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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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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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The Undiscovered Country…

  “…from whose bourn No traveler returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of?” – W.Shakespeare, To be or not to be (from “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”)   CEOs tell us that we are at a watershed moment. Technological advances are creating massive […]

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Let’s talk trash, but in a good way! How can we improve efficiency with Smarter Waste Management?

Register for our upcoming Webcast: Smarter Waste Management in Government to join this very important discussion that can benefit our environment.  From an economic perspective we can create jobs, become more efficient, and change how local municipalities effectively deal with waste.   Perhaps, waste can be converted into something far more valuable and even used for […]

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Disrupt or be Disrupted

Over the course of 2015, Farland Group has conducted hundreds of qualitative interviews with CMOs, CIOs and CEOs who are members of various advisory groups and engagement programs that we facilitate at major corporations. Across all of these interviews, regardless of country, organization, industry or profession, one theme has come through strongly and consistently: an obsession […]

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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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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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Gartner Symposium: Let the Customer Call Shotgun

With the Gartner Symposium ITxpo wrapped up and a tour of Epcot now under my belt, my time in Orlando has come to a close. I no longer have to choose between attending a session on cognitive computing or one on digital investment strategies, but I do leave with an understanding of how both of […]

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Gartner Symposium Trends: Turn Algorithms into Actions

Day two of the Gartner Symposium ITxpo was filled with trends impacting the information technology space. With such a variety of topics covered, it was difficult to narrow down to which technologies are poised to cause major disruption over the next few years. However, whether attending sessions on cloud, Internet of Things, systems architecture or […]

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Gartner Symposium Recap: CEO is a Friend, Not a Foe

This week I am reporting live at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando. After a full day of sessions ranging from the importance of agile culture to IT security, the main theme that came about was the relationship between the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). There’s been more significance placed on […]

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