Innovation & Disruption

Innovation is reimagining the traditional modalities of well – almost everything. No industry, organization, or space is sheltered from disruption in the digital economy, so whether an incumbent or disruptor it’s best to be prepared for a world of constant change.

Scaling Generative AI in the Enterprise – A Fireside Conversation with Bratin Saha

Since the launch of ChatGPT, GenAI has taken center stage, prompting business leaders to explore its potential for creating value. In a recent stimulating discussion featuring Bratin Saha, Iavor Bojinov, and Edward McFowland III, the conversation delved deep into the radical potential of GenAI and its seismic impact on businesses.

The Impact of Innovation Contests in Federally Qualified Health Centers

The following insights are derived from a recent Assembly talk featuring Olivia Jung, PHD, and Andrea Dorbu, MPH on Innovation Contests in Federally Qualified Health Centers in the United States. In this talk, Andrea and Olivia discussed a research project that they conducted across 54 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the United States to […]

From Data to AI: Maximizing Organizational Value Through Effective Operating Models

The following insights are derived from a recent Assembly talk featuring Samir Sharma, the CEO of datazuum.  

In this talk, Samir emphasizes the importance of connecting data strategy with business objectives via a detailed discussion of operating models, which are structured frameworks or organizational approaches that govern how an organization manages and utilizes its data analytics and related processes. Samir draws from his expertise in organizational psychology to highlight the challenges organizations face in embedding data and analytics into their core practices and considers the critical role of talent, systems, processes, and upskilling in building a successful operating model.

See table for a summary of the five types of operating models Samir discussed in this talk along with the advantages and challenges that come with adopting each model in a business setting.

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How COVID is pushing tech to revamp sports

Tech has had an impact on sports for years, but the pandemic outbreak pushed this transformation to new heights. Here’s how athletes, fans, and managers are being changed by COVID-19.

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Mental health’s technological imperative — through the pandemic and beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused increased rates of depression and anxiety in the US. However, recent innovations with artificial intelligence have the opportunity to change the way mental health care is managed, even beyond this time.

Interplanetary Economics

Interplanetary economics: it’s time to run the numbers

How economically viable is it to
mine a commodity from outer space? In this case, the sky may be the limit.

Aging in America and what it means for technology

Since aging is a predictable reality, tech designers should think broadly about creating solutions for different generations.

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Leading through disruption

Sad but true: most companies’ digital transformation efforts fail due to “internal resistance to change.”

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