Expensive Myths About Big Data

Dateline: October 20, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. In a world of increasing dependence on data and the data-driven decisions that result, there are still many misconceptions that can send managers off in the wrong direction and cost an organization big bucks.  Mark Wilczek, a digital strategist blogger, recently wrote a blog … [Read more...]

Treating Colleagues with Kindness Generates Huge Returns

Dateline: October 13, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. In a society where daily we are confronted with statements of criticism that increase our stress and uncertainty, a recent Harvard Business Review article caught my attention because of it's focus on civility.  These researchers found that treating colleagues with kindness and … [Read more...]

Machine Learning Meets Star Trek

Dateline: October 6, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. There is a lot of hype about the brave new world possible with machine learning, and it's getting harder to separate the hype from reality.  Machine learning is a lot of things, and it's been around (in various other forms) for a very long time.  Today we see a convergence of … [Read more...]

Boards Are Interested in Cybersecurity Too

Dateline: September 29, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. With all the media attention focused on recent cyber events, it's no wonder our Boards are getting involved.  Certainly a catastrophic event such as Equifax experienced recently shows Board leaders that a large vulnerability might exist in their company.  Making sure these … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity: Don’t Leave the Keys Under the Mat

Dateline: September 22, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. With information security in the headlines over the past few weeks, it's also time to remind ourselves that all the technology in the world won't help our organizations be cyber resilient if the people in the organization inadvertaintly create vulnerabilities.  That was the … [Read more...]

Equifax’s Reminder: European GDPR On the Horizon

Dateline: September 15, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. The barrage of articles about Equifax reminds us that our data is not protected, even when we think it is.  As this breach becomes better understood, it raises all types of questions such as how do we protect ourselves? to who would do this? to what is the liability? to will … [Read more...]

Current Facts about Bitcoin: It Is Having an Impact

Dateline: September 8, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Recently Josh Wardini, the Community Manager at WebMasterJury, shared an interesting Bitcoin Infographic.  Most of you know about Bitcoin by now, but it's one of the first cryptocurrencies, based on blockchain technology, and is celebrating 10 years of existence.  Josh's … [Read more...]

Realizing the Value from AI and Machine Learning Requires People

Dateline: September 1, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. AI and machine learning are all the rage, and the promise of once again transforming the way work is done and decisions are made looms large.  One aspect of this promise is the replacement of people with intelligent, decision-making AI and machine learning systems.  Recently, … [Read more...]

Data Driven Decision Making: Trusting the Outcome of Algorithms

Dateline: August 25, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. We are all technologists of one form or another.  We use, understand and often create technologies that we and others use.  But recently an insightful Sloan Management Review article, titled  When People Don't Trust Algorithms , caught my attention.  The article, University of … [Read more...]

Building Your Executive Brand on Your Resume

Dateline: August 18, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Most of our discussions on this blog have to do with activities and actions that lead to better outcomes for your organization.  But today we share an article that can help you personally.  Recently, CIO.com published an article titled IT Resume Makeover: Prove your Path to CIO … [Read more...]