How soon will smart machines start looking out for our health?
The synergism of Big Data and artificial intelligence holds amazing promise for business.
Jacques Bughin and Nicolas van Zeebroeck
Companies with bold strategies in response to digitization will come out as winners.
Richard Schmalensee and David S. Evans, interviewed by Martha E. Mangelsdorf
There’s probably never been a better time for platform businesses. But they aren’t easy to launch.
George Corbin (Marriott International), interviewed by Gerald C. Kane
Moving to a digital business model altered Marriott’s culture in unexpected ways.
The novelty of self-driving cars overshadows the real promise of AI: augmentation of human skills.
Martin Reeves et al.
Innovation, much like marketing and human resources, can be made less reliant on artful intuition by using information in new ways. But this requires a change in perspective: We need to view innovation not as the product of luck or extraordinary vision but as the result of a deliberate search process.
Fredrik Svahn et al.
For Volvo Cars, pursuing digital innovation required fundamentally rethinking the organization, while also keeping the core business functioning efficiently. The company did so by balancing four interrelated competing concerns: (1) new and established innovation capabilities; (2) process and product focus; (3) external and internal collaboration; and (4) flexibility and control in relationships with external partners.
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The Business of Analytics
James E. Short and Steve Todd
Many organizations need to develop greater expertise at valuing their data assets.
IoT early adopters are reaping rewards in more timely, accurate, detailed, and reliable data.
Jay I. Sinha et al.
Subscription e-commerce uses AI to offer personalized, low cost, convenient products. It’s working.
Supply Chains and Logistics
Tausif Bashir and Shardul Phadnis
New research demonstrates how the most efficient network designs also account for changing market conditions.
Supply chain sustainability reporting depends on context, collaboration, and communication.
Advanced risk identification tools require companies to take a new approach to supply chain resilience.
Water’s low cost in many countries is not yet promoting responsible management within many companies.
James B. Rice Jr. and Tim Rowell
For PepsiCo, entering the natural beverage market meant developing new risk management practices.
A new wave of data innovation offers unprecedented promise to crack the black box of effective urban deliveries.