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May 17, 2018
Have you ever gotten a package from an online order that is just way too big for the product inside? And when you open it, you find most of the space inside is just padding to protect your small item? The packaging is very inefficient and the waste is obvious, right? Many IT budgets have this...
May 15, 2018
The rise of digital technologies has disrupted everything from the pace of innovation to the operating model, and CIOs have found themselves at the center of this transformation. As technology continues to permeate every area of the business, many organizations are embarking upon their own quest to...
Feb 22, 2018
When I sat down with Mark Jancola earlier this month, he was just transitioning to his new role as VP and GM of Apptio's Digital Fuel business. Mark is well known at Apptio, having built the product engineering team, product offerings, and technical operations necessary to take the company...
May 01, 2018
John Dancy is taking a break and boy does he deserve it. After successfully navigating what has to be one of the fastest combined spin-off/mergers in modern IT history, CSRA was recently purchased by General Dynamics. His story about standing up a completely new IT capability for a $5B business in...
Apr 25, 2018
I recently caught up with Mike Kelly, CIO to Red Hatters worldwide, while he was attending a conference in San Francisco. With 18 months under his belt at a company that is defining next-gen tech, Mike was ready to talk open source, hybrid cloud, and how CIOs finally have a chance to lead like...
Apr 23, 2018
France’s President Emmanual Macron last month laid out a vision for artificial intelligence (AI) dominance in a major speech, a vision that he hopes will place top global AI resources in France and not China or the U.S. But Macron's vision, especially when it comes to realistic privacy goals,...
Apr 13, 2018
Much like an under-funded baseball team that hasn’t won for a while (aka the Oakland A's from Moneyball), the IT function plays the underdog in many corporations. IT is often asked to bring home the wins despite increasing cost constraints. Case in point—I received a call from a CIO in Q2 2017...
Apr 13, 2018
When Paul Chapman assumed the role of CIO at Box, he moved from an established enterprise at HP to a company “born in the cloud.” I recently synched with Paul to hear his current perspective on digital disruption and learn how other, more established companies might pivot their innovation...
Apr 17, 2018
Philip Armstrong joined Great-West Life over two years ago and hasn’t looked back. Actually, Philip never looks back, choosing instead to live by the motto "respect the past but embrace the future." In his interview with Emerge, he explains how success today depends on your ability to...
Apr 13, 2018
A simple but powerful question drives IT leaders today: how do you drive more business value? CIOs have always worked to incorporate new technologies, processes, and behaviors that transform business strategy and competitive advantage. Many now are working to translate trends like artificial...
Apr 13, 2018
Ever since Julia Davis, CIO at Aflac, addressed TBM Conference goers last fall about creating a forward-leaning culture, I’ve been eager to ask her about her own perspective on change and the programs that will ensure the next generation of IT talent is ready for it. I caught up to her recently to...
Apr 13, 2018
When Rhonda Gass joined Stanley Black & Decker as CIO five years ago, she centralized the IT function to focus on digital excellence. Since then, she’s seen digitization impact everything from the way products are developed to how they are delivered. We recently connected to talk Industry 4.0,...
Apr 13, 2018
Failure to align IT finance budgets with business objectives can kill a company’s ability to properly value its technology investment. IT financial management (ITFM) tools that bridge the gap between IT finance and the C-suite offer a universal language to tell a data-driven story of technology and...
Mar 15, 2018
How do you optimize a migration plan to ensure optimal cost savings in the cloud? And why aren't more companies migrating? To address these questions, I’ve invited Aaron Rallo, CEO of TSO Logic, to share his perspective. TSO Logic offers an analytics platform that fast-tracks cloud planning...
Mar 01, 2018
Sometimes reinventing the wheel just means putting your own spin on it. According to a study recently released by IBM and partners from Columbia, Harvard, and Wharton business schools, most of the competition incumbent execs feel isn't coming from startups. Instead, conversations with more...
Feb 26, 2018
Projects. They’re both the crux of your technology growth strategy and the bane of your IT planning existence. Why? Maybe this is a familiar scenario: the cost manager of the data center knows your project team is planning to deliver a brand-new marketing application. She plans for the capacity and...
Nov 07, 2017
You are driving digital innovation. That was the message Sunny Gupta, CEO at Apptio, delivered in his keynote address at the 2017 TBM Conference in Las Vegas. A newly released  State of the Global Technology Economy report  paints a compelling picture of a digital economy valued at $6.3 trillion....
Nov 02, 2017
Matt Ipri is the former VP of Marketing and Business Development at Decision Lens, where he focused on using data-driven and analytics-based solutions to improve IT resource planning. Matt has worked in enterprise software for more than 10 years, spanning product management, product marketing, and...
Sep 08, 2017
Gerry Imhoff, CIO and Senior VP of IT Services at Maritz shares part 3 of his team’s transformation from an internally-focused, captive IT shared service to a trusted business partner.  If you’re just tuning in, here are quick links to Gerry’s first two installations in this series: We have to do...
Sep 08, 2017
Application rationalization (app rat) initiatives are most successful when the application portfolio is clearly aligned to business outcomes. In order to get the most benefit from your app rat initiative, you need to identify a framework for ensuring business alignment, and a process that is...

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