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Kevin Delaney

New York, United States

The transformation of business through technology is one of the most fascinating developments of our time. I’m passionate about telling that story. Whether creating articles, podcasts, video scripts, or in-depth research papers, I mix decades of journalistic experience with a firm foundation in facts, expert insights, and data. The end result is content that enlightens and empowers business decision-makers on the front lines of digital disruption.

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Areas of Expertise

Digital Transformation 37.56
Innovation 31.04
Mobility 32.48
Cybersecurity 33.27
Future of Work 32.95
Digital Disruption 34.93
AI 30.90
Customer Experience 31.02
Emerging Technology 31.07
IoT 32.96
Culture 30.42
Edtech 33.09
Change Management 31.05

Industry Experience

Publications

10 Article/Blogs
From Dark Ages to Digital: A Family’s Journey in Live Sound
Cisco
May 01, 2019
Clair Global is once again transforming the live music experience, this time for digital-age fans

Like any CIO, Matt Clair hates network downtime.

But in his case, customer feedback comes in especially loud and fast — from top artists like U2, Jay-Z, and Justin Timberlake, and from hordes of high-energy fans at arenas and music festivals.

For Clair, the CIO of Clair Global, that means ensuring an unforgettable experience of sound, lights, convenience, and connectivity. All of which depends more than ever before on digital technologies.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Mobility

Six Ways To Combat Clueless Meetings
Cisco
February 01, 2019
Meetings. They’re the bane of modern workers.

And the key to shared vision, collaboration, and innovation.

But what is it about meetings that led one worker to call them a place where minutes are taken and hours are wasted? And a Cisco survey of knowledge workers in nine countries to call them a top-three frustration?

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Tags: Mobility, Future of Work

Nine Security Tips for 2019
cisco
December 01, 2018
Cybercrime caused no shortage of sleepless nights in 2018. And in 2019, freelance hackers and sophisticated nation-states alike will be more determined and capable than ever — to put your organization in the cross hairs.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Closing Africa’s Connectivity Gap
Cisco
December 01, 2018
In recent years, Africa has laid the foundation for a digital transformation that promises to unleash the full force of its talent and economic potential.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

The ‘Perfect Weapon’ of the Cyber Age
Cisco
November 01, 2018
During World War I, airplanes were made of wood, fabric, and baling wire, and barely topped 100 mph. For David E. Sanger, that’s about the relative level of today’s cyberweapons.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

The Challenge of IT Culture Change
Cisco
October 01, 2018
“What we really value is the ability not just to understand technology,” Fareed Zakaria said in a keynote address at Gartner Symposium/ITXPO in Orlando last week, “but to understand how humans use technology.”

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Driving Cybersecurity, from the CEO’s Office
Cisco
October 01, 2018
“Cybersecurity isn’t just about technology,” said Durbin, managing director of the Information Security Forum. “A very significant proportion of cybersecurity is about people, it’s about the culture of the organization, it’s about how we perceive our role in that technology/people interaction. And I think leaving it all to the CIO is a mistake.”

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Relearning the Art of Learning
Cisco
August 01, 2018
“Our systems of education have not changed very much from the Industrial Revolution,” said Heather McGowan, a thought leader at the intersection of education, business, and technology.

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Tags: Future of Work

Thriving in a World of Darwinian Disruption
Cisco
July 01, 2018
Tom Goodwin, author of the book Digital Darwinism: Survival of the Fittest in the Age of Business Disruption, believes that most business leaders understand the importance of digital transformation. But he fears their strategies fall short — by bolting on piecemeal digital solutions to avoid a complete revision of their businesses and their technology infrastructures.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption

AI and Security: the Arms Race
Cisco
June 01, 2018
Cyberattacks. They’re relentless, smarter than ever, and expensive — with a minimum toll of $500,000 in more than half the incidents, Cisco reports.

Increasingly, those threats are also highly automated, with sophisticated attacks that probe, adapt, hide and replicate on their own. That leaves IT and security teams struggling with a complexity and sheer volume of data that can be unmanageable with conventional defensive strategies.

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity

26 Podcasts
Making the Business Case for Rural 5G
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June 25, 2019
A Cisco-led effort is proving 5G's potential to create value in even the most remote places. Many rural locations are abundant in resources and creative drive. Yet a lack of connectivity holds them back. An initiative called 5G RuralFirstis trying to change all that. Spearheaded by Cisco and princ

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Tags: Future of Work

Cracking the Digital Transformation Code
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June 04, 2019
Author James Macaulay shares winning strategies for executing business transformation We all talk about being agile, adaptable, and comfortable with change. But in an age when disruption is relentless and the need for transformation seemingly perpetual, few organizations are managing change effectively. James Macaulay is coauthor of Orchestrating Transformation: How To Deliver Winning Performance with a Connected Approach to Change. And he has some key answers: As to how change itself is changing in the digital age, and how strategies for managing it are falling short. In this podcast, Connected Futures executive editor Kevin Delaney chats with James - who also leads Cisco's Customer Transformation Team - about how leaders can bring true harmony to digital business transformation.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Change Management

Revolutionizing the Live Concert Experience
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April 09, 2019
If you've have an unforgettable experience at a big concert or music festival this year, there's a pretty good chance that Matt Clair helped to make it happen. The CIO of Clair Global, Matt is in the third generation of a family business that has been revolutionizing the concert experience since ...

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation

The Perfect Meeting: It's Not Just a Myth
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February 27, 2019
We've all suffered through ponderous, aimless, time sucking meetings. Meetings that were ill-planned, included the wrong people, and were dominated by the loudest voice in the room. And yet, meetings are more critical than ever. If you get them right, they're the key to collaboration, innovation, a

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Tags: Future of Work

Integrate, Prepare, and Measure: Thwarting Cyberattacks in 2019
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December 19, 2018
Cisco's Chief Security Officer shares his top-of-mind concerns for the coming year. As Cisco's chief security and trust officer, John Stewart has a unique perspective on global trends in security - what the bad actors are developing and how smart companies can stop them. By integrating security int

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Africa Shows How Public WiFi Can Serve as a Cornerstone for Developing Nations
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December 13, 2018
"I think this is just the beginning of a revolution in terms of what internet can do for society," said David Bunei, Cisco's country manager for East Africa. "The more we have low-cost devices that are able to access WiFi, the more we'll see society shifting economically as well as socially." Acros

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Tags: Mobility

'A Low-Level, Perpetual' State of Cyberwar
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November 05, 2018
Author David Sanger believes cyberweapons demand a wide range of new solutions - spanning businesses, governments, and innovators. Cyberweapons are cheap, stealthy, and powerful. They can launch a devastating Pearl Harbor level attack, knocking out power grids, government agencies, and financial in

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Tags: Cybersecurity

A Strategic CIO, on Culture and Talent
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October 24, 2018
"CIOs are being asked to step up our game," said Cisco CIO Guillermo Diaz Jr., "to be business liaisons, the bridge between the technology and business outcomes." To do that, however, demands sweeping culture change in IT - which Diaz calls the hardest part of digital transformation. A true strate

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Culture, Future of Work

Driving Cybersecurity, from the CEO’s Office
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October 19, 2018
For Steve Durbin, cybersecurity isn't just a tech issue. It's a business issue, a culture issue, and above all, a leadership issue. So no matter how effective your CIO or chief security officer, they're going to need help. From the board and the rest of the C-suite, especially the CEO. In this pod

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Disrupting Education, for the Augmented Age
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August 30, 2018
At a time when AI and machine learning stand poised to replace many rote human tasks, are schools and colleges preparing the workers of tomorrow? And are business leaders creating the enterprise cultures that will support continuous learning in a climate of constant disruption? In this podcast, Hea

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Tags: AI, Edtech, Future of Work

Driving Your Own Disruption in a Dog-Eat-Dog Digital Market
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July 27, 2018
"A lot of talk about disruption is on the assumption that it's about negating negative forces where actually, quite often it's about leveraging the power of the newly possible to do things, which genuinely create game-changing results."

So says Tom Goodwin, head of innovation at Zenith Media and au

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Innovation

Cyber Experts on the Ever-Expanding Cyberwar
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June 26, 2018
The potential for a major cyberattack strikes fear in the hearts of business and technology leaders everywhere. But while things seem bad now, threats are increasing exponentially and the impact of new technologies like AI and machine learning are just beginning to be realized - for defenders and at

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Estonia's 'E-Ambassador' on Smart Solutions for Citizens
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June 06, 2018
Estonians are looking pretty smart these days. With 88 percent fast broadband penetration helping to fuel smart lighting, smart traffic, smart buildings and smart just about everything - they are setting what Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo called the gold standard for digital transformation ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT

A Futurist’s-Eye View on How Work Is Changing
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May 07, 2018
“I don’t think that the end of routine means the end of jobs,” the futurist Gerd Leonhard stressed. “I think it just means the end of routine.” That means fundamentally human qualities like design, storytelling, creativity, and innovation will loom in importance. But business leaders stil

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Tags: Future of Work

How NASA’s Mission Control Keeps Cool in a Crisis
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April 16, 2018
At Mission Control, Failure — and Panic — Are Not Options As a NASA flight director and director of mission operations, Paul Sean Hill managed some pretty dicey situations. Like the time in 1991 when a cooling-system failure imperiled the shuttle Discovery, demanding quick action that ran counte

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In the Future of Work, Machines Just Keep Getting Chattier
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March 16, 2018
Siri, Alexa and those ever-chattier bots on retail sites are interacting with us in all-new ways. But as smart as they are, sometimes it still seems as if we may as well be speaking another language. That’s set to change, according to James Landay, an expert on human-computer interactions at Stan

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Tags: Future of Work

Digital Solutions for a Thirsty Planet
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March 08, 2018
Experts weigh in on how digital transformation is creating clean water in some of the world’s most challenging places.

In this podcast, Connected Futures’ executive editor Kevin Delaney speaks with:

Amir Peleg, founder and CEO, TaKaDu
Annie Feighery, CEO, mWater
Leo T. Kenny, senior scientist

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Managing Through Disruption, the Army Way
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February 23, 2018
The challenges of the business world can’t compare to the extreme pressures of combat. Some days it just seems that way. But the Army’s hard-won lessons about leadership do apply for any manager dealing with rapid change, disruption, and decision making in fluid situations. In this podcast, Con

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption

7 Tips for Making Partners Part of Your IoT Success
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February 15, 2018
The Internet of Things promises unheard of efficiency and opportunities. But no one said it would be easy. And few companies possess all the skill sets to go it alone. In a Cisco survey, partners proved to be a critical factor among the only 26 percent of companies that reported having even one full

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Tags: IoT

The Digital City, and How To Get There
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January 29, 2018
Imagine a city that’s clean, safe, and economically vibrant? Not to mention, fun, creative, and smart. Who wouldn’t want to live there? But a smart a city has to be a digital city. And transformation is never easy. So, what can city leaders do to realize that vision of a thriving 21st century ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Expert Insights for IoT Success
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January 17, 2018
Transforming your organization for the Internet of Things era is no small feat. And according to Cisco’s research, only 26 percent of organizations can claim even one fully successful IoT initiative.

But what are those successful companies doing right?

In this podcast, Kevin Delaney, co-author o

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Tags: IoT

Leading Technology Change at The Times
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January 03, 2018
Few industries were more impacted by digital disruption than print media. And few newspapers were more rooted in tradition than The New York Times. Yet The Times — once nicknamed the Gray Lady for its stolid resistance to change — has responded to the challenges of the digital age with a wave of ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Innovation

2 Airport CIOs Are Cutting Turbulence – on the Ground
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April 28, 2017
Ray Charles once said, "they don't pay me to play music, I do that for free. They pay me to get stuck in airports." Touring musicians or not, we can all relate to the frustration of lost luggage, flight delays, and missed connections while flying. Today digital technologies offer many new solutions,

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Tags: Digital Transformation

The Future of IT
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April 10, 2017
Let's face it, life isn't easy for IT leaders. Cloud mobility, shadow IT, and relentless cyber attacks all drive mounting complexity to the point where simply keeping the lights on is a bigger challenge than ever. Today's CIO must deliver so much more. Given the pace of business disruption, CIO's ...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

Win or Lose, Fans Demand a Connected Stadium Experience
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March 30, 2017
Whether your heroes throw googlies or touchdown passes, nothing beats a live sports event.

But win or lose, even die-hard fans demand a great experience at the stadium. And that means a lot more than peanuts, popcorn, and crackerjacks.

To satisfy today’s fans, teams need digital transformation

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation At Vancouver International Airport
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January 12, 2017
Digital transformation is hard enough in any industry. But consider the challenges in one of the most complex ecosystems today: a major airport.

Multiple stakeholders — including airlines, vendors, retailers, and, of course, tens of millions of passengers — demand the most efficient and seamle

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Tags: Digital Transformation

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