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5 Minutes On… Driving Systemic Change with Information

By John Beckford Partner at Beckford Consulting, President at the Cybernetics Society, professor and author

5 Minutes On… Leading Inclusively

By Anjali Bindra Patel Director of DEI at Winrock International and author of the bestselling Humanity at Work

The Evolution of Buying Habits in Enterprise IT

By Brian Madden Distinguished Technologist, VMware CTO Office

The way enterprises are buying IT is changing, and so are the characteristics of the buyers. Several big trends are driving this transformation, from the need for agility to different expectations of time to value and the liberating possibilities of the cloud. Now, IT departments can stitch everything together to meet their exact needs much faster than ever before.

Three Questions Every CEO Should Ask About Automation

By Enrique Pantoja Head of Intelligence Automation, NTT DATA UK

Most descriptions of the role automation plays in an organisation are wrong. Automation is not just about alleviating mundane tasks. It’s tied to the cultural and workplace transformation we’re experiencing today because it’s about enhancing the human experience, both for our customers and our employees.

Smart Learning: The Positive Effects of Digital Training on EX

By Sara Manocchio Senior Consultant & Employee Experience Lead, HR Transformation Practice, NTT DATA Italy , Michela Romeo Senior Consultant & Employee Experience Lead, HR Transformation Practice, NTT DATA Italy

Many things are shaking up the labour market at the moment, with added pressure to stem the flow of the ‘great resignation’. In our current context, employee experience (EX) is more important than ever. Here’s how organisations can use digital training and smart learning to keep employees happy.

Overcoming Automation Anxiety

By Deana Rhoades Senior Director, Data Intelligence & Automation, NTT DATA Services

From data privacy to employee job security, there are a number of reasons why businesses might be anxious about automation. NTT DATA looks at how it has helped various health insurance companies overcome their fears and live happily (and profitably) alongside automation.

Adaptive, Diverse and Cyber-Effective: The Elements of an Intelligent Organisation

By John Beckford Partner at Beckford Consulting, President at the Cybernetics Society, professor and author

We need to rethink the organisation. We must break from the traps of historic convention, stop managing the wrong things and embrace an adaptive synthesis of people, behaviours and processes enabled by effective information. In doing so, intelligent organisations will deliver greater value to all stakeholders.

Anticipating Change and Intelligent Operations

By Cathy Ward Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific Japan, SAP

White Paper: The Big Pivot – From Disruption to Digital Transformation

No industry has been left untouched by the pandemic. Since its onset, companies have been in a constant state of heightened flux: adjusting, recovering or strategising for the future, and all eyes have been on the technology that has helped carry them through. As the economy starts to recover, organisations must pivot to meet any challenge head-on.

Building a Culture Employees Love

By Josh Levine Culture expert and best-selling author

The Future of Work is More Flexible, Greener and Smarter

By Christopher Heath Solutions Lead for Digital Workplace and Healthcare, NTT DATA UK

Smarter and more sustainable workplaces are essential for all businesses as we tentatively emerge from the restrictions of the pandemic. Technology is pivotal in not only providing a seamless user experience but also in building a greener IT strategy.

Delivering Agile Decision Making at Rolls-Royce

By Stuart Hughes Chief Divisional Information Officer, Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace

5 Minutes On… The Post Pandemic Office

By Carlo Bardone VP Energy & Utilities NTT DATA Italia, Chief Institutional Relations & Business Development, NTT DATA Italia

White Paper: Lessons from the future

The sudden shock of the changes brought about as a result of coronavirus has passed, and we are now settling into what is likely to be a long period of working from home. Our sister companies, particularly NTT DATA Italia, have been coping with this situation for some time already, and we have benefitted from their experience. We would like to share some of what they have discovered.

White Paper: How to make Business Agility a reality

Organisations that are focused, resilient, responsive, adaptable, versatile and able to sustainably innovate are successful. Taken together, these traits are known as ‘Business Agility’. The benefits are significant, including better organisational health – the best indicator of long-term performance. Despite this, many organisations struggle, with common challenges holding them back. At NTT DATA, we know it doesn’t have to be this way. This paper assesses the underlying challenges and describes our Business Agility framework to help clients thrive in the years to come.

Working Without Boundaries and the Enterprise of Tomorrow

By Adela Negru Chief Operations Officer, NTT DATA Romania

Agile organisations are defined by how closely they’ve looked at costs, technology and digital innovation and leveraged these to survive in times of uncertainty. Learning from this approach, businesses can reap the benefits of cultural flexibility, process agility, and operational adaptability – allowing employees to work without boundaries while still achieving benchmarks of productivity.

The Challenge of Continuous Change

By Stefan Hansen CEO, NTT DATA DACH

Adapt or perish. The rate of change in the post-Covid world is relentless. With the competitor landscape and customer demands changing at speed, the new enterprise must be hyper-adaptive, able to flex and adopt the agile mindset and principles to ultimately achieve competitive advantage and build better relationships with their customers, staff and communities.

Accelerating Data Insights to Steer Smoothly Through Crisis

By Michael Gardner Senior Manager of Data and Analytics, NTT DATA UK

Leaders will do well to remember that crises always present opportunities for improvement and advancement. By embracing agility and using data and analytics to their best advantage, leaders will be in a stronger position to navigate through the near-term challenges that the pandemic has raised.

Bringing Everyone Along: A Model for Maximising Adoption in Change Projects

By Livio Selvini Senior Engagement Manager Strategy & Governance, NTT DATA Italia

Change management is an underrated tool in the fight against continual disruption. With a few basic tenets, companies can get a handle on quickly assembling resources – and, crucially, maximising buy-in from the workforce – in response to changing external and internal environments.

The CXO Podcast: The Leader’s Agility Mindset Shift

By Carmine Paragano Senior Engagement Manager at NTT DATA Italia , Pamela Meyer PhD Author and Agile Innovation Expert

The Third Way: A Paradigm Shift in the Organisational and Social Models of the Workplace

By Carlo Bardone VP Energy & Utilities NTT DATA Italia, Chief Institutional Relations & Business Development, NTT DATA Italia

In Italy, an experiment is redefining everything we know about the modern workplace. A ‘zero kilometre’ office, designed to promote relationships that transcend generational and sectoral boundaries - and overcome the conundrum of working safely and effectively in the post-Covid world.

Play, Build, Innovate: How to Assemble the Future You and our Customers Want

By Tim Bardell Head of Consulting, NTT DATA UK

If creativity is the starting point for innovation, then play is the starting point for creativity. But without a connected ecosystem, both in and outside the organisation, great ideas will fail to come to fruition. Harnessing diversity of thought and empowering your workforce with curiosity, passion and collaboration, is how businesses need to behave if they want to become constant innovators.

How Corporate R&D Makes Innovation Real

By Mark Masterson Head of R&D, NTT DATA UK

Part of the challenge of innovation is dismantling the different ways in which the word is used, and how that comes to life in a business context. Leaders should focus on testing hypotheses through research and development rather than trying to ‘do innovation.’

Five lessons learned from the Covid-19 crisis shaping our approach to citizen service delivery

By Vicki Chauhan Head of Public Sector, NTT DATA UK

Crises are usually accompanied by a host of challenges to overcome. Vicki Chauhan, Head of Public Sector at NTT DATA UK, is focusing on opportunities for improvement born out of the recent global pandemic.

Go to the Edges of the Map

By Sam Conniff Author of the international best-seller and "modern life bible" Be More Pirate. , Alex Barker Culture change expert and co-author of How to: Be More Pirate.

Often, all we need to embrace the unorthodox is the permission to do so. The idea of “the rebel pirate” can give rise to fertile, free-thinking environments, ripe for innovation. Fortune favours the bold, after all.

Beyond Borders: Innovating in an Interconnected World

By Simon Williams CEO NTT DATA UK

As our business, social and natural environments adapt to the shockwaves of the Covid-19 pandemic, never-before-seen collaborations between organisations have brought forth incredible advances in medicine and technology. Such innovations wouldn’t have been possible alone. Looking beyond the perimeter of the company to make strategic external connections is fundamental.

White Paper: Re-Energising Employees to Thrive in a Changing Business

The white paper examines some of the key challenges facing organisations as the digital revolution gathers pace. By understanding the new disruptive environment and connecting people across (and beyond) the workforce, organisations can become more motivated, inventive, adaptable and quick to respond.

Three Simple Hacks to Underpin an Entrepreneurial Culture

By Greg Eden Director, Business Design, Customer Experience and Digital, NTT DATA UK

We all need better ways to deal with change. In times of disruption, organisations should focus on creating a culture where change equals opportunity. Operating metaphors, inverted organisation charts and weekly experiments could be the key to creating this culture.

The Kind of Culture Employees Love

By Josh Levine Culture expert and best-selling author

Notoriously hard to define as culture is, now the rules have also changed on how organisations build it. Perks that provide short-term satisfaction won’t cut it and the corporate loyalty of our grandparents hasn’t stuck the generations. To thrive, organisations need to define their culture beyond the free lunches and casual Fridays and learn to utilise culture as a business tool.

Selfless Service: How Japanese Philosophy Supercharges Innovation

By Tom Winstanley CTO & VP New Ventures, NTT DATA UK

Concepts from Japanese culture have permeated across the business world, and with good reason; a mindset which welcomes change and sees continual improvement, humility and respect as de rigeur is perfectly placed to be innovative.

The New Connectivity

By Dan Albright Global Head of Consulting & Marketing Director, NTT DATA Services

A new kind of connectivity has emerged from the global health crisis and ensuing economic challenges of the last few years. Advancing technologies coupled with new ways of living and working have changed our needs for connection. With these changes, the corporate landscape must be reimagined.

Reimagining Work – with Automation on Your Team

By Matthew Kearney Former Vice President Strategy, NTT DATA UK

How can we design the right environment for businesses to get the most from automation, so that current and future employees can focus on the human aspects of value creation?