28 days ago

Observations on NRF 2018. Making Retail Great Again

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show attracted tens of thousands of attendees . Far from resigning themselves to conquest by market places they are determined to make the right investments to thrive and survive. Three years ago we found retail CIO…

1 month, 21 days ago

Drive More Impact From Data And Analytics With Insights Storytelling

We said this a year ago, but alas, we have to say it again. There’s a big insights-to-actions gap out there.  Firms continue to invest in data, people, and technology, but in 2017, data and analytics pros reported basing fewer business decisions on dat…

2 months, 17 days ago

Forrester Data Infographic: Who’s Driving AI Adoption In The Enterprise?

There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) and its underlying technology building blocks are top of mind for enterprises today. But who’s driving this change and its adoption within their organizations? On the surface, it may appear that AI is …

3 months, 2 days ago

AI Will Change Organizations From Within

Over the past year I’ve spoken formally and informally with hundreds of companies about their AI initiatives. The biggest AH-HA moment comes when these companies realize the difference between implementing traditional technology and applying anal…

3 months, 10 days ago

Data Engineers Will Be More Important Than Data Scientists

Does it seem like the ability to find, hire and retain data scientists is a losing battle? Is spending $500K+ per year for a Data Scientist worth it? What is a data scientist anyway? Those a real questions and are the markers that how you are supportin…

3 months, 14 days ago

Predictions 2018: AI Hard Fact – Treat It Like A Plug-And-Play Panacea and Fail

Look right, look left, you’ll see a fellow CIO contemplating their AI move. Failing to act is not an option in most organizations. However, as enterprises are kicking off their AI pilots or seeing early results, the honeymoon is over as enterprises tha…

3 months, 20 days ago

Everything you wanted to know about SAP Leonardo but were afraid to ask

Large enterprise software vendors seem to be enamoured with using the names of historical figures or literary characters as brand names. Unfortunately, this is really confusing for the buyers, since the vendors apply these branding names differently. F…

4 months, 10 days ago

Help Wanted: Data Innovation For The Data Economy

Thomas Edison once said, “The value of an idea is in the using of it.”  Today (many of) those “ideas” are data and the insights derived from them, and it remains true that their value is in how they are used. Simply put, data + use = value. Insights-driven companies use these data-derived insights in […]

4 months, 17 days ago

A New Age For Smart Cities: Q&A

Last week I presented a webinar “A New Age for Smart Cities” as part of Philips’ Lighting University. Many cities have invested in new lighting initiatives replacing traditional lights with LED solutions including remote management capabilities.  But the talk last week stressed the need for these initiatives to be part of a broader strategy.  It […]

5 months, 15 days ago

Forrester’s Privacy And Security Forum Brings Diverse Experts To Devious Challenges

Well, the privacy hits keep coming: another breach, more than a hundred million people affected, untold losses for another company and its customers. Next week, September 14-15 in Washington DC, Forrester is gathering experts in cybersecurity, privacy, customer experience, regulatory compliance, identity management, personalization, and a range of other related topics to bring clarity to […]

6 months, 15 days ago

Move Big Data To The Public Cloud With An Insight PaaS

In five years you’ll be using Insight PaaS for big data in the public cloud. On-premise won’t be an option. Here is why. Cloud Is The Hottest Market For Big Data Technology The shift to the cloud for big data is on. In fact, global spending on big data solutions via cloud subscriptions will grow […]