Collaborate to innovate with Product Lifecycle Management: That’s the title of the BB3657 session to be presented at HP Discover 2013 by Nicholas Holian from HP. In this session, Holian explores the tectonic shifts that are impacting product lifecycle management today, including mobility, Big Data, social media and cloud. Looking forward to what Holian has to share, I began thinking about the breadth of impact of social media on Product Lifecycle Management across all its phases. And I am fascinated by the opportunities that present themselves.
Luc Vogeleer, Chief Technologist, HP and Tom Hall, WW Product Market Manager, HP are presenting their version of the Top 10 Best Practices learned from customer projects in their HP Discover 2013 session DT2883 Application Transformation in Preparation for Cloud. I’m going to come at this with a slightly different take — the Top 10 Commandments for enterprises looking to transform applications in preparation for the cloud. What say you?
When he commented on my blog post, Albert Vargas posed Geoffrey Moore and I an interesting question. He asked, “What are some key elements that you should consider when architecting a System of Engagement (S.O.E)?” Systems of Engagement have been in place ever since the dawn of time. For example, the first marketplace was a system of engagement. We have innovated our technology in today’s world to the point where BYOD, mobility and social media have served as catalysts to trade a whole new set of assets — information! So the question is not about architecting a System of Engagement. Instead, it is about architecting our ecosystem around these Systems of Engagement.
Less than a year ago, I blogged about my son starting a new phase of his life by going to college. You may recall my posts triggered by subsequent visits to his college concerning the right test environment for cloud computing as well as innovation being part of the enterprise bloodstream. And now, it’s that time of the year when college-going kids come back home for the summer and, for some of them, it’s graduation time. On my way back home with my son, I wondered why and how he's better off today than he was a year ago. This article on LinkedIn by Jeff Selingo goes so far as to question the returns from a college education. But is it the returns from the college education, or are we really talking about the return on the individual? Is this another definition for ROI — after the one on information, infrastructure, and innovation? I wonder.
I’ve shared my thoughts on questions that CIOs ought to ask themselves – whether it be about their priorities, how they deal with information, engaging with the CMO or innovating the planet by 2020. But the dialog referenced in the HP Discover BB3219 session on Security 101: Five questions CIOs should ask of their CISOs raises a different vantage point in my mind. Like many other strategies, there isn’t a single security strategy that fits all enterprises. It behooves the CIO to ask the CISO key questions that address the security concerns pertinent to the given enterprise. A conversation driven by the CIO with the CISO is likely to surface the right concerns, so that they can strike the balance that best fits their enterprise.