IT Leadership

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Is COVID-19 driven Digital Transformation having unseen consequences?

In the middle of the pandemic many were proclaiming that COVID-19 has accelerated Digital Transformation more in 6 months then it has moved in the last 5 years. But has this had unexpected side effects? This article explores whether the change from strategic transformation programs to immediate tactical actions is creating a legacy of fragmentation … Continue reading

Digital Transformation (#DX) – What is it? (presentation for ACOA)

I was honored to be asked by ACOA (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) to present to all of their frontline workers recently (140+ staff). The core of the presentation centres around two things: Digital is about Business, not about IT – technology underpins and enables, but digital is about far more than that. The Customer is … Continue reading

Being a CIO in a Covid-19 World……

What is it like running IT in this bizarre new World. How has Covid-19 changed things? We all know that our World has been rocked by Covid-19 and a lot has been written about it. Thousands have died, businesses have collapsed, numerous people have lost their jobs, and many of us have been working from … Continue reading

40 Stats On #Digital #Transformation And #Customer Experience | #DX #CX #UX @Forbes

Interesting article from Forbes, I picked out a couple of the key facts for further discussion. The Move to Digital 56% of CEOs said digital improvements have led to revenue growth. *Gartner The link between a digital customer experience, increased internal efficiencies and increased revenue are becoming clear. After all the customer is king / … Continue reading

40,000 Views – that’s amazing!

Who would have thought it that when I started this blog a couple of years back that we would have just topped 40,000 view from nearly 17,000 visitors. That’s nothing short of amazing! Thank you to all my readers, without you it would not have been possible. Our most popular Leadership posts: Are you a … Continue reading

Are you a #Digital #CIO (#CDO), a #ChangeAgent or a Dinosaur?

Are the traditional types of CIO still valid or are we now into the World of Transformational CIOs and CDOs? Is the World changing so quickly that anyone else is a Dinosaur? Historical types of CIO Six years ago I asked the question “What type of CIO are you?” Are you a transformational CIO, a … Continue reading

7 Ways to Deal With a Poor Communicator

Do you deal with poor communicators in your work? You might have someone who always seems to forget to mention things to you. Maybe you deal with some people who are trying to convey an idea but do it poorly. Perhaps you have to figure out the difference between what someone says and what they … Continue reading

Who needs “process” when we’ve got each other? – Spyder Works Inc.

Standard work and processes are your friend not your enemy, Jeff explains why: Who needs “process” when we’ve got each other? – Spyder Works Inc.

Less Wires, More Data: Harnessing new technology at the network edge

The SmartIndustry conference takes place each year in Chicago during September. I was privileged to be able to share some of our experiences with use of wireless IIoT sensors. Abstract for my session: J.D. Irving and RtTech are working in the Industrial IoT space to connect more assets using wireless sensing and industrial edge devices … Continue reading

Why the CIO reporting structure matters | #CIO

Great article recently published on CIO.com: Does the CEO want to save costs or maximize value? Does the CEO view IT as the driver behind technology or back office systems? In my opinion, there is no other organization in the company that can alter the way the company operates than IT. It is as critical … Continue reading

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