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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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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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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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Make better predictions as a C-suite executive

Book Review: Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner (Crown)   According to the old joke, the average expert is roughly as accurate as a dart-throwing chimpanzee. It’s a joke based on research by Philip Tetlock, the scientist whose prior work revealed that the predictions of academics, pundits […]

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Nouveau Vocabulaire: Internet des objets

Internet des objets: Une définition Réseaux d’appareils ou de capteurs connectés qui permettent la collecte, la communication, l’analyse et l’exploitation de données à grande échelle sans interaction humaine. Signification L’Internet des Objets (IdO) permet l’instrumentation et l’interconnexion des objets et systèmes indispensables à notre vie de tous les jours. Une multitude de machines et objets […]

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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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