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Monday, December 16, 2019
The secret sauce of collaboration

The secret sauce of collaboration

Let’s face it, the world is full of huge problems, and big challenges require matching interwoven ambitious solutions. Cooperation is the cornerstone upon which great achievements are built, and that starts with people who can identify and build bridges between stakeholders, enabling collaboration across disparate organizations. The 5G Open Innovation Lab, for example, is a…
3D configurators aren’t a trick– they’re the future of shopping

3D configurators aren’t a trick– they’re the future of shopping

Chevrolet ignited buzz in July when it unveiled the C8 Corvette — so much buzz that the livestream slowed to a crawl. The C8 wasn’t the only thing that drew a crowd, though. The new 2020 Corvette Visualizer, a 3D configurator, attracted so many users on reveal day that it crippled Chevrolet’s website. In just…
In defense of Kodak and its ‘failure’ to innovate

In defense of Kodak and its ‘failure’ to innovate

Kodak has been the ultimate bogeyman of MBA programs. You’ve heard the story. The company held an unassailable position in one the world’s largest markets. It had a deep, lasting brand with consumers and professionals along with a high-margin recurring revenue stream. But it failed to fully understand the impact of emerging technologies. It couldn’t…
We can’t simply manage– we need to teach our AIs worths

We can’t simply manage– we need to teach our AIs worths

For the first time, humans are creating machines that can learn on their own. The era of intelligent technology is here, and as a society, we are at a crossroads. Artificial intelligence (AI) is affecting all parts of our lives and challenging some of our most firmly rooted beliefs. Powerful nations, from Russia to China…
The item supervisor tricks to making it through the 3 critical start-up stages

The item supervisor tricks to making it through the 3 critical...

To succeed, product managers must demonstrate a specific set of core competencies — no matter where they work. But, the role of the product manager in a startup is particularly hard to define. They operate with a wide range of responsibilities and huge pressure to deliver results, often without reporting authority.  How is the role…
Expense V Bowie: How (not) to offer a tech concept

Expense V Bowie: How (not) to offer a tech concept

The year is 1995. Bill Gates explains to a skeptic David Letterman on his late-night show why the Internet is “the new big thing.” Yet that deliciously vintage clip actually shows Gates failing miserably at presenting the Internet as something more than a frivolous fad. You would have thought that for someone who had become…
4 easy things social networks online marketers can do to enhance social duty

4 easy things social networks online marketers can do to enhance...

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) can take many different forms. Some businesses launch full campaigns that include revamping corporate or manufacturing policies and supporting them with fundraisers, volunteer activities, and charitable donations. Others companies start massive social cause campaigns to give attention to specific issues.  While large CSR initiatives are impressive, there are smaller efforts that all…
Europe requires to welcome 5G– prior to it’s far too late

Europe requires to welcome 5G– prior to it’s far too late

Did you know that the Finnish telecommunications company Nokia is one of the main players in the global mobile infrastructure market? It produces everything to build 5G networks – from antennas to routers and other equipment – and massively exports its products to the USA, Japan, and China. At first glance, this sounds great –…
3 methods e-commerce sellers can enhance ROI in 2020 with information analytics

3 methods e-commerce sellers can enhance ROI in 2020 with information...

2020 will be here before we know it, and if you’re like me, that means that you’re already looking ahead to how you can improve your e-commerce business in the year to come. While there are many things you can do to improve the profitability of your e-commerce brand, such as improving your supply chain…
Artificial intelligence algorithms and the art of hyperparameter choice

Artificial intelligence algorithms and the art of hyperparameter choice

Machine learning algorithms are used everywhere from a smartphone to a spacecraft. They tell you the weather forecast for tomorrow, translate from one language into another, and suggest what TV series you might like next on Netflix. These algorithms automatically adjust (learn) their internal parameters based on data. However, there is a subset of parameters…

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