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SXSW 2016 conversation prep: Must-read articles to discuss while networking

Are you in Austin, Texas for SXSW’s interactive conference? It kicks off March 11 and runs through March 15 (the sister film and music festivals continue to the 20th). If you’re there and prepping for client meetings, or simply gearing up for networking at various parties, we have put together a reading list from THINK […]

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Brian Padden: Successful IT leaders are enablers and problem solvers

Brian Padden of Dairygold meets with THINK Leaders to talk IT strategies and challenges at the CIO Leadership Exchange in Paris, France. On a misty fall day in Paris, Brian Padden walks through the hallways of the Maison de la Mutualité, an elegant Left-Bank exhibition space and theater built in the 1930s. Padden is attending […]

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Why women are becoming chief data officers

Established female leaders from the world of data gather at the IBM CDO Summit in Boston, Fall 2015. It was Gartner that got the conversation going. In January of 2014, Debra Logan, a vice president and distinguished analyst with Gartner Research, published a blog post estimating that approximately 100 large companies had created what was […]

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Must-reads for CHROs seeking to make more data-driven decisions

Forward-thinking chief human resources officers around the globe are increasingly looking at big trends in consumer experiences and applying them to improve how they keep employees engaged. According to the just-released CHRO Study published by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, these include using cloud-based services to enable a more flexible workforce unbound by office walls; […]

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IBM InterConnect 2016: Outthink limits and transform your business

Over 23,000 men and women attended this year’s IBM InterConnect held at Mandalay Bay and MGM hotels in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada. From general sessions to speaker events and panel debates, the discussion centered around cloud, mobile, analytics and security. As the conference progressed, IBM and its business partners outlined a changing world, and what […]

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Virtual roundtable recap: City Involvement on the Global Scale

Cities are playing increasingly prominent roles in global sustainability efforts. The recent landmark United Nations conference on climate change in Paris demonstrated this growing role by featuring special sessions and events for city leaders, and having city conglomerates and organizations present to build their sustainability networks and influence international diplomatic outcomes. In this virtual roundtable, […]

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JT Kostman: Data plus behavioral insights deliver business value

Dr. JT Kostman believes every Chief Data Officer should be able to link what they do to a monetized or quantified outcome for his or her company. Some might think that’s a prematurely ambitious stance for someone who is only months into a newly created position.But when you’re working for Time Inc., which holds the […]

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CES 2016 Trends to Watch for CEOs

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign The latest gadgets and innovations featured are already transforming what it means to lead in a constantly evolving tech landscape. For the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, here’s a look at trending topics for Chief Executive Officers. What do other CEOs think about the future of consumer technology? […]

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CES 2016 Trends to Watch for CMOs

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, businesses and consumers alike are discussing new technologies that are making a big impact. Here’s a look at trending topics at this year’s event for Chief Marketing Officers.How will TV change marketing? As more viewers cut the television cord, digital content marketing moves into the forefront. A […]

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6 data-driven leadership trends for 2016

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 […]

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Step-by-Step: Transform your business with cognitive computing

Photo credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM The greatest early potential for cognitive computing (systems that learn at scale, reason with purpose, and interact with humans naturally) is as a decision support system. Cognitive systems will churn through massive data sets—both structured and unstructured—and offer suggestions on anything from the treatment of a disease […]

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Can we remake the leadership industry?

Book Review: Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time, by Jeffrey Pfeffer (Harper Business)   To be a successful C-suite leader today, you must be authentic, modest, truthful and selfless—right? Not if you want to win in today’s environment, suggests Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. […]

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