Event Report: 2009 Information Week 500

Insight From This Year’s IW 500 Shows Shifting Role Of The CIO And Technology Adoption (Source: R Wang & Software Insider POV, Copyright © 2009  All rights reserved.) Lots of lessons learned amidst the celebration of the leading innovators in IT at the Information Week 500.  In conversations with CIOs these past days, a few […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 15, 2009

Event Report: Pushes Social CRM Technology — But Don't Expect Companies To Be Successful With Tools Alone

This post was co-written with Jeremiah Owyang, Partner and Colleague at Altimeter Group Above: Pictures from Salesforce’s event launches a new set of social apps that make CRM connected to the social web. So what does it mean?’s Twitter integration and application launch helps brands monitor what’s being said. Yet despite the fanfare, […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 9, 2009

Event Report: Reflections On Microsoft's Convergence 2009

(Photo: Convergence banner in the New Orleans Convention Center.  Copyright © 2009 R Wang. All rights reserved) Over 7000 customers, partners, Microsoft staff, and paparazzi made the pilgrimage to New Orleans to hear the latest and greatest from the Microsoft Dynamics team.  The great band, surface computing demo, and festivities in New Orleans wiped out […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 21, 2009

Event Report: Dreamforce 2008 – Love is In the Clouds

(Photo: Main show floor for Dreamforce 2008 at Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. Copyright © 2008 R Wang. All rights reserved.) Over 9,000 attendees made it to the annual San Francisco pilgrimage to hear the high priest of SaaS kickoff the event.  This year’s theme focused on the future of Cloud Computing, a focus on […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on November 12, 2008

Event Report: IBM Unveils the Information Agenda at IOD 2008

(Photo: The show floor from IBM IOD 2008 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Copyright © 2008 R Wang. All rights reserved.) IBM’s third annual Information On Demand event emerges as part of the “Must Attend” list of Enterprise Software pow wows.  More than 7000 attendees were treated to 600 technical skill building sessions and […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on November 2, 2008

Event Report: Siperian Masters 2008 – Customers Confirm Multi-Entity MDM Trends

(Photo: Siperian Masters’08 registration area.  Copyright © 2008 R Wang. All rights reserved.) About 200 attendees were present as Ramon Chen, VP of Marketing, kicked off the event to the theme of adventurers and pioneers in MDM at the Bridgewater Marriott (New Jersey).   CEO, Peter Caswell, led the keynote session with a view on where […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on October 22, 2008

Event Report: Initiate Exchange – Customers Confirm Latest Customer Hub/MDM Trends

Quick thoughts from Scottsdale.  Initiate as many you know is one of the leaders in the customer hubs/MDM market.  At their annual conference, Initiate Exchange, a few key trends emerged from conversations with customers and partners: Rapid deployment still key to securing buy-in a the business level. The registry style approach lends itself to demonstrating […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on October 2, 2008

Trip Report: 2008 Oracle Open World Day 1

View from the Moscone North to South Above Ground Crosswalk Looking into Moscone West (Copyrighted 2008. Photo by R Wang. All rights reserved) In the world of enterprise software, Oracle’s Open World is one of the grand slam must attend events of the year. Day 1 starts with the Oracle Users Forum, a collection of […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 21, 2008

Event Report: Microsoft Convergence 2008 – Microsoft Ends Project Green, Renews Enterprise Focus

(Copyrighted 2008. Photo by R Wang. All rights reserved) New Management Shows Long Term Commitment to Business Solutions Group Recent Microsoft Business Solutions departures have brought into question whether the Redmond , WA giant is serious about the business applications market. Estimates of year over year growth from 2006 to 2007 have fallen from double […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 11, 2008