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Why does open technology feel so closed?

King Content is dead. All hail Context, the Queen of the communication age! It’s time to fix the reality gap caused by duplicitous data.

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C-suite career advice: Ross McCaw, Our People, Inc.

What advice would you give to someone starting their career in IT/tech? “Speaking as the leader of a software company, it is a huge advantage to have some understanding of code…”

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Creating positive futures in an era of uncertainty

Combine the Covid-19 pandemic with environmental change, political instability, and rapid advances in technology trends in business, and it feels as if traditional approaches to strategy are inadequate. The scale of change, in short,...

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CIO Spotlight: Graeme Thompson, Informatica

What does good culture fit look like in your organisation? “For me, the most important IT leadership skill is having the ability to separate the ‘score makers’ from the ‘score keepers.’”

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UK software giant Advanced makes quiet progress

Gordon Wilson runs a UK software house that’s critical to national infrastructure… even if you’ve never heard of it

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Secret CSO: Lenny Zeltser, Axonius

What’s the best career advice you ever received? "If you notice that you’re becoming too comfortable in your role, if it’s starting to feel too familiar, or too easy, it might be time to look for a new role"

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CTO Sessions: Stuart Kemp, Reducer

How do you align your technology use to meet business goals? “You need a crystal clear understanding of your business performance and how processes affect outcomes to develop a good product.”

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What is GitOps and why does it matter to your business?

Tom Finch, Solutions Architect at cloud native delivery platform Appvia, demystifies GitOps and explains why it’s an important part of the bigger technology and digitalisation play for businesses

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C-suite career advice: Martin Taylor, Content Guru

What are the three skills or abilities you look for in prospective candidates? “Thoroughness, flexibility and a real love of tech.”

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CIO Spotlight: Eddie Garcia, Cloudera

What advice would you give to aspiring IT leaders? "Engage with different parts of the business, get out of your comfort zone..."

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Tibco CMO seeks a Netflix-like experience

Fred Studer talks about the modern marketing chief role within tech companies.

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Secret CSO: John Germain, Duck Creek Technologies, Inc

What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job? "For me it is building relationships. Cybersecurity is challenging because you need to partner and communicate with all parts and levels of an organisation."

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CTO Sessions: Joel Friedman, Aclaimant

Are there any technologies which you think are overhyped? Why? “I'm too curious of what could happen over the coming years to dismiss something as overhyped.”

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This is what US-China digital cold war means for Africa

How digital cold war between United States and China is affecting the technological scene in Africa.

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C-suite career advice: Jason Goodall, NTT Ltd

What are the most common mistakes made by candidates in an interview? “An interview should be a two-way conversation, not a personality test.”

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CIO Spotlight: Barry Shurkey, NTT DATA Services

What advice would you give to aspiring IT leaders? “Someone once told me one time that IT can be broken down into three basic components, technology, processes and people.”

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Secret CSO: Tim Heger, Healthbridge

What's the best career advice you ever received? "'Onward!' from a friend after particularly painful failure."

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CTO Sessions: Bob Baxley, Bastille Networks

How do you align your technology use to meet business goals? “We emphasize business goals and then are very judicious about how we pick technology to implement those business goals.”

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C-suite career advice: Katya Linossi, ClearPeople

What are some common misconceptions about working in IT? "The main misconception I often hear is that IT is boring and all about coding! It’s just not the case."

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Why Africa's surge of digitalisation makes it a target for hackers

A new report reveals a lot of work is needed to improve cybersecurity in Africa. We look at the cybersecurity challenges facing business in Africa, and why education and awareness is so vital.

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