As mentioned in my last post, I attended SpeechTek in Washington, DC (April 24-26) followed by Forrester’s Digital Transformation conference in Chicago (May 8-10). To contrast with Forrester, SpeechTek presented depth in its content and practicality in terms of real-life application.
I’ve been oddly procrastinating on writing a recap after attending SpeechTek in Washington, DC (April 24-26). I liked the conference and had quite a few takeaways, but prioritized other work. Then, Mission Data was a sponsor Forrester’s Digital Transformation conference in Chicago (May 8-10), so my writer’s block now enables me to contrast a conference focused on tech and one oriented to business.
Mission Data recently attended and sponsored the 2017 Forrester Digital Transformation conference in Chicago, which gathered thought leaders in business and tech to discuss the myriad ways that digital is changing the enterprise and its customers. Keynote speakers drove home the theme—companies should be digitally transforming now, if they haven’t already, or they risk becoming the next Blockbuster.
Grocery shopping—unless you’re one of those ‘extreme couponers,’ is probably not very high on your list of favorite activities. However, food is without a doubt an essential need, and food shopping is a priority for most of us. The $650 billion U.S. grocery industry is extremely competitive, and food retailers are constantly innovating with technology to keep up with new waves of trends threatening their survival.
Digital transformation — that perennial tech buzzword — what does it mean, anyway? Essentially, digital transformation describes the fundamental, all-encompassing change that technology brings to organizations’ key strategies, processes, products, skillsets, and culture. According to the leading pundits, if your company is not digitally transforming, you’re doomed to be disrupted. Sound overwhelming? Join Mission Data and other business and technology leaders at Forrester’s Digital Transformation 2017 conference to learn practical strategies for effective change to your company’s business model.
Last week we talked about trends we were seeing unfold with artificial intelligence. Although still in its very early infancy, AI is the trend to watch in 2017 as businesses look to incorporate the technology into their operations. This week we’re turning our attention to an emerging technology that’s a little further along on its growth curve, the Internet of Things (IoT). Numerous companies are applying the tech to real business problems and are already receiving returns on their investment. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)is leading the way, but enterprise and consumer IoT products are catching up. In this post we will focus on enterprise and consumer IoT use cases.
The first quarter of 2017 has come to a close, and a lot of tech trends and predictions made at the beginning of the year are already being realized. Emerging technologies are maturing with more defined use cases and strategic direction. In this post, we focus on the development of artificial intelligence (AI), looking at how automation technologies have begun to unfold in the business world.
It’s been a little over a week since the Mission Data team returned from SXSW, the annual mecca for innovators in tech, music, and film. We met with clients and partners, squeezed into capacity-crowd discussions, and drank spicy cocktails.
While some members of our team were attending the conference for the first time, it wasn’t the first rodeo for team members Cindi Ramm and Todd Budnikas. We asked them to fill us in on all the big ideas worth writing home about.
This was my first trip to the vaunted SXSW festival in Austin and my first impression was, omg, there are a ton of people here! And everyone spends most of their day in some sort of line. A line for the taxi stand, a line for the sessions, a line for drinks, for food, well, you get the idea. As someone who doesn’t like lines, this was frustrating at first but then you kind of get used to it.