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Cognitive Design Thinking Salon

  • Fab@CIC 121 Devonshire Street Boston, MA, 02109 United States (map)

Cognitive Design Thinking

A salon discussion hosted by Deloitte and Cambridge Innovation Center

Everyone is talking about automation and cognitive – but what’s needed to drive results? History is littered with technology projects that didn’t deliver – often for reasons other than technology. What more is needed for success in today’s rapidly changing world?

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Salon Overview

What’s needed to enable organizations to act on insights delivered by next generation technology? How can companies mitigate frictions in implemented solutions, achieve organizational adoption, and optimize human-computer interactions? What responsibilities do organizations face regarding unintended consequences of algorithms? What are the right processes and skill sets to support these elements?

Intelligent systems that learn and grow smarter over time are becoming essential for competitive advantage. Such systems are by nature dynamic, adaptive, and experimental. At their best, they can provide just-in-time insights to enable smart decisions – but organizations continue to struggle to trust these insights and take action. And smart systems don’t exist in a vacuum – psychological, organizational, and societal factors must all be accounted for. Rapidly evolving digital technologies require new skills and talent. At the same time, individuals and companies face new policy and ethical considerations to avoid building biased, manipulative, or ineffective algorithms.

How are you addressing these elements and embracing the power of automation and cognitive?



Join us for an interactive discussion with leading thinkers in the fields of cognitive technology, behavioral science, design, and human-computer interactions:

What to Expect

Panel discussion followed by interactive breakout groups and Q&A. Stay for “cognitively-created” culinary delights by Chef Watson while you interact with industry peers and leading thinkers. 


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