• What Does the Roadmap to Success Look Like?

    What do tech giants know that other companies don't? What is it about today's consumers that Amazon, Google and Facebook so clearly understand - and that others fail to grasp?

  • Consummating a Transformational Career Path

    It wasn't that long ago that people were questioning whether the role of the CIO was still needed in enterprise companies. A lot has changed in recent years. Digital skills and digital capital now constitute 22.5% of the global economy, according to Accenture. Companies have only just begun to unlock the potential for digital and need tech-savvy CIOs who understand how digital technologies can be applied to generate business value.

  • Predix and Azure: A Perfect Match, Made in the Cloud

    Last week, GE and Microsoft announced a partnership making Predix available on the Azure cloud. Bill Ruh, the CEO for GE Digital as well as the SVP and CDO for GE, pitched in to discuss some key questions about the partnership.

  • Driving Incremental Innovation

    In the modern enterprise, there are multiple classes of innovation that can emerge based on a company's objectives and the approaches used. Whether it's experiential, sustaining, product, service, process, channel, or other types of innovation, there are numerous avenues companies can explore to drive improvements in the customer experience and in other areas of the business.

  • Using Competition to Improve Business Execution

    In many respects, competition is good. It enables business leaders to monitor rivals to determine which of their business practices work and those that don't. If one or more challengers copies business processes or practices used by your company, it's more than likely a testament to what your organization is doing well.

  • Plugging Into Machine Learning

    Business intelligence (BI) has come a long way in a short amount of time. Just a few years ago, executives at many companies relied on static reports to inform them what happened in different areas of the business. The latest iteration of BI is focused on machine learning. Much like data visualization tools, machine learning enables computers to find hidden insights from data without being told where to look.

  • Selecting Strategic Partners in Crafting the Technology Roadmap

    As competitive threats and new business models continue to emerge, it's imperative for CIOs to develop a technology roadmap that is agile enough to address the enterprise's business needs three, five, or even ten years down the road. As part of these efforts, and as IT infrastructures and technology requirements have become more complex, it has also become mandatory for CIOs to establish and nurture partnerships with technology companies which expand beyond historical contractual boundaries.