REYNALDO C. LUGTU

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REYNALDO LUGTU, JR. It was big news recently when an autonomous car operated by Uber with an emergency backup driver behind the wheel struck and killed a woman on a street in Tempe, Arizona – the first pedestrian death associated with self-driving technology. The company quickly suspended testing in Tempe,…

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REYNALDO LUGTU, JR. The Philippines landed on the top spot of US News global ranking of 2018 Best Countries to Invest In. This was based on a survey of more than 6,000 business decision makers around the globe on eight attributes – entrepreneurship, economic stability, favorable tax environment, innovation, skilled…

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REYNALDO LUGTU, JR. Among peoples of the world, Filipinos are the third “most ignorant” about their country’s key issues, after South Africans and Brazilians. This is according to the Perils of Perception 2017 study, which surveyed 29,133 people from 38 countries on a wide range of subjects. These include murder…

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REYNALDO LUGTU, JR. A recent article in Harvard Business Review titled, “As AI Makes More Decisions, the Nature of Leadership Will Change,” has sparked vigorous debates and discussions in the business and academic community alike. The article begins with, “It is tempting to regard artificial intelligence as a threat to…

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REYNALDO LUGTU, JR. It’s official: Bitcoin has reached mainstream consciousness that even the man on the street talks about it. Most people call it an investment, some call it speculative, and others consider it a gamble. What is it, really? To answer this, we need to understand why people put…

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REYNALDO LUGTU, JR. Data scientists are a scarce resource. Hiring one will become even harder in the next few years as organizations ramp up demand and compete for the best talent. According to IBM, the need for data scientists “will soar by 28% by 2020”, while McKinsey Global Institute says…

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REYNALDO LUGTU, JR. ‘Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.’ – Warren Buffett People often ask me – “What’s going to be the price of bitcoin at the end on 2018”. Without any statistical basis, my unremitting retort is –…

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REYNALDO LUGTU, JR. These days it takes close to 45 minutes to get out of Makati as the Christmas rush builds up, and it will only get worse during the remainder of the year, causing much grief to drivers and commuters alike. A recent prelude to this pandemonium was the…

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REYNALDO C. LUGTU More than 90 percent of all cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error! This is the stark reality according to countless studies done by several technology and security companies and organizations. Yet it was seldom, if not never, discussed in the cybersecurity events I attended in the…

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REYNALDO C. LUGTU Thousands of professionals and executives from various organizations, large and small, flocked to the recently held DIGICON 2017 to learn about digital transformation. This year’s theme, “The Culture of Digital Transformation,” is just but apropos as the people and the culture of organizations are the ones responsible…

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