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Increasingly, in a world of compressed times and distances, humans will be the inventors, designers and managers of digital systems and processes, rather than the operators.  Operations will be measured in milliseconds, an inhumane speed where only the machines can deliver. Professor Paul Virilio, a philosopher of speed, urbanist and cultural theorist, wrote at length about the impact of speed on society.  He wrote that speed compresses both time and distance. Where once it took a letter 6 months to get to the other side of the world, an email can now arrive in seconds.  Today's near real-time communications has changed how nations are governed, markets operate and commerce is conducted.  The distance and time involved in communications has been compressed into seconds. Commanders of Roman armies could once estimate the day and time of battle based upon their soldie... (more)

Hard Decisions in #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #AI #ML #DX #IoT #SmartCities

How can an organization with decades worth of accumulated ERP customizations and configurations, IT systems and customized software applications digitally transform fast enough to keep up with the rapidly changing behaviors of digital customers? That is a hard question most organizations are wrestling with today. Often complex custom IT environments served a purpose in a past era, but today where IT speed and agility are required, they serve as anchors restraining an organization from moving forward and digitally transforming fast enough to compete. Like a CEO that closes down o... (more)

Strategies for a Digital Age | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Technologies help us deliver on a business strategy.  Without a strategy, there is no rationale for deploying technologies.  In addition, there is no rationale for digital transformation, unless there is a need for business transformation.  If you believe this as we do, then strategy development will be a priority.  Strategies, however, are developed under the guidance of a doctrine.  The purpose of a doctrine is to create a high level understanding of what we we want to achieve with our strategy, and the concepts that must be employed to achieve it. An organization's doctrine w... (more)

The Combinatorial Nature of Digital Building Blocks | @ThingsExpo #IoT #DX #DigitalTransformation

I came across the brilliant blog site of Futurist Frank Diana this week.  In one of his most recent articles he discusses the concept of combinatorial nature. He states, "We are seeing exponential convergence across the areas of science, technology, economics, society, ethics, and politics. The combinatorial nature of an overwhelming number of building blocks drives an accelerating intersection across these areas." As an expert Lego player, I can appreciate the concept of building blocks, and the near infinite number of combinations these blocks can be used to form. The idea th... (more)

Precision in #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #AI #DX #IoT #M2M #SmartCities

Throughout history military leaders have suffered through the "fog of war," where they desperately sought answers to six key questions: Where are my enemies? Where are my friends? Where are my forces? Where are my materials and supplies? What capabilities are available now and at what location? What are the environmental conditions? These "unknowns" impacted the strategies and tactics military leaders employed. Their time and energy as leaders were heavily focused on defending themselves against these unknowns. But while military leaders of the past were limited by human constraint... (more)