Thornton May

I write about digital journeys. Every executive, every organization, and now with the Internet of Things, every object is on a digital journey. I am an empirical futurist collecting endoxia [“views of fairly reflective people after some reflection”] regarding how modern tribes create value with technology. I am a “CIO Whisperer” anthropologically studying the evolving role of the CIO. My book, The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics examines how organizations compete with knowledge

3 lessons for collaboration

We’re undervaluing collaboration

We’re undervaluing collaboration

In our interdependent age, everything depends on a series of collaborations, and yet collaboration remains largely unmeasured and unmanaged.

3 steps to better IT career management

3 steps to better IT career management

While every career involves a bit of luck and serendipity, they can and should be managed.

Leadership for the IT revolution

Leadership for the IT revolution

Which type of leader will come to the fore in this dynamic time?

The human side of the data revolution

The human side of the data revolution

We the people are the source of most of the massive data accumulation now taking place. But are we being left out of the equation?

Preparing for the 15-year future

Preparing for the 15-year future

The answers to the questions you ask yourself will determine the direction you take your organization.

Data realities of 2017 and beyond

Data realities of 2017 and beyond

There’s no escaping the facts anymore: Data rules everything now. Are IT leaders prepared to deal with that?

IT and the forever revolution

IT and the forever revolution

We live in revolutionary times, and we have to figure out what we are going to do about it.

Leaders as communicators

Leaders as communicators

Honing your message is critically important, but so is choosing the right medium to reach your target audience.

2017 will be a bad year for pessimists

2017 will be a bad year for pessimists

Executives see a lot to be hopeful for in the coming year.

9 big ideas IT shouldn’t ignore

9 big ideas IT shouldn’t ignore

Too often, big ideas exist in press releases, CEO public statements and marketing campaigns but are not part of the operational agenda.

The digital dissidents

The digital dissidents

How do organizations cope when any single super-empowered person can carry out far-reaching sabotage?

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