WorkSmart 2014 Opening Remarks

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Edward Laprade, President & CEO of ADNET will open the WorkSmart 2014 Summit and introduce many of the themes that will be discussed throughout the day. Ed will discuss the impact of new technologies and emerging trends on businesses and examine the evolving concept of connection in an increasingly disconnected world.

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WorkSmart 2014 Opening Remarks

  1. 1. Welcome to WorkSmart 2014 Faith Antion ADNET Technologies, LLC
  2. 2. Connection  Disconnection  Reconnection • Name Badges
  3. 3. Connection  Disconnection  Reconnection • Raffle • $25 Amazon Gift Card • Business Intelligence and the Cloud • Microsoft Messenger Bags • Jambox Bluetooth Speaker • Windows Surface 2
  4. 4. Connection  Disconnection  Reconnection • Evaluations
  5. 5. Connection  Disconnection  Reconnection • Social Hour
  6. 6. Connection  Disconnection  Reconnection • Video clips: www.thinkADNET.com
  7. 7. Connection  Disconnection  Reconnection • Session Tracks
  8. 8. Connection  Disconnection  Reconnection • Social Media
  9. 9. TALK TO ME @FaithAntion @FaithAntion FAntion@thinkADNET.com SoundsOfSwarming.WordPress.com
  10. 10. @ADNETTech #WorkSmart @ADNETTechnologiesLLC @ADNETTechnologiesLLC www.thinkADNET.com
  11. 11.  Edward D. Laprade □ President & CEO of ADNET Technologies, LLC □ Cofounded ADNET Technologies, LLC in 1991 □ Over 30 years of experience & proven leadership in business & information technology KEYNOTE SPEAKER Opening Remarks
  12. 12. Opening RemarksW o r k S m a r t 2 0 1 4 The Day Ahead Ed Laprade ADNET Technologies, LLC
  13. 13. Reconnection Disconnection Connection
  14. 14. 2014: Navigating the Road to Success
  15. 15. Is it OK? Do you have it? Does change seem out of control?
  16. 16. Ponder this . . . “The world is too big for us. There is too much dying, too many crimes, casualties, violence and excitement. Try as you will, you get behind the race in spite of yourself. It is an incessant strain to keep pace and we still lose so fast that you stagger in hopeless bewilderment. The political world witnesses new scenes so rapidly that you are out of breath trying to keep up with them. Everything is high pressure. Human nature can not endure much more!” – Article appearing in the Atlantic Monthly magazine . . . 1800’s!. . . In the
  17. 17. It’s All Relative
  18. 18. Connect . . . □ sensors and actuators □ embedded in physical objects □ networked together The Internet of Things
  19. 19. The Internet of Things  Information & Analysis □ Tracking Behavior □ Enhanced Situational Awareness □ Sensor Driven Analytics IoT
  20. 20. The Internet of Things  Automation & Control □ Process Automation □ Optimized Resource Consumption □ Complex Autonomous Systems
  21. 21. Trending: What’s the definition of small?
  22. 22. 20 Years Ago . . . and today, it all fits in your pocket
  23. 23. Wearables . . . with recent materials science advances driving technology miniaturization and battery improvements, we’re standing on the brink of widespread adoption. . . Think of wearables as an Ecosystem . . . - Deloitte University Press: “Tech Trends 2014, Inspiring Disruption”
  24. 24. Connect  Possibilities: □ New Ideas & Business Models □ Access to Previously Prohibitive Environments  Risks: □ Standards: Lack of Industry Standards □ Privacy: Concerns Need to be Managed □ Security: Potentially more difficult to manage
  25. 25. Examples  Healthcare: □ Ingestible sensor & patch communicate data to an iPhone App  Wardrobe: □ Smart socks that track exercise □ Reebok’s CheckLight beanie measures the intensity of blows to the heads  Diapers □ Tweet parents when they need to be changed  Smart Glasses: □ Car salespeople interact with cars while information is overlaid on hands-free glasses by augmented reality software
  26. 26. Trending: Is this back to the Future?
  27. 27. Cloud Adoption 9.6 18% 9% # SaaS applications Full replacement - first wave adopters - Full replacement - second wave adopters - . . . cloud services increasingly require integration back to core internal systems . . . - Deloitte University Press: “Tech Trends 2014, Inspiring Disruption”
  28. 28. Adoption Concerns - IDG Enterprise, Cloud computing: Key trends and future effects, June 27, 2013
  29. 29. Cloud Integration  No integration creates silos  Pre-integrated Cloud services □ i.e. ERP players supplementing core offerings □ Storefronts of complementary solutions □ In its infancy – Integrators, ERP & Cloud providers team up  Integration is buyer’s problem
  30. 30. Strategy Components  Extensibility: ability to get information in & out □ APIs & Data Structures □ Backward Compatibility □ Deprecation Policies  Portability: ease of migrating from the cloud □ Data Export? □ Customized Business Logic? □ Contractual Terms on IP?  Reliability: performance of the service □ Integration to Core Systems? □ Will the Integration Scale?  Standards: create standards for adoption
  31. 31. Trending: Analyzing big data.
  32. 32. Data Explosion 2011 = 1.8 zettabytes will grow 50x by 2020 - Lucas Mearian, “World’s data will grow by 50X in next decade, IDC study predicts,” Computerworld, June 28, 2011 One Trillion Gigabytes= Zettabyte
  33. 33. What is Big Data? “Big data is the term for a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. . . . . . . What is considered "big data" varies depending on the capabilities of the organization managing the set, and on the capabilities of the applications that are traditionally used to process and analyze the data set in its domain.” - Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_data Thousand Terabytes = Petabyte Million Terabytes = Exabyte
  34. 34. In-Memory Revolution  Crunch massive amounts of data  In real time  Replaces spinning discs with RAM  Shifts from row to column based storage  Vendor claims of 1,000 to 20,000 times improvement in query speed
  35. 35. Connect  What if you could close your books in 7 seconds instead of 7 days?  Holy Grail: single data store supporting transactions & analytics – no data warehouse?  ERP vendors adding to their applications  Gartner Inc. predicts that at least 35% of large & midsize organizations will adopt by 2015
  36. 36. Exponential: Is the future here?
  37. 37. Artificial Intelligence  Fueled by low-cost distributed computing and the cloud  Can help: □ Improve accuracy of predictions □ Accelerate problem solving □ Automate administrative tasks  Manufacturing, Healthcare, Military, Legal already using  IBM’s Watson - $1B Investment
  38. 38. Robotics  Fundamental changes to how we work  Robots pick, pack and ship for Amazon  Coming: □ Pill size camera for colonoscopies □ Remote Healthcare – virtual consult, surgery □ Autonomous Cars – personal drone based deliveries disrupt retail  45% of US jobs automated in next 20 years1 1. Aviva Hope Rutkin, “Report suggests nearly half of US jobs are vulnerable to computerization,” MIT Technology Review, September 12, 2013
  39. 39. Cyber Security  Hackers available for hire online □ Sell their software online  IoT: every car, appliance, and piece of office equipment linked & ready to hack □ Future: Watches to EKG monitors  Example: Copier hard drives breached when thermostats were connected to Internet (US Chamber of Commerce) - Deloitte University Press: “Tech Trends 2014, Inspiring Disruption”
  40. 40. Cyber Security  Preventing: □ Risk-Prioritized Controls □ Risk Awareness Programs □ Build Resilience - Deloitte University Press: “Tech Trends 2014, Inspiring Disruption” “Companies should prepare to survive in an environment where these threats are commonplace.”
  41. 41. Approach: Making the connections.
  42. 42. View of IT Dept Line item cost to be managed
  43. 43. Relationship . . .
  44. 44. New Perspective  Strategic part of the business  Think like a Venture Capitalist □ Portfolio Investment Strategy – balance project: • objectives • dependencies • status • finances • associated resources • risk profiles □ Valuation: • performance of each asset, project • communicate quantitative & qualitative value
  45. 45. Technical Debt . . .  Causes: □ Complex application requirements □ Inferior code □ Skipping application upgrades  Effects: □ Increased down time □ Increased cost □ Decrease in efficiency  Consider when balancing your portfolio . . . is a way of articulating the cost to the organization of software quality and architectural issues. Complex defects can absorb as much as 52% of the total effort spent repairing defects. Deloitte University Press: “Tech Trends 2014, Inspiring Disruption”
  46. 46. Managing the Cloud  Your IT dept?  Some other dept?  A partner/vendor? Who will be your cloud services broker? Cloud Services Broker Needs to manage integration, security, data integrity & reliability, and business rules.
  47. 47. Summary Our world is shrinking and growing at the same time . . . . . . . it is more important than ever that we connect and reconnect, and, when necessary, disconnect. Embrace the opportunities ahead!
  48. 48. connecting, reconnecting & disconnecting WorkSmart
  49. 49. Thank You!
  50. 50. TALK TO ME @EdLaprade @EdwardLaprade ELaprade@thinkADNET.com
  51. 51. @ADNETTech #WorkSmart @ADNETTechnologiesLLC @ADNETTechnologiesLLC www.thinkADNET.com
  52. 52.  Bob Lincavicks □ Partner Technology Strategist for Microsoft since 1995 □ Advises business, organizations & individuals on how to use cloud-based & terrestrial software solutions □ Has helped hundreds of customers across New England and Upstate New York KEYNOTE SPEAKER “The Evolving Future of Productivity”

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