AR/VR gets real: 4 promising pilots of augmented reality and virtual reality in business

Industrial manufacturers have long led the way in adopting augmented reality (AR) solutions, with engineers and service technicians leveraging wearables to access information hands-free. But extended reality (XR), the catch-all phrase for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality and mixed reality (MR), is emerging in retail, consumer packaged goods and other sectors as a tool to…

What is data science? Transforming data into value

Data science definition Data science is a method for gleaning insights from structured and unstructured data using approaches ranging from statistical analysis to machine learning. For most organizations, data science is employed to transform data into value in the form improved revenue, reduced costs, business agility, improved customer experience, the development of new products, and…

Replicate knowledge to save your teams from the future

Recently there’s been a spate of articles and white papers on “future proofing” IT organizations, which, in the end, is another way to talk about talent risk management. One good example is an ebook from Gartner, aptly named Future-Proof the IT Workforce. The authors argue that CIOs should first look inside their own organizations to fill critical roles because it will lead to more predictable outcomes given…

Product-based IT makeover pays off at PVH

Digital transformation has redefined the retail industry, forcing a radical rethinking of how retailers leverage technology. To thrive, savvy retail organizations are moving beyond click-and-collect e-commerce to creating innovative business models that blur the physical and digital worlds. Here, digital assistants are emerging as a key solution. PVH, one of the world’s largest apparel companies, is one…

How to build a next-generation IT workforce

Fresh out of Clemson University in 2016 with a degree in computer science, Kirsten Erich accepted an IT position at TIAA, but it wasn’t just any developer role. Erich was among a few dozen newly-minted grads recruited as a TIAA Technical Associate (TA), a rotation program designed to maximize the potential of new hires while…

The innovation agenda: 4 tips for creating your own disruption

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Well-established organizations face distinct challenges when it comes to innovation, and the risk of complacency against these headwinds can be existential. Neil Thompson, a research scientist with MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, has been studying how companies approach innovation and has taken a look at firms’ attrition on key indices…