Digital innovation transcends roles, requires unique skills mashup

Just over a year ago, I pre-ordered "stickers" that serve as location beacons. After a few delays, I received them in the mail yesterday along with a handwritten note from Estimote CEO Jakub Krzych. The tiny beacons are designed to make unintelligent things... "intelligent" - to allow them to sense … Read More»

Data, Analytics, & Algorithms: Bedrocks of Future Organizations

Billions of decisions are being made in organizations as you're reading this blog post; Strategic decisions. Hiring decisions. Purchasing decisions. Technology decisions. The cumulative impact of today's decisions will impact the success of organizations in the coming weeks, months, years, and … Read More»

Beware the danger of false precision and over expectations

We are living in an era of of titanic shifts; an era where significant changes happen in comparatively short amounts of time. 10 years ago, smartphones didn't exist. Now we can't live without them. Companies like Slack and Uber have gone from pre-existent to multi-billion dollar valuations in less … Read More»

Technology assuming role of the enterprise subconscious

Nobel Prize winner, psychologist, an behavioral economist Daniel Kahneman has dedicated much of his 50+ year career to studying human judgement and decision making. In his best selling book "Thinking Fast and Slow", he describes two primary systems of thinking - figuratively named "System 1" and … Read More»

Rich Communication and its Impact on the Enterprise

The year was 1996. I had just signed up for Hotmail - a free email service. I had recently been introduced to email - something I rarely used, but was increasingly relying on it, especially to communicate with friends who were far away. But Hotmail was amazing. It was free (we take this for … Read More»

Geppetto 2.0: Democratizing the ability to bring things to life

One of the most recognizable stories on the planet, and certainly in Italian history, is the story of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It is one of the most re-used, re-purposed, revised, and re-distributed stories in modern history. The 1940 Disney version has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. … Read More»

What Business Are You In? Are you sure?

As we draw towards the close of 2014 and look ahead to a new year, it's a time of reflection, evaluation, and goal setting for many people. Performance reviews (if you're still doing it the old way), finalizing budgets, and making plans for the next 357 days (until the holiday season rolls around … Read More»

Considering New Mandates for IT leadership #CIO

This week, I a appeared as a guest on the Intel Transform IT show. The host, Charles Araujo is the CEO of the IT Transformation Institute, and author of "The Quantum Age of IT". Charles invited me to speak for a few minutes about my views of the Future of IT. In the 20 minute conversation … Read More»

Digital Identity , Predictive Analytics, and Context at Center of Digital Transformation

Last week, I had the privilege to spend some time discussing some of the most important topics facing organizations today with Vala Afshar, Michael Krigsman, and Mitch Lieberman. During the course of the conversation, we riffed on what digital even means, the intersection between the digital … Read More»