Thank you Brian for that kind introduction.I am really pleased to be here to talk about Big Data and Strategic Alliances. While I have been working with Strategic Alliances since the early 1990’s, Big Data is, of course a new phenomenon. I began dealing with Big Data at exactEarth a few years ago where we built a satellite system that is today collecting 5-10 million messages a day from 85,000 ships worldwide.I’ll talk a little about that toward the end of my talk.But first, let’s look at the first assumption that I just made – namely, that Big Data is a new phenomenon.
Big Data has been with us for a long time – so why is it so hot now. That’s what we will examine tonight.I looked for something to capture the enthusiasm we see today for big data and I found this poemIt conveys the overwhelming sense of opportunity and challenge felt in the industry today.But… it was published in 1939!
It is the hot new fad! Right now.
Tonight I’ll talk about these things. At the end I’ll tell a story of how I have been dealing with these issues and opportunities over the past few year.First, where is all this big data coming from?
Where is it all coming from.?
These are QUALITATIVE changes. There are NEW kinds of data from NEW networks and NEW sources/operators of Applications
Big Data ASAP Toronto
Big Data of Strategic Alliance Professionals
October 9, 2013
Ode to Big Data..
Upon this gifted age, in its dark hour,
rains from the sky a meteoric shower
of facts...they lie, unquestioned, uncombined.
Wisdom enough to leach us of our ill
is daily spun; but there exists no loom
to weave it into a fabric.
Nevertheless – Big Data IS big now
White House: National $200M "Big Data Initiative“
World Economic Forum featured topic
Core Drivers are the real revolution
• Social Media
• Smart Sensors
(4G and satellite)
Six disruptive forces at once!
• Cloud Computing
• Mobile apps
• Hybrid data
Why it matters
Light at the end
• Hybrid Cloud computing will be ubiquitous
• All databases will handle unstructured data
• Price war in wireless will become trench warfare
• Everything will be compatible with mobility
• Big Data will still be growing …
but the world will be able to handle it
RETHINK THE STRATEGIC SITUATION
First find the right question!
How do we integrate
all four technologies
groups to create new
value? Wireless, Cloud,
What new insights
could be created with
new information about
Where do we
need help ?
How could competitor
capture our customers
if they had unlimited
Capability Gaps Alliance Opportunity
Choose the right flavor…
• Close relationships
roles with operational
• NOT a transaction
• NOT a purchase or
Alliances require focus
• Working through Chaos requires commitment, good will
• Payoff : Opportunity & Competitive Advantage
• Build good relationships and nurture them
– ASAP Best Practices