C-Suite

Cognitive Ready Finance – Part 2 – More Practical Actions and Insights for CFOs

In my previous posting, Cognitive Ready Finance: Practical Actions and Insights for CFOs, I talked briefly about the unprecedented increases in demand, volume, complexity and diversity of data that is beginning to impact CFOs in the advent of the Cognitive Era. The impact on CFOs and the Finance function is significant. Many finance functions struggle […]

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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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Your Digital Reinvention journey begins here

IBM helps organizations fundamentally redesign processes, experiences and infrastructure to create new sources of value and drive greater efficiencies through Digital Reinvention™. Our consultants help you apply advanced technologies embedded with AI, automation and analytics to modernize enterprise IT infrastructure and optimize operations.

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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Call to Action for CFOs: The True Cost of Fraud

Thanks to our friends at CFO Publishing and CFO.com, I recently had the privilege of spending an hour with CFOs on a live webinar discussing The True Cost of Fraud. A replay of that discussion is available for you (at no charge) and I encourage you to invest an hour of your time to hear […]

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Cognitive Ready Finance – Practical Actions and Insights for CFOs

As if the role wasn’t challenging enough, the CFO now has to adapt to an increasingly cognitive and digital world – all on top of unprecedented increases in demand, volume, complexity and diversity of data. Finance often struggles to meet current enterprise demands for information. But in the cognitive era, these expectations will rise dramatically. […]

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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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Don’t Fret Cognitive

Day two here at Insight reinforced some common projections that have been making a big splash in the technology industry. We’re entering the cognitive era. Whether you’ve heard about this transition from Bob Dylan, Ken Jennings or Annabelle, it will only resonate if you understand how cognitive computing will impact your life and business. Devices […]

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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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Insight Recap: The Ultra-Personal Touch

This week I’m in Las Vegas, for the very first time, covering IBM Insight on a variety of topics. In the midst of navigating the enormous Mandalay Bay and hearing from some of IBM’s most knowledgeable discuss emerging technologies, there seems to be a ton of IT happening behind the scenes that consumers don’t even […]

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Making a Dent in Data Quality

So we have this relatively new function: Data Governance. And we have this new C suite member: the Chief Data Officer. The CDO is beating the drum about Data Quality but is anyone in the business really paying attention? It isn’t yet clear. The regulators are busy issuing MRAs (Matters Requiring Attention) for poor data […]

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A conversation with Air Canada Chief Architect, John Shortall

While at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando last week, I was able to chat with John Shortall, the Chief Architect for Air Canada. You may remember last December when Apple and IBM announced that IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions were now available to enterprise customers. Air Canada was one of the first companies to partner […]

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