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  • Cultivating a Mindset for Disruptive Innovation

    In the current business climate, if your organization isn't proactively driving disruption, it's reacting to it. Driving disruptive innovation requires passion and willingness to discard old business practices and this-is-how-we've-always-done-things approach to getting things done. In order to succeed at disruptive innovation, companies need to be unshackled from outdated approaches, enabling the business to act on opportunities to serve customers in new ways and achieve competitive advantage.

  • The Criticality of Cybersecurity Innovation

    In order for enterprises to stay a step ahead of cyber threats, innovative technologies and techniques will be needed. Yesterday's solutions are no longer sufficient for addressing tomorrow's threats. There are a number of ways that CIOs can take advantage of the latest technologies and techniques that are emerging from university innovation labs, industry think tanks, cyber security startups, and inventive problem-solving that's emerging from both the public and private sectors.

  • Driving Cloud-Enabled Business Transformation

    No matter how you slice it, the cloud has engendered enormous changes in business. It has enabled companies in all stages of maturity the ability to scale operations, provided the flexibility to rollout of new products and services, and has offered new (and better) ways to support internal functions such as HR, sales, and marketing.

  • The Road to Success is in the Fast Lane

    In order to keep in stride with the speed of business, CIOs need to enable swift execution of processes and operations across all corners of the enterprise. Meeting these requirements demands speed. Speed to partnerships. Speed to communications. Speed to achieving trusting relationships. And speed to performance.

  • The Role of Disruption in Career Mobility

    According to a 2015 study conducted by Harvey Nash and KPMG titled "CIO Survey 2015: Into an Age of Disruption," the majority of CIOs and other business leaders who were polled believe that not only will their organizations be impacted by digital disruption over the next 10 years, but that the transformation that's taking place will provide their organizations with a competitive advantage.

  • Designing a Game Plan for IT Leadership

    According to the Society for Information Management's 2015 IT Trends Study, the average CIO is 51 years old, male (89%), and has been in his current position for about five years. Although none of this is terribly surprising, what is concerning is that the industry could lose up to one third to half of all current CIOs over the next five to ten years, according to Leon Kappelman, the lead researcher for the report, in a recent interview with InformationWeek.

  • Enabling the Enterprise for Fast Data

    Many companies strive to make use of Big Data to learn more about their customers' behaviors and to identify and respond to market shifts. But as business activity accelerates at lightning speed, C-level executives and line of business leaders require access to real-time insights on business and operational conditions.

  • Competing with a Fresh Mindset for Success

    Global and national markets are undergoing profound changes. Disruptive forces such as accelerating connectivity, extraordinary demographic shifts, and the speed of technological innovation are dramatically altering the global economy. According to McKinsey & Company, the pace of change in the global economy is occurring at a rate ten times faster and 300 times the scale of the Industrial Revolution.

  • Creating a Technology Roadmap in a New Organization

    When CIOs transition to another organization, one of the opportunities this provides them is the ability to create a new technology roadmap for the company. While this represents an exciting undertaking, this also represents a pursuit that's fraught with challenges. As a newcomer to the organization, the new CIO has very little background information with which to work off of in terms of the current technology roadmap that's in place and whether it is well-aligned to the company's business plan.

  • Executing on Digital Transformation

    There's lots of buzz about the abundant opportunities for driving digital transformation - and rightfully so. As external customers continue to increase their use of digital touchpoints to research and acquire products, companies need to be where their customers are and provide them with the types of experiences that delight customers and keep them coming back.

  • The Top Traits Courageous Leaders Have in Common

    We're at a point in time where the pace of disruptive change is unprecedented. Technological and business innovation is occurring at breakneck speed. Quite simply, organizational leaders that can't keep pace are going to be left behind.

  • Unleashing Disruptive Innovation

    Your company doesn't need to be an Apple or an Uber or an Airbnb to grab disruption by the horns. CIOs for companies in industries ranging from financial services to manufacturing to pharmaceuticals can enable their organizations to leverage existing and emerging technologies and spearhead innovation that delivers new forms of value to customers and shareholders.

  • Cybersecurity Has Evolved Into a Cyber Risk Management Issue

    Cyber security threats have aggressively morphed and evolved in recent years. Advanced malware, intrusion software, and other sophisticated predatory techniques are making it increasingly difficult for CISOs and enterprise security teams to stay ahead of complex threats.

  • Finding Your Place in the Cloud

    Instead of representing "the end of IT as we know it," the cloud is playing an essential role for CIOs in the enterprise technology portfolio. In some cases, the cloud is enabling the IT organization to provide the business with needed agility in rolling out a new application without incurring delays in the IT/business project pipeline.

  • Summoning the Courage to Lead

    We're at a point in human history in which the pace and breadth of disruptive change is unrivaled. Technological and business innovation is occurring at a lightning pace. Creative business models are generating bedlam across industries.