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The Future of the Future with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

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Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional Coffee Break with Game-Changers for our special series on the Future of the Future. We’ll explore trends that may seem futuristic but are happening right now. These trends will have significant impact on your organization, whatever your size, industry, and locations, and, of course, will affect your day-to-day lifestyle. The future is happening fast, and we will help you align your organization to not just cope, but to thrive in the short and long term. Learn how you can become the savvy Leader who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of business innovation. The Future of the Future with Game Changers, presented by SAP, on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional Coffee Break with Game-Changers for our special series on the Future of the Future. We’ll explore trends that may seem futuristic but are happening right now. These trends will have significant impact on your organization, whatever your size, industry, and locations, and, of course, will affect your day-to-day lifestyle. The future is happening fast, and we will help you align your organization to not just cope, but to thrive in the short and long term. Learn how you can become the savvy Leader who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of business innovation. The Future of the Future with Game Changers, presented by SAP, on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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United States

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Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional Coffee Break with Game-Changers for our special series on the Future of the Future. We’ll explore trends that may seem futuristic but are happening right now. These trends will have significant impact on your organization, whatever your size, industry, and locations, and, of course, will affect your day-to-day lifestyle. The future is happening fast, and we will help you align your organization to not just cope, but to thrive in the short and long term. Learn how you can become the savvy Leader who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of business innovation. The Future of the Future with Game Changers, presented by SAP, on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

Language:

English


Episodes

Hot New Technologies: Transforming Manufacturing

8/28/2018
The buzz: “… by the year 2020 manufacturers in every industry will have invested billions of dollars in a wide array of advanced digital and fabrication technologies” (nist.gov). More than most industries, manufacturing is being disrupted by the IoT, robots, AI, and distributed intelligence. “Smart” factories, mass customization and 3D printing pose opportunities and threats to traditional manufacturing. How are industry-leading companies delivering innovation? The experts speak. Dr. Tom...

Duration:00:55:37

So You Want To Be An Intelligent Enterprise? Path vs Pitfall

7/17/2018
The buzz: “In coming years, the most intelligent organizations will need to blend technology-enabled insights with a sophisticated understanding of human judgment, reasoning, and choice” (sloanreview.mit.edu). Record corporate profits and new business models over the last nine years can be tied to technology-driven innovation. Reality check: The S&P 500 changes every two weeks, as intelligent enterprises that embrace digital technology replace losers at an accelerated rate. If your company...

Duration:00:55:39

Encore: IT Trends 2018-19: Impacts on Your Business and Personal Life

6/5/2018
The buzz: “Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation” (Dean Kamen). Important IT trends – Blockchain, AI, Machine Learning, IoT – are coming of age in 2018-19, individually and collectively disrupting every industry. They will transform the organizations we work as well as our personal lives – think Alexa, Siri, Amazon Dash button, self-driving cars, Nest thermostats, health monitoring smart watches, and more devices you may already use....

Duration:00:56:13

Social Innovation: Business Strategy with Profit

5/22/2018
The buzz: “Innovation doesn’t equal social good, but social good can be accelerated by innovation…provided that purpose is at the heart of that innovation” (2014 Social Innovation Summit). Can doing good via social innovation be good for your company’s bottom line? Yes. For-profit companies are finding solutions to social and environmental issues, often collaborating with government, business, and non-profits. Is there a role for technology here, too? The experts speak. Hubert Yoshida,...

Duration:00:54:36

Industrial AI for Intelligent, Purposeful Enterprises of the Future

5/1/2018
The buzz: “The last 10 years have been about building a world that is mobile-first. In the next 10 years, we will shift to a world that is AI-first” (Sundar Pichai). While early adopters of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are revolutionizing major economic sectors, including consumer electronics, healthcare, media & entertainment, and defense & intelligence, a new wave of AI promises to disrupt the older, larger manufacturing, energy, and transportation sectors. And with the Industrial Internet...

Duration:00:55:35

Your North Star: Becoming A Purposeful Company

2/27/2018
The buzz: “What makes some companies wildly successful while others flop? Starting and surviving in today’s economy is hard, but the companies that figure it out have something in common: the pursuit of purpose, alongside the pursuit of profit (Sherry Hakimi, fastcompany.com). How can your company navigate this chaotic world? Become a purpose-infused and experience-led organization, then activate your inspiring North Star beyond driving profits and shareholder value. An EY Beacon Institute...

Duration:00:55:06

Agile Business for the Digital Age: Ready for the New Normal?

2/6/2018
The buzz: “Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent” (Bill Gates). As we transition from an “information age” of rapid technological revolution to a new “digital age” where technology intersects with how we live and work, massive changes are sweeping the business landscape. And new technologies, stakeholder scrutiny and changing work models, are pressuring business leaders to pivot in order to succeed in this “new normal”. The best...

Duration:00:55:34

Encore: Machine Learning: Futuristic Sci-Fi or Business-Critical Now?

11/28/2017
The buzz: “The majority of (science fiction) movies feature killer robots…some show what our near future will look like..others are so far-fetched” (Guia Marie Del Prado) Machine Learning and the world of artificial intelligence (AI) are no longer the stuff of science fiction. They’re here now – and businesses and industries are taking advantage. As a new breed of software capable of learning without being explicitly programmed, Machine and Deep Learning go beyond human capabilities to...

Duration:00:58:24

Conversational AI: Are You Talking to Me? - Part 2

10/17/2017
The buzz: “Can a machine converse with a human with enough facility that the human could not tell that she was talking to a machine?” (C.M. Valente) Welcome to the Era of Conversational AI, aka Natural Language Processing, the branch of Artificial Intelligence that enables computers to understand human language. You know it as Chatbots in your daily life–Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Google Home. Now businesses are waking up how it can streamline internal processes and...

Duration:00:56:20

Future-Proof Your Business: Digital Solutions Now!

9/19/2017
The buzz: “Pesky thing, tomorrow. Day after day, it shows up and brings technological innovation that alters the best-laid plans of every business owner. Managing for the future isn't easy” (Jonathan Blum, www.businessinsider.com). Smart business leaders know that tomorrow’s competitive edge requires rapid innovation across their organization today. How? By developing capabilities that leverage and combine innovative technologies: machine learning, IoT, AI, blockchain, analytics, big data....

Duration:00:57:20

Tranformation Help from Above: Partners and Cloud-Based PaaS

8/15/2017
The buzz: “New Halo Effect #10: The tendency to label any project involving digital technology as Digital Transformation…Transformation creates a new future…Change facilitates a better version of the past” (Rob Llewellyn). Bon voyage if your company has begun a digital transformation journey. But if your destination is the Cloud, you might enjoy a smoother, faster trip if you engage the right strategic partners. Why? Partners can create applications that extend and integrate into other...

Duration:00:56:37

When Your Life Depends On It: Decision-Making Stories from Antarctic Heroes

6/13/2017
The buzz: “Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion” (Muhammad Ali). The harrowing life-and-death decisions made by early Antarctic explorers reveal insights — not just for their own survival in extreme environments, but also applicable to our 21st century personal and business decision making. Reality check: Not all their decisions had good results. Yet, even during the most trying circumstances imaginable, very few men died. How was this possible? And what can we learn from their...

Duration:00:58:27

The New Business Battleground: Digital Technologies

5/9/2017
The buzz: “It’s no longer the big beating the small, but the fast beating the slow” (Eric Pearson, CIO, International Hotel Group IHG). Reality check: Digital technologies are already an integral part of our businesses and our daily lives. If your company isn’t paying attention, it’s time to wake up to the facts. As technology erodes traditional product-based advantages, a new competitive battleground is emerging. Who will survive and thrive? You, if you transform your finance, supply chain,...

Duration:00:57:00

Consumer Healthcare: The Next Mobile Revolution

4/11/2017
The buzz: “We need to bring the exam room to where the patients are.” (Dr. Jay Sanders). Our mobile devices already let us do almost anything anywhere, from emailing to connecting with our appliances. But, as Peggy Lee sang, “Is that all there is?”. Not! The next mobile revolutions is in healthcare, with voice commands and mobile apps letting you and your healthcare providers securely access a single source of health data for improved health outcomes. How will your data be collected,...

Duration:00:56:46

The Connected Car: A Delightful Customer Experience?

3/14/2017
The buzz: “Digital transportation technology is an unstoppable force” (Lloyd Alter). Our digital lives at home and at work will soon extend into our increasingly autonomous automobiles; we will be “cargo”. Our connected car experience will begin before we enter a vehicle and continue after we park and leave. A new automotive ecosystem is already bringing automated parking and fueling services to a growing base of connected drivers worldwide. Will technology ultimately make driving safer,...

Duration:00:57:40

Think Globally, Act Locally: Analytics Success Formula

2/14/2017
The buzz: “In God we trust. All others must bring data” (W. Edwards Deming). Many large enterprises are using data and analytics to boost their bottom line. But less-mature analytics practitioners are experiencing breakdowns at critical stages of the business initiative process, starting from when they identify new business opportunities and model ways to act on insights, to measuring the outcomes of their data-driven strategies. Incentives to correcting these issues include 15% gains in...

Duration:00:57:02

CES 2017: Consumer Tech Impact on Business

1/17/2017
The buzz: “It’s about damn time we can control the crisp of our plain bagel with an app” (Curtis Silver, Forbes). The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is always a hot ticket, debuting new gadgets like 3D printing, robotics, AI, VR, IoT, wearables and home automation. The impact on your company? What’s consumer-cool at CES 2017 could have a major impact on your business tomorrow. The experts speak. Gray Scott, SeriousWonder.com: “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk...

Duration:00:57:32

IT Leadership and Digital Transformation: What's Next?

10/4/2016
The buzz: The heat is on. As technology radically changes how, where, and when companies work, IT is being pressured to redefine its role. Per a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit and SAP: 'Digital transformation is the new strategic imperative—no longer just…competitive differentiation but a must-do for every company, in every industry, and across every geography. The challenges…are testing leadership teams…In the eye of the storm sits the chief information officer -CIO- and the IT...

Duration:00:57:38