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Don't go it alone: Create partnerships to prepare for the future A Chat with Ray Wang!

Ray Wang is one of the most visionary guys I’ve spoken to.  So I caught up with him on the Business Tech Trend report.   And his advice:   Don’t go it alone: Create partnerships to prepare for the future

Ray Wang, founder and chairman of Constellation Analytics, talked about this partnership idea during our launch of the Business Tech Trends webcast. He commented that what clients are looking for today are “system integrators, partners, and value-added resellers to co-innovate, co-create. They are looking for new ideas and the ability to transform.”

Ray is absolutely right! Furthermore, we’re on the horizon of a digital business disruption. This disruption is more than just technology and networks talking to each other, it means a fundamental shift in business models. Ray went on to list seven elements of the digital disruption, which you can listen to on the webcast!

I suggest getting started on these three things:
1.  Pursue creative partnerships. Build partnerships that will help you create the next level of solutions.
2.  Increase analytics into your decision-making. Ray suggested that if 20% of your business isn’t built on insight patterns by 2020, your enterprise won’t survive. To start, register for the Watson Analytics Beta!  Watson Analytics Beta ->
3.Re-imagine the hiring process. Your ideal candidate shouldn’t be one that already fits the mold of your business. You need candidates that are considered outside of the box that will help re-imagine your business model.

Learn more here!

Learning is the new Black! A Must See Business Tech Trend Webcast Thursday!

Are you a user of Instagram? In preparation for the upcoming 2014 Business Tech Trends webcast on Thursday, Aug. 21st, my team at IBM has put together some really neat and useful Instagram videos that highlight some of the topics we will discuss during the webcast. Please check them out!

#Citizen developers are #game changers for leading businesses. Learn more 8/21 #IBMBTT

A video posted by IBM Global Entrepreneur (@ibmentrepreneur) on

You don’t have to have an Instagram account to view the videos. But, if you do use Instagram, feel free to like and comment on them!

Register now and add the August 21st webcast to your calendar. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear about the secrets of successful companies! Join the thousands of individuals, enterprises (large and small!), academicians, and startups for our webcast!

I know you’ll learn and benefit from our conversation on the key characteristics of pacestting companies. It will be an hour well spent!