Disruption & Transformation

The next wave of the Internet (the Internet of Everything) is disrupting everything and creating new ways to do business. Only those organizations willing to transform themselves into a digital business will survive.

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Defying Demographics: Today's Hyperconnected Consumer ‘Generation’

Defying Demographics: Today's Hyperconnected Consumer ‘Generation’

Not classified by age, income or geography, mobile-savvy customers set the standard for the buying experience

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Banks and Fintech: Investing in a Powerful Partnership

Banks and Fintech: Investing in a Powerful Partnership

Traditional banking institutions are embracing disruptive fintech companies, by adopting their digital tools to reduce costs, reduce friction from customer interactions and identify new revenue streams.

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Alleviating Digital Stress

Alleviating Digital Stress

Kevin Bandy, Cisco's Chief Digital Officer, shares how to deal with the biggest challenges in a digital transformation: Culture, simplification and creating new business models.

PODCAST
Cathy Davidson on the Science of Decision Making

Cathy Davidson on the Science of Decision Making

Don't let 'fight-or-flight' impulses undermine your decisions. Author Cathy Davidson shares her tips for ensuring better decisions.

PODCAST
Smart Machines: Helping Humans or Killing Jobs?

Smart Machines: Helping Humans or Killing Jobs?

In this podcast, we speak with Tom Davenport, an optimist on the future of smart machines. Together, we discuss a future in which machines augment humans to cut down on our trivial tasks and make us more productive.

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Writing the Book on Digital

Writing the Book on Digital

Mike Wade, co-author of book, Digital Vortex (digitalvortex.com) shares his thoughts on how business leaders can deal with digital disruption.

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Pokémon Go Brings Monster Opportunities for Business

Pokémon Go Brings Monster Opportunities for Business

The game’s use of location, augmented reality, and addictive gaming principles offer plenty of untapped potential for the business world.

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The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come

How 3D printing is reshaping the world around us

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Paving the Way for the Future of Retail

Paving the Way for the Future of Retail, Part 1

$506 billion dollars. In the retail industry, this is the Digital Value at Stake globally over the next three years. It's a big opportunity. And yet, less than one quarter of retailers are actively doing something to secure those dollars.

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It’s a Rocket Revolution

It’s a Rocket Revolution

In the space-launch industry, startups are blasting off into new frontiers of innovation. But don’t write off the established players.

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Surviving the Treacherous World of Disruption

Surviving the Treacherous World of Disruption

The digital domain is exciting and dynamic — if you know how to compete

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PODCAST
Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity, Part 2

Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity, Part 2

In a continuation of Part 1, Steve Durbin, managing director of the Information Security Forum (ISF) and James Mobley, vice president of the Cisco Security and Collaboration Services Group, will discuss how CFOs are moving past the notion that security is only an IT problem and becoming empowered to align overall security strategy with digital transformation goals.

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Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity (Part 1)

Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity, Part 1

In Part 1 of this two part podcast series, Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the Information Security Forum (ISF), and James Mobley, Vice President of Cisco’s Security and Collaboration Services Group, explore how executives view cybersecurity less as a “cost center” and more as a change catalyst.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Roadmap to Digital Value in the Retail Bank Industry

Roadmap to Digital Value in the Retail Bank Industry

Retail banks have a tremendous opportunity to capture new value and drive their own disruption.

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Banking on Digital

Banking on Digital

Traditional bank branches haven’t changed much over the years. See how one CEO has moved from paper and long lines to true digital disruption.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Cybersecurity as a Growth Advantage

Cybersecurity as a Growth Advantage

In an era of unparalleled disruption, companies need to begin viewing cybersecurity differently—beyond its traditional “defensive” role.

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The CIO’s New Role: Prevent Extinction

The CIO’s New Role: Prevent Extinction

In order to survive, the CIO must embrace digital transformation and bring value to the C-suite.

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5 Retail Transformation Blunders (and How to Avoid Them)

5 Retail Transformation Blunders (and How to Avoid Them)

Common mistakes plague retailers in the rush to improve their digital businesses

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Three Tips for Empowering (And Benefitting From) Millennials

Three Tips for Empowering (And Benefitting From) Millennials

It’s hard to ignore the impact millennials are having within organizations across all industries.

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CEOs Must Up Level Their Digital-Decisions Skills

CEOs Must Up Level Their Digital-Decisions Skills

On the path to digital mastery, executives need to work on improving the digital-decision making process.

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Five Industries Most Vulnerable to Digital Disruption

Five Industries Most Vulnerable to Digital Disruption

Which industries need to move fast to transform in the face of digital disruption?

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The Martial Art of Transitioning From the Industrial Era

The Martial Art of Transitioning From the Industrial Era

Focusing on harmony will help your organization thrive in the digital economy.

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Self-Driving Cars Solving 21st Century Problems

Self-Driving Cars Solving 21st Century Problems

If just one quarter of vehicles drove themselves, accidents would go down significantly. The software in driverless vehicles takes extreme measures to avoid dangerous situations.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Why Retailers Need to Rush To Digital

Why Retailers Need to Rush To Digital

The retail industry has the potential to generate $506 billion in digital business value through 2018. Yet retailers only realized 15 percent of this Digital Value at Stake in 2015. How can retailers avoid disruption, and capitalize on the digital opportunity? This report prescribes specific steps retailers can take to digitize their businesses end-to-end.

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The Business Risk You Shouldn’t Avoid

The Business Risk You Shouldn’t Avoid

The journey to digital transformation may seem daunting, but the bigger risk is not starting down the path at all.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Starting Point: Journey to Digital Value

Starting Point: Journey to Digital Value

The digital landscape within the private sector has changed dramatically over the last three years.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Digital Transformation is not a luxury. It’s a Necessity.

Digital Transformation Is Not a Luxury. It’s a Necessity.

Considering the speed at which disruption is occurring, change will be uncomfortable, even when it presents new opportunities

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A  Common Outcome to Digital Transformation

A Common Outcome to Digital Transformation

New technologies can lead transformation, but management and culture have to follow.

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Fortune Global Forum

Fortune Global Forum

Connected Futures is excited to tell you that our editorial team will be on the ground reporting live from the event, which is being held Nov. 2-4 in San Francisco.

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Taking Risks Means Big Business in the Digital Era

Taking Risks Means Big Business in the Digital Era

That’s what close to 80 Global CIOs and 25 of Cisco's top executives heard at the recent Cisco CIO Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif. 

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

Subset of Digital Disruptors Using Competitive Advantage to Shrink Overall Market Size

Subsets of digital disruptors are being deemed “value vampires.” A value vampire is a company whose competitive advantage shrinks the overall market size.

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Four Warning Signs for Corporate Survival

Four Warning Signs for Corporate Survival

Just because we dominated our market during the industrial era, does not mean that this is a given in the digital economy.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
69 Percent of Internet of Everything’s Public Sector Value-at-Stake for Will Be Powered By Citizen-Centric Connections

Internet of Everything: 69 Percent of Public Sector Value at Stake Will Be Citizen-Centric Connections

More relevant, valuable connections will boost productivity, revenue, and citizen experience, while cutting costs. To maximize value, cities should combine Internet of Everything uses cases rather than approaching them individually.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Banks That Become as Digitized as Its Customers Can See a 5.6 Percent Increase in Bottom-Line, According to Recent Research

Banks Can Increase Bottom Line From 5.3 to 15.2 Percent When They Become as Digitized as Their Customers

Global banks can transform customer interactions to increase profitability. The next step of the journey is for banks to evolve the kinds of dynamic, personalized interactions that consumers now demand, and to deliver the right interactions to the right customer segments.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Retailers That Build Agile Business Processes to Turn Insights Into Value Can Capture Profit Improvement of 15.6 Percent

Retail Profits Can Rise 15.6 Percent When Using Real-Time Customer Insights

In retail insight is currency and context is king. Digital transformation has dramatically changed the shopping behaviors of consumers. As a result, retailers need to forget everything they thought they knew about today’s consumer, including traditional customer segmentation—digital shopping behaviors now transcend traditional demographic parameters of age and income.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
Survey of Oil & Gas Leaders Indicates Data Analytics as No.1 Driver for Internet of Everything Investment

Digitization is Revitalizing the Oil and Gas Industry

Complex market dynamics create urgent need for digital transformation. Forward-looking Oil & Gas firms believe today’s turbulent market landscape provides an opportunity to gain competitive advantage by harnessing new technologies.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

40% of Market Leaders to Be Rocked by Digital Disruption

Digital Disruption is Redefining Industries. To learn more about the current state of digital disruption and the outlook for industries, the DBT Center recently surveyed 941 business and IT leaders in 12 industries. The results are troubling: Digital disruption will displace 40% of today's top 10 incumbents by industry over the next five years. Almost half of companies surveyed are not addressing the risk.

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Digital Disruption: Only the Agile Survive

Digital Disruption: Only the Agile Survive

Chaos and complexity are on the rise and it is difficult for firms to figure out what to do in the face of this digitally-driven change.  

PODCAST
Digital Transformation: Closing the Gap Between Now and the Future

Digital Transformation: Closing the Gap Between Now and the Future

Professor of Innovation and Strategic Information Management at IMD, Michael Wade, and futurist Glen Hiemstra will explore why becoming a digital business requires rethinking core business processes and implementing  an agile IT and OT foundation.

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Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation - Part 2

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation - Part 2

Futurists Ade McCormack and Thornton May explore how common barriers to digital transformation can be overcome with the right digital strategy.

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Oil and Gas: An Industry Ripe for Digital Transformation

Oil and Gas: An Industry Ripe for Digital Transformation

To quickly respond to market changes, oil and gas companies need to reinvent themselves. They need to be the next disruptors.

PODCAST
Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation

Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation

Futurists Ade McCormack and Thorton May explore how common barriers to digital transformation can be overcome with the right digital strategy.

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The Digital Discussion: It Starts in the Boardroom

The Digital Discussion: It Starts in the Boardroom

Everybody in the boardroom needs to be a digital leader. Anything less is mal-governance

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What it Means to be Digital

What it Means to be Digital

Andrew Wilson, CIO, Accenture give seven tips on how to succeed with a digital strategy

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Exploring Five New Business Models

Exploring Five New Business Models

Your plan is to be the disruptor, not be disrupted. Here are five ways to do business to help you move from the industrial era into the digital era.

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Fitting Disruptive Technologies into Your Strategy

Fitting Disruptive Technologies into Your Strategy

Determining if a disruptive technology yields enormous benefits or turns out to be an expensive waste of time.

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Disrupting the Business: It’s not a CEO-Only Dilemma

Disrupting the Business: It’s not a CEO-Only Dilemma

In a recent interview, Charles Anderson, associate vice president, head of Mobility and Internet of Things (IoT), IDC Asia Pacific shared his insights on what digital business means in APJC and around the world.

PODCAST
The Last Product Recall

The Last Product Recall

LNS Research's Matt Littlefield explores how the Internet of Everything can streamline supply chain processes to make the Last Product Recall possible.

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Navigating Dark Data To Find Hidden Value

Navigating Dark Data To Find Hidden Value

A conversation with Isaac Sacolick, Greenwich Associates, reveals how to bring dark data into the light and enable a new dimension of business intelligence.

PODCAST
The CIO Agenda

The CIO Agenda

A panel of industry experts discuss how the CIO’s agenda is shifting and how leaders can embrace the challenges and opportunities the converging IT landscape offers.

PODCAST
The Last Checkout Line

The Last Checkout Line

IDC's Leslie Hand shares how the retail landscape is evolving and what will be needed to make the Last Checkout Line ever become a reality.

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The Last Traffic Jam

The Last Traffic Jam

In this podcast, Doug Newcomb, President of C3 Group and Founder & Curator of the Connected Car Council, discusses how to manage traffic congestion for good.

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How Mobility is Unifying the Retail Experience

How Mobility is Unifying the Retail Experience

A conversation with Doug Stephens, one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists, reveals how mobility fits into an omnichannel retail experience.

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9 Steps to Leading Digital Transformation

9 Steps to Leading Digital Transformation

Being a digital leader is not a role, it's a competency.

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Defining the Future Economies

Defining the Future Economies

In 2020, we will be living in a "Plural Economy," a digital world that is algorithmic, creative, disrupted, fast, hyper connected, purpose driven, reputation based, ruthless, and sharing.

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Global Leaders Talk About Digitization, Innovation and Reinvention

Global Leaders Talk About Digitization, Innovation, and Reinvention

Eight key issues were top of mind during a gathering of global CEOs, CIOs, and world leaders.

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Editor’s Note: The (Real) Challenges of Digitization

Editor’s Note: The (Real) Challenges of Digitization

Connected Futures magazine explores the challenges of the new digital economy. In the coming months we’re going to address these issues to help you be part of the digital world.

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History Proves We Must Get Ahead of Transitions to Succeed

History Proves We Must Get Ahead of Transitions to Succeed

That next wave of disruption is rapidly rolling in behind you; will you make the right decisions? Or will you be a piece of history that is left behind?

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Leaders Need to be Rewired to Win with Digital Disruption

Leaders Need to be Rewired to Win with Digital Disruption

Digital disruption is now part of the boardroom lexicon. This series of columns by Ade McCormack is designed to provide leaders with insights on how the world is changing and how they need to respond.

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7 Steps to Consider to Be a Disruptive Retailer

7 Steps to Consider to Become a Disruptive Retailer

Hear from top retail thought leaders on how to disrupt and become an innovative retail company positioned for the Internet of Everything.

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From iPads to Iron Pipes, Kiewit’s Digital Strategy Delivers Savings

From iPads to Iron Pipes, Kiewit's Digital Strategy Delivers Savings

 Kiewit is applying digital business principles to transform the way it works, delivering insight on its operations that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago.

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Improve Efficiency and Work Smarter by Lighting up Dark Assets

Improve Efficiency and Work Smarter by Lighting up Dark Assets

When you discover new ways to harness connections among people, processes, and things, you can unlock incredible value for your business.

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CIOs Gather to Discuss Disruption, Digital Transformation, Security and Strategy

CIOs Gather to Discuss Disruption, Digital Transformation, Security, and Strategy

Cisco recently held its annual CIO Summit, and here’s a readout from the three-day event

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Government Organizations are Transforming Experiences with IoE

Government Organizations are Transforming Experiences with IoE

The public sector is overcoming common barriers by redirecting resources to innovation. The IoE is connecting, improving, and empowering organizations, and revealing the possibilities that exist across any industry.

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Using Technology to Reinvent the In-Person Shopping Experience

Using Technology to Reinvent the In-Person Shopping Experience

Doug Stephens, founder and president of Retail Prophet, discusses how to engage shoppers and match online experiences with in-store realities by blending physical and virtual worlds.