12 episodes

The ISG Smartalks Podcast delivers technology and sourcing insights from the thought leaders at ISG. In this series we bring together external and internal experts to discuss the ways in which technology is transforming the world of business. Our aim is to simplify the themes and educate and inspire our listeners. ISG is a leading global technology research and advisory firm that is committed to helping organizations achieve operational excellence and faster growth.

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The ISG Smartalks Podcast delivers technology and sourcing insights from the thought leaders at ISG. In this series we bring together external and internal experts to discuss the ways in which technology is transforming the world of business. Our aim is to simplify the themes and educate and inspire our listeners. ISG is a leading global technology research and advisory firm that is committed to helping organizations achieve operational excellence and faster growth.

    12: Ecosystems, Partners and Platforms

    12: Ecosystems, Partners and Platforms

    Sourcing has come a long way since the days of large-scale, single-supplier deals. Back in the ‘90s, it was the norm for companies to hand over the management of IT or other business processes to a single service provider, often for 10 or more years.

    Lois Coatney, Partner & President at ISG, joins Barry in the latest edition of the ISG Smartalks™ podcast to discuss the challenges surrounding the new sourcing paradigm of ecosystems, partners and platforms.

    • 47 min
    11. Digital Leaders - with Dan Hushon, CTO, DXC Technology

    11. Digital Leaders - with Dan Hushon, CTO, DXC Technology

    Digital technologies are transforming the way enterprises operate, so it should come as no surprise that the role of the digital leader also is undergoing great change.

    Barry speaks to Dan about what it takes to be a leader in the digital world, exploring how the modern technology executive needs to be fluent in both business and technology – or, as Dan describes it, be “double-deep.”

    Join Barry and Dan as they discuss these issues, along with the top five technology themes.

    • 46 min
    10: Celebrating Technology in all its Guises

    10: Celebrating Technology in all its Guises

    Join us for a look back on the themes and concepts covered in this year’s ISG Smartalks™ podcast series.

    Join Barry Matthews and his guests Eleanor and Bryn on their journey through the episodes as they discuss the technologies that have had the biggest personal and professional influence, those that promised much but delivered little and those that they believe will have the greatest effect on business over the next 10 years, along with favorite technology gadgets and heroes.

    • 41 min
    9: Blockchain – Disrupter or Distracter?

    9: Blockchain – Disrupter or Distracter?

    Some believe Blockchain is an example of technology that’s promised much and delivered little. Others think it will have a far-reaching impact on every aspect of our lives, much the same way the internet has.

    Barry gets together this week with two eminent blockchain thought-leaders, Alex Manders of ISG and Muneeb Shah of Wipro, for the latest episode of the ISG Smartalks podcast. Together they define blockchain for the uninitiated and explore how it underpins the existence of cryptocurrencies

    • 46 min
    8: Expert Views from Automation’s Front Lines

    8: Expert Views from Automation’s Front Lines

    n this episode of the ISG Smartalks™ podcast, we look back at ISG’s Automation Summit London (11-12 September). Barry Matthews catches up with four leading automation experts at the conference to find out their thoughts on the current state of technology and how they see automation impacting business over the next decade.

    • 43 min
    7: The Sourcing Industry – Past, Present and Future

    7: The Sourcing Industry – Past, Present and Future

    Stanton Jones, Director and Principal Analyst at ISG Research, has drawn a wealth of insight from the ISG Index™ during his time with the firm. In this episode of the ISG Smartalks™ podcast, he talks with Barry Matthews about the dramatic changes he’s observed in the sourcing industry over the past two decades.

    They discuss the profound changes to the typical size and length of outsourcing deals and much more.

    • 36 min

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