Transformation and Collaboration go hand-in-hand

col·lab·o·ra·tion - kəˌlabəˈrāSH(ə)n / noun / the action of working with someone to produce or create something It's becoming increasingly difficult to get through a business day without hearing the word transformation. Let's face it; its everywhere; in our personal lives, our professional lives and even the lives of our children. Everyone and everything is changing and requires …

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Innovation requires Secure Base Leadership

"Life is best organized as a series of daring adventures from a secure base" - John Bowlby A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of attending "High Performance Leadership" at IMD Business School in Geneva, Switzerland. Far and wide this training was one of the most impactful of my life and my career; …

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The Clouds are Clearing… VMworld 2017 Reflections and Predictions

"THE CLOUDS ARE ALWAYS IMPROVISING, BUT THE CULPRIT IS THE WIND" - Dr. Jennifer D. Small Griswold One of the most interesting parts of working in the High Tech industry is how fast things move and how quickly markets can shift. This phenomenon is unique and sets the stage for executives to set brave visions …

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How to catch more fish in the elusive “Data Lake”…

I love working in High Tech! From my point of view there really is no other industry that moves as fast, changes as often and provides as much opportunity for quick learning and adaptation. With all of this excitement however one pattern has become clear; every new technology concept usually falls short in its first iteration …

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IoT – The Next Frontier. Are you ready?

Peter Drucker said it best; "Innovate or Die". These days as more and more industries are feeling the pressure to transform there seems to be an increasing sense of urgency to adapt to the new realities and "disrupt yourself" before being disrupted by others. Although change has been a constant over the last several decades …

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Agility means saying “Yes” to more…

In Google's latest founder's letter they restated their founding mission back in ’98 — “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. Without a doubt this one of the most powerful benefits of the Internet (and search) and that it drives ubiquitous access to much of the world's research. In tandem, the evolution of …

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Stop talking about the Tools!

Every day I spend time talking to vendors and customers across the IT industry. There is a common theme - Just about every customer is focused on accelerating innovation and just about every vendor believes that they have the tools to help them succeed.  The challenge is that tools alone cannot deliver a solution. What is missing …

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What can Riding a Paddle Board Teach us about Innovation?

As winter finally comes to a close it is inspiring to see the trees starting to bud and the tulips sprouting through last year's decomposed leaves. With all of this vitality I can't help but think about the summer ahead and the fond memories of summers past. One memory especially comes to mind. Last summer …

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