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Thornton A. May

Thornton May: The time is now for information governance. But do you even know what it is?

Information governance covers the entire spectrum of information management, but most people have a fuzzy notion of what it is. This must change, because the real value of information can't be fully realized unless it is properly governed.

Thornton May: Renaissance lessons for modern CIOs

The Renaissance has relevance to IT, and not just because IT is constantly being reborn.

Thornton May: Your privacy map is probably wrong

The privacy maps being created today are primarily designed to avoid lawsuits.

Thornton May: Reflections on inflections

Every day, contemporary executives confront a series of inflection points, where received wisdom is no longer adequate.

Thornton May: The path to big data mastery

While the path-to-mastery pattern is conceptually simple, successfully executing it requires courage, perseverance and patience.

Thornton A. May: IT for the whole brain and the whole organization

Futurist Thornton A. May foresees bright futures for IT professionals who strive to integrate value-creating IT behaviors into every nook and cranny of the enterprise.

Thornton May: Caught between mobility's rock and hard place

The rock: Users want to use their smartphones for work. The hard place: Security is deficient. All CIOs are caught between the two.

Thornton May: The future will need CIOs

For the CIO job, things are going to get bigger, better and different on a massive scale.

Thornton A. May: Fed up with blowhards, IT will fight back in 2014

Columnist Thornton A. May says in 2014, IT leaders will need to have regularly scheduled meetings that actively and aggressively seek to make sense of the changing world around them.

Thornton May: The one thing we know about the future is that it's coming

In the history of computing, enterprise IT has rarely ever been prepared for the future. But we can't go on that way.

Thornton May: Why would IT want to be a 'device Santa Claus'?

Evolving technology buying behaviors deserve much more rigorous management attention than they have been getting.

Thornton May: IT cost management doesn't mean cost reduction

When CEOs talk about IT cost management, they don't mean they want to spend less on IT. They just want to spend smarter.

Thornton May: Stalking the elusive data scientist

Since it is virtually impossible to find all needed analytical skills resident in the same human being, it might be wise to adopt an 'ensemble' approach to your organization's deficit in those skills. Insider (registration required)

Thornton A. May: Is the future knowable?

Knowing the future is a big part of the new IT skill set. But if you are going to find the future, you have to know where to look for it.

Thornton May: IT's epic challenges

For IT leaders, the two biggest looming challenges are learning to think outrageously and to be brutally honest. Insider (registration required)

Thornton May: IT and the Internet of Things

In an era when any real-world object can be IP-addressable, connectedness will become an important metric.

Thornton A. May: Why the word 'career' has become obsolete

The iconic 'gold watch' career path, in which people stay with the same employers for their entire working lives, has become anachronistic, says Thornton A. May. Today, the most important skill is the ability to acquire new skills. Insider (registration required)

Thornton A. May: Can infosec cure stupid?

The 'stupid' in question involves our living in a technologically complex world where only a tiny fraction of us actually understands how any of this stuff works. Insider (registration required)

Thornton May: 3 questions every CIO must answer

What business is IT in today? What business should it be in tomorrow? What should the 'I' in 'CIO' signify?

Thornton A. May: A year for stories and storytellers

2013 will be the year technologists rediscover storytelling, crafting scenarios of what the future might look like and envisioning worlds that take full advantage of the technology wonders available to us, says futurist Thornton A. May.

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Thornton A. May Futurist Thornton A. May, author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics, is a speaker, educator and adviser. More information is available on his website at