Thornton May

Thornton May

Columnist

Thornton May is a futurist. He has designed and delivered executive education programs at UCLA, UC-Berkeley, Babson, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, THE Ohio State University [where he co-founded and directs the Digital Solutions Gallery program], and the University of Kentucky. His book, The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics examines the intersection of the analytic and executive tribes.

Articles by Thornton May

IT leaders take note: The future is what you create
Opinion

IT leaders take note: The future is what you create

High-profile IT disasters are enforcing the dystopic visions and macro-pessimisms saturating the cultural consciousness. Only by steeling against perpetuating past IT sins and embracing possibility can we make something brighter.
January 27, 2023
What transformational leaders too often overlook
Opinion

What transformational leaders too often overlook

You can’t innovate without a strong foundation. That’s why it’s vital to think strategically about IT infrastructure — and to get your C-suite colleagues and board members too as well.
October 28, 2022
How CIOs can help reduce supply chain anxieties
Opinion

How CIOs can help reduce supply chain anxieties

Customers and companies alike are concerned about supply chain disruptions and the impact supply chains have on the environment. Taking a transparent, data-informed approach can help.
September 30, 2022
Metaverse: The time for CIOs to experiment is now
Opinion

Metaverse: The time for CIOs to experiment is now

CIOs have been revamping legacy IT stacks to prep the enterprise for innovation, but too few see the transformative potential the metaverse offers. Those who pilot early will be poised for payoff.
August 29, 2022
The CIO’s guide to mastering IT trends
Opinion

The CIO’s guide to mastering IT trends

CIOs can be trend masters or trend victims. Those that fare best know how to navigate the sea of tech trend chatter to keep their organizations on top of the latest disruptions and opportunities.
July 29, 2022
5 challenges for securing the future
Opinion

5 challenges for securing the future

Everyone has a role in cybersecurity today; working together to address these challenges will materially reduce risk.
June 2, 2022
Combatting digital ignorance
Opinion

Combatting digital ignorance

CIOs: If your leadership team is asking about your cloud or 5G strategy, youu2019ve got some splaininu2019 to do.
April 1, 2022