Egon Zehnder CDOs

CDOs may see themselves as future CEOs, but Egon Zehnder research shows some big obstacles first

Forty two per cent of chief digital officers told Egon Zehnder they believe their next role will be CEO, despite the fact the vast majority are the first in their company to hold their current title and three-quarters don’t feel their organization is prepared for digital transformation. The global executive search firm recently released CDO Decoded: The […]

Chief digital officers

Editor’s Note: Why chief digital officers shouldn’t be so easily dismissed

As a research vice-president at Gartner Inc., Chris Howard has a lot of experience providing insight and guidance to all kinds of executive leaders, particularly CIOs. On a recent trip to Germany, however, he found himself having a conversation with a manufacturing firm where one of the key stakeholders was a chief digital officer — […]

Mulesoft CIO in Residence

Mulesoft’s CIO in Residence has three ideas to help his peers manage their digital priorities

Steve Stone admits he’s still trying to figure out exactly what it means to be CIO in residence at Mulesoft. “I think that means you get the title but none of the benefits or pay,” he joked to an audience of his peers at CIO Peer Forum, an annual gathering of IT leaders in Toronto […]

FPX digital transformation 2019

FPX research shows 58% of B2B firms pursuing digital transformation want to improve buying processes

The majority of B2B firms pursuing some kind of digital transformation projects are trying to improve customer experiences — particularly the ability for buyers to make purchases, according to research from configure-price-quote (CPQ) software maker FPX. Based on a survey of approximately 230 B2B firms with a strong focus on the manufacturing sector, the study […]

Cognizant

Cognizant TV spot destroys the cliché of banks as digital transformation laggards

Financial services firms such as banks and insurance companies often get criticized for failing to keep pace with customers’ digital expectations — including by their own employees, as Cognizant acknowledges in its latest TV commercial. The 30-second spot takes place in a theater where team members of a major institution have gathered for a rousing […]

ServiceNow CTO

ServiceNow CTO identifies the workflow snags that are getting in the way of digital transformation

ServiceNow CTO Allan Leinwand knows an opportunity to eat his own dog food when he sees one. The enterprise service management firm was working with a systems integrator that was providing it racks of hardware based on products from Dell, Juniper Networks and other firms, which were drop-shipped to various data centers. At a certain […]

Rangle rebrand

Rangle begins rebrand that puts creative and strategic DX capabilities in the foreground

Rangle has begun a rebrand that aims to show how an organization that began as a technical consultancy has the creative and strategic capabilities to help enterprises achieve digital transformation faster and more successfully. Based in Toronto, Rangle launched several years ago specializing in helping businesses create mobile-first web sites and other digital challenges, with […]

Street Wisdom walking

Street Wisdom for business: Walking your team towards a better strategy

If people like Aristotle, William Wordsworth, Charles Dickens, Henry David Thoreau got some of their best ideas while walking, why wouldn’t a CEO, CMO or sales exec? While Curiosity Inc. has already been working with individuals to test out the “Street Wisdom” approach to tackling difficult questions, its official launch on Friday could also offer […]

fast companies

Editor’s Note: Even fast companies finish last unless they pursue the hardest transformation of all

The words and the image were everywhere, and every time I saw them I tried not to roll my eyes. I was at a conference for HR professionals, and the main graphic across every banner and program guide showed a human hand about to join with that of — wait for it — a robot. […]

e-commerce

CloudCraze research forecasts growing shift towards e-commerce in B2B sales

Nearly 90 per cent of those making B2B purchases believe they’ll be offering products by 2022 that customers will mainly buy through e-commerce rather than a traditional sales rep, according to a research report from CloudCraze. In a look at how e-commerce will drive revenue growth outside of the consumer segment, Chicago-based CloudCraze, which offers […]

CIOs

CIOs put research about Canada’s digital transformation challenges in context

Accelerating digital transformation in Canada will require large enterprises to change the way they work with startups, manage talent and shift internal culture, according to CIOs from several well-known organizations across the country. Earlier this week, DX Agents announced the results of a research study conducted with the CIO Association of Canada which showed major […]

DX in Canada

A Yawning Gap Between Startups and Industry: Digital Transformation in Canada

Excerpt from the newest report on survey results pertaining to digital transformation in Canada. **** CIOs and executives in Canada are fighting digital transformation battles on two fronts: keeping up with global competition, and confronting a lack of urgency on digital transformation in their organizations. Canada has many advantages when it comes to tech (our […]

Obama

Obama’s former digital director reveals the rule that helped him create We The People

One of the first things incoming U.S. President Barack Obama did after walking into the White House was to sign the “Open Government” memorandum, promising a new era of transparency, participation and collaboration. According to Tom Cochran, this was the moment the bleak reality of working in the public sector began to manifest itself. “Not only […]

data-driven digital transformation

Clarity Without Complexity: Data-Driven Digital Transformation

DXAgents presented a panel on Clarity Without Complexity: Data-Driven Digital Transformation at BigData Toronto this week. Namir Anani, President and CEO, Information and Communications Technology Council, moderated an interactive dialog on data-driven digital transformation and its impact on value creation in today’s digital world.  Irene Zaguskin, CIO,  Enercare, Alexey Rykhva, CIO, Procter & Gamble Canada, Boris Bogatirev, Manager Consulting, Analytics […]

philippe johnston

TwitterChat with Philippe Johnston

Philippe Johnston is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Departmental Security Officer (DSO) at SSHRC Canada. Until he was recently promoted he led a digital transformation project at Treasury Board. @B2BNewsNetwork had a #TwitterChat with Philippe, who posted from the @DXAgents account with hashtag #dxagentstalk. Good afternoon all! Looking forward to getting underway with the […]