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 […]

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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 […]

digital transformation

How Digital Transformation is Reshaping the Global Marketplace

Digital technology is impacting everything on a global scale, from stem cells to outer space. Organizations that adopt and implement digital transformation (DX) strategies, and digital maturity models are already experiencing profound changes in the way they do business and how they are perceived on the international stage. Early adopters and ambassadors of DX are […]

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DXagents Consortium Targets Digital Transformation in Canada

Alliance of 9 organizations kicks off DXagents program; aims to help Canadian businesses become more globally competitive by embracing digital technology TORONTO, Feb. 23 – Today marks the launch of DXagents, a first-of-its-kind national digital transformation accelerator comprised of business leaders and technologists from leading private, public and not-for-profit organizations in Canada. The year-long partnership between Deloitte, SAP, Amazon Web Services, Intel, SUSE, CIO […]

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What is Digital Transformation? “Just a Buzzword” No More

Everyone knows the cautionary tale of Blockbuster, whose board members talked a good game but famously failed to anticipate the pace of the shift to video on demand. Nobody wants to be the new Blockbuster. But there’s still a strange ambivalence persisting in many organizations when it comes to taking the necessary steps to futureproof business models. […]