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Tag: Experimentation

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Surviving Digital Disruption: Transforming Without Rebooting

Think of an industry that isn’t affected by the digital revolution in any way. One that can keep operating as it has been without any fear of disruption or need for change. When we tried this exercise at a workshop, we also couldn’t think of many. Funeral homes sprang to mind, but managing a person’s […]

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Machine Learning: Avoiding Garbage in, Garbage Out

            From speaking with enterprise customers of all shapes and sizes, it is abundantly clear that we all share the same challenges: we’re racing to digitize our businesses, turn stalled progress into frequent innovation, and leverage data and machine learning. However, I feel there’s a gap in understanding how critical […]

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AI Explorations of a Former Media CTO (With No Prior Machine Learning Experience)

One of the challenges many enterprise leaders face is how to experiment and quickly create business value from machine learning without establishing large teams with specialized skillsets and infrastructure. As a CTO, I found that having access to Amazon Web Service’s pre-trained AI Services enabled our developers, even those with no prior machine leaning experience, […]

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Experiment More, Fail Less

“I never lose. I either win or I learn” Nelson Mandela A phrase that I find is not resonating well with enterprise executives is “fail fast.” Despite the best attempts to justify this exhortation, executives at an airline, financial, or restaurant company are clearly not going to embrace accepting a philosophy where the wrong type of […]

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Shiny Objects and Professionalism

An interesting question arose at one of my customer meetings recently. We were discussing the importance of innovation; in particular, how important it was for technology staff to stay abreast of new technologies to see whether they could add value to the enterprise. We agreed that current best practices suggest conducting rapid experiments to test […]

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Create a Culture of Experimentation Enabled by the Cloud

“Speed matters in business” -Jeff Bezos Keeping your business competitive in today’s market is hard, though in many that’s always been the case. Wired points out that, since its inception in 1955, the Fortune 500 has seen between 20 and 50 companies fall off the list each year. Technology has a lot to do with this […]

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