Distinguished Technologists

The future of tech skills training: Like an open book test

Skills development and training is a huge part of driving an organisation forward into the future, and so it’s something that I spend a lot of time and energy on. I’ve seen a bunch of stuff over the past year that leads me to expect a revolution in training when it comes to mastery of […]

Insurtech innovation shifts from insurance to ensurance

Digital transformation is much more than a technology play, especially for insurers. Transformation is altering the way insurers evaluate, enter and serve markets. Insurers are looking beyond simple indemnification, which is transactional, to more continuous engagement and services that target the insured’s true goals and needs. Insurers are expanding their offerings with products and services […]

Six ways the patient data explosion is turning healthcare inside-out

A new era of patient-driven healthcare is underway. With unprecedented access to genetic data and the availability of new technology such as implants and wearables, patients are becoming increasingly proactive in their healthcare. The rise of such 21st century digital citizens is driving new and innovative care management and digitization. As digital citizens help usher […]

Accelerate the digital transformation agenda with AI

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Rapid innovation and productivity breakthroughs require an accelerated digital transformation strategy that melds people, business processes, advanced analytics, and new human/machine interaction technologies. Today, it is the supervised machine learning segment of AI that is generating the most economic value. But as digital transformation accelerates, the abundance of data that AI can consume will drive […]

Don’t go digital without continuous delivery

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Want to succeed in a digital world? You’re going to need agility, agility, and more agility – and that means building your business on an agile infrastructure and using agile software methodologies that include continuous delivery (CD), a technique designed to infuse users’ input and experience. CD extends the automated testing used in continuous integration […]

Survey: Companies poised to go all-in on digital transformation in 2019

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Digital transformation weaves information and automation into the fabric of every interaction an organization has with customers, partners, employees and processes. This requires new tools, communities, and ecosystems built on a technology platform that allows the right information to flow freely and to the right people. For the last few years, many companies have been […]

7 dimensions of change in the digital workplace

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Upgrade workplace technology: check. Modernize infrastructure: check. Adjust to new workforce: check. Overcome resistance to new ways of working: check. Adjusting to digital transformation’s impact on the workplace and workers is, well, a lot of work. A lot of change. And it’s essential to understand that workplace transformation will only deliver expected business benefits when […]

To accelerate digital transformation, master information flows

Digital businesses are emerging at a rapid pace as companies re-architect themselves. As true 21st century enterprises, they are developing substantially different products and services, operating models and organizing strategies. Most now recognize the need for a new digital service platform to enable broad-based transformation using information and core services to rapidly scale their digital […]

5 tips to deliver enhanced digital customer experiences in retail

Consumers have been conditioned by Amazon to expect high service levels, easy-to-use interfaces and customized buying experiences. Much has been written about retailers striving to provide an omni-channel experience across multiple platforms and recent IDC data backs up the need. Some 71 percent of consumers prefer omni-channel retailers and those retailers now account for 35 […]

2019 IT trend: Enterprises will enter an age of Information Enlightenment

As data volumes and data correlations explode, enterprises must react faster and faster to the data to capture its value, especially since its value decays over time. The value may be highest right when the data is created but much lower only seconds or minutes later, and have different values depending on the context. So […]