C-Level

The star performer (aka diva) syndrome
The problem is that when hiring a high-level executive, you expect him or her to be a top-performer and not just an average run-of-the-mill manager, but it is very easy to make the wrong choice in the selection process, writes Serguei Beloussov.
Pressure from all sides to adopt the cloud: CIOs
Senior technology executives are being pressured by both vendor pitches and internal management requirements to cut cost in their journey to adopt cloud computing, a group of chief information officers (CIOs) said last week. Edwin Yapp reports.
Espresso, latte & tech: Why the new Starbucks COO is a techie
Starbucks appoints former Juniper CEO as COO to drive transformation Pushing new boundaries and revenue with digital outloook
EIU study: CIOs are top contenders for CEO role, but …
According to an Economist Intelligence Unit report sponsored by HDS, CIOs have won the respect of the business but reaching the next level will be difficult; it may take more than technical expertise to convince senior management that today’s successful CIO will be a good choice for tomorrow’s CEO.
Customer-centric approach needed in new world order: EY
Companies that reject a customer-centric approach by maintaining their traditional organisational structures, continuing their piecemeal investment in technology and listening to their internal functional experts rather than the voice of the customer, will fail to grow and increase their competitive advantage, according to a new global report by EY.
Pikom Leadership Summit looks at breaching new frontiers
Pikom has announced that its annual Pikom Leadership Summit will take place Sept 17 at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral.
For CXOs, all roads lead to tablets & smartphones: Frost & Sullivan
One third of CXO respondents looking to replace their laptop with a tablet Apple iOS most preferred mobile OS for a future tablet (64%), followed by Android (22%) and Windows (11%).
Big data analytics form new formula for leading CFOs
IBM Malaysia's chief financial officer (CFO) Wong Chiun Chiek believes that if CFOs want to keep their role as lead counselor to the chief executive officer on business strategy, leveraging big data and analytics is key.
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Big data benefits recognised in Asia but potential untapped: EIU study
Corporations across Asia have had limited success in implementing big data practices, with only a third saying that they are in an advanced stage of implementation and more than half saying they have made little or no progress, according to a new survey released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
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