Trends & Predictions

Future-proof Your Company and Your Career

Warning: We’re going to make you feel uncomfortable … and you’ll thank us for it. “We know from research that the No. 1 reason that businesses stop growing is because individual leaders in that organization stopped growing. How do you know if you’re growing? And the very quick, fast answer to that is, do you … Continued

Are You Where You Should Be Now with AI?

Does it feel like your company’s AI initiatives really haven’t gotten started yet? Gartner analyst Whit Andrews says you’re not alone. “We surveyed CIOs last year, as we often do, and what we found was that one out of 25 CIOs said they were employing AI now. That’s a pretty small proportion. And let’s compare … Continued

Be a True Digital Leader

Okay, leaders, if you want to make your employees the best they can be, you might start by giving them some more space: “Connector managers are much more successful than the always-on manager that most of us currently think that we want. The always-on manager is somebody who focuses on personally providing continuous coaching and … Continued

Secure Your Digital Future: Box CEO Aaron Levie Pt. 3

Box CEO Aaron Levie stresses his company is no threat to democracy, but he definitely votes for greater attention on data security and privacy: “Fortunately, as far as we know, we were not involved in any election hacking, but as you can imagine, the whole Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal has sort of flipped the way that … Continued

Technology Matters: Box CEO Aaron Levie Pt. 2

As you go about your digital transformation, Box CEO Aaron Levie wants you to remember this: The technology really does matter. “Anytime you see a company say, ‘We want to get closer to the customer, we want to make more real-time decisions, we want to be able to share more effectively,’ but then people have … Continued

Government Elects to Use Blockchain

Maybe we’re underselling blockchain. Maybe it really could save the world. “The United Nations has taken some interest in that with particularly poorly documented populations. Refugee populations, they need a better sense of who they’ve interacted with, that they’ve given them assistance already, have eligible individuals consumed the assistance they’ve already been given. So some … Continued

Artificial Intelligence: Start Them Young

We often talk about technology changing society. But that change really needs to start with us, and we need to start with the next generation. “I know we often budget annually and do five-year plans, but if you step outside the corporate campus and into a school, you’re really seeing a much longer view of … Continued

Find Your Unicorn: Gartner Cool Vendors 2018

The information Gartner reveals in its annual Cool Vendors reports is not just, well, cool, it is extremely useful for multiple parties in IT. To put it another way, there’s something for everyone. “We have had certainly strategic decisions made by end-user companies based on what they’ve found in the Cool Vendors report. For the … Continued

Career Advice: Read More Science Fiction

You need to boost your artificial intelligence acumen, so perhaps it’s time you took in a good movie. “If you’re looking for entertaining AI insight, the ones I’d recommend are ‘Her,’ which I thought was a very good recent one looking at what could happen with virtual personal assistants, the ‘Autofac’ episode of Amazon’s ‘Electric … Continued

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