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Can AI Save the Retail Industry?

Can AI Save the Retail Industry?

Over the years, I’ve studied retail innovation and also retail stagnation. Among the white hot trends propelling retail startups and giving legacy brands hope are artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, Internet of Things (IoT), connected sensors and good old fashioned ingenuity. My friend Macy Bayern of TechRepublic recently wrote about the role AI is specifically playing in retail innovation. Her resulting article features insights from industry experts and innovators. I also wanted to share our unabridged conversation with you here……

Legacy Models Shackle Digital Transformation and Strangle Innovation

Legacy Models Shackle Digital Transformation and Strangle Innovation

Digital transformation has certainly achieved buzzword status. Yet, by its very nature, digital transformation can be among the most important catalysts for business modernization and innovation. The difference between where we are and where we need to be is separated by purpose and vision. If we can see and work beyond the “digital” in digital transformation, we can model the business of the future today. That’s the hard part. In the early phases of “The Six Stages of Digital Transformation,”…

Cirium Execs Reference Brian Solis in Article on Airlines and Airports’ Use of Data

Cirium Execs Reference Brian Solis in Article on Airlines and Airports’ Use of Data

Solis is mentioned at the tail end of a Future Travel Experience article titled “Why data analytics is a vital tool for unlocking new customer experience and revenue opportunities,” featuring new perspectives on the subject by  Cirium’s Carrie Mamantov, Marketing Director, and Steve Lappenbusch, Principal Product Manager. The article was centered around Cirium’s involvement in FTE Global 2019, where the company would be leading a co-creation session exploring “How can the industry better utilize data to exceed traveler expectations?” Mamantov…

11 Trends To Help Brands Compete Against Digital Darwinism

11 Trends To Help Brands Compete Against Digital Darwinism

My friend Alison DeNisco Rayome is Senior Editor at TechRepublic. We recently talked about how progressive retailers are leading digital transformation. I wanted to share our conversation with you here as I feel the ideas (and links) can help any organization thrive in an era of digital Darwinism! TechRepublic: Generally speaking, where would you say most companies stand in terms of digital transformation efforts right now? Brian Solis: I’m recently published the 2018-2019 State of Digital Transformationand its surprising how…

Digital Transformation 101

Digital Transformation 101

Digital transformation is an essential topic at leading technology publications these days. One such outlet, TechRepublic, is a favorite of mine. I spent time with Olivia Krauth on the subject and I wanted to share our conversation with you here. It serves as a solid foundation for taking digital transformation beyond IT and into a business performance enablement role across the enterprise. Generally, what does it mean to digitally transform? The definition of digital transformation has expanded to cover everything…

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