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Isaac Sacolick

President, CIO at StarCIO

New York, United States

11449 Followers

Isaac Sacolick is a successful CIO who has led digital transformation, product development, innovation, agile management, and data science programs in multiple organizations. He has transformed underperforming businesses by delivering new digital products, investing in strategic technologies, enabling agile practices, outsourcing commodity services and establishing performance metrics. He is the author of the book Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology published by Amacom.

Isaac is currently President and CIO of StarCIO , a consulting services business that helps businesses execute their digital transformation programs. Previously, he held transformational CIO roles at media, financial services, and construction industry businesses and was a founding CTO at media and social networking startups.

Isaac has been recognized as an industry leading, agile, innovative CIO. He has been listed by The Huffington Post, Forbes, and HP Enterprise as a top social CIO and was recognized as a Top 100 CIO in STEM . Isaac has been writing a blog, Social Agile and Transformation for over ten years with 300+ posts covering topics on CIO leadership, digital transformation, agile execution, big data, innovation, and digital marketing. He is also a regular contributor to CIO.com and writes the Driving Digital Transformation blog. He speaks on a variety of transformation topics including the digital enterprise, agile transformation,digital product development, citizen development programs, the future of IT, and on becoming a data driven organization.

Isaac’s book, Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology has received significant praise. Forbes.com called it a “…timely, engaging, and practical roadmap to developing and implementing digital strategies.” The Heller Search Associate remarked, “Sacolick is an experienced CIO with multiple transformation efforts under his belt. His new book is packed with insights, guidelines and stories from the front lines of transformation.” Distinguished technology executives commented, “Excellent…the best book I’ve read on the subject” and that “Isaac’s approach is practical and tactical with real-life lessons that can supplement any executive’s playbook.”

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: New York, NY
Speaking Topics: Digital Leadership 2025, Artificial Intelligence, Transforming the Organization with Agile Practices

Speaking Fee $8,000

Personal Speaking Website: www.starcio.com
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Author370
Influencer138
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Entrepreneur80
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Featured Videos

Driving Digital: The CIO's Playbook
June 01, 2020
AI in the Enterprise: Finding Winning Business Opportunities
June 01, 2020
Transformation 2022: Reaching Enterprise Agility
June 01, 2020

Featured Topics

Digital leadership 2025

What leaders must do to ready their organizations for the next wave of digital opportunities and disruption

Artificial Intelligence - AI in the Enterprise: Finding Winning Business Opportunities

Five steps to begin experimenting with AI in any organization

Driving the Digital IT Organization with Agile and DevOps Practices

Bringing product management, agile, and devops together to drive the digital organization

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Email: smarter.faster@starcio.com
Business Unit: StarCIO
Theatre: United States
Media Experience: 10+
Last Media Training: 01/01/2017
Last Media Interview: 03/30/2020

Areas of Expertise

Agile 55.76
AI 33.09
Analytics 59.71
Big Data 52.20
Blockchain 30.24
Change Management 31.51
Cloud 31.96
COVID19 32.23
CRM 30.25
Culture 31.16
Customer Experience 31.36
Digital Disruption 30.79
Digital Transformation 42.27
Emerging Technology 30.51
Entrepreneurship
Fintech
Future of Work 34.12
Innovation 43.89
IoT 32.89
Leadership 32.37
Management 30.13
Mergers and Acquisitions
Open Innovation
Predictive Analytics
Social 30.83
Startups
ERP 30.70
Business Strategy 30.26
5G 30.12

Industry Experience

Engineering & Construction
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Hospitality
Media
Oil & Gas
Retail
Travel & Transportation

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Publications

2 Advisory Board Memberships
Enterprise Management 360 Advisory Board
EM360
September 27, 2018

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Rhumbix Customer Advisory Board
Rhumbix
March 01, 2017

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Innovation

206 Article/Blogs
What is the Modernized Role of Scrum Masters
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September 21, 2020

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Amazon, Google, and Microsoft take their clouds to the edge
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September 14, 2020

It might surprise you to learn that the big three public clouds – AWS, Google Could Platform, and Microsoft Azure – are all starting to provide edge computing capabilities. It’s puzzling, because the phrase “edge computing” implies a mini datacenter, typically connected to IoT devices a

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Tags: Analytics, Cloud, IoT, 5G

How a Java Low-Code Development Platform Drives Useful Innovation
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September 14, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation

Simplify agile, devops, and ITSM with Jira automations
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September 10, 2020

Late last year, Atlassian announced the acquisition of Automation, a popular plug-in to Jira Software. Until then, automations in Jira were possible by configuring workflow triggers, using marketplace plug-ins such as recurring tasks, or applying IFTTT (if this, then that) rules with tools like Z

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Tags: Cloud, Agile

How to Shift Slow Cultures into High Gear
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September 08, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

Digital Transformation is not a 9-5 Job
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August 31, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Future of Work

What SREs want application developers to know
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August 27, 2020

It’s important for everyone working in IT to accept critical feedback and advice on improving processes, quality, and collaboration. For agile development teams, that feedback often comes from product owners, business relationship managers, stakeholders, customers, and end-users of the applicat

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Tags: Management, Agile

Why Data Science, DataOps, and Data Governance need Agile Methodologies
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August 24, 2020

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Tags: Big Data, Future of Work

Why You Should Avoid Calling it Automation
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August 17, 2020

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Leadership, Future of Work

MLops: The rise of machine learning operations
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August 13, 2020

As hard as it is for data scientists to tag data and develop accurate machine learning models, managing models in production can be even more daunting. Recognizing model drift, retraining models with updating data sets, improving performance, and maintaining the underlying technology platforms ar

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Tags: AI, Big Data

Planning Digital Transformation Initiatives When There are Too Many Priorities
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August 10, 2020

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

When hybrid multicloud has technical advantages
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August 03, 2020

Ask someone who has spent a big part of their career in IT operations managing data centers, and you’ll hear plenty of reasons why and where private clouds have advantages over public clouds. They’ll mention reliability, scalability, and security reasons and argue they can meet higher standar

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Innovation

How a Small Nonprofit Succeeded in Digital Transformation
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August 03, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

How AIOps Enables Rapid Response To Operational Uncertainties
Enterprisers Project
July 30, 2020

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Cloud

IDG Contributor Network: 5 outdated technology practices that doom digital transformations
CIO
July 29, 2020
CIO and IT leaders love and hate it when technology terms catch on in the media and it becomes overused nomenclature by executives. On the one hand, we love well-understood jargon because it establishes a context with business leaders around the need to invest in new technologies, change business processes, better understand emerging technologies, or innovate in competitive areas. On the other hand, some technical terms become overly generalized and eventually outdated to the point where it can easily detract from more mature and progressive ways of managing and winning with technology.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Culture

What is the Most Important Agile KPI?
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July 27, 2020

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

Developers should consider using graph databases
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July 23, 2020


Twenty years ago, my development team built a natural language processing engine that scanned employment, auto, and real estate advertisements for searchable categories. I knew that we had a difficult data management challenge. The data in some ad types were relatively straightforward, like ident

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Why developers should use graph databases
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July 23, 2020


Twenty years ago, my development team built a natural language processing engine that scanned employment, auto, and real estate advertisements for searchable categories. I knew that we had a difficult data management challenge. The data in some ad types were relatively straightforward, like ident

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5 Priorities for IT Leaders During this Summer of COVID
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July 20, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Future of Work

How to choose a data analytics platform
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July 13, 2020


Whether you have responsibilities in software development, devops, systems, clouds, test automation, site reliability, leading scrum teams, infosec, or other information technology areas, you’ll have increasing opportunities and requirements to work with data, analytics, and machine learning.
T

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What is the Role of the Tech Lead in Agile?
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July 13, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work

From Legacy to Intelligent ERP: A Blueprint for Digital Transformation
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July 06, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Future of Work

Defining a continuous testing strategy
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July 02, 2020


Continuous testing is both a practice and a mindset. Developers and quality assurance specialists initiate the practice of continuous testing in the devops CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous development) pipeline, triggering a list of automated tests that run with every build and delivery.

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5 Ways to Better Manage Technical Debt
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June 29, 2020

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership

Transforming the Workforce with Governed Citizen Development
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June 22, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

How dataops improves data, analytics, and machine learning
InfoWorld
June 20, 2020
"Have you noticed that most organizations are trying to do a lot more with their data?To read this article in full..

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Big Data

Digital transformation: 7 steps for communicating a strategy change
Enterprisers Project
June 18, 2020

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

3 ways to apply agile to data science and dataops
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June 18, 2020


Just about every organization is trying to become more data-driven, hoping to leverage data visualizations, analytics, and machine learning for competitive advantages. Providing actionable insights through analytics requires a strong dataops program for integrating data and a proactive data gover

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5 Signs You're in a Hot Potato Culture
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June 15, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership

Digital transformation: 3 signs you need to pivot
The Enterprisers Project
June 10, 2020
How do you know when your digital transformation strategy needs a shift to address market changes or new priorities? Consider these three examples

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Closing the DevOps Lifecycle with Agile Service Management
Isostech
June 09, 2020

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation, Agile

How to make the most of AWS Lambda
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June 08, 2020


There are many options for deploying cloud-native applications and services. Organizations developing large numbers of applications and services on different platforms and with varying compliance requirements are likely to consider containers and CaaS (containers as a service). Other organization

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5 Critical Takeaways from the 2020 State of Agile Report
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June 08, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Future of Work

5 ways to drive agile experimentation using feature flags
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June 04, 2020


Cloud application architectures, microservices, CI/CD (continuous integration, continuous development) pipelines, test automation, and infrastructure as code are all technologies that enable agile development and devops teams to deliver code to production frequently. They have taken software deve

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DevOps Next Frontier: Improving ITSM by Transforming the CAB
isostech
June 02, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Agile

Agile Transformation Everywhere! - Winning over Stakeholders
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June 01, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

A New Must Read for CIO and Digital Leaders
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May 25, 2020

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Innovation, IoT, Leadership, Future of Work

What developers must know about master data management
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May 21, 2020


Until now, as a developer, you’ve been able to develop specialized mobile applications, APIs, and internal workflow applications without a lot of interference from the data architecture, analytics, and marketing departments. Now, for the first time, they’re asking you about integrating a new

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What is Driving Digital Transformation Change?
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May 18, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

Driving Competitive Advantages with Master Data Management
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May 11, 2020

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Tags: Big Data, Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Innovation

Digital Transformation is Absolutely Important in a Volatile COVID-19 World
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May 04, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work

How AIOps improves application monitoring
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April 30, 2020


IT operation teams use many tools to monitor, diagnose, and resolve system and application performance issues. In a recent survey of 1,300 IT professionals on the future of monitoring and AIOps, 42 percent report using more than 10 monitoring tools; 19 percent use more than 25 tools.That’s a lo

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COVID-19 in the Numbers: Transformation Leadership Needed in Banking, Travel, and Higher Ed
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April 27, 2020

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Innovation

What Digital Transformation Means Viewing Through a COVID-19 Lens
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April 20, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work

Devops for remote engineers and distributed teams
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April 16, 2020


If you are a devops engineer working remotely or on a distributed team, you have a couple of challenges that can make or break your success working with agile developers, quality assurance engineers, site reliability engineers, and other system operators.The first challenge is the ops responsibil

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3 Virtual Meetings Hard to do with Zoom
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April 13, 2020

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7 best practices for remote agile teams
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April 13, 2020


Agile methodologies work best when everyone on the team is together in one location. When teams share a workspace, it’s easy for teammates to ask questions, pair on programming tasks, and solve problems without scheduling meetings. Using technologies like web conferencing, group chats, and emai

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12 Top Posts for Agile Product Managers
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April 06, 2020

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5 apps to integrate with Jira Software
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April 02, 2020



Agile development teams using Jira Software have a comprehensive platform to manage their backlogs and work in progress. You can set up Jira to support different agile methodologies, including scrum and Kanban, then configure the workflows, fields, and screens to align with your way of working.

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Leading a Defensive to Offensive Transformation Strategy Post COVID-19
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March 30, 2020

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Tags: Leadership

Four Agile Workstreams in a Data Driven Organization
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March 23, 2020

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Tags: Future of Work, Leadership

3 steps to applying agile methodologies in IT operations
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March 19, 2020


Agile practices are not just for software development teams sprinting to code, test, and release applications. Agile methodologies, including scrum and Kanban, are being used today by a variety of business, data science, and technology teams, including IT operations.Although agile methodologies c

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How Low Code Platforms Enable Remote Collaboration
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March 16, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work

CIO Must Pivot to a Safer-Smarter World
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March 12, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership

What is DevOps in 5 Minutes with @NYIke
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March 09, 2020

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PaaS, CaaS, or FaaS? How to choose
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March 09, 2020


Imagine walking into a grocery store that specializes in hamburgers—all kinds of hamburgers, but only hamburgers. When it comes to hamburgers, though, the store’s options are endless. If you’re a hamburger chef, go to aisle one to find the beef, chicken, and other protein options, along wi

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How agile teams can support incident management
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March 05, 2020


No one enjoys being woken up in the middle of the night or having a weekend interrupted because of a major incident disrupting application reliability or performance. When an application is truly down and impacts business operations, few desire the pressure of the war room. Agile developers shou

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What is Proactive Data Governance?
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March 02, 2020

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Innovation, IoT

What is agile methodology? Modern software development explained
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February 25, 2020


Every technology organization today seems to practice the agile methodology for software development, or a version of it. Or at least they believe they do. Whether you are new to agile application development or you learned software development decades ago using the waterfall software development

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What is Agile Planning in 5 Minutes with @NYIke
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February 24, 2020

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5 ways agile teams meet sprint commitments
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February 20, 2020


A fundamental scrum team practice is committing to the prioritized work at the start of the sprint and then fully completing it at its conclusion. Strong agile teams complete or exceed their sprint commitments and deliver working software at the end of the sprint. They also measure their velocity

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Introducing! 5 Minutes with @NYIke
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February 17, 2020

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Tags: Big Data, Digital Transformation

Delight Employees and Empower IT to Shine at ITSM
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February 10, 2020

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Tags: Future of Work

How to bring security into agile development and CI/CD
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February 10, 2020


Devops came about because of the cultural, functional, and technical walls between development teams that want to release frequently and operations teams that need to preserve reliability and stability. Devops culture addresses the mindset, collaboration, and practices to achieve both objectives,

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How to query and extract data from SaaS applications
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February 06, 2020


Behind every SaaS application are databases storing business information about employees, suppliers, customers, and other partners. SaaS applications support workflows such as CRM for sales and marketing, cloud ERPs for financials, workforce management for human resource functions, and other ente

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InfoWorld’s 2020 Technology of the Year Award winners
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February 05, 2020
InfoWorld’s 2020 Technology of the Year Award winnersImage by IDGAre you digitally transformed yet? If “digital transformation” means anything, it means taking advantage of the latest innovations in software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and artificial intelligence to improve y

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Where to Place Your Machine Learning and AI Bets
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February 03, 2020

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Tags: AI, Big Data, Customer Experience, Innovation

Breakthrough Agile Transformation: The Important Leadership Roles
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January 27, 2020

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

How to improve CI/CD with shift-left testing
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January 23, 2020


Testing applications used to be a technically challenging, time-crunched activity scheduled days or weeks before an application’s release. Development teams were given the leeway to code until the eleventh hour, and testers, who did much of their work manually, had little choice but to make do

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What are Seven Types of Big Data Debt
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January 21, 2020

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Leadership

What is CI/CD? Continuous integration and continuous delivery explained
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January 17, 2020


Continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) embody a culture, set of operating principles, and collection of practices that enable application development teams to deliver code changes more frequently and reliably. The implementation is also known as the CI/CD pipeline. CI/CD is one

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3 Expert Questions to Focus on Winning Digital Transformations
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January 13, 2020

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

2020 Predictions: Agile - Devops - SRE, Low-code, and AI
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January 06, 2020

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, IoT, Leadership

John Cusack Practical Quotes on Strong Digital Leadership
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December 30, 2019

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

Why it's been a Remarkable Pivotal Year for Digital Leaders
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December 23, 2019

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation, IoT

The one transformation goal CIO must prioritize in 2020
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December 17, 2019


Do you know the one thing that you have to change in your organization in 2020?Will you focus on developing new products and services? Surely that’s a critical place to start, especially for the growing number of companies that want to sell and deliver digitally driven products and services dir

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My Top Books 2019: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, AI
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December 16, 2019

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How to handle the blow-up meeting and create breakthroughs
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November 25, 2019


When you lead digital transformation initiatives or manage change management programs, you are likely to find yourself in meetings that fall off the status-quo cliff. In these meetings, you intentionally or unintentionally catch one or more participants off guard in a way that hits a nerve. You c

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3 agile burndown reports and how to use them
Infoworld.com
November 14, 2019
Agile practices, to the uninitiated and underinformed, can sometimes appear as ad hoc software development and project management methodologies. The truth is far different...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Culture, Agile

How to use Spikes and Deliver Agile POCs
Blogs.Starcio
November 04, 2019
In my last post, I discussed shallow commitments, an agile tool team can use to negotiate with product owners when they are asked to commit to more stories in a sprint above their velocity and comfort zone. Teams commit as usual and then define several stories that sit in the shallows. If the committed stories are finished earlier than expected, then they can pick up new stories from the...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Agile

How to Negotiate Sprint Commitment with Product Owners
Blogs.Starcio
October 28, 2019
It's that dreaded time again. You've gathered for the sprint commitment meeting and already have a fairly good idea of what the team will be willing to commit. Your velocity is 100 story points per sprint, and over the last three sprints they achieved +/-10% against that target. You're hoping for a 95 point commitment as there is a big meeting this week that will pull the team off task.

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5 primary activities for CIOs transforming to a data-driven organization
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October 21, 2019


It’s become popular and almost cliché for CIOs, chief data officers, and IT leaders to proclaim the need to transform into a data-driven organization. We want leaders to leverage data and analytics in their decision making instead of the loudest or most experienced executives asserting decisio

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7 principle coding practices for agile developers
InfoWorld
October 17, 2019
Agile software development is not just about agile principles and practices. To be successful in releasing software that positively impacts end-users, addresses technical debt, and deploys reliably, the development team must also consider their agility-driving coding practices and architecture standards.

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5 technical capabilities required in modern enterprise data strategies
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September 30, 2019


Creating a data strategy a decade ago was relatively easy compared to today. Back then, database experts debated the capabilities and performance of relational databases from Oracle, Microsoft and IBM, or whether to use open source databases like MySQL and PostgresSQL. A minority of enterprises e

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IDG Contributor Network: 5 technical capabilities required in modern enterprise data strategies
InfoWorld
September 30, 2019
"Creating a data strategy a decade ago was relatively easy compared to today. Back then, database experts debated the capabilities and performance of relational databases from Oracle, Microsoft and IBM, or whether to use open source databases like MySQL and PostgresSQL. A minority of enterprises explored NoSQL databases including document stores, key-value databases and columnar databases from technologies such as MarkLogic, MongoDB and Apache Cassandra. Organizations moving lots of data between enterprise systems invested in ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) platforms and a small minority invested in data quality or master data management solutions.

Flash forward to today and CIO recognize that data and information is the oil of the 21st century . Having diverse data management options, dependable dataops practices , proactive data governance , advanced analytics, citizen data science programs and maturing machine learning capabilities are all required to deliver competitive and differentiating business capability.

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Leadership

5 planning principles for agile development
InfoWorld
September 19, 2019
One of agile development’s core principles is to deliver working software at the end of every sprint. Teams accomplish this by defining robust user story acceptance criteria, committing to the sprint as a team, automating testing, demoing sprint results, and maturing other practices to ensure that code is complete and ready for production.

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Agile Planning: Leverage Customer Feedback and Usage Data
Blogs.Starcio
September 16, 2019
The happy path of agile planning is around breaking down features and releasing them.

The required path is to itemize technical debt, business and technical operational needs, and compliance requirements into the plan and ensuring some of this work gets prioritized.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Agile

Fifteen Reasons Why StarCIO Agile Planning Drives Results!
Blogs.Starcio
September 09, 2019
I have been introducing different aspects of StarCIO Agile Planning. Last week I shared how continuous planning is used to deliver solid roadmaps. Prior to that, I posted on how StarCIO Agile Planning drives architecture standards and developing great products!

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Agile Continuous Planning to Deliver Solid Roadmaps
Blogs.Starcio
September 04, 2019
Agile teams can't wait till the end of a release to begin planning the next one. The time gap it creates is a tremendous loss of productivity. Furthermore, this approach to planning doesn't simplify drafting roadmaps and forecasts that many organizations require from their agile teams.

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How to address data and architecture standards in agile development
InfoWorld
August 29, 2019
"One challenge agile leaders and teams face is how to define and follow data and architectural patterns and standards in agile development. There’s a belief that it’s hard to drive data and technical standards because agile teams work in sprints that are usually two to four weeks long, and product owners generally overbook the backlog with prioritized features. Standards take time to develop; following them requires teams to have sufficient time to plan technical implementations...


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Agile Planning Business Roadmaps, Architecture Standards, and DevOps Releases
Blogs.Starcio
August 19, 2019
Agile planning doesn't end when stories are written, accepted by the team, sized, and ready for development.

Story writing is one aspect of agile planning, but it's not the only one. At StarCIO, agile planning is done at several levels depending on the complexity of the requirement.

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5 responsibilities of an agile software development manager
InfoWorld
August 15, 2019
"I recently participated in an #IDGTECHTalk , a Twitter chat held Thursdays at 12 pm ET that focused on the topic of “The Current and Future State of Coding.” Many of the questions and tweets were about coding languages and frameworks; I elected to focus on the role of software development management in ensuring teams meet objectives, follow best practices, and collaborate on solutions...


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Developing great products with StarCIO Agile Planning
Blogs.Starcio
August 12, 2019
Writing user stories was once a relatively straightforward exercise. Product owners wrote stories in customer-centric language defining why, what, and for whom the story was being implemented. The goal was, and still is, to establish a shared understanding of the requirements with the agile development team without overly specifying how the story should be implemented.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Agile

Driving Digital Tip of the Day by @DrivingDig Episode 1
Blogs.Starcio
August 05, 2019
I'm introducing a new opportunity for everyone to learn more about Digital Transformation. Every day, @DrivingDig will be publishing a #DrivingDig Tip of the Day...

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Social

Agile product management and portfolio platforms explained
InfoWorld
August 01, 2019
"When you ask product owners if agile tools work well for them, you’ll get a mixed, sometimes negative response. Agile tools do help agile teams, but they don’t provide all the capabilities that product owners need to do their jobs.To read this article in full...

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5 outdated technology practices that doom digital transformations
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July 29, 2019


CIO and IT leaders love and hate it when technology terms catch on in the media and it becomes overused nomenclature by executives. On the one hand, we love well-understood jargon because it establishes a context with business leaders around the need to invest in new technologies, change business

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Driving Digital 2025: Reaching Enterprise Agility [Video]
Blogs.Starcio
July 29, 2019
I've started sharing insights from my keynote, Driving Digital 2025.

I am writing and speaking about what leaders have to do today to drive transformation over the next five years.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Agile

5 Risk Mitigation Strategies for Agile Teams
Blogs.Starcio
July 15, 2019
I find that agile teams because they are agile, may leave behind fundamental-to-IT risk mitigation strategies that can make sprints, releases, and application development more reliable and robust. Risk mitigation should be a basic tenet of agile mindsets and culture, and perhaps even agile governance. It's particularly important for teams new to agile, teams working on complex legacy technology, and even when advanced teams experiment with new platforms.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Agile

3 ways devops mitigates the operational IT skill gaps
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June 24, 2019


Talk to CIOs and IT leaders about their strategic and innovation programs and they are sure to mention that skill gaps are a primary hurdle. One study shows a 900,000-person skill gap in artificial intelligence, IoT, and blockchain by 2022. Now this is in emerging technologies where cutting edge

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Celebrating Two Fantastic Years of Driving Digital
Blogs.Starcio
June 24, 2019
Two years ago I received my "author's copies" of Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology. The picture you see here is just after I opened the box. What a thrilling moment it was!

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5 Activities to Improve the Culture of Agile DevOps Teams
Blogs.Starcio
June 17, 2019
It's getting close to summer months and many agile devops teams are working hard to close out their Q2 commitments. The summer months are a great time to bring people and teams together to recalibrate on priorities and revitalize their commitment to collaboration.

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10 Lessons Learned from IT Leaders on Driving Transformation
Blogs.Starcio
June 03, 2019
A couple of weeks ago I was asked to be the master of ceremonies at CAMSS Ontario, an IT leaders forum in Toronto sponsored by SINC. Unlike other conferences that I've keynoted and moderated panels at, this one had five participatory sessions. Each session starts with my intro to the topic, a workgroup discussion led by moderators that everyone participated in, and a concluding panel that I moderated. Topics covered AI, devops, security, and multi-cloud.

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What is an enterprise wide agile transformation and why CIOs should lead it
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May 20, 2019
More CEOs are considering enterprise wide agile transformations, enabling a significant opportunity for CIOs to lead their organization’s process, culture and mindset changes.

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Why Tech Sales Professionals Should Read Driving Digital
Blogs.Starcio
May 06, 2019
It's hard to get meetings. It's hard to understand the industry, business challenges, the full breadth of technology capabilities of the products or services being sold, and the competitive landscape. It's hard developing meaningful relationships with technology and digital executives. It's extraordinarily hard to close sales.

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CIOs remain cautious on AI experiments and investments
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April 24, 2019


The divide between haves and have nots in experimenting and achieving results with machine learning is growing wider. At least that’s my perception after spending two days at the O’Reilly AI Conference in New York last week and diving into the latest survey results from their AI Adoption in t

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5 steps to smarter data visualization
InfoWorld
April 18, 2019
Many organizations today are taking steps to become data driven by utilizing models, analytics, data visualizations, and dashboards as an integral part of decision making. This is happening in many contexts such as business leaders improving customer experience; technology leaders analyzing agile....

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How Business Transformation is Fundamentally Different from Innovation
Blogs.Starcio
April 15, 2019
An interesting debate transpired during the last #CIOChat on Thursday at 2pm around Myles Suer's question, "How is #innovation fundamentally different from business transformation?" I had significant feedback to my tweets and decided to dedicate this week's blog post to detail my perspective.

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Social CIOs share their experiences leading business transformation at #CIOChat live
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March 25, 2019


Put distinguished CIOs in a room and you’re going to get a lively discussion. Now bring active social CIO that regularly participate at #CIOChat on Thursdays at 2pm ET and #IdgTechTalk earlier at 12pm for a live conference organized by Myles Suer – who’s also a regular columnist here at CIO

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IDG Contributor Network: Social CIOs share their experiences leading business transformation at #CIOChat live
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March 25, 2019

Put distinguished CIOs in a room and you’re going to get a lively discussion. Now bring active social CIO that regularly participate at #CIOChat on Thursdays at 2pm ET and #IdgTechTalk earlier at 12pm for a live conference organized by Myles Suer – who’s also a regular columnist here at CIO

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership

5 Ways to Kickoff Data Governance in Self-Service BI Programs
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March 25, 2019

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How to use Tableau to analyze agile, devops, and website metrics
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March 14, 2019
Developers use many productivity, coding, testing, and cloud-management tools as part of designing, developing, testing, deploying, and managing applications. Although most tools offer reporting and analysis capabilities, technology teams might have good reason to develop their own reporting capabil

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The Role of the CIO in Digital Transformation - Live blogging #CIOChat
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March 14, 2019

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Scaling agile? Five important considerations to get it right
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March 11, 2019

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10 Steps to Develop Applications with Embedded Analytics
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March 04, 2019

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How to validate data, analytics, and data visualizations
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February 28, 2019
Testing applications is a maturing discipline with tools that help quality assurance teams develop and automate functional tests, run load and performance tests, perform static code analysis, wrap APIs with unit tests, and validate applications against known security issues. Teams practicing devops

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Understanding AI - 3 Must Read AI Books for CIO and IT Leaders
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February 25, 2019

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Lessons learned from business transformations that fail to start
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February 19, 2019


Last week we witnessed two failed transformations. The first was President Trump’s attempts to secure consensus on funding a border wall resulting in him declaring a state of emergency. The second was New York’s attempts to address the backlash against its deal with Amazon resulting in Amazon

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IDG Contributor Network: Lessons learned from business transformations that fail to start
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February 19, 2019


Last week we witnessed two failed transformations. The first was President Trump’s attempts to secure consensus on funding a border wall resulting in him declaring a state of emergency. The second was New York’s attempts to address the backlash against its deal with Amazon resulting in Amazon

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Celebrating 400 Practical Articles on Driving Digital Transformation
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February 18, 2019

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How to choose the right data visualization tools for your apps
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February 14, 2019
If you develop applications that present data to users, you’re likely to have requirements to present a graph, chart, dashboard, or other data visualization embedded in the application. This capability not only helps users better understand the data and discover insights, it also improves the user

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Join Top Social CIO at the First #CIOChatLive!
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February 11, 2019

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Critical questions to help define winning AI experiments
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February 04, 2019

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How to write agile user stories: 7 guidelines
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January 31, 2019
Fundamentally, agile user stories are short, simple tools to document a single action or intention desired by the targeted user to achieve a goal. The simplest user stories have a format, “As a user type or role, I want to action or intent so that reason or benefit” that answers at least three

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3 Reasons Why People Aren't Using Your Data Visualizations
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January 28, 2019

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How to hire a developer: The 7 essential steps
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January 24, 2019
When you are hiring new developers for your team, do you start thinking about how to best evaluate their coding chops? While evaluating skills is certainly a very important part of evaluating job candidates, it’s not the only criterion at what will make the candidate, team, and organization succes

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How Using Big Data Can Be Beneficial For Your Business
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January 24, 2019

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The CIO’s role in driving agile transformation
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January 22, 2019


Agile is not just about scrum, Kanban, backlogs, standups, sprints, velocity, retrospectives and other team practices. Organizations require leadership so that the agile practice has a mission, goals, governance, and collaboration that delivers new capabilities, enables new products and services,

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IDG Contributor Network: The CIO’s role in driving agile transformation
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January 22, 2019


Agile is not just about scrum, Kanban, backlogs, standups, sprints, velocity, retrospectives and other team practices. Organizations require leadership so that the agile practice has a mission, goals, governance, and collaboration that delivers new capabilities, enables new products and services,

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Killing Spreadsheets and Empowering Data Driven Organizations
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January 21, 2019

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How to Capture and Manage Technical Debt in Agile Development
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January 14, 2019

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How to drive shorter development release cycles
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January 10, 2019
Before the days of agile, scrum, and devops, software development was often done over many-month release cycles. This was largely because complexity in functional requirements, integrations, application architecture, development tools, and infrastructure made it difficult to operate faster developme

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Get started with natural language processing
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January 07, 2019
Most applications today still work in the world of processing data from structured and semistructured sources. They connect to SQL databases to query information or present information from JSON or XML data sources. Many applications still avoid the complication of parsing and extracting knowledge f

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Agile Mindsets: Don't try to get a perfect architecture; Plan to get it wrong
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January 07, 2019

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5 New Year's Resolutions for CIO and Digital Transformation Leaders
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December 31, 2018

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Wishing you a "People First" Happy Holiday!
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December 24, 2018

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5 things to do in 2019 in digital transformation
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December 17, 2018


2018 is coming to an end. You probably have your budget and plan set for 2019 and are getting ready to wind down. But before you close the books on 2018 and take off for the holidays, there are somethings I want you to think about and be ready for in 2019.I believe that CIO, IT leaders, and digit

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IDG Contributor Network: 5 things to do in 2019 in digital transformation
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December 17, 2018


2018 is coming to an end. You probably have your budget and plan set for 2019 and are getting ready to wind down. But before you close the books on 2018 and take off for the holidays, there are somethings I want you to think about and be ready for in 2019.I believe that CIO, IT leaders, and digit

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What is a "Driver's Voice" meeting?
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December 17, 2018

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5 principles to becoming a collaborative agile devops team
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December 12, 2018
There’s a lot of work IT teams take on when committing to agile and devops practices. Agile teams are likely to mature and scale their practice by defining the scrum master roles, adding estimating practices, and maturing how they use agile management tools. Devops teams might start by implementin

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How are you rewarding top performers in digital transformation, data science, agile, and devops programs?
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December 10, 2018

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Application monitoring: What devops can do better
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December 06, 2018
Many devops teams focus on implementing CI/CD pipelines, automating regression testing, configuring the infrastructure as code, and containerizing the application runtime environments. Collectively, these practices and technologies help organizations deploy applications more frequently and reduce th

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How BigPanda’s “Open Box Machine Learning” enables Autonomous Digital Operations
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December 03, 2018

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Why developers shouldn’t just dismiss low-code platforms
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November 29, 2018
The business need for new applications has never been greater, and IT departments are being asked to find faster and innovative ways to develop and support more software projects and application releases. Even with improved processes and tools, it’s not just that easy.To read this article in full,

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5 Driving Digital Predictions for 2019
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November 26, 2018

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Understanding the CEO’s role early in digital transformation programs
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November 14, 2018


CIO leading or participating in digital transformation programs should think about when and how to leverage the CEO throughout the program. There are times throughout the transformation’s lifecycle where the CEO need to market the strategy, prioritize investments, clear hurdles, and manage conf

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IDG Contributor Network: Understanding the CEO’s role early in digital transformation programs
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November 14, 2018


CIO leading or participating in digital transformation programs should think about when and how to leverage the CEO throughout the program. There are times throughout the transformation’s lifecycle where the CEO need to market the strategy, prioritize investments, clear hurdles, and manage conf

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Improving Customer Experience by Automating Incident Response
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November 11, 2018

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Five Ways to Justify your DevOps Investment
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November 05, 2018

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Best practices for developing data-integration pipelines
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October 31, 2018
Data-integration pipeline platforms move data from a source system to a downstream destination system. Because data pipelines can deliver mission-critical data and for important business decisions, ensuring their accuracy and performance is required whether you implement them through scripts, data-i

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Your Features are too BIG! Defining Epics, Features, and Stories in Agile Development
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October 29, 2018

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CIO need to drive the real time enterprise
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October 22, 2018


Life for the CIO and IT was relatively easy when customers, leaders and colleagues were fine with delays in receiving data, analytics, reports or insights. There was a general understanding that it took time to process data and there was acceptance in the manual efforts it required to produce rep

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5 tips: How to configure Jira to support multiple agile teams
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October 22, 2018
Large organizations that transition to agile practices often get trapped between two competing principles:To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

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IDG Contributor Network: CIO need to drive the real time enterprise
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October 22, 2018


Life for the CIO and IT was relatively easy when customers, leaders and colleagues were fine with delays in receiving data, analytics, reports or insights. There was a general understanding that it took time to process data and there was acceptance in the manual efforts it required to produce rep

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Want to change the culture? Start with your front line support teams!
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October 22, 2018

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Driving Digital is now an Amazon Best Seller
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October 15, 2018

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5 Ways to Improve Developer Productivity and Quality on Agile Development Teams
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October 08, 2018

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5 best practices to measure and manage technical debt
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October 01, 2018
A big challenge for any development organization managing technical debt, the pile of work created from past decisions in software development efforts.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

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Part 2 of the Twelve Things I Learned from One Year After Publishing Driving Digital
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October 01, 2018

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Real-time data processing with data streaming: new tools for a new era
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September 27, 2018
Today, there are many data sources—such at IoT devices, user interaction events from mobile applications, financial service transactions, and health monitoring systems—that broadcast critical information in real time. Developers working with these data sources need to think about the architectu

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Laggards Beware! Why Transforming with Data, Analytics, and AI is Needed Today
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September 24, 2018

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Data, analytics, and AI solutions showcased at the Strata Data Conference
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September 17, 2018

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Strata Data Keynotes Day 2 on Dimming the Noise, Faster Data, and Becoming Boring
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September 13, 2018

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5 critical roles for CIOs in defining digital strategy and executing digital transformation programs
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September 10, 2018


The divide between organizations that are executing a digital strategy and those that have not started is becoming more pronounced. A recent Deloitte survey on the global CIO shows that 42 percent of organizations either had no or limited digital strategy. Within those organizations, only 40 perc

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IDG Contributor Network: 5 critical roles for CIOs in defining digital strategy and executing digital transformation programs
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September 10, 2018


The divide between organizations that are executing a digital strategy and those that have not started is becoming more pronounced. A recent Deloitte survey on the global CIO shows that 42 percent of organizations either had no or limited digital strategy. Within those organizations, only 40 perc

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Video: What is CI/CD?
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September 03, 2018

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How to do agile estimation the right way
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August 29, 2018
Many agile and scrum teams start with basic practices to enable self-organizing teams to better deliver on business priorities. Practices include committing to what teams can get done in a sprint, holding daily standups to manage work in progress, hosting demos for stakeholders to showcase completed

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Five Ways to Finding the Citizen Data Scientists in your Organization
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August 27, 2018

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15 KPIs to track devops transformation
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August 23, 2018
When you embark on a transformational journey, you need to have an endpoint in sight—some form of target. The target can and probably will change, but today, as the team is working through changes and implementing new capabilities, its members should align them with measurable goals. They can then

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Simple Tools for Driving Change in Your Organization
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August 21, 2018

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Amplify Your Value - Great Book for CIO and IT Leaders
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August 13, 2018

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What is continuous integration (CI): Faster, better software development
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August 09, 2018


Most software development today is done in teams working on one or more code repositories managed in a version-control system. Individual developers work on the areas of code that require changes and must decide when to commit their changes back into version control.Sometimes, the code changes ar

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IDG Contributor Network: Why organizations must act like software companies with agile, devops, APIs and analytics capabilities
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August 06, 2018


It is almost seven years to the day from when Mark Andreesen wrote a signature thesis on why software is eating the world. He wrote it nearly a decade after the internet bubble burst and he defended the growing valuations of technology companies based on increases in broadband access, the relativ

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Twelve Things I Learned from One Year After Publishing Driving Digital
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August 06, 2018

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What is Data Governance? Data practices that address risk and drive opportunities
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July 30, 2018

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How to Prioritize DevOps Practices and What Applications to Apply Them
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July 23, 2018

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How to align test automation with agile and devops
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July 12, 2018
One key devops best practice is instrumenting a continuous integration/continuousdelivery (CI/CD) pipeline that automates the process of building software, packaging applications, deploying them to target environments, and instrumenting service calls to enable the application. This automation requir

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IDG Contributor Network: 3 ways CIOs can change the CEO’s perception of IT from cost center to strategic
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June 22, 2018


I fielded a question at last week’s Enterprise Transformation Exchange on how CIO can get their CEO and the Board to think of IT more strategically and beyond a cost center. While many CIO have had success moving from back office support functions and taking on strategic roles, others are still

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What is CI/CD? Continuous integration and continuous delivery explained
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May 10, 2018


Continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) embody a culture, set of operating principles, and collection of practices that enable application development teams to deliver code changes more frequently and reliably. The implementation is also known as the CI/CD pipeline and is one of

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IDG Contributor Network: Deep learning is more accessible to mainstream enterprises
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May 07, 2018


Is deep learning ready for mainstream enterprise adoption?I went to the O’Reilly AI Conference last week with this simple question. Recent surveys suggest that while half of enterprises believe that AI and deep learning will play an essential role in future projects, almost three quarters have

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IDG Contributor Network: When and how to get started with deep learning in digital transformation programs
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April 27, 2018


Some recent surveys and predictions show that an increasing number of enterprises are making investments in all forms of AI and there is a growing interest in experimenting with deep learning.
One of IDC’s digital transformation predictions is that by 2019, forty percent of digital transformati

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Get started with CI/CD: Automating your application delivery with CI/CD pipelines
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April 26, 2018
Walk by a construction site and you’ll quickly recognize several types of activities. There’s the work constructing the actual building including the foundation, the frame, and the interior. There is also the work that enables the construction such as positioning the cranes, installing the worke

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Social, Agile and Transformation
StarCIO
March 31, 2018
I cover topics for technologists, CIO, CMO, and software developers. Agile, DevOps, Leadership, Business Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Startups, Digital Marketing, Social networking, SaaS, content management, media, data science, enterprise 2.0, IoT, business strategy and culture change

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How to choose the right data-integration tools
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March 29, 2018
Data doesn’t sit in one database, file system, data lake, or repository. To service many business needs, data must be integrated from a system of record with other data sources and then used for analytics, customer-facing applications, or internal workflows. Examples include:To read this article i

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IDG Contributor Network: 5 reasons why technology selections matter in digital transformation programs and tips on evaluating winning platforms
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March 21, 2018


Organizations need to implement faster, so it’s easy for technology leaders to underinvest in the time and effort applied to vendor analysis and technology selection. In addition, many technologies are being marketed and sold to non-IT executives that have limited skills to determine how techno

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What is agile methodology? Modern software development explained
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March 15, 2018

Every software development organization today seems to practice the agile software development methodology, or a version of it. Or at least they believe they do. Whether you are new to application development or learned about software development decades ago using the waterfall software developme

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How to excel in agile software development
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March 15, 2018
If you are leading or participating in an agile development process and have selected an agile model like the scrum methodology, you have a fundamental process to help align product owners with customer needs and teams on delivering results. You have the team’s responsibilities outlined, a meeting

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What is devops? Transforming software development
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February 26, 2018



Devops is one of the key trends in software development to emerge recently. But the term is often not fully understood.Devops defined
An amalgamation of “development” and “operations,” “devops” describes the organizational structure, practices, and culture needed to enable rapid agil

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IDG Contributor Network: What should CIOs leading digital transformation focus on in year two and onward in the journey?
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February 14, 2018


Year one of a digital transformation program has its challenges. To get a transformation started, CIOs must get an executive team to formulate a strategy, agree on the program’s leadership, and establish a budget. There needs to be agreement on a roadmap of initiatives that deliver improved cus

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IDG Contributor Network: Communicating and marketing a portfolio of initiatives that drive digital transformation
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January 22, 2018


Whenever digital transformation comes up in a group of CIOs, there’s often debate on what constitutes a transformation program. Is a cloud migration transformational? When IT organizations adopt agile practices to deliver new applications, is that transformational? If the CIO sponsors a citizen

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IDG Contributor Network: 5 things digitally driven CIOs want for the holidays
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December 18, 2017


Happy holidays everyone! You’ve survived planning season and hopefully netted out a reasonable budget and 2018 priorities. Your team has been working hard in Q4, have completed several critical milestones, and are ready for a break before starting on next year’s initiatives. If you’re in re

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What AI can really do for your business (and what it can’t)
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December 14, 2017
How can you tell whether an emerging technology such as artificial intelligence is worth investing time into when there is so much hype being published daily? We’re all enamored by some of the amazing results such as AlphaGo beating the champion Go player, advances in autonomous vehicles, the voic

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What is a scrum master? The agile development leader defined
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December 04, 2017
Implementing the agile process for software development efforts is just the beginning. To achieve the requisite collaboration between business and IT, to succeed using agile methods across multiple teams, and to truly achieve an agile culture requires a new agile mindset that is coached, learned,

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How to improve your scrum master skills
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November 20, 2017
If you’ve been a scrum master for some time, you have learned some of the practices that make teams successful:To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

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IDG Contributor Network: 5 ways to kill your digital transformation program
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November 15, 2017


Think your organization can beat the odds? I have talked to many CIO and business leaders about their digital strategy and digital transformation programs. With so many CEO lagging in digital transformation and many CIO feeling the pressure to innovate and execute, it’s very easy for leaders to

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Product management in digital transformation: What's different?
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October 11, 2017


Many organizations view the product management role as a tactical role aiming to listen to customers and stakeholders and manage the product with the goal of growing revenue and the number of customers. But product management disciplines go well beyond managing everyone’s wish list. Product man

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IDG Contributor Network: 3 questions from employees on digital transformation and how to answer them
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October 03, 2017


I recently had the opportunity to speak to a small group on the sacrifices executives and employees need to make to drive a digital transformation. It was a group that included millennials just entering the workforce, boomers trying to leverage their experience and skills, and everyone in between

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IDG Contributor Network: 4 keys to aligning executives on digital strategy and priorities
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September 05, 2017


Summer is over, everyone is back from their holidays, and most businesses will be heading into the thick of strategic planning and budgeting season. Those of you who have been proactive during the summer months have reached out to key business leaders to understand their growth objectives and ope

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IDG Contributor Network: Developing product management disciplines that drive digital transformation
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July 28, 2017


Digital transformation is driving more enterprises to develop customer-facing and workforce productivity applications. In a recent Harvey Nash and KPMG survey, 41% of respondents had an enterprise-wide digital strategy, up 52% from 2016, and 54% are dedicating more time to innovation as a top tac

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IDG Contributor Network: Are you transforming fast enough? Lessons from Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods
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June 19, 2017


How did you spend your Sunday? Among other things, I took my kids to the grocery to buy produce, meat and other ingredients for our Sunday evening barbecue. Ninety minutes of my precious weekend time driving to the grocery, navigating the parking lot, making my way through the crowded aisles, and

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IDG Contributor Network: Leveraging low code and citizen development platforms to accelerate digital transformation
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May 30, 2017


Once you complete a digital strategy, develop a deeper understanding of how to improve customer experiences, rationalize the potential impact of new digital competitors, and consider strategic impact of leveraging emerging technologies - all these and other analyses that go into a digital transfo

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IDG Contributor Network: Many businesses are just beginning their digital transformation journeys
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April 25, 2017


Are CEOs understanding the importance of digital transformation? If digital transformation is a journey, then how many organizations have started it and can we infer how far industries are in their transition to become digital businesses? What are some of the benefits being realized by those that

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IDG Contributor Network: CIOs take on digital transformation programs in diverse areas
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March 28, 2017


Some examples of digital transformation are easy to spot and identify. We all know about how Uber is changing transportation, AirBnb upending hospitality, GE betting big on IoT, and IBM leveraging Watson in new AI challenges. If you work for a B2C company or already put out customer facing experi

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IDG Contributor Network: How to partner with the chief digital officer to drive digital transformation
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February 22, 2017


Whenever a business embarks on a strategic, multi-year business transformation program there is a strong likelihood of debate in the C-suite on overall leadership responsibilities. This is certainly going to be the case with digital transformation programs especially when there is a strong consen

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IDG Contributor Network: 5 goals your 2017 digital transformation program needs
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January 18, 2017


Chances are you've spent the better part of the last quarter working with your business colleagues on your digital strategy and 2017 business objectives. You've assembled the best research, gathered the appropriate stakeholders, reviewed the latest data, consulted with key customers and prioritiz

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IDG Contributor Network: How CIOs can kickstart digital transformation programs
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December 12, 2016


What is your 2017 digital transformation strategy and priority list? It’s December, so surely you have spent the last few months updating strategic plans, evolving a digital strategy, and identifying the 2017 strategic initiatives. I am sure your organization is looking to improve customer expe

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IDG Contributor Network: How to drive digital customer experiences with your CMS and CRM
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November 21, 2016


You might be asking, “What is driving digital,” or more broadly, “what is digital transformation?” Most importantly, how should CIO approach this opportunity to either lead the enterprise’s digital strategy or at least have a significant role in driving the transformation? How can CIO e

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1 Book
Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology
Amacom
August 24, 2017
Every organization has a plan for updating products, technologies, and business processes. But that’s not
enough anymore. With disruptive startups outperforming industry stalwarts, executives everywhere are pushing greater growth and innovation. Staying competitive demands a complete digital transformation.
For professionals charged with leading technology-driven change, the pressure is intense—and the path forward unclear.

Author Isaac Sacolick has successfully spearheaded multiple transformations and helped shape
digital-business best practices. Now in Driving Digital, he shares the lessons he’s learned, detailing how to:
Formulate a digital strategy • Transform business and IT practices • Institute agile management • Align Development and Operations (DevOps) • Promote agile practices • Drive culture change • Bolster digital talent • Enable citizen development • Capture and track ROI • Strengthen data driven decision making and expand data science practices • Cultivate strategic technology capabilities • Develop and launch digital products • Establish an innovation pipeline • Enable product management • Pilot emerging technologies • Align executives on transformation • Become smarter faster.

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Tags: Big Data, Digital Transformation, Innovation

2 Book Awards
Best books for CIOs on business, innovation and leadership
CIO
January 31, 2020

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10 of the best digital transformation books to read in 2020
Knowledge Enthusiast
December 30, 2019

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2 Coursewares
StarCIO Agile Planner
StarCIO Driving Digital Guides
May 01, 2020

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Intro to StarCIO Agile Planning
StarCIO Driving Digital Guides
May 01, 2020

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1 Founder
Founder: StarCIO
StarCIO
January 01, 2017

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7 Influencer Awards
Top 10 CIO Blog and News Sites,
Feedspot
June 01, 2020

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Top 50 Agile Software Development
Feedspot
June 01, 2020

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Top 20 Global Thought Leaders on Culture
Thinkers360
January 04, 2019

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Top 20 Global Thought Leaders on Big Data
Thinkers360
December 04, 2018

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Top 20 Global Thought Leaders on Digital Transformation
Thinkers360
June 01, 2018

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Top 10 digital transformation influencers that will change your world
Enterprise Management 360
May 25, 2018

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10 Digital Transformation Influencers to Follow Today
IDG
May 10, 2018

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Social

9 Keynotes
Agile Business Transformation That Drives Innovation and Culture
Digital Adoption Summit
May 26, 2020

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Driving Digital 2025: The Leadership, Practices, and Technology that will Propel Smarter, Faster, and Innovative Organizations
CIO Peer Forum
May 05, 2020

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AI in the Enterprise: Getting organizations ready for AI and succeeding with data, analytics, and machine learning
SINC USA
February 24, 2020

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Driving Digital 2025: Technology and Leadership Priorities for the Real-Time Enterprise
Vantiq GPS
October 22, 2019

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How Every Business can win with IoT, Real Time Data, and Agile Development
Connecticut Chapter, National Association of Corporate Directors
January 10, 2019
The rapidly growing availability of new data sources from the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating tremendous pressure on companies of all sizes to become “real-time enterprises” in order to compete effectively. And while “every company is a technology company", that doesn't mean that every company can invest in culture change, collaborative practices, and emerging technologies like major technology businesses.

While businesses of all sizes must improve their customer experiences, grow by developing digitally enabled products and services, and enable a data-driven organization, smaller and medium sized organizations have to be more creative and selective on how to develop applications, how to invest in analytics, and where to innovate with the Internet of Things and other emerging technologies.

Hear from "CIO-turned-digital guru" Isaac Sacolick, President of StarCIO and author of the Amazon bestseller Driving Digital on the culture, practices, and technologies that will enable every business to win in this disruptive, rapidly-changing environment.

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AI in the Enterprise: Finding Winning Business Opportunities
nGage
November 12, 2018

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Future of Working in an Open Collaborative Enterprise
nGage
November 11, 2018

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Building a Smarter, Faster Workforce Through No-Code Technology
Caspio
October 17, 2018

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Driving Digital: The CIO Playbook
Landmark Ventures
May 04, 2017
Ten minute keynote on what CIO have to know about leading digital transformation

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1 Media Interview
Intelligent Automation On A Next-Generation ERP
Digitalist
April 16, 2020

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, ERP

1 Panel
Successfully Navigating Change Management
SINC USA
August 14, 2019

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1 Speaking Engagement
AI in the Enterprise: Finding Quick Wins and Avoiding Speed Bumps???
SINC
December 10, 2018

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17 Videos
What is the Modernized Scrum Master Role - 5 with NYIke Episode 15
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September 17, 2020

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Why Apply Agile in Data Science - Episode 14
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August 20, 2020

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Your One Big Digital Transformation Initiative - Episode 13
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August 10, 2020

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What Agile KPI is Most Important? - Episode 12
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July 24, 2020

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What is the Tech Lead's Role in Agile
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July 09, 2020

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5 Ways to Managed Technical Debt - 5 with NYIke Episode 10
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June 25, 2020

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Addressing Hot Potato Cultures - Episode 9
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June 11, 2020

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Agile Everywhere - Episode 8
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May 28, 2020

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Driving Digital Change Management - Episode 7
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May 13, 2020

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Why Transformations Fail? Episode 6
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May 01, 2020

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How Organizations Drive Transformation Episode 5
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April 16, 2020

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What is Product Management? 5 with NYIke Episode 4
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April 02, 2020

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What is a Data-Driven Org? 5 with NYIke Episode 3
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March 19, 2020

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What is DevOps? 5 Minutes with @NYIke - Episode 2
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March 06, 2020

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5 with NYIke Episode 1: What is Agile Planning?
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February 21, 2020

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What is Agile Planning? - Episode 1
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February 21, 2020

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5 Minutes with NYIke - Welcome
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February 12, 2020

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4 Webinars
Enterprise Tech and Employee Experience
Cherwell
April 21, 2020

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Tags: Cloud, Customer Experience, Future of Work

Accelerating the Analytics Life Cycle With ModelOps
SAS
March 24, 2020

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Big Data

The Modern Agile Roadmap: Driving culture, innovation, and platform
LeSS
March 18, 2020

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CIO Playbook: Become a Transformational CIO, Tim Crawford and Isaac Sacolick (CxOTalk)
CXOTalk Transformational CIO
November 04, 2019

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3 Webinars
How IT Leaders Can Improve the Agile Service Desk in a Post-COVID World
Isostech
June 10, 2020

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Driving Competitive Advantages with Master Data Management
Stibo Systems
June 02, 2020

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Accelerating Through Change
SINC USA
June 26, 2019

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, IoT

5 Whitepapers
A Guide to Realigning to a Post COVID-19 World
StarCIO Driving Digital
April 01, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, COVID19, Digital Transformation

The State of Custom Business Applications 2020 Report: How Forward-Thinking Companies Are Bridging the IT Skills Gap
Caspio
February 01, 2020

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2020 Benchmark Report: Driving Smarter Decision Making, Innovation, and AI Experimentation by Maturing Agile DataOps Practices
SincUSA
January 01, 2020

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The State of IT: Driving Efficiencies, Automation, and Customer Service
SincUSA
October 01, 2019

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StarCIO Agile Planning The Missing Practices to Gain Alignment and Achieve Great Results
StarCIO Driving Digital
September 01, 2019

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Digital Transformation

Date : September 21, 2020

Now open for inputs for the 2021 Predictions Series. Add your perspective in terms of impact assessment, risk factors, industry scenarios and predictions and recommendations.

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Driving Digital Transformation - Keynotes, Talks and Workshops

Location: In person, travel    Date Available: January 01st, 2021    Fees: TBD

Submission Date: March 29th, 2018    Service Type: Service Offered

- Speaking on a variety of topics tied to digital transformation.
- Workshops for enterprises on digital transformation, product development, agile, becoming a data driven organization, and devops

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