Rob Thomas

Winning with AI

Since the year 2000, 52% of the companies that make up the Fortune 500 have disappeared. They have been acquired, succumbed to performance atrophy, or declared bankruptcy. In this hyper-competitive marketplace, winners and losers are being declared every day. And while artificial intelligence (AI) can be the valve to these pressures, for many, drafting a […]

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The Next Enterprise Platform

“What ultimately makes a platform worth using in the long run are the applications that run on it.” – Ben Thompson, Stratechery Platforms drive commerce. Whether in technology or other industries, the creation, acceptance and adoption of platforms spur innovation, efficiency, and productivity. Consider the U.S. Interstate Highway System, which dates back to the 1950’s, […]

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Empowering the New Data Developer

After years of frustration with the trucking industry’s slow and inconsistent processes for loading and unloading cargo, Malcolm McLean in 1956 watched as his SS Ideal-X left port in New Jersey loaded with 58 of the world’s first intermodal shipping containers – a product he invented and patented. The defining feature of his container was […]

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Scaling the AI Ladder

The first automobile was driven down the streets of Detroit in 1890. It would take another 30 years before Henry Ford streamlined production and made cars available to the mass market. The obvious lesson: sometimes technology has a long gestation period, before we can scale it for everyday use. But, digging a bit deeper, there […]

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The Importance of Creating a Culture of Data

Using and exploiting artificial intelligence (AI), is a goal for many enterprises around the world. Of course, before you can begin working with the cognitive technology, a number steps have to be taken. For starters, AI requires machine learning and machine learning, requires analytics. And to work with analytics effectively, you need a simple, elegant […]

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