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The Insights Beat: Quash The Groundhog Day Effect In Your Insights Journey

Srividya Sridharan February 7, 2019
It’s early February. Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year, and there is hope (and warmth) in the air.[i] But it’s not always rosy for you as a data, analytics, and insights leader. You tirelessly toil to get value from your enterprise data and try to apply those insights at scale to impact business […]
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Data Governance Takes A Turn — And It’s A Doozy

Michele Goetz February 6, 2019
If you were to ask me a year ago what I would point to as a best practice for data governance, my response would be to look at what financial services firms do to meet their regulatory requirements. Fast-forward to the age of GDPR and the new privacy mandates coming out of California (CCPA), and […]
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How AI Is Transforming Advertising And What You Should Do About It

Joanna O'Connell January 24, 2019
Did you know that artificial intelligence has infiltrated all parts of the advertising process? My guess is, probably not. But chances are, in an era of programmatic advertising when machines are making millions of decisions on billions of ad impressions every day, your advertising is being touched by AI. Awesome, right? But also risky — to your brand’s […]
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Forrester Online Survey: Organize To Deliver And Manage Application Transformation

Luis Deya January 17, 2019
Every company faces a central dilemma: how to resolve the standardization and differentiation of its business apps to win, serve, and retain customers. That’s why we are still getting a lot of questions about this report. We have been wondering how much the move to cloud, mobile, and embedded machine learning or artificial intelligence will […]
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CES 2019 Delivers Dazzling Tech But Disappointing Experiences

Jennifer Wise January 12, 2019
I spent this week in Las Vegas at CES to check out the latest and greatest technology wonders, ranging from 3D printing, AI, and cryptocurrency to drones, autonomous vehicles, dancing robots, and wearables. A lot of what I saw has broad CX implications for accessibility, healthcare, and more. My focus was on who will use […]
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Autonomous Testing Is Like Autonomous Driving: The AI Needs Human Assistance

Diego Lo Giudice January 9, 2019
The US Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has defined a scale to describe the autonomous capabilities that self-driving cars have — i.e., their levels of automation. Level 5 is full automation, which allows self-driving cars to operate with no human assistance. Google and Uber, among others, are aiming to develop level 5 cars, but many […]
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China Takes The Moonshot Advantage

James Staten January 7, 2019
The origin of the term “moonshot” — used to describe the most advanced, disruptive innovations — has returned again as an innovation focus of its own. Last week, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) disrupted its competitors, such as NASA, by landing its Chang’e-4 spacecraft on the dark side of the moon.   The CNSA’s own “moon shot” […]
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Everything I Learned About Training A Machine-Learning Model That I Learned From My Kids

Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D. December 24, 2018
“You who are on the road must have a code that you can live by . . . teach your children well . . . and feed them on your dreams.” Graham Nash was spot-on — about machine-learning. Training a well-adjusted machine learning model that won’t get in trouble and embarrass you in public requires the […]
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Augmented Intelligence Is The Key To Driving Rapid Business Value With AI

Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D. December 20, 2018
Leveraging AI to augment human intelligence leverages the superhuman advantages of AI and the super-AI advantages of humans to drive large, tangible business value quickly. Thanks to easier stakeholder buy-in, quantifiable ROIs, lower R&D costs, fewer technological hurdles, and less change management, AI is being used to augment jobs ranging from data center technicians and […]
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What Is Forrester’s Definition Of Enterprise AI?

Mike Gualtieri December 20, 2018
There are two types of AI. Watch the video below to learn which one you should forget about and which one you should go full steam ahead with. Have additional questions about enterprise AI? Schedule an inquiry to dive deeper, or check out my latest research here.
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A Simple Solution To Machine-Learning Bias

Mike Gualtieri December 13, 2018
Machine-learning models may occasionally suggest an undesirable action. The action might be either biased or unethical — or just bad for business. Most of the time, the suggestion won’t be wrong. How can developers protect against these bad outcomes? It’s Simple You don’t have to do what the model tells you to do. If someone told […]
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Robotics Quotient — Maximize Value From AI And Automation Investments

J.P. Gownder December 11, 2018
AI and automation have risen to the top of CIOs’ agendas, but most companies aren’t prepared to recognize the full value from their investments. While they’ve spent money on technology, they haven’t invested enough in fundamentals — the people, leadership, and organizational structures that will drive success. Learn how our RQ (Robotics Quotient) model helps clients […]
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Artificial Intelligence Has A Probability Problem

Brandon Purcell November 29, 2018
AWS just announced Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth to help companies create training data sets for machine learning. This is a powerful new service for folks who have access to lots of data that hasn’t been consistently annotated. In the past, humans would have to label a massive corpus of images or frames within video to […]
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Healthcare In 2019: Five Bold Predictions

Arielle Trzcinski November 28, 2018
The healthcare industry is experiencing some much-needed transformation and disruption. Looking ahead to next year, we made five bold predictions. Watch the video below to learn what is in store for the future of healthcare. Check out the full report here, and join our webinar on December 3 for a more in-depth understanding of our predictions. Click here to […]
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Video: 2019 Research Themes (And A Few Resolutions)

Allison Snow November 27, 2018
Like most people, I consider November a good time to start thinking about the clean slate that a new year brings. There is lots of room to reflect on one year and get ready for the next one with a bit more, well, “resolve,” so to speak. I’ll be an all-around better person, for sure — […]
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Reflection On Web Summit 2018

Dan Bieler November 16, 2018
Web Summit took place for the third time in Lisbon earlier in November. Over the years, Web Summit has become one of the leading global conferences to discuss everything technology. The large presence of startups and fast pace of presentations across many different stages give Web Summit a particular edge. It is impossible for a single […]
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AI Tech Shines A Path To Empathetic Triggers

Allison Snow November 12, 2018
I’ve always been attracted to the power of empathy. That being said, I’m a longtime fan of “soft” skills — skills that are helpful in relationship-building, making me a better friend and (presumably) a more tolerable colleague. Empathy clearly fits squarely there. But a more savvy marketer? A more insightful executive? A veritable customer whisperer? […]
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What To Expect On Singles’ Day 2018

Xiaofeng Wang November 8, 2018
Singles’ Day, the world’s largest online shopping festival, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. There’s no doubt that we will see another record-smashing year, although gross merchandise volume (GMV) will no longer be the highlight. Singles’ Day has always been Alibaba’s testbed for new business models and technologies, and this year is no exception. AI and […]
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Predictions 2019: This Is The Year To Invest In Humans, As Backlash Against Chatbots And AI Begins

Tom Kaneshige November 8, 2018
For some time, the burning question has been: Will robots replace humans? While the proliferation of robotic process automation (RPA) has reduced headcount in the back office, it’s a different story for customer service and sales. In a Forrester survey, 46% of companies said sales and marketing are leading the investment in and adoption of […]
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Predictions 2019: In Healthcare, CX Measurement Frameworks, Virtual Care, And AI Come To The Fore

Arielle Trzcinski November 7, 2018
The US population is growing and aging. The volume of patients and the prevalence of chronic conditions are rising. Payers and providers alike are feeling the strain of healthcare’s antiquated system and the damaging effects it has on quality of care and revenue. As a result, the US healthcare market is going through a much-needed […]
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