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Data as Experience: A Series

In the past several years, I’ve seen both successful and failed insights initiatives.  Perhaps the first element of failure is what they call these efforts: Reports Executive Reports Reporting A focus on the number of reports Large focus on specific fields in reports, to the exclusion of other elements When I look at elements of […]

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10 Business Intelligence Trends

Tableau published a set of articles on 2019 Business Intelligence Trends. Many are obvious. All are relevant. The rise of explainable AI: Think beyond using AI to using and trusting it Natural language humanizes data: natural conversations will make it easier to gain insights in context Actionable analytics put data in context Data collaboratives amplify […]

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Rebooting Analytics and CAO

I really like a recent article by McKinsey about Rebooting Analytics Leadership and Moving Beyond the Math. Like many, I see a lot of opportunity with data and analytics. I believe insights in context will bring more value to business than any previous iteration of report, self-service reporting, visualization, etc. The combination of AI, API’s, […]

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Oracle OpenWorld: 10 Things You Should Know about Kubernetes

As many of you know, Kubernetes is a hot topic in the cloud world and it’s important to anyone on any cloud platform.  Michael Schildmeijer presented on the topic of Oracle and Kubernetes. But first, a quick definition: Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. It was originally […]

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Oracle OpenWorld: Accelerating Growth in the Cloud Keynote

At OpenWorld 2018, Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle, walked us through success in the cloud with a range of experts. Accelerating growth in the cloud may depend on political, economic and technology factors that companies need to consider as they upgrade to the cloud. Mark Hurd will discuss and lead conversations with geopolitical experts and […]

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OpenWorld: Analytics Roadmap, The Next Generation is Near

Del Clark, Dave Granholm, and Stefan Schmitz spoke on the future of analytics: When information is delivered in the context of a key business role or process, there is immediate understanding. However, it’s more than contextual information—it’s about key performance indicators to manage performance, exploring drivers of performance, and leveraging machine learning to enhance your […]

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OpenWorld: Oracle Cloud Platform Strategy

Today, Oracle Openword kicked off in San Francisco, CA. During one of the first sessions of OpenWorld, Amit Zavery (@azavery), Executive Vice President of Fusion Middleware and PaaS Development, walked us through where Oracle is going with all of their cloud platforms but with a special focus on PaaS. Learn about the strategy and vision for […]

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Gartner IT Expo: Hype to Reality Emerging Cloud Technologies

At Gartner IT Expo, Ephraim Baron spoke about emerging trends: Cloud computing is not a single technology, it’s dozens of them. Understanding how to proceed isn’t simple. In this session, we examine 5 emerging cloud technologies and discuss how to get significant value from them while avoiding false steps. If you’re interested in cloud migration, […]

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Gartner IT Expo: Real Time Data Drives Fanatics Growth

        Amit Jain, Director of BI and Data Visualization at Fanatics, spoke on what they are doing to keep the world’s largest seller of licensed sports merchandise, ahead of the competition.  It means having a technology platform that is as agile as the athletes in the game. Built on AWS and powered by […]

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Gartner IT Expo: Google and Future of Hybrid Cloud

At Gartner IT Expo, Eyal Manor, VP Engineering at Google, walked us through a new Google offering for hybrid cloud. Come learn about Google Cloud’s vision for hybrid cloud. This session will show you how Google Cloud’s Kubernetes & Istio-based Cloud Services Platform will bring the efficiency, speed, and scale of the cloud to you. […]

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Gartner IT Expo: Create Actionable Intelligence

As a partner of ours, MicroStrategy brings some very interesting capabilities which we think adds flexibility and agility. Along with thyssenkrupp Elevator, they showed that off in a session on Creating Actionable Intelligence here at the Gartner IT Expo. thyssenkrupp builds elevators throughout the world across many countries and regions. This brings many challenges in […]

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Gartner IT Expo: Augmented Analytics

Our MicroStrategy and BI Expert Jim Butz spoke at the Gartner IT Expo today on the power of augmented analytics. In short, he pushed that data and insights only matter if you can easily access them and if you have the ability to act on the insight. To that end, your business intelligence (BI) tools must […]

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Gartner IT Expo: Applications 2023, Driving Change in Digital

Dennis Gaughan highlighted that, like everything else, how we think of applications will change dramatically.  They don’t go away but the embedded intelligence and the way we develop them must change to keep up with the pace of change. What’s changing: Changing Markets Every industry is seeing change as they digitally transform Companies that you […]

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Gartner IT Expo: Top Transformative Tech for Life Sciences

At Gartner IT Expo, Michael Shanler focused on what technologies can transform life sciences. In doing so, he called upon a lot of existing research at Gartner including: 2018 Hype Cycle for Life Science Research and Development 2018 Hype Cycle for Life Sciences 2018 Hype Cycle for Digital Care Delivery 2018 Hype Cycle for Real […]

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Gartner IT Expo: Wave Three of Healthcare Consumer Engagement

At Gartner IT Expo, Jeff Cribbs, VP, Analyst, Gartner, gave a session on the third wave of healthcare consumer engagement. Harness a new wave of practices and technology to deliver consumer engagement for your healthcare organization: Consumer access and control of health data will fundamentally change the health data economy. In wave three, digital becomes […]

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Gartner IT Expo: Healthcare Payers Practical Digital Strategy

This year at Gartner IT Expo, Mandi Bishop, Senior Director and Analyst at Gartner, discussed the (mostly) hype-free plan to digital strategy.  She was very focused on a pragmatic approach.  Digital strategy to her is about optimization 2017 and 2018 was about “learning how to pedal”  2019 is about optimizing the motion.  Your digital business […]

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AI and Big Data: The Yin and Yang of Technical Innovation

I’ve had some interesting conversations with my colleagues Christine Livingston and Arvind Murali.  Christine knows AI. Arvind knows data, especially big data. As we spoke it became obvious that the two are deeply interconnected. Innovation today seems to be driven by data. AI relies on data. Just implementing any kind of artificial intelligence means you […]

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Further Thoughts on What Omni-channel Means

  In what may be a first and only example of Tech meeting mainline music publication, I reference a Rolling Stone Article about How Grand Theft Auto is Changing the Way the World Experiences Music. Here’s the summary: GTA V and its multiplayer GTA Online mode has already proven itself a thriving game and money […]

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Collaboration vs Communication

I recently read a very short article on CMO.com regarding “Collaboration vs Communication and Why It Matters.” The article makes some good points but could expound on the topic overall. Let me give you my take on this. We see a lot of companies today attempting to redo their intranet, development processes, etc. Almost without […]

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