Lessons To Tech Leaders And Insights From Forbes CIO Newsletter Subscribers Amid Digital Transformations

One overarching problem amid this election season in the U.S and pandemic: uncertainty. Major hurdles remain for another stimulus package, retailers and other companies are adjusting their approaches, and there are speculations on impacts for taxes, investments, and retirements in the next 60 days. There is certainty about the worries for data security as tech leaders were discussing how to protect their businesses through AI at the most recent Forbes CIO Summit Virtual Series. However, advances of 5G (now with iPhones) is emerging an environment that will reward bold companies that are willing to try new architectures and new techniques. 

In this special edition I took a look at recent events around leadership lessons from tech leaders amid accelerations in digital transformations, upcoming events shaping strategies of tech leaders, what is top of mind for Forbes CIO newsletter subscribers, discovering new fintech billionaires and how to plan virtual strategic retreats for those harnessing cutting-edge technologies and making crucial strategic bets on the computing everywhere revolution.

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What Forbes CIO Newsletter Subscribers Are Reading

The following is a collection of articles read most by Forbes CIO newsletter subscribers this month.

An impactful career legacy is formed because you intentionally create uplifting and impactful experiences for others. Have you been as intentional about your legacy as you’ve been about your career, or are you so busy building and working a career that you haven’t considered the lasting legacy that you actually want attached to it? 

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Gary Hoberman wants to reinvent the way that companies create software applications. The former CIO of giant insurer MetLife
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is building a software startup that’s just achieved unicorn status.

Oracle wants Google to pay it $9 billion in compensation for using application programming interfaces (APIs) from its Java programming language without permission. If the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Oracle’s
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favor, CIOs and their developers could end up having to pay for all kinds of APIs that they are currently using for free.

Leadership is about securing followers and more importantly maximizing the collaborative strength of collective intelligence. To get AI right, CEOs & Board Directors need to learn more & leverage proven adult learning methods to crack the Big Data Gaps and low success rates of sustaining applied AI.

There are 350% more businesses engaged in the design, manufacturing, and sales of wearable exoskeletons for workers performing various physical activities over the past half-decade. 

A McKinsey report has noted that, “The amount of data in our world has been exploding. Leaders in every sector will have to grapple with the implications of big data, not just a few data-oriented managers. The increasing volume and detail of information captured by enterprises, the rise of multimedia, social

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