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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

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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CEOs take note – Walmart and GE show what’s needed to take digital to the core

by Mark Raskino  |  October 15, 2015

This week, two major business news stories provided evidence of the massive investment and strategic change needed to take digital to the core of a business. CEOs in all kinds of companies should watch and learn from what is happening at these supertanker sized firms as they make their long, wide turn towards becoming truly digital businesses. Walmart […]

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The analyst job is cool sometimes – have you ever considered it?

by Mark Raskino  |  October 9, 2015

I just got back from Gartner Symposium in Orlando. It’s a huge event – many thousands of clients interacting with analysts to help solve real world technology and management problems. The energy is just great. I have been doing the job for 15 years and it is still incredibly stimulating. No two days are the […]

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Bracken’s digital leadership: legacy beats longevity

by Mark Raskino  |  August 4, 2015

Yesterday, July 3rd, came the news that Mike Bracken, head of the UK Government Digital Service (GDS) will be leaving.  During his 5 years in post, he revolutionized the way government thinks about technology and delivers it. His leadership and inspiration spread way beyond the UK and beyond government. He probably achieved more of lasting […]

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CEOs should heed this Audi, BMW & Daimler digital leadership example

by Mark Raskino  |  July 31, 2015

A recent Wall Street Journal article revealed that three competing car companies have agreed to acquire the digital mapping services of Nokia. The article goes on to suggest that these initial buyers might offer ownership stakes to other major automotive companies. I see this as a good example of a two new kinds of digital […]

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