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Research Report: How The Five Pillars Of Consumer Tech Influence Enterprise Innovation

Most Enterprise Software Vendors Fail To Deliver Innovation

Despite hundreds of billions wasted on failed research and development projects, most market influencers would agree that enterprise software vendors have produced a dearth of innovation over the past decade.  Vendors often cite UI re-skins, major functionality additions, integration of acquisitions, technology re-platforms, and weak attempts at faking cloud computing as innovations.  In fact, let’s call it what it is.  Only a handful of enterprise software vendors have truly innovated.   Many enterprise software vendors are fast followers.  Most are innovation laggards living off fat maintenance revenue streams.  Ask any product strategist where they gain their inspiration and they will all cite advancements in consumer technology; and not peer enterprise competitors.

Innovative Enterprises Push Forward Mostly On Their Own

During this year’s Information Week 500 event, conversations with over 50 leading business technology leaders highlighted the growing gap in innovation.  These next gen leaders demonstrated how they were turning to consumer tech advancements to influence their custom development efforts; and/or seeking emerging vendors with innovative offerings.

For example, Bill Martin, the CIO of Royal Caribbean showed how design thinking coupled with real-time analytics and on-board mobility could improve the cruise experience on the largest ship ever built.  Shawn Kleim, Director of Development at WetSeal, provided proof points on mobility and social convergence in driving retail sales and eCommerce in the highly competitive teen apparel market.  Dave Bent, Senior VP of eBusiness services and CIO of United Stationers, proved how a company could deliver cloud services to partners and create competitive advantage across a value chain.

A number of CIO’s showcased how they were taking advantage of the cloud with SaaS apps and private clouds. Others discussed their efforts to optimize costs using third party maintenance to pay for innovation.  The common lessons learned – most did not expect to gain market advantage from their existing and legacy vendors.  Innovations came from the consumer tech side and next generation solution providers.  Consumer tech advancements influenced business driven technology advancements.

Software And Tech Vendors Rush To Incorporate The Five Pillars Of Consumer Tech

Ten elements drive key design points for next generation apps.  These design points showcase how advancements in consumer tech now permeate the enterprise.  Design thinking concepts drive dynamic user experiences, business process focus, and community connectedness.  Based on existing research, deep dives into major vendor road maps, and validation with clients, five pillars of consumer tech have emerged as the foundation for future inspiration in the enterprise (see Figure 1):

Figure 1.  Five Pillars Of Consumer Tech Will Influence Enterprise Software Throughout The Next Decade

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Wednesday’s Whispers: People Whispers – August/September 2009

PEOPLE WHISPERS: MOVES, PROMOTIONS, AND MILESTONES*

Congratulations to all!  Good to see that the job scenarios have improved as a number of individuals made organizational changes and promotions.  As always, thanks for your emails and alerts. If you’ve got a change or know of a promotion, keep dropping me a line! If you need a referral, and we’ve worked together in the past, don’t hesitate to reach out to me via Linked In.

Jim Anderson is now Sr VP Client Services Operations at Analysts International.  Recent executive roles include serving as a Partner at Element Consulting Group, EVP at Lawson Software, Group VP – Services at PeopleSoft, and Group VP at J.D. Edwards

Kamal Ajitsaria is now Chief Consultant – Manufacturing Solutions at Cognizant Technology Solutions.  Other professional service roles include business head – manufacturing solutions at Geometric Ltd., Head of SAP Adaptive Manufacturing Practice at TCS.

Martha Bennett became Business Development Director at eBenchmarkers in May 2009.  Martha’s a Star Analyst in the financial services industry with roles including FS Research Director at Datamonitor, VP, Research Director at Forrester, VP at Giga Information Group, and Head of Advanced Technology at Prudential.

René Bonvanie is now Vice-President of Worldwide Marketing at Palo Alto Networks.  Renee has served various senior marketing roles at Serena Software, Inc., Salesforce.com, SAP, Business Objects, Veritas Software, Oracle, Ingres Corporation, and Relational Technology

Shankar Borkar became Head – IT Management Consulting at L&T Infotech in July 2009.  Previous roles over the past 5 years include other senior management positions as the GM and Center Head for the Manufacturing business unit and JGM.

Samuel Bright is now Associate – Tech M&A at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Sam served as a research analyst at Forrester prior to graduating at Harvard Business School.

Paul Ellis became Director, Marketing at CA in June 2009.  Paul’s served various roles at CA.  Other industry positions include senior marketing manager at Selectica and Director of Marketing at IBM.

Lindsay Euller is now Manager, Product Strategy at Ultimate Software.  Prior roles include Sr. Account Manager and Team Leader at Forrester Research and Account Manager at WGBH.

Killian Evers became Principal User Experience Architect at PayPal in April 2009.  Other roles include senior manager at eBay/Paypal, Director of Program Management and Group Manager of Program Management at Oracle.

John Ferguson became Operations Director at SynCom Electronics in June 2009.  John previously served as the CIO at Optical Cable Corporation, President and Foudner of IntegriSoft LLC, and Director of Channel Systems and Strategy and Microsoft Business Solutions – Great Plains.

Mette Søs Gottlieb is now Partner at Herman & Company. Sos has served as Nordic Director at Forrester Research, Senior Consultant at Telenor, Client Sales Executive at EDS, Customer Account Manager at Baan Company. and Senior Consultant at Maconomy.

Lenley Hensarling is now Vice President for Business Development at stealthy startup C3.  Lenley brings deep technology experiences with roles such as Group Vice President at Oracle, VP of Product Strategy at JD Edwards/PeopleSoft, Senior Vice President at Enterworks, and Vice President of Engineering at Novell.

Kip Heuertz became Principal Consultant at Market Progress International in July 2009.

Tuyen Ho became VP Sales & Marketing at Sakhr Software in June 2009.  She served as the Vice-President for Dial Directions for the past 2 years prior to the acquisition by Sakhr Software.  Other senior positions include VP of channel sales at Voxify and VP for client services at Personify.

Chi Hoang is now Data Architect at Cisco. Chi’s a software development pro with experience at Netflix as the Business Intelligence Lead at Netflix, Senior Principal Consultant at Oracle, and Software Development Manager at Oracle.

Daniel Hong is now Lead Analyst at Ovum.  Daniel now heads up Ovum’s Customer Interaction (CI) practice. Prior to the acquisition by Ovum, he served as a lead analyst at Datamoniotor and prior to that he served as a Research Associate at Columbia Institute for Tele-Information.

Kunal Kant became Consultant at Capgemini in June 2009.  Kunal served Business Development APJ and Project Manager roles with Wipro Technologies.

Marshall Lager became Managing Principal at Third Idea Consulting LLC in June 2009.  Marshall’s been an active voice and thought leader in the CRM and press community with roles including a 4 year run as a Senior Editor at CRM Magazine and contributing editor at Vault.com.

Anne Lapointe became Media Consultant at Yellow Pages Group in April 2009.  Ms Lapointe’s served many roles including Director of Industry Analyst Relations at Bell Canada, Director of Industry Analyst Relations at Equant, Director of Marketing Communications at Global One, and Director of Marketing Communications at France Telecom North America.

David Levine became General Counsel at Japan America Society of Washington, DC in June 2009.  Mr. Levine currently is a Principal at Groom Law Group and the Director at DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative.

Warren Lewis is now Legislative Director for for NJ Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo. Previous influencer relations roles include associate director at Capgemini and account executive at Mindstorm Communications.

Sean Loiselle is now Sales Executive at Salesforce.com.  Previously, he served as the General Manager for Oracle‘s Financial Services Industry business unit.  Other roles include Senior Director, Human Capital Management Solutions at Oracle.

Pete Marston is now Web Strategy Consultant at Verndale.  Prior to Verndale, Pete served as senior analyst covering CRM at Forrester Research.  Other roles include Partner at Horstman Builders, Program Manager at Molecular, and Senior Consultant at KPMG Consulting / Peat Marwick.

Phil Morris is now Business Technical Analyst, Web Portal Team at McDonald’s. Phil’s served other roles in IT at McDonald’s including Business Technical Analyst — Enterprise Architecture and IT Research Analyst — Global IT Strategy over the past decade.

Nancie Norman is now Client Development Director at AnswerLab.  Nancie’s served senior sales roles as an Account Manager at Forrester Research, Account Executive at OneSource Information Services , and Account Executive at Giga Information Group

Michael O’Kelly is now Owner at SysTechPlus.  Prior to starting out his own consulting, Michael spent almost 11 years with International Aid as their IT director.  In July 1, 2009, the non-profit ceased operations.

Dominic Pannell is now an independent Consultant.  Former roles include heading up UK Analyst Relations at Hill and Knowlton, serving as a Principal Consultant at Serendipp Ltd, and consulting for Sunesis Analyst Relations.

Jyoti Kharb Phogat became ES – Sales Effectiveness Manager at Infosys in May 2009.  Prior roles include AM- Marketing at Infosys, marketing manager at Pronto Networks, and marketing at Indscape Softech Pvt Ltd.

Udayraj Prabhu became Head of Supply Chain Development & CNO Planning at Marico in June 2009.  Mr Prabhu has built a 9 year career at Marico with roles as Head of Business Applications, Head of Buying (Edible Oils), Manager of ERP, and Manager of buying

Sarah Reed joined BMC Software as the Lead Analyst Relations Manager in August 2009.  She most recently served at Eloqua as the Director of Corporate Communications.  She brings a wealth of experience from similar roles at Vignette and IONA Technologies.

Jaci Robbins is now PR/AR/Marketing consultant at JR Communications.  Previous marketing roles include work with companies such as UST Global, Entropia, and Telogic.

J Rollins became Vice President, Retail Sales at RedPrairie in July 2009. J’s 25 year tech company management experiences include tours of duty as the CEO at Ascend Software Inc, VP of netASPx Inc, and President and CEO at SalesTactics, Inc.

Subhojit Roye is now North America – Alliances Management at Infosys BPO.  Mr. Roye brings significant professional services expertise with roles as a Director at Trianz, Practice Manager – North American Enterprise Apps at Wipro Technologies, Director at iGATE Global Solutions, Director of Oracle Business at Solix Systems, Inc. and Business Manager at Oracle Corporation.

Jeremy Suratt is now Product Design Manager at Aspen Technology. Jeremy brings a wealth of tech marketing experience serving as a Director for Technology Marketing at Infor, Solution Marketing Manager of Technology at SSA Global, Software Engineer at Marcam, and Technical Presales Consultant at Wonderware Solutions.

Katherine Teitler is now VP of Strategic Accounts at IANS. Ms. Teitler has served senior sales role including Senior Account Executive at izmocars, Forrester, Headhunter.net, and The Employment Guide.

David Anthony Wilkins is now a Managing Director at ICI in Dubai, UAE.  Previously roles include Senior Consultant at indigo – pure ICT recruitment solutions and Senior Contract Recruiter at Computer People

Lisa Whelan is now Business Development Consultant at Offbeat Guides.  Lisa provides business development, strategy, and marketing services in technology and consumer products with a focus on mobile and Social Media.

Alex Wong is now CIO at Endeca Technologies, Inc.. Previously, he served as the Vice President, Project Management Group, Information Technology at Eaton Vance

G. Oliver Young is now Senior Product Manager at Jive Software. Oliver served various research roles at Forrester looking at the technology industry including Web 2.0 and tech industry economics.

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