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 (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)
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)
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 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)