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March 8, 2017
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Alpha Transport: A Little Digital Goes a Long Way

By: David Flake, VCI Business Development Manager Introduction Trucking is the life blood of the U.S. economy and tends to be a leading indicator of its health. The trucking industry is a cyclical sector that includes about 110,000 for-hire carriers and 350,000 independent owner-operators. There are many critical issues for the industry including regulations like Hours-Of-Service (HOS) and the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, and challenges around driver shortages, retention, health/wellness and distraction, and even the lack of available safe truck parking. With many uncertainties about the future, it’s imperative […]
March 8, 2017
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Financial Analysis of Oil and Gas Market – February 2017

Despite the near record increase in U.S. oil inventories last week – an increase of 13.8 million barrels – oil prices traded up in February. The abnormal crude stock increase took inventories close to 80-year record levels at 508 million barrels, and is evidence that should worry oil bulls. However, the oil markets were not deterred. In fact, that has been a defining characteristic of the market in recent weeks – optimism even in the face of some pretty worrying signals about the trajectory of the market. Bubble size represents […]
March 8, 2017
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Financial Analysis of Gold Market – February 2017

Gold has been on a bull run since it bottomed at 1,125 last December, one day after the Fed Meeting. Gold made its first run from 1,125 to 1,220, up 95 dollars, then pulled back and made its local bottom at 1,180. The run resumed then and topped at 1,247 on Feb 8th. It closed at 1247.60 on March 1, 2017. Bubble size represents market cap FIGURE 1: PERFORMANCE OF GOLD MINERS Description: Figure 1 highlights the performance of the gold mining industry for the month of February 2017 (x-axis) […]
March 8, 2017
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Digital transformation is ultimately about culture

If you as a talented executive find your head spinning with hundreds of options to digitize your operations, here is a pointer. A decade ago, popularized technology innovation migrated from redesigning salt shakers and door handles to tackling the industrial world. Along the way, autonomous vehicles, knowledge hubs and collaboration centers entered our work space and occupied much of our thinking time. That was a decade ago. On the other side of this story is the future made up of artificial intelligence, machine learning with real time information piped from […]
Paul Leonardi's Bio

Paul Leonardi is the Duca Family Professor of Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara. He holds appointments in the Technology Management Program (TMP) and the Department of Communication. He is also the Investment Group of Santa Barbara Founding Director of the Master of Technology Management Program.

Dr. Leonardi’s research, teaching, and consulting focus on helping companies to create and share knowledge more effectively. He is interested in how implementing new technologies and harnessing the power of informal social networks can help companies take advantage of their knowledge assets to create innovative products and services.

He has authored dozens of articles that have appeared in top journals across the fields of management, organization studies, communication studies, and information systems research. He is also the author of three books on innovation and organizational change. He has won major awards for his research from the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Association for Information Systems, the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, and the National Science Foundation.

Over the past decade, he has consulted with for-profit and non-profit organizations about how to improve communication between departments, how to use social technologies to improve internal knowledge sharing, how to structure global product development operations, and how to manage the human aspects of new technology implementation.

Before coming to UCSB, Dr. Leonardi worked at Northwestern University on the faculties of the School of Communication, the McCormick School of Engineering, and the Kellogg School of Management. He received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization at Stanford University.

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Willem Buhrmann's Bio

 

Willem Buhrmann is an experienced mining professional that has extensive African and international experience in project management, strategy implementation and corporate finance. Willem was previously Business Development Manager (Africa) for Rio Tinto Energy and more recently consulted to the wider mining industry including majors and a variety of juniors. He holds degrees in finance (Chartered Accountant) and the legal world (LL.B.)

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