IT - CxO

Analysts expect global tech investment in 'new tech' initiatives including AI and automation will hit the $1 trillion mark next year

"With a recession marker or two flashing red for the year ahead, tech managers are setting 2020 budget priorities with an eye toward maximizing resource efficiency, with data analytics and automation leading the way.

At data analytics firm Talend, a 2020 budget priority will be investing to increase the analytical capabilities of its sales and marketing outfits, CEO Mike Tuchen told CIO Dive..."

5 Must-Read Harvard Business Review Articles In September
The Enterprisers Project, September 2nd, 2019
Check out these five thought-provoking HBR articles, curated especially for CIOs and IT leaders

"Each month, through our partnership with Harvard Business Review, we refresh our business library for CIOs with five new HBR articles we believe CIOs and IT leaders will value highly. These curated pieces are available now through the end of September....

  • 3 core principles of successful remote work
  • How to speak up in a meeting, and when to hold back
  • 5 ways to leave your work stress at work
  • How to challenge your own expertise
  • 3 ways to make empathy part of your culture
  • Executive's guide to real-world AI ...

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n-depth interviews with four market-leading CISOs reveal how they prioritize budgets, measure ROI on security investments, and evaluate new vendors

"I sat down with Joshua Danielson (CISO at Copart), Ryan Fritts (vice president of product information and security, CISO, at ADT), Rob Geurtsen (deputy information security officer at Nike), and Sherry Ryan (vice president, CISO, at Juniper Networks) to talk about security budgets and evaluating vendor claims for solving mission-critical enterprise security problems. I heard many shared insights around their thought processes for protecting their organizations..."

CISOs Turn To AI, Detection, Response And Education
ComputerWeekly, September 3rd, 2019
Information security leaders are looking to artificial intelligence, better detection and response capabilities and user education in the face of cyber threats, but need more budget, a study shows

"The majority (84%) of chief information security officers (CISOs) polled around the globe expect the risks of cyber attacks to increase, according to a study commissioned by security firm Fortinet.

Almost a quarter of the more than 200 respondents believe the capabilities of attackers are outpacing their ability to defend their organisation..."

Digital Transformation: What Keeps CEOs Awake At Night?
InformationWeek, September 4th, 2019
Here are the top four concerns bugging CEOs and board members about digital makeovers -- and fixes CIOs can apply to mitigate the impact of those worries

"Most organizations are embarking on digital transformation, according to surveys. But how many are doing it well, efficiently or strategically? That's surely a much smaller share of the total, as planning and executing a comprehensive, enterprise-wide digital makeover is a large and daunting endeavor.

Indeed, 75% of U.S. chief executive officers surveyed by KPMG believe that the lead time to achieve significant progress on digital transformation initiatives -- such as creating an advanced-technology roadmap and overhauling large-scale IT systems -- is 'overwhelming.' With the speed of change and influx of data continuing to grow exponentially, corporate leaders are fearful that glacier-like progress can lead to corporate obsolescence..."

The Rise Of The Chief Digital Officer
CIO, September 3rd, 2019
As digital transformations become increasingly customer-centric, organizations are looking for leaders to drive change with the customer in mind. Enter the CDO

"The C-suite is growing increasingly crowded as organizations are bringing in a variety of new roles, including chief digital officers, who often work in tandem with CIOs on digital transformation initiatives on an enterprise-wide basis and rethink how to best serve customers. But what exactly do CDOs add to the C-suite mix, and why are so many organizations turning to them these days?..."

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