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Can AI beat the best at Texas hold'em?

Heads-up no-limit Texas hold'em may be the final frontier in the battle of man vs. machine. Artificial intelligence developed by a Carnegie Mellon University professor and a Ph.D student is taking on four of the top pros in the world...

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Darwinian insights on innovation and competition

Variation, selection and competition are the challenges of navigating today's digital ecosystem of value. Identify the struggle between individuals and competitors to discover tomorrow's game-changers. Innovation is the modern...

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Why timing is everything when it comes to disruption

Timing on any transformation governs its success; it often depends on whether market, ecosystem, customers and vendors are ready for it. Subrata looks at the automobile industry and hybrid cars to see if there are any learning for us...

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CMO, CIO embrace social media, IoT to win customers

Marketing and IT leaders at Clorox partner closely on digital marketing and IoT initiatives intended to buttress the consumer packaged goods company's corporate growth strategy.

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CIOs walking digital tightrope between opportunity and risk

These are scary, exciting times for CIOs who must tackle digital transformations.

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Digital transformation forces businesses to rethink cybersecurity

Enterprises are increasingly bringing together security professionals with operations teams and developers.

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Cruise ship CIO jettisons aging application infrastructure

Using microservices architecture to decouple application functionality, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines is overhauling an aging reservation system that sinks deeper as passengers come and go.

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Amazon.com's Alexa now lets you order wings

Wingstop has launched a voice-based ordering service that leverages Alexa, Amazon.com’s popular virtual assistant technology that’s seeing momentum across several sectors.

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10 health IT conferences you shouldn’t miss in 2017

If you work in the healthcare industry, these are the 10 health IT conferences you won’t want to miss in 2017.

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CIO, CMO partner to drive used car sales

CarMax has revamped its website and is testing a new home delivery service thanks to a close collaboration between its CMO and CIO.

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Millennials push for public cloud, innovation

Millennials are moving into IT decision-maker roles in their organizations. A study by Microsoft and Wakefield Research suggests they are more likely than their non-millennial peers to push their organizations to embrace the public...

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Decide if you’re a hedgehog or a fox

Some say that writers and thinkers are either hedgehogs or foxes. On one side is a balanced central vision. On the other, the pursuit of contradictory ends. Listen for the distortion of strategy.

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Innovation and emergent strategies for competitive advantage

It’s easy to overestimate your ability to rapidly build value. Building commercialization strategies helps to ensure sustainable competitive advantages with economic benefits.

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IBM blockchain in healthcare rallies for patients

IBM is creating solutions to connect the global healthcare delivery system. A recent IBM Institute for Business Value survey found the trailblazers of blockchain adoption will focus on three areas.

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What banks can learn from fintech startups

To weather the fintech market’s overgrowth, traditional banks can ramp up digital investments and operate more like nimble startups by turning existing capabilities into reusable assets designed for broad consumption.

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Innovation’s duel: how to time the launch of innovative ideas

Game theory has consumed innovation. The duel of innovation depends on timing, and timing depends on how you play the game. Take control of your game and play with new strategy in the new year.

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Top 3 blockchain-based healthcare companies to watch in 2017

Competitors are no longer recognizable. New strategies are required. The game has changed. Today’s rules might not apply tomorrow. Learn from blockchain-based healthcare companies that are redefining the rules.

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The FinTech effect and the disruption of financial services

The Fourth Industrial Revolution brought the convergence of the physical and cybernetic worlds, and the digital technologies that came along with it have created new paths of innovation that have disrupted the once known as the most...

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