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Monday's Musings: The Rise of the Digital Executives

By R "Ray" Wang Digital Leaders and Their Efforts Take a Front Seat in the Post-Pandemic Era When the pandemic impacted businesses a year ago, most brands and enterprises scrambled to accelerate digital transformation efforts. These “digital” efforts ranged from rekindling digital channel projects to doubling down on digital channels to even accelerating subscription business models. Often led by CIO’s, CMO’s,...

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Is Digital Proof of Vaccination Really an Identity Problem?

By Steve Wilson An oft-quoted statistic holds that one billion people worldwide―mostly in the developing world―have no official or “legal” identity. Some pundits see digital identity as essential for closing the digital divide; indeed, the digital divide is often characterised by that impressive stat alone. Digital identity discourse is dominated by ideas of self-determination, independence and agency. These propel the...

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Monday's Musings: Inside Why The Mainframe Is Alive And Thriving

By R "Ray" Wang Mainframes Still Going Strong After 70 Years Mainframes entered the market in the early 1950's when IBM and the seven dwarfs (Burroughs, Unisys, NCR, Control Data, Honeywell, GE, and RCA) created the computing age and competed for critical applications, sophisticated modeling, and large-scale transactions and workloads among the largest of organizations.  Over the past seven decades, compute power, storage,...

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Time For CMOs to Make the B2B Donuts

By Liz Miller Call it the year of accelerated transformation. Call it the year of Covid. Call it the longest continuously burning dumpster fire the world has ever faced. The year 2020 will go down in history as a year of hard lessons and hard-fought best practices. We started 2020 with an almost breathless anticipation for the miracle dubbed as digital transformation. It was the journey we had all been planning...our AI models...