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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Using Analytics to Drive SEO for Your Career Site

Have you ever heard these comments before? “I know this is the most visited page on our career site, but I don’t think we really need it.”

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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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Employer Branding Offers More Benefits Than Just Retention

Employer branding’s claim to fame is often bolstered by new hire retention. Don’t get me wrong, new hire retention can—and should be—bragged about.

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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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