What is Happening?
Digital Business. Cloud innovation. Strategic Finance, Marketing, and IT organizational improvement. Enterprise software and IT outsourcing. All in the context of market, business, and organizational re-invention at accelerating paces.
This week’s fifth annual Cloud Business Summit in New York City covered all of this in depth, engaging more than 120 corporate IT and business leaders – more than half of which were large enterprise CIOs, CTOs, CFOs and CMOs – in frank discussions about initiatives, failures, success, and lessons learned.
Subtitled “Let’s get down to [Digital] Business,” CBS2015 included insightful presentations, frank and engaging panel discussions, and side debates on how and why enterprise business and related IT are undergoing forced, rapid change that demands the rethinking and re-invention of business models and approaches, development and leverage of new opportunities, and fundamental changes that – when properly planned and executed – improve the ability of enterprise IT organizations and leaders to enable and improve digital business.
Why is it Happening?
The entire day was dedicated to experience-based insight, review, and guidance regarding How, When, Why, and What to Do about the shift to Digital Business. Detailed review of the sessions are being developed into research that will be shared with clients of Saugatuck’s premium CRS subscription research service through the coming weeks. Video of each session will also be posted online; look for Lens360 blogposts from Saugatuck’s research leaders for updates and availabilities on those.
The day began with a featured presentation by Dr. Bernard Meyerson, IBM Fellow and Chief Innovation Officer titled “Information Technology: A Tectonic Shift.” Beginning with the end of Moore’s Law and pushing through to visions of entirely new types of computing that are being / will be required by shifts toward Big Data and advanced analytics, Dr. Meyerson engaged the audience in how business is rapidly changing IT, and IT is rapidly changing business, faster and more extensively than we have previously experienced. Continue reading Summary Thoughts on Saugatuck’s 2015 Cloud Business Summit