IBM’s Rob Thomas details key AI trends and discusses Palantir partnership and shift to hybrid cloud

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The last year has seen a major spike in the adoption of AI models in production environments, in part driven by the need to drive digital business transformation initiatives.

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How to Leverage IT in Double Jumps of Business Transformation

Future of CIO

IT can weave all necessary business elements, either hard or soft, to lead through an Agile jump and to orchestrate a digital symphony. So how can organizations leverage IT to make double jumps - the digital jump to make the business radical digital and the agile jump to achieve the high-level business agility? From IT management perspective, are CIOs seizing the opportunity to enable the organization to transform into the digital way and carry out its business?

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Develop Breakthrough Business Models by Trending Emerging Technology

Future of CIO

When we jump into the digital future of “VUCA” new normal –volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, organizational leaders should be able to envision and determine what the future needs to look like, what the transformation must look like? Can information technology help to design new business models? Is the business model scaling the right way to achieve the strategic objectives? The emerging businesses usually lack hard data.

DevOps has reached critical mass, CIOs need to get on board

Forrester IT

DevOps unites the entire enterprise in delivering business transformation with superior customer experience. As any leader knows, changing institutionalized behavior is the toughest of all management challenges and CIOs are understandably skeptical of new trends. Despite this, CIOs must recognize when a trend becomes an imperative for survival. DevOps is one of the most powerful weapons that CIOs have in their arsenal.

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Five Trends to Shape Up the Digital Board

Future of CIO

Businesses large or small across the industrial sectors are on the long journey of the digital transformation. The corporate board takes tremendous responsibilities for steering the business ship through uncharted water. The path for digital transformation can be iterative, evolutionary, revolutionary, or disruptive, can you predict the future trends and catch the upcoming tides, shape up the digital board for leading change confidently?

Three Faces of Social Enterprise

Future of CIO

to this Spring’s Cloudforce-Social Enterprise conference, social business start sprout up, from perception to implementation, social meets mobile in the cloud, to unite seven business visions , to reboot business into the brain-yard in the cloud, to amplify collective human capability, also to orchestrate the new theme of modern business transformation , here are three faces of social enterprise: 1. From last year’s Dreamforce & Enterprise2.0

Order management at the heart of modern service operations

TM Forum

Linear process automation is still typical in B2C service fulfillment has been steadily transforming into a more dynamic discipline on the B2B side. CSPs have been shifting their focus to B2B lines of business. Digital Transformation Tracker 5. Business has been ticking along.

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The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: Change Agent CIOs Mar. 2020

Future of CIO

A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change lifecycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. Running IT as Digital Change Agent Digital transformation is a journey.

Three Capabilities to Accelerate IT as Digital Growth Engine

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Enterprise IT organizations are likely to be winners on the whole—if IT starts to plan and accelerate the digital transformation. Information and technology are pervasive, business transformation or any business initiatives today nearly always involves some form of technology implementation and information-bases insight; IT touches both hard business processes and soft human behaviors. Digital Intelligence : IT provides a nervous system to the business.

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Asking Smart Big Data Questions - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Ideally, they are business decision makers or are highly influential to drive others to review data. Startups and Enterprises. Business Exchange Profile.

The Reflection and Resolution of Digital Transformation

Future of CIO

The digital paradigm arises out of new knowledge and the emerging trends to reinforce the very characteristics of the digital business such as enlightenment, innovativeness, and people-centricity. Business transformation is the change on a grand level.

Reflection and Resolution of Digital Transformation

Future of CIO

The digital paradigm arises out of new knowledge and the emerging trends to reinforce the very characteristics of the digital business such as enlightenment, innovativeness, and people-centricity. Business transformation is the change, but on a grand level.

The New Book “100 IT Charm” Introduction Chapter IV: Change Agent IT

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A “Change Agent” IT can orchestrate processes, tools, products or services that organizations use to affect the business transformation from strategy to deployment, from change assessment to measurement. The CIO as a change agent not only touches his/her own function but also needs to make an influence on the entire organization and the business ecosystem. IT should also keep optimizing business processes to ensure seamless IT-business integration.

Data Visualization Examples - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. In my last post, I reviewed Five Types of Data Visualizations and broke them down to discovery, quality, storytelling, dashboards/tools and trends/predictive.

The Best “Observation” Quotes of “Digital Master” July 2019

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" Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28+ books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, provides advice on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management.

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The Monthly “Digital Boardroom” Book Tuning: The Strategic Competencies of Corporate Board June 2019

Future of CIO

Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses in the right direction and achieve expected business results. The Strategic Evaluation of Corporate Board Leadership is all about change and directorship is about steering the business in the right direction. The matter of fact is that rapid changes sweeping the business are hugely disruptive and there is nowhere to hide. They also set the tone for digital leadership and business transformation.

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: “Change Agent” CIO Jan, 2019

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A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change lifecycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. Change Agent CIO The New Book “The Change Agent CIO” Introduction Chapter 1 The Digital CIO as Change Agent As businesses change shape, size, expansion, and transformation, CIOs have to wear different personas and master multiple leadership and management role effortlessly.

The Monthly “Digital Maturity” Book Tuning: Push The Boundary to Accelerate New Paradigm Shift Feb. 2020

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Push The Boundary to Accelerate New Paradigm Shift “Pushing the Boundary” Practices to Accelerate the New Paradigm Arising Digital enterprises are inherently and intensely complex due to the exponential growth of information, rapid change, and an unprecedented level of technological advancement.

Are You a Traditional CIO or a Modernist CIO

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Information Technology is now permeating into every corner of the business, it’s a crucial component to run a modern business. As businesses embark on the “digital Era” of computing, the landscape for all executive roles constantly change, the CIO role also continues to be reimagined and reshaped. The linear business system perception is replaced by the adaptive digital system perspective, and technical behavior is replaced by socio-technical behavior.

IT’s Digital Portfolio

Future of CIO

The purpose to manage a healthy IT digital portfolio is to run, grow, and transform business accordingly. IT plays a significant role in the business’s digital transformation journey. To reimagine IT potential, reinvent IT management and maximize IT value, it is important to build a balanced IT digital portfolio with a set of differentiated capabilities to enable business growth and improve IT and overall organizational operational excellence.

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: IT Led Digital Transformation Sep. 2019

Future of CIO

A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change lifecycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. IT Led Digital Transformation Master IT to Lead Digital Transformation Today, the emerging technological trends and overwhelming growth of information make significant impact on how we think, live, and work; disrupt not only the business boundary but also the industrial boundary and geographical boundary.

How Effective is your Big Data Implementation?

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. In the pipeline example above, this could list out specific reports and how the data is analyzed for trends or anomalies. Startups and Enterprises.

The Popular Quotes of “Digital Master” Book Series III

Future of CIO

"Digital Master” is the series of guidebooks (23+ books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, advises on how to run a digital IT organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide the insight about Change Management.

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A Change Agent IT

Future of CIO

IT plays a pivotal role in driving the business's digital transformation. With the emerging technology trends such as SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud) and IT consumerization & Internet of the Things, more often than not, IT plays a significant role in driving business changes, and leading organizations' digital transformation. Because the digital transformation is driven by technology; and not just by technology, but by user-driven technology.

The Value of Business Architecture

Future of CIO

Business Architecture (BA) contains the organizational context and is strategic in that it gives direction to the business design and transformation. Digitalization has to permeate into business vision, strategy, culture, communication, processes, etc.

The Corporate Board with Strategic Resilience

Future of CIO

Business resilience is the capacity to respond to the unexpected in a way that increases gain and/or minimizes loss. Which processes need to be improved or transformed? At a higher level of maturity, resilience makes the business robust and antifragile.

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 7/5/2019

Future of CIO

The “ Digital Master ” book series includes 28 books to share insight from the multidimensional digital lens and perceive the multi-faceted impact the digital era upon us is making to the businesses and society. Take Diverse Paths to Business Model Innovation A business model is a description of the way in which an enterprise intends to make the profit. It’s an entire frame of elements that describe the intents and constraints of a business or organization.

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Five Types of Data Visualizations - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Harvard Business just published their Elements of Successful Visualizations covering what makes a successful visualization. Startups and Enterprises.

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Capture Multiple Views to Describe the Future State of Business

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The business transformation journey is full of velocity and uncertainty, thus, a clear vision is in demand and it’s important to capture multiple views to describe the future state of the business. How has the business model evolved?

From “Cost Center” IT to “Value-Added” IT Transformation

Future of CIO

With the increasing pace of changes and overloading information, many companies are reaching the inflection point of digital transformation. Every new technology adopted must facilitate the business but also bring down the incremental cost of growth and the time to market.

The Monthly Digital Principles/Practices Summary: “Pushing the Boundary” Practices to Accelerate the New Paradigm Arising Jan. 2020

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The business practice is always a combination of people and how they are used to doing things. Digital enterprises are inherently and intensely complex due to the exponential growth of information, rapid change, and an unprecedented level of technological advancement.

The Monthly “Digitizing Boardroom” Book Tuning: Shaping Digital Board for Leading to the Future Feb. 2019

Future of CIO

Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses in the right direction and achieve expected business results. Shaping Digital Board for Leading to the Future Five Trends to Shape Up the Digital Board Businesses large or small across the industrial sectors are on the long journey of the digital transformation. They also set the tone for digital leadership and business transformation.

Running Faster IT

Future of CIO

Ironically, often technology is the disruptive force behind the business transformation. Today’s digital dynamic enables companies to leverage their various environments or ecosystems, to chase growth opportunities and accelerate business performance. Running IT with the RIGHT speed means that IT has to not only improve its own speed but also the overall business speed. IT Innovation IT Transformation

Five-Pillar Framework to Develop the Platform Business

Future of CIO

It can expand and amplify its influence with the ability to create new business models, run a platform business in a hyperconnected digital ecosystem - treat customers, suppliers, channel partners and industrial participants as active agents who can integrate the modular capabilities exposed in a powerful platform to create new experiences and expand its impact. Here are five essential pillars to build a solid framework for developing a powerful platform business.

The CIO as “Chief Improvement Officer”: Grease The Wheel of Digital IT via Process Tuning

Future of CIO

An evolving digital IT is a lever to move the business forward. In today’s digital dynamic and technical environments in which IT is being used more and more around the globe for revenue generating initiatives and in fact, business is becoming IT. Information and Technology and its associated methodologies and practices are parts of the leverage mechanism to bridge organizational gaps, modernize and integrate business processes, and build a cohesive set of business competency.

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Three Principles Modern IT Needs to Practice

Future of CIO

Every IT Project is a Business Project! Information is like blood, and technology is like a backbone for any modern business today. Every IT Project is a Business Project Every IT investment has a business purpose, therefore, every IT project is a business project. Business initiated projects run as an interesting technical challenge. Do More with Innovation Though CIO & IT staff work extremely hard to support businesses.

Shape Digital CIOs by Practicing Five "I”s

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Due to the exponential growth of information and often technology-led disruptions, clearly, the role of IT and that of the CIO is going through significant changes, CIOs need to follow their set of principles, enhance unique leadership strength, and tailor their business circumstances to make IT leadership influence by practicing the following five “I”s. While companies recognize the importance for IT to integrate into the business, but it is a task that eludes many organizations.

The Corporate Board Director’s Digital profile III

Future of CIO

The board directors should convey their “outlier’s vision and have to leverage the different points of views to truly become the strategic advisor of the business, conduct changes, monitor business performance and maximize business potential. Business critic: Leadership is the state of the mind. Constructive critics are like a mirror; it not only shows lacuna but also gives an alert of forthcoming challenges the business management is facing.

IT Savvy Board’s Five Oversight

Future of CIO

Contemporary corporate boards today are IT savvy and digital ready for moving their organizations to the next level of the business agility and maturity. The corporate board in a high-level leadership position plays a crucial role in strategy oversight, business advising, and monitoring, as well as setting key digital tones in organizational culture styles, talent management trend, and leadership quintessential. IT GRC is an integral part of the business GRC.

Running a High-Performance IT with Digital Balance

Future of CIO

IT can weave all necessary business elements, either hard or soft, visible or invisible, “push & pull” accordingly to orchestrate a digital symphony. In today’s digital dynamic and technical environments where IT is being used more and more around the globe for revenue generating initiatives and the business is becoming IT. Hence, the impact of IT organization depends on how it can strike the digital balance right and make the leap of digital transformation.

Being a CIO: One Year Later - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Ive largely been quiet since then, unfortunately (from a blogging perspective), with my head down working with the Business and IT teams. Startups and Enterprises.

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What are the CIO’s Top Priority to Overcome Challenges in Digital Transformation?

Future of CIO

IT leaders today overcome the digital transformation challenges depend on their ability to think, adapt, proactively plan and execute. Digital provides significant opportunities for business growth, also brings unprecedented risks to cause business fall. Never before has IT and business been so closely tied together. Never before has technology moved more quickly and missteps have larger trajectory impacts on every aspect of the business.

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What kind of IT leaders are on demand?

Future of CIO

The digital business landscape is only becoming more complex due to varied factors such as increasing speed of changes, velocity, complexity, unpredictability, etc. Regardless of which industry or the nature of organization you are in, from IT management perspective, being a digital master will need to master the art of creating unique, differentiating business value from piles of commoditized technologies and the sea of information.