thought leadership

July 26, 2018

SECURITY

Using machine learning to target threats

This blog post begins with a joke about two people in a forest and a bear. A bear appears out of nowhere and starts to chase these two guys during...

September 23, 2016

GOVERNMENT

NASCIO Wrap-Up: What’s Next?

I just wrapped up an incredible three days at the National Association of State CIO’s (NASCIO) Annual Conference. The event is the largest gathering of state government IT in the country. I loved getting to hear best practices, discuss challenges, and swap stories with the best and brightest minds across all 50 states. I know […]

June 23, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Where ‘Digital’ and ‘People’ Meet, a Sweet Spot for Banks

In a world of roboadvisors, mobile payment apps, and automated processes, do people still matter in banking? I believe the answer is a resounding “Yes!” In fact, as agile, online “fintechs” continue to challenge retail banks, I see people as more of an advantage than ever. After all, those online-only disruptors can’t match banks for […]

June 8, 2016

INNOVATION

It’s Time to ‘Do or Die’ in the Growing Global Bazaar

A whopping 59 percent of manufacturers expect their company’s strategy to change as a result of real-time information in the next three years. That’s in just three years. But what about the years after that? Our team developed The Business World in 2025 report with the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an IMD and […]

June 6, 2016

GOVERNMENT

Integration, Consolidation, Automation: Why Cisco Cyber Solutions are Essential for CDM

Cybersecurity for the federal government is increasingly complex. More and more important data is being stored or shared using the Internet, and at the same time, hacks and other cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated and frequent. Agencies need to stay on the cutting-edge of cyber solutions to ensure critical citizen data and military information are […]

Your Digital Treasure Map

Suppose there is a treasure at the top of a mountain worth $405B. It is more than one person alone can carry back down the mountain, and you have a chance at that treasure. Many people want the treasure and will work hard to get to the top to claim it.   All you have to […]

The Road to Digital Value Just Got Smoother for Banks

Today’s bankers have no shortage of headaches. Agile “fintech” challengers, tech-savvy customers, complex compliance demands, legacy-burdened IT environments — all conspire to keep them up at night. But there is great news for retail banks — as Cisco has outlined in a new research study, “A Roadmap to Digital Value in Retail Banking.” By adopting […]

May 12, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

First-Movers Make Cybersecurity Their Digital Foundation

To win in today’s market where disruptive startups and agile competitors are advancing on all sides, digitizing the enterprise to infuse greater agility and innovation is critical. This means transforming your operating model, which includes reimagining products and services, business models, as well as business function strategies for marketing, operations, and finance. To succeed, companies […]