Digital technologies present a once-in-an-era opportunity to reshape business. IT can now empower business like never before by implementing what’s truly new and different, leaping from increments to exponents. In this quest for brilliance though, is a balance with fundamentals. Refashioning yesterday’s legacy while reinventing tomorrow’s normal is marked by an evolution: from delivering at the end points to driving at the core.
There’s never been a better time to be a CIO, and yet, there’s never been a tougher time. Barry Matthews, Partner, ISG got ringside for all the cuts and glory with three leaders rising to the call for transformation: Alan Feeley, CIO, Siemens Gamesa; Fiona Humphreys, CIO, EON(UK); and Aaron Powell, CTO, UCAS.
New technologies bring in new roles and a newer outlook. Whether you call it CDO, CTO, CISO or anything else, there’s still a technology matrix in play and the basics don’t change: integration and orchestration.
Data is the raw material. Preserving it in data barrels won’t help. Putting it to work makes the difference, with a diverse data strategy and the right real-time context from automation to monetization.
New technologies like blockchain are inventions searching for an appropriate solution. Before hopping on the bandwagon, one needs sense and simplicity: a value-driven use case where the technology is relevant.
What IT does in any business has always had a bearing on product reliability. Now it will increasingly influence desirability, like a more secure product that trumps a well-designed one – whether it’s smart cars or smart meters.
Who cares about the hierarchy? It's all about impact… Impact always wins, whether it's at the top of the food chain or the bottom of the food chain. The shark always bites.