Thu.Mar 21, 2019

Backstage Pass: Three Key Takeaways From The 2019 RSA Conference Without Hitting the Expo Floor

Forrester IT

Every year the RSA Conference provides an opportunity to attend a few keynotes and get together with friends, old and new, to discuss trends we’re seeing in the market.

Top 4 Data and Analytics Trends for Midsize Enterprises


Data and analytics can deliver profound benefits to midsize enterprises (MSEs), and are becoming critical for differentiation and even long-term survival. MSE farming operations can drastically improve productivity, growth and margins by using analytics disruptively. Farmers can increase their ability to farm exponentially higher acreage with the same number of employees (or fewer). Video analytics and visualizations enable retailers to understand shopper profiles and shopping traffic patterns.

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Getting on the S/4 Bandwagon (or not)

Forrester IT

Historically SAP has not been as renowned for innovation as some of their pure-SaaS competitors like Salesforce.

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100 Percent Of Small Businesses Go Out Of Business One Nanosecond After the Simplest of Cyberattacks


I just read another scary marketing email. This one from one of my favorite firms. I love Cisco. They have done more for America and our way of life that most others. They are creators and innovators and I am honored to have interacted with them through the years. But their marketing team has fallen […]. CTO Cyber Security News

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

How To Build A Better (Digital) Mousetrap

Forrester IT

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” ” While Ralph Waldo Emerson may not have said these exact words, the principles remain as true as ever today.

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FinOps Foundation Lays Out Cloud Spending Leadership Roadmap

Information Week

Education and information sharing among peers may help the market be more fiscally efficient about cloud migration

Close the Tech Skills Gap by Learning In-Demand Tech Skills | Infographic

Linux Academy

With in-demand tech skills being searched for every day across not only the tech industry but every industry, it’s the perfect time to develop your tech skills and fast-track your career!

The end-game of AI-based assistants is becoming everyone’s assistant for everything

Trends in the Living Networks

I was recently interviewed for an interesting article in CEO Magazine titled Virtual PAs: Are they the ideal helpers for today’s business elite? The article delves into the emerging range of AI-based virtual assistants such as and Evie as well as related offerings such as personalized chatbots.

AI's Purpose Should be to Build a More Human Experience

Information Week

Using new technologies and building products with a clear purpose in mind can help organizations connect with users in a way that is more human and more useful


The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Business Agility in the Cloud | Maximizing Business Value with AWS

Linux Academy

In the previous article in this series, I discussed the value proposition of cloud computing and also highlighted some of the benefits of the variable pricing model. Let’s now discuss business agility in the cloud. Business Agility in the Cloud. Business agility is one of the most important activities that a healthy business must do in order to continue to grow and innovate is to scope, prioritize, and to take on new initiatives.

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Amazon’s Haven Is An Incubator, Not A Disruptor

Forrester IT

Haven, the recently named joint venture of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase, has officially emerged from the shadows with a public persona, giving industry pundits new details about the company’s ambitions and intended trajectory within healthcare.

Three “X” Factors of Running Digital IT Organization

Future of CIO

Digital means the increasing pace of changes, fierce competitions, and continuous disruptions. The IT ability to change and speed of changes can make or break the company’s digital transformation.

Five Pillars of Strategic Board

Future of CIO

Businesses today are operated in a more volatile, uncertain, ambiguous and globally distributed world. You have to scan the external environment and make sure that you’re seeing patterns and trends that are going to have an impact on your company’s ability to continue to thrive and grow.

Schema Evolution Patterns

Speaker: Alex Rasmussen, CEO, Bits on Disk

If you want to make your development team squirm, ask them about database schema changes or API versioning. Most development teams struggle with changing database schemas and updating API versions without breaking existing code. Alex Rasmussen is an expert in helping teams through these struggles. His talk will examine database schema changes and API versioning as two instances of schema evolution: how your systems respond when the structure of your structured data changes.

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 3/22/2019

Future of CIO

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing. The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.8 million page views with 5500+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc.

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