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Emerging #technology #trends by @Gartner shows how fast #AI has gone from concept to useful solution

Emerging #technology #trends by @Gartner shows how fast #AI has gone from concept to useful solution | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Cette année, Gartner classifie les tendances selon 5 catégories :

  1. L’intelligence artificielle démocratisée
  2. les écosystèmes digitalisés
  3. le biohacking
  4. les expériences immersives
  5. les infrastructures omniprésentes
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: always good to keep an eye on the horizon, and in this case over the horizon.

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Vezta & Co.'s curator insight, September 26, 9:38 AM

WHY IT MATTERS: always good to keep an eye on the horizon, and in this case over the horizon.

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Sephora is #1 in this year Top100 list of Performing Retailers in Personalization #retail #bigData #customerExperience

Sephora is #1 in this year Top100 list of Performing Retailers in Personalization #retail #bigData #customerExperience | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Check out the top-performing retailers and ecommerce companies as evaluated by Sailthru's experts in retail personalization and customer experience.

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WHY IT MATTERS: personalization is a key trend in digital transformation. This list provides a good insight into who the leaders are providing great insights into the things we must do to personalize web, email, mobile, etc. customer experience

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"Smart Phygital" the #buzzword at #PRW18 that bundles #digitalTransformation concepts and a new reality: there is no difference between #ecommerce and physical store commerce: it is just commerce #...

"Smart Phygital" the #buzzword at #PRW18 that bundles #digitalTransformation concepts and a new reality: there is no difference between #ecommerce and physical store commerce: it is just commerce #... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Une enquête menée en 2018 par 421 Research pour Ayden auprès de 5 033 Européens (Royaume-Uni, Allemagne, Espagne, France et Pays nordiques), rend compte de l'importance de la vision "Smart Phygital" pour les acteurs de la distribution. Comme le montre notre graphique, les attentes des consommateurs vis-à-vis de l'expérience d'achat se concentrent autour de 3 axes : la personnalisation, la stratégie omnicanale et l'innovation digitale.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: too many buzzwords, too many concepts are increasing the confusion of retailers and merchants. This year at the Paris Retail Week it was "smart phygital" a concept that means nothing more than the fact that eCommerce is morphing into retail commerce, driving changes in stores to go from mini-warehouses to an experience destinations where consumers will get product showrooms, advice and support. And all of that supported by digital technology and requiring huge digital transformation of processes and people.

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This AI Drone Can Be Controlled by Your Eyes - opens opportunities in many fields including disabilities #AI #drone #enhancedVision

This AI Drone Can Be Controlled by Your Eyes - opens opportunities in many fields including disabilities #AI #drone #enhancedVision | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Piloting a drone or an unmanned vehicle by only using your gaze sounds like a scene out of a science fiction movie, but now it’s a reality. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, and collaborators developed a deep learning system that uses NVIDIA GPUs to enable a user to control a drone by simply directing their eyes towards where they want to steer.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: being able to control devices without your hand - using eyes or voice - is still being explored. I find this a great example of merging new technologies - drone, eye gazing, AI - to expand digital transformation beyond the current scope envisioned today.

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Coulmain Thierry's curator insight, October 1, 4:34 AM

Piloter un drone ou un véhicule sans pilote en n'utilisant que votre regard ressemble à une scène d'un film de science-fiction, mais c'est maintenant une réalité. Des chercheurs de l'Université de Pennsylvanie, de l'Université de New York et des collaborateurs ont développé un système d'apprentissage profond qui utilise les GPU NVIDIA pour permettre à un utilisateur de contrôler un drone en dirigeant simplement son regard vers la direction qu'il souhaite prendre.

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The Future of Commerce: 60 Stats and Trends for 2019 and Beyond #Infographic HT @MaireadKillian1

The Future of Commerce: 60 Stats and Trends for 2019 and Beyond #Infographic HT @MaireadKillian1 | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Are you wondering what the future holds for your eCommerce website? Want to know the future trends likely to decide the success of your online shop?
Here’s a quick summary of the key points of focus:
Personalized experience
Multiple shopping channels
Customer service automation
Cryptocurrencies as a payment method
On-site and in-app mobile commerce
Same-day delivery
Pay-monthly models
The future of delivery services
Increasing video use
Pop up shops

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: every one of these trends seems to be supported by specific technologies - and these tech are not yet fully deployed at retailers today, leading to many that struggle to stay relevant IMHO.

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Gartner predicts workflow automation to be an essential part of #digitalTransformation - I agree and the example of employee onboarding here is striking #HR #BPMS #Automation

Gartner predicts workflow automation to be an essential part of #digitalTransformation - I agree and the example of employee onboarding here is striking #HR #BPMS #Automation | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Business process automation for human resources using maestro. Maestro is a workflow automation solution for Drupal - automated business processes.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: workflow automation is an essential tool that too few organizations leverage within their digital transformation. Unfortunate because it can provide some very tangible benefits along with cost and error reduction. This paper provides a simple use case - employee onboarding - which unfortunately too many organizations still do manually.

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Vezta & Co.'s curator insight, September 23, 7:44 AM

WHY IT MATTERS: workflow automation is an essential tool that too few organizations leverage within their digital transformation. Unfortunate because it can provide some very tangible benefits along with cost and error reduction. This paper provides a simple use case - employee onboarding - which unfortunately too many organizations still do manually.

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Digital tools helps decipher the reaction to political debates using @SemeonAnalytics tools #AI #PolQc #Quebec2018 #DebatQc HT @Guglielminetti

Digital tools helps decipher the reaction to political debates using @SemeonAnalytics tools #AI #PolQc #Quebec2018 #DebatQc HT @Guglielminetti | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Lors de la soirée du Débat des chefs, bien des choses ont été dites sur Internet, par les électeurs qui suivaient le débat, par les analystes, les sympathisants et même, les partis eux-mêmes. Voici une analyse de ces propos produites par les gens de Semeon Analytics pour chacun des chefs présent lors du débat de jeudi…

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WHY IT MATTERS: big data and AI can extract the information from social networks - this is a perfect example of the use of such tools to analyze the sentiments towards politicians during debates in Quebec province.

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Self scanning (and other digital tech) is 1 in 5 ways grocers are elevating the store experience - but I suggest you'd better hide #digital #technology so that it is outside of view

Self scanning (and other digital tech) is 1 in 5 ways grocers are elevating the store experience - but I suggest you'd better hide #digital #technology so that it is outside of view | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

From store-grown produce to a renewed emphasis on service counters, retailers are focusing on innovation as well as time-honored strategies in an effort to keep their stores relevant.

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WHY IT MATTERS: from the recent Paris Retail Week, I have been infused with the mantra that store experience is the wave of the future. An it makes perfect sense - look at the 3 areas in an Apple store: showroom, service and support. Key element behind all of this is a good dose of technology. But here again the trend is to hide the technology (think Amazon GO) instead of putting it at the forefront (Walmart retiring their self scanning apps). More in this article.

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Machine Learning cheat sheets from @Stanford and @MIT are also being translated in multiple languages on #github #geek #AI #MachineLearning #Great

Machine Learning cheat sheets from @Stanford and @MIT are also being translated in multiple languages on #github #geek #AI #MachineLearning #Great | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Teaching page of Shervine Amidi, Graduate Student at Stanford University.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: machine learning is based on mathematics and computer science. Here are cheat sheets to help guide students - but in reality they are good for everybody. Also look on github for translations in multiple languages...

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Zayn Thomas's comment, September 18, 8:06 AM
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Vezta & Co.'s curator insight, September 19, 8:37 AM

WHY IT MATTERS: machine learning is based on mathematics and computer science. Here are cheat sheets to help guide students - but in reality they are good for everybody. Also look on github for translations in multiple languages...

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Customer Data Platform #CDP Vendor Evaluations by @RealStoryGroup

Customer Data Platform #CDP Vendor Evaluations by @RealStoryGroup | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Learn the real weaknesses of major CDP tools. Get detailed advice on costs, benefits, and tech choices.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: RSG always has good insights into product reviews and usually provide a more technical, less marketing, view of solutions. With CDP becoming a must have in the toolkit of marketing teams, this review is very timely.

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Chloe Daniel's curator insight, September 17, 8:12 AM
Customer Data Platform
 
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Customer Data Platforms #CDP will soon become an essential tool in the #marketing #automation arsenal

Customer Data Platforms #CDP will soon become an essential tool in the #marketing #automation arsenal | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The Customer Data Platform Institute is a vendor-neutral organization dedicated to helping marketers manage customer data.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: this library of papers and technical documents on CDPs will provide a starting point if you want to know more on the matter.

Head over to CDP institute for more: www.cdpinstitute.org 

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Email Threat Report explains in simple terms how hackers impersonate friends and colleagues in emails with tremendous success rates #phishing #email #threat

Email Threat Report explains in simple terms how hackers impersonate friends and colleagues in emails with tremendous success rates #phishing #email #threat | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

As the point of entry for 91% of cyber attacks, email is every organization’s biggest vulnerability. From malware to malware-less attacks including impersonation attacks like CEO fraud, a single malicious email can cause significant brand damage and financial losses. Understanding these ever evolving attacks and identifying the tactics used, is key to staying one step ahead of cyber criminals.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: this very good paper explains in simple terms how hackers impersonate friends and colleagues in emails with tremendous success rates. Be aware!

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Why Traditional Marketing Analytics Tools Fail and What to do about it #SoTrue @pointList

Why Traditional Marketing Analytics Tools Fail and What to do about it #SoTrue @pointList | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

This post explains why traditional marketing analytics tools can't deliver the results CMO’s demand and what you can do to overcome their limitations.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: it is true that analysis of marketing data is difficult and often requires advanced technical skills to string together the tools required to make sense of data. Interesting diagrams and explanations here.

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C Dietz's curator insight, September 14, 11:33 AM
ReThink your approach
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Digital transformation coming to the Sports industry: how #AI is used to analyze #hockey #Olympics and other sporting events

Sports are an interesting application of many machine learning algorithms since sports, in general, are very fast-paced and (many) include a group dynamic. Therefore algorithms tailored to sports may help to push the boundary of what is possible in Computer Vision.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: real-time analysis of sporting events to provide insights into players and teams is big business where digital transformation will have a profound impact if this recent research is to be believed...

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Remember the AI revolution from Baseball with the Boston team
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6 skills for High-Performing #Digital Teams @HBR

6 skills for High-Performing #Digital Teams @HBR | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Digital skills are in high demand and short supply. But first things first — how do you define a digital team when nearly everything is digital?

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WHY IT MATTERS: not only do you need digital expertise but you need the right mindset. This article presents 6 essential traits that digital teams must have.

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François DEMONGEOT's curator insight, September 13, 3:40 AM

Very useful hints when you want to develop internal employees or recruit externally to create your digital team 

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16 Critical Roles to Structure Your #Digital Team

16 Critical Roles to Structure Your #Digital Team | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Many brands going through a digital transformation struggle to structure their teams. This framework can act as a guideline.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: digital requires skills and expertise that are very specific and often benefit from being organized in a center of excellence. This post presents some of those roles.

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Vezta & Co.'s curator insight, September 11, 11:05 AM

WHY IT MATTERS: digital requires skills and expertise that are very specific and often benefit from being organized in a center of excellence. This post presents some of those roles.

www.pcloudy.com's comment, September 12, 2:45 AM
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Digital will transform food shopping online, @Nielsen @FMI predict 70% will buy food online in 2025

Digital will transform food shopping online, @Nielsen @FMI predict 70% will buy food online in 2025 | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

FMI and Nielsen Company have partnered on the Digitally Engaged Food Shopper, a strategic engagement surrounding the forces and factors of change driven by digital technologies for both today’s and tomorrow’s food shopper. This multi-year initiative will reveal top trends in digitally enabled food shopping for both retailers and manufacturers to consider in their “connected commerce” strategies and capability investments. The exploration with Nielsen will ultimately inform food retailers and their trading partners how to craft a digital strategy; execute a plan; and appropriately resource it.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: FMI and Nielsen provide data to suggest that food grocery shopping online may reach disruption levels in 5-7 years. It is important because online grocery may be the last frontier of digital transformation. What we started in 1996 is finally showing signs of strong growth. We're almost there!

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US E-Commerce Trends and the Impact on Logistics

US E-Commerce Trends and the Impact on Logistics | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The growth of last-mile delivery and demand for next- and same-day service is pushing logistics beyond traditional hub and spoke models to regional options, crowdsourcing, digital, and smart automation.

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WHY IT MATTERS: delivery models are plenty and need to be expanded to reduce the cost of eCommerce deliveries.

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Successful digital transformations require innovation and the best way to to partner with startups - @McKinsey suggests there are multiple ways to partner and they are right #digitalTransformation ...

Successful digital transformations require innovation and the best way to to partner with startups - @McKinsey suggests there are multiple ways to partner and they are right #digitalTransformation ... | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Once prospective partners in the ecosystem have been identified, there are a variety of ways to work with them, ranging from collaborations that involve a limited financial commitment to outright acquisitions.

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WHY IT MATTERS: large organizations are not structured to deliver on the innovation that digital transformations required. Partnering with startups is thus the way to go.

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How customer demands are reshaping last-mile delivery via @McKinsey

How customer demands are reshaping last-mile delivery via @McKinsey | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The last mile is seeing disruption from new business models that address customer demand for ever-faster delivery, as well as new technologies such as drones and autonomous ground vehicles.

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WHY IT MATTERS: delivery is the last problem to solve to continue ecommerce growth. McKinsey explores the different delivery models for the last mile in this article.

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Canadian CEO Outlook - confidence and growing pains with digital at the center of future growth @KPMG

Canadian CEO Outlook - confidence and growing pains with digital at the center of future growth @KPMG | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A snapshot of the 2018 Canadian CEO Outlook results

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WHY IT MATTERS: Canadian CEOs are optimistic in this KPMG survey - with digital as key to success.

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The State of Online Grocery in France & U.S. via @KantarWorldpanel

The State of Online Grocery in France & U.S. via @KantarWorldpanel | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The State of Online Grocery in the U.S.

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WHY IT MATTERS: good to compare France and US online grocery retail to show how much behind we are in north America...

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Groceries Trail Other Categories in Transition to Online @Statista

Groceries Trail Other Categories in Transition to Online @Statista | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

This chart shows the online share of total sales in the United States, by category.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: always good to know that store retail remains the largest solution by far in all categories but that growth at 15% or 25% means ecommerce doubles every 4-5 years.

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Digital Center of Competence must have 3 roles for successful digital transformations: align, build and network - according to @McKinsey

Digital Center of Competence must have 3 roles for successful digital transformations: align, build and network - according to @McKinsey | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

The digital center of competence (DCoC) is responsible for setting direction and ensuring that learning is widely shared. In this structure, the competence center does not have P&L responsibilities, but it does have its own budget, and each business unit (BU) owns its own internal digital initiatives. The DCoC assumes three important functions to develop products and services, build skills across BUs, and create external networks.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: when you create a digital center of competence (which McKinsey suggests and I agree in most organizations), then you must equip it with a budget (seems obvious but rarely is) and give it a goal to DELIVER (not just strategize or think, which is often the case). This is the only way you can have the DCOC be owner of its future and the transformation that comes with it.

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WHY IT MATTERS: when you create a digital center of competence (which McKinsey suggests and I agree in most organizations), then you must equip it with a budget (seems obvious but rarely is) and give it a goal to DELIVER (not just strategize or think, which is often the case). This is the only way you can have the DCOC be owner of its future and the transformation that comes with it.

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Quebec ministry of economic development has released an industry 4.0 digital transformation framework to guide manufacturing companies #goodJob #MESI @economie_quebec

Quebec ministry of economic development has released an industry 4.0 digital transformation framework to guide manufacturing companies #goodJob #MESI @economie_quebec | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

L’avènement de l’industrie 4.0 modifie les façons de faire des entreprises. Le numérique vient non seulement transformer les systèmes et les processus, mais apporte aussi des changements au sein des différentes fonctions de gestion d’entreprise. Afin de rester concurrentielles, tant les PME que les grandes organisations doivent se tourner vers les nouvelles technologies.

Farid Mheir's insight:

WHY IT MATTERS: manufacturing industry has labelled digital transformation efforts as "industry 4.0" and governments such as Quebec are providing guidance to small and medium businesses on how to do it. Well worth the read.

A direct link to the framework is here (in french): Feuille de route industrie 4.0

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