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Executives need digitally different thinking

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 14, 2013

Digital technology is on the mind of every executive from Sales and Marketing to IT and Operations.    Executives concentrate many of these thoughts center around issues of responsibility, authority and...

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An atlas for digital opportunity

by Mark Mcdonald  |  May 6, 2013

An atlas is a collection of maps, graphical representations of the world that allow others to find their way in the new world.  We all face a new world of...

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A late spring and instant summer, the CIO and Digital Technology

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 29, 2013

I have just come back from a week travelling around Europe and everywhere the story was the same – spring is running a month to a month and a half...

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Can the CIO be the Chief Digital Officer? Yes if they make the role their own

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 12, 2013

The CIO is more qualified than most for the emerging position of Chief Digital Officer (CDO) as they have an intimate and operational understanding of how the enterprise and customers...

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Technology as Brand and Brand as Technology

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 11, 2013

Brand matters.  Regardless of the definition of Brand,  as an identity, market promise, a message, image etc., the face of your brand is changing.  The face of your brand is...

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Can the CIO be the Chief Digital Officer? Crafting the right role

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 10, 2013

YES, even H3LL Yes.  But just because you are the CIO does not mean that you are the Chief Digital Officer by default.  They are two different jobs with significant...

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Digital Technology and the Board of Directors

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 5, 2013

A board of directors assumes two responsibilities to represent the interests of shareholders.  The first is as an advisor to company regarding its strategy, operations and plans.  The second responsibility...

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What I learned about IT and DT over the past three weeks

by Mark Mcdonald  |  April 3, 2013

I am just back from three-weeks visiting CIOs around the world at various events, one on one meeting and team presentations.  The trip, which ranged from Dubai to London to...

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Chief Digital Officer – who should they report to?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 22, 2013

Prior posts have discussed the need for a Chief Digital Officer as well as the different types of Digital Officers.  This post concentrates on the range of possible reporting relationships...

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What I learned at Gartner’s CIO Leadership Forum in Huntington Beach California.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 20, 2013

Last week the CIO Leadership Forum landed in London at Heathrow Terminal 5 where more than 250 CIOs shared their experiences, ideas and concerns.  This week Huntington Beach California, outside...

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