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»

Immersive Experiences: Changing (and extending) Our World

Last month I spent some time with more than 150,000 people from 140 countries at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. There were over 3,600 exhibitors spread out across several venues. I had the privilege to see and speak with many of them. As I drove back home through the California desert, and in the weeks … 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»

The circus known as Dreamforce and the company behind it: A 2014 Retrospective

Over 150,000 registrants, 5,000,000 online streaming views, and well over 1,000,000 meals to help feed the hungry. The stage(s) featured execs from some of the most recognized organizations in the world, a former US Vice President (Al Gore) and Secretary of State (Hillary Rodham Clinton), the poster … 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»

Wearables in the Enterprise: CIO Implications

In my last post, I highlighted the imminent penetration of wearables into society, considering some of the broader implications. In this post, I'd like to narrow in a bit on the topic of wearables in the enterprise, and the implications this will have on the CIO. Currently, CIOs are faced … Read More»