Combient CXO event

On the 16th Jan, I spoke in a private event for Combient. I gave a presentation on “Product Development to create a Data-Driven business“, and then joined a discussion panel to explore the topic of “Rethinking strategy with a data sharing ecosystem”

Transformation Talks

Today I was invited to speak at a Wärtsilä “Transformation Talks” session, giving a keynote and sitting on a discussion panel. The overall theme was “Smart Tech Mindset”, and I was talking on one of my recurring bugbears: “Why Data is the new Oil”. The audience seemed very happy with my reasoning (I even raised […]

IoT World Europe

On the 12th / 13th June 2019, I was an invited speaker at IoT World Europe, in the ExCeL center in London. I gave a keynote, and contributed to two discussion panels. The keynote was: “Wärtsilä case study: Developing and executing an industrial IoT strategy through technology acquisitions.” The two panels were: “Getting Your Market-Facing […]

Aalto Seminar on Data Ecosystems

Aalto Computer Science Department runs a seminar series around Data Ecosystems for their Masters students. I was invited to provide a lecture and lead a discussion for one session, specifically talking on “Data-driven business cases for industrial data”. A very rewarding afternoon: a very different sort of audience from normal, and I thoroughly enjoyed the […]

Nixu Slush side event

So at the invitation of the fine people at Nixu, I spoke on a panel, around the topic “Secure Digital Transformation in the Future“. Interesting discussion all round, and I took great pleasure in finding points of disagreement with my co-panellists to ensure there was a bit of real debate. For me, the most interesting discussion […]

Nordic IoT Week

This year, Nordic IoT Week was in Helsinki, and I was invited to speak on”Pitfalls of Digitalization in Industry: What are they and how to avoid?” I can’t claim to have all the answers, but I think there’s some interesting reflections, particularly on the organization hurdles to driving some of the needed changes. See the […]

Strategies for scaling the value pyramid

The diagrams below aren’t new, but they get kicked around a lot in analyses of B2B information services companies – everyone wants to be at the top of the pyramid. But the neatness of the graphic hides the difficulties of growing businesses to that height: there are some hard problems in managing product development and […]