IT should be the Driver for Innovation

IT should be the Driver for Innovation
👋 Hi, I am Mark. I am a strategic futurist and innovation keynote speaker. I advise governments and enterprises on emerging technologies such as AI or the metaverse. My subscribers receive a free weekly newsletter on cutting-edge technology.

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In Data-Driven Organisations, IT should be the Driver for Innovation

My latest article:

The IT department and the CIO can drive innovation within an organisation. In fact, more than ever before, IT has become a critical capability to lead the way and show the organisation what is possible using various technologies. In today's fast-changing world, CIOs and the IT department should actively push the envelope. They should challenge the status quo and challenge projects instigated by other departments to ensure the most optimal, flexible, secure and private technical solution is developed. At the same time, they should take the lead when it comes to innovation. IT moves from being in the back of the car to the driver’s seat.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. YouTube is now fact-checking some of its videos.

YouTube announced that it’s finally bringing its fact-checking information panels to the U.S. First introduced in Brazil and India, the expansion comes as COVID-19-related misinformation and conspiracy have proliferated online and through certain media. (TechCrunch)

2. Horoscopes still exist, now AI writes them.

Some people still believe that horoscopes are legitimate. Newsflash, they are not and now AI can write horoscopes as good as humans; vague texts that offer no guidance. (TNW)

3. Tesla now recognises traffic lights and stop signs.

Over the weekend, Tesla released a software update that enables vehicles to recognise traffic lights and stop signs. Once more, we are one step closer to self-driving cars, though there is still a long road ahead. (TechCrunch)


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