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The Connected Futures podcast program explores business trends, technology innovations, and best practices fueling an increasingly digitized landscape. As an extension of the digital magazine, Connected Futures, the series features conversations with industry experts, marketplace analysts, and business-minded thought leaders from around the world. Discussions reveal key strategies and insights focused on the potential value of a digital economy and how organizations can evolve to capitalize on these benefits.


Ray Charles once said, "they don't pay me to play music, I do that for free. They pay me to get stuck in airports." Touring musicians or not, we can all relate to the frustration of lost luggage, flight delays, and missed connections while flying. Today digital technologies offer many new solutions, but in the complex ecosystem of a major...

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The Future of IT

April 10th, 2017

Let's face it, life isn't easy for IT leaders. Cloud mobility, shadow IT, and relentless cyber attacks all drive mounting complexity to the point where simply keeping the lights on is a bigger challenge than ever. Today's CIO must deliver so much more. Given the pace of business disruption, CIO's can't just be operational, they must be...

Whether your heroes throw googlies or touchdown passes, nothing beats a live sports event. But win or lose, even die-hard fans demand a great experience at the stadium. And that means a lot more than peanuts, popcorn, and crackerjacks. To satisfy today’s fans, teams need digital transformation. Kevin Delaney, Connected Futures senior writer,...

Digital transformation is hard enough in any industry. But consider the challenges in one of the most complex ecosystems today: a major airport. Multiple stakeholders — including airlines, vendors, retailers, and, of course, tens of millions of passengers — demand the most efficient and seamless experience. And security and safety are paramount....