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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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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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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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Jennifer Ippoliti: Build the right data team

Not everyone could say they transitioned from studying romance languages to working with data, but it worked for Jennifer Ippoliti. She says, “There’s definitely a language in what I’m doing now. In some respects there’s not much difference between a data dictionary and a French-English dictionary. Both are about unambiguously defining terms and making meaningful […]

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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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Heidi Grant Halvorson: Why competence and warmth are two key c-suite communication skills

Why do business executives and their IT counterparts often appear to speak a different language? And is it possible, technical and industry-specific terms aside, for CMOs and CIOs to improve how they communicate with each other to uncover shared goals and a collaborative path on how to reach those goals? Heidi Grant Halvorson, social psychologist […]

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Roger Liew: Staying agile, innovative and focused on the bottom line

Roger Liew is, first and foremost, a developer. His working life began on the Web, coding the Web presence of iconic brands such as Victoria’s Secret and cars.com. By 2000, he was working as a developer on the very well-funded startup, Orbitz.com. In fact, he was the first developer Orbitz hired, and he led the […]

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