Digitalization, innovation and analytics: A year (of blogging) in review
In February of this year, we introduced the first ever CAS blog. We set out to provide weekly, short-read posts to help you cut through the hype and set strategic direction with confidence. Written by domain experts leveraging the unique content, technology and scientific expertise of CAS, we focused on topics that are most relevant to your global business strategy, including:
- Imperatives for success in sci-tech digitalization, AI and machine learning initiatives
- Tools and techniques to enhance innovation across your organization
- Emerging global science and technology trends and opportunities in pharma, specialty chemicals, cosmetics, materials science and more
As 2018 comes to a close, we highlight three of our most popular posts that best represent these topics:
Data, the cornerstone for successful digital transformation in R&D
By Christopher Barbosky
Digital technologies are evolving so quickly it's hard to keep up. It seems there are almost daily breakthroughs, with highly publicized stories of artificial intelligence (AI) doing everything from predicting cancer growth to mimicking the human brain. New applications are constantly being found in industries like healthcare, finance, transportation and many others. It is not surprising that with all of this burgeoning potential, R&D organizations are also eager to jump in, making major investments in this space. However, there is a problem. The success rate on these projects is estimated to be as low as 15 percent! Continue reading...
It's not just a haystack anymore: Why research leaders must prioritize information resource strategy to drive innovation
By Jonathan Taylor
The exponential growth in research information can drive discovery and scientific advancements in the aggregate, but it can also have negative effects on your researchers' and organization’s efficiency, as they search for the proverbial needle in the now hay-skyscraper. The volume of scientific data is now doubling every two years. In fact, it's predicted that the entire digital universe will reach 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020. That's a good thing, right? Not always. Continue reading...
How are changes in consumer preferences for natural products driving market disruption?
By Denise Ferreira, Ph.D.
March 3 marked World Wildlife Day, an annual U.N. celebration to recognize the importance of the world’s wild fauna and flora. As conservation awareness has grown over the last decade, so has the consumer preference to use natural products over synthetic chemicals whenever possible. This changing preference is driving rapid growth in the natural products sector and significant market shifts in a number of impacted industries, including food, personal care, home care and lawn and garden. Continue reading...
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