Francisco Barbeira

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How startups can compete with enterprises in artificial intelligence and machine learning

When I woke up this morning, I asked my assistant a simple question: “Siri, is it going to rain today?”<p>Siri understood my intent, pulled the local weather data via an API and answered me in less than two seconds: “There’s no rain in the forecast for today.”<p>In the not-too-distant past, this kind of …

Beer brewed with the help of AI? Yup, that's now a thing

The world's first beer brewed with the help of artificial intelligence is now on sale. Four beers have been created, with each recipe altered based …

The 5 Startup Fallacies You Didn’t Know Were Holding You Back

What’s the difference between entrepreneurs and those who dream about being an entrepreneur?What is it that separates 13% of the population that call …

Entrepreneurship

To Go Digital, Leaders Have to Change Some Core Beliefs

Despite a great deal of lip service to digital transformation, the effect of all these great words on most companies is this: not much.<p>Digital transformation halts, or fails, for many reasons—but most often it’s because minor changes at the surface level do nothing to affect the fundamental …

Chief Digital Officer can inspire, transform and build business

If digital is a revolution, the chief digital officer or CDO is a revolutionary. Mobile connectivity and real-time data updates have created an …

Financial Services

Five priorities for competing in an era of digital globalization

As digital flows command a growing share of trade and economic growth, executives must answer new questions.<p><b>Globalization,</b> once measured largely by …

Artificial Intelligence Is Setting Up the Internet for a Huge Clash With Europe

Neural networks are changing the Internet. Inspired by the networks of neurons inside the human brain, these deep mathematical models can learn …

How blockchains could change the world

Ignore Bitcoin’s challenges. In this interview, Don Tapscott explains why blockchains, the technology underpinning the cryptocurrency, have the …

Blockchain

Where ‘Digital’ and ‘People’ Meet, a Sweet Spot for Banks

In a world of roboadvisors, mobile payment apps, and automated processes, do people still matter in banking?<p>I believe the answer is a resounding “Yes!”<p>In fact, as agile, online “fintechs” continue to challenge retail banks, I see people as more of an advantage than ever. After all, those …

What Everyone Must Know About Industry 4.0

First came steam and the first machines that mechanized some of the work our ancestors did. Next was electricity, the assembly line and the birth of mass production. The third era of industry came about with the advent of computers and the beginnings of automation, when robots and machines began to …

Manufacturing

7 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Digital Transformation

Although digital investment is almost unquestionably the right course of action for most firms, organizations still struggle to create the desired results. Estimates of digital transformation failures range from 66% to 84%. Such a high failure rate isn’t surprising, as leaders are trying to create …

Europe Is Going After Google Hard, and Google May Not Win

Microsoft pulled the strings.<p>At least, that's what Google and so many business and tech journalists said when the search giant first faced antitrust …

Reinventing Chief Strategy Officer for a digital world

Staying ahead in the digital age<p>Traditionally, the role of the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) has been to facilitate a top-down vision, which supports …

How Machine Learning Algorithms Are Accelerating Business Productivity

Algorithms have become a ubiquitous and essential part of business operations. Uber uses algorithms to determine customer demand and set pricing …

To Foster Innovation, Connect Coworkers Who Share Aspirations

There are three types of identities we all have as human beings. Identities of origin we are given at birth: gender, race, or religion among others. Later, we form identities of growth, those in which we seek to satisfy our emotional needs, based on our likes and dislikes. Finally, as we become …

How to Transform Your Business for the Digital Age - Unleash the Last Mover advantage.

One of the unspoken problems America faces is that it developed too early. it’s urban environment constructed on the assumption of near endless cheap gasoline, malls provide for ultimate retail environment in the unconnected world, airports for the travel priorities of a pre 9/11 world. America has …

Kodak’s Downfall Wasn’t About Technology

A generation ago, a “Kodak moment” meant something that was worth saving and savoring. Today, the term increasingly serves as a corporate bogeyman that warns executives of the need to stand up and respond when disruptive developments encroach on their market. Unfortunately, as time marches on the …

Ethics and the Algorithm

<i>Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a special series of commissioned essays MIT Sloan Management Review will be publishing in Frontiers over the</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Too much big data running through my brain

Big Data by all accounts is supposed to help humans perform better by augmenting our limited brain power. Computers, after all, have the ability to crunch data with lightning speed, something humans just haven’t been built to do.<p>Conventional tech wisdom states that the more data you have, the …

Artificial Intelligence

The end of plastic cards nears: Over 70,000 ATMs will soon support Touch ID withdrawals

Following Bank of America’s announcement that customers could withdraw cash from ATMs using Apple Pay, FIS and Payment Alliance International have today announced a new partnership that will allow users to perform cardless withdrawals using Touch ID, proving that the end of plastic cards is fast …

FinTech

Legion Analytics is building bots to automate your sales pitch

Legion Analytics is looking to make your sales team more productive with the help of artificial intelligence.<p>We covered the startup last year when it was part of Y Combinator’s fellowship program and offered to help companies find sales leads. CEO Jamasen Rodriguez told me that the company’s vision …

Why the Freedom to Experiment and Fail Is Important for Every Innovator

Innovation flourishes when failure is embraced, accepted, and seen as an opportunity for growth.<p>Bold innovation is one of the many reasons for human growth and development. We have come this far because a few people dared to try. Dared to dream. And dared to try. Lives get changed, markets get …

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation

In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Discover how incumbent companies can reframe them.<p><b>Let’s face it:</b> business models …

No transformation without a change in culture

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. While this may be something of an overused cliché, when it comes to digital transformation, nothing is closer to …

Innovation

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What ‘digital’ really means

Everyone wants to go digital. The first step is truly understanding what that means.<p><b>Companies today are rushing</b> headlong to become more digital. But …

The economic essentials of digital strategy

A supply-and-demand guide to digital disruption.<p><b>In July 2015,</b> during the championship round of the World Surf League’s J-Bay Open, in South Africa, a …

Innovation

Will Technology Replace Your Job? Probably! [Infographic]

Will Technology Replace Your Job?Copyright: bill2499 / 123RF Stock PhotoAs Baby Boomers, we have seen the growth of technology in our work and daily …

Employment

Digital Europe: Realizing the continent’s potential

Europe is operating below its digital potential. Accelerating digitization could add trillions of euros to economic growth in less than a</b> …

How to Know Which Digital Trends Are Worth Chasing

The rapid pace of digital change has put companies in the unenviable position of trying to decide which tech trends to invest in and when. All too often, much-touted “revolutionary” innovations offer only incremental benefits at best; at worst, they are a costly distraction. The right technologies, …