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3 New Rules for Dealing with Digital Era Risk

Noah Barsky
This Advisor offers a refresher on three new rules that can help leaders identify, assess, and manage digital era risk.

Partnerships: An Integral Part of Business Response to Nature Loss

Colleen Corrigan
As we explore in this Advisor, businesses can respond to biodiversity loss by laying out an enabling environment for various partnerships where trust, reputation, and stakeholder engagement are foundational.

Generative Artificial Intelligence & the Democratization of AI

Curt Hall
Generative AI is already dramatically influencing the commercial use of AI. And its fast, widespread adoption holds far-reaching technological, social, and business implications — including for the democratization of AI.

Leading with Intent in a Remote/Hybrid World

Tony Ponton
This Advisor presents advice on how to "lead with intent" in the remote/hybrid workplace, focusing on eight key elements of effective leadership.

What Is Nature Positive?

Margot Greenen, Tom Butterworth
Most of us are familiar with the “net zero” concept; we now have “nature positive” added to the mix. This Advisor digs into the meaning of the concept and reminds us that the way nature positive is defined will have significant influence on how businesses address their nature-related activities.

World Cup 2022: How New Technology Transformed the Experience

San Murugesan
This Advisor series examines the new technology-enabled innovations that World Cup 2022 embraced. Here in Part II, we examine technologies that transformed the World Cup experience, including access and navigation for disabled spectators, venue enhancements, and advanced live streaming.

VR Applications in Healthcare & Medicine: Digital Humans

Curt Hall
In Part III of this Advisor series on VR applications in healthcare and medicine, we examine developments involving digital humans.

Heeding the Call for Greener AI Systems

Rohit Nishant, Thompson S.H. Teo
AI that can help firms measure their environmental footprint or optimize their energy consumption and carbon footprint are a recent green IT addition. Because AI is a disruptive technology based on to its ability to learn, it’s expected to bring impactful sustainability transformation. However, achieving such transformation will require a significant change in the system surrounding AI.

The SMARTER Framework for Data-Informed Decision Making

Lori Silverman
The Making SMARTER Decisions with Data framework is a collaborative data-informed decision-making approach that incorporates tangible business value, unknown and unknowable data, intuition, human emotions, actionable insights, and meaning-making. It is particularly useful in uncertain, fast-changing, turbulent times — our business climate for the foreseeable future.

World Cup 2022: How New Technology Is Transforming the Game

San Murugesan
In this Advisor, we explore some of the tech innovations transforming World Cup 2022, including: semiautomated offside/goal line technology, a new high-tech ball, and AI/big data applications that are changing the sport. We also briefly examine some of the failures and threats these technologies can introduce.

Decision Making in Complexity Requires a New Set of Tools

Dave Martin, Tony Ponton, Kim Ballestrin
Decision making in complexity is not difficult, just different. Old tools based on searching for certainty and finding the best answer must give way to a new set of tools based around iteration, experimentation, and adaption. Leaders need to expand their decision-making toolbox. They need tools that allow for a rapid situation assessment so they can make a decision (right or wrong), then adapt that decision as it plays out in the real world.

Bridging Degrowth and Circular Systems for Strong Sustainability & Resilience

Joseph Sarkis, Paul Dewick, Maurie Cohen, Joerg Hofstetter, Patrick Schröder
This Advisor explores how bridging the divide between circular and degrowth systems can lead to strong sustainability and resilience.

VR Applications in Healthcare & Medicine: Treatments, Therapy & Rehab

Curt Hall
This Advisor series looks at the use of VR in healthcare and medicine. Here in Part II, we examine developments involving the use of VR for treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation such as to help patients manage diseases and injuries, and reduce patient anxiety before and after surgery.

The Ingredients of Good Decision Making — and How They Can Go Wrong

Paul Clermont
Complex times require leaders with more than just knowledge, insight, and skills; they need the temperament to remain calm and collected as they apply analysis and judgment to high-stakes decisions. This Advisor reviews the ingredients of good decisions and explores how decision making can go wrong.

Surviving the EV Market Flood Tide

Robert Charette
Winning in the complex risk ecology of the maturing EV market will require automakers to survive the flood tide of EV introductions over the next three years and stay alive until the market becomes more predictable.

Fighting Cyber Threats with Security Tech Solutions

San Murugesan
This Advisor explains how security technology solutions can be used to address the continuing threat of cyberattacks.

The Importance of Attending to Value Streams

Alan Shalloway
If we think about hierarchies, we will see their effects and try to improve them. If we instead think about value streams, we will see the effects of value streams and try to improve them. Hierarchies are a structure we use to organize our people; value streams represent the actual work we’re doing. Let’s explore the difference that shifting our focus creates.

Strengthening Supply Chains with Blockchain-Based IoT

Cigdem Gurgur
Blockchain-based IoT's ability to provide end-to-end supply chain information in real time supports the circular economy paradigm. It allows businesses and consumers to shift from a linear take-make-dispose model (which relies on large quantities of easily accessible resources) toward an industrial model where effective flows of materials, energy, labor, and detailed information interact with each other in a restorative, regenerative, more sustainable system.

Cybersecurity: The Need for Perpetual Awareness & Action

San Murugesan
October is “Cybersecurity Awareness Month.” To create better cybersecurity awareness, this Advisor series examines the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Here in Part I we explore why cybersecurity remains a perpetual concern and challenge and what we can do about it.

Making Better Business Decisions with Knowledge Graphs

Lila Rajabion
One of the most important knowledge graph (KG) functions is creating linkages across multiple data sets. By providing a visual representation of the underlying connections between data nodes, KGs help leaders advance their understanding of their environment so they can make intelligent business choices.

Controlling Muri for More Sustainable Processes

Kevin Brennan
If we want to incorporate sustainability into process improvement, we must develop a toolkit and integrate it with existing Lean processes and methods, such that they work together to produce the results we’re seeking. Importantly, many practitioners believe muri is the true root cause of many other forms of waste. If we follow that line of logic, we should find a great deal of oppor­tunity for improvement by actively controlling it.

VR Applications in Healthcare & Medicine: Education & Training

Curt Hall
In Part I of this Advisor series on virtual reality (VR) in healthcare and medicine, we examine how companies are using VR technologies to develop applications for healthcare educational and training purposes.

Future Ready: An Essential Playbook for Successful Digital Transformation

Myles Suer
This Advisor reviews the book Future Ready, which should be in every leader's library because it lays forth the issues and risks of each path forward for successful digital transformation.

Traditional Corporate Innovation Models: Where They Went Wrong

Tima Bansal, Ju Young Lee, Alice Mascena Barbosa
This Advisor looks at two traditional approaches to corporate inno­vation (the stage-gate model and design thinking) and where they went wrong. 

Making AI Systems Explainable with Natural Intelligence

Bhuvan Unhelkar
Biases in AI models can crop up due to data bias, and biases in algorithms can result from a developer’s viewpoints. Natural intelligence (NI) provides a countermeasure to these biases, challenging the data and algorithm biases with its understanding of the context in which decisions are made.