IBM recently released its 2015 C-suite study, which surveyed 5,000+ C-suite leaders from 21 industries and 70 countries. It emphasizes the same dominant theme we heard in the hundreds of c-level interviews we conducted this year—an obsession with disruption. We share some of the related issues—and specific quotes—from our own 2015 conversations that relate to and reinforce the findings in IBM’s newest study.
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EO (Entrepreneurs Organization), The Boston Club, The Commonwealth Institute, Boston Chamber of Commerce. Jane is also actively involved and on the boards of several non-profit organizations.
Jane has a BA from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and an MS from Boston University.
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