Soundbites

cybersecurity standards
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Recent calls from Federal IT leaders for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to implement stricter cybersecurity standards and enhance collaboration have given rise to a pressing question: How can sectors of critical infrastructure effectively shield themselves from the growing wave of cyber threats through actionable and enforceable cybersecurity practices? Drawing on his experience […]

AI and Value-Based Care
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In the evolving landscape of healthcare, the intersection of AI and value-based care has emerged as a pivotal strategy to enhance patient outcomes, reduce costs, and support healthcare professionals. This approach, emphasizing the quadruple aim of better access, lower costs, higher quality, and workforce support, is increasingly relevant in today’s high-stress healthcare environments. Geoffrey Roche, […]

spatial computing
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Spatial computing, Wi-FI, and other technology advancements are bringing the promise of connected living to new and exciting possibilities. Smart cities are becoming a reality in urban development, driven by technologies like 5G, AI, IoT, and blockchain. These advancements promise to transform urban living into greener, more efficient, and inclusive spaces, addressing challenges like […]

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The demand and implementation of advanced AV technologies is creating a rise in complexities for critical control rooms. In effect, this is gradually shaping the professional AV industry and this year, the several AV markets are expected to see growth. Chris Carver, the US Coordinator at ICCRA, provided some explanation into the challenges and […]

intellectual property in the AI era
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In the wake of The New York Times’ lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft for allegedly using its content without compensation, the media industry faces a pivotal moment in defining the value of its intellectual property in the AI era. This legal action underscores a growing concern: How should media outlets be compensated for the […]

Business Services

b2b content creation
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Is storytelling in B2B sales an art or a science? Perhaps the art of sales is in the storytelling, and telling that story to make an impact is the science. In the fast-paced world of B2B sales, the convergence of content creation and performance skills is no longer a novelty but a necessity. As […]

CPI Report
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The battle to reign in the economy continues in 2024. Inflation continues to be top of mind as the first Consumer Price Index (CPI) report of 2024 was released this month. According to the report, Americans experienced a 3.4% increase in the cost of living compared to the beginning of 2023. The numbers […]

Education & EdTech

chronic absenteeism
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Chronic absenteeism in U.S. schools has notably increased, with about 14.7 million students, or 29.7%, missing at least 10% of their school days during the 2021-2022 academic year, a significant rise from pre-pandemic levels. This issue, impacting student learning and performance, stems from a variety of causes including transportation issues and personal circumstances. To […]

Energy

safe infrastructure
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As the world grapples with the dual challenges of climate change and energy security, nuclear energy emerges as a pivotal solution, sparking a global dialogue on its accelerated adoption and the development of innovative, safe infrastructure. Amidst increasing environmental concerns and the quest for energy independence, countries and companies worldwide are making strategic commitments […]

Engineering & Construction

cold & self-storage construction
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The industry doesn’t need tea leaves to determine the leading cold & self-storage construction trends in 2024; they only need to listen to the experts. The self-storage sector, adapting to changing demands and a cooling housing market, has become a resilient performer in real estate, with trends showing a shift towards stability and a […]

Food & Beverage

AI and robotics
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The QSR (quick service restaurant) industry is undergoing a significant transformation driven by AI and robotics automation advancements. Among those leading the charge, Domino’s Pizza is launching its own strategy for evolving its operations and customer service ecosystem to take advantage of robotics, AI-powered software, and more proactive tools that elevate the Domino’s experience. […]

Healthcare

decentralized at-home care
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Decentralized At-Home Care in the U.S. is pivotal towards achieving equitable healthcare outcomes. Through the ability to leverage advancements like 5G to enhance service delivery and accessibility, this model, emphasizing at-home care, is emerging as a cornerstone for a more efficient and patient-centric approach, addressing the disparities inherent in traditional healthcare settings. As part […]

AI and Value-Based Care
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In the evolving landscape of healthcare, the intersection of AI and value-based care has emerged as a pivotal strategy to enhance patient outcomes, reduce costs, and support healthcare professionals. This approach, emphasizing the quadruple aim of better access, lower costs, higher quality, and workforce support, is increasingly relevant in today’s high-stress healthcare environments. Geoffrey Roche, […]

value-based care in 2024
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The healthcare landscape is transforming, with artificial intelligence (AI) playing a pivotal role in advancing value-based care in 2024. Precision medicine, a cornerstone of VBC (value-based care), is being scaled up through innovative technologies, enabling healthcare delivery organizations to provide more individualized care by analyzing detailed aspects of a person’s health and environment. Despite […]

Hospitality

hospitality industry experts talk 2024
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The hospitality industry is on the brink of transformation as it faces 2024 and technology is going to be a major factor in that change. Last year’s challenges, including the muted growth in the U.S. hotel market, have paved the way for innovative strategies to enhance hotel performance. Where did 2023 leave the hospitality […]

Industrial IoT

future of smart cities
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How is technology transforming to meet the future of smart cities head-on? Helsinki, Riyadh, and Shanghai offer a glimpse into this evolution, each adopting unique strategies powered by cutting-edge technology. Helsinki’s smart city blueprint intertwines technological innovation with societal and environmental objectives, creating a hub for collaborative innovation. Riyadh’s ambitious project, a partnership between […]

spatial computing
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Spatial computing, Wi-FI, and other technology advancements are bringing the promise of connected living to new and exciting possibilities. Smart cities are becoming a reality in urban development, driven by technologies like 5G, AI, IoT, and blockchain. These advancements promise to transform urban living into greener, more efficient, and inclusive spaces, addressing challenges like […]

Pro AV

Mission-critical technologies
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The aging U.S. power grid is grappling with surging power demand. More industries are digitalizing and in turn adding layers of service, infrastructure, and data analytics relying on heavy electricity generation; it’s clear the U.S. power grid is in for a tough ride. Even just looking at the adoption of consumer and commercial electrical […]

Apple Vision Pro
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Apple Vision Pro, the latest entrant in the mixed-reality headset market, has quickly become a focal point for developers and users, boasting over 1,000 apps designed to harness its unique spatial computing capabilities. Despite its hefty price tag of $3,499, reviews of the device hail it as the best mixed-reality headset available, albeit a […]

AV market verticals
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After a somewhat disappointing 2023 in the Pro AV industry, look for several AV market verticals to lead the way to a successful 2024. In a recent report by AVIXA, the Pro AV Sales Index (AVI-S) for December 2023 showed a promising increase, ending the year at 60.4, a figure close to the previous […]

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The demand and implementation of advanced AV technologies is creating a rise in complexities for critical control rooms. In effect, this is gradually shaping the professional AV industry and this year, the several AV markets are expected to see growth. Chris Carver, the US Coordinator at ICCRA, provided some explanation into the challenges and […]

Retail

Online-to-Offline tracking
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In the dynamic landscape of retail, Google’s impending phase-out of third-party cookies in 2024 marks a pivotal moment, urging brands and retailers to rethink their marketing strategies with a focus on improving online-to-offline tracking. This significant shift, discussed in depth on the latest episode of Experts Talk hosted by Daniel Litwin, Voice of B2B […]

social commerce
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As we enter 2024, the Western social commerce sector is undergoing a significant transformation. In the United States, around 36% of internet users are now participating in social buying, with platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and Meta at the forefront. This sector is projected to reach a market value of $100 billion by 2025. This […]

Experts Talk: Navigating 2023's Holiday Retail Supply Chain Challenges
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In the dynamic world of retail, the holiday season is a litmus test for the industry’s adaptability and resilience. With the rise of e-commerce and changing consumer behaviors, retailers face the challenge of balancing inventory management, fulfillment strategies, and technological integration. A recent surge in online shopping, coupled with fluctuating consumer trends, has put […]

Sciences

space economy
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Tourism, increasing commercialization, technology innovations, and sustainable operations will all play a critical role in the 2024 space economy. The space industry witnessed remarkable achievements and ambitious plans in 2023, setting the stage for an even more dynamic 2024. A record-breaking 207 successful orbital launches in 2023, with the U.S. leading the charge with […]

Software & Technology

cybersecurity defenses
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In an era where cyber threats loom larger and more sophisticated, the urgency to bolster national cybersecurity defenses has never been more critical. With government watchdogs highlighting gaps in performance measures and cost assessments, and recent breaches underscoring vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, the stakes are high. How can the U.S. align its cybersecurity strategies […]

cybersecurity standards
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Recent calls from Federal IT leaders for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to implement stricter cybersecurity standards and enhance collaboration have given rise to a pressing question: How can sectors of critical infrastructure effectively shield themselves from the growing wave of cyber threats through actionable and enforceable cybersecurity practices? Drawing on his experience […]

AI tools
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The future of AI Tools, content ownership, fair use, business practices, and copyright laws could all depend on a legal battle that is shaping up to be one of the most important of the twenty-first century. In a landmark lawsuit, the New York Times has sued OpenAI and Microsoft, alleging copyright infringement by using […]

intellectual property in the AI era
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In the wake of The New York Times’ lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft for allegedly using its content without compensation, the media industry faces a pivotal moment in defining the value of its intellectual property in the AI era. This legal action underscores a growing concern: How should media outlets be compensated for the […]

Sports & Entertainment

fan engagement
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Fan engagement is up in the NFL; it’s high time College Football joined the party. The NFL marked an unprecedented achievement in the 2023-2024 season by securing 93 of the top 100 most-watched TV broadcasts in the US, a feat not matched by any other sport. This surge in popularity underscores the NFL’s crucial […]

Transportation

experts discuss the state of rideshare and gig economy industries
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The bustling world of rideshare and gig economy, such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash, has allowed convenience to hit the roads. However, safety has emerged as a growing concern. Late last year, a DoorDash driver in Washington D.C., narrowly escaped death after being shot in the back. And it was not an isolated incident […]