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Gartner Symposium Oct 2011 - Keynote

Keynote

Cloud, Collaboration, Mobile
Concept of one EDW is dead - multiple data repositories interconnected will be the norm - big data
Pattern-based architecture
Mobile - phones and tablets; by 2016 about 1B tablets will be sold
- big shift is towards mobile OS instead of PC OS
- require IT to re-imagine how they design/deploy mobile apps
- context aware computing
Architectures of the last 20 years will be obsolete
Risk-adjusted value indicators - new framework from gartner
Budgets will be impacted in 2012 b/c of economy
1) invest in strategic initiatives
2) ride out the economic storm; trim
3) restructure
CIOs must build a realistic budget now to lead from the front

The incumbent suppliers (IBM, HP, Cisco, etc) will start selling directly to the business
Challengers include Apple and Google
By 2014 CIOs will have lost control of 25% of their spending

re-imagine IT
- simplicity - simple tools to enable the business
- post-modern business - rethinks status-quo
- requires courageous acts of creative destruction

Post-modern Architecture
- embrace customer delight, involvement and intimacy
- customer involvement - extreme collaboration 

Cloud Services Brokers
- eg Appirio
- customize services to the needs of the company
- by 2016 half of IT providers will offer cloud services brokerage
- 3 of 10 IT orgs will become cloud services brokerages

Mobile app dev projects will outnumber PC app dev by 4 to 1 by 2015
- eg Ushahidi - crowd sourced disaster used during Haiti; app for any device
- rethink systems from the ground up to create simplicity
- users want more but desire simplicity
- eg Schwab - analyzed active traders; specific solutions re-thought; understand true needs
- context-aware computing - physical, usage, mobile
- people-centric design - eg director of UE; typically the last thing we budget for if at all
- simplicity done right masks complexity
- location, past actions, etc

Creative Destruction 
- eg burning fields to create new growth
- how would your CEO describe the CIO and the IT department?
- challenge traditional ways of doing things
- stop taking "demand" and offer recommendations
-  biz wants innovation; cheap, secure and reliable
- traditional supply/demand model will not work
Three layers - pace layered
1) systems of record
2) systems of innovation
3) systems of differentiation
- allows more adaption to change
Destroy perfectionism and take calculated risks; surprise your business

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