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Technologies help us deliver on a business strategy.  Without a strategy, there is no rationale for deploying technologies.  In addition, there is no rationale for digital transformation, unless there is a need for business transformation.  If you believe this as we do, then strategy development will be a priority.  Strategies, however, are developed under the guidance of a doctrine.  The purpose of a doctrine is to create a high level understanding of what we we want to achieve with our strategy, and the concepts that must be employed to achieve it. An organization's doctrine will guide strategy development, and the tactics needed to achieve a goal. An example of a doctrine is, "We will be a fast follower, and excel at quickly manufacturing and delivering popular fashions." With this doctrine, the company can now develop strategies that align with the doctrine. Man... (more)

To Bot, or Not to Bot | @ThingsExpo #AI #IoT #M2M #MachineLearning

I developed a bot.  Last weekend I opened the website https://rundexter.com/bot and developed a bot, which I then integrated with Twilio for messaging.  I named it BeccaBot after our daughter.  Just to be clear, her name is Becca, not Bot. It was a bot designed purely to freak-out our daughter.  It was highly successful.  Here are some things I learned. You tell the bot to look for specific words or even phrases and then act upon them in specified ways.  You can answer with text, or a website link, or an image, etc.  You can ask for a name, and program the bot to remember the ... (more)

Digital Thinking: Learning from the Best | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

How Digital Thinking Separates Retail Leaders from Laggards George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, once said, "You can't do it unless you can imagine it." In our latest research on the future state of work in the retail sector, we find many industry executives struggling to imagine where the future is leading them and their organizations, not to mention the role digital technologies will play along the way. Traditional retailers are challenged by rapidly emerging new business models, such as Amazon Go and Facebook's launch of its digital commerce platform, Marketplace. Moreover, pi... (more)

AI and Clogged Arteries | @CloudExpo #IoT #AI #ML #DL #ArtificialIntelligence

When a person has clogged arteries it restricts and reduces the flow of oxygen-rich blood through their body. Clogged arteries also greatly increase the risk of strokes, heart attacks and even death. In the digital age the equivalent of oxygen-rich blood for organizations is the data running through an information logistics system. Healthy and digitally mature organizations have in place an optimized information logistics system (OILS) that enables data to flow unencumbered and efficiently throughout an organization in digital-time. Data must flow in digital-time, a speed that i... (more)

Rejecting Systems of Intelligence Has Consequences | @CloudExpo #AI #BigData #DigitalTransformation

Amazon knows me. Oh boy, do they know me! Our dog thinks the deliveryman is part of our family. Amazon knows what I like, and does their very best to create a wonderful and personalized experience for us by using their "system of intelligence" to provide it. Amazon Prime membership now offers movies, music and audio books in addition to other membership services all tailored to my family and me. Alexa, Amazon's hit home bot, can be set up to automate my home and much more to enhance convenience and comfort. All of these offerings and services are designed to improve and personali... (more)