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Research Summary: Next Generation CIOs Aspire To Focus More On Innovation And The Chief Digital Officer Role

Executive Summary

Constellation shares with its clients the fourth annual groundbreaking survey of CIOs later this week.  The 2014 survey interviews respondents about their priorities by CIO persona.  Constellation identified infrastructure, integration, intelligence, and innnovaiton as the four personas of the next gen CIO in 2011.

Survey results show that while CIO’s prefer to spend more time on innovation projects, most CIOs must spend their time battling the reduction of cost in IT delivery.  In the shift towards dominating digital disruption, CIOs can only move as fast as their organization’s DNA will allow while driving transformation. Using Constellation’s organizational DNA framework, CIOs can understand how much change they can expect their organization to consume and gauge their ability to impact the thought process and culture.  An excerpt of some of the findings can be found below:

A. CIOs Must Battle Keeping The Lights On Despite A Desire To Focus On Innovation

In Constellation’s recent CIO survey of 119 respondents, over 44% expressed that reducing the cost of IT delivery remained the number one priority (see Figure 2).  However when asked what should be the number one priority almost 44% expressed that bringing innovation to the business was the number one requirement (see Figure 3).

Figure 1. CIOs Still Prioritize Reducing IT Costs

Figure 2.  Bringing Innovation to the Business Is Top Of Mind On The CIO Agenda

B. CIOs Must Overcome Three Barriers To Bringing Innovation To The Business

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Event Report: The Atlantic Silicon Valley Summit – Exploring The Culture Of Innovation [VIDEO] #AtlanticSVS

What’s Next In the Valley?

Silicon Valley has reached the status of international myth, as the promised land of creative thinking and innovation, and the home of leaders who are shaping the way we interact with the physical world. What is it about this place that draws the world’s most forward- reaching minds?  As pockets of innovation spring up across the country – Silicon Alley, Silicon Beach, and Silicon Priarie, for example, how can the Valley maintain its status?

An Inside Look On The Culture Of Innovation From A Historian, A Practitioner, And A Futurist

On December 16th, The Atlantic drew together cutting edge technologists, investors, and digital futurists for its first Silicon Valley Summit: Listening To The Innovators.  Held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, the panelists included:

  • Leslie Berlin – Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University
  • Ben Galbraith – VP of Global Products at Walmart Labs
  • Marina Gorbis, Executive Director at the Institute for the Future

The panel was challenged with addressing the key pillars of innovation, where other hotspots could take foothold, what is inside the DNA of an innovative organization, and what to expect next in 2014. A few highlights from the event include:

  • Identifying key pillars of innovation. The panelists identified audacity, optimism, innovation, culture of no permission, good network, and the constant influx of new people as key pillars.
  • Taking Silicon Valley elsewhere. The panelists overwhelmingly thought it was not going to be possible to bring the valley elsewhere.  The valley itself is a unique culture.  However, they believed that areas such as Silicon Alley, Silicon Beach, Silicon Prairie, and Silicon Roundabout could build their own nexus of innovation.
  • Ensuring future access to Silicon Valley. The panelists also felt that it was important to provide access to the innovation in Silicon Valley to the rest of the world.

 
Video: The Atlantic Live – Exploring The Culture Of Innovation

Exploring the Culture of Innovation from The Atlantic

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News Analysis: Salesforce 1 Signals Support For Digital Business at #DF13

Salesforce Seeks To Tackle Digital Business At Dreamforce

Over 125,000 virtual and physical registrants descend on San Francisco the week of November 17th for Dreamforce 13, a future of technology meets SXSW event.  One day in advance of the largest enterprise software event of its kind, Salesforce.com announces Salesforce 1 (see Figure 1).  The Salesforce 1 customer platform seeks to address a cadre of emerging digital business requirements that customer centric companies face.

Figure 1. Salesforce 1 Customer Platform Intends to Support The Internet Of Customers

Source: Salesforce.com

SalesForce 1 Reflects Much Needed Refresh Of Existing Platform

The new customer platform includes platform services, platform APIs, and the Apps created from the platform.  Salesforce 1 platform services includes refreshes in Force.com, updates in Heroku, and adds Exact Target Fuel.  As expected, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Exact Target Marketing Cloud, and Apps Exchange sit on top of the salesforce1.com platform (see Figure 2).

The key analysis of this release include:

  • Internet of Customers support. Salesforce includes social, mobile, cloud, and connected as the key components for The Internet of Things.  In order to meet the requirements of a third wave of computing that moves from Internet of Things to what Salesforce calls the Internet of Customers, the new platform is designed to support this customer centricity convergence.

    Point of View (POV):
    Constellation sees more than 50B connected devices and at least 150B connected endpoints by 2020.  The opportunity is huge.  While Salesforce.com addresses 3 out of the 5 key components of digital business, the vendor still needs to provide video/unified communications and big data/analytics.  Constellation believes the big data and analytics opportunity is critical to enhancing customer experiences, to benchmarking and brokering data servcies, and to buildoing new business models around big data and analytics.  Customers should encourage Salesforce.com to consider how to enable big data business models in digital business in the next iteration.  Meanwhile, most customers can wait until future releases for video and UC requirements to be met.
  • Next generation apps developer platform. The PaaS layer adds a mobile first orientation that enables a write once and deploy anywhere platform. Developers can now deploy to a range of social, mobile, and connected devices.  The platform services include 10X more API functionality.   Developers can build customer apps, wearable apps, product apps, and salesforce apps.

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Monday’s Musings: The Chief Digital Officer In The Age Of Digital Business

Market Leaders and Fast Followers Prepare for Digital Business In 2014

Conversations at Constellation’s Connected Enterprise last week validate a larger trend in the market place.  The audience of 220+ early adopters with 75% representing line of business and 25% in IT highlighted the convergence of the five forces of consumerization described in 2009 and 2010.  This convergence of these five pillars of digital business now form the foundation of all future digital business strategy and drive customer experience, matrix commerce, future of work, data to decisions, consumerization of technology, and digital marketing (see Figure 1.).  In fact, market leaders and fast followers have embraced this strategic direction in their 2014 planning.

Figure 1. Convergence Of The Five Pillars Drive Digital Business Strategy

Emerging Trends In 2014 Digital Business Strategy Reflect The Shift To Digital Business

As Constellation works with leaders to define their 2014 business strategies, digital transformation plays a key role.  Many organizations will:

  1. Recognize that they no longer sell products and services, as buyers seek experiences and outcomes.
  2. Democratize the data to decisions pathway to enable innovation.
  3. Realize that B2B and B2C are dead. It’s a P2P and M2M world.
  4. Focus on context as right time relevancy beats real time information overload.
  5. Shift from engagement to personalization at scale.

(A full update will be posted in Harvard Business Review soon)

The Bottom Line: Organizations Can Expect The Rise Of Chief Digital Officers

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Event Report: Day 1 At Oracle Open World 2013: The Quest For Innovation #oow13

Past Oracle Open Worlds Have Disappointed Customers and Partners

Let’s be frank.  The past five years at Oracle Open World have disappointed even the faithful.   The over emphasis on hardware marketing and revisionist history on cloud adoption bored audiences.  The $1M paid advertorial keynotes had people walking out on the presenters 15 minutes into the speech.  Larry Ellison’s insistence on re-educating the crowd on his points subsumed the announcements on Fusion apps.   Even the cab drivers found the audience tired, the show even more tiring.

Oracle went from hot innovative must attend event to has been while most industry watchers, analysts, and media identified shows such as Box’s BoxWorks, Salesforce.com’s DreamForce, and Exact Target’s Connections as the innovation conferences in the enterprise.  These events such as Constellation’s Connected Enterprise, capture not only the spirit of innovation but also provide customers a vision to work towards.  Hence, most believe Open World could use much needed rejuvenation and a shot of innovation juju (see Figure 1.)

Figure 1. Oracle Open World Lights Up San Francisco From September 22nd to September 27th

“Next Slide Please”: Oracle Enters A Period Of Reinvention At #OOW13

Walking through the event on Saturday (Day 0) and today (Day 1), one will notice a slight change in the spirit of the event. While half the base is die hard Oracle Red Stack customers (i.e. those who grew up from database to middleware to apps), the good news is the other half of the Oracle customers who came in through acquisition (i.e. or some say by accident) are present in larger numbers.  These customers by acquisition sought best of breed, took more risks, and fought in some cases not to be on the Oracle Red Stack.

For Oracle to win the innovation battle, the company must win over the mind share of the Oracle customers by acquisition.  In fact, these customers represent the early adopters representing market leaders and fast followers while the core Oracle Red Stack is more cautious adopters and laggards (see Figure 2).  Market leaders and fast followers have key components required for successful building blocks of corporate IT and often have line of business leaders that push the envelope.  Oracle must tap into that spirit in order to move its base forward towards innovation.

Figure 2. Organizational DNA Determines Pace And Appetite For Disruptive Tech Adoption

Open World 2013 Attempts To Change The Tenor Of Oracle’s Outward Conversation

In the spirit of innovation, attendees can expect six distinct mega themes to emerge from this uber event catering to 60,000 physical attendees and potentially 100,000 online.

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Monday’s Musings: Four Elements for A #SharingEconomy Biz Model In #MatrixCommerce

Hard Times And Good Will Drive The Disownership Movement

From car sharing in the late 1990′s, to vacation rentals, to collaborative financing, the sharing economy has been inching it’s way into the forefront of the consumer’s minds.  Since the late 2000′s, thought leaders such as Rachel Botsman, Lisa Gansky, Anne-Sophie Novel, have been chronicling the forces, underlying trends, and players behind the movement. During the past five years, several poster children have emerged including AirBnB, DogVacay, Fon, GetAround, LendingClub, Liquid (Spin Lister), Lyft, Neighborgoods, Poshmark, Relay RidesSideCar, Task Rabbit, Zaarly, and ZipCar.

Also known as collaborative consumption, an April 2013 study by SunRunHomes, a solar leasing company, and Harris Interactive shows that more than half (52%) of a 2252 surveyed group of Americans, have rented, leased, or borrowed traditionally owned items in the last two years.   These items include cars, white good appliances, vacation homes, heavy tools, house hold tools, solar panels, books/textbooks, and children’s apparel (see Figure 1).  The survey reveals a uniform view that cuts across age groups and coastal biases.  In fact, the top reasons people rent, lease, or borrow traditionally owned items were saving money (53%) and cutting down on maintenance and/or storage (39%).

Figure 1. Disownership Is Now The New Normal



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Source: SunRunHomes and Harris Interactive Study

Future Matrix Commerce Models Must Account For New Mega Trends Such As The Sharing Economy

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Tuesday’s Tip: It’s Time To Consolidate Social Business Platforms

Greater Adoption In Social Business Signifies A Move To Consolidate Platforms

Constellation’s buy-side clients tend to fit in the market leader or fast follower categories when it comes to organizational personas of disruptive technology adoption.  Since 2010, respondents have progressed through the DEEPR framework and the latest results from 2012 indicate that most survey respondents have moved to Level 3 (see Figure 1).  Changes between 2010 and 2012 show the following top three priority shifts as users move from Level 2 (Experimentation) to Level 3 (Evangelization):

  • The top challenge among respondents is choosing the right platform (63.8%) among the many inside an organization.
  • Over half (56.8%) of the respondents have incorporated social into business models.
  • Respondents fostering internal collaboration (53.5%) now must worry about adoption challenges.

Figure 1. Respondents Shift to Level 3 in DEEPR Framework for Social Business Adoption

The Bottom Line.  Its Time To Scale The Technology While Pushing Ahead On Innovation

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News Analysis: Adobe Behances The Creative Class With $150M Community Acquisition

Behance Empowers The Creative Cloud To Make Ideas Happen

On December 20th, 2012, Silicon Valley based Adobe Systems announced the acquisition of Behance, a digital portfolio and community site for creative professionals.  Constellation sources estimate the purchase price north of $150M.  Founded in 2006, the SoHo, New York based company raised 6.5M in May 2012 from Union Square Ventures prior to the acquisition.  The acquisition expands two key areas for the Adobe Customer Experience set of offerings:

  • 1. Empowers the creative class through connetivity. CEO and Founder of Behance, Scott Belsky noted that, “The creative industry has always been plagued with inefficiency and disorganization. But when we come together, we can use connectivity and transparency to our advantage. The prospect of using Adobe’s reach to connect the entire creative community is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to empower the creative world.”

    Point of View (POV):
    Behance is LinkedIn meets Pinterest for the creative class.  Since 2006, this people to people (P2P) driven creative community showcases and celebrates over 3 million projects and 30 million images.  A host of curated galleries, smartly designed iPhone apps, online store, and rich developer API power the community platform.  Among the design community, Behance is the dominant independent resource to showcase past projects.
  • 2. Expands creative and design market leadership.  Adobe provides the creative tools for design through Creative Suite.  Behance focuses on discovery, inspiration, and collaboration.  Scott Belsky stated “If the tools we use to create are connected with how we showcase and discover creative work, we can help usher in a new era of idea exchange and collaborative creation.  It’s about time our tools integrated with the way we discover, inspire and collaborate. For too long, the creative world has struggled with a disconnected creative process. Creation should be inherently collaborative – and must evolve more frequently than typical software upgrade cycles.”

    (POV):
    At this point in time, Creative Cloud has not enabled public sharing between clients and teams.  Yet, Behance changes this approach and supports public sharing.  Users will expect Adobe to integrate Behance with Adobe’s Creative Cloud starting with easier content sharing from Creative Cloud and Adobe apps.  If Adobe successfully integrates the two products, customers will win as the synergies should lead to the empowerment and enablement of creative meritocracy.

The Bottom Line: Adobe Ups The Ante In The Battle For Customer Experience

Adobe, IBM, and Oracle are in a three way horse race to dominate the customer experience management space.  Today Behance acquisition widens Adobe’s lead in the creative tools and communities space.  As Adobe expands in the marketing and design side of customer experience equation, IBM and Oracle focus on the process automation, analytics, and traditional execution areas of marketing and commerce.  Fortunately for the vendors and unfortunately for most customers, one can not purchase a complete suite from within one vendor.  Hence, customers will be working with a patchwork of solutions in order to deliver end to end customer experience and digital marketing transformation for the foreseeable future.  Early adopters and fast followers will pave the way while cautious adopters will wait or vendors to acquire and integrate the suite.

Your POV.

How are you showcasing your creative portfolio?   Where do you look for design inspiration? Do you have an idea what tools are more effective than others?  Will you still stay with Behance post More…

Monday’s Musings: Understand The Four Organizational Personas Of Disruptive Tech Adoption

Pace of Innovation Exceeds Ability To Consume

Rapid innovation, flexible deployment options, and easy consumption models create favorable conditions for the proliferation of disruptive technology.  In fact, convergence in the five pillars of enterprise disruption (i.e. social, mobile, cloud, big data, and unified communications), has led to new innovations and opportunities to apply disruptive technologies to new business models.  New business models abound at the intersection of cloud and big data, social and mobile, social and unified communications, and cloud and mobile.

Unfortunately, most organizations are awash with discovering, evaluating, and consuming disruptive technologies.  Despite IT budgets going down from 3 to 5% year over year, technology spending is up 18 to 20%.  Why?  Amidst constrained budgets, resources, and time limits, executives are willing to invest in disruptive technology to improve business outcomes.  Consequently, successful adoption is the key challenge in consuming this torrent of innovation.  This rapid pace of change and inability to consume innovation detract organizations from the realization of business value.

Organizations Fall Into Four Personas Of  Disruptive Technology Adoption

A common truism in the industry is “Culture trumps technology”.  As organizations apply methodologies such as Constellation’s DEEPR Framework in improving adoption, leaders must first determine which of the four personas best fits their organization’s appetite for consuming and innovating with disruptive technologies.

The personas of disruptive technology adoption assess organizational culture in two key axes (see Figure 1).  The first is how incremental or transformational an organization looks at applying disruptive technology to business models.  The second assesses how proactive or reactive an organization is in carrying out new initiatives.  Based on these dimensions, the four personas include:

  1. Market leaders. Market leaders prefer to drive transformational innovation.  They look at technologies as enablers in disrupting business models.  They see competitive differentiation in delivering outcomes to customers. Market leaders accept failure as part of the innovation process.  They fail fast and move on.
  2. Fast followers. Fast followers prefer to react to the success of market leaders and their experiments.  When they sense success, they tend to jump in.  Fast followers do not like to fail and rapidly apply lessons learned from market leaders into their road maps.  Fast followers tend to deliver scale in the markets as a counter balance to arriving later in the market.
  3. Cautious adopters. Cautious adopters proactively deliver incremental innovation.  They tend to take a more measured approach and spend more time studying how they can improve an existing success than creating a transformational change.  Cautious adopters often come from regulated industries where security and safety are paramount objectives.
  4. Laggards. Laggards tend to procrastinate on applying innovations to their business models.  They prefer not be bothered by trends and will only react when the trends have moved beyond mainstream.  They see value in waiting as prices will drop over time as success rates increase over time.  Laggards enjoy waiting.

During the interviews and discussions with the 2012 Constellation SuperNova award participants, key questions emerged in the decision process on whether to adopt or pass on a disruptive technologies.  These questions aligned well with the four personas of disruptive technology adoption.

Figure 1.  Organizations Should Understand Which Persona Of Disruptive Tech Adoption Describes Them Best

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Event Report: Preview 2 – The Exclusive Market Maker 1:1 Keynote Interviews At Constellation’s Connected Enterprise 2012 (#CCE2012)

Think TED Meets Enterprise For The C-Suite – Constellation’s Connected Enterprise.

Constellation’s flagship event, Connected Enterprise 2012, starts November 9th to 11th, 2012.  This intimate innovation summit in Dana Point, CA (www.stregismb.com) is designed for senior business leaders who are attempting or successfully using disruptive technologies such as social business, cloud computing, mobile enterprise, big data and analytics, gamification, and unified communications/video to drive business value and transform business models.

Over 200 participants will enjoy this experiential 3-day, 2-night executive retreat that includes mind expanding keynotes from visionaries and futurists, interactive best practices panels, deep 1:1 20 minute interviews w/ market makers, rapid fire high energy new technology demos, The Constellation SuperNova Awards event, a golf outing, and an experiential companion program.

Join Us For Exclusive Market Maker 1:1 Keynote Interviews From The Industry’s Most Sought After Visionaires
Our theme for 2012 and 2013 centers on the “Art of the Possible”.  As part of the programming,  we have 4 exclusive keynote 1:1′s with market makers from Box, Microsoft, SAP, and Yammer.  I will have the privilege and honor of interviewing these market makers in a fast-paced but deep 20 minute format covering a wide range of issues including future vision, perspectives on enterprise innovation, and personal anecdotes.  These exclusive Market Maker 1:1 Keynote Interviews will be live streamed.  Here are the 2012 distinguished Market Maker 1:1 Keynotes:

Mike Ehrenberg, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Chief Software Architect for Microsoft Dynamics (November 9th at 4:15 pm PST)

Mike Ehrenberg is a Microsoft Technical Fellow, and chief technology officer (CTO) for Microsoft Business Solutions. He leads the work on long-term product strategy and on driving relationships between Microsoft Dynamics and the technology teams across Microsoft.

Ehrenberg joined Microsoft in 2003, after 25 years of business application development across banking and brokerage transaction systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing, and supplier relationship management (SRM) solutions. At Olivetti, he led the development of one of the first commercial banking systems for Windows. As CTO at Marcam, Ehrenberg drove the development of the first ERP product for Windows NT, deeply architected for the Microsoft platform. At Frictionless Commerce, he led development of one of the first complete SRM solutions deployable by design either on-premises or in the cloud.

Ehrenberg, his family and golden retriever Lucy live in Seattle and love spending time cycling, skiing, watching and playing soccer and cheering on the Boston Red Sox.

 

Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Technology Officer, SAP AG (November 10th at 9:25 am PST)

Dr. Vishal Sikka is member of the Executive Board of SAP AG and the Global Managing Board, heading technology and innovation for the company. Sikka has responsibility for technology and platform products, including database and technology especially the industry break-through in-memory database – SAP HANA, as well as analytics, mobile, application platform and middleware. He drives emerging technologies and advanced development for the SAP next-generation technology platform, applications and tools. He also oversees key technology partnerships, customer co-innovation, and incubation of emerging businesses. He has global responsibility for the SAP Research organization, academic and government relations.

In addition, Sikka has been chief technology officer (CTO) of SAP since 2007, responsible for the overall technology, architecture and product standards across the entire SAP product portfolio. Sikka is the author of “Timeless Software,” which underpins the SAP architecture and innovation strategy.

Sikka holds a doctorate in computer science from Stanford University in California, and his experience includes research in artificial intelligence, programming models and automatic programming, and information management and integration – at Stanford, at Xerox Palo Alto Labs, and as founder of two startup companies.

Adam Pisoni, Co-Founder, CTO, and Board Member of Yammer, Inc. (November 10th a 10:40 to 11:00 am PST)

Adam oversees engineering and software development at Yammer as Chief Technology Officer. He is considered a pioneer of the Enterprise Social Network (ESN) category and a visionary in organizational design and transformation.  Adam has played a pivotal role in
shaping Yammer’s iterative and data-driven design approach to product development, which is optimized for rapid innovation, usability and end user adoption. His leadership has helped Yammer achieve remarkable growth and global recognition for its rapidly-evolving
cloud service.

Adam has dedicated his career to building Internet companies. Prior to Yammer, he worked at Geni – a genealogy website, where the idea for Yammer was originally conceived. Before Geni, Adam worked at Shopzilla, and helped lead the company to its eventual sale to Scripps Networks.
Adam also co-founded and served as CTO of CNation, a web development consultancy with clients such as CBS MarketWatch, BizRate.com, Fox Interactive, Nissan of Japan and Honda. Cnation’s work for Honda earned them the 1997 Clio award for interactive design.

Aaron Levie, Co Founder and CEO

Aaron Levie is the CEO and co-founder of Box, which he originally created as a college business project with the goal of helping people easily access their information from any location. Box was launched from Aaron’s dorm room in 2005 with the help of CFO Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind Box’s product and platform strategy, which is focused on incorporating the best of traditional content management with the most effective elements of social business software. He has spoken about content and collaboration tools at events such as Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Web 2.0, Dreamforce, Accenture Global Summit, South by Southwest, and Svase.

Aaron studied business at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California before taking a leave of absence.

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* Not responsible for any factual errors or omissions.  However, happy to correct any errors upon email receipt.

Copyright © 2001 – 2012 R Wang and Insider Associates, LLC All rights reserved.
Contact the Sales team to purchase this report on a a la carte basis or join the Constellation Customer Experience!

Event Report: Preview 1 – The Keynotes At Constellation’s Connected Enterprise 2012 (#CCE2012)

Think TED Meets Enterprise For The C-Suite

We are almost 30 days away from Constellation’s flagship event -Connected Enterprise 2012!  This event from November 9th to 11th, 2012, celebrates innovation in the enterprise and the impact of disruptive technologies on business.  Our theme for 2012 and 2013 centers on the “Art of the Possible”.

This intimate innovation summit in Dana Point, CA (www.stregismb.com) is designed for senior business leaders who are attempting or successfully using disruptive technologies such as social business, cloud computing, mobile enterprise, big data and analytics, gamification, and unified communications/video to drive business value and transform business models.

Over 200 participants will enjoy this experiential 3-day, 2-night executive retreat that includes mind expanding keynotes from visionaries and futurists, interactive best practices panels, deep 1:1 20 minute interviews w/ market makers, rapid fire high energy new technology demos, The Constellation SuperNova Awards event, a golf outing, and an experiential companion program.

Building on the success of our event in 2011 and input from clients and attendees, this year’s themes align with our research themes:

  • The Future of Work
  • Next Generation Customer Experience
  • The Shift From Data To Decisions
  • Digital Marketing Transformation
  • Matrix Commerce
  • Technology Optimization and Innovation
  • The New C-Suite and Consumerization of IT

Learn From Thought Leaders At #CCE2012

Come hear from the world’s top thinkers.  We’ve assembled a wide range of experts who will touch on the key issues of our time.  Join us for an interactive Q&A session with:

Dr. Janice Presser, CEO and Principal of The Gabriel Institute. In 1984, two behavioral scientists – Dr. Janice Presser and Dr. Jack Gerber – set out to find an answer to the question “What really happens when people ‘team’ together?” Twenty-five years of research and testing, including nine years of software development, produced technology engineered to identify and organize the ways in which people interact in teams.  When you register for CCE 2012, you will have the opportunity to experience Teamability for yourself. Join Dr. Janice as she shares with you the new ‘metrics of teaming’ that emerge from this new technology, and the ways in which Teamability will play a critical role in the Future of Work. An interactive Q&A session with Dr. Presser and Mark Talaba, EVP and a Principal of The Gabriel Institute, will follow. Also check them out on IndieGogo as they crowd fund their next breakthrough.
Love Goel, CEO of GVG Capital and “Father of Multi-Channel Retail”. Love will dynamically describe the convergence of disruptive technologies and how this has created a seismic powershift.  Why? For the first time in human history, buyers of products and services have better information than purveyors at the point of purchase — eviscerating old business models and market leaders. Learn how innovative companies are exploiting this powershift to transform the consumer experience and their industries from banking to retail, and healthcare to media.
Tom Kelley, General Manager and Co-Founder of IDEO Design. Tom will be keynoting our SuperNova Awards ceremony speaking on key ingredients in the recipe for innovation and how Design Thinking and innovation go hand in hand.Tom’s presentation will highlight the meta-lessons his firm IDEO has learned from working with its B2B and B2C clients on thousands of innovation programs. He will describe how companies of all kinds can achieve renewed energy and improved agility by creating an environment in which creative problem solving contributes to innovation and growth
Linda Rottenberg, “Miss Davos”, Co-Founder and CEO of Endeavor Global. As the global landscape shifts, including the rise of growth markets, so does the role of managers within organizations. Linda will outline practical ways to cultivate a leadership style that spells success in the new global economy. Using inspirational examples, Rottenberg will explain: using chaos as a catalyst; designing products and services to be locally relevant; scaling teams (including decentralized ones) in a unified way; building trust in business relationships; and fostering “psychic equity” within a team or company to ensure shared goals.  Attendees  will also come away with practical tips for adopting an entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed in the new “Innovation Generation.”
Michael Mandelbaum, Co-Author w/ Tom Friedman  “That Used to Be Us”. Michael will speak based on the ideas presented in Michael Mandelbaum and Thomas Friedman’s bestselling book, That Used to Be Us. Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, offers both a wake-up call and a call to collective action. He will analyze the four challenges we face—globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation’s chronic deficits, and our pattern of excessive energy consumption—and spell out what we need to do now to sustain the American dream and preserve American power in the world.
Anne Lise Kjaer, Futurist and Visionary Thinker of Kjaer Global. Kjaer’s presentation delivers insights into some of the key drivers shaping the mindsets of tomorrow’s people and highlight what marketers should consider to remain relevant and successful. Kjaer will look at how society and consumer will change in the age where social capital, people engagement and transparency sets the agenda for the 21st century businesses.

Part 2: Market Maker 1:1′s From The Industry’s Most Sought After Leaders

In our second preview, we’ll talk about the Market Maker 1:1′s we’ll be having with Aaron Levie of Box, Adam Pisoni of Yammer, Mike Ehrenberg of Microsoft, and Vishal Sikka of SAP.

Come Join Us At CCE2012

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Disclosure

Although we work closely with many mega software vendors, we want you to trust us. For the full disclosure policy, stay tuned for the full client list on the Constellation Research website.

* Not responsible for any factual errors or omissions.  However, happy to correct any errors upon email receipt.

Copyright © 2001 – 2012 R Wang and Insider Associates, LLC All rights reserved.
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Monday’s Musings: Why Are Innovative CIO’s Betting Less On Cloud And Virtualization?

Innovative CIO’s Betting On Disruptive Technologies That Impact Enterprise Business Value

In the Four Personas of the Next Gen CIO published March 3, 2012, four personas of the CIO were identified: Chief Infrastructure Officer, Chief Integration Officer, Chief Intelligence Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer (see Figure 1).  This research of 79 progressive CIO’s identified the key projects for each of the personas.  As part of the survey, respondents were asked what key disruptive technologies would make an impact in the enterprise in the next year.

Figure 1. The Four Personas Of The Next Generation CIO

Source: Constellation Research, Inc.

In Constellation’s latest update (to be published May 2012), 105 innovative CIOs participated in the survey.  The results indicate a shift away from cloud  (56.4%-2012) and virtualization (29.6% – 2012) to mobile (60.2%-2012) and big data and analytics (48.7%-2012) (see Figure 2).  Despite being the top projects in 2011, the drop in priority of virtualization (51.9%-2011) and cloud (69.6%-2011) doesn’t reflect the lack of interest.  In fact, these projects have matured and innovative CIOs have now prioritized the next wave of innovation.

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