Counter Fraud Webinar – Today 2pm ET – live on CFO.com

Today, I have the distinct pleasure to be a featured speaker on a CFO.com webinar on the topic of ‘Using Advanced Analytics to Counter Fraud in a Big Data World.’ As you are no doubt aware, combating fraudulent activity is a hot topic across the C-Suite today, and most particularly in the CFO and finance […]

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Strategies from Generation D

What can CIOs and other senior executives learn from forward- thinking IT organizations who are swiftly utilizing the latest technologies in analytics, cloud, social, and mobile? IBM’s Center for Applied Insights (@IBMCAI) examined enterprises with sophisticated IT analytics capabilities compared to all others. These are Generation D (for “data”) companies. But even those enterprises who […]

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5 must-reads for CIOs headed to the Leadership Exchange June 15 & 16

On July 15 & 16, IBM is hosting the invite-only CIO Leadership Exchange in Chicago. For attendees, we have curated a list of recent news stories to help you be in the know on the top stories affecting you and your role. Even if you’re not attending, check out these articles that can help you […]

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Chief Information Officers to discuss challenges – June 15 & 16

We’re looking forward to hosting the CIO Leadership Exchange in Chicago on June 15-16. It’s an exclusive (and invite-only) annual gathering of chief information officers and senior leaders in technology from Fortune 1000 companies and other leading organizations. At the CIO Leadership Exchange event, attendees plan to discuss with their peers such timely topics as […]

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Evanta CFO Summit Recap: ‘Moore’ Technology, More Problems

  As I previewed last week, I had the honor and privilege to be a featured speaker at Evanta’s sixth annual Dallas CFO Executive Summit on May 27. As always, I enjoyed the give-and-take between speakers and attendees at the Evanta summit, and I know I will be following up with some to discuss these […]

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By CFOs, for CFOs in Dallas

  I am looking forward to the event in Big D to speak at Evanta’s sixth annual Dallas CFO Executive Summit. This always compelling invitation-only conference is a fantastic opportunity to speak to and hear from leading CFOs and finance executives on today’s most pressing topics. The transparent discussions that emanate from this community are […]

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Shared Value vs Shareholder Value

Tradeoffs are an inherent part of strategic decision-making. Traditional organizational strategy’s focus is to deliver value to a single organization and its shareholders. Companies make decisions to leverage some resources (people, finance, natural resources or time) over others. Typically, value is measured from the viewpoint of that single organization rather than the ecosystem in which […]

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IBM Extends Consulting with New, Online Services

By Joanne Collins-Smee Today IBM launched IBM Global Business Services Online, a new capability that provides clients an easy-to-use service and a competitive price point to access IBM’s consulting services over the web. IBM is the first major IT consultancy to offer both new and existing clients immediate access to consulting capabilities and expertise.   We […]

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Insights for CFOs to accelerate growth in their organizations – Part 1

“Pushing the Frontiers”, IBM’s latest CFO study had more than 576 CFOs surveyed worldwide and many important patterns emerged when a comparison was made on their priorities today and with the ones cited in 2005. One such priority that stood out was the value they placed on information integration across the enterprise. The survey also […]

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Cognitive Consulting

Platforms such as IBM’s Watson will augment and ultimately challenge a portion of work currently done by management consultants. Much has been written about cognitive computing applications in industries such as healthcare, financial services and retail. The professional service industry is not exempt. In fact, it will be a driving force in its adoption. A […]

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Berman’s CES Annual Top 10 Trends for 2014

For the past 15 or so years, I’ve posted my annual review of the Consumer Electronics Show, where I discuss which innovations I think will hit big in the coming year – and which ones left me scratching my head wondering….why?  CES 2014 showcased more potentially disruptive innovations this year than ever before, as well as […]

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Cloud Computing Opportunities in Africa

Beneath African Clouds – Cloud Computing Opportunities in Africa Adnan Haider, Kirk-Dale McDowall-Rose and Pritesh Jani Question, what does a mobile application for tracking the fertility of cows have in common with an SMS based social network? Answer, they both represent what’s in store for innovation in Africa – and how the cloud can help. […]

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