Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz

Ben Bajarin on the Future of Mobile – an #MWC14 tweet chat

(12 minute read time.  Topics: carrier revenue streams, the OS Wars, AOL, T-Mobile, IT and BYOD, making Mobile Enterprise happen.  Third in our Mobile World Congress #MWC14 IBMMWCChat Series.  Part one with Horace Dediu here and with Jean-Louis Gassee here)    In the last of our series of Mobile World Congress Tweetchats, our keyboards connected […]

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Jean-Louis Gassee’s Take of #MWC14 – Hardware, Software and the Mobile Business Model

When Jean-Louis Gassee dropped by our #CES2014 tweetchat with Paul Brody, he used the term “Basket of Remotes” to characterize IoT’s failure to launch. When he arrived this time, we started with the fact that Nokia and Microsoft may not have much of a honeymoon, continued our conversation on carriers, operating systems, the rise of […]

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Horace Dediu (@Asymco) drops in to chat on #MWC14

It’s a good thing Horace Dediu got ready to start our Mobile World Congress #MWC14 tweetchat (#IBMMWCChat on 2/24) a few minutes early – because as usual, the dialogue took off fast and went full steam ahead for an hour.  Here is our basic topic list (ordering is mine, chat was slightly different) Android Commoditization […]

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3 new, fabulous tweetchats from IBM and incomparable analysts for #MWC14

In January, we featured the incomparable @asymco Horace Dediu and @gassee Jean-Louis Gassee as our tweetchat guests for #CES14.  Not to outdo ourselves, but our #MWC14 line up features these impeccable guests and one other very important addition:  Ben Bajarin @BenBajarin.  The dates, so you can add them to your calendar are @asymco Horace Dediu […]

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IoT’s Basket of Remotes Problem – IBMCESChat with Jean Louis Gassee

On Friday January 10th, we had a tweetchat with the always insightful and often comical Jean Louis Gassee. As a former Apple executive who founded Be, Inc. he helped create the operating system BeOS. Now he’s a partner at Allegis Capital where the other day he defined himself as the “Valley Geek.” It’s taken some […]

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10 communities, tools and accelerators for next gen electronics ideas

New products and new business models are the lifeblood of electronics.  As an industry, we deliver an unprecedented amount of innovation. Yet. that innovation is still centered among a small group of leading manufacturers. In semiconductor especially, we’ve been discussing where great new ideas outside the organization will come from.We believe strongly that internal and […]

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15 Worthy Questions (and their answers) from our #IBMCESChat With Horace Dediu for CES 2014

Spend an hour with a few brilliant people who can type nearly as fast as they can think and you end up with a tweetchat on the first day of #CES2014 that covers a lot of ground with insightful questions, interesting answers and more that a nice dose of humor.  Not to mention a few […]

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Semiconductor Companies: Why You Need Digital Marketing to Mine the IoT Opportunity

The simple reality is market forces are disrupting semi-conductor companies – which will result in a great many companies needing micro-electronics to add powerful features to their devices. These new market entrants will of course, predominantly use the existing group of providers, but we fully expect they will do it in new and more collaborative […]

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What I expect to find at #CES2014

Before we settle in for a long winter’s nap, many of us turn our attention to the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (#CES2014), that Mecca of magnificent machines, of all things device driven.  While I am as much of a gadget geek as my colleagues, I am more interested in examining the trends we expect to […]

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Why every electronics company needs a brand system

Electronics manufacturers have realized that devices – whether as tiny as chips or as large as wind turbines – are only part of the potential revenue they could have. This isn’t a bold prediction. It’s a statement of fact. It’s a matter of creating a services continuum that helps clients do more – THINK more […]

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Session Preview: IBM Electronics Global Leadership Forum (#EGLF) in Shanghai next week

I am very excited to be attending IBM’s Electronics Global Leadership Forum in Shanghai next week.  As one of IBM’s three premier events of the year, this one is more focused on creating great conversations and dialogues with our clients – it’s very strategic.  This year is shaping up to be a very mission-critical agenda, […]

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Strange Bedfellows: Innovation and the Powerful Role of Deep Pockets

 There’s a well accepted premise that big companies by and large have an anti-innovation bias. Simply put, they have a vested interest in maintaining the sales pipelines of the products that have put them in the market to begin with — covering the sales top line, and spreading costs protecting the bottom line. There are […]

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