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From coasting to booming: Digital transformation and the future of aviation

Roshan Popli
Chief Information Officer at
Airports Authority of India

Roshan Popli, Chief Information Officer of the Airports Authority of India, talks about the pandemic driven challenges faced by airports in India and how AAI is driving impactful digital transformation for its staff, and for domestic flyers to offer safer and more comfortable airport experiences.

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IDC’s Digital Transformation (DX) Predictions 2018

The mandate is clear. Enterprises will need to reimagine and reconstruct themselves to compete in the increasingly digital economy. In this scenario, how can IT and business executives successfully lead their organisation?

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From coasting to booming: Digital transformation and the future of aviation

Roshan Popli
Chief Information Officer at
Airports Authority of India

Roshan Popli, Chief Information Officer of the Airports Authority of India, talks about the pandemic driven challenges faced by airports in India and how AAI is driving impactful digital transformation for its staff, and for domestic flyers to offer safer and more comfortable airport experiences.

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CIO – The Change Agent and Business Enabler

Rajesh Dutta
Chief Information Officer at
Usha Martin Ltd

As CIOs, challenges are always two-pronged. While leadership at the top of the organizational hierarchy needs education, explanation, and justification for change, the lower levels need encouragement for adopting change. It has always been the case, but henceforth, the CIO’s role as a business leader, educator, and change enabler will be the discriminating qualities that make for a successful business, as well as a successful CIO.

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CIOs should thrive in a world where “smart” is normal

Ariel A. Roda
Chief Information Officer and
Head of Information Technology Group at
Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCOM)

As organizations are cautiously navigating a pandemic-hit world, a CIO can help a company steer itself towards success by driving the right IT transformation strategies and initiatives, and by stepping into other realms of corporate directions beyond IT. It’s about how a CIO can smartly marry efficiency, employee productivity, cost-effectiveness, and revenue creation/improvement to give the company a strategic edge.

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Diversity is an organization’s best chance of survival

Sameera Fatima
Head of Solutions - CBO IT Infrastructure Services ANZ Region at Tata Consultancy Services

As organisations strive to overcome new challenges, the focus is more than ever on maintaining a diverse workforce at all levels and across industries. Diversity holds the key to finding innovative solutions to a diverse range of problems as businesses aim to survive the tough times ahead. While this can be achieved on many demographic levels, gender diversity assumes particular significance not just as a CSR initiative but also as a pure business strategy.

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Responding to Humanity’s Greatest Challenge

Ramesh Mallya
Head of Technology at DBS

'Across the globe, there would be a renewed focus on sustainable and scalable healthcare as well as on preventive medicine. The other key learning would be regarding swifter, coordinated actions spanning continents not just individual countries. Transparent data exchanges and trust-based approach for joint remedial actions are imperative to avoid the post-pandemic situation that we are currently witnessing.'

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From AI to Z: Real Time Business With Real Value.

Shivani Saini, CIO – Asia Pacific
GSK Consumer Health

Talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and people start to think about movie portrayals of man vs. machine. But Shivani Saini of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) explains how AI is in everyday use already, and that its application in healthcare is anchored firmly in solving real-world business problems and delivering better results.

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Why I Believe AI Will Break New Ground in Healthcare

Dr. John Kan
Chief Information Officer of A*STAR
(Agency for Science Technology and Research)

"When the French aviator, journalist, and aristocrat Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said: 'A goal without a plan is just a wish,' he didn’t know it would echo in the corridors that separate business and IT, almost half a century later."

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Breaking the CIO Mold

Rajeev Seoni
Chief Information Officer of EY India

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Trust in the Digital Era

Kee Yong Tiong
Group Chief Information Officer of BW Group

"If you find out what a business is most afraid of, it’s mostly related to trust."

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Three Things Business Expects from IT in the Digital Age

Yateen Chodnekar
Group CIO of Writer Corporation

"When the French aviator, journalist, and aristocrat Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said: 'A goal without a plan is just a wish,' he didn’t know it would echo in the corridors that separate business and IT, almost half a century later."

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Ushering in the New Age of Marketing – Powered by Artificial Intelligence

While we are waiting for Artificial Intelligence to provide driverless vehicles, the technology has already found its way in many marketing functions. At Lenovo, we believe that AI currently is more about Augmented Intelligence than Artificial Intelligence.

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Women in Technology: Merging with Business

Wendy Flavien
Chief Integration Officer of Bolton Clarke

"The role of a CIO is continually evolving with technology being less and less of a focus. As a member of an organisation’s executive team, the value proposition of a CIO is to bring trusted and valued advice on all things IT to the executive table."

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Women in Technology: What Being a University CIO has Taught Me

Kerrie Campbell, Chief of Information Officer,
Flinders University in Australia

“Thirty-five years ago, I used to be the only woman on the floor with 60 guys. As a woman in IT, you had to know 10 times as much to get half as much respect. So I’ve literally worked my way up from the ground.”

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CIO Agenda: Transforming Enterprises Through Innovative Technology

Today, every company is a technology company. Creative use of technology is a fundamental requisite for success in today’s markets. It’s not the only essential, but it’s difficult to imagine an organisation succeeding without it. Here is where the CIO comes in.

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Overcoming the Limitations of Traditional IT

IT is no longer considered a back-office support department. To rise up to new challenges and business expectations, CIOs need to overcome the limitations of traditional IT. Sumir Bhatia, Vice President, Data Centre Group at Lenovo Asia Pacific discusses how this can be achieved.

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Women in Technology: Five Things You Need to Know to Be a Truly Digital CIO

Nikki Tan, Chief Digital and Information Officer,
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

“Give me a piece of software and I'll spend some time with it. And then I can use it, without challenge, without training.”

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Women in Technology: Fearless in the face of Change

Shivani Saini, CIO – Asia, Middle East, Africa
GSK Consumer Health

Ask Shivani Saini what defines the role of a CIO today and in her inimitable style, she'd say: It’s about being more.

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From the Backroom to the Boardroom – Getting IT-Business Alignment Right

CIO's today have a huge responsibility drive technology leadership. They play a big role in driving business operations in addition to enabling their business to capitalise on market opportunities while simultaneously maximising value through cost savings.

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Why the Success of Your Hybrid Cloud Depends on Your Partner

It's a crowded hybrid cloud market and there are many players with many offerings. It's easy to get lost in this maze of choices. But the success of your hybrid cloud hinges on whom you partner with. Choose wisely.

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Three Key Reasons Why Your CEO Wants the CIO and CMO to be Great Buddies

Enterprises today generate large amounts of data which can be used to gather valuable insights and unlock new business opportunities. Effective data management is the key to achieve this.

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A Discussion of Software Defined Storage vs Your Needs: Back To The Basics

Caution never went out of style. Software-Defined Storage is becoming mainstream, but does it bring benefits to the workloads you support? Identify the fundamental considerations that apply when choosing a storage system, and see what is suitable for your applications and data.

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Identify Software Defined Storage Solutions That Fit Your Applications

Once you've understood how software-defined can impact your applications, the considerations and choices become clearer.

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The rise of a flash-enabled world

Download ESG's Guide to Understand the seven benefits realised as a result of deploying solid-state storage.

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HPC Unleashed: Achieving Efficient IT through AI

Download the eBook: AI – Reshaping the Enterprise.

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The Era of Complicated, Costly & Unreliable IT is Over

Download the IDC Whitepaper: Delivering Seamless Rack-Scale Hyperconvergence.

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News, Views, and Insights on Cybersecurity – From Around the Web

Read handpicked articles on Hyperconverged infrastructure from across the web. We have filtered the noise from the signal to bring high quality articles with instant reader RoI.

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News, Views, and Insights on HCI – From Around the Web

Read handpicked articles on Hyperconverged infrastructure from across the web. We have filtered the noise from the signal to bring high quality articles with instant reader RoI.

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News, Views, and Insights on SDS – From Around the Web

Read handpicked articles on Software Defined Storage from across the web. We have filtered the noise from the signal to bring high quality articles with instant reader RoI.

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Technology has become the key enabler for today’s businesses. What was once just an operational requirement - is the most important differentiator today. Watch how organizations can leverage disruptive technologies to reimagine their future.

The New CIO Agenda – Driving Business Transformation

Technology has become the key enabler for today’s businesses. What was once just an operational requirement - is the most important differentiator today. Watch how organizations can leverage disruptive technologies to reimagine their future.

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Social media, cloud, mobile and big data have become the norm. How can CIOs go beyond technology? Find out the five critical roles that CIOs need to master to transform their organization from digitally disrupted to the disrupter.

The New CIO Agenda – Becoming CIO of the Future

Social media, cloud, mobile and big data have become the norm. How can CIOs go beyond technology? Find out the five critical roles that CIOs need to master to transform their organization from a digitally disrupted to become the disrupter.

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News, Views, and Insights on HPC – From Around the Web

Read handpicked articles on high-performance computing from across the web. We have filtered the noise from the signal to bring high quality articles with instant reader RoI.

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Watch how CIOs can go beyond dealing with IT consumerization and managing shadow IT to drive innovation and enable business engagement.

The Changing Role of CIO in the Organization

Watch how CIOs can go beyond dealing with IT consumerization, managing shadow IT, and clearing the way for an increasingly mobile workforce to driving innovation, building effective business models and enabling engagement among different business units.

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Is Hyperconverged Infrastructure the solution businesses need to not only solve their challenges today, but also future-proofs their IT environment? Find out what makes HCI unique and discover popular implementations of this technology.

Evaluating Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solutions

Is Hyperconverged Infrastructure the solution businesses need to not only solve their challenges today but also future-proof their IT environment? Find out what makes HCI unique and discover popular implementations of this technology.

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Enterprises today generate large amounts of data which can be used to gather valuable insights and unlock new business opportunities. Effective data management is the key to achieve this.

Why Effective Management of Storage is a Key Requirement for Enterprises

Enterprises today generate large amounts of data which can be used to gather valuable insights and unlock new business opportunities. Effective data management is the key to achieve this.

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The role of the data center is changing. It has evolved from keeping the lights on to becoming the driving force behind the business. HCI is the key for the new modern Software-Defined Data Center.

Five Reasons Why Hyperconvergence will be the New Natural in the Data Center

The role of the data center is changing. It has evolved from keeping the lights on to becoming the driving force behind the business. HCI is the key for the new modern Software-Defined Data Center.

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The convergence of cheaper and more easily accessible computing power, the explosion of data, and the rise of applications that require big data analytics, machine learning, cognitive computing and AI, is making high-performance computing a trend CIOs need to keep an eye on.

High-Performance Computing (HPC) – Coming to an IT Department Near You

The convergence of cheaper and more easily accessible computing power, the explosion of data is making high-performance computing a trend CIOs need to keep an eye on.

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In a climate of increased personal choice and higher service expectations, find out how CIOs can deliver personalised services and seamless experiences.

Key Areas For CIOs to Enhance Customer Experience

In a climate of increased personal choice and higher service expectations, find out how CIOs can deliver personalised services, seamless experiences and differentiated value propositions that are engaging, fun and brand differentiating.

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Today's digital customer experiences go beyond social, big data, cloud and analytics. Explore the key technologies will power future customer experiences.

Creating the Future of Customer Experience

Today's digital customer experiences are powered by social, big data, cloud and analytics. Explore which key technologies will power the future of customer experience.

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Find out why working with a single vendor makes it easy for organizations to implement hyperconverged infrastructure solutions. Some benefits include streamlined operations, better support and no passing of the blame.

Evaluating Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution Vendors

Find out why working with a single vendor makes it easy for organizations to implement hyperconverged infrastructure solutions. Some benefits include streamlined operations, better support and no passing of the blame.

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Who can bring the ease and speed of the web scale data centre to organizations to serve today’s needs, as well as get ready for next generation data centre of the future? Han Chon, Director, Datacenter Group, Lenovo Asia Pacific, proves why Lenovo is at the truly leading edge of innovation by providing data centre solutions that are founded on proven, reliable technology platforms coupled with leading software solutions available today.

The Undisputed Leader in Hyperconvergence

Find out why Lenovo is at the truly leading edge of innovation by providing data centre solutions that are founded on proven, reliable technology platforms coupled with leading software solutions available today.

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As the rise of big data and real-time predictions heightens CIO interest in high-performance computing, we tell you what to consider–and look out for–before investing in HPC.

Four High-Performance Computing Buying Considerations for CIOs

As the rise of big data and real-time predictions heightens CIO interest in high-performance computing, we tell you what to consider–and look out for–before investing in HPC.

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While the data centre is the nervous system of the organisation, Hyperconverged Infrastructure is its new face. Discover the various benefits of Hyperconverged Infrastructure for IT and Business.

Key Benefits of Hyperconverged Infrastructure for IT and Business

While the data centre is the nervous system of the organisation, Hyperconverged Infrastructure is its new face. Discover the various benefits of Hyperconverged Infrastructure for IT and Business.

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CIOs are grappling with major challenges such as cost and complexity, IT silos and lack of innovation. Han Chon, Director, Datacenter Group, Lenovo Asia Pacific discusses how Hyperconvergence can address all these issues in an elegant way.

Hyperconverged Infrastructure for the Modern Data Center

CIOs are grappling with major challenges such as cost and complexity, IT silos and lack of innovation. Find out how Hyperconvergence can address all these issues in an elegant way.

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As a major data center brand without any baggage, Lenovo is able to partner up with leading SDS vendors to bring SDS to the next level.

Moving Toward an Open, Yet Integrated SDS Appliance

Today's file systems are in a state of constant evolution. This means that the storage it sits in would need to evolve as well, in order to live up to the performance levels that customers expect.

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Business data – in growing volumes – has escalated the need to improve data availability and storage capacity. Kashish Karnick, Product Manager – Storage and Software Defined at Lenovo Asia Pacific highlights how CIOs can manage unlimited data growth with limited resources.

The Need for a High-Performance Enterprise Storage Infrastructure

Business data – in growing volumes – has escalated the need to improve data availability and storage capacity. Find out how CIOs can manage unlimited data growth with limited resources.

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Is the Artificial Intelligence (AI) shift well and truly underway?

Among all the upcoming technologies, Artificial Intelligence has the biggest potential to put the CIO at the forefront of digital transformation. Sumir Bhatia, Vice President, Data Centre Group at Lenovo Asia Pacific discusses how, with AI, it is possible to do things that weren't possible before.

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Operating and Innovating at the Speed of Startups

CIOs are constantly trying to balance the accelerating pace of technology and the disruption these innovations are driving. Sumir Bhatia, Vice President, Data Centre Group at Lenovo Asia Pacific highlights why CIOs need to think like a disruptor, but act like a start-up.

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News, Views, and Insights on Hybrid Cloud – From Around the Web

Read handpicked articles on Hybrid Cloud from across the web. We have filtered the noise from the signal to bring high quality articles with instant reader RoI.

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6 Things Marathon Running Has Taught Me About IT

Subramanyam Putrevu, CIO
MindTree Consulting Ltd.

If long distance running is one of Subramanyam Putrevu's passions, then so is running Mindtree's IT organization. Each passion feeds off the other, one teaching him important lessons about the other.

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CIOs need to carefully tread the path towards digital transformation. Watch what defines the roadmap for a successful digital transformation journey.

Getting Started On a Successful Digital Transformation Journey

CIOs need to carefully tread the path towards digital transformation. Sumir Bhatia, Vice President, Data Centre Group, at Lenovo Asia Pacific, defines the roadmap for a successful transformation.

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Every growing enterprise must become a digital native. Sumir Bhatia, Vice President, Data Centre Group at Lenovo Asia Pacific, shares what it means for an organization to transform digitally.

Digital Transformation: Why It’s Important to Your Organization

Every growing enterprise must become a digital native. Sumir Bhatia, Vice President, Data Centre Group at Lenovo Asia Pacific, shares what it means for an organization to transform digitally.

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The public cloud promises great performance, reasonable cost and immense agility. But does it live up to it? Not if you are moving ALL your workloads to the public cloud. Not if you are doing it all on your own. Here’s why going hybrid is a much smarter option.

Why Your Faith in the Public Cloud is Misplaced

The public cloud promises great performance, reasonable cost, and immense agility. But does it really live up to it? We look at how the public cloud delivers on three key promises.

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On the surface, Hyperconverged Infrastructure is one of the fastest growing methods of data control and management in the data center. Here, we take a deep dive past its promises, and into how it works, so you can understand it, and maximise its uses.

What You Need to Know About Hyperconverged Infrastructure

On the surface, HCI is one of the fastest growing methods of data control and management in the data center. Take a deep dive past its promises to understand and maximise its uses.

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