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Tracking economic disruption in the digital age

From carriages to quantum computing, have today's industries learned how to harness creative destruction?

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The reverse pitch: Enlisting startups to hone innovation

Aflac, Bayer and Bosch are among a growing number of enterprises leveraging the ‘reverse pitch,’ in which companies pose business challenges they will pay winning startups to solve.

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Innovative CIOs strike back against digital disruption

CIOs from every industry are looking to outmaneuver startups by taking a page from the disruptor’s playbook to deliver innovative digital products and services.

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A multi-channel approach to experimentation

Engage your business partners and customers where they are by creating a multi-channel approach to experimentation that positions your organization as a technology leader.

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Big business: You, too, can growth hack

Big businesses have a lot of potential to unlock and can be scrappy to great effect if they push traditional approaches aside. The key is to always keep rethinking and continue reinventing.

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IT’s latest survival skill: Embracing risk

In today’s digital business world, IT has to stop playing it safe, as you can’t innovate without taking some risks. Still most IT professionals remain deeply risk-averse.

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Make way for the new CIO: The chief innovation officer

The chief innovation officer role has increased in visibility, thanks to digital transformations, which often include the two flavors of CIO working in tandem.

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7 ways to foster greater IT creativity

Creativity is the spark that ignites innovation. Creating a team that's eager to apply IT knowledge in new and exciting ways can lead to long-term, enterprise-wide benefits.

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Raytheon’s cloud-based test bed takes risk out of innovation

Implementing new technology in the defense industry comes with a lot of considerations. Here’s how Raytheon development a virtual environment for experimentation without risk.

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5 ways startups are innovating with data

Successful data-driven business models can be built from finding, aggregating and repackaging niche data from unexpected sources.

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5G is critical to the competitiveness and future success of America’s small businesses

5G represents an exciting range of new possibilities, but it's also important not to let the hype overwhelm the need for security, privacy and safety.

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Nationwide CIO’s ride-along sparks innovation and pays dividends

Spending time learning the business helped CIO Jim Fowler open eyes to a little-known Nationwide API platform and dive deeper into emerging technology such as virtual reality and AI.

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Delivering results through the magic of experimentation

Achieving the desired results for your innovation practice starts with identifying business-driven opportunities; exploring disruptive technology in ways that are fast, cheap, and delight your audience; and focusing momentum on the...

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5 ways to fast-track your next AI implementation

Some quick wins around this important enabling technology can further the business case for more investment in broader digital transformation and innovation initiatives.

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Summer 2019: Digital leaders level up

While some companies flirt with digital transformation, experimenting with one-off projects, others make it a key pillar of their enterprise business strategies. Read on to see how some 2019 CIO 100 award-winning organizations are...

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What’s in the DNA of an innovator?

An innovation practice starts with a leader who can articulate the tangible value to the organization by cultivating key relationships, developing resiliency and understanding the financials, strategies, markets, products and...

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Policy challenges will inhibit 5G growth If they are not properly addressed

Policymakers need to look beyond spectrum and international competition with China to threats to safety, security, privacy and competition.

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Life after artificial intelligence

AI stands to be the most radically transformative technology ever developed by humankind. What hypothetical situations are looming right around the corner as AI technology rises?

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