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International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than
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The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI) began informally on September 23, 2015 at the Brookline, Massachusetts home of Gov. Michael Dukakis during his Distinguished Leadership Lecture delivered to
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VMware streamlines the journey for organizations to become digital businesses that deliver better experiences to their customers and empower employees to do their best work. Our software spans compute, cloud, networking and
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DataRobot is the category creator and leading provider of automated machine learning. Organizations worldwide use DataRobot to become AI-driven enterprises by empowering the teams they have in place to?rapidly build and deploy
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AAIH is the global advocacy organization for the advancement and use of artificial intelligence in healthcare to improve patients’ lives and create more efficient, sustainable, and accessible healthcare systems. Through
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The Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS) is a not-for-profit private foundation founded in 1981 with the goals of informing, educating, and providing resources to developers and designers of new and changing speech and
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We are a group of experts that have led several real world AI implementations. We understand the pain of automatic decision making and still maintaining high level of accuracies. Through our learnings on trickiest of implementations we at
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ABI Research provides strategic guidance for visionaries needing market foresight on the most compelling transformative technologies, which reshape workforces, identify holes in a market, create new business models and drive
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Tractica’s global market research and consulting services combine qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to provide a comprehensive view of the emerging market opportunities surrounding Artificial Intelligence,
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Most companies spend time speaking about the how and what they do, but oftentimes little thought is spent uncovering why the organization does what it does. Simon Sinek is a great organizational leadership speaker and has transformed countless companies simply by asking, “What’s your why”?
At Vidado, our Why is simple:
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COGNITIVE WORLD is an artificial intelligence think tank and knowledge hub for a growing ecosystem involved in AI transformation.
At CTOvision.com we write about technology, with a focus on topics of relevance to enterprise technologists. The blog was founded by Bob Gourley, our editor and publisher, in 2007. CTOvision has over 100 contributors in our
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Government CIO Outlook is a technology magazine based in Fremont, California that focuses on the trends, challenges, and opportunities for CIOs to deliver an efficient technology-driven services and operations in enabling
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Inside HPC: Founded on December 28, 2006, insideHPC is a blog that distills news and events in the world of HPC and presents them in bite-sized nuggets of helpfulness as a resource for supercomputing professionals. As one
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BigData: Founded on August 28, 2011, insideBIGDATA is a news outlet that distills news, strategies, products and services in the world of Big Data for data scientists as well as IT and business professionals. Our editorial
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Inventions is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original scientific research of significance concerning innovation/invention, or patent-based/extended/reviewed research papers in all fields of science,
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IoT Global Network is the ultimate intelligence platform for the global machine-to-machine communication value chain. IoT Global Network serves as an invaluable source of information for IoT decision makers in all areas of
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IoT Now - How to run an IoT enabled business. With exclusive analyst reports and specialist journalists, IoT Now is the leading global brand covering the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communications
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Pharma Tech Outlook is a monthly publication that has been a pioneer in bringing forth real-world solutions, news, product trends, solutions and many more to the subscribers. The unique learn-from-peers approach is creating
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Rethink Research is an expert in the technology, wireless, video and the internet of things (IoT) and prides itself on telling you the news you need to hear, not the news you want to hear. It offers consulting, advisory
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RioT (Rethink Internet of Things) is a forwarding-thinking collection of paid weekly research articles, focusing on IoT, automotive, utility, AI and digital transformation, and assesses the impact of events which have happened
through the week, in the world of IoT.
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predict the future of Wireless and the global broadband economy.
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