Category Archives: Innovation

Turning Digital Disruption Into a Building Block for Change

Turning Digital Disruption Into a Building Block for Change

Digital disruption can represent a major threat to a company – or a golden opportunity to rebuild the enterprise. At MIT CTL’s Crossroads 2017 conference on April 4, 2017, Dr. Jeanne Ross, Director and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School’s Center for Information and Systems Research, described how some companies are taking theRead More

How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare

How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare

Even as people around the globe enjoy longer, healthier and more productive lives, the rising cost of healthcare threatens to impede such progress. This is particularly troubling in the United States as Baby Boomers approaching retirement place a greater strain on an overburdened healthcare system. Policymakers and medical leaders are scrambling for innovative ways toRead More

Not Your Father’s High Street

Not Your Father’s High Street

What will retailing look like 10 years from now? Will Main Street and suburban shopping still exist? Recent announcements by household names such as Sears, Macy’s and J. C. Penney of mass store closures, and the unrelenting growth of e-commerce, do not augur well for the traditional shopping experience. But the death of bricks-and-mortar retailingRead More

MIT Adds Cellulose Ink to the Future of 3D Printing

MIT Adds Cellulose Ink to the Future of 3D Printing

Combine innovations in materials science with additive manufacturing and the outcome is likely to be new products or limitless variations on existing ones. An example is a process for using cellulose in 3D printing developed by a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). John Hart, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT,Read More

Automating Supply Chain Resilience Should Be High on Your Digital Agenda

Automating Supply Chain Resilience Should Be High on Your Digital Agenda

Substantial investments in supply chain resilience have enabled companies to vastly improve their capacity for bouncing back after a disruption. But the digitization of supply chains is introducing new demands on company operations that require a different approach to building supply chain resilience. With the benefit of digital technologies, companies are using Big Data toRead More