Technology & Business Alignment

In a digitized era, organizations need to rethink how they do business. Reimagine the role technology plays in business, making technology a strategic asset, regardless of the industry or vertical. Only by continuously using technology to innovate will organizations sustain competitive advantage and succeed.

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Airport CIOs Creating a Non-Stop Passenger Experience

Airport CxOs Creating a Non-Stop Passenger Experience

At major airports, digital technologies cut turbulence for airlines, retailers, and especially, travelers.

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Take Me Out to the (Digitally Transformed) Ball Game

Take Me Out to the (Digitally Transformed) Ball Game

In any sport, peanuts, popcorn, and Crackerjacks only go so far. For fans to feel like champs, a winning stadium experience must be mobile, connected, and convenient.

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Win or Lose, Fans Demand a Connected Stadium Experience
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The CIO Survival Guide to AI

Artificial Intelligence is paving the way for CIOs to move from operations to driving transformation

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Creating Exciting Customer Experiences Through Technology

NRF 2017 showcased everything from WiFi to Robotics, proving digital transformation is table stakes in the retail world

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Five Steps for Using Analytics to Transform Your Business

Five Steps for Using Analytics to Transform Your Business

With analytics, optimization isn’t the end game. Business transformation is. Creating a transformative analytics program requires support, focus, and action from the top.

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Jumpstart Your Corporate Creativity. Partner with Startups

Jumpstart Your Corporate Creativity. Partner with Startups.

Michael Docherty says startup partnerships are the natural antidote to corporate risk-aversion

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The Digital Manufacturer – Resolving the Service Dilemma

The Digital Manufacturer: Resolving the Service Dilemma

For today’s manufacturers, data is every bit as important as supply chains, trucks, and industrial machines. Every manufacturer must think like a technology company to digitally transform.

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Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity, Part 2

Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity, Part 2

In a continuation of Part 1, Steve Durbin, managing director of the Information Security Forum (ISF) and James Mobley, vice president of the Cisco Security and Collaboration Services Group, will discuss how CFOs are moving past the notion that security is only an IT problem and becoming empowered to align overall security strategy with digital transformation goals.

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When Digital Is Business, Transformation Never Stops

When Digital Is Business, Transformation Never Stops

For corporate survival, CEOs must build change into the DNA of their business strategies, technologies, culture and workforce.

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Oakland’s Golden State Warriors: From Basketball to Business Transformation

Oakland’s Golden State Warriors: From Basketball to Business Transformation

When the Golden State Warriors took a 3-2 lead in last year’s NBA Finals over the Cleveland Cavaliers, they were well positioned for a shot at their second straight title.

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Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity (Part 1)

Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity, Part 1

In Part 1 of this two part podcast series, Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the Information Security Forum (ISF), and James Mobley, Vice President of Cisco’s Security and Collaboration Services Group, explore how executives view cybersecurity less as a “cost center” and more as a change catalyst.

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Roadmap to Digital Value in the Retail Bank Industry

Roadmap to Digital Value in the Retail Bank Industry

Retail banks have a tremendous opportunity to capture new value and drive their own disruption.

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Banking on Digital

Banking on Digital

Traditional bank branches haven’t changed much over the years. See how one CEO has moved from paper and long lines to true digital disruption.

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Cybersecurity as a Growth Advantage

Cybersecurity as a Growth Advantage

In an era of unparalleled disruption, companies need to begin viewing cybersecurity differently—beyond its traditional “defensive” role.

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The CIO’s New Role: Prevent Extinction

The CIO’s New Role: Prevent Extinction

In order to survive, the CIO must embrace digital transformation and bring value to the C-suite.

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5 Retail Transformation Blunders (and How to Avoid Them)

5 Retail Transformation Blunders (and How to Avoid Them)

Common mistakes plague retailers in the rush to improve their digital businesses

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BNSF Doesn’t Leave the Station without Simple Language From IT

BNSF Railway Doesn’t Leave the Station without Simple Language From IT

Simplifying IT plans makes them easier to understand, and ensures they are adopted by business leaders across the organization.

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Going Digital: Secrets of the Successful C-Suite, Part 2

Going Digital: Secrets of the Successful C-Suite, Part 2

In part two of this three-part series, Peter High, Metis Strategy President, Author and Keynote Speaker, along with Ted Colbert, Chief Information Officer of The Boeing Company, discuss how the c-suite can maintain their focus and innovate from within.

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Secrets of the Successful C-Suite

Going Digital: Secrets of the Successful C-Suite, Part 1

In Part one of this three-part series, Peter High, president of Metis Strategy and author and keynote speaker, along with Gus Shahin, chief information officer and senior vice president at Flextronics International Ltd, explore how the C-suite is changing the way traditional business is done with new, digitally fueled thinking, skills, and approaches.

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Why Retailers Need to Rush To Digital

Why Retailers Need to Rush To Digital

The retail industry has the potential to generate $506 billion in digital business value through 2018. Yet retailers only realized 15 percent of this Digital Value at Stake in 2015. How can retailers avoid disruption, and capitalize on the digital opportunity? This report prescribes specific steps retailers can take to digitize their businesses end-to-end.

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The Business Risk You Shouldn’t Avoid

The Business Risk You Shouldn’t Avoid

The journey to digital transformation may seem daunting, but the bigger risk is not starting down the path at all.

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Starting Point: Journey to Digital Value

Starting Point: Journey to Digital Value

The digital landscape within the private sector has changed dramatically over the last three years.

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Digital Predator or Digital Prey

Digital Predator or Digital Prey

Nigel Fenwick and Mike Riegel explore the difference between being a digital predator and digital prey, and the steps for energizing digital business.

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40 Percent of IT Survey Respondents Look to Improve Data Capabilities to Make Effective Use of IoT Solutions

40 Percent of IT Professionals Say They Need to Capture Insights, Not Just Connect Things, to See IoT Value

Gain an edge by taking analytics to the edge. Value will come to those who focus on improving their data capabilities overall process agility—not to those who simply connect the most devices to the network.

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Banks That Become as Digitized as Its Customers Can See a 5.6 Percent Increase in Bottom-Line, According to Recent Research

Banks Can Increase Bottom Line From 5.3 to 15.2 Percent When They Become as Digitized as Their Customers

Global banks can transform customer interactions to increase profitability. The next step of the journey is for banks to evolve the kinds of dynamic, personalized interactions that consumers now demand, and to deliver the right interactions to the right customer segments.

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Survey of Oil & Gas Leaders Indicates Data Analytics as No.1 Driver for Internet of Everything Investment

Digitization is Revitalizing the Oil and Gas Industry

Complex market dynamics create urgent need for digital transformation. Forward-looking Oil & Gas firms believe today’s turbulent market landscape provides an opportunity to gain competitive advantage by harnessing new technologies.

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40% of Market Leaders to Be Rocked by Digital Disruption

Digital Disruption is Redefining Industries. To learn more about the current state of digital disruption and the outlook for industries, the DBT Center recently surveyed 941 business and IT leaders in 12 industries. The results are troubling: Digital disruption will displace 40% of today's top 10 incumbents by industry over the next five years. Almost half of companies surveyed are not addressing the risk.

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Four Messages From the Art World to Our Corporate Society

Four Messages From the Art World to Our Corporate Society

One of fiction’s core purposes is to serve as a tool for social, political and technological awareness and debate.

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Digital Transformation: Closing the Gap Between Now and the Future

Digital Transformation: Closing the Gap Between Now and the Future

Professor of Innovation and Strategic Information Management at IMD, Michael Wade, and futurist Glen Hiemstra will explore why becoming a digital business requires rethinking core business processes and implementing  an agile IT and OT foundation.

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Oil and Gas: An Industry Ripe for Digital Transformation

Oil and Gas: An Industry Ripe for Digital Transformation

To quickly respond to market changes, oil and gas companies need to reinvent themselves. They need to be the next disruptors.

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What it Means to be Digital

What it Means to be Digital

Andrew Wilson, CIO, Accenture give seven tips on how to succeed with a digital strategy

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Disrupting the Business: It’s not a CEO-Only Dilemma

Disrupting the Business: It’s not a CEO-Only Dilemma

In a recent interview, Charles Anderson, associate vice president, head of Mobility and Internet of Things (IoT), IDC Asia Pacific shared his insights on what digital business means in APJC and around the world.

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The CIO Agenda

The CIO Agenda

A panel of industry experts discuss how the CIO’s agenda is shifting and how leaders can embrace the challenges and opportunities the converging IT landscape offers.

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The CIO's Role in Shaping Future of Work Policies

The CIO's Role in Shaping Future of Work Policies

Maribel Lopez, Lopez Research, shares how organizations can succeed in the future work environment by giving employees the agile work space they need.

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Editor’s Note: The (Real) Challenges of Digitization

Editor’s Note: The (Real) Challenges of Digitization

Connected Futures magazine explores the challenges of the new digital economy. In the coming months we’re going to address these issues to help you be part of the digital world.

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Bring Together IT and OT to Improve Your Bottom Line

Bring Together IT and OT to Improve Your Bottom Line

Operational technology and information technology are converging, thanks to mobility, so companies can remove silos and get on with business.

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Convergence: The New Opportunity for CIOs

Convergence: The New Opportunity for CIOs

Converging people, places, data, and things is opening CIOs to engage in new, innovative technologies that will drive business forward in new and enticing ways.