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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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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Why having a clear finance vision is important

So you’ve launched various finance improvement projects under a transformation program, but your teams are not firing on all cylinders. Your finance staff understands the idea is to become ‘best practice’ and the typical suspect projects are in play: new accounting transaction or consolidation systems, shift to shared services, close acceleration, and better reporting. However, […]

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Increasing the odds of finance transformation success

  70 percent of organizational transformation efforts fail to meet expectations… Here’s how you can avoid being one of those statistics According to Dr. John P. Kotter, Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership Emeritus at Harvard Business School and the Chief Innovation Officer at Kotter International, nearly 70 percent of organizational transformation efforts fail to achieve […]

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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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The economic case for greater CFO collaboration

We recently analyzed findings from several research studies to understand how CFOs collaborate with their C-suite peers. It’s an important issue. Collaboration in the C-suite is linked to higher enterprise performance. In the first installment of our Global C-suite Study that was released in 2013, we found that 92 percent of CEOs at outperforming enterprises […]

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Partnering to Reimagine The Way Your Employees Work

Imagine a world where your global employee base is untethered from their desks, able to collaborate, access insight, and make confident decisions wherever, whenever. IBM is leading the mobile, cloud and analytics revolution that is making this vision a reality and enabling unprecedented digital transformation.  From partnerships with Twitter, Apple, Facebook, Box and The Weather […]

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IBM and Workday – Helping Finance Modernize and Chart a New Course

Finance leaders are in a better position from ever to move from the “back of the enterprise boat,” simply staring back at the wake and serving as “back office” scorekeepers and reporters of past performance, to captains at the helm of the boat, helping the company to predict and capitalize on market growth opportunities, chart […]

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