Paint isn’t usually associated with cutting-edge technology or security concerns, but Benjamin Moore is taking the digital era seriously. CIO Barry Toubin shows how a smart tech platform can both inspire creation and encourage sales.rn
It’s happening, fast and furious: Disruptive consumer and enterprise technologies continue to rapidly transform the way we work and live — across verticals and throughout the consumer experience, the business-to-business world and the entire supply chain.
Information technology has to balance patient privacy and smart strategic planning. Senior Vice President and CIO Eric Foster is leading the tech charge at the biopharmaceutical company Baxalta. He shares how technology is rapidly evolving within his industry and the opportunity it provides to re-shape healthcare. rn
In the past, the CIO and CFO rode parallel but separate journeys to boardroom influence. Now, with the growth of data analytics and cloud-enabled ERP systems, as well as significant cybersecurity concerns, neither can afford to constantly lock horns over ownership of data and technology decision-making.
With more than three-quarters of companies investing or planning to invest in big data in the next two years, according to Gartner Research, it’s clear that Big Data is no longer just big news — it is positively commonplace.
Over the past decade, digital transformation has become the heart and soul of today’s enterprise and shows no signs of moving from its position of front-and-center prominence. The rise of customer influence continues to challenge businesses to meet consumer needs and expectations across channels and devices. In fact, according to the ComputerWorld Forecast Study 2016, the most important goal for tech projects driving digital transformation is external facing – improving the customer experience and satisfaction. At the same time, issues ranging from cybersecurity to cloud solutions and data analytics have evolved into core concerns. rn
The CIO role is evolving quickly, particularly in the energy sector. Resource companies need to balance growing consumer needs with evolving technologies. Brian Rich is Vice President and CIO of CMS Energy, supplying most of Michigan’s power. He shared his approach to leading the tech charge.rnrn
CIOs drive innovation by building digital awareness, forming digital innovation teams, and creating innovative opportunities in the form of new products and services. This three step approach accelerates the innovation cycle and optimizes the leveraging of information and technology for competitive advantage.