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Traffic on Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada (Reuters photo by Ethan Miller)
March 3, 2014

Harikesh Nair: “The Promise of the Big Data Revolution”

A marketing professor uses analytics to help improve the bottom line at a Las Vegas gaming company.


Traffic in Bangalore (Bloomberg/Getty Images photo by Namas Bhojani)
April 16, 2014

Balaji Prabhakar: “Doesn’t Anybody Care About This Traffic?!”

A computer network designer takes on commute-hour gridlock in three countries.


Kostas Bimpikis (Photo by Matthew Hintz)
May 2, 2014

Kostas Bimpikis: Are Global Supply Networks Too Interconnected?

How a company’s effort to decentralize its supply chain can increase risk of disruption.

Latest Stories in Operations, Information & Technology

May 16, 2013

Pablo Fuentes: Surviving the First Contact with Customers

The cofounder of a job-finding app talks about the pain entrepreneurs must experience if they are to discover their customers' pain points.
April 30, 2013

Yan Chow: Taking Health Care Technology for a Test-Drive

A physician-turned-administrator at Kaiser Permanente discusses cost-effective innovations that improve care.
April 7, 2013

A British Entrepreneur Builds a Music Business in Nigeria

Michael Ugwu explains the challenges, and opportunities, of building a company in Lagos.
March 29, 2013

Making the Business Case for Africa

The for-profit sector steps up to play its role in Africa’s economic development.
March 25, 2013

Building a City for Tomorrow

A conversation with the CEO of the company that’s developing Saudi Arabia's new King Abdullah Economic City.
March 21, 2013

IBM’s “Frugal Innovation” Takes Root in Africa

Combining high and low tech, IBM’s famous R&D lab tackles the challenges of a rapidly urbanizing continent.
March 18, 2013

What March Madness Tells Us About Forecasting

Stanford's Amy Zegart argues in that the prediction business is getting easier.
March 4, 2013

The Tough Math Behind Humanitarian Aid

A new study finds that a different approach to food-relief efforts in the developing world could save more lives.
March 1, 2013

An Entrepreneur Attempts to Reinvent Anesthesia

How a New York-based company is trying to make surgery in the developing world a lot easier.
February 27, 2013

Understanding the New Media Landscape

An investor says startups should scale first and worry about monetization later.