thought leadership

April Arrives, and (No Fooling) Amazing Ideas Are in the Air

It’s the first day of April, and spring is finally here. Everywhere, a sense of renewal and optimism is spreading. So, today I’d like to focus on a few cutting-edge technologies that are transforming our world. Quantum computing? Artificial intelligence? Augmented reality? All pale in comparison to these innovations, which truly have the potential to […]

How Digital Solutions Can Change the Troubling Economics of Healthcare

Last week I wrote about how digital fans are expecting new experiences at NCAA games as part of March Madness. (Wow – how about some of those games this weekend – and my Fighting Irish survive and advance to the Sweet 16! But I digress…) This week I want to look at another topic—a much […]

February 24, 2016

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

How Retailers Can Chart a Path to Digital Value

Digital disruption is here. According to a 2015 survey from the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation (DBT Center), a joint initiative of Cisco and the Institute of Management Development (IMD), 47 percent of retail executives say digital disruption increases the risk of going out of business. In addition, the survey revealed that four of […]

February 9, 2016

GOVERNMENT

Voting for America’s Success: How the Next President Should Change U.S. Tech Policy

2016 is a big year for many reasons, but one of the biggest is that it is the year where we will elect the 45th President of the United States. Currently, there are many different candidates running on many different platforms, all with varying ideas of which policy issues are the most important. However, some […]

February 2, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Reimagine Work to Maximize Digital Value

As Cisco’s Chief Digital Officer, my entire focus is on enabling Cisco and our customers to accelerate the digitization of our businesses, countries, and cities. Digitization provides an enormous opportunity...

January 26, 2016

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

Digitization Offers Hope to Besieged Retailers

These are especially difficult times for the retail industry. For starters, several of retail’s marquee names announced store closings or layoffs following a disappointing holiday sales season. Retailers simply haven’t...

January 15, 2016

RETAIL AND HOSPITALITY

Presenting a Roadmap for Digital Transformation at NRF 2016

Life in the Digital Vortex is challenging—especially for retailers. In an environment where averaged across industries four of the top 10 incumbents will be displaced by digital disruption in...

January 13, 2016

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Financial Services and Retail: ‘A (Digital) Tale of Two Industries’

Over the past six months or so, many of my blogs have dealt with the hot topic of “digital disruption” — both as a threat and an opportunity...

December 17, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Analytics: Building a Winning Strategy in Manufacturing

Machinery, supply chains, and raw materials have always been core concerns in manufacturing. Today, another asset is just as critical — data. General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt said it well: “The industrial world is changing dramatically, and those companies that make the best use of data will be the most successful.” I certainly […]