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

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

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.

Episodes

August 28, 2018 55 mins
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 co...
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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 tech...
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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, healt...
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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 t...
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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,...
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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 dr...
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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 leader...
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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, healt...
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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, Ma...
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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 business...
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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: ...
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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 c...
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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, Ma...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 impro...
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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 ...
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