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Data is the New Oil
Data has supplanted oil as the fuel for creating big business value When I give talks on data strategy and AI strategy, I talk about data being the new oil. And, data being the fuel (oil) that is fueling the AI machine. I also talk about how to value... Read more
Re-thinking Enterprise business processes using Augmented Intelligence
In the 1990s, there was a popular book called Re-engineering the Corporation. Looking back now, Re-engineering certainly has had a mixed success – but it did have an impact over the last two decades. ERP deployments led by SAP and others were a direct result of the Business Process... Read more
The Mathematical Principles of Management
I’ve read about 100 management books by now but if there’s something that always bothered me it’s the lack of first principles thinking. Basically it’s a ton of heuristics. And heuristics are great, but when you present heuristics as true objectives, it kind of clouds the underlying objectives (and... Read more
The following is an excerpt of a lightning talk that I gave at the 2015 Socrata Customer Summit on October 27th, 2015.  The Cellphone!!!!! This is one of the modern miracles of the current age. It is one of the most pervasive and most cherished devices, EVER. Everyone has... Read more