conference innovation

Something Is Afoot

In the last few months I have been on the conference circuit networking, learning and listening.  In some cases (www.nascio.org) I am seeing old friends I have known since my days as Georgia’s state CIO.  In other cases I have ...
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Continuously Contemporary

Continuously Contemporary Contracting

At a recent Wall Street Journal CIO Network meeting, Ben Fried, the Chief Information Officer at Google, sat with Nikki Waller to discuss the evolving role of the CIO.  Edited excerpts were published in the March 14th edition of the Journal, ...
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NASPO

Procurement as a Strategy

The National Association of State Procurement Officers (NASPO) just held its annual NASPO Exchange (#NASPOExchange) in New York City. This was my first time attending a NASPO event and I was impressed. The organization does a great job bringing together ...
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Management Consultants vs. Artificial Intelligence

Management Consultants vs. Artificial Intelligence

Last month, The Economist published a special report on AI technology in the workplace.  One article ("AI providers will increasingly compete with management consultancies”) reported on how some of the big cloud providers are creating consulting services that could compete with ...
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Alternative Solutions

Problem Solving Has Gone To The Birds

I came across a fascinating project the other day, The Crowbar.  Ruben van der Vleuten and Bob Spikman, two entrepreneurs in the Netherlands, are approaching the problem of inner city litter in a completely unique way - using crows as ...
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