Chief transformation officer: revolutionary or functionary?

Some are visionaries, others project managers, the newest role in the C-suite is all about change

Old-school industries take a lead from platforms

Established firms with real assets are looking to steal the disruptors’ clothes

Transformation: it’s all about competence

Identifying strengths and augmenting them is key to a business’s ability to change

Keeping stakeholders onside during business change

People often feel uncomfortable with constant change – so it’s vitally important to keep stakeholders onside when a business needs to transform and reinvent itself

Handling disruptive technologies

Newcomers with innovative technologies can steal markets and leave established companies high and dry, so executives must be forward-thinking and ready to change course, as Charles Orton-Jones reports

Computers are smarter than lawyers after all

The implications of smart computer technology for lawyers and their clients are far-reaching, as Andrew Haslam reports

From ‘electro fag’ to e-cigarette

Invented less than a decade ago, “vaping” now has its own high street retailers and even a TV channel, as Josh Sims report

Regulators boost competition

New technology and the entry of non-traditional players promise a more innovative payments industry. But regulators must ensure that the interests of consumers and businesses are properly safeguarded in this period of profound change, writes Geoff Nairn