Innovation

Building Teams For Rapid Innovation
Building Teams For Rapid Innovation
Innovation can be challenging for established organizations. Sid Pinney, Enterprise Sales Executive at Toptal, suggests that augmenting in-house innovation staff with agile talent can create effective teams with the best traits of both worlds.
AI vs. BI: Differences and Synergies
AI vs. BI: Differences and Synergies
Business Intelligence and artificial intelligence are increasingly crucial yet often misunderstood tools in an enterprise context. This article clarifies the differences between each field and explains how they will work together in the future.
How Top Companies Use Machine Learning
How Top Companies Use Machine Learning
How do top organizations use machine learning? Sib Mahapatra, Editor of Toptal Insights, shares case studies demonstrating how machine learning is deployed today to help companies of all sizes create value, cut costs and drive ROI.
A New Frontier: Blockchain Energy Solutions
A New Frontier: Blockchain Energy Solutions
Innovative energy companies are deploying blockchain to streamline operations and improve customer experience. Building on our first article, we explore case studies in energy and highlight similar themes and lessons for exploring real-world blockchain applications.
Can Virtual Reality Cure the Opioid Epidemic?
Can Virtual Reality Cure the Opioid Epidemic?
Virtual reality stands to make a huge impact in the field of pain management. Through the power of play and distraction, VR therapy can serve as an important tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic.
Talent is Not a Commodity
Talent is Not a Commodity
To drive digital transformation, companies increasingly rely on external resources to build and maintain new products. However, the means by which they source such resources often generate mixed results. In this article, we explore the historical roots of contingent labor sourcing, focusing on IT recruitment. We then share perspective from an executive who lead a recent Fortune 500 digital transformation, during which he adopted an innovative approach to rapidly scale his team of talent.
Big Data: Prescription for the Pharmaceutical R&D Plight
Big Data: Prescription for the Pharmaceutical R&D Plight
Pharma R&D is a notoriously long and arduous process, and it can take more than 10 years and $2.6 billion to bring a single drug to market. Among the biggest players, the return on investment for R&D fell to 3.7% in 2016. However, a solution could be data analytics, which enhances and accelerates drug development. This article examines the current state of drug development, and how big data can improve its different components: drug discovery, clinical trial design, and adverse drug reaction detection.
DevOps: What It Is and Why It Matters
DevOps: What It Is and Why It Matters
What is DevOps, and why is it important for your organization to understand and implement? Alvaro Oliveira, VP of Talent Operations at Toptal, provides a comprehensive, non-technical explanation of what DevOps means, and explores why DevOps principles are crucial for enterprise organizations of all stripes to consider.
Beyond Crypto: Blockchain Applications Deliver Enterprise Solutions
Beyond Crypto: Blockchain Applications Deliver Enterprise Solutions
How are blockchain applications starting to help enterprises solve complex, costly problems? Saurin Patel, Client Partner at Toptal, provides a comprehensive, non-technical overview of blockchain as an enabling technology for the enterprise, and highlights recent use cases of the world's leading companies harnessing the fledgling technology's great potential.