CIO

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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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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The Experience Revolution: The Game is on

Executive Summary Businesses across multiple industries are feeling the heat from disruptors who are using digital to revolutionize how customers interact with brands. Armed with these new experiences, customers are becoming increasingly impatient with incumbents who don’t keep up. Helping customers easily find what they need, simplifying signup, driving personalization and streamlining access to support […]

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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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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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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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Renee Wynn: NASA’s new CIO is on a data-driven mission to Mars

Renee Wynn has served the federal government in various capacities for more than 25 years, including a long stint with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Until now, these positions have been decidedly terrestrial. Not anymore. In July of this year, Wynn joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Five months into her tenure as […]

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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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Vinod Krishnan: Strategies for digital transformation in India

Vinod Krishnan has more than two decades of corporate IT leadership experience. Over that long career, he has worked for some of the world’s most recognized household brands, including Unilever, General Electric and Walmart. Now CIO of the Indian consumer durables company Usha International, Vinod also heads the company’s eCommerce division. We asked him how […]

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Mark Showers: Innovate in IT by applying the scientific method

A trained chemist, Mark Showers has used his grounding in the scientific method to guide a long and successful career in information technology. As Chief Information Officer of Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), his impact has national reach. Mark has been recognized as one of the “Premier IT leaders” by ComputerWorld magazine and an “Elite […]

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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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