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2022 will be MASSIVELY different!

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Welcome back. Hope you had a relaxing break and are ready for a hectic, very different 2022. Actually, “very different year” has been our annual guiding principle and reflects Deal Architect’s business model. Every year our revenue stream varies and. Industry Commentary

Burning Platform: Experience, Inc.

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In the 74th episode of Burning Platform, we host yet another author, Jill Popelka, President of SAP SuccessFactors. She kindly took time out of her book launch schedule to summarize themes from Experience. She describes the inspiration for the.

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Sapphire Preview: Next-Gen SAP

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It’s been a wild decade so far - COVID, accelerated climate change focus, now a Russian-triggered energy crisis. Throw in supply chain issues, mass resignations, diversity and other crises, and Churchill’s famous quote “never let a good crisis go to. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Burning Platform: Why are smart factories so dumb?

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In the 69th episode of Burning Platform, we host Dan Miklovic of The Analyst Syndicate. He was a colleague of mine at Gartner and has over five decades of manufacturing experiences in various roles and industries. We discuss massive changes.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Analyst Cam: Empower – Digitizing the journey from linear to circular econo

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Wilhelm Myrer, Founder and CEO of Empower.eco, an Oslo, Norway based.

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Analyst Cam: Zoho Marketing Plus

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. Zoho announced today its Marketing Plus platform and in prep I had Prashanth “PVK” Krishnaswami, CX. Analyst Cam

Burning Platform: Curmudgeon Christmas – Part 1

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In the 62nd episode of Burning Platform, we (again) host Dennis Howlett, who retired earlier in the year from Diginomica. While we spend a lot of time talking about what keeps him busy, it is also philosophical – how the. Burning Platform

Analyst Cam: Aisera

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ), as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time, it is Muddu Sudhakar, CEO of Aisera. He presents on their Conversational AI. Analyst Cam

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Unit4 pioneers the “hybrid analyst summit”

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Since Workday held its first Analyst Summit in 2010 - I had called their effort exhilarating - I have encouraged vendors to adopt a similar format. User Conferences are more for customers - I find analysts intrude on their time.

Analyst Cam: Salesforce – Industry Solutions  

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Jujhar Singh, EVP and GM, Salesforce Industries. He presents an update.

Workday’s Relentless Discipline and the Power to Adapt

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Some of us are old enough to remember Workday’s pioneering analyst summit in August 2010. I wrote back then “Few vendors have the guts to be open to such a smart and opinionated bunch as Workday was during its Technology.

Burning Platform: Analyzing the Analysts

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In the 65rd episode of Burning Platform, we host Duncan Chapple, Co-Director of the Analyst Observatory at the U of Edinburgh. He presents a summary of their 20th annual Analyst Value Survey. It is a fascinating discussion of how the

Burning Platform: Generational Shift in Content creation, distribution and consumption – Part 1

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In the 60th episode of Burning Platform, we (again) host Paul Greenberg of The 56 Group and co-host of the popular CRM Playaz video show. If you know Paul, you know he is a big-hearted, generous storyteller – his books. Burning Platform

Analyst Cam: Limeade – all about employee well-being

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Dr. Patti Fletcher, CMO and Larry Colagiovanni, Chief Product and Technology officer.

Burning Platform: AI in the Enterprise

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In this 53rd episode of Burning Platform, we have Roy Altman, CEO of Peopleserv. We draw on his recent experience editing of an issue of Workforce Solutions Review focused on AI (available here) We cover a wide range of angles. AI, ML Burning Platform Cloud Computing, SaaS

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More urgency around energy transition

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I have been preaching a focus on balanced energy – invest in wind and solar, but also in upgrades to nuclear, hydroelectric, geothermal and other energy sources. And don’t demonize fossil fuels till the others scale up significantly. My note. Sustainability, Green Computing

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Analyst Cam: Cognizant "Timeline of Next"

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A few months ago, Cognizant asked a few market watchers to look at how we would live, work and learn differently as a result of the 2020 pandemic. Our forecasts were published in 16 themes in their Timeline of Next. Analyst Cam Future of Work Industry Commentary New Normal COVID-19

Analyst Cam: Workday’s architectural journey

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In a February episode of Burning Platform, we hosted a back and forth on architectural trends in the industry with Sayan Chakraborty, EVP of Product and Technology at Workday. Here we have him back to present more specifically on Workday’s.

Burning Platform: Sustaining Digital Transformations

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In the 67th episode of Burning Platform, we host Dion Hinchcliffe, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in digital strategy, the future of work, and enterprise IT. Burning Platform digital transformations

Burning Platform: Leading with authenticity

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In the 49th episode of the series we have a repeat appearance by Sabrina Horn, CEO of Horn Strategy We discuss her new book "Make it, don't fake it". The book shows how authentic leadership eliminates the need for the. Burning Platform Leadership during Crisis

On the road again - Part 2 - the Wild West of business travel

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In part 1 last week, I described our family's experiences on a trip to Mountain States - 3 airports, 5 flights, 9 hotels, 2 rental cars, plenty of restaurants. While I was balanced and reported what worked well, we saw. Food and Drink New Normal COVID-19 Travel

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Analyst Cam: IFS Industry Solutions  

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Antony Bourne, Senior Vice President of Industries at IFS. He presents an.

SAP Data & Analytics Analyst Summit - a review

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I was invited to an analyst summit on SAP's Data and Analytics portfolio of products. What a remarkable difference from last year! I had flown to a similar event in Vancouver - first to Seattle, then taken a bus across. Analytics, Big Data Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Analyst Cam: ASUG – Pulse of Customer Survey

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Geoff Scott, CEO of the Americas' SAP Users' Group. He has been.

Analyst Cam: CaptivateIQ – Demystifying Sales Commissions

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Mark Schopmeyer, co-founder and co-CEO of CaptivateIQ which has a no-code SaaS. Analyst Cam Cloud Computing, SaaS

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Analyst Cam: Workday Skills Cloud update

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ), as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Cristina Goldt, GM Talent products at Workday who provides an update. AI, ML Analyst Cam Future of Work

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Unpacking the “Great Resignation”

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There is a lot of talk these days about the “Great Resignation” wave. To start off with, its not just resignations, there also retirements and relocations. But people are not staying home watching Netflix or playing golf, many of these. Future of Work Micro-Capitalism Supply chains Venture Capital

Burning Platform: Digital Nomads

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In the 38th episode of the series we have Mark Brooks, CEO of Courtland Brooks. While the COVID-19 pandemic and related WFH protocols have turned many of us into recluses, the big realization is you can WFA - as in. Burning Platform Future of Work Globalization and Technology

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Analyst Cam - Zoho One update, Part 1

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ), as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time is Taylor Backman, Senior Evangelist at Zoho. He pre-briefed me on the new. Analyst Cam

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Burning Platform: Amazon, automation and society

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In the 36th (yesterday) and 37th (today) episode of the series we have Dr. Robin Gaster, President, Incumetrics Inc. and Visiting Scholar, George Washington University Institute of Public Policy. We discuss various aspects of Amazon's growing empire from his new.

Analyst Cam: Limeloop – Circular Economy Logistics

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Ashley Etling, co-founder and CEO of Limeloop, which is blending material.

The road to energy hell.is being paved with good intentions

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I recently read this article on climate change from a professor in New Zealand "To stop continuously worsening climate change, we need to stop burning fossil fuels for energy. That’s a tall order, because fossil fuels provide 84% of all. Globalization and Technology Sustainability, Green Computing

Analyst Cam: CRM Watchlist  

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Paul Greenberg, Managing Principal, The 56 Group, LLC. He summarizes the results.

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Burning Platform: A Christmas musical card

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In the 66th episode of Burning Platform, we repeat another holiday tradition, this time courtesy of Bonnie Tinder, founder and CEO of Raven Intel. Last year, Sandy Lo of Zoho had contributed Christmas carols on her piano. Bonnie is immensely. Burning Platform

Thank you, Dennis Howlett

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Dennis has announced he is retiring. I knew it was coming - he would often fret he did not have enough time for his large and growing family - but I would have bet it would be towards end of. Industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester, AMR, others) Industry Commentary

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Burning Platform: A Curmudgeon Christmas Greeting Card

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Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here. Last couple of weeks, guests Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting and Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel have joined us. This time. Burning Platform Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Burning Platform: Work Anywhere - Tertiary Towns and Rural Revival

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In the 42nd episode of the series we have Raju Vegesna of Zoho Software. While the COVID-19 pandemic and related WFH protocols have turned many of us into recluses, the big realization is you can WFA - as in Anywhere. Burning Platform Future of Work

The Analyst Cam: ASUG interview of SAP CEO Christian Klein

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Geoff Scott, CEO of ASUG, interviewed Christian Klein, CEO of SAP, on a wide.

Burning Platform: More work from Anywhere

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In the 41st episode of the series we have Tammie Hilend, CIO of Maxar Technologies While the COVID-19 pandemic and related WFH protocols have turned many of us into recluses, the big realization is you can WFA - as in. Burning Platform Future of Work Telecommunications

Analyst Cam: Sora

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ), as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Laura Del Beccaro, Co-Founder and CEO of Sora, I was introduced. Analyst Cam

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More energy innovation

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On New Florence Supercritical geothermal energy More on carbon capture Geomechanical pumped storage Hydrogen-fired train Relocating farmland to increase carbon capture. Global and Vertical extensions Sustainability, Green Computing

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The Analyst Cam: IFS Cloud sneak preview

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. I had a chance to catch up with Darren Roos, CEO of IFS. Analyst Cam

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