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Artificial Intelligence is Scarier than the Dark: Here’s Why

By Joni Roylance and Brian Clements One of the smartest minds in technology, Elon Musk, is terrified of robots. This is the guy who’s referred to as the “modern day Iron Man,” and he is worried about robots walking the streets and shooting down humans. His sentiments sound an alarm on the rise of technology, the very industry from which he has built his empire. In fairness, we should clarify that robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are not one in the…

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Design Thinking Technology

Why HR is Going to Be at the Centre of Corporate Disruption in 2017

Big corporations are entering a new era in workforce management; employee expectations are on the rise and as a result, companies are placing more importance on providing for and interacting with employees, in a more personal way. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the HR software industry is a $14 billion colossus, with firms implementing new ways to make the our working day as enjoyable and productive as possible. Figure 1: Deals and Dollar Investment Sizes (CB Insights, 2016)…

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Technology

A Culture of Digital Blog Series: Act Like a Lean Startup (Part Three)

Paul Welty, Sparks Grove Senior Technology Director, is blogging about cultural attributes of digital organizations over on True North. In the third installment of this three-part series, Paul explains how organizations can take principles from lean startups to uniquely tackle an enterprise-wide digitization. Read the latest post, “A Culture of Digital Blog Series: Act Like a Lean Startup (Part Three)” on North Highland’s blog. Missed part two of the series? Check it out here: “A Culture of Digital Blog Series:…

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Technology

A Culture of Digital Blog Series: The Case for Moving Digital Leadership from IT to the CEO (Part Two)

Our Senior Technology Director, Paul Welty, is blogging about cultural attributes of digital organizations over on True North. In the second of this three-part series, Paul shares his thoughts on inspiring your organization’s leadership to get on board with digitization. Read the latest post, “A Culture of Digital Blog Series: The Case for Moving Digital Leadership from IT to the CEO (Part Two)” on North Highland’s blog. Missed Paul’s first post? Check it out here: “A Culture of Digital Blog…

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Technology

A Culture of Digital Blog Series: The Silos that Stifle Digitization (Part One)

Our Senior Technology Director, Paul Welty, is blogging about cultural attributes of digital organizations over on True North. In the first of this three-part series, Paul shares insights on breaking through silos and the top three obstacles to conquer in order to digitize your organization. Read his post, “A Culture of Digital Blog Series: The Silos that Stifle Digitization (Part One)” on North Highland’s blog and to learn more check out the latest Technology & Digital white paper, “Business at…

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Human Experience Technology

The Beacon: Enabled Retail Customer Journey

Beacons provide new opportunities for brands to offer proximity-based experiences beyond the mobile screen. This innovative technology can increase the value and relevance of messaging in all channels, and provide new insights into customer behavior. HOW BEACON TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE RETAIL SHOPPING EXPERIENCE The widespread adoption of smartphones and the rise of wearable technology is leading to rapid changes in retail consumer behavior. Retail brands that can offer engaging and seamless experiences across the ever-increasing array of channels, both…

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