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2016 Study Tour Report: Applying Machine Intelligence

For more than 20 years, the LEF has run an annual Study Tour, helping clients anticipate the coming waves of technology change. Recent tours have covered important topics such as Consumerization, Mobility, the Cloud, Disruptive Change, Virtual Reality and the Internet of Things. Yet as compelling as these topics have been, none of them generated as much client demand as we have had for this year’s tour on Machine Intelligence (MI), which sold out months ago. Indeed, we had to turn away so many clients that we have scheduled a second MI tour for the first week of April 2017. 

LEF Study Tour 2016


Study Tour Report

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David Moschella
Research Fellow
David Moschella, based in the United States, is a Research Fellow for Leading Edge Forum.  David's focus is on industry disruptions, machine intelligence and related business model strategies.  David was previously Global Research Director of the programme. David’s key areas of expertise include globalization, industry restructuring, disruptive technologies, and the co-evolution of business and IT.  He is the author of multiple research reports, including Disrupting the Professions through Machine Learning and Digital Trust, 2016 Study Tour Report: Applying Machine Intelligence, There is Now a Formula for Machine Intelligence Innovation,  Embracing 'the Matrix' and the Machine Intelligence Era and The Myths and Realities of Digital Disruption. An author and columnist, David’s second book, Customer-Driven IT, How Users Are Shaping Technology Industry Growth, was published in 2003 by Harvard Business School Press.  The book predicted the shift from a supplier-driven to today’s customer-led IT environment.  His 1997 book, Waves of Power, assessed global competition within the IT supplier community.  He has written some 200 columns for Computerworld, the IT Industry’s leading publication on Enterprise IT, and has presented at countless industry events all around the world. David previously spent 15 years with International Data Corporation, where he was IDC’s main spokesperson on global IT industry trends and was responsible for its worldwide technology, industry and market forecasts.