Okay, I'll admit it... When I jumped on stage at the MGM Grand Arena, turned around and saw 21,000 people looking at me and my bow tie, I was a little freaked out. But that feeling passed quickly when I started to tell the story of CitiGroup's digital acceleration initiative and how IBM's Hybrid Cloud technologies were making it all possible. I love the idea of Citi acting kind of like a venture capital firm, using Mobile Challenges as a way to disrupt the way banks innovate. Heather Cox , CMO of Citi,... [More]
With Interconnect 2015 only a few days away... and given Hybrid Cloud is such a big topic of this conference, we thought it would be good to share this point of view. This article provides the point of view that is driving IBM’s delivery of a Two Speed Integration Platform in 2015. 1. What is Two Speed IT? The demands of the digital business have created and accelerated the notion of the “bi-modal” IT organization where one part, the Steady Speed, is responsible for delivering enterprise-strength IT services, and the other,... [More]
At Dockercon14 , Andrew Spyker and I teamed up to talk about and demo what we are doing, in IBM and across the Industry, around a topic that I call the "borderless cloud". During the talk, I covered the concept of borderless cloud and how it relates to IBM's strategy. I also talked about how Docker is one of the erasers of the lines between various clouds with regards to openness. We discussed how, regardless of vendor, deployment option and location, we need to focus on the following things: Fast -... [More]
This talk & demo was part of the Cloud Track at IMPACT 2014 and was part of the kickoff keynote titled "Cloud as a Growth Engine for Business", hosted by Steve Robinson. In this part, I introduce the role of the Developers as 1 of 3 key roles of cloud computing (the others being Business Leader and IT manager)... During the session, I demonstrate IBM BlueMix as a service for developers to rapidly compose applications. The demo includes a special appearance from Kevin Whinnery of Twilio. Enjoy!
Last Wednesday, I presented a keynote at IMPACT 2014, where I outlined "Composable Business In Action". During the talk I introduce the process of building a composable business, using the example of "Wear2Rewards", which is an app that attempts to convert the trend of wear-ables into revenue. I also introduced my Internet of Things connected "Mood Tie", as the first in my line of designer wear-ables... Enjoy!
The notion of compositional business is a byproduct of the API economy and is getting more and more real every day. Cloud development platforms, like I BM Bluemix , quickly demonstrate how new applications can be composed from an ever growing catalog of services and the APIs fronting those services. Through experimentation, we are learning a great deal about how to perfect the design of these new cloud services and APIs. But one fact that we are learning fast is that you need to pay close attention to the data that your... [More]
Good news! Yesterday, IBM won the Netflix Open Source Software (OSS) Cloud Prize for the Best Cloud Application. It is fantastic to see the industry’s recognition of our leadership in innovating cloud native applications and the importance of open standards in driving high value cloud capabilities. Netflix launched this campaign in an effort to tap into an open developer ecosystem to enable cloud service innovation. The award was presented to, Andrew Spyker , from my team, at Amazon's re:Invent... [More]
I've been getting requests to share the flash presentation on Engaging Enterprise that I gave at IMPACT 2012. So, What I thought I would do is put the flash on YouTube with my narration. You can also go to Livestream and watch me deliver the presentation on stage at IMPACT .
In the mid-1990s there was probably an enterprise out there that
was wondering, “if this web thing" was for real. Perhaps they asked
questions regarding if the web was fit for business, or was it nothing
more than a media distribution vehicle. Simply put, the enterprises
that ventured out, and extended a new channel to the web are around
today, and the ones that did not, are not. The enterprises that engaged
the web found a way to make the web work as a tool of innovation to
reach new customers and build new business models. New... [More]
the Twitter Cloud Performance benchmark Measuring the Performance of Your Cloud As our customers continue their aggressive migration to shared
resource environments in the form of Private Clouds, they are asking
questions about measuring performance. During IMPACT we took a first step at characterizing a
performance benchmark for Private Clouds. The “Twitter demo”, from
IMPACT, that Andrew Spyker created and Jason McGee walked
one such activity. If you click on the video accompanying this article,
you can... [More]