Michael Kriebernegg

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How to avoid the pitfalls of IT crowdsourcing to boost speed, find talent, and reduce costs

Crowdsourcing is emerging as an important capability for companies modernizing IT. Businesses that do it best follow five important principles.<p><b>Once</b> …

Project Management

Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what technology could eventually …

Smart Cities

The future of web design doesn’t involve computers at all

Just phones.<p>Building a website is no easy task. When I sat down to create a site to show off my writing, it took hours of digging around online to find a template that looked similar enough to what I wanted, and hours more to personalize it. Half the time, I wanted to alter some piece of the site’s …

Web Design

Is the Solow Paradox back?

Digitization isn’t stimulating productivity growth—yet.<p><b>Don’t be discouraged</b> by the anemic productivity growth that has handicapped advanced economies …

Innovation

A Study of NASA Scientists Shows How to Overcome Barriers to Open Innovation

Open innovation processes promise to enhance creative output, yet we have heard little about successful launches of new technologies, products, or services arising from these approaches. Certainly, crowdsourcing platforms (among other open innovation methods) have yielded striking solutions to hard …

Innovation

Skill shift: Automation and the future of the workforce

Demand for technological, social and emotional, and higher cognitive skills will rise by 2030. How will workers and organizations adapt?<p><b>Skill shifts</b> …

Manufacturing

Ten red flags signaling your analytics program will fail

Struggling to become analytics-driven? One or more of these issues is likely what’s holding your organization back.<p><b>How confident are you</b> that your …

Management

Agile at Scale

By now most business leaders are familiar with agile innovation teams. These small, entrepreneurial groups are designed to stay close to customers and adapt quickly to changing conditions. When implemented correctly, they almost always result in higher team productivity and morale, faster time to …

The Rise Of The Omnibots

Chatbots are growing up. Welcome to the age of the omnibot, where brands become beings.<p>A bearded man stands before you. He is dressed entirely in black, sporting a polo neck, tight blazer, and a silver chain. He is not, you realize, a Blackpool hypnotist but, in fact, head of innovation at a major …

Insurance 2030--The impact of AI on the future of insurance

The industry is on the verge of a seismic, tech-driven shift. A focus on four areas can position carriers to embrace this change.<p><b>Welcome to the</b> …

Innovation

This Robot Will Keep Your Grandparents Company When You’re Too Busy

ElliQ will tell an older adult to take their medicine, or go for a walk, or call their loved ones.<p>“The aging process brings social and emotional changes, and also loss into people’s lives,” says Keren Etkin. But the gerontologist, a lead researcher hired as employee number one at Intuition …

Cloud adoption to accelerate IT modernization

The cloud is a means, not an end. Success in modernizing IT through the cloud is driven by a complete standardization and automation</b> …

Taking the measure of innovation

Don’t overlook the insight that two simple metrics can yield about the effectiveness of your R&D spending.<p><b>You’ve probably heard</b> the old joke about …

Innovation

Notes from the AI frontier: Applications and value of deep learning

An analysis of more than 400 use cases across 19 industries and nine business functions highlights the broad use and significant economic potential …

Will artificial intelligence make you a better leader?

Agile leadership and AI both depend on learning to let go.<p><b>Consider this real-life scene:</b> Reflecting on the difficult moments of his week, the new CEO …

Versicherer Talanx sucht Top-Kräfte per Algorithmus

Hannover (dpa) - Bei der Auswahl von Führungskräften teilt sich eine kleine und feine, aber auch diskrete Branche ein lukratives Geschäft. Denn bei …

The CEO of Guardian Life on talent in an age of digital disruption

By rethinking its approach to talent management and introducing agile working practices, the company aims to stay a step ahead of disruptive …

Why So Many High-Profile Digital Transformations Fail

In 2011, GE embarked upon an ambitious attempt to digitally transform its product and service offerings. The company created impressive digital capabilities, labeling itself a “digital industrial” company, embedding sensors into many products, building a huge new software platform for the Internet …

Claims in the digital age: How insurers can get started

Attackers are transforming the competitive landscape and elevating customer expectations, so insurance companies must integrate digital technologies …

Customer Experience

How concept sprints can improve customer-experience innovation

The concept sprint is a fast five-day process for cross-functional teams to brainstorm, define, and model new approaches to business issues. Here’s …

Product Management

Taking the Risk Out of Digital Projects

Risk Management Solutions (RMS), a company that models catastrophe-linked risk for insurers and the public sector, decided to transform its software …

Customers

Most Innovative Companies 2018 - Chapter 4: Organizing for Digital Innovation

Most Innovative Companies 2018: Innovators Go All In on Digital

This AI Job Site Promises to Find Diverse, Qualified Candidates

Hiring managers complain that they can’t find diverse candidates who may come from non-traditional backgrounds. This platform uses machine learning to do just that.<p>Needle in a haystack the term most commonly bandied about by hiring managers when they are looking for qualified candidates. Job …

How AI Is Changing Contracts

Contracting is a common activity, but it is one that few companies do efficiently or effectively. In fact, it has been estimated that inefficient contracting causes firms to lose between 5% to 40% of value on a given deal, depending on circumstances. But recent technological developments like …

Blockchain: So kann die Zukunft der Versicherung aussehen

19.2.2018 – Blockchain-Technologie ist in der Lage, auch die Versicherungsbranche zu verändern. Milliardeneinsparungen und völlig neue …

Digital

Agile with a capital ‘A’: A guide to the principles and pitfalls of agile development

Understanding the true principles of agile can give companies the ability to work quickly, boosting efficiency and product success, and, ultimately, …

Project Management

An executive’s guide to AI

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Artificial Intelligence

You Don’t Have to Be a Data Scientist to Fill This Must-Have Analytics Role

It’s no secret that organizations have been increasingly turning to advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve decision-making across business processes — from research and design to supply chain and risk management.<p>Along the way, there’s been plenty of literature and executive …

Accelerating the diffusion of technology-enabled business practices

New research highlights some of the most important actions available to executives.<p><b>McKinsey research</b> has long demonstrated the wide gap between …