Information Systems Integration – Tony Messina

Xiaozhou Yu

Digital Transformation Success

Companies now are launching digital initiatives to expand their capabilities aimed at business efficiency.

According to the Gartner survey for CIOs last year, 2600 of them devoted 18% of budgets to digital transformation., and the number is expected to increase to 28% by 2018.

Another Gartner survey shows 95% of 2160 CIOs who took the survey expected their jobs to change or be remixed due to digitization.

technology trends such as cyber security and artificial intelligence will significantly change how CIOs do their jobs. The role of CIO will become a change leader with increased and border responsibilities and capabilities.

We have some successful stories of digital transformation, like Sprint, JetBlue and other leading organizations.

Do you know some other successful stories and how they worked?

Data Governance

Data governance is the foundation for organization-wide data management.  In the world of “data everywhere”, Data Governance is becoming even more important.

Data has become the lifeline that is necessary for most businesses to function with increased efficiency and operational performance. Organizational leaders and staff are racing towards developing effective data governance models that focus on high quality data in order to drive the business forward. Systems such as ERP, CRM and supply chain management are dependent on the high quality and complete data across the entire organization.

Efficient data governance is still a discover phase, with many challenges, which lead to many organizations overemphasizing a data governance model at the expense of refocusing the business to implement a data driven approach..

What are some key capabilities for a successful data governance and what are some main purposes that organizations are looking for?


Artificial intelligence and our lives

AI is advancing rapidly and will change everything we do as individuals and as a society.  It makes effects on productivity and our lives. For example, Automation has accelerated improvements in productivity and the quality of our lives in the past century.

There is no question that AI will change the way we will work and live in the coming decades. The productivity improvements will be huge, but there will be challenges to the way we work and live. Imagine the productivity gains we will achieve when most work is done by robots rather than humans.

So, what will humans do in a world where most of the work is done by robots? Will we become idle or we will become more creative and do more amazing things? what will the remainder of humanity – those who are not creative or don’t have good math and science skills – do?