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An executive’s guide to AI

February 2018— To stay at the forefront of the accelerating artificial-intelligence race, business executives can study up on the ABCs of AI using this interactive.
An executive's guide to AI

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Five Fifty: Savoring the surprise

– Monetize the data. That’s the mantra for companies looking to grow through data and analytics. But how do you turn insights... into action?
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What AI can and can’t do (yet) for your business

– Artificial intelligence is a moving target. Here’s how to take better aim.
Interview - Quarterly

Data as jet fuel: An interview with Boeing’s CIO

– It isn’t always comfortable, but data analytics is helping Boeing reach new heights.
Article - Quarterly

Where is technology taking the economy?

– We are creating an intelligence that is external to humans and housed in the virtual economy. This is bringing us into a new economic... era—a distributive one—where different rules apply.

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Analytics comes of age

– Analytics and artificial intelligence are reshaping organizations and the entire business landscape. Learn how to capture the value by embedding them in your business.



AI in storytelling: Machines as cocreators

– Computers don’t cry during sad stories, but they can tell when we will.

Fueling growth through data monetization

– A new survey finds that many companies are launching data-focused businesses. But few have achieved significant financial impact,... which requires the right combination of strategy, culture, and organization.

How to improve student educational outcomes: New insights from data analytics

– By applying advanced analytics and machine learning, we have identified factors that play a critical role in student achievement.
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Using people analytics to drive business performance: A case study

– A quick-service restaurant chain with thousands of outlets around the world is using data to drive a successful turnaround, increase... customer satisfaction, and grow revenues.

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Artificial intelligence in business: Separating the real from the hype

– The potential for AI to infuse business and value chains across various industries is greater than ever before—but where should executives start?
Interview - Quarterly

A machine-learning approach to venture capital

– In this interview, Hone Capital managing partner Veronica Wu describes how her team uses a data-analytics model to make better... investment decisions in early-stage start-ups.

Ask the AI experts: What advice would you give to executives about AI?

– As executives consider where artificial intelligence can unlock business value, they’ll need to cut through the hype and find... talent with both technical and business acumen.

Automation at scale is driving transformative change across insurance

– Advances in robotics, cognition, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are ushering in a new era of automation. Machines... can now match or outperform humans across a range of activities in a number of industries, including insurance.

What next for blockchain?

– The conversation around blockchain is changing. We’re only now starting to understand this technology’s full potential, says one... executive.

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What every CEO needs to know to succeed with AI

– Senior executives can jump-start their AI journeys by considering these ten critical issues.

Advanced analytics: Nine insights from the C-suite

– Conversations with hundreds of business leaders reveal nine ways that they are—and are not—adapting to the analytics... revolution.
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Making data analytics work for you—instead of the other way around

– Does your data have a purpose? If not, you’re spinning your wheels. Here’s how to discover one and then translate it into action.



The need for speed: Capturing today’s fashion consumer

– Top performers are using data analytics and consumer insights to stay ahead of the pack.

How pharma can accelerate business impact from advanced analytics

– Savvy pharma companies follow these five principles to scale analytics and improve their bottom line.

The trillion-dollar prize: Plugging government revenue leaks with advanced analytics

– Few fiscal opportunities are bigger than reducing revenue leakages from tax and payment abuse. Now, new sources of data and new... analytics tools are giving governments the upper hand.

Maximizing value from advanced analytics in telco service operations

– By developing and pursuing high-potential use cases, telcos can unlock hidden value and ignite an analytics-driven transformation.

A virtuous cycle for growth: Finding profit after the initial sale

– Advanced analytics can extend the profit life cycle for carmakers who know how to use it.

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A new posture for cybersecurity in a networked world

– As the dangers mount, current approaches aren’t working. Cyberrisk management needs a root-and-branch overhaul.

Advanced analytics: Poised to transform Asian companies

– Executives in Asia are increasingly aware of the tremendous impact that advanced analytics could have on their organization. Now... they must take concrete steps to adopt these technologies.

Accelerating the car data monetization journey

– Capturing value from vehicle data will require players in the automotive ecosystem to approach the issue strategically and to... overcome the three main challenges that 60-plus executives identified in our proprietary survey and industry roundtables.

Improving the effectiveness of tax collection: $30 in additional revenue for every $1 spent?

– An analysis of OECD countries’ expenditure on tax-collection effectiveness suggests high returns on investment.

Supporting job growth and worker prosperity in a new era of automation

– With the advent of advanced automation, governments have a critical role to play in responding to workforce transitions.

Boosting your sales ROI: How digital and analytics can drive new performance and growth

– Successful sales leaders use four principles to tailor digital and analytical tools to their companies’ unique needs.

Using advanced analytics to boost productivity and profitability in chemical manufacturing

– Digital holds major promise for chemical companies, and employing advanced analytics in manufacturing presents some of the earliest-accessible... and largest opportunities.

Introducing customer success 2.0: The new growth engine

– Can software vendors and other companies identify more opportunities to grow and deliver value by taking a fresh look at customer... success?

Pursuing breakthroughs in cancer-drug development

– Here’s how to get the right medicines to the right patients faster.

Artificial intelligence as auto companies’ new engine of value

– What opportunities does AI open up for mobility, and how can OEMs capture them in the short and long run?

Artificial intelligence: The time to act is now

– Artificial intelligence will soon change how we conduct our daily lives. Are companies prepared to capture value from the... oncoming wave of innovation?

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