In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes and Chase Johannsen are active editors of this blog.


Where Should Business Decisions Be Made?

I have often quoted Bain analysts, Michael C. Mankins and Lori Sherer, who stated, “The best way to understand any company’s operations is to view them as a series of decisions.”[1] They added, “We know

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Towards Causal Artificial Intelligence

Correlations can be interesting, even enlightening; however, scientists understand that correlation isn’t the same thing as causation. To highlight that point, Tyler Vigen, a Partner at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), created a

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Addressing Global Food Security

According to McKinsey & Company partners, Daniel Aminetzah and Nicolas Denis, the world could be facing a significant food crisis in the near future. They explain, “The pandemic. Supply chain strains. Climatic

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Labor Day 2023

Civilization has always moved forward on the backs of laborers (i.e., the people who actually do the work that makes society function). From the great manmade wonders of the ancient world to

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