Category Archives: Education

How Best Buy, The New York Times, And John Deere Have Become Digital Leaders

Peter High interviews Sunil Gupta, Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. They discuss the differences between an ecosystem or platform strategy, and a product strategy, the four major areas companies must evaluate when making a digital transformation, the importance of senior executives leading cultural change and giving employees the resources to continually learn, among other topics

How 174 Year Old Pearson Is Developing The Netflix Of Education

Peter High interviews, Albert Hitchcock, the Chief Operating and Technology Officer at Pearson. They discuss the skills revolution taking place in the workplace, Pearson’s digital transformation centered around switching to a single platform for users and transitioning from data centers to the public cloud, how Pearson is building AI and machine learning capabilities to transform all aspects of the business, among other topics.

MIT Team Overcomes Major Hurdle To Improve Self-Driving Cars

Peter High speaks with Daniela Rus, director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) about MapLite, a framework developed by Rus and her colleagues that allows self-driving cars to drive on roads they’ve never been on before without 3-D maps.

IT Influencers Series Summary in Forbes

This page is the hub to the ongoing IT Influencers series in Forbes
Peter High discusses innovation and the driving forces in the backgrounds of some of the most influential members in the IT space.

Theodor Forselius and Larry Sanger, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Information Officer of Everipedia

Peter High interviews Theodor Forselius, Chief Executive Officer of Everipedia and Larry Sanger Chief Information Officer of Everipedia. They discuss the Everipedia’s blockchain-based business model, Larry’s role in co-founding Wikipedia, the differences between Everipedia and Wikipedia, among other topics.

Yoshua Bengio, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Montreal, Co-Founder of Element AI

In this interview, Yoshua Bengio, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, and World Class Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Supervised verses unsupervised deep learning
  • The heart of deep learning: disentangled representations
  • The genesis and mission of Element AI
  • Exploratory AI research verses applied AI research
  • The development of the Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms (MILA)
  • The significance Yoshua places on supportive and collaborative cultures
  • The evolution of AI in Montreal
  • Yoshua’s concerns bout lethal autonomous weapons (LAWs)

Andrew Moore, Dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University

In this interview, Andrew Moore, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, and World Class Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The genesis of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science
  • The history of artificial intelligence
  • Aspects of human intelligence that have been automated to date
  • The impact of automation on jobs
  • Automated personal assistants as the predictor for the future eminent AI company
  • CMU’s strategies for retaining faculty talent
  • The two distinct safety concerns of AI
  • The supportive relationship between Pittsburgh’s government, universities, and tech and manufacturing companies

Roger Martin, Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute

Roger Martin has been a leading strategist and consultant for many years. He is consigliere to CEOs of many multi-billion dollar enterprises. He also spent a decade and a half as the dean of the Rotman School of Management in Toronto, a post he took as an act of patriotism in the hopes of creating Canada’s first world-class business school. (He achieved that goal.)
In this interview, he reflects on the future of social democracy, and posits that economic shifts have transpired that have altered the viability of the American Dream.

Andrew Ng, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of Coursera

In this interview, Andrew Ng discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, and World Class IT Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Andrew’s unique, evolving, and passion-driven career path
  • The impact of AI on existing industries
  • Recommendations for CIOs and CEOs starting their AI journey
  • Advantages of implementing a centralized AI org structure
  • Opportunities for smaller organizations to leverage AI
  • How lifelong learning can minimize jobs displaced through AI
  • The importance of building strong teams and cultures
  • Key cultural components for success: work ethic and lifelong leaning
  • Chinese verses US business culture

CIO Leads Transformation at Denison University

Dena Speranza, CIO of Denision University
The CIO of Denison University reveals why becoming more agile is essential and how the school is developing an infrastructure that is scalable and secure.