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Jun 29, 2020
Why the Distinction Between Deep Learning and Deep Thinking Matters
Often flooded by shallow media reports and not-so-credible sci-fi movies, we're led to have a muddy understanding of AI. It can be hard to find a real holistic engagement with AI that goes beyond its most immediately-appealing elements. It's only by engaging with its history and its contemporary developments, however, that we can grasp its full potential. Because it is so often used as a vague umbrella term, it helps to get specific and ask the right questions. Thankfully, we can count on the insights of AI-expert, university lecturer, and writer Piero Scaruffi to help us do exactly that. His extraordinary output over the past decades has made him one of the most powerful voices in the field of AI throughout the globe. In this episode of the CCC Talks, he tells us why it's crucial to differentiate deep learning from deep thinking. As importantly, he reveals the role that the Humanities can play in a thorough analysis of AI. This is an unmissable episode.
Jun 15, 2020
The Road to Mass Adoption of Blockchain
The disruptive potential of Blockchain is, as of 2020, already very well established. In order for Blockchain to reach maturity and be successful, however, there are still some major obstacles to be surpassed. The matter of 'trust' is one of such concerns yet to be appropriately addressed. Ironically, there is a widespread unawareness that Blockchain is built on providing trust and transparency. This arises, in part, due to a lack of understanding of Blockchain. Most organizations are still far from knowing what it is, what it does and how it can benefit them. John deVadoss, President and Head of Development of Neo Blockchain, Partner at Outliers Fund and Board Member for InterWork Alliance, helps us gain some clarity on this topic. What can organizations do to gain competitive advantage from Blockchain? What success cases of Blockchain use are there? These are only some of the questions John tackles in this captivating episode of CCC Talks. Don't miss it.
Jun 1, 2020
The Overlooked Sides of Digital Transformation
It's not always easy to find an expert with a holistic understanding of the digital transformation process. Communicating the implications of technological advancements in lay-terms can be a big challenge. We are constantly hearing about new innovations, acronyms, and complex jargon. The concept of "organizational velocity" and "multi-cloud environments" may sound interesting. But what does that mean to the common user? Not everyone has deep technical knowledge on such topics. How can they relate the content of this information to their day-to-day work? Stepping outside the box and looking in the broader scheme of things, can help to get insightful knowledge. B2B thought leader, top technology influencer, and industry insider, Evan Kirstel, is our guest in this episode of CCC Talks. In it, he discusses lesser-known sides of technologies such as Cloud, IoT, and Blockchain. On top of that, Evan examines the role of technology in the transition to remote working that marked the year.
May 18, 2020
Taking the Headache out of IoT
IoT may reveal to be more important than the Internet itself. Its market is expected to reach USD 1,102.6 billion (yes, billion!) by 2026 and an increasing number of professionals are upskilling themselves in this field. Yet, there’s room for organizations to be more daring. Even some major players are somewhat reticent toward leading serious IoT initiatives. This arises from an inadequate understanding of how IoT can easily solve issues that would take a much longer time to be addressed using traditional methods. In this episode of CCC Talks, the coordinator of the biggest EU co-funded project on IoT, Alessandro Bassi, discusses some of the main pain points associated with IoT implementation and its potential to drastically affect the lives of millions.
May 4, 2020
The Role of Technology in Talent Management
Technology and the field of human resources were for up until very recently, seldom seen as being tightly interlinked. To effectively lead and manage talent in today’s global organizations, however, it's no longer possible to ignore the value of people analytics in business strategy and planning. The future of work is in fact, being largely determined by the development of technologies such as AI. Without putting aside the importance of the human element, the biggest experts in the field are using technology to foster cultures of innovation and develop meaningful experiences in workplaces. In this episode of CCC Talks, Anna Tavis, Clinical Associate Professor and Academic Director of Human Capital Management at NYU SPS explores how technology can help us develop innovative approaches to Talent and Organizations and discover a higher purpose for the next economy.
Apr 20, 2020
The Subtleties of AI Implementation
More often than not, discussions surrounding Artificial Intelligence are abstract and more focused on hypothetical scenarios and intention than on actual real-life experiences. No one questions the merit of continuing these conversations. It's becoming increasingly important, however, to keep an eye on how it is already being implemented. What is the correct approach to successfully put AI in place and what steps need to be taken into account? While there is no one way to answer this question, there are nuances that only experienced professionals who have undergone multiple projects from start to finish are capable of identifying. In this episode of CCC Talks, Muriel Schepper, Founder of Applied AI, Co-founder of AI-training.nl, Project Manager at Media Perspectives and Program Manager at Gemeente Hengelo, discusses some of the subtleties that often go overlooked in an introduction to the charming complexities of AI implementation.
Apr 6, 2020
The Digital Transformation Journey: Challenges & Considerations
The more we find ourselves dwelling on the benefits of digitalization, the more a thorough understanding of its challenges is due. How can we possibly simultaneously manage legacy and new IT? What do we need to consider besides architecture, resiliency, scalability, agility, and security? Some organizations need to ask themselves these questions. Others, however, should be asking entirely different ones. It is crucial, then, to know what needs to be considered. Only then can solution strategies be explored to fully leverage the great enabling potential of technologies such as Cloud computing. In this episode of CCC Talks, Ken Wilson, Head of Operations, Property Management Systems (PMS) at Amadeus, helps us do exactly that. By bringing to the table various valuable insights from his experience in the travel industry, Ken leaves us with an understanding of why it is important to stop and reflect on the processes associated with digital transformations.
Mar 16, 2020
The Digital Brick and Mortar Experience
The so-called retail apocalypse has been in everyone's lips since the start of the 2010s. We haven't witnessed, however, physical stores being entirely replaced by e-Commerce. In fact, even Amazon is opening stores. Sure, the days of just putting products on the shelves are over and stores are increasingly incorporating digital elements so to create memorable experiences for their customers. Change is to be expected. But exactly how is technology helping innovators reimagine retail? In this episode of CCC Talks, Trevor Sumner, CEO at Perch, explores the topic of the digitalization of the brick and mortar experience in a lively conversation on the disrupting, yet, enabling nature of technology in the retail industry.
Feb 13, 2020
The Power and Promise of AI
Some ask themselves what the impact of automation will be on white-collar workers. Others prefer focusing on improving ROI in AI. But everyone appears to be unclear about what AI exactly entails and the extent to which it already is affecting the lives and work of millions. More important than seeking quick answers to everyday questions is to ask the right tough questions first. In this episode of CCC Talks, Daniel Faggella sheds some light on the topic. It is discussed how AI is currently affecting individuals and organizations worldwide, how it is going to evolve as well as what its implications are. Daniel is the founder of Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research, a market research company focused on the ROI of AI in business.
Jan 30, 2020
The Technology of Humans
Organizations have grabbed on to technologies and ran with it based on their particular culture, structure as well as the skillset and capabilities of their people. The further they go, the more conscious they seem to become of the importance of the human side of the business. How are they responding to this and why is this paramount for businesses' growth? In this episode of CCC Talks, Simone Jo Moore explains how businesses should embrace emotional intelligence without fearing the triumph of the heart over the head.
Jan 9, 2020
Responding to Organizational Trauma
When humans are faced with a traumatic experience, our brains kick in with survival mechanisms. These mechanisms are the familiar fight or flight response, but can also include the freeze response - which occurs when we are terrified or feel that there is no chance of escape. The communication, coordination, and decision-making skills needed to battle this are amongst the most sought-after skills. In our latest episode of CCC Talks, Matt Stratton explains how and why you should seek to remedy trauma.
Dec 16, 2019
The CCC Digital Skills Survey
There is a new industrial revolution happening. Some refer to it as Industry 4.0. Others refer to it as the ‘The Digital Age’. Whatever it is called, there is a new revolution happening, driven by an amazing evolution in technology which supports a world now underpinned by software. What can be said with confidence is that adopting technology alone will not lead to a direct change in attitudes, behaviors, and culture on its own. So, are organizations focused too much on technology change? Worse still, is the focus on technology change for the sake of technology change?