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Digital Experience Initiative (dXi)

The Future of Work: Adapt or Be Left Behind

Post by David Finger A global pool of on-demand talent is now available at our fingertips creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and corporations alike. With with this new opportunity comes new managerial, technical, and social challenges. Organizations must figure out how to best utilize the global workforce, from hiring to management, or be overtaken by those who…

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Virtual Reality: What’s the Opportunity for 21st Century Education?

Post by Adam Sanders Although virtual reality (VR) has sparked the imaginations of inventors and researchers for decades, the primary enabling technology, the head-mounted display (HMD) has been unwieldy, expensive, and limited in terms of options. That changed in 2016, “the year of virtual reality,” when five different companies released consumer-aimed HMDs, that could provide…

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How Technology is Reshaping Our Dining Experiences

Post by Melissa Castro Experiential Eating Dining experiences have traditionally included a delicious meal paired with impeccable customer service and a nice ambiance. We can agree this was true a decade ago, but the tables have turned and the stakes are much higher now. Eating out is no longer a simple activity. Today, it requires…

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Blockchain Is Not Magic

Post by Douglas Antin Wait…What’s Blockchain Again? Ok, so maybe you or someone you know could use a brief explanation on what blockchain is again. Blockchain enables peer to peer (P2P) transactions using complex math with a lot of computing power (cryptographic functions) to remove the need for a middleman to enforce the transaction. Removing…

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Creative Arts and Digital Transformation

Post by Danielle Krcmar, Associate Director of Visual Arts Did you know that an actress, Hedy Lamar, and a composer, George Antheil, are the inventors responsible for the signal technology which ensures that your cell phone messages can’t be easily intercepted? The encryption technology known as frequency hopping was far ahead of its time, patented…

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Collegiate Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Computing

Calling all Babson female students whose technical contribution to projects demonstrates a high level of creativity and potential impact! Applications for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Collegiate Award are now open. Recipients of the award will receive up to $10,000 in cash, a trip to the 2018 NCWIT Summit, computing resources,…

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5 Digital Super Powers: An Approach to Sustainability with Digital Technologies

Post by Ruben Mancha and Sinan Erzurumlu Digital technologies such as cloud computing, analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), blockchain, mobile computing, and augmented reality are bringing unprecedented connectivity to the company, its customers, partners, and even competitors. These fast-evolving and increasingly complementary technologies are poised to work together with high efficiency in the…

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The Irresistible Rise of Internet of Things

Post by Sinan Erzurumlu The next industrial revolution is knocking at your door. Is your company ready for it? The new industry is spurred by interconnected digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, sophisticated sensors, the Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, and mobile devices. IoT in these technologies is poised to bring a level of unprecedented…