strategy+business: TECH AND INNOVATION Latest trends and ideas in business innovation, technology, and creativity, R& D, breakthrough thinking and solutions, collaboration, and commercialization. Includes the Global Innovation 1000 Study, articles about technology, the web, internet marketing & ecommerce, mobile, cloud computing, information systems, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, disruption, and IT.
- India’s digital-first bankerby by Suvarchala Narayanan on January 11, 2021 at 6:00 am
In this Inside the Mind of the CEO interview, Uday Kotak, chief executive of Kotak Mahindra Bank, talks to s+b about the impact of the pandemic in India, how digitization is changing banking, and the imperative to meet customers’ evolving needs while still prioritizing risk management.
- Case for change: Ensuring equal opportunity digital access for global youthby by Bob Moritz and Henrietta Fore on December 18, 2020 at 6:00 am
In the COVID-19 shutdowns, one-third of youth around the world lost access to learning. The pandemic has revealed and exacerbated a troubling digital divide. Creating access to digital tools and skills will ensure a more equitable future and address skills gaps in the global workforce. A new report from PwC and UNICEF reveals key steps to take to address this complex challenge.
- Is the gig up?by by Theodore Kinni on December 17, 2020 at 6:00 am
From 2011 to 2017, Boston College sociology professor Juliet Schor and her research team studied the emergence and development of the sharing economy. In After the Gig, she reports on the ways that it has — and has not — lived up to its initial promise to gig workers, especially those who rely on it.
- Make the most of your influencersby by Matt Palmquist on December 4, 2020 at 6:00 am
Marketers spend more than $100 billion on influencers, but how can they ensure they are getting value from their investment? New research describes the nuances in the market and acts as a guide to help companies pick the right influencers in a crowded market.
- Get ready for the post-cookie worldby by Vicki Huff Eckert on December 2, 2020 at 6:00 am
Google’s decision to phase out third-party cookies will usher in a new digital economy.
- What made the NBA bubble work? Databy by Kevin Maney on November 24, 2020 at 6:00 am
The NBA’s bubble provides an example of how the spread of COVID-19 can be controlled by tracking data from digital health devices.
- What people like you likeby by Theodore Kinni on November 11, 2020 at 6:00 am
In Recommendation Engines, Michael Schrage, visiting fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management and s+b contributor, offers readers a more expansive view of recommenders, as well as their effects on human behavior and potential for abuse. The book is an eye-opener for readers who find the ubiquitous “what people like you bought” suggestions of online merchants faintly intrusive and only occasionally useful.
- Best Business Books 2020: Technology & innovationby by James Surowiecki on November 9, 2020 at 6:00 am
James Surowiecki writes that this year’s best business books on technology and innovation describe, and even celebrate, the messiness and uncertainty inherent in the process of discovering breakthroughs and bringing them to market. The most compelling among them, Stefan H. Thomke’s Experimentation Works, describes how embracing a culture of running tests can achieve high-velocity incremental change.
- Get your company in shape by redefining how people workby by Tom Puthiyamadam, Shirin Trehan Toor, and David Clarke on October 26, 2020 at 5:00 am
Think of the BXT approach as like getting in shape: You hone skills; build better experiences; and adopt smarter, more effective business strategies. The payback is increased flexibility, discipline, clarity, and stamina.
- Meet modern compliance: Using AI and data to manage business risk betterby by Kim David Greenwood, Sean Torcasi, and Matt Kral on October 22, 2020 at 5:00 am
Regulatory authorities such as the U.S. Department of Justice expect businesses to use sophisticated analytics in their compliance programs that prove they have stress tested their third-party suppliers. If businesses are caught breaking laws, the fines are steep. Companies that can harness the latest technology will have a competitive edge.