Digital Workforce: The Master Plan (Part 3 of 4)

Third of a four-part series. As discussed in my previous blog, a depth chart can help businesses more effectively manage the digital skills and potential of their current workforce. The depth chart is an essential part of the overall master plan for digital workforce transformation. Foundational to the master plan is what we call an […]

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Need Digital Talent? Use a Depth Chart (Part 2 of 4)

Second of a four-part series. Week to week, professional sports teams don’t know which specific players will oppose them or (in championship season) even which team they will face.  They’re never sure which of their players will be sidelined by injuries, retire or be poached by the competition. All this is familiar to anyone competing […]

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Digital Is Here. Is Your Workforce Ready? (Part 1 of 4)

First of a four-part series. “Be digital.” I’ve thought a lot about this business mandate, and I fully agree that it’s not enough to focus on isolated digital initiatives or take anything less than a full-on approach to customer centricity and personalization. It’s completely true that business leaders need to think “digital first” when approaching […]

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Blockchain as a Design Thinking 2.0 Tool

I recently participated in an IDG-sponsored roundtable discussion on blockchain with representatives from the technology, consulting and academic worlds. All panelists agreed that we will see widespread adoption of blockchain technologies in business and beyond – but likely in ways we haven’t yet thought about. One common observation was that the business relevance of blockchain […]

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The Artificial Intelligence Panacea?

Looking at my analyst barometer, if 2016 was all about digital, then 2017 is all about artificial intelligence. You know something big is happening when scholars, analysts, CEO hot shots and doom mongers talk it up/talk it down all over news feeds and media. Some of the commentary on AI is Elon Musk scary; some […]

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A New Role for Medical Device Field Service

My first experience in service and repair came in the early ‘90s, working with leading telecommunications companies in the U.S. and Europe.  With deregulation, cost pressures and new technologies, telcos needed to completely change how they planned, dispatched, delivered and managed field service work. It was a tough mandate: Maintain service quality while increasing the […]

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The Make-or-Break Factor for Digital Success in Europe

If you’ve read my previous post and found the time to review my latest report, “Europe’s Digital Imperative,” you’ll know just how much money digital means for Europe. (In fact, one of the reasons for undertaking the research in that report was to provide the net/net of digital transformation.) However, as one of my previous […]

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HfS Research Recognizes Cognizant in the”Winner’s Circle” for Intelligent Automation

Few fields are changing as quickly as the field of Intelligent Automation.  Players in this area have to adapt to the extreme technological leaps, pioneer new solutions, and successfully lead their customers through the entire process to survive. (And they have to keep up on the latest acronyms, like IA, RPA, AI, AR.) Leading analyst firm Horses […]

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Blockchain Beyond Banking: The Sky’s the Limit

As blockchain revolutionizes traditional financial services, distributed ledger technology is creating new opportunities in other arenas as well. Today, just about everyone knows about Uber, and many people use it. Now comes Abra, billing itself as the Uber of digital cash. Abra is a blockchain-based digital wallet that enables people to store digital cash on their […]

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