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Save the Date! Saugatuck Announces 4th Annual Cloud Business Summit

Saugatuck is pleased to announced the date of our 2014 Cloud Business Summit – a 1-day executive event to be held on November 12, 2014 at The Yale Club of New York City. As with prior Summits, our newest event will bring together the most Cloud-experienced senior business and marketing strategists and technology leaders to explore how enterprises can, and are, realizing the most from the Cloud in all of its forms. This year, our conference theme is “Innovation, Opportunity, Risk and Reward“.

Every day, the Cloud delivers process improvement and cost savings payback to businesses of all sizes – as we shift beyond point solutions to core systems of record, mission critical workloads and new ways of engaging with customers and partners. What is becoming increasingly clear is that the revolution we are in is not just about the innovative and transformative uses of Cloud, mobile, social, advanced analytics and sensor technologies – and how they can be used for business advantage.

Instead, we are in the middle of a fundamental re-examination of what it means to succeed in the emerging digital business era. Businesses are realizing that success demands critical new thinking around sustainable business models and what it takes to develop a “winning” business strategy, what is core to brand value, how and what digitally-centric products and services to create and bring to market, how best to exploit the new forms of customer and partner engagement, and what Continue reading

CIO Panel: The Cloud as Enabler of Business Innovation (CBS2013)

On September 25, 2013, Saugatuck held its 3rd annual Cloud Business Summit at the Westin Times Square in New York City.  As with prior Summits, our event brought together more than 100 large-enterprise CIOs, CTOs and senior business and finance leaders – to explore how they can and are realizing value from the Cloud. This year’s conference theme was “Rethinking Business Innovation.

In this lead CIO panel, Saugatuck’s SVP and Head of Research Bruce Guptill is joined by Yuvi Kochar, CTO at The Washington Post Company, Scott Skellenger, VP and CIO at Raintree Oncology Services and Joe Fuller, CIO at Dominion Enterprises, focusing on the role and impact that Cloud is having on driving business innovation throughout Continue reading

The Cloud and Business Innovation (CBS2013)

On September 25, 2013, Saugatuck held its 3rd annual Cloud Business Summit at the Westin Times Square in New York City.  As with prior Summits, our event brought together more than 100 large-enterprise CIOs, CTOs and senior business and finance leaders – to explore how they can and are realizing value from the Cloud. This year’s conference theme was “Rethinking Business Innovation.

In this opening Keynote presentation, Saugatuck’s founder and CEO Bill McNee kicks off the conference with some opening remarks focusing on some key trends framing business computing today. As the longer-term impact of the Cloud becomes clearer, the role and mission of IT is quickly evolving. Progressive CIOs are realizing that the Cloud is often not only about saving money and internal process improvement, but provides an opportunity for IT to become infused into the product itself, and central to the customer experience – especially with Continue reading

A Year in Review: Looking Back at 2013

What is Happening?

As January 2014 rapidly approaches, Saugatuck analysts have taken a look back at some of the most significant trends of 2013 – with an eye toward those that will have important long-term impacts.  A companion Research Alert will be issued next week, when we identify key emerging trends that we believe will have broad and significant impact on enterprise IT in 2014.

Why is it Happening?

Earlier this December, Saugatuck held a series of Research Meetings that focused on the key trends and events that have and will help shape business computing going forward. This included reviewing myriad research that we published earlier this year, as well as key trends that are influencing the evolution of enterprise IT. We grouped these 2013 trends into the following three overarching themes:

  • Uncertainty and Unlimited Potential
  • Integration and Synergy
  • Organizations and Transformation. Continue reading

Nelson Mandela – Memories of a Moment 15 Years Ago

Nelson Mandela. What a loss. What a truly amazing person, who changed the world. While I never met him, I thought I would share a short personal story in which I bore witness to the improbable but amazing transition that has occurred in South Africa over the past twenty plus years.

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Back in the mid-to-late 1990s, when I worked for Gartner, I regularly traveled the globe. Among these adventures were two business trips to South Africa – both times visiting Cape Town and Johannesburg (and during one of them, a fun side trip to Kruger National Park). On the second of these trips – I think it was in 1998 or 1999 – I was invited to join a planning meeting with senior IT leaders for Transnet, one of the largest companies in South Africa (and owner of the country’s ports, railways, and pipeline infrastructure).

Frankly, it was an honor to participate in that 2-hour meeting, which ended up being the kickoff for the transition of leadership in that huge company’s IT organization. The seating in the boardroom was set up in a Continue reading

Rethinking IT – A Fireside Chat with Microsoft’s Tim O’Brien (CBS2013 Video)

On September 25, 2013, Saugatuck held its 3rd annual Cloud Business Summit at the Westin Times Square in New York City.  As with prior Summits, our event brought together more than 100 large-enterprise CIOs, CTOs and senior business and finance leaders – to explore how they can and are realizing value from the Cloud. This year’s conference theme was “Rethinking Business Innovation.

In this featured Fireside Chat hosted by Saugatuck’s Mike West – Tim O’Brien, General Manager Platform Evangelism at Microsoft explores both the changing role of central IT in the face of the key forces  Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2013 Cloud Business Summit

We are excited about our upcoming Cloud Business Summit which takes place in three weeks at the Westin Times Square in New York City (Sept. 25, 2013). Registration is building fast, with limited availability – so if you are a CIO, CTO or senior IT, business, finance or marketing executive, please make sure you register today!

Find below ten top reasons to attend the Cloud Business Summit this year:  Continue reading

It’s All about the Changing Shape of Today’s Cloud ISVs at AATC 2013

What is Happening?

The emergence of the Boundary-free Enterprise™ is clearly reshaping what it takes to be a successful Cloud ISV.  Not only are today’s Cloud-savvy Enterprise buyers looking for new kinds of solutions that often make innovative use of Mobile, Social and Advanced Analytics, but the pace of disruptive change is demanding that Cloud ISVs rethink and refine many aspects of the core business. Continue reading