What will humans do when machines can do almost everything? #AI #Robotics #jobs #WhatIsWork #economics

Artificial intelligence experts predict that intelligent and semi-intelligent autonomous systems — such as self-driving cars and autonomous drones — "will march into our society" in the next two to three years, with driving expected to be fully automated in 25 years, a panel of experts said at a 13 February news briefing at the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting.

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So now you call it Unified Commerce… #retail #trend #ItsMarketing

Unified Commerce  to me appears to be when one uses an OMS as it should be used, as the single source of the truth. The truth for customer, product, inventory, pricing & promotion, tax, auth transactions, and shipping. In this case, existing enterprise systems are integrated in to the OMS using an enterprise bus like IBM Integration Bus (IIB) that does the enterprise systems to OMS data translations.

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Why Big Companies Keep Failing: The Stack Fallacy #innovation #disruption #retail #leadership by @anshublog

This is a great read and thought on how empathy needs to be an foundational part of any successful advance in to new products areas, which are enabled by your current core offering. Stack fallacy has caused many companies to attempt to capture new markets and fail spectacularly. When you see a database company thinking apps are easy, that's Stack fallacy...

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A different approach to developing engaging shopper experiences. #Retail #Leadership

Retailers are too caught up with trying to implement services or software to achieve a particular omnichannel capability. None of it is differentiating, but more status-quo in this new retailing world. I believe that retailers should look at the creation of experiences the same way that consumer tech companies develop software and hardware...with an eye on consumer needs and with a product management hat on. I presented this in 2013 at the annual meeting of The International Association of Clothing Design Executives.

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