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Mark Raskino
VP & Gartner Fellow
12 years at Gartner
27 years IT industry

Mark Raskino is a vice president and Gartner Fellow in the Executive Leadership and Innovation group of Gartner Research. Mark researches CEO priorities and attitudes to IT and major business technology trendsRead Full Bio

The CIO’s Resolutions for 2016 – it’s never too late to improve.

by Mark Raskino  |  January 19, 2016

Do you believe New Year’s resolutions are too old fashioned – too analogue – for the digital age? Marc Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook doesn’t think so. He sets himself a major new self-development challenge, outside of his mainstream job, every year. So should you. It’s too easy to fall into a rut of repetition, […]

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A new year’s resolution for leaders: take digital to the core in 2016

by Mark Raskino  |  December 31, 2015

It is December 31st 2015 and like many people I am thinking about my New Year’s resolutions. Some people think that they are a waste of time – but resolutions seem to work well enough for Marc Zuckerberg’s self-improvement. ( Listen above or read below – the same text ) The natural boundary between two years and the […]

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CEOs: before calling for more digital innovation – answer 3 essential questions.

by Mark Raskino  |  December 16, 2015

Issuing a vague call for more digital innovation without thinking how your people are likely to respond to it, could do more harm than good. Listen above or read below, the same text. Recently I was advising the COO of a major organisation, on innovation management. The organisation had tried a few times in the past, but […]

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Digital to the Core – Force 2: Compound Uncertainty

by Mark Raskino  |  December 1, 2015

In our book Digital to the Core, Graham and I identify three digital macro forces that are compelling businesses and whole industries to change. These technology related forces are powerful enough to be considered alongside others in business scenario and strategic planning – such as customer demographics and energy prices. The second of these forces is […]

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In Digital Business persuasion, FOMO might be better than Disruption

by Mark Raskino  |  November 24, 2015

Sometimes I think Clayton Christensen’s great work on disruptive innovation has become almost too successful. In recent years, protagonists inside companies, urging digital change, have come to rely on it too much. “If you don’t act, you will be disrupted!” they say. “Remember Kodak!”  “Don’t get Ubered!”. I have used these arguments myself many times. […]

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Three forces taking Digital to the Core – Force 1 : The Resolution Revolution

by Mark Raskino  |  November 20, 2015

Listen above or read below, the same text.   In Digital to the Core, Graham and I describe three technology enabled macro trends that are so powerful, they act as external forces on companies – compelling action. The first of the three, we call Resolution Revolution. It’s obvious that Moore’s law is the fundamental root source […]

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Every board should include a tech savvy director

by Mark Raskino  |  November 11, 2015

Listen above or read below, the same text.  In our 2014 CEO survey we discovered that business leaders see tech trends as the third most important of all the external macro factors that frame their business strategies today (behind economies first and regulation second). Yet the board of directors of most companies today, often lacks […]

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Perhaps digital is the new China

by Mark Raskino  |  November 4, 2015

Listen above or read below, the same text.  In our annual CEO survey (paywall), we always ask “what are your top business priorities?” for the coming two years. Respondents provide answers in their own words, which we then categorize.  ‘Growth’ has been the top priority category for several years. This is no surprise at all […]

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The three forces taking digital to the core

by Mark Raskino  |  October 26, 2015

Listen above or read below, the same text.  In our new book “Digital to the Core” Graham and I argue that digital change has become an external factor, driving or even dictating some of the direction in corporate strategy. Gone are the days when information technology was framed as a set of internal choices about […]

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Digital to the Core – Why we wrote this book for you

by Mark Raskino  |  October 20, 2015

(October 20 2105 is the official publication date for Gartner’s latest co-authored book. Website here. This post appears on both Graham’s Blog and Mark’s Blog ) If you are anywhere near the intersection of business and technology your world is changing radically. Back in early 2013 we started to realize just what was coming. Mark […]

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