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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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A Few Good Signs for Africa

The United Nations Children’s Fund recently announced that for the first time since 1960 (when records started being kept) the annual death total for children around the world has dipped below the

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Recalling Typhoid Mary

Since the spread of AIDS, the scare of SARS, and looming threat of Avian Flu, people are more aware than ever of the potential for a pandemic. A pandemic is one of

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Malaria-Fighting Mosquitoes

On several occasions I have written about efforts to eliminate malaria in developing countries. Malaria kills more than a million people annually, most of them African children under the age of five.

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The Coming Pandemic?

One cannot seriously consider the future without examining how resilient the economy would be if a pandemic were to sweep around the globe. We are all aware of the millions who died

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Carter’s War on Worms

New York Times op-ed columnist, Nicholas Kristof, spent time with former President Jimmy Carter in Ethiopia where the former president is working to eliminate river blindness [“Let’s Start a War, One We

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Black Fever and Resilience

Yesterday’s New York Times contained an interesting article about a charity that was formed to promote drugs that are effective but not considered profitable enough to pursue by mainstream pharmaceutical companies [“A

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Avian Flu: A Resilient Response

Today, more commentary in The New York Times that helps make the case for resilience.  Kendall Hoyt writes about the shortcomings of “one bug, one drug” approaches to unpredictable pandemics: …The problem

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