Renovating an airport? 5 reasons you’ll need a technology plan

airport under construction

Experts predict air travel will grow steadily over the next two decades. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that the number of passengers boarding planes is expected to increase from 880.5 million in 2018 to 1.3 billion by 2039. Airports are responding with massive construction programs and new processing technologies to help them handle more […]

2020 Tech Trend: Teams, not superstars, are the high performers

Developing high-performing teams will be the focus of many enterprises in 2020. Companies will confront the fallacy that pace is what unlocks the company’s full potential and recognize that how the company organizes its people and information flow is what determines performance. Organizing for a dynamic and complex environment requires a much different structure than […]

A blueprint for winning the tech talent war

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Digital transformation is impossible if enterprises lack the right techologies. But just as critical to digital transformation efforts is having the in-house skills to fully leverage artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, augmented reality, virtual reality, the cloud, edge computing, and other emerging technologies, not to mention the more traditional tech skills necessary to maintain and […]

2020 Tech Trend: Self-sovereign identity makes data shared in an ecosystem more valuable

As organizations focus on data-driven business models to remain competitive, they will increasingly seek to collaborate with partners and exchange data. Data shared in an ecosystem is more valuable than data locked in a silo because it leads to new innovations and customer experiences. This trend is playing out in many industries including transportation, logistics, […]

The secret to being a successful data scientist (hint: it isn’t data or science)

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I wasn’t fortunate enough to be at O’Reilly’s Strata Data Conference in London earlier this year, but in his roundup of the event’s big takeaways, CIO contributor Martin De Saulles listed eight “factors shaping the future of big data, machine learning, and AI.” No. 2 on his list is “changing skillsets for data scientists.” “Cassie […]

2020 Tech Trend: Designing systems for machines instead of people

For businesses to be agile and respond quickly to changing market conditions, they need to provide business users with real-time and near-time operational data. That means harnessing data from devices and tackling the latency challenge. In 2020, we will see more organisations shift their design thinking from services and systems for people to services and […]

Tech jobs that pay the biggest bucks

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It’s well-known that technology jobs pay well relative to many non-tech positions and occupations. Indeed, data released earlier this year by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a median salary of $91,530 for computer or tech-related jobs in the U.S. That’s nearly 50% higher than the U.S. median household income of $63,179, as reported […]

Enterprise innovators need more “friends” in this digital era

paper people

There are few greater quotes on enterprise innovation than one from the mouth of prickly, world-renowned (and fictional) food critic Anton Ego in the Disney Pixar movie Ratatouille. Simply stated: “The new needs friends!” As with many great quotes, it’s beauty is in its simplicity. We can immediately identify with it, not just because it’s […]

2020 Tech Trend: Companies get a better understanding of AI’s effects

In 2020, as AI makes inroads into professional services, companies will struggle with anticipating how AI can — or should — change their professions. AI is already changing the way contracts are interpreted, taxes are prepared and medical conditions are diagnosed. However, if the dominant strategy for deploying AI is for low-level problem solving, then […]

Overcoming “OK Boomer” in the workplace

ok boomer by millennial

I hadn’t heard about the “OK Boomer” meme until I saw a video of Chlöe Swarbrick, a 25-year-old member of New Zealand’s Parliament, use the term to silence an older fellow lawmaker while she was speaking about the failure of current and previous political leaders to limit carbon emissions. It was highly amusing (even the […]