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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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Versa launches bot-activated website

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Algorithms that can make sense of unstructured data is the future. It's great to see experts in the field getting together to discuss AI.

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In pictures: Harnessing AI for customer engagement - CMO roundtable Melbourne

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10 lessons Telstra has learnt through its T22 transformation

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How Winedirect has lifted customer recency, frequency and value with a digital overhaul

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​Jurlique’s move to mobile POS set to enhance customer experience

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Blog Posts

Brand storytelling lessons from Singapore’s iconic Fullerton hotel

In early 2020, I had the pleasure of staying at the newly opened Fullerton Hotel in Sydney. It was on this trip I first became aware of the Fullerton’s commitment to brand storytelling.

Gabrielle Dolan

Business storytelling leader

You’re doing it wrong: Emotion doesn’t mean emotional

If you’ve been around advertising long enough, you’ve probably seen (or written) a slide which says: “They won’t remember what you say, they’ll remember how you made them feel.” But it’s wrong. Our understanding of how emotion is used in advertising has been ill informed and poorly applied.

Zac Martin

Senior planner, Ogilvy Melbourne

Why does brand execution often kill creativity?

The launch of a new brand, or indeed a rebrand, is a transformation to be greeted with fanfare. So why is it that once the brand has launched, the brand execution phase can also be the moment at which you kill its creativity?

Rich Curtis

CEO, FutureBrand A/NZ

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