ONGOING DEBATE: Breaking Down The CISO Reporting Structure. The CISO reporting structure has come under fire after a long line of high-profile data breaches, so who should CISOs report to? A recurring debate for several years, it has elevated even more so in light of recent highly publicized breaches, such as Target, Home Depot and Anthem. Read more

CYBERSECURITY AND THE CIO: Changing The Conversation. Who in the enterprise should take the lead on cyber-security issues? And what role should the CIO play? These were the two main questions with which speakers wrestled during the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, held in May on the school’s campus in Cambridge, Mass. Read more

C-SUITE: Your Corporation Is Killing Innovation Without Knowing It. In the post-recession economy, markets are changing faster than the mighty corporations of old can keep up with. To combat the epidemic of nimble startups, corporations are advocating fresh thinking such as prototyping, failing fast and quick iterations based on customer feedback. But few, if any, corporations have been able to point to any concrete successes, no matter the size. Why is that? Read more

FIVE MINUTE CIO: Gareth Rogan, Lifes2good. Recently awarded Best Managed Company at the 2015 Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards, Lifes2good is a rapidly expanding global health and beauty business that markets and distributes a portfolio of category-leading health and beauty brands. In the past three years, the company has seen nearly 100pc compounded sales growth thanks to accelerating sales of core products, new product launches and expanding distribution. Read more


PRODUCTIVE MEETINGS: The Top 10 Technology Trends Influencing Meetings Are… What do social media, mood lighting, geofencing, and drones have in common? They’re all technologies driving meetings and events this year, according to the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC), which recently published its list of the “Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends” for 2015. Read more

LONDON: Meet the Future of Disruptive Event Tech. US-based speaker, consultant and writer Corbin Ball addressed a series of event technology trends during his keynote speech at Meet The Future in London recently. Read more

PEW RESEARCH: Stop Designing for Millennials. It seems like every company is trying to tap into the Millennial market. And for good reason: this year, Pew is predicting they will overtake the Baby Boomers in number, with around 75 million people in the U.S. under 34. And they are reaching an age of independent consumption, starting to have children, and becoming a presence in the workforce. Read more

AUTOMATED INVESTMENT ADVISORS: Robots Are Taking Over Investment Advice. In recent years automated investment advisors have turned long held assumptions about financial management upside down. If the old way was pricey, stodgy and personality-driven the new way is designed to be cheap, tech-centric and person-free. Read more


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FYI: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – August 6, 2015

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