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Understand the 4 Common CTO Personas

CEB IT

The chief technology officer (CTO) is one of the least understood and most broad of all C-suite positions. The role is often tasked with pursuing multiple abstract goals such as “ driving innovation ,” “identifying emerging technologies ” or simply “managing IT operations.”

What The Emergence Of Blockchain 5.0 Means For Business Managers And Entrepreneurs

CTOvision

Read Dr. Evan Singh Luthra explain what Blockchain 5.0 mean for businesses on Forbes : Over the last few years, blockchain technology has progressed and penetrated the arena of technology, evolving at a pace faster than most other parallel domains. While the world is occupied with bigger players like Facebook getting involved in cryptocurrency, companies […].

How IT Success Metrics Are Changing

Information Week

Keeping the lights on isn't enough anymore. In this century, the IT department's goals must align with those of the business

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Yet More DevOps Trends (2020)

Forrester IT

So, we issued our 2020 DevOps predictions. We were limited in number and format and there were a lot of great ideas. Here are some of the additional trends Forrester is tracking in DevOps for 2020: The end of plan/build/run and stage gates.

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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.

I still hate New Year’s cloud predictions, but here are mine

David Linthicum

I’m getting about one a day now, sometimes more. PR people are sharing their client’s deeply profound predictions for cloud computing in 2020, with the hope that I’ll take note. The large majority are along the lines of “Cloud computing will continue to grow in 2020,” or “Machine learning, containers, and serverless computing will still be big in 2020.” Thank you, Captain Obvious, for going out on those limbs.

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OODA Loop Launches A New Series Of Market Based Assessments Aimed At Your Success

CTOvision

Technology driven business transformation is never equal. Some businesses will not grasp the nature of change quick enough. Others will see new opportunities for innovation and will execute in ways that lead to market domination.

MRM Has A Marketing Problem

Forrester IT

In my four years at Forrester, I’ve crossed paths with a lot of three-letter technologies: CDP, DMP, OTT, ITP, and ETP. the list goes on. But MRM, or marketing resource management, has a unique challenge amid this alphabet soup: Marketers rarely call it by its name.

Why SaaS-based AI training will be a game changer

David Linthicum

If you deal with machine learning-based systems, you know all about training data. Data must be formatted correctly and be accurate before it’s loaded into an AI model for the purpose of training the model. Say you’re creating a fraud detection engine using a popular machine learning system in a public cloud. First you create the data set used to train the model: in this case, millions of transactional records with the fraudulent transactions labeled.

Focus on Strategy, Talent and Cost to Win in the Turns

CEB IT

Business leaders will continue to face uncertainty in the future, whether geopolitical, economic, technological or regulatory. This uncertainty, or “turn,” could manifest as changes in customer expectations, a data breach, or a law redefining your product or market. Turns, in one form or another, are guaranteed. But what is not guaranteed is how an organization reacts to and prepares for them. Lead and lean into the forces of change rather than be led by them.

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.

Can Artificial Intelligence Learn to Learn?

CTOvision

Read Jun Wu’s article about how artificial intelligence can learn to learn on Forbes : As businesses integrate Artificial Intelligence into their systems, technology professionals are looking at a new frontier of AI innovation. This is in the area of Meta-Learning.

Tie CX To $ In Your Measurement System

Forrester IT

In a previous post I wrote about why $ is the only CX metric that really matters. So, how do you make it the centerpiece of your CX measurement program? The basic principle is about as simple and compelling as it gets.

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Maximize Your ROI and Cost Savings With Cloud

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the eighth blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. So far in this series, we have covered topics such as the innovation cloud brings , cloud security , and disaster recovery in the cloud.

5 Digital Technology Trends for 2020

CEB IT

Dominos, a leading pizza restaurant chain, wanted to offer its customers the ability to place an order via as many devices and platforms as possible with the use of digital technology. The solution was to create a multiexperience strategy. Customers could order their favorite meal using any device from a phone to a smart speaker, and the order would be trackable via a pizza tracker and delivered via an autonomous vehicle. How consumers interact with brands has evolved over past decades.

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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.

Dealing With Bias in Artificial Intelligence

CTOvision

Read Craig S. Smith’s article about bias in artificial intelligence on Ne Bias is an unavoidable feature of life, the result of the necessarily limited view of the world that any single person or group can achieve.

FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

Nike Just Does It First, the age of the customer shifted power away from institutions to individuals, drastically reducing the control companies had over their own brands. Then came Amazon.

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Improving Your Product Marketing Alignment

Fountainhead

Product Marketing is a highly-networked function with multiple internal touchpoints that need to be actively developed and curated In the tech/software world, I’m often asked how best to scale the Product Marketing function and how to make it a highly performing function in a growing organization. Really great product marketers are masters of understanding the problems their products solve, positioning those products, identifying ideal buyers and personas, and knowing the overall market.

WVD Life Cycle Management Remove Published Remote Apps with PowerShell

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. WVD life cycle management is essential for many IT Pros and decision-makers. In this post, we would be able to see how to remove published remote apps with PowerShell.

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.

6 Emerging AI And Machine Learning Trends To Watch In 2020

CTOvision

This news shouldn’t surprise you: the market for artificial intelligence solutions continues to grow at a fast clip and represents tens of billions of dollars in revenue. Case in point: a report by research firm IDC in September said global spending for AI systems will reach $97.9 billion in 2023, a staggering increase from the projected […].

Who Else Has $26 Billion To Spare?

Forrester IT

Charles Schwab is in advanced talks to buy TD Ameritrade for $26 billion, creating a brokerage with more than $5 trillion in combined assets. So far, Wall Street likes the proposed deal, as TD Ameritrade shares are up 15% (on pace for its best day in more than 11 years!)

SCCM Client Installer for MDT

Mick's IT Blog

Recently, I wanted to revisit the process of installing the SCCM client during an MDT task sequence. At first, I tried to use the SCCM PowerShell module to initiate the install. I learned during testing that it does not work if a system is not present in SCCM.

Using Azure Bastion as a Host for VMs

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Microsoft Azure, one of the leading cloud providers, recently launched the preview of a new platform-as-a-service offering called “Azure Bastion”. This service gives a platform for the management and deployment of VMs, meaning you don’t have to keep up a foundation to do this.

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.

10 Emerging Cloud Computing Trends To Watch In 2020

CTOvision

Developments in the cloud industry move at a pace that can be maddening to follow and impossible to predict. But some big-picture trends that will characterize the market for the next year are coming into focus, even if the technologies that ultimately enable them and vendors that drive them seem constantly in flux and vulnerable […].

Enterprise Security Vendors Need An Infusion Of Open Source Culture

Forrester IT

This week, I attended IBM’s fifth annual Security Summit in New York City, an exclusive event for a who’s who of IBM’s security customers.

VeeamON Virtual Conference Nov 20th 2019

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. VeeamON virtual conference is all set to start on Nov 20th, 2019. You can attend this event, depending on the timezone you are from. They have options for ASIA, EUROPE, AMERICA time zones.

Get 25% Off AI Summit NY Passes with Perficient’s Discount Code!

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The AI Summit is coming to New York again December 11-12 at the Javits Center. This 2-day conference is jam packed with exclusive content tailored to help attendees dig deeper into implementation opportunities and the challenges they face in their industries.

Best Practices for Micro-Services Management, Traceability and Visualization

Speaker: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner at Kumulus Technologies

Moving to micro-services, or even working with distributed applications in a traditional environment, brings with it a host of interactions that are often difficult to understand. This session will provide an overview of service mesh, a review of the Istio service mesh itself, and dive into best practices and integration models for integrating the traceability model into a distributed application.