Journey through Enterprise IT Services
In Journey through Enterprise IT Services, Nadhan, HP Distinguished Technologist, explores the IT Services industry, and discusses technology trends in simplified terms.

A brave new world of 35 innovations

Innovation is creativity applied with passion to disrupt our quality of life for the better – a definition that I applied to the Top 35 under 35 innovations published by MIT Tech Review. Doing so, I realized that these innovations can make it a greener, predictable, healthier, exciting, secure world for us to live in overall. Join me as I envision how these innovations change our life for the better (innovators referenced in parentheses).

The world of unstructured data at your fingertips

My spouse, a child-care worker, is always fascinated by how a tiny tot can mold clay into any action figure they choose. I’m fascinated by our sophomore in college as he proudly shows off a miniature replica of an architectural marvel he produced, using 3D printing technologies. What's interesting here is that it takes complex modeling software and innovative 3D printing techniques for machines to do what little children can do using their bare hands. It’s time we turned the tables on computers. Wouldn’t it be nice if we were able to mold graphical images in three dimensions to get the results we want — just like molding clay? Well, look no further and leap to this device from Leap Motion.

Navigating the Big Data Traffic Jam - Are you there yet?

What happens when Big Data becomes truly Big, truly fast? was one of the sessions I walked into at HP Discover 2013 conference. Jaap Suermondt – Vice President, Analytics, HP Labs was showing a highway with a landscape that is characteristic of Nevada. And he asked a very simple question: Are we there yet? Straight road, no foreseeable obstacles -- apply some simple arithmetic and you know the answer.


Now switch to a photograph that is more characteristic of the urban jungles of the world like Los Angeles, London or Mumbai. Try answering the same question now. Welcome to the world of Big Data and the inherent challenges of factoring in an incredible set of unknowns. How long will it take you to get there?

HP Discover continues to foster an innovative experience

At HP Discover 2012 in Frankfurt, HP Fellow Chandrakant Patel provided a preview of 30 minutes in 2020 — an experience I related in a two-part post on People and Planet followed by Petadata and Profit. These sessions provided a foundation to my thoughts on what CIOs can do to innovate the planet by 2020. Innovation is part of the bloodstream at HP Discover. I find myself reviewing my experience attending HP Discover 2012 in Las Vegas, and recollect the innovations that have crossed my radar in the past year. I am excited that I will actually get to see and experience some of these innovations at this year’s conference.

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