Technology

Some Expert Advice on Digital Business Transformation: Forget the Technology

For CEOs trying to get their heads around digitization, it may be tempting to obsess over their understanding of the latest software program or communications gadget. But leaders who place too much emphasis on technology when mapping out a digital business transformation strategy could be falling into a trap.

Why Your Firm Needs Skills—not Competencies—to Tackle the Cybersecurity Talent Gap

When it comes to the ongoing cybersecurity talent shortage, too many companies are getting a key part of the equation wrong.

When Does Collecting Customer Data Turn Creepy?

Continuing advances in data analytics and communications technology are giving companies today an unprecedented ability to offer customers products tailored to their needs. But whether people want a company's senior staff knowing what they just had for breakfast is a different matter altogether.

Implementing the Digital Customer Experience in the Manufacturing Industry

While manufacturers' strategies largely concentrate on things like R&D, automation, and production efficiencies, it is becoming increasingly important to engage customers with robust digital experiences.

CEOs Barra, Rometty Rejuvenate Tech Brands by Partnering Them

When it comes to two of their oldest tech brands—OnStar and Watson—both General Motors CEO Mary Barra and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty face the challenge of optimizing platforms that haven’t been delivering the results they could.

Auto CEOs Refuse to Wave a White Flag to Silicon Valley

Despite Silicon Valley’s aggressive attempts to take over, it’s way too early to give up on traditional global centers of the automotive industry for hosting the future era of the self-driven car.

4 Best Practices from Mid-Market CEOs Using Tech to Grow

How are today’s mid-market leaders using technology to transform, grow and compete on a global scale?

This is How Much CEOs are Spending on Software to Keep Pace with Digitization

Companies around the globe will spend almost two-thirds of their R&D budget on software and service offerings by 2020 as they adapt to digitization, according to a new survey.

Smartphone Tech Only in its Infancy, Says Apple CEO

Apple CEO Tim Cook has shrugged off widespread accusations that the company's lucrative smartphone business may have peaked, while revealing plans to set up a new "deep engineering" facility in Japan.

Partnerships Key to Tackling Disruption, says Auto CEO

If you can't beat them, buy them. It's a notion many CEOs may want to take on board when considering how to tackle the problem of technological disruption. But is that the only way?
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My First Job: Belfor’s Yellen Learned Billion-Dollar Lessons as 11-Year-Old Dishwasher

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