Why you need to rethink your office space – again – for digital transformation

When the leadership of Telenor, a Norwegian telecommunications company, wanted to improve collaboration between sales and the rest of the company, they went for an unconventional solution: Coffee.

What is Driving Today’s CIO? A Look Back to Go Forward

“A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey

Culture Shift and the Future of IT

When we talk about Digital Transformation, three key topics always come to the fore: optimizing IT investments, enabling end users, and IT agility. On a granular level, these three factors form an axis of issues companies must deal with when making the digital leap. At our recent roundtable dinner in Boston, we sat down with […]

Rethinking IT, Talent and the Workplace

During a recent IEF roundtable dinner in New York City, we met with a number of IT professionals for a wide-ranging discussion about the changing nature of human resources in the digital era. The evening started off with a robust discussion about the competitive nature of today’s workplaces, and the subsequent “war for talent” organizations […]

Why you Should Put People Before Technology

Put people first. If there’s one thing we learned over the course of our IEF dinner in Halifax, that would be it. As part of our ongoing series into the what’s new in IT, we invited IT professionals from Nova Scotia’s capital to discuss where they’re at, where they see things going, and what they […]

Taking the Danger Out of Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation. At its base, we know what the term means. What isn’t always as clear, is what Digital Transformation actually means in practice, to the companies making the transition. It isn’t enough for the C-suite executives at the top of the tower to say, “We need to be digital”, or, “We need to be […]

Right Time, Right Focus: Building a Digital Strategy with the Halifax IEF

The IEF held its annual touchdown in Halifax, for what one attendee later wrote was the the “best group yet” of innovative technology leaders from across industries. Indeed, for all who attended, several stimulating ideas were shared that are relevant and useful to all executives leading the charge of a modern digital business. All of […]

Best of IEF 2015: It’s about people, not tech

Hundreds of top level technology leaders joined together for over 20 IEF events in 2015, to discuss their industries, their fears and their successes. At each one of these events, we were constantly and pleasantly reminded of the true nature of IT’s job. At the root, technology today isn’t about technology. It’s about people, and […]