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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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On the road again: Pandemic travel experiences - Part 1

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Many executives I talk to complain of the fatigue from all-day Teams and Zoom calls. They cannot wait to get on the road again. So, I thought I would share our family's recent experience - 3 airports, 5 flights, 9. Industry Commentary New Normal COVID-19 Travel

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Analyst Cam: Sapphire Now - Industries perspective,  Part 2

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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. SAP's annual event - Sapphire Now - is usually about drinking from a fire hose.

Long live long-form content

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I have just finished work on my eighth book. Correction - it’s NOT my book. I have narrated it for a visionary tech CEO and his incredibly innovative team. We interviewed over 50 of their customers, partners, executives and industry. Industry Commentary

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: Zoho's new Business Intelligence platform

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When they held ZohoDay in February, Zoho had briefed me in detail on their BI roadmap. I had given them some feedback. So did several other analysts during the day. They took that input and managed to work through the. Analyst Cam Analytics, Big Data

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: 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: Unit4 ERPx Briefing

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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. Dmitri Krakovsky, Chief Product Officer of Unit4 spent a generous hour briefing me.

Burning Platform: Startup Communities

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In the 34th (today) and 35th (tomorrow) episode of the series we have Brad Feld, Founding Partner, Foundry Group and Ian Hathaway who leads the global ecosystems business at Techstars, In the episode below, they discuss their book, The Startup. Burning Platform Venture Capital

Analyst Cam: Sapphire Now - Industries perspective,  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. SAP's annual event - Sapphire Now - is usually about drinking from a fire hose. Cloud Computing, SaaS Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

Analyst Cam: Everybody wants to rule the world

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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. I know the title suggests it is about the Tears for Fears hit. Sorry, click.

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industries Summit,  Part 3

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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. Salesforce held an Industries Summit earlier this month. They invited me to an analyst pre-briefing.

Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industries Summit,  Part 2

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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. Salesforce held an Industries Summit earlier this month. They invited me to an analyst pre-briefing.

Analyst Cam: Salesforce Industries Summit,  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. Salesforce held an Industries Summit earlier this month. They invited me to an analyst pre-briefing.

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

New Normal: A conversation with Jeremy Bloom of Integrate

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level executives about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes up. Here is. New Normal COVID-19 Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

Burning Platform: More work anywhere

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In the 46th episode of the series we have Monty Hamilton of Rural Sourcing. 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

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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

Burning Platform: Entrepreneurial Trends

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In the 34th (yesterday) and 35th (today) of the series we have Brad Feld, Founding Partner, Foundry Group and Ian Hathaway who leads the global ecosystems business at Techstars, In this episode, they discuss new opportunities they are investing in, Burning Platform Venture Capital

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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

Burning Platform: Workday Nation

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In the 44th episode of the series we have Webb Armentrout, Group VP, Global Partners at Workday. Workday has historically done a better job managing its SI ecosystem than many other vendors including some I have written books about.

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Burning Platform: Diversity Trends in Tech

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Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here. Last couple of weeks, we have had several guests like Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting, Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel, Frank. Burning Platform Diversity Inclusion Industry Commentary

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Burning Platform: The future of "as a service"

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Burning Platform: The future of "as a service" In the 39th (yesterday) and 40th (today) episode of the series we have Phil Wainewright of Diginomica and Jeff Kaplan of THINKstrategies, two of the pioneering influencers in the SaaS/cloud marketplace. Analyst Cam Cloud Computing, SaaS

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Davos report - a conversation with Alan Alper of Cognizant

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Cognizant is a regular at the annual WEF event in Davos, Switzerland. I requested Alan Alper, VP Corporate Marketing, keep good notes on everything he observed during this year's event. Here's an excellent ground level report - you can feel. Globalization and Technology

New Normal: A conversation with M.R. Rangaswami of Sand Hill Group

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. Globalization and Technology New Normal COVID-19

The Analyst Cam: Adobe Developers Live

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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. I attended a few sessions at the Adobe Developers Live event and have excerpted. Analyst Cam

The Analyst Cam: IFS Cloud launch

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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. IFS is hosting its Cloud Launch event today and tomorrow. You can register.

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Vaccine Cloud

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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. Over the last year, I have been impressed with a variety of pandemic

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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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The Analyst Cam: SuccessFactors Analyst Day

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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. SuccessFactors had an analyst update this week. I have excerpted from the session.

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New Normal: A conversation with Bruce Bond of Common Ground Committee

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level executives about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 and related financial, diversity and other crises and the "New normal" they can expect going

The Analyst Cam: Zoom Zapps

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings and events, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. One of the biggest winners from the WFH economy has been Zoom.

Burning Platform: Pandemic and Tech AR/PR

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Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here. Last couple of weeks, we have had several guests -Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting, Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel, Frank Scavo.

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New Normal: A conversation with Ray Wang of Constellation Research

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes up.

New Normal: A conversation with Bob Stutz of SAP

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

Burning Platform: Data-Infused Apps

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In the 45th episode of the series, we have Pete Schlampp, EVP Product Development at Workday. Last week, I had the chance to present to some Chief Data Officers. I made the point that 2020 was an inflection point for.

New Normal: A conversation with Rich Karlgaard of Forbes Media

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes up.

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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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

New Normal: A conversation with Brett Hurt of data.world

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level executives about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes up. Here is. Analytics, Big Data New Normal COVID-19 Venture Capital

The Analyst Cam: Cella Technologies and shop floor optimization

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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. During the last few months we have seen growing interest in bite-sized applications in. Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail et

Burning Platform: Not your grandpa's Services economy

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In the 48th episode of the series we have Peter Bendor-Samuel of Everest Group, a research firm focused on IT, business process, and engineering services since it was founded in 1991. I enjoy catching up with Peter on a regular.