If the last few years have taught us anything it’s this: business disruptions are not rare events. They are the norm. Today’s business leaders are grappling with logistics nightmares, economic upheaval, evolving consumer preferences, rapid technological advancements, regulatory changes, and armed conflicts. While it’s not possible to plan for every
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The biggest challenges of our time won’t be solved in silos. To tackle complex problems, we’ll need ideas, perspectives, resilience and innovation rising from cross-sector collaboration and partnership. SAS recently hosted the 2023 Concordia United States Summit, a collaborative dialogue among public, private and nonprofit organizations designed to spur activities
As the holiday season approaches, businesses may be bracing for what’s been all too common in recent years – supply chain disruption. Retail and consumer goods industries have been hit with disruptions from every direction: profound shifts in consumer preferences, materials shortages, weather events, and geopolitical activities, to name just
Steam engines sparked the first Industrial Revolution, electricity energized the second, and early automation and the assembly line powered the third. Now, the fourth (often called smart manufacturing) is being shaped by artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, the internet and real-time data. Smart technologies are transforming manufacturing. It starts on the
The massive disruptions of the last few years have made clear how critical it is for businesses to be resilient. Some companies flexed successfully with the changes, while others have struggled to keep up. If you’re wondering how your company can boost its resilience for the road ahead, you’re not
In an increasingly interconnected world, geopolitical events in one region can cause a ripple effect across global supply chains. Due to technical complexity and the concentration of large manufacturers in the Asia Pacific region, the semiconductor supply chain is especially vulnerable to disruptions. In fact, more than 65% of the
Today, a business disruption can stem from just about any type of event — a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, economic pressures, critical skillset shortages or changes in market or investor evaluation criteria. Only resilient companies can ride out the turbulence and quickly bounce back. But with the ongoing pace of change, making
AI – just like humans – can carry biases. Unchecked bias can perpetuate power imbalances and marginalize vulnerable communities. Recognizing the potential for bias is one of the first steps toward responsible innovation. Doing so allows users to include diverse needs and perspectives in building inclusive and robust products. Through
As organizations embrace AI, they often handle large volumes of data that power AI systems. Handling data appropriately includes implementing adequate privacy policies and security measures to protect it. Doing so prevents accidental exposure and ensures ethical data use. AI technology often uses sensitive data for creating, training and utilizing models.
As AI rapidly advances over the next several years, I’ve been fortunate to have an active role in helping to guide a responsible path forward when it comes to technology’s impact on our daily lives. Currently, this role includes serving as Vice President for the SAS Data Ethics Practice, as an
Resilienz-Selbsttest: Fragenkatalog um eine grobe Selbst-Einschätzung zu bekommen, wie es um die Widerstandsfähigkeit bestellt ist.
I see the term resilience in a lot of business literature these days. Intuitively, it makes sense. After a pandemic, global supply chain disruptions and resulting economic fragility, executives understandably consider adaptability, durability and how best to operate with a strength of character – all attributes that define resilience. Many
In 2023, businesses recognize the need to be resilient. With the global disruptions we’ve faced over the last few years, and continuing disruptions and instabilities, the need for organizational resilience has never been clearer. By building resiliency, organizations can adapt to changing circumstances, maintain stability and minimize damage from unexpected events.
In today's world, data-driven systems make significant decisions across industries. While these systems can bring many benefits, they can also foster distrust by obscuring how decisions are made. Therefore, transparency within data driven systems is critical to responsible innovation. Transparency requires clear, explainable communication. Since transparency helps people understand how
The last few years have been full of disruption. As a leader, there were days when it felt like all I did was find ways to solve the latest unprecedented problem. While things have certainly stabilized since the early days of the pandemic, business hardly feels “as usual.” The recent
Given the headlines each week, it is clear that global disruption and economic volatility are not slowing down. At the same time, information overload is far exceeding human capacity. Despite these pressures, business goals remain the same: improve revenue, increase margins, operate more efficiently and meet customer expectations. So, how do
The SAS Resiliency Rules report explores the global resiliency landscape. This report highlights country-specific findings about the ongoing market challenges, the difference between an importance in attaining resiliency versus perceived resiliency, and the principles companies need to follow to drive business resiliency. Our research defines resiliency as the ability of
In June 2020, we announced our strategic partnership with Microsoft to help our joint customers address their most critical analytical challenges with SAS® Viya® on Azure. In honor of two years together, we’re highlighting some of our biggest milestones, favorite stories and impressive results. Better Together In June 2020, we announced our
As more businesses embrace their digital transformation journeys, it’s easy to get lost in the cloud hype and overinflate the possibilities of cloud alone. Cloud migration is not a one-stop shop to solve all of an organization’s challenges. Instead, technology leaders need to adopt a cloud-smart mindset to maximize value,
In a hackathon, teams of participants collaborate and compete to find the best solutions to a business or humanitarian challenge using technology. But unlike many traditional hackathons where participants meet in person for a couple of days, the SAS Hackathon is all-digital and lasts for a month. Prior to the