Since President Trump took office in January 2017, he and his administration have executed on a torrent of business-friendly policies. U.S. tax reform legislation has slashed the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Deregulation across industries is making it easier for U.S. companies to do business - and to make money.
For instance, in the banking sector alone, deregulation could add $27 billion in profit to the six largest U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, according to Bloomberg.
And as President Trump shared in his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier today, he is open to free trade - so long as it is "fair and reciprocal".
While corporate repatriation charges will cause U.S. multinationals to take a one-time hit on returning overseas funds to the U.S., businesses are significantly ramping up capital investments. For its part, Apple - the world's largest business - plans to make $16 billion in capital investments in 2018, up from $12.8 billion last year.
All told, these economic policy changes -combined with Trump's pro-business stance - has led the Dow Jones Industrial Average to surge more than 31% since Trump took office.
These reforms carry momentous implications for CIOs and technology executives in working with the CEO and the board to pinpoint how and where to place strategic investments effectively. As CEOs and boards look to generate new waves of growth, technology is at the heart of these strategies. This is creating huge opportunities for CIOs and technology executives to help the CEO to identify and act on transformative business initiatives.
Thanks to their comprehensive view of the enterprise, CIOs are uniquely positioned to help the C-suite to identify the top opportunities for investment that can yield the highest growth rates. Indeed, CEOs fully expect CIOs to leverage their knowledge of transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence/machine learning, blockchain, cloud, digital platforms and analytics to help them plot the trajectory of the business over the next three-to-ten years.
CIOs and technology executives also must draw upon their business acumen and understanding of external customers and market conditions to help guide capital investments successfully. This includes investments in digital platforms that can spawn expanded customer and partner ecosystems which, in turn, can fuel disruptive business models, strengthen customer trust and recast the business for digital dominance.
At HMG Strategy, we are introducing top companies from Silicon Valley to our Executive Leadership Summits and on our digital platform that are positioned to help technology executives in our network to lead, innovate and reimagine their businesses going forward.
HMG Strategy has partnered with several blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) companies that offer incredible opportunities for expanding into new markets and stimulating new waves of growth.
For instance, Inxeption is a blockchain-based software platform founded by a group of former Oracle executives that helps transform manufacturing companies of all kinds into online and on-demand businesses. Check out these and other game-changing blockchain opportunities that we recently published in the HMG Strategy Resource Center.
There's truly never been a more exciting time to be a technology executive. As geo-political shifts and new market entrants are causing massive disruption across industries, CIOs and technology executives have an incredible opportunity to reshape the business like never before.
We're interested in hearing your opinion. Please visit the HMG Resource Center to learn more about the world's largest independent community of visionary CIOs and technology executives. Also, feel free to email HMG Strategy President & CEO Hunter Muller directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to connecting with you and hearing your views on the astonishing changes that are sweeping through the global business landscape.