Commentary

Many companies walk backward into digital in the sense that they are wrapping their existing processes and operations in a digital wet blanket. But doing old things with new technology doesn’t represent innovation. Upgrading the past with plans to replace it in the near future...

At the end of last year, I moved on from my role as CIO of a large construction company. It was the first time in my career that I ever stepped away from a good job without having a new role to move to. The...

The word audacity comes to mind when I think of the fine line brand leaders must walk. Audacious actions can mean bold and courageous, which will build brand awareness and positive feelings. Audacious can also refer to impudent or cheeky, detracting from the brand’s image....

There are so many lessons in the innovative Milo’s Kitchen® “food truck for dogs” campaign, let me count the ways. (Yes, you read my words correctly: a food truck, like the outdoor food trucks that populate downtown streets at lunch and public events, serving...

Digital technologies are fundamentally human technologies. Digital technology raises human ability by creating breakthrough and disruptive levels of high performance. It does this because it increases the information intensity and connectedness of just about everything. If you think about it, mobility, analytics, cloud, social, smart...

Consumers get all the attention in digital. It is easy to demonstrate digital’s business impact by showing off a mobile app, digital marketing campaign or sharing economy start-up. Digital looks simple in these situations and also for consumers only. Nothing could be further from the...

News broke last night that CareFusion CFN +22.92% Corp., maker of patient safety-focused medical devices like smart infusion pumps and automated medication administration cabinets, was being acquired by medical equipment manufacturer BD (formerly Becton Dickinson & Co.) for $12.2 billion....