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.

Back to the Future of Innovation at HP Discover

HP Discover Innovation Theater sessions have always made me wonder what it takes for innovative concepts to unravel in the human brain.  Back in 1957, Issac Asimov explained that the confluence of intersecting thoughts triggers new creative ideas (thanks to Arthur Obermayer for sharing this in the MIT Technology Review).  This might explain how the intersecting perspectives of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard gave birth to Silicon Valley in the HP Garage while at the crossroads of simplicity and entrepreneurship.  Join me as I explore HP Discover Barcelona to check out the future of innovation.

HP Garage – The crossroads of simplicity and entrepreneurship

I was in the Silicon Valley recently, and happened to visit the offices of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, in the building that is now HP Labs. If you tip-toe behind Bill’s desk and put your hand on his chair, you feel inspired with an urge to aim high and achieve bigger and better things. On the desk, I saw a simple writing pad with his own handwriting (a dying art today), and a piece of paper where history was made. The simplicity of the office was a striking contrast to the aura of entrepreneurship that one could feel just standing in the room.

Leading with innovation to drive the New Style of IT at HP Discover

I recently read an article about Van Phillips who asked a seemingly simple question, "What if we use a C-shape?" to forever change the way prosthetics are built. The article refers to Warren Berger's book A More Beautiful Question. In the book, Berger describes “The Power of inquiry to spark breakthrough ideas,” reasoning that a cycle of Why / What if / How can guide us through the process of innovative questioning. This new style of questioning is a must for the leading innovation required by the New Style of IT.

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).

New Style of IT drives 300 blog posts with 500 followers

Two years into blogging, I look back to my 1st, 100th and 200th post with great interest. As I review posts 200 – 300, published in the last six months, I see they align very well with the New Style of IT characterized by HP CEO Meg Whitman in her keynote at HP Discover 2013 in Las Vegas. Coincidentally, I reached another milestone at the same time — 500 followers — who have made it an enlightening experience with their comments, coffee talk, tweet jams, twitter chats and web jams.

 

Please join me in this tour of my last 100 posts over 6 months culminating in Post #300

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