IBM at SAP Sapphire in Orlando June 3 – 5, 2014

This is my 13th Sapphire and I still get excited by them.  I hope you are able to join us at Sapphire.  I look forward to all the announcements from SAP, from IBM, and others.  I look forward to catching up to old friends and making new ones.  It always is a tiring week, but […]

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What’s in YOUR Cup?

What’s in YOUR cup? Earlier in April, that was the capstone question I got from Bonnie Graham, the host of SAP’s radio show “Coffee Break with Game-Changers.”  My answer?  Well, you’ll just have to listen to find out, but a hint is that I drink the product of one of our major transformation clients! It […]

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IBM won SAP Pinnacle award “Quality Partner of the Year”. Great! – But what’s in for clients?

Let’s face it: Awards are a marketing tool. On one side they are used to motivate a potential award winner. On the flip side, they are great for the winner to stick on marketing materials, sales presentations and other fancy stuff. But when you clear away all the pixie-dust, the question remaining is: Why does […]

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IBM is Number ONE in Organization Change Consulting!

The news is out!  It was very gratifying to see IBM recognized for its eminence in the organization and learning areas by IDC’s MarketScape 2013 analysis of worldwide Organizational and Change Consulting Services.  The best part of being #1 in IDC’s analysis is that their analysis and rankings are based on interviews with clients.  This […]

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Faster SAP BW

There are options to making an existing SAP BW quicker including, but not only, SAP HANA.  The question is what do you want to speed up and what is it worth to your organization?  I often hear that a query runs too long, but then I find that the person who reads the results doesn’t […]

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Employee Transformations – Embracing the future!

Welcome to my blog about transformation, OCM, and learning!  I am excited to participate in this dialogue with you. Transformation happens to everyone, doesn’t it?  My own life has been a series of transformations.  I grew up on the beaches of California, and for a short stint as a “military brat”, was forced out of […]

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Get what YOU want – How Watson and HANA Redefine Loyalty Marketing

The history of marketing, like the history of technology, is defined by significant time periods or eras. Furthermore, most if not all of these marketing eras were preceded and enabled by foundational technologies. The era we are now entering — what you could call the era of loyalty marketing — also requires its foundational technologies. […]

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I heard you were dead IT and SaaS killed you

Everyone keeps declaring IT (Corporate Information Technology) dead from SaaS.  Nothing could further from the truth.   In the  dystopic science fiction (SciFi) movie “Escape from New York” , everyone Snake Plissken, a one-eyed grisly bad boy fighter, meets says “I heard you were dead Snake“.  Like Snake, IT will survive and even thrive through being adaptable […]

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