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Should robots have all of their intelligence onboard? No, according to Gill Pratt, CEO at Toyota Research Institute. At the MIT Disruption Timeline Conference, Pratt explained why cloud robotics is a more efficient design than traditional models — that way it can take advantage of greater storage, communication and computational power. Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski details the potential of cloud robotics in the latest Data Mill installment.

Cognitive computing, blockchain, cloud and other cutting-edge technologies were the talk of the town in Las Vegas this week at IBM InterConnect. In Searchlight, Features Writer Jason Sparapani explores the technologies of IBM’s present and future and why they matter.

On their first day on the job, CIOs may be inclined to go big or go home by implementing their strategic initiatives on day one. In this tip, Pink Elephant’s George Spalding details why that may not be the way to go and why it’s important start by focusing on operational excellence.

Speaking of CIO strategy, SearchCIO columnist Niel Nickolaisen shares two IT strategies – “Purpose Alignment” and the “Trust/Ownership Model” — that made him a successful CIO and transformed his professional thinking.

Autonomous driving has come a long way and recent advancements bring it closer to reality than ever before, but there’s one thing it’s missing: robot to human communication. How will autonomous cars gesture to other human drivers on the road? Experts discussed at the recent MIT Disruption Timeline Conference.

Crafting Agile contracts that ensure flexibility and accountability is no easy task. Luckily, law firm Mayer Brown’s Robert Kriss and Brad Peterson are here to help. In this tip, they offer advice to IT executives looking to cover all their bases before signing on the dotted line.

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