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Ideas Made to Matter Artificial Intelligence

How to create successful artificial intelligence programs

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Many AI programs do not generate business gains. New research finds the key to success is scientific, application, and stakeholder consistency.

Jan 6, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Diversity

Former US CTO: Why inclusive work leads to better outcomes

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Ex-Google exec Megan Smith says an inclusive work climate leads to better business, research, and impact outcomes. Here are 4 ways to achieve that goal.

Nov 9, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Data

How ‘data sharing 2.0’ helps firms create value

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Sharing data within a company is vital to creating value. Curated content, designated channels, and repeatable controls are the ways to achieve "data sharing 2.0."

Nov 4, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter The Bias Cut

This R&D officer champions alternative career paths

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Metals and mining expert Angelique Adams created The Lady Visitor Project to support women in male-dominated STEM industries.

Aug 17, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Coronavirus

How a simple calculator and job portal are fighting COVID-19

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A group of MIT Sloan faculty and students are using analytics to help senior homes stock up on protective gear and fill health care support roles.

Jun 8, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter My Idea Made to Matter

This CEO gets ideas from ‘inside out’ and ‘outside in’

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New ideas at TIAA are developed ‘outside in,’ ‘inside out,’ and with a purpose — financial well-being and retirement security for the organization’s clients.

May 13, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter My Idea Made to Matter

Why collaboration should be the rule, not the exception

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SPACE10’s Mikkel Christopher embraces crowdsourced innovation and everyday epiphanies.

Apr 8, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Design

3 things IKEA’s SPACE10 isn’t

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And what SPACE10 teaches us about innovation.

Mar 31, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Consumer Products

How Talbots embraces omnichannel sales

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The women’s fashion retailer is doubling down on catalogs and making stores the center of the customer experience.

Mar 9, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Innovation

How to master two different digital transformations

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Becoming digital isn’t the same as digitization. Here’s how to handle both digital transformations.

Mar 3, 2020
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