Feral Leadership

Industry expert Frank Cutitta blogs on the organizational complexities of the convergence of IT, marketing and data science

What is quantum computing and what could it mean for the healthcare industry?

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One of the longest hype curves in technology history — without products even being deployed — is that of quantum computing. After decades of research, many feel that viable and reliable quantum products may not be to market for another ten years. For those who have heard the term but are sketchy on what quantum […]

How will 5G change patient engagement?

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Few things have fueled the hype curve more in recent years than the coming widespread availability of 5G transmission speeds on mobile devices. Many other telecommunications trends have been evolutionary, but I sense that 5G is seen by many as revolutionary. The healthcare industry could be a major beneficiary of this extra speed, given the […]

Cross cultural aspects of breach response strategies

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The phones are ringing off the hook at headquarters, your web site traffic is exploding and your email boxes have reached capacity. Why?  Your enterprise systems have been hacked, exposing millions of confidential customer personal and financial records. It’s impossible to determine where in the world the hack originated, but the implications are surely global […]

How social media can drive smart city supply chain

social media in the city

Every urban politician knows the power of social media in driving votes, whether for good or bad. So, it should come as no surprise that citizen-powered social media is also increasingly becoming a major factor in urban economic efficiencies. The field of supply chain, as it relates to the production and distribution of a commodity […]

The art of strategically expanding a problem

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I recently heard an executive attribute his success to learning that sometimes to fix a problem you need to make it bigger. This rattled around in my head for a while and then it started making some kind of sense. Simply stated, some problems just seem to linger unsolved until someone or something suddenly escalates […]

“Ambush” corporate makeovers and spontaneous innovation

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Ok I admit it, I’m obsessed by the makeover segments on the morning talk shows. Hoda and Kathy Lee pull someone out of the audience with 1970s’ hair and a pair of mom jeans. One hour later they come out from behind the curtain, almost unrecognizably gorgeous, in a trendy party dress and a hair […]

How “Nudge Theory” is changing engagement

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What is now called “nudge theory” isn’t totally new. The first wind-up alarm clock, for example, was a rudimentary technology nudging humans to do something they wouldn’t necessarily do on their own. It just wasn’t until much later that nudge theory became “branded” — thanks to Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein writing their book Nudge, which […]

A foodie’s guide to restaurant technology

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I opened the menu and there was a gravy stain on the appetizer page from the night before. Even in a world of digital content delivery, it seems there are still some things that have changed very little when it comes to foodies on a feeding frenzy. The truth is most of my fellow technology […]

Technology on the slopes for Winter 2019

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As the snowbirds head south to warmer climes this month, many others are experiencing the annual exhilaration that comes with the first reports of snow from their favorite ski resorts. As a tech gadget geek and snowboard instructor for “mature beginners” (aka Grays on Trays), I fall into the latter category. We cover so many […]

Rethinking ‘feral leadership’ in a post-digital world

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In a short time, “digital transformation” has changed from a revolutionary term to an evolutionary term. And, as a result, the definition of what I call “feral leadership” has changed as well. As I originally defined it, feral leadership was metaphorical with a feral cat. By this I mean that C-level managers, whether technical or […]