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Healthcare’s digital transformation: 5 predictions for 2020

Short of a “black swan” event, 2020 will see a slow but steady advance in the digital transformation of healthcare.

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4 industries to watch for AI disruption

In 2020 we will see the continued impact of AI and machine learning in new industries that will not only help to support businesses, but also consumers.

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Goals for CIOs in 2020 and beyond

With the decade change upon us, one question should be on every CIO’s mind: How will this role change in the next 10 years?

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Design success into the office of the CDO

Every obstacle, hurdle and misstep raises awareness and decreases the likelihood of a recurring event. Use experience and wisdom to avoid the mistakes of others and find success when designing and implementing an office of the CDO.

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8 common business design and architecture models

Make more sense of your enterprise architecture practice by relating it to any of 8 common business design methodologies.

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The one transformation goal CIO must prioritize in 2020

Defining goals without acknowledging the need to transform often leads organizations to make iterative improvements to existing businesses without challenging themselves to consider disruptive opportunities and threats.

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Building elasticity in outsourced managed services

Plan for the future by building both cost and service management elasticity into your outsourced managed service agreements up front.

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The big task for CIOs in 2020: Bringing security and IT operations together

Bridging the gap between these siloed teams pays off in improved visibility and better security.

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Top-down strategy is dead – Long live the team of teams!

How should CIOs construct their organizations to better enable the agility demanded by today’s pace of strategy and initiative change?

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IT executives share insights into running IT as a business

How IT execs can communicate the cost, quality and value of IT investments to their business partners – and how this results in their C-suite colleagues recognizing IT as a respected, value-driven business- outcome organization.

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A deeper look into how technology is innovating the financial sector

Banking is becoming a fundamentally digital experience, with many people banking virtually, no longer going into brick and mortar offices, and AI eliminating tellers. So how are banks reacting to this new reality? Are they embracing...

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Assembling the right resources for the office of the chief data officer

Creating an office of the chief data officer is the first step in developing a data-driven culture and maximum business value.

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Former Google Nest CEO explains why you’re never done learning as a leader

Marwan Fawaz, the former Next chief and an executive advisor to Google, reflects on his path to success and explains why leadership requires continuous learning.

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3 things digital health developers can learn from the Industrial Internet of Things

The second in a series on my insights into best practices for IoT solution development after working with developers and product managers across multiple industries.

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Building better business leaders

Is the CIO a technology leader or instead a business leader. How about their team? And what role should CIOs have in building future business leaders?

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The 4 most common mistakes to avoid when working with tech contractors and consultants

As more employers turn to contractors and consultants to solve their in-demand tech talent gaps, it’s crucial to learn how to get the most out of this relationship. Here are the most common mistakes to avoid.

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AI is already disrupting sales, today

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are readily available now, and we know it can be used to automate much of the repetitive tasks and processes that humans do now. With the assistance of AI, sales managers can also focus on...

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The business case for certifications

Business analysis as a profession continues to mature in the world today and with that comes organizations and certifications indicating experience and knowledge. These certifications take time and money to achieve, and there are many...

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What is the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018? Influencers in the know break down the details

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 is a bill intended to enhance online privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California, United States. But the bill has national and global implications. Here’s how to...

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Why RPA is a CIO priority

Cognitive automation technologies are changing our business. RPA is the first step in that evolution. Be part of the business-value realization with RPA.

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