Commentary

If you know anything about venture capital investing, you probably know that most plans that come across the desks of venture capitalists (and angels, for that matter) are not fundable. That is, they are of so little merit that no half-way competent investor would...

When people talk about technology change, they usually measure technical attributes: the number of transistors on a chip, the number of bits per second across a connection, the number of ways that different sources of data can be tied together. Once the stuff of science...

Not every dollar of revenue is equally valuable. Some revenue is more valuable to companies than others. Margins, customer relationships, future potential, etc. represent characteristics describing the quality of revenue. Finding and facilitating revenue quality is an aspect of digital strategy. Many strive for...

In a recent Washington Post commentary, DC-area entrepreneur Joel Holland cites four reasons he believes account for the recent emergence of the nation’s capital as a modest but real center of startup-driven innovation and venture investing. One reason he cites is a business and...

The neighborhood surrounding the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences doesn't scream academia, technology or innovation. In fact, a visitor approaching the school will pass shuttered buildings, asphalt tanks, an enormous coal pile and the kind of gritty scenes that come with any working harbor....

You are the “CIO” of your organization, and the expectations and pressure couldn’t be higher. Your goal is to be an extraordinary leader with a transformative impact on your company and for your customers. The good news is there’s no shortage of guidance available regarding how to do so. But as you begin absorbing the contents of the many books, articles, conferences, blogs, tweets, videos and other posts on the topic, not to mention the daily tugs on your time from myriad stakeholders, you may begin to ask yourself: “Exactly what is my role anyway?