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Digital Insights and Analytics Outlook for 2017

2016 was a year that saw the next wave of adopter finally moving forward with their Big Data programs. As results from early adopters and lessons are learned, organizations are moving big data and digital analytics efforts into the mainstream. We see this change accelerating in 2017 along with several other areas which include: Big […]

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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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Change Management in the Cognitive Era

We are pioneers in an era of transformation. Computing as we know it is changing radically and rapidly. Until recently, programming was still the basis of any human-machine interaction. It was necessary so that technology would know what to do and when to do it. Cognitive solutions like IBM Watson have the capability to understand […]

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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 [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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How CMOs in Torchbearer Organizations Are Succeeding in the Age of Disruption

CMOs sit at a crucial intersection in many organizations. Their role has evolved dramatically over the past few years – from being focused mainly on building brand awareness to one that serves as a key business leader for strategy, innovation and the bottom line. Technological advances are disrupting the status quo and bringing massive turmoil […]

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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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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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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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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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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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