In-house engineering culture drives digital transformation at Emirates NBD

Digital transformation is one of those things everyone is interested in. It seems most have a good handle on the why but often not the how. I recently spoke with Miguel Rio Tinto, Group CIO of Emirates NBD, one of the oldest and biggest financial firms in the Middle East, on how they approach digital transformation.  Can you describe what digital transformation means to you and Emirates NBD? Rio Tinto:…

May 20, 2019
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IDG Contributor Network: Why Bezos is right and Buffett is wrong about business disruption

Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett have a lot in common. They are self-made industry titans, wealthy beyond imagination, incredibly smart, impressively driven. But in the past few weeks, these men have unwittingly offered juxtaposing opinions on one very important topic: business disruption. Only one of these two esteemed paragons of capitalism can be right. My money is on Jeff Bezos. First, let’s recap what was said. [ Beware the 9…

May 20, 2019
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IDG Contributor Network: What is an enterprise wide agile transformation and why CIOs should lead it

Can agile be used outside of software development teams, data science groups and IT organizations to manage work, collaborate on priorities and change the culture? Certainly, some marketing, operations and even finance teams have used agile processes to manage their work. But what does it mean for an enterprise wide agile transformation? Agile practices change the nature of how teams define their customers, align on implementation strategies, debate priorities and…

May 20, 2019
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IDG Contributor Network: Everything is improv!

Some days innovation and disruption seem to move so fast, and the demands for quick, flexible decision-making seem so close to imperative, that we find ourselves simply reacting to events rather than managing them. The traditional executive management focus on analysis, deliberative decision-making and planning falls by the wayside. We’re scrambling just to keep up and the cri de coeur “everything is improv!” seems to pretty well sum up what…

May 20, 2019
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What is an HRIS? A key tool for all your human resources needs

What is an HRIS? A human resources information system (HRIS) is standalone or SaaS-based software designed to aid HR departments in managing people, policies and procedures. HRIS solutions feature data entry, data tracking, data analysis, and information-related capabilities to address a wide range of human resources department needs, including applicant tracking, onboarding, payroll, performance management and accounting functions. In general, the majority of HRIS software vendors cater to businesses that…

May 20, 2019
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BrandPost: VMware Cloud Briefing 2019

Are you up to speed with the latest cloud trends and industry shifts? Join VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and the industry’s leading technologists for VMware Cloud Briefing 2019, a global streaming event on the forces shaping the cloud.  Get an insider’s look into the hybrid, multi-cloud and next gen app innovations shaping the enterprise of tomorrow. Where will your cloud journey begin? Migrate to the Cloud – Move seamlessly between…

May 18, 2019
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BrandPost: Proof is in the Pudding: Success Stories from IT Resilient Organizations

One of the most powerful experiences I can share as a marketing executive is a great customer success story. It’s the “proof in the pudding” that affirms the real business results the customer is realizing from their experience. We live in an “always-on” culture, and with this, consumers have come to expect an “always-on” experience. This means businesses must implement an IT infrastructure which provides access to business and consumer…

May 17, 2019
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IDG Contributor Network: Measuring the value of the business analyst role

I always get asked about measuring the value of the business analyst (BA) role. If a BA does not show up to work, do the lights not turn on? Are they the first person you call when the system goes down? Typically, the business analyst role is not a “critical to operations” position in a true business analysis-only focused role (i.e., not a side duty of the system administrator). Yet,…

May 16, 2019
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BrandPost: 7 Drivers for HPC and AI Convergence

It’s hard to argue that any area of technology is evolving as rapidly as machine learning (ML) is nowadays. In a previous blog, I theorized that artificial intelligence (AI) was at an inflection point in its maturity, where it could benefit from many of the lessons learned in both the hardware and software realms of high performance computing (HPC). Since then, AI frameworks and systems architecture have come a long…

May 16, 2019
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7 data analytics certifications that will pay off

Data and big data analytics are the lifeblood of any successful business. Getting the technology right can be challenging but building the right team with the right skills to undertake big data initiatives can be even harder. Not surprisingly, that challenge is reflected in the rising demand for big data skills and certifications.  If you’re looking for a way to get an edge, big data certification is a great option….

May 16, 2019
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