C-Suite

THINK Leaders Weekly Round Up [1/15 – 1/22]

Since the start of 2016, there have been a lot of exciting things happening in the THINK Leaders community. For today’s blog I wanted to take a look at some of our most recent THINK Leaders articles – enjoy! Events: CES 2016: Trends to watch for CEOs and CMOs, IoT: The roles of the CMO […]

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‘The Big Short’ Revisited

Towards the end of the just-released movie “The Big Short”, the narrator goes through a brief list of events that have not taken place since that time — including, most notably, the arrests of multiple leading players involved and the down-sizing of large banks. While that may not have happened, a number of positive changes […]

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CIOs: Can you see the competition coming?

In the recent IBM Global C-Suite Study, “Redefining Boundaries,” we spoke with 5,247 business leaders from 21 industries in more than 70 countries to find out how CxOs are tackling the threat of competition. Our consultants were paired with IBM Watson Analytics to analyze the data and compile the most important insights. I had a […]

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Finance Leadership in the Digital Economy – The Impacts on CFOs

I recently had the opportunity to convene and moderate a panel of experts for a finance leadership group discussion around ‘Leadership in the Digital Economy’. We talked about a range of hot topics – from the impact of the digital economy on specific industries to the shape of our future personal life – and there […]

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Top Five THINK Leaders Articles of 2015

As we close out 2015, the THINK Leaders team took a look back at this past year. From attending events to profiling CxOs, we have covered quite a bit of ground, and have had the privilege to cover some really forward-thinking people and cutting edge technologies. Today, we look back at some of our most […]

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How CMOs should prepare for digital disruption

In our latest C-suite study “Redefining Boundaries,” IBM interviewed more than 700 Chief Marketing Officers worldwide. One of the most striking findings to emerge from the study is the emergence of technology as the main external force impacting the enterprise. CEOs had identified this trend back in 2012, but for the first time in the […]

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5,247 CxO Interviews. Countless Insights About Surviving In The Age Of Disruption

Right now, there is a business somewhere out there planning to disrupt your industry. It could be a current competitor. Or, considering the unparalleled amount of industry convergence we’re seeing today, it could be a start-up that’s not even on your radar. The invisible competitor may be lying in wait. Ready to blindside you by grabbing market share […]

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Redefining Boundaries: A CFO Perspective

IBM has recently launched Redefining Boundaries: The Global C-Suite Study, highlighting the responses of 5,247 business leaders, including 643 chief financial officers. The study found that CxOs expect more industry convergence over the next few years, creating new forms of competition. “Digital invaders” with non-traditional business models are entering the arena. They’re bringing technological innovation and […]

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Recap: Top Insights From Our #CsuiteChat You Won’t Want To Miss

Today’s C-suite executives have a lot on their plates – not to mention anticipating tomorrow’s competition. Following the recent launch of our IBM Global C-suite Study, we set up a Crowdchat session to debate the current and future challenges that CxOs are facing. We were joined by featured chatters,Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist @ Salesforce, and Eric Lesser, […]

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Ready or not – here comes the competition

Innovation labs. Crowd-sourcing. Self-cannibalization. These are just a few of the techniques C-suite executives are using to stay ahead of the competition. When asked about the trends that will have the biggest impact on their organizations, C-suite executive identified industry convergence as their leading commercial challenge in the next three to five years. In the […]

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Travel Transformed

The magnitude of weather is simply unimaginable. You may have woken up in rainy New York or sunny California, but those conditions directly impacted how you dressed or the plan for the rest of your day. Weather effects thousands of decisions across hundreds of industries, all of which are guided by analytics. Today, IBM announced […]

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The Executive Agenda: Global Insights from C-Suite Leaders

How are top executives around the world positioning their organizations to thrive in an era of huge disruption? Our second study of the C-suite, launching November 3, has in-depth answers from executives who are making decisions that shape their companies and their industries. I am very excited, as the Global C-suite Study is the largest of its kind, and the 18th in […]

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