CMO Lab

CMO Lab project reveals how marketing leaders are adapting to the pace of change

It’s been a long journey, but CMOs have finally earned their seat at the table and an expanded mandate that includes data and insights, customer experience, culture, corporate reputation and new technologies. As a result, the Chief Marketing Officer has become one of the most influential roles in an organization. However, new digital platforms have […]

Alison Biggan SAP

SAP chief product marketing officer Alison Biggan translates what ‘intelligent enterprise’ really means

Not long ago, Alison Biggan saw a post on Twitter marking the tenth anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The tweet pointed out how, as digital as the world already was at that time, Snapchat, the iPad, and Instagram still hadn’t emerged. Instead of marveling at all the innovation […]

Open To Think excerpt b2b

The open mind B2B leaders need to self-evaluate their thinking processes

When we think we are using our mind to actively form or connect an idea. But there is more to the word think. Thinking is also an approach, a possibility, a deliberation, an opinion, or an attitude. It can even be a belief or a conclusion.  Let’s first contemplate the act of thinking. Thinking can happen in parallel. […]

SAS CMO Randy Guard

SAS CMO Randy Guard is weaving AI (and a reality check) into enterprise analytics conversations

A few days ago, Randy Guard was sitting in a quiet boardroom in San Diego’s Grand Hyatt where, only steps away, some of his biggest and most marquee customers were discussing their IT and business strategies as part of his firm’s Analytics Experience. The SAS CMO didn’t need any software, however, to know what was […]

Trevor Poplar

Inside The Mind Of . . . Trevor Poplar

Trevor Poplar is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Fifty Thousand Foot Inc., a website that facilitates a link between independent consultants, consulting firms and businesses who want to work with each other. 50000Foot.com’s goal is supporting independent consultants in different stages of their career, be it a professional who has decided to go independent, […]

Beth Comstock GE

Three lessons from Beth Comstock, former vice-chair of General Electric

Beth Comstock was a keynote speaker at INBOUND2018 this week, Hubspot’s annual conference in Boston. Comstock is the former vice chair and Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer of GE. She’s best known as the person behind some of GE’s biggest innovations in the last decade, like Hulu. Her first book is called Imagine it Forward (due out Sept 18), […]

Winning bids and RFPs

7 Employee behaviors companies need if they want to win more bids and RFPs

Winning is a mindset. As the leader of a company focused on nothing else but winning bids and RFP competitions, it amazes me how much effort teams put into expressing dissatisfaction about the process, the expectations or the ‘stupidity’ of the buyers. We only have so much energy, creativity and prefrontal cortex processing time available […]

Nadav Kidron

Inside The Mind Of . . . Nadav Kidron

Nadav Kidron serves as Chief Executive Officer of Oramed Pharmaceuticals, which he co-founded in 2006. Their orally-taken insulin is game-changing technology that could revolutionize the way millions people with diabetes administer their medication. Kidron has led everything from establishing the company, to seeking capital, to recruiting top talent from the business, financial, technical and strategic spheres. […]

startup sector

The stakes are high to build a startup sector that becomes a pillar of the future

Watching two heavyweights in the Canadian startup sector wage war in the media should not go unnoticed, as there are major implications for the sector in general, especially in a newly uncertain and volatile provincial political environment. On one side is a MaRS-led contingent that is startup-focused, largely apolitical, (despite promoting a we’re- not-Trump-based new […]

Is your B2B business at risk of disruption? Here’s a four-point checklist

The rise of today’s fastest-growing global brands would have seemed improbable, perhaps even impossible, to anyone following the Fortune 500 just 15 years ago. Virtually overnight, Facebook and Amazon invaded and conquered established industries with a small fraction of the resources once deemed essential for survival. What’s the secret to their success? The answer lies […]