Thought Leadership

Decision makers in business and technology are trying to navigate digital transformation, growth, cost cutting and competing for survival. Here's a collection of tips from thought leaders in various industries.

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Making transformation stick: Immersion and measurement

Making transformation stick: Immersion and measurement

Agile transformation is the process of altering an organization's modus operandi to best adapt to a market that is ever-volatile, ambiguous, and complex. Through agile transformation, the organization is better able to respond to change and can deliver meaningful digital products and solutions to its customers.

April 4, 2019 by

A closer look at Microsoft Office for the iPad

A closer look at Microsoft Office for the iPad

After years of speculation, Microsoft has finally delivered editions of its flagship business productivity programs to the iPad platform. Here's what you'll find in the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps.

March 27, 2014 by

ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013

ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013

What will be the next big thing? As cellular carriers merge and become stronger, mobile makers may not survive. Will big data analytics take off, and will 3D printing arrive with a bevy of legal and ethical issues? Here's a look ahead at 2013 and what we can expect.

December 21, 2012 by

Asian startups connect at CommunicAsia

Asian startups connect at CommunicAsia

Sharing exhibition floor space with large companies at this year's ICT tradeshow, Asian tech startups say they hope to take opportunity to build brand and product awareness, forge business contacts, and gather user feedback.

June 22, 2012 by

CeBIT 2012 opens: photos

CeBIT 2012 opens: photos

Business-technology exhibition CeBIT 2012 kicked off today, bringing together a who's who of technology players. Many exhibitors appeared to be playing it safe, with booth babes absent from view. Instead, a few took BYO to heart, and brought their own trucks, caravans and bikes.

May 21, 2012 by

A deep dive into Dropbox, SkyDrive, and Google Drive

A deep dive into Dropbox, SkyDrive, and Google Drive

Free online file storage services look similar at first glance, but a closer look reveals some big differences. Here's what to look for if you're checking out the three leaders: Dropbox, Microsoft SkyDrive, and Google Drive.

April 30, 2012 by

A Willy Wonka elevator comes to life

Web Summit 2018: The era of elevators just going up and down is over. By taking away ropes and creating a whole new transport system, now elevators can move in every direction imaginable, changing urban mobility for all of us. Think of the Wonkavator from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, only in real life, and you have MULTI. Thyssenkrupp Elevator's CEO Andreas Schierenbeck gives the wider context about why such a futuristic innovation is crucial for our cities.

November 15, 2018 by

Airbus' airborne journey ahead

Web Summit 2018: Autonomous flight is no longer a sci-fi pipe dream. While we'll most likely first discover autonomous flight in the form of parcel delivery, Grazia Vittadini the newly-appointed Chief Technology Officer of Airbus sits down with Axel Bugge to give us a high-level look at how autonomy is set to impact drones, the future of helicopters, all the way up to commercial and freighter planes.

November 15, 2018 by

Is AI more hype than reality?

Web Summit 2018: Artificial intelligence is being hailed and feared, sometimes in equal measure, as the ultimate gamechanger. Onlookers wonder whether AI will deprive us of jobs, change how we run businesses or, on the flipside, fundamentally improve our quality of life. But is the reality that AI has actually been overhyped and is now severely under-delivering? We sit down with Greg Brockman, Nagraj Kashyap, Emily Orton and Jeremy Kahn as they talk AI.

November 15, 2018 by

Rethinking technology at large enterprises

Web Summit 2018: Modernising corporate IT means correcting the sins of the past to invigorate and innovate in the future. Procter & Gamble's CTO Alan Boheme draws on his wealth of experience to explore how large enterprises can transform their businesses in the digital age.

November 15, 2018 by

When man and machine get creative together

Web Summit 2018: It's become a common refrain to assume that robots will steal jobs outright and conquer the workforce, displacing human workers entirely. But in so many industries and settings, there's an in-between where man and machine are collaborating, interacting and sharing the stage. We join Nancy Bennett, Dor Skuler and Steve Ranger to talk about using machines to benefit our creative outputs.

November 15, 2018 by

Digital peace in the age of cyber threats

Web Summit 2018: The world needs to apply the lessons learned from the conflicts of the 20th century to address the cyber attacks we face today. Microsoft's Brad Smith discusses the human cost of nation-state sponsored cyber attacks, the steps Microsoft and industry partners are taking to address growing threats, and the need for urgent collective action by the world's governments, the tech sector and the citizens of the world.

November 7, 2018 by

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