Embedding smartness in your organisation

Embedding smartness in your organisation
👋 Hi, I am Mark. I am a strategic futurist and innovation keynote speaker. I advise governments and enterprises on emerging technologies such as AI or the metaverse. My subscribers receive a free weekly newsletter on cutting-edge technology.

Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.

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Make Your Business Smarter with IBM Watson Studio

My latest article:

With so much data being available today, embedding smartness in your organization has become a necessity to remain competitive. The wealth of data available within your enterprise can be used to train artificial intelligence to create a smart business. As a result, you can achieve efficiency improvements, track trends, develop smooth workflows and enable dozens of other internal operational improvements. All these processes depend on the data you can collect and interpret. In the past, this would require a large team of data scientists. Today, IBM Watson Studio offers a way to rapidly unlock existing data so that you can turn it into actionable advice.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. Is the blockchain hype over? Corporate America thinks so.

An Axios study revealed that S&P 500 Executives are dropping blockchain buzzwords in their earnings calls. While companies like Kodak made headlines by including it, does this mean that the hype is over? I doubt it, but it shows a market that is slowly maturing. (Axios)

2. Did Google re-route its traffic through Russia and Nigeria?

On Monday, some Google Services where rerouted through Russian, Chinese and Nigerian telecommunication companies. Was it a glitch in Google’s services or was it a hijacking attack? Google is investigating it. (Gizmodo)

3. The Marshall Islands wants to do an ICO.

The Pacific micro-state plans tolaunch a cryptocurrency called the Sovereign, which will have the same status as the US dollar. However, the Beijing-backed business plan is controversial. (Asian Review)