Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Role of Digital Thinking

Here are some of our key findings:
  1. Digital commerce outpaces brick-and mortar. Already a significant retail driver, digital commerce is predicted to increase in importance by 68% for surveyed retailers between now and 2020. This trend has motivated many retailers to invest strategically in digital technologies.
  2. Digital leaders outperform digital laggards. There is a correlation between companies with strong revenue growth and digital leadership, and retailers with a higher percentage of online sales. Companies that have experienced early digital commerce success are also likely to express a more positive outlook on the value of digital technologies to the overall business.
  3. Retailers don’t know if they are winning the race. Many retailers find it difficult to evaluate their relative digital maturity and how they compare with competitors.
  4. Digital leaders think differently about the role and value of digital technologies, including the ability of these tools to enable competitive advantage in the form of revenue growth, and positively impact work and jobs. As a result, leaders are developing more aggressive technology plans and strategies than digital laggards.
  5. Digital technologies will transform jobs in positive ways. Digital leaders believe digital technologies will help them increase efficiency, manage people better, work faster, be more creative and innovative, make better decisions, boost freedom and flexibility, and even help them make more money by 2020.
  6. Digital leaders believe digital technologies will have a big impact on work by 2020. Far more so than laggards, digital leaders believe work will be significantly impacted by technologies such as business analytics and artificial intelligence. They are simultaneously concerned about data security and privacy, bots, new regulations on digital businesses and hyper-connectivity of people and things.
  7. Retailers with very strong revenue growth have different opinions than moderate growth retailers as to which skills will be needed by 2020. The biggest differences in opinions are in the areas of fabrication, verbal and written communications, and language and design skills.
  1. Measuring the Pace of Change in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  2. How Digital Thinking Separates Retail Leaders from Laggards
  3. To Bot, or Not to Bot
  4. Oils, Bots, AI and Clogged Arteries
  5. Artificial Intelligence Out of Doors in the Kingdom of Robots
  6. How Digital Leaders are Different
  7. The Three Tsunamis of Digital Transformation - Be Prepared!
  8. Bots, AI and the Next 40 Months
  9. You Only Have 40 Months to Digitally Transform
  10. Digital Technologies and the Greater Good
  11. Video Report: 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation
  12. Report: 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation
  13. Virtual Moves to Real in with Sensors and Digital Transformation
  14. Technology Must Disappear in 2017
  15. Merging Humans with AI and Machine Learning Systems
  16. In Defense of the Human Experience in a Digital World
  17. Profits that Kill in the Age of Digital Transformation
  18. Competing in Future Time and Digital Transformation
  19. Digital Hope and Redemption in the Digital Age
  20. Digital Transformation and the Role of Faster
  21. Digital Transformation and the Law of Thermodynamics
  22. Jettison the Heavy Baggage and Digitally Transform
  23. Digital Transformation - The Dark Side
  24. Business is Not as Usual in Digital Transformation
  25. 15 Rules for Winning in Digital Transformation
  26. The End Goal of Digital Transformation
  27. Digital Transformation and the Ignorance Penalty
  28. Surviving the Three Ages of Digital Transformation
  29. The Advantages of an Advantage in Digital Transformation
  30. From Digital to Hyper-Transformation
  31. Believers, Non-Believers and Digital Transformation
  32. Forces Driving the Digital Transformation Era
  33. Digital Transformation Requires Agility and Energy Measurement
  34. A Doctrine for Digital Transformation is Required
  35. Digital Transformation and Its Role in Mobility and Competition
  36. Digital Transformation - A Revolution in Precision Through IoT, Analytics and Mobility
  37. Competing in Digital Transformation and Mobility
  38. Ambiguity and Digital Transformation
  39. Digital Transformation and Mobility - Macro-Forces and Timing
  40. Mobile and IoT Technologies are Inside the Curve of Human Time

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Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant
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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Measuring the Pace of Change in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  1. How Digital Thinking Separates Retail Leaders from Laggards
  2. To Bot, or Not to Bot
  3. Oils, Bots, AI and Clogged Arteries
  4. Artificial Intelligence Out of Doors in the Kingdom of Robots
  5. How Digital Leaders are Different
  6. The Three Tsunamis of Digital Transformation - Be Prepared!
  7. Bots, AI and the Next 40 Months
  8. You Only Have 40 Months to Digitally Transform
  9. Digital Technologies and the Greater Good
  10. Video Report: 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation
  11. Report: 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation
  12. Virtual Moves to Real in with Sensors and Digital Transformation
  13. Technology Must Disappear in 2017
  14. Merging Humans with AI and Machine Learning Systems
  15. In Defense of the Human Experience in a Digital World
  16. Profits that Kill in the Age of Digital Transformation
  17. Competing in Future Time and Digital Transformation
  18. Digital Hope and Redemption in the Digital Age
  19. Digital Transformation and the Role of Faster
  20. Digital Transformation and the Law of Thermodynamics
  21. Jettison the Heavy Baggage and Digitally Transform
  22. Digital Transformation - The Dark Side
  23. Business is Not as Usual in Digital Transformation
  24. 15 Rules for Winning in Digital Transformation
  25. The End Goal of Digital Transformation
  26. Digital Transformation and the Ignorance Penalty
  27. Surviving the Three Ages of Digital Transformation
  28. The Advantages of an Advantage in Digital Transformation
  29. From Digital to Hyper-Transformation
  30. Believers, Non-Believers and Digital Transformation
  31. Forces Driving the Digital Transformation Era
  32. Digital Transformation Requires Agility and Energy Measurement
  33. A Doctrine for Digital Transformation is Required
  34. Digital Transformation and Its Role in Mobility and Competition
  35. Digital Transformation - A Revolution in Precision Through IoT, Analytics and Mobility
  36. Competing in Digital Transformation and Mobility
  37. Ambiguity and Digital Transformation
  38. Digital Transformation and Mobility - Macro-Forces and Timing
  39. Mobile and IoT Technologies are Inside the Curve of Human Time
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Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Subscribe to Kevin's YouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How Digital Thinking Separates Retail Leaders from Laggards

  1. To Bot, or Not to Bot
  2. Oils, Bots, AI and Clogged Arteries
  3. Artificial Intelligence Out of Doors in the Kingdom of Robots
  4. How Digital Leaders are Different
  5. The Three Tsunamis of Digital Transformation - Be Prepared!
  6. Bots, AI and the Next 40 Months
  7. You Only Have 40 Months to Digitally Transform
  8. Digital Technologies and the Greater Good
  9. Video Report: 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation
  10. Report: 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation
  11. Virtual Moves to Real in with Sensors and Digital Transformation
  12. Technology Must Disappear in 2017
  13. Merging Humans with AI and Machine Learning Systems
  14. In Defense of the Human Experience in a Digital World
  15. Profits that Kill in the Age of Digital Transformation
  16. Competing in Future Time and Digital Transformation
  17. Digital Hope and Redemption in the Digital Age
  18. Digital Transformation and the Role of Faster
  19. Digital Transformation and the Law of Thermodynamics
  20. Jettison the Heavy Baggage and Digitally Transform
  21. Digital Transformation - The Dark Side
  22. Business is Not as Usual in Digital Transformation
  23. 15 Rules for Winning in Digital Transformation
  24. The End Goal of Digital Transformation
  25. Digital Transformation and the Ignorance Penalty
  26. Surviving the Three Ages of Digital Transformation
  27. The Advantages of an Advantage in Digital Transformation
  28. From Digital to Hyper-Transformation
  29. Believers, Non-Believers and Digital Transformation
  30. Forces Driving the Digital Transformation Era
  31. Digital Transformation Requires Agility and Energy Measurement
  32. A Doctrine for Digital Transformation is Required
  33. Digital Transformation and Its Role in Mobility and Competition
  34. Digital Transformation - A Revolution in Precision Through IoT, Analytics and Mobility
  35. Competing in Digital Transformation and Mobility
  36. Ambiguity and Digital Transformation
  37. Digital Transformation and Mobility - Macro-Forces and Timing
  38. Mobile and IoT Technologies are Inside the Curve of Human Time
Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Subscribe to Kevin's YouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Reporting on Industrial IoT Platforms and AI from MWC17

As part of SAP's IoT Influencer program, I had the honor of interviewing Hitachi's Rob Tiffany on Industrial IoT platforms, mobility platforms and the role of artificial intelligence at Mobile World Congress 2017.
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Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Subscribe to Kevin's YouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Rejecting Systems of Intelligence has Consequences

  1. Artificial Intelligence Out of Doors in the Kingdom of Robots
  2. How Digital Leaders are Different
  3. The Three Tsunamis of Digital Transformation - Be Prepared!
  4. Bots, AI and the Next 40 Months
  5. You Only Have 40 Months to Digitally Transform
  6. Digital Technologies and the Greater Good
  7. Video Report: 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation
  8. Report: 40 Months of Hyper-Digital Transformation
  9. Virtual Moves to Real in with Sensors and Digital Transformation
  10. Technology Must Disappear in 2017
  11. Merging Humans with AI and Machine Learning Systems
  12. In Defense of the Human Experience in a Digital World
  13. Profits that Kill in the Age of Digital Transformation
  14. Competing in Future Time and Digital Transformation
  15. Digital Hope and Redemption in the Digital Age
  16. Digital Transformation and the Role of Faster
  17. Digital Transformation and the Law of Thermodynamics
  18. Jettison the Heavy Baggage and Digitally Transform
  19. Digital Transformation - The Dark Side
  20. Business is Not as Usual in Digital Transformation
  21. 15 Rules for Winning in Digital Transformation
  22. The End Goal of Digital Transformation
  23. Digital Transformation and the Ignorance Penalty
  24. Surviving the Three Ages of Digital Transformation
  25. The Advantages of an Advantage in Digital Transformation
  26. From Digital to Hyper-Transformation
  27. Believers, Non-Believers and Digital Transformation
  28. Forces Driving the Digital Transformation Era
  29. Digital Transformation Requires Agility and Energy Measurement
  30. A Doctrine for Digital Transformation is Required
  31. Digital Transformation and Its Role in Mobility and Competition
  32. Digital Transformation - A Revolution in Precision Through IoT, Analytics and Mobility
  33. Competing in Digital Transformation and Mobility
  34. Ambiguity and Digital Transformation
  35. Digital Transformation and Mobility - Macro-Forces and Timing
  36. Mobile and IoT Technologies are Inside the Curve of Human Time
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Kevin Benedict
Senior Analyst, Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant
View my profile on LinkedIn
Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict
Subscribe to Kevin's YouTube Channel
Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility
Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.