THERE’S MORE TO BEING GLOBAL THAN HAVING FAR FLUNG OPERATIONS

The National Investment Company Services Association (NICSA) will have its 32nd Annual Conference this February. The conference has been rebranded as a Strategic Leadership Forum with the topic centering on Globalization. (Officially – and redundantly – it is: “Managing the Investment Firm in a Global World”). NICSA is not alone in recognizing the need financial […]

BIG DATA BRINGS ITS OWN RISKS

This post originally appeared as a guest blog on the National Investment Company Services Association (NICSA) website  here.  In his recent book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – but Some Don’t , Nate Silver looks at the use of Big Data in predictive analytics. Among the many insightful observations is […]

INNOVATION, FAILURE AND IT GOVERNANCE

The connection between failure and innovation is twofold. On the one hand the inability to innovate can lead to failure as Clayton Christensen pointed out in the Innovator’s Dilemma: “Occasionally however, disruptive technologies emerge: innovations that result in worseproduct performance, at least in the near-term. Ironically, in each of the instances studied in this book, […]

BEWARE SOCIALBOTS

As if there were not enough landmines lurking in the social media environment, a news analysis  in yesterday’s New York Times highlighted one of the less obvious but no less dangerous types. Socialbots, as the Times labels them, are programs intended to influence, for good or ill, the impact of social media for the benefit […]