Predictive analytics gives Owens Corning edge in turbine blade development

At manufacturer Owens Corning, data scientists have had the rare opportunity to work hand-in-hand with scientists to meld predictive analytics with scientific research to streamline the company’s innovation efforts. “We don’t typically deal with very in-depth scientific, technical problems,” says Malavika Melkote, director of global information services and the analytics center of excellence at Owens…

7 innovative ways to find scarce IT talent

Analytics, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and numerous other forms of technology disruption are leading to a shortage of qualified experts in fields ranging from software development to networking to security to data analysis and beyond. As such, acquiring qualified IT talent has become like searching for gold on a mountain overloaded with prospectors.…

6 ways to recession-proof your IT career

Tech leaders are known for planning ahead, and many foresaw a recession looming well before the coronavirus pandemic hit. The same forward-thinking approach that’s served tech companies as they’ve transitioned to remote work can also be applied to your career. Tech leaders say you should start thinking now about how to stay ahead of the…

Syngenta CIO tackles transformation in industry switch

Jumping into a new sector is daunting for any IT leader, but most CIOs are naturals at applying their technology leadership chops to new challenges. Accordingly, joining $11 billion agricultural concern Syngenta as CIO and chief digital officer was a no-brainer for Greg Meyers, who spent the previous four years helping to transform Motorola Solutions…

10 steps to becoming a horrible IT boss

It’s legendary: A CIO promotes his best developer or IT pro into a management role, losing an excellent tech worker and gaining a bad manager. The art of management isn’t so much about assembling a dream team, helping others be successful, or solving technical problems. It’s about aligning everything you do in service of the…

How IoT is fueling digital transformations

For a growing number of companies, the internet of things (IoT) has moved past the experimental phase and is now entrenched in vital business processes, providing a competitive edge across a variety of sectors. For example, there’s Sanmina, a producer of integrated manufacturing equipment, which has leveraged connected sensors and the cloud to improve the…