value at stake

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 […]

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...

April 16, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

New Oil & Gas Study Reveals a Disrupted Industry Primed for Digital Transformation, Fueled by the Internet of Every …

If ever there was an industry and a time that epitomize “disruption,” it is the oil and gas industry today. Price declines of more than 50 percent since June 2014 have upended the sector, and dominate the agendas of industry executives. In fact, a new Cisco study identified “energy price volatility” as the external market […]

September 26, 2014

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Your Next Great Idea? It Could Come from the Guy with the Mop

In the Internet of Everything (IoE) economy, innovation is the name of the game. IoE demands constant innovation and to keep pace companies must access creativity wherever it may arise. According to The Wall Street Journal, more than 34 percent of today’s workforce comes from outside our organization, and their fresh perspective can support innovation. […]

August 14, 2014

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The Things that Make Everything in the #InternetOfEverything

The Internet of Things continues to add new things daily to a growing list of already connected things; and these “things” have the opportunity to completely change our world. Capabilities like context awareness, increased processing power and energy independence have all been made possible as more people and new types of information are connected. And […]

Writing a new chapter of my story: Taking on the Internet of Things opportunity at Cisco

This week I’m excited to participate in an event we are organizing in Chicago, home of the 2014 Internet of Things World Forum.  We’re meeting with some of our partners and customers as we make a few joint announcements – including a new IoE Innovation Center in Barcelona, and showcasing some new solutions built on […]

The Nexus of the Internet of Everything? It’s in the Palm of Your Hand.

On a typical day, we hold in our hands a portal to our civilization’s entire trove of information and entertainment — and a window into our finances, our health, and the lives of our friends. Not to mention, the ability to make a purchase anywhere and anytime the whim strikes us. To say that our […]