Big Thinkers

Fresh ideas from the world of business

Research director Bola Rotibi focuses on the people behind the technology

Written by Rich McKay | March 6, 2019 | Artificial Intelligence, Big Thinkers, Telecommunications

UK-based Creative Intellect Consulting’s research director and founder is turning the conversation around network transformation from product to people. ...read more


Nation Waste Inc.’s CEO Maria Rios sees opportunity everywhere

Written by Justine Jablonska | February 26, 2019 | Big Thinkers, IoT, Manufacturing

This story is part of Big Thinkers, a series of profiles on business leaders transforming industries with bold ideas. “When I see waste, I see opportunity,” Maria Rios begins. “That’s my slogan.” She’s calling from the library of her alma mater, the University of Houston, where she’s now a board member. The university is where ...read more


TELUS’ CTO is tackling telcos’ bad customer experience rap

Written by Jordan Teicher | January 29, 2019 | Artificial Intelligence, Big Thinkers, Telecommunications

Ibrahim Gedeon sees his work as CTO as an integral part of the TELUS customer experience. ...read more


IBM’s Luq Niazi believes a smarter supply chain can lead to a better planet

Written by Jordan Teicher | January 25, 2019 | Big Thinkers, Blockchain, Retail and Consumer Products

Niazi is driven by a sense that business challenges are human challenges, and that strong leadership at the enterprise level can benefit society as a whole. ...read more


What’s retail’s future? Just ask NRF’s Matthew Shay.

Written by Jordan Teicher | December 21, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence, Big Thinkers, Retail and Consumer Products

In this interview with IBM, Shay reflects on his tenure at NRF and describes the powerful forces shaping retail today. ...read more


IBM’s Dee Waddell wants to bring the world together through travel

Written by Rich McKay | December 11, 2018 | Big Thinkers, Travel and Transportation

IBM’s Dee Waddell wants to bring the world together through travel. ...read more


IBM’s Martina Koederitz believes diversity will power the new data economy

Written by Jordan Teicher | December 10, 2018 | Automotive, Big Thinkers, Manufacturing

With a global digital network linking billions of individuals and machines, Martina Koederitz believes the world is at a major inflection point. ...read more


IBM’s Sreeram Visvanathan is digitally transforming the world’s governments

Written by Justine Jablonska | December 5, 2018 | Big Thinkers, Government

“These are existential, society-shaping opportunities." ...read more


Out-and-proud CTO Charlotte Wang: live authentically

Written by Justine Jablonska | December 3, 2018 | Big Thinkers, Government

She's a Chief Technology Officer passionate about living an innovative, authentic life—with a deep background in the Canadian Navy. ...read more