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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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WEF Annual Meeting: Trends to watch in 2016

  Each January, world leaders and C-suite executives (and a few influential Hollywood stars and rock legends) gather for the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland to discuss pressing issues that affect the global economy and international culture. This year’s 2,500 attendees include Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, […]

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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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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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Elliot Turner: Startup junkie advice for both entrepreneurs and enterprises

Not every startup CEO can say they were able to grow their business to a point where they were acquired. Even fewer can say they did it twice. But that is exactly the case for AlchemyAPI Founder and CEO Elliot Turner.Turner launched his first startup, MimeStar, a software development company focused on network intrusion detection, […]

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Don’t be afraid of cognitive computing, experts say

The term “cognitive computing” may seem futuristic and even a little mysterious to many consumers today. But forward-thinking business leaders are already deploying systems that learn, reason and interact, and the future is quickly becoming the present. IDC, the IT market intelligence firm, predicts that by 2018, “half of all consumers will interact with services […]

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Step-by-step: Align IT innovation costs to business benefits

Funding innovation in innovative ways The rapidly expanding digital economy is forcing companies to become not only more creative in their business models and product offerings, but also in how they align costs to business benefits. Our innovation-driven economy is driving CFOs across all industries to rethink the ways they can improve payback periods and […]

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New Vocabulary: Cognitive Computing

Understand systems that learn, reason and interact Cognitive Computing: A Definition Cognitive computing refers to systems that learn at scale, reason with purpose, and interact with humans naturally. What it means Cognitive computing systems aren’t programmed; they’re trained to sense, predict, infer and, in some ways, think, using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms that […]

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New Vocabulary: Hackathon

A focused “hacking” session can deliver innovation in one day Hackathon: A Definition Hackathons are highly focused, outcome-oriented innovation sessions intended to deliver breakthrough thinking and a pilot-ready commercial model within a radically abbreviated timeframe. What it means These intense collaborative design events, often staged over 24 – 48 hours, bring together computer programmers, user […]

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Nicole Jeter West: Digital engagement and the art of restraint

Every August, during the waning days of summer in New York, the best tennis players in the world flock to Flushing, Queens, and compete in one of the most grueling tournaments in the sport: the US Open. For the players, the stakes are high. The Open represents the last chance of the year for grand-slam […]

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A. Charles Thomas: Master the art of the prototype

A. Charles Thomas is passionate about nurturing and developing the “data-insight-action-results” value chain. In his current role as Chief Data Officer of Wells Fargo, he has worked to deploy data insights across the business by focusing on digital and traditional customer routes to market. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Charles was the Chief Data and […]

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