I’ve spent a bit of time at the CIO Summit in Auckland over the past couple of days and below is a synopsis from the sessions I attended.
Key overall themesDigital Transformation (DX) is still a key focus of organisations, with cultural change being one of the most fundamental shifts.Increased use of Cloud/“as a Service” models is prevalent across most organisations.Customer-centricity as opposed to other models such as Product-centric.Connections & ecosystems (internal and external to organisations) is key to DX, with APIs being a key enabler.Smart use of data is becoming increasingly important to drive great customer experiences.
Trends & Insights“The 3rd platform is the key to creating new value” IDGMobility, Big Data/Analytics, Cloud, Social“By 2020, over 2/3 of Enterprise IT and software spending will be for cloud-based offerings” IDG“70% of CIOs have a cloud first strategy” IDG“By 2019, 42% of IoT data will be processed at the edge of the cloud” IDG“By 201…
Today I attended the first day of the IT & Enterprise Architecture Conference 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Auckland. This was my first time at the event and it was a good opportunity to network with the wider IT & Enterprise Architecture community. Below is a summary of my key notes.
Setting the scene: Enterprise Architecture 2015-2025
Craig Pitout, Senior Manager IT Advisory, EY (@CraigPitout)
Cloud, Mobility, Big Data and Social Media are key forces of Digital DisruptionThemes affecting enterprise agilityCustomer centricProduct centricInternal efficiencyRegulatory requirementsForce for uniqueness vs Force for commonalityQuantifying the impactInnovation impact vs Value potentialDisruptive - disrupt the coreAdjacent - change and expandSustaining - incremental improvementsEY Business Reference Model - Agile (http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Services/Advisory/EY-translate-strategy-into-execution) Agile behavioursResponsiveness to changeValue-drivenPractical experimentationEmpowered, self-…
I found Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century to be a very quick read and a well written synopsis of Nikola Tesla and imagination. I had heard of Tesla but didn't know much more and this book was a great introduction to an amazing person and a great inspirational read about genius being a path anybody can take, never giving up, thinking being the enemy of creativity and varied knowledge and experiences being more likely lead to fresh ideas. It is not a book for getting an in depth understanding of Tesla or in depth information about self improvement or imagination, but it is a good short inspirational read.