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Tomorrow’s organizations will only thrive if they recognize the uncertainty that faces them and actively imagine the possible threats and opportunities that will emerge under different circumstances. No one can predict the future. But every organization is responsible for defining policies, creating culture and deploying infrastructure that will make them resilient in the face of change.
Daniel is an affiliate analyst with Hivemind Network
The Apple Event Tim Cook and company, as expected today, announced a bunch of stuff they already announced for about 30-minutes (iPhone 6, Yosemite, i?Cloud, iOS 8 updates, Apple Watch, etc.), and then announced a number of products for which features were already leaked. This Apple Event included: iPad Air […]
I have been briefing with companies that find patterns in data. In my recent Pinchot “intensive” I was talking to students about the kind of patterns that could be found, as well as the implications for intellectual property law related to pattern recognition. Here are two concepts to thinking about: […]
The chronically nerdy adults in Comic Book Men spend a lot of time discussing how they make a living in the world of comic books, collectables, and other genre fare. Kevin Smith’s show is entering its fourth season on 12 October, the format repeating that of the previous seasons. Smith and his […]
Download the PDF here. Additional and related research: http://www.seriousinsights.net/what-we-wont-learn-from-ibms-watson-playing-jeopardy/ http://www.seriousinsights.net/watson-and-jeopardy/ http://www.kmworld.com/Articles/Editorial/Features/Analytics-FOR-THE-REST-OF-US-94274.aspx What is it? The Watson Academic Initiative offers collaborative investments of time and resources between IBM and universities designed to encourage learning through experimentation and application of IBM’s Watson cognitive computing platform. This program is an extension […]
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Angry Birds Layoffs Rovio announced layoffs today as reported in Wired Rovio Layoffs Prove Mobile Gaming Is an Industry of One-Hit Wonders (October 2, 2014,) and elsewhere. I don’t believe, however, that Rovio’s issues stem from the inherent nature of mobile gaming. If we look at their iconic games, we find […]
It’s the rare CIO who applies scenario planning to the business of IT. Yet, in a function driven by innovation and the uncertainties surrounding the application and implication of future technologies, not using scenarios is tantamount to management malpractice. Scenarios can help IT organizations create more resilient plans, practice for business […]
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Download PDF here What is it? Microsoft Delve is an machine learning technology that integrates with Microsoft Office 365. Delve discovers patterns within Office 365 using analysis from documents, calendars and communications, including e-mail. The technology provides personalized, contextual awareness of information that its relevant to a particular […]
‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Serves as a Metaphor for Our Time After the Fall After a few episodes of Star Trek aired back in the ‘60s, it was obvious that the United Federation of Planets was the United States, and the Klingon Empire was the Soviet Union. Star Trekportrayed the Cold War […]