Brands partnering creatively with startups: A discussion with Evol8tion Gina Waldhorn

One of the key findings from the Business Tech Trends study is that Pacesetters use partnerships to stay ahead of rapidly changing markets.  They not only partner more – they partner more creatively. A few months ago, Steve Rogers, Director of the IBM Center for Applied Insights, had a great discussion with Gina Waldhorn, COO of Evol8tion, about how brands are partnering with start-ups. Evol8tion specializes in matching major brands with start-ups to drive innovation.Read more

Adding cloud to your IT outsourcing contract? Here’s where to begin

“…a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” —Lao Tzu   What would the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu know about helping companies that outsource IT move to the cloud?  It turns out quite a bit. Lao Tzu’s observation that every journey must begin with a single step offers sage advice for companies that have yet to incorporate cloud into their outsourcing contracts. But what should that first step be?Read more

Tweeting your bank – big data, customer experience and the Cloud. A discussion with Frank DeGilio

A few months ago, Steve Rogers, Director of the IBM Center for Applied Insights, had a great discussion with Frank DiGilio, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for IBM Cloud.  Previously, we shared their discussion about collaboration and partnering. Today, we’re focusing on the the role of social and cloud for competitive advantage. Steve Rogers: Frank, have you seen Cloud change the dynamic, the boundaries, the rules of the road, or even the business models in certain industries? Frank DeGilio: Yes. I think that Cloud isRead more

Cloud and the broker CIO. A discussion with Frank DeGilio, Chief Architect for Cloud

A few months ago, Steve Rogers, Director of the IBM Center for Applied Insights, had a great discussion with Frank DiGilio, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for IBM Cloud about how incorporating Cloud as a strategy can give businesses a competitive advantage. Last week we shared their discussion about collaboration. Today, we’re focusing on the CIO. Steve Rogers: Frank, one of the things in the Global Cloud study was that the pacesetters see Cloud as a key element for competitive advantage. WhatRead more