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HIMSS 2018 – Intelligent Disruption and Digital Transformation are Upon Us

We need to look no further than the nightly news cycle to appreciate the disruption of the healthcare industry is at full throttle. This is clear from mergers between some of the largest companies in different healthcare sectors, to the recent announcement that Amazon will be partnering with JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway to create a... more

Avoiding the Dark Clouds in your Multi-Cloud Architecture

The term ‘multi-cloud strategy’ is now commonly coined as a way of describing an architecture with different cloud environments working together. Gone (long gone!) are the days when the trailblazers were taking tentative steps by acquiring a handful of Salesforce licenses. Today almost any business process can, and is, being processed using a cloud application... more

Making Cloud Promises that You Can Deliver

Last year, we considered the grand sweep of the “journey to cloud,” from the high-level vision to the detailed roadmap. In between, we discussed the effort to align IT and business goals, and the challenges of winning support and staying the course. I’d like to start 2018 by drilling down into some of the specific... more

The CIO Reading List: Thank You for Being Late

(Note: I’ll be finishing my series on CIO-CxO relationships in my next post, looking at the CISO. Check out thoughts on the CEO and CMO, but first, the latest book on my reading list …) The first book to make it onto my reading list for 2018 is a big one—in every sense of the... more

Doors Open Wide for Data Scientist Opportunities

If you work with data in any analysis capacity within your organization, you’re probably aware of the need for data science approaches to better communicate the meaningfulness of information to decision makers. However, data scientists are in short supply, and with the rapidly evolving state of artificial intelligence and machine learning, it’s unclear what skills... more

C-Suite Relationships: Teaming Up with the CMO

This is the third post in my series on CIO relationships across the business. (Previously: The intro and the CEO.) Informatica hired a new CMO, Sally Jenkins, within six months of my arrival as CIO. Since we were both new, it gave us a chance to build a CIO-CMO relationship from scratch by getting up... more