Dell CMO Allison Dew

Dell CMO Allison Dew calls for ‘responsible pragmatism’ in managing societal impact of IT

Like any good marketer, Allison Dew kept her closing remarks at Dell Technologies World on Wednesday simple, succinct and unforgettable: “Don’t be a phone ‘ho.” Yes, you read that correctly. Dew, the enterprise tech giant’s CMO, drew huge laughs by echoing her fellow panelist in a conference session — musician and entrepreneur Wil.I.AM — who […]

Hitachi Vantara Avant Rakuten Kobo

Hitachi Vantara, Rakuten Kobo and Avant dispense some wisdom on surviving disruption

When technological disruption puts you at risk of going out of business, the solution for companies like Hitachi Vantara, Rakuten Kobo and Avant is surprisingly similar: reposition yourselves as brand-new businesses. In a panel discussion at the Toronto Global Forum this week, both large enterprise firms and emerging startups suggested that despite the hype, disruption […]