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6th International Symposium and 28th National Conference on Operational Research organized by University of Macedonia and ISeb Lab

The Hellenic Operational Research Society (HELORS) held its 6th International Symposium and 28th National Conference on Operational Research in Thessaloniki-Greece from June 8 to 10, 2017.

Why the Lean Start - Up Changes Everything

Launching a new enterprise - whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start selling as hard as you can. And somewhere in this sequence of events, you’ll probably suffer a fatal setback. The odds are not with you: As new research by Harvard Business School’s Shikhar Ghosh shows, 75% of all start-ups fail.

The digital CIO: How digital technology will change the role of IT leaders

CIOs face both an opportunity and a threat as organisations embrace digital technology.

The rise of cloud computing, social media, mobile technology and data analytics is disrupting existing business models and patterns of employment.

It is raising questions about what role, if any, the CIO will play in digital innovation. Will they be leading the digital revolution, or will they be relegated to running the infrastructure?