business

Can cognitive computing help us re-imagine sports training and technique?

From our fingerprints to our irises to the very DNA that directs our growth and development, we are singular, solitary, unprecedented individuals. Why, then, does the world insist on training us all the same? We teach our school children using standardized curricula. Doctors ply their trade based on “best practices.” And we train our athletes […]

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Golf and technology: Managing the delicate balance between tradition and transformation

Innovate or die. Disrupt or be disrupted. Only the paranoid survive. These are among the many terrifying business mantras of the Internet Age. They are the panicky, unnerving expressions of a generation that has known change to be the only constant. And they serve to remind us that success is difficult to achieve, and even […]

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Business is a lot like your basketball bracket: It’s all about the data

  Business, like basketball, features many variables that complicate predicting outcomes. Source: Getty Images The chances of filling out a perfect bracket for college basketball’s March tournament is calculated to be one in 2.4 trillion. That means you’re 24,000 times more likely to win the lottery. In fact, it’s so unlikely that anyone would pick […]

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Oki Matsumoto: Advice on how to be disruptive—and stay disruptive

When Oki Matsumoto, Chief Executive Officer of Monex Group, Inc., speaks in front of an audience about bold technological disruption and the future of finance, he gestures with an elegant, sweeping arc of his arm. It’s as if he is tracing the trajectory of a big idea.He has a demeanor that is brilliantly wise and […]

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Steve Rubinow: Big risks can lead to big rewards in the C-suite

Steve Rubinow has served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Thomson Reuters and CIO, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer for NYSE Euronext, the world’s largest global exchange. He currently holds the dual position of Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Catalina, and leads its global technology function.You may not have heard […]

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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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Jeff Smith: Lessons from IBM’s CIO on scaling agile

Jeff Smith arrived at IBM just over one year ago, but his mantra—to create an agile culture across Big Blue—is already driving fundamental change. Using the collective wisdom of IBMers to build a new, more collaborative innovation model, Smith’s organization is creating loosely coupled, tightly aligned teams that combine the work ethic of a startup […]

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Inderpal Bhandari: When looking at Big Data, always start with a business question

Inderpal Bhandari joined Cambia Health Solutions in March 2014 as the company’s first chief data officer, charged with transforming the healthcare consumer’s experience. Cambia, a nonprofit based in Portland, Ore., provides insurance, cost-transparency solutions, game-supplemented wellness programs and marketplaces to support consumers with high deductibles.Bhandari has spent more than two decades mining insights from data […]

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Nate Bennett: Second in command COOs are first in line to become CEO

Chief operating officers around the world can understand how the American slang phrase “riding shotgun”—sitting in the front seat beside the driver of a car—is a good metaphor for a COO’s relationship with a CEO. Like a trusted traveling companion on a long and often winding road trip, the COO offers direction but never directly […]

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