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Beyond The Numbers: The CFO as a Cultural Change Agent
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Jeffrey Melnick, CFO, EisnerAmper

The idea of the traditional role of a CFO as purely a number-cruncher is as antiquated as pay phones and carbon paper. In fact, there should be little that is outside the lane of today’s CFO. A large part of this expansive view entails the...

Getting the Right Data Governance and Data Integration Practice in Place
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Mary Kotch, EVP Global CIO, Validus Reinsurance

Facing the Challenges At a senior level, the organization will need the talent to build a mature architecture and data practice as well as talent with deep experience in global infrastructure and technology. “It is important to...

The New Age of Shop Floor Management
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Samuel Bonilla, Director of Quality Americas, SaarGummi Group

The transition from hand production methods to machines, from handicraft to high tech, from raw materials to finished goods, started two centuries ago with the Industrial Revolution. The question is: Where we are now? What is the impact of new...

Translate Anticipatory Thinking into Effective Strategic Initiatives
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Ken Bell, SVP & CIO, Orbital Sciences Corporation

Practically speaking, we really can’t wait around for “wwws” to give us Internet privacy and secure enterprise operations so I have high hopes for the technology market delivering things like “intrusion deception”,...

The Great CIO Myth
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David Tamayo, CIO, DCS Corporation

Recently, after participating in a panel of so-called “experts” at the local chapter of the Society for Information Management, a young IT manager came afterwards to ask me, “How can I become a great defense industry CIO?”...

Museum Security: The New Model For Corporate Security?
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Randy Marchany, CISO, Virginia Tech

As the CISO of the largest research university in Virginia, I wrote in an earlier blog that EDUs aren’t that different from the corporate world. We have 3 main business processes: Administrative, Academic/Instructional, Research. Our network...

4 Key Enablers to Successful Digital Transformation of Business Communications
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Frank Ciccone, VP U.S. Sales, Avaya

89 percent of organizations have adopted or plan to adopt a “digital-first” business strategy, with key investments including artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, cloud, IoT, and mobility according to IDG’s 2018...

eDiscovery: Every CIO's Dreaded Call
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David Otte, CIO, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

When a CIO receives a call from their Office of General Counsel (OGC), fewer words that can be uttered are more feared than, “Our lawyers have an e-discovery request for IT.”In some cases, a large part of the consternation can be...

Using IT as a Competitive Advantage
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Klas Bendrik, CIO, Volvo Cars

Simplicity in Integrations of Technology My expectations from technology providers are that they keep their promises and not only the technical or software parts of their promises but actually the business part of their promises as well....

Hyper-Growth through People, Processes, & Technology
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Janet DeBerardinis, CIO, Caliber Collision Centers

When I joined Caliber Collision in July 2011, we had 86 locations in two states and minimal IT investment in people, processes or technology. For 2012, a new objective was set by our Senior Management team and the Board— double the...

Integrating DLT and ERP for Innovative Solutions
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With blockchain continuing to mature and incorporate in an area other than cryptocurrency, enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors are integrating DLT (distributed ledger technology) as an immutable and trackable record for supply chains and...

M2M in the Fabric of Business Life
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Andrew Morawski, Head of M2M for the Americas, Vodafone

While there are various definitions and terminologies to describe the connected ecosystem–M2M, Internet of Things, IoT–one thing is clear: it can be instrumental in breaking down silos and create an interconnected business. As this...

Influence of AI on Enterprise Workflow
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Enterprises in all verticals are embracing Artificial Intelligence (AI) at a rapid pace for their evolution. AI powers many industrial and personal processes ranging from data analytics to personal assistance in smartphones and speaker devices....

Crucial Facts to be Considered For IoT Success
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Internet of Things (IoT) has made an immense impact on various sectors like agriculture, manufacturing, defense, among the many and is sure to pave a path for more advancement in the future. Some critical aspects Of IoT which are still to be...

Automation and Machine Learning Help in Gaining Insights from Data
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Data is ubiquitous, and humans are creating data at an unprecedented rate. According to Forbes, humans created more data in the last two years than all of human history combined. Data is of the utmost importance for businesses, and it is essential...

Driving Business with AI-Enabled ERP
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Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP creates an environment in which various systems and processes including inventory, accounting, and personnel are integrated under a software solution. ERP strategy should continually grow to adapt the business....

Progression of ERP and GRC in 2019
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In 2019 companies can expect certain progress and automation in resource planning and compliance. Automation technologies are required for balancing workflow within the company and take accurate decisions. Automation is expected to create new jobs...

The Future of Work as an IoT-driven Digital Workplace
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IoT is the transformational technology that brings changes in business and the way employees work. IoT connected devices generate large data that provide a base to a business’ cost-saving strategies and automation plans. AI is playing a...

4Must-Have Technologies for Metals & Mining
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Sharon Gietl, VP-IT & CIO, The Doe Run Company

If you’re in the metals and mining industry, like The Doe Run Company is, news that commodity prices have declined to lows not seen since late 2008 and early 2009 is not new. The question is with these low prices, can your company afford new...

Revolutionizing Industrial Mining through Smart Tools
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Jeff Bauserman, VP-Information Systems & Technology, Alpha Natural Resources

How has your IT operating model changed during the last five years in  Metals and Mining industry?   Alpha Natural Resources began as a “roll-up” company with three initial acquisitions of existing coal assets in...