Knowledge Bank | CIO WaterCooler - Part 9

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Thinking Like a Futurist

In this episode, I have the pleasure of learning from TCS’s futurist Frank Diana as he shares his advice on how to think like a futurist during these chaotic times.  He walks us through...

Napoleon, Pandemics and Competition

Expert contributor Kevin Benedict draws apt comparisons between the challenges faced during the Napoleonic Wars of the 1800s and the effect COVID-19 is having on business models. Should this crisis fundamentally change how your business operates post-pandemic? If so, how should leaders go about changing their business plans?

Paying the Piper In the Midst of a Pandemic

In the German folk tale, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the leadership of a small village made a verbal contract with a mysterious flute-playing exterminator to rid the village of rats. Once the rats...

A Pandemic Inspired Tsunami of Channel Switching

In our local downtown retail chocolate shop, “The Chocolate Bar” transitioned into a chocolate factory with home delivery seemingly overnight as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have also seen other stores quickly...

Ahead of the Curve

Ever since the pandemic has taken over and dominated our lives, everyone seems to be talking and writing about “curves.” Not just the shape of the curve, although important in the context of flattening,...

In Defence of Maturity-based Approaches for Cyber Security

It does not make sense to oppose maturity-based approaches and risk-based approaches to cyber security: They are just different ways of managing, driving and measuring action around cyber security in different situations and different firms. One does not have to be superior to the other.

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