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»

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»

Why Big Data won’t solve your Big Problems

If you follow this blog at all, you know that I work tirelessly trying to piece together tomorrow's technology with the challenges of today to help organizations grow; by creating new value propositions and better customer experiences. The world we live in is being re-architected into an … Read More»

What midsize enterprises can learn from baseball’s small market teams on Opening Day 2014

Welcome to Major League Baseball's Opening Day 2014! You don't care, but I root for two teams: The Dodgers, and the Angels (except when they're playing the Dodgers). There are not too many baseball related things better than Vin Scully's (now broadcasting for his 64th year!) silky smooth voice, … Read More»

Technology innovation creating complex leadership dilemmas

Wearables. Augmented reality. Robotics. Artificial Intelligence. Predictive Analytics. Deep Learning. Genome mapping. The growth of technological progress is outpacing our ability to keep up. Over the last few decades, we've witnessed the dynamics of Moore's Law extend beyond microprocessors to … Read More»

Triumph through the Blizzard: Conquering the unexpected

Last Saturday, my son played in his first flag football game. It was pouring rain. It was cold. It was awesome. Nervous and shivering at first, a little enthusiasm and the kids were loving it. It sparked a later conversation about whether I'd played in rain or snow. It was fun reliving the memories … Read More»