An untapped market for inventing the future?

Guest post by Mitra Best, US Innovation Leader, PwC, @mitrainnovates As the proliferation of digital technologies disrupts the business landscape, technology executives are scrambling to find the right skills to keep pace. Recognizing the unprecedented impact technology has on inventing the future, why are we overlooking almost 50% of the potential talent pool? It is ironic […] MORE

April 12, 2016

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Tapping into the Maker Movement

When you hear the word innovation, what’s the first thing you think of? For me, it’s probably the Media Lab at MIT. With few constraints and an incredible collection of minds across not just information technology disciplines, but music, art, psychology and many others, they have masterminded hundreds of breakthrough inventions – everything from the […] MORE

December 19, 2013

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2 Imperatives for the Digital CIO

It’s been an exciting few years of football for my alma matter Texas A&M.  With the introduction of a new head coach came a new offensive scheme, known as the Air Raid, which is a type of spread offense noted for using many creative formations with receivers and different players in the backfield, short and […] MORE

October 17, 2013

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Is Your CIO Your CDO?

One analyst reports that by 2015 25% of companies will have a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) who resides outside of the IT department and is responsible for driving the digitization of research and development, marketing, customer service and the creation of new products and services. Before you create this new role and contact your favorite […] MORE

May 14, 2013

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Strong CIO, C-suite Relationships Drive Growth

Your ability as a CIO to cultivate strong relationships with your C-suite peers is paramount to your professional success in an environment where IT is expected to generate revenue and enhance the customer experience. But more than your career longevity is on the line. The profitability of your company is at stake. As part of […] MORE

February 13, 2013

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2013: The Year of the CIO

CIOs stand at a crossroads as we head into 2013. Many of them have a choice to make. They can retreat to the back-office or reach out to business units and began to partner with them on customer-facing innovation and revenue generation. Many CIOs I know will choose to breakout of the IT department mindset […] MORE

January 09, 2013

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The Next Power Pairing: CIO and HRO

Guest post by Amaresh Tripathy and Zack Capozzi Many CIOs haven’t given much thought to the human resources department, but maybe they should. Here’s why: Talent management deficits are derailing CEO plans. In the PwC 2012 global CEO survey, one in four CEOs said, because of talent challenges, they couldn’t pursue a market opportunity or […] MORE

December 07, 2012

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Survey: What Global CEOs Want from Technology

We recently peered into the minds of CEOs with operations in Asia Pacific to explore their priorities and pain points as part of this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. The over 370 business leaders who responded to PwC’s 2012 APEC CEO Survey are hungry to harness the growth potential of the region. We asked […] MORE

September 14, 2012

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5 Steps to Brighten Shadow IT

With the popularity of public cloud offerings, BYOD and personal productivity apps, rogue technology acquisitions (at least from IT’s perspective) are more pervasive than ever, creating a new focus on “Shadow IT.” Our 2012 Digital IQ study of 489 executives found that 30% of technology procurement is outside the CIO’s budget. A wise proverb says: […] MORE

July 30, 2012

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Should the CIO Ban Email?

I was at a conference last week where I heard about a CIO who is banning email. Looks like we’re not finished having a conversation about how email is hampering employee productivity. What tools and techniques can CIOs employ to improve enterprise communications in the face of a proliferation of channels? Is trading email for […] MORE

July 17, 2012

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