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The ISG Digital Dish podcast explores the latest news, issues and debates involving the role of women to create a space for women’s voices and experiences in technology today. It brings together thinkers, industry leaders and pace setters who are ushering in – and sometimes questioning – the future of digital. What do women bring to the field? How can we think differently about how women together with men create competitive advantage and drive innovation? What does the field have to offer wo ...
 
The ISG Smartalks Podcast delivers technology and sourcing insights from the thought leaders at ISG. In this series we bring together external and internal experts to discuss the ways in which technology is transforming the world of business. Our aim is to simplify the themes and educate and inspire our listeners. ISG is a leading global technology research and advisory firm that is committed to helping organizations achieve operational excellence and faster growth.
 
For many of us, blockchain is a bit of an enigma. It sounds promising, but exactly how, when and where does it bring value? In the ISG Blockchain Now™ podcast series, we’ve set out to answer that question. Come along with us as we explore six real-life use cases in which enterprises have implemented blockchain technology and lived to tell about it. We’ll discuss concrete and measurable benefits they are seeing and possible expansion as they learn how to leverage the tools they have for bigge ...
 
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There has been much debate in the media about the challenges women encounter on re-entering the workplace after a career break – often after caring for older family members or having children. Over the past year, these challenges have been further highlighted for women. It’s been shown that women more than men have borne the brunt of childcare resp…
 
In this episode, co-hosts Steve Hall and Karen Collyer tee up the remainder of this year’s Imagine Your Future podcast – an impressive lineup of thought-provoking conversations with heavyweight industry authors and leaders from across the world of digital. Get to know Steve and Karen as the voices behind the podcast, what excites them about the fut…
 
U.S. statistics show that around 50 percent of computer science graduates are women. Yet, when you look at the middle management layer in most IT organizations, women fill less than 20 percent of these positions. Leadership coach Mary Patry believes several factors are at play here. Aside from the unequal impact the global pandemic has had on women…
 
Months before the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world, CEO of Mphasis Nitin Rakesh began work on a book with co-author Jerry Wind that would become more relevant than even he believed. What was originally conceived as a book to help technology companies understand and counteract the disruption being caused by the proliferation of digital startups qu…
 
The global pandemic transformed the world of work almost overnight. Face-to-face interaction has become a thing of the past in many industries – particularly service industries – for now at least. Recruitment has been especially turned upside down. Recruiters have had to find new ways to remotely assess candidates and make sure new hires are onboar…
 
When Dr David Howie started his new role as Chief Commercial Officer at NHSX in February this year he didn’t expect it to be entirely dominated by COVID – then, a word only just entering our vocabulary. Yet the rest is history, as they say. NHSX is the technology enablement arm of the England’s National Health Service (NHS), which is driving the di…
 
In the final episode of the 2020 ISG Blockchain Now podcast mini-series, hosts Alex Manders and Jason Stading recap the past five episodes, discussing together what it is that keeps them interested and motivated to continue sharing the real-world implications of blockchain technology with their listeners. Much has been written about the financial a…
 
When Kayla Harrington, then student now Legal Research Assistant at Thomson Reuters, wrote a blog about inherent gender bias in society, she was clearly hoping to raise the profile of the issue. But she didn’t anticipate that her blog would gain the attention of her father Jeff Harrington, whose eyes were opened to the issues she raised, or that it…
 
With any corporate investment, there is always a careful balance between the cost to the organization and the benefit it brings. Right now, budgets are under huge pressure because of the unprecedented challenges of the global COVID pandemic, forcing companies to make difficult decisions about where to make cuts. At the same time, we’ve seen a huge …
 
The ISG Imagine Your Future podcast is back after a short break with a new host, Steve Hall. In Steve’s first episode in the driver’s seat he welcomes back former IYF podcast host and colleague Barry Matthews to discuss the subject of open talent and the gig economy. Talent platforms, which allow enterprises to tap into global or distributed talent…
 
The concept of agile in the technology product development field is not new. It originates back in the 1990s and, by the mid-2000s, had started to replace the more linear waterfall methodology of software development, particularly in newer tech firms where large software development practices simply weren’t available or affordable. This has, of cou…
 
In this podcast series, we’ve taken a look at use cases across a range of industries, including healthcare, life sciences and food production. It’s clear that blockchain technology has moved past the hype stage and is now part of a maturing market likely to have a transformative effect on business around the world. In this episode, host Alex Mander…
 
Over the coming years, the gig economy is predicted to grow at an unprecedented rate. This year, due to the global COVID pandemic and the subsequent economic disruption, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the numbers of people seeking new, more flexible working models. In particular, 21 to 38-year-olds are turning to the gig economy as a way to take ba…
 
Over the past six months, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the way people work. For some, this may be temporary, but for others it marks the start of a new working era – one enabled by technology and innovation and driven by the need to approach work differently. Things that people might have previously considered impossible or impractical have becom…
 
Data is big and getting bigger, yet in some business areas it’s less well understood and used than in others. This seems to be the case for HR, where data is often viewed simply as a by-product of business activity rather than a valuable resource in its own right. Data can help us make sense of the world and drive business decisions, especially in …
 
By now, most people are familiar with the benefits that can come with well-executed robotic process automation (RPA) implementation: increased accuracy improved productivity and hours given back to the business. But taking automation to the next level and scaling it across the business can be challenging. Many companies hit “the RPA wall.” Business…
 
In this episode of the ISG Blockchain Now™ podcast, Alex Manders and Jason Stading talk with Kim Harrington of Bayer about her experience setting up a blockchain center of excellence (CoE). Harrington has been involved in emerging technology and innovation programs for several years, including leading the blockchain CoE at Bayer. She describes how …
 
Despite what many people think, personality type is a more accurate indicator of how we handle change than age. Understanding our character and how we instinctively react to change, including the way it affects our confidence, our stress levels and our tolerance is especially important right now. The need for self-awareness has never been greater a…
 
Alex Manders and his co-hosts from the ISG Blockchain Now™ team talk this week with Kaylei Perry of Dole, the largest producer of fresh fruit and vegetables in the world. For the past 18 months, Perry, a supply chain systems specialist, has been responsible for implementing blockchain to improve transparency and traceability of food items from the …
 
As employees quickly transitioned to virtual work and began accessing business systems and technology remotely on a scale never experienced before, cybersecurity also quickly moved to center stage. The speed with which businesses have had to adapt to the new way of working has meant that some corners have inevitably been cut, leaving many organizat…
 
Join Alex Manders and his co-hosts from the ISG Blockchain Now™ team as they explore the application of blockchain technology in the healthcare industry. Their guest is John Bass, a principal voice in the development of the global blockchain healthcare market and founder and Chief Executive of Hashed Health, a leading platform for blockchain innova…
 
Should you follow your heart or your head when it comes to career decisions? That’s one of the themes of the latest episode of the ISG Digital Dish podcast. Co-hosts Jeanne Cuff, Julie Fernandez and Lois Coatney discuss valuable guidance they’ve gathered along the way that can be applied in both professional and personal ways. Their guest this week…
 
In this special edition of the ISG Digital Dish, co-hosts Lois Coatney, Jeanne Cuff and Julie Fernandez, together with ISG colleague Catrin Podmore, discuss the challenges of working from home under lockdown. Problems with technology and equipment, home-schooling needs, ever-present family and bandwidth issues combine to create a unique and often d…
 
The Healthcare industry is currently experiencing the highest levels of demand in modern times. At the same time, it is burdened with developing coping mechanisms, medicines and vaccines that will, in time, help protect us from subsequent outbreaks. There’s no doubt the industry will undergo radical transformation as a result of the pandemic. And h…
 
In this inaugural episode of the ISG Blockchain Now™ podcast, Alex Manders and his co-hosts from the ISG Blockchain Now™ team explore the application of blockchain technology in the pharmaceutical supply chain with guest Muffie Fulton, Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Solutions at Chronicled. Listen in as she describes how the MediLedger project s…
 
Welcome to the first episode of the ISG Smartalks™ podcast series "The Digital Dish". Join co-hosts Lois Coatney, Julie Fernandez and Jeanne Cuff as they explore what it means to be a woman in the world of digital business. In this episode, they discuss the power of leveraging digital technology within our roles, regardless of our business function…
 
As the effort to slow the COVID-19 virus disrupts our lives, organizations are swiftly reacting to their governments’ calls to close offices and limit or ban social gatherings by asking their employees to work from home. What does this degree of disruption mean for businesses in the short, medium and long term? What measures can we put in place now…
 
Join us for a look back on the themes and concepts covered in this year’s ISG Smartalks™ podcast series. Barry Matthews and his guests, Eleanor Winn and Bryn Barlow of ISG, reflect on where we’ve been and what we can take away. Over the course of the series, the podcast has covered diverse technology-related themes that have informed, entertained a…
 
When it comes to blockchain, the jury’s still out. Some believe it’s an example of technology that’s promised much and delivered little. Others think it will have a far-reaching impact on practically every aspect of our lives, much the same way the internet has. Barry gets together this week with two eminent blockchain thought-leaders, Alex Manders…
 
In this episode of the ISG Smartalks™ podcast, we look back at ISG’s Automation Summit London (11-12 September). Barry Matthews catches up with four leading automation experts at the conference to find out their thoughts on the current state of technology and how they see automation impacting business over the next decade. Barry speaks with Profess…
 
The ISG Index™ has been assessing and analyzing the state of the global IT services market for the past 17 years, over 67 consecutive quarters. The Index is considered the authoritative source for marketplace intelligence related to outsourcing transaction structures and terms, industry adoption, geographic prevalence and service provider performan…
 
5G is just around the corner and many believe the next generation of networks will transform the world in unimaginable ways. From enabling live streaming to driverless cars, 5G will facilitate many technological innovations. Businesses prioritizing customer experience know that fast, reliable network performance can drive improved order fulfilment,…
 
Most businesses are by now some way down the road of digitization. Many are automating their services using a mix of the growing array of automation and cognitive technologies. Automating services inevitably means that human and digital workforces find themselves delivering different parts of the same business processes, or at the very least interf…
 
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is arguably one of the most disruptive technologies of our time. In this episode of ISG Smartalks™ Barry Matthews is joined by Mark Kelly of AI Ireland to discuss how AI is set to transform our lives, both as workers and consumers. Although not new on the scene, AI is currently driving a revolution in business due to it…
 
Barry Matthews and Steve Hall explore the multiple ways in which technology is influencing what we do at work as well as how and where we work. Despite technologies such as PCs, mobiles, smartphones and networks having had a massive impact over the past few decades, most of us still operate in part analog and part digital world. Organizations must …
 
Barry Matthews continues his exploration of sourcing in a digital world, this time with Kit Burden of global law firm DLA Piper. Lawyers play a central role in contracting for third party services, and major changes to the industry over the past two decades have had a lasting impact on their role and approach. The need for shorter, more flexible, m…
 
Barry Matthews and Steve Hall introduce ISG’s new Podcast series. In this inaugural episode, they discuss sourcing in a digital world – in particular how outsourcing has adapted and changed to handle digital technology and agile ways of working. The way that organizations contract for services has changed massively over the past decade, in particul…
 
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