Thu.Apr 25, 2019

CIOs: Break Through Culture Barriers to Enable Digital Transformation


Although 64% of CIOs perceive culture as a barrier to achieve their digital ambitions, 25% perceive culture as an enabler, according to Gartner research. Change is the new normal. The right culture is one of the most important requirements to achieve digital transformation.

How To Leverage CX As A Strategic Differentiator In Healthcare

Forrester IT

Healthcare organizations (HCOs) must be customer-obsessed. Forrester recently brought together practitioners from various HCOs across all sectors to discuss the importance of using customer experience (CX) as a strategic differentiator in healthcare.

Uniting Women in Cyber Symposium 2019


Please check out this event and help spread the word. This promises to be a great event that can make positive contributions to a wide range of stakeholders in industry, academia, government and for citizens. The event is the Uniting Women in Cyber Symposium 2019. For more and to register see: [link] From their website: […]. CTO Cyber War Events

Zero Trust Goes Mainstream In Europe

Forrester IT

Over the Easter weekend, we released a new research report looking at implementing Zero Trust in Europe. When we started, we knew that a one-size-fits-all approach would not work in Europe. In addition, general awareness of the Zero Trust security model is much lower in Europe than in the US.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow


The state of the US higher education market looks slightly subdued on account of the fact that the government has reduced funding for higher education. The budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year requested an approximate $7.1 billion cut in funding for the education department, compared to a 10% decrease in 2019. So, the universities are finding it difficult to manage their operating costs.

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IT Governance: Get Back to the Basics

Information Week

A lack of foundational elements for IT governance can lead to a bunch of problems, including siloed operations, business disconnects and redundant applications

What Accenture’s Droga5 Acquisition Means For The Tech Services Market: FORR/3 Video

Forrester IT

I am happy to introduce the very first FORR/3 episode! FORR/3 is a new video blog series on commerce, content, and services. In this episode, Nick Barber and I discuss Accenture’s recent acquisition of the creative agency Droga5, what this means, and how it reflects some of the broader trends I see in the tech […]. age of the customer

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CIO Strategies: 5 tips for enabling the business

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: The goal of any CIO or IT leader: Enable the business. Provide the business with the solutions they need to accomplish their goals. However, that’s a lot easier said than done. How can CIOs and IT leaders better enable the business?

AI: Focus Turns to Ethical Standards for Intelligent Systems

Information Week

Should robots and other autonomous and intelligent systems be held to established ethical standards

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Security vs Compliance | Hacking In To Cybersecurity

Linux Academy

Welcome back to another iteration of Hacking In To Cybersecurity! Our previous posts in this series have focused on informing you, the reader, on how to land a job in the cybersecurity career field , but we’re going to switch gears in this episode and talk about something that every security professional needs to understand: Does Compliance equal Security?

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 4/25/2019

Future of CIO

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing. The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.8 million page views with 5500+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc.

Keep Your IT Competitive with Distributed Teams

Information Week

Distributed teams can offer your organization an advantage over your peers. Here's how


Three “Soaring Factors” to Accelerate IT Transformation

Future of CIO

With the fast pace of changes and exponential growth of information, IT becomes the building blocks of business competency and the key success factors of long-term business success.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

Are you using CLI for advanced call handling? Is Caller ID supporting your process?

Spearline Testing

Caller ID in the Contact Centre. Whether your carrier partners are delivering customer calls to your center, or enabling your agents to reach out to your customers across international networks, consistent and accurate presentation of CLI is something your business needs. What happens when your customer calls you, but there is no call-back number? What happens when you call back but your CLI is not presented correctly? What is Caller ID / CLI?


The Best “Understanding” Quotes of “Digital Master” Apr. 2019

Future of CIO

" Digital Master ” is the series of guidebooks (27+ 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.”

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Cyber Intelligence: Achieving High Performance and Addressing Common Challenges


Friends at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) would like to bring this to your attention: SEI is holding a special event on cyber intelligence based on a study on the behalf of the ODNI. Here is more: The SEI is pleased to invite you to a day of presentations on Cyber Intelligence: Achieving […]. CTO Cyber War News

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