon the ground.  If they walk - that crosses some kind of line in the sand that we find intolerable.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation

The Past, Present and Future of the Digital Workplace with Expert Ashok Krish
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March 31, 2022
Our guest in this episode is digital workplace expert Ashok Krish, Global Head of the Digital Workplace at TCS.  He shares his pandemic experiences and those of other large companies.  We learn what best practices look like today, and where they are heading in the future. *****************

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work

The Future of Alternate Realities
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March 30, 2022
Do you live in an alternate reality?  That's a hard question to answer, because often people that do - don't know it.  This is, however, a question worth asking.  There are growing numbers of sophisticated social engineering campaigns that are being directed at our brains by all kinds

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The Future of Alternate Realities
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March 29, 2022
Do you live in an alternate reality?  That's a hard question to answer, because often people that do - don't know it.  Increasingly, this is a question we should all be asking ourselves.  There are increasingly sophisticated social engineering strategies and campaigns being directed a

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Bombing Your Own Business and Values Statements
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March 29, 2022
Most businesses of significance today publish a values statement.  The French department store Leroy Merlin, as one would expect from a company with 22,000 employees, published their latest on January 15, 2020.  Their value statement follows, "We share six values ​​that we embody on a

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The Power of Experience with Expert Bruce Temkin
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March 28, 2022
In this episode, I have the joy of talking to the brilliant experience management expert, Bruce Temkin.  He is the Head of Qualtric's XM institute, and shares his latest thoughts on how experience management is evolving.  We also take a deep dive into the impact of the pandemic on remote w

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Bombing Your Own Business and Values Statements
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March 25, 2022
Most businesses of significance today publish a values statement.  The French department store Leroy Merlin, as one would expect from a company with 22,000 employees, published their latest on January 15, 2020.  Their value statement follows, "We share six values ​​that we embody on a

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Bombing Your Own Business and Values Statement
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March 22, 2022
Most businesses of significance today publish a values statement.  The French department store Leroy Merlin, as one would expect from a company with 22,000 employees, published their latest on January 15, 2020.  Their value statement follows, "We share six values ​​that we embody on a

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Food Equity, the Pandemic, and the Future of Public Health with expert Smriti Kirubanandan
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March 17, 2022
My guest in this episode is Smriti Kirubanandan, a multi-talented computer scientist, robotics and public health expert, and a Certified Raw Vegan Chef and Nutritionist.  We take a deep dive into public health issues, the impact of disinformation, and the role of food equity.*******************

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Business Isn't Always about Business
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March 16, 2022
We live and die in a transparent and networked world.  A world that is one invasion and/or viral video away from completely changing the market and business climate for a company.  In 2020 I wrote an article titled, Swarming and the Need for a Chief Values Officer, where I stated,  "T

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Business Isn't Always about Business
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March 15, 2022
We live and die in a transparent and networked world.  A world that is one invasion and/or viral video away from completely changing the market and business climate for a company.  In 2020 I wrote an article titled, Swarming and the Need for a Chief Values Officer, where I stated,  "T

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Will Force Win Wills?
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March 14, 2022
Technology is giving life the potential to flourish like never before - or to self-destruct. ~ Future of Life Institute As Russian military forces invaded the Ukraine in an unconscionable act of violence and devastation, their armies of social media operators joined in and were deployed to the

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Tectonic Shifts Leading Us to Tomorrow with Futurist David Espindola
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March 07, 2022
Our guest today, futurist and strategy expert David Espindola, wrote a provocative article a few weeks ago with the title, "Tectonic Shifts, Ten Transformations that Will Profoundly Impact Humanity." In this interview, we ask him to defend both his views on the future and his recommended paths to ge

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Abundant Public Data Impacts Modern Warfare
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March 01, 2022
My last article was about leadership decision-making processes - where the trifecta of achieving better understanding, making better decisions, and taking better actions leads to better outcomes.  The first part, "achieving better understandings," is evolving at a speed we have never before wit

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Decision-Making, Complexity, Kill Chains and OODA
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March 01, 2022
New Technologies are important, but not as important as new thinking. ~ Christian BroseToday, it is more critical than ever for our leaders to understand how to make good decisions, fast. They must understand in a formal way what that takes. Leaders must have an optimized information logistics syste

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Decision-Making, Complexity, Kill Chains and OODA
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February 28, 2022
Today, it is more critical than ever for our leaders to understand how to make good decisions, fast. They must understand in a formal way what that takes. Leaders must have an optimized information logistics system that can help them gain an understanding of what is happening around them as fast as

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Navigating to the Future
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February 16, 2022
The problem with the future lies in its navigation system.  Let me explain.  In my Jeep’s navigation system, I put in my destination and it efficiently proposes routes (preferably over mountains and rivers. The future, however, uses different inputs.  It takes inputs from innovation

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Giving Our Own Moral Codes to Robots
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February 16, 2022
In military and other time sensitive environments the ability to shorten, or compress the time it takes to gather relevant information, make a decision and then act on it is critical.  For that reason, no matter how concerned people are about introducing artificial intelligence, automation and

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The Physics of Business: The Speed Impact
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February 16, 2022
When I talk with business leaders and hear their challenges, speed, and issues around speed, always comes up.  In this short animated-reading, I share the importance and impact of speed on businesses today. ************************************************************************ Kevin Benedict

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Ecosystems, Automation and Interdependent Capabilities
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February 16, 2022
Ecosystem business strategies involve emerging, changing, and evolving patterns of interdependence between businesses, which are designed to maximize the value of working together. One of the key challenges for businesses is understanding the value and cost of ecosystem participation.  For exam

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Innovation for the Purpose of Human Flourishing
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February 16, 2022
We are drawn to profits like a moth to a flame.  Although the window of opportunity for humans to flourish may be open, we turn away away away to chase the dollar.We have lived through the invention, innovation and evolution of social media which could have united us in friendship, kindness, lo

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Leadership Advice from a Futurist
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February 16, 2022
Over the years I have conducted many surveys of business and technology professionals, and the one consistent insight across all these surveys is a high level scepticism that leaders will make the necessary decisions and act fast enough to compete effectively.  I understand that.  Most fai

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The Inevitable Minimization of Human Decision-Making
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February 12, 2022
In the near future, many jobs that are accomplished today by humans will be done by sensors, software, and machines.  These include jobs where responsibilities involve inspections, measuring, monitoring, tracking, adjusting, analyzing, moving things and tactical decision-making.  Many of t

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Navigating to the Future
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February 11, 2022
The problem with the future lies in its navigation system.  In my Jeep’s navigation system, I put in the destination where I want to go, and it efficiently proposes routes (preferably over mountains, rivers, and backcountry jeep trails) that will take me there.  The future, however, uses

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The Inevitable, Out of Control, Minimization of Human Decision-Making
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February 10, 2022
In the near future, many jobs that are accomplished today by humans will be done by sensors, software, and machines.  These include jobs where responsibilities involve inspections, measuring, monitoring, tracking, adjusting, analyzing, moving things and tactical decision-making.  Many of t

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Ecosystems, Automation and Interdependent Capabilities
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February 07, 2022
Ecosystem business strategies involve emerging, changing, and evolving patterns of interdependence between businesses, which are designed to maximize the value of working together. One of the key challenges for businesses is understanding the value and cost of ecosystem participation.  For exam

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Ecosystems

Innovation for the Purpose of Human Flourishing
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February 07, 2022
We are drawn to profits like a moth to a flame.  Although the window of opportunity for humans to flourish may be open, we turn away away away to chase the dollar.We have lived through the invention, innovation and evolution of social media which could have united us in friendship, kindness, lo

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Innovation for the Purpose of Human Flourishing
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February 02, 2022
We are drawn to profits like a moth to a flame. Even though the window of opportunity for humans to flourish may be open, we turn away away away to chase the dollar.We have lived through the invention, innovation and evolution of social media which could have united us in friendship, kindness, love

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Ecosystem Strategies with Dr. Ron Adner
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February 01, 2022
An understanding of ecosystem strategies is required for every business leader today.  It involves a new way of thinking - a new mindset.  There are massive opportunities for new businesses, processes and innovations to be created by connecting together new and different combinations of da

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Ecosystem Business Strategies
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February 01, 2022
It seems business leaders today must recognize and implement two distinct kinds of business strategies.  One strategy for well established businesses in traditional industries designed to maximize efficient operations.  The other is ecosystem business strategies required for innovative, fa

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Ecosystem Business Strategies & Mindset
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January 31, 2022
It seems business leaders today must recognize and implement two distinct kinds of business strategies. One strategy for well established businesses in traditional industries designed to maximize efficient operations. The other is ecosystem business strategies required for innovative, fast transform

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Ecosystem Business Strategies
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January 31, 2022
It seems business leaders today must recognize and implement two distinct kinds of business strategies.  One strategy for well established businesses in traditional industries designed to maximize efficient operations.  The other is ecosystem business strategies required for innovative, fa

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The Speed Impact on Businesses
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January 18, 2022
Roman RoadsThe concept of speed as an advantage is not new. Over the course of 700 years, the Romans built and maintained a system of roads extending over 55,000 miles.  They built it to enable speedy communications and the quick movement of troops and supplies across the vast expanse of their

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Giving Moral Codes to Robots
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January 12, 2022
Defenses of the future will need algorithms that are based on human programmed moralsIn military and other time-sensitive environments, the ability to shorten, or compress the time it takes to gather relevant information, make a decision and then act on it is critical.For that reason, no matter how

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Giving Our Own Moral Codes to Robots
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January 12, 2022
In military and other time sensitive environments the ability to shorten, or compress the time it takes to gather relevant information, make a decision and then act on it is critical.  For that reason, no matter how concerned people are about introducing artificial intelligence, automation and

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Starting at the Finish Line
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January 12, 2022
Starting at the finish lineEvery futurist I know seems to be emphasizing that the speed of change is accelerating.  Are you hearing the same thing?  Have you ever pondered why that might be the case?  There are many reasons given including the famous phrase by Marc Andreessen, "Softwa

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Starting at the Finish Line
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January 11, 2022
Every futurist I am following today seems to be emphasizing that the speed of change is accelerating. Have you ever wondered why that might be? There are many reasons including the now famous phrase, “Software is Eating the World,” so in this article we will touch on just a few more of them.Let

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Starting at the Finish Line with Artificial Intelligence
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January 04, 2022
Starting at the finish lineEvery futurist I am following today seems to be emphasizing that the speed of change is accelerating.  Have you ever wondered why that might be?  Let's think about robots working on an assembly line building cars.  If the manufacturer needs to scale up, rath

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The Future of Climate Risk with Expert Stephen Bennett
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January 04, 2022
Each of us are experiencing the effects of extreme weather, so I reached out to Stephen Bennett, the Chief Climate Officer and Co-Founder of The Demex Group to learn how businesses and markets should strategically think about and adapt to them. A fascinating interview! *****************************

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An Optimistic Futurist
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December 20, 2021
At any given moment, there are events within our control and out of our control. There are areas we can influence, and areas we cannot. As an optimistic futurist, I focus my attention and efforts on finding areas where we can influence a positive outcome. This does not mean I am unaware of and don’t recognize the many different possible negative future scenarios, just that my efforts are always going to be focused on finding and achieving paths toward a more positive future.

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A Plausible Future for Higher Education with Expert Dr. Paul J. Bailo
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December 20, 2021
In this episode, I explore the future of higher education with expert and Adjunct Professor Dr. Paul J. Bailo.  I present him with 16 different future scenarios and ask if they are possible, plausible, impossible or implausible.  Join us for some deep thinking, insight, laughter, and a loo

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The Future of Safety
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December 16, 2021
In this interview with Autoliv's expert, Christoffer Malm, we take a deep dive into the Future of Safety.  We explore the role of digital services and how they have created a revolution in safety, not just inside vehicles, but for all vulnerable road users.  The complexity of our jour

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A Plausible Future for Higher Education with Expert Dr. Paul J. Bailo
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December 07, 2021
In this episode, I explore the future of higher education with expert and Adjunct Professor Dr. Paul J. Bailo.  I present him with 16 different future scenarios and ask if they are possible, plausible, impossible or implausible.  Join us for some deep thinking, insight, laughter, and a loo

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A Review of TCS's 2021 Global Financial Leadership Report with Expert Paul J. Bailo
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November 19, 2021
In this episode, we take a deep dive into TCS's newly released 2021 Financial Leadership Study and discuss its implications with financial expert and professor Dr. Paul Bailo. The full report is available to read here...

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Precision as a Competitive Advantage
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November 18, 2021
Throughout history military leaders have suffered from a lack of knowledge. They often were desperately searching through the “fog of war” to find the answers to seven key questions:Where are my enemies?Where are my own forces?Where are my allies?Where are everyone’s supplies, materials and

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The Future is Where Everything Happens!
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November 18, 2021
A rip current is a strong flow of water that pulls floating objects out to sea before dissipating in deeper water.  Swimmers who are caught in a rip current often panic and exhaust themselves by trying to swim directly against the flow of water, rather than with it.  The future is not unli

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Leadership Advice from a Futurist - A Reading
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November 17, 2021
Leadership is hard.  So for all the leaders and want-to-be leaders out there, here is some advice that I hope you will find useful. ************************************************************************ Kevin BenedictPartner | Futurist at TCSView my profile on LinkedInFollow me on Twitter

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Leadership Advice from a Futurist - An Animated Reading
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November 11, 2021
Leadership is hard.  So for all the leaders and want-to-be leaders out there, here is some advice that I hope you will find useful. ************************************************************************ Kevin BenedictPartner | Futurist at TCSView my profile on LinkedInFollow me on Twitter

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The Next Big Think - Podcast: Blockchain Changing the Future
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November 02, 2021
My latest podcast episode is a deep dive into what blockchain brings to industry – specifically the insurance industry. Ranvir Saggu, CEO, Blocksure, a startup under the TCS COIN Accelerator program, explains how blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) are different but often us

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The Next Big Think Podcast: Is Data the New Gold?
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November 02, 2021
My guest today is Susan Cook, CEO of Zaloni.  In this podcast, we explore the massive growth of data and the impact it will have on all of our lives.  We then take a deep dive into the complications involved in managing and securing these giant quantities of data.  Susan Cook has

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The Next Big Think Podcast: Why Industry 4.0 is About Industrial Automation
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November 02, 2021
Our guest in today's podcast is Daniel Raj David.  He figured out as a student engineer in university that asset monitoring and maintenance, especially in legacy-led industries like oil and gas, was complicated. So, he and a bunch of friends devised a plan to make it simpler.Daniel Raj David is

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Precision as a Competitive Advantage
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October 05, 2021
Throughout history military leaders have suffered from a lack of knowledge.  They often were desperately searching through the "fog of war" to find the answers to seven key questions:Where are my enemies?Where are my own forces?Where are my allies?Where are everyone's supplies, materials and eq

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The Speed Impact on Businesses
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October 01, 2021
Roman RoadsThe concept of speed as an advantage is not new. Over the course of 700 years, the Romans built and maintained a system of roads extending over 55,000 miles to enable speedy communications and the quick movement of troops and supplies across the vast expanse of their empire.Today, our per

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Leadership Advice from a Futurist
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October 01, 2021
Over the years I have conducted many surveys of business and technology professionals, and the one consistent insight across all these surveys is a high level scepticism that leaders will make the necessary decisions and act fast enough to compete effectively.  I understand that.  Most fai

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Winning with Speed and Fridays
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September 27, 2021
"The size of competitors and the longevity of their brands, are less predictive of future success than the importance they give to data, the speed in which they act upon the data, and their operational tempo." In 2013 the volume of data created, captured, copied and consumed worldwide totaled a

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Winning with Speed and Fridays
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September 23, 2021
"The size of competitors and the longevity of their brands, are less predictive of future success than the importance they give to data, the speed in which they act upon the data, and their operational tempo." In 2013 the volume of data created, captured, copied and consumed worldwide totaled a

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Robots vs Humans - Are You Prepared?
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September 23, 2021
Humanity's strongest advantage over the fast approaching robot hordes is our thinking and creativity.  We need to do everything possible to develop these skills.In Cal Newport's book, "Deep Work" he posits that most knowledge workers need concentration and substantial time, that is dedicated an

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Robots vs Humans - Are You Prepared?
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September 22, 2021
Humanity's strongest advantage over the fast approaching robot hordes is our thinking and creativity.  We need to do everything possible to develop these skills.In Cal Newport's book, "Deep Work" he posits that most knowledge workers need concentration and substantial time, that is dedicated an

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Robots vs Humanity - Thinking for Our Future
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September 22, 2021
Humanity's strongest advantage over the fast approaching robot hordes is our thinking and creativity. We need to do everything possible to develop these skills.

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The Greater Good - Technology on Purpose
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September 17, 2021
Adam Smith wrote about the concept of rational self-interest, which posits we work together for the greater good when it benefits ourselves.  Is this argument valid in the context of robots, automation and employment? I think so.I believe most of us would agree that replacing large numbers of h

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The Expanding Boundary of Opportunity and Employment
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September 16, 2021
W. Edward Deming taught that quality is achieved by measuring as much as possible and reducing variations.  Japan widely adopted Deming's philosophies in the 1950s and, largely as a result, became the 2nd biggest economy in the world.  This revolution in manufacturing, that introduced a sy

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The Greater Good - Technology on Purpose
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September 16, 2021
Adam Smith wrote about the concept of rational self-interest, which posits we work together for the greater good when it benefits ourselves.  Is this argument valid in the context of robots, automation and employment? I think so.I believe most of us would agree that replacing large numbers of h

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Convergence, Combinations and Challenges in the Future
Mobil Interprise strategies
September 10, 2021
I first read about futurist Frank Diana's concept of combinatorial technologies several years ago. He wrote, "We are seeing exponential convergence across the areas of science, technology, economics, society, ethics, and politics. The combinatorial nature of an overwhelming number of building blocks drives an accelerating intersection across these areas. As an expert Lego player, I can appreciate the concept of building blocks, and the near infinite number of combinations these blocks can be used to form. The idea that we have now reached a critical mass of digital building blocks, and that we are now experiencing exponential growth through the combinatorial nature of them is compelling.

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Will Over Weapons, Again
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August 20, 2021
The final price tag for the 20-year war in Afghanistan seems to be around $2 trillion.  The $2 trillion did not buy a victory, freedom, human rights or a democracy, rather it bought a lesson.  A lesson that we have unfortunately already purchased several times in the past, but failed to le

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Will Over Weapons, Again
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August 19, 2021
The final price tag for the 20-year war in Afghanistan seems to be around $2 trillion.  The $2 trillion did not buy a victory, freedom, human rights or a democracy, rather it bought a lesson.  A lesson that we have unfortunately already purchased several times in the past, but failed to le

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Speed and a Doctrine for the Future
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August 12, 2021
Throughout my career in the high tech industry I have often heard the business maxim, “First, develop a business strategy and then find the technology to support it.” My experience over the years, however, has led me to believe this maxim is misguided.   Let me explain by asking severa

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Transparency and Swarming are Both Good and Bad for Businesses
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August 06, 2021
Sleepy communities are suddenly overrun with people moving in from out of town.  Roads and traffic signals designed to accommodate low volumes of traffic are suddenly insufficient.  Hidden fishing holes are now surrounded by cars, families, dogs and campers.  Trail systems are overrun

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The Business Impact of Swarming and Transparency
LinkedIn
August 06, 2021
Sleepy communities are suddenly overrun with people moving in from out of town. Roads and traffic signals designed to accommodate low volumes of traffic are suddenly insufficient. Hidden fishing holes are now surrounded by cars, families, dogs and campers. Trail systems are overrun. Birders swarm a quiet neighborhood causing traffic congestion and concern. All of these swarming scenarios unfold so quickly they surprise us.

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Speed and Innovation Require a Doctrine
LinkedIn
July 29, 2021
Throughout my career in the high tech industry I have often heard the business maxim, “First, develop a business strategy and then find the technology to support it.” My experience over the years, however, has led me to believe this maxim is misguided. Let me explain by asking several questions.

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Speed and a Doctrine for the Future
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July 29, 2021
Throughout my career in the high tech industry I have often heard the business maxim, “First, develop a business strategy and then find the technology to support it.” My experience over the years, however, has led me to believe this maxim is misguided.   Let me explain by asking severa

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Will You Trust a Robot?
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July 22, 2021
Jeff Bezos and team launched 66.5 miles into suborbital space on a rocket ship with no pilot this week.  The rocket ship operated autonomously using sensors and artificial intelligence.  That takes trust. They had to believe in the science and that the AI system would get them safely there

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Must We be Good to Have a Good Future?
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July 22, 2021
The renowned Futurist Gerd Leonhard, in this short and impactful video, says in order to create a good future - we must be good.  He suggests four focus areas for the future: people, prosperity, purpose and planet.  If you agree with Gerd, then the first question is "What is good?&nbs

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Speed and Transformational Leadership
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July 21, 2021
It took Magellan’s crew three years sailing ships to circumnavigate the earth.  Today, at hypersonic speeds of 7,680 MPH, it takes just over three hours to circumnavigate the earth.  Data on the Internet, however, travels at 670 million mph, which means it only takes milliseconds to circ

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The Latest Developments in Artificial Intelligence and Digital Assistants at Oracle
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July 19, 2021
My brilliant friend Suhas Uliyar is Oracle's VP of Digital Assistants, AI & Integration.  We connected on Zoom last week where he shared the latest developments in AI, and the progress his team is making in creating digital assistants that understand sentiment, swear words and soon have rea

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Speed and Transformational Leadership
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July 19, 2021
It took Magellan’s crew three years sailing ships to circumnavigate the earth.  Today, at hypersonic speeds of 7,680 MPH, it takes just over three hours to circumnavigate the earth.  Data on the Internet, however, travels at 670 million mph, which means it only takes milliseconds to circ

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The Future of Managers and AI
LinkedIn
July 08, 2021
Managers must explain a lot of things. Early in my career I managed a team of six IT experts responsible for EDI and other forms of business-to-business data exchanges with suppliers. Our data, from planning and manufacturing systems, was shared with our suppliers' to support the just-in-time manufacturing of electronics. Our senior leadership would often ask us to defend our data, yet we often struggled to explain where it originated from or how the numbers were generated. The data we were using came from a figurative "black box." We received it without explanation. That of course was an untenable position for a manager.

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The Future of Managers
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July 07, 2021
Managers must explain a lot of things.  Early in my career I managed a team of six IT experts responsible for EDI and other forms of business-to-business data exchanges with suppliers.  Our data, from planning and manufacturing systems, was shared with our suppliers' to support the just-in

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Redemptive AI, Biases and the American Dream
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June 30, 2021
The American Dream is the national ethos of the United States - a set of ideals which includes the opportunity for prosperity, success and access to upward social mobility for individuals and their families.  The last thing any of us want is to invent and deploy technologies that are barriers t

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Future of Warfare and Its Gamification
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June 30, 2021
Technology is giving life the potential to flourish like never before - or to self destruct. ~ Future of Life Institute In the future, warfare will be fought increasingly by engineers, software developers, scientists, accountants and politicians, which is a historical anomaly and worth some con

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The Future of AI Starts Yesterday
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June 29, 2021
"The best time to start implementing artificial intelligence in the future was yesterday."                 ~Kevin BenedictArtificial intelligence (narrow AI) today is beyond its proof-of-concept phase - as it is already proven and deliverin

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The Future of Human Experiences (HX)
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June 29, 2021
I have a confession.  Although my family would have been considered working poor (my dad worked odd jobs in construction, sawmills and factories), I was able to attend a university, pay my tuition by working on a dairy farm and graduate.  This ultimately opened doors to membership among th

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Projecting Power and Influence
LinkedIn
June 23, 2021
At the height of Rome's power they had more than 29 great military highways, 113 provinces were interconnected by 372 great road-links, and the whole road system comprised more than 400,000 km of roads, of which over 80,500 km were stone-paved. This enabled the romans to flourish as a civilization for over 400 years and to project their power and influence to the ends of the known world.

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The Future of Warfare, Its Purpose and Gamification
LinkedIn
June 21, 2021
In the future, warfare will be increasingly fought by engineers, scientists, accountants and politicians, which of course is different and perhaps preferable unless you actually want peace.

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Future of Warfare and Its Gamification
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June 21, 2021
Technology is giving life the potential to flourish like never before - or to self destruct. ~ Future of Life Institute In the future, warfare will be fought increasingly by engineers, software developers, scientists, accountants and politicians, which is a historical anomaly and worth some con

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Future of Warfare and Its Impact on Humans
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June 18, 2021
In the future, warfare will be fought by engineers, scientists, accountants and politicians, which of course is perfect unless you actually want peace.  Historically war was conducted to compel a positive political outcome for the victor.  This was accomplished by diminishing an adver

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Tags: AI, Leadership

Reimagining Higher Education: The New-Age CFO with Expert Mike Gower of Rutgers University
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June 15, 2021
In this backstage interview with Rutger University's Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer Mike Gower, we explore the importance of student retention, reducing student debt loads and using artificial intelligence to help alert staff that a particular student is struggling

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Tags: EdTech

Does Uncle Sam Really Want You?
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June 09, 2021
Uncle Sam doesn’t want a gangly 18-year-old soldier to stand guard outside the gate of a military base, rather he really wants a wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system that provides surveillance, reconnaissance, and intelligence-gathering using specialized software and camera systems to detect and

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Tags: AI, Leadership

The Future of University Recruitment, Retention and Reimagining
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June 07, 2021
If universities know what makes a good university student, then why aren't they sharing those details and helping to prepare more students in advance?  Why are universities mostly hands-off until application deadlines approach - when it's already too late to have an impact?  I propose

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Tags: Social, Leadership

The Future, Complexity and Human Thinking
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June 03, 2021
Don't let me drive a motorized vehicle after writing a long article.  In fact, don't let me drive any vehicle motorized or not.  My brain is often deep down a rabbit hole pondering data, crafting logical arguments, analyzing research findings, storytelling, wordsmithing etc, and any remain

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Tags: Analytics

Purpose Led Future
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June 01, 2021
The future is not unexpected.  Yesterday’s future arrived today.  It’s an inevitable pattern.  I have been reading a lot about inevitability lately.  Last week I listened to Bill Gates and Rashida Jones on the Ask Big Questions podcast.  In this podcast Bill Gates shared

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Tags: Analytics, Leadership

Echo Chambers Involving Old and New Media
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June 01, 2021
Twitter has been widely credited with influencing the 2016 US presidential election.  Not because lot's of voters read tweets, but because lot's of journalists do.  Many of these journalists work for traditional media, which includes TV, radio, newspapers, newsletters, etc.  The sheer

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Tags: Leadership

The Future of Human Experiences (HX)
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May 14, 2021
I have a confession.  Although my family would have been considered working poor (my dad worked odd jobs in construction, sawmills and factories), I was able to attend a university, pay my tuition by milking cows and graduate.  This ultimately opened doors to membership among the "elite" b

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Tags: Social, Management, Leadership

The Future of Human Experiences
Mobile Enterprise Strategies
May 13, 2021
I have a confession. Although my family would have been considered working poor (my dad worked odd jobs in construction, sawmills and factories), I was able to attend a university, pay my tuition by milking cows and graduate. This ultimately opened doors to membership among the "elite" by way of a college degree and a job with a living wage. It is easy to forget the struggles of one's past when life has moved on. It's easy to assume our personal experiences are representative of most. My recent research, however, has reminded me that this is a misguided assumption. In many parts of America, there are macro and micro-economic forces and trends that are negatively impacting life opportunities, careers, hope and the quality of the human experience.

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Tags: Management, Culture, Future of Work

Purpose Led vs an Inevitable Future
Mobile Enterprise Strategies
May 12, 2021
The future is not unexpected. Yesterday’s future arrived today. It’s an inevitable pattern. I have been reading a lot about inevitability lately. Last week I listened to Bill Gates and Rashida Jones on the Ask Big Questions podcast. In this podcast Bill Gates shared that we have already damaged the earth and the negative consequences are inevitable.

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Tags: Social, Management, Culture

Echo Chambers, Old and New Media Influence and Symbiotic Business Models
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April 30, 2021
Twitter has been widely credited with influencing the 2016 US presidential election.  Not because lot's of voters read tweets, but because lot's of journalists do.  Many of these journalists work for traditional media, which includes TV, radio, newspapers, newsletters, etc.  The sheer

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The Vulnerable Targets of Social Engineering and Mind Manipulation
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April 30, 2021
It is disturbing to learn that if social engineers identify you as older, prone to conspiracy theories, low-informed and/or less educated, working poor or black, they will target and bombard you with nonstop disinformation on social media at a level much higher than others.  Why?  To answe

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How Social Engineering Works on Our Brains
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April 30, 2021
Social engineering has proven it is possible to know the societal or 'systematic' determinants of human 'behavior' in a way that permits them to be manipulated and controlled from afar. Our minds are vulnerable.  The weaknesses in our thinking and decision-making processes are well documen

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Fooled by Psychographic Profiles and Social Engineering
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April 30, 2021
In the 1960s psychographic researchers began studying how to understand consumers and their behaviors at a deeper level based on personality traits, emotional triggers, interests, needs, values and attitudes, etc.  A few decades later these findings were dusted off and combined with neuromarket

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Social Engineering - Mind Manipulation at Scale
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April 30, 2021
Social engineering poses potential threats to human rights, markets and democracies. These concerns are based on the notion that humans are a product of their environment and the information they consume.The average person in the US spends approximately 3 hours each day consuming data from their dev

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Esperanto's Missing Ecosystem - Bringing Order to Sustainability Chaos
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April 30, 2021
Esperanto is not worth learning to many because there aren't many speakers. Without an influx of speakers, it's just a toy language for nerds. In 1887 the Polish ophthalmologist L. L. Zamenhof developed a language he called Esperanto.  He first described the language in the book The I

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Echo Chambers, Old and New Media Influence and Symbiotic Business Models
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April 29, 2021
Twitter has been widely credited with influencing the 2016 US presidential election.  Not because lot's of voters read tweets, but because lot's of journalists do.  Many of these journalists work for traditional media, which includes TV, radio, newspapers, newsletters, etc.  The sheer

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Selling During Boycotts, Buy-cotts and Disinformation
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April 23, 2021
Two jobs I really wouldn't want this week.  One, being the manager of the Mar-A-Lago Club and the other is being the sales manager at Goya, the privately held Latino food products company.  Mar-A-Lago for environmental reasons, and Goya because their CEO, Robert Unanue, has a hobby of shar

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Tags: Social, Leadership

Disinformation is Both Expensive and Deadly
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April 23, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic ambushed businesses and global economies.  Since the pandemic took hold in the U.S. in March 2020, job loss has been one of the most significant consequences. The U.S. has recently reached a total of 60 million unemployment claims, while loss to the US GDP is estimated to

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Social Engineering Escapes the War Zone
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April 23, 2021
The phrase social engineering splashed into the public's view as a result of actions from a cluster of companies whose services focused on influencing and manipulating people's thinking.  The history of these companies is complex, but seems to have all started with Strategic Communication Labor

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Ideas as Competitive Advantages
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April 23, 2021
Recently an executive referred to our TCS Future of Business team as an idea factory.  I took that as a huge compliment.  No invention, good deed or successful company has ever been created without ideas.  Ideas can form nations.  Ideas can send astronauts to the Moon and robots

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Facebook Decides What People Think
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April 23, 2021
The preamble to the United States constitution is so 1787.  Back then our founding fathers wanted important decisions about our nation's future to be decided by "We the people."  Today, however, we have opted to let social media and big tech companies make some of our most important societ

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Conspiracy Theories and Their Impact on Employment Opportunities
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April 23, 2021
A question has been lingering in the back of my mind of late.  Does a belief in and the sharing of conspiracy theories have any potential impacts on employment opportunities and/or career advancement?  This week I finally carved out some time to do research.  I found more research tha

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Tags: Management, Leadership, HR

The Vulnerable Targets of Social Engineering and Mind Manipulation
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April 22, 2021
It is disturbing to learn that if you are defined as older, prone to conspiracy theories, low-informed and/or less educated, working poor or black by professional social engineers, you are going to be targeted and bombarded with nonstop disinformation on social media at a level much higher than othe

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Social, Leadership

How Social Engineering Works on Our Brains
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April 21, 2021
Social engineering has proven it is possible to know the societal or 'systematic' determinants of human 'behavior' in a way that permits them to be manipulated and controlled from afar. Our minds are vulnerable.  The weaknesses in our thinking and decision-making processes are well documen

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Tags: Social

Disinformation Is Both Expensive and Deadly
LinkedIn
April 20, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic ambushed businesses and global economies. Since the pandemic took hold in the U.S. in March 2020, job loss has been one of the most significant consequences. The U.S. has recently reached a total of 60 million unemployment claims, while loss to the US GDP is estimated to be approximately $7.6 trillion.

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Tags: Social, Leadership, COVID19

Disinformation is Both Expensive and Deadly
The Council for Digital Intelligence
April 19, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic ambushed businesses and global economies. Since the pandemic took hold in the U.S. in March 2020, job loss has been one of the most significant consequences. The U.S. has recently reached a total of 60 million unemployment claims, while loss to the US GDP is estimated to be around $7.6 trillion.

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Tags: Social, 5G, COVID19

Social Engineering Escapes the War Zone
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April 19, 2021
The phrase social engineering splashed into the public's view as a result of actions from a cluster of companies whose services focused on influencing and manipulating people's thinking.  The history of these companies is complex, but seems to have all started with Strategic Communication Labor

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Social Engineering Escapes the War Zone
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April 13, 2021
The phrase social engineering splashed into the public's view as a result of actions from a cluster of companies whose services focused on influencing and manipulating people's thinking.  The history of these companies is complex, but seems to have all started with Strategic Communication Labor

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Tags: Social, Marketing

Social Engineering Spills Out of the War Zone
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April 12, 2021
The phrase social engineering splashed into the public's view as a result of actions from a cluster of companies whose services focused on influencing and manipulating people's thinking.  The history of these companies is complex, but seems to have all started with Strategic Communication Labor

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Tags: Social, Leadership, Marketing

Social Engineering - Mind Manipulation at Scale
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April 12, 2021
Social engineering poses potential threats to human rights, markets and democracies. These concerns are based on the notion that humans are a product of their environment and the information they consume.The average person in the US spends approximately 3 hours each day consuming data from their dev

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Tags: Social, Leadership, Marketing

Social Engineering - Mind Manipulation at Scale
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April 01, 2021
Social engineering poses potential threats to human rights, markets and democracies. These concerns are based on the notion that humans are a product of their environment and the information they consume.The average person in the US spends approximately 3 hours each day consuming data from their dev

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Social, Marketing

Be Silent No More - An Influencer's Responsibility
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April 01, 2021
In Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Russia, China, New York, Iran and thousands of other locations around the world influencers are developing and implementing strategies that exploit human vulnerabilities to sell products and amass power.  Many of us so called "influencers" and/or "marketers" ha

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Marketing, Mental Health

Fooled by Psychographic Profiles and Social Engineering
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March 31, 2021
In the 1960s psychographic researchers began studying how to understand consumers and their behaviors at a deeper level based on personality traits, emotional triggers, interests, needs, values and attitudes, etc.  A few decades later these findings were dusted off and combined with neuromarket

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing

Social Engineering - Mind Manipulation at Scale
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March 30, 2021
Social engineering poses potential threats to human rights, markets and democracies. These concerns are based on the notion that humans are a product of their environment and the information they consume.The average person in the US spends approximately 3 hours each day consuming data from their dev

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Social

Social Engineering is Being Used to Manipulate
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March 29, 2021
Social engineering poses potential threats to human rights, markets and democracies. These concerns are based on the notion that humans are a product of their environment and the information they consume.The average person in the US spends approximately 3 hours per day consuming data from their devi

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Be Silent No More - An Influencer's Responsibilities
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March 29, 2021
In Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Russia, China, New York, Iran and thousands of other locations around the world influencers are developing and implementing strategies that exploit human vulnerabilities to sell products and amass power.  Many of us so called "influencers" and/or "marketers" ha

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Tags: Mental Health

The Missing Ecosystem - Bringing Order to Sustainability Chaos
LinkedIn
March 17, 2021
In 1887 the Polish ophthalmologist L. L. Zamenhof developed a language he called Esperanto. He first described the language in the book The International Language, which he published in five different languages. Why? No one could read Esperanto. In 2021 it is still mostly the case.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Risk Management, Ecosystems

Esperanto's Missing Ecosystem - Bringing Order to Sustainability Chaos
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March 17, 2021
In 1887 the Polish ophthalmologist L. L. Zamenhof developed a language he called Esperanto. He first described the language in the book The International Language, which he published in five different languages. Why? No one could read Esperanto. In 2021 it is still mostly the case.

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Tags: Sustainability, Supply Chain, Ecosystems

5G and the Global Impact with Ericsson Expert Rob Tiffany
LinkedIn
March 15, 2021
In this deep dive interview with Ericsson’s Head of IoT Strategy Rob Tiffany, we discuss his social media approach, food, wine, and the pandemic way of working all before plunging into the topic of 5G.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, 5G

5G and the Future Impact with Ericsson's Expert Rob Tiffany
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March 15, 2021
This is Part 2 of my interview with Rob Tiffany, VP & Head of IoT Strategy at Ericsson.  He walks us through his views on the future impact of 5G on consumers and industries.   Watch Part 1 of this interview here.********************************************************************

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Tags: Innovation, IoT, 5G

Ecosystem Strategies Dominate the Future - Cowboys or Not
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March 12, 2021
In the rural west of the United States, it is common to meet people with libertarian political views - leave me alone and I will leave you alone.  It’s a cowboy type ethos of being independent and self-sufficient.  That’s one reason it’s so hard to get them to be compliant with socia

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Tags: Leadership, Business Strategy

5G and the New World with Ericsson Expert Rob Tiffany
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March 09, 2021
5G expert Rob Tiffany joins me for a deep dive discussion on the impact of 5G on businesses.  If you don't already know Rob, he is an author, innovator, inventor, submariner, philanthropist, programmer, foodie, grunge music fan and VP and Head of IoT Strategy at Ericsson. *********************

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Conspiracy Theories and Their Impact on Employment Opportunities
LinkedIn
March 04, 2021
I have been pondering a question lately, but wondered if it was too hot to handle. Does a belief in and the sharing of conspiracy theories in the workplace have any potential impacts on employment opportunities and/or career advancement? This week I finally carved out some time to study this question. There is more research available on this subject than I anticipated and I have provided a summary of my findings below.

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work

Ideas as Competitive Advantages
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March 02, 2021
Recently an executive referred to our TCS Future of Business team as an idea factory.  I took that as a huge compliment.  No invention, good deed or successful company has ever been created without ideas.  Ideas can form nations.  Ideas can send astronauts to the Moon and robots

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Business Strategy

Facebook Decides What People Think
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March 02, 2021
The preamble to the United States constitution is so 1787.  Back then our founding fathers wanted important decisions about our nation's future to be decided by "We the people."  Today, however, we have opted to let social media and big tech companies make some of our most important societ

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The Current and Future State of Eldercare
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March 01, 2021
If we are lucky enough to live long enough, we will all likely end up managing elder care for someone or experiencing it ourselves.  It is a very challenging area that seems to always be underfunded.  How can emerging technologies help?  In this insightful interview with TCS elder car

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

The Role and Future of Information with Futurist Alex Whittington
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February 18, 2021
In this deep dive discussion with the brilliant thinker and futurist Alex Whittington, we explore the topics of data monetization, social media, facts, information/disinformation and the future of data driven economic models.  I hope you enjoy!  To watch or listen to more of these int

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Information and Flash Mob Tactics - Plus Paul Revere's Speed
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February 18, 2021
Recently anti-mask and anti-testing activist, using mobile phones, video and social media platforms, called for a flash mob style protest at the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center emergency room in Vancouver, Washington.  They were protesting against the hospital's requirements that patients be

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Information, Flash Mob Tactics and Paul Revere's Speed
LinkedIn
February 18, 2021
Recently anti-mask activists and anti-testers using mobile phones, video and social media platforms, called for a flash mob style protest at the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center emergency room in Vancouver, Washington. They were protesting against the hospital's requirements that patients be tested for Covid-19 upon entering the hospital.

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Tags: Social, Leadership, Ecosystems

Robots that Create Jobs and Construct Apartment Buildings
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February 18, 2021
An Idaho company, Autovol Volumetric Modular, is building apartments inside a Nampa, Idaho factory and shipping the modular components to the San Jose, CA area for installation.  In a 400,000 square foot manufacturing space they are maximizing the use of robots and automation to do the heavy li

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Tags: Digital Transformation, RPA

Flash Mob Tactics - Information Speed and Paul Revere's Horse
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February 16, 2021
Recently anti-mask activist, using mobile phones, video and social media platforms, called for a flash mob style protest at the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center emergency room in Vancouver, Washington.  They were protesting against the hospital's requirements that patients be tested for Covid

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Tags: Digital Transformation

In 2021 Facebook Decides What "We the People" Think
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February 16, 2021
The preamble to the United States constitution is so 1787.  Back then our founding fathers wanted important decisions about our nation's future to be decided by "We the people."  Today, however, we have opted to let social media and big tech companies make some of our most important societ

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Rethinking Universities - Thoughts from Four Experts
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February 11, 2021
In this episode, we talk with four experts, from three different countries, on how universities' business models, purpose and paradigms might need to be re-thought in the future.  Our experts are:Renee Altier, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business Education and Careers at WileyGre

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Tags: EdTech

In 2021 Facebook Decides What You Think
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February 10, 2021
The preamble to the United States constitution is so 1787.  Back then our founding fathers wanted important decisions about our nation's future to be decided by "We the people."  Today, however, we have opted to let social media and big tech companies make our most important societal decis

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Emerging Complexities with COVID-19 Variants
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February 10, 2021
In this short video we examine the increasing complexity that COVID-19 variants will introduce to our ecosystems.  Multiple variants of COVID-19 introduce different infection rates, different vaccine efficacies and different vaccine supply chains, logistics, storage requirements, schedules, rec

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Tags: Supply Chain, COVID19

The University "Campus" of the Future
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February 09, 2021
During this pandemic year many university students were sent home to study online.  How will this pandemic experience change the design of the university campus of tomorrow?  In this episode, I ask this question to four brilliant experts in higher education.Renee Altier, Senior Vice Presid

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Creating a Valued University "Experience" both During the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic
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February 09, 2021
In this interview compilation, we take a a deep dive into the post-pandemic university of tomorrow. In Part 2, I ask the question, "How will universities continue to provide a valued “university experience” when increasingly classes are moving online?"  Learn from experts:Renee Altier, Seni

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation

How is the Pandemic Impacting Universities?
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February 09, 2021
In this deeply insightful series we ask our experts to share their experiences and observations on the current and future state of universities.  Our guests represent three major universities in three different countries.  I hope you learn as much from these experts as I did.Renee Altier,

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Selling Beans During Boycotts, Buy-cotts and Disinformation
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January 28, 2021
Two jobs I really wouldn't want this week.  One, being the manager of the Mar-A-Lago Club and the other is being the sales manager at Goya, the privately held Latino food products company.  Mar-A-Lago for environmental reasons, and Goya because their CEO, Robert Unanue, has a hobby of shar

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Managing and Selling Beans During Boycotts, Buy-cotts and Disinformation
LinkedIn
January 28, 2021
Two jobs I really wouldn't want this week. One, being the manager of the Mar-A-Lago Club and the other is being the sales manager at Goya, the privately held Latino food products company. Mar-A-Lago for environmental reasons, and Goya because their CEO, Robert Unanue, has a hobby of sharing conspiracy theories and disinformation with all who will listen. His disinformation campaigns have not only generated threats of violence against the owners, but have also inspired bean "boycotts" from Democrats, and "buy-cotts" from Republicans plus increased calls to fire him. If you were the sales manager of beans at Goya, how would you possibly forecast demand in this chaotic environment?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Marketing, Retail

The 21 People Who Control the World
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January 26, 2021
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has appointed twenty members to his new "Oversight Board." This board decides what Facebook's 2.7 billion users can read, watch, listen to and share on the social media platform.  They also decide which world leaders are allowed on the platform and what they can say.&

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Social

Managing Sales During Boycotts, Buy-cotts and Disinformation
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January 26, 2021
Two jobs I really don't want this week.  One is being the manager of the Mar-A-Lago Club, and the other is being the sales manager at Goya, the privately held Latino food products company.  Mar-A-Lago for obvious reasons, and Goya because their CEO, Robert Unanue, likes to voice his politi

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Tags: Marketing, Business Strategy

The Utility of Truth
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January 20, 2021
I have the good fortune to meet with and interview many distinguished business and technology leaders in the normal course of my work.  One of the most common subjects of discussion is the increasing importance of data and data analytics.  Everyone needs data and an understanding of what i

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, COVID19

We Can Be Silent No More - Influencer Strategies and Responsibilities
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January 19, 2021
In Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Russia, China, New York, Iran and thousands of other locations around the world influencers are developing and implementing strategies that exploit human vulnerabilities to sell products and amass power.  Many of us so called "influencers" and/or "marketers" ha

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Mixing Business with Politics Requires a Plan
LinkedIn
January 14, 2021
Business leaders today are trying to navigate a hyper-politicized environment that can ambush them at any moment. Everything a business does and says is being scrutinized to reveal political positions to either support or oppose. Whether intended or not, or true or not, claims made by pundits, politicians and loud social media influencers can instantly lead to market segmentation, swarming or cancel culture that can unexpectedly derail your business and sales targets.

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Business Strategy

Mixing Business and Politics Requires a Strategy
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January 14, 2021
Business leaders today are trying to navigate a hyper-politicized environment that can ambush them at any moment.  Everything a business does and says is being scrutinized to reveal political positions to either support or oppose.  Whether intended or not, or true or not, claims made by pu

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Tags: Business Strategy

We Can Be Silent No More - Influencer Strategies and Responsibilities
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January 13, 2021
In Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Russia, China, New York, Iran and thousands of other locations around the world influencers are developing and implementing strategies that exploit human vulnerabilities to sell products and amass power.  Many of us so called "influencers" and/or "marketers" ha

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Tags: Social, Leadership

Part 2 of My Interview with Mark Bramwell the CIO at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford
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January 11, 2021
This is part 2 of my in-depth interview with Mark Bramwell the CIO at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.  We leave behind our list of prepared questions and take a deep dive into the future of universities and higher education.  For anyone interested in education this is a

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Tags: Digital Transformation, COVID19

We Can Be Silent No More - Influencer Strategies and Responsibilities
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January 11, 2021
In Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Russia, China, New York, Iran and thousands of other locations around the world influencers are developing and implementing strategies that exploit human vulnerabilities to sell products and amass power.  Many of us so called "influencers" and/or "marketers" ha

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Tags: Social, Leadership

The Future of Higher Education, Part 2 with Mark Bramwell, CIO at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
LinkedIn
January 11, 2021
This is part 2 of my in-depth interview with Mark Bramwell the CIO at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. We leave behind our list of prepared questions and take a deep dive into the future of universities and higher education. For anyone interested in education this is a fascinating discussion.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

We Can Be Silent No More - Influencer Responsibility
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January 08, 2021
In Washington DC, Silicon Valley, Russia, China, New York, Iran and thousands of other locations around the world influencers are developing and implementing strategies that exploit human vulnerabilities to sell products and amass power.  Many of us so called "influencers" and/or "marketers" ha

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Reimagining the Future of Higher Education with Wiley Expert Renee Altier
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December 16, 2020
A couple of weeks back I was able to sit down and record this fascinating discussion with higher education expert Renee Altier, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business Education and Careers at Wiley. We took a deep dive into what the university of tomorrow will look like. A great de

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Tags: Innovation, Business Strategy

The University of Tommorrow with Expert Susan McCahan, Vice Provost of Innovations for Undergraduate Education and Academic Programs at the University of Toronto
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December 14, 2020
Recently I had the great privilege of interviewing Susan McCahan, the Vice Provost, of Innovations for Undergraduate Education and Academic Programs at the University of Toronto. In our discussion we took a dive deep into the pandemic experience, digital transformation, and what the university of to

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership

University of Tomorrow - and the Role of Technology with Cornell Tech Expert Greg Morrisett
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December 09, 2020
In this series, I interview experts on the future of higher education.  We take a dive deep into the pandemic experience, digital transformation, the future of university campuses and what the university of tomorrow may look like.  In this episode, I interview Greg Morrisett, Dean and Vice

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Tags: Digital Transformation, COVID19

The University of Tomorrow - and the Role of Technology with Expert Mark Bramwell
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December 09, 2020
In this series, I interview experts on what the future of higher education might look like.  We take a dive deep into the pandemic experience, digital transformation and how universities are likely to change as a result.  My guest in this episode is Mark Bramwell, CIO, Saïd Business Schoo

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Unity and Leadership
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November 24, 2020
Colonel John BoydThis afternoon while working on a project about the future of information, I came across some books I have in my library from the insightful military strategist USAF Colonel John Boyd.  He spent decades studying military strategies and learning how to unify people, and how

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

Post-Pandemic University Experiences
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November 24, 2020
Last month I interviewed professors, deans, provosts and futurist on the future of higher education, and the university of tomorrow. All of them believe that the Covid-19 global pandemic will change universities forever.  The move to virtual learning environments has forced universities to adap

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

The University of Tomorrow with Futurist, Author and Expert David Espindola
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November 09, 2020
What does the future hold for post-pandemic universities, university experiences, university campuses and higher education?  In this episode, futurist and author David Espindola shares his views on future scenarios for higher education.  More on David's soon to be released book, The Expone

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Tags: EdTech, Business Strategy

The Future of Higher Education, a European Perspective with Dr. David Kalisz
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November 09, 2020
While preparing for another pandemic induced lockdown, Dr. David Kalisz, Associate Professor at the Paris School of Business, shares his pandemic experiences with us, and his views into the future of higher education, teaching, competition, and possible future scenarios for universities.************

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Reimagining Higher Education with Professor Jack Shannon and Futurist Frank Diana
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October 29, 2020
In this compelling episode we take a deep dive with futurist Frank Diana and Professor Jack Shannon into the future of children, the future of work and the future of higher education.  We then discuss how the pandemic and emerging technologies have impacted all of them and explore what possible

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Tags: Digital Transformation, EdTech

Digital Transformation, Caring for Students and Meeting Expectations during a Pandemic at Tuskegee University with Dr. Jack Crumbly
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October 27, 2020
This year has been like no other.  Join me as I interview Professor Jack Crumbly from the historically black Tuskegee University.  In addition to the rapid digital transformation already taking place in higher education, 2020 introduced the Covid-19 pandemic and social unrest.  Learn

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Rethinking the Future of Higher Education with Futurist Alexandra Whittington
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October 27, 2020
Join me as futurist Alexandra Whittington helps us rethink and expand our perceptions of what the future of higher education might look like.  The notion of a "traditional university experience” may no longer apply to the students of tomorrow who have different requirements, dreams and aspira

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Higher Education and Pandemic Inspired Digital Transformation with Dr. Marek Kowalkiewicz, Part 2
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October 15, 2020
In Part 2 (watch part 1 here) of my interview with digital transformation and higher education expert Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz, we dig deep into the technologies that support universities, digital transformation and the long-term effects of the pandemic on higher education. *********************

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Twitching Professors, Outsourced Parenting, Digital Transformation and the University Experience
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October 15, 2020
“Even our custodians have a role to play in transforming our students,” explained Dr. Jack Crumbly of Tuskegee University, when describing the value of the “university experience.” The future is about “universities without borders,” predicted Dr. Marek Kowalkiewicz, a professor who studi

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Higher Education and Pandemic Inspired Digital Transformation with Dr. Marek Kowalkiewicz, Part 1
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October 15, 2020
In Part 1 of this episode, we take a deep dive into pandemic inspired digital transformation within higher education with Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz of the Queensland University of Technology.  We discuss how universities are rapidly adapting to educating students during a pandemic and how ma

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The Pandemic-Induced Digital Transformation in Higher Education
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October 14, 2020
Both students and universities have been deeply involved in digital transformation since the beginning.  In fact, the origins of the internet can be found in the labs of great research institutes and universities, and Facebook was first conceived by students at Harvard University. As stude

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The Mindset of a Digital Winner
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October 14, 2020
I recently presented my views on how to succeed as a digital leader to over one hundred retail executives in Asia.  They seemed to find it useful, so now I am sharing them here in an article format in the hopes that others might benefit.  The content is my synthesis of findings that are de

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Higher Education and Pandemic Inspired Digital Transformation with Dr. Marek Kowalkiewicz
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October 13, 2020
In Part 1 of this episode, we take a deep dive into pandemic inspired digital transformation within higher education with Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz of the Queensland University of Technology.  We discuss how universities are rapidly adapting to educating students during a pandemic and how ma

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The Pandemic-Induced Digital Transformation in Higher Education
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October 13, 2020
Both students and universities have been deeply involved in digital transformation since the beginning.  In fact, the origins of the internet can be found in the labs of great research institutes and universities, and Facebook was first conceived by students at Harvard University. As stude

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The Pandemic-Induced Digital Transformation in Higher Education
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October 12, 2020
Both students and institutes of higher education have been deeply involved in digital transformation since the beginning. In fact, the origins of the internet can be found in the labs of great research institutes and universities, and Facebook was first conceived by students at Harvard University. Although originating in universities, it was most often Silicon Valley taking these technologies to businesses that accelerated their monetization and adoption trajectory.

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The Mindset of a Digital Winner
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October 06, 2020
I recently presented my views on how to succeed as a digital leader to over one hundred retail executives in Asia.  They seemed to find it useful, so now I am sharing them here in an article format in the hopes that others might benefit.  The content is my synthesis of findings that are de

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Learning Content Strategies from the Best with Jenn VandeZande SAP's Editor in Chief for SAP CX
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September 16, 2020
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending time with and from learning from SAP’s Editor in Chief for SAP Customer Experience, Jenn VandeZande. We talked all about thought leadership strategies, working with influencers and other fascinating topics. Here are some of the choice excerpts edited for readability

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PART 2: A Pandemic's Impact on Innovation, Industry and the Future with TCS Expert Ved Sen
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September 15, 2020
A few weeks back I recorded two fascinating interviews with TCS digital transformation and innovation expert Ved Sen.  This is the second interview (watch the first interview here)  that focuses on strategies for innovating.  We look at how to organize for innovation, and also how to

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Retail and a History of Paying for Ignorance
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September 11, 2020
During the Cold War the armies of East and West faced off along thousands of miles of borders with tens of thousands of tanks, artillery units, defensive positions, guns and soldiers.  The costs for supporting these defensive postures were enormous.  Nations invested hundreds of billions o

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Retail and the History of Paying for
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September 11, 2020
During the Cold War the armies of East and West faced off along thousands of miles of borders with tens of thousands of tanks, artillery units, defensive positions, guns and soldiers. The costs for supporting these defensive postures were enormous. Nations invested hundreds of billions of dollars over the years maintaining these positions, not to counter a known threat, but to prevent an unknown threat. They were investing in ignorance - a lack of knowledge. They spent massive amounts defending against the unknown - everywhere. That expenditure was an ignorance penalty. A penalty, so huge, it negatively impacted the economic futures of many countries.

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Retail and a History of Ignorance
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September 10, 2020
During the Cold War the armies of East and West faced off along thousands of miles of borders with tens of thousands of tanks, artillery units, defensive positions, guns and soldiers.  The costs for supporting these defensive postures were enormous.  Nations invested hundreds of billions o

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Facebook's Infodemic on the Pandemic
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September 04, 2020
I am a long-time technology enthusiast, analyst and futurist, and love to discuss and write about the positive impact emerging technologies offer humanity.  That said, we can’t be blind to the negative impacts as well.  Facebook’s algorithms are increasingly showing up as the source an

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Our Minds on Facebook Algorithms
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September 02, 2020
As a futurist, I write often about the advantages of digital transformation for organizations and how early adopters gain extra advantages that aren’t available to laggards. One of the best demonstrations of this point was when Brad Parscale, the digital director of Mr. Trump's 2016 campaign, shar

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Our Minds, Algorithms and Facebook
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September 01, 2020
As a futurist, I write often about the advantages of digital transformation for organizations and how early adopters gain extra advantages that aren’t available to laggards. One of the best demonstrations of this point is shared by Brad Parscale, the digital director of Mr. Trump's 2016 campaign, "Facebook moved the needle." And by "moving the needle" he meant contributed to his candidate’s victory. He understood how Facebook's computer algorithms worked before others did, and he took advantage of it to win.

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A Pandemic's Impact on Innovation, Industry and the Future with Author and TCS Expert Ved Sen
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August 31, 2020
In this episode, I catch up with TCS’ innovation and digital transformation expert Ved Sen just 24 hours after his return from India.  We discuss the pandemic's impact on innovation, priorities, industries, and consumers around the world.  This future-focused deep dive discussion is spec

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A Pandemic's Impact on Innovation, Industry and the Future with Author and TCS Expert Ved Sen
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August 31, 2020
In this episode, I catch up with TCS’ innovation and digital transformation expert Ved Sen just 24 hours after his return from India.  We discuss the pandemic's impact on innovation, priorities, industries, and consumers around the world.  This future-focused deep dive discussion is spec

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A Pandemic's Impact on Innovation, Industry and the Future with Author and TCS Expert Ved Sen
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August 31, 2020
In this episode, I catch up with TCS’ innovation and digital transformation expert Ved Sen just 24 hours after his return from India.  We discuss the pandemic's impact on innovation, priorities, industries, and consumers around the world.  This future-focused deep dive discussion is spec

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A Pandemic's Impact on Innovation, Industry and the Future with Author and TCS Expert Ved Sen
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August 31, 2020
In this episode, I catch up with TCS’ innovation and digital transformation expert Ved Sen just 24 hours after his return from India.  We discuss the pandemic's impact on innovation, priorities, industries, and consumers around the world.  This future-focused deep dive discussion is spec

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The Politicization of Everything
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August 31, 2020
We find ourselves today in a hyper-politicized environment that business leaders must recognize, understand and be prepared to address.  Increasingly a business’ brand, mission statement, identified purpose, marketing themes, suppliers and the executive team’s social media activities are al

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A Pandemic's Impact on Innovation, Industry and the Future with Author and TCS Expert Ved Sen
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August 31, 2020
In this episode, I catch up with TCS’ innovation and digital transformation expert Ved Sen just 24 hours after his return from India.  We discuss the pandemic's impact on innovation, priorities, industries, and consumers around the world.  This future-focused deep dive discussion is spec

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation

A Pandemic's Impact on Innovation, Industry and the Future with Author and TCS Expert Ved Sen
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August 27, 2020
In this episode, I catch up with TCS’ innovation and digital transformation expert Ved Sen just 24 hours after his return from India.  We discuss the pandemic's impact on innovation, priorities, industries, and consumers around the world.  This future-focused deep dive discussion is spec

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation

The Politicization of Everything
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August 26, 2020
We find ourselves today in a hyper-politicized environment that business leaders must recognize, understand and be prepared to address.  Increasingly a business’ brand, mission statement, identified purpose, marketing themes, suppliers and the executive team’s social media activities are al

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Reality is Required
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August 19, 2020
If you have spent any time working on IT projects you will have heard the statement, "The solution is only as good as the data." It's true.  If you lack enough good data to generate an accurate output, stop and find it before moving forward.  I remember having so many good ideas for proces

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Driving Innovations, Enhancing Customer Experiences and Collaborating with Customers at SAP with Expert Matt Laukaitis
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August 10, 2020
In this episode, I get to learn from Matt Laukaitis, EVP/GM of Consumer Industries at SAP.  He has been my friend for over 20 years and is a talented and inspirational leader.  He works closely with large SAP customers as they innovate, provide solution feedback and collaborate on the solu

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Pounce - The Exploitation of Business Opportunities and Trends
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August 05, 2020
When opportunities present themselves, as they regularly do in business, it is important to quickly recognize them, have a framework for processing them, and have a team and an organizational philosophy that can pounce!   Many companies focus so heavily on running lean organizations that t

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Innovation in Live Streaming Video with Vislink Technologies Expert, CEO & President Mickey Miller
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August 03, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced dramatic changes in the economics and business models of live sports and other live events - perhaps permanently.  As a result, new ways of consuming sports and personalizing it through innovations in live video feeds is required.  It involves advances in v

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Humans as Friction
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July 30, 2020
The volume and velocity of data today ensure leaders can’t effectively consume, ponder and act upon it all.  A human leader’s mind easily becomes overloaded and overwhelmed with information, so in order to maximize effectiveness leaders must purposely limit the amount of data presented to t

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Data Virtualization Changes the Game for Analytics, with Molecula's Mimi Spier
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July 29, 2020
In this episode, I interview Molecula’s Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer Mimi Spier.  We discuss the power of virtualizing data to deliver hyper-fast analytics across distributed data sources.  We learn why Molecula was awarded Ventana Research’s Digital Innovation Award for “dat

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Talent Networks, Gig Economies and the Future of Work with SAP Fieldglass CTO Vish Baliga
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July 28, 2020
In this episode, SAP Fieldglass’ CTO Vish Baliga shares the evolution of external talent management and contingent workforces solutions, and how today SAP Fieldglass supports new ways of connecting talent networks with the gig economy.***************************************************************

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Tags: Management, HR, Future of Work

Covid-19, Content Strategy and Thought Leadership with SAP CX Expert Jenn VandeZande
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July 21, 2020
In this episode, SAP Customer Experience’s content strategy expert Jenn VandeZande shares her experiences and insights responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, and managing content authors and industry influencers.  We dig deep into the tactics involved in developing content and explore what the

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Covid-19 Responses and Marketing Strategies with Retired VMware CMO Robin Matlock
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July 21, 2020
In this episode, we catch up with the ever enthusiastic and recently retired VMware CMO, Robin Matlock.  We discuss Covid-19’s impact on Silicon Valley and strategies for responding.  We dig deep into her experiences as a high tech executive, explore her marketing and purpose driven phil

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Chatbots and Digital Assistants Just Keep Getting Smarter an Update from Oracle's Expert Suhas Uliyar
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July 10, 2020
Today, chatbots and digital assistants can be vertical industry experts with an intimate understanding of roles, rules, regulations, and processes.  In this episode, Oracle’s expert Suhas Uliyar walks us through recent advances and developments in this exciting field.Read more on Covid-19 bu

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Using AI to Manage Content Strategies and Messaging Globally with Expert Chris Willis
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July 10, 2020
Using artificial intelligence, embedded in advanced linguistic analytics engines, to globally manage content creation and messaging is brilliant.  In this episode, expert Chris Willis, CMO of Acrolinx explains how many of the world’s largest companies are using AI to ensure accurate, consiste

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Swarming and the Requirement for a Chief Values Officer
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July 08, 2020
The traditional relationship between businesses and consumers is changing. Consumers today are increasingly spending their money with brands aligned with their values and belief frameworks.  Does a business require masks or not?  Is the food organic, vegan or gluten free?  Do they tre

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Moving Physical Interactions to Digital During a Pandemic
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July 07, 2020
When major disruptive events like the Covid-19 pandemic happens they can act as an accelerant or as an obstacle to change.  The pandemic we are experiencing today is no different.  In a recent report by TrustRadius 2020, the following technologies are currently experiencing large increases

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The Covid-19 Impact on Digital Transformation with Expert Nadia Vincent
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July 07, 2020
In this episode, we reach out to Belgium-based digital transformation expert Nadia Vincent to get her perspective on digital transformation challenges and strategies in general, and then discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic will impact these initiatives.With over two decades of international work exper

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Customer Experience Trends During the Covid-19 Pandemic with SAP's Shalini Mitha
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July 07, 2020
In this episode, my guest is Shalini Mitha, Global VP, CX Solution Marketing at SAP.  Our conversation dives deep into how the pandemic has impacted consumers, businesses, customer experience and future strategies.  We discuss what makes a company agile enough to change sales channels when

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Swarming and the Requirement for a Chief Values Officer
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July 07, 2020
The traditional relationship between businesses and consumers is changing. Consumers today are increasingly spending their money with brands aligned with their values and belief frameworks.  Does a business require masks or not?  Is the food organic, vegan or gluten free?  Do they tre

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Tags: Marketing, Business Strategy

Moving Physical Interactions to Digital During a Pandemic
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June 30, 2020
When major disruptive events like the Covid-19 pandemic happens they can act as an accelerant or as an obstacle to change.  The pandemic we are experiencing today is no different.  In a recent report by TrustRadius 2020, the following technologies are currently experiencing large increases

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Risk Management, COVID19

Microsoft - The Right Place at the Right Time During the Covid-19 Pandemic with Dr. Tomer Simon
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June 29, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Tomer Simon, Futurist and National Technology Officer for Microsoft Israel, discusses his experiences living and working around Covid-19, and the explosive growth Microsoft is experiencing during the pandemic.  We then discuss how the pandemic impacts different industries a

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, COVID19

The Impact of AI and Digital Transformation on the Sales Profession
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June 19, 2020
In this FOB TV episode, I have the opportunity to learn from Geoff Webb, VP of Strategy at PROS about the impact of Covid-19 and digital transformation on the sales profession.  We then explore how artificial intelligence and machine learning are now augmenting sales professionals and helping t

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Tags: Digital Transformation

The Covid-19 Impact on Digital Transformation with Expert Nadia Vincent
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June 18, 2020
In this episode, we reach out to Belgium-based digital transformation expert Nadia Vincent to get her perspective on digital transformation challenges and strategies in general, and then discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic will impact these initiatives.With over two decades of international work exper

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Covid-19, Drones, Hyperspectral Remote Sensors and Customer P&Ls
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June 17, 2020
Hyperspectral camera embedded on anOnyxStar HYDRA-12 UAVfrom AltiGatorDigital transformation is more than replacing analog systems and processes with digital ones.  It is often about enabling entirely new strategies and tactics never before possible.  One of these new strategies is the abi

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Tags: Customer Experience, Autonomous Vehicles

Covid-19, Drones, Hyperspectral Remote Sensors and Customer P&Ls
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June 16, 2020
Hyperspectral camera embedded on anOnyxStar HYDRA-12 UAVfrom AltiGatorDigital transformation is more than replacing analog systems and processes with digital ones.  It is often about enabling entirely new strategies and tactics never before possible.  One of these new strategies is the abi

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Privacy

Superstitions, Spaceships and Covid-19
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June 16, 2020
This week I listened to prominent voices praising the success of the SpaceX rocket ship and the work of the scientist involved there, while at the same time publicly rejecting the guidance of other scientist on how to best prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.  This got me thinking ab

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Thinking Like a Futurist During a Pandemic with Frank Diana
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June 16, 2020
In this episode, I have the pleasure of learning from futurist Frank Diana as he shares his advice on how to think like a futurist during these chaotic times.  He walks us through his mental frameworks, concepts and methodologies, and shares how ecosystem thinking can help businesses survive an

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Tags: AI, Ecosystems

Covid-19, Demographics, Risk Analysis and Mobile Apps
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June 16, 2020
Finally, it seems we have accumulated enough data from Covid-19 cases to focus in on how we can properly and strictly protect our vulnerable populations and reopen our economies.  We know that if a person has underlying health problems* they have a far higher risk so need additional protections

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Secrets, Brands and Global Swarming
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June 12, 2020
How long does it take to ruin a brand, destroy sales and devalue investors’ millions?  The answer is seconds.  In today’s world of 24-hour news and perpetual social media feeds, one ill-conceived communication can destroy as much investor and employee value as a pandemic.  This de

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Brands, Speed and Global Swarming
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June 12, 2020
How long does it take to ruin a brand, destroy sales and devalue investors’ millions?  The answer is seconds.  In today’s world of 24-hour news and perpetual social media feeds, one ill-conceived communication can destroy as much investor and employee value as a pandemic.  This de

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The Covid-19 Pandemic Impact on the Global Supply Chain with Expert Roger Blumberg
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June 11, 2020
In this episode, global supply chain and procurement expert Roger Blumberg shares what it is like to work in the middle of the pandemic's vortex helping large companies address supply chain challenges.  He also shares how he anticipates supply chain strategies will change, what the long term im

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement

Pounce - The Exploitation of Opportunities
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June 11, 2020
When opportunities present themselves, as they regularly do in business, it is important to quickly recognize them, have a framework for processing them, and have a team and an organizational philosophy that can pounce!   Many companies focus so heavily on running lean organizations that t

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Achieving Transformational Business Speed
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June 11, 2020
It took Magellan’s crew three years sailing ships to circumnavigate the earth.  Today, at hypersonic speeds of 7,680 MPH, it takes just over three hours to circumnavigate the earth.  Data on the Internet, however, travels at 670 million MPH, which means it only takes milliseconds to circ

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

Pounce - The Exploitation of Opportunities
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June 09, 2020
When opportunities present themselves, as they regularly do in business, it is important to quickly recognize them, have a framework for processing them, and have a team and an organizational philosophy that can pounce!   Many companies focus so heavily on running lean organizations that t

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What is the Destination of Technological Progress?
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