Nick's Notes

Predicting Failure

Just this week, we’ve been told that the world is about to burn up because of man-made global warming – as exemplified by this glorious summer, and (yet again) that Brexit will be an unmitigated disaster for the UK economy. There is a long and inglorious list of predictions which turned out to be nonsense. From Thomas Watson’s perspective that []

CIO Connect App

Many of you know me as a closet techie. Well not so closet, although in my working life I am always looking at business problems to be solved, rather than technologies to be used. At home, it’s rather different… So how do you solve the following problems? A wide community of people exist, all very knowledgeable in slightly different ways []

It was only a matter of time…

Today I remembered the old joke about what would happen if Microsoft made cars. Sorry, I’m mentioning Microsoft a lot in my blogs at present. It’s an accident, I assure you. The story came about from Bill Gates talking at Comdex – a good few years ago, I think. Like all such stories, there are several versions, but around 1997 []

Two Imposters

Having listened to a short HBR podcast recently, I started to read a book called “Mindful Leadership” by Maria Gonzales. The subtitle is irresistible, to me at least – “The nine ways to self-awareness, transforming yourself and inspiring others”. The podcast talked about the essence of mindfulness, otherwise known as being in the moment and being present, something my colleague []

Capgemini’s David Griffiths Blog – It’s the data, stupid.

Thinking about the recent publication of our white paper “Service Integration. A blueprint for regaining control of a complex IT vendor landscape” I keep returning to my originally proposed and sadly rejected title; to paraphrase an American president “It’s the data, stupid”. When I was first involved with Service Integration around five years ago the focus was almost completely on filling the []

No Payne no Gain for a Chief Customer Officer… Part I

Bill Payne is Vice President, CRM and Industries at IBM Global Services Three years after his first appearance here, IBM’s Bill Payne has somehow survived appearing on such a disreputable media platform to talk to us about his refining vision for the future marketing function and, perhaps most importantly, how today’s businesses need to manage their most precious assets in the face of []

Women Leadership Awards 2013

HTTP://WWW.CANEXBACK.COM/ The 4th CMO Asia Awards hosted its 1st annual Women Leadership Awards on 1st August, 2013 at Pan Pacific, Singapore to identify and celebrate the outstanding leadership and achievements demonstrated by Women leaders who are reflected by their distinct innovations and initiatives brought in by them in various private and public sectors. The award intends to: ·       Encourage the various private and public sectors to promote women []

Leading Woman in Information Management

Earlier this year CIO Connect started an exclusive group for a series of top female IT executives. The aim is to bring leading women together to discuss how other females can be brought into information management and on to senior levels. HTTP://CANEXBACK.COM How and why this group started Last year at the CIO Connect Annual Conference, Barb Dossetter of CIO []

Space Matrix goes live on SAP in Singapore

Space Matrix is one of the leading multi-disciplinary commercial property design firms in Asia- Pacific, already rated 21 in the world's top 100 design firms. Based in Singapore since 2001, they now have 12 offices across Asia Pacific delivering award winning projects covering workplace, commercial, hospitality, retail, education, civic, transport, residential and mixed-use projects. HTTP://WWW.CANEXBACK.COM Today they delivered another project that []

Transforming Business in the Digital Era

Barb Dossetter of CIO Connect discussed the challenges and priorities of Transforming Business in the Digital Era at the Enterprise Innovation event in Singapore. We’re already in the digital world and its been driven by the business and our customers. As IT professionals, our opportunity is to bring our skills and experience to make sure that it is delivered with []

Leading Women in Information Management

We have Leading Women in our industry. Make no mistake, we are there! But there's not enough of us …yet. In Singapore among many professions, 50% of the graduates are women. But somewhere between graduation and assuming a leadership role, many of us disappear from the career track. This has huge implications in so many different directions. Great leadership requires []

Let's get personal

Tweet, read, respond: someone, somewhere, is probably reading your tweet, even if it’s just one person. A million active users have tweeted at least a billion times using the ‘tweet this’ button during the past three years. At the same time, not everyone on the social networking platform is quite as active and as many as 25% of Twitter users []
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