C-Suite

Trade Surveillance: Advice for banks in today’s environment

  There was a time when Rogue Trading was the key risk that banks had to protect themselves and their clients from. Remember Nick Leeson who brought down the House of Baring Capital? Then came everything else. Analysts pushing zombie stocks to clients. Traders shorting assets being sold to clients. Extreme leverage. Anti-Money Laundering. Interest […]

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Forming alliances to incentivise innovation in your supply chain

So, why supply chain alliances? In today’s fast moving world, how (and how quickly) companies bring new ideas to market has never mattered more. Internal innovation programmes can bring benefits. Often company employees are very experienced in the industry, and when incentivised to do so, produce exceptionally innovative ideas. However, it is arguable that companies […]

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The NFL Draft and the future of high-stakes decision-making

Decisions. Decisions. We make hundreds of them – maybe thousands – every day. Some are easy to make, and carry little consequence. Others, however, can change the course of your professional or personal life. And so it is with the NFL Draft, the annual rite of spring, replete with wall-to-wall television coverage and red carpet […]

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How The Shared Economy is Transforming the Workplace

Interview with Mark Gilbreath, Founder and CEO of LiquidSpace. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mark Gilbreath, Founder and CEO of LiquidSpace, the leading shared economy marketplace that enables you to find and book great spaces when and where you need them, by the hour or day. Mark is an experienced serial […]

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What citizen engagement looks like in the digital age

An interview about digital citizen engagement with Jason Goldman, White House Chief Digital Officer I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Goldman, the first Chief Digital Officer of the White House, to discuss his office’s online engagement strategy and outreach. Jason was part of the Blogger team acquired in 2003 by Google, […]

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Cognitive Building Management: Increasing Efficiency and Performance

A cognitive building is not just a passive shelter,  but an active monitor of the human activity within them. Buildings are the number one contributor to CO2 emissions. Worldwide, buildings consume 42% of all electricity, up to 50% of which is wasted. In addition to their impact on the environment, buildings are complex and expensive […]

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THINK Leaders Weekly Roundup [3/19-3/24]

How are cities taking advantage of new technologies for big data and data-driven discovery, to improve healthcare, food security, education, and finance? What strategies are top chief marketing officers deploying to maintain a competitive edge? This week’s THINK Leaders blog has the answers. New Thinking Exploring the promise of Big Data for cities and for […]

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The Predictive Power of Cognitive Computing

There are many limits to traditional analytics—problems need to be predefined, there’s no capacity for handling ambiguity, semantics for structured and unstructured data must be known, and interaction with the end user is through formal digital means. Cognitive computing however opens up possibilities where machines can learn new problem domain, reason through hypotheses, resolve ambiguity, […]

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Seven Traits of Effective Risk Management

Whatever technologies and complex risk management processes a bank has put in place, nothing will work without an effective risk governance framework being adopted. These days it is not enough for banks and other financial services companies to merely take risks. Firms must calibrate their risks and monitor them as much as they project return […]

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This is what the top CFOs are doing differently

Yesterday we officially released the 2016 CFO Perspective – Redefining Performance from IBM’s Institute for Business Value. These insights, from more than 600 CFO’s around the world, reveal what matters to CFOs today, and how they see their role changing as their organizations deal with the “Uber Syndrome” –the digital disruptors and technology innovators that are […]

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THINK Leaders Weekly Roundup [3/7-3/11]

If a natural disaster hit tomorrow, would your city be ready? Are you prepared to engage in conversation with senior-level executives attending the South by Southwest conference? If not, this week’s THINK Leaders blog has got you covered. Here is a recap of these, and other timely topics, being discussed in the THINK Leaders community. […]

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THINK Leaders Weekly Roundup [2/29-3/4]

  From Las Vegas to Tokyo, the THINK Leaders team has covered quite a lot of ground! We heard from Monex Group, Inc. CEO Oki Matsumoto, recapped IBM InterConnect 2016, and discovered why women are becoming chief data officers – just to name a few. Here is a summary of the innovative technology trends and […]

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