• The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

    In our work to position our clients to plan their digital futures and drive their digital transformation, we routinely address questions they have around the ethics of artificial intelligence.

  • Digital Evolution, Science of Cannabis, and Solving the Plastic Packaging Challenge

    Are you working in food or agriculture and need to understand the science of cannabis? Does your organization need to know how to integrate digital transformation and understand its impact on your strategy and business operations? Or are you trying to solve your plastic packaging challenge? We address the questions and more in our June newsletter.

  • Foresighting, Digital Transformation and Solving Global Sanitation Challenges

    Did you miss our March newsletter? Have a look at the highlights — Foresighting and preparing for the future  We use foresighting best practices and a structured methodology so that our clients overcome uncertainty when preparing for the future, and create compelling products, services and business models.  From April 29-May 2 at the IRI Annual Conference  Tom Culver

  • Using Foresighting to Ensure Our Clients Plan for the Future

    RTI’s SPRINGBOARD conference provided me with a realistic understanding of how extensive the impact of intelligent systems will be across all my organizational functions. Every department - marketing, customer service, finance, research and development, human resources, etc - must be ready for intelligent systems. I walked away from SPRINGBOARD with a plan for how I will speak with my organization about the future of intelligent systems and what we need to be doing internally. As important, I expanded my professional network to include others who are addressing similar issues in their organizations, and whom I can reach out to for advice.”

  • Applying the Design Thinking Framework to Sugar Reduction Strategies, Part II

    Product developers face many challenges when reducing sugar in foods.  At the same time, many existing products provide inspiration to meet consumer desires for lower sugar products (desirability), maintain food safety and manufacturability (feasibility), or remain viable in a crowded market through reformulation that responds to unmet consumer needs or shifts in consumer interests (viability). In

  • The Design Thinking Framework and Sugar Reduction, Part I

    In any language and culture, sugar is an important ingredient in many foods, creating the flavors and textures that consumers demand. However, sugar in excessive amounts is also a health concern. This dichotomy leaves food companies with the dilemma of creating food products that consumers enjoy and want to purchase while respecting the goal of


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