Tue.Jul 16, 2019

How to deal with cloud complexity

David Linthicum

Cloud complexity is the number one reason enterprises experience failures with cloud. Cloud-based platforms become complex due to an excess of heterogeneity and fewer common services. The end result is negative cloud computing value.

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Know Your Digital Leadership Style and When to Adapt It


CIOs wanting a master class in situational leadership should look no further than the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the movie Star Wars: A New Hope. With Luke Skywalker Obi-Wan acts the mentor, with Storm Troopers the ignorable old man and with Darth Vader the Jedi Master.

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You Need A Design System — Here’s Why

Forrester IT

A recent study on design maturity from InVision revealed something really interesting: that design team size is not predictive of a design team’s maturity. That is, it’s possible to dedicate a lot of headcount to design but still see limited benefits on business outcomes.

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How can attackers abuse artificial intelligence?


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.

Value For Customers: The New Frontier For CX Professionals

Forrester IT

Most firms love to talk about the value of customers but don’t get value for customers right. That’s ironic because customers that get value create business value in return by increasing profitability and market share. Academia has written about value for customer for decades.


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One Medical Bridges Digital And Physical Experiences In – And Outside – The Doctor’s Office

Forrester IT

One out of two US consumers encountered some type of setback or frustration with their healthcare.[i] i] While that captures just one moment in time of consumer’s dissatisfaction with the patient experience it’s safe to say that this has been the norm for years. The patient experience is broken. There’s a silver lining though. The critical […]. age of the customer

Anatomy of an enterprise-scale AI strategy


Read Maria Korolov takes a look at how organizations can develop a holistic AI strategy honed for business results on CIO : When it comes to AI, companies typically test the waters proof of concepts or small-scale use cases, taking advantage of vendor offerings, such as new features in their existing SaaS platforms. If things go […].

Customer-Led Automation Changes the Service Game

Information Week

Customer self-service is ready to take the next step toward customer-led service, where enterprises are supporting requests from bots as often as from people

Google’s new ‘data echoing’ technique speeds up AI training


AI accelerator hardware like Google’s Tensor Processing Units and Intel’s Nervana Neural Network Processor promise to speed up AI model training, but because of the way the chips are architected, earlier stages of the training pipeline (like data preprocessing) don’t benefit from the boosts. That’s why scientists at Google Brain, Google’s AI research division, propose […]. News Google

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.

Seven Ways Boards Can Support and Drive Innovation

Trends in the Living Networks

I wrote an article for the most recent issue of Company Director magazine on seven ways boards can support and drive innovation. The slightly edited final version is on the Company Director website. The full original text is below. How Boards Can Support and Drive Innovation.

Ford-VW alliance expands to include autonomous and electric vehicles


On a widely anticipated move, Ford and Volkswagen announced Friday their plan to expand their seven-month-old alliance to include autonomous and electric vehicles. As part of the deal, VW will invest a whopping $2.6 billion in Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle startup based in Pittsburgh that practically no one had heard of until Ford’s own eye-popping […].


What the FTC’s $5 billion fine really means for Facebook | TECH(feed)

Network World

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission hit Facebook with a $5 billion fine for mishandling user data. The fine comes after the FTC’s investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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To prepare today’s workforce for AI, they must understand it’s not a threat


Read why Alex Adamopoulos says that employees should understand that artificial intelligence use is not a threat on The Next Web : For countless businesses across all industries and around the world, AI is dominating mindshare to impossible-to-ignore levels. It’s all entrepreneurs and business leaders can talk about: What does a future with AI look […].

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.

How to Deliver Retail Sales Training to Remote Employees


Remote working has become one of the biggest trends in the workplace. While a couple of decades back it would have been an inconvenience to have employees working remotely, now it has been normalized to an extent where companies offer work from home options to employees upfront for better productivity. In fact, 3.9 million Americans work from home at least half the time! Technology has made it possible to coordinate and be in sync with a decentralized workforce so that nothing goes amiss.

ChefDK Install: What you need to know

Linux Academy

Installing ChefDK(Chef Development Kit) isn’t too complicated, but there are a few things to watch out for. We’re going to run through a simple install here real quick, to help keep you from hitting the potholes that trip people up sometimes. Download ChefDK. Before a ChefDK install, there’s got to be a download, and you can download ChefDK here.

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AWS Summit Focuses on Smoother Integrations

Information Week

Amazon touts ease of using custom code on its platform and the acceleration of the speed of execution in the development cycle

It's the Autonomy, Stupid!

Phil Windley

Summary: The core value proposition of decentralization is autonomy. Without freedom to choose we can't build a thriving digital ecosystem that is as rich and full as the physical world we inhabit.

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

Why is implementing new frameworks, from SCRUM to self-organized teams, so much harder than understanding them? Roy Osherove has the solution. Tune in and learn to recognize what state your team is in, to support them accordingly, and to help them adopt the best practices given where they are today.

How the Tech Revolution Transformed the Mortgage Market


Information Technology Blog - - How the Tech Revolution Transformed the Mortgage Market - Information Technology Blog. Everything tech touches, it makes smarter.

ChefDK Install: What you need to know

Linux Academy

Installing ChefDK(Chef Development Kit) isn’t too complicated, but there are a few things to watch out for. We’re going to run through a simple install here real quick, to help keep you from hitting the potholes that trip people up sometimes. Download ChefDK. Before a ChefDK install, there’s got to be a download, and you can download ChefDK here.

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The “Shapes and Colors” Mislead Progressive Digital Transformation

Future of CIO

Nowadays change is unavoidable and disruption is inevitable. The multidimensional digital transformation provides impressive advantages in terms of the speed of delivering business solutions and the ability to adapt to changes.

Will cognitive networks enable better conversations in the future?

Spearline Testing

The increasing complexity of networking environments. Network managers face the challenge of managing increasingly complex networking environments.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Constructive Criticism in the Boardroom

Future of CIO

The true critical thinking and constructive criticism are very important for the business’s improvement continuum. The corporate board plays a crucial role in overseeing business strategy and driving business transformation. Criticism shows portrayal of ideas, concerns, directions, and attitudes.

The Monthly “100 IT Charms” Book Tuning: Running IT as Digital Differentiator July 2019

Future of CIO

The purpose of the book “ 100 IT Charms: Running Versatile IT to get Digital Ready“ is to articulate different flavors of digital IT organizations and brainstorm the best and next practices for running highly innovative and high-performance IT.

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