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Change is the only constant in the digital age, says GE CFO

This week, SearchCIO was at the MIT CFO Summit. In Searchlight, Associate Site Editor Brian Holak writes about General Electric Company SVP and CFO Jeff Bornstein’s advice on how embracing change helps build successful business leaders. Also in Searchlight: Facebook and Google ban fake news; Samsung to acquire Harman International Industries.

MIT Media Lab’s Scalable Cooperation Group is working on a project titled Moral Machine, a crowdsourcing platform that aims to get people talking about machine ethics. Senior News Write Nicole Laskowski talked with Edmond Awad and Sohan Dsouza, research assistants who developed the site in June, to find out more about the project.

In this Q&A, academic, author and analytics expert Tom Davenport briefs CIOs on how to get started on artificial intelligence, the technology that topped Gartner’s list of top 10 technology trends for 2017.

Contributor Mary K. Pratt talked to Brad Hardin, global CTO of construction and engineering company Black & Veatch, to find out how the company deployed Microsoft HoloLens to bridge the geographical gap between its employees and job sites spread across the world.

Todd Kimbriel, State of Texas CIO, knows that legacy IT systems can be a barrier to innovation, but 58% of the State’s 4,130 business applications are legacy systems. Pratt talked to Kimbriel to learn about his game plan for remedying the situation.

In our updated Essential Guide on IT metrics, learn about the need for a “metrics-driven pipeline” for developers, ways to measure cloud ROI and tips to overcome cloud performance issues.

In this GRC news roundup on our SearchCompliance site, read about the future of Dodd-Frank compliance regulations and how tech companies like Twitter, Facebook and Google are urging President-elect Trump to back encryption and cut down on online government surveillance.

Please follow @SearchCIO, @SearchCIOSMB and @ITCompliance to get updates on new stories throughout the week.