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Six Tips From Google on Implementing AI in Your Organization

During a talk at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Next event, Rajen Sheth, Product Manager for Google Cloud, outlined the six lessons he’s learned while implementing AI at Google and other companies.

The PGA’s First-Ever Chief Innovation Officer, Arjun Chowdri, Shares His Agenda for 2019

The PGA of America represents 29,000 golf industry professionals and also runs some of the top golf championships, like the Ryder Cup and the PGA Championship. We talk to the trade association’s Chief Innovation Officer about his plans for helping it become “a catalyst to bring innovation into the golf industry.”

AI in Healthcare: CEOs of Philips, GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthineers Talk Strategy

This year’s World Medical Innovation Forum gathered healthcare professionals together in Boston to discuss how artificial intelligence can change the industry. Read highlights from a conversation with CEOs from GE Healthcare, Philips, and Siemens Healthineers approach AI at their companies.

Bringing Star Wars to Life at Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB: Podcast

While everyone knows Star Wars and Indiana Jones, not everyone is familiar with ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment branch that builds interactive experiences using VR and AR. In this episode of Innovation Answered, we take a deep dive into ILMxLAB’s projects and ask, “What will the entertainment of the future look like?”

Inside Sam’s Club Now, an ‘Incubator Store’ in Dallas for Testing New Retail Concepts

The Sam’s Club “incubator store” in Dallas has been rigged with 700 cameras, about 400 Bluetooth locator beacons, robotics, computer vision, and a host of other technologies aimed at enhancing the retail experience while also making visits more efficient. It was created as a platform for “testing out hypotheses” about what’s possible, explains Keri Voke, a Product Manager for Innovation at Sam’s Club. We drop by for a visit.

Why Agile Retail Needs to be on Your Radar

As 2019 unfolds, physical retail is undergoing a major transformation — one characterized by freshness, nimbleness, and curation. Conversely, losing relevance is the inflexible model of old — one marked by multi-year leases, high fixed costs, and risk. Lindsay Angelo, a former strategy manager at apparel brand lululemon, explains.

TGI Fridays and AI? The Restaurant Chain’s Chief Experience Officer Explains

“Consumers are what disrupt industries — how they think and how they interact, and what they want from a brand,” says Sherif Mityas, the Chief Experience Officer of TGI Fridays.
Mityas sat down with Innovation Leader to discuss how artificial intelligence and personalization can turn occasional customers into regulars. Listen to the interview or read the transcript inside.

Four Ways Retailers are Combatting Disruption in 2019

At the National Retail Federation’s Big Show 2019, 16,000 retailers from 3,500 brands discussed how to vie for attention from customers that have access to thousands of options at their fingertips. Find out what big retail companies are working on in the age of Amazon to persist past disruption.

Innovation and Blurring Sectors: Where Will You Blur the Lines in 2019?

Contributing columnist Lindsay Angelo predicts that in 2019, the blurring of sectors will gain steam. She says we’ll see more sectors colliding and combining to create something bigger and more impactful than each could do on its own. Think co-working spaces meet retail, art meets yoga, burgers meet shoes. Where will you blur the lines in 2019?