Neal News: The digital acceleration mindset

Neal News: The digital acceleration mindset

These days, it’s not so much a question of when a company will start their digital transformation, but rather when they will accelerate it. This mindset enables an organization to fully realize the potential and ROI of their transformation.

Here are a few tips on transitioning to the digital acceleration mindset…

Transitioning from digital transformation to digital acceleration

speedometer illustration digital transformation to digital acceleration

Looking back: When electric engine-powered equipment started appearing in manufacturing plants around the world, they were initially only used to replace the steam machines one-to-one: same output, same location in the plant, same goals. And about the same productivity. What went wrong? To reap the rewards of their innovation, the industry needed to first embrace the mindset of digital acceleration.

Looking ahead: New technologies can take years or even decades to reach their full transformational potential. To avoid the same pitfall with digital transformation, we believe companies need to switch paradigms from digital transformation to digital acceleration. Here are our tips for making that transition.

The 4 stages of data modernization

stages for data modernization

Data modernization can appear to be a daunting process. To make it easier, we walk through the four distinct stages, from migration to data and app modernization, modern analytics implementation, and innovation with AI/ML.

One tip to decrease AI complexity and increase explainability

Preprocessing inputs for AI - Reducing complexity and increasing explainability

Great AI capabilities come with great complexity. This complexity breeds increased training costs and challenges in designing effective AI architectures. As the models get more complex, they require more advanced AI design skills as well as more training data. And they become harder to explain.

One way around this is to develop pre-processor models to create better DRL-trained AI agents. Here’s what that looks like

Quick tip: Dark backgrounds in your next PPT deck

dark backgrounds example slides

Black backgrounds are effective and powerful in PowerPoint presentations. Black absorbs all light, so it’s a low-energy color. It helps to give a lot of “white space” without a blinding glare on large (300’+) screens.

Check out this blog from one of our designers at Neal Creative to learn when to use dark backgrounds (and when to avoid them) in your presentations.

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