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Machines will learn just like a child, says IBM CEO

Technology is shifting to intelligent machines with a capability to reason, said IBM Chairman and CEO Virginia Rometty at Gartner's Symposium ITxpo. These machines won't replace humans, but will augment them. It is a technology that will transform business, she said.

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Nissan's new concept car is a digital canvas

Nissan's latest concept car will pass the digital cool test but it won't do much to stop distracted driving: the entire dashboard is one huge display on which drivers and passengers can post anything.

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OgilvyVentures: Finding an alternative way to innovate

There’s no doubt brands are increasingly looking to innovation as a way of coping with digital disruption. But according to Anthony Johnston, head of new commercialisation business, OgilvyVentures, many are still struggling with how to take a new idea and turn it into a viable model that the business will actually support.

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How Les Mills is propelling fitness into the digital age

Digital transformation is one of the key drivers behind leading fitness and music provider Les Mills strategy to leverage customer engagement with over 17,000 clubs around the world, according to Les Mills International CIO, Aaron O’Brien.

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Dan Murphy's CDO reveals why the spotlight is on the customer journey

During her time as Dan Murphy's CDO, Faye Ilhan has helped drive a number of innovations, including being the first retailer to launch click-and-collect across all outlets, and introducing Dan Murphy’s ShipSmart, which enables customers to receive unlimited deliveries.

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How NAB is operationalising digital change

As the largest business bank in Australia with a 160-year history of serving customers, NAB prides itself on being able to converse and connect with customers in a way that meets their expectations. And it’s this very focus on customer experience that is now fuelling the organisation’s digital transformation fire.

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Tourism Australia appoints digital chief

Tourism Australia has appointed its chief financial officer as the first general manager for digital transformation as it looks to ramp up its digital focus.

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Simplot's digital transformation

In the last five years, Simplot CMO and chief digital officer, Fiona Allen, has made a concerted effort to become a digital transformation leader. And it's this quest for reinvention that led her to to the post of CMO and chief digital officer at Australian food manufacturer, Simplot.

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Mars CDO: We're only halfway through the digital journey

Digital and technology may have already triggered bucket loads of change within our organisations and transformed our interactions as consumers, but Mars Australia’s chief digital officer claims we’re only halfway into the digital journey.

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Brisbane CDO: Leading the city's digital strategy

The rise of digital within all facets of business has been followed swiftly by the rise of the chief digital officer (CDO) role as saviour and administrator. But truly understanding how this position fits within an organisation’s long-term strategy and culture is fraught with complexity.

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8 things CMOs should know about CDOs

Digital is becoming a cornerstone of competitive advantage and innovation for all businesses, so no one should be surprised that a new dedicated c-suite role, the chief digital officer, is being offered up as the key to success.

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Building a human-curated brand

If the FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) sector and their measured worth are the final argument for the successful 21st Century model, then they are beyond reproach. Fine-tuning masses of algorithms to reduce human touchpoints and deliver wild returns to investors—all with workforces infinitesimally small compared to the giants of the 20th Century—has been proven out.

Will Smith

Co-founder and head of new markets, The Plum Guide

Sustainability trends brands can expect in 2020

​Marketers have made strides this year in sustainability with the number of brands rallying behind the Not Business As Usual alliance for action against climate change being a sign of the times. While sustainability efforts have gained momentum this year, 2020 is shaping up to be the year brands are really held accountable for their work in this area.

Ben King

CSR manager & sustainability expert, Finder

The trouble with Scotty from Marketing

As a Marketer, the ‘Scotty from Marketing’ meme troubles me.

Natalie Robinson

Director of marketing and communications, Melbourne Polytechnic

If you think it can benefit both consumer and seller then it would be great

Simon Bird

Why Ford is counting on the Internet of Things to drive customer engagement

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It's a good idea. Customers really should control their data. Now I understand why it's important.

Elvin Huntsberry

Salesforce CMO: Modern marketers have an obligation to give customers control of their data

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Instagram changes algorithms every time you get used to them. It really pisses me off. What else pisses me off? The fact that Instagram d...

Nickwood

Instagram loses the like in Australia; industry reacts positively

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I tried www.analisa.io to see my Instagram Insight

Dina Rahmawati

7 marketing technology predictions for 2016

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The saying is pretty tongue in cheek. It's not saying that marketers are bad people, nor that they don't take themselves seriously. There...

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The trouble with Scotty from Marketing - The CMO view - CMO Australia

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