I was reading the Economist the the other day (isn't that on every geek's reading list?), when to my surprise I saw a full page ad with a portrait of Ken Chi, the CIO of OOCL. The Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is one of the world's largest integrated international container transportation, logistics and terminal companies. I'd worked with Ken and his team about six years ago on a project and had an incredible amount of fun; not only was his team focused, high energy, and dedicated, they were engaged in an effort that was really a make-or-break deal for the company. This is a company that understands the power of information technology to innovate. This is also a business domain that is very, very dynamic, with opportunities for satellite tracking of individual containers and simultaneous pressures to provide more secure shipping in this current age of international terrorism.
And who would have imagined a generation ago we'd ever be talking about the software implications of terrorism?