The question for many CIOs (Chief Information Officers) is what they will do with their new-found authority – and whether they can hold on to it. ZDNet. Mark Samuels. December 23, 2020
According to research by recruiter Harvey Nash and consultant KPMG, six out of ten (61%) CIOs report that IT leaders are more influential as a result of the crisis. The question for many is what they will do with their new-found authority, and whether they can hold on to it.
Lily Haake, head of the CIO Practice at Harvey Nash, says the increased influence of CIOs in 2020 is in sharp contrast to the response of boards to technology in the wake of the last major global shock – the great recession in 2008. Back then, the influence of the CIO dropped. Haake says successful CIOs need to be adaptable and collaborative. Purchasing of IT by non-IT managers continues to rise and tech chiefs will need to communicate across all lines of business.
“Technology ownership is becoming far more distributed. And it might be owned in some part by a CMO, CEO or MD, and the CIO really has to be able to influence all of those different people to drive a successful technology strategy,” she says.
Harvey Nash and KPMG research says the increased value of the technology leader during 2020 has been driven by CIOs leaning on their traditional role of delivering networks and IT infrastructure.Pročitajte više
Šta su čitali 2020 – izbor WSJ: CIOs’ Favorite Reads of 2020 Touched on Pandemic, Innovation. By John McCormick. Dec. 24, 2020
- Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World,” by Fareed Zakaria (2020)
“The book is a fascinating look at macroeconomic, geopolitical, health and technological consequences that may take years to unfold after the pandemic.”
- Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity,” by Scott Galloway (2020)
- COVID-19: The Great Reset, by Klaus Schwab and Thierry Malleret (2020)
“It should absolutely be on every CIO’s bookshelf… This book takes readers through the root causes of the pandemic, and how it has led to the need for a ‘great reset.’ Both sobering and enlightening, this book highlights ways that disruption has created a need for leaders to build a more resilient and inclusive world for the future, with collaboration between the private and public sector.”
- The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, by Clayton M. Christensen (1997)
- Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath (2010)
“IT today is all about creative thinking, culture and adaptation.”
- The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson (2014)
- Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (2017)
“Must-read for a look at how data science and predictive analytics can have an impact on our society.”
- The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table, by Minda Harts (2019)
“I reread ‘The Innovators’ by Walter Isaacson this summer. This book is a great reminder that innovation takes many forms and is often not immediately accepted. I especially like that the very first person profiled in the book is a woman, Ada Lovelace, the equally brilliant daughter of Charles Babbage. During a conversation with my leadership team about the impact that the social unrest after George Floyd’s death was having on all of us, one suggested that I read ‘The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table’ by Minda Harts. I found it an eye-opening, educational account of the challenges women of color still face in the corporate world.”
- Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, by Daniel Goleman (1995)
“It’s a great book and even more important right now. ‘Post Corona’ by Scott Galloway is another great one. It’s been fascinating to see the accelerated disruption to so many industries, as well as the winners and losers and different perspectives as it related to public policy.”Pročitajte više
Od politike do teorija zavere: Zemlje koje ne žele 5G mrežu. Nova. 22. Dec. 2020.
Srbija je nedavno odustala od uvođenja superbrze 5G mobilne mreže jer, kako je rekla premijerka Ana Brnabić, običnim građanima nije potrebna. Srbija međutm, nije jedina zemlja u svetu u kojoj vlast odbija da uvede 5G mrežu, a razlozi za to su brojni. Pojedine države odustale su od ove mreže zbog politike, pod pritiskom SAD, ali i nekih drugih, bizarnijih i naučno nepotvrđenih razloga.
Zbog konstantnih pritisaka SAD, mnoge zemlje su odustale ili blokirale Huavejovu 5G tehnologiju iako je Huavej potpisao više desetina ugovora za izgradnju 5G mreže širom Evrope, Bliskog istoka i Azije.
Kada je reč o Evropskoj uniji, zemlje EU nemaju zajednički stav o korišćenju usluga kineske kompanije u izgradnji infrastrukture za 5G mrežu u Evropi, što je bezbednosno, ali i političko pitanje, nakon upozorenja i pretnji SAD da bi infrastrktura mogla biti iskorišćena za špijunažu pod kontrolom Kineske komunističke partije.
Gde ima 5G mreže
Australija, Južna Koreja, Japan, Kina, SAD, Pakistan, Indija, Tajland, Južnoafrička republika (jedina država Afrike koja koristi 5G mrežu), Kanada, Hong Kong, Indija, Kuvajt, Novi Zeland, Oman, Filipini, Katar, Saudijska Arabija, Tajland, Tajvan, Ujedinjeni Arapski Emirati i Urugvaj.
U Evropi 5G mrežu koriste: Bugarska, Mađarska, Irska, Italija, Letonija, Holandija, Poljska, Rumunija, Slovenija, Španija, Švedska. 5G mreže ima i u Norveškoj, Švajcarskoj, Velika Britanija, a naredne godine se očekuje i u Hrvatskoj. Neke evropske zemlje koriste Huavejevu opremu, ali većina koristi opremu drugih operatera.
U države koje su se izjasnile da najvećem kineskom mobilnom gigantu stave veto na poslovanje ubrajaju se Austrija, Belgija, Danska, Češka, Francuska i Turska. Maleni, ali bogati Bahrein takođe se protivi 5G mreži, a uz njega su i Brazil, Kenija i Malezija.Pročitajte više
“After a year disrupted by a global pandemic, the next normal is starting to take shape. Here’s a look at what’s ahead for IT organizations.
The predictions from the IDC FutureScape for Worldwide CIO Agenda are:
Prediction 1 – #CIOAIOPS: By 2022, 65% of CIOs will digitally empower and enable front-line workers with data, AI, and security to extend their productivity, adaptability, and decision-making in the face of rapid changes.
Prediction 2 – #Risks: Unable to find adaptive ways to counter escalating cyberattacks, unrest, trade wars, and sudden collapses, 30% of CIOs will fail in protecting trust —the foundation of customer confidence — by 2021.
Prediction 3 – #TechnicalDebt: Through 2023, coping with technical debt accumulated during the pandemic will shadow 70% of CIOs, causing financial stress, inertial drag on IT agility, and “forced march” migrations to the cloud.
Prediction 4 – #CIORole: By 2023, global crises will make 75% of CIOs integral to business decision making as digital infrastructure becomes the business OS while moving from business continuation to re-conceptualization.
Prediction 5 – #Automation: To support safe, distributed work environments, 50% of CIOs will accelerate robotization, automation, and augmentation by 2024, making change management a formidable imperative.
Prediction 6 – #RollingCrisis: By 2023, CIO-led adversity centers will become a permanent fixture in 65% of enterprises, focused on building resilience with digital infrastructure, and flexible funding for diverse scenarios.
Prediction 7 – #CX: By 2025, 80% of CIOs alongside LOBs will implement intelligent capabilities to sense, learn, and predict changing customer behaviors, enabling exclusive customer experiences for engagement and loyalty.
Prediction 8 – #Low/NoCode: By 2025, 60% of CIOs will implement governance for low/no-code tools to increase IT and business productivity, help LOB developers meet unpredictable needs, and foster innovation at the edge.
Prediction 9 – #ControlSystems: By 2025, 65% of CIOs will implement ecosystem, application, and infrastructure control systems founded on interoperability, flexibility, scalability, portability, and timeliness.
Prediction 10 – #Compliance: By 2024, 75% of CIOs will absorb new accountabilities for the management of operational health, welfare, and employee location data for underwriting, health, safety, and tax compliance purposes.Pročitajte više
By Kartik Patel on April 18, 2019. Dataversity
“If Data Science was once the sole domain of analysts and data scientists, Augmented Data Science represents the democratized view of this domain. With Augmented Data Science, the average business user can engage with advanced analytics tools that allow for Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) and leverage sophisticated analytical techniques and algorithms in a guided environment that uses auto-recommendations and suggestions to lead users through the complex world of data science with ease and intuitive tools.
Augmented Data Science is integrated into the average enterprise, the domain of data science proliferates as does the knowledge and understanding of analytical techniques. Citizen X roles, like the much-discussed citizen data scientist, analytics translator, data translator, citizen integrators and citizen developers will emerge, cascading knowledge and leveraging power users as liaisons with IT and data science staff. The propagation of these tools throughout the enterprise will improve decisions, planning, and competitive advantage.
Augmented Analytics includes Assisted Predictive Modeling, Smart Data Visualization, Self-Serve Data Preparation, Clickless Analytics, NLP Search Analytics, Automated Machine Learning, which enables faster, or accurate analysis across the organization, optimizes resources and improves the value of each team member. Business users can merge core business knowledge and skill with critical analysis and share, collaborate and advance ideas, innovations and issue resolution.
The popularity and availability of intuitive, guided, Advanced Analytics allows for new analytic insights. As business users adopt and become comfortable with advanced data discovery and advanced analytics tools, that no longer require the skills of IT or a data scientis…”Pročitajte više
Ram Dewani, Analytics Vidhya. November 18, 2020
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The Enterprisers Project. Carla Rudder (Editorial Team) | October 31, 2019
“A study from business and technology consulting firm West Monroe found that more than three-quarters (78 percent) of HR leaders say they’ve become more focused on finding technology employees with strong soft skills. Sixty-seven percent say they have withheld a job offer due to a candidate’s lack of soft skills.
Read on for the key skills that leaders should ensure are present on any IT team. If you are job hunting in IT, prepare to demonstrate these skills in your interview.
- The ability to learn
- Healthy ego
- Critical thinking
Investopedia. Nathan Reiff. Updated Feb 1, 2020
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