Innovation

IBM iX Design Director and Creative Strategist Adrian Franks talks Design Thinking for enterprises at NYCxDESIGN 2017

IBM iX Design Director and Creative Strategist Adrian Franks recently had the opportunity to represent IBM iX at NYCxDESIGN 2017. This gathering of design enthusiasts was held at Cooper Union in the shadows of IBM iX’s NYC studio in the East Village. Adrian shared his insights into what design is, why and how design thinking […]

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How Montreal became the world’s leading AI and deep learning hub

The artificial intelligence industry is projected to be worth $36 billion by 2025. And the Canadian city of Montreal has somehow found itself in the middle of it. Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired a natural-language-processing startup by the name of Maluuba and simultaneously contributed $7 million to the AI labs at McGill University and University […]

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Anti-disciplinary Ideas: Pattie Maes on new ideas and new devices

Professor Pattie Maes founded the Fluid Interfaces research group at MIT’s Media Lab, where she has worked for over 25 years. Maes’s passion has long been to make technology easier to use by making its capabilities more natural, intuitive and mobile. Her 2009 TED talk, “Sixth Sense,” which describes what those innovations might look like, […]

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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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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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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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CDO Summit in Paris: a focus on innovation

More than a dozen accomplished French (and other European) Chief Data Officers and senior executives gathered in Paris on November 5, 2015 in the elegant Salon Pompadour at Hotel Le Meurice. This sumptuous palace dates back to the early 19th century, and was a timelessly beautiful and inspiring setting for stimulating conversation on creating long-term […]

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