Tag Archive CIO

ByFawad Khan

Role of a CIO in Digital Transformation

A CIO plays a critical role in Digital Transformation and although she is not the only C-suite executive engaged in Digital Transformation initiatives, she is one of the key leaders during the transformation journey that any organization may take on. Granted that Digital Transformation is not just about the new emerging technologies and using them, it is usually the IT department under the CIO’s leadership which is responsible for evaluating, trying, deploying, maintaining and supporting any new digital technologies in the organization. Read More

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5 key reasons why Enterprise Digital Transformation Initiatives fail

In this article I discuss some key factors which can play into Digital Transformation initiative failures in an Enterprise. I have summarized five key areas of concern for you to consider before starting your Digital Transformation journey. Read More

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Innovation and Experimentation essential for Digital Transformation

In this article I discuss innovation and experimentation as an important part of any Digital Transformation. I will provide high level guidelines on building Innovation and Experimentation framework in your organization and then offer recommendations on leading successful digital transformation experiments. Read More

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Digital Transformation Challenges

According to a recent survey of directors, CEOs, and senior executives by the Wall Street Journal Digital Transformation risk is their #1 concern in 2019. Yet 70% of all Digital Transformation initiatives do not reach their goals. $1.3 trillion was spent last year on Digital Transformation and it is estimated that $900 billion went to waste. So, the question at hand is why do some transformation efforts succeed and others fail? Let’s try to analyze and understand some key factors which lead to Digital Transformation failures and how to avoid them. Read More

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The ‘How’​ of Digital Transformation

In this article I share my thoughts on the ‘How’ part of Digital Transformation including Organizational culture, using proper technologies, harnessing the Cloud, adopting accelerated innovation & experimentation, making right decisions for your people, technology, & processes, utilizing data and analytics to assess progress and calculating the ROI. Read More

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Digital Transformation demystified

“Digital Transformation” has been the industry buzzword for almost a couple of years now. According to the IDC report it is predicted worldwide spending on the technologies and services that enable the digital transformation of business practices, products, and organizations will reach $1.97T in 2022. Read More

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Cloud industry’s Top Trends of 2019

According to the latest Gartner report prediction the public Cloud services market will grow from $182.4B in 2018 to $214.3B and then topping to $331.2B in 2022. This prediction and trend show the momentum that Cloud Computing has picked up in the last few years and how both Enterprise and SMB market sectors equally are moving to the Cloud. Cloud application services (SaaS) is still leading the pack as the most consumed service since this it is used across the spectrum of customers from small, mid-sized to large enterprises. Read More

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The Cloud of Tomorrow

In mid-November this year I was part of a panel of global Cloud experts and engaged in a Tweet chat to discuss the future of the Cloud. In this the Cloud of Tomorrow tweet chat session we discussed the emerging technologies within the Cloud Computing ecosystem and how the Cloud is evolving from just being a place for setting up simple Web apps and infrastructure to a destination to enable enterprise grade and business critical scenarios including Hybrid Cloud, Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), IoT and Blockchain. The tweet chat was sponsored by HCL technologies and was hosted via their CIO Straight Talk Twitter handle.

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning recently have become the buzzwords in today’s IT and the Cloud Computing era. It has now become possible even for smaller size companies to dabble in this field due to the advent in technology and availability of resources through the Cloud computing infrastructure offered by providers such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google to name a few.

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CIO’s primer on IoT

In this CIO primer I am going to introduce IoT, starting from the basics, discussing the key questions and considerations for building an IoT strategy, highlighting top IoT cloud providers and then concentrating on the Azure offerings from Microsoft. IoT is one of the core technologies along with Cognitive Computing and Machine Learning which makes the core of many Digital Transformation initiatives going on in many enterprises around the globe. If you are interested in knowing how Cloud Computing and Digital transformation are interconnected then check out my other blog post about how Cloud computing is helping the digital transformation journey of many companies. Read More

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