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Delaney Turner
Social Media strategy, Analytics & Enablement, IBM

Delaney develops programs that help forward thinkers within IBM Software develop their social media eminence through content and comments, listening and shares. He also maintains several IBM social media properties that showcase the ways in which IBM works with partners and clients to improve outcomes on our rapidly emerging Smarter Planet. He's also an alumnus of the IBM Corporate Service Corps. In previous roles, he's been a core content contributor and brand builder for marquee product launches and press events for clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. You can follow him via @DTurnerBlogs.

Understand your IT infrastructure cost structure so you can make changes

October 12, 2013 | by Delaney Turner, Social Media strategy, Analytics & Enablement, IBM
How do CIOs free up more money to invest, innovate and deliver? In his session at Gartner Symposium ITxpo, IBM Senior VP and Group Executive of IBM Software and Services Steve Mills provided a framework to help CIOs understand the cost structure of their IT infrastructures to begin making the tough...

Gartner Symposium - Masterminds Session

October 11, 2013 | by Delaney Turner, Social Media strategy, Analytics & Enablement, IBM
Eric Schmidt, Steve Ballmer and Chris Hughes were among the "Mastermind" speakers at Gartner Symposium. Here are the highlights from their jam-packed Q&A sessions:   Chris Hughes: "Facebook was very much a social project" You're not a coder, you're not a technologist. What appealed to you about...

Rise of the smart machines nothing to fear (for now): Austin

October 9, 2013 | by Delaney Turner, Social Media strategy, Analytics & Enablement, IBM
Smart Machines will deliver more benefit than harm to a CIO's career until at least 2020, Gartner hypothesizes, but CIOs should exercise care in how they introduce them into their organizations, said Gartner VP and Fellow Tom Austin.

If you don't remake your industry, someone else will do it for you: Raskino

October 8, 2013 | by Delaney Turner, Social Media strategy, Analytics & Enablement, IBM
Gartner VP and Fellow Mark Raskino presented that scenario in a session entitled "Every Industry will be Digitally Remastered." With equal parts excitement and urgency, Raskino reeled of dozens of examples of how digitization is remaking products and services as everyday, as unassuming and as...

CIOs must reinvent their businesses on three levels: Hung LeHong

October 8, 2013 | by Delaney Turner, Social Media strategy, Analytics & Enablement, IBM
CIOs must reinvent their business processes and their business models to capitalize on business moments, according to Gartner VP and Gartner Fellow Hung LeHong.   Similar in impact to a Black Swan, a "business moment" is a transient, dynamic experience that can come from anywhere, can...

Three key trends to watch: Nick Jones

October 8, 2013 | by Delaney Turner, Social Media strategy, Analytics & Enablement, IBM
On the emergence of the new "digital industrial economy," Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst Nick Jones was blunt: "Accept it. Excel at it. Be the best technology company you can be." Of the litany of trends CIOs must follow and - possibly - invest in to help their organizations, he was equally...

CIOs look to "tame the technology dragon" in 2014: Dave Aron

October 8, 2013 | by Delaney Turner, Social Media strategy, Analytics & Enablement, IBM
CIOs will spend the next 12 months "taming the digital dragon," according to Gartner VP and Fellow Dave Aron.   The dragon in question is the "nexus of forces" (Cloud, Social Business, Mobility, Big Data/Analytics) introduced earlier in the day by Gartner SVP and Global Head of Research...

Digital skills shortage a pressing IT problem: Gartner

October 7, 2013 | by Delaney Turner, Social Media strategy, Analytics & Enablement, IBM
In a dynamic, near-breathless address beamed to overflow screens throughout the Swan and Dolphin hotels, Sondegaard explained how a "nexus of forces" - Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Social Business - are driving the creation of a new "Digital Industrial Economy" in which every organization, budget...