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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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Vendor Events: Webinar – Putting Big Data Streaming and Analytics to Work

Big Data Tuesday Webinar

Date:
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Time:
9:00am  PT / 12:00pm ET

Real-time analytics on big data is one of the hot topics for many organizations. Given that the traditional information infrastructure for analytics has evolved from a batch-oriented approach, it is challenging for IT to augment the existing environment to meet the low latency and reliability requirements. It demands a new approach: highly scalable, real-time data acquisition and availability with a publish/subscribe messaging infrastructure and solution accelerators.

Your business can gain faster insight against petabytes of data at lower cost, risk and complexity across diverse initiatives including compliance, risk management, trade analytics, and real-time monitoring.

Join Ray Wang & Neil Raden of Constellation Research and Big Data analytics experts from Greenplum – A Division of EMC and Informatica for the kick-off session of the Big Data Tuesdays Webinar Series to learn:

  • What big data streaming is and why your business would care
  • Analytics requirements you need to consider to tackle big data
  • How to evolve your current architecture
  • Benefits to expect with low latency, high volume big data analytics

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Executive Profiles: Disruptive Tech Leaders In Social Business – Alan F. Nugent, Mzinga, Inc

Welcome to an on-going series of interviews with the people behind the technologies in Social Business.  The interviews  provide insightful points of view from a customer, industry, and vendor perspective.  A full list of interviewees can be found here.

Alan F. Nugent, CEO Mzinga, Inc


Biography

Alan (Al) Nugent is the Chief Executive Officer of Mzinga. He joined the company in early 2010 as CTO-in-residence to facilitate the production release of Mzinga’s flagship product, OmniSocial, and serves on the company’s board of directors.   A highly accomplished software industry veteran, he brings more than 30 years of experience in strategic management and technology innovation to his role as CEO.  Prior to Mzinga, he was executive vice president and Chief Technology Officer at CA, Inc., where he was responsible for setting the strategic technology direction for the company.  Other executive roles include senior vice president and CTO of Novell, executive vice president, CTO, and CIO of Vectant, Inc., senior vice president, CTO, and CIO at American Re-Insurance Company, and SVP and CTO at Xerox Corporation.  Al also participated in the formation of three successful startup companies in the 1980s and began his 30-year career at Hewlett-Packard Company.

Al is an instrument-rated private pilot and has played professional poker for the past three decades. In his sparse spare time, he enjoys rebuilding older American muscle cars and motorcycles, collecting antiquarian books, epicurean cooking, and has passion for cellaring American and Italian wines.  Al is the independent member of the Board of Directors of Adaptive Computing in Provo, UT and a member of several technology advisory boards. He is a frequent writer on business and technology topics and has shared his thoughts and expertise at many industry events throughout the years.

The Interview

1. Tell me in 2 minutes or less why Social Computing is changing the world for your customers?

Al Nugent (AN): It’s not just changing the world for our customers, but all customers, whether they know it or not.  Organizations recognize that their customers now have a voice that they never had before.  The customer voice carries an incredible echo and resonates in ways a single voice never could before.  Companies have to take a proactive approach in dealing with their customers or they will be forced to react.  This is the difference. If the  customer want to be proactive, the company has got to get out ahead of these customers and every interaction they are aware of.  The alternative -  have a customer bash me on twitter and I have to clean up.  This realization has caused our customers both existing, prospective and others to wake up to this new voice and respond to it.

2. What makes social computing disruptive? (Why is this disruptive in general for the enterprise)

(AN): This breaks the model for what typical enterprise solutions have all been about. Legacy apps  have been carefully controlled from  a cultural perspective.  Let me pick on one category – CRM solutions.  If you remember, CRM was about dealing with the customer better.  But in the end, all the users wanted to do was control the relationship with the customer and put an inside out approach.

Social computing turns everything around and forces you to deal with what’s going on outside the enterprise. It doesn’t quite scale or integrate as easily as it should.  The integration can cause conflicts.  This is an example of a good news versus bad news scenario.  Bottom line – we have to shift to proactiveness.

3. What is the next big thing in Social Business software?

(AN): The next big thing is not the technologies.  It’s about the analytics.  BI is the euphemism that crosses all over interesting activities, processes, and practices. This is the lens that makes businesses happen.  We will see an adoption of different social technologies and the analytics will be the glue that brings it together.  I would also say mobility plays a big role in the next wave.  Mobility will serve more than just a platform technology.  Another area will include delivering a horizontal set of core services that tie back to role based applications.  Overtime, the industry will create an integrated set of services that manifests as a platform.

4. What are you doing that’s disruptive for Social Computing?

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Executive Profiles: Disruptive Tech Leaders In Social Business – Tony Zingale, Jive Software

Welcome to an on-going series of interviews with the people behind the technologies in Social Business.  The interviews  provide insightful points of view from a customer, industry, and vendor perspective.  A full list of interviewees can be found here.

Tony Zingale - CEO, Jive Software

Biography

As CEO of Jive Software, Tony’s responsible for overseeing the company’s overall strategic direction, planning and execution. He currently sits on the boards of Jive Software, McAfee Software, Coverity and Service Source.

Tony brings nearly 30 years of experience building profitable, high growth information technology companies. He most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercury Interactive, the worldwide leader of Business Technology Optimization (BTO) solutions. Tony successfully grew Mercury to over $1B in annual sales and then engineered the $5B merger with Hewlett Packard which was completed at the end of 2006.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the University of Cincinnati Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

The Interview

1. Tell me in 2 minutes or less why Social Computing is changing the world for your customers

Tony Zingale (TZ): We’re entering a new way to work and do business. We’re applying the right parts of the social consumer technology innovations over the last few years to the enterprise. Social Business is not about having fun, connecting with friends, or looking at photos. It’s about getting work done more effectively and making it more collaborative, engaging and rewarding. We have seen wide adoption across all industries, and not just with the tech workers. Industries such as consumer retail, health care, and financial services are all looking to change the way they work with Social Business. This change is disruptive and widely adopted.

Our customers see a strong business value statement behind this adoption. Some benefits of internal communities include a 40% increase in employee connectedness, 30% more ideas being generated, 30% less email and 30% increase in employee satisfaction as they get connected — and being connected means more retention.

On the external side, customers are reporting 30% higher brand awareness, as well as big cost savings from the decrease in support call volumes — first call deflection because a customer resolves one anothers problems. We see better sales across sales teams, sharing of sales materials (normally) stuck in portals and content management systems. Customers just seem to buy more products and services whether at Nike, VMware, Charles Schwab, and others. Social is delivering real business value.

2. What makes social computing disruptive?

(TZ): Enterprise productivity or the work environment that the enterprise utilizes to be productive is broken. We’ve had no innovations in the enterprise in last 15 years! The last breakthrough was CRM. Cloud in general is also great but it’s a delivery vehicle.  The enterprise has been broken and is idea bankrupt.

Why? First and foremost reason is this incapability to be disruptive because there is a void of something new in the enterprise.  What we see in our personal lives is much more powerful.  For example, you tweeted before our meeting.  Facebook, Open Table, and Yelp! are all on smart phones.  We go to work and it is anything but productive and ubiquitous. This is why Social is so disruptive. It changes how we work to be more collaborative and  puts us in touch with our community base.  People want to get to the expertise to get their job done. They don’t care who’s on the org chart.  If they have meaningful information that’s what we care about.

For me personally, I’ve been a CEO, retired, and on boards. It took something this dramatic to get me back into the game. I’m excited about this disruption. The change we’re seeing is not just with innovative brands but with large traditional brands, who are embracing it because of a dirth in productivity in the enterprise apps market.  This is what’s disruptive. We thirst for the productivity of what we have experienced in the last 5 years in our personal lives.

3. What is the next big thing in Social Business software?

(TZ): We are still early on. Having met with Geoffrey Moore, he would say and I would confirm that we are still in the chasm.  Although we have 3000 customers across all the industries and 15 million users and internal employees in social or external communities, we have embraced the early adopters and the innovators. The tornado hasn’t happened yet but the clouds have moved in.

Social can be very noisy if it’s not filtered.  We need to get the right info from the right people or community at the right time.  It would be nice if important or relevant information was recommended to me because I missed something.  We will see a lot of focus on big data and enterprise social graphs that deliver content proactively and intelligently to improve communications. To the tune of the business metrics described earlier, this is why we bought Proximal Labs — we believe that the future of work is personalized by delivering the right information to the right person at the right time.

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Executive Profiles: Disruptive Tech Leaders In Social Business – Alistair Rennie, IBM

Welcome to an on-going series of interviews with the people behind the technologies in Social Business.  The interviews  provide insightful points of view from a customer, industry, and vendor perspective.  A full list of interviewees can be found here.

Alistair Rennie - General Manager IBM Collaboration Solutions, IBM Software Group

Biography

Alistair Rennie is General Manager, IBM Collaboration Solutions, IBM Software Group.  Alistair was appointed to this position in January, 2010.  As general manager, he has oversight for an extensive portfolio of social, collaboration, and Web experience solutions designed to empower people to be more effective, responsive and innovative within the context of the work they do.  This portfolio includes IBM branded, Lotus Software branded, and Websphere branded software that enables businesses to communicate, collaborate, increase productivity, and enable organizations to design their Web experience with personalized applications.  Rennie is also a member of the IBM Integration and Values team, a select group of executives who provide leadership across IBM on various business and strategic issues.  On the public service side, Alistair is also IBM Senior State Executive for Massachusetts, providing leadership for IBM in the community statewide.

The Interview

1. Tell me in two minutes or less why social computing is changing the world for your customers

Alistair Rennie (AR): For our customers, their fundamental expectation is (improving) business outcome.  They have watched social computing evolve in a consumer context.  In the back of their minds, they wonder if the ideas and the concepts of social computing have all the potential in the world to evolve into a viable business platform.

A typical IBM or enterprise customer cares about applying these advancements to speed, innovation, and differentiation.  When they look at where this comes from, there’s only so much progress in terms of how organizations can compete and automate backroom processes and systems that deal with finite decision making processes. Where they see a chance to connect with their customers and drive innovation, they realize all of those things are dependent on people.  Organizations are highly dependent on how people become visible, how they connect, make decisions, and connect those decisions to the actual processes that run the business.  They see this as a platform to fundamentally unlock the potential of the people in their organizations for competitive advantage.

2. What makes social computing disruptive?

(AR): Once you take into account how people work with each other in the organization, a lot of things come into the picture.  If you think about the type of work people do in the enterprise, this work increases in visibility with social computing.  With better visibility, we have the ability to understand measurement and interaction.  Now, we can optimize these decisions.

For example in retail banking,  many of the loan origination decisions are accomplished by groups.  In general, that’s not repeatable, so how do you apply a social lens to a more defined lending process?  More importantly, how do you expose outcomes to be more visible?  If you are in retail banking, how would you leverage the banking relationship for the branch manager speaking to you as a client?   How do you recreate the people process as a foundation of the business.  The disruptive part is taking systems that have been transactional in nature and wiring them for person to person (P2P) interactions.  At the end of the day, these will be visible and measurable.

3. What is the next big thing in Social Business software?

(AR): Beyond Social – if you follow this thread of how do you become more viscerally connected on a people dimension, the next question is how do I tie this into process?  We are starting to see the beginning of deep conversations with clients about enterprise app development.  How do you build social out as a platform and enable lots and lots of quick focused applications?  How do we build to a model of connecting social into the systems of record that run a business?  How do you tie to work flow without making it (too) cumbersome?  What does the infrastructure stack look like for social? How do you rethink enterprise apps development to include social elements in processes?

The second thought is better instrumentation.  We have a real time sense of what’s happening in a community.  Now add a big push around analytics into the platform and getting to real time response around people centric processes.

The third big thing will allow people to rethink the process itself and the design of the firm and enterprise itself over time.  For example, what does an extended supply chain look like over time when people are tied together in a social platform?  What does employment mean when you have experts connected through social networks with well regarded reputation and a talent exchange?  What does it mean to how you put an organization together, small or large. What does it mean in terms of new product cycles and innovation cycles.

Mid term what is the structure of an organization look like over time. Social will be a fundamental influence of new org design.

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Executive Profiles: Disruptive Tech Leaders In Social Business – Eugene Lee, Social Text

Welcome to an on-going series of interviews with the people behind the technologies in Social Business.  The interviews  provide insightful points of view from a customer, industry, and vendor perspective.  A full list of interviewees can be found here.

Eugene Lee – CEO, SocialText

Biography

Eugene Lee is the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors at Socialtext. Lee oversees day-to-day management and operational control over all aspects of Socialtext’s business, including driving product direction and development, strategic alliances, and scaling the sales, marketing and support organizations globally.

Lee comes to Socialtext from Adobe Systems, where he led Adobe’s enterprise marketing and vertical market segments. Previously, he held several executive leadership roles at Cisco Systems, ranging from Vice President (VP) Worldwide Small/Medium Business Marketing to VP Worldwide Enterprise Marketing. Lee also held key management positions at Banyan Systems, including General Manager for the messaging business unit. He was co-founder of Beyond Inc., developers of the award-winning BeyondMail product, and holds four patents in messaging, workflow and privacy technologies. Lee has a B.A. in Physics and B.S. in Engineering and Computer Science from Harvard College and an MBA from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management.

The Interview

1. Tell me in two minutes or less why social computing is changing the world for your customers.

Eugene Lee (EL): As consumers, we take it for granted that technologies like Facebook and Twitter make it easy to connect with an old friend we haven’t seen in 20 years or share a blog post with thousands of people from our hotel room half way around the world.

But despite this amazing evolution in the way we share and communicate information, many companies – with billions of dollars in resources – haven’t delivered these same benefits to their employees. And this is why Socialtext has a business: We provide companies with technologies that mirror the look and feel of what their employees enjoy in their consumer lives, and it’s changing the world for our customers in terms of how work gets done inside their organizations.

Knowing that this would be a question, I actually shared it inside Socialtext with our private customer community. John Atherton, the chief knowledge officer at GT Nexus (a supply chain logistics firm) came back with this answer, and I think it speaks for itself:

Real-time collaborative information sharing platforms, that are enabled by systems like Socialtext, are speeding knowledge creation and dissemination. By making information available immediately, corporate employees across the globe can now – like never before – search, access, review and consume relevant data to help make them more efficient.

Gone are the days of tacit knowledge trapped in people’s heads, locked up in local PCs and hidden in point-to-point emails. Instead, information moves to an explicit form at the very instant it’s created – it becomes immediately consumable. Imagine a place where every employee is a contributing knowledge citizen; they all donate to the pool of ideas. It can be accomplished by easy-to-use content creation tools. All employees, from St Louis to Shanghai to Stuttgart, instantly become participants in corporate evolution.

This is how enterprises improve turn-times on customer service issues. It’s how they empower sales personnel with up-to-date field information. It’s how the challenges of expansive geographies and revolving time zones get flattened, get obliterated. Corporate leaders must ask themselves: is it true that they are competing not only on the products and services they sell, but also on their organization’s ability to learn, evolve and compete at a rapid pace?

I don’t think I can say it better. So I won’t try.

2. What Makes Social Computing Disruptive?

(EL): Social computing is disruptive because it encourages transparency and sharing as a means to transform a business. It taps the collective wisdom of an entire business; not just those in the boardroom.

Now, this isn’t to say enterprise social networking is making the corporate org chart going away – and people who tell you that are too caught up in the hype. What enterprise social networking does do is empower people to enhance and extend business processes on the fly – and that is very disruptive for companies any way you slice it. Companies – and their technology – were designed to execute and uphold a certain set of business processes. Unfortunately, business conditions change so quickly — overnight in many cases — that these processes won’t work the next day. By letting people either change these processes themselves, or easily suggest modifications to people who have the power to change them, a company can respond faster to change and serve customers more efficiently. The ability to consume, modify and share information on enterprise social networking platforms facilitates this in a way that was never possible before in the past.

One other macro way that Social Computing is disruptive is that for the first time we are putting PEOPLE at the center of the experience, and not the technology. Traditional enterprise applications have been built around an object – be it a customer (CRM), a SKU (ERP) or an employee (HRM) – and the data structures, processes/workflows, and transactions (form-centric screens) surrounding it. These multi-billion dollar industries have enabled companies to remove huge costs by standardizing processes, and essentially taking people OUT of the equation. I’ve had a rant running for years about how I believe business is conducted by people, not by users – and now we finally have a software category that is organized around that principle.

3. What is the next big thing in social business software?

(EL): I think a big focus will be around task management within the context of collaborative environments. To be candid, one drawback to highly collaborative workplaces is that some people can get involved in too many projects. This is especially true for those high value employees who just have so much expertise and intellect – For these folks, a different co-worker or department is always asking for a piece of their time.

This challenge is exacerbated by the information overload we all experience both in our consumer lives and inside businesses. At Socialtext, we’ve worked hard to make sure you can share and view information with as wide – or narrow – a group as you like to help mitigate this problem.

But what we’ve been working on a lot is helping the individual understand where he or she stands on a bunch of different projects and work tasks within the context of a collaborative environment. Now, this can be tricky because we know from the way we disrupted the software market that imposing too much structure (like icky project management software) won’t work. So we’re exploring ways to follow task completion in the lightweight, unstructured world of enterprise social networking.

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Press Release: Rock Creek and Constellation Research Team Up!

June 13th, 2011, Washington, D.C. and Cupertino, CA

Constellation Research Group and Rock Creek Strategic Marketing are announcing a teaming agreement for GSA and Federal Contracting. This agreement is one of the first of its kind, between a major federal contractor and a Silicon Valley research firm. In creating this partnership the two companies are looking at the increasing reliance on public-private partnerships as the fuel for new growth. Additionally, this teaming agreement sets the standard for technology companies with no government contracts to be able to break into the federal contracting marketplace.

In essence, the agreement created a Silicon Valley/Washington DC corridor for technology transfer, for experimental projects and for market penetration by technology companies that do not currently have federal contracts, but would like to integrate their product line(s) into this space. The timing of this agreement is ideal as the Federal government relies more and more on partnering with technology firms for solutions and as the Government 2.0 and Smart Grid spaces are growing rapidly.

The two companies will be engaging in cross marketing and educational events, training sessions and are opening invitations for technology companies to begin submitting their products and services to the two firms for consideration of gaining access to pilot projects and other contracting opportunities.

Scott Johnson, Principal at Rock Creek has this to say: “As Federal agencies scramble to implement President Obama’s recent Executive Order requiring improved customer service delivery online and while agencies struggle to keep innovating despite shrinking budgets, the kind of empirical research and actionable technology recommendations and implementations that our combined firms can provide is crucial.”

Ray Wang, CEO of Constellation Research Group had this to say: “We’re looking forward to the synergies from our teams and the opportunities to create innovative and More…

Press Release: SAP User Group Executive Bridgette Chambers Joins Board of Advisors At Constellation Research

Constellation Gains Strong User Advocate

Chicago, Illinois, United States of America – February 15, 2011
08:00 AM (GMT -7:00) Central Time

Constellation Research Inc, a next generation research analyst firm helping clients navigate emerging and disruptive technologies, announced today the addition of Bridgette Chambers to the Board of Advisors. Bridgette currently serves as the CEO of Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG), a professionally-managed association of 85,000 business and technology professionals in the SAP community.

Constellation Research’s Board of Advisors play a key role in shaping the research agenda and providing advice and guidance to its members. Board members bring significant industry experience, represent the leaders in their field, and serve in 6 to 12 month terms. These esteemed individuals:

  • Guide research direction
  • Advise on business strategy
  • Maintain an outside-in perspective
  • Deliver mentorship from seasoned professionals
  • Garner input from clients and prospects
  • Grow the constellation of experts
  • Identify new talent
  • Maintain and exude the Constellation values in public

Advisory Board members do not have a commercial relationship with Constellation nor are they represented by Constellation. Board members do not have fiduciary responsibility.

Since joining the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group as CEO in June of 2009, Bridgette Chambers has led the transformation of ASUG from a volunteer-run organization into a professionally managed technology association that has become the largest independent SAP user group in the world. In her role as CEO, and also as a member of the ASUG Board of Directors, she works with the Board to direct the long-term strategy and growth of the organization. In addition to overseeing all of ASUG’s daily operations, Chambers has responsibility for creating value-added initiatives and services to help drive return on investment for ASUG’s 85,000 individual members who represent 2500 companies across 17 industries.

Prior to joining ASUG, Chambers was CEO at Voile Enterprises, a leading management consultancy, where she increased both revenues and profitability and successfully guided the organization through acquisition. Before that, Chambers served as vice president of Enterprise Business Solutions at Comsys, where she had global responsibility for the company’s Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence, and Analytics solution divisions.

Chambers received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Houston, her MBA from Texas A&M University, and developed her leadership skills while serving proudly in the United States Army Reserves and the Texas Army National Guard. She lives in Chicago, where ASUG is headquartered.

“I’m looking forward to reinforcing Constellation Research’s end-user point of view. In the analysis business, few companies have had so many experienced and credible individuals dedicated to end-user advocacy”, noted Bridgette Chambers

“Bridgette’s devotion to excellence, leadership skills, and support of the end user will play a major role in guiding and mentoring our team. We are fortunate to have such a talented executive and strong buy-side voice join our Board. ”, said R “Ray” Wang, Principal Analyst and CEO.

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Press Release: Oracle User Advocate Debra Lilley Joins Constellation Research’s Board of Advisors

Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK – February 7, 2011
8:30 AM (GMT 0:00) Greenwich Time

Constellation Research Inc, a next generation research analyst firm helping clients navigate emerging and disruptive technologies, announced today the addition of end user advocate Debra Lilley to the Board of Advisors.

Constellation Research’s Board of Advisors play a key role in shaping the research agenda and providing advice and guidance to its members.  Board members bring significant industry experience, represent the leaders in their field, and serve in 6 to 12 month terms.  These esteemed individuals:

  • Guide research direction
  • Advise on business strategy
  • Maintain an outside-in perspective
  • Deliver mentorship from seasoned professionals
  • Garner input from clients and prospects
  • Grow the constellation of experts
  • Identify new talent
  • Maintain and exude the Constellation values in public

Board members do not have a commercial relationship with Constellation nor are they represented by Constellation.  Board members do not have fiduciary responsibility.

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Press Release: HR Industry Veteran Naomi Bloom Joins Board of Advisors For Constellation Research

Fort Myers, Florida – January 11, 2011
1:00 PM (GMT -5:00) Eastern Standard Time

Constellation Research Inc, a next generation research analyst firm helping clients navigate emerging and disruptive technologies, announced today the addition of Naomi Lee Bloom of Bloom & Wallace to the Board of Advisors.

Constellation Research’s Board of Advisors play a key role in shaping the research agenda and providing advice and guidance to its members.  Board members bring significant industry experience, represent the leaders in their field, and serve in 6 to 12 month terms.  These esteemed individuals:

  • Guide research direction
  • Advise on business strategy
  • Maintain an outside-in perspective
  • Deliver mentorship from seasoned professionals
  • Garner input from clients and prospects
  • Grow the constellation of experts
  • Identify new talent
  • Maintain and exude the Constellation values in public

Board members do not have a commercial relationship with Constellation nor are they represented by Constellation.  Board members do not have fiduciary responsibility.

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Vendor Events: 10 Oracle Open World Tips For #OOW10

Put These Tips To Work And Have A Great Oracle Open World

Oracle Open World is on the list of enterprise Grand Slam must attend tech events.  This year rolls in the JavaOne and the Sun folks into one big tent.  Expect up to 70,000 attendees, support staff, and partners in full force. Here are 10 tips to make it easier as you navigate through the sea of people:

  1. Register at participating hotels to avoid the big registration lines at Moscone Center
  2. Use the tunnel between Moscone North and South to move around the convention centers.  Beats taking an escalator up and around and back down
  3. Bring/buy a light extension cord/power strip.  There is never enough power outlets at Moscone, so use this time to make a friend and open up some slots
  4. Don’t miss the Sunday Keynote!  This is where the big news on Oracle Fusion Apps will be released and set the stage for other big announcements
  5. Bring a light jacket for the night. It fogs over and gets cold and you will need one for the party!
  6. Don’t count on Moscone’s Wifi.  They enhance it but you will find it very sluggish.  Bring a mifi card and make sure it’s Sprint or Verizon.
  7. Want to crash the big partner parties?  Wear a sports jacket? Why? It makes you look official.
  8. Worried about the long lines for bathrooms.  Use the hotels.  Intercontinental, Marriott, St. Regis, or W Hotel are close by as well as Yerba Buena Garens
  9. Book your restaurant reservations early.  Can’t find a slot.  Leverage your hotel concierge.
  10. Come to the Oracle Open World Preview Event. And hear the Future of Enterprise Software and Oracle, The End User’s Point of View, and Oracle Optimization.
  • Inhi Cho  – Vice President Product Strategy – IBM Software Group
  • Dennis Howlett – Market Influencer and Blogger – ZD Net
  • Debra Lilley – Vice President -UK Oracle User’s Group
  • Vinnie Mirchandani – Deal Architect – Author of The New Polymath
  • Seth Ravin – CEO – Rimini Street
  • Frank Scavo – President – Strativa
  • Floyd Teter – Vice President – Oracle Applications Users Group
  • Thomas Wailgum – Journalist – CIO Magazine

You must register to attend!  Password is Insider.  First come first serve! 50 slots left.

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Vendor Event: Kinaxis Kinexions 2010

Title: Vendor Event: Kinaxis Kinexions 2010

Location:
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

Start Date: 2010-10-25
End Date:
2010-10-27

Description:

Back by popular demand, Kinexions, our annual Kinaxis Training & User Conference, is once again an in-person event. And for 2010, we’re taking it to Scottsdale, AZ, to the beautiful Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

Official Event Page: Register here

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