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Diane Schwarz, CIO, Johnson Controls
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5 questions with CIO-turned-CEO Ted Colbert

The Boeing Global Services president and CEO shares the leadership wisdom he lives by and why it’s not IT’s job to give the business what it wants.

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3 tips for combatting not-invented-here syndrome

Company culture and internal politics can block ideas at any time as they make their perilous journey from concept to value. These techniques will help you knock down those barriers to innovation.

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How to win over your board of directors

A 15-minute board presentation can make or break a promising career. Leaders offer CIOs advice meeting board needs and expectations and winning their lasting support and respect.

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10 impediments to IT innovation

From inefficient IT operations to an inability to upskill at pace, innovation is often undercut by ingrained organizational issues that IT leaders must change.

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7 techniques to enhance your power to persuade

In the workplace, influence is the ability to move someone’s thinking, actions, or decisions in a way that advances your business objectives. These seven concepts and techniques will give your influence skills a boost.

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How New Zealand’s prisons adapted process, not technology, for better welfare

A new rostering system is one example of a digital transformation underway at NZ Corrections, led by chief digital officer Alastair Turrell.

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CIO transformation: From order-taker to changemaker

Looking to take a step up in your CIO career? IT leaders and executive advisors outline key strategies for earning a more prominent, impactful role.

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What is AIOps? Injecting intelligence into IT operations

Organizations seeking to better monitor IT assets are turning to artificial intelligence to get ahead of performance issues and to automate fixes before negative impacts are felt.

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From stability to agility: IT’s shift at Vodafone NZ

CIO Andrew Haddad has overseen IT’s emergence from the cost-centre shadows to the core of the business strategy at the Kiwi telco as it goes independent.

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7 IT metrics that matter most

As the number of IT metrics multiply, it’s important to zero in on the key indicators that offer at-a-glance insights on essential enterprise functions.

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Public cloud: 4 success stories

The public cloud has been a booster shot for digital transformation during the pandemic. IT leaders offer advice on driving efficiency and agility in the cloud.

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7 hot digital transformation trends — and 3 going cold

The pandemic has seen organizations doubling down on true transformation. Here’s how digital initiatives are reshaping technology strategies and revolutionizing how work gets done.

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What is a CTO? The exec who sets tech strategy

The CTO has emerged as a key player in the C-suite, as digital transformations become high strategic priorities for so many organizations.

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What is design thinking? An agile method for innovation

Design thinking eschews traditional development processes in favor of an agile, flexible method for developing products and services with a unique focus on the customer.

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Inside Fonterra’s incremental digital transformation

CIO Toby Granwal outlines the New Zealand dairy cooperative’s rebalancing of in-house and contracted talen, and the simplification of its IT infrastructure.

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Back to business, but not back to normal

The pandemic exposed the myth that the "normal" workplace worked. IT leaders have an opportunity to do better for diverse employees as they chart their paths to the future of work.

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The 3 IT processes CIOs need most

Building effective IT 101: Processes matter, but some matter more than others. Here’s where to put your skin in the game as an IT leader.

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8 tips for improving customer experience

CX is the new IT imperative. Here’s how IT leaders can staff up, get agile, and spearhead tech initiatives that deliver experiences that win over customers.

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