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6 data-driven leadership trends for 2016

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How is data going to influence executive decision-making in 2016?

To peek into what will be trending in coming months, we first analyzed our 2015 stories to see what topics are gaining momentum, and then we asked prominent THINK Leaders from around the world how they believe data will influence executive decision-making in 2016. Their answers range from a rise in the use of location analysis tools to increased deployment of the Internet of Things. We even heard a counter-intuitive prediction: successful senior executives will know how to gauge when to challenge data and trust their intuition.

Join us as we dive into our experts’ predictions.

6 Data-Driven Leadership Trends for 2016 from IBM THINK Leaders

Get more insights from our experts:

Herman de Prins: As CIO of UCB, Herman shares how combining science and data is delivering medical breakthroughs.

Michael Parrish DuDell: In a THINK Leaders webinar, author and keynote speaker Michael explains how Millennials are changing what it means to be a leader.

Vinod Krishnan: As CIO of Usha International, Vinod predicts digital insights from Usha’s e-commerce business will lead to improved customer experiences in India in the coming years.

Tim Leberecht: Former CMO and author of the book The Business Romantic explains why emotions and creativity are critical leadership skills.

Steve Rubinow: In a podcast, Steve, the CTO of Catalina, shares why big risks can pay off. He also discusses why you never want to get too comfortable at work.


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