Innovation

Culture and creativity with Kyle Wild, CEO of Keen IO

When I sat down with Kyle Wild, Co-founder and CEO of Keen IO, I wanted to start at the beginning of when he was first inspired to build a company with such a unique and powerful creative culture. He started by saying, “I was a Montessori kid.” I laughed, thinking this was a joke, but […]

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How Montreal became the world’s leading AI and deep learning hub

The artificial intelligence industry is projected to be worth $36 billion by 2025. And the Canadian city of Montreal has somehow found itself in the middle of it. Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired a natural-language-processing startup by the name of Maluuba and simultaneously contributed $7 million to the AI labs at McGill University and University […]

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Katrine Bosley, CEO Editas Medicine, on curing the uncurable with genome editing

The budding field of genome editing holds dizzying possibilities for medical research, and could even unlock cures for previously untreatable genetic diseases. One firm at the forefront, Editas Medicine, plans to turn cutting-edge science into medical reality. Founded by scientists from MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University, Editas is […]

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Anti-disciplinary Ideas: Pattie Maes on new ideas and new devices

Professor Pattie Maes founded the Fluid Interfaces research group at MIT’s Media Lab, where she has worked for over 25 years. Maes’s passion has long been to make technology easier to use by making its capabilities more natural, intuitive and mobile. Her 2009 TED talk, “Sixth Sense,” which describes what those innovations might look like, […]

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More than just text-to-speech: Trint cracks open audio content for search

Trint CEO and co-founder Jeff Kofman worked with a team of developers to build the cloud-based transcription platform because, as he says, “I’ve lived the problem.” As a 30-year broadcast journalist and war correspondent (ABC, CBS, CBC), Kofman estimates that he’s manually transcribed thousands of hours of interviews. “I understood that there are a lot […]

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Watson Goes To The US Open To Bring Fans Closer To The Tennis Action

In an article which appears on Forbes.com, Noah Syken, Vice President of Global Sponsorships and Client Executive Programs for IBM, describes how technology is bringing fans closer to the game at this year’s US Open. Tennis is, and always will be, about the intense competition between players on the court. But the information and technology […]

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THINK Pod with Andrew Davis : Write the Answers You Want to Get

Brandscaping author Andrew Davis talks to Robert Schwartz about the power of the subscription model, the dreaded marketing funnel, and creating the problem you solve.

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The Post-Pokémon Go Economy

What we learned about the potential of augmented reality and location-based gaming The fad phase of Pokémon Go may already be waning, but the wildly popular app has taught us enduring lessons about the power of augmented reality. Prior to the release of Pikachu and his Pokémon cohort into the world of mobile gaming, AR […]

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Caroline Webb: Use your brain for work-life success

Ever wonder why “good days” seem so elusive? The answer lies at the intersection of economics, behavioral science and psychology, a matrixed space few occupy quite so well as Caroline Webb. With characteristic clarity and wit, the Oxford and Cambridge-trained economist shows us how we can put brain science to work in her new book, […]

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How brain science can transform our working lives

Book Review: How to Have a Good Day by Caroline Webb (Macmillan) If “how we spend our days is how we spend our lives,” as the poet Annie Dillard put it, then we’re in trouble. Though we’re working harder—the equivalent of an extra month a year—we’re less happy in our jobs. Such findings prompted executive […]

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Steve Rubinow: Big risks can lead to big rewards in the C-suite

Steve Rubinow has served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Thomson Reuters and CIO, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer for NYSE Euronext, the world’s largest global exchange. He currently holds the dual position of Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Catalina, and leads its global technology function.You may not have heard […]

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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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