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New ideas and success stories for the CIO transforming business through tech

Kristin Russell: The CIO as chief anthropologist

Many CIOs talk about how their jobs are becoming more strategic in nature, but Kristin Russell has a second title to prove it. As the state of Colorado’s CIO, she’s responsible for building, managing and maintaining the IT systems required to deliver critical government services. As secretary of technology, she spearheads the official IT economic […]

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Michael Oldham: Letting data reveal the secrets of the human brain

Michael Oldham is not your typical neuroscientist. For starters, he came to study the human brain in a rather circuitous fashion. He started his career as a media buyer at an advertising agency. But more importantly, he’s turning the field, well, on its head by using big data and analytics to search for clues for […]

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John Foreman: Data science is equal parts technology and translation

Deluged with close to 2 billion e-mails a month in 2011 and struggling to stay ahead of spammers, e-mail-marketing firm MailChimp hired its first chief data officer. John Foreman, a former data scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, did more than tackle the problem with a new automated vetting process; he mined MailChimp’s enormous datasets for […]

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Peter Hinssen: The rise of the business-minded CIO

A serial entrepreneur, author and technology strategy lecturer at the London Business School, Peter Hinssen has helped countless tech executives remake themselves in an era of shifting technological needs. All too often, he finds that CIOs are lacking the skill sets necessary to help their companies in this newly digital age. Here, Hinssen shares advice […]

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Edward Boches: Building a culture of experimentation and creativity in the social media age

In 2011, Fast Company placed Mullen on the magazine’s list of the 10 most innovative companies in marketing and advertising. Last year, Forbes called Mullen one of the 10 great ad agencies of 2012. Both awards offered the same rationale: Mullen embraced the power of social media early for clients like Zappos and JetBlue and […]

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Samir Mahir: The transformative power of business analytics

As one of only four annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments, The Australian Open garners intense fan interest during nearly every match over the course of two weeks. Tennis Australia, the governing body that hosts the event, has invested heavily in technology to stream real-time data and analysis to fans, coaches and media around the world. […]

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Kevin Cai: The rise of the chief integration officer

China Eastern Airlines has experienced incredible growth over the last five years, doubling passenger load from 39 million to an expected 80 million in 2013. That type of expansion almost always brings growing pains, and China East Airlines is no different, according to Kevin Cai. He has completely refashioned the focus of his job from […]

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