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»

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»

Leveraging the Internet of Everything to Create a Better Customer Experience

The other day I received a letter in the mail. What was in the letter left me feeling depressed. It left me feeling inadequate, unprepared, incapable of mustering the mental and emotional energy to complete it's request. You see it wasn't asking me to do something that I'd never done before. It … Read More»

What if the walls actually COULD speak?

"If these walls could speak..." The phrase invokes wonder and horror, depending on who you are, and what may have happened within the walls in question. Surprisingly, we're now at a place in history where we can envision a time where the walls might actually be able to speak. And the … Read More»

Connection brings Opportunity at Exponential Scale

The kids were sleeping in the backseats as our loaded down Sequoia traversed the winding road over the sheer cliffs that drop down into the vast and rugged Pacific coastline. I asked my wife in a whisper to do a little bit of research for our pending arrival in San Francisco. After punching on her … Read More»