Thornton May

Contributing Columnist

Futurist Thornton A. May, author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics, is a speaker, educator and adviser. More information is available on his website at thorntonamay.com.

Leadership for the IT revolution

The human side of the data revolution

The human side of the data revolution

We the people are the source of most of the massive data accumulation now taking place. But are we being left out of the equation?

Preparing for the 15-year future

Preparing for the 15-year future

The answers to the questions you ask yourself will determine the direction you take your organization.

Data realities of 2017 and beyond

Data realities of 2017 and beyond

There’s no escaping the facts anymore: Data rules everything now. Are IT leaders prepared to deal with that?

IT and the forever revolution

IT and the forever revolution

We live in revolutionary times, and we have to figure out what we are going to do about it.

Top communication skills future leaders need to succeed

Top communication skills future leaders need to succeed

Honing your message is critically important, but so is choosing the right medium to reach your target audience.

2017 will be a bad year for pessimists

2017 will be a bad year for pessimists

Executives see a lot to be hopeful for in the coming year.

9 big ideas IT shouldn’t ignore

9 big ideas IT shouldn’t ignore

Too often, big ideas exist in press releases, CEO public statements and marketing campaigns but are not part of the operational agenda.

The digital dissidents

The digital dissidents

How do organizations cope when any single super-empowered person can carry out far-reaching sabotage?

The world of yesterday, today and tomorrow

The world of yesterday, today and tomorrow

Looking back is a necessary part of looking ahead.

IT leaders: Don't fear the future

IT leaders: Don't fear the future

For longtime Computerworld columnist Thornton May, the inevitability of technology progression means that a key skill for IT leaders is to anticipate what’s coming and determine what will be worth incorporating into the business and...

CIOs and the politics of technology

CIOs and the politics of technology

A lot of people in IT say things would go much more smoothly if not for politics. Their attitude is misinformed.

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