digital

CIOs: The role has become more than meets the ‘I’

The role of the chief information officer (CIO) is getting harder. CIOs must anticipate and build for the future while responding to the pressures of the current business environment. With increasing numbers of organizations putting IT at the center of their strategies, CIOs are playing key roles in everything from driving culture change to creating […]

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Who’s blazing the blockchain trail in your industry?

Hundreds of potential blockchain use cases are emerging in many industries, leading to large investments in distributed ledgers and smart contract implementations that involve money, health records, property records and supply chain data. Leaders across industries say blockchain could bring solutions that would disrupt current business models and create new ones. How are organizations reacting […]

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What happened to disruption?

Business cycles are a given. They are driven by the gravitational forces of innovative disruption, regulatory changes and competitive dissonance. The speed of technology innovation has accelerated the speed of business cycle changes. Two years ago, C-suite executives told us they were worried about disruption from digital upstarts. Companies like Uber and Airbnb were shaking […]

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It’s time for your organization to take the quantum leap

The business world is approaching a transitional moment. In the coming years, quantum computers for commercial use will be able to perform complex calculations that outpace even the most robust standard computers. The difference is in the processing — quantum computers can handle certain calculations faster than their conventional counterparts. Quantum has the potential to […]

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Finance leaders are unlocking the potential of digital

Finance is the critical component to help the enterprise capitalize on the new digital environment. How? By providing the insights, forecasts and foresights to support the enterprise in making strategic decisions. The CEO looks directly to the CFO to understand the anticipated financial impact of new business models and operational changes in an uncertain business […]

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Combining artificial intelligence with the Internet of Things could make your business smarter

C-suite executives are making an important discovery: the Internet of Things (IoT) coupled with advanced analytics capabilities such as artificial intelligence (AI) can lead to next-level solutions and experiences. To realize greater value from the network, and to radically transform their business and operating models, industry leaders are integrating AI with incoming data from a […]

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Seven strategic considerations electronics executives should be talking about

Starting this week, the newest gadgets will glisten in all their glory at CES in Las Vegas. While the latest curved TV is beautiful, the IBM Institute for Business Value would like to focus on strategies that can help your business before your feed is filled with shiny objects. We have one of the richest global […]

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Artificial intelligence can elevate the human workforce to meet challenges of the future

From the invention of the mechanical weaving loom at the start of the Industrial Age to the debut of personal computers in the Information Age, people have typically been more hesitant than eager when faced with rapid technological change. In retrospect, it seems laughable that society would view such transformational advances with skepticism. Technological revolution […]

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What girl scouts can teach you about blockchain

Having trouble getting your head around how blockchain IT works and why it’s important for business? In order to help simplify things for you (and in the spirit of it being Girl Scout cookie season), let’s look back at a model that any former Girl or Boy Scout knows well: the fire triangle. The fire […]

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Business trends change faster than executives can prepare

It has become something of a cliché to hear that the pace of change in business continues to accelerate. Yet based on the evidence from thousands of in-depth interviews with senior executives for the Global C-suite Study over the course of this year, it’s apparent that there is some truth to the claim. At the […]

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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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Personalizing digital experiences: A conversation with Catalina CTO Steve Rubinow

While in Chicago at the recent CIO Leadership Exchange event I was able to talk with Catalina’s Chief Technology Officer Steve Rubinow. You may not have heard of Catalina, but you’ve definitely experienced their services. Back in 1983 they invented the concept of targeted coupons—offering discounts to shoppers as they check out at grocery stores. […]

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