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!
I’m really excited about the upcoming SportsHack challenge that we are kicking off. Starting today, developers will be able to access fitness data from a wide range of devices and services. We aggregate data from dozens of wearable devices, such as Fitbits, Nike FuelBands, and Jawbones as well as apps like RunKeeper and MapMyFitness. If you have one of these devices, you can contribute your data and compare your history with other participants. The best part - the SportsHack is actually two challenges in one. ... [More]
Here is an ideal that we are working towards this year... I've been calling it "the Borderless Cloud ". Let's work to keep the cloud simple... So, let’s stop talking about public, private and hybrid... it's just CLOUD. Open Cloud Standards have given us the ability to create clouds that speak each others “language”, allowing consistency and portability across “friendly” clouds places. A borderless cloud allows you run and mange your application in the cloud place... [More]
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]
“ A platform where developers can act like kids in a sandbox - except this box is enterprise-grade” … a quote from the bluemix.net website. I’m getting ready to head to Pulse 2014 in Las Vegas, which will usher in a new era for IBM as a steward of the Cloud. Front and center is an open beta of our next generation cloud developer platform, codenamed Bluemix . BlueMix is all about developing, running and managing apps of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices) in the cloud by composing services on lean... [More]
Each year I sit down and reflect on the top trends driving our industry. There is incredible opportunity being driven by cloud, mobile and analytics. And our customers are putting a premium on being ultra-fast and lean. A notion of “Composable Enterprise” is starting to resonate with me as the theme that ties these trends together, enabling users to leverage cloud, mobile and analytics to continually deliver the right solutions that anticipate the needs of their customers. I will blog more about these individual... [More]
Last week I hosted a strategy kickoff session. I started the session with a few thoughts that I threw together (with Robert Vila) to help guild the spirit of the conversation and help focus our Software development activities in 2014. For some reason, when I wrote down these thoughts, they came out sounding more like a boyscout oath or creed rather then a simple set of guidelines - so I decided to go with it, and post it on my blog in that form (also was fooling around with Wordle.com and made a word cloud of it and will hang it on... [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]