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The end of the beginning: Unleashing the transformational power of GDPR

The end of the beginning: Unleashing the transformational power of GDPR

GDPR – bane or boon? We surveyed 1,500 executives about their organizations’ GDPR preparations in 15 industries around the world.

Expedited delivery: How transportation companies can thrive with blockchain

Expedited delivery: How transportation companies can thrive with blockchain

For transportation companies, adopting new technologies such as blockchain can be the difference between flying high or getting grounded.

Plotting the platform payoff

Plotting the platform payoff: Chief Executive Officer insights from the Global C-suite Study

CEOs are collaborating across industries — even teaming up with competitors — to carve out new value as platform owners and platform participants. 

The modern marketing mandate: Chief Marketing Officer insights from the Global C-suite Study

The modern marketing mandate: Chief Marketing Officer insights from the Global C-suite Study

CMOs have an expanded mandate to deliver measurable results and exceptional customer experiences, as well as to drive a customer-centric corporate culture shift.

Reskilling China: Three steps to navigate the global skills storm

Reskilling China: Three steps to navigate the global skills storm

As workplace skills become a key business differentiator, Chinese leaders have an opportunity to redefine business and industry.

Industrial Products: Intelligent Connections

Industrial Products: Intelligent Connections

Industrial Products companies are starting to capture diverse forms of data from interconnected devices, and using AI-based applications to reach new levels of operational and financial proficiency. 

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Incumbents Strike Back: Insights from the Global C-suite Study

Find new paths to Digital Reinvention™ in the 19th edition of the IBM Global C-suite Study with four imperatives critical to help leaders aiming to reinvent their businesses and outperform.

Forward Together: Three ways blockchain Explorers chart a new direction

Trust can be embedded into blockchain transactions and as it does, new transformative possibilities emerge.

Healthcare rallies for blockchains: Keeping patients at the center

Of 200 surveyed healthcare executives - payers and providers in 16 countries - 16 percent expect to have a commercial blockchain solution at scale in 2017.

Friend or foe? Insurtechs and the global insurance industry

Faced with the potential threat of technology innovators, insurers must embrace an insurtech-infused future.

The evolution of process automation: Moving beyond basic robotics to intelligent interactions

Read how advancements in artificial intelligence are spawning a new phase of automation: intelligent automation.

Uniquely Generation Z: What brands should know about today’s youngest consumers

Understanding Gen Z, the up-and-coming generation of shoppers that wields enormous economic influence, is vital to the future success of the consumer products and retail industries.

Leading the pack in blockchain banking: Trailblazers set the pace

Trailblazers in the banking industry are prioritizing blockchain efforts to create new business models and reach new markets.

Reimagining telecommunications with blockchains

Learn how communication service providers can leverage blockchain technology to help optimize operations and develop new services.

Fast forward: Rethinking enterprises, ecosystems and economies with blockchains

Our analysis of the impact of blockchains across the enterprise, ecosystems and economies shows that frictions can be greatly reduced or even eliminated, leading to a new economic equation for organizations, trust and value exchange.

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Reimagining telecommunications with blockchains: From concept to reality

Reimagining telecommunications with blockchains: From concept to reality

Fast forward: Rethinking enterprises, ecosystems and economies with blockchains

Fast forward: Rethinking enterprises, ecosystems and economies with blockchains

Digital Reinvention™ in action: What to do and how to make it happen

Digital Reinvention™ in action: What to do and how to make it happen

Demanding customers - but not in the way you think: Going shopping with Gen Z

Demanding customers - but not in the way you think: Going shopping with Gen Z

A cognitive era for life sciences: How cognitive innovators can exploit the value of data

A cognitive era for life sciences: How cognitive innovators can exploit the value of data

Competing in the API economy: How to unlock value with new business models and winning experiences

Competing in the API economy: How to unlock value with new business models and winning experiences

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Fast reads featuring opinions of thought leaders on newsworthy business and related technology topics 

Honest impressions: Why blockchain is the new black for media buying

Honest impressions: Why blockchain is the new black for media buying

A distributed ledger technology, blockchain can change media buying as we know it by enabling parties in a network to agree on a transaction without the need for third parties or centralized control.

The buck stops with claims: The prognosis for US healthcare payers

The buck stops with claims: The prognosis for US healthcare payers

In healthcare claims processing, insurers willing to embrace transformation may remove legacy barriers that shield inefficiencies and compromise the consumer experience.

Opening the garage door: Innovate like a startup; scale like an enterprise

Opening the garage door: Innovate like a startup; scale like an enterprise

Today’s car manufacturers and suppliers face intense competition from startups and internet companies with new business models, agile processes and rapid releases. 

Orchestrating tomorrow’s supply chain: Infusing the electronics supply chain with new potential

Orchestrating tomorrow’s supply chain: Infusing the electronics supply chain with new potential

Yesterday’s supply chains were focused on availability, movement and cost of physical assets; today’s are about management of data, services and products bundled into solutions.

Building intelligence into buildings: Integrating artificial intelligence into building ecosystems

Building intelligence into buildings: Integrating artificial intelligence into building ecosystems

As AI is integrated with building systems and Internet of Things devices, it can improve occupant experience, increase operational efficiency, and optimize space and asset utilization.

Industrial Products: Intelligent Connections

The next industrial revolution in oil and gas: Where operational efficiency is the new normal

No longer able to rely on the bygone, long-term luxury of higher prices, oil companies must embrace new types of technology to create a new normal.

For oil and gas producers, the Internet of Things can create information-based value by optimizing assets, upstream and midstream operations, and modernizing technologies.

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Programmable money: Will central banks take the lead?

While blockchain adoption is still in a formative stage, it offers tremendous potential to revolutionize the global financial system.

Trust in trade: Toward stronger supply chains

The modern supply chain is long on data and short on trust, but blockchains can bring breakthroughs in visibility, optimization and demand.

Blockchain for mobility services: Personalized mobility through secure data

Automation, digital commerce and the Internet of Things are redefining vehicle operation, usage and ownership models.

Taking the quantum leap: Why now?

Quantum has the potential to reinvent the worlds of business, science, education and government in fundamentally new ways.

Internet of threats: Securing the Internet of Things for industrial and utility companies

Deploying IoT technologies at a faster pace than they are secured can open organizations to dangers greater than negative public sentiment.

Business is being digitally reinvented: Strategy should be too

Traditional strategy approaches are increasingly ill-equipped for a business environment that is being radically changed by technology. They need to adapt to remain useful and relevant.

Bridging the divide: How CLS and IBM moved to blockchain

In this IBM Institute for Business Value Expert Insights report, we share some lessons from a successful, ongoing blockchain initiative between CLS and IBM.

RegTech in the cognitive era: Insights from Gene Ludwig and Bridget van Kralingen

Cognitive RegTech can combine data, technology innovations and new methodologies to enable improved regulatory compliance.

First on the block: Learn from early blockchain business networks

Blockchain technology has the potential to redefine enterprises, ecosystems and economies.

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