ISG Announces New Podcast Series Examining Changing World of Digital Business

Apr 24, 2019

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STAMFORD, Conn.-- Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, today announced a new podcast series that examines the many ways digital technology is transforming the world of business.

Through interviews with leading tech visionaries, subject-matter experts and industry analysts, the ISG Smartalks™ series will examine the impact on business of today's most challenging issues and disruptive technologies. Topics will include artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, cybersecurity, the future of work, the rise of Agile and DevOps, the platform economy, fostering innovation, and 5G networking, among others.

"We are proud to introduce our ISG Smartalks podcast series, designed to inform, educate and inspire our clients, colleagues and the broader industry with insights on the latest market trends, forecasts and applications of digital technology in business today," said Laura Mersinger, global leader of digital, product and field marketing for ISG. "Not only is digital technology transforming the way work gets done, it is changing how people connect and interact with brands. New applications are leading to growing efficiencies and new growth opportunities for businesses in every sector."

ISG is introducing its ISG Smartalks podcast series at time when interest in podcasts is exploding. According to a recent study, more than half of Americans have listened to a podcast, the first time the audience has passed 50 percent of the population over the age of 12. One-third, or 90 million, have listened to a podcast in the last month. Globally, the number of podcast series has grown nearly 30 percent – from 550,000 to more than 700,000 – in the last nine months.

The series kicks off with two episodes that take an in-depth look at the future of sourcing. Episode one, Sourcing in a Digital World, is hosted by Steve Hall, partner and president of ISG, and Barry Matthews, managing partner, ISG North Europe, who discuss the changing face of sourcing in the digital world and how the industry has had to adapt to automation, cloud computing and other digital technology, as well as to more fluid and complex provider and partner ecosystems.

Episode two, Technology Contracting in a Digital World – A Legal Perspective, features a conversation with Kit Burden of law firm DLA Piper on the changing legal and contracting aspects of sourcing in the digital age.

The ISG Smartalks podcast series is available on the ISG website, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Player FM, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and YouTube. Other popular podcast platforms will be added in the future.

About ISG

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including more than 70 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry's most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit

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