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The 123s of CDOs: Transforming culture to be analytically driven

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This post is the third in a three-part series on how CDOs are transforming organizations through data.

Imagine for second that you’ve been tasked with planning your firm’s R&D spending for the next five years. This decision involves billions of dollars and potentially transformative effects for the future of your business. How do you decide how to spend the money?

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[Datagrams] Inside the mind of Generation D #GenD

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These graphics focus on key insights from the Generation D study. They are great for IBM THINK Forum converations and supporting ideas at IBM Insight.

Learn more about Generation D and the research behind it on October 27th.


  • Posted by Ellen Cornillon, Digital Communications Lead, IBM Center for Applied Insights

The Tech Skills Gap: Skate to Where the Puck is Going to Be

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GrowthI skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been. – Wayne Gretzky

Gretzky’s approach is invaluable business advice – especially when it comes to closing the technology skills gap.

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Containing Disease by Spreading Data

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Image credit:  IBM Smarter Healthcare
Image credit: IBM Smarter Healthcare

While emerging vaccines for endemic diseases like dengue fever are showing promising results, they may not be available fast enough to stop the devastation.  In lieu of a vaccine, one way to combat disease is to stop it before it even happens.

How can big data and analytics help?

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The 123s of CDOs: Activating organizations through data and analytics

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Chief Data Officers in the boardroom
This post is the second in a three-part series on how CDOs are transforming organizations through data.
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If data exists in an organization, but no one knows how to use it, does it make an impact? Turns out, Chief Data Officers are busy making sure their organizations don’t have to answer that tree-falls-in-the-forest question.

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[QUOTES] Cloud Epiphany Cartoon Italy #IBMBTT

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IBM BTT Cloud Epiphany Quote CartoonWhat was your ‘AHA’ moment?  The instant you realized the value of cloud.

As part of a #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Business Tech Trends study.  These are actual quotes from the study respondents on when they first realized the value of cloud computing.  And what was YOUR AHA moment for cloud?

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Internet of Things (IoT): Important Enabling Technologies

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horizonwatchingIn my previous posts on the Internet of Things (IoT) topic, we have explored both what IoT is and how an intelligent IoT supports IBM’s vision of a Smarter Planet. While there is still much work to be done before your car ‘talks’ to other cars on the road, the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a reality thanks to advancements in underlying technologies. In this post we will take a look at two important enabling technologies that are helping to make the future of IoT a reality today. Read the rest of this entry »

Gartner Symposium & #IBMSocialStudy – Impact of the Digital World

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IntegrationI was fortunate enough this year to get to the 2014 Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Florida.  The theme of the conference was the impact of the digital world and the disruption it creates within the technology industry, business and society in general. With the blurring of social, cloud, mobile and information the world changes.  What information we can gather, what we do with it and how we share it takes on a level of complexity that didn’t exist ten years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

[QUOTES] Cloud Epiphany Cartoon India #IBMBTT

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What was your ‘AHA’ moment?  The instant you realized the value of cloud.

As part of a #FridayFun series, we will be sharing one cartoon quote per week from the IBM Business Tech Trends study.  These are actual quotes from the study respondents on when they first realized the value of cloud computing.  And what was YOUR AHA moment for cloud?

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Techweek NY & #IBMSocialStudy – These likes ain’t loyal

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TechWeekNY badge“These likes ain’t loyal” – David Arabov, CEO Elite Daily

Last week, I had the opportunity to join Silicon Alley’s finest at Techweek New York, where I listened to over a dozen panels and speakers. While topics ranged from women in tech to wearables, the overarching theme of the conference was clear: it’s all about knowing and delighting your customer. Read the rest of this entry »