Author Archives: Bill Murphy

CIOs Must Control Their Time

The one thing that we share equally is time.

We all have the same amount of time, and in the last CIO Innovation Forum, I talked about this from you choosing what’s essential.

What’s essential to get done, to accomplish this year in your business so that you get 80% of the results by focusing on what’s essential.

Look at this video down below and you’ll see Warren Buffet and Bill Gates and you’ll see how they approach time. It’s only a minute and a half, but its a stunning possibility of what an outlier does with their time.

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Team Science – Diverse Teams Need a Strong Leader to Succeed


One of my favorite books recently is called The Formula by Albert Lazlo.

He talks about the science of high performance as it relates to teams. He looks at the team science part of high performance teams versus successful teams.

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Extracting the Full Value from Advanced Threat Analytics to Protect Your Network

With all the publicity concerning network breaches and the exposure of client data, you would think hackers would be less successful as organizations get more serious about security. But you would be wrong…

Recent findings issued by Microsoft tell the real story:

  • The median number of days an attacker resides within a network before detection is 146.
  • Over 60% of all network intrusions are the result of compromised user credentials.
  • The average cost of a breach to the typical company is $3.8 million.
  • The total potential cost of cybercrime to the global community is about $500 billion annually.

These findings raise a key question… If corporate giants like Marriott, Target and Anthem can suffer data breaches despite big IT budgets, how can smaller firms like yours expect to do better?

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How the Detroit Pistons Appreciate Fans Using Data Analytics with Chris Pittenturf


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My guest today, Chris Pittenturf, is a Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Analytics at the Detroit Pistons organization.

With nearly 20 years of IT experience, the last 12 leading data initiatives at Palace Sports & Entertainment, Chris Pittenturf has accumulated extensive knowledge in applying cutting edge technology to business objectives. In early 2012 he was tapped by new ownership to lead a newly formed department, Data & Analytics, which centralizes PS&E’s CRM, Market Research and Business Intelligence efforts.

Since that time Palace Sports & Entertainment has become an industry leader in applying a sophisticated CRM platform to sales and service operations, using market research to drive marketing decisions and assist with partnership sales, and leveraging analytics to make informed business decisions with an emphasis on real time information and mobility.

What You Will Learn from this Interview:

  • Lessons he has learned over 10+ years
  • How to listen to what customers say they want, in context and what their behaviors tell you they want
  • Importance of creating custom customer experiences
  • Decisions around Salesforce CRM, Data warehousing, using MicroStrategy as a BI platform
  • Data Decisions that support or contradict cognitive biases
  • Learn from past decisions he wishes he had made sooner

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Making Disease Optional with Microbiome Health + Abundance Thinking and High Performance Leadership: with Naveen Jain

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My guest this week is Naveen Jain, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, with a passion to solve the world’s biggest challenges with innovative technologies.

Naveen is also on the board of Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university with the mission to educate and inspire leaders to address humanity’s grand challenges through innovative technologies.

I recently met him at the Singularity University Global Summit and was impressed with his new venture, Viome. Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of making illness elective by identifying microbial biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and to adjust the microbial imbalance through personalized nutrition.

I invited Naveen to be on my podcast so he could share his vision for exponential technologies and talk about the entrepreneurial mindset you, as a leader, need to have in order to affect your business with innovative efforts.

You will like this episode for three reasons:
1. Naveen and I talk about cutting edge health and wellness
2. If you are an entrepreneur, you will like to be a fly on the wall to learn how a billionaire thinks
3. Learn about “possibility thinking” and how to take advantage of the innovation opportunities when they present themselves
Listen to the interview for Naveen’s insight on benefiting humanity and his philosophy on disrupting major industries.

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