Digital Transformation in 2017: What Would Bond Do?

Digital Transformation in 2017: What Would Bond Do?

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.

5 Technologies Disrupting Grocery Stores

5 Technologies Disrupting Grocery Stores

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.

5 Reasons to Join DC’s Tech Scene

5 Reasons to Join DC’s Tech Scene

Last week we wrote about the emerging tech scene in Louisville, KY, where one of our offices is based. So this week we are highlighting the tech scene and culture of Washington, DC, where our other office is located. We’ve been in DC for a few a years now and have integrated ourselves into the DC culture through company outings to Cap’s and National’s games, frequent happy hours, and local tech events.

Digital Transformation: Are You On the Right Path?

Digital Transformation: Are You On the Right Path?

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.

Emerging Tech Trends: The Internet of Things

Emerging Tech Trends: The Internet of Things

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.

6 Reasons to Join Louisville’s Tech Scene

6 Reasons to Join Louisville’s Tech Scene

Founded in Louisville in 1996, Mission Data has expanded over the years with a second office in Washington, DC, and additional team members located across the country. While Louisville is 776 miles from New York City and more than 2,300 miles from San Francisco—two cities leading tech job growth in the U.S.—the tech scene here is building momentum, with no signs of slowing down.

2017 Emerging Tech Trend Coverage: Artificial Intelligence

2017 Emerging Tech Trend Coverage: Artificial Intelligence

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.

Lab Notes: Rekognition Part II

Lab Notes: Rekognition Part II

We recently tested Rekognition’s image detection capabilities with photos from a cell phone camera, so next we decided to automate the process with photos from a Raspberry Pi camera module. We used a motion sensor we had set up in one of our previous projects to begin work on our desired motion-activated identity verification system. With that in mind, we set the Raspberry Pi and camera up on a desk in one of our office rooms, pointed it at the door, and got to work.

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