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How IT in the Age of Digital Transformation Is Like the Space Race By Susan Cole Next month will mark the 47th anniversary of Apollo 13. The film that recounts the story is a favorite of mine, probably because it so masterfully captures the incredible suspense, fear, and hope felt by people everywhere, that I personally recall very well. I also know how an organization’s digital transformation can generate similar reactions! Apollo 13 was likely a casualty of the space program’s incredibly aggressive schedule. NASA, with U.S. political and military leaders, was motivated by competition from the U.S.S.R. and fear of the potential consequences of not being first. Urgency often overruled caution. A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. “First” is a competitive imperative in business, too, creating an urgency around digital innovation. But unlike the sp... (more)

Digital Thinking: Learning from the Best | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

How Digital Thinking Separates Retail Leaders from Laggards George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, once said, "You can't do it unless you can imagine it." In our latest research on the future state of work in the retail sector, we find many industry executives struggling to imagine where the future is leading them and their organizations, not to mention the role digital technologies will play along the way. Traditional retailers are challenged by rapidly emerging new business models, such as Amazon Go and Facebook's launch of its digital commerce platform, Marketplace. Moreover, pioneering companies in the sharing economy (i.e., Uber) are expanding from their initial markets into areas such as food delivery, while insurgent retailers, such as Sun Basket, are combining digital and social media platforms, mobile apps and massive volumes of new data to encroach on retail... (more)

Doctrines and Strategies for a Digital Age | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Technologies help us deliver on a business strategy.  Without a strategy, there is no rationale for deploying technologies.  In addition, there is no rationale for digital transformation, unless there is a need for business transformation.  If you believe this as we do, then strategy development will be a priority.  Strategies, however, are developed under the guidance of a doctrine.  The purpose of a doctrine is to create a high level understanding of what we we want to achieve with our strategy, and the concepts that must be employed to achieve it. An organization's doctrine will guide strategy development, and the tactics needed to achieve a goal. An example of a doctrine is, "We will be a fast follower, and excel at quickly manufacturing and delivering popular fashions." With this doctrine, the company can now develop strategies that align with the doctrine. Man... (more)

Ongoing #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo #Agile #CIO #IoT #AI #ML #DL

Systems of Innovation for Ongoing Digital Transformation Information technology (IT) advances are transforming the way we innovate in business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status-quo. It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and threats are emerging, like never before. So, how are savvy chief information officers (CIOs) leading this transition? Back in 2015, the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a market study that included the findings from over 1,800 CIO interviews from around the globe. The resulting insights are worthy of revisiting today, as we consider the digital business transformation outlook in 2017. Introduction to the Torchbearer CIO CIOs realize the barriers between formerly distinct industries are collapsing, as organizations in one sector apply their expertise to others ... (more)

IoT Agility | @ThingsExpo @Nfrastructure #IoT #M2M #IoE #AI #ML #BigData

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Achieving Speed and Agility in the Internet of Everything The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions within your organization. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Michael Martin is CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, a leading provider of enterprise technology services and solutions. With fifteen years of industry experience, he specializes... (more)

To Bot, or Not to Bot | @ThingsExpo #AI #IoT #M2M #MachineLearning

I developed a bot.  Last weekend I opened the website https://rundexter.com/bot and developed a bot, which I then integrated with Twilio for messaging.  I named it BeccaBot after our daughter.  Just to be clear, her name is Becca, not Bot. It was a bot designed purely to freak-out our daughter.  It was highly successful.  Here are some things I learned. You tell the bot to look for specific words or even phrases and then act upon them in specified ways.  You can answer with text, or a website link, or an image, etc.  You can ask for a name, and program the bot to remember the name. For example: User: Hello Bot: Hi, what's your name? User: Becca Bot: Hello Becca! Bot: I've been reading your Facebook page and see you were in Seattle recently with Claire. That last part I added just to freak-out my daughter - a father's prerogative. The bot was not programmed ... (more)

[slides] #DevOps Agility | @DevOpsSummit @SungardAS #AI #Monitoring

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here DevOps Agility in the Evolving Cloud Services Landscape Whether they're located in a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment, cloud technologies are constantly evolving. While the innovation is exciting, the end mission of delivering business value and rapidly producing incremental product features is paramount. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Kiran Chitturi, CTO Architect at Sungard AS, discussed DevOps culture, its evolution of frameworks and technologies, and how it is achieving maturity. He also covered various styles and stacks in DevOps with examples and live demos - on AWS using tools/techniques for continuous integration, configuration management and delivery orchestration. Come prepared to have some fun and walk away with ideas to leverage and /o... (more)

Azure for #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo @Azure #IoT #AI #ML #DL

Cloud platforms like Azure provide the best options for organizations in their digital transformation. Most organizations have multiple combination of environment needs. Provisioning on time is always a challenge. Manual operations are prone to error and delays. Difficult to size production like Environments due to resource constraints, this means most NFR (Non Functional Requirements) are not tested with the correct load and perspective. Unable to innovate on new initiatives like blockchain, cognitive services, machine learning due to lack of platform components. Unable to manage the CAPEX and charge back on environments to specific teams and project budgets skewed due to environment costs Lack of test environments resulting in a slower software development life cycle Innovation Labs on Cloud In today's context, organizations adopt a build versus buy approach based ... (more)

[video] @RackNgo's #DevOps and Hybrid Cloud | @CloudExpo #CD #ML #SDN

"RackN is a software company and we take how a hybrid infrastructure scenario, which consists of clouds, virtualization, traditional data center technologies - how to make them all work together seamlessly from an operational perspective," stated Dan Choquette, Founder of RackN, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, and is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York  (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention ... (more)

FinTech @CloudExpo | #AI #ML #DL #FinTech #Blockchain #MachineLearning

Financial Technology - or FinTech - Is Now Part of the @CloudExpo Program! Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track. Financial enterprises in New York City, London, Singapore, and other world financial capitals are embracing a new generation of smart, automated FinTech that eliminates many cumbersome, slow, and expensive intermediate processes from their businesses. FinTech brings efficiency as well as the ability to deliver new services and a much improved customer experience throughout the global financial services industry. FinTech is a natural fit with cloud computing, as new services are quickly developed, deployed, and scaled on p... (more)

[video] @Addteq's #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @Atlassian #SDN #Docker

"We provide DevOps solutions. We also partner with some key players in the DevOps space and we use the technology that we partner with to engineer custom solutions for different organizations," stated Himanshu Chhetri, CTO of Addteq, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, and is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York  (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here The wide... (more)