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Three Invaluable Lessons from Cloud Expo Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year's Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points. When trade shows are not a waste of time I am not very aggressive by nature but my feeling of being a little pushy is directly related to the situation I am put into. Although I am all in favor of having a presence at events, conferences and tradeshows and working like a magnet to attract the people who are looking for you, I am also avid about getting out of my co... (more)

Three Personas That Drive Our Big Data Needs | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #M2M

Three Personas That Drive Our Big Data (Or Any Data) Needs I am not a data scientist or an expert in knowing how to build candlestick charts from historical stock prices. I am however a data enthusiast and it fascinates me when I hear people talk about Big Data, like they invented it. Sorry, no offense meant, but really how did we just jump to Big Data without even creating an understanding about any kind of data? Information in any shape, form or face is a brilliant resource. We work with information every day and, if you look at it, nothing runs without information. Every busin... (more)

The Mid Week Motivator – How to Get Things Done! By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Are you a winner? Are you someone who always gets what they want? Are you one of those people who do what they set their eyes on no matter what the circumstances? If you answered yes to all of these questions then you are among the highly successful people in the world that have a proven formula for success. If you did not answer yes to all of these questions, you are part of the other majority in the world that tries to succeed but has good and bad days. This post is for the majority - because you have some catching up to do. Success is not magic or sorcery. Success has also no... (more)

Cloud Monetization By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #IoT #API #InternetOfThings

Here Is Everything You Need to Know About Cloud Monetization Monetizing the cloud is fast becoming a hot area of interest for everyone. Rightfully so, perhaps because we have come along in our evolution as cloud technologists and are now able to see more than just being able to make things work on the cloud. It's time now to derive maximum value from the cloud and the need for any vendor is to generate revenue. What are the rules of monetization and how do we even get started? Let's look at three things that essentially make up a monetization framework. Provisioning - Enabling th... (more)

What the Shopify IPO Means for the Cloud By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

What the Shopify IPO Means for Canadian Tech and the Cloud? The launch of the Shopify IPO on the NYSE is a leap forward and a testimony tothe high quality of the Canadian technology sector. In its first trading day, Shopify was oversubscribed by 51% As a solution-focused company, for us it's a day of pride and tribulations to see a fellow technology company launching a successful IPO on one of the world's greatest trading desks, Shopify, that started with humble beginnings, is one of the latest IPO's to hit the market that is both tech, and Canadian. As a Canadian company Shopify... (more)