Qualcomm’s Mollenkopf on Its Anti-Trust Battle and the Rise of 5G: CEO Daily

Good morning. Two years ago, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf came to Brainstorm Tech in Aspen in the midst of a bruising IP battle with Apple, and confidently predicted it would be settled. It finally was, in April, causing the company’s stock to soar. Yesterday, Mollenkopf was back, and discussing another challenge—a ruling that the company’s […]

Tech Bosses Weigh the Costs and Challenges of A.I.: CEO Daily

Good morning. A.I. was a top topic at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech in Aspen on Tuesday, with executives both highlighting the seismic opportunities and also identifying issues that are slowing its adoption. Intel CEO Bob Swan was on hand, and I had the opportunity to moderate a fascinating off-the-record lunch conversation with him and a dozen […]

CEOs Pledge Privacy, While Consumers Weigh the Trade-Offs: CEO Daily

Good morning, This is Katherine Dunn in London, filling in for Alan. On Day 1 of Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen yesterday, the same word—somewhat unsurprisingly—cropped up again and again: “privacy.” As consumers have invited technology deeper into their homes and handed over samples of their DNA, companies are rushing to reassure clients that privacy […]

Taking Credit From China – CEO Daily

“The West still hasn’t understood how profoundly China’s rise has changed the international financial system,” professor and economist Christoph Trebesch told Germany’s Spiegel in an interview following the release of a new report on China’s “hidden debt,” which Trebesch co-authored at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. According to the report, the amount of […]

Accenture’s New CEO Takes On Digital Disruption, and Diversity: CEO Daily

Good morning. Accenture yesterday named Julie Sweet as the new CEO of the global consulting giant—replacing Pierre Nanterme, who died in January. Sweet is near the epicenter of the two trends that CEO Daily follows most closely: the digital transformation of business, and the changing nature of corporate leadership. On the first, as head of […]

Digital Transformation Drives Strategy: CEO Daily

Good morning. Tom Siebel, CEO of C3.ai, has seen his share of business disruption. The 66-year-old billionaire and serial entrepreneur has been riding technology waves—up and down—for nearly four decades. So I took notice when I read the following in his new book, Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction, which […]

Feedback on Nike and Kaepernick: CEO Daily

Good morning. CEO Daily was dark Friday, so I’m breaking precedent and using Monday for reader feedback. My July 3rd post on Nike generated plenty. I’m happy to report that most of it was civil, suggesting CEO Daily readers can still have a thoughtful debate about such polarizing issues. First, Nike’s defenders: “I respectfully think […]