Do you know the key characteristics of Pacesetters?



 
 

If you are like me, you are very intrigued with how successful people and companies do things. They are always one step ahead of everyone else! How do they know what to do to be successful?

Pacesetters DefinitionThese successful companies – called Pacesetters – have always intrigued the industry, and the IBM Center for Applied Insights decided to find out how they do it. They surveyed over 1,400 decision-makers in 15 industries across 5 continents to get a current global snapshot of how companies are using key technologies to stay ahead of the pack. They found that Pacesetters are using cloud, analytics, mobile and social to outperform their competitors.

But how do they do this? How do they stay ahead of the fray when so many are using the same technologies?

On August 21st, we’ll reveal the findings during a webcast with the release of the 2014 Business Tech Trends study. In the webcast, we’ll share with you the key characteristics of Pacesetters. In addition, we’ll turn this information into actions and ideas that will help you approach the market more effectively.

Learn more about my webcast in this short video.

Joining me for the webcast will be Ray Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder & Chairman at Constellation Research, Inc., and Susanne Hupfer, Research Lead for the study from the IBM Center for Applied Insights. We’ll also hear from IBM Business Partners Pitney Bowes, Esri, Hootsuite and Fiserv to get their point of view.

I know you will find this webcast to be very informative, and I ask that you join us on August 21! Don’t miss this great opportunity for valuable insight and to discover what it means to be a Pacesetter!


Sandy Carter is IBM General Manager of IBM Ecosystem Development and Social Business Evangelist, responsible for worldwide focus on building ecosystems around key technology areas including cloud, mobile, social, big data and analytics and cognitive computing. The ecosystem, which includes partners, developers, ISVs, entrepreneurs, influencers, academics and venture capitalists, drives approximately one-third of IBM’s revenue and is critical to IBM’s strategy. Connect with Sandy on Twitter: @sandy_carter.

 
 
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