Tag "digital transformation"

Machine Learning and AI: The Hype is Real When it Comes to Data

Virtually every business is planning or executing a major digital transformation involving new business models, new technologies, and new processes. There are several essential ingredients for a successful digital transformation. Data is one of them – data is a critical foundation for every successful digital transformation. In the world of data, we are experiencing not... more

If Going Digital Is All About Change, Why Are We All So Useless At It?

The human psyche is designed for emergency braking. It’s not so good at long-term self-preservation. Humans aren’t great at long-term preservation. As a society, we are prone to procrastinate, go with the status quo and not upset processes. I can feel a few of you getting ready to hit the ‘comment’ button… but before you... more

The CIO Reading List: The Digital Transformation Playbook

At the recent CIO100 Symposium in Colorado Springs, I was thrilled that we received such enthusiastic feedback and interest in the CIO Reading List!  I’m so glad that CIOs—and IT folks in general—understand the value of sharing and discussing books that aren’t explicitly about IT issues. With the industry moving so quickly, now more than... more

Prove the Value of High Quality Data to Enable Digital Transformation

For the last few years, most conferences I have been to have had a common theme:  Digital Transformation. The clear message that comes from analysts, influencers and industry alike is that we are currently in the midst of the biggest transformation in corporate history. The transformation is digital in nature – and data is the... more

The Asset You Can’t Ignore

I hear this idea a lot lately: Data, we’ve suddenly realized, is a business asset, a source of potential value. This is certainly true, but a lot of the discussion seems to frame that opportunity as a bonus, something extra. That’s ridiculous. “Making the most of your data” is not the limited province of extra-clever... more

The CIO Reading List: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

“Humans, particularly those who build things, only listen to leading indicators of good things.” –Ben Horowitz, Author, The Hard Thing About Hard Things Most management books are about the author’s successes — great decisions, great hires and great outcomes. The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by top VC and former CEO Ben Horowitz, goes the... more

MDM is the Foundation for Intelligent Engagement

Time and again, experts say that customer experience (CX) is the new battlefield for companies and brands. Considering, “52 percent of consumers have switched providers in the past year due to poor customer service,” [1] it’s undeniable. For businesses undergoing data-driven digital transformation, one of the key drivers for success is incorporating master data management... more

Cloud Data Management: Transformation starts with putting value on your data

Executive support is vital to any digital transformation. My last few posts have noted this as we’ve covered the vision, strategy, and roadmapping for a transformative cloud journey. “Executive support” is a vague phrase, so let’s look at it more closely: The business buys into a plan because the plan is good for business—it has... more

PUMA’s Data-Driven Digital Transformation with Informatica

PUMA is one of the world’s leading sports brands, with an established history of designing, footwear, apparel and accessories for some of the most talented athletes on the planet. The Original Challenge: Decentralized Business Structure and Siloed Systems A couple of years ago, PUMA’s growth was largely driven by its decentralized business structure. Regional general... more