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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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State of the CMO 2019

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Cannes Part 1: Why brands must put human interactions at the heart of their business

As a Media Juror at this year’s Cannes Lions, I was fortunate enough to attend the world’s most influential festival of creativity and listen to thought-leading marketers from around the globe.

Nickie Scriven

CEO, Zenith

4 creative skills that will be useful forever

In recent times, the clarion call from futurists, economists, marketers, educators and leaders the world over is one of slight panic, “The world is changing and you’re not ready for it!” And of course, they make a very good point.

Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory

Speakers, trainers, co-authors

Why defining brand strategy is vital to capitalising on quick wins

Big brands were once protected from small brands by high barriers to entry. Big brands had the resources to employ big agencies, to crack big ideas and to invest in big campaigns. They had the luxury of time to debate strategies and work on long-term innovation pipelines. Retailers used to partner with big brands.

Troy McKinnna

Co-founder, Agents of Spring, Calm & Stormy

Being an investor who has an understanding of the finance industry, I would question the validity of this article, judging by the impairm...

Rowan

How a customer-led digital transformation has helped this CMO generate $6m in incremental business

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An interesting update considering that today is the easiest way it has ever been to measure contribution to the business as well as the h...

Frederic

State of the CMO 2019: Tenure shortens, pressure is on as marketers strive to demonstrate impact

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I thought this was what Salesforce Audience Studio (formerly Salesforce DMP) was supposed to do. How are a CDP and a DMP different? I'm c...

Tony Ahn

Salesforce announces customer data platform

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Well written Vanessa!! Agreed with your view that human experience is marketing's next frontier. Those businesses who are focused on the ...

Clyde Griffith

Forget customer experience, human experience is marketing's next frontier

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Great tips for tops skills need to develop and stay competitive

Nick

The top skills needed to stay competitive in a rapidly changing workforce

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