Hybrid IT tactics and techniques

As companies embrace hybrid IT, they must address both technology and the human side of change. There are several key actions to take: Staff and train differently: As applications move from traditional platforms to the cloud, current IT staff needs to be trained and re-skilled. Companies should recruit developers adept in Agile methodologies. Siloes should […]

2018: The war for digital talent is vigorous and creative

As technology permeates almost all aspects of our lives, corporations and governments are rapidly evolving their operations to support the needs of digitally-savvy consumers. Demand for digital skills has increased rapidly due to the onslaught of connected devices, AR/VR, social media, analytics and automation in an increasingly mobile world. These and other so-called digital technologies […]

6 technology trends for 2018: Guideposts for digital transformation

‘Tis always the season for continuous innovation. As we look ahead to 2018, we see six big trends feeding the next wave of disruption and productivity. And that means opportunity for the digital enterprise. 1. Re-platforming the enterprise In 2018, companies will move to common IT platforms so they can respond to market changes faster […]

Digital disruption: New ways to tackle talent

As I said in my last post, no matter what digital transformation model, strategy or plan an organisation embarks on, it needs people. There are some very new approaches to talent worth exploring. These approaches are described in an article by DXC Technology’s Leading Edge Forum (LEF) that focuses on four “breakthrough techniques” to access […]

Walking the talk

Walk

As a CTO, I want hands-on experience with the latest technology and techniques so that I can give my clients the best advice on digital transformation. Without that experience it’s easy to get lulled into a false sense of security. It’s easy to get complacent about the rapid pace of change in the IT industry, […]

How can the insurance industry improve its talent pool?

The report ‘Talent in the London Market – Unique Advantage’ by the London Market Group and Deloitte, came out in 2016 just as I finished my first year working in the insurance industry. Before my career change, I worked in IT and telecoms for a decade, serving multiple vertical industries, large-scale corporates, SMEs and consumers. Needless to say, I saw and helped […]

Driving innovation through diversity

Back in the spring, I blogged about the importance of diversity within organizations, citing research that revealed the linear relationship between racial and ethnic diversity and the financial performance of an organization. But of course, diversity is about more than gender, ethnicity and race, which is why I recently caught up with my colleague Candace […]

4 personal brands CIOs need to invest in now

I’ve written often about the urgent necessity for CIOs to build a “brand called IT” in order to remain relevant in a world of shadow IT and Chief Digital Officers. Many of my suggestions have been related to CIOs upgrading their own personal brands to drive the departmental brand. While I agree that the CIO […]

Becoming CMO 3.0

Customers seek agile interactions, painless fulfillment and, most of all, memorable experiences. CMOs are increasingly embracing a new priority: identifying new and recurring revenue opportunities and optimising the consumer experience to maximize customer lifetime value. Yet whilst most CMO’s have being doing digital for years now, they have typically been stand-alone activities, either via their creative […]