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Cognitive Computing Applications in the Enterprise

Companies are seeing a great deal of excitement about enterprise cognitive computing applications—but not yet a lot of impact from them. There is a lack of understanding around how such applications can contribute to a company’s business objectives and the challenges associated with implementation.

Learn more about enterprise cognitive computing applications in the newly released MIT CISR paper by Monideepa Tarafdar, Cynthia M. Beath, and Jeanne W. Ross: “Enterprise Cognitive Computing Applications: Opportunities and Challenges.”

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The 2017 MIT CISR Annual
Research Forum

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Come to the Annual Research Forum to learn firsthand and discuss the findings of MIT CISR’s 2017 research. Topics at this patron/sponsor-only event will include digital and data-driven business transformation, impacts of employee experience, competitive innovation portfolios, and more.

Highlights of the event will include:

Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, will deliver the faculty keynote. Andrew is the co-author of Machine|Platform|Crowd and The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.

Peter Weill of MIT CISR will describe digital business transformation pathways that produce
a future-ready company.

Jeanne Ross of MIT CISR will reveal
the latest from her research on designing
a digital organization.

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• Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)
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• GlaxoSmithKline (UK)
• OCP S.A.  

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