Category: Development

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 is the active editor of this blog.

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Emerging Markets and the Global Middle Class

Most analysts agree that the greatest opportunities for companies looking to grow significantly will be found in emerging markets. The reason is simple: markets in developed countries are generally saturated and companies can

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Let’s Talk Water, Part 3

In the first segment of this 3-part series, I discussed some of the challenges that are going to be confronted as freshwater becomes more scarce (either because supplies dry up or the

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Let’s Talk Water, Part 2

In the first segment of this 3-part series, I discussed some of the reasons that there is likely to be a shortage of fresh water in the decades ahead and some of

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Let’s Talk Water, Part 1

With all of the recent flooding in the United States, shortages of water may seem like a strange subject with which to be concerned. As we all know, however, like other resources,

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Emerging Market Consumers, Part 2

In yesterday’s post, I discussed the growing amount of wealth that is being generated in emerging market countries. I also pointed out that most of that wealth is going to be generated

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Emerging Market Consumers, Part 1

In several past posts, I’ve made the assertion that economic progress generally precedes political transformation. The logic for that is fairly straight forward. When a population moves out of poverty and into

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The Resilience of Somaliland

About once a year, something comes along that draws my attention to Somalia. This year it was piracy [see my post entitled Shiver Me Timbers — A New Age of Piracy]. In

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