Erik Brynjolfsson

Must-reads for CHROs seeking to make more data-driven decisions

Forward-thinking chief human resources officers around the globe are increasingly looking at big trends in consumer experiences and applying them to improve how they keep employees engaged. According to the just-released CHRO Study published by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, these include using cloud-based services to enable a more flexible workforce unbound by office walls; […]

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WEF Annual Meeting: Trends to watch in 2016

  Each January, world leaders and C-suite executives (and a few influential Hollywood stars and rock legends) gather for the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland to discuss pressing issues that affect the global economy and international culture. This year’s 2,500 attendees include Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, […]

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Don’t be afraid of cognitive computing, experts say

The term “cognitive computing” may seem futuristic and even a little mysterious to many consumers today. But forward-thinking business leaders are already deploying systems that learn, reason and interact, and the future is quickly becoming the present. IDC, the IT market intelligence firm, predicts that by 2018, “half of all consumers will interact with services […]

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New Vocabulary: Hackathon

A focused “hacking” session can deliver innovation in one day Hackathon: A Definition Hackathons are highly focused, outcome-oriented innovation sessions intended to deliver breakthrough thinking and a pilot-ready commercial model within a radically abbreviated timeframe. What it means These intense collaborative design events, often staged over 24 – 48 hours, bring together computer programmers, user […]

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