Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
May 28, 2017             Vol. 18, No. 11

In this issue

1) What are major managerial dilemmas of digital transformation?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What are major managerial dilemmas of digital transformation?

by Daniel J. Power

Managers face some difficult choices among potentially disruptive or in other ways undesirable solutions related to analyzing and using data from digital transformation initiatives. Meeting the needs of 7.4 billion people on Planet Earth is challenging and our population is growing at the rate of 1 more person every 14 seconds. Imagine a CRM system with 7.4 billion or even 74 million customers. Imagine how much food McDonald's serves every day. In a 2010 estimate, McDonald's served 1% of the world's population every day or approximately 74 million people. Digital transformation is required given the expanding global population, but changing processes and activities to use more digital technologies and implement predictive analytics and Artificial Intelligence has costs and consequences.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

05/25/2017 TrendMiner carves a niche in the predictive analytics market. Check release.

05/24/2017 Zillow launches $1 Million Zestimate competition for data scientists. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. EWG-DSS 2017 International Conference on Decision Support System Technology (ICDSST 2017), May 29-31, 2017, Namur, Belgium. Check here.

2. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2017), August 10-12, 2017, Boston, MA. Check here.


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