Tag Archives: digital transformation

Lessons from the Sentient Enterprise: Business data meets business culture

August 17, 2017

“Lessons from the Sentient Enterprise” is a series of posts timed around the publication of The Sentient Enterprise, a new book on big data analytics by Oliver Ratzesberger and Mohan Sawhney. Each post in the series highlights a major theme covered in book and at executive workshops being held in conjunction with its upcoming release… Read More »

Why “Unsupervised,” Autonomous Cars are Right Around the Corner

May 31, 2017

Autonomous drive – cars and trucks that pilot themselves – is perhaps the most rapidly maturing areas of technology today. I know a senior IT executive at a major car company who, in the late 2000’s, served on a team dedicated to safety electronics like braking assist and lane monitoring for drowsiness detection. After moving… Read More »

AI is Red Hot. But Where Is All This Innovation Pointing Us?

April 26, 2017

It’s hard to overstate just how quickly Artificial Intelligence (AI) is evolving. Driven by a combination of cheaper and more powerful cloud infrastructure, richer data sets, and new analytic techniques, each new year seems to be a banner one for AI innovation. Advances in tasks like image and sound recognition, improvisational thinking and deep learning,… Read More »

Expect the Unexpected: Real Stories of Challenges that Slow Digital Transformation

December 7, 2016

Whether it’s the famous Moore’s law, or our own Sentient Enterprise capability maturity model for analytics at scale – there are lots of frameworks for understanding how innovations and breakthroughs build exponentially on one another to fuel rapid digital growth. One thing that’s becoming increasingly clear is that analytic solutions must harness and scale innovation… Read More »

Disrupt Thyself: A 3-Point Plan For Innovation At Large Enterprises

November 29, 2016

Clayton Christensen’s foundational writings on disruption – how innovation drives new markets in place of old ones – is required reading for anyone in business.  So embedded is the concept, in fact, that the question is no longer how and why disruption happens, but who the winners and losers are. That’s given rise to a… Read More »

The Analytics and Leadership Mandate for Digital Transformation

October 25, 2016

“Digital Transformation” is lodged in every corporate and IT lexicon today – a “hot term,” as IDG InfoWorld Executive Editor Galen Gruman explains, that’s mentioned far more often than it’s understood. So, to boost that understanding, let’s do a bit of linguistic sleuthing and isolate just the word transformation: Look it up and you find… Read More »

Digital Transformation: Are You Winning Battles, Yet Losing the War?

July 22, 2016

Is it possible to win battles yet lose the war? Absolutely. And, it happens more often than you’d think. History (and business) is littered with many such examples. The most famous one in history is the classic example of Hannibal, who won a string of impressive victories from 218-201 BC for Carthage against Rome yet… Read More »