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.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Business at the Base of the Pyramid

“Imagine a simple triangle diagram of the planet’s population,” writes John S. Rosenberg. “A fortunate couple of billion upper-income people — in the United States and Canada, much of Europe, Japan, Australia,

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Doing Business in Frontier Markets

“With the Middle East and north Africa now engulfed in multiple wars,” writes Borzou Daragahi (@borzou), “businesses and investors are having to readapt, retool and reassess, providing a business school case study

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Smart Cities Rely on Smart Systems

Kanumury Radhesh (@radhesh_k), leader of the Global Entrepreneur Program for IBM India and South Asia, offers this definition of a smart city: “A Smart City uses technology to enhance quality, wellbeing and

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STEM in the Service of the Poor

Each year Bill & Melinda Gates publish a letter in which they express their hopes and dreams about a better future for the world’s poor and explain how they intend to help make

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