When westerners read a news story about Africa, the narrative generally involves poverty, disease, conflict and/or bad governance. That constant drumbeat of bad news causes many people to turn a blind eye
Category: Base of the Pyramid
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.
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“Globalization’s opponents in the emerging markets and developing countries have been joined by tens of millions in the advanced countries,” writes Joseph E. Stiglitz (@JosephEStiglitz), a Nobel laureate and a professor at
“Eradicating extreme poverty, measured as people living on less than $1.25 U.S. a day, by 2030 is among the sustainable development goals adopted by United Nations member states last year,” writes Umberto
“The world runs on water,” writes Betsy Otto, Director of the Global Water Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI). “Clean, reliable water supplies are vital for industry, agriculture, and energy production.
“Supply chains,” writes Abe Eshkenazi (@aeshkenazi), CEO of APICS, “are like the central nervous system in humans — they are complex, integral systems that are constantly interacting with their environment.” Central nervous
One of the topics I occasionally write about is the plight of those living at the base of the economic pyramid. Helping people free themselves from poverty’s grasp is both good for
“Big data and how best to utilise it has become a perennial subject,” asserts David Senior, CEO of Lowdownapp Ltd, “and the endless debates around it rarely come to a satisfactory conclusion.”