In this edition: Retailers gear up for their annual Black Friday gut check, but this time with an omni-channel twist. Meanwhile, Facebook faces the (fake) music while enterprise collaboration shifts. Plus: quantifying the gig economy, and loads of vendor interviews/analysis. Your whiffs include a PR spin on failure and the inescapable rise of the tech prediction season.
At Intacct Advantage, I was reminded that the struggles of CFOs and CIOs have a lot in common. For the CFO, technology has the potential to address some vexing problems. But becoming a strategic CFO involves much more than the right tools.
Sometimes PR pitches gone wrong turn right. This one did. A chat on AI recruiting trends turned into a provocative discussion on machine learning ethics. CEO Shon Burton made his case for how HiringSolved helps to recruit diverse candidates - but he didn't duck the difficult AI issues.
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Is the role of the marketing technologist in trouble? That's one conclusion to ponder from reports on the state of martech. Barb Mosher Zinck assesses the data. One big issue: the marketing technologist without the breadth of skills needed for digital transformation.
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In this shorter companion podcast to their longer IoT chat, Jon and Mrinal Wadhwa of Fybr discuss SAP's IoT strategy. Wadhwa explains why he stayed away from SAP involvement for a few years, and why SAP's current IoT strategy has brought him back. He shares what he learned in Barcelona, and the guys touch on where SAP goes from here.
In this live podcast from SAP TechEd Barcelona, Jon finally gets his schedule aligned with Mrinal Wadhwa of Fybr, which has a very interesting IoT play underway. The guys talk about Wadhwa's career shifts, before moving to a deeper talk on Internet of Things use cases. Wadhwa shares customer projects with cities, and how those projects are designed and funded. The guys discuss what the IoT value is underneath the hype, and wrap with some words on IoT security. There is a bit of wind noise at the beginning as the guys taped outside, but otherwise this should be a good listen.
In this edition: What enterprises can learn from Facebook's post-election fake news maelstrom. Plus - Twitter's redemption and how to squeze out some value. Also: the sudden decline of print media, and the monetization lessons of digital media.
In this edition: how to move beyond social media bullhorns, and the post-election fake news Facebook fallout. Plus: devops use cases and critiques. Media publishers push towards digital models while enterprise event season marches on. Your whiffs include the vacancy of tech predictions and... smiling self-driving cars?